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Yajnavalkya Smriti in PDF format in English – Read and Download Yajnavalkya Smriti

Yajnavalkya Smriti is one of the most popular Dharmashastra texts – it contains laws that govern the Hindu society. Yajnavalkya Smriti is mainly consulted in all matters of Hindu Law. Now you can read Yajnavalkya Smriti in PDF format in English. You can also download it. Link – Yajnavalkya Smriti in PDF format

Shravan Dwadasi Vrat in Bhadrapad Month – Sravana Dwadashi Vrata

The Shravan in this Shravan Dwadasi Vrat is not the month Sawan but the Nakshatram or birth star Sravana. Shravan Dwadasi Vrat 2018 date is September 23. The rituals are observed when Sravana Nakshatram falls on the 12th day during the Shukla Paksha of Bhadrapad month. The rituals, fasting and puja on the day are dedicated to Sri Hari Vishnu.

A single meal is eaten on the day during day time or at night. The people observing the Vrata do not use utensils made of bell metal. Honey and lentil are avoided on the day.

Puja and prayers are also offered to the Vamana Avatar of Sri Hari Vishnu. Sweet and clarified but are offered to Vamana on the day.

It is believed that those observe the vrat will have their wishes fulfilled.

Maharavivar Vrat – Maha Ravivar Vrata in Bhadrapad Month

Maharavivar Vrat is observed by certain Hindu communities in North India in the Bhadrapad Month. Maharavivar Vrat 2018 date is September 23. Ravivar is Sunday and Vrat is fasting. The day is dedicated to Surya and Shiva.

The vrat is observed on the second Sunday, or the Sunday before Purnima or full moon day in Bhadrapad month, as per traditional calendar followed in North India. This is the Sunday that is the one that falls during the Shukla Paksha or waxing phase of moon.

Some people observe a partial fast on the day. Special prayers and rituals held on the day are dedicated to Surya.
How to observe Maharavivar Vrat? On the day one has to wake up before sunrise. Holy bath is to be performed in sea, lake or river. If not possible then bath should be taken at home.

Rising sun should be worshipped on the day. Gayatri mantra should be chanted.
Rising sun should be offered water; aarti should be performed using lamp; red flowers, incense and dhoop also should be offered.
Shivling should…