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Kartik Mahina in 2017 in Hindi Calendar in North India - Kartik Month 2017

Kartik mahina is the eighth month in a traditional Hindi calendar followed in North India. Kartik Month 2017 begins on October 6 and ends on November 4. Karva Chauth and Diwali are the most important festivals observed in this month. This calendar is followed mainly in Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Haryana, Bihar and Chhattisgarh and other North Indian states. A month in these regions is calculated from the day after Purnima or full moon to the next Purnima. The current year in the Hindi Calendar is Saka 2074.

Chaturthi Vrat or Sankashti Ganesh Chaturti in Kartik Month 2017 is on October 8. The Chandrodaya or Moonrise time as per North Indian calendars is 8:05 PM. This particular Chaturthi is also observed as Karva Chauth.
Kartik Month 2017 Krishna and Shukla Paksha Kartik Month Krishna Paksha (waning phase of moon) is from October 6 to October 19, 2017 Kartik Month Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of moon) is from October 20, 2017 to November 4.

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Diwali Puja Vidhi

Diwali Puja Vidhi in pdf is an edited version of the Hindi Diwali Lakshmi Puja provided by Gurutva Jyothish Kariayalaya. The most important puja performed on Diwali is the Lakshmi Puja dedicated to the Hindu Goddess of prosperity, luck and wealth. Legend has it that Goddess Lakshmi visits each home on the day.

People perform Lakshmi Puja on the day for peace, prosperity, material wealth and spiritual wealth. The popular belief is that Goddess Lakshmi visits homes on the day and she is welcomed by keeping the premises clean and neat.

Link – Diwali Puja Vidhi in pdf

Related How to perform Lakshmi Puja on Diwali in English?

Diwali History

Diwali is believed to have first observed during Treta Yuga when Bhagavan Sri Ram was present on earth. The history of Diwali festival is unknown and untraceable. Hindus have been observing it since time immemorial.

As per Hindu beliefs, Diwali marks the day when Lord Rama returned to Ayodhya, along with Mata Sita Lakshman and Hanuman, from a forced exile after defeating Ravana, the ultimate force of evil, in His time.

In South India, Diwali is wbelieved to be the day when Lord Krishna annihilated Demon Narakasura and restored Dharma.

In addition to Hindus, Sikhs celebrate Diwali in commemoration of the release of the Sixth Guru, Hargobind, from captivity by the Mughal Emperor Jehangir.
Jains recognize Diwali as the day Lord Mahavira, the last of the Tirthankaras, attained Nirvana, or liberation, after his death in 527 BCE.

Diwali in Gujarat

Diwali is the most popular festival associated with Hindu religion. Diwali 2017 date in Gujarat is October 19. Diwali literally means ‘an array of lamps’ and symbolizes the removal of spiritual darkness and the ushering in of knowledge capable of realizing Brahman (That) – the Supreme Being present in all living and non-living. In 2017, the Diwali dates in Gujarat are – Dhanteras or Dhan Trayodashi on October 17, Kali Chaudash and Hanuman Puja on October 18, 2017 Diwali on October 19 Lakshmi Puja on October 19, 2016 Chopda Puja on October 19 Sharda Puja on October 19 Gujarati New Year – October 20, 2016 Annakutotsav – October 20 Bhai Bhij on October 21, 2016.

Diwali is celebrated by all Hindu communities but the reasons and legends differ from place to place and from community to community. The most important legend associated with Diwali is the return of Lord Ram to Ayodhya after 14 years of exile. It is believed that people lit lamps on the day to welcome Lord Rama, Mata Sita, Lak…

Diwali in Bangalore - Karnataka

Diwali is the most popular festival associated with Hindu religion. Diwali 2017 date in Bangalore, Karnataka, is October 18. Diwali literally means ‘an array of lamps’ and symbolizes the removal of spiritual darkness and the ushering in of knowledge capable of realizing Brahman (That) – the Supreme Being present in all living and non-living. In 2017, the Diwali dates in Bangalore are – Diwali on October 18, Lakshmi Puja on October 19, Bali Pratipada on October 20 and Yama Dwitiya on October 21.


Diwali is celebrated by all Hindu communities but the reasons and legends differ from place to place and from community to community. The most important legend associated with Diwali is the return of Lord Ram to Ayodhya after 14 years of exile. It is believed that people lit lamps on the day to welcome Lord Rama and Mata Sita.

In Banglore, Karnataka, Diwali is observed to commemorate the victory of Lord Krishna over Narakasura.
Lakshmi Puja during Diwali is observed as it is believed that Godd…

Story - Sage Gautama Creates a New Eye to See Sage Vyasa

Sage Gautama was a great philosopher and author of several Holy Scriptures. The story of Sage Gautama creating a new eye to see sage Vyasa explains how difficult it is to conquer pride even for a sage.
Once during a discussion, Sage Vyasa criticized a book written by Sage Gautama on logic.
The discussion turned ugly when Sage Vyasa said that the book was worthless.
The pride of Sage Gautama was hurt and he declared that from then onwards he will never look at the face of Sage Vyasa.
Sage Vyasa realized he made a mistake by hurting the pride of his friend. So he asked for forgiveness.
But Sage Gautama was adamant that criticizing his book was equal to criticizing his knowledge.
Sage Vyasa did not give up and kept pleading forgiveness.
Sage Gautama then decided to forgive sage Vyasa. But he was not ready to break his promise of not looking at his friend. So the sage created a new eye and placed it on his right foot, and from there he looked at Sage Vyasa.

Death during Diwali in the Family – Before or After

Many people have various worries regarding death of a family member during Diwali especially before or after. Please note that the usual procedure is that family members do not celebrate Diwali if death has happened before the festival. There is nothing else associated with the unfortunate event in the family.

Avoid being superstitious. There is nothing in Hindu scriptures that suggest that death before or after Diwali is inauspicious.

The scary ideas are mere superstitions and should be completely ignored.

Do Shradh, Tarpan and Pinda Daan as per your community belief.
Donating food or clothes on the birthday of the deceased is highly meritorious.

Eachanari Vinayagar Temple in Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu – Eachanari Temple on Kovai – Pollachi Road

Located on Pollachi Main Road in Coimbatore, EachanariVinayagarTemple is dedicated to Hindu God Ganesha. The temple is around 10 km from Coimbatore on the road from Kovai to Pollachi. Legend has it that the Murti of Ganesha worshipped in the temple was meant to be installed at PatteswararTemple in Perur but the vehicle carrying the murti got stuck at Eachanari and the deity got installed here.


The most important ritual in the temple is Ganapathy Homam, which is conducted every day at 5:30 AM.
Every day there is also the procession of the deity atop a golden chariot.



The temple observes all important Tamil festivals and the most popular being the Vinayaka Chaturthi (August – September).

Diwali and Chhath Puja Special Trains 2015 by Indian Railways

Special trains 2015 for Diwali and Chhath Puja are from the third week of October 2015 to the third week of November 2015. In order to clear the extra rush of rail passengers during Diwali and Chhath festival, Indian Railway has announced several special trains between important railway stations in India. The special trains are from New Delhi, Gorakhpur, Lokmanya Tilak terminus, Kolkata (West Bengal), Howrah, Varanasi, Jammu, Chandigarh, Mumbai, Delhi-Sarai-Rohilla, Patna (Bihar), Chennai, Delhi, Madurai, Kanpur, Ernakulam, Haridwar and other cities.
You can find details of all special trains here at this website of Indian Railways.

Diwali and Chhath Puja

Diwali and Chhath Puja are observed in Kartik month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in North India. Diwali and Chhath Puja 2017 date – Diwali is on October 17. Chhath date in 2017 is October 26 and October 27.


Diwali is observed on Kartik Amavasi. Chhath Puja is observed on for four days starting from Kartik Shukla Paksha Chaturthi to Kartik Shukla Paksha Saptami.  The main rituals are observed on Sashti and Saptami.
Chhath fasting is mainly observed in Bihar, eastern parts of Uttar Pradesh and in some parts of Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and West Bengal. Diwali is observed in all regions in India.
Chhath Puja is dedicated to Lord Surya (Sun) and Lord Kartikeya or Skanda. People undertake this fasting for the wellbeing and prosperity of the family. It is believed that people get their wishes fulfilled, if they observe Chhath.

Gemini Horoscope 2016 – How is Gemini Horoscope in 2016?

For people born in Gemini Horoscope, 2016 will be a year of mixed fortune. You will focus on personal matters more this year. Gemini  Horoscope 2014 Predictions are given in detail below. You will be able to get many of your thoughts in to reality. Improvement in financial matters. January, April, July, August and September 2016 are good periods. May, June, October and December 2016 will be neither good nor bad. February, March and November 2016 are tough periods.
Job - Those having career related to metals or fire will perform exceptionally well in this year. Progress in career through hard work. Good year to change jobs. Those looking for job after completion of studies will be lucky. Lack of development or due to trouble in career, some of you will decide to start new business or freelancing or self employment. Good year for writers and novelists. Those doing freelance or are self employed will see progress.

Money - Money that you had thought was lost will be recovered with interest…

Pandikoil in Madurai in Tamil Nadu Famous for Devotees Getting Possessed by the temple deity, Pandi Ayya

Devotees getting possessed by the temple deity and communicating through them are a common feature many temples across India. One such popular shrine is the Pandikoil in Madurai in Tamil Nadu and the deity worshipped here is Pandi Ayya.
Times of India reportsDevotees getting possessed by the temple deity and communicating through them are a common feature many temples across India. One such popular shrine is the Pandikoil in Madurai in Tamil Nadu and the deity worshipped here is Pandi Ayya. Times of India reports  Those entering Pandikoil in Madurai, however, break out into 'oohs' and 'aahs'. With their eyes glazing over, some seem to go into trance and start pronouncing judgments and giving solutions to problems that people come up with. On a recent Sunday morning, V Chellamma from Kariapatti prophesied to a childless woman, "You will come with a heavy belly next Masi month (Feb - March)," applying vibhuti on her forehead. The woman and her husband thanked t…

Sathurthi Viratham December 2015 date – Vinayagar Sathurthi Fasting

Sathurthi Viratham, also known as Vinayagar Sathurthi, is dedicated to Hindu God Ganesha. Sathurthi Viratham date in December 2015 is December 28.  It is observed on the fourth day of the Krishna Paksha or waning phase of moon as per traditional Hindu calendar. Fasting is dedicated to Vinayagar (Ganesha). This fasting is popularly known as Sankashti in western parts of India and Sankatahara Chaturthi in South India.

Sathurthi Viratham is observed by millions of Vinayagar devotees and it is considered to be highly auspicious and wish fulfilling upvaas.

Sathurthi Viratham begins at sunrise and ends after evening puja or after sighting the moon. Ganesha Temples conduct special pujas on the day.

It is widely believed that observing Vinayagar Sathurthi will bring prosperity, happiness and fulfillment of desires.
The greatness of Sathurthi Viratham was explained by Lord Krishna to Yudhishtira, the eldest of the Pandavas. It is also detailed in the Narasimha Purana and Bhavishaya Purana.

Hastham Natchathiram 2016 Palan – Hastham Natchathiram or Birth Star Palangal in 2016

As per 2016 palan, Hastham Natchathiram people will have a tough period. Unexpected problems in career. Those whom you trusted will ditch you. Astrology Predictions or palangal for Hastham Natchathiram in 2016 is given below: January, April and September 2016 are good periods. March, June, October and December will see fluctuating fortunes. February, May, July, August and November 2016 will be tough periods. Hastham Natchathiram is the 13th birth star among 27 Nakshatrams in Hindu Jyothisha or astrology. Hastham is in Kanya Rashi or Kannikurru (Virgo Zodiac) as per Hindu moon astrology, panchang and traditional calendar in Tamil Nadu.
Career - Opportunity to perform exceedingly well in career but sadly you might miss it. Avoid taking shortcuts and bribe, as it will be exposed. You will take up studies for progressing in career. You will face stiff opposition from seniors or management. You might resign from present job and take a new one. Those looking for a job after studies might no…

Pooram Natchathiram 2016 Palan – Pooram Natchathiram or Birth Star Palangal in 2016

As per 2016 palan, Pooram Natchathiram people will have a good year. You will see improvement in career and financial matter. Theft or hospitalization of family members. Astrology predictions or palangal for Pooram Natchathiram for 2016 is given below: February, July and September 2016 are bad period for the Nakshatra. January, March, April, July, August and December are good. May, June, October and November  2016 are neither good nor bad. Pooram Natchathiram, is the 11th birth star among 27 Natchathirams in Hindu Jyothisha or astrology. It is in Simha Rashi or Chinga Kurru (Leo Zodiac) as per Hindu moon astrology and panchang and calendar followed in Tamil Nadu.
Career - Improvement in career. New jobs. Help from various quarters for those looking for a job. Success in interviews and tests. Those looking for government job will get one this year. Opportunity to travel abroad. Success in journeys. A legal matter that was long pending will be settled in your favor.
Finance - You will ta…

Swami Chinmayananda on Spiritual Growth

In spiritual growth, there can be no progress without steady and sincere practice.
One begins to yearn for the Supreme Truth only after one has sufficiently lived through experiences of joy and sorrow.
Only after passing through the dingy caves of self-arrogating, egoistic acts can the jiva emerge into the open expanses of selfless love. To break the shackles of our selfish cruelties and desire-prompted meanness is in itself the regaining of our native freedom and contentment, leading, in due time, to a recognition of the essential oneness of all creation.
The path is doubtless rugged, but only in the early stretches. The journey ends in a brilliant realization of love, tolerance, satisfaction, perfect equilibrium and abiding peace.
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Today’s Hindu Calendar – October 27, 2015 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 (Today) – Purnima Tithi or the full moon day in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Purnima Tithi or the full moon day till 5:23 PM on October 27. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the waning phase of the moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is October 27, 2015 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is a good and auspicious date.
Nakshatra – Revati Nakshatra till 2:03 AM on October 27. Then onward it is Ashwathy or Ashwini Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Meena Rashi till 2:03 AM. Then onward it is Mesha Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Valmiki Jayanti. Purnima – Full moon day
Kali Yuga Year – 5117
Vikram Samvant 2072 – Ashwin Purnima Tithi or the full moon day in Ashwin month in North India - Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Jammu and Kashmir.
Manmathanama Samvatsa…