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Nishkraman Sanskar – Nishkramana Sanskar of a New Born Baby

Nishkraman Sanskar is an important Vedic Sanskara associated with a new born baby. In the Nishkramana Sanskar, the child is taken out of the house for the first time. The parents of the child invoke the panchabhoota – earth, water, space, air and fire. Worship is also offered to the Surya (Sun God) and Chandra (moon god). The child is then shown the sun and later at night the moon for the first time. Nishkraman Sanskar is one among the 16 Sanskars or sacraments in Hinduism. It is strictly followed by many Hindu communities. The importance of Nishkraman Sanskar is mentioned in the Atharva Veda. Nishkraman Sanskar is performed at two months if the child is healthy. Some people wait for 3 months or 4 months.

Yodhakaa – A Music Band that Blends Sanskrit Slokas with Contemporary Music

Yodhakaa, the music band, finds support and inspiration for their music in Sanskrit Slokas. The band comprises of Darbuka Siva, Subhiksha and Pradeep and they recently released their self-titled album, which has Sanskrit slokams set to modern tunes. Times of India writes "When we started off, we tried giving Carnatic music, a different sound. We wanted something different, and didn't want to do fusion again. We were looking for the Yodhakaa sound. That's when Pradeep had the idea of using slokams.""I was working on a devotional album, and I had a lot of material left over from that. So we used them for the songs and created our own music," says Pradeep, who sings as well as plays the sling guitar for Yodhakaa. The reason behind choosing slokams is simple. "We didn't do western, since it simply isn't where we come from. We thought of slokams, since they are very flexible and can be easily molded. It's something everyone can relate to," s…

Malayalam Nakshatram 2012 – Astrological Predictions or Nakshatra Bhalam 2012 in Malayalam

Janma Nakshatram, or Nakshatra, is the birth star of a person as per Malayalam astrology calendar followed in Kerala. This particular predictions for 2012 is based on Moon sign and birth starts. It is also known as Janma Naal and there are 27 Nakshatrams in Malayalam Jyothisam or astrology. Astrological predictions known as Nakshatrabalam or Nakshatra Bhalam is made based on the stars. The 27 Janma Nakshatrams are Ashwathi, Bharani, Karthika, Rohini, Makeeyram, Thiruvathira, Punartham, Pooyam, Aayilyam, Makam, Pooram, Uthram, Atham, Chithira, Chothi, Vishakham, Anizham, Thrikketta, Moolam, Pooraadam, Uthradam, Thiruvonam, Avittam, Chathayam, Pooruruttathi, Uthrattathi and Revathi.

Here is the Nakshatram Bhalam 2012 for various stars based on Moon sign or Chandra Rashi.

You can read the predictions for 2012 here at Mathurbhumi Newspaper.

Gurupushyamrut Yog January 2011 – Guru Pushyamrit

Gurupushyamrut, or Guru Pushyamrit yog, is the day when Pushya Nakshatra falls on a Thursday. Gurupushyamrut Yog 2011 date is January 20 - Time is from sunrise to 9:19 PM. Guru Ppushyamrut yog day is considered highly auspicious to pray to Goddess Lakshmi and seek her blessings. In Hindu astrological terms there is amrut or amrti yog on the day and it is ideal to buy gold, make investments and start new businesses. The day is also known as Guru Pushya Nakshatra. Usually, Gurupushyamrut yoga – the coinciding of Pushya Nakshatra and Thursday (Guruvar) – occurs twice or thrice a year. The day is preferred by individuals and Hindu families to invest in gold in North and Western parts of India. Pushya is one among the 27 Nakshatras in Hindu Astrology.

Today – January 11, 2011 is Petta Thullal at Erumely during Sabarimala Pilgrimage

Petta Thullal at Erumeli in Sabarimala is on the most important event during the Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple Pilgrimage. Sabarimala Petta Thullal 2011 date is January 11. Ayyappa devotees perform Petta Thulal – the dance of ecstasy – commemorating the victory achieved over Demon Mahishasura by Lord Ayyappa, Vavur Swami, Ambalapuzha Sangam (team) and Alancode Sangam. The entire ceremony is performed in front of the Erumely Vavur Mosque and Petta Sri Dharmasastha Temple. You can read more about this unique event here in this article.

Lakshmana Sharma Thoughts

We need to realize in all its implications the fact that the ego itself is the source of all the evil that besets life. But to most inquirers the ego is dear as life itself, because they thing it is themselves, and do not want to lose it. They would rather suffer all the ills of life than be happy without it. He that will not surrender himself to God’s grace has to suffer worries without end, while the devotee that cultivates the attitude of surrender is free from cares, and therefore happy, even now... People don’t want simplicity, they want something complicated. Lakshmana Sharma - an ardent follower of Sri Ramana Maharishi

Today in Hindu Calendar – January 11, 2011

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on January 11, 2011 – Today is Shukla Paksha Saptami – the seventh day of the waxing phase / light phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. Saptami Tithi from 0122 hrs (01:22 AM) till next day 0350 hrs (03:50 AM). All time based on India Standard Time. Paush Shukla Paksha Saptami or 7th day of waxing phase of moon in Poush month in calendars followed in Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat. The last day of Margashirsha month in the calendars followed in these regions. Paush Shukla Paksha Saptami or 7th 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. Margashirsha Krishna Paksha ends in these regions. Rashi or Moon Sign – Meena Rasi. Nakshatra– Uttarabhadra or Uttrittathi Nakshatram till 1829 hrs (6:29 PM) on January 11, 2011. Then onwards it is Revati…