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Paddy and Goddess Lakshmi – Hanging Made of Rice Grains

In Hinduism, rice plant or paddy which is about to be harvested symbolically represents Goddess Lakshmi – the Hindu Goddess of wealth, prosperity and fertility. Paddy is offered to Goddess Lakshmi in many regions in India before harvesting. Earlier, many houses in South India, especially in Kerala, used to display harvested paddy in front of the home and in puja room. It symbolically represents peace, wealth, fertility and prosperity.

On the Tula Sankranti day (October 17), the newly harvested paddy is offered to Goddess Lakshmi in Orissa. It is believed that a huge quantity of rice will be harvested by offering the just grown shoots of paddy. The belief is that Goddess Lakshmi will protect the paddy and bless the farmer with a very good output. Good food production means no famine in the region and wealth will also pour in due to a good harvest.
Paddy is a symbol of prosperity and wealth in Hindu culture. Goddess Lakshmi is the one who blesses devotees with wealth and prosperity. H…

August 2015 Bhadra Kal Tithi – Bhadra Kal Date and Time in August 2015

Bhadra Kal is a certain period (around 12 hours) in a Tithi as per Hindu astrology and calendar. It is considered a bad period. Below is the Bhadra Kal date and time in month of August 2015. 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 August 2015:
11:13 PM on August 2 to 10:03 AM on August 3 2:42 AM to 1:35 PM on August 6 7:58 AM to 7:15 PM on August 9 5:49 PM on August 12 to 6:05 AM on August 13 1:39 AM on August 18 to 2:40 AM on August 19 7:25 AM to 7:49 PM on August 22 7:48 PM on August 25 to 7:29 AM on August 26 2:48 AM to 1:44 PM on August 29

Swargarohanam Krishnanattam Offering at Guruvayur Sri Krishna Temple for Peaceful Death

One of the important offering at the world famous Guruvayur SriKrishnaTemple is the performance of the art form Krishnanattam. Now many devotees are offering the Swargarohanam of Sri Krishna Krishnanattam for peaceful death. In the Swargarohanam, the performance is based on the departure of Sri Krishna from Earth. Deccan Chronicle reports Krishnanattam is a performing art that combines both piety and art. It is based on a Sanskrit work ‘Krishnageethi’ written by  Manavedan Raja, a Zamorin king of Kozhikode, 350 years ago. The work includes eight phases of the life of Lord Krishna.
The devotees can select any story part to play as per their preference or the full story for nine days if they can afford it.  Devotees believe that by offering ‘Avataram’ story, a child will be born to childless couples.
By offering ‘Kaliamardanam’ play, skin problems caused by snake bite and other skin diseases are also cured by the Lord. ‘Rasa Krida’ is offered for the well-being of unmarried girls and f…

Good date in April 2015 for Joining Job – Starting Work Auspicious Dates and Time in April 2015

There are certain auspicious or good date and time for joining job or starting work in April 2015 as per Hindu calendar and panchang. You should avoid Rahu Kalam (which is there daily) while joining new job in April 2015. The dates are based on India Standard Time.
Good dates in April 2015 for Joining Job
April 1 April 2 April 6 April 10 good after 8:00 AM April 11 good after 10:25 AM April 12 April 13 April 14 good after 4:00 PM April 15 April 21 April 23 good till 3:00 PM April 24 April 26 April 27 April 28 and April 30
Bad dates in April 2015 – You should avoid these dates for Joining Job –  April 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 17 and April 18.
If you are following Kharmas the dates before April 15 are not good.

All Hope That You Are Looking During New Year 2015 Is Within You

We are daily hearing New Year 2015 brings with it optimism and the hope for a new beginning. We only hear positive talks all around. Lots of advices… on what is wrong with the world, how it can be corrected…
Everyone pledges to begin anew today.
Quite often we hear words like New Year brings with it new promises and possibilities.
All pessimistic talks are shooed down during this period of the year.
Those that very well know that future is bleak goes about saying that difficult as it may be but we must welcome New Year with the hope for a much better year.
We get to hear such positive talks on every New Year.
Will there ever be a New Year when we can say Peace is here, prosperity is here and so let us not hope but maintain this peace and prosperity. A New Year when we will not be forced to hear all this talk of hope and optimism.
Such a new year will never come because we are searching for hope and happiness outside.
All this talk of optimism and better days are based on outside sou…

Today’s Hindu Calendar – January 1, 2015 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Thursday, January 1, 2015 (Today) –Shukla Paksha Ekadasi Tithi or the eleventh day during waxing phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Shukla Paksha Ekadasi Tithi or the eleventh day during the waxing phase of moon till 9:53 AM on January 1. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Dwadasi Tithi or the twelfth day during the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Bharani Nakshatra till 7:23 AM on January 1. Then onward it is Krittika or Karthigai or Kartika Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Mesha Rashi till 1:18 PM. Then onward it is Vrishabha Rashi
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Ekadasi Fasting. Vaikunta Ekadasi in South India.
Kali Yuga Year – 5116
Vikram Samvant 2071 – Paush Shukla Paksha Ekadasi Tithi orthe eleventh day during the waxing phase of moon in Paush month in North India - Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Ch…