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Sankashti Chaturthi 2020 Dates – List of Sankashti 2020 dates

Sankashti Chaturthi 2020 dates as per Hindu lunar calendar in India and the Sankashti list is given below with Chandrodaya time today (moonrise time today) in Pune, Mumbai, and Maharashtra. Sankashti Chaturthi, or Ganesh Sankashti Chaturthi Vrata, is an auspicious day dedicated to Lord Ganesha in a Hindu lunar month. This Ganapati Vrata falls on the 4th day of the Krishna Paksha (waning phase of moon) of the lunar fortnight or on the fourth day after full moon or Purnima. Ganesha devotees observe a fast (fasting – upvaas) on the day. Sankashti 2020 dates Sankashti Chaturthi - January 13, 2020 – Monday – Chandrodaya time 8:57 PM  
Sankashti Chaturthi - February 12, 2020 – Wednesday – Chandrodaya time today 9:49 PM  
Sankashti – March 12, 2020 –  Thursday – Moonrise time today – 9:36 PM 
Sankashti Chaturthi - April 11, 2020 – Saturday – Moonrise time today 10:26 PM
Sankashti – May 10, 2020 – Sunday – Chandrodaya or moon rise time is at 10:11 PM
Sankashti – June 8, 2020 – Monday – Moonrise …

23 December 2019 Tithi - Panchang - Hindu Calendar - Good Time - Nakshatra – Rashi

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Monday, 23 December 2019 – Krishna Paksha Dwadashi tithi or the twelfth day during the waning or dark phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Dwadashi tithi or the twelfth day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 1:39 PM on December 23. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Trayodashi tithi or the thirteenth day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 12:11 PM on December 24. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India.)All time based on India Standard Time.

Good – Auspicious time on December 23, 2019 as per Hindu Calendar – There is no good and auspicious time on the entire day.
Nakshatra – Vishakha or Vishakam Nakshatra till 5:58 PM on December 23. Then onward it is Anuradha or Anusham or Anizham Nakshatra till 5:14 PM on December 24. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India.)
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and south Raj…

Importance Of Positive Self Esteem In Life - Hinduism Teachings

Hinduism teachings on the importance of positive self esteem in life.

Having a positive self-esteem is of the utmost importance if we have to not be obsessed with our body.

One of the first things that this needs is that we treat body with respect no matter, how ugly it might look in the popular perception.

We should never try to control our body rather, we should eat healthy food and exercise regularly because that would keep our body healthy and would also make us feel good.

Our world view should not be one that judges every person or even an object based just on its form.

We should not try to fit in clothes not designed for the present state of the bodies. Just like we do not wear the clothes that we wore when we were children, we should not try to wear clothes that we used when we were of a different form.

We should ignore the critical comments or the critical outlook people have on particular body shapes. We should be careful not to be apologetic about our body shape, no matt…

Margali Masam 2019 – 2020 – Importance of Margazhi Month in Tamil Calendar - What To Do in Margazhi Month?

The Tamil Margali Masam, or Margazhi Month, is the month of Bhakti and Music. In 2019, Margazhi month begins on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 and ends on Tuesday, January 14, 2020. The importance of Margali Masam was announced by none other than Lord Krishna in the Bhagavad Gita when says Maasanam Margasheershoham - among the twelve months, I am Markali. Rendering of Thiruppavai and Thiruvempavai, religious discourses and music festivals are the major highlights during the period.


The month is kept aside for spiritual activities. Auspicious events and marriages are not performed in the month. The reason for avoiding auspicious activities is that the month is the dawn period for Devas and people do not want to engage in any other auspicious activities other than worship of Gods. Importance of Margazhi Month - Religious Activities in the monthMargali Month is of immense spiritual importance and the greatness of the Margali can be gauged from the fact that Lord Krishna in the Bhagavad Gita…

22 December 2019 Tithi - Panchang - Hindu Calendar - Good Time - Nakshatra – Rashi

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Sunday, 22 December 2019 – Krishna Paksha Ekadashi tithi or the eleventh day during the waning or dark phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Ekadashi tithi or the eleventh day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 3:28 PM on December 22. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Dwadashi tithi or the twelfth day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 1:39 PM on December 23. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India.)All time based on India Standard Time.
Good – Auspicious time on December 22, 2019 as per Hindu Calendar – There is no good and auspicious time on the entire day.
Nakshatra – Swati or Chothi Nakshatra till 7:03 PM on December 22. Then onward it is Vishakha or Vishaka Nakshatra till 5:58 PM on December 23. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India.)
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and south Rajasthan), Swathi or C…

Hindu Wisdom - Our Cravings Separate Us From God

What keep us separated from god is our cravings - Hindu wisdom.

Eating, sleeping, fear, copulation— these are the common characteristics of man and beast. We differ from the beasts in that we can discriminate between right and wrong. If one lives on a low plane of consciousness, one finds pleasure in the senses. With spiritual growth, one experiences happiness in subtler things. Then the person no longer finds enjoyment in the gross. Most people live the lives of beasts—drinking, hunting, running after a mate. If one cannot rise to a higher plane of consciousness, human birth is wasted.

“Meditate! Meditate! Be absorbed in His consciousness! If you can think single-mindedly of the Master for five years, you will achieve everything. Then it does not matter where you live. East and West will be the same to you. Know that God alone is real. Nothing else matters.

There is the ocean of infinite existence, infinite consciousness, and infinite bliss, seemingly divided by the stick of an ego w…

21 December 2019 Tithi - Panchang - Hindu Calendar - Good Time - Nakshatra – Rashi

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Saturday, 21 December 2019 – Krishna Paksha Dashami tithi or the tenth day during the waning or dark phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Dashami tithi or the tenth day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 5:32 PM on December 21. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Ekadashi tithi or the eleventh day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 3:28 PM on December 22. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India.)All time based on India Standard Time.

Good – Auspicious time on December 21, 2019 as per Hindu Calendar – Good and auspicious time after 5:15 PM.
Nakshatra – Chitra or Chithira or Chithira Nakshatra till 8:25 PM on December 21. Then onward it is Swathi or Chothi Nakshatra till 7:03 PM on December 22. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India.)
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and south Rajasthan), Chitra or Chithira o…

Why We Should Live In The Present? – Four Advantages Of Living In The Present

Four advantages of living in the present.

Being Active and Proactive - Present is the time for taking an initiative. We gain nothing by regretting over the past. We should accept what has happened and move. Says Swami Vivekananda, We are responsible for what we are; and whatever we wish ourselves to be, we have the power to make ourselves. If what we are now has been the result of our own past actions, it certainly follows that whatever we wish to be in future can be produced by our present actions; so we have to know how to act.

‘How to act’ starts from the present moment. So let us live in the present and not just act but have extra initiative to do what needs to be done. ‘A journey of thousand miles starts from a single step’, said the Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu. And that single step is always taken in the present moment.



Freedom from Anger, Greed and Anxiety – Being angry is to live in past and to be anxious is to live in future. One does not become angry with something that has n…

Prayer to Overcome Temptation in Hindu Religion

Temptation is the result of us having no control over the senses. The senses force us desire to have or do something that you know you should avoid. Most of the time we fall into the trap of temptation set by the senses. Here is a prayer to overcome temptation in Hindu religion.
Vishnu Prayer to Overcome Temptation Sit under a peepal tree or in a quiet place and meditate. Chant the mantra 108 times and keep count on a Tulsi or Chandan mala. ॐनमोभगवतेवासुदेवायनमः Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya After chanting the mantra, read a chapter of Bhagavad Gita. The second chapter is ideal for overcoming earthly temptations. Shiva Prayer to Overcome Temptation ऊँतत्पुरुषायविद्महेमहादेवायधीमहितन्नोरुद्रःप्रचोदयात।। Om Tatpurushaya Vidamahe Mahadevaya Deemahi Tannoh Rudra Prachodayat Sit before a Shivling and offer prayers by pouring some water on the Shivling. Offer white flowers and bilva leaves. Sit in meditation and chant the mantra 108 times. After chanting the mantra perform donation. Feed bird…

Importance of Shukla Paksha Dwitiya Tithi in Hinduism – Second Day of Waxing Phase of Moon in Fortnight

Shukla paksha dwitiya tithi, or the second day of waxing phase of moon in a fortnight, is of great importance in Hinduism. The day is dedicated to Chandra, the moon god. Staunch Hindus who follow important rituals in Hindu religon observe Chandra Darshan on the day.

Chandra, also known as Som, Sudhakar and Sudhanshu, is one among the nine planets or navgrahas in Hindu astrology. Sudha means amrut (elixir), honey, and fluid. Thus he is associated with water. The real elixir on earth is water. Another name of Som is amrut and jal (water). As he lights up the night sky, Chandra is also known as Nishapati.

Chandra is associated with 16 kalas. These 16 kalas are known as tithis. On Shukla Paksha Dwitiya Tithi, Chandra makes his appearance after Amavasya and hence people observe Chandra darshan on the day.
It is believed that on Shukla Paksha Dwitiya tithi, Bhagavan Shankar (Shiva) is close to Gauri (Maa Parvati) and therefore it is easy to please Shiva on the day.
The day is ideal for per…



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