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Tamil Marriage Dates 2016 – Vivaham or Kalyanam Muhuratam as Per Tamil Calendar and Panchangam in 2016

Tamil Marriage Dates in 2016 are based on Panchang and calendars followed in Tamil Nadu. This Tamil Vivaha or Kalyanam Muhuratam is based on traditional Tamil Panchang 2016and calendars including the famous Pambu Panchangam and popular calendars. The time is based on India Standard Time.

January 2016 Wednesday, January 20, 2016 Friday, January, 2016

February 2016 Wednesday, February 3, 2016 Friday, February 5, 2016 Wednesday, February 10, 2016 Friday, February 12, 2016 Wednesday, February 17, 2016 Friday, February 19, 2016 Friday, February 26, 2016

March 2016 Sunday, March 6, 2016 Monday, March 7, 2016 Thursday, March 10, 2016 Friday, March 11, 2016 Friday, March 18, 2016 Friday, March 25, 2016

April 2016 Monday, April 4, 2016 Monday, April 11, 2016 Monday, April 25, 2016 Friday, April 29, 2016

May2016 Monday, May 2, 2016 Wednesday, May 4, 2016 Monday, May 9, 2016 Wednesday, May 11, 2016 Thursday, May 12, 2016 Thursday, May 19, 2016 Thursday, May 26, 2016

June 2016 Wednesday, June 8, 2016 …

Story of Trita and Saraswati River

Story of Trita and Saraswati River is found in the Shalya Parva of the Mahabharat. Tirta lived during the Vedic era and he was the youngest son of a Sage.

The young boy was wise and learned. He earned the respect of all and adulation of his parents. His elder brothers were jealous of his name and fame.

After the death of their father, Trita and his elder brothers decided to perform a yajna or sacrifice. They went to the forest to gather the materials required for the yajna.

The jealous and cunning brothers took this opportunity to get rid of Trita. They threw him into a deep well, which had no water in it. As the forest was uninhabited by human beings, his cry for help went unanswered. But the young boy did not lose hope.

Trita was learned and deeply religious and spiritual. He sat in meditation in the deep well and performed manasa yajna, or mental sacrifice,. The gods were pleased by his yajna.
Saraswati River flowed into the well and filled it water so that young Trita could come…

Mukkoti Dwadashi 2017 date – Mukkoti Dwadasi

Mukkoti Dwadashi is observed in the Dhanurmasa and is an auspicious day at the TirumalaTirupatiBalajiTemple. Mukkoti Dwadashi 2017 date is December 30. It is observed on the 12th or Dwadasi day during the Shukla Paksha or waxing phase of moon (December/January) as per traditional Hindu calendar followed in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.

Legend has it that on the Mukkoti Dwadasi day the 30 million teerthas, or sacred rivers and other holy water bodies, merge with Swami Pushkarini pond at Tirumala Tirupati.

It is believed that bathing on the Mukkoti Dwadashi day at Swami Pushkarini is equivalent to bathing in all the sacred teerthas in the world like Ganga, Yamuna, Manasarovar, Kaveri etc.

Mukkoti means 3 crore (30 million) and it refers to the number of sacred water bodies around the world.

Mukkoti Dwadashi is observed the day after the famous Vaikunta Ekadasi.

Ganesh Yatra Siddapur at Mangalwedha in Solapur

Ganesh Yatra Siddapur is observed in Paush month. It is the annual fair and festival at the Siddapur Ganesh Temple at Mangalwedha in Solapur. Hundreds of people arrive from nearby towns and villages to participate in the yatra. Ganesh Yatra Siddapur 2019 date is January 13.

The festival is noted for a fair. Agricultural products, utensils and toys are sold during the fair.
Ganesh Yatra Siddapur is annually observed on Paush Shukla Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during the waxing phase of moon in Paush month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Hindu Temples and Sacred Places in Uttar Pradesh to Have Holy Trees Planted

Holy Trees mentioned in various Hindu scriptures will be planted in HinduTemples and Sacred Places in Uttar Pradesh. The government is planning to plant trees like Ashok, Parijat, Kadamb that are mentioned in Mahabharata, Ramayan and Puranas.  Times of India reportsThe Uttar Pradesh government has embarked on a tree plantation drive in the state's religious sites, keeping mythology and folklore as the motif.In districts with established religious "parikramas" like the 'Govardhan Parikrama' in Mathura, 'panch-kosi' and 'chaudah (14) kosi' parikrama in Ayodhya in Faizabad district, Naimisharanya along the banks of Gomti in Sitapur and 'parikrama-marg' between 'Vindhyavasini', 'Kali Khoh' and 'Ashtabhuja' temple in Mirzapur, trees with religious and mythological connect are being planted.The government will seek help of local saints and seers in getting the vacant land where the `revered' and mythologically-relevan…

How to Realize God? – Swami Sivananda

God is a question of supply and demand. If you really yearn for His Darshan, He will reveal Himself to you in an instant.
You need neither art nor science, neither study nor erudition for God-realization, but faith, purity and devotion.
Combine all the love you cherish towards all worldly objects — wife, children, wealth, property, relatives, and friends— and then apply this combined love towards God. You will realize in this very second.
To serve God and Mammon at the same time is impossible. You cannot enjoy the bliss of the Self and the sensual pleasure in the same cup. You cannot have light and darkness at the same time. The Lord demands your whole heart.
Reduce yourself into zero before God. Only then, will God completely take care of and guide you. Only then, surrender becomes complete.
Forget your own interests, your own longings, your own desires. You will attain the bliss of the Supreme Self.
Crucify, sacrifice the lower self, if you wish to have union with God.
Empty your e…