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Dwar Yatra at Chinchwad in Maharashtra

Dwar Yatra in Chinchwad in Maharashtra is organized from the Mangalmurti (GaneshaTemple) Shrine in Chinchwadgaon. Dwar Yatra at Chinchwad in 2017 begins on July 24. The four day Dwar Yatra travels in four directions. The first Yatra is held on the Shravan Shukla Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the waxing phase of moon in Marathi Calendar.
On Shravan Shukla Paksha Pratipada Tithi the Dwar Yatra is held to the Manjra Devi temple in Pimpri. (July 24, 2017)
On Shravan Shukla Paksha Dwitiya Tithi the yatra is to the Asrai Devi temple in Wakad. (July 25, 2017)
On Shravan Shukla Paksha Tritiya Tithi Dwar Yatra is to the Ozarai Devi temple on Ravet Hill. (July 26, 2017)
On Shravan Shukla Paksha Chaturthi Tithi Dwar Yatra is to the Muktai temple in Akurdi on Ravet Hill. (July 27, 2017)
Thousands of devotees participate in the annual yatra held for four days to the four temples in four directions in ChinchwadTown.

Aani Tirumanjanam Festival at Avudayar Koil in Tamil Nadu - Aani Uthiram at Avudayar Koil

Aani Tirumanjanam or Aani Uthiram is an important festival at the SriAthmanathaswamyTemple at Avudayar Koil in Tamil Nadu. In 2017, the important festival dates are June 28, June 29 and June 30. Aani Tirumanjanam is on June 30. Main rituals involve the pulling of the chariot of saint-poet Sri Manickavasagar around the temple street. This is performed on two days.
 ‘Velli Ther’ ritual is usually held on the day before Aani Tirumanjanam. In it the processional murti of Saint Manickavasagar is taken around the streets from evening to night.
The important ritual of Upadesa Kaatchi is performed in the early morning hours of Aani Tirumanjanam day.

Shukatal – Place in India Where Srimad Bhagavad Purana was first Recited - Shukratal

Shukatal, also referred as Shukratal, is located in North India. It is believed that here on the banks of Ganga under a banyan tree, Shuka, son of Sage Veda Vyasa narrated Srimad Bhagavad Purana to King Parikshit. Shukatal is located around 130 km northeast of Delhi and is around 20 km from Muzaffarnagar.
On a small hillock on the left bank of Ganga at Shukatal there is a small temple with images of King Parikshit and Sage Shuka (Sukadeva).
The Srimad Bhagavad Puran was narrated by Sage Shuka to King Parikshit to help him attain salvation.
Parikshit, son of Abhimanyu and grandson of Arjuna, was an able ruler. He ensured dharma prevailed in the Kali Yuga in his kingdom by driving away evil.
But once while the king was on a hunting expedition he felt thirsty and approached the ashram of Sage Samika. The sage was in deep meditation and did not notice the arrival of the king and he also did not respond to the calls of the thirsty king.
In a fit of rage, Parikshit lifted up a dead snake …

Aparajita Saptami in Bhadrapad Month

Aparajita Saptami is dedicated to the Goddess Aparajita form of Durga and it is observed on the Bhadrapad Shukla Paksha Saptami or the seventh day during the waxing phase of moon in Bhadrapad month. Aparajita Saptami 2017 date is August 28.
Aparajita means the one who is unconquered.
Popular belief is that in the Aparajitha form, Mother Goddess vanquished all those that were practicing Adharma. She protected those following dharma.
She is mainly worshipped on the Mahanavami day during Navratri.

Saraswati Puja in Orissa in Bhadrapad Month

An important Goddess Saraswati Puja in Orissa is held on the Shukla Paksha Chaturthi or fourth day during the waxing phase of moon in Bhadrapad month. Saraswati Puja 2017 date in Orissa is on August 25. Goddess Saraswati is the goddess of learning in Hinduism.
Please note that Saraswati Puja is also held in Orissa on Basant Panchami day and also during Navratri (September – October).
During Saraswati Puja in Bhadrapad month early morning prayers are offered to Goddess Saraswati. The day is also auspicious to Ganesha.

Lunar Eclipse September 28, 2015 Time in Dubai and Abu Dhabi – Chandra Grahan Timing in UAE in September 2015

A Total lunar eclipse, Chandra Grahan, taking place on September 28, 2015 will be visible  in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and other places in United Arab Emirates (UAE) during the morning hours. The time of the eclipse in Dubai and Abu Dhabi is from 4:07 AM to 7:27 AM. This is a Total Lunar Eclipse.

You don’t need to follow this Chandra Grahan if you are living in UAE as it is taking place during Moonset and is not visible.
Please note that pregnant woman need not worry about this Lunar Eclipse. Please keep cool and remain calm. There is nothing to worry.
You may also like to read Pregnant Women and Lunar Eclipse as per Hindu Tradition
Story of Lunar Eclipse in Hindu Religion

Mirror Image of Bhagavad Gita in Hindi and English

Mirror image is the likeness in which left and right are reversed. The first Bhagavad Gita in the world in mirror image was written by Piyush Goel a resident of Dadri in Gautam Buddha Nagar District in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. He has created the mirror image of Bhagavad Gita in Hindi and English.



Piyush says, “It is the first Bhagwad Gita in the world written in mirror image. I wrote the epic in my own hand writing in two languages, Hindi and English. One can read all the 18 chapters and 700 verses in front of a mirror.”

Worship of Sri Sudarshan Chakra at Puri Jagannath Temple - Chakraraj Sudarshan

Apart from the three murtis – Jagannath, Balabhadra and Shubhadra – Sri Sudarshan Chakra is also worshipped in the PuriJagannathTemple. The four murtis together are known as Chaturdhha Murti. Chakraj Sudarshan worship is mentioned in Brahma Purana and Skanda Purana.
In the main sanctum sanctorum of the PuriJagannathTemple, Sri Sudarshan is seated on the left side of the Jagannath murti.
Sudarshan Chakra represents the supreme luminescence of the Supreme Purusha.
It is the divine symbol of Bhagvan Vishnu – made popular on earth by Sri Krishna.
Sri Sudarshan goes in the front of Lord Jagannath in all His spiritual yatras.
In the Rath Yatra, the divine chakra is brought out first in a Pahandi and is then seated in Debadalana Chariot of goddess Subhadra ahead of all other murtis.
Apart from Rath Yatra, the Sudrashan chakra is brought out on Shravan Purnima, Radha Ashtami and Kumar Purnima.

Baba Hari Dass Teachings

Learned is one who can distinguish between the Self and the mind. Ignorant is the one who identifies with the body.
One who depends on fate or destiny and does not make an effort remains sitting like one who sits by the seashore waiting for a pearl to wash up.
Without reducing negative qualities progress in spiritual life is as impossible as carrying water in a sieve.
If you work on yoga, yoga will work on you.
A realized being holds an apple in the hand but not in the mind. Baba Hari Dass
Baba Hari Dass is a silent monk and guru who has not spoken since 1952 and communicates by writing.

Today’s Hindu Calendar – June 26, 2014 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Thursday, June 26, 2014 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Chaturdasi Tithi or the fourteenth day during the waning phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Krishna Paksha Chaturdasi Tithior the fourteenth day during the waning phase of moon till 11:21 AM on June 26. Then onward it is Amavasya Tithior the no moon day. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Rohini Nakshatra till 2:14 AM. Then onward it is Mrigasira or Makayiram Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Vrishabha Rasi till 3:00 PM. Then onward it is Mithuna Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days –
Kali Yuga Year – 5116
Vikram Samvant 2071 – Ashada Krishna Paksha Chaturdasi Tithi or the fourteenth 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/ Shalivahana Saka 1936 – Jyeshta Kris…