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Kali Mahavidya Jayanti

Kali Mahavidya Jayanti is believed to be the day when Goddess Kali first made her appearance. This is observed on the Ashwin Krishna Paksha Ashtami day. Kali Mahavidya Jayanti 2017 date is September 13.
The day is highly auspicious to tantrics and those who follow Tantra. Special pujas dedicated to Goddess Kali is observed on the day.
Person who is sadhak of Kali Mahavidya will be blessed with knowledge, peace and prosperity.
Kali Mahavidya Jayanti is observed on Ashwin Krishna Paksha Ashtami day – the eighth day during waning phase of moon in Ashwin month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in North India.
The day should have moon – or moon should be present when there is Ashtami tithi to do puja.

Mahalakshmi Ashtami Vrat

Mahalakshmi Ashtami Vrat is observed in Ashwin month as per traditional Hindu calendar followed in North India. Mahalakshmi Ashtami Vrat 2017 date is September 13. It marks the end of the 16-day Mahalakshmi Vrat. The famous Mahalakshmi Ashtami Vrat Katha is read on the day.
The Vrata is observed mainly by women but in some communities men also observe the rules associated with the Vrata.
Non-vegetarian food is on the day. The popular belief is that Goddess Lakshmi blesses devotees with wealth and prosperity during the period.

Tying the sacred thread having sixteen knots after traditional puja is an important ritual on the day.
A specifically prepared Kalash symbolizing Goddess Lakshmi is worshipped on the Mahalakshmi Ashtami Vrat day.

Meaning and Symbolism of the Big Ears of Ganesha

One of the striking features of Ganesha is his big ears. The ears of Ganapati are very prominent but do the large ears contain a hidden meaning or symbolism. The big ears of Ganesh represent his immense capacity of listening.
Symbolically the big ears show us the importance of careful and active listening.
Ganapati is capable of listening to the most faint and most complicated sounds.
He can listen to all the sounds which are uttered in any speed and any volume. He will not miss a single syllable.
Due to this quality and capacity of Ganapati, Sage Vyasa the author of the Mahabharata selected Ganesha to be his scribe. Whatever Sage Vyasa dictated was written down in a simple language so that human beings can understand by Ganesha.
For devotees, the big ears are meant to carefully listen to their prayers with love and kindness.

Choroonu Dates in 2015 as per traditional Malayalam Panchangam and Kerala Calendar

Choroonu is the first rice eating ceremony of a child in Kerala. Here are the dates for Choroonu in 2015 for the ceremony as per traditional Hindu Malayalam calendar and Panchangam followed in Kerala.
January 2015 – No Dates February 2015 – No Dates March 2015 – No Dates April 19 and April 25 May 4, 2015 June 27, 2015 July 3, 4, 6, 8, 13, 22, 23 and July 27 August 2, 10 and August 12 September 2015 – No Dates October 2015 – No Dates November 2015 – No Dates December 2015 – No Dates
Please note that these are dates based on Panchangam. A local astrologer might be able to get a small time during other dates.

Baidyanath Dham Shiva Temple in Deoghar Will Not Allow Sparsh Pujan during Shravan Month

BaidyanathDhamShivaTemple in Deoghar is visited by more than 5 million devotees during the holy Shravan month. The devotees were earlier allowed to carry Ganga water to the sanctum sanctorum and touch the main Shivling in the temple and offer prayers. But this Sparsh pujan will not be allowed this year. Instead of sparsh pujan devotees will be allowed to only perform Arghya Puja.
This is to avoid overcrowding in the sanctum sanctorum. Times of India reports  The pilgrims at the Baidyanath Dham Shiva temple in Deoghar will be deprived of 'sparsh puja' yet again as the temple management board has decided to stick to the 'arghya' system, introduced last year, in a bid to control the crowd.  Under the system, a huge metal vessel will be put up outside the sanctum sanctorum for the pilgrims to pour 'gangajal' into it. The holy water will then be directed to the sacred shivalingam through a channel.  The Baidyanath Dham temple management committee, in a meeting a coup…

Yoga Vasishta Teachings on Desire

The desire that arises in the course of one’s natural functions devoid of craving is that of a liberated stage. But that desire which is bound up with craving for external objects is conducive to bondage.
Wise men do not desire to do anything; wise men do not desire to abandon action either.
When there is no desire, there is supreme peace at heart.
They in whom the ego-sense and its counterpart (vasanas or tendencies) do not exist, know neither desire nor anger.
He who has realized his oneness with the entire universe and who has thus risen above both desire for and desire against is never deluded.
Yoga Vasishta

Today’s Hindu Calendar – July 11, 2014 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Friday, July 11, 2014 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Chaturdasi Tithi or the fourteenth day during the waxing phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Shukla Paksha Chaturdasi Tithior the 14th day during the waxing phase of moon till 7:22 PM on July 11. Then onward it is Purnima Tithior the full moon day. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Mool or Moolam Nakshatra till 8:31 PM. Then onward it is Purva Shada or Pooradam Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Dhanu Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days –
Kali Yuga Year – 5116
Vikram Samvant 2071 – Ashada Shukla Paksha Chaturdasi Tithi or the fourteenth day during the waxing 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 – Ashada Shukla Paksha Chaturdasi Tithi or the fourteenth day dur…