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Pushkaram at Kaleshwaram Temple in Andhra Pradesh - Pranahita Pushkar

Pranahita Pushkaram is an important ritual that takes place at the KaleshwaramTemple in Andhra Pradesh. The Pushkar began today, December 6, 2010, the first day of Margashirsh month and will end on December 17, 2010. The Pranahita Pushkaram is held once in twelve years and attracts thousands of devotees. The popular belief is that Kaleshwaram is the Triveni Sangamam or the meeting point of PranahitaRiver, GodavariRiver and the SaraswatiRiver.

Devotees will be taking bath at the confluence of Godavari Rivar and PranahitaRiver during the Pushkaram.

PranahitaRiver merges with the GodavariRiver at Kaleshwaram, which is around 130 km from Karimnagar in Andhra Pradesh.

A Pushakaram takes place once in 12 years when Jupitar (Brishaspati) enters a particular zodiac. There are total of 12 rivers where Pushkaram takes place.

Online Course in Hinduism

Doctor of Philosophy in Hinduism (Ph.D in Hinduism) is an online course offered by AlmedaUniversity. Established in 1997, AlmedaUniversity is an online institute and it provides Doctorate and Master Degree Programs in business and theology. Almeda claims that students earning this Doctoral degree will acquire and demonstrate a mastery of Hinduism on all levels. Almeda University Websites writes Hinduism is a religion of deep history and complex spirituality, with unique philosophical and metaphysical components that are typically explored only on a surface level in Western analysis of religion. AlmedaUniversity is proud to fill this disconcerting void by offering a Ph.D. in Hinduism that provides a deep analysis of its historical significance and evolution, core beliefs, cultural impact, worship rituals, and contemporary practice. Students earning this Doctoral degree will acquire and demonstrate a mastery of Hinduism on all levels. This includes an in-depth examination of its ancient s…

2011 Makar Sankranti

2011 Makar Sankranti is marked on two days by different regional calendars. Calendars followed in North India and Kerala have Makar Sankranti 2011 on January 14. Marathi calendars, South Indian calendars and Bengali Calendars have marked Makar Sankranti on January 15, 2011. Makar Sankranti is one of the most auspicious days in a year in the Hindu calendar. It is based on the movement of the Surya (sun) and is the day when the sun enters into the zodiac Capricorn or Makara. It is also known as Uttarayana Punyakalam. This one festival is based on the moment of sun in all Hindu calendars. You can find about the Makar Sankranti dates in different parts of India in this article. You may also like to read Why is Makar Sankranti observed on almost same day annually, when this is not the case with other Hindu festivals? Significance of Makar Sankranti and various myths associated with it. What to do on Makar Sankranti day?

Mrigasira Nakshatra 2011 – Murg or Mrigshirsha Nakshatram dates in 2011

Mrigasira Nakshatra 2011 dates based on traditional Hindu calendar, Astrology and Panchangam. Mrigasira Nakshatram, also read as Mrigshirsha or Murg, is the fifth Nakshatra among the 27 Nakshatras. Below are Mrigasira Nakshatra dates in 2011. The astrological prediction of Mrug Nakshatra as per Moon Sign is that of Vrishaba Rashi and Mithuna Raasi. As per Hindu astrology birth star Mrigasira Nakshatra, falls under Vrishabha Rashi or Taurus Zodiac and also Mithuna Raasi or Gemini Zodiac. The first half of Mrigasira is in Vrishaba Rashi and the next half is in Mithuna Rashi. Mangal is the Lord of the first half and Mercury or Budha is the lord the next half. The lucky color of Mrigshirsha is silver grey.

Annamalai Swami Quotes

Annamalai Swami was a disciple of Sri Ramana Maharishi.
Self-inquiry must be done continuously. It doesn't work if you regard it as a part-time activity.

You can take as much water from the ocean as you are capable of carrying, but if you don’t bother to go down to the shore with a pot you get nothing at all.

To have love towards another human being is a blessing and to have anger towards him is a curse.

All desires can cause you trouble, even spiritual ones.

The ego is just like a ghost. It has no real form of its own…identifying oneself with the body and mind results in ignorance of the Self. This is how the ego takes birth. Detaching ourselves and disengaging from the body and the mind results in the death of the ego.

Annamalai Swami

Today in Hindu Calendar – December 6, 2010

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on December 6, 2010 – Today is Shukla Paksha Pratipada – first day of waxing phase / light phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. Pratipada tithi till 22:21 hrs on December 6. All time based on India Standard Time. Margashirsh Month begins in Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat. Margashirsh Shukla Paksha Pratipatha or 1st day of Margashirsh month. Shukla Paksha Pratipada or first day of Margashirsh month in calendars followed in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Jammu and Kashmir. Rashi or Moon Sign – Vrischika Rasi Nakshatra - Jyeshta or Kettai or Thriketta till 1756 hrs. Moola or Moolam Nakshatram begins from then onwards. 20th day of Karthigai Masam in Tamil Calendar followed in Tamil Nadu 20th day of Vrischika Masam in Malayalam Calendar in Kerala 19th day of Agrahan month in Bengali Calendar Auspicious daysDev Deep…