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Govinda Prabhu Yatra at Ridhpur near Amravati in Maharashtra – Govindaprabhu Yatra

Govind Prabhu Yatra is observed annually in Ashada month. The annual journey is an important spiritual activity associated with the Mahanubhava cult. Govinda Prabhu Yatra 2018 date is July 27.
Govindaprabhu is believed to be the founder of the Mahanubhava cult.
The great saint is believed to have stayed at Ridhpur village. A sacred spot associated with the saint is located here.
Govind Prabhu Yatra at Ridhpur is observed on Ashada Purnima day or the full moon day in Ashada month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Vithal Yatra at Pinjar in Akola in Maharashtra

Pinjar Vithal Yatra is annually observed in Ashada Month. The annual fair and festival is observed at the VithalRukminiTemple at Pinjar in Akola in Maharashtra. Pinjar Vithal Yatra 2018 date is July 27. Thousands of people participate in this annual Vittal yatra
The main ritual involves the carrying of the palkhi.
The annual fair is a great period when people from nearby village visit the place.
VithalRukminiTemple is one of the ancient temples in the region. It is dedicated Vithal, a manifestation of Sri Krishna.

Vithal Yatra at Pinjar is observed on Ashada Purnima day or the full moon day in Ashada month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak Jayanti – Birth Anniversary of Bal Gangadar Tilak

Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak Jayanti is the birth anniversary of the great freedom fighter and nationalist. Bal Gangadhar Tilak birth anniversary is annually observed on July 23. In 2018, it is the 161st birth anniversary.
Bal Gangadhar Tilak (July 23, 1856 - August 1, 1920) was born at Ratnagiri in Maharashtra. He was a scholar, mathematician and philosopher. He helped in laying the foundation for India’s independence. He founded the Indian Home Rule League in 1914.



The large scale public celebration of Ganesh ChaturthiFestival was started by Bal Gangadhar Tilak in 1893 in Pune. The main intention of Tilak was to galvanize support forIndia’s independence movement. The modern day celebrations are a continuation of Tilak’s version of Ganesh Chaturthi festival.
Various programs are organized in memory of the great soul in various parts of the country.
Related Bal Gangadhar Tilak on the Practical Teaching of the Bhagavad Gita

Savlarambua Punyatithi at Junnar near Pune – Savla Rambua Maharaj Death Anniversary

Savlarambua Punyatithi at Junnar near Pune is observed on the 8th day during the waxing phase of moon in Ashada month. Savlarambua Punyatithi 2018 date is July 20. It is the death anniversary of a pious saint who spread Bhakti and Dharma. As per Marathi Calendar it is the Ashada Shukla Paksha Ashtami Tithi.
The Samadhi place of Savlarambua is located at Junnar near Pune.
Special spiritual programs and charity events are organized on the day. Hundreds of people participate in the various activities on the day.

Nath Bhujang Maharaj Punyatithi at Paranda in Osmanabad - Nathbhujang Maharaj Death Anniversary

Nath Bhujang Maharaj Punyatithi at Paranda in Osmanabad is observed on the 5th day during the waxing phase of moon in Ashada month. Nath Bhujang Maharaj Punyatithi 2018 date is July 17. It is the death anniversary of  a pious saint who spread the teaching of truth and love. As per Marathi Calendar it is the Ashada Shukla Paksha Panchami Tithi.
The Samadhi place of Nathbhujang Maharaj is located at Paranda near Osmanabad.
Special spiritual programs and charity events are organized on the day.

Tembe Swami Punyatithi - Shri Vasudevanand Saraswati Tembe Swami Maharaj Death Anniversary

Tembe Swami Punyatithi is the death anniversary of Sri Tembe Swami. Shri Vasudevanand Saraswati Tembe Swami Maharaj was a modern Hindu saint who revived the ancient Dattatreya tradition in Maharashtra during the 19th century. Sri Tembe Swami Punyatithi 2018 date is on July 13.
The Punyatithi is annually held on Ashada shukla paksha pratipada tithi or the first day during the waxing phase of moon in Shravan month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.
Hundreds of people participate in the various programs organized on the day in various locations.
In nutshell the teaching of Sri Tembe Swami is that the primary objective of human life is to obtain liberation (from the recurring cycles of birth and death). To this end, one should carry out one’s religious obligations as ordained by the scriptures, consistent with his Varna and Ashram.
To attain the objective liberation he advocated study (Shravan), contemplation (Manan) and meditation (Nididhyasan) of Vedanta (…

Sai Charitra in Hindi mp3 – Download and listen to Shirdi Sai Baba Sai Charitra mp3 audio in Hindi

Sai Charitra in Hindi mp3 is provided by official website of Shirdi Sai Baba. The story of Shirdi Sai Baba is known as Shri Sai Charitra. The story is divided into 54 chapters and all the chapters in the Sai Charitra are in mp3 audio format and you can download and save it using the right click option.
You can listen and download to Sai Charitra in Hindi here.

Story of Arjuna and Babhruvahana in the Mahabharata

Babhruvahana was the son of Arjuna, the third of the Pandava brothers. The story of Arjuna and Babhruvahana is mentioned in the Mahabharata. He was born to Chitrangada of Manipura. In due course of time Babhruvahana became the king of Manipura.
Yudhishtira, the eldest of the Pandava brother, decided to conduct Ashwamedha Yajna. As part of the yajna, a horse was released and Arjuna was following it.
When the horse entered Manipura, it was captured by Babhruvahana.
By capturing the horse, Babhruvahana did not agree to the dominance of Yudhishtira.
Arjuna then had to challenge Babhruvahana.
Babhruvahana was not aware that Arjuna was his father and he fought the army led by Arjuna which was following the sacrificial horse. During the course of the battle, Babruvahan’s arrow hit Arjun and he fell unconscious.
Uloopi, another wife of Arjuna, who came to know about the incident rushed to the spot and saved the life of Arjuna using the knowledge only available to the Nagas. Uloopi was a nag…

Importance of Chandan in Hinduism – Religious Significance of Sandalwood in Hindu Religion

Chandan or Sandalwood is of great importance in Hinduism. The most important religions significance of sandalwood is in using its paste to apply on forehead by Hindu devotees. This is believed to have a cooling effect and keeps the body calm. It is applied on an important nerve center. It is also seen as a Prasad given to the devotee from the temple. In some temples, the chandan that is offered is usually the one which was used to adorn the main murti worshipped in the shrine.



Sandalwood paste is used in all important Hindu pujas and rituals. It is used to anoint the murti of Gods and Goddesses. Anointing murtis completely with chandan is a practice in majority of temples in South India.
 In some Vishnu temples in Kerala, all the 10 Avatars of Vishnu is created using Sandalwood paste on the main murti in the temple. One can view this wonderful puja ritual at the famous GuruvayoorTemple.
Sandalwood paste is offered with haldi and kumkum to ladies during auspicious occasions by many Hi…

Mars in 2nd house – What are the results or effects of Mars in 2nd House?

Mars in 2nd house is considered good and bad. Here are the results or effects of Mars in 2nd house.
As per Lal Kitab, an authority on astrology in Hinduism, Mars in 2nd house is a good man helping and protecting brothers, a sort of sheet anchor for them; if malefic – a snake up the sleeve.
Will support the family. Will help siblings. Will have food in plenty. Will be rich. Might face criminal troubles.
If you are having bad results during the period the easiest remedy is to feed birds with sweet bread.
Note - Depending on the placement of other navgrahas, a person might not suffer all problems. In fact some navgrahas will bring good luck.

Mars in 1st house – What are the results or effects of Mars in 1st House?

Mars in 1st house is considered good and bad. Here are the results or effects of Mars in 1st house.
As per Lal Kitab, an authority on astrology in Hinduism, Mars in 1st house is sword of justice in battlefield; if debilitated – like a falling star – and if exalted – eminent status; otherwise worse than feces  or stale food or dirt.
Will bring good riches. Will be truthful Will be brave House will be built Gains through business.
The bad effects include Bad luck Poverty Wealth will be completely lost. Bad luck for family.
Note - Depending on the placement of other navgrahas, a person might not suffer all problems. In fact some navgrahas will bring good luck.

Saturn in 12th house – What are the results or effects of Saturn in 12th House?

Saturn in 12th house is considered good. Here are the results or effects of Saturn in 12th house.
As per Lal Kitab, an authority on astrology in Hinduism, Saturn in 12th house is beneficial, being in Jupiter’s house.
Many desires will be fulfilled. It must be remembered that any Adharmic activity performed during the period will lead to difficult situations and many such situations will not have a proper solution. Keep your senses under control. You will become wealthy. Marriage will be held. New relationships.
Note - Depending on the placement of other navgrahas, a person might not suffer all problems. In fact some navgrahas will bring good luck.

Saturn in 11th house – What are the results or effects of Saturn in 11th House?

Saturn in 11th house is considered good. Here are the results or effects of Saturn in 11th house.
As per Lal Kitab, an authoritative astrology text, Saturn in 11th house is the architect of fate and blesses a man with son.
Good habits and good behavior will help in a good life during the period. Offer prayers to Hanuman daily. There will be lot of opportunity to improve career. Do you work and avoid interfering in unwanted matters. Have single minded focus. Avoid collecting junk and luxury items. Lead a simple life. Marriage as per desire.
Note - Depending on the placement of other navgrahas, a person might not suffer all problems. In fact some navgrahas will bring good luck.

Importance of Mirror in Hinduism – Religious Significance of Mirror in Hindu Religion

Mirror is an important part of many rituals in Hinduism. Apart from religious significance, mirror also has important philosophical significance in Hindu religion. Mirror is considered highly auspicious and is part of good items that can be viewed before a new beginning.
In Hindu marriages of some communities, when receiving the groom, there is a tradition to carry a mirror on the platter along with other beauty related materials.


While the bride is dressing up, she holds a mirror in her left hand. This is a must for many Hindu communities.
The philosophical aspect of mirror in Hindu teachings is found in the Upanishads. The reflection in the mirror is seen as God.
‘The person…that is seen in the mirror (eye), that is self…This is the Brahman – the Supreme Truth – Chandogya Upanishad.
The person that is in the mirror, on him I meditate. – Kaushitaki Upanishad
Cleaning the mirror (heart) which is covered with dust is a constant theme in many teachings in Hinduism.
Mirror is an important…

Saturn in 10th house – What are the results or effects of Saturn in 10th House?

Saturn in 10th house is considered both good and bad. Here are the results or effects of Saturn in 10th house.
As per Lal Kitab, Saturn in 10th house is a blank paper and writes its own destiny. It is the person’s hand to choose what is best for him or her.
Stay away from lust and bad woman. Try to keep your passion in control. Practice good habits. Keep senses under control Do prayer to Hanumanji daily. If the above things said are followed you will have a wonderful and peaceful life.
Note - Depending on the placement of other navgrahas, a person might not suffer all problems. In fact some navgrahas will bring good luck.

Saturn in 9th house – What are the results or effects of Saturn in 9th House?

Saturn in 9th house is considered good. Here are the results or effects of Saturn in 9th house.
As per Lal Kitab, Saturn in 9th is exalted
Good for marriage. There will positive career change. Early decisions regarding matters concerning life. Desire fulfillment. If senses are not controlled then there will be lot of difficulties. Wealth can be achieved through dharmic means.
Note - Depending on the placement of other navgrahas, a person might not suffer all problems. In fact some navgrahas will bring good luck.

Trimurti Temple or Mithranandapuram Temple at Thiruvananthapuram – Brahma – Vishnu – Shiva in a Single Shrine

MithrananthapuramTemple is located in Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala. The shrine is unique because equal importance is given to Lord Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva here. Therefore the temple is also known as TrimurtiTemple. Mithranandapuram temple is located to the western side of the world famous PadbhanabhaswamyTemple.
Ganapathi is the subsidiary deity in the shrine. The temple is as old as the nearby PadbhanabhaswamyTemple. The small shrine is a typical example of Kerala style temple architecture.
Lord Brahma is in sitting position. Vishnu is in standing position and Shiva is worshipped in the Shivling form.
The popular belief is that lighting a lamp to Brahma here increases the lifespan.
The main offering to Vishnu is Butter.
Koovalam (bel or bilva) leaves are offered to Shiva.
It must be noted here that temples that are dedicated to Brahma are very rare. This fact also makes this temple unique.

Amethyst Benefits - Amethyst Stone Ring Benefits

Amethyst stone ring is considered auspicious by those people who believe in astrology and gemology. Like other minerals and stones, many benefits are identified with Amethyst stones. The most important among them are the health benefits.
Amethyst stone health benefits – it helps in relieving headaches. Releases tension. Helps in early cure of injuries. Cures hearing ailments. Heals lung and digestive tract disorders. Helpful in skin related issues.
Non health benefits of Amethyst stone includes – It helps in overcoming negativity. It guards against attack of enemies.
It calms the mind.
Helps in overcoming stress.
Protects against alcoholism.

Onyx Benefits – Onyx Stone Benefits

Onyx stone and jewelry like ring is considered auspicious by those people who believe in astrology and gemology. Like other minerals and stones, many benefits are identified with Onyx stones. The most important among them are the health benefits.
Onyx stone health benefits – it is considered beneficial for teeth, bones and bone marrows. It helps in alleviating feet related problems. It also cures blood disorders.



Non health benefits of Onyx stone includes – It balances the yin and yang energies within the body. It provides more self control. Helps in overcoming lust. Improves memory.

Opal Benefits – Opal Stone Ring Benefits

Opal stone ring is considered auspicious by those people who believe in astrology and gemology. Like other minerals and stones, many benefits are identified with Opal stones. The most important among them are the health benefits.
Opal stone health benefits – It helps in treating Parkinson’s disease. It strengthens memory. It is good in fighting infections. It is believed to ease child birth.
Non health benefits of Opal stone includes – it protects you when you are venturing into dangerous places. It enhances self worth. Helps in realizing your potentiality. Removes stress and tension. It is considered good for artists.
Will bring wealth and peace.

Peridot Benefits - Peridot Stone Ring Benefits

Peridot stone ring is considered auspicious by those people who believe in astrology and gemology. Like other minerals and stones, many benefits are identified with Peridot stones. The most important among them are the health benefits.
Peridot stone health benefits – It has a tonic effect. It heals and regenerates tissues. Good in healing skin related disorders. Good for curing ulcers, spleen and gallbladder.
Non health benefits of Peridot stone includes – it helps in removing negative characteristics like jealousy, resentment and anger. It helps in reducing stress. Inspires to make positive changes. Brings spiritual wealth.

Sardonyx Stone Benefits

Sardonyx Stone is considered auspicious by those people who believe in astrology and gemology. Like other minerals and stones, many benefits are identified with Sardonyx stones. The most important among them are the health benefits.



Sardonyx crystal health benefits – It helps in removing speech disorders. It also helps in having a good voice
Non health benefits of Sardonyx stone includes – it leads a person to high position. It also helps in companionship of powerful people. Will help in attaining wealth.

Selenite Crystal Benefits – Selenite Crystal Health Benefits

Selenite crystal is considered auspicious by those people who believed in astrology and gemology. Like other minerals and stones, many benefits are identified with Selenite Crystal. The most important among them are the health benefits.



Selenite crystal health benefits – It helps in alleviating several skin diseases. It is good for acne, wrinkles and eczema.
Non health benefits of Selenite Crystal includes – it provides peaces and prosperity. It helps in strengthening bonds.

Sun Worship Was Prevalent In Modern Day Bihar Region for Thousands of Years

Today worship of Surya, the sun god in Hinduism, in Bihar is associated with the four-day Chath Puja observed after Diwali. But historians suggest that sun worship was prevalent in modern day Bihar for thousands of years. Times of India reports Patna University Ancient Indian history and archaeology department teacher Jayadeo Mishra said archaeological evidences suggest that the worship of the Sun god, which constitutes the essence of Chhath festival, has been prevalent in Magadh region for thousands of years. The figurative manifestations of the Sun were found for the first time in 200BC Bodh Gaya railings. The first manifestation of Sun god at Bodh Gaya in the art form during Saka-Kushan period is thus natural. As such, we also find Sun appearing on Kushan coins during AD200-300. Mishra pointed out the three oldest Sun temples in India are Matang Mandir in Kashmir, Konark Mandir (Odisha) and Deo Mandir at Aurangabad in Bihar. All these three temples were built in post-Gupta period. …

Revati Nakshatra Female Characteristics – Revathi Birth Star Born Female Character

One of the most important characteristics of Revati Nakshatra born female is that they will be proud. Another important character of the birth star is that they will be beautiful. Other Revathi Nakshatra Female Characteristics are given below:


Will not be subservient to male. Will be interested in sex related matters. Will always show competitive spirit in all matters. Will have a strong and unchanging mind. Will be interested in doing welfare related activities. Will have a happy and peaceful life. Will have high moral standards. Will have lot of good relatives.
Will have good control of home.

Uttarabhadrapada Nakshatra Female Characteristics – Uttarabhadra Birth Star Born Female Character

One of the most important characteristics of Uttarabhadrapada Nakshatra born female is that they will have good communication skills. Another important character of the birth star is that they will never go against truth and existing laws Other Uttarabhadra Nakshatra Female Characteristics are given below:


Will enjoy various pleasure of life. Will behave in humble and kind manner with others. Will do charity. Will be of helpful nature. Will show keen interest in health. Will be keen in amassing wealth. But will not be so keen in spending money. Will gather deep knowledge of subject in which they have interest. Will make good homemakers. Will never be proud
Will get love and respect of spouse.

Purvabhadrapada Nakshatra Female Characteristics – Purvabhadra Birth Star Born Female Character

One of the most important characteristics of Purvabhadrapada Nakshatra born female is that they will never stay in a single place. They will move around. Another important character of the birth star is that they will be fearful. Other Purvabhadra Nakshatra Female Characteristics are given below:



It will be difficult to understand the character of the person born in this Nakshatra. Will be interested in making friends with male members. Will get government jobs Will have a peaceful mind Will be keen on neatness Will be strict on punctuality and on doing job on time. Will have long life. Will be rich.

The 16 Steps or Rituals in a Hindu Puja – Upacharas in Hinduism

There are numerous ways in which a Hindu worships God. For some Hindus lighting a lamp or simple mediation is the way to communicate with the Supreme Being. For some Hindus, it is chanting mantras and doing elaborate puja to a personal deity. Hindu scriptures define numerous steps that are part of a Hindu Puja. Normally, only sixteen Upacharas are followed and it is known as Shodashopachara Puja. Some Hindus limit it to five steps of worship and it is known as Panchopachara.

Here are the Sixteen Upacharas: Seating of the deityWelcoming of the deityOffering water to wash the feetOffering water to wash the handsOffering water to sip and rinse the mouthProviding a bathOffering fresh clothes and decorationsOffering fresh sacred threadOffering aromatic substance like sandal paste etcOffering of flowersBurning incenseWaving lightsOffering foodOffering betel leaves, betel nuts, camphor etcProstrations before the deity and circumambulationsSending off These are the general steps that are fol…

What does Vedanta teach us? – Swami Vivekananda

What does Vedanta teach us? In the first place, it teaches that you need not even go out of yourself to know the truth. All the past and all the future are here in the present.
No man ever saw the past. Did any one of you see the past? When you think you are knowing the past, you only imagine the past in the present moment. To see the future, you would have to bring it down to the present, which is the only reality — the rest is imagination.
This present is all that is. There is only the One. All is here right now.
One moment in infinite time is quite as complete and all-inclusive as every other moment.
All that is and was and will be is here in the present.      
Don't look back — forward, infinite energy, infinite enthusiasm, infinite daring, and infinite patience — then alone can great deeds be accomplished. We must set the whole world afire.     Swami Vivekananda

Today’s Hindu Calendar – June 11, 2015 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Thursday, June 11, 2015 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Navami and Dasami Tithi or the ninth and tenth day during the waning phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Navami Tithi or the ninth day during the waning phase of the moon till 5:46 AM on June 11. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Dasami Tithi or the tenth day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is June 11, 2015 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is a good and auspicious day till 4:50 PM
Nakshatra – Uttarabhadra or Uthrittathi Nakshatra till 11:08 AM on June 11. Then onward it is Revathi Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Meena Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days –
Kali Yuga Year – 5117
Vikram Samvant 2072 – Ashada Krishna Paksha Navami and Dasami Tithi or the ninth and tenth day during the waning phase of the moon in Ashada month in North India - Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Hima…