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Pradosham November 2017 date – Pradosham Vrat and Fasting Dedicated to Shiva in November 2017

Pradosham  is an auspicious day dedicated to Lord Shiva. Pradosham Vrat dates in November 2017 are November 1 and November 15. The fasting occurs twice in a Hindu month – once each during the waning and waxing phase of the moon on the Trayodashi day (Thirteenth day after new moon and full moon).

Fasting from sunrise to sunset is an important aspect of Pradosham. The fast is broken after the evening prayers. The puja and worship is done in the evening. Most devotees spend the evening on the day in a Shiva temple.
Pujas and rituals on Pradosham are performed during the twilight period – around 90 minutes before and 90 minutes after sunset.
You may also like to read How to do or observe Pradosham? Story of Pradosham Fasting

Diwali Musings – October 26, 2011

For millions of people Diwali is the most cherished day because it takes them back to the roots – we go home to join our family, parents and relatives. But not all are lucky – job and numerous other reasons keep us away from home on the occasion of Diwali. For such people it is the memories of Diwali celebrated that brings a smile.
Away, at home or at work, we cannot keep Diwali out because it is part of our life. Diwali day is special.
But there are so many people who are unlucky – who cannot make the day special.
We can make our Diwali day more special and even happier if we can bring smile on the face of an unlucky person. Make an effort to bring smile on an unlucky person this Diwali and make it more special.
Happy Diwali….
Let there be peace, prosperity and happiness always….

Om Shantih Shantih Shantih

Today’s Hindu Calendar – October 26, 2011 – Tithi, Vrat, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on October 26, 2011 – Amavasya Tithi or the no moon day in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Amavasya Tithi from 4:25 AM on October 26, 2011. Before 4:25 AM on Oct 26, it is Krishna Paksha Chaturdasi or the fourteenth day during the waning phase of moon. Amavasya Tithi ends at 1:58 AM on October 27. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Hasta or Atham Nakshatra till 12:31 AM on October 26, 2011. Afterwards it is Chitra or Chithirai or Chithira Nakshatram till 10:49 PM. Then onward it is Swathi or Chothi Nakshatra.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Kanya Rashi till 11:40 AM. Then onwards it is Tula Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Diwali. Lakshmi Puja. Narak Chaturdasi. Abhayanga Snan. Amavasya.
Ashwin Amavasya or the no moon day in Ashwin month in calendars followed in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh
Kartik Amavasya or the no moon day in Kartik month in calendars followed in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, J…