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Pradosham July 2017 dates – Monthly Fasting for Shiva Pradosham Fasting in July 2017

Pradosham is dedicated to Shiva and Goddess Parvati. It is observed on the 13th day of a fortnight in a Hindu calendar. July 2017 Pradosham dates is July 6 and July 21. Pradosham occurs twice in a Hindu month – once each during the waning (Krishna Paksha) and waxing phase (Shukla Paksha) of the moon.
The popular belief is that Shiva and Parvati are in a very generous and happy moon during the period and therefore fulfills the wishes of the devotees.

The Pradosham period is in the evening from 1.5 hours before sunset and 1 hour after sunset. The fast which began at sunrise is broken during the period.
You may also like to read How to observe Pradosham Vratam? Story of Pradosham Fasting

Teachings on Death in the Bhagavad Gita

Some teachings associated with death found in the Bhagavad Gita.

Indeed, certain is death for the born, and certain is birth for the dead; therefore, over the inevitable, you should not grieve. (2.27)
He who is able, while still here (in this world) to withstand, before the liberation from the body (death), the impulse born out of desire and anger, he is a Yogin, he is a happy man. (5.23)
And whosoever, leaving the body, goes forth remembering Me alone, at the time of his death, he attains My being; there is no doubt about this. (8.5)
At the time of death, with an unshaken mind full of devotion, by the power of ‘yoga’ fixing the whole ‘prana’ (breath) between the two eyebrows, he (the seeker) reaches the Supreme Resplendent ‘PURUSHA.’ (8.10)
If the embodied one meets with death when Sattwa Guna is predominant, then he attains to the spotless worlds of the "Knowers of the Highest’. (14.14)
Meeting death in Rajas Guna, he is born among those attached to action; and dying in Tamas G…

Today’s Hindu Calendar – June 22, 2013 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on June 22, 2013 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Chaturdasi Tithi or the fourteenth day during the waxing phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Shukla Paksha Chaturdasi Tithi or the fourteenth day during the waxing phase of moon till 7:29 PM. Then onward it is Purnima Tithi or the full moon day. All time based on India Standard Time.

Nakshatra – Anuradha or Anusham Nakshatra till 5:38 AM. Then onward it is Jyeshta or Kettai or Triketta Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Vrishicka Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days –
Kali Yuga Year – 5115
Vikram Samvant 2070 - Jyeshta Shukla Paksha Chaturdasi tithi or the fourteenth day during the waxing phase of moon in Jyeshta 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 Saka1935 - Jyeshta Shukla Paksha Chaturdasi Tithi or the …