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Chandra Grahan June 2012 in India – Time of Partial Lunar Eclipse June 4, 2012

Chandra Grahan, Partial Lunar Eclipse, will take place on June 4, 2012 in India during moonrise but is not visible by the naked eye. According to NASA, the Chandra Grahan is a partial lunar eclipse and is visible in India, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia and pacific coast of United States. The Chandragrahan time in India is between 3:30 PM on June 4, 2012 to 5:36 PM on June 4, 2012.

As the eclipse is during moonrise Hindu Panchangs have ignored it. There is no need to follow any rituals and pujas or fasting. 
There is nothing to worry for pregnant women
The eclipse in India begins during moonrise so the eclipse will not be visible in most parts of India. The time is same throughout India as per NASA and even the moonrise eclipse only takes place in eastern parts of India.
June 4, 2012 Eclipse Map

Chandra Grahan June 4, 2012 Time in United States

June 2012 – Important Hindu Festivals and Auspicious Days in June 2012

Dates of important festivals associated with Hinduism in June 2012– based on major Hindu calendars and Panchangam used in India. The festivals, Vrats and auspicious days are based on Indian Standard Time (IST). You can also take help through the comment section on good dates for various purposes including house warming, joining job, buying car or house, moving into new rented home etc.

June 1, 2012 – Nirjala Ekadasi Vrat in Maharashtra, Gujarat and in South India June 2 – Pradosh Vrat June 3 – Purnima Vrat June 4 – Purnima June 4 – Vat Savitri Purnima Vrat June 4 – Sant Kabir Jayanti June 5 – Ashada month begins in calendars followed in North India June 7 – Sankashti Ganesh Chaturthi Vrat June 15 – Yogini Ekadasi Vrat June 15 – Mithuna Masam begins in Malayalam Kerala Calendars June 15 – Aani Masam begins in Tamil Calendars June 16 – Pradosh Vrat June 16 – Ashara Month begins in Bengali Calendars June 17 – Shiv Chaturdasi Vrat June 19 – Amavasya June 20 – Ashada month begins in calen…

Story of Goddess Gayatri Appearing From Cow

A legend found in the Puranas suggests that Goddess Gayatri appeared from the body of a cow. Legend has it that Brahma wanted to perform a Vedic Yajna but he was unable to perform it as he had no wife. A yajna could only be conducted along with the wife.

Brahma went to Goddess Saraswati and asked Her to be his wife and sit by him during the yajna.
Goddess Saraswati agreed to take the form of Goddess Savitri and be Brahma’s divine consort.
Goddess Saraswati went away to purify herself.
Brahma started preparation for the yajna.
But long after the completion of the preparation, Goddess Saraswati did not return.
Brahma lost his patience and looked out for another woman.
He found a milkmaid walking at a distance. Brahma passed her through the body of a cow and from the cow appeared Goddess Gayatri.
Goddess Saraswati soon appeared on the yajna scene as Savitri and was furious to see another woman sitting by the side of Brahma.
Savitri became furious and turned into a river and destroyed …

A level of maturity is reached when nothing external is of any value – Nisargadatta Maharaj

Desires that destroy their subjects or objects or do not subside on satisfaction are self contradictory and cannot be fulfilled. Only desires motivated by love, goodwill and compassion are beneficial to both subject and object and can be fully satisfied...the entire universe strives to fulfil a desire born of compassion.

The daily life is a life of action. Whether you like it or not, you must function. Whatever you do for your own sake accumulates and becomes explosive; one day it goes off an plays havoc with you and your own world...therefore work neither for yourself not for others, but for the work’s own sake.
Experience cannot be conveyed through words. It comes with action. A man who is intense in his experience will radiate confidence and courage.
A level of maturity is reached when nothing external is of any value and the heart is ready to relinquish it.
Related Nisargadatta Maharaj on Death

Today’s Hindu Calendar – May 2, 2012 – Tithi, Vrat, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on May 2, 2012 – Shukla Paksha Ekadasi Tithi orthe eleventh day during the waxing phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Shukla Paksha Ekadasi Tithi or eleventh day during the light phase of moon till 6:12 PM on May 2, 2012. Then onwards it is Shukla Paksha Dwadasi Tithi or the twelfth day during the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.

Nakshatra – Purvaphalguni or Pooram Nakshatra till 11:45 AM on May 2, 2012. Then onwards it is Uttaraphalguni or Uthiram Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Simha Rasi till 5:29 PM. Then onwards it is Kanya Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Ekadashi Fasting. Mohini Ekadasi.
Vaishakh Shukla Paksha Ekadasi or eleventh day during the waxing phase of moon in Vaishakh month in calendars followed in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa.
Vaishakh Shukla Paksha Ekadasi or eleventh day during the light phase of moon in Vaishakh month in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Prad…