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Radha Kund Snan – Holy Bath on Bahula Ashtami in Radha Kund in Vrindavan

Radha Kund Snan is an important bathing ritual associated with Lord Krishna and Radha in Vrindavan. Radha Kund Snan 2021 date is October 29. The Snan (holy dip) is observed during the midnight on the eighth day of Krishna Paksha of Kartik month as per traditional North Indian Hindu calendar - the day is also known as Bahula Ashtami and Ahoi Ashtami. This sacred pond located in Vrindavan in Braj (Uttar Pradesh) and is associated with the legend of Lord Krishna and Radha. Childless Couples and Radha Kund Snan It is widely believed that taking a holy dip in the Radha Kund on the Kartik Krishna Paksha Ashtami will help childless couples in having children. Couples who have problems in conceiving come here and seek blessings of Radharani. The midnight time, Nishita kaal time, is considered the auspicious period to take the holy dip. Couples perform puja standing in the pond. They offer white raw pumpkin, which is famously known as Petha. It is offered after decorating it with

Diwali Pushya Nakshatra 2021 Date and Time – Purchase of Account Books and Gold in October 2021

Pushya Nakshatra during Diwali is chosen by many people to buy new account books and gold. People also make investments during the Shubh time on the day. Diwali Pushya Nakshatra 2021 date and time is October 29, Friday. It must be noted that majority of Pushya Nakshatra falls on October 28, Thursday . It is considered highly auspicious for beginning new ventures, investments and purchases. Pushya, or Pushyami or Pusya, is one among the 27 nakshatras as per traditional Hindu astrology. Diwali Pushya Nakshatra 2021 Time Pushya Nakshatra time is from 6:36 AM on October 28 to 8:15 AM on October 29, 2021 in North, South and Eastern parts of India. The time is 9:41 AM on October 28 to 11:39 AM on October 29, 2021 in western parts of India (Maharashtra, Goa and Gujarat).  Pushya Nakshatra during Diwali is considered ideal to buy account books, gold and silver.  According to Hindu astrology, the favorable alignment of the stars on Pushya Nakshatra day results in prosperity

Upcoming Hindu Festivals in November 2021 – Hindu Vrat – Fasting – Rituals in November 2021

Dates of important upcoming festivals and fasting associated with Hinduism in November 2021 – based on major Hindu calendars and Panchang used in India. The festivals, Vrats and ritual days are based on Indian Standard Time (IST). November 1 – Rambha Ekadasi Vrat November 1 – Guru Dwadashi, Vasubaras, Govatsa Dwadashi November 1 – Pradosh Vrat November 2 – Dhanvantari Jayanti November 2 – Dhanteras - Tihar Festival begins in Nepal  - Jala Poorna Trayodasi November 2 – Yama Deepdan November 3 – Roop Chaudas – Bhoot Chaturdashi – Neer Thumba Habba – Choti Diwali – Kukur Tihar in Nepal November 3 – Hanuman Jayanti – Kali Chaudas – Kameshwari Devi Jayanti November 3 – Abhyang Snan November 4 – Diwali November 4 – Lakshmi Puja November 4 – Narak Chaturdashi – Abhyanga Snan - Kamala Mahavidya Jayanti - Kuber Puja - Sharda Puja November 4 – Kali Puja November 4 – Kedar Gauri Vrat November 5 – Amavasya November 5 – Annakut – Balipratipada – Diwali Padwa November 5 – Hindu New

Selfless Work For Eternal Happiness - Hindu Teachings

The only way to achieve eternal happiness is through selfless work - Hindu teachings When one is attached neither to sense-objects nor to actions and has given up all desires, then he is said to be Yogdrudha or to have ascended the Yoga-path. (Gita Chapter VI verse 4) Works performed with a view to gaining more sense-enjoyment are meant not selfless work. (Swami Madhavananda explains Vivekachudamani) When selfless work is done, it cleanses the mind of its impurities. As a result of such work, truth flashes by itself. (Swami Madhavananda explains Vivekachudamani) Neither by rituals, nor progeny, nor by riches, but by renunciation alone some attained immortality. (Brihadaranyaka Upanishad) For without burning renunciation and desire for freedom, the other practices may be swept off by a strong impulse of desire or some strong blind attachment. (Swami Madhavananda explains Vivekachudamani) More Quotes and Quips Remember that nothing in this world belongs to you. You can

29 October 2021 Tithi – Panchang – Hindu Calendar – Good Time – Nakshatra – Rashi

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Friday, 29 October 2021 – It is Krishna Paksha Ashtami tithi or the eighth day during waning or dark phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Ashtami tithi or the eighth day during waning or dark phase of moon till 9:20 AM on October 29. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Navami tithi or the ninth day during waning or dark phase of moon till 9:55 AM on October 30. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on October 29, 2021 as per Hindu Calendar – Good and auspicious time on the entire day.  Nakshatra  – Pushya or Poosam or Pooyam nakshatra till 8:15 AM on October 29 . Then onward it is Aslesha or Ayilyam nakshatra till 9:24 AM on October 30. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and south Rajasthan), Pushya or Poosa

Story Of Ambika In The Mahabharata - Mother Of Dhritarashtra

Ambika was the wife of Vichitravirya and the mother of Dhritarashtra in the Mahabharata. She was the second of the three daughters of the king of Kashi, the other two being Amba (elder) and Ambalika (younger). Having being brought to Hastinapura forcibly by Bhishma, Ambika had to marry Prince Vichitravirya, along with her sister, Ambalika, as co-wife. Vichitravirya died of consumption before a child was born to perpetuate the Kuru lineage. Satyavati, concerned over the absence of progeny to continue the line of succession, first wanted Bhishma to marry the widow Ambika. On his refusal to do so and at his suggestion, she agreed to have the lineage continued with the help of Vyasa – her own son by Sage Parashara. Sage Vyasa agreed to the suggestion on the condition that the princess should not be scared by his ugliness and dark complexion. But what the great sage expected came true. Ambika felt so repulsed at the sight of Sage Vyasa that she shut her eyes tight during their conjuga

Holy Bath In Mandakini River And Kamadgiri Parikrama At Chitrakoot During Diwali

More than a million devotees participate in the annual bathing ritual in Mandakini River and Parikrama of Kamadgiri Mountain at Chitrakoot during Diwali. Chitrakoot in Uttar Pradesh is an important spiritual and religious destination in Hinduism and the place is associated with Bhagavan Sri Ram and Ramayana. When can one perform the Parikrama? The most important dates of holy dip in a year are Choti Diwali and Diwali. The Parikrama can be performed on all days of the year. During summer season better performed early morning or in the evening. How long is the Parikrama? The parikrama is about six kms and is done barefoot by many devotees. The path of parikrama is smooth with tiles placed on the route Why is Kamadgiri Parikrama Performed? Kamadgiri means the mountain that fulfills desires. The parikrama or circumambulation of Kamadgiri Mountain at Chitrakoot after taking holy dip in the Mandakini River helps in desire fulfillment, washing away of sins and open

Knowledge And Devotion Acting Together In Harmony Are Essential For Spiritual Success

The two, knowledge and devotion, acting together in harmony are essential. We could say that knowledge is the vehicle to take us forward and devotion is the fuel that drives our quest. It is relatively easy to acquire knowledge if one has a good memory. With time and patience we can acquire the ability to recall large chunks of information. As we all know it is entirely another matter to understand and apply what we may have learned. Intelligence and knowledge are not necessarily the same thing. The development of devotion to an ideal or person who appears to be wise is also fairly easy if we have suffered and are looking for a sagacious person who seems to know the solution to our problems. Nevertheless devotion without knowledge can easily lead us astray and we can vainly devote our time and energy to a cause that is flawed. The stories of disillusioned disciples whose masters have been found wanting are common. The real purpose of the teachings of great Gurus is not just to gi

28 October 2021 Tithi – Panchang – Hindu Calendar – Good Time – Nakshatra – Rashi

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Thursday, 28 October 2021 – It is Krishna Paksha Saptami tithi or the seventh day during waning or dark phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Saptami tithi or the seventh day during waning or dark phase of moon till 8:17 AM on October 28. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Ashtami tithi or the eighth day during waning or dark phase of moon till 9:20 AM on October 29. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on October 28, 2021 as per Hindu Calendar – Good and auspicious time on the entire day.  Nakshatra  – Punarvasu or Punartham nakshatra till 6:36 AM on October 28 . Then onward it is Pushya or Poosam or Pooyam nakshatra till 8:15 AM on October 29. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and south Rajasthan), Punar

Sage Chyavana - Important Life Incidents - Short Biography

Sage Chyavana was one of the greatest Rishis of the ancient world. He was the son of Sage Bhrigu and Puloma. His story if found in the Satapatha Brahmana – Rig Veda. The famous story associated with Chyavana is that of him getting covered by anthill due to his intense meditation and a princess hurting his eyes and later she marrying him. ( You can read the entire story here ). Sage Chyavana had a faithful wife and impressed with her chastity, Ashwini kumars restored the sight of the sage and also restored his youth. There are numerous stories associated with the sage in the Mahabharata and the Puranas. In modern day, Sage Chyavana is famous as the creator of Chyawanprash, an ayurvedic health tonic. It is mentioned in the Mahabharata that he was so powerful that he opposed Indra, the king of Devas and had no fear for Vajra or thunderbolt the weapon of Indra. He is said to have married Arushi daughter of Vaivasvata Manu's daughter Arushi and they had a son named Aurva. A



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