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Navagraha Peeda

Navagraha Peeda results from the bad positioning of Navgrah or nine planets in a person’s horoscope. The Navgrahas are Surya, Chandra, Mangal, Budh, Guru, Shukra, Shani, Rahu and Ketu. A person having Navagraha Peeda in horoscope will face health troubles. To alleviate it, astrologers suggest various observances, yantra, mantras and ratnas. Navagraha Peeda and its solutions are followed by people who believe in astrology. It must be noted that a vast majority of Hindus ignore the Navgraha Peeda. Those people going through Navagraha Peeda have to chant the particular mantra associated with the Graha and observe prayers and fast. For example a person suffering Surya Navagraha Peeda a person has to observe fast on Sunday, read the Ravivar Vrat Katha, donate clothes and feed a hungry person. Apart from this some people also wear gem stones for the particular graha.

Lunar Eclipse Time in Tamil Nadu in December 2011 – Chennai Chandra Grahanam Timing on December 10

Chandra Grahan, a total lunar eclipse, will be visible in Chennai and other parts of Tamil Nadu from evening to night on December 10, 2011. The time in Chennai 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 Coimbatore, Erode, Salem, Kannyakumari, Rameshwaram, Pondicherry Srirangam, Dindugal, Pollachi, and other towns. Hindu Panchangams have marked this grahan and therefore those observing certain rituals have to follow them.

Lunar Eclipse December 10, 2011 Time in Chennai
Grahanam or Eclipse begins at 6:16 PM on December 10 Total Lunar Eclipse begins at 7:36 PM on December 10 Total Lunar Eclipse ends at 8:27 PM on December 10 Grahanam or eclipse ends at 9:48 PM on December 10
This post is in response to grahan timings asked by Srikala, Shelja, Parvati Ammal and Kumaresh from Tamil Nadu.

Video Tour of Oldest Hindu Temple at Malacca in Malaysia

Malacca is one of the 13 states in Malaysia and Indian Tamil traders arrived in Malacca over 400 years ago. The first HinduTemple at Malacca was built in 1781 AD and is known as Sri Poyyatha Vinayagamoorthy temple. The main deities worshipped are Ganesh and Shiva. Today, the temple also has murtis of Murugan with Valli and Deivani, Mariamman, Sundareswarar, Sanieswarar, Vyravar, Rama and Sitha.
This video, produced by Aum Muruga Society of Sydney, Australia, on the 29th May 2011 shows the inside of the temple, puja performed by the priest and an interview with the priest. You can view the Video here or in the embedded format below.

Visit to the OLDEST Saiva Temple in Malaysia from Aum Muruga Society on Vimeo.
Thanks to Dr R Sri Ravindrarajah for providing this information.

Bhaum Vrat in Shravan Month in North India

Bhaum Vrat is observed on the first Tuesday after the Amavasya or no moon day in the Shravan month. Many Hindu communities in North India observe special rituals and prayers on the day. Bhaum Vrat 2017 date is July 25.

Bhaum Vrat is observed on the first Tuesday during the Shukla Paksha of Shravan month as per traditional Hindu calendars followed in North India.

The Self is nothing else but the knowledge that you are – Maharaj Nisargadatta Teachings

Your own self is your ultimate teacher. The outer teacher is merely a milestone. It is only your inner teacher that will walk with you to the goal, for He is the goal.

There is no question of your trying to do anything. You cannot try to be your Self, because you are your Self.

There is no question of going anywhere, arriving anywhere, or doing anything; you are there already.

You have a purpose only as long as you are not complete; until then, completeness, perfection, is the purpose. But when you are complete in yourself, fully integrated, within and without, then you enjoy the universe; you do not labor at it.

The Self is nothing else but the knowledge that “you are.” Meditate on that principle by which you know “you are” and on account of which you experience the world. Meditate on this knowledge “you are,” which is the Consciousness, and abide therein.
Nisargadatta

Today’s Hindu Calendar – June 1, 2011 – Tithi, Vrat, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on June 1, 2011 – Today is Amavasya – No moon day in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Amavasya from 1:17 AM on June 1, 2011. Before 1:17 AM it is Krishna Paksha Chaturdasi. All time based on India Standard Time. Nakshatra – Krittika or Kartika or Karthigai Nakshatra till 1:22 PM. Then onwards it is Rohini Nakshatra Rashi or Moon Sign – Vrishaba Rasi. Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Amavasya. Vat Savitri Amavasya Vrat. Shani Jayanti. Bhavuka Amavasi. Surya Grahan not visible in India or major parts of the world. Vaishakh Amavasya or no moon day in Vaishakh month in calendars followed in Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat. Last day of Vaishakh month in North India. Jyeshta Amavasya or no moon day in Jyeshta month in calendars followed in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Jammu and Kashmir.  18th day of Vaigasi Masam in Tam…