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Shri Sant Ghadgenath Maharaj Punyatithi at Kole near Satara

Shri Sant Ghadgenath Maharaj Punyatithi is annually observed in Magh month. It is the death anniversary of the divine soul Shri Sant Ghadgenath Maharaj. The day is observed mainly at KoleVillage near Satara. Shri Sant Ghadgenath Maharaj Punyatithi 2018 date is January 22.
A temple dedicated to Sant Ghadgenath Maharaj is located at Kole near Satara. Hundreds of people gather here to pay respect to the saint. Special pujas, satsangs and prayer meetings are organized on the day.
Shri Sant Ghadgenath Maharaj Punyatithi is annually observed on Magh Shukla Paksha Panchami Tithi or the fifth day during the waxing phase of moon in Magh month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Ganesh Jayanti - Maghi Ganeshotsav

Ganesh Jayanthi, or Shri Ganesha Jayanti, is an important festival dedicated to Lord Ganesha in the Magha Month in especially in Maharashtra. It falls on the fourth day of Shukla Paksha of Magh Month as per traditional Marathi Calendar. It is also known as Til kund Chaturthi, or Winter Vinayaka Chaturthi. In 2018, the date of Ganesh Jayanti is January 21.

An image of Ganesha is made from Turmeric powder or Sindhoor powder and it is worshipped. The idol is immersed in water on the fourth day. Food prepared from Til (sesame) is consumed on the day.

The Ganesh Jayanti festival is observed as the birthday of Lord Ganesh in many parts of Maharashtra. Special prayers are held at all Ganesha Temples.

The festival is also known as Til kund chouth, or Tilkunda Chaturthi.

Ganesh Jayanti should not be confused with the famous Vinayaka Chaturthi festival held in August/September.

Kala Hanuman – Black Hanuman Murti (Idol) in Hindu Temples

Kala Hanuman is the name used to refer to Black Hanuman Murti (Idol) in HinduTemple. This form of Hanuman is associated with Shani Bhagvan or Saturn. It is widely believed that Shani – the malefic planet – will not harm Hanuman devotees.
Legend has it that Hanuman had rescued Shani from Ravana’s prison. Shani was imprisoned by Ravana to avoid any problems in his life. Hanuman who had gone in search of Mata Sita found Shani imprisoned. He rescued him. (You can read the entire story of Hanuman and Shani here.)
For rescuing him, Shani gave Hanuman the boon that he will not trouble his devotees. Shani promised not to trouble or cause hardships to Hanuman devotees. From that day people started worshiping Hanuman to escape from Shani.
Black is the color associated with Shani, so it is believed that black murti of Hanuman is more effective in alleviating troubles associated with the bad positioning of Shani in horoscope.
Those people going through Sade Sati period find relief after offering…

September 2015 Bhadra Kal Tithi – Bhadra Kal Date and Time in September 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 September 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 September 2015:
6:40 AM to 5:26 PM on September 1 10:40 AM to 9:50 PM on September 4 6:19 PM on September 7 to 6:08 AM on September 8 7:42 AM to 8:26 PM on September 11 5:53 AM to 6:43 PM on September 17 9:08 PM on September 20 to 9:01 AM on September 21 6:08 AM to 5:32 PM on September 24 11:16 AM to 10:05 PM on September 27 2:51 PM on September 30 to 1:49 AM on October 1

Renovated 120-year-old Sri Senpaga Vinayagar Temple in Ceylon Road in Singapore to be consecrated on January 26, 2015 – Maha Kumbhabishegam

SriSenpagaVinayagarTemple in Ceylon Road in Singapore is 120 years old and the renovation process is nearing completion. The Maha Kumbhabishegam, or the consecration ceremony, of the temple will be held on January 26, 2015. This is the second oldest Hindu temple in Singapore and is dedicated to Vinayagar – Hindu God Ganesha.
The temple was established by Tamil speaking people from Sri Lanka.
The original murti (idol) worshipped in the temple was found on the bank of a nearby stream in the 1850s. The temple is built in the ancient South Indian Chola temple architectural style.
The temple is noted for a unique musical pillar.
The main entrance is modeled after ancient Hindu temples in India. The beautifully etched entrance stone is only found in this temple in Singapore.
32-forms of Ganesha are carved on four granite pillars in the temple.
The temple flag and main dome is gold plated. The Straits Times reports The new complex has a two-storey building that will include a kindergarten, a…

The practice of meditation frees one from all afflictions – Gita

The disunited mind is far from wise; how can it meditate? How be at peace? When you know no peace, how can you know joy? When you let your mind follow the call of the senses, they carry away your better judgment as storms drive a boat off its charted course on the sea. Use all your power to free the senses from attachment and aversion alike, and live in the full wisdom of the Self. (Gita Chapter 2 verses 66 to 68)
Know that prakriti and purusha are both without beginning, and that from prakriti come the gunas and all that changes. Prakriti is the agent, cause and effect of every action, but it is purusha that seems to experience pleasure and pain.
Purusha, resting in prakriti, witnesses the play of the gunas born of prakriti.
But attachment to the gunas leads a person to be born good or evil.
Within the body, the supreme Purusha is called the witness, approver, supporter, enjoyer, the supreme Lord, the highest Self. Whoever realizes the true nature of Purusha, prakriti and the gunas,…

Today’s Hindu Calendar – January 22, 2015 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Thursday, January 22, 2015 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during the waxing phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Shukla Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during the light phase of moon till 3:15 PM on January 22. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Tritiya Tithi or the third day during the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Shravan or Thiruonam or SravanaNakshatra till 1:04 AM on January 22. Then onward it is Dhanishta or Sravishta or AvittamNakshatram till 11:28 PM on January 22. Then onward it is Shatabhisha or Sadayam or Chathayam Nakshatra.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Makar Rashi till 12:16 PM. Then onward it is Kumbha Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days –
Kali Yuga Year – 5116
Vikram Samvant 2071 – Magh Shukla Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during the waxing phase of moon in Magh month in North India - Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Ma…