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Pournami 2015 dates – Pournima time and days in 2015 Hindu Calendar

Pournami, or Pournima, is the full moon day in traditional Hindu lunar calendar. Below are the Pournami time and dates in 2015. The term Pournami and Pournima is widely used in South India and western parts of India. The Pournima day is considered highly auspicious by South Indian Hindus and some communities observe a fast known as Pournami Vratam – from sunrise to sunset on the full moon day.
Please note that in some regions Pournami might start a day early (mostly during previous day night) or in some cases overlap into the next day (Pournami might end on the morning of next day).  Pournami dates in 2015 based on Indian Standard Time (IST)January 5, 2015, Monday. Time is from 8:48 AM on January 4 to 9:28 AM on January 5 - Paush Pournami. Vrat or fasting is on January 4
February 3, 2015, Tuesday. Time is from 2:21 AM on February 3 to 3:59 AM on February 4 - Magh Pournami.Vrat or fasting is on February 3.
March 5, 2015, Thursday. Time is from 8:55 PM on March 4 to 11:02 PM on March 5 -…

One who carries his life to the truth he believes has transformed his belief into truth – Swami Ranganathananda

It is not enough to say, ‘I believe’. Any fool can say that. But a man who says, ‘I believe such and such to be true’ and carries his life to that truth level has transformed his belief into truth. He possesses Shraddha. It is a capacity to convert belief into truth and conviction.
What does Shraddha mean in physical sciences? It means a faith in the meaningfulness of the universe. A scientist cannot investigate into the mysteries of nature unless he has a prior feeling that nature is worth investigating, that there is some meaning behind all the confusing mass of data before him.
Without that prior faith, he cannot get even the impulse to undertake his scientific inquiry.
That is why in another place Shankara defines Shraddha as astikya buddhih, which, precisely translated, will mean ‘the positive-attitude-oriented reason’. There is tremendous dynamism in such an attitude, which transforms itself into truth and conviction through direct experience.
Swami Ranganathananda was the 13…

Today’s Hindu Calendar – November 29, 2014 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Saturday, November 29, 2014 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Ashtami Tithi or the eighth day during the waxing phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Shukla Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during the waxing phase of moon till 6:03 AM on November 29. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Ashtami Tithi or the eighth day during the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Dhanishta or Sravishta or Avittam Nakshatra till 6:44 AM on November 29. Then onward it is Shatabhisha or Sadayam or Chathayam Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Kumbha Rashi
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days –
Kali Yuga Year – 5116
Vikram Samvant 2071 – Margashirsh Shukla Paksha Ashtami Tithi orthe eighth 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/ Shalivaha…