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Dada Than Than Pal Maharaj Anantotsav

Dada Than Than Pal Maharaj Anantotsav is annually observed in Chaitra month. It is dedicated to Dada Than Than Pal Maharaj, a great saint and philosopher who lived in present day Madhya Pradesh. Dada Than Than Pal Maharaj Anantotsav 2018 date is March 18.
It is the most important annual festival for the devotees of Dada Than Than Pal Maharaj.
Numerous spiritual functions are observed during the period.
Dada Than Than Pal Maharaj Anantotsav is observed on Chaitra Shukla Paksha Pratipada tithi or the first day during the waxing phase of moon in Chaitra month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Madhya Pradesh.

Rani Avantibai Lodhi Balidan Diwas – Death Anniversary of Rani Avantibai Lodhi

Rani Avantibai Lodhi Balidan Diwas is annually observed on March 20. It is the death anniversary of the Brave Queen Avantibai Lodhi. She was the wife of Vikramaditya Singh, ruler of Ramgarh in present day Madhya Pradesh.
Vikramaditya Singh had no heir. So the British attached the kingdom and did not allow Rani Avantibai Lodhi to succeed the throne.
Rani Avantibai Lodhi, who belonged to the Lodhi warrior clan, vowed to fight the British to regain her land and her throne. She raised an army of four thousand and personally led it against the British in 1857.
On March 20, 1858, facing imminent defeat, she killed herself with her own sword

Puthanamoksha Parayanam – For Children’s Good Health reading of the episode of Poothana and Lord Krishna

Puthanamoksha Parayanam is the reading of the episode related to the demon Poothana and Hindu God Krishna from the Srimad Bhagavad Purana or the Bhagavatham. It is believed that the reading of the chapter will help in curing illness or diseases of children. Parents usually read the chapter and the child listens to it. After this they make offerings to Lord Ganesha and Krishna.

Demon Puthana tried to kill Gopal Krishna (Child form of Krishna) by rubbing poison on her breasts. Little Krishna drank the poisoned milk from the breast but it had no effect on him. Krishna continued drinking the milk and finally blood started oozing out of Puthana’s breast and she was finally killed.
Puthana in her earlier birth was a pious lady and had become demon as a result of a curse. By getting killed by Krishna she was relieved of the curse and she attained Moksha.
There is a belief among many Hindu communities that reading this episode which contains the leela (divine play) of Krishna will help in c…

Budhwa Mangal dedicated to Hindu God Hanuman

Budhwa Mangal is dedicated to Hanuman and is observed on Tuesday or Mangalwar in certain months as per traditional Hindu calendar followed in North India. Budhwa Mangal is observed on the last Tuesday in the Bhadrapad month as per traditional Hindu calendar followed in North India. The day is also known as Bada Mangal. Next Budhwa Mangal is on March 21, 2017.

Generally, in North India Mangalvar or Tuesday in a week is dedicated to the worship of Hanuman.

Special pujas and rituals are observed on the Budhwa Mangal day with thousands of people visiting Hanuman Temples. People also chant the Hanuman Chalisa on the day.

It must be noted that one of the popular Budhwa Mangal is observed on the Tuesday falling after Holi festival.

Please note that Bada Mangal is also referred to Tuesdays dedicated to Hanuman  in Jyeshta month (June - July) in Lucknow and other nearby regions in Uttar Pradesh.

Attahasa Form of Shiva

Attahasa is one among the numerous forms of Shiva. Information about this form of Shiva is found in the Vayu Purana and Linga Purana. The apocalyptic laughter of Shiva is also referred as Attahasa. Some scholars are of the view that this a future manifestation of Shiva.
As per Vayu Purana, Shiva took the form of Attahasa in a mountain in the HimalayanRange. It is stated that the sons of Shiva will also reside in the Attahasa mountain range in the 20th yuga.
As per Linga Purana,
When the twentieth cycle of a yuga occurs, then I shall be known by the name Attahasa, the loudly launghing one – a form that people will adore. – (Linga Purana 1.24.94 – 95)

October 2015 Bhadra Kal Tithi – Bhadra Kal Date and Time in October 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 October 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 October 2015:
8:42 PM on October 3 to 8:14 AM on October 4 7:34 AM to 7:34 PM on Oct 7 12:14 AM to 1:17 PM on October 11 9:52 PM on October 16 to 10:19 AM on October 17 9:57 AM to 10:14 PM on October 20 4:18 PM on October 23 to 3:16 AM on October 24 8:14 PM on October 26 to 7:04 AM on October 27 12:56 AM to 12:01 PM on Oct 30

We see the world as we are – Swami Vivekananda

Why do we see wickedness? There was a stump of a tree, and in the dark, a thief came that way and said, ‘That is a policeman’. A young man waiting for his beloved saw it and thought that it was his sweetheart. A child who had been told ghost stories took it for a ghost and began to shriek. But all the time it was the stump of a tree.
We see the world as we are. Suppose there is a baby in a room with a bag of gold on the table and a thief comes and steals the gold. Would the baby know it was stolen? That which we have inside, we see outside. The baby has no thief inside and sees no thief outside. So with all knowledge.
Do not talk of the wickedness of the world and all its sins. Weep that you are bound to see wickedness yet. Weep that you are bound to see sin everywhere, and if you want to help the world, do not condemn it. Do not weaken it more. For what is sin and what is misery, and what are all these, but the results of weakness?

The world is made weaker and weaker every day by s…

Today’s Hindu Calendar – March 2, 2015 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Monday, March 2, 2015 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Dwadasi Tithi or the twelfth day during the waxing phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Dwadasi Tithi or the twelfth day during the waxing phase of moon till 5:22 PM on March 2. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Trayodasi Tithi or the thirteenth day during the light phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Punarvasu or Punirtham Nakshatra till 1:45 AM on March 2. Then onward it is Pushya or Poosam or Pooyam Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Karka Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Pradosh Vrat
Kali Yuga Year – 5116
Vikram Samvant 2071 – Phalgun Shukla Paksha Dwadasi Tithi or the twelfth 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 – P…

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