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Bihar Solar Eclipse Time on March 9, 2016 – Surya Grahan time in Patna on March 9, 2016

The Solar Eclipse taking place in India on March 9, 2016 will be a partial eclipse in all places in Bihar. The Surya Grahan will be visible in Patna, Gaya, Bhagalpur, Muzaffarpur, Purnia, Darbhanga and other towns from 5:07 AM to 6:50 AM on March 9, 2016 – as per Indian standard time.

The grahan takes place during the early morning hours.

Detail Timing of Partial Solar Eclipse in Bihar Eclipse begins 5:07 AM on March 9, 2016 early morning Mid Eclipse is at 6:40 AM Eclipse ends at 6:50 AM

Four Types of Diamonds in Hinduism and their Benefits

In Hindu religion, diamonds are classified in four types. As per Hinduism each type of diamond is unique and they have different benefits.
First type is known as Colorless diamond – it gave power, friends, riches and good luck.
The second type is known as Brown or Champagne diamond – it prevented old age.
The third type is known as Kodali flower diamond – it brought success.

The fourth type is known as the diamond with the sheen of a polished blade – it brought all types of good fortune.
Red and yellow diamonds did not fall into the above category and were known as royal gems.

Sarvartha Siddhi Yoga February 2017 date and time – Sarvartha Siddha Yoga in Feb 2017

Sarvartha Siddha Yoga is an auspicious period as per Hindu panchang and calendar, especially those followed in North India. In February 2017, Sarvartha Siddhi Yoga time and dates are February 2, 3, 6, 9, 15, 24, 25, and February 28, 2017. This particular period in a day is considered auspicious for all important ceremonies like house warming, opening of shops, booking of cars etc. Below is the detail time in Feb 2017.

sunrise on Feb 2 to 7:41 PM on February 3
sunrise on Feb 6 to before sunrise on Feb 7
sunrise on Feb 9 to before sunrise on Feb 10
sunrise to 12:15 PM on Feb 15
sunrise on Feb 24 to 6:55 AM on Feb 25
7:05 AM on Feb 28 to 6:18 AM on March 1

Sarvartha Siddha Yoga occurs several times in a month and is only followed in North India.

Ravivar Vrat: Sunday Fasting Dedicated to Hindu God Surya

Ravivar, or Sunday, is dedicated to Lord Surya or Suryanarayana. Upvaas or fasting on the day is dedicated to the Sun God. Red is the color of the day. The vrat is observed for overcoming troubles related to skin. It is also observed for getting blessings in new ventures.

Those people who undertake fast on the day only eat food once that too before sunset. Salt, oil and fried food items are avoided.
Red color flowers are offered while praying. Red color sandalwood paste is applied as tilak on forehead.
Extra care is given on cleanliness of the body and surrounding.
It is believed that Ravivar Vrat will help in fulfilling desires. People with skin diseases observe the Vrat to get relief.
Many devotees also give alms on the day.
Related Hindu Fasts on Each day of a Week How to observe Ravivar Vrat?

Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple Annual Festival

Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is located at Mararikulam in Alappuzha District in Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The annual festival or utsavam is observed in Malayalam Kumbham month. Mararikulam Mahadeva Temple annual festival 2016 beginning date is February 28. Shivratri is on March 7. The festival ends with Arattu on March 8, 2016.

Melam, traditional Kerala temple music with five instruments, are performed as part of the festival. Traditional performing arts, music and dance are staged during the period.

The temple is traditionally decorated with plantain, coconut leaves, flowers, leaves, traditional lamps and lights.

The festival ends with Arattu. The utsava murti of the deity is taken out of the shrine for ritual bathing on the final day. Caparisoned elephants and melam are part of the ritual.

Various unique offerings are made at the shrine during the period.
Traditional performing arts, music and dance are staged during the period.

Shakambari Jayanti – Goddess Shakambari Devi Jayanthi

Shakambari Jayanthi is dedicated to Goddess Shakambari Mata who is believed to be an incarnation of Goddess Durga. Shakambari Jayanti 2018 date is January 2. She is believed to be the Goddess of Vegetables, Fruits and Green leaves. Shakambari Jayanti concludes the nine-day Shakambari Navratri festival observed in many regions in India.

In the Devi Mahatmya it is mentioned that Goddess Durga appeared as Shakambari Mata after a period of hundred years of drought. All the plants had died and there was nothing to eat. Shakambari Mata brought forth from her body fruits, flowers, vegetables and herbs to suffice the hunger of the people.

Some of the important temples dedicated to Goddess Shakambhari are located in Karnataka, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, and Rajasthan. In Karnataka, she is known as Goddess Banashankari. The story of Shakambari Devi is mentioned in the Devi Mahatmya.

The Cost of Freedom Is Love

Do not run away from difficulties and challenges because they provide us with an opportunity to experience the Supreme Truth.

The cost of freedom is love.

Only knowledge based on direct experience is helpful.

We will be in complete peace the day we connect with our inner self and discover Supreme Truth within and in all animate and inanimate outside.

We will see the path to peace when we drop ego, desires and attachments.

Wisdom Nuggets Abhilash 

Today’s Hindu Calendar – January 23, 2016 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Saturday, January 23, 2016 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Chaturdasi Tithi or the fourteenth day during the waxing phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Chaturdasi Tithi or the fourteenth day during the waxing phase of moon till 7:15 AM on January 23. Then onward it is Purnima Tithi or the full moon day. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is January 23, 2016 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is not a good date.
Nakshatra – Punarvasu or Punirtham or Punarpoosam Nakshatra till 8:08 PM on January 23. Then onward it is Pushya or Poosam or Pooyam Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Mithuna Rashi till 2:02 PM. Then onward it is Karka Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Shakambari Navratri Ends. Shakambari Purnima. Purnima Vrat.
Kali Yuga Year – 5117
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