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Shasti 2019 dates - Sashti Vratam Calendar in 2019

Sashti 2019 dates based on Tamil Calendar and Panchang. Shasti, or Sashti, is an important day in a Hindu calendar and is associated with Lord Muruga. Below are the Shasti and Kanda Sashti fasting days in year 2019. Shashti falls on the sixth day of every lunar fortnight in traditional Hindu calendar. The Shasti falling during the waning phase of the moon is chosen for fasting by Lord Subramanya or Murugan devotees. There are two Sashti in a month and devotees of Skanda observe partial or full fast on the Shashti occurring after the new moon (Amavasya).


Sashti Fasting 2019 Dates

January 12, 2019 – Shasti

February 11, 2019

March 12, 2019

April 11, 2019 - Sashti

May 10, 2019

June 8, 2019

July 8, 2019

August 6, 2019

September 4, 2019

October 4, 2019
October 28, 2019  – Skanda Shasti Starts
October 29, 2019  – Kanda Shasti fasting Day 2
October 30, 2019  – Kantha Shasti fasting Day 3 October 31, 2019  – Skanda Sasti fasting Day 4
November 1, 2019  – Skanda Sasti fasting Day 5 November 2, …

Hindu Blog Astrology 2019 - Hindu Blog Rashi and Nakshatra Predictions For 2019

Lot of readers wanted to get information regarding 2019 Rashi and Nakshatra astrological predictions. We have published all the 12 Rashi predictions and you can read them here in the following links.
Hindu Blog Astrology 2019 Predictions - RashiMesha Rashi 2019 predictions
Vrishabha Rashi 2019 predictions
Mithuna Rashi 2019 predictions
Karka Rashi 2019 predictions
Simha Rashi 2019 predictions
Kanya Rashi 2019 predictions
Tula Rashi 2019 predictions
Vrischika Rashi 2019 predictions
Dhanu Rashi 2019 predictions
Makar Rashi 2019 predictions
Kumbha Rashi 2019 predictions
Meena Rashi 2019 predictions Hindu Blog Astrology 2019 Predictions - Nakshatra If you are searching of Nakshatra predictions then you can read them here: -
27 Nakshatra predictions for 2019

Vrishabha Rashi January 2019 Predictions – Rashifal – Vrishabh Rashi January 2019 Good Dates As Per Hindu Astrology

Vrishabha Rashi (Rishabh) in Hindu Astrology is known as Taurus Zodiac and this January 2019 Rashifal is based on Moon astrology. In January 2019, Vrishabha Rashi born people will have a tough month. There will be some financial uncertainty. Professionals will find in murky situations due to some colleagues or juniors. You might regain contact with an old friend or ally.


Vrishabha Rashi January 2019 Good Dates Good, lucky and auspicious dates in January 2019 for Vrishabha Rashi, or Taurus Zodiac, are January 10, 11, 12, 13,17, 18, 21, and January 22. Vrishabha Rashi January 2019 predictions Professionals will have a busy month. At the workplace, it is better to avoid gossips and concentrate on your work. On the job front, there will be lot of expectations from you. Some past mistakes might crop up – avoid getting frustrated and stay focused. Business people will have a good but a very busy month. This is a right time to think about organizational changes and other infrastructure cha…

Brahmanda Purana Quotes

A collection of Brahmanda Purana quotes.

The five joints of Avidya are ignorance, delusion, desire of enjoyment, anger and fear of death.



Through Adharma (evil), Himsa (Violence) gave birth to two children dishonesty (or wickedness) and Falsehood. Dishonesty gave birth to fear and hell. Falsehood gave birth to Maya (illusion) and pain. Maya gave birth to Death and Pain gave birth to Misery and Sickness. Then Sickness gave birth to Old age, grief, anger and jealousy. All these are remembered as the characteristics of Adharma (evil).
A devotee whose soul is sanctified by means of  Ash-bath, who has conquered anger and who has subdued his sense organs does not go back (i.e. is not born again) after coming near me (Shiva).
Forgiveness, fortitude, non-violence, absence of attachment to all (worldly things) and equal indifference to both honor and dishonor—these constitute the excellent covering garment.

Brahmanda Purana

Hindu Calendar – December 15, 2018

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Saturday, December 15, 2018 – Shukla Paksha Ashtami Tithi or the eighth 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 12:26 AM on December 15. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Ashtami Tithi or the eighth day during the waxing or light phase of moon till 2:04 AM on December 16. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India.)All time based on India Standard Time.
Good – Auspicious time on December 15, 2018, as per Hindu Calendar – There is no good and auspicious time on the entire day.
Nakshatra – Purva Bhadrapada or Pooruruttathi Nakshatra till 9:58 PM on December 15. Then onward it is Uttara Bhadrapada or Uthrattathi Nakshatra till 11:43 PM on December 16. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India.)
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and south Raja…

Mesha Rashi January 2019 Predictions – Rashifal – Mesha Rashi January 2019 Good Dates As Per Hindu Astrology

Mesha Rashi in Hindu Astrology is known as Aries Zodiac and this January 2019 Rashifal is based on Moon astrology. In January 2019, Mesha Rashi born people will have a normal month expect for some minor tensions at the workplace. Money matters will be settled. Avoid negative thinking to stay away from stress and tensions. Mesha Rashi January 2019 Good Dates Good, lucky and auspicious dates in January 2019 for Mesha Rashi, or Aries Zodiac, are January 10, 11, 15, 19, 20 and January 25. The predictions are based on moon sign.


Mesha Rashi January 2019 predictions Professionals will have temporary disruption at workplace. Some colleagues might try to harm the professional gains you have made. You will get some good opportunities to prove your worth. Business people will have a tough period. They might be confused. The apt solution is to take advice from elders or to follow the rules.
There will no major financial worries. You might get the possession of some ancestral wealth. Some famil…

Story of Sage Bharadvaja

Sage Bharadvaja was one of the Saptarishis (seven sages) and is believed to have authored Dharma Sutra, Shrauta Sutra and text associated with grammar and Ayurveda. Story of Sage Bharadvaja narrates the determination and devotion of Vedic seers in acquiring knowledge.



Sage Bharadvaja once ventured out to study entire Vedic sciences. He soon realized that one life is not enough to study the Vedas, various sciences, arts and all other knowledge.
To overcome this problem, along with studying, he performed intense austerities to extend his life span.
He gathered new knowledge daily. The more he learned the more was his appetite for knowledge.
Each Vedic deity that Sage Bharadvaja propitiated gave him the boon of long life.
Finally, Sage Bharadvaja propitiated Indra and decided to ask for a long life to learn all the sciences.
Indra appeared before the sage and told him that what he had learned so far amounted to a handful of sand, whereas what still lay ahead was a huge mountain.
Sage…

Revati Nakshatra 2019 Predictions

Revati Nakshatra 2019 predictions are based on Hindu astrology – Meena Rashi. Revati Nakshatra pada 1 born Meena Rashi people will need to be careful about career dealings in 2019. Avoid making intimate relationships with strangers. Revathi Nakshatra pada 2 Meena Rashi born people will face some health issues and financial troubles. Revati Nakshatra pada 3 Meena Rashi born will be make good gains from property dealings. Those looking for new job will be luck this year. Revati nakshatra pada 4 Meena Rashi will solve marriage problems by taking tough decisions. There will be some minor issues in career. Good months are April, July, August and November 2019. January, May, June, September and December 2019 are tough periods. February, March, and October will be stagnant period with not much gain.

Revati nakshatra born people will have a busy year in 2019. Those looking for new jobs will be blessed with good opportunities during the latter half of the year. It is not a good year to change…

Story of Ayyappa – Legend of Lord Ayyappa of Sabarimala – Simple Ayyappa Story

Ayyappa is the Hindu God worshipped in the famous SabarimalaAyyappaTemple in Kerala. Story of Ayyappa is based on legends that are popular in South India. Legend has it that Mahishi, sister of Mahishasura, wanted to avenge the death of her brother. Mahishasura was killed by Goddess Durga. To become powerful Mahishi did intense penance and made Brahma appear before her.


As a boon, Mahishi demanded that she should only be killed by a son born to Shiva and Vishnu. She also demanded such a son should also live among the human beings for 12 years.
After getting the boon, Mahishi attacked all living beings and started propagating Adharma. Living beings approached Shiva and Vishnu. They promised to put an end to the reign of Mahishi.
Shiva once happened to hear about the beauty of the Mohini incarnation of Vishnu. Shiva wanted to see the Mohini incarnation. Vishnu then appeared before Shiva as Mohini and from the union was born Ayyappa – HariHara Putra.
The child was found by King of Pandal…

Musala in Hindu Sculptures

Musala is a pestle – a short hard object with a round end. The musala can be seen in hands of certain Hindu murtis. Sculptures that adorn the gopurams and pillars of temples carry Musala.
In Hindu sculptures, Musala is made of wood. It is a cylindrical rod of hardwood.



It is used as an offensive and defensive weapon.
The shape of Musala has not changed from the beginning and it remains as it is. This is because it is not capable of introducing shapes or additions to the Musala.
Some Musala have designs carved on it.
You can Musala in the hands of yakshas and other guardian deities in temples.