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Lunar Eclipse Time in Hyderabad in December 2011 – Andhra Pradesh Lunar Eclipse Timing on June 15 and 16

Chandra Grahan, a total lunar eclipse, will be visible in Hyderabad and other parts of Andhra Pradesh on December 10, 2011 evening to night. The time is from 6:16 PM on December 10 to 9:48 PM on December 10, 2011 – as per Indian standard time. The Chandra Grahanam will be visible in Hyderabad, Vijayawada, Vizag or Vishakapatanam, Kakinada, Warangal and Tirupati. Hindu Panchangs have marked this grahan and therefore those observing certain rituals have to follow them.

The moon will be totally covered by earth at 8:02 PM.

Lunar Eclipse December 2011 Time in Hyderabad Grahan Sparsh kaal or Eclipse begins at 6:16 PM
Total lunar eclipse begins at 7:36 PM on December 10, 2011
Total lunar eclipse ends at 8:27 PM on December 10, 2011
Grahan Moksh kaal or Eclipse ends at 9:48 PM

Tirupati and other important temples in the state will remain closed during the period.

This post is in response to grahan timings asked by Premnath and Chandra from Andhra Pradesh.

Hindu Cremation Procedure in Children’s Death

If the death of a child happens in a Hindu family, the usual procedure is to bury the body instead of burning on a pyre. The death of the baby happens of before namakarana or naming ceremony – the body is buried. If the naming ceremony was performed before death then the body can be buried or burned on a pyre. The general rule that is accepted by most Hindu communities is to bury the body, if the death happens before 3 years. If the death takes place after 3 years – the body is to be burned on a pyre.

Sanskrit online Journal – Jahnavi

Jahnavi is a Sanskrit online journal with thought provoking articles from scholars. All articles are in Sanskrit and the journal aims to make the modern generation aware of our tradition and heritage. The journal is a must read for all Sanskrit lovers. About the e-Journal Jahnavi
Passing through transition time phase our India needs that the vacuum between our traditional root value, heritage and modern young generation must be covered. As first Sanskrit E-Journal (Jahnavi Sanskrit E-Journal) a part of Sarsvat-Niketanam family is oriented to connect our new generation with this divine language which is the base of our root, identity and originality. To change public negative mindset towards of Sanskrit and to provide platform to creative thought and analysis related with Sanskrit on internet are our main priorities. For successful journey this mission expects a support of Sanskrit and Sanskriti lovers like you. You can read Sanskrit e-journal Jahnavi here.

Raksha Bandhan August 2011 date

Raksha Bandhan is a very popular ritual in Hindu Religion and celebrates brother-sister relationship. Raksha Bandhan 2011 date is August 13. On this day, the sister ties ‘Rakhi’ on her brother and who pledge to protect her from any danger. Raksha Bandhan, also known as Rakhi Festival, is observed on the full moon day (Purnima) in Shravan month.

‘Raksha’ means protection, and ‘Bandhan’ here means to tie. On Raksha Bandhan, sisters tie Rakhi, a bracelet made of thread of different colors, on their brothers' wrist. When a girl or woman ties a Rakhi around the hand of a boy or man it means he will protect her from all dangers.

Related How to arrange Rakshabandhan Rakhi Plate? The Reason for celebrating Raksha Bandhan

Excellence happens when there is love to grow and contribute - Swami Sukhabodhananda Motivational Sayings

Difficulties are like divine surgery. Do not resist difficulties. Nature expects us to use our heart and head to discover new and wiser skills to fly in life. Commitment is the language of the wise; complaint is the language of the fools. When one takes responsibility without accountability it weakens one’s being. Few people traverse the road of success without a puncture or two, but it is commitment to excellence that takes them through. Excellence happens when there is love to grow and contribute. Swami Sukhabodhananda

Today’s Hindu Calendar – May 25, 2011 – Tithi, Vrat, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on May 25, 2011 – Today is Krishna Paksha Ashtami – eighth day of waning phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Krishna Paksha Ashtami till 2:37 PM on May 25, 2011. Afterwards it is Krishna Paksha Navami or ninth day of the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time. Nakshatra – Shatabhisha or Sadhayam or Chathayam Nakshatra till 11:14 PM. Afterwards it is Purvabhadrapada or Pooradam Nakshatram. Rashi or Moon Sign – Kumbha Rasi. Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Kalashtami. Trilochanashtami. Sheetala Ashtami (in some regions). Vaishakh Krishna Paksha Ashtami or eighth day of the waning phase of moon in Vaishakh month in calendars followed in Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat. Jyeshta Krishna Paksha Ashtami or eighth day of the waning phase of moon in Jyeshta month in calendars followed in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakh…