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Gagangiri Maharaj Punyatithi at Gagangad near Kolhapur in Maharashtra

Gagangiri Maharaj was a great sage during the 20th century in Maharashtra. His Punyatithi or death anniversary is annually observed in Paush month as per traditional Hindu calendar followed in Maharashtra. The day is of great significance at the Gagangad Ashram at Gagangad near Kolhapur in Maharashtra. Gagangiri Maharaj Punyatithi 2018 date is January 13.

Gagangiri Maharaj taught about the oneness of nature and living beings.
Thousands of people arrive on the day at Gagangad Ashram and Khopoli Ashram. Special satsangs, prayers, and philanthropic activities are held on the day.
Gagangiri Maharaj Punyatithi is observed on Paush Krishna Paksha Dwadashi Tithi or the twelfth day during the waxing phase of moon in Paush month as per traditional Marathi lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Ravaljogi Maharaj Bhandara at Kolhapur in Maharashtra

Ravaljogi Maharaj Bhandara is annually observed in Paush month as per traditional Hindu calendar followed in Maharashtra. Ravaljogi Maharaj Bhandara 2017 date is December 30.
The Samadhi mandir of the saint is located at the Brahmapuri Picnic point in Kolhapur. The annual Bhadara attracts hundreds of devotees.
Ravaljogi Maharaj Bhandara is observed on Paush Shukla Paksha Dwadasi Tithi or the twelfth day during the waxing phase of moon in Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Career Predictions for Mithuna Rasi in 2017 – New Job for Gemini Zodiac in 2017

Mithuna Rashi, or Gemini Zodiac, will have a favorable period in 2017. Those looking for new job will get one by showing flexibility and willingness to learn new subjects.
You will be surprised that many of your ideas are successfully implemented.
Improvement in salary.
You will solve serious issues at work place.
Some of you might quit job and invest successfully in your field of expertise and make profit.
Additional responsibilities for some.
Trouble in your present employment place might force you to look for job elsewhere.

Varadayani Devi Yatra at Lakhavad near Mahabaleshwar

Varadayani Devi Yatra is annually held in Paush month. The yatra or jatra is dedicated to Goddess Varadayani Devi. The festival and fair is of great significance at Lakhavad near Mahabaleshwar. Varadayani Devi Yatra 2018 date is December 31.
The annual yatra attracts hundreds of people. The main ritual involves taking around the murti of Varadayani Devi.
Varadayani Devi Yatra is observed on Paush Shukla Paksha Trayodasi Tithi or the thirteenth day during the waxing phase of moon in Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Tula Rashi Love 2015 – Libra Zodiac Love Life and Romance in 2015

Kanya Rashi, or Virgo Zodiac, born people will face some so tough situations in love life and romance related matters in 2015. Those in a love relationship will face parental pressure. Not a favorable year to start a romantic relationship.
Avoid unwanted temptations this month as it will cause serious damage.
Being honest will help in many situations.
Marriage after some initial troubles.
You will get opportunity to find true love this year.

Story of Shamba – Son of Krishna

Shamba was the son of Sri Krishna and his wife Jambavati. The story of Shamba is found in the Puranas and Mahabharata. He was responsible for the annihilation of the Yadavas and the death of Sri Krishna.
Shamba was a very powerful and strong warrior. He had single-handedly defended Dwarka when the city was attacked by the army of King Shalva.
He was in love with Lakshmana, daughter of Duryodhana. He had abducted her from the Swayamvara ceremony but was captured by Duryodhana and the Kauravas. Balarama, the brother of Sri Krishna, rescued them and brought to Dwaraka.
When Dwapara Yuga was coming to an end, Sri Krishna decided to put an end to his avatar. Soon Dharma (righteousness) started disappearing and it was replaced by Adharma.
The Rishis realized what was happening on earth and decided to pay their respect to Sri Krishna. Rishis led by Vishwamitra, Narada, and Kanva reached Dwarka.

Accidently, the Yadavas found out that the sap of Kadamba tree is intoxicating. They started drin…

Simha Rashi Love 2015 – Leo Zodiac Love Life and Romance in 2015

Simha Rashi, or Leo Zodiac, people might face some frustration in love and romance in 2015. Your love life in 2015 will be a bumpy ride with some tensions created by your partner and parents.
Good year to get married if you are romantically involved with someone.
Temptation to cheat. Avoid it as it will only bring trouble.
Avoid prejudice.
Not a great year if you are looking to propose.
This year you might think that love and romance is the only thing in the world. But it is not correct.

Good date for giving birth in October 2015 – Auspicious dates for birth of baby in October 2015

There are many couples who look for good dates for giving birth of baby. These are the good dates for giving birth in October 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.
Good dates for birth of baby in October 2015
October 2 good time only after 8:28 AM October 4 October 5 October 6, 2015 October 9 October 14 good time only after 8:02 AM October 15 October 19 October 21, 2015 October 22 October 23 October 25 good time only after 7:40 PM October 27 good time only after 7:22 PM October 28 good time only till 2:31 PM October 31
Bad dates in October 2015 – October 3, 10, 11, 12, 13, 16, 17, 18, 20, 24 and October 30.

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

Makar Rashi people have certain days in a month that is highly auspicious. Here are the good dates for Makara 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 Makara Rashi in January 2015 –
January 4, 8, 14, 17, 21, 25 and January 31 are auspicious for Makar Rashi people.
The dates are good for Makar Rashi people for attending interview or doing other auspicious activities.

On Rathas – Chariots Used in Temples in South India

Rathas or chariots are an indispensable part of temples in South India. Mention of Rathas is found in the Sangam literature. Suganthy Krishnamachari has written a wonderful and informative article on TempleRathas in South India. Design, construction, religious importance, architecture and beauty of the chariots are detailed in the article. Excerpts from Temple on wheels in the Hindu  Instructions about the making of the ratha for Vishnu temples, given in the Purushottama Samhita, a Pancharatra agama, conjure up an image of an opulent ratha. It is emphasised that the chariot should have intricate sculpturing, and that the incarnations of Vishnu are to be depicted.   However, beyond all this, there must have been a social purpose behind introducing chariots in temple worship. A ratha is a moving temple, a description no other vahana can lay claim to. Like a temple, it has an adisthanam and Vedis. So a ratha makes it possible for the devotees to worship their favourite God in their own …

Pradosham in January 2017 – Pradosham Vratam dates in January 2017 Dedicated to Shiva

Pradosham is an auspicious day associated with Shiva and Parvati. It occurs twice in a Hindu month – once each during the waning (Krishna Paksha) and waxing phase (Shukla Paksha) of the moon. In January 2017, the dates of Pradosham are January 10 (Tuesday) and January 25 (Wednesday).

The Pradosham period is in the evening from 1.5 hours before sunset and 1 hour after sunset. The fast which began at sunrise is broken during the period.
Most devotees make it a point to be present at a Shiva temple or offer prayers at home.

You may also like to read How to observe Pradosham Vrat? Story of Pradosham Fasting

Making others happy through kindness of speech and sincerity of advice is a sign of true greatness – Paramahansa Yogananda

To commune daily with God in deep meditation, and to carry His love and guidance with you into all your dutiful activities, is the way that leads to permanent peace and happiness.
Kindness is the light that dissolves all walls between souls, families and nations.
If you make up your mind to be happy, no one and nothing on earth can take that happiness from you.
Peace is the altar of God, the condition in which happiness exists.
No matter what happens, you must be able to steer the ship of concentration calmly to the shores of blessedness.
Always be ready to be active, but carry calmness with you into your activity.
Making others happy through kindness of speech and sincerity of advice is a sign of true greatness.
Bring into play the almighty power within you, so that on the stage of life you can fulfill your high destined role.
Paramahansa Yogananda

Today’s Hindu Calendar – December 11, 2014 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Thursday, December 11, 2014 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Panchami Tithi or the fifth day during waning phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Krishna Paksha Panchami Tithi or the fifth day during waning phase of moon till 10:17 PM on December 11. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Pushya or Poosam or Pooyam Nakshatra till 5:21 AM on December 11. Then onward it is Aslesha or Ayiliyam Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Karka Rashi
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days –
Kali Yuga Year – 5116
Vikram Samvant 2071 – Paush Krishna Paksha Panchami Tithi orthe fifth day during the waning phase of moon in Paush month 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…