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Jyeshta Ashtami Vrat in Jammu and Kashmir

Jyeshta Ashtami is the eighth day during the waxing phase of moon (Shukla Paksha) in the month of Jyeshta (June – July) and is considered highly auspicious by Hindu communities in Jammu and Kashmir. Jyeshta Ashtami Vrat 2018 date is June 22. The famous Khir Bhavani Mela is held on the day.

The day is highly auspicious in temples and sacred spots associated with Goddess Shakti. Apart from the Khir Bhavani Mela, the day is also auspicious to Shukla Devi.

Triloknath Ashtami is also held on the day.

Apart from visiting the sacred spots and making offering and prayers, some devotees also observe partial fast on the day.

Helicopter Services to Kedarnath during Chardham Yatra

Chardham Yatrain Himalayas comprises of the annual pilgrimage toBadrinathTemple, KedarnathTemple, Gangotri and Yamunotri inUttarakhand,India from May to October. Helicopter Services are available from Pawan Hans Helicopters Ltd. (PHHL) to have darshan at the Kedarnath Dham in Char Dham, which begins from May 16, 2010.Pawan Hans has resumed operations from Phata and Agustmuni by 5-seater Bell 407/ Bell 206L4 helicopters. The Phata helipad is located beyond Agustmuni and is also linked by a good motorable road on the way to Kedarnath. From this season, Pawan Hans is introducing a helicopter service from Dehradun heliport also to the shrine via Phata/Gauchar.PHHL has made it convenient for pilgrims to visit the Kedarnath Ji shrine at a reasonable ticket cost of Rs.7500 with priority darshan. Devotees would get one hour thirty minutes at Kedarnath for darshan.You can book tickets and get more details about the helicopter Services to Kedarnath here at the official website of Pawan Hans. De…

Treta Yugadi

Treta Yugadi is believed to be the day when Treta Yuga started. It is the second among the four Yugas in Hindu Religion – Satya (or Krita Yuga), Treta, Dwapara and Kali Yuga, which is the present era. It is believed that Treta Yuga began on the Akshaya Tritiya day. For some communities it is the day after Diwali.

Yuga is defined as epoch or era and there are four yugas as per Hindu tradition in a cycle; after which there is a complete dissolution and the cycle is again repeated.

Treta is the second yuga and Brahmanda Purana suggests it lasted for 1296000 human years.

Treta Yugadi celebrates the day when the Treta Yuga began.

Kannada Vyshaka Masam 2018 – Vaishaka Masa in Hindu Kannada Calendar in Karnataka in 2018

Vaishak Masam is the second month in a traditional Hindu Kannada calendar followed in Karnataka. Kannada Vyshaka Masa 2018 is from April 17 to May 15. Akshya Tritiya, Basavanna Jayanthi, Parashuram and Narasimha Jayanti are some of the important days in the month.

Sankatahara Chaturthi monthly fasting dedicated to Lord Ganesh is on May 3 – Moonrise is at 9:54 PM – Indian standard time.

Ekadasi Fasting Dates in Vaishakh Masa are: Mohini Ekadasi - April 26
Apara Ekadasi - May 11
Pradosh Fasting Dates in Vaishakh Masa are:
Pradosh vrat - April 27
Pradosh Vrat - May 13

Kannada Vaishak Month 2018 Shukla Paksh and Krishna Paksha Kannada Vaishak Masa 2018 Shukla Paksha (Waxing phase of moon) is from April 17 to April 30. Kannada Vaishak Masam 2018 Krishna Paksha (Waning phase of moon) is from May 1 to May 15.

Amavasi and Purnima in Kannada Vaishak Month Vaishak Purnima or Full moon day is on May 10. The Purnima begins at 6:37 AM on April 29 and ends at 6:28 AM on April 30. Purnima fasting is o…

Swami Tattwananda Thoughts

Everything in this world is limited, liable to be destroyed and is insignificant. Whatever object of love there is in this world, or in the world to come, is not an end in itself. It is only a means to that pure love, by which one attains immortality. The Atman is not one more object in the list of finalities. It permeates all. It can be attained only by surrendering ourselves to it. It is only then that we realize that everything in this world is only a partial manifestation of that great love, which is indivisible, is One, eternal and great. That is why the Supreme Goal of life, the love of the Atman, is to be attained by a gradual process, in and through other bonds of life. When rightly comprehended, every hindrance becomes a help and means of self realization. Swami TattwanandaSource – Excerpt from the book titled - Upanishadic stories and their significances