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How to observe Ekadasi – Ekadashi Vrat Fasting Method

Ekadasi Fasting is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and is observed on the 11th day of waning and waxing phase of moon in a traditional Hindu calendar. This is one of the most popular Vrat observed in Hinduism. How to observe Ekadashi was narrated to Arjuna by Lord Krishna and is found in the Bhavisyottara Purana.
When to start Ekadasi Fasting? Lord Krishna advices Arjuna to begin the Ekadasi fasting in the autumn season with Utpanna or Uttpatti Ekadasi occurring during the waning phase of the moon in November – December.
Ekadashi Vrat Fasting Method Ekadasi is the name of the Goddess that arose from Lord Vishnu to defeat Demon Mura. Happy with her divine act, Lord Vishnu blessed her that anyone who observes Ekadasi fast will be freed of their sins and will attain Moksha.
Some people only take a single meal on the Dasami day, the day before Ekadasi. Things needed for Ekadasi Puja and Prayer A picture or photo or idol of Lord VishnuFruitsTulsi leaves (The tulsi leaves should not be picked on t…

Jiva Mahale Punyadin – Vir Jiva Mahale

Jiva Mahale was the bodyguard of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. His Punyadin or Punyatithi or death anniversary is annually observed in Paush month. Jiva Mahale Punyadin 2019 date is January 29.
A great soldier and unsung hero, Jiva Mahale saved Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj by killing Bijapur's general Afzal Khan.
Jiva Mahale Punyadin is annually observed on Paush Krishna Paksha Navami Tithi or the ninth day during the waning phase of moon in Paush month as per traditional Hindu calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Gulwani Maharaj Punyatithi - Death Anniversary of Gulavani Maharaj

Gulwani Maharaj Punyatithi is annually observed in Paush month in Maharashtra. He was an ardent devotee of Lord Dattatreya. Gulavani Maharaj Punyatithi 2019 date is January 28. The day is of great importance at Pune and Kolhapur.
Gulwani Maharaj spread the teaching of Lord Dattatreya. The day is of great significance at the ashram in Pune.
Gulwani Maharaj Punyatithi is observed on Paush Krishna Paksha Ashtami Tithi or the eighth day during the waning phase of moon as per traditional Hindu calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Korthan Khandoba Yatra at Pimpalgaon Rotha near Parner in Ahmednagar District of Maharashtra

Korthan Khandoba Yatra is annually organized in Paush month at Pimpalgaon Rotha near Parner in Ahmednagar District of Maharashtra. Thousands of people arrive to witness the jatra and festival. Korthan Khandoba Yatra 2019 date is January 22. The annual festival coincides with the Paush Purnima festival.
Khandoba is Swyambhu in the temple. Mhalsa and Banai are also visible in the main murti worshipped in temple.
Korthan Khandoba Yatra is annually observed on Paush Krishna Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during the waning phase of moon in Paush month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Vyatipata Yoga May 2016 Date and Time

Vyatipata Yoga, also known as Vyatipat Yog, is an inauspicious period in Tithi or day as per Hindu calendar and Panchang. It is bad for new beginnings etc. In May 2016 there is Vyatipata Yoga date and time – May 19. All good activities are avoided during the period. The time period of Vyatipat is known as a period of calamity.
Detail time of Vyatipata Yoga in May 2016

11:02 PM on May 18 to 11:41 PM on May 19
The popular belief is that things performed during the period will face reversals.
Those people who were born during the Vyatipata Yoga period might face difficulties in life as per Hindu astrology. The solution is to offer prayers to Ganesha.

Auspicious date for Havan in February 2015 – Good date for Havan in February 2015

Havan is conducted for peace, good health and prosperity in Hindu religion. Auspicious dates are looked for conducting havan in home, office, shop etc. Here are the good dates for Havan in February 2015. The dates and time are based on Hindu calendar and Panchang 2015.
Auspicious date for Havan in February 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
Dates that should be avoided for Havan in February 2015 are – February 12, 13, 14, 17, 18 and February 25.

Kelang Naga Worshipped near Kugti in the Bharmour Region of Himachal Pradesh

Kelang Naga is a snake deity and is worshipped in the Chamba District of Himachal Pradesh especially in Bharmour, Bhattiyat, Churah regions. The most important temple dedicated to Kelang Naga is located near Kugti. The deity protects the people and other living beings of the region from epidemics and natural disasters. He is the guardian deity of the KugtiValley.
Legend has it that once there was a huge epidemic in the KugtiValley and people prayed to Kelang Naga who was then residing in the Lahaul region of the Himachal Pradesh. To help the people the region, the deity left Lahaul and came riding on a horse towards KugtiValley.
Kelang Naga stopped at Dughi, around 3 km from Kugti, and then moved towards Darun and disappeared.
People then excavated the place where the deity disappeared and found a three-headed murti in padmasana posture. A temple was built in honor of the deity near Kugti. The king of Chamba contributed towards the development of the temple. He donated an Ashtadhatu…

Bhagavad Gita Translation in Simple English – Bhagavad Gita English pdf complete book

This Bhagavad Gita book translation in English along with Sanskrit text is provided by Gita Press. The complete Bhagavad Gita English pdf can be downloaded for free. There are no interpretation or detail meaning. It is just a simple translation of the Sanskrit text. Very helpful for beginners and daily readers of Gita.
LinkBhagavad Gita English pdf

One who is established in knowledge has no fear of death – Mahabharata

Know that the wise regard death as delusion.
A man who follows his desires is destroyed, together with the desires.
A man who can conquer his desires can withstand all passion.
People rush towards the desire and fall into hell. The sense of ego kills such a person first. Desire and anger grasp him and kill him later.
If a man thinks of nothing (has no desire) how can a tiger made of straw attack him?
If the soul is confused through anger and desire, death exists within one’s own body.
One who is established in knowledge has no fear of death.
Mahabharata