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Ratha Saptami January 2012 Date

Ratha Saptami is dedicated to Surya, the sun god in Hinduism. Ratha Saptami January 2012 date is January 30. The day is popularly observed as Surya Jayanti and Magh Saptami. Hindu God Surya riding seven horses is worshipped on the day. The popular belief is that earth’s inclination towards the sun is the steepest on the day. Special bathing rituals are observed in some regions on the day.

A kolam of Surya riding a chariot is made on the ground and worshipped in many places. Some people boil milk in earthen vessels on the day.

Another important ritual on the day is taking bath using Erukku leaves. This is followed mainly in Tamil Nadu. The rituals observed on the day vary from region to region.

The day is of great importance at the Tirumala Tirupati Balaji Temple and special pujas are held on the day.

Related How to observe Rath Saptami Puja? Ratha Saptami Mantra Ratha Saptami Katha – Story of Ratha Saptami

Srimad Bhagavatam Audio – Listen to Srimad Bhagavata Purana In Hindi Online Free

Srimad Bhagavatam narrates the stories of Sri Hari Vishnu and his incarnations. One of the most Puranas, it is believed reading or listening Srimad Bhagavata Purana helps in attaining Moksha or liberation. Now you can listen to entire Srimad Bhagavata Purana in Hindi online. This opportunity is provided by wisdom speak website.

Link – Listen to Srimad Bhagavatam Audio online for free here at wisdom speak

If the above link is not working you listen to each chapter here at Ved Puran website.

Brahma Savitri Vrat

This is a unique ritual observed on the Amavasi day in Magh month in calendars followed in North India. Brahma Savitri Vrat 2018 date is January 17. It is observed on the no moon day of Magah month by certain Hindu communities in North India.

Please note that the Vat Amavasya Vrat in Jyeshta month (June – July) is also referred as Brahma Savitri Vrata.

Not much information is available about this vrat. Reference of the vrat is found in the Narada Purana and other texts.

Bhartrihari Sayings

The son who delights his father by his good actions; the wife who seeks only her husband’s good; the friend who is the same in prosperity and adversity – these three things are the reward of virtue. The friendships formed between good and evil men differ. The friendship of the good, at first is faint like the morning light, but continually increases; the friendship of the evil at the very beginning is like the light of midday, and dies away like the light of evening. Trees loaded with fruits bent down; the clouds when charged with fresh rain hang down near the earth; similarly are good men who are humble and down to earth in prosperity. Bhartrihari

Today in Hindu Calendar – January 19, 2011

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on January 19, 2011, Wednesday – Today is Purnima or full moon day in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. Purnima Tithi from 0515 hrs (05:15 AM) on January 19 to 0215 hrs (2:15 AM) on next day. All time based on India Standard Time. Please note that before 05:15 AM on January 19 it is Chaturdasi or fourteenth day. Paush Purnima or full moon day in Poush month in calendars followed in Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat.  Paush Purnima or full moon day 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. Last day of Paush month in these regions. Magh month begins from tomorrow. Rashi or Moon Sign – Mithuna Rasi for a few hours. Karka Rashi from then onwards. Nakshatra – Arudara or Ardra or Thiruvathirai till 0100 hrs (01:00 AM). Then onwards it is Punarpoosam or Punarvasu Nakshatra till 23:25 (11…