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Trinidad and Tobago Hindu Festival Calendar 2014

The dates of Hindu festival in Trinidad and Tobago in 2014 might be slightly different from Hindu Calendar in India and United States. Sometimes a fasting date might be earlier or later from other regions. You can find all important Trinidad and Tobago Hindu Festivals in 2014 in this calendar presented by Mypanchang.
Link – Trinidad Hindu Festival Calendar 2014 (please go down the page and see the Trinidad column)

Mangala Gouri Puja Vidhanam in Kannada – Read How to perform Mangalagouri Puja in Kannada in pdf

Mangala Gouri Puja is observed on every Tuesday in Shravan month. Here is the puja vidhanam in Kannada or how to perform Mangalagouri Puja in Kannada. The text is provided by Sumadhwa Seva. The Kannada text contains important puja details, mantras and songs associated with performing the puja. The text is in pdf format.
LinkMangala Gouri Puja Vidhanam in Kannada

Sage Atri – About Rishi Atri – One of the Saptarishis

Sage Atri is one of the Saptraishis and is believed to have appeared from the mind of Brahma. Saptarishis are progenitors of mankind and emerged from Brahma. Sage Atri is the father of Dattatreya.
As per Matsya Purana Chapter 118, Ashram of Sage Atri was located in the Himalayas near the origin of the AiravatiRiver. The place was inaccessible to people. Sage Atri performed intense austerities here.
As per Harivamsha Purana and Brahmanda Purana, the Rishi attained extraordinary powers or Siddhis by performing penance at Rksha or Rkshavana.
Two mantras in the Rig Veda (1/116/8 and 1/117/3) were chanted by the Rishi when He and his family members and other saints were captured by demons and put in a torture chamber heated by straw. After chanting the mantra, Ashwinikumars cooled the chamber by creating snow fall.
Sage Atri was married to Anasuya, daughter of Daksha Prajapati. Atri and Anasuya had three sons – Dattatreya, Soma, Durvasa. They also had a daughter who was known as Atreyi.

Telangana Ashada Month 2014 – Ashad Masa 2014 in Hindu Lunar Calendar in Telangana Region in India

Ashada Masa is the fourth month in a traditional Hindu Telugu calendar followed in Telangana region in India. Telugu Ashada Masa 2014 is from June 28 to July 26.  The famous Bonalu festival which is also the state festival is observed on the Sundays in this month. Some of the auspicious days in the month include Guru Purnima, the beginning of Chatur Mas Vrata and Shayani Ekadasi.
Telangana Ashada Masam Shukla Paksha and Krishna Paksha Ashada Masam Telangana calendar 2014 Shukla Paksha (Waxing phase of moon) is from June 28 to July 12, 2014. Telangana Ashada Masam 2014 Krishna Paksha (Waning phase of moon) is from  July 13 to July 26, 2014.
Ekadasi Fasting Dates in Ashada Masam are: Dev Shayani Ekadasi – July 9 Kamika Ekadasi – July 22
Ashada Mahina Pradosh Pradosh – July 10  Pradosh – July 24
Sankashti Chaturthi monthly fasting dedicated to Lord Ganesh is in Ashada Mahina is on July 15 – Moonrise is at 9:30 PM – Indian standard time.
Purnima in Telangana Ashada Masa Ashada Purnima or Full…

Indonesia – Lunar Eclipse April 4, 2015 Time at Jakarta and Denpasar in Bali in Indonesia – Chandra Grahan Timing in April 2015

A Total lunar eclipse, Chandra Grahan, will be taking place on April 4, 2015 and it will be visible in Jakarta, Denpasar in Bali and other places in Indonesia. The time of the eclipse in Indonesia is from 6:16 PM to 9:45 PM. This is a total lunar eclipse and takes place in Hasta Nakshatra and in Kanya Rashi.
Detail Lunar Eclipse Time in Jakarta on April 4, 2015 Eclipse starts at 6:16 PM Total Lunar Eclipse starts at 7:58 PM Total Lunar Eclipse ends at 8:03 PM Eclipse ends at 9:45 PM.
Detail Lunar Eclipse Time in Denpasar on October 8, 2014 Eclipse starts at 6:16 PM Total Lunar Eclipse starts at 7:58 PM Total Lunar Eclipse ends at 8:03 PM Eclipse ends at 9:45 PM.
You are a Hindu you need to follow this Chandra Grahan if you are living in Indonesia. All rules, fasting and rituals should be followed.
Please note that pregnant woman need not worry about this Lunar Eclipse. Please keep cool and remain calm. There is nothing to worry.

Rath Yatra at Baripada – Unique Jagannath Rath Yatra at Baripada in Mayurbhanj District

Jagannath Rath Yatra at Baripada in Mayubhanj District in Orissa is unique for number of reasons. First on the actual Rath Yatra day only the chariot of Balabhadra and Subhadra are pulled. Lord Jagannath sits on the chariot for two days.
Here are some interesting facts:
The three chariots are pulled from HaribaldevJewTemple in Baripada.
The chariot of Devi Subhadra is pulled by women devotees.
The chariot of Jagannath sits in front of the temple on the first day. It is usually pulled on the next day.
All three chariots are pulled to the MausimaTemple (Gundicha) through the Bada Danda (Grand Road)
Rath Yatra at Baripada is the second largest in Orissa.
It is observed for nearly 13 days at Baripada – in Puri it is only for 8 days.

As we start loving God sincerely, detachment follows – Sri Ramakrishna

God reveals Himself to a devotee who feels drawn to Him by the combined force of these three attractions: the attraction of worldly possessions for the worldly man, the child’s attraction for its mother, and the husband’s attraction for the chaste wife. If one feels drawn to Him by the combined force of these three attractions, then through it one can attain Him.
Divine love makes one forget the world. So intense is one’s love of God that one becomes unconscious of outer things.
In divine love one has no feeling of my-ness toward the body, which is otherwise so dear to man. Through divine love one gets rid of the feeling that the body is all important thing.
As we start loving God sincerely, detachment follows.
If we take one step towards God, God takes ten steps towards us. Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa