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Madhuka Tritiya Vrat Dedicated to Goddess Gauri form or Parvati

Madhuka Tritiya Vrat is dedicated to Goddess Parvati (Gauri) and Shiva. The Vrat is observed on the Shukla Paksha Tritiya day (third day during the waxing phase of moon) in the month of Phalgun, Chaitra, Vaishakh, Bhadrapada and Magha. The Vrat is observed for getting good wife or husband.
The image of Goddess Gauri sitting on a bull is worshipped on the day.
White flowers, fragrance and Chandan are offered to Goddess Gauri on the day.
The vrat is complete when the person performing Vrat offers food to poor children or elderly people – food donation or Annadanam.
In some regions, Madhuka Tree is also offered worship on the day.

Salt is completely forbidden on the fasting day.

To be honest with onself is the only way to progress – Dadi Janki

The good atmosphere is created through our mental attitude.
To be honest with onself is the only way to progress.
When we do not perform well, it is tempting to make excuses. One of the hardest things to learn is how to acknowledge our weaknesses. Until we are able to do this, we will continue deluding ourselves that we are something we are not, and we will never reach our full potential.
Never miss any opportunity for doing service. To do service is to increase distribute one's fortune and to become worthy of receiving God's love.
When I am totally honest with myself, I will be able to see my weakness as clearly as in the mirror. Once I have accepted that I need to make changes, I will become motivated to succeed. Each small success will inspire me to the next step and I will continue to progress.

Today’s Hindu Calendar – February 23, 2014 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on February 23, 2014 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Navami Tithi or ninth day during the waning phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is is Krishna Paksha Ashtami Tithi or the eighth day during the waning phase of moon till 5:19 AM on February 23. 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 – Anuradha or Anizham Nakshatra till 6:25 AM. Then onward it is Jyeshta or Avittam or Sravishta Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Vrischika Rasi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Ramdas Navami
Kali Yuga Year – 5115
Vikram Samvant 2070 – Phalgun Krishna Paksha Navami Tithi or the ninth day during the waning phase of moon in Falgun 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 – Magh …