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Shivratri March 2013 - Mahashivaratri on March 10, 2013

Shivratri, or Mahashivaratri, as the name indicates is the night of Lord Shiva. It is observed on the night before ‘amavasya’ in the Hindu month of Magh/Phalgun (February – March). In 2013, the date of Shivaratri is March 10.

Unlike other festivals associated with Hinduism, Shivratri is a night dedicated largely to prayers and not to celebrations. Of course, when Lord Shiva is worshipped there is bliss all around but the bliss is of Brahman realization.
The importance of Shivaratri is closely associated with ‘amavasi’ (the no moon night or full dark night)). Amavasi symbolically represents Kaliyuga. Lord Shiva appeared just before the beginning of Kaliyuga to rid the world of evil and ignorance, which is symbolically represented through Amavasi. Therefore Mahashivratri is celebrated to get rid of evil and ignorance.
On the Shivratri day, Lord Shiva is worshipped in a special form of Linga called ‘Lingodabhavamurti.’ It is a lingam in the form of fire which has neither a beginning nor …

Sarvartha Siddhi Yoga April 2017 date and time

Sarvartha Siddhi Yoga is a good day and positive period as per Hindu panchang and calendar, especially those followed in North India. In April 2017, Sarvarta Siddha Yog time and dates are April 1, 9, 14, 16, 23, 25 and April 29, 2017. Sarvarta Siddha Yoga is considered auspicious for all important ceremonies like house warming, opening of shops, booking of cars etc. Below is the detail time in April 2017.

8:38 AM on April 1 to before sunrise on April 2 sunrise on April 9 to before sunrise on April 10
9:07 AM on April 14 to before sunrise on April 15
2:18 PM to before sunrise on April 16
10:39 PM on April 23 to before sunrise on April 24
9:03 PM on April 25 to before sunrise on April 26
sunrise to 3:00 PM on April 29

Sarvartha Siddha Yoga occurs three or four times in a month and is only followed in North India.

Srimad Bhagavad Purana Teachings

Happiness is the essential nature of the soul. It is manifested after withdrawal and cessation of all activities. Having perceived that enjoyment and experience are fanciful creations of the mind, I lie down (enjoying whatever comes my way ordained by the Divine).

Having forgotten that this blissful nature is inherent in one’s self, a man is verily enmeshed into samsara which is terrible (owing to birth, death and other miseries) and yet strange (as it consists of birth in celestial, subhuman, human and other-species).
He, who (being ignorant of his innate blissful state) thinks of finding his object (happiness) elsewhere (outside his self), is like an ignorant person who, with a desire to get water (to quench his thirst), leaves water (near him, but) runs after the mirage. Srimad Bhagavad Purana

Today’s Hindu Calendar – March 3, 2013 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on March 3, 2013 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during the waning phase of moon in Hindu Calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Krishna Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during the waning phase of moon till 6:38 PM. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during the waning phase of moon.

Nakshatra – Vishaka or Vishakam Nakshatra till 10:32 PM on March 3. Then onward it is Anuradha or Anizham Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Tula Rashi till 4:52 PM. Then onward it is Vrischika Rasi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days –
Magh Krishna Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during dark phase of moon in the Magh month in calendars followed in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa.
Phalgun Krishna Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during dark phase of moon in Phalgun month in calendars followed in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Prade…