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Vastu or Grah Pravesh Muhurt in Gujarat 2013 – Good Date to Move into New House

The following is the Vastu or Grah Pravesh Muhurt in 2013 based on Panchangs and calendars followed in Gujarat. Good dates to move into new house in December 2013 time is strictly based on India Standard Time. It must be noted that the calendar and Panchang followed in Gujarat is different from that followed in North India.

January 2013 January 17 full day   January 18 16.24 PM January 19 full day January 23 full day January 24 Up to 9.22 AM January 31 after 11.13 AM
February 2013 February 1 February 2 February 6 from 1:33 PM February 7 up to 9:35 AM February 13 up to 8:23 AM February 14 up to 8:20 AM February 15 up to 7:45 AM
March 2013 – No dates
April 2013 – No dates
May 2013 May 11 after 1:24 PM May 13 up to 12:48 PM May 15 May 16 May 20 May 22 up to 9:51 AM May 25 after 9:55 AM May 27 up to 2:44 PM May 29 May 30
June 2013 June 3 after 12:17 AM
July 2013 – No dates
August 2013 August 17 August 19 August 22 up to 9:31 AM August 23 8:11 AM to 1:20 PM August 26 up to 8:38 AM August 28 …

Thamboolam Offering in Hinduism – Offering of Thambulam Leaves

One of the most important puja items in Hindism the Thamboolam leaves, especially in South Indian pujas. In regional languages in India it is known as Betel leaves, Pan, Nag Ve, Vetta or Vettila. Thambulam is offered along with betel nuts and spices to a deity after Naivedyam or food offering.

The popular belief is that Thambulam helps in digesting the food. So it is offered after food offering to a deity. Coins or money are not offered along with Thambulam offering.
Coins and money are only kept on betel leaves when it is offered as Dakshina.
It is also believed that all important deities are present in the Thambulam. It is also an important component in the Ashtamangalya items.
It must be noted that Thamboolam is only offered along with Shodasopachara Puja – traditional puja involving sixteen steps. In the daily puja offered in Hindu homes, Thamboolam is not offered.

Kannada Pausha Masa 2016 - 2017 in Kannada Calendar – Poush Month 2017 in Karnataka

Pausha Masa, or Poush Month, is the tenth month in a traditional Hindu Kannada calendar and Panchanga followed in Karnataka. Pausha Masa 2016 - 2017 is from December 30, 2016 to January 27, 2017. Makar Sankranti is on January 14.

Shiva Pradosham Fasting Dates in Kannada Pausha Masa are: Pradosh – January 10, 2017 Pradosha – January 25, 2017
Sankashtahara Chathurthi Vrata dedicated to Ganesh in Pausha Masa 2016 is on  January 15, 2017  – Moonrise or Chandrodaya is at 8:57 PM – Indian Standard Time.

Kannada Pausha Masa Shukla Paksha and Krishna Paksha Pausha Masa Kannada calendar 2017 Shukla Paksha (Waxing phase of moon) is from December 30 to January 12, 2017. Kannada Pausha Month 2017 Krishna Paksha (Waning phase of moon) is from January 13, 2017 to January 27, 2017.

Ekadasi Fasting Dates in Kannada Pausha Masa Putrada Ekadasi  – January 8, 2017 (Smarta) (Vaikunta Ekadasi)
Putrada Ekadasi - January 9, 2017 (Bhagavat) Shattila Ekadasi – January 23, 2017
Purnima in Kannada Pausha Month  Pau…

Marathi Paush Month in 2017 - 2018 - Poush Mahina 2018 in Maharashtra Calendar

Paush month or Poush Mahina is the tenth month in a traditional Marathi calendar followed in Maharashtra. Paush Month 2017 - 2018 in Marathi calendar is from December 19, 2017 to January 17, 2018. The important festivals in the month include Makar Sankranti (January 14, 2018) and Shakambari Navratri.

Sankashti Chaturthi monthly fasting dedicated to Ganesha in Paush Mahina is on January 5, 2018 – Moonrise or Chandrodaya is at 8:57 PM – Indian Standard Time.

Paush Mahina Shukla Paksha and Krishna Paksha Paush Mahina 2017 Shukla Paksha (Waxing phase of moon) is from December 19 to January 2, 2018. Paush Month 2018 Krishna Paksha (Waning phase of moon) is from January 2, 2018 to January 17, 2018.

Purnima or full moon in Marathi Paush Mahina in 2018 Paush Pournima or Full moon day is on January 2. The Purnima begins at 11:44 AM on January 1 and ends at 7:54 AM on January 2. Purnima Vrat is on January 1, 2018. Shakambari Purnima is on January 2. Shakambari Jayanti is observed on January 2. Ma…

Malayalam Calendar 2013 Online – Download Kerala Calendar 2013 in PDF format

Malayalam Calendar 2013 followed in Kerala is provided by the Deepika Newspaper and Kerala Kaumudi (not yet update) in Kerala. The second calendar is that of Kerala Kaumudi is in pdf format. Last year Mathurbhumi had also provided their calendar online. The 2013 Malayalam calendar contains important festivals in Kerala and uses Malayalam language to mention Nakshatram and festival details. This Kerala calendar of 2013 of Deepika is not in pdf format. But you can save the webpage and use it or save it in image format.

You can visit the newspaper website and download it here - Deepika Malayalam Calendar 2013
Kerala Kaumudi Calendar 2013 in PDF format - You download it here at Kerala Kaumudi calendar 2013.

Frustrations and nervous breakdowns are the end of a self-centered life – Swami Ranganathananda Sayings

A young person must be asked to work hard. Go into the world; achieve something. . .Let the person go out, work, satisfy his or her desires, make achievements the goal of one's life at that stage. The same person, after achievement is over, must begin to think of other higher things. Then he or she slowly withdraws one's mind from action and achievement. There is something I have missed, my own true nature. Let me try to realize this truth.

How can we find joy in work? By working for oneself? No; it is not possible to find that continuous joy in work through selfish motivations. Frustration and ennui are the end of all selfish motivations. Frustrations and nervous breakdowns are the end of a self-centered life.
It is from the human mind itself that both good and evil come. So, a little attention as to how the mind is behaving, in the context of work, is absolutely essential for all people today. Otherwise, collective life will become difficult, group life will become difficult…

Today’s Hindu Calendar – January 2, 2013 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on January 2, 2013 – Krishna Paksha Panchami Tithi or the fifth day during the waning phase of moon in Hindu Calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Krishna Paksha Panchami Tithi or the fifth day during the waning phase of moon till 7:24 PM January 2, 2013. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.

Nakshatra – Magha or Makam Nakshatra till 10:46 AM on January 2. Then onward it is Purvaphalguni or Pooram Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Simha Rasi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days –
Margashirsh Krishna Paksha Panchami or the fifth day during the dark phase of moon in Margashirsh month in calendars followed in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa.
Paush Krishna Paksha Panchami or the fifth day during the waning phase of moon in Paush month in calendars followed in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Hi…