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Purnima March 2011 date – Full moon day March 2011 Time

Purnima is the full moon day in a Hindu month. It is a highly auspicious day for Hindu communities. Purnima March 2011 date is March 19. The Purnima time is from 02:22 AM on March 19, 2011 and ends at 11:59 PM on March 19. This is the Phalgun Purnima in most calendars. The day is observed as Holika Dahan – Bonfire is lit on the day and Holi – playing with colors – is observed the next day. Purnima Vrat is also observed on March 19. In calendars followed in Tamil Nadu, this is the Pournami day in Painguni Month. Paiguni Uthiram is observed on the day. Chaitanya Mahaprabhu Jayanti is also observed on the Phalgun Purnima day.

Ashtamurti – The concept of Ashtamurthy in Hindu Tradition

Ashtamurti – Eight murtis (form) worshipped together – is a unique concept in Hindu Tradition and is popular in South India. The Ashtamurtis include the Panchabhoota, Surya, Chandra and the Brahmin or person conducting puja. Thus, Ashtamurtis are Earth, water, fire, air, space, Sun god, Moon god and the priest conducting the puja. In some pujas and rituals, gods from Hindu pantheon take the position of an element. For example, the Rudra form of Shiva represents Agni or fire.

The Ashtamurtis are offered prayers during important ceremonies like those after birth of a child etc.

Mumbai – Vaishno Devi March 2011 Package Tour from Indian Railways

Indian Railways has announced a spiritual tour package to visit the famous MataVaishnoDeviTemple in Jammu and Kashmir from Mumbai. The present tour package which is part of Indian Rail Tourism is available on all Sundays starting from February 27, 2011 and on all Sundays in March 2011 and includes accommodation, confirmed railway reservation, Yatra Slip for Vaishnodevi and local transport. You can book the tickets online at the rail tourism India website or at any of the IRCTC offices spread across India. You can find more details about the Mumbai – Vaishno Devi March 2011 Package Tour 2011 from Indian Railways here at the official website of Rail Tourism India.

Angarak Ganesh Chaturthi in March 2011 - Angaraki Ganesh Chaturthi

The fourth day falling during the waxing phase of moon, or Shukla Paksha, is observed as Vinayak Chaturthi or Ganesh Chaturti by Lord Ganesha devotees. In March 2011, there is an Angarak Vinayak Chaturthi on March 8. A Ganesh Chaturthi becomes Angarak Ganesh Chaturthi when it falls on Tuesday. Angaraki, or Angaraka, means fire and the name because Tuesday or Mangalwar is governed by Hindu God Mangal. Ganesh is worshipped on the  Angaraki Ganesh Chaturthi  to remove any trouble created by Mangal Grah on one’s horoscope. There is also a Anagaraki Sankashti Chaturthi Vrat on March 22, 2011.

Simple Teachings and Quotes of Swami Sivananda

Moksha or emancipation is not new acquisition. It is the realisation of what eternally is. Release is the eternal nature of Atman or the Self. The Atman is the Light of the universe. Live in it. It is, and therefore, all are.  It shines, and therefore, everything shines. It is free, and therefore, all strive for freedom. Know this source of freedom, the root of bliss, and be free. A garland of rose flowers put around your neck or a dirty shoe hurled at your head should both mean the same to a Sanyasi. Care not for the little perishable things. Care of the everlasting Reality only. Swami Sivananda

Today in Hindu Calendar – February 18, 2011

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on February 18, 2011 – Today is Purnima – full moon day in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. Purnima till 1410 hrs (2:10 PM) on February 18. After 2:10 PM it is Krishna Paksha Pratipada or first day of waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time. Magh Purnima orfull moon day in Magha monthin calendars followed in Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat. Maghi Poornima or full moon day in Magha monthin calendars followed in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Jammu and Kashmir. Magh Month ends in these regions today. Rashi or Moon Sign – Simha Rashi Nakshatra – Ashlesha or Ayiliyam till 0540 AM on Feb 18, 2011. Then onwarads it is Magha or Makam Nakshatra. 6th day of Maasi Masam in Tamil Calendar followed in Tamil Nadu. 6th day of Kumbha Masam in Malayalam Calendar in Kerala. 5th day of Phagluna month in Bengali Calendar. Ausp…