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Magh Navratri 2020 January - February - Importance - Mantra - How to Perform Gupt Navratri in Hindu Magh Month

Magh Navratri, or Gupt Navratri, is observed Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of moon) of Magh or Magha month (January – February) as per the traditional Hindu calendar followed in North India. In 2020, Magh Navratri begins on January 25 and ends on February 3, 2020. Magh Navratri is dedicated to the nine forms of Shakti – Hindu Mother Goddess. The Navratri rituals are followed mainly by women in the Hindi speaking states in India.
Importance of Magh Navratri
Magh Navratri is also known as Gupt Navratri. The rituals and forms of Shakti worshipped during Magh Navratri vary from region to region. In some regions, it is noted for a nine-day community worship of the nine forms of Shakti.

Gupt means secretive and the puja and rituals are performed to obtain Gupt Siddhi (secretive powers) by Tantrics.

Dasa Mahavidyas are invoked during the period by adept tantrics to obtain various Siddhis.

The ritual is more widely practiced in certain regions in North India.

Fasting is observed on certain day…

1 February 2020 Tithi - Panchang - Hindu Calendar - Good Time - Nakshatra – Rashi

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Saturday, 1 February 2020 – Shukla Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during the waxing or light phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during the waxing or light phase of moon till 2:26 PM on February 1. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Ashtami Tithi or the eighth day during the waxing or light phase of moon till 3:57 PM on February 2. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India.)All time based on India Standard Time.

Good – Auspicious time on February 1, 2020 as per Hindu Calendar – Good and auspicious time till 6:09 PM.
Nakshatra – Ashwin or Aswathy Nakshatra till 5:42 PM on February 1. Then onward it is Bharani Nakshatra till 7:39 PM on February 2. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India.)
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and south Rajasthan), Ashwin or Aswathy Nakshatra till 8:54 PM on Febr…

We Hurry and Then We Stop Abruptly

We are in a hurry to achieve success, fame, money, and goal. The road to prosperity, wealth, accomplishment and fortune is long with sudden twists and turns, steep, low and stiff climbs. It is not a smooth terrain. Those who start to reach the destination in a hurry end up stopping the journey abruptly.

Do not hurry, go slowly but make sure that you do not stop before you reach the destination.
Slowness does not matter as long as you are moving towards the goal.
Quite often, we are bothered about the destination and ignore the wonderful views that we get during the journey.
The road to fame and success is filled with numerous thrills and adventures. Some of these thrills might be scary. Some of them might involve risk and danger. These thrills and adventures might make the destination look distant and impossible. But when we learn to enjoy each moment, the journey becomes fun, less tiring and hard.
This is the specific reason why Krishna advises Arjuna not to bother about the end r…

Purnima Puja Vidhi – Mantra – How To Perform Puja On Full Moon Day?

As per Hindu beliefs and scriptures performing puja on full moon day will help in achieving Akshaya Punya – merits that will never diminish. Here is a brief idea on how to perform puja on full moon day. Mantra is performed along with the purnima puja vidhi.
Puja on Purnima is dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi, Ganesha, Chandra (moon god), Brihaspati (Navagraha Guru) and Lord Vishnu.
The main rituals include performing holy dip in a sacred river or lake or pond, doing charity and keeping fast.
Start the day by taking bath and offering puja to Lord Ganesha. Wear yellow color dress. The fast is from sunrise to sighting of moon. How to perform purnima puja? Keep a portrait of Goddess Lakshmi in the east or northeast corner of the house.Light a lamp in the morning and offer lotus or yellow color flowers.The main puja is to be performed in the evening.In the evening after taking bath light a lamp using pure cow ghee. Offer lotus or yellow color flowers. Offer rose fragrance. Light natural flow…

Upcoming Hindu Festivals in February 2020 – Hindu Vrat – Fasting – Rituals in February 2020

Dates of important upcoming festivals and fasting associated with Hinduism in February 2020 – based on major Hindu calendars and Panchang used in India. The festivals, Vrats and ritual days are based on Indian Standard Time (IST).
February 1 – Ratha Saptami, Magha Saptami, Narmada Jayanti February 2 – Bhishma Ashtami – Monthly Durga Ashtami Feb 3 – Mahananda Navami Feb 3 – Madhva Navami
Feb 3 - Thai Karthigai February 5 – Ekadasi Fasting – Jaya Ekadashi – Bhishma Ekadasi February 6 – Bhishma Dwadashi February 6 – Pradosh Vrat February 6 – Amalki Dwadashi, Varaha Dwadashi, Til Dwadashi February 7 – Vishwakarma Jayanti in Western parts of India, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh Feb 7 – Guru Gorakhnath Jayanti February 8 – Thaipusam dedicated to Muruga February 8 – Purnima Vrat
February 9 – Purnima – Guru Ravidas Jayanti February 10 – Phalgun month begins in North India February 10 – Guru Pratipada February 12 – Sankashti Ganesh Chaturthi Vrat – moonrise time at 9:49 PM Feb 14 – Kumbha M…

How Did Raghavendra Theertha Came To Be Known As Sri Raghavendra Swamy?

There is an interesting story as to how Raghavendra Theertha came to be known as Sri Raghavendra Swamy.

According to the records and notes on the life and times of Sri Raghavendra Theertha, the sage, during one of this regular tours, happened to stay at Bidarahalli, a village on the banks of the Tungabhadra River in Koppal District of Karnataka. There be had a chance meeting with a Sanskrit scholar called Srinivasachar, who was also a prolific writer having written many books on Dvaita philosophy.



During his stay at Bidarahalli, Sri Raghavendra Theertha noticed that the special mashi (ink) used for writing got exhausted. He asked his attendants to look out for the same kind of special ink used by him. They found the same kind of ink was used by Srinivasachar and bought it to Sri Raghavendra Theertha. After inspecting the quality of the ink and testing it, the sage summoned Srinivasachar. The Sanskrit scholar who came rushing to meet the sage also brought some of his works to be prese…

31 January 2020 Tithi - Panchang - Hindu Calendar - Good Time - Nakshatra – Rashi

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Friday, 31 January 2020 – Shukla Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during the waxing or light phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during the waxing or light phase of moon till 12:04 PM on January 31. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during the waxing or light phase of moon till 2:26 PM on February 1. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India.)All time based on India Standard Time.

Good – Auspicious time on January 31, 2020 as per Hindu Calendar – Good and auspicious time on the entire day.
Nakshatra – Revati Nakshatra till 3:23 PM on January 31. Then onward it is Ashwin or Aswathy Nakshatra till 5:42 PM on February 1. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India.)
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and south Rajasthan), Revathi Nakshatra till 6:10 PM on January 31. Then…

Do Not Hesitate To Say Thank You And Please

Thank people always whenever you receive any kind of help. Do not look at the kind of favor, says thanks even for the smallest help and favor. Thank you and please should come from the heart, and then it will automatically enter the heart of the other person. These two simple words will make our life happy and the world a better place.

When you need a help always use the word ‘please.’ Even when you are not required to use the word, use it as it does wonders.


There is no one big or small here. This is what all the holy books attempt to explain.
Thank you and please creates a warm relationship. The person receiving it will be happy and this happiness spreads. The person will be more enthusiastic and happy to help the next person.

Courtesy, decency, humility and simplicity are best communicated through thank you and please.

Noble-mindedness and humility are ornaments that make a person glow.

Due to its simplicity, ant carries sugar but due to haughtiness, the elephant carries dust.

W…

Duryodhana Facts – History - Important Incidents In The Life Of Duryodhana – Top Quotes Of Duryodhana

Duryodhana was the eldest of the Kauravas. He is the chief antagonist in the epic Mahabharata. He was a great warrior and loyal friend but jealous of the prosperity of the Pandavas.


Duryodhana Facts Duryodhana was born to Dhritarashtra and Gandhari as a lump of cold flesh which, on advice of Sage Vyasa, was broken into 101 pieces and incubated in jars filled with ghee. The flesh transformed into hundred and one Kaurava children after a year, the eldest of whom was named Duryodhana.He was taught by royal teacher Drona. He also learned mace warfare under Balarama.Duryodhana grew up fearing that they would have to share their inheritance with their cousins, the Pandavas.Conspired with his brothers to poison and drown Bhima. Made the heinous attempt to kill all Pandavas in the house of lac.Married Bhanumati, the princess of the kingdom of Pragjyotisha, and remained loyal to her, never coveting other women.He befriended Karna, who was insulted by Pandavas for his lowly origins. Karna had d…

Gita Rahasya – Commentary of Bhagavad Gita by Bal Gangadhar Tilak

Gita Rahasya is a popular commentary on the Bhagavad Gita by Bal Gangadhar Tilak. Lokmanya Tilak is one the earliest leaders of India’s freedom movement. The full title of the book is Srimad Bhagavad Gita Rahasya. It was written in Marathi and published in June 1915.

The book is also known as Karma Yoga Shastra. It was translated into English as ‘The Philosophy of Energism.

Lokmanya Tilak wrote much of the Gita Rahasya within about five months (November 1910 to March 1911), while he was undergoing his six-year sentence of imprisonment in a jail in Burma.

Tilak held that in the whole of Sanskrit literature, there is no other work that explains the principles of Hindu religion in such a succinct yet unambiguous manner as the Bhagavad Gita. It takes the character of a universal work in as much as it provides fresh inspiration to human beings according to changing times.


Tilak’s Gita Rahasya profoundly influence his countrymen at a time when the country was stirring itself up for action …



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