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Dattatreya Jayanti 2017 Date

Dattatreya Jayanthi celebrates the incarnation of Adi Guru Dattatreya on the earth. Dattatreya Jayanti 2017 date is December 3. It is observed on the full moon day in the month of Margashirsh. Guru Dattatreya is the Trimurti Avatar – the united and single incarnation of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. Sri Dattatreya was born as the son of Sage Atri Maharshi and Anasuya.

Dattatreya remained an Avadutha throughout his life – a sage who remains in pure nature. He was a supreme yogi. Dattatreya narrated the secrets of Vedanta to Lord Subrahmanya and this teaching later came to be known as Avadhuta Gita.

The twenty four gurus that Dattatreya found in Nature and Society became very famous and is part of several scriptures.

There are exclusive Dattatreya temples in many regions in India. Special pujas and satsangs are held in the Datta Temples on the day.

There is an interesting story behind the birth of Adi Guru Dattatreya and you can read it in this earlier article.

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Story of Bana – Son of Mahabali

Bana is one of the sons of Mahabali – the king who was pushed to the netherworld by the Vanama Avatar of Vishnu. The story of Bana is mentioned in the Harivamsha and the Bhagavad Purana.
Legend has it that Bana was a very powerful ruler. Once he left his kingdom and went to the Himalayas and performed intense austerities to please Shiva. The tapas performed by Bana was very severe and this forced Shiva to appear before him.
Bana asked for two boons from Shiva – that he be made son of Goddess Parvati and second that he should have 1000 hands to destroy his enemies. The boons were granted and Bana returned to his kingdom.
Bana had a daughter named Usha and she fell in love with Aniruddha, grandson of Sri Krishna.
As Bana did not like the alliance, he captured Aniruddha and imprisoned him. For this act, Bana had to face the wrath of Sri Krishna and was defeated in the battle.
As per some accounts, Sri Krishna killed Bana. But some versions state that Bana was saved because he was a de…

May 2016 Bhadra Kal Tithi – Bhadra Kal Date and Time in May 2016

Bhadra Kal is a certain period (around 12 hours) in a Tithi as per Hindu astrology and calendar. Below is the Bhadra Kal date and time in month of May 2016. It is considered a bad period. Bhadra Kaal time is considered inauspicious for journey. No events are held during the period. Hindu also do not start new venture during the period. The time of Bhadra Kal is different in calendars and panchangs followed in western parts of India.
Bhadra Kal Tithi date and time based on North India Panchang and Calendar in May 2016
1:14 AM to 12:22 PM on May 1
5:45 AM to 4:31 PM on May 5
5:33 AM to 4:45 PM on May 10
2:21 PM on May 13 to 2:26 AM on May 14
5:11 AM to 6:00 PM on May 17
11:54 PM on May 20 to 12:50 PM on May 21
4:39 PM on May 24 to 4:58 AM on May 25
3:42 AM to 3:01 PM on May 28
9:30 AM to 8:23 Pm on May 31

Shantadurga Temple Festival at Kavelem in Goa – Shantadurga Jatra Kavale

The annual festival at ShantadurgaTemple at Kavalem in Goa is observed in Magh month. It is the Panchami day when the Jatra is held. In 2017 Shantadurga Temple Festival is from January 28 to February 4. The most important date is on February 1, the Mahapanchami day. The festival is also known as Kavale Shantadurga Jatra Utsav.
The annual festival attracts thousands of devotees. The murti of the Goddess is taken around the temple in decorated chariots on the main day. The temple is decorated with lights and special pujas and rituals are held on all eight days of the festival.
The most important day during the festival is the fifth day known as Mahapanchami.
Shantadurga Temple Festival is observed from Magh Shukla Paksha Pratipada Tithi to Shukla Paksha Ashtami Tithi – from the first day of the waxing phase of moon in Magh month to the eighth day of the waxing phase of moon.

Good Dates for Simha Rashi in January 2015 – Auspicious Date for Simha Rashi Born People as Per Moon Sign in January 2015

Simha Rashi people have certain days in a month that is highly auspicious. Here are the good dates for Simha Rashi born people in January 2015. This is decided by astrologers based on the movement of moon and the position of other grahas.
Good Dates for Simha Rashi in January 2015 – January 2, 5, 9, 14, 20, 29 and January 31.
The dates are good for Simha Rashi people for attending interview or doing other auspicious activities.

Hindu Temples in Bengaluru initiate Swachh Mandir Abhiyaan – No Plastic Bags and Littering

Swachh Mandir Abhiyaan is a campaign initiated by Hindu Temples in Bengaluru with aim to keep the temple premises clean. As part of the campaign, plastic bags are banned in temples. Those spitting and littering on the temple premises are fined. Times of India reports Banashankari temple is one of many in Bengaluru city to have adopted several steps under Swachh Mandir Abhiyaan to ensure that temples and their surroundings are clean, Pallavi Akurathi, commissioner, Muzrai department, told TOI. These temples come under the department of religious and charitable endowments or Muzrai.  "Alternatives like paper and cloth bags are being encouraged as there's a ban on plastic. We're distributing them for free at some temples. Boards have been installed to educate visitors on cleanliness; they tell visitors where dustbins are located. Those who don't dump waste at the designated place will be fined," she added. A waste audit of 40 temples in the city found they generate …

Only way of attaining truth is through the interpenetration of our being into all objects – Rabindranath Tagore

All the great utterances of man have to be judged not by the letter but by the spirit – the spirit which unfolds itself with the growth to life in history.
The meaning of the living words that come out of the experiences of great hearts can never be exhausted by any one system of logical interpretation.
In ancient India having been in constant contact with the living growth in nature, peoples mind was free from the desire to extend his dominion by erecting boundary walls around his acquisitions.
His aim was not to acquire but to realize, to enlarge his consciousness by growing with and growing into his surroundings.
He felt that truth is all comprehensive, that there is no such thing as absolute isolation in existence, and the only way of attaining truth is through the interpenetration of our being into all objects.
To realize this great harmony between man’s spirit and the spirit of the world was the endeavor of the forest dwelling sages of ancient India.
Source - Sadhana the Realiza…

Today’s Hindu Calendar – December 3, 2014 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Dwadasi Tithi or the twelfth day during the waxing phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Shukla Paksha Dwadasi Tithi or the twelfth day during the waxing phase of moon till 7:34 PM on December 3. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Trayodasi Tithi or the thirteenth day during the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Revathi Nakshatra till 12:43 AM on December 3. Then onward it is Ashwini or Ashwathy Nakshatram till 11:47 PM. Then onward it is Bharani Nakshatra.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Meena Rashi till 12:43 AM. Then onward it is Mesha Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days –
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Vikram Samvant 2071 – Margashirsh Shukla Paksha Dwadasi Tithi orthe twelfth day during the waxing phase of moon in North India - Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh,…