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Sankashtahara Chavithi January 2011 – Sankashta Chaturti

Sankashtahara Chavithi, also known as Sankashta Chaturti, is an auspicious day dedicated to Lord Ganesha in a traditional Hindu lunar month. Sankashtahara Chavithi January 2011 date is January 22. The Chavithi which falls during the waning phase of the moon is chosen for fasting dedicated to Lord Ganesh– fourth day after the full moon. Vinayaka devotees observe a fast (fasting or upvaas) on this day from sunrise and ends after sighting the moon.
The importance of Ganesh Sankashtahara Chavithi Vrata was narrated by Lord Krishna to Yudhishtira, the eldest among the Pandavas. The importance of it is also narrated in the Narasimha Purana and Bhavishaya Purana. Fasting on Sankashtahara Chavithi begins at sunrise and ends after moonrise – sighting of moon in the evening. Devotees offer special pujas and worship at Ganesha Temples. There is a popular belief that observing Sankashtahara Chavithi will bring material progress, prosperity and happiness and it will also help in the fulfillment of d…

Goddess Shri Devi – About Hindu Goddess Sridevi

Goddess Shri Devi, or Sridevi, is one of the numerous forms of Goddess Lakshmi worshipped in Hindu religion. Legend has it that Goddess Laxmi appeared in the form of Sridevi during the Samudramanthan or the churning of the ocean. This is mentioned in the Vishnu Purana. Goddess Shri Devi was one among the precious items that appeared during the churning of the ocean.Hindu holy scriptures mention that in the form of Sridevi, Goddess Lakshmi has the face like that of full moon with red lips. She has a benign and smiling face. In this form, she is dressed in white color sari and wears jewelry. The young age of Goddess Lakshmi is depicted in the Sridevi form. Goddess Sridevi is usually visualized as having two hands and sitting in Padmasana. In some scriptures she is mentioned as having four hands and she carries pasha, ankush, rosary and lotus.You may also like to readShri Symbol in Hindu Religion

Malayalam Calendar 2010 Online – Download Kerala Calendar in PDF format

This particular Malayalam Calendar 2010 followed in Kerala is provided by the Deepika Newspaper in Kerala. The second calendar is that of Kerala Kaumudi is in pdf format. Last year Mathurbhumi had also provided their calendar online. The 2010 Malayalam calendar contains important festivals in Kerala and uses Malayalam language to mention Nakshatram and festival details. This Kerala calendar of 2010 of Deepika is not in pdf format. But you can save the webpage and use it.You can visit the newspaper website and download it here at Deepika Malayalam Calendar
The link contains the large version of the calendar you can also choose a smaller size.Kerala Kaumudi Calendar in PDF format - You download it here at Kerala Kaumudi

Makar Samkranti 2011 – The Festival of Sun or Surya – Makara Samkranthi 2011

Makar Samkranti, or Makara Samkranthi, celebrates Surya or Sun’s journey northwards. Makar Samkranti 2011 date is January 15 - the puja in all places is performed on January 15 early morning even though some calendars have marked Samkranti on January 14. This is the day when the sun enters into the zodiac Capricorn or Makara Rashi. It is also known as Uttarayana Punyakalam and the heralds the arrival of spring season. Lord Surya is worshipped on the Makar Samkranti day. Millions of people take a holy dip in holy rivers like River Ganga. The day is an important bathing date during Magh Mela and Kumbha Mela.

Surya Jayanti 2018 date – Magh Saptami Surya Jayanthi

Surya Jayanti is a festival dedicated to Lord Surya, the Sun God in Hinduism. Surya Jayanthi 2018 date is January 24. The ritual and festival is popularly known as Ratha Saptami. It is observed on the seventh day or Saptami of the Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of moon) of the month of Magh (January – February) in a traditional Hindu calendar. The corresponding Tamil Month is Thai.

Saptami, or seventh day, in a fortnight in a Hindu lunar calendar is usually dedicated to Lord Surya. Bhanu Saptami is another similar festival observed during different periods in a year.

Surya Jayanti is believed to be the day when Lord Surya first appeared. The day is also observed as Magha Saptami. It is a major ritual in South India for certain Hindu communities in Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. Tirumala Tirupati Balaji temple conducts special pujas and rituals on the day.

Prayers dedicated to Lord Surya like the Aditya Hridayam is chanted on the day.

O Lord Ganesha – Bless All with Peace and Prosperity in 2010

O Lord Ganesha, Bless us all with peace, happiness and prosperity in 2010Vakratunda Mahakaya
Suryakoti Samaprabha
Nirvignam Kurume Deva
Sarva kaala sarvada Oh Lord with twisted tusk and great body
The one with the effulgence of a billion suns
Please remove the obstacles in my path
Always and in all times