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How to Perform or Observe Navratri Vrat?

Navratri Vrat or Navaratri Vratam is an important fast observed by Hindus during Ashvin (September – October). Navratri 2017 begins on September 21 and ends on September 30. Vasant Navratri is from March 28 to April 5. It is believed that those devotees who perform Navratri fasting will find happiness on earth and will receive ‘moksha.’ Legend has it that, how to observe the Navarathri Vrat was once narrated by Goddess Durga to one of her ardent devotee. The Vratam is observed by both men and women and Navratri mantra is repeated during the period.

Navratri Fast The Navratri fast is observed from the first day to the ninth day of Ashvin month. People take bath in the morning and evening during this period and some even drink water only after the ritual bath in the morning. Most devotees take only a single meal during the day. Non-vegetarian food is totally avoided. Some people confine to milk and fruits during the nine days.

Some devotees only observe fast during three days i.e., fi…

Perdoor Temple in Karantaka - Anantha Padmanabha Temple at Perdoor in Karnataka Dedicated to Hindu God Vishnu

AnanthaPadmanabhaTemple at Perdoor (20 km from Udupi) in Karnataka is dedicated to Hindu God Vishnu. The 6th century temple has a standing murti of the Ananthapadmanabha Swamy form of Vishnu. The murti is of 2 feet height with Shanka Chakra and Abhaya Hasta.
The temple also has a separate shrine dedicated to Shiva – the temple is known as RudraTemple and a Rudralinga is worshipped here.
The murti of Ganesha is found on a pillar at the Theertha Mantapa. All pujas in the temple begin after offering puja to this Ganapati murti.
An Arototsava katte exists in front of the AnanthaPadmanabhaTemple and a Nagabramha Stana is situated nearby.
A Kunjadakatte at which Sri Anantha Padmanabha Utsavamurti (procession murti) is worshipped during Rathotsava festival is too located in the templecomplex.
A MariammanTemple too is located near the temple complex.
The pond attached to the temple is located on the northern side, known as Padma Sarovara, is believed to be the abode of Goddess Lakshmi.

Learn to be calm and you will always be happy – Paramahansa Yogananda

Kindness is the light that dissolves all walls between souls, families and nations.
Remain calm, serene, always in command of yourself. You will then find out how easy it is to get along.
It is blessedness for yourself and others if you are happy.
Learn to be calm and you will always be happy.
Spirit is the vast stillness which is behind all created things.
Wisdom is a chisel, love is the sandpaper.
True friends want nothing from you except the joy of your presence.
Always be ready to be active, but carry calmness with you into your activity.
Paramahansa Yogananda

Today’s Hindu Calendar – September 14, 2014 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Sunday, September 14, 2014 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Sashti Tithi or sixth day during the waning phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Krishna Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during the waning phase of moon till 10:34 PM on September 14. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Bharani Nakshatra till 12:01 AM on September 14. Then onward it is Krittika or Kartika or Karthigai Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Mesha Rashi till 6:04 AM. Then onward it is Vrishabha Rasi
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Sashti Shradh.
Kali Yuga Year – 5116
Vikram Samvant 2071 – Aswhin Krishna Paksha Sashti Tithi or sixth day during the waning phase of moon in Ashwin month in North India - Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Jammu and Ka…