Skip to main content


Showing posts from August 26, 2014

Significance of Purna Kumbha

Purna Kumbha is an essential part of worship in Hinduism. Today it is also used in Hindu weddings, temple functions and other occasions associated with Hindu religion. Purna Kumbha, literally means a ‘full vessel’ and symbolically it is a sign of plenty. It is also referred as Kalash or Kalasha.

Reference of Purana Kumbha is found in the Skanda Purana and the Matsya Purana. In Skanda Purana it is mentioned that the ‘Purna Kumbha’ can be worshipped. Matsya Purana indicates that people placed it at their doors as a sign of plenty.

Purna Kumbha mainly contains ‘water’ – the veritable life principle. Thus it is a direct worship of Varuna – the God of rain. He is the harbinger of rain which ensures fertility on earth and which nourishes animals and human beings.
The earthen pot used as Purna Kumba is decorated with geometric designs and Swastika. The geometric design various from region to region and from community to community. Depending on the society and its wealth, earthenware gives …

Rohini Nakshatra dates and time 2015 – Rohini Birth Star Date in 2015

Rohini Nakshatra 2015 dates based on traditional Hindu calendar, Astrology and Panchangam. Rohini Birth Star is the fourth Nakshatra among the 27 Nakshatras. Below are Rohini Nakshatra dates in 2015. The astrological prediction of this Nakshatra as per Moon Sign is that of Vrishaba Rashi. Venus or Shukra is the Lord of this birth star. The lucky color of Rohini star is white.
January 2, 2015 Time is from 6:08 AM on January 2 to 6:54 AM on January 3
January 30, 2015 Time is from 11:38 AM on January 29 to 12:37 PM on January 30
February 26, 2015 Time is from 5:47 PM on February 25 to 6:26 PM on February 26
March 25, 2015 Time is from 2:01 AM on March 25 to 1:57 AM on March 26, 2015
April 22, 2015 Time is from 11:57 AM on April 21 to 11:14 AM on April 22, 2015
May 19, 2015 Time is from 9:55 PM on May 18 to 9:03 PM on May 19
June 16, 2015 Time is from 6:26 AM on June 15 to 5:51 AM on June 16 (as majority of the time is on June 15 – in some regions the Nakshatra will be marked on June 15)…

Lalbaugcha Raja Latest Photos in 2014 – Ganeshotsav Mumbai 2014

Lalbaugcha Raja, or Lalbaghcha Raja, in Mumbai is one of the most popular Ganesh Pandals in Mumbai during Ganeshotsav. Lalbaugcha Raja 2014 will be unveiled on August 29. Several newspapers have released the latest photos of Lalbaugcha Raja in 2014. Located at Lalbaug in Mumbai, the Ganesh idol erected here during Ganesh Chaturthi festival is popularly known as Lalbaugcha Raja. It is visited by millions of people during the 12-day Ganesh Chaturthi festival.

Maharatha in War in Mahabharata – The Meaning of Maharathi

Maharatha, or Maharathi, is a term widely used to refer to a warrior in the Mahabharata, Ramayana and other ancient Hindu scriptures. The meaning of the term Maharathi is a might warrior.
A Maharatha is skilled in the use of all weapons – bow and arrow, spear, mace, sword and other weapons. He is also highly proficient in fist handing and other hand to hand combats.
Maharathi is also skilled in riding animals like horses and elephant.
What makes a Maharatha different from other warriors is that he can take on ten thousand warriors single handedly.

The main warriors in the side of Kauravas and Pandavas in the Kurukshetra war were all Maharathas.

World’s first Modern Eco Friendly Hindu Temple Opens in London

Shree Swaminarayan Mandir at Kingsbury in North London, with solar panels and rainwater harvesting system and many other eco-friendly measures, is believed to the first modern HinduTemple to be completely eco friendly. The temple is noted for its traditional Hindu architecture but what makes it stand out from some of the modern Hindu temples built in Europe and United States is the green initiatives.
The 20 million pound temple includes a multi-function hall with facilities for sports and receptions and was funded entirely by was funded entirely by Hindus.

You can find more about the construction of this unique Hindu temple here at the official website.

Desire nothing, give up all desires and be happy – Swami Sivananda

Humility is not cowardice. Meekness is not weakness. Humility and meekness are indeed spiritual powers .
Desire nothing, give up all desires and be happy.
Let us not depend upon the world for pleasure.
It is divinity that shapes, not only your ends, but also your acts, your words and thoughts.
Terrible is the fight put up by the senses. Fight bravely! Conquer them you must.
It is only by doing good to others that one attains to one's own good.
The highest manifestation of strength is to keep ourselves calm and on our own feet.
Crave for a thing, you will not get it. Renounce the craving, the object will follow you by itself.
Swami Sivananda

Today’s Hindu Calendar – August 26, 2014 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the waxing phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Shukla Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the light phase of moon till 8:43 PM on August 26. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Magha or Makam Nakshatra till 6:18 AM on August 26. Then onward it is Purva Phalguni or Pooram Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Simha Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days –
Kali Yuga Year – 5116
Vikram Samvant 2071 – Bhadrapad Shukla Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the waxing phase of moon in Bhadrapad 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 – Bhadr…