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Vaibhav Lakshmi Vrat Rules

Dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi, Vaibhav Lakshmi Vrat is observed for attaining peace, prosperity and happiness. Below are the rules dedicated to the Vaibhav Laxmi Vrat.

The vrat is generally observed by married woman.
Unmarried woman and men can also observe the vrat.
Complete fast on the day. The Prasad that is offered to Goddess Lakshmi can be eaten by the person undertaking fast.
If you have health issues or are working you can take a single vegetarian meal on the day. Another option is to eat fruits.
Fasting starts before sunrise and ends after sunset and evening puja.
The vrat should be performed with devotion not with a particular desire or aim.
The Vrat should be observed for 11 or 21 Fridays. You can skip a Friday if there is monthly periods (menstruation) or you traveling or any unfortunate incident in the family.
The prayers can be dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi, Dhan Lakshmi or Shri Yantra. There is only need to place a single coin before Goddess Lakshmi. Gold, silver etc are …

Download Sri Adi Shankaracharya Bhasya of Isa – Katha and Taittiriya Upanishad in Sanskrit in Audio mp3 format

Adi Shankaracharya’s commentary on Upanishads, or Shankara Upanishad Bhashya, is one of the most authoritative and most sought after commentaries. Vedabhoomi is currently offering Sri Adi Shankaracharya Bhasya of Isa Upanishad, Katha Upanishads and Taittiriya Upanishad in Sanskrit in audio form. You can download the mp3 files for free.
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The purpose of human life is the realization of Who am I? – Sri Anandamayi Ma

He is in all figures and forms, eternally enthroned in the hearts of all beings. It is true, He lives everywhere. Once one has achieved to see this, then one has seen and achieved everything. It means, to be fearless, sure, devoid of all conflicts, completely silent, imperishable.

Peace can be promised only then, when the mind is concentrated on what give us peace, and the eyes rest upon what strengthens peace, when ears listen to what fills the heart with peace and when you hear at all times the answer of the One IS himself peace.
It may be tiresome in the beginning to live in harmony with the highest ideals, but finally, it leads to a genuine sense of well-being and peace. One must learn to find joy in the sublime. If one is blessed with a human body, it is wrong not to live accordingly. Why should one go after animal instincts?

"Who am I? This realization is the purpose of human life."
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Today’s Hindu Calendar – February 8, 2012 – Tithi, Vrat, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on February 8, 2012 – Krishna Paksha Pratipada orthe first day during the waning phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Purnima tithi till 3:38 AM on February 8, 2012. Then onwards it is Krishna Paksha Pratipada. Krishna Paksha Pratipada tithi ends at 2:23 AM on February 9. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Aslesha or Ayiliyam Nakshatra till 1:25 PM on February 8, 2012. Then onwards it is Magha or Makam Nakshatram
Rashi or Moon Sign – Karka Rashi till 1:25 PM. Then onwards it is Simha Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days –
Magh Krishna Paksha Pratipada or first day during the waning phase of moon in Magh month in calendars followed in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa.
Phalgun Krishna Paksha Pratipada or first day during the waning phase of moon in Phalgun month in calendars followed in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakh…