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Ashtami 2017 - 2018 dates – Durga Ashtami Monthly Fasting Dates in 2017

Ashtami 2017 - 2018 dates based on Hindu calendar and panchang followed by Hindus in India. Special pujas and fasting are observed on Shukla Paksha Ashtami, or 8th day of the waxing phase of moon in traditional Hindu Tithi calendar, by many Hindus. The rituals on the day are dedicated Goddess Shakti especially to Goddess Durga. Here are the Ashtami 2017 dates.

Fasting dedicated to Goddess Durga is observed on the day by a large number of Hindus, especially in North and Eastern parts of India.

The most important Ashtami is the one observed in Chaitra Month and the other in Ashwin month.

Fasting from sunrise to next day sunrise is observed by Mother Goddess Durga devotees.
Ashtami 2017 August 29, 2017, Tuesday –  Ashtami

September 28, 2017, Thursday- Durga Ashtami during Navratri

October 28, 2017, Saturday

November 27, 2017, Monday

December 26, 2017, Tuesday
Ashtami 2018 January 25, 2018, Thursday

February 23, 2018, Friday

March 25, 2018, Sunday Chaitra Navratri Ashtami

April 23, 2018, M…

Mangalsutra Vati Symbolic Meaning – Reason For Using Golden Mangalsutra Cups

Mangalsutra Vati, or cups, is widely used in Maharashtra and in parts of Gujarat and Northern Karnataka. The reason for wearing the golden mangalsutra cups on chain after marriage is that it attracts lot of positive energy. Symbolically the joining of the two Vati means union of the male and female. It also means the woman is married and is blessed with divine energy.
The vati or golden cups are hollow on one side. The hollow side faces the body and good energy is attracted towards the cup.
The Vati Mangalsutra helps in keeping the body and mind healthy.
Some people claim that is also regularizes the blood circulation in the body.

Story of Dadhimukha – A Vanara in the Ramayana

Dadhimukha was part of the Vanara (monkey) army in the Ramayana. His name is also mentioned in the Mahabharata. As per Ramayana, he is the maternal uncle of Sugriva, the king of Vanaras. He was the guard and custodian of the Madhuvana, a forest rich in honey, fruits and herbs located between the MahendraMountain and Kishkindha.
Dadhimukha was also the leader of a large group of monkeys and he brought the army to rescue Mata Sita. As per Ramayana, the powerful Vanara leader brought 10 crore strong army to join Sugriva and Hanuman.
Ramayana mentions that Angada and other monkeys were happy on receiving the news of sighting of Mata Sita and caused damage to the Madhuvana in their celebration. Dadhimukha complained to Sugriva about the incident. Sugriva asked Dadhimukha to forgive the high spirits of the monkeys.

Sant Jnaneshwar Punyatithi 2017 date - Death Anniversary of Sant Jnaneshwar at Alandi

Sant Jnaneshwar Punyatithi is the death anniversary of Sant Dnyaneshwar, or Jnaneshwar, who revolutionized the bhakti cult in Maharashtra. Sant Jnaneshwar Punyatithi 2017 date is November 16. At the age of sixteen Sant Jnaneshwar wrote Jnaneswari – the first and the most popular Marathi commentary on the Bhagavad Gita. The day is of great significance at Alandi in Maharashtra, which is his resting place. Alandi Yatra is held during the period.

Sant Jnaneshwar Punayatithi is observed on the 13th day during the Krishna Paksha (waning phase of moon) of Karthik month as per the traditional calendar followed in Maharashtra. Jnaneswari continues to be read and discussed in Maharashtrian homes and its translation into various languages continues to inspire millions of people around the world.

During the time of Sant Jnaneshwar, the great teachings of Sanatana Dharma were considered to be the prerogative of certain castes and sects. Jnaneshwar unleashed a silent revolution against the relig…

Vaidhriti Yoga January 2016 Date and Time - Vaidhriti Yog January 2016

Vaidhriti Yoga is a bad period based on Hindu astrology calculations. It occurs in certain months in a Hindu calendar and is based complex astrological calculations. Vaidhriti Yoga January 2015 date and time is from 1:22 AM to 11:28 PM on January 22 as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar and panchang followed in North India.
The popular belief is that things performed during the period will face reversals. 
Vaidhriti Yog is similar to another inauspicious yog known as Vyatipat.

Bali Tarpanam at Pamba River – Offerings Made to Dead Relatives and Ancestors by Ayyappa Devotees at Pampa

PambaRiver which follows through the base of SabarimalaMountain is considered as holy as GangaRiver. Performing Bali Tarpanam on the banks of Pampa is considered highly meritorious. Annually Ayyappa devotees who visit the SabarimalaTemple do Bali Tarpanam to dead parents, relatives and ancestors.
The Bali Tarpanam is performed at Triveni – the PambaRiver, Kallar and Njunagar meet here. Performing Tarpanam is like performing it at Prayag the confluence of Saraswati, Ganga and Yamuna in Allahabad.
Legend has it that Lord Ayyappa performed Tarpanam for the warriors who died in the war against Maravapada at Triveni.
Some people perform Tarpanam in memory of this incident.

Gangotri Glacier is Shrinking Fast – More Trouble for Ganga River

Around 70 percent of the water of the GangaRiver during summer months is provided by Gangotri Glacier. BhagirathiRiver, which is one of the main tributaries of the Ganga, originates from the glacier. A latest observation points out that the Gangotri Glacier is shrinking fast. The Hindu reports  The Gangotri glacier is rapidly disintegrating, states the latest observation of a team from the Almora-based G.B. Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment and Development.  The team of the institute, which has been monitoring the Himalayan glaciers, particularly the Gangotri, since 1999, visited the glacier between June and October, this year. Kireet Kumar, Scientist in the Glacial Study Centre of the institute, said, “Our team has been observing disintegration in the snout of the Gangotri glacier for around three year now. This time the team observed that the disintegration on the right side of the snout is taking place at a rapid rate.” Dr. Kumar said rapid melting of the Raktvarn, Chaturangi…

Patience brings harmonious relationships – Dadi Janki

Patience brings harmonious relationships.
Misunderstandings can cause problems in a relationship, especially when we make little effort to understand another person and their point of view. We tend to become impatient and do not listen to what the other person is saying. Instead, we make assumptions, which are often wrong and cause further misunderstandings.
When I have a difference of opinion with someone, I need to make time to listen to what the other person has to say. Only then will I be able to understand their point of view. This practice will help me clear up misunderstandings I have with others and bring harmony to my relationships.
Dadi Janki

Today’s Hindu Calendar – November 19, 2014 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Dwadasi Tithi or the twelfth day during the waning phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Dwadasi Tithi or the twelfth day during the waning phase of moon till 4:22 PM on November 19. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Trayodasi Tithi or the thirteenth day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Hasta or Atham or Hastam Nakshatra till 10:13 AM on November 19. Then onward it is Chitra or Chithira or Chithirai Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Kanya Rashi till 11:00 PM. Then onward it is Tula Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Pradosh Fasting in North and Eastern parts of India. Also in many regions in Southern India.
Kali Yuga Year – 5116
Vikram Samvant 2071 – Margashirsh Krishna Paksha Dwadasi Tithi or the twelfth day during the waning phase of moonin Margashirsh Month in North India - Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkh…