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Thyagaraja Aradhana Festival at Thiruvaiyaru

Sri Thyagaraja Aradhana Festival at Thiruvaiyaru is dedicated to Saint Thyagarajar, the greatest saint composer of Carnatic music. In 2018, the date of Thyagaraja Aradhana Festival is January 2 to January 6. The Tyagaraja Aradhana Festival is observed on the fifth day after full moon in the Telugu month of Pushya. It is the day when Sri Thyagaraja attained Samadhi. The 171st Aradhana Festival Pancha Rathna Keerthana is on 6th January, 2017.

On the Aradhana festival day, hundreds of Carnatic musicians pay their homage to the Saint Thyagaraja by rendering his ‘pancharathna kritis’ in chorus at his samadhi at Thiruvaiyaru.

Thiruvaiyaru is located on the CauveryRiver and is around 13 km northeast of Thanjavur in Tamil Nadu.

Thyagaraja Aradhana Festival is held around the world on the day in memory of Saint Thyagarajar.

Contact: For more information regarding the Aradhana you can contact: Sri Thyagabrahma Mahostsava Sabha (Regd.)
(19 OF 1941)
31, Thirumanjana Veethi , Thiruvaiyaru – 613204

Gopinath Mahadev Temple at Patan in Gujarat

GopinathMahadevTemple is dedicated to Hindu God Shiva and is located at Patan in Gujarat. This shrine is located around 110 km from Gandhinagar. This small shrine has a Shivling in the sanctum sanctorum. The shrine also has other murtis (deities).
This is a small but well preserved shrine. The shrine attracts hundreds of devotees during special occasions.
PatanGopinathMahadevTemple is around 105 km from Ahmedabad.

Regular Puja time is followed.
6 AM to 10 AM and 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Time is extended during festivals, rituals and auspicious occasions.

Smashan Kali – Goddess Kali of the Crematorium

Smashan Kali is the fiercest form of Goddess Kali. Smashan means Crematorium or burial ground. She is wild and she is uncontrollable. She is never part of the society and cannot be controlled. The image of Smashan Kali is quite similar to other Kali images but on close scrutiny there is a huge difference.

Smashan Kali steps on Shiva with her left foot. She holds the sickle in right hand – in raised form.
Bhadra Kali steps on Shiva with her right foot. She holds the sickle in the left hand – in raised form.
It is Smashan Kali that brings an end to the creation and prepares the universe for the next cycle of creation. 
Smashana Kali is the embodiment of the power of destruction.
With her left foot atop Shiva, she performs the dance of destruction.

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

There are certain auspicious or good date and time for joining job or starting work in September 2015 as per Hindu calendar and panchang. You should avoid Rahu Kalam (which is there daily) while joining new job in September 2015. The dates are based on India Standard Time.
Good dates in September 2015 for Joining Job
September 1 – Good for joining job after 1:26 PM September 2 September 5 September 6 September 7 good till 12:00 PM September 8 good after 12:01 PM September 9 September 14 September 15 September 16 September 21 good after 2:30 PM September 24 good till 11:00 PM September 25 September 29
Bad dates in September 2015 – You should avoid these dates for Joining Job – September 3, 4, 10, 11, 12, 13, 18, 20, 28 and September 30

Arumanoor Sri Nainar Deva Temple Festival near Neyyattinkara in Kerala

Arumanoor SriNainarDevaTemple is located on the Poovar – Neyyattinkara road. The temple is around 8 km from Neyyattinkara and 2 km from Poovar. The annual temple festival is held in Makara Masam as per traditional Kerala Malayalam calendar. Arumanoor Sri Nainar Deva Temple Festival 2017 is from January  to January .
Arumanoor Sri Nainar Deva Temple Festival begins with the flag hoisting ceremony. Important rituals are held on each day during the 10-day festival. Arattu or the ritual bathing of the presiding deity is held on the final day.
Arumanoor Sri Nainar Deva Temple Festival is held from Ashwathy to Makam Nakshatram in Makara Masam.

Shiva Chaturdasi Dates in 2017 – Shiv Chaturdashi Fasting Dates in 2017

Shiva Chaturdasi falls on the Krishna Paksha Chaturdashi of each traditional Hindu lunar month. Below are the monthly Shiva Chaturdasi fasting dates in 2017. ‘Krishna Paksha’ is the dark fortnight of a lunar month. It is the 14th day after full moon (Purnima) or more easy calculation one or one day before Amavasi. Shiva devotees observe the day with vrat, special prayers and pujas. Some devotees also keep vigil all night as in Mahashivratri.

Shiva Chaturdasi Dates in 2017 (Indian Standard Time)

January 26, 2017 – Shiva Chaturdasi Vrat February 24, 2017 – Shiva Chaturdasi Vrat - Mahashivratri March 26, 2017 – Shiva Chaturdasi Vrat - Mahashivratri April 24, 2017 – Shiva Chaturdasi Vrat May 24, 2017 – Shiva Chaturdasi Vrat June 22, 2017 – Shiva Chaturdasi Vrat July 21, 2017 – Shiva Chaturdasi Vrat (Shravan Shivratri in North India). August 20, 2017 – Shiva Chaturdasi Vrat
September 18, 2017 – Shiva Chaturdasi Vrat October 18, 2017 – Shiva Chaturdasi Vrat November 16, 2017   – Shiva Chatur…

Sant Kejaji Maharaj Utsav at Taroda near Wardha

Sant Kejaji Maharaj Utsav or annual festival is held on Paush Amavasi day. The day is of great significance at at Taroda near Wardha in Maharashtra. Sant Kejaji Maharaj was a saint in the Bhakti Tradition in Maharashtra. Sant Kejaji Maharaj Utsav 2018 date is January 16.
The festival and fair take place at Sant Kejaji Maharaj Mandir at Taroda. The temple attracts hundreds of devotees on the day.
Sant Kejaji Maharaj Utsav is annually held on Paush Amavasi day or no moon day in Paush month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Nityanand Mohite Maharaj Punyatithi at Akola in Maharashtra

Nityanand Mohite Maharaj Punyatithi is annually observed in Paush month. It is the death anniversary of Sant Nityanand Mohite – a pious soul who spread teachings of humanity, truth and love. Nityanand Mohite Maharaj Punyatithi 2018 date is January 14. The day is of importance at Akola in Maharashtra.
Temple and sacred place associated with Nityanand Mohite Maharaj is located in Akola. Hundreds of followers attend various ceremonies on the day.
Nityanand Mohite Maharaj Punyatithi is observed on Paush Krishna Paksha Trayodasi Tithi or the thirteenth day during the waning phase of moon in Paush month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Ravi Yog March 2015 time and date

Ravi Yog is a specific time period in Hindu lunar month and is a good time for important ceremonies. March 2015 Ravi Yog time and dates are given below: It is stated that Ravi Yog annihilates the bad timings. All bad Muhurtas are overcome during Ravi Yoga.
Ravi Yoga March 2015 time and date

2:34 AM on March 3 to 5:28 AM on March 4 5:11 AM to 8:30 AM on March 5 12:05 AM on March 12 to 1:10 AM on March 13 4:24 AM on March 23 to 2:53 AM on March 24 2:02 AM on March 25 to 1:57 AM on March 26 4:05 AM on March 28 to 6:10 AM on March 29
This auspicious time for new beginnings and buying is followed in North India and western parts of India. The popular belief is that Ravi Yog nullifies all the bad muhurtas.

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

There are certain auspicious or good date and time for joining job or starting work in August 2015 as per Hindu calendar and panchang. You should avoid Rahu Kalam (which is there daily) while joining new job in August 2015. The dates are based on India Standard Time.
Good dates in August 2015 for Joining Job
August 1 August 2 good till 8:00 PM for joining new job August 4 August 5 August 7 August 8 good till 6:00 PM for joining new job August 10 August 15 August 17 August 20 August 21 August 25 August 27 August 30 August 31
Bad dates in August 2015 – You should avoid these dates for Joining Job – August 3, 12, 14, 22, 23, 24 and August 28

On Hollywood Movies Inspired by Hinduism

The philosophy behind a couple of super hit movies in Hollywood is based on Hinduism. Nirpal Dhaliwal looks into the plots of some of the movies that he believes is based on Vedic teachings. He gives examples of Hollywood movies like Interstellar, Matrix and Star Wars. The idea that propels the plot of Interstellar – there is a universal super-consciousness that transcends time and space, and in which all human life is connected – has been around for about 3,000 years. It is Vedic.  When the film’s astronaut hero, declares that the mysterious and all-knowing “they” who created a wormhole near Saturn through which he travels to save mankind – dissolving his sense of material reality in the process – are in fact “us”, he is simply repeating the central notion of the Upanishads, India’s oldest philosophical texts. These hold that individual human minds are merely brief reflections within a cosmic one.  You can read the complete article in The Guardian 

Today’s Hindu Calendar – January 9, 2015 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Friday, January 9, 2015 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Chaturthi Tithi or the fourth day during the waning phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Krishna Paksha Chaturthi Tithi or the fourth day during the waning phase of moon till 3:57 PM on January 9. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Panchami Tithi or the fifth day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Magha or Makam Nakshatra till 5:35 PM on January 9. Then onward it is Purvaphalguni or Pooram Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Simha Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days –
Kali Yuga Year – 5116
Vikram Samvant 2071 – Magh Krishna Paksha Chaturthi Tithi or the fourth day during the waning phase of moon in Magh 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 – PaushKris…