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Hindu Festivals in September 2014 – Hindu Vrat – Fasting – Rituals in September 2014

Dates of important festivals associated with Hinduism in September 2014– based on major Hindu calendars and Panchang used in India. The festivals, Vrats and ritual days are based on Indian Standard Time (IST).
September 2 – Monthly Durga Ashtami September 3 – Jyeshta Gauri Puja in Maharashtra September 5 – Parivartini Ekadasi – Ekadasi Vrat September 6 – Shani Pradosh Vrat September 6 – Vaman Jayanti September 7 – Thiruonam September 8 – Anant Chaturdasi September 8 – Ganesh Chaturthi festival ends September 9 – Purnima September 9 – Pitrupaksha Shradh period starts September 9 – Ashwin month begins in North India September 12 – Sanskashti Ganesh Chaturthi Vrat September 13 – Bharani Shradh September 17 – Avidhava Navami September 17 – Kanni Masam begins in Kerala calendars September 17 – Puratassi Month begins in Tamil Calendars September 18 – Aashin Month begins in Bengali Calendars. September 19 – Indira Ekadasi – Ekadasi Fasting September 21 – Pradosh Vrat September 23 – Sarva…

Uddhava Gita on Qualities of a Learned Man

A saintly person is merciful and never injures others. Even if others are aggressive he is tolerant and forgiving toward all living entities. His strength and meaning in life come from the truth itself, he is free from all envy and jealousy, and his mind is equal in material happiness and distress.
His intelligence is never bewildered by material desires, and he has controlled his senses.
His behavior is always pleasing, never harsh and always exemplary, and he is free from possessiveness.
He never endeavors in ordinary, worldly activities, and he strictly controls his eating. He therefore always remains peaceful and steady.
He has conquered over the six material qualities – namely hunger, thirst, lamentation, illusion, old age and death.
Uddhava Gita

Today’s Hindu Calendar – August 31, 2014 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Sunday, August 31, 2014 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during the waxing phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Shukla Paksha Panchami Tithi or the fifth day during the light phase of moon till 12:51 AM on August 31. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Swati or Chothi Nakshatra till 2:32 PM on August 31. Then onward it is Vishaka or Vishakam Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Tula Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Muruga Sashti Fasting
Kali Yuga Year – 5116
Vikram Samvant 2071 – Bhadrapad Shukla Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth 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…