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Jalnapurkar Maharaj Punyatithi at Barshi near Solapur in Maharashtra

Jalnapurkar Maharaj Punyatithi is annually observed in Phalgun month. It is the death anniversary of Jalnapurkar Maharaj. The day is of significance at at Barshi near Solapur in Maharashtra. Jalnapurkar Maharaj Punyatithi 2018 date is February 27.
Jalnapurkar Maharaj spread the teachings of love and ahimsa. His teaching echoed the words of the great Bhakti saints of Maharashtra.
Hundreds of people participate in the prayer meet organized on the occasion.
Jalnapurkar Maharaj Punyatithi at Barshi is annually held on Phalgun Shukla Paksha Dwadasi Tithi or the 12th day during the waxing phase of moon in Phalgun month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Halsiddhanath Bhandara at Metage near Kolhapur

Halsiddhanath Bhandara at MetageVillage is annually held in Phalgun month. It is the large food donation ceremony observed at the village. Halsiddhanath Bhandara at Metage in 2018 is on February 26.
Halsiddhanath is a divine saint and is believed to be the 8th Nararayan of Navnarayan (Navnath). His followers are spread across Maharashtra and Karnataka.
The bhandara attracts hundreds of people.
Halsiddhanath Bhandara at MetageVillage is annually held on Phalgun Shukla Paksha Ekadasi Tithi or the 11th day during the waxing phase of moon in Phalgun month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Naam Saptah at Baling near Karveer in Kolhapur District

Naam Saptah is annually held in Phalgun month. It is the chanting of the names of god for a week. This particular Naam Saptah undertaken at Baling near Karveer in Kolhapur District attracts hundreds of devotees. Karveer Naam Saptah 2018 date is February 26.
The concept of Naam Saptah was initiated by Shirdi Sai Baba.
Naam Saptah at Baling near Karveer is annually held on Phalgun Shukla Paksha Ekadasi Tithi or the 11th day during the waxing phase of moon in Phalgun month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Panduranga Swamy – About Hindu God Panduranga Swamy

Panduranga Swamy is widely worshipped in Andhra Pradesh. The most famous temple dedicated to the deity is located at Chilakalapudi in Machilipatnam in Andhra Pradesh. Panduranga Swamy is a manifestation of Hindu God Vishnu – the murti worshipped is similar to Lord Vitthal Worshipped at PandharpurTemple in Maharashtra.
Panduranga Swamy is an incarnation of Lord Vishnu – more precisely a manifestation of Bhagvan Sri Krishna.
Legend has it that moved by the devotion of a devotee named Pundalik towards his parents, Sri Krishna decided to visit the home of Pundalik.
It is said that Pundalik was so engrossed in his duty towards his parents that he made Bhagvan Sri Krishna wait. Pundalik gave a brick for Sri Krishna to stand.
Later when Pundalik came out, he asked the Lord forgiveness for making Him wait. Lord Krishna blessed him and asked him to ask a boon. 
Pundalik said what more can I ask when the Lord himself waits for me.
When Lord Krishna insisted that he ask a boon, Pundalik asked t…

Swami Brahmananda Thoughts

Practise Japa and meditation regularly. Do not miss even one day. The mind is like a spoiled child — always restless. Try repeatedly to steady it, by fixing it on the Chosen Ideal, and at last you will become absorbed in Him.
If you continue your practice for two or three years, you will begin to feel an unspeakable joy and the mind will become steady.
In the beginning the practice of Japa and meditation seems dry. It is like taking bitter medicine. You must forcibly pour the thought of God into your mind, then as you persist, you will be flooded with joy.
What a terrible ordeal the student undergoes to pass his examination. To realize God is a far easier task! Call on Him sincerely with a tranquil heart.

There is no cause for despair if you feel you are not making any progress. The effect of meditation is inevitable. You are bound to get results if you practice Japa with devotion, or even without it, for devotion will follow. Swami Brahmananda - of Ramakrishna Mission

Lunar Eclipse in Australia in April 2015 – Chandra Grahan Time in Australia on April 4, 2015

A Total lunar eclipse, Purna Chandra Grahanam, will take place in Australia on April 4, 2015. The eclipse begins at night of April 4, 2015 and is visible till midnight of April 4. At Perth (Western Australia) also it is from night to midnight of April 4. The time at Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne is from 8:16 PM on April 4, 2015 to 11:45 PM on April 4. Below is the time for various cities in Australia:
Total Lunar Eclipse April 4, 2015 Time in Sydney, Australia Eclipse begins at 8:16 PM  Total Eclipse begins at 9:58 PM  Total Eclipse ends at 10:03 PM  Eclipse ends at 11:45 PM  
Total Lunar Eclipse April 4, 2015 Time in Perth, Australia Eclipse begins at 6:16 PM
Total Eclipse begins at 7:58 PM Total Eclipse ends at 8:03 PM  Eclipse ends at 9:45 PM
Total Lunar Eclipse April 4, 2015 Time in Brisbane, Australia Eclipse begins at 8:16 PM  Total Eclipse begins at 9:58 PM  Total Eclipse ends at 10:03 PM  Eclipse ends at 11:45 PM  
Total Lunar Eclipse April 4, 2015 Time in Melbourne, Australia

Today’s Hindu Calendar – February 10, 2015 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during the waning phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Krishna Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during the waning phase of moon till 3:12 PM on February 10. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during the dark phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Chitra or Chithirai or Chithira Nakshatra till 10:31 AM. Then onward it is Swathi or Chothi Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Tula Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days –
Kali Yuga Year – 5116
Vikram Samvant 2071 – Phalgun Krishna Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during waning phase of moon in Phalgun 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 – Magh Krishna Paksh…