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Simple Ekadashi Fasting Rules – Simple Fasting Procedure for Ekadasi Dedicated to Lord Vishnu

Ekadashi Fasting is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. It is observed on the 11th day of a fortnight. The fasting procedure is complicated for new entrants. Here are simple Ekadashi fasting rules.



Rice should not be taken while observing Ekadasi fastingOnly one meal at daytime on Dasami day (the day before Ekadasi)Total fast on Ekadasi day. (Water with Tulsi leaves can be taken). In a jug collect water previous night and put some Tulsi leaves. Drink this water on Ekadasi day.Fasting should be broken during Dwadasi with fruit or boiled vegetables or food without rice.Only one meal at daytime on Dwadasi (the day after Ekadasi)No supper on three consecutive days.Must not sleep during daytime.If possible visit Vishnu temple or shrines dedicated to His avatar.If you are old or pregnant or having any medical condition you should not do strict fasting.Related How to Observe Ekadasi Fasting - Detailed

Bharani Nakshatra Rudraksha – Which Rudraksha Should Bharani Nakshatra Born People wear?

Each Nakshatra born people as per Hindu Astrology should wear a particular face Rudraksha for wealth, success, love, peace and prosperity. Bharani Nakshatra born people should wear Rudraksh with three or five faces. Wearing of which will bring in all round success to Bharani Nakshatra or birth star.
The deity associated with Five Face Rudraksha is Shiva.
The deity associated with three face is Agni.
The devotee who wears it will also have the blessing of Mangal or Mars and Guru or Brihaspati or Jupiter.
Performing food donation and distributing clothes after wearing the Rurdraksh is highly meritorious for Bharani Nakshatra People.

Ashwathy Nakshatra Rudraksha – Which Rudraksha Should Ashwathy Nakshatram born People wear?

Each Nakshatra born people as per Hindu Astrology should wear a particular face Rudraksha for success, love, peace and prosperity. Ashwathy Nakshatram born people should wear Rudraksh with three or five faces. Wearing of which will bring in all round success to Ashwathy Nakshatra or birth star.

The deity associated with Five Face Rudraksha is Shiva.
The deity associated with three face is Agni
The devotee who wears it will also have the blessing of Chowa or Mars and Vyazham or Jupiter.

Performing food donation and distributing clothes after wearing the Rurdraksh is highly meritorious for Ashwathy Nakshatra People.

Shirdi Sai Baba Story in Tamil – Shri Sai Charitra in Tamil in pdf

The story of Shirdi Sai Baba in Tamil is provided by official website of Shirdi Sai Baba. The story known as Shri Sai Charitra is in Tamil text and is in pdf format. The story is divided into 50 chapters and all are in pdf format and you can save it if you have pdf reader installed.
You can read Shirdi Sai Baba Story in Tamil here.



The story narrates all the important incidents in life of Shirdi Sai Baba while he appeared on earth. His teachings and miracles are also part of the text.

Sai Charitra in Marathi Text in pdf – Shirdi Sai Baba Story in Marathi Book Format

The story of Shirdi Sai Baba in Marathi is provided by official website of Shirdi Sai Baba. The story known as Shri Sai Charitra is in Marathi text and is in pdf format. The story is divided into 53 chapters and all the chapters in the Sai Charitra are in pdf format and you can save it if you have pdf reader installed. The book also contains 11 Vachan.
You can read Shirdi Sai Baba Story in Marathi here.

The story narrates all the important incidents in life of Shirdi Sai Baba while he appeared on earth. His teachings and miracles are also part of the text.

Shirdi Sai Baba Story in Hindi – Shri Sai Charita in Hindi in pdf - Sai Satcharitra Book in Hindi

The story of Shirdi Sai Baba in Hindi is provided by official website of Shirdi Sai Baba. The story known as Shri Sai Charitra is in Hindi text and is in pdf format. The story is divided into 50 chapters and all the chapters of Sai Satcharitra Book in Hindi is in pdf format and you can save it if you have pdf reader installed.



You can read Shirdi Sai Baba Story in Hindi here.
The story narrates all the important incidents in life of Shirdi Sai Baba while he appeared on earth. His teachings and miracles are also part of the text.

Ravalnath – About Hindu God Ravalnath

Ravalnath is widely worshipped in Konkan region in India. He is believed to be a manifestation of Hindu God Shiva – more precisely a form of Kalbhairav. Some scholars suggest that Ravalnath has its origin in Ravi – sun god. Temples dedicated to Ravalnath are found in Karnataka, Goa and Maharashtra.



It is also believed that Ravalnath is one of the Ganas of Shiva. He has a fierce form and gets easily offended. He travels at night. Some temples dedicated to Ravalnath are open throughout the night.
The murti of Ravalnath in a temple faces south. He has four hands and holds – Trishul, Damaru, Khadga and vessel (pana patra). Sometimes he holds Akshamala or Khetaka. His vehicle or Vahana is Horse.
Many devotees also believe that Ravalnath and Jyotiba worshipped in Kolhapur region are the same.
The deity is the family god of many families in Maharashtra and Goa.

Which are the Navratna stones?

The navratnas stones are associated with the Navgrahas, which plays and important part in horoscope and astrology in Hindu beliefs. The Navratna stones are nine in number. The Navratna stones are –



Emerald – Marathakam or Panna. Diamond – Heera or Vajram Pearl – Mothi or Muthu or Pavizham Yellow Sapphire – Pukhraj Ruby – Manik Red Coral – Moonga Cat’s eye - Vaiduryam or Sutramani Blue Sapphire – Neelam Hessonite – Gomedh

Ruby Stone Benefits – What are the benefits of Wearing Ruby Stone Ring?

The most important benefit of wearing Ruby Stone is that it helps in warding off the harmful effects of sun or Surya in the horoscope. Here are the other benefits of wearing ruby stone ring:
It provides intelligence and knowledge. Healthy children. Honor Solution to government related problems. Peace Success in politics. Good for students. Gains in property. Will be blessed with vehicles. Will provide solution to health issues. Helps in defeating enemies.

Rohini Nakshatra Tree – Which is the tree associated with Rohini birth star Born People?

There are trees associated with each 27 nakshatrams or birth stars. Rohini Nakshatra also has a particular tree dedicated to it. People born on each nakshatra should worship the particular tree. The tree associated and worshipped by Rohini Nakshatra Born People is Indian black plum or Eugenia Jaambolana.

The Hindi name of the Rohini Nakshatra Tree is Jamun The Telugu name is Neredu Pandu The Malayalam name is Njaval Tamil Name is Njaval Kannada name is Nerale Hannu In Marathi it is known as Jambhul. Bengali name is Kalojam
Rohini Nakshatra born people should plant the Indian black plum tree. Water it. They should also protect the tree.

Moonga Stone Ring Finger – In Which Finger should one wear Red Moonga Stone?

Moonga stonre or red coral is associated with Mangal or Mars. There is a doubt as to on which finger should one wear Red Moonga Stone ring. The moonga stone should be worn on the ring finger.
Wearing the Moonga stone with ring on ring finger helps people in their career. It improves health and gives mental strength. It also provides peace and prosperity.



Moonga Stone Ring Puja – Red Coral Stone Ring Puja – Moonga Stone Puja Procedure

Moonga Stone Puja should be performed on Tuesday. Here is a brief description on how to do puja of Red Coral Stone Ring with birthstone. Please note that procedure of the Moonga Stone Ring is just a guideline and you can be flexible while performing it.
When to do Moonga Stone Ring Puja?
The puja should be performed on Tuesday between 6:00 AM to 7:00 AM or 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM. It is performed on Tuesday because Red Coral is associated with Mangal or Mars. In Hinduism, Tuesday or Mangalwar is dedicated to Mangal.


Items needed while doing Moonga Stone Puja
Two red color clothes Copper plate Tur Dal Red flowers Raagi Honey Chandan Kumkum and Normal aarti items
Gemstone Red Coral Puja Procedure After taking bath and purifying oneself offer prayers to Ganesha. Then offer prayers to Mangal.
Place red cloths in puja room. Spread Toor dal on it Place the copper plate over the dal. Spread the next red cloth over the copper plate. Again spread Tur dal on it. Wash the coral stone or ring. Apply ch…

Birthstone for Anuradha Nakshatra – Which is the gem stone for Anusham Natchathiram?

Birthstone for Anuradha Nakshatra is based on its ruler Shani or Saturn. The stone can protect Anusham Natchathiram born people from the negative effects of Shani and helps in garnering the positive energy of Saturn, one of the navgrahas in Hindu astrology. The birthstone for Anuradha Nakshatra is Blue Sapphire. The gemstone is known as Neelam in Hindi, Tamil and other regional languages in India.

Wearing the birth stone helps Anuradha Nakshatra people in their career. It improves health and gives mental strength. It also provides peace and prosperity. It brings good luck.
It is also believed that wearing Neelam will make the Anusham Natchathiram born people healthy and wealthy. It also helps in attaining name, fame and luxury.

Birthstone for Vishakha Nakshatra – Which is the gem stone for Vishakha Natchathiram?

Birthstone for Vishakha Nakshatra is based on its ruler Guru or Brihaspati or Jupiter. The stone can protect Vishakha Natchathiram born people from the negative effects of Guru and helps in garnering the positive energy of Jupiter, one of the navgrahas in Hindu astrology. The birthstone for Vishakha Nakshatra is Yellow Sapphire. The gemstone is known as Pushkaraj or Pushiaragam or Pukraj and Topaz in Hindi, Tamil and other regional languages in India.

Wearing the birth stone helps Vishakha Nakshatra people in their career. It improves health and gives mental strength. It also provides peace and prosperity. It brings good luck.
It is also believed that wearing Topaz will make the Vishakha Natchathiram born people healthy and wealthy. It also helps in attaining name, fame and luxury.

Magha Nakshatra Female Characteristics – Magha Birth Star Born Female Character

One of the most important characteristics of Magha Nakshatra born female is that they will have good knowledge. Another important character of the birth star is that they will be humble. Other Magha Nakshatra Female Characteristics are given below:



Will be respected and honored. Will not forgive the enemy. Will not forget a bad incident, it will be kept in mind. Will have fierce temperament. Will attract wealth and luxury. Spiritually inclined. Will undertake big projects. Will give importance to the ideas of husband. Maintain high moral standards.

Aslesha Nakshatra Female Characteristics – Ashlesha Birth Star Born Female Character

One of the most important characteristics of Aslesha Nakshatra born female is that they will show good leadership qualities. Another important character of the birth star is that they will have deep knowledge of a subject. Other Aslesha Nakshatra Female Characteristics are given below:


Good communication skill. Courage to indulge in many activities. Will give prime importance to morality. Will be short tempered Might not remember people who had helped them. Will interested in unraveling secrets. Lack of mental strength. Will be proud of their strength. Will have healthy children. Will be of supportive nature.

Shri Ram Mandir at Henderson in West Auckland in New Zealand – Largest Hindu Temple Dedicated Lord Ram in Southern Hemisphere

When Shri Ram Mandir at 11 Brict st at Henderson in West Auckland in New Zealand will be opened on June 13, it will be the largest Largest Hindu Temple Dedicated Lord Ram in Southern Hemisphere. It must be noted here that there are numerous HinduTemples and a sizable Hindu Population in Fiji, Australia and New Zealand in Southern Hemisphere.
The 5 million dollar temple complex is built by the Shri Ram Mandir Charitable Trust
Some Facts about  The temple is a three storied The Temple is on the top floor with paintings and sculptors of various Hindu deities. The second floor is community center and the basement is used for storage and other facilities. Imported marble from India was used for construction. All murtis (idols) in the temple are carved from a single block.
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The community centre has a stage and two changing rooms and commercial kitchen.
Trustee Shiu Charan says the space is for everyone not just Hindus. "We're all the same as far as humanit…

Renunciation of lust is real austerity – Uddhava Gita

Absorbing the intelligence in Me (Sri Krishna) constitutes mental equilibrium, and complete discipline of the senses is self-control. 
Tolerance means patiently enduring unhappiness, and steadfastness occurs   when one conquers the tongue and genitals.
The greatest charity is to give up all aggression toward others, and renunciation of lust is understood to be real austerity.
Real heroism is to conquer one’s natural tendency to enjoy material life, and reality is seeing the Supreme Personality of Godhead everywhere.
Truthfulness means to speak the truth in a pleasing way, as declared by great sages.
Cleanliness is detachment in furtive activities, whereas renunciation is the sannyasa order of life.
The true desirable wealth for human beings is religiousness, and I, the Supreme   Personality of Godhead, am sacrifice.  

Religious remuneration is devotion to the acharya with the purpose of acquiring spiritual instruction, and the greatest strength is the pranayama system of breath …

Red Moonga Stone Benefits – Red Coral Moonga Stone Benefits

The most important red moonga stone benefit is that it helps in overcoming problems related to Mangal or Mars in horoscope. For best benefit one should wear the stone on a ring. Other red coral moonga stone benefits include –



It helps in career. It improves health and gives mental strength.  It also provides peace and prosperity. Helps in defeating enemies. Improves sexual energy.

Birthstone for Anizham Nakshatra – Which is the gem stone for Anizham Nakshatram?

Birthstone for Anizham Nakshatra is based on its ruler Shani or Saturn. The stone can protect Anizham Nakshatram born people from the negative effects of Shani and helps in garnering the positive energy of Saturn, one of the navgrahas in Hindu astrology. The birthstone for Anizham Nakshatra is Blue Sapphire. The gemstone is known as Neelam in Hindi, Tamil and other regional languages in India.

Wearing the birth stone helps Anizham Nakshatra people in their career. It improves health and gives mental strength. It also provides peace and prosperity. It brings good luck.

It is also believed that wearing Neelam will make the Anizham Nakshatram born people healthy and wealthy. It also helps in attaining name, fame and luxury.

Today’s Hindu Calendar – June 1, 2015 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Monday, June 1, 2015 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Chaturdasi Tithi or the fourteenth day during the waxing phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Chaturdasi Tithi or the fourteenth day during the waxing phase of moon till 9:12 PM on June 1. Then onward it is Purnima Tithi or the full moon day. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is June 1, 2015 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is not a good day.
Nakshatra – Vishaka or Vishakam Nakshatra till 6:53 PM on June 1. Then onward it is Anuradha or Anizham or Anusham Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Tula Rashi till 12:35 PM. Then onward it is Vrischika Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days –
Kali Yuga Year – 5117
Vikram Samvant 2072 – Jyeshta Shukla Paksha Chaturdasi Tithi or the fourteenth day during the waxing phase of moon in Jyeshta month in North India - Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chh…