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Importance of Yellow Colored Rice Grains on Hindu Wedding Cards

It is a practice to stick yellow colored rice grains on the wedding cards by many Hindu communities. This is because yellow color is considered highly auspicious – yellow stands for prosperity and love and is also associated with learning.

The practice of giving uncooked Rice grains mixed with yellow is more popular in rural areas in North India and western parts of India.

The yellow colored rice is often kept inside the card or stuck on the cards. Another key element that is a must in a Hindu wedding card is Sri Ganesha.

Watch Lunar Eclipse June 2011 Live Online – Live Streaming of Chandra Grahan on June 15 – 16

The Total Lunar Eclipse, Purna Chandra Grahan, which is taking place on June 15, 2011 and June 16, 2011 will be visible throughout India, Africa, Europe, Asia and Australia. You can watch the Lunar Eclipse live online. The Eclipse will be visible from 11:53 PM June 15 to 3:23 AM on June 16 (IST). You can watch the grahan live online in these websites.

Link - Live streaming of Lunar Eclipse in June 2011

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Important Hindu Festivals and Auspicious Days in July 2011

Dates of important festivals associated with Hinduism in July 2011 – based on major Hindu calendars and Panchangam used in India. The festivals, Vrats and auspicious days are based on Indian Standard Time (IST). You can also take help through the comment section on good dates for various purposes. July 1, 2011 – Amavasya – No moon day July 2 – Ashada month begins in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Gujarat July 3 – Puri Jagannath Rath Yatra July 6 – Muruga Sashti Fasting July 7 – Vivaswat Puja (Surya Puja) July 7 – Aani Uthiram in Tamil Calendar July 8 – Monthly Durga Ashtami Puja July 9 – Bhadali Navami July 10 – Ulto Rath at PuriJagannathTemple

Today – June 15, 2011 – is Vat Purnima Vrat

Today – June 15, 2011 – is Vat Purnima Vrat. Vat Purnima fasting is observed by married women for the well being of their husbands in certain parts of India. The fast is based on Savitri Satyavan legend in the Mahabharata. The Vrat is observed during Poornima (Full moon) in the month of Jyeshtha and is more popular in Gujarat and Maharashtra.
You can find more details about Vat Purnima in this article

Anandamurti Gurumaa – Words of Inspiration

Don’t say that you are ill fated by your karma, just have a fire in your heart and be very adamant in your prayer and be very-very sincere in your prayer. And if you are a real seeker then soon you would be able to clear up this foggy state of mind.

Freedom comes from wisdom, which comes with knowledge and courage. So be courageous, be wise and fly! No one can stop you.

Hope is neither positive nor negative. But when you cling on to your hope and are so adamant and stubborn that it must be fulfilled, you have opened up all the doors for depression and pain and aggression. True, without hope, how would you live your life? But if hope is going to be the reason to bring depression in your life, then I would say, don’t have any hope. Just do your work. Don’t look for the rewards or awards once your work has finished.

Difficulties and frustrations are a part of human life and no one can run away from them. Don’t ever dare to. None has ever been able to run away from frustrations or kick away…

Today – Lunar Eclipse – Chandra Grahan – June 15, 2011 night to early morning of June 16

A total lunar eclipse, Purna Chandra Grahan, will take place in India and in other parts of the world except in United States on night of June 15, 2011 and early morning hours of June 16, 2011. The India time of the lunar eclipse is from 11:53 PM on June 15, 2011 to 03:32 AM on June 16, 2011.

Total Lunar Eclipse when the moon is totally covered is from 12:52 AM on June 16 to 02:33 AM on June 16.
This will be the darkest Lunar Eclipse in 87 years.

You can find details of the Lunar Eclipse in other parts of the world in these article – Lunar Eclipse Time Around the World

Today’s Hindu Calendar – June 15, 2011 – Tithi, Vrat, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on June 15, 2011 – Today is Purnima – full moon day in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Purnima Tithi from 3:00 AM on June 15, 2011. Before 3:00 AM it is Shukla Paksha Chaturdasi. All time based on India Standard Time.

Nakshatra – Anuradha or Anusham or Anizham Nakshatra till 2:10 AM. Afterwards it is Jyeshta or Kettai or Triketta Nakshatram.

Rashi or Moon Sign – Vrischika Rasi.

Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Purnima Vrat. Vat Savitri Purnima Vrat. Sant Kabir Jayanti. Chandra Grahan in India from 11:53 PM. Total Lunar Eclipse.

Jyeshta Purnima or full moon day in Jaishata month in calendars followed in Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat.

Jyeshta Purnima or full moon in Jaishata month 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.

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