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Hindu Calendar 2015 with Tithi in pdf – Download Hindu Calendar 2015 in English for free in pdf

Hindu Calendar 2015 with Tithi in pdf for free download is in English and is based on Calendars followed in North India – Jammu and Kashmir, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Jharkhand. A month in this Hindu calendar begins after Purnima and ends on Purnima. All important festivals and fasting 2015 dates are marked in the calendar.
Link – Download Hindu Calendar 2015 with Tithi in pdf
The calendar is based on Purnimat system. A traditional Hindu month begins after Purnima or full moon day.
In 2015 there is Adhik Masa or extra month. This extra month is added to match the lunar calendar with the solar calendar.

Ratanti Chaturdashi

Ratanti Chaturdashi is dedicated to Goddess Kali and is observed in Paush month. Special prayers, pujas and rituals dedicated to Goddess Kali are observed on the day. Ratanti Chaturdashi 2018 date is January 4. The day is of great significance in Orissa, Bengal, Jharkhand and other eastern states.
Ratanti means celebrated or beloved. Goddess Kali is worshipped in the form of mother on the day.
Ratanti Chaturdashi is observed on the Paush Krishna Paksha Chaturdashi or the 14th day during dark phase of moon in Paush Month.

Appachimedu at Sabarimala – Importance of Appachimedu on the way to Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple

Appachimedu is located on the way from Pamba to SabarimalaTemple. It is one of the important places that an Ayyappa devotee comes across while trekking to the SabarimalaAyyappaTemple. On both the sides of the path to the temple there are two deep pits at Appachimedu. These pits are known as Appachi and Eppachi. Ayyappa devotees throw rice powder balls (Ariyunda) into the pits.

Legend has it that one of Lord Ayyappa’s disciple named Kaduvaran resides here. He keeps all the evil spirits in control here and stops them from disturbing or harming the Ayyappa devotees.
People also believe that earlier when there was no electricity and other modern facilities, wild animals used to hide in these deep pits. To escape from their attack people used to throw rice powder balls – the animals used to go after the rice balls and spare the devotees.
Appachimedu was also the spot where Ayyappa devotees to used to give alms to beggars. But now this practice has been stopped.
Appachimedu is before Saba…

Get out of your mind to have the true intelligence – Sri Aurobindo

Love is the only reality and it is not a mere sentiment. It is the ultimate truth that lies at the heart of creation.
Get out of your mind to have the true intelligence.
Spirituality is indeed the master key of the Indian mind; the sense of the infinitive is native to it.
By your stumbling the world is perfected.
In order to see, you have to stop being in the middle of the picture.
What the soul sees and has experienced, that it knows; the rest is appearance, prejudice and opinion.
Sri Aurobindo