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Mayapati form of Vishnu

Mayapati is one among the numerous names of Hindu God Vishnu. Maya is considered as Vishnu’s power of illusion and therefore he is Mayapati. Maya is identified as Prakriti or the source of the universe. Maya is the inscrutable power of Vishnu and nobody can transcend the influence of it.



Maya is that makes us think the unreal to be real. It creates a web of deception and illusion. Only those who take refuge in Vishnu escapes from the sphere of Maya.
Maya is also referred as Vaishnavi Maya or Yogamaya.

Mangalakshata in Hinduism – Rice or Grain mixed with Kumkum and Turmeric in Hindi Wedding and other Events

Mangalakshata basically consists of uncooked rice or any other uncooked grain which is mixed with turmeric or kumkum. It is a symbol of prosperity, strength and longevity. It also stands for auspiciousness.
Rice it thought to have the power to ward off evil, so in order to remove all types of evil sacred Mangalakshata is showered.



Showering of rice mixed turmeric is the outward expression of wishing someone peace, prosperity and long life.
Showering mangalashtaka on the bridal couple is associated with the symbol of fertility. Rice is a symbol of fertility. Hence people bless the newly wed couple with progeny.

Bansi Maharaj Punyatithi Tambe Newasa

Bansi Maharaj punyatithi is annually observed in Ashwin month. It is the death anniversary of Bansi Maharaj and is of importance at Tambe near Newasa in Ahmednagar. The Sant spread his teachings here. Bansi Maharaj Punyatithi 2017 date is October 3.

Bansi Maharaj spread the teachings of ahimsa, humanity and love.
Bansi Maharaj punyatithi is annually held on Ashwin Shukla Paksha Trayodasi Tithi or the thirteenth day during the waxing phase of moon in Ashwin month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Sateridevi Festival at Kowade near Ajara in Kolhapur – Kowade Sateri Devi Utsav

Sateridevi festival at Kowade is observed in Ashwin month. It is important fair and festival at the Sateri Devi Temple at Kowade near Ajara in Kolhapur. This annual utsav is an important religious event here. Sateridevi festival at Kowade in 2017 is on October 3.

Hundreds of people participate in the annual event. Various important rituals are held during the period. A huge fair is also held here during the occasion.
Sateridevi Festival at Kowade is observed on Ashwin Shukla Paksha Trayodasi Tithi or the thirteenth day during the waxing phase of moon in Ashwin month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Dhulgaonkar Maharaj Punyatithi Kolhapur

Dhulgaonkar Maharaj punyatithi is annually observed in Ashwin month. It is the death anniversary of Dhulgaonkar Maharaj and is of importance at Kolhapur, the Sant spread his teachings here. His Punyatithi in 2017 date is on October 3.

The sant spread the teachings of Dharma. He followed the path of love and truth.
Dhulgaonkar Maharaj punyatithi is annually held on Ashwin Shukla Paksha Trayodasi Tithi or the thirteenth day during the waxing phase of moon in Ashwin month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Story of Pradyumna – Son of Sri Krishna and Rukmini

Pradyumna was the son of Sri Krishna and Rukmini. His story is mentioned in the Srimad Bhagavad Purana, Mahabharata and in many other Puranas. As per Srimad Bhagavad Purana he was an incarnation of Kama, the Hindu God of Love.
As per Mahabharata, he was a partial incarnation of Sanat Kumara, the mind born son of Brahma. Thus Pradyumna is one of the deities worshipped in the Pancharatra system.
When Kamdev was turned into ashes by the third eye of Shiva, Rati, wife of Kamdev, was given the boon that her husband will be reborn again in Treta Yuga and they both will reunite.



In the Treta Yuga, Rukmini wanted a child. Sri Krishna took the blessings of Nara Narayana and went to the Himalayas and prayed to Shiva for a child. Thus Pradyumna was born.
An Asura named Shambara was told that he will be killed by the son of Sri Krishna and Rukmini. To avoid this prophecy, the Asura stole the six day old Pradyumna and threw him into the ocean. The child was swallowed by a fish.
The fish was lat…

Mahankaleshwar Yatra at Pare near Khanapur – Mahankaleshwar Temple Fair and Festival

Mahankaleshwar Yatra is held in Ashwin month at Pare near Khanapur in Maharashtra. It is the annual fair and festival at Mahankaleshwar Temple at Pare. Thousands of people participate in the jatra held at the famous temple here. Mahankaleshwar Yatra 2017 date is October 2.

The temple attracts scores of devotees daily.

This annual yatra sees people coming from nearby villages, towns and district to the shrine.
Mahankaleshwar Yatra is annually held on Ashwin Shukla Paksha Dwadasi Tithi or the twelfth day during the waxing phase of moon in Ashwin month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Haribaba Prakat Din at Phaltan

Haribaba Prakat Din is observed in Ashwin month. It is the appearance day of the great Guru Haribaba. The day is of great importance at Phaltan in Maharashtra. Haribaba Prakat Din 2017 date is October 2.

Haribaba was great teacher in the Bhakti tradition in Maharashtra. He spread the values of truth and bhakti.

The samdahi mandir of Haribaba is located at Phaltan.
Haribaba Prakat Din is annually held on Ashwin Shukla Paksha Dwadasi Tithi or the twelfth day during the waxing phase of moon in Ashwin month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Balumama Janmotsav at Metage near Kagal

Balumama Janmotsav is annually observed in Ashwin month. It is the birth anniversary of Balumama Maharaj. The day is of great importance at Metage near Kagal in Maharashtra. Balumama Janmotsav 2017 date is October 2. The saint has thousands of followers especially among the shepherd community in Maharashtra, Karnataka, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.

Balumama (1892 to 1966) was a shepherd by profession and he was in contact with the lower strata of society and helped them in attaining true knowledge. He spread the teachings like many Sants in the great Bhakti Tradition in the region.

Various spiritual activities are held on the day at Metage.
Balumama Janmotsav is annually observed on Ashwin Shukla Paksha Dwadasi Tithi or the 12th day during the waxing phase of moon in Ashwin month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Balumama Janmotsav or Jayanti – Birth Anniversary of Balumama at Adampur

Devavtari Sadguru Sant Shri Balumama Janmotsav or Jayanti is annually observed in Ashwin month. It is the birth anniversary of Balumama Maharaj. The day is of great importance at Adampur in Maharashtra. Balumama Janmotsav 2017 date is October 2. The saint has thousands of followers especially among the shepherd community in Maharashtra, Karnataka, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.

Balumama (1892 to 1966) was a shepherd by profession and he was in contact with the lower strata of society and helped them in attaining true knowledge. He spread the teachings like many Sants in the great Bhakti Tradition in the region.

He performed numerous miracles during his lifetime. It is said that the farmer’s field in which the sheep of Balumama used to graze was blessed with peace and prosperity.

A temple dedicated to Balumama is located at Adampur.

On the Janmotsav day, prayer meetings, satsangs, and charitable activities are held.
Balumama Janmotsav is annually observed on Ashwin Shukla Paksha Dwadas…

Siddheshwar Yatra at Bedkihal near Chikodi in Belgaum

Siddheshwar Yatra at Bedkihal is annually observed in Aswhin month. It is undertaken to the Siddheshwar Temple located at Bedkihal near Chikodi in Belgaum. It is an important fair and festival in this area. Bedkihal Siddheshwar Yatra 2017 date is October 1.

Siddheshwar Yatra attracts hundreds of devotees. People also flock to the fair and festival organized during the period.

Bedkihal Siddheshwar Temple is a famous shrine in the region and it attracts thousands of devotees.
Bedkihal Siddheshwar Yatra is held on Ashwin Shukla Paksha Ekadasi Tithi or the eleventh day during the waxing phase of moon in Ashwin month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Karnataka.

Ambuji Maharaj Punyatithi at Bhatkul near Amravati

Ambuji Maharaj Punyatithi is observed in Ashwin month. It is the death anniversary of Ambuji Maharaj who inspired people to follow truth and dharma. The day is of great importance at Bhatkul near Amravati in Maharashtra. Ambuji Maharaj Punyatithi 2017 date is October 10.

Hundreds of people participate in the punyatithi. People from nearby towns and villages participate in the spiritual programs.
Ambuji Maharaj Punyatithi is annually held on Ashwin Krishna Paksha Panchami Tithi or the fifth day during the waning phase of moon in Ashwin month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Lala Maharaj Punyatithi at Kondoli near Akola

Lala Maharaj Punyatithi is observed in Ashwin month. It is the death anniversary of Lala Maharaj who inspired people to follow truth and dharma. The day is of great importance at Kondoli near Akola in Maharashtra. Lala Maharaj Punyatithi 2017 date is October 10.

Hundreds of people participate in the punyatithi. People from nearby towns and villages participate in the spiritual programs.
Lala Maharaj Punyatithi is annually held on Ashwin Krishna Paksha Panchami Tithi or the fifth day during the waning phase of moon in Ashwin month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Tukdoji Maharaj Punyatithi – Death Anniversary of Tukadoji Maharaj

Tukdoji Maharaj Punyatithi is the death anniversary of the great social reformer. Tukadoji Maharaj (1909 – 1968) worked for the betterment of millions of Indians in Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh. Tukdoji Maharaj Punyatithi is observed on October 11 as per gregorian calendar. As per Hindu lunar calendar his Punyatithi is observed on October 10, 2017. His literary work, Gramageeta, gives ideas about the developments needed in villages and how to implement them for a better future of the country. In 2017 it is his 48th death anniversary.

Tukdoji Maharaj worked tirelessly to bring about social and economic development in rural Maharashtra and this earned him the title Rashtrasant Tukdoji Maharaj.

He actively participated in the independence movement and was also jailed by the British.

He initiated man social reform movements and struggled hard against blind faith, untouchability and superstition.
Apart from the Gramageeta, Tukadoji Maharaj also wrote thousands of devotional poems in M…

Sant Nagaji Maharaj Punyatithi at Pardi near Wardha

Sant Nagaji Maharaj Punyatithi is held in Ashwin month. It is the death anniversary of Sant Nagaji Maharaj – a great saint who spread the teachings of truth and dharma. He is one of the saints in the great Bhakti tradition in Maharashtra. Sant Nagaji Maharaj Punyatithi 2017 date is October 7. It is of great importance at Pardi near Wardha.

Hundreds of people participate in the prayer meeting and various other spiritual activities organized on the day.

Murlidhar Temple at Pardi is the center of activities. The temple is built in memory of the great saint. A huge fair is held here during the period.
Sant Nagaji Maharaj Punyatithi is annually observed on Ashwin Krishna Paksha Dwitiya tithi or the second day during the waning phase of moon in Ashwin month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Sorha Shraddha in Nepal

Sorha Shraddha is observed during the waning phase of moon in Ashoj Month (September – October). During this fortnight Hindus pay homage to their dead ancestors (Pitrs). Food and water are offered to the departed souls. Sorha Shraddha in Nepal in 2017 begins on September 6 and ends on September 19.

Sorha Shraddha means 16 Shradhha and refers to the fortnight period. Sorha Shraddha is observed from purnima or full moon day to No moon day or Amavasya in Ashoj Month.

Majority of Hindus does not hold auspicious functions during the period.

Various different types of Shraddha are offered during the fortnight.

The food offerings are prepared on the day in silver or copper vessels. They are then placed on a banana leaf.

The person performing the Shraddha takes bath and wears a ring made of Kusha grass on his ring finger.

Cooked rice mixed with ghee and black sesame seeds is offered to ancestors and this is known as Pinda Daan. Water is offered on the leaves during the ceremony.

During the …

Vasudev Maharaj Punyatithi at Ashta near Chandrapur

Vasudev Maharaj Punyatithi is held in Ashwin month. It is the death anniversary of Sant Vasudev Maharaj, a great saint who spread the teachings of love, truth and dharma. He is quite similar to other sants in the Bhakti tradition in Maharashtra. Vasudev Maharaj Punyatithi 2017 date is October 5. It is of great importance at Ashta near Chandrapur.

Hundreds of people participate in the prayer meeting and various other spiritual activities organized on the day.
Vasudev Maharaj Punyatithi is annually observed on Ashwin Purnima tithi or the full moon day in Ashwin month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

One Minute Video Explaining the Symbolism of Modak – Ganesha's Favorite Food

1 Minute Meal is a micro-documentary series about food, life and the real New York. On of the recent episode, "Ganesha's Favorite Food", is a spotlight on Ganesh Chaturthi procession hosted by Ganesha Temple in Flushing, Queens NYC.

One of the important ritual during Ganesh Chaturth is the modaka archana, where the sweet dumplings fabled to be Ganesha's favorite food are freshly prepared and offered to the deity. Trustee Mohan Ramaswamy of the Hindu Temple Society of North America explains the importance of Modak and its symbolism in the video.

Sadayam Nakshatra 2016 predictions or palangal– Astrology Predictions or palan in 2016 for Sadhayam Natchathiram or Birth Star

For those people born in Sadayam Nakshatra 2016 will have a fairly good year. Good year regarding financial matters. Embarrassment. Success. Astrology prediction or palangal for Sadhayam Natchathiram for 2016 based on birth star is given below: January, March, July, August, October and December are good. February and November 2016 will see both good and bad times. April, May, June and September 2016 are bad. Sadayam Nakshatram is the 24th birth star among 27 Nakshatras in Hindu Tamil astrology or Jyothisha. The birth star is in Kumbha Rashi (Aquarius Zodiac) according to Hindu moon astrology, Panchang and traditional calendar.

Career - Good year in career matters. Increase of salary. New position might be denied. Lack of knowledge about latest developments in your career might hamper your promotion. Those looking for new job need to be more flexible to get one. You will have to work hard for success. You will learn new technology. Success in your field of activity.

Finance - Safe perio…

December 2017 Good dates for buying Car – Bike – Scooter – Other Vehicle – as per Hindu Panchang and Calendar in Dec 2017

Good and auspicious dates for buying car is based on good Nakshatra, tarabalam, karana, tithi and yog. December 2017 date and time to buy car as per Hindu Panchang and Calendar is given below. The entire time on these days are good for the purpose in December 2017. Below are the good dates for buying car, bike, scooter or other vehicles.

December 2 good date till 12:05 PM
December 3 good date after 11:10 AM December 4 December 5
December 6 it is good after 10:20 AM December 8 it is good till 9:05 AM
December 9 it is good date after 2:10 PM December 10 December 11
December 12 it is good date till 1:40 PM December 13 December 14 December 19 December 20
December 21
December 22 it is good date till 9:10 AM December 24
December 26 is good after 2:50 PM December 27 December 28
December 29 is good till 11:10 AM December 31

Kannada Mantra To Overcome Fear of Enemies - Mantra in Kannada Language for Defeat of Enemies

Below is a prayer in Kannada language to overcome fear of enemies. Anyone can chant this mantra for getting courage to defeat enemies. All sorts of career problems will be solved with this mantra. The mantra should be chanted continuously for 40 days to be effective. The person can decide the number of times it is chanted. It is ideal to chant the prayer in the morning. During the chanting you mind should not wander around.

November 2017 Engagement – Good date for engagement in November 2017

Engagement is one of the most important ceremonies before marriage. Here are the good dates for engagement in November 2017. The entire day is auspicious for the purpose. Please note that the dates are based on Hindu calendar and Panchang.

Good date for engagement in November 2017

November 1
November 2 November 3 good date till 1:45 PM
November 6 good date till 2:35 PM November 7 November 8
November 9 good date till 4:40 PM November 10 November 11 November 12 November 14
November 15 good date till 1:10 PM November 19 November 21
November 22 good date till 1:30 PM November 23 November 25 November 26 it is good date till 9:50 AM
November 27 November 28 November 29

Telugu Mantra To Overcome Fear of Enemies - Mantra in Telugu Language for Defeat of Enemies

Below is a prayer in Telugu language to overcome fear of enemies. Anyone can chant this mantra for getting courage to defeat enemies. All sorts of career problems will be solved with this mantra. The mantra should be chanted continuously for 40 days to be effective. The person can decide the number of times it is chanted. It is ideal to chant the prayer in the morning. During the chanting you mind should not wander around.

Tamil Mantra To Overcome Fear of Enemies - Mantra in Tamil Language for Defeat of Enemies

Below is a prayer in Tamil language to overcome fear of enemies. Anyone can chant this mantra for getting courage to defeat enemies. All sorts of career problems will be solved with this mantra. The mantra should be chanted continuously for 40 days to be effective. The person can decide the number of times it is chanted. It is ideal to chant the prayer in the morning. During the chanting you mind should not wander around.

The only life we can change is our own – Swami Tejomayananda

First we must understand that we are born in this world and we have to live our own life. It is not possible to live the life of another person. This is a simple statement with far reaching implications. Primarily we must take responsibility for our life and secondly learn to mind our own business.
Generally we do not hold ourselves accountable for the sorrows of our life. We shift blame onto somebody, some place or event since it is much easier to pin the cause of our unhappiness on something other than ourselves.
We spend our time wanting to, and trying to change the people we encounter in life and also the world itself! However our best intentions and efforts do not meet with much success, because we are unable to change anyone.
If we understand this one simple point, we will not longer need to meddle in the affairs of others. We can then concentrate on the work of changing or improving our own lives because the only life we can change is our own. The greatest service anyone can…

Today’s Hindu Calendar – September 23, 2015 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Wednesday, September 23, 2015 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Dasami Tithi or the tenth day during the waxing phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Dasami Tithi or the tenth day during the waxing phase of moon till 6:43 PM on September 23, 2015. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Ekadasi Tithi or the eleventh day during the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is September 23, 2015 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is good and auspicious day
Nakshatra – Purvashada or Pooradam Nakshatra till 3:06 AM on September 23. Then onward it is Uttarashada or Uthradam Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Dhanu Rashi till 9:00 AM. Then onward it is Makar Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days –
Kali Yuga Year – 5117
Vikram Samvant 2072 – Bhadrapad Shukla Paksha Dasami Tithi or the tenth day during the waxing phase of moon in Bhadrapad month in North India - Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Prad…