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Story of Dhanteras – Why Goddess Lakshmi is worshipped on Dhan Teras?

Dhanteras is observed two days before Diwali. A famous story, or Katha, associated with Dhanteras narrates why Goddess Lakshmi visits homes on Dhanteras. On the Dhan Teras day, people clean their houses and invite Goddess Lakshmi by lighting an earthen lamp at the doorstep of the house.
Dhanteras is observed on the thirteenth day of the dark fortnight (waning phase of moon) in Kartik month as per traditional Hindu calendar in North India. The corresponding period in other regions is the dark fortnight of Ashwin month.
Once Goddess Lakshmi wanted to accompany Lord Vishnu to the earth during one of His visits. Lord Vishnu agreed to take Her with him provided She will not fall for earthly temptation and will not look in the southern direction.
But Goddess Lakshmi was tempted to look in the southern direction and when she got an opportunity she looked in the southern direction.
In southern direction she saw yellow mustard flowers and started dancing in the fields and decorated herself …

Roop Chaturdashi – Rup Chaudash

Roop Chaturdashi, also known as Rup Chaudash, is observed a day before Diwali in North India. The day is also observed as Narak Chaurdasi and Kali Chaudash. In 2017, the date of Roop Chaturdashi is October 18. The day is observed differently in different regions. For some communities, it is the day for the traditional oil bath and importance is given to the maintenance of the body and therefore the day is also known as Soundarya Siddhi Divas. Yamraj, the god of death, and Chitragupt is also worshipped on Roop Chaturdashi day.

After the sighting the moon on Roop Chaturdashi day, people take bath after applying oil and other traditional health products. Special powder of gram flour (Uptan) and other herbs are applied on the body.

Clean dress is worn after the Roop Chaturdashi day bath and special prayers and pujas dedicated to Lord Yama is performed. People pray for the removal of the fear of narak (hell). It is believed that prayers on the day to Yamraj will rescue from perpetual hel…

Kameshwari Jayanti – Goddess Kameshvari Jayanthi

Goddess Kameshwari is one of the manifestations of Goddess Shakti. She is quite similar to Ardanarishwara as she combines the primordial energy of Shiva and Shakti. Kameshwari Jayanti 2017 date is October 17. It is observed on the 12th day of the Krishna Paksha of Kartik Month as per traditional calendar followed in North India.

This form of Goddess Shakti is propitiated to overcome obstacles and fulfill desires.

The Sadhana of Goddess Kameshvari is very rare and is mainly followed by rare Tantric followers.

Griha Pravesh Muhurat 2017 Auspicious Time in India for Moving into New House in 2017

Hindus who strictly follow the Muhurat to perform Griha Pravesh (house warming) or move into new house only during auspicious date and time. Good Time for Moving into New House in 2017 based on calendars and Panchang in North India. Below given are the Griha Pravesh Muhurat in 2017. It is based on Calendars and Panchang followed in Maharashtra, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Goa, Gujarat, Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Jammu and Kashmir.

Griha Pravesh Muhurat 2017
January 2017 – Griha Pravesh Muhurats are January 20 and January 23, 2017 in North India. Other regions January 6, 7, 9, 13, 18, 19, 23 and January 30.

February 2017 – Griha Pravesh Muhurats are February 6, 2017 in North India. Other regions February 2, 3, 6, 8, 9, 13, 16 and February 17.

March 2017 – Griha Pravesh Muhurats are March 4, 8, 9, and March 13, 2017 in North India. Other regions March 8, 9, 15 and Marc…

Chettiar Temple – Sri Thendayuthapani Temple in Singapore Accorded National Monument Status

SriThendayuthapaniTemple, popularly known as ChettiarTemple, located on Tank Road in Singapore was gazetted a National Monument by the National Heritage Board of Singapore. This is the third HinduTemple to get the National Monument Status. SriThendayuthapaniTemple, dedicated to Muruga or Subramanian, was built in 1859. Massive reconstruction was done in 1983.


Straitstimes reports The SriThendayuthapaniTemple is also widely known as the Chettiar temple because it was established by the Nattukottai Chettiars. The Chettiars are known to worship Murugan, and have dedicated many temples to this Hindu deity all over the world. The SriThendayuthapaniTemple is the older of the two temples built by the Chettiar community in Singapore - the other is the SriLayanSithiVinayagarTemple on 73 Keong Saik Road which was built in 1925.

Yamadeep – Story of Yamadeepdan and Lighting of Lamps on First day of Diwali

Yamadeep, also known as Yamdeep or Yamadeepdaan, is the first day of Diwali celebrations in North India and Gujarat. Diyas (lamps) are lit all night and these lamps are dedicated to Yama or Yamraj, the Hindu god of death. Yamadeep 2017 date is October 17. The popular story of Yamdeep is associated with a young girl outwitting Yama to save her husband.
Legend has it that a 16-year-old son of King Hima was destined to die on the fourth day of his marriage due to a snake bite. A girl agreed to marry the unlucky prince knowing his ill fate.
The young bride was confident of her spirituality and decided to save the prince.
On the fourth night, after their marriage, she refused to let him sleep. She collected all her jewellery, ornaments, and also the gold and silver coins in the palace and placed them in a heap at the entrance of door. Then she lit innumerable Diyas (lamps) all over the palace.
To keep her husband awake, she narrated tales and sang songs.
At the stroke of midnight, Yam…

Malayalam Shukra Navgraha Mantra – Prayer Dedicated to Shukran Nava Graham in Malayalam

Shukra is one of the Navgrahas as per Hindu astrology and Malayalam jyothisham and prayers are offered to it to avoid troubles in horoscope. Shukran Navgraha Mantra in Malayalam is given below in picture format. Shukra Nava Graham is one of the nine navgrahas and prayers are daily offered to Shukran by those having trouble due to the bad positioning of it in the Jatakam.


Swami Adbhutananda Thoughts

If someone praises you, your chest expands five and a half cubits, and the moment someone slanders you, your mind contracts. I see that this is the habit of people. One is highly fortunate whose mind does not waver in the least at praise or blame. It may be said that God’s special grace is upon him.
One may commit a blunder and still show anger. One may create ruckus if given some advice. This type of attitude is mostly found in this world. That is why there is such confusion.
All relationships are focused around the body. When the body is healthy, everything seems good. When the body becomes sick, no one takes notice of you. You also feel as if nothing has any appeal.
Swami Adbhutananda

Jyeshta Nakshatra Tarabalam – Good Tarabalam for Jyeshta Birth Star Born People

Jyeshta Nakshatra (birth star) born people will have good Tarabalam generally with following Nakshatra born people: Jyeshta Tarabalam is used for looking marriage compatibility, business partnership and other deals.
Jyeshta Good Nakshatra Tarabalam with:
Ashwini Krittika Ardra Nakshatra Punarvasu Pushyami Magha Nakshatra Uttaraphalguni Swati Vishakha Nakshatra Anuradha Moola Uttarashada
Shatabhisha Nakshatra Purvabhadra Uttarabhadra
Please note that this is only a general list. Please note that in some regions Tarabalam is calculated daily based on the day’s Nakshatra. In such cases the general list should be ignored.

Today’s Hindu Calendar – October 21, 2014 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Trayodasi Tithi or the thirteenth day during the waning phase of moon Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Krishna Paksha Trayodasi Tithi or the thirteenth day during the waning phase of moon the entire day on October 21 and till 12:25 AM on October 22. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Chaturdasi Tithi or the fourteenth day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Uthara Phalguni or Uthiram Nakshatra the entire day on October 21 and till 1:02 AM on October 22. Then onward it is Hasta or Atham Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Simha Rashi till 5:21 AM. Then onward it is Kanya Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Pradosh Vrat. Dhanteras (You can read Dhanteras Puja time here). Yam Deep Dan. Dhanvantri Jayanti.
Kali Yuga Year – 5116
Vikram Samvant 2071 – Kartik Krishna Paksha Trayodasi Tithi or the thirteenth day during the waning phase of moon in Karti…