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Karva Chauth 2014 date in United States and Canada – Karva Chouth Vrat and Fasting in United States and Canada in 2014

Karva Chauth 2013 as per Hindu calendar followed in United States.  Karva Chauth 2014 date is marked on October 11 in Canada and those regions in United States that follow PST and MST. 
Karva Chauth USA timings are – October 11, 2014 Eastern Standard Time in USA October 11, 2014 Central Standard Time in USA October 11, 2014 Pacific Standard Time in USA and Canada October 11, 2014 Mountain Standard Time in USA
Karva Chauth is an annual fasting undertaken by women in North India on the fourth day of Kartik Month, as per North Indian Hindu lunar calendar. Karva Chauth Vrat (also known as Kadva Choth) is observed by women for a happy and prosperous married life and for the well being of the husband and is one of the most popular fast and ritual in North India. 

Karva chauth is dedicated to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. It is believed that Goddess Parvathi had observed severe penance to get Lord Shiva as her husband.


Panchamahayoga is the result of the good positioning of Navgrahas, Mangal, Budha, Brihaspati, Shukra and Shani in a person’s horoscope. The names of different Panchamahayoga are Ruchakam Yoga result of good positioning of Mangal, Bhadram due to Budha, Hamsam due to Brihaspati, Malavyam due to Shukra and Shasham due to Shani.

Person who is born when it is Ruchakam will have a long and healthy life, they will become leaders and will also attain fame and wealth.

One born during Bhadram will have long life, good intelligence, ferocity of tiger and will earn good fortune.

One born during Hamsam yogam will be beautiful and handsome, will get good life partner, will have a long life and will be very active socially.

One born during Malavyam yog will be blessed with luck, will get good life partner and will earn good wealth.

One born during Shasham yog will attain powerful positions and will be able to defeat people in debate.

Panchamahayoga happens when one of the above said navgraha is in …

Lakshmi Mantra in English – Goddess Lakshmi Mantra in English – Eight Goddess Laxmi Mantras in English

Goddess Lakshmi mantra is chanted for attaining peace and prosperity. Below are eight Lakshmi mantra in English. The popular belief is that Goddess Laxmi blesses a devotee with wealth. You can chant anyone of the mantras daily or all eight of them. In Hindu Religion, Goddess Lakshmi is the goddess of wealth, fortune and prosperity.   Goddess Lakshmi Mantra in English Om Shree Mahalakshmai Namah 
Shreem Hreem Shreem Kamale Kamalalaye Shreem Hreem Kleem Aim Kamalavasinyai Swaha 
Hreem Shreem Kleem Mahalakshmai Namah 
Om Shreem Shriyai Namah 
Om Hreem Shreem Kreem Shreem Kreem Kleem Shreem Mahalakshmi Mam Gruhe Dhanam Pooraya Pooraya Chintayai Dooraya Dooraya Swaha 
Om Shreem Hreem Kleem Tribhuvan Mahalakshmai Asmank Daridray Nashay Prachur Dhan Dehi Dehi Kleem Hreem Shreem Om
Om Shreem Hreem Kleem Aim Soum Om Hreem Ka Ae Ee La Hreem Ha Sa Ka Ha La Hreem Sakal Hreem Soum Aim Kleem Hreem Shreem Om

How to perform Diwali Lakshmi Puja?

Red Things in Dream – Meaning and Interpretation of Seeing Red Color Items in Dream

As per Hindu religion and astrology, seeing red things in dream indicates something good will happen in future. The most popular meaning of see Red color items in dream is that you will get married soon. Or there will be marriage in the family.
Seeing red color is also associated with fertility. Some people suggest that it indicates birth in the family.
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Punarpoosam Nakshatra in Malayalam

Punarpoosam is the seventh birth star among 27 Nakshatram in Hindu Jyothisha or astrology. In Malayalam Jyothisham, Punarpoosam occurs is Mithuna Rashi and Karka Rashi.
Punarpoosam Nakshatra is known as Punirtham in Malayalam.
The first three quarter of the Punarpoosam star is in Mithuna Rashi (Gemini Zodiac) and the last quarter is in Karka Rashi (Cancer Zodiac) according to Hindu moon astrology calendar followed in Tamil Nadu and Kerala.

The term Punarpoosam is used in Tamil Nadu. In most regions, the Nakshatra is known as Punarvasu.

Badhia Painting – One of the Oldest Forms of Pattachitra Painting from Orissa

Badhia is one of the oldest forms of pattachitra painting from Orissa and is essentially a grid depiction of the Jagannath Temple and its numerous customs. The painting consists of numerous images including the sanctum sanctorum of the famous Jagannath Temple along with deities Jagannath, Balabhadra and Subhadra. Apart from this one can also see the images of Dashavatar, Rath Yatra and other festivals observed in the temple.

Brinda Suri writes in Deccan Herald  The Badhia is essentially a grid depiction of the Jagannath Temple and its numerous customs. The painting’s most distinctive element is its central image — the main tower of the Puri temple housing the sanctum sanctorum of its three presiding deities: Jagannath, Subhadra and Balabhadra. The Badhia’s mast has the dashavatara or the 10 incarnations of Lord Vishnu while mythical scenes and temple festivals, as the rath yatra, dominate other sections.  Only classically traditional colours of red, saffron, green and black dominate t…