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Gandharva Vivaha – Love Marriage in Hindu Tradition

Gandharva Vivaha is one of the eight forms of marriage accepted by Hindu sociological texts. As per Gandharva Vivaha, the mutual love and consent of the male and female are the only condition required to conduct marriage. The marriage takes its name from Gandharvas – demi gods in Hinduism.
One of the qualities of Gandharvas was that they can remain invisible to people but at the same time visible to those whom they liked. Gandharva Vivaha thus means a marriage that remains secret unless it is disclosed by the parties concerned.
Gandharva Vivaha only needs the permission of the boy and the girl. It can be performed even without any marriage ceremonies.
Ashvalayana Grahyasutra states that Gandharva Vivaha falls under the category of Adharmya Vivaha as it does not help the ancestors of the bride and the groom to attain Moksha.
Gandharva Vivaha is based on the faith that the bride and the groom have on each other. In many cases Gandharva Vivaha is the result of strong physical attract…

Good date in March 2014 for Joining Job – Starting Work Auspicious Dates and Time in March 2014

There are certain auspicious or good date and time for joining job or starting work in March 2014 as per Hindu calendar and panchang. You should avoid Rahu Kalam (which is there daily) while joining new job in March 2014. The dates are based on India Standard Time. Good dates in March 2014 for Joining Job March 2, 2014 March 5 March 6 – Good after 11:40 AM March 9 March 10 March 11 March 12 – Good for joing job after 3:10 March 14 March 15 March 18 March 19 – Good for joing job till 12:01 PM March 20 – Good for joing job till 4:24 PM March 21 – Good for joing job till 4:26 PM March 22 – Good for joing job till 4:01 PM March 24 March 25 March 26 – Good for joing job after 1:21 PM March 27 March 31
Bad dates in March 2014 – You should avoid these dates for Joining Job – March 1, 3, 16, 23, 28, 29 and March 30, 2014.

Australia's National Museum to Return 900-year-old Nataraja Murti to India

A 900-year-old Nataraja Murti which was stolen from India will be returned to India. Nataraja, the dancing murti of Shiva, is currently in Australia's NationalMuseum. The murti was purchased from a person now arrested for stealing several murtis of Hindu Gods and Goddesses from various temples in India. The Telegraph reports 
Australia’s national art museum will return a prized 900-year-old dancing Shiva to India after it emerged the £2.8 million statuette – purchased from disgraced international art dealer Subhash Kapoor – was stolen and smuggled out of south India. The National Gallery of Australia has for months resisted Indian pleas to return the sculpture and other works which Indian officials insisted were stolen.

But the gallery has now accepted the items were stolen after Kapoor’s New York-based assistant admitted to involvement in the sale of 150 looted items, some of which dated back 2,000 years.

One cannot realize God without the faith that knows no guile – Sri Ramakrishna

Heinous sins — the sins of many births and accumulated ignorance—all disappear in the twinkling of an eye through the grace of God. When light enters a room that  has been kept dark, does a thousand year’s darkness go little by little or instantly? Of course, at the mere touch of light all the darkness disappears.
It is on account of the ego that one is not able to see God. In front of the door of God's mansion lies the stump of ego. One cannot enter the mansion without jumping over the stump.
The ego seems to vanish this moment, but it reappears the next. Unless one enounces the ego, one does not receive the grace of God.
When a man has true knowledge he feels that everything is filled with Consciousness.
One cannot realize God without the faith that knows no guile, the simple faith of a child.
Sri Ramakrishna

Today’s Hindu Calendar – December 17, 2013 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on December 17, 2013 (Today) – Purnima Tithi or the full moon day inHindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is is Purnima Tithi or the full moon day till 1:26 PM on December 17. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the waning phase of moon.
Nakshatra – Mrigasira or Makayiram Nakshatra the whole day and till 12:07 AM on December 18.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Vrishabha Rashi 11:02 AM. Then onward it is Mithuna Rasi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Full moon day.
Kali Yuga Year – 5115
Vikram Samvant 2070 – Margashirsh Purnima Tithi or the full moon day in Margashirsh 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 – Margashirsh Purnima Tithi or the full moon day in Margashirsh month in in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Goa.
Vikram Samvan…