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Thirunavaya Ekadashi at Tirunavaya Navamukundan Temple

Thirunavaya Ekadashi is observed in the TirunavayaNavamukundanTemple in Kerala. Thirunavaya Ekadashi 2017 date is March 8. The Ekadasi falling during the waxing phase of moon in Malayalam month Kumbham is of great significance at the temple.

The temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu as Navamukundan. Legend has it that Goddess Lakshmi and the elephant, Gajendra, worshipped Lord Vishnu here by offering lotus flowers. When the lotus flowers in the pond dwindled, to please his devotee Gajendra, Lord Vishnu is believed to have taken Goddess Lakshmi to his side so that Gajendra will have enough lotus flowers.

Another legend has it that the first eight idols installed by Navayogis disappeared soon after installation and the ninth idol also started sinking and was forcibly stopped. The murti of Lord Vishnu worshipped here is only visible from above knee.
Tirunavaya NavamukundanTemple is located about at ThirunavayaVillage which is 8 km south of Tirur near Ponnani in the Malappuram District of …

Hindu Festivals in March 2015 – Hindu Vrat – Fasting – Rituals in March 2015

Dates of important festivals associated with Hinduism in March 2015 – based on major Hindu calendars and Panchang used in India. The festivals, Vrats and ritual days in March 2015 are based on Indian Standard Time (IST).
March 1, 2015 – Ekadashi – Papanasini Ekadasi - Amalki Ekadashi March 3 – Pradosha Vrata March 4 – Maasi Magham in Tamil Culture March 5 – Holika Dahan March 5 – Dola Purnima March 5 – Poornima full moon day March 5 – Chaitanya Mahaprabhu Jayanti March 6 – Holi – playing with colors

Rangbhari Ekadasi – Rangbari Ekadasi

Rangbhari Ekadasi is an important festival observed on the 11th day during the waxing phase of moon in Phalgun month. The festival is associated with the Holi festival which is observed a couple of days later. Rangbari Ekadasi 2018 date is February 26. The day is of great importance at KashiVishwanathTemple and numerous other VishnuTemples in North India.
On the day, Shiva along with Goddess Parvati is offered Gulal (colored powder), sweets and Bhang. The festival begins in the evening and two small silver murtis of Shiva and Parvati are installed for the rituals.

As per Hindu belief, Lord Shiva married Goddess Parvati on Mahashivratri and gauna (a ritual associated with consummation of marriage) was performed on Rangbhari Ekadasi. Residents of Varanasi - the abode of KashiVishwanath - celebrate the occasion in a grand style.
Devotees are allowed to perform puja on the murtis in the form of offering gulal, sweets, flowers and bel patra.
During the same period Lathmar Holi is observ…

Conquer falsehood by truth – Mahabharat

O sexual desire! I know thy root. Thou art born of thought. I shall not think of thee and thou will cease to exist.
There is no eye equal to the eye of knowledge; there is no asceticism equal to that of truth, there is no happiness equal to that of renunciation…
There is no greater pleasure for a knowledge person than loneliness, equanimity, truth, virtue, firmness, gentleness, straightforwardness, and renunciation of all actions.
Conquer the anger of others by non-anger; conquer evil doers by saintliness; conquer the miser by gifts; conquer falsehood by truth.
A wound caused by arrow is healed leaving behind only a scar, a forest felled by the axe grows again but a wound cut by speech does not heal.
Mahabharat

Today’s Hindu Calendar – February 28, 2015 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Saturday, February 28, 2015 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Dasami Tithi or the tenth day during the waxing phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Dasami Tithi or the tenth day during the waxing phase of moon till 3:28 PM on February 28. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Ekadasi Tithi or the eleventh day during the light phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Ardra or Arudhara or Thiruvathira Nakshatra the full day on Feb 28 and till 12:18 AM o March 1.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Mithuna Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days –
Kali Yuga Year – 5116
Vikram Samvant 2071 – Phalgun Shukla Paksha Dasami Tithi or the tenth day during the waxing 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 – Phalgun Shukla Paksha Dasami Tit…