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Baraha Dwadashi

Baraha Dwadashi is observed in Magh Month. The day is of great significance to Vaishnava devotees. Baraha Dwadashi 2018 date is January 28.
The day is of importance at Puri Jagannath temple.
Baraha Dwadashi is annually observed on the Magh Shukla Paksha Dwadasi or the 12th day during the waxing phase of moon in Magh month as per traditional Hindu calendar and panjika followed in Orissa.

Dasganu Maharaj Jayanti – Birth Anniversary of Sant Dasganu Maharaj

Sant Dasganu Maharaj of Ahmednagar was a great Hindu saint in the 18th century in Maharashtra. His Jayanti or birth anniversary is annually observed in Paush month. Sant Dasganu Maharaj Jayanti 2017 date is December 29.
Dasganu Maharaj was an ardent devotee of Shirdi Sai Baba. He composed numerous bhajans and poems. He also wrote the biography of numerous saints under the guidance of Shirdi Sai Baba.
Special prayers and meetings are organized on the day.
Sant Dasganu Maharaj Punyatithi is annually observed on the Paush Shukla Paksha Ekadasi Tithi or the eleventh day during the waxing phase of moon in Paush month as per traditional Hindu lunar Marathi calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Maharloka – One of the Worlds Mentioned in the Hindu Scriptures

Maharloka is one of the worlds mentioned in the Hindu scriptures. As per Vayu Purana, the rulers of the Kalpa live in the world. The rulers of the Kalpa are known as Kalpadikaris. A Kalpa is a period of cosmic time – it is around 4,320 million years of human beings. A Kalpa is one day of Brahma.
Some scholars are of the view that Kalpadikaris are great saints, who at the end of a Kalpa move to the Maharloka.
Ganadevas and Yamas are also residents of the Maharloka.
At the end of a Kalpa the three worlds are destroyed – the three worlds are Bhur, Bhuvar and Svar.
But Maharloka is not destroyed but the residents of Maharloka move to the next loka above it known as Janarloka.

Good date for giving birth in February 2015 – Good dates for birth of baby in Feb 2015

There are many couples who look for good dates for giving birth of baby. These are the good dates for giving birth in February 2015. Please note that the good date of birth of baby does not mean that everything will be auspicious. Horoscope etc is prepared after looking into numerous considerations. So consider this only just as a guide.
Good dates for birth of baby in Feb 2015
February 1 February 2 February 3 February 4 February 5 February 6 February 8 February 9 February 11 – Good only from 8:01 AM to 3:59 PM February 15 February 19 February 20 February 21 February 23 February 26 February 27 February 28

Bad Dates in Feb 2015 - February 12, 13, 14, 17, 18 and February 25.

Srikovil or Sanctum Sanctorum at Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple

Srikovil or the sanctum sanctorum at Sannidanam - SabarimalaAyyappaTemple is plated using gold. The life story of Ayyappa from His birth on earth to His disappearance at Sabarimala is written on copper sheets and is superimposed on the Srikovil.
The punapratishta or murti reinstallation was performed in 1951.
The gold plating of the srikovil was completed in 1997 – around 32 kilograms of gold and 1904 kilograms of copper were used for the purpose.
The murti of Ayyappa worshipped at SabarimalaAyyappaTemple is that of Brahmachari. He is also referred as Shasta.
There is a belief that the murti was created by Parashurama and Ayyappa merged in it.

Oriya Calendar 2015 in PDF format – Download Odiya Panji - Orissa Calendar 2015

This Oriya Calendar 2015 is provided by Kohinoor press and is published by the website nuaodisha. You can download the Odiya Panji for free. The calendar contains important festivals in Orissa and uses Oriya script for numbers. The months and weeks are also written in Odia or Oriya language. The calendar of 2014 is in jpeg format but you can convert it into pdf format.
You can visit the nuaodisha website and download it here – Oriya Calendar 2015

Tamil Calendar 2015 – Download Tamil Nadu Calendar 2015 for free in Tamil Text

Tamil Calendar 2015 followed in Tamil Nadu is provided for free by the Dinamalar Newspaper. The 2015 Tamil calendar contains important festivals in Tamil Nadu and uses Tamil language to mention Nakshatram, Tithi and festival details. This Tamil calendar of 2015 is not in pdf format. But you can save the webpage and use it.
You can visit the newspaper website and download it here - Download Tamil Calendar or read online. (Please note sometimes the pages will not be visible due to updation)

Sabarimala Accommodation by Devaswom – Online Room Booking and Reservation at Sabarimala

If you are looking to stay at Sabarimala, then the best option is the room provided by Travancore Devaswom Board – that manages the SabarimalaAyyappaTemple. You will need to register online at the official website for accommodation. Payments too can be made online. You will need to upload your photo and details of id proof while registering.
You can get more details here at the official website of Travancore Devaswom Board.

Universal Truths in Chapter 2 of the Bhagavad Gita

The Atman (the Real) is deathless. It cannot be destroyed. Death is an experience, not of the Atman, but of the body.
The body is subject to change, disease, old age, and death. It has to be cast off like a worn out garment, so that the Atman may assume other embodiments. For death is certain for the born, as is birth for the dead. Thus grieving over death is futile.
The enlightened aspirant must realize that his right is to work, and work alone. The fruits, the results of the work, should never be his concern.
He whose mind is free from anxiety amid pains, indifferent amid pleasures, loosed from passion, fear and rage, he is called a seer illumined. Chapter 2 of the Bhagavad Gita

Today’s Hindu Calendar – November 25, 2014 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Tritiya Tithi or the third day during the waxing phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Shukla Paksha Tritiya Tithi or the third day during the waxing phase of moon till 2:29 PM on November 25. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Chaturthi Tithi or the fourth day during the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Mool or Moolam Nakshatra till 12:23 PM on November 25. Then onward it is Purva Shada or Pooradam Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Dhanu Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days –
Kali Yuga Year – 5116
Vikram Samvant 2071 – Margashirsh Shukla Paksha Tritiya Tithi orthe third day during the waxing phase of moon in North India - Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Jammu and Kashmir.
Jayanama Samvatsar/ Shalivahana Saka 1936 – Margashirsh Shukla …