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Jagrat Gauri Puja – Jagrat Gauri Panchami

Jagrat Gauri Puja is dedicated to a manifestation of Mother Goddess Shakti. The ritual is also known as Jagrat Gauri Panchami in Orissa. Jagrat Gauri Puja 2017 date is July 27.
The ritual is observed on the Shravan Shukla Paksha Panchami as per Hindu calendar followed in Orissa – the fifth day during the waxing phase of moon.
Gauri is one of the numerous names of Goddess Parvati.

Mani Parbat Jhoola in Ayodhya in Shravan Month

Mani Parbat Jhoola is annually observed on the third day during the waxing phase of moon in Shravan month – Sravan Shukla Paksha Tritiya as per traditional Hindu calendar followed in North India. Mani Parbat Jhoola 2017 date is July 26.
Mani Prabat is a small mound in Ayodhya. There is an ancient temple on the mound.
Jhoola or swing festival is held annually here on Shravan Shukla Paksha Tritiya. The unique ritual attracts scores of devotees.
Legend has it that the mount of Mani Parbat was accidentally dropped here by Sugriva – the king of Kishkinda.

Chinnamastika Mela at Chintpurni Temple in Una District in Himachal Pradesh

Chinnamastika Mela begins on the Shukla Paksha Pratipda of Shravan month – the first day of the waxing phase of moon as per traditional Hindu calendar followed in North India. In 2017, Chinnamastika Mela begins on July 24. The mela attracts thousands of people.
ChintpurniTemple is located atop the Sola Singhi Dhar in Una District.
The mela is famous trading of traditional goods on the mountain region.
It is widely believed that Pandit Mai Dass, an ardent devotee of Goddess Shakti, was given darshan in the vicinity of the present day temple in a dream by Chinnamastika Devi. She asked him to find Her Pindi which was located nearby and she also provided information about a pond.
The present day temple is located at the spot where Pandit Mai Dass discovered the Pindi.

May 2015 Hindu Auspicious Marriage Dates in North India– Vivah Dates in May 2015 in North India

These are the Hindu auspicious marriages dates for May 2015 for various regions in North India based on Hindu Panchang and calendar – Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Jammu and Kashmir. You must be aware that marriage dates are based on calendars followed in various regions and there is no uniformity. Below are the marriage dates in northern parts of India in May 2015. The Hindu Marriage dates in North India for May 2015 May 1 May 5 May 7 May 8 May 9 May 14 May 19 May 20 May 27 May 28 May 30
Note – You should always take the help of a local pandit as the entire day might not be auspicious in a particular region. You should take the advice of a pandit where the marriage is to be conducted.

Che Mukhi Rudraksha Mantra – Prayer for wearing six face Rudraksh

Six Face Rudraksha is known as Che Mukhi Rudraksh and it is dedicated to Lord Kartik and Ganesha. The mantra dedicated to the Rudraksh is highly powerful and it is chanted while wearing. The prayer should also be chanted while offering worship to the Rudraksha.
Chanting of the mantra and worshipping or wearing of Che Mukhi Rudraksha will usher in happiness, peace in family and increase in profit.


Baladevjew Temple at Kendrapara – Information about Temple Timings of Baladevjew Mandir Kendrapara

BaladevjewTemple at Kendrapara in Orissa is dedicated to Lord Balaram. Temple timings are given below. Baladevjew (elder brother of Sri Krishna) and Sri Jagannath and Goddess Subhadra are worshipped here. The temple is also known as Tulsi Kshetra and Gupt Kshetra.

Legend has it that Lord Balaram annihilated demon Kandarasura and married daughter of the demon, Tulasi, here.
The temple complex houses four shrines. Bada Deula or Sri Mandir; Majhi Mandir or Bhog Mandap; Jagamohan or Natya Mandir and Bada Mandir or Mukhashala.
The temple has a long history. The current temple is believed to have been built by Raghuji Bhonsle, the Maratha king of Nagpur.
Ratha Yatra and Makarabedha are the important rituals held in the temple.
The interior of the temple is decorated with paintings of Krishna Leela scenes, divine figurine, worship scenes etc.

BaladevjewTemple Timings Morning Darshan Time is from 5:00 PM to 12:00 PM
Evening Darshan Time is from 3:00 PM to 11:00 PM

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Priti Vrat Dedicated to Vishnu – Preeti Vrata

Priti Vrat is dedicated to Hindu God Vishnu. It is observed for four months starting from Ashada month. The greatness of this fasting is mentioned in the Matsya Purana.
The fasting simple as the devotee observing the vrat opts for a single mail meal at night for the entire year. He only eats fruits during the day time.
Prayers are offered to Vishnu in the morning and evening.
This Vrat helps in attaining moksha and peace. It also helps in winning the favor of others.
Some books indicate observing this brings happiness in the life of all people.
On completion of the Vrat, the devotee does food donation to poor people. He also feeds animals.
Distributing clothes after the completion of the Preeti Vrata is considered highly meritorious.

Lila Vrat Dedicated to Vishnu – Leela Vrat

Leela Vrat is dedicated to Hindu God Vishnu. It is observed for a year. You can start Lila Vrat from any month. But most devotees start it from the Vaishakh Month (April) or Kartik Month (November).
The fasting simple as the devotee observing the vrat opts for a single mail meal at night for the entire year. He only eats fruits during the day time. Non vegetarian food is completely avoided Alcohol, smoking and all other bad habits should be stopped.
Prayers are offered to Vishnu in the morning and evening.
This Vrat helps in attaining moksha and peace.
On completion of the Vrat, the devotee does food donation to poor people. He also feeds animals.
Distributing clothes after the completion of the vrat is considered highly meritorious.

How to Prepare Kalasa – Making of Kalasha during Hindu Puja?

Kalasha, or Kalasa, is an indispensable element in important pujas associated with Hinduism, especially in South India. Kalasa or Kalasha means a pot to carry water. Brass or silver Kalasa is usually used for poojas. Kalash symbolically represents the Goddess in most pujas. It is an important aspect during Navratri Puja. Here is a step by step guide to prepare a Kalasa for a simple Hindu Puja.
Requirements for Kalasha A medium sized brass or silver pot.Turmeric powderKumkumaWaterCoconutMango leavesCoinsRice Dried fruitFlowersA piece of unstitched cloth – Vastarm To Make a Simple Kalash for Normal Puja First clean the pot thoroughly and wipe out the water content from outside.Decorate the pot with turmeric and kumkuma dots.Chunnamb or gypsum is smeared by some people on the bottom. (optional)The pot is filled with pure water or water collected from rivers.The Kalasa is placed in the puja area usually on a Kolam or Rangoli.The water from this pot is sprinkled while doing puja. To Make a Kal…

Within man is the spirit that is the centre of everything – S. Radhakrishnan

In India, ‘Atmanam Vidhi,’ know the self, sums up the law and the prophets. Within man is the spirit that is the centre of everything.
It is incorrect to imagine that the objective process has in it two opposite natures, spiritual and material, of which one must be discarded and the other accepted. These worlds are not separate and hostile. Reality is one with many planes. The material looks upward to the spiritual and finds in it its true meaning.
In man is an intersection of several worlds, none of which completely contains his true self. It exists on several planes and is permanently in a process of creative change. It has need of time to realize its potentialities to the full. It always endeavors to resolve contradictions. It will not do if the spirit establishes unity and control within the nature of the ego. It must conquer the world and transform it instead of denying and abandoning it to its fate.
If there is one doctrine more than any other which is characteristic of Hindu t…

Today’s Hindu Calendar – June 14, 2014 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Saturday, June 14, 2014 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Pratipada and Dwitiya Tithi or the first and second day during the waning phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Krishna Paksha Pratipada Tithior the first day during the waning phase of moon till 7:35 AM on June 14. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Dwiitya Tithior the second day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Mool or Moolam Nakshatra till 12:16 PM. Then onward it is Purvashada or Pooradam Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Dhanu Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days –
Kali Yuga Year – 5116
Vikram Samvant 2071 – Ashada Krishna Paksha Pratipada and Dwitiya Tithi or the first and second day during the waning phase of moon in Ashada month in North India - Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Jammu and Kashmir.
Jayanama Samvatsar/ Shal…