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Tirumala Tirupati Balaji Temple Calendar 2009

Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) has brought out the 12-month calendar for 2009 with pictures of Sri Venkateswara, Sri Padmavathi Ammavari. The Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) calendar is available in three varieties – Sri Venkateswara Swamy Calendar, Sri Vari and Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Calendar and Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Calendar. But none of these calendars are yet available online for download.The calendars are available for purchase at the TiruamalTirupatiBalajiTemple and at all the TTD Kalyanamandapams in Andhra Pradesh.
The calendars are priced at Rupees 10/-

Pradosham 2017 dates – Shiva Pradosham Dates in 2017

Pradosham 2017 in Hindu calendar based on India Standard Time. Pradosham or Pradosha, is an auspicious day dedicated to Lord Shiva. Here are the Pradosham dates in 2017. It falls on the 13th day of every lunar fortnight in traditional Hindu calendar. Shiva devotees fast from sunrise to sunset and important rituals and pujas are held during the twilight period.

The Pradosham 2017 dates are based on Indian Standard Time.
Pradosham 2017 dates

January 10, 2017 – Tuesday - Bhauma Pradosham
January 25, 2017 – Wednesday
February 8, 2017 - Wednesday
February 24, 2017 –  Friday

March 10, 2017 –  Friday March 25, 2017 – Saturday - Shani Pradosham
April 8, 2017 – Saturday - Shani Pradosham
April 24, 2017 – Monday - Som Pradosham

May 8, 2017 –  Monday - Som Pradosham
May 23, 2017 – Tuesday - Bhauma Pradosham
June 6, 2017 – Tuesday - Bhauma Pradosham
June 21, 2017 – Wednesday

July 6, 2017 – Thursday
July 21, 2017 – Friday

August 5, 2017 – Saturday - Shani Pradosham August 19, 2017 – Saturday - Shani…

Banadashtami dedicated to Goddess Banashankari

Banadashtami, or Banada Ashtami, is an auspicious day dedicated to Goddess Banashankari, an incarnation of Goddess Parvati. In 2017, the date of Banadashtami is December 26. Goddess Banashankari is also known as Vanashankari or Shakhambari or Banadevi and is mainly worshipped in Karnataka. The word Banashankari is derived from ‘Ban or Van’ meaning ‘forest’ and ‘Shankari’ meaning ‘the consort of Lord Shiva.’

There is also a Banashankari Navarti in Pushya month and is observed by devotees of Banashankari. Fairs and festivals are held during this period in Banashankari temples.

Banadashtami is observed on the eight day after new moon in the month of Pushya. The day also marks the beginning of festivals dedicated to Goddess Banashankari. A major fair is held at BadamiBanashankariDeviTemple during this period and it begins on Banadashtami day.

According to Skanda Purana, Goddess Banashankari Devi killed a demon called Durgamasura at the present day Badami in Bagalkot in Karnataka.


A B Vajpayee Thoughts on Hinduism

Hinduism is a people’s religion and that it has been growing and flowering during the ages. It has been throwing up gods and scriptures all the time. The Vedic gods were replaced long ago by puranic gods. The Vedas were themselves supplemented and elaborated by the Puranas. Hinduism thus emerges as an organic religion, which keeps growing with the growth of religious experience, and conscious of its adherents…… and thus it can cater for all tastes and to all level of spirituality. A B Vajpayee