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Basis for Marriage is Friendship – Hindu Philosophy of Marriage

This article is written by Dr. Srinivasan is the author of book - The Vedic Wedding: Origins, Tradition and Practice and Hinduism for Dummies
Wife as friend is a very ancient Hindu concept and an ancient Hindu prince known as Yudhishtira revealed this "secret" about 4000 years ago. In an episode known as Yaksha Prashna in that great epic, the Mahabharata, a divine being challenged the prince in exile to answer some questions. 
One of the questions the Yaksha asked Yudhishtira was
"kimsvin mitram grhesatah?" i.e. Who is the friend of a householder?
To which the prince answered “bhaaryaa mitram grhesatah" i.e. the friend of a householder is his spouse.
According to Hindus, therefore, the basis for marriage is friendship and such friendship is the understanding, the promise and the commitment that unites a man and a woman. With such authority, there is then no question about the role of a woman, her importance, her position in this equation that binds them together.

Live Darshan from Govind Devji Temple in Jaipur

Govind Dev Ji Temple at Jaipur in Rajasthan, India, is dedicated to Sri Krishna. Lord Krishna is worshipped here as Govind Devji and the mandir is located in the JaipurCityPalace complex. The official website of the temple is offering live darshan of Govindevji during important puja time.
Link – Online Live Darshan from Govind Devji Temple in Jaipur (click on link)
Note - To view the darshan on the official website click on media player link on left sidebar.

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Sarvartha Siddhi Yoga August 2017 Date and Time

Sarvartha Siddhi Yoga is a good day for moving into new house, opening of shops, buying gold, bikes and cars, booking of cars and other auspicious ceremonies as per Hindu panchang and calendar, especially those followed in North India. In August 2017, Sarvarta Siddhi Yoga dates are August 2, 6, 7, 13, 15, 16, 18, 20, 26, and August 28, 2017. Below is the detail time for August 2017.
sunrise to 4:32 PM on August 2
sunrise on August 6 to 2:15 AM on August 7
sunrise on August 7 to 3:56 AM on August 8
sunrise on August 13 to 4:11 AM on August 14
sunrise on August 15 to 1:24 AM on August 16
sunrise on August 16 to before sunrise on August 17
8:28 PM on August 18 to before sunrise on August 19
sunrise to 5:38 PM on August 20
5:36 PM on August 26 to before sunrise on August 27
6:16 PM on August 28 to before sunrise on August 29
Sarvartha Siddha Yoga occurs three or four times in a month and is mainly followed in North India.

All search is in vain until we begin to perceive that wisdom is within ourselves – Swami Vivekananda

Know that every thought and word that weakens you in this world is the only evil that exists. Whatever makes men weak and makes them fear is the only evil that should be shunned.
Live in the midst of the battle of life. Anyone can keep calm in a cave or when asleep. Stand in the whirl and madness of action and reach the Center. If you have found the Center, you cannot be moved.
All search is in vain, until we begin to perceive that wisdom is within ourselves.
Through delusion we have been trying to forget our nature, and yet we could not; it is always calling upon us, and all our search after God or gods, or external freedom, was a search after our real nature. Swami Vivekananda

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

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on July 25, 2011 – Today is Krishna Paksha Dasami or tenth day of the waning phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Krishna Paksha Dasami the full day and till 12:27 AM on July 26. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Bharani Nakshatra till 2:28 AM on July 25, 2011. Afterwards it is Krithika or Karthika or Karthigai Nakshatra.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Mesha Rashi till 8:56 AM. Afterwards it is Vrishaba Rasi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Shravan Somvar Vrat in North India. Aadi Karthigai in Tamil Calendars
Ashada Krishna Paksha Dasami or tenth day of the dark phase of moon in Ashad month in calendars followed in Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat.
Shravan Krishna Paksha Dasami or tenth day of the dark phase of moon in Shravan month in calendars followed in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Jammu…