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Nag Pancham 2017 date in Gujarat

Nag Pancham is dedicated to Naga worship – prayers to snakes or serpents in the Shravan month in Gujarat. Nag Pancham 2017 date in Gujarat is August 12. It is observed during the fifth day of the Krishna Paksha (waning phase) of moon in Sawan month. In other regions the Nag Panchami festival is observed 15 days earlier during the Shukla Paksha Panchami of Shravan month.
Dishes prepared from millet, which is cooked on the previous day, is consumed on Nag Pancham day.
As part of pujas, a picture of a snake (nagas) is drawn on an earthen pot and prayers are offered and pujas are performed. After rituals, Nag Pancham Vrat Katha (story) is listened to by people.

Story of Thirumazhisai Alwar

Thirumazhisai Alwar is one among the 12 Alwars. He is a manifestation of the Sudarshana Chakra of Bhagvan Srihari Vishnu. He was born to Bhargava Muni and Kanakangi. But the baby born did not have face or limbs. The parents left the body near a bamboo plantation. Bhagvan Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi blessed the child and he developed all limbs and became a human baby. Goddess Lakshmi then fed the baby.
When the divine couple left, the baby began to cry. A woodcutter found the baby and since he did not have a child he took the baby home and brought him up as his child.
The child never drank milk as it had taken the milk of Goddess Lakshmi.
But once, an old couple brought some milk for the boy. The boy took the milk and consumed it. The foster parents of the boy were happy and asked the old couple to bring milk daily.
The boy realized that the old couple were childless and were suffering a lot in old age. So once he offered the milk brought by them back as Prasad. Upon drinking the milk…

Download Atharva Veda in Hindi in pdf

Atharva Veda in Hindi in pdf format is Ved Puran website. You can download Atharva Veda in Hindi text and use it for your personal use.  You will need a pdf reader to download and read it. The downloadable version of the Atharva Veda is the Hindi translation of it from Sanskrit. The file size is more than 45 MB.
You can download the Atharva Veda in Hindi in pdf here.

Dwarakadheesh Temple at Mathura – Vrindavan

DwarakadheeshTemple at Mathura (Vrindavan) is located near the Vishram Ghat on the banks of YamunaRiver. The temple was constructed in 1815 and is dedicated to Bhagvan Sri Krishna.
A flight of steps from a busy and narrow road takes one to the huge courtyard of DwarakadheeshTemple. The walls of the courtyard are adorned with pictures, paintings and inscriptions.

Before the sanctum sanctorum 12 pillars support a huge dome. The dome is adorned with beautiful paintings of Sri Krishna leelas.
The main murti of Sri Krishna is carved out of black marble. At the Dwarakadheesh temple, the consort of Bhagvan Krishna is Rukmini Devi.
A unique aspect at DwarakadheeshTemple is that the murti of Bhagvan has four arms. The walls of the temple are decorated with cow dung and not kumkum.
The most important festival in the temple is the Sri Krishna Janmashtami. Jhoola festival is also organized in Shravan month as per traditional Gujarati Calendar.
Please note that the world famous DwarakadheeshTem…

Advantages of Being Spiritual

We live in a world where everything is based on return value. What will I get if I do that? Similarly what will I get if I am spiritual? Therefore here is a look at the advantages of being spiritual.
Inner Peace. Balance in life. Increased energy. Clarity of thought. Helps in taming anger, envy, ego, jealousy and greediness. Makes us humble and kind. To learn to love and respect all living beings. Better awareness. Realizing the futility of sensual pleasures.
But the greatest advantage of being spiritual is in dealing with life challenging situations – in dealing with death, untoward incidents, broken expectations, unfulfilled desires and more.
One should also be careful that being spiritual does not mean one should be a coward or vulnerable. Being spiritual does not mean you should say YES always. Some people by being spiritual develop unwanted attachments. Such attachments are the result of ignorance. Do not fall into such traps. Abhilash Rajendran

Today’s Hindu Calendar – August 13, 2014 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Tritiya Tithi or the third day during the waning phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Krishna Paksha Tritiya Tithi or the third day during the waning phase of moon till 5:03 PM on August 13. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Chaturthi Tithi or the fourth day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Purvabhadrapada or Pooruruttathi Nakshatra till 7:24 PM on August 13. Then onward it is Uttarabhadrapada or Uthrittathi Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Kumbha Rashi till 1:46 PM. Then onward it is Meena Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Sankashti Ganesh Chaturthi Vrat. Moonrise time is at 9:04 PM
Kali Yuga Year – 5116
Vikram Samvant 2071 – Bhadrapad Krishna Paksha Tritiya Tithi or the third day during the waning phase of moon in Bhadrapad month in North India - Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana…