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North India Hindu Calendar Extra Month in 2015 – Adhika Ashada Mahina in Hindi Calendar in 2015

In the traditional Hindu calendar followed in North India, there is an Adhik Ashada Mahina in 2015. This extra month is present in Hindi calendars followed in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Jammu and Kashmir. This extra month is a unique feature in Hindu lunar calendars which happens mostly once in 2.5 years. Hindi Adhik Ashad Month 2015 is from June 17 to July 16. The extra month is dedicated to Sri Krishna. It is also known as Purushottam Mahina.

Sankashti Chaturthi monthly fasting dedicated to Lord Ganesh is on July 5, 2015 – Moonrise is at 9:58 PM – Indian standard time.
North India Adhik Ashada Mahina 2015 Shukla Paksha and Krishna Paksha Adhik Ashad Mahina Shukla Paksha (Waxing phase of moon) is from June 17 to July 2 Adhik Ashada Month Krishna Paksha (Waning phase of moon) is from July 3 to July 16
Adhika Ashada Month Ekadasi Kamala Ekadasi – June 28 Padma Ekadasi – July 1…

Sri Krishna Jayanti in Tamil Nadu in 2017 – Janmashtami 2017 in Tamil Nadu

Sri Krishna Jayanti or Janmashtami, the birthday of Bhagavan Sri Krishna, in 2017 as per traditional Tamil calendar followed in Tamil Nadu is on September 12. Birthday of Sri Krishna is observed on the Krishna Paksha Ashtami and Rohini Nakshatram day in Aavani Masam (4th Month in Tamil calendar in Tamil Nadu). The corresponding dates in other regions in some years vary by a day and sometimes by more than a month in some years.


Chitraramayanam in Palm Leaves – Ramayan in Pictures in Palm Leaf Kerala University Library

Chitraramayanam is believed to have been created by an unknown artist around 1453 AD. All the important incidents in the Ramayan are drawn on palm leaves using iron pen (Ezhuthani). This unparalled creation is currently part of the Manuscript Library in KeralaUniversity. C-DIT has brought out a CD of the Chitraramayanam and is available for sale.
There are a total of 318 pictures. 7 of them have been lost.

Moksha depends on the right choice between – perennial joy or passing pleasures – Upanishad Teachings

For those who live magnanimously the entire world constitutes but a family.
Who sees all being in his own self, and his own self in all beings, loses all fear.
Everything reflects the light of the Lord. May we realize him in our consciousness.
The ego gropes in darkness, while the Self lives in light.
Perennial joy or passing pleasures? This is the choice one is to make always.
Related Teachings of Angiras from Mundaka Upanishad

Today’s Hindu Calendar – August 3, 2012 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on August 3, 2012 – Krishna Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the waning phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Krishna Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the dark phase of moon till 7:32 AM on August 3. Then onwards it is Krishna Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.

Nakshatra – Dhanishta or Sravishta or Avittam Nakshatra till 10:11 PM on August 3, 2012. Then onwards it is Shathabhisha or Sadayam or Chathayam Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Makar Rashi till 10:13 AM. Then onwards it is Kumbha Rasi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days –
Shravan Krishna Paksha Pratipadaor the first day during the waning phase of moon in Shravanmonth in calendars followed in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa.
Bhadrapad Krishna Paksha Pratipadaor the first day during dark phase of moon inBhadrapad month in calendars followed Delhi, Rajastha…