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Importance of Krittika Vratam or Karthigai Nakshatra Vratam

Krittika Vratam is dedicated Murugan and is observed on the Kartigai Nakshatra day. Krittika or Karthigai is one among the 27 birth stars. Legend has it that the importance of Krithika Vratam was narrated to Sage Narada by Ganesha.

The fiery spark that fell from Shiva which finally was born was six babies were looked after by Six Goddess of the Karthikai constellation. The six babies were later joined together by Maa Parvati and this led to the incarnation of Muruga.
Sage Narada wanted to become the greatest Sage and constantly remain in Brahman realization. Ganesha then advised Sage Narada to perform the Krittika Vratam.
Other important Vratas dedicated to Muruga are Friday fasting, Sashti fasting and Skanda Sashti fasting after Diwali.
Muruga is popularly known as Kartik in North India. In South India, Muruga is also known as Skanda, Shanmukha, Kartikeya, Saravanabhava, Velayudha, Gangeya, Subrahmanya, Senapati, Swaminatha, Dandapani…

Listen to Skanda Purana online in Hindi in mp3 Audio format

Skanda Puran is one of the most popular Puranas in Hindu Tradition and narrates the important incidents associated with Hindu God Muruga, also known as Kartik, Kartikeya and Skanda. Now you can listen to Skanda Puran in Hindi online for free. The audio is in mp3 format. Each chapter is in a separate audio file. There is no download option.
Link – Listen to Skanda Puran online in Hindi in mp3format

Lessons from Rig Veda

Give prominence to intellect over emotions.
Allow me to leave my actions and their consequences to Thy infinite will and mercy.
Let not the fruits of action be the motive of your actions, otherwise you might be disappointed and leave the path of right direction.
Look upon all the animate beings as your bosom friends, for in all of them there resides one soul.
All that lives or moves on earth transient or permanent exists in the glory of God.
Rig Veda

Today’s Hindu Calendar – February 12, 2013 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on February 12, 2013 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during the waxing phase of moon in Hindu Calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Shukla Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during the waxing phase of moon till 10:37 AM on February 12. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Tritiya Tithi or the third day during the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.

Nakshatra – Shatabhisha or Sadayam or Chathayam Nakshatra till 4:22 AM on February 12. Then onward it is Purva Bhadra or Pooruruttathi Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Kumbha Rasi till 10:25 PM. Then onward it is Meena Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days –
Magh Shukla Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during the waxing phase of moonin Magh month calendars followed in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa.
Magh Shukla Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during the waxing phase of moon in Magh month in calendars followed in Delhi, Rajast…