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Ganesha Represents Which among Five Elements in Panchayatana form of Worship

Panchayatana form of worship introduced by Adi Shankaracharya has assigned one element to one of the five deities in Hinduism. Ganesha is the embodiment of Apa Mahabhuta (water) among the five elements. The five elements are ether/space, air, fire, water and earth. The five deities in Panchayatana form of worship are Vishnu, Mother Goddess, Ganesha, Surya and Shiva.

In this concept, the five deities are worshipped in the form of sacred stones found in five holy rivers.
Ganesha, the embodiment of Apa Mahabhuta, is worshipped with red sonabhadra found in the Son River.

Kaleshwar Yatra at Phuphere Village in Shirala Taluka in Sangli District in Maharashtra

Kaleshwar Yatra at Phuphere Village is observed in Chaitra month (March – April). It is the annual fair and festival at the Kaleshwar Temple at Phuphere Village in Shirala Taluka in Sangli District, Maharashtra. Various unique pujas and rituals are held during the annual yatra. Phuphere Kaleshwar Yatra 2018 date is March 31.

The shrine is dedicated to Kaleshwar, a kind manifestation of Shiva. This form of Shiva is widely worshipped as a village deity and kuldevata (family deity) in Maharashtra.

For the annual festival, the shrine is decorated with lamps, lights, flowers, leaves and sugarcane for the occasion.

The festival and fair attracts hundreds of devotees to the Kaleshwar temple.

Various offerings are made to appease the deity. Red flowers are offered to the deity. Procession is part of the festival.
Phuphere Kaleshwar Yatra is annually observed on Chaitra Purnima tithi or the full moon day in Chaitra month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Siddheshwar Yatra at Shetphale Village in Khanapur (Vita) Taluka in Sangli District in Maharashtra

Siddheshwar Yatra at Shetphale Village is observed in Chaitra month (March – April). It is the annual fair and festival at the Siddheshwar Temple at Shetphale Village in Khanapur (Vita) Taluka in Sangli District, Maharashtra. Various unique pujas and rituals are held during the annual yatra. Shetphale Siddheshwar Yatra 2018 date is March 31.

The shrine is dedicated to Siddheshwar, a kind manifestation of Shiva. This form of Shiva is widely worshipped as a village deity and kuldevata (family deity) in Maharashtra.

For the annual festival, the shrine is decorated with lamps, lights, flowers, leaves and sugarcane for the occasion.

The festival and fair attracts hundreds of devotees to the Siddheshwar temple.

Various offerings are made to appease the deity. Red flowers are offered to the deity. Procession is part of the festival.

Shetphale Siddheshwar Yatra is annually observed on Chaitra Purnima tithi or the full moon day in Chaitra month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar follow…

Siddheshwar Yatra at Budhgaon Village in Sangli District in Maharashtra

Siddheshwar Yatra at Budhgaon Village is observed in Chaitra month (March – April). It is the annual fair and festival at the Siddheshwar Temple at Budhgaon Village in Sangli District, Maharashtra. Various unique pujas and rituals are held during the annual yatra. Budhgaon Siddheshwar Yatra 2018 date is March 31.

The shrine is dedicated to Siddheshwar, a kind manifestation of Shiva. This form of Shiva is widely worshipped as a village deity and kuldevata (family deity) in Maharashtra.

For the annual festival, the shrine is decorated with lamps, lights, flowers, leaves and sugarcane for the occasion.

The festival and fair attracts hundreds of devotees to the Siddheshwar temple.

Various offerings are made to appease the deity. Red flowers are offered to the deity. Procession is part of the festival.
Budhgaon Siddheshwar Yatra is annually observed on Chaitra Purnima tithi or the full moon day in Chaitra month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Kalyan Saptami Vrat – Kalyan Saptami in Phalgun Month

Kalyan Saptami is observed in the Phalgun month in North India. Kalyan Saptami Vrat 2018 date is February 22. The day falls during the Holashtak period in North India and is associated with the upcoming Holi festival.

Kalyan Saptami is observed on the seventh day of waxing phase of moon, or Shukla Paksha Saptami, in Phalgun month.

It is usually observed when Shukla Paksha Saptami falls on Sunday or Tuesday.
It is believed that observing this vrat will help in sin redemption.

Watch Sri Ramakrishna Jayanti Celebrations Live From Belur Math – Sri Ramakrishna Birthday celebrations Online

Today – February 17, 2018 – is the 183rd birth anniversary of Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa. On this holy occasion, Ramakrishna Mission has organized numerous spiritual programs. The main celebrations of Sri Ramakrishna Jayanti are held at Belur Math. Apart from pujas there are also spiritual discourse in English, Hindi and Bengali. You can watch the pujas live from Belur Math Online.

LinkBirthday Celebrations of Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa Live From Belur Math
Live streaming is also available on mobiles and ipads.

Thoughts on Satchidananda – Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa

If God is so real, then why do we not see Him? Sri Ramakrishna says: You see many stars at night in the sky, but find them not when the sun rises. Can you therefore say that there are no stars?

God alone is the Master, and again, He is the Servant. This attitude indicates Perfect Knowledge.
At first one discriminates, ‘Not this, not this’, and feels that God alone is real and all else is illusory. Afterwards the same person finds that it is God Himself who has become all this – the universe, maya, and the living beings. First negation and then affirmation. This is the view held by the Puranas.
A Bilwa-fruit, for instance, includes flesh, seeds, and shell. You get the flesh by discarding the shell and seeds. But if you want to know the weight of the fruit, you cannot find it if you discard the shell and seeds. Just so, one should attain Satchidananda by negating the universe and its living beings. But after the attainment of Satchidananda one finds that Satchidananda Itself has becom…

Shoola Yoga in Hindu Astrology - Shoola Yoga meaning and remedies.

In Hindu Astrology, Shoola is one of the twenty seven yogas and is related to the apparent motion of the sun and the moon. It is the ninth yoga in the order and Sarpa (serpent) is the lord of this yoga. It is an inauspicious yoga, especially the first two hours.

Important remedies include offering prayers at Naga sthals, food donation, and donating clothes.
As per Horaratnam, people born in this yoga have good fortune and possess good qualities. He will be religious minded, will get good education and will acquire wealth. However, they will suffer pain in the body especially in the stomach.

Amavasya April 2017 Date and Time – No Moon Day in Hindu Calendar in April 2017

Amavasya, also known as Amavasi or Amavas, is the no moon day (some refer it as new moon day) in a month in a traditional Hindu lunar calendar. Amavasya April 2017 date is April 26. The Amavasya Time - begins at 9:08 PM on April 25, 2017 and ends at 5:46 PM on April 26. The Amavas on April 26 is known as Vaishakh Amavasya in North India and in other regions it is the Chaitra Amavasya.

Amavasi is the darkest day in a traditional Hindu month and is considered both auspicious and inauspicious by different Hindu communities.
There are many Hindus who undertake a fast on Amavasi. Some devotees only take a single meal on the day.

Chaitra month ends in traditional calendar followed in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Gujarat on the day.

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Amavasya in May 2017

I am the thread that runs through all these pearls – Bhagavad Gita

I am the thread that runs through all these pearls. (7.7)

The scriptures is your authority as regards the determination of what is to be done and what is not to be done. (16.4)

That gift is referred to as born of sattva which gift is given with the idea that it ought to be given, to one who will not serve in return, and at the (proper) place, (proper) time and to a (proper) person. (17.20)

The gift which is given expecting reciprocation, or again, with a desire for its result, and which is given grudgingly that is considered to be born of rajas. (17.21)

Gift which is made at an improper place and time, and to undeserving persons, without proper treatment and with disdain, is declared to be born of tamas. (17.22)

Related Bhagavad Gita Chapter 11 Reflections

Today’s Hindu Calendar – March 10, 2016 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Thursday, March 10, 2016 (Today) –Shukla Paksha Dwitiya Tithior the second day during the waxing phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the waxing phase of moon till 5:46 AM on March 10. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is March 10, 2016 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is a good and auspicious date.
Nakshatra – Uttara Bhadra or Uthrittathi Nakshatra till 8:59 PM on March 10. Then onward it is Revathi Nakshatram.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Uttara Bhadra or Uthrittathi Nakshatra till 6:21 PM on March 10. Then onward it is Revathi Nakshatra.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Meena Rashi.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Meena Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Phulera Dooj. Sri Ramakr…