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Hari Sayani Ekadasi – Hari Shayan Ekadashi 2017 date

Hari Sayani Ekadasi, or Hari Sayan Ekadashi, is observed on the 11th day during the Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of moon) in Ashad month. Hari Shayani Ekadashi 2017 date is July 4. This particular name for this Ekadasi is mainly used in Orissa. It is believed that Hindu God Vishnu (Hari) goes into sleep on this day for next four months and wakes up during the Uttahani Ekadasi in Kartik month. This Ekadasi is also falls after the famous Puri Jagannath Rath Yatra.

It is popularly believed that by praying and observing Hari Sayani Ekadasi will help in a person from redemption of sins. All the normal fasting rules associated with Ekadashi fasting is observed on the day.

This Ekadasi is popularly known as Dev Sayani Ekadasi and Ashadi Ekadasi.

You may also like to read Sayani Ekadasi Vrath Katha How to observe Ekadasi Fasting? Ekadasi Food – the food eaten during partial fast

Lodheshwar Mahadeo Temple – Mahadev Shiva Mandir at Ramnagar in Barabanki

LodheshwarMahadeoTemple is dedicated to Mahadev Shiva and is located at Mahadeo village near Ramnagar around 30 km from Barabanki in Uttar Pradesh. Legend has it that the Pandavas established the temple. During the Mahabharat period, Sage Vyasa asked Pandavas to organize Rudramahayaga. The Pandavas then went to Kedarnath and found a Shivling. They established it at MahadeoVillage.
Thousands of years later the Shivling was discovered by a farmer named Lodheswar. He started worshipping it and the temple came to be known as LodheshwarMahadeoTemple.
Another legend has it that the Shivling was established by Luv, son of Sri Ram, found it in the Treta Yuga. He found it while bathing in the Sarayu. The Shivling was later lost during floods and Yudhishitra discovered it in the Dwapara Yuga while bathing in the GhaghraRiver.
The present temple structure was built around 700 years ago and is in Mehrab architectural style with lot of floral drawings.
Bhairo Baba, Shiva, Parvati, Rameshwar Mahade…

Teaching from Puranas on Charity

This body is doomed to perish. Why should I take care of something which is impermanent? I take protection of another secret source – charity.
Charity is the best way to ensure glory in your mortal life and get salvation in heaven after you quit your mortal body. Be considerate to all and be charity minded. Then all gates of glory and heaven or salvation remain open for you.
A man not devoted to charity acquires neither wealth nor the cherished desires.
He who long for wealth to be given in charity, attains riches and fame.
The country is destroyed where food grains is not given in charity.
Charity is the best thing for a human being, by performing which he gains all this ends.

Today’s Hindu Calendar – July 19, 2014 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Saturday, July 19, 2014 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Ashtami Tithi or the eighth day during the waning phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Krishna Paksha Saptami Tithior the seventh day during the waning phase of moon till 1:19 AM on July 19. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Ashtami Tithior the eighth day during the waning phase of moon till 11:35 PM on July 19. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Navami Tithi or the ninth day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Revati Nakshatra till 9:11 AM. Then onward it is Ashwini or Ashwathy Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Meena Rashi till 9:11 AM. Then onward it is Mesha Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days –
Kali Yuga Year – 5116
Vikram Samvant 2071 – Shravan Krishna Paksha Ashtami Tithi or the eighth day during the waning phase of moon in Shravan month in North India - Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, …