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Chaitra Month 2015

Chaitra Month 2015 as per Hindu traditional lunar calendar – India Standard Time. Chaitra Month 2015 in Hindu calendar followed in North India begins on March 6, 2015 and ends on April 4, 2015. In calendars followed in Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa and Karnataka, Chaitra Month begins on March 21, 2015 and ends on April 18, 2015.

The traditional Hindu New Year in calendars followed in Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Haryana, Bihar and Chhattisgarh and other North Indian states begins on March 21, 2015 - Vikram Samvant 2072 begins on the day.

The New Year in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh (Ugadi) and Maharashtra (Gudi Padwa) begins on March 21, 2015.

Chaitra Navratri is observed in this month from March 21, 2015 to March 28, 2015.

Hanuman Jayanti is observed on April 4, 2015.

Ramnavami is on March 28, 2015.

Vasupanchaka Dosha – Vasu Panchaka Nakshatras

Vasupanchaka Dosha is associated with Hindu astrology and is believed by some communities especially in South India. As per this dosha, if a person dies on a certain Nakshatra or birth stars in a family, there is a belief that there will be five more deaths immediately in the family. The five stars are Dhanishta (Avittam), Chathayam (Shatbhisha), Pururuthathi (Poorvabhadra), Uthrattathi (Uttarabhadra) and Revati. These five stars are also known as Vasu Panchaka stars.

The Vasu Panchaka Nakshatras are the last 5 Nakshatras among the 27 nakshatras as per traditional Hindu astrology.

In some regions only the last half of the Dhanishta Nakshatra is included in the Vasupanchaka Dosha list. Please note that most astrologers are of the view that a person dying on the above said Nakshatras will not lead to Vasu Panchaka dosha. Instead the dosha only happens when the nakshtara falls on a certain day, tithi and rashi.

For example – if a person died on Dhanishta Nakshatra and if the day was Tu…

Lingashtakam Lyrics – Lingastakam Song in pdf format in English

Lingashtakam is a prayer dedicated to Hindu God Shiva and is one of the most famous bhajans dedicated to Lord Shiva. Lingashtakam narrates the greatness of Linga or Lingam – the symbol of Lord Shiva. This Lingashtakam Lyrics is in English and is pdf format. The song is a favorite one of many Shiva devotees. It is believed that Lord Shiva appeared in the form of a pillar of fire with no end or beginning. Lingam is an attempt to give form to formless Brahman. It is considered highly auspicious to listen to Lingashtakam during Mahashivaratri or Shivratri. Link Download or Read Lingashtakam Lyrics in pdf format

You may also like to read Why is Shiva worshiped in form of Lingam?

Advaita Teachings in the Bhagavad Purana

That from which creation and destruction are definitely known to emerge, is the resort which is called the Highest Brahman, the Highest Self.

Whatever is sat or asat is not different from Hari (Vishnu).

In the beginning, before the creation, I (Vishnu) alone was in existence. There was nothing else – neither sat or asat nor their cause. There was deep sleep everywhere. After the creation of the universe what exists, is I. I am the universe. What remains is me.

Brahma says “Bhagavan, after a very long time you have been realized by me today. It is indeed the defect of beings conditioned by body that your essential nature is not realized by them. Nothing other than you exists. Anything else is not pure because it is you who appear to be many due to the mixture of the qualities by your creative energy."