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Important Hindu Festivals and Auspicious Days in November 2009

Dates of important festivals associated with Hinduism in November 2009 – based on major Hindu calendars used in India. The festivals and auspicious days are based on Indian Standard Time.November 2nd – Purnima – Kartik Poornima – Full moon dayNovember 2nd – Dev DiwaliNovember 2nd – Tulsi Vivah endsNovember 3rd – Margasheersh month begins in North Indian calendarNovember 5th – Sankashti ChaturthiNovember 9th – Kalbhairav Jayanti (Kal Bhairav Ashtami). In some calendars it is marked on November 10th.
November 12th – Uttpatti Ekadasi Smarta (For Vaishnava Sect it is on November 13th)November 14th –

Laxmi Puja – Deepavali Laxmi and Ganesh Pooja

Laxmi puja is dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi, the Hindu Goddess of wealth and good fortune, and is performed usually in the evening on Deepavali day. Laxmi Puja 2017 date is October 19. On the day, Laxmi Pooja and Ganesh Puja are performed for attracting spiritual richness and prosperity. Some people also perform Kuber Puja.

It must be noted that some people also perform Laxmi Puja on Dhanteras day (October 17, 2017)

It is believed that Goddess Lakshmi emerged from the Ocean of milk called the Ksheer Sagar during the Samdura Manthan or the churning of the ocean on the Diwali day. Goddess Laxmi is believed to have arrived on the day with wealth and prosperity for living beings.

She is worshipped on Deepavali day in the evening. Goddess Laxmi is believed to visit the homes of devotees on the day. The house and surroundings are kept neat and clean and is well lit to welcome Her. Fresh Rangolis designs are made. The sacred footprints of Goddess Laxmi are drawn on the day in front of houses.…

Swami Tejomayananda on Overcoming Stress

Worry and anxiety arise from our inability to face a particular situation and to deal with it effectively. This is the kind of stress that we feel most often and we try to relieve it in many different ways. For instance, we become anxious when we are unprepared. If a student has studied well, the examination is not a problem for him because he is well prepared!If a student who has studied well goes to the examination and is still anxious, there may be other reasons, such as personal ambition or high expectations from his parents which make him think: “I must do really well, I must get an A.” The stress and anxiety he experiences comes from an insistence upon a particular fruit of action, “this and this alone should happen.” Thus expectation, ambition, or desire, instead of being a motivating force, can become a dissipating factor. Stress can be created by expectation. Desire and ambition should inspire us to work, but if too strong, they cause only perspiration, not inspiration!Profes…