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Pradosham and Narasimha Avatar of Vishnu

Pradosham is the twilight period and is usually associated with Shiva. Pradosh is also of great importance to Vishnu devotees as Narasimha Avatar happened during the period. Narasimha appeared to rid the world of the Adharma that was propitiated by Hiranyakashipu during the pradosham period on Vaishakh Shukla Chaturdasi.

Demon Hiranyakashipu as a result of intense austerities (Tapas) got a boon from Brahma that he will not be killed either by a man or a beast, neither will he be killed indoors or outdoors and nor during day or night.

The demon had cleverly asked such a boon and believed that he had attained immortality. But that which is born never escapes the clutches of Death.

Armed with such a powerful boon, Hiranyakashipu asked the people to worship him and not Vishnu. He overpowered the Devas and people started worshipping him except for his son Prahlad.

The devotion of Prahlad resulted in the appearance of Narasimha.

Narasimha avatar fulfilled all that Hiranyakashipu had asked …

Gujarati Adhik Ashad Mahina 2015 – Adhik Ashada Masa in Gujarat Calendar in 2015

There is an Adhik Ashada Mahina or Masa in Gujarati calendar in 2015. This extra month is a unique feature in Hindu lunar calendars which happens mostly once in 2.5 years. Adhik Ashad Mahina in traditional Gujarat calendar in 2015 is from June 17 to July 16. The extra month is dedicated to Lord Krishna and is also known as Purushottam Maas. The current year as per traditional Gujarati calendar is Vikram Samvat 2071.

Dadi Janki Thoughts on Tolerance

Tolerance is based on going beyond the superficial things that divide us. It is the result of turning within and coming to know the Self.
If I can deal with my own ego, then my own anger can be resolved. This goes a long way in resolving external issues, too. With my own ego out of the way, I will be able to handle anything. Otherwise, it is just the same old thing – you versus me, yours versus mine, etc. – intolerance.
If I am unselfish and honest in my heart, and am concerned about other’s needs, then I will be full enough to give.
When you know the self in this way, then you can know others. ‘I should be understood’ changes to ‘I should understand’. Not, ‘They should change’, but ‘I will give what is needed’. Patience, peace and maturity develop. Spiritual tolerance cultivates innate wisdom, the kind you can’t get from books.
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Today’s Hindu Calendar – June 14, 2015 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Sunday, June 14, 2015 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Trayodasi Tithi or the thirteenth day during the waning phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Trayodasi Tithi or the thirteenth day during the waning phase of moon till 9:25 PM on June 14. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Chaturdasi Tithi or the fourteenth day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is June 14, 2015 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is not a good day.
Nakshatra – Bharani Nakshatra till 7:03 AM on June 14. Then onward it is Krittika or Karthigai or Kartika Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Mesha Rashi till 12:51 PM. Then onward it is Vrishabha Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Pradosh Vrat
Kali Yuga Year – 5117
Vikram Samvant 2072 – Ashada Krishna Paksha Trayodasi Tithi or the thirteenth day during the waning phase of the moon in Ashada month in North India - Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pr…