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Annarupa Sashti

Annarupa Shasti is observed on the Shukla Paksha Sashti Tithi in Poush month in calendars followed in eastern parts of India. Annarupa Sashti 2017 date is December 24. The day is of great significance in certain parts of Bengal. The rituals are observed on the sixth day during the waxing phase or light phase of moon in Paush month (December – January).

The rituals on the day are dedicated to Annarupa, the deity associated with food. This particular term used to describe the goddess associated with food is mentioned in the Rig Veda.

The rituals on the day are for prosperity and good harvest.

Chandogya Upanishad Teachings – Supreme Being Called By Various Names

Just as the salt dissolves in the water, so too the Divine pervades everywhere. It may not be visible, and yet its presence cannot be denied. This great banyan tree has sprung from a tiny seed. So too, are all beings grown from the seed of the spirit. In the tiny seed, the banyan tree is not visible. So, too, we may not visualize the infinite cosmos, inside the spirit. Speech, eyes, ears, limbs, life are in union with spirit. Chandogya Upanishad

Today in Hindu Calendar – January 8, 2011

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on January 8, 2011 – Today is Shukla Paksha Chaturthi – the fourth day of the waxing phase / light phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. Chaturthi tithi till 20:19 hrs (8:19 PM). Panchami Tithi from then onwards. All time based on India Standard Time. Paush Shukla Paksha Chaturthi or 4th day of waxing phase of moon in Poush month in calendars followed in Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat.  Paush Shukla Paksha Chaturthi or 4th day of waxing phase of moon in Poush 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 – Kumbha Rasi. Nakshatra – Dhanishta or Sravishta or Avittam Nakshatram till 0948 hrs (09:48 AM) on January 8, 2011. Then onwards it is Sadhayam, Shatabhishek or Chathayam Nakshatram. 24th day of Margazhi Masam in Tamil Calendar followed in Tamil Nadu. 24th …