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20 February 2019 Tithi – Panchang – Hindu Calendar – Good Time – Nakshatra – Rashi

Tithi in panchang - Hindu Calendar on Wednesday, 20 February 2019 – Krishna Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the waning or dark phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 7:06 PM on February 20. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 4:51 PM on February 21. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India.)All time based on India Standard Time.
Good – Auspicious time on February 20, 2019, as per Hindu Calendar – There is no good and auspicious time.
Nakshatra – Magha or Makam Nakshatra till 8:53 AM on February 20. Then onward it is Purva Phalguni or Pooram Nakshatra till 7:16 AM on February 21. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India.)
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and south Rajasthan), Magha or Makam Nakshatra ti…

Maasi Magam in 2019 date – Maasi Maham Date in 2019

Masi Maham, or Maasi Magam, is an auspicious day in the Tamil month of Masi (February – March). In 2019, the date of Maasi Magam is February 19. It is an important day and annual festival for Tamilians around the world. Makam, Mahm or Makam, is one among the twenty seven stars (Nakshatras) in the Hindu astrological system. A major ritual on the day is the bathing of TempleIdols in sea, pond or lake.

Idols of gods and goddess that are worshipped in Temples are carried in a procession to sea shores, rivers or ponds. Pujas and rituals are held here and thousands of people gather to witness the auspicious event.

It is believed that those who take bath in the seas or rivers or ponds on the Masi Magam will attain Moksha.



Once in twelve years, Masi Magam attains special significance and then it is known as Maha Maham. Next Mahamaham is in 2028.

The reason for observing Masi Magam varies from region to region and sometimes even from temple to temple.

The day is of great significance in Pond…

Lalitha Jayanti – Goddess Lalita Jayanthi Puja

Lalitha Jayanti is observed on the Purnima, or full moon day, in the month of Magh (January – February). Lalitha Jayanthi 2019 date is February 19. The day is dedicated to Lalita Devi, a form of Shakti or Mother Goddess. She is associated with the Pancha Mahabhutas or five elements. Goddess Lalitha is believed to be the representation or form of the five elements –earth, water, air, fire, and space.

The day is of great significance in some regions in North India. Special pujas and rituals are held on the day.


One of the most popular days associated with Goddess Lalitha falls on the fifth day during the Saran Navratri in Aswhin month and is known as Lalita Panchami.
How to Worship Goddess Lalita? She is offered prayers mainly on Purnima (full moon day) and Shukla Paksha Panchami tithi (the fifth day during the waning phase of moon). Wear green color dress and performing the puja facing northeast.Create a mental picture of Goddess Lalitha in the mind.Light lamp using desi ghee (cow ghee…

Jiddu Krishnamurti Thoughts on the Path of Truth

This is a very interesting thought on the path of truth by Jiddu Krishnamurti. Philosopher, speaker and writer, Jiddu Krishnamurti's words continue to provide new insights into human life and behavior.
When you speak of a path to truth, it implies that truth, this living reality, is not in the present, but somewhere in the distance, somewhere in the future.

Now to me, truth is fulfillment, and to fulfillment there can be no path. So it seems, to me at least, that the first illusion in which you are caught is this desire for assurance, this desire for certainty, this inquiry after a path, a way, a mode of living whereby you can attain the desired goal, which is truth.

Your conviction that truth exists only in the distant future implies imitation. When you inquire what truth is, you are really asking to be told the path which leads to truth. Then you want to know which system to follow, which mode, which discipline,
to help you on the way to truth.
But to me there is no path to tr…

19 February 2019 Tithi – Panchang – Hindu Calendar – Good Time – Nakshatra – Rashi

Tithi in Panchang - Hindu Calendar on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 – Purnima Tithi or the full moon day inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Purnima Tithi or the full moon day till 9:26 PM on February 19. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 7:06 PM on February 20. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India.)All time based on India Standard Time.
Good – Auspicious time on February 19, 2019, as per Hindu Calendar – There is no good and auspicious time.
Nakshatra – Ashlesha or Ayilyam Nakshatra till 10:33 AM on February 19. Then onward it is Magha or Makam Nakshatra till 8:53 AM on February 20. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India.)
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and south Rajasthan), Aslesha or Ayilyam Nakshatra till 11:03 AM on February 19. Then onward it is Magha or Makam Nakshatra till 8:00 AM on February 20.
Rashi o…

Ramana Maharshi Shows God

In a famous incident, Ramana Maharshi shows God to a person.

Once a person approached Bhagavan Ramana Maharshi and said, “O, Bhagavan, can you show me God?” Ramana Maharshi replied, “I can show you, but I do not know whether you will see Him.” 
The man felt insulted and said, “If you can show Him to me, why can I not see Him? I have eyes.”
The man insisted, “No, you show me and I will see.” So Ramana Maharshi sat in front of him. 
Then just raised one finger and started moving it from one side to another. Five, ten, fifteen minutes went by. The man was still expecting some vision of God to appear. Finally, the man asked, ‘I thought you were going to show me God. Where is He?”
Ramana Maharshi said, “I told you I can show you God, but you may not be able to see Him.”
The man said, “But you have not shown me anything.”
“For twenty minutes I have been showing you God,” Ramana Maharshi said.
“How can that be?” asked the confused man.
Then Bhagavan raised his finger and asked “What is this?…

Bhishma Ekadashi 2019 Date - Vishnu Sahasranama Stotram Was Recited on The Day by Bhishma

Bhishma Ekadashi, or Bheeshma Ekadasi, is observed in the Magha Month or Magha Masam (January – February). Bhishma Ekadashi 2019 date in India is February 16. It is observed mainly in South India, especially in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. The popular belief is that the Vishnu Sahasranama Stotram (thousand names dedicated to Lord Vishnu) was revealed to the Pandavas on this day by Bhisma, the great grandfather in the Mahabharata. Bhishma was lying in a bed of arrows after the Great War in Mahabharat when he revealed the thousand names of Vishnu.

The Vishnu Sahasranama Stotram was revealed to Pandavas by Bhishma in the presence of Lord Krishna, who is an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. It is believed that listening to Vishnu Sahasranama Stotram leads to Moksha.

This particular period (January to February) in a traditional Hindu calendar has numerous auspicious dates dedicated to Bhishma in various regions in India. Some of the important days are:
Bhishma Ashtami, Bhishma Ekada…

Bow And Arrow In Hinduism – Dimension – Size – Material

Bow and arrow held a place of great significance in ancient Hindu world. The very fact that military science of ancient Hindus was named Dhanurveda (Dhanur refers to bow) suggests that the bow and arrow were the chief weapons of war in Hinduism.

Bow and arrow was counted among the mukta weapons (those that were released). 
Chapter 245 of Agni Purana furnishes material and structural details of a bow used by ancient Hindus.

Bow Material The rod of the bow could be made of metal, horn or wood. Strings were to be made of fiber of bamboo or other trees.
Hors used in the making of bows were those of a buffalo, rhinoceros, or rohisa, while wood was obtained from sandal, sala, cane, or dhavala.
The bow made of bamboo, especially if obtained in autumn, was considered to be the best. Metal bows could be of steel, gold, silver or copper.
Bowstrings were made of muja grass, arka plant, hemp, cavedu, bamboo and sinew.
Chanakya in his Arthashatra distinguishes four kinds of bows, karmuka made of …

18 February 2019 Tithi – Panchang – Hindu Calendar – Good Time – Nakshatra – Rashi

Tithi in Panchang - Hindu Calendar on Monday, 18 February 2019 – Shukla Paksha Chaturdashi Tithi or the fourteenth day during the waxing or light phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Trayodashi Tithi or the thirteenth day during the waxing or light phase of moon till 2:11 AM on February 18, 2019. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Chaturdashi Tithi or the fourteenth day during the waxing or light phase of moon till 11:50 PM on February 18. Then onward it is Purnima Tithi or the full moon day till 9:26 PM on February 19. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India.)All time based on India Standard Time.
Good – Auspicious time on February 18, 2019, as per Hindu Calendar – Good and auspicious time on the entire day.
Nakshatra – Pushya or Poosam or Pooyam Nakshatra till 12:13 PM on February 18. Then onward it is Aslesha or Ayilyam Nakshatra till 10:33 AM on February 19. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India.…

Night Falls When Vishnu closes His Right Eye – the Story

There are numerous folk stories associated with Vishnu. The story, which indicates that night falls when Vishnu closes his right eye, is found in a collection of folk stories titled Gatha Saptashati. The collection belongs to the first or second century AD.

While making love to Hari in inverted posture, Viparita Rati, Goddess Lakshmi suddenly noticed the presence of Lord Brahma. Lord Brahma was sitting on the lotus, which sprouted from the navel of Lord Vishnu.

Goddess Lakshmi was embarrassed and she closed the right eye of Lord Vishnu.
Suddenly night fell and at the fall of night, the petals of lotus flower closed engulfing Lord Brahma in them. This obliterated the presence of Lord Brahma.