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Solar Eclipse November 2013 Time in Dubai and Abu Dhabi – Surya Grahan Time in UAE on November 3

A partial solar eclipse, Surya Grahan, will be visible in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and other places in United Arab Emirates (UAE) on the evening of November 3, 2013. The time of the eclipse in Dubai and Abu Dhabi on November 3 is from 5:20 PM to 5:34 PM. This Suryagrahanam will begin and end in UAE during the evening of November 3, 2013. Hindu Panchangs in India have not marked this eclipse as it is not visible in India.
UAE Solar Eclipse or Surya Grahan Time on November 3, 2013 in Dubai – local time
Partial Solar Eclipse begins at 5:20 PM on November 3, 2013 Maximum Solar Eclipse is at 5:34 PM Eclipse ends at 5:34 PM on November 3, 2013

This Grahan is not visible in India.

All people can perform their Diwali pujas as this grahan is of not great significance.

Lohaja Lingas – Shivling Made of Metals

Lohaja Lingas are Shivling made of metals. They form part of Chala Lingas or lingas that are moveable. Lohaja lingas can be made of eight metals. They are gold, silver, copper, bell-metal, iron, lead, brass and tin.
Shivling made of metals are worshipped in home. They are small in size. The most popular is the Shivling made of brass.
Lohaja Lingas are worshipped in the subsidiary shrines in many temples dedicated to Ganesha, Devi, Muruga and Vishnu.
Impure metals or combination of two metals should not be used to prepare Lohaja Lingas.

Marathi Vivah Muhurat in 2014 – Vivah Muhurat Dates in Maharashtra in 2014 as Per Marathi Calendar

Marathi Vivah Muhurat based on Marathi Panchang and Calendar 2014 is given below. Please note that these are Vivah Muhurat dates for 2014 in Maharashtra and is not applicable in other parts in India.
January 2014 Marathi Vivah Muhurat  – January 18, 19, 21, 22, 23, 26 and January 28
February 2014 – February 1, 3, 4, 5, 8, 17, 18, 19, 20, 22, 23 and February 26
March 2014 – March 4, 5, 7, 9, 14, 18, 20, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26 and March 27
April 2014 – April 4, 5, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, and April 24, 2014
May 2014 Marathi Vivah Muhurat – May 1, 2, 8, 10, 11, 12, 15, 17, 19, 24, 25 and May 30
June 2014 – June 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 20, and June 21
July 2014 – July 2, 4, and July 5
August 2014 – August 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 19, 27, 28, 29, 30 and August 31
September 2014 Marathi Vivah Muhurat – September 3, 4, 6, and September 7.
October 2014 – No Good marriages dates in Marathi calendar in October 2014.
November 2014 – November 26 and 28.
December 2014 – December …

Who Killed Demon Narakasura?

The story of demon Narakasura is found in the various Puranas including Bhagavatam. It is also mentioned in the Mahabharata. Narakasura was killed by Satyabhama, an incarnation of Goddess Bhu Devi. Please note that it was not Sri Krishna who killed Narakasura.
Demon Narakasura had got a boon that He will only be killed by his mother. Sri Krishna to annihilate the demon took the help of Satyabhama, a manifestation of Bhu Devi who was the mother of Demon Narakasura.
Story of the Birth of Narakasura

Ganesha Murti in Wood – Intact for 95 years

Shintre Family at Kurli in Chikkodi Taluk in Bellary in Karnataka prays to a Ganesh Murti made of wood. The murti is more than 95 years old. The murti has never been repainted or repaired. The wood is so exquisite that it has not faded nor has it developed any cracks.
Thousands of people visit the Ganesha Murti which is offered sarvajinik prayers during Ganesh Chaturthi.
Deccan Chronicle Reports
The Shintre family achieved great success in all business sectors they ventured into 95 years ago that made them retain the idol brought into their house the same year till now.  The house where the Shintres have installed the idol is 150 years old where many generations of the family have stayed over the years. The idol was carved in  wood as per the Hindu calendar in 1840 (95 years ago). The date on which the idol was carved has been written on the idol. The wood is so exquisite that it has not faded at all, says Vijaykumar.  Many villagers from Kurli have been regularly offering prayers to…

Teachings on Contemplation from Vedas

By self-dedication one obtains consecration, by consecration one obtains grace; by grace one obtains faith, and by faith is truth obtained. (Yajur Veda, 19.30)
My ears are turned (to hear him), my eyes (to see him); this light that is placed in the heart (seeks to know him); my mind—the receptacle of distant (objects)—hastens (towards him). What shall I declare (him)? How shall I comprehend (him)?   (Rig Veda, 6.9.6)
His form is not within the field of vision; nobody sees him (this Self) with the eye. He is revealed by the intuition of the higher mind (free from occupation with sense objects), which resides in the heart and controls all thinking. Those who know this become immortal. (Katha Upanishad, 2.3.9)

Today’s Hindu Calendar – October 21, 2013 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on October 21, 2013 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Tritiya Tithi or the third day during the waning phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Krishna Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during the dark phase of moon till 4:54 AM on October 21. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Tritiya Tithi or the third day during the dark phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Bharani Nakshatra till 4:00 AM. Then onward it is Krittika or Karthigai or Kartika Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Mesha Rashi till 10:23 AM. Then onward it is Vrishaba Rasi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – 
Kali Yuga Year – 5115
Vikram Samvant 2070 – Kartik Krishna Paksha Tritiya Tithi or the third day during the waning phase of moon in Kartik month in North India - Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Jammu and Kashmir.
Vijayanama Samvatsar/ Shalivahana …