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Purnima January 2011 date – Full moon day or Poornima in January 2011 Time

Purnima is the full moon day in a Hindu month. It is a highly auspicious day for Hindu communities. Purnima January 2011 date is January 19. The Purnima time is from 05:18 AM on January 19, 2011 and ends at 02:51 AM on January 20. This is the Paush purnima in major calendars. Magh Mela – Snan at Prayag in Uttar Pradesh begins on Paush Purnima. The day is also sacred for Shakambari Ma devotees. Poush Poornima is known as Pushya Pournami in Andhra Pradesh. Magh Snan is an important bathing ritual at Sangam in Allahabad. There is a popular belief that taking a holy dip at Sangam on the Paush Purnima day will help in attaining Moksha. This Poornima also marks the end of Shakambari Navratri. Many temples in India conduct important pujas and rituals on the day. In calendars followed in Tamil Nadu, this is the Pournami day in Thai Month. You may also like to read Purnima Days in 2011

Anant – Online Comic Based on the Govardhan Hill Lifting Episode of Krishna

Anant is the fourth comic in the comic series titled Pushpuck and narrates the tale of a boy named Anant. The story of Anant, little boy, and his grandmother is woven into the leelas of Krishna in Vrindavan especially that of Krishna lifting the mountain Govardhan. You can read the comic Anant online here for free.

Ubhaya Saptami Vrat

Ubhaya Saptami Vrat is dedicated to Surya, or Sun God, in Hindu tradition. It is observed during Shukla Paksha saptami, or 7th day of waxing phase of moon, in Paush month. Ubhaya Saptami Vrat 2017 date is December 25. In some regions this particular vrat is observed during both waxing and waning phase of moon in Paush month.

In Ubhaya Saptami Vrat, the murti of sun god is bathed in Ganga water. Pujas are then performed. People consume only vegetarian meal on the day.

Swami Vivekananda on How to control the mind?

The first lesson in controlling the mind is self awareness; sit for some time and let the mind run on. Let the monkey mind jump as much as he can; you simply wait and watch.

(Swami Vivekananda used to compare a restless mind to a to a restless monkey which is stung by the scorpion of jealousy, drunk with the wine of desire, and possessed by the demon of pride.)

Give the monkey the rein; many hideous thoughts may come into it; you will be astonished that it was possible for you to think such thoughts. But you will find that each day the mind’s vagaries are becoming less and less violent, that each day it is becoming calmer. In the first few months you will find that the mind will have a great many thoughts, later you will find that they have somewhat decreased, and in a few more months they will be fewer and fewer, until at last the mind will be under perfect control; but we must patiently practice every day.

Swami Vivekananda

Today in Hindu Calendar – January 10, 2011

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on January 10, 2011 – Today is Shukla Paksha Sashti – the sixth day of the waxing phase / light phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. The full day is marked Sashti Tithi. All time based on India Standard Time. Paush Shukla Paksha Shashti or 6th day of waxing phase of moon in Poush month in calendars followed in Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat.  Paush Shukla Paksha Shasti or 6th day of the 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 – Meena Rasi. Nakshatra – Poorvabhadra or Poorurutahi Nakshatram till 1530 hrs (3:30 PM) on January 10, 2011. Then onwards it is Uttarabhadra or Uttrittathi Nakshatram. 26th day of Margazhi Masam in Tamil Calendar followed in Tamil Nadu. 26th day of Dhanu Masam in Malayalam Calendar in Kerala. 25th da…