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Angarak Sankashti Chaturthi May 2013 date – Angaraki Yog Ganesh May 2013 – Tuesday Fasting

Angarak Sankashti Chaturthi is a monthly fasting dedicated Lord Ganesha. Angarak Sankashti Chaturthi May 2013 date is May 28. Moonrise time or Chandrodaya is at 10:13 PM (Time in Mumbai in India). Sankashti is observed on the fourth day of the Krishna Paksha (waning phase of moon) in a traditional Hindu month. When Sankashti Chaturti falls on Tuesday it is known as Angarak Yog or Angarak Sankashti Chaturthi and is considered highly auspicious.

Sankashta Chaturthi is a highly auspicious day in Marathi culture. Millions of people observe fast on the day in Maharashtra. The concept of Angarak Sankashti Chaturti is more popular in Maharashtra.
Sankashta Chaturthi fasting is considered to be highly auspicious by Lord Ganesh devotees. The Vrat is observed on the Chaturthi falling after full moon – fourth day after Purnima. It begins at sunrise and ends after sighting the moon. 
You may also like to read How to perform Ganesh Sankashti Chaturthi?

Goddess Banashankari Bangalore Temple

GoddessBanashankariTemple in Bangalore is located at the S.Kariappa road. One of the unique features of the temple is that pujas are conducted here during Rahu Kala also and it is considered highly meritorious. Devotees believe that their wishes will come true if they perform Aarti with lemon (nimbe hannina arati) Goddess Banashankari during Rahu Kala (on Sundays, Tuesdays and Fridays) for 16 weeks.

The murti of the Goddess Banashankari worshipped in the temple is seated on a lion. The goddess possessing eight arms poses a calm look. She is seen situated in a forest (bana), surrounded by lions; and hence the name Banashankari.
The goddess is seen killing the demons Shambhu and Nishambu under her feet. On either side are women at her service.
The utsavamurthy (procession idol) of Banashankari, Sri Shakambari, Ganapathi and Parvatha Mallikarjuna Swamy are also installed as family gods.
A tortoise has been installed opposite to and facing the goddess. The tortoise is one of the vehicles…

Solar Eclipse in New Zealand in May 2013 – Surya Grahan Time in New Zealand on May 10, 2013

A partial solar eclipse, Surya Grahan, will take place in New Zealand on May 10, 2013. The eclipse begins at noon on May 10, 2013 and is visible till afternoon on May 10 in certain areas of New Zealand. At Auckland it is visible from 11:05 AM to 12:33 PM on May 10. Below is the time for various cities in New Zealand:
The partial solar eclipse is not visible in Christchurch, Dunedin
At Hamilton it is visible from 11:12 AM to 12:29 PM on May 10.
At Manukau it is visible from 11:07 AM to 12:32 PM on May 10.
At Wellington it is visible from 11:37 AM to 12:00 PM on May 10.

Darma Muneeswaran Temple Singapore Consecration Ceremony Live Online

DarmaMuneeswaranTemple in Singapore is dedicated to Shiva Gana who is a guardian deity. The 2nd Maha Kumbhabishegam or Consecration Ceremony of the 100-year old DarmaMuneeswaranTemple and its deities will be held on Wednesday, 1 May 2013. You can watch the consecration ceremony live online on May 1, 2013 from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM (Singapore Time).

Darma Muneeswaran and Sri Mariamman are the deities worshipped in the temple.
The temple also has murtis of Ambal, Vinayagar, Murugan, Nagar and Bairavar.
You can watch the live streaming here at the temple website

Creativity can only come from silence – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Creativity can only come from silence. If we maintain two minutes of silences every day, then we will see that a whole new dimension of life opens up.
Anything creative and dynamic can happen only when you stretch yourself beyond your comfort zone.
Celebration, relaxation, a sense of belonging, and the need to regularly upgrade our skills and acquire new ones – these are priorities that we should never neglect.
It is very important to dream. But there has to be fine balance between practicality and dreams. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Today’s Hindu Calendar – April 30, 2013 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on April 30, 2013 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Panchami Tithi or the fifth day during the waning phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Krishna Paksha Panchami Tithi or the fifth day during the waning phase of moon till 2:15 PM. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during the waning phase of moon.

Nakshatra – Mool or Moolam Nakshatra till 9:44 AM. Then onward it is Purvashada or Pooradam Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Dhanu Rasi
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days –
Kali Yuga Year - 5115

Vikram Samvat 2070 - Vaishakh Krishna Paksha Panchami Tithi or the fifth day during the waning phase of moon in Vaishakh month in calendars followed in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Jammu and Kashmir.

Vijayanama Samvatsar/ Shalivahana Saka 1935 - Chaitra Krishna Paksha Panchami Tithi or the fifth day during the waning phase …