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Purvaphalguni Nakshatra date and time in 2015 – Purva Phalguni Birth Star date in 2015

Purvaphalguni Nakshatra time and dates in 2015 based on traditional Hindu calendar, Astrology and Panchangam.  Purva Phalguni Birth Star, also known as Poorva Phalguni or Pooram in South India, is the eleventh Nakshatra among the 27 Nakshatras. Below are Purvaphalguni Nakshatra date in 2015. The astrological prediction of the birth star Purva Phalguni Nakshatra as per Moon Sign is that of Simha Rashi (Leo Zodiac). Surya or sun is the Lord of the Raasi. The color of Purvaphalguni is light brown.
January 10, 2015 Time is from 7:28 PM on January 9 to 10:37 PM on January 10
February 6, 2015 Time is from 2:16 AM on February 6 to 5:22 AM on February 7
March 6, 2015 Time is from 8:29 AM on March 5 to 11:34 AM on March6
April 2, 2015 Time is from 2:45 PM on April 1 to 5:52 PM on April 2
April 29, 2015 Time is from 9:40 PM on April 28 to 12:47 AM on April 30, 2015
May 26 and May 27, 2015 Time is from 5:19 AM on May 26 to 8:24 AM on May 27
June 23, 2015 Time is from 1:21 PM on June 22 to 4:21…

Why Holy River Ganga is known as Bhagirathi?

In the Himalayas, Holy River Ganga is known as Bhagirathi. The reason why Holy River Ganga is known as Bhagirathi because it was King Bhagiratha’s desire to free the souls of his ancestors that brought Holy River Ganga from heaven to earth. He performed intense austerities (Tapas) first to Ganga to come down to earth.
When Ganga agreed, there was a problem as her fall from the sky to earth will destroy Mother Earth. To overcome this problem the king performed Tapas for several years to Shiva. Only Mahadev could capture the might fall of Ganga to earth. Shiva agreed.
In memory of the intense austerities performed by King Bhagirathi to bring Holy Ganga down to earth, the river is known as Bhagirathi in the Himalayas.
Related Story – Why Ganga was brought down to earth by King Bhagiratha

Indra Jatra Festival in Nepal

Indra Jatra is an 8-day festival observed in the Bhadra Month. The most important date is the Bhadrapad Shukla Paksha Chaturdashi – the fourteenth day during the waxing phase of moon in Bhadra Month. In 2017, Indra Jatra important date is on September 3.
The festival begins on Bhadrapad Shukla Paksha Dwadasi with the hoisting of ling (a wooden pole) which symbolically represents Indra, the king of Devas (celestial beings).
The festival is widely observed in the three districts of the KathmanduValley and in Kavre and Dolakha.
During the festival, murtis of Ganesh and Bhairav along with living goddess Kumari are taken around the streets in chariot.
The festival is mainly observed for abundant rains and good harvest.

3-D printed Hindu God Ganesha

Murtis (idols or statues) of Hindu Gods printed using 3-D technology is new and rare but is slowly catching up in India and various countries around the world. A 3-printed exhibition of Ganesha murtis was recently held in Bangalore and was a huge it with the audience. The New Indian Express reports  3-D printing technology has been around for many years now; the first working 3-D printer (stereolithography) was created in 1984 by Charles W Hull. "The industry in India has not taken off in the way it has in countries like Taiwan, Singapore or Malaysia. India has the required manpower but owing to lack of world-class R and D facilities, the industry has taken a backseat. We want to bring this technology to the forefront and what better way than to start it with an exhibition of idols of Lord Ganesha," says Prasad Rodagi, founder director of Altem, which has been in the business of 3-D printing since 2010.  At the exhibition, eight idols inspired by the temples in Maharashtra …

Symbolism of Ganapati Visarjan - Why is Ganesha idol immersed in Water after Ganesh Chaturthi festival?

Vinayaka Chaturthi or Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations end with the immersion or Visarjan of clay Ganapati idol in water. Hindus worship Brahman or the Supreme Soul present in all animate and inanimate. But for majority of the people it is not possible to worship this formlessness. They need a form to pray to, to seek help, to cry and to take blessings. Ganesha is ‘OM’ the primordial sound or the first ‘Vaak.’ Nirguna Para Brahman takes the form of Ganesha.
Clay and water is mixed to give form to the formlessness. Each person brings Ganesha in clay idol form into the home. This is the Supreme Being arriving at home. After the celebrations, it is time to accept the eternal cosmic law that which took form has to become formless again. It is a never ending cycle (Chakra).
The formlessness giving way to form and then moving again towards formlessness. Each year Ganesha arrives to teach us that forms change but the Supreme Truth remains the same. Body perishes but Brahman residing in it rema…

Watch Ganesh Immersion Live Online on September 5, 2017 from Mumbai – Ganapati Visarjan Live Streaming in 2016

The Ganapati Visarjan will be taking place on September 5, 2017 in Mumbai. You can watch the Ganesh Immersion 2016 live online. The live streaming is provided by Loksatta news. This particular live streaming is of Lalbaughcha Raja.
You can watch the Ganesh Immersion live online here.

Transformation occurs when vision and action come together – Swami Tejomayananda

Some are destined to succeed, some are determined to succeed.
Love and Forgiveness go together. If we can't forgive, it means we can't love sufficiently.
God is not just your wish fulfiller, But also your well wisher.
When vision and action come together, transformation occurs.
Be tender towards the faults of others, be strict towards your own.
Duties come to us unasked according to our status, position, station in life etc. The firm abidance in their performance without expectations, insistence, laziness and with love, dedication and sincerity makes our mind strong and pure. We must remember that we are not obliging others by performing our duties and hence we should not wait for appreciation, encouragement or reward for doing them.
Swami Tejomayananda

Today’s Hindu Calendar – September 8, 2014 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Monday, September 8, 2014 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Chaturdasi Tithi or the fourteenth day during the waxing phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Shukla Paksha Chaturdasi Tithi or the fourteenth day during the waxing phase of moon till 10:04 AM. Then onward it is Purnima Tithi or the full moon day. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Dhanishta or Sravishta or Avittam Nakshatra till 6:33 AM on September 8. Then onward it is Shathabisha or Sadayam or Chathayam Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Kumbha Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Anant Chaturdashi. Sarvajanik Ganesh Visarjan in Maharashtra
Kali Yuga Year – 5116
Vikram Samvant 2071 – Bhadrapad Shukla Paksha Chaturdasi Tithi or the fourteenth 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…