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Chaitra Navratras March - April 2014 – Basanti Puja and Ram Navratri

Chaitra Navratras, also known as Ram Navratri or Basanti Puja, is observed in the Chaitra Month. Chaitra Navratras 2014 begins on March 31 and ends on April 8. It is observed from the first to ninth day during the Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of moon) in Chaitra month (March – April) as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar. The ninth day is observed as Ram Navami and therefore the festival is also known as Ram Navratri. The festival is popularly known as Chaitra Navratri.

This festival of nine nights in Hindu religion is dedicated to Goddess Durga and it takes place during the spring season therefore it is also known as Vasant Navaratri. In some regions the nine days are dedicated to the worship of Lord Ram and includes the reading of Ramayana and observance of Ramayan week.

The popular belief is that Goddess Durga was worshipped – Navratri and Durga Puja – was held in the Chaitra month and it was known as Basanti Puja. But Sri Ram invoked Goddess Durga in Ashwin month (September – Oct…

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Jhulelal Jayanti

Jhulelal is worshipped by the Sindhi community and is associated with Varuna, the Sea God in Hinduism. Jhulelal Jayanti 2018 date is March 19. Jhulelal Jayanti is believed to be the day when Jhulelal appeared on earth. It is observed on the second day of the Shukla Paksha of Chait month (March – April) and is popularly known as Cheti Chand.

It is believed that Jhulelal appeared on earth after the Sindhis prayed to Varuna, the sea god, to save them from the hands of a tyrant who wanted them to convert to Islam or face death.

It is said that after his birth numerous miracles happened and the Sindhis got the courage to face the tyrant. Apart from prayers, rituals and celebrations, numerous other programs including philanthropic and welfare are organized by Sindhi community on the day.

Sri Chinmoy – Words of Wisdom

The most beautiful thing on earth is our gratitude to divinity. Children always see more beauty than grown-ups do; because of their tremendous inner purity they see beauty in everything. Therefore we have to appreciate and admire them because they are still in the world of the soul.

When the mind is "developed", it also goes through conditioning and so begins to find fault. We love to see ugliness and impurity even in things that are really beautiful and good. If an artist has created something, we look for anomalies. The child, however, regards everything as his very own, so he sees beauty in everyone and in everything. He feels that there is nothing in comparison with other things. In the inner world everything is beautiful.
Sri Chinmoy

Today – March 5, 2011 – is Nyepi – Bali Hindu New Year

Today, March 5, 2011 is Nyepi, the Hindu New Year, in the Bali Island of Indonesia. The New Year is observed as ‘a day of silence’ as Nyepi. Symbolically the day represents the state of the universe before creation. Bali Hindu New Year is based on lunar calendar. Nyepi is a day of complete silence. All business establishments are closed on the day, the roads are deserted. The day is meant to contemplate and purify our thoughts and do good actions in the coming year. You can read more about Nyepi in this article.

Today in Hindu Calendar – March 5, 2011

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on March 5, 2011 – Today is Shukla Paksha Pratipada – first day of waxing phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. Shukla Paksha Pratipada Tithi from 1:04 AM to the full day. Shukla Paksha Pratipada Tithi ends at 3:07 AM on March 7. Amavasya or No moon day before 1:04 AM on March 5. All time based on India Standard Time. Falgun Shukla Paksha Pratipada or first day of falgun month in calendars followed in Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat. Phalgun Shukla Paksha Pratipada or first day in Falguna 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 – Kumbha Rashi for sometime in the beginning. Then onwards it is Meena Rashi Nakshatra – Shatabhishak or Sadhayam or Chathayam Nakshatra till 1:27 AM on March 5, 2011. Afterwards it is Purvabhadrapada or Puruthathi or Purva Pros…