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Ganas – Attendants of Shiva

The term Ganas in Hinduism is associated with God Shiva. ‘Ganas’ means a class or group. The term is generally used to refer to the attendants of Shiva. Ganapati (Ganesha) is the leader of the Ganas. They are described in various Hindu Scriptures – majority of them are strange and weird looking. Some evoke fear. Some have normal looks. Some Ganas are associated with Muruga or Kartik and they are known as Parishadas. They have faces of animals and birds.
When Shiva in all his fury attacked the Daksha Yajna, after the death of Goddess Sati, it was Ganas who caused the maximum damage. They had accompanied Shiva in his marriage with Goddess Parvati. It is said that seeing the marriage party, mother of Goddess Parvati fell unconscious and demanded Shiva appear in a better form. To satisfy the false ego of humans, Shiva then took the form of Kalyanasundara murti and the ganas too appeared as handsome beings.
A detail description of Ganas can be found in the ‘Ramacharitamanas’ of Tulsidas.

Ravi Yog August 2015 time and date

Ravi Yog is a specific time period in Hindu lunar month and is a good time for important ceremonies. August 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 Yog August 2015 time and date
8:58 PM on August 5 to 7:41 PM on August 6 7:03 AM to 12:27 PM on August 17 10:12 AM on August 18 to 1:23 PM on August 19 4:25 PM on August 20 to 7:05 PM on August 21 10:36 PM on August 23 to 11:13 PM on August 24 8:20 PM on August 27 to 6:08 PM on August 28
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.

Siya ke Ram – New Television Serial Based on the life of Bhagvan Sri Ram and Ramayana

Siya ke Ram is a new television serial based on Ramayana and the life of Bhagvan Sri Ram. The main content of the show is yet to be decided. Some suggest the show will chronicle the life of Bhagvan Sri Ram and Mata Sita and importance will be given to their love life. Some suggest the serial will look into the events in the Ramayana from Mata Sita’s view point.

Words to Ponder – B K S Iyengar

Practice is the positive aspect of Yoga; detachment or renunciation (vairagya) is negative. The two balance each other like day and night, inhalation and exhalation.
Samadhi is seeing the soul face to face, an absolute, indivisible state of existence, in which all differences between body, mind and soul are dissolved.
Patanjali says that when an asana is correctly performed, the dualities between body and mind, mind and soul, have to vanish. This is known as repose in the pose, reflection in action. When the asanas are performed in this way, the body cells, which have their own memories and intelligence, are kept healthy.
When the health of the cells is maintained through the precise practice of asanas, the physiological body becomes healthy and the mind is brought closer to the soul. This is the effect of the asanas. They should be performed in such a way as to lead the mind from attachment of the body towards the light of the soul so that the practitioner can dwell in the abode o…

Today’s Hindu Calendar – January 21, 2015 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the waxing phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Shukla Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the light phase of moon till 5:30 PM on January 21. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Uttara shada or UthiradamNakshatra till 2:31 AM on January 21. Then onward it is Shravan or Thiruonam or SravanaNakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Makar Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Magh Navratri begins
Kali Yuga Year – 5116
Vikram Samvant 2071 – Magh Shukla Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the waxing 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 Samvats…