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Magha Nakshatra date and time 2015 – Magham Birth Star dates in 2015

Magha Nakshatra 2015 dates based on traditional Hindu calendar, Astrology and Panchangam. Magha Nakshatram, also known as Magh or Magham in South India, is the tenth Nakshatra among the 27 Nakshatras. Below are Magha Nakshatra dates in 2015. The astrological prediction of Magha Nakshatra as per Moon Sign is that of Simha Rashi (Leo Zodiac). Surya or Sun is the Lord of the Raasi. The color of Ashlesha is Ivory or Cream.
Magha Nakshatra Days as per Indian Standard Time (IST) in 2015
January 9, 2015 Time is from 4:29 PM on January 8 to 7:28 PM on January 9
February 5, 2015 Time is from 11:17 PM on February 4 to 2:16 AM on February 6
March 4 and March 5, 2015 Time is from 5:27 AM on March 4 to 8:29 AM on March 5
April 1, 2015 Time is from 11:40 AM on March 31 to 2:45 PM on April 1
April 28, 2015 Time is from 6:37 PM on April 27 to 9:40 PM on April 28, 2015
May 25, 2015 Time is from 2:28 AM on May 25 to 5:19 AM on May 26
June 22, 2015 Time is from 10:41 AM on June 21 to 1:21 PM on June 22


Onam, which breaks all barriers of caste, creed and religion, is the most anticipated festival in Kerala and by Malayalis around the world. Thiruonam is the day when the Asura King Mahabali (Maveli) comes to visit his subjects. Each house in Kerala decks up to welcome King Maveli, who during his reign made the ideas of a utopian rule a reality. In 2018, the date of Onam is August 25. Onam is celebrated over four days – first Onam or Onnam Onam is on August 24. Second Onam or the most important day of Onam is Thiruonam and it is on  August 25. Third Onam or Munnam Onam is on  August 26. Fourth Onam or Naalam Onam is on  August 27.
The preparation for Onam begins on the Atham nakshatram day in the Malayalam Chingam month (August – September). Atham falls around 10 days before Thiruonam. Onam festival begins on Atham day, around 10 days before Thiruonam. People begin purchases for the onam which include new dresses for all the people in the family. During these ten days children and wom…

Onam Story – Onam Festival Story of Mahabali and Vamana

The story of Onam festival is associated with the Vamana incarnation of Vishnu and King Mahabali (Mavelio). Onam, the most popular festival in Kerala, is the day when the legendary Asura king Mahabali visits his subjects. Mahabali had turned his kingdom into a virtual paradise on earth and the ‘devas’ could not tolerate this and they sought the help of Lord Vishnu to eliminate Maveli. Onam is perhaps a rare Hindu festival in which Lord Vishnu, the vanquisher, is the villain and the vanquished King Mahabali the hero.

As per Puranas, the Asura or demon King Mahabali made the utopian kingdom a reality. His fame spread all over the earth and the netherworld and slowly into the heaven.

Indra, the king of Devas and the ruler of heaven, felt threatened by the growing popularity of Mahabali.

Aditi, the mother of Indra, observed a penance called 'payovrata' to help her son and pleased with her devotion Lord Vishnu was born as Vamana, a dwarf, to Aditi.

Vamana approached Mahabali who w…

Sri Ramakrishna on Three Kinds of Love

There are other kinds of love: sadharani, samanjasa, and samartha. In the first, which is ordinary love, the lover seeks his own happiness; he doesn’t care whether the other person is happy or not. That was Chandravali’s attitude toward Krishna.
In the second, which is a compromise, both seek each other’s happiness. This is a noble kind of love. But the third is the highest of all.
Such a lover says to his beloved, ‘Be happy yourself, whatever may happen to me.’ Radha had this highest love. She was happy in Krishna’s happiness. Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa

Today’s Hindu Calendar – September 7, 2014 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Sunday, September 7, 2014 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Trayodasi Tithi or the thirteenth day during the waxing phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Shukla Paksha Trayodasi Tithi or the thirteenth day during the waxing phase of moon till 12:30 PM. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Chaturdasi Tithi or the fourteenth day during the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Shravan or Sravana or Thiruonam Nakshatra till 8:12 AM on September 7. Then onward it is Dhanishta or Sravishta or Avittam Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Makar Rashi till 7:22 PM. Then onward it is Kumbha Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Thiruonam in Kerala.
Kali Yuga Year – 5116
Vikram Samvant 2071 – Bhadrapad Shukla Paksha Trayodasi Tithi or the thirteenth 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, …