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Paryaya 2014 – Udupi Paryaya Festival 2014

Paryaya is an important festival in South Karnataka, especially in Udupi. ‘Paryaya’ means transition or change. In 2014, Udupi Paryaya festival is on January 18. Horakanike will be held from January 13 to 16. The festival happens in once in two years and celebrates the transfer of authority of the ‘Paryaya Peetha’ and the rights of worship and management of the famous Udupi Sri Krishna Temple from one seer of the Ashta Maths to another.

Vidyavallabha Tirtha Swami of Kaniyur Math will ascend the Paryaya Peetha, also called the ‘Sarvajna Peetha’, at the Sri Krishna Temple on January 18. This will Kaniyur seer’s second Paryaya.

The Paryaya festival has a long history and it all began in 1298 AD, when Sri Madhvacharya appointed eight seers to propagate the Dwaita philosophy. The change in administration, once in two years, was initiated by Sri Vadiraja Theertha Swamiji in 1532.

The Paryaya festival falls on the fourth day after ‘Makar Sankranti’ in the even years of the English calendar…

Thiruonam Nakshatram Matching Stars for Marriage – Thiruonam Nakshatra Marriage Compatibility

Thiruonam Nakshatram matching stars for marriage in details is given below. Thiruonam is the 22nd birth star among the 27 Nakshatra in Hindu horoscope and astrology. Thiruonam marriage compatibility or the very best matching stars are Atham and Vishakam (1st, 2nd and 3rd quarter).
Other good matching stars with Thiruonam are Rohini, Punirtham, Pooram, Uthiram, Chithira, Chothi, Vishakam (4th quarter), Moolam, Pooradam, Uthiradam, Thiruonam and Pooruruttathi
Ashwathy, Bharani, Karthika, Makayiram, Pooyam, Ayiliyam, Anizham, Triketta, Avittam, Chathayam, Uthrittathi and Revathi are okay – means not bad.
Stars that do not match with Thiruonam are Thiruvathirai and Magham.

Importance of Rathasaptami – Rath Saptami

Ratha Saptami is a highly auspicious day dedicated to Lord Surya, the Sun God in Hinduism. In 2018, the date of Ratha Saptami is January 24. Lord Surya riding a chariot driven by seven horses is worshipped on this day. Rath Saptami festival is observed on the seventh day of Shukla Paksha in the Magh Month (January – February) in traditional Hindu calendar.

Rath Saptami is also known as Magh Saptami or Magha Saptami, Jayanti or Jaya Saptami, Surya Jayanti and Maha Saptami and is observed throughout India. It is considered to be the most important Saptami in a year.

Ratha Saptami is of great significance in Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu. An important ritual takes place on this day at the TirupatiVenkateswaraTemple.

It is said that the earth's inclination towards the sun is steepest on the Rath Saptami day.

A painting of Sun with seven chariots is made on the ground and worshipped in many places. Some people boil milk in earthen vessels in the courtyard. The rituals obs…

Padma Purana Teachings on Trimurti

In the beginning, the great Vishnu desirous of creating the whole world became threefold: creator, preserver, and destroyer.
In order to produce this world, the Supreme Spirit emanated from the right side of his body himself as Brahma.
Then in order to preserve the universe, he produced from the left side of his body Vishnu
In order to destroy the world, he produced form the middle of his body the eternal Shiva.
Some worship Brahma, some Vishnu, and other Shiva; but Vishnu, one yet threefold, creates, preserves, and destroy; therefore let the pious make no difference between the three.
Padma Purana

Today’s Hindu Calendar – January 17, 2014 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on January 17, 2014 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the waning phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Krishna Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the waning phase of moon till 11:26 AM on January 17. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Pushya or Poosam or Pooyam Nakshatra till 3:10 PM. Then onward it is Aslesha or Ayiliyam Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Karka Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Thaipusam
Kali Yuga Year – 5115
Vikram Samvant 2070 – Magh Krishna Paksha Pratipada or the first day during the waning phase of moon in Magha 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 – Paush Krishna Pa…