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Vyahanti Vrat to Get Rich and Famous

Vyahanti Vrat is observed on the first day of the waxing phase of moon in every month starting from Chaitra month. It is performed to lead a king size life – become rich and famous.
The vrat starts in the morning with bath in a river or pond. The person then offers prayer to Surya and Ganesha. He then donates clothes. He also plants trees. The person should also feed animals.
A partial fast is kept on the day.
You can offer prayers on the day to Goddess Lakshmi and Kubera.
This routine should be observed on the first day of the waxing phase of moon or Shukla Paksha Pratipada in every month in a Hindu lunar calendar.

Vibhuti Dwadasi Vrat Dedicated to Bhagvan Vishnu

Vibhuti Dwadasi Vrat is observed for getting the blessings of Bhagvan Vishnu. It is observed on the Shukla Paksha Dwadasi day in the months of Vaishakh, Kartik, Margashirsh and Phalgun as per Hindu calendar followed in North India.
The Vrat begins on Shukla Paksha Dasami or the tenth day during the waxing phase of moon. On the day pure vegetarian food is eaten.
Complete fasting is observed on Shukla Paksha Ekadasi or the eleventh day during the waxing phase of moon. Grains are totally avoided. One can have fruits.
The vrat ends on Shukla Paksha Dwadasi day or the twelfth day during the waxing phase of moon. On the day morning after prayers, one has to perform annadanam or food donation.
Person performing the vrat should read Srimad Bhagavad Purana, Vishnu Purana or Bhagavad Gita on all three days.

Importance of Pasha or Rope carried by Hindu Gods

Pasha is the noose or rope carried by Hindu Gods and Goddesses. It can mainly be found in the hands of Ganesha and Yama. When Ganesha uses Pasha it means he is tying and carrying away all the obstacles. But when dealing with a person following Adharma, the noose in the hands of Ganesha is loosened and he releases all the obstacles and creates problems.
Yama carries the noose to capture souls from the body at the time of death.
Pasha is represented in Hindu Sculptures as consisting of two or even three ropes made into a single or a double loop. (Quote from Elements of Hindu Icnonography page 8 Volume 1 Part 1)
In the Shaiva Siddhanta, pasha is also the name given to Shiva’s power of illusion through which he entraps and enthralls unenlightened people.
Pasha is also one among the one thousand names of Lord Shiva.
Pashasana is also an important posture in Yoga. The position of the arms like a noose around the legs is referred as Pashasana.

Lalitha Darshan Yatra in Kashi in Bhadrapad Month

Lalitha Darsshan Yatra is annually held in Kashi in the Bhadrapad month. This annual ritual is performed on the Bhadrapad Krishna Paksha Tritiya Tithi. Lalitha Darshan Yatra 2017 date in Kashi is on August 10.
Darshan yatra is an important ritual in Kashi. There is one or another yatra in each Hindu lunar month.
Goddess Lalitha is an incarnation of Goddess Durga. There is a popular ghat named after Goddess Lalitha. Temple dedicated to her is located along the ghat.
Lalitha Darshan Yatra is observed during the third day of the waning phase of moon in Bhadrapad month – Bhadon Krishna Paksha Tritiya.

Vijaya Saptami Vrat dedicated to Surya

Vijaya Saptami Vrat is observed when Shukla Paksha Saptami or seventh day during the waxing phase of moon falls on Sunday. The vrat is dedicated to Surya, the sun god. Performing holy bath in rivers and performing donation and other philanthropic activities on the day helps in removal of all sins.
Prayers are offered in the morning and evening to Surya. Gayatri Mantra is chanted in the morning and other Surya mantras are chanted in the evening.
A fast is observed on the day from sunrise to sunset.
It is also a good day to offer prayers to deceased ancestors and relatives. The day is also apt for performing Shradh for ancestors.

Varun Vrat in Bhadrapad Month

Varan Vrat is observed for the entire Bhadrapad month as per traditional Hindu calendar followed in North India. Bhadrapad in North India in 2017 is from August 8 to September 6. The pujas and prayers on the day are dedicated to Varuna, the Vedic deity. Today, Varuna also is the god of rains and seas.
The vrat begins on the first day of Bhadrapad month and ends on the Bhadrapad Purnima. Daily prayers are offered to Varuna for welfare. Only vegetarian food is consumed for the entire month.
The devotee donates clothes and food to the poor and needy as per his financial strength.

Kerala Hindu Marriage Dates 2015 in Malayalam Panchangam – Vivaha Muhurtam as per Malayalam Calendar in 2015

Hindu marriage dates 2015 in Kerala as per Malayalam Panchangam is different from other regions as Kerala calendar is based on solar movment. Here are the marriage dates in 2015 as per Guruvayur Panchangam and Mathurbhumi Panchangam. There will be other Vivaha Muhurtam especially in Chinga Masam (August – September) but that will be for a short period and you will need the help of a local astrologer.
January 2015 – no good dates.
February 2015 – no good dates for marriage.
March 2015 – March 21
April 2015 – April 21, April 23, April 28
May 2015 – May 1, 4, 14, 19, 20, 25, 28 and May 31
June 2015 – June 2, 4, 11.
July 2015 – No dates
August 2015 – No dates

September 2015 - No dates

October 2015 - October 25

November 2015 - November 5, 7, 8, 13, 26 and November 27
December 2015 - December 5, 6, 8, and December 14

Vishnu Vrat on Shukla Paksha Dwadashi

Vishnu Vrat as the name indicates is dedicated to Bhagvan Vishnu and is observed on the Shukla Paksha Dwadasi day for a year. The popular belief is that the person observing the vrat will attain Vaikunta, the abode of Vishnu. The devotee will also be blessed with peace and wealth.
The vrat can be started from the Shukla Paksha Dwadasi or the 12th day during the waxing phase of moon in any month. Most devotees usually start if from the Paush shukla paksha Dwadasi.
The devotees observe a partial fast on the day. He avoids all non vegetarian food and does not eat any grains. Vishnu puja is performed in the morning and evening by offering Tulsi leaves.
It is very important to donate food and clothes on all the 12 dwadashi in a year.
Vishnu Vrat is also observed for relief from sins committed.

Arjun Ka Beta – Play Based on Abhimanyu’s Fight inside Chakravyuh in Mahabharata

Arjun Ka Beta is a play (drama) based on Abhimanyu’s fight inside the Chakravyuh in the Kurukshetra battle in the Mahabharata. The play is directed by Atul Satya Koushik and was staged on June 15, 2014. The drama symbolically represents the seven Kaurava warriors, who fought against Abhimanyu, as seven vices. Authintmail writes  "The story is very much relevant in today's time as 'Chakravyuh' has many lessons for us.
This life that we are living is itself is a Chakravyuh and we are all Abhimanyu's of our battles.
"Those seven warriors that he fought against are seven vices that mankind has to always strive against," Atul Satya Koushik added.  Abhimanyu, the courageous and valiant son of Arjuna agreed to enter the complex, spiral multi tier defensive formation after six days of the Kurukshetra war. Even though, he knew how to get into the seven layered system, he did not know how to get out of it. And lost his life in the fight.  So using poetic verses an…

Devsayani Ekadasi 2017 Date – Shayana Ekadashi

Devsayani Ekadasi is observed in the Ashada month in a traditional Hindu calendar. Devsayani Ekadasi 2017 date is July 4. The popular belief is that the night of the Devas start from this Ekadashi. Lord Vishnu is believed to go into a deep sleep starting from Shayana Ekadasi for next four months. The period is observed as Chaturmas.

Devsayani Ekadashi is popularly known as Ashadi Ekadasi in Maharashtra and the famous Pandarpur Yatra is observed on the day.

The Chaturmas (four Hindu holy months) and the Chaturmasa Vrata also begins in some regions on Sayana Ekadasi.

On the day, thousands of devotees also take a holy dip in GodavariRiver on the day and pay obeisance to Lord Rama at Kala Ram temple.

For those observing Ekadasi fasting, all the normal rules associated with Ekadasi fasting are observed on the day.

You can find more information on Devsayani Ekadasi in this article.

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How much pleasure you take in acquiring possessions but to find happiness you must give them all up – Ashtavakra Gita

Give up the idea that you are separate, a person, that there is within and without.
If you think you are free You are free. If you think you are bound You are bound. For the saying is true You are what you think.
Having realized yourself as That in which the waves of the world rise and fall, why do you run around in turmoil?
A great soul witnesses his body’s actions as if they were another’s. How can praise or blame disturb him?
How much pleasure you take in acquiring possessions! But to find happiness You must give them all up. Ashtavakra Gita

Today’s Hindu Calendar – July 10, 2014 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Thursday, July 10, 2014 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Trayodasi Tithi or the thirteenth day during the waxing phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Shukla Paksha Trayodasi Tithior the 13th day during the waxing phase of moon till 9:19 PM on July 10. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Chaturdasi Tithior the fourteenth day during the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Jyeshta or Kettai or Trikketa Nakshatra till 9:40 PM. Then onward it is Mool or Moolam Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Vrischika Rasi till 9:10 PM. Then onward it is Dhanu Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Pradosh Vrat. Jaya Parvati Vrat begins in Gujarat
Kali Yuga Year – 5116
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