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Makar Sankranti Puja Time in 2012 – Auspicious Time to take bath, prepare Khichdi and to do Pujas

Makar Sankranti is an auspicious day in Hinduims based on the movement of the Sun (Surya). On the day, Sun or Surya enters the Capricorn or Makar Rashi. As per Hindu tradition, in 2012 the best time to do puja is at 8:11 AM on January 15, 2012. The ideal time to do puja is two hours after sunrise. The puja time is till sunset on January 15, 2012. People will be taking bath and will be preparing Khichdi on the morning of January 15.

The transition takes place at midnight - Surya enters the Capricorn or Makar Rashi at around 12:59 AM on January 15, 2012. The time varies from region to region.

Note – a day in Hindu tradition is calculated from sunrise to the time before next sunrise. Therefore the transition of Sun into Makar Rashi takes place at the late midnight of January 14 as per certain Hindu lunar calendar in certain areas of the world. This is why Sankranti is marked on January 14, 2012 in some calendars.

Makar Sankranti is also known as Uttarayana Punyakalam or the entry of sun…

Sankashti 2011 Calendar in pdf and picture format – Sankashta Chaturthi or Sankat Chauth 2011 Calendar

Sankashti fasting is dedicated to Hindu God Ganesh and is observed on the 4th day of the dark phase or Krishna paksha of lunar fortnight in a Hindu calendar. This Sankat Chauth or Sankashti calendar 2011 is based on the time in India. You can download the Sankashta dates in pdf and jpeg format. Link – Sankashti Calendar 2011 in pdf Link – Sankashti Calendar 2011 in picture format

Linga Purana in Hindi – Read Ling Puran Online

Linga Purana is one of the most important Puranas and is counted among the 18 major Puranas. Ling Puran narrates important episodes associated with Hindu God  Shiva. Now the Ved Puran website is offering the entire Linga Purana in Hindi online. It is not in pdf format. So you can only read it online. Link – Read Linga Purana in Hindi online.

Bhishma Jayanti – Bhishma Pitamah Jayanthi

Bhishma Jayanti is believed to be the birthday of Bhishma Pitamah of the Mahabharata. It is observed on the Magh Krishna Paksha Navami or waning phase of moon in Magh month (January – February). Bhishma Jayanti 2018 date is January 10.

Bhishma was the son of King Shantanu and Goddess Ganga (GangesRiver). He was the greatest archer of his time. As promised to his father, he never became the King of Hastinapura even though he had the legitimate right for it. Instead he placed the sons of Shantanu’s wife Satyavati on the throne of Hastinapura.

Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa – Words to Ponder

A poor woodcutter met a holy man who blessed him just saying ‘Go forward’. The woodcutter went farther than usual into the forest and found sandalwood forest! He became rich by selling that. Again the woodcutter thought, ‘The holy man told me to go forward. Why should I stop at sandalwood?’ He then went further and found silver mine. When he went further, he found gold and diamond mines too in course of time. Similarly, a spiritual aspirant also should go deeper and deeper into his mind to finally find his immortal Self, the greatest of all treasures! The mind is like a needle covered with mud, and God is like a magnet. The needle cannot be united with the magnet unless it is free from mud. Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa

Today in Hindu Calendar – January 12, 2011

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on January 12, 2011 – Today is Shukla Paksha Ashtami – the eighth day of the waxing phase / light phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. Ashtami Tithi from 0350 hrs (03:50 AM) to 0604 hrs (6:04 AM) on next day. All time based on India Standard Time. Please note that before 3:50 AM it is Saptami or seventh day. Paush Shukla Paksha Ashtami or 8th day of waxing phase of Poush month in calendars followed in Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat.  Paush Shukla Paksha Ashtami or 8th day of waxing phase of 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 – Mesha Rasi. Nakshatra – Revati Nakshatram till 2113 hrs (9:13 PM) on January 12, 2011. Then onwards it is Aswini or Ashvini or Ashwati Nakshatram. 28th day of Margazhi Masam in Tamil Calendar followed in Tamil Nadu. 28…