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Ganapati Kalyanam – The Story of the Phrase

Ganapati Kalyanam is a phrase used in South India to refer to the marriage of a person, which is continuously postponed due to various reasons and never takes place. This phrase is associated with a local story associated with Shiva and Ganesha.

Legend has it that one day Ganapati felt like getting married. He immediately dashed towards Mount Kailash the abode of Shiva and Goddess Parvati.

There he asked his parents about his marriage. He wanted to know the date of his marriage.

This sudden request from Ganapati puzzled Shiva and Goddess Parvati.

Shiva then wrote on a stone nearby ‘Tomorrow is the marriage.’

Ganesha then forgot about the marriage subject and indulged in his leelas.

But whenever Ganesha remembered about his marriage, Shiva pointed towards the stone.

Thus the marriage of Ganapati was eternally postponed.

Note – In some Hindu cultures, Hindu God Ganesh is a bachelor. But there are some cultures in which he is a family man. Siddhi and Riddhi, daughter of Brahma, are the …

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

There are certain auspicious or good date and time for joining job or starting work in July 2014 as per Hindu calendar and panchang. You should avoid Rahu Kalam (which is there daily) while joining new job in July 2014. The dates are based on India Standard Time. Good dates in July 2014 for Joining Job July 2
July 3 July 4 July 7 good for joining job  till 4:46 PM July 10 good till 5:18 PM July 13 good after 12:51 PM July 15 July 19  July 23 July 20
July 21 July 28 July 29 and July 30, 2014
Bad dates in July 2014 – You should avoid these dates for Joining Job – July 5, 12, 14, 18, 22, 24, 25, 26 and July 27, 2014

2014 January – Important Hindu Festivals and Auspicious Days in January 2014

Dates of important festivals associated with Hinduism in January 2014 – based on major Hindu calendars and Panchangam used in India. The festivals, Vrats and auspicious days are based on Indian Standard Time (IST). You can also take help through the comment section on good dates in January 2014 for various purposes including house warming, joining job, buying car or house, moving into new rented home etc.
January 1, 2014 – Amavasya January 2, 2014 – Paush month begins in calendars followed in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. January 8, 2014 – Monthly Durga Ashtami fasting January 8, 2014 – Budha Ashtami January 8, 2014 – Shakambhari Navratri begins January 8, 2014 – Bandashtami January 11, 2014 – Vaikunta Ekadasi – Ekadasi Fasting – Putrada Ekadasi January 12, 2014 – Swami Vivekananda Birthday January 13, 2014 – Pradosh fasting – Som Pradosh as it is Monday January 13, 2014 – Bhogi Pongal January 14, 2014 – Makar Sankranti; Pongal; Sankranti; Sabarimala Makaravila…

Kailash Manasarovar Yatra 2014 by Government of India – Dates and Application Forms for 2014 Yatra – Apply Online

Booking and Selection Process for the annual Kailash Manasarovar Yatra 2014 organized by the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, has begun. The Kailash Manasarovar Yatra 2014 is open to all Indian citizens, above 18 years of age and not attained 70 years, who wish to proceed to Kailash Manasarovar in China for religious purposes. Applications are available now.
Kailash Manasarovar Yatra in Hinduism Kailash Manasarovar Yatra conducted by the Government of India includes visit to MountKailash – the abode of Lord Shiva – and ManasarovarLake. According to Hindu scriptures, those who take a dip in the Manasarovar and complete the parikrama (circumambulate) around MountKailash are absolved of their sins and are liberated from the cycle of birth and death. They are ultimately united with Brahman (symbolically represented by MountKailash or Shiva).
Last Date of Receiving Application is March 10, 2014.
Last Date of Online Application is March 5, 2014.
The Yatra in 2014 is from J…

All paths ultimately lead to the same Truth – Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa

All paths ultimately lead to the same Truth.
Pray to God with a longing heart. He will surely listen to your prayer if it is sincere.
It is the mind that becomes at last the spiritual teacher and acts as such. A human teacher imparts a Mantra to the ear; the divine Teacher imparts it to the soul.
When a man has true knowledge he feels that everything is filled with Consciousness.
Recognize all as manifestation of God and serve them as such.
Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa

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Today’s Hindu Calendar – January 2, 2014 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on January 2, 2014 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the waxing phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is is Shukla Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the waxing phase of moon till 2:44 PM on January 2. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Purvashada or Pooradam Nakshatra till 9:55 AM. Then onward it is Uttarashada or Uthiradam Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Dhanu Rashi till 3:23 PM. Then onward it is Makar Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days –
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Vikram Samvant 2070 – Paush Shukla Paksha Pratipada Tithi  or the first day during the waxing phase of moon in Paush 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/ S…