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Purnima Vrat dates in 2015 - Poornima Fasting dates in 2015

Purnima Vrat is the fasting observed on full moon day in a traditional Hindu lunar calendar. Below are the Purnima vrat dates in 2015. It must be noted that Poornima fasting is observed and ends on the day when full moon is present during evening time. Evening full moon puja is essential for the completion of the vrat.

Purnima Snan and Daan takes place during morning hours and most calendars mark this day as Purnima. Most of the time Purnima ends before evening on such days. So the previous day evening when Purnima is present is chosen for vrat.
Note this is Purnima Fasting dates and not the Purnima Date.

Purnima Vrat 2015
January 4, 2015
February 3, 2015
March 5, 2015
April 3, 2015
May 3, 2015
June 2, 2015
July 1, 2015
July 30, 2015
August 29, 2015
September 27, 2015
October 26, 2015
November 25, 2015
December 25, 2015

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Detail Time of Purnima in 2015

Download Shiva Sahasranama in Hindi in pdf for free

Shiva Sahasranama is one of the most popular mantras dedicated to Hindu God Shiva. This Shiva Sahasranama in pdf format in Hindi is for free download. The prayer consists of the 1000 names of Shiva. This mantra is believed to have been narrated first by Vishnu and is found in the Shiva Purana. It is chanted during the worship of Shiva especially on Shivratri and Pradosh.
Link - Shiva Sahasranama Hindi in pdf

Margali Masam begins Today December 17, 2011 in Tamil Calendar

Margazhi Month, or Margali Masam, is a highly auspicious period in Tamil Calendar. In the Bhagavad Gita, Sri Krishna says ‘Maasanam Margasheershoham’ - among the twelve months, I am Margazhi. Margazhi month is from December 17, 2011 to January 14, 2012.
The month is kept aside for spiritual activities and the chanting of Thiruvaimozhi and Tiruppavai of Andal.
Vaikunta Ekadasi fasting is observed in this month.
Another ritual in the month is the Pavai Nombu.
 Hanuman Jayanti is Tamil culture is also observed in this month.
Arudra Darshan festival dedicated to the Nataraja form of Shiva is also observed in the month. Apart from this thousands of classical music concerts and dance programs are held in the month.
The month ends with the Bhogi Pongal ritual.
Tiruppavai is recited as morning prayer during the month of Margazhi at the TirumalaTirupatiTemple.
Related Margazhi Month Importance Pavai Nombu Vaikunta Ekadasi Arudra Darshan Hanuman Jayanti in Margazhi Masam

Notion of mine is the source of sorrow – Adi Shankaracharya

The knowledge of one's identity with the pure self, that negates the notion of the identity of the body and the self, sets a man free even against his will from the belief that he is a human being.
The world, which is full of attachment, aversion and the like, is like a dream. It appears to be real as long as one is ignorant. With the dawning of knowledge, the world becomes unreal.
The yogi endowed with complete enlightenment, sees through the eye of knowledge the entire universe in his own and regards everything as the Self and nothing else. Adi Shankaracharya
Related Worthlessness of complicated rituals – Shankaracharya

Today’s Hindu Calendar – December 17, 2011 – Tithi, Vrat, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on December 17, 2011 – Krishna Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during the waning phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Saptami Tithitill 4:39 PM on December 17, 2011. After 4:39 PM it is Krishna Paksha Ashtami or eighth day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Purva Phalguni or Pooram Nakshatra till 7:41 PM on December 17. Then onwards it is Uttara Phalguni or Uthiram Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Simha Rasi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Margazhi Month begins in Tamil Calendars.
Margashirsh Krishna Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during the dark phase of moon Margashirsh month in calendars followed in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa.
Paush Krishna Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during the waning phase of moon in Paush month in calendars followed in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, H…