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Website Dedicated to Vedic Science and Research

Vedsri - Vedic Science Research Institute – is a website exclusively dedicated to Vedic Science and Research. Founded by, Dr. P.V.N.Murthy, Vedsri is a registered public charitable trust started in 2003 at Hosur, Tamil Nadu, India. Basically the website is dedicated to people who are interested in exploring science in the Vedas.
Vedsri publishes a monthly magazine – Ancient Scientific Wisdom. You can read some of the past issues of the magazine in the website in pdf for free.
You can find more about Vedsri here at the website.

Pradosham December 2017 dates – Fasting dedicated to Shiva Pradosham in December 2017

Pradosham is a fasting dedicated to Shiva and Parvati and is observed on the 13th day of each lunar fortnight. Pradosham dates as per Hindu calendar in India in December 2017 dates are December 1, December 15 and December 30. Pradosham is the twilight period before sunrise.

December 30 Pradosh is on Saturday, therefore it is known as Shani Pradosham.
The fast begins at sunrise and ends after twilight prayers in a temple or at home.
The popular belief is that Shiva and Parvati are in a happy mood during this period and fulfils the wishes of devotees.
You may also like to read How to observe Pradosham? Story of Pradosham

Swami Parthasarthy on Mind

The mind is replete with desires which scatter it everywhere for their fulfillment. It moves restlessly in all directions like the wind over the earth. When the passions of the mind rise higher and higher, the mind becomes turbulent, violent.
A mind in that state can cause heinous crimes. It is like a turbulent wind which, on land, can uproot trees and on sea can cause shipwrecks.
The mind and wind are both insubstantial, yet both have great strength. Though not concrete in form they can manifest powerfully. When a person’s mind changes so does his entire personality.
Like the wind, the mind can be most unyielding and obstinate. The wind tries to force itself through any opening in an obstacle…
The mind’s desires are insatiable and pursuit of them relentless. Swami Parthasarthy
Related Swami Parthasarathy Thoughts and Quotes

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

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on November 25, 2011 – Amavasya Tithi or the no moon day in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Amavasya Tithitill 11:58 AM on November 25, 2011. After 11:58 AM it is Shukla Paksha Pratipada or the first day during the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Vishaka or Vishakam Nakshatra till 3:42 AM on November 25, 2011. Then onwards it is Anuradha or Anizham or Anusham Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Vrischika Rasi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Amavasya Shradh and Vrat
Kartik Amavasya or the no moon day in Kartik month in calendars followed in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.
Margashirsh Amavasya or the no moon day in Margashirsh month in calendars followed in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Jammu and Kashmir.
9th day of Karthigai Masam in Tamil Calendar followed in Tamil Nadu. 9t…