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Srirangam Vaikunta Ekadasi 2017 Live Online

SrirangamRanganathaswamyTemple will be doing live webcasting of the Vaikunta Ekadasi festival on December 29, 2017. On December 29, 2017, the most important ritual of ‘Vaikunta Ekadasi,’ the opening of the ‘Paramapada Vasal,’ or Swarga Vasal, will be available live online from 0415 hrs (Indian Standard Time). The Srirangam Vaikunta Ekadasi is attended by thousands of people. You can currently view the videos of the Sri Ranganathar Swami Purapadu videos part of the two-week long Vaikunta Ekadasi festival.

LinkYou can view the Srirangam Vaikunta Ekadasi here

Varaha Temple - Lakshmi Varaha Temple at Demal Village in Kendarpara District in Orissa

Varaha (Boar) is the third incarnation or Avatar of Hindu God Vishnu. Temples exclusively dedicated to Varaha are very rare. LakshmiVarahaTemple located at DemalVillage in Aul in Kendarpara District in Orissa is one such rare temple. The Varaha murti worshipped at the temple is made from a single piece of black stone. The temple also has the footprints of Lakshmi Varaha. Varaha is worshipped in the temple along with Bhudevi and Goddess Lakshmi. Other murtis that are worshipped in the temple include Shiva, Sri Jagannath, Hanuman, Sri Chaitanya Dev and Radhakrishna. The chief festive occasions observed are Bakula Amabasya, Baraha Dwadasi, Kanchi Abhijan (Saraswati Puja), Kartik Purnima, Ratha Yatra, besides the other seasonal offerings that are done by devotees. LakshmiVarahaTemple is on the banks of River Kharasrotra and is located around 130 km from Bhubaneshwar, the capital of Orissa, and is around 36 km from Kendarpara town. Another famous VarahaTemple in Orissa is the one at Jajpur wh…

Margazhi Music and Concerts in Chennai – Exclusive Micro Website by the Hindu Newspaper for Margazhi Festival

The Tamil Margazhi month (Mid December to Mid January) is famous for the numerous Indian traditional classical music concerts and dance programs especially in Chennai. The entire month is kept apart for music and spiritual activities by many people. The Hindu Newspaper has created a Micro Website dedicated to the Chennai Margazhi Season. The special page has schedules of music concert in Chennai city, also features and interviews with musicians, dancers and other artists. There will also be reviews of concerts. Apart from this the site also promises slideshows and photographs of programs during the Margazhi Festival. More than 3,500 concerts take place during the period in Chennai making it one of the biggest music and dance festival in the world. You visit the micro-website on Chennai Margazhi Season here.

Uttara Phalguni Nakshatra 2011 - Uttaram Nakshatram dates in 2011

Uttara Phalguni Nakshatra 2011 dates based on traditional Hindu calendar, Astrology and Panchangam. Uttara Phalguni Nakshatram, also known as Uttaraphalguni or Uttaram in South India, is the twelfth Nakshatra among the 27 Nakshatras. Below are Uttara Nakshatra dates in 2011. The astrological prediction of the birth star Uttara Phalguni as per Moon Sign is that of Simha Rashi (Leo Zodiac) and Kanya Raasi (Virgo Zodiac). The first Quarter of Uttaraphalguni is in Simha Rashi and the next three-quarter is on Kanya Rasi. Surya or sun is the Lord of the Simha Raasi and Budha or Mercury is the Lord of Kanya. The color of Uttara Phalguni is Bright Blue.

Mahabharata Sayings

One who has money has friends. One who has money has relatives. One who has money is indeed a man and a scholar for many. So who has relatives and friends the man or his money?

One whose task is never hindered by cold, heat, fear, love, prosperity or lack of prosperity is really said to be intelligent.

 To speak the truth is good. Nothing excels truth. But to know when to speak the truth is very difficult indeed. Truth should not be spoken if its motive is to deceive. Lie may be spoken if its motive is to help. The words of truth are good. But words that bring goodness are better than truth. Those words that bring goodness to the living indeed constitute truth.

One’s desires can never be satisfied with their indulgence, like fire with clarified butter poured into it, they flare up as one attempts to satisfy them with their indulgence.

Time does not take a club in hand and break the head of a man but destroying his judgment makes him mad to act against his own interest and puts him o…

Today in Hindu Calendar – December 14, 2010

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on December 14, 2010 – Today is Shukla Paksha Ashtami or eighth day of waxing phase / light phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. Ashtami Tithi till 0842 hrs on December 14, 2010. Then onwards it is Navami Tithi. All time based on India Standard Time. Note – as Ashtami Tithi began early on December 13, the day was also marked as Ashtami Tithi. Note – The day is marked as Navami Tithi in calendars followed in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. Margashirsh Shukla Paksha Ashtami or eighth day of Margashirsh month in Maharashtra, Goa and Gujarat. Shukla Paksha Navami or ninth day of Margashirsh month in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. Shukla Paksha Ashtami or eighth 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 – Meena Rasi. Nakshatra – Poorvabhadra or Puruttathi till 0724 hrs…