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Hindu Calendar May 2011 with Tithi – Narasimha Jayanti Theme Wallpaper Calendar

Hindu calendar May 2011 is a desktop Wallpaper Calendar with Tithi and important festivals and fasting dates associated with Hindu religion in April 2011. The festival dates are based on Indian Standard Time. The theme of the wallpaper is Narasimha Jayanti, which is on May 16, 2011. Click on the image and right click to save. You may also like to read All Hindu festivals and auspicious days in May 2011

On the Growth of Hindu Population in the United States

An unofficial Hindu census in the United States by the Santa Barbara, a California based Institute of American Religion, discovered some 1,600 temples and centers with an estimated 600,000 practicing Hindus in the United States. It is also estimated that nearly the same number of Hindus prefer personal worship, thus taking the numbers of Hindus to more than 1.2 million. You can read more about the growth of Hindu population in the United States in this article titled Hindu Americans: The Surprising, Hidden Population Trends of Hinduism in the U.S by David Briggs in the Huffington Post.
Some excerpts from the article
What is propelling Hinduism in the United States into a role as one of the nation's largest minority religions is a steady stream of Indian immigrants who have built hundreds of temples across the nation, according to a new study.
While there is at least one Hindu center in every state, they are largely concentrated in Indian American communities, Melton and Jones report…

Amrit Siddhi Yog May 2017 date and time

Amrit Siddha Yoga is an auspicious period and good day as per Hindu panchang and calendar. This good time for new beginnings and buying is followed in North India. Amrit Siddhi Yog in May 2017 are on May 7 and May 23. Detail time is given below. The Amrit Yoga is considered auspicious for all important ceremonies like house warming, opening of shops, booking of cars etc.
Amrit Siddhi Yoga May 2017 Time

May 7, 2017 - 9:08 AM on May 7 to before sunrise on May 10

May 23, 2017 - sunrise on May 23 to 3:50 AM on May 24

Hitopadesa Sayings

Knowledge is destroyed by associating with the base; with equals equality is gained, and with the distinguished, distinction. Circumspection in calamity; mercy in greatness; good speeches in assemblies; fortitude in adversity; these are the self attained perfections of great souls. Like an earthen pot, a bad man is easily broken, and cannot readily be restored to his former situation; but a virtuous man, like a vase of gold, is broken with difficulty, and easily repaired. A stranger who is kind is a kinsman; an unkind kinsman is a stranger.

Today’s Hindu Calendar – April 30, 2011 – Tithi, Vrat, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on April 30, 2011 – Today is Krishna Paksha Dwadasi and Trayodasi – 12 and 13th day of waning phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Krishna Paksha Dwadasi or 12th day of the waning phase of moon till 6:04 AM. Afterwards it is Trayodasi or 13th day. All time based on India Standard Time. Nakshatra – Uttarabhadrapada or Uthrittathi or Uttara Proshtapadha Nakshatra till 8:55 PM on April 30, 2011. Afterwards it is Revati Nakshatram. Rashi or Moon Sign – Meena Rasi. Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Panchak. Pradosh Vrat. Chaitra Krishna Paksha Trayodasi or 13th day in Chaitra month in calendars followed in Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat. Vaishakh Krishna Paksha Dwadasi or 12th day in calendars followed in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Jammu and Kashmir. 17th day of Chithirai Masam in Tamil Calendar follo…

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