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Kala Mahina

Kala Mahina, also known as Adhik Maas, is the extra month added to a Hindu lunar calendar once in 32 months to make the lunar calendar similar to the solar calendar. Kala Mahina 2015 is from June 17 to July 16. Astronomically Kala Mahina is known as Intercalary month. The name Kala Mahina because certain people think this month is bad. There are also people who are superstitious about the month – observe lot of dos and donts.

The month is known as Kala Mahina as the sun did not enter any rashis during Kala Mahina and people considered it inauspicious and hence referred to it as kala or dark.
Legend has it that Kala Mahina did not like it being referred as waste and complained to Vishnu, who renamed the month as Purushottam Maas. The Kala Mahina is thus dedicated to Sri Krishna and is considered ideal for all sort of Spiritual activities.
Kala Mahina is not a bad month.  It is purely a calendar adjustment in lunar calendars. Wife and husband can stay together in this month and they ca…

Live Darshan From ISKCON Sri Krishna Temple in Bangalore, India

The ISKCONTemple at Bangalore in Karnataka in India is offering live darshan of murtis worshipped in the temple for free. The main murti in the temple is that of Sri Krishna and Radha. You can also watch live satsang and other devotional programs in the temple conducted in the temple.
Link – Live DarshanFrom ISKCON Bangalore Sri Krishna Temple
Related Sri Krishna Janmashtami Live from Dwarka Temple on August 10 night

Today - August 9, 2012 - is Gokulashtami – Sri Krishna Jayanti – Janmashtami in Maharashtra – Eastern India – Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka

Today – August 9, 2012 – is Sri Krishna Jayanti (Gokulashtami/Janmashtami) in Maharashtra, Goa, Bengal, Assam, Orissa (Smarta tradition) and certain communities in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Gujarat. Those that follow Smarta tradition will be observing it in North India too. Pujas will be held in these regions on the night of August 9.

The entire North India and Gujarat will be observing it on August 10, 2012. Those communities and temples that follow Vaishnava tradition in other regions will also be observing it on August 10, 2012. Pujas and fasting in these regions will be held on the night of August 10.
Note – Sri Krishna Jayanti in Kerala and for a section in Tamil Nadu is on September 8, 2012.
According to traditional Hindu astrology, Sri Krishna was born when the moon entered the house of Vrishabha (Taurus) at the Rohini Nakshatram (star) on the eight day (Ashtami) of the second fortnight of the month of Sravana (this corresponds to the month of Bhadrapada Krishna…

Today’s Hindu Calendar – August 9, 2012 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on August 9, 2012 – Krishna Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during the waning phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Krishna Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during the dark phase of moon till 11:04 AM on August 9. Then onwards it is Krishna Paksha Ashtami Tithi or the eighth day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.

Nakshatra – Ashwini or Ashwathy Nakshatra till 4:59 AM.  Then onwards it is Bharani Nakshatram
Rashi or Moon Sign – Mesha Rasi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days –Sri Krishna Jayanti in eastern, western (Maharashtra) and southern parts of India (In South only in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh).
Shravan Krishna Paksha Saptami or the seventh day during the waning phase of moon in Shravan month in calendars followed in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa.
Bhadrapad Krishna Paksha Saptami or the seventh day during dark phase of moon inBhadrapad month in calenda…