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February 2013 – Important Hindu Festivals and Auspicious Days in February 2013

Dates of important festivals associated with Hinduism in February 2013 – 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.

February 6, 2013 – Ekadasi Fasting – Shattila Ekadasi Fasting February 7 – Pradosh February 8 – Shiv Chaturdasi Vrat February 10 – Amavasya Vrat. Mauni Amavasi February 10 – Thai Amavasi in Tamil Nadu February 11 – Magh month begins in calendars followed in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh February 13 – Gauri Teej Vrat February 13 – Malayalam Kumbham Month begins February 13 – Malayalam Maasi Month begins February 13 – Bengali Phalgun Month begins February 13 – Ganesh Jayanti February 15 – Vasant Panchami / Saraswati Puja February 16 – Sashti Fasting February 17 – Ratha Saptami F…

Why is Kumbh Mela Held in India?

There are two important reasons why Kumbh Mela is held in India. One is based on stories in scriptures and another is a practical reason. The practical reason is that Kumbh Mela is meant for the great minds in Sanatana Dharma (Hinduism) to meet and discuss and share knowledge for the welfare of the living beings. Decisions and new findings in philosophy and science taken during the Kumbh Mela are then carried by the saints to different parts of the world.

Reason in Puranas

The most important and widely accepted reason in scriptures is found in the Bhagavad Puran. Puranas are filled with wars between Devas (demigods) and Asuras (demons). The Devas always have the upper hand but occasionally due to some curse or misdeeds the Devas lose this upper hand. Lord Indra, the king of Devas, was once cursed by Sage Durvasa and as the result of this curse, Demons overpowered the Devas.
To find a solution the Devas approached Lord Vishnu. Lord Vishnu advised them to obtain Amrut - ‘the nectar of i…

Siddarameshwara Jayanti of Bhovi Guru Peetha

Siddarameshwara Swami is the spiritual guru of the Bhovi Community in Karnataka. Siddarameshwara Jayanti is the birth anniversary of the guru and in 2018 it will observed on January 11. The day is of great significance to the Bhovi community.

The Bhovi Guru Peetha, inspired by Guru Siddarameshwara, works for the betterment of the Bhovi community.
The spiritual guru is a guiding light in various matters associated with community.
The community follows the teaching of Lord Basavanna.

The jayanti is observed usually on Paush Krishna Paksha Dasami as per traditional Hindu calendar followed in Karnataka.

Shravan Nakshatra Date and Time in 2013 – Sravana or Thiruonam Nakshatram dates in 2013

Shravana Nakshatram, also known as Shravana or Sravana or Thiruonam, is the 22nd Nakshatra among the 27 Nakshatras. Below are Shravan Nakshatra dates in 2013. The astrological prediction of the birth star Shravana as per Moon Sign is that of Makara Raasi. Lord Shani or Saturn is the lord of Makara Rashi. The color of Shravan is light blue.

Shravana Nakshatra Days in 2013 as per Indian Standard Time (IST)
January 13, 2013 Time is from 10:31 PM on January 12 to 9:30 PM on January 13
February 9, 2013 Time is from 6:35 AM on February 9 to 5:30 AM on February 10
March 9, 2013 Time is from 2:35 PM on March 8 to 1:25 PM on March 9
April 5, 2013 Time is from 10:34 PM on April 4 to 9:20 PM on April 5
May 2, 2013 Time is from 6:38 AM on May 2 to 5:22 AM on May 3
May 30, 2013 Time is from 2:52 PM on May 29 to 1:33 PM on May 30
June 26, 2013 Time is from 11:02 PM on June 25 to 9:49 PM on June 26
July 24, 2013 Time is from 7:28 AM on July 23 to 6:04 AM on July 24
August 20, 2013 Time is from 3:40…

Hindu Navgraha Mantra Android Apps

Hindu Navgraha Mantra Android apps including Hanuman and Gayatri Mantra is created by Dilip Bhatt. The Apps are available on Google Play. These are paid apps and are not free.
The author of the apps claim:
The apps come with a soothing audio clip of the mantras and is pronounced exactly the way the Vedic Rishis have suggested it to be done. You would be able to pronounce the mantra exactly without any mistakes, just as a learned Indic or Vedic scholar would.

The repetition is traditionally done in a set of 'number presets' (usually 7000 times for Sun God) that is usually thought to invoke the right amount of energy sustainable by the human mind. The application comes with these preset numbers that can be selected depending on how much time you have to spend during each session.You can get more details about the Navgraha Mantra apps and how to download other details here.

Kumbha Masam 2018 – Malayalam Kumbham Month in 2018

Kumbha Masam, or Kumbham, is the seventh month in a traditional Malayalam calendar followed in Kerala. Kumbha Masam in 2017 begins on February 13, 2018 and ends on March 14, 2018. Auspicious days in the month include Attukal Pongala, Sri Ramakrishna Jayanti, Tirunavaya Ekadasi, Kumbha Bharani, Chottanikara Makam and Tiruvilamala Ekadasi.

Mahashivratri is on February 13.

The month is of great significance in Bhagavathy Temples in South Kerala. Temple festivals are held in this month. Festivals in all most all the important temples are held during the period.

Full Moon and No Moon Day Veluthuvavu or full moon day (Purnima) – March 1Karthuvavu or Amavasi – February 15. Ekadasi fasting dates - February 26 and March 13
Pradosham Fasting is on February 13, February 27 and March 14

Sashti Fasting - February 21
Festivals and auspicious days include: TempleFestival at EttumanurMahadevaTempleEzhara Ponnana Darshan is on Tirunavaya Ekadasi – February 26Temple festival begins at Guruvayur SriKrish…

Wise Words – Sant Kabirdas

Leaves on the tree that are born together, after falling down drift off in different directions. 
This wealth, youth, children and spouse which the Lord has given you - this is all just a passing show.
Age is the fire, and the body is the house of straw; on all four sides, this play is being played out.
To cross over the terrifying world-ocean, I have taken to the Shelter of the True Guru. Sant Kabirdas

Today’s Hindu Calendar – January 9, 2013 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on January 9, 2013 – Krishna Paksha Dwadasi and Trayodasi Tithi or the twelfth and thirteenth day during the waning phase of moon in Hindu Calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Krishna Paksha Dwadasi Tithi or the twelfth day during the waning phase of moon till 8:07 AM January 9, 2013. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Trayodasi Tithi or the thirteenth day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.

Note – In calendars followed in Gujarat and Maharashtra it is only marked Krishna Paksha Dwadasi Tithi or the twelfth day during the waning phase of moon.
Nakshatra – Anuradha or Anusham or Anizham Nakshatra till 4:39 AM on January 9. Then onward it is Jyeshta or Kettai or Triketta Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Vrischika Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Pradosh Vrat.
Margashirsh Krishna Paksha Dwadasi and Trayodasi Tithi or the twelfth and thirteenth day during the dark phase of moon in Margashirsh month in calendars follo…