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Observing Hindu Vrat during Menstrual Period - Rules During Monthly Menstruation

There are so many women who have doubt regarding observing Vrat during monthly menstrual periods. Such doubts arise when Navratri, Ekadasi, Pradosh, Sankashti Chaturthi, Karva Chauth etc falls during the monthly period. It gets even more complicated when women observe Solah Somvar Vrat, Solah Shukravar Vrat etc.
The general rule is not to count the vrat day. Do observe a fast, but don't worship God and perform puja on that particular day. This is applicable when observing solah somavar vrat etc or every month vrat or every week Vrata.
That is if you have your periods during Solah Shukravar Vrat or other such vrats you have to do the vrat a day more. The vrat on the period day is not counted. (For example if it is a sixteen Monday vrat then it becomes a 17 Monday vrat as the one during the period is not counted.)
In case of Ekadasi, Pradosh, Sankashti, Karva Chauth etc you can perform the vrat but without doing pujas. Someone in the house can do the puja instead of you.
Another q…

Puri Rath Yatra 2010 Sand Sculpture Tribute by Sudarsan pattnaik

Sudarsan pattnaik, a world famous sand artist from Orissa, annually pays tribute to Puri Rath Yatra by creating a Sand Sculpture on PuriBeach based on the Ratha Yatra theme. For Puri Rath Yatra 2010, Sudarsan pattnaik chose to spread the message of universal brotherhood.Orissa Diary reportsWorld champion sand artist Sudarsan pattnaik on Wednesday created sand sculpture of lord Jagannath and behind him 3 chariot on the eve of Rath Yatra on Puri beach. Pattnaik created 5ft high sand sculpture with using colour sand. It took 5hrs using 10 tones of sand with his students of sand art institute.Rath Yatra is an occasion where devotees, irrespective of religion, caste, class and creed get an opportunity to see the presiding deities. “In 14th century poet Balram Das, popularly known as Mattha Balaram, had created a chariot on sand while he was not allowed to have the holy glimpse of Lord on the chariot for being non-Brahmin. Disappointed Balaram came to the Puri Banki Muhana sea beach and bui…

Kannada and Telugu Ashada Masam Panchanga for 2010

This particular Panchanga in Kannada and Telugu language for Ashada Masam or Ashad Month 2010 is provided by a good friend of ours Sri Narahari Sumadhwa. Ashada Masam is the fourth month in a traditional Hindu calendar followed in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka and it is also known as Shoonya Masam or Zero month by astrologers and therefore it is considered inauspicious by some communities. Ashada Masa 2010 as per the calendar followed in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh is from July 12, 2010 to August 10, 2010. You can download the Kannada Panchanga in Ashada Masam Panchangam 2010 here.You can download the Telugu Panchangam in Ashada Masam Panchangam 2010 here.The panchanga is upload at google documents.Note - There are several of our readers who are still using Internet Explorer 6 - It seems Google documents do not support the browser.

Bengali Shraban Month 2018 – Shravan Mash in Bangala Calendar in 2017

Shravan month, or Shraban Mash, is the fourth month in a traditional Bengali calendar. In 2018, Shraban Month in Bangala Calendar begins on July 18, 2018 and ends on August 17. The current year as per Bengali calendar is 1425. Some of the auspicious days in the month include Nag Panchami and Ashtang Puja,
Bipadtarini Puja - July 21Guru Purnima - July 27Manasa Devi Puja - August 1Nag Panchami - August 15Nanda Utsav - August 16 Purnima day in Shraban month in 2017 is on July 27

The Ekadashis in the month are on July 23 and August 7, 2018

The Amabashya in Shravan Mash is on August 11.
The next month in Bengali Calendar is the Bhadrapad month.

Washing The Feet Of Guru – Swami Chinmayananda on the symbolic meaning of this act

Just as a Shiva Linga represents Shiva, a Saligrama represents Vishnu, in the same way, the feet of the teacher represent to the student not the feet, but the concept behind. What we are invoking is Brahman the Lord. But we cannot directly go to Him. We want a symbol. At this time, there is no symbol more sacred than the feet of the Teacher. Therefore, we borrow the feet of the Teacher for some time, and the Teacher allows us to play with them! We wash the feet and worship them, as though they are the Lord Himself. We clean them with love, put sacred ash, adorn with sandal paste and do all that we do in a puja at the temple; we worship the feet as though they are that Shiva Linga or a Saligrama, invoking Him, the Ideal.Swami Chinmayananda