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Margashira Shasti in Karnataka - Margashirsha Shashti

Shashti, or Sashti, is the sixth day that falls on of every lunar fortnight in traditional Hindu calendar and is dedicated to Lord Subrahmanya or Muruga. Margashira Shasti 2017 date is November 24. The Shasti falling during the waxing phase of the moon in the month of Margashira (November – December) is considered highly auspicious in South India, especially in Karnataka. The same Margashira Shuddha Shasti is observed as Chamba Shasti in neighboring Maharashtra. In some regions of Karnataka, the day is also dedicated Naga worship (Snakes).

Special pujas and celebrations are held at the SubrahmanyaTemple in some regions. Devotees also worship ant-hills by pouring milk and sprinkling turmeric and vermilion along with flowers.

There is a popular belief that worshipping Nagas (Snakes) will help people get rid of Nagadosha (bad patch in life caused due to killing of snakes) and barren women would be blessed with children. People also offer replicas of hoods of snakes made of gold and sil…

Chanakya – Words of Wisdom

Advancement and decay are dependent on oneself.

Without God’s grace, even excessive effort proves fruitless.
One who is not calm and collected cannot accomplish tasks.
Those who blindly believe in destiny do not achieve anything.
One who cannot control himself is destroyed by his anger.
Even after attaining great prosperity, the one without fortitude perishes. Chanakya

Today – November 11, 2012 – is Dhanteras

Today – November 11, 2012 – is Dhanteras, or Dhan Teras. It marks the beginning of Diwali celebrations in North India. It is observed two days before Diwali. Also known as Dhanvantari Puja or Dhantrayodashi, it falls on the thirteenth day of the dark fortnight of Kartik Month in North India. In Gujarat and Maharashtra, the same period is the thirteenth day of Ashwina month.

Dhantaru or Dhanteras Puja Time - November 11 8:09 AM to 12:21 PM 1:45 PM to 3:09 PM 05:56 pm to 09:10 pm
Some communities perform Lakshmi Puja on the day. A new utensil or gold or silver is bought for the house on the Dhanteras day. Some people make an investment on the day. Most people also wait for the day to give away Diwali gifts.
The day is also dedicated to Dhanavantri, the physician of the demi-Gods, and therefore special Dhanvantari Puja is held on the day. Therefore the day is also marked as Dhanvantri Jayanti.
The day is of great importance to business community and homes. Houses are decorated and special…

Today’s Hindu Calendar – November 11, 2012 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on November 11, 2012 – Krishna Paksha Dwadasi tithi or twelfth day during the waning phase of moon in Hindu Calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Krishna Paksha Dwadasi Tithi or twelfth day of the waning phase of moon day till 9:59 AM on November 11, 2012. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Trayodasi Tithi or thirteenth day of the waning phase of moon (dark phase of moon). All time based on India Standard Time.

Nakshatra – Hasta or Atham Nakshatra till 5:43 PM on November 11, 2012. Then onward it is Chitra or Chithirai Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Kanya Rasi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Pradosham Fasting. Dhanteras. Yamdeepdan. Dhanvantri Jayanti.
Ashwin Krishna Paksha Dwadasi Tithi or the twelfth day during the dark phase of moon in Ashwin month in calendars followed in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa.
Kartik Krishna Paksha Dwadasi Tithi or the twelfth day during the waning phase of moon in Kartik month in calendars followe…