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Why Sesha Naga is known as Ananta Shesha? – Adisesha – Thousand Headed Snake

Sesha Naga is the thousand headed snake on whom Hindu God Vishnu reclines. Shesha Nag floats on the cosmic ocean and Srihari Vishnu reclines on the bed created by coiling of the body of Sesha. As per Hindu tradition, when the dissolution of the world takes place, Sesha remains. He witnesses the destruction of the entire universe and then its regeneration. Sesha means that which remains. As He is eternal, he is known as Ananta Shesha.

Another belief in Hindu tradition is that the earth rests on the head of Ananta Shesha. Thus in Hindu folktales, it was narrated that earthquakes happened when Shesha moved his head.

Legend has it that Sesha appeared as Lakshman, when Vishnu took the incarnation of Rama. He later appeared as Balram when Vishnu took the incarnation of Krishna.

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Ashwini Nakshatra Date and Time 2016 – Aswini or Ashwathy Birth Star Dates in 2016

Ashwini Nakshatra 2016 dates based on traditional Hindu calendar, Astrology and Panchangam in India. Ashwini Birth Star, also read as Aswini or Ashwati, is the first Nakshatra among the 27 Nakshatras. As per Hindu astrology Ashwini Nakshatra, or birth star, falls under Mesha Rashi or Aries. Mangal is the Lord of the Rasi. The lucky color of Ashwini is Blood red. The astrological predictions of this Nakshatra as per Moon Sign is that of Mesha Rasi.
Ashwini Nakshatra Dates and Time in 2016:
January 17, 2016 Time is from 1:13 AM on January 17 to 11:57 PM on January 17
February 13, 2016 Time is from 7:13 AM on February 13 to 5:33 AM on February 14
March 12, 2016 Time is from 3:42 PM on March 11 to 1:15 PM on March 12, 2016
April 8, 2016 Time is from 2:22 AM on April 8 to 11:33 PM on April 8, 2016
May 6, 2016 Time is from 1:18 PM on May 5 to 10:23 AM on May 6
June 2, 2016 Time is from 10:39 PM on June 1 to 8:16 PM on June 2
June 29, 2016 Time is from 5:38 AM on June 29 to 3:55 AM on June 3…

Agastheswar Shiva – Agasthswar Mahadev Form of Shiva

Agastheswar is one among the thousands of forms of Shiva worshipped on earth. Agastheswar is mentioned in the Skanda Purana. The Agastheswar Mahadev form is associated with Sage Agastya.
Agastheswar is also one of the 84 Mahadevas worshipped in Ujjain.
The shrine having the Shivling of Agastheswar is located behind the HarsiddhiTemple complex.
This form of Shiva is worshipped for good education and good health.

Sravana Vratham Procedure – How to observe Sravana Vratham or Fasting on Sravana Nakshatram day

Sravana Vratham fasting is observed by Vaishnava devotees. It is quite similar to Ekadasi fast. Here is a brief description of Sravana Vratham Procedure. The fast is observed monthly on the Sravana Nakshatram day.
The fasting is for a whole day from sunrise to next day sunrise – this is only for healthy people.
Older people and those who have various medical conditions should not observe the strict fast. Such people should eat fruits and other Vrat foods or opt for partial fasting.
One should try to observe silence while observing the Vratham.
Importance should be given to meditation.
The two important prayers that should be chanted on the day are Sri Vishnu Sahasranamam or Pancha Sooktham.
The fast should be broken next day during sunrise after offering nivedhyam. The fast should be broken by taking some liquid diet.
All the rules associated with Ekadashi fasting should be followed for Sravana Vratham.

How to observe Ekadasi Fasting?

If birthday falls on Sunday – what are the effects as per Hindu Astrology?

If birthday falls on Sunday, as per Hindu astrology the person will be undertaking journeys to distant locations. Please note that such things are mostly based on astrological thought followed in a region. It has nothing to do with Hindu scriptures or religious teachings.
If the birthday falls on Sunday, it is good to offer prayers to Lord Surya. Chanting Gayatri mantra daily is also meritorious.

Matching Stars for Ashwathy Nakshatram Born Boy – Marriage Matching Star for Ashwathy Nakshatra Male

Marriage Matching stars for Ashwathy Nakshatram born boy as per Kerala/Malayalam jyothisham is given below. It must be noted that the matching star is for male born in Ashwathy Nakshatram only. It is not for female born in the star.
Matching Star for Ashwathy Nakshatra Male are:
Ashwathy, Bharani, Karthika, Rohini, Makayiram, Thiruvathira, Punirtham, Pooyam, Ayiliyam, Makam, Pooram, Uthram, Atham, Chothi, Anizham, Uthradam ¾ quarter, Thiruonam, Pooruruttathi ¼ quarter and Revathi. – born girls are good for Ashwathy Nakshatram born boy. 
Matching Stars for Ashwathy Nakshatram Born Girl

Santana Lakshmi Vratam – Santan Lakshmi Vrat - How to observe Santana Lakshmi Vratam?

Santana Lakshmi Vratam is dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi and it is performed for having good and healthy children. Santan Lakshmi Vrat is usually performed on Thursday.

The devotee performing the fast should keep the house neat and clean. He/She should take early bath.
First prayer is offered to Lord Ganesha and then prayers are offered to the Santana Lakshmi form of Goddess Lakshmi.
A fast is observed from sunrise to sunset.
Older people and those who have various medical conditions should not observe the strict fast. Such people should eat fruits and other Vrat foods or opt for partial fasting.
Various prayers dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi should be chanted on the day.
Try to keep silence and meditate on the day.
Performing Annadanam or food donation on the day to poor children is highly meritorious. You can also distribute dress materials.
The fast ends after evening prayers– with the preparation of sweet or fruit.

Mahakumbabishekam 2015 at Chidambaram Temple in Tamil Nadu

Mahakumbabishekam will be held at Chidambaram Temple in Tamil Nadu after a gap of several years on May 1, 2015. The preliminary rituals will begin on April 22, 2015. Chidambaram Temple in Tamil Nadu is one among the Pancha Bhoota Temples – dedicated to five elements.
Chidambaram Temple temple is dedicated to the element ether and is also a mukti (salvation) sthalam. The temple is currently being renovated.
Mahakumbabishekam will be held from 7 AM to 8:30 AM on May 1, 2015.
You can get more details about the Mahakumbabishekam 2015 at Sri Sabanayagar Koil Trustee and Pooja, 107/104, East Car Street, Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu, India – 608001. Contact 9842694431, 9043963867, 04144-227345. Email: [email protected] and [email protected]

Paramahansa Yogananda Quotes on Success

Success is not a simple matter; it cannot be determined merely by the amount of money and material possessions you have.
The meaning of success goes far deeper. It can only be measured by the extent to which your inner peace and mental control enable you to be happy under all circumstances. That is real success.
The secret of success and happiness is inside you.
If you have found success and prosperity outside, but not inside, you are not truly successful.

A millionaire who is not happy is not successful. I don't mean that if you have a million dollars you cannot be a success. Whether you are rich or poor, if you get happiness out of life you are a real success. Paramahansa Yogananda

Today’s Hindu Calendar – April 20, 2015 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Monday, April 20, 2015 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during the waxing phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during the waxing phase of moon till 9:01 PM on April 20. 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.
How is April 20, 2015 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is good after 1:01 PM
Nakshatra – Bharani Nakshatra till 3:03 PM on April 20. Then onward it is Kartika or Krithigai or Krittika Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Mesha Rashi till 8:52 PM. Then onward it is Vrishabha Rashi
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days –
Kali Yuga Year – 5117
Vikram Samvant 2072 – Vaishakh Shukla Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during the waxing phase of moon in Vaishakh month in North India - Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pr…