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Soma Pradosham – Pradosham Vratam Falling on Monday

Pradosham Vrat is dedicated to Shiva and Parvati on the 13th day of a lunar fortnight. Soma Pradosham 2017 dates are April 24 and May 8. Soma Pradosham is observed when the vratam day falls on a Monday.
Monday is dedicated to Shiva. So when the day falls on Monday it is considered highly auspicious day to offer pujas and prayers to Shiva. 
Pradosham as the name indicates is a period just before sunset and after sunset. Roughly, the Pradosham period is between 1.5 hours before sunset and 1 hour after sunset. It is said that Shiva and Parvati are in a happy mood during Pradosham period and they shower blessings on devotees.
Shiva devotees fast on the day and the fast is broken after evening pujas. 
You may also like to read How to observe Pradosham Vrat? Story of Pradosham Fasting Pradosham Vratam dates in 2017

Two plus Two Is Four So Is Three Plus One

When we are ready to accept and respect multiplicity we become a complete human being.
The problem of one-sided thinking is universal in its existence.
It is the problem of finding out the underlying truth behind the multiplicity of expressions, extending into diverse forms of life.
We hold something as true and then fail to understand that different expressions of the same thing are laid out in different ways and methods.
And this non-understanding leads to a hardened stand; we become intolerant and, ultimately, violent.
Fanaticism extends to the way we eat, dress, speak, pray and what not.
We want everyone to be like us! Setting ourselves as the standard of the universe!
Being caught in our prejudices and narrow outlooks, we spoil our lives.
Realize – Two plus Two Is Four So Is Three Plus One
SourceVedanta Kesari August 2014 Editorial

Today’s Hindu Calendar – December 13, 2014 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Saturday, December 13, 2014 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during waning phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Krishna Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during waning phase of moon till 12:25 AM on December 13. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Magha or Makam Nakshatra till 10:24 AM on December 13. Then onward it is Purva Phalguni or Pooram Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Simha Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days –
Kali Yuga Year – 5116
Vikram Samvant 2071 – Paush Krishna Paksha Saptami Tithi orthe seventh 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 K…