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Vastu Shanti Muhurat in 2014 date and time

Vastu Shanti Muhurat is the day and time chosen for moving into new house in Hinduism. Here is the Vastu Shanti Muhurat date and time in 2014 based on Hindu calendars and Panchang followed in western parts of India.
January 2014 - January 22, 23, 24
February 2014 - February 1, 5, 12, 17, 20, 21 and February 22
March 2014 - March 19, 22, 24, 26 and March 27
April 2014 – No Vastu Shanti Muhurat
May 2014 – 1, 2, 5, 10, 12, 15, 19 and May 24
June 2014 - June 6, 13, 18 and June 20
July 2014 – No Vastu Shanti Muhurat
August 2014 – August 11, 14, 15, 20 and August 22.
September 2014 – No Vastu Shanti Muhurat
October 2014 – No Vastu Shanti Muhurat
November 2014 – November 28
December 2014 – December 1, 3, 6, 17, 18, 24, 26 and December 27

Note - Please note that sometimes the whole day will not be auspicious. It is always wise to take the advice of a local astrologer as he will be able to take into account all local conditions while looking for time.

Baijnath Temple in Himachal Pradesh

BaijnathTemple is located on the Pathankot-Chakki-Manali National Highway No. 20 and is around 20 km from Palampur in Himachal Pradesh. The temple is dedicated to Hindu God Shiva – a Swayambhu Shivling is worshipped in the temple. The Shivling worshiped in the temple is believed to have appeared during the Treta Yuga. Shiva is worshipped at BaijnathTemple, as the Lord of the Physicians.
It is believed that Shiva pleased with the devotion of demon king Ravana in the Ramayana decided to accompany him in the form of a Shivling. Ravana carried the Shivling from Himalayas but when he reached the area near Baijnath, he needed to answer nature’s call. Ravana handed the Shivling to a shepherd and went to answer nature’s call. The Shepherd could not carry the huge weight for long time and he placed it down. This Shivling is worshiped in the BaijnathTemple.
The present temple was built in AD 1204 around the Shivling by two merchant brothers.
The temple has a huge murti of Nandi and also a sepa…

Wonderful things can be accomplished through steady practice – Krishna – Arjuna dialogue

Sri Krishna – As a lamp in a windless place does not flicker so also is the mind fixed on the Supreme Self that is not disturbed by selfish desire. Let him gain little by little, tranquillity by means of reason controlled by steadiness and having fixed the mind on the Self, let him not think of anything else. Whenever the mind wanders, let him restrain and bring the mind to the focus of concentration.
Arjuna – This control of mind that you describe is very hard indeed. It is as difficult as trying to control the wind.
Krishna – Yes, but it can be done with steady practice. Wonderful things can be accomplished through steady practice. It becomes easier if we constantly remind ourselves of the goal to be attained. Thinking of That, directing one’s whole conscious being to That, making That their whole aim, with That as the sole object of their wisdom, they reach the supreme state. Even here on earth, the world of duality is transcended by one whose mind is established in equality. Bhag…

Today’s Hindu Calendar – October 27, 2013 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on October 27, 2013 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Ashtami Tithi or the eighth day during the waning phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Krishna Paksha Ashtami Tithi or the eighth day during the dark phase of moon till 3:19 PM on October 27. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Navami Tithi or the ninth day during the dark phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Pushya or Poosam or Pooyam Nakshatra till 5:30 PM. Then onward it is Aslesha or Ayiliyam Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Karka Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – 
Kali Yuga Year – 5115
Vikram Samvant 2070 – Kartik Krishna Paksha Ashtami Tithi or the eighth 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 Saka 1935 – Ashwin Krishna Paksha Ash…