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Saka Year 1939 – the Indian National Calendar 2017 - Hindu Calendar followed by Government of India

The Saka Calendar or the Sakh era is the Indian National Calendar and is largely ignored by most Hindu communities in India. The Hindu Saka calendar began in 78 AD with the Saka Era. In 2017, the date of the New Year according to the official Indian Calendar is March 22. It is also the first day of the Chaitra month in Saka Calendar and the year is 1939. This calendar is mostly ignored by Hindus as they follow traditional regional lunar or solar calendars.

A different Saka Calendar is followed in Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka and in this calendar the year 1939 begins on March 28, 2017.

In North India, the traditional Hindu New Year begins on the Chaitra Shukla Pratipada, the day after the Amavasi in Chaitra Month (March – April) and the calendar is known as Vikram Samvat. In Gujarat, the New Year begins the day after Diwali (September – October). Other states too have their own versions of regional calendars.

The Saka Calendar is basically confined to a corner …

To Eliminate Weaknesses Be Aware Of It

We all have weaknesses, bad habits and negative traits, the only way to eliminate them is to be aware of them and to accept them and to work tirelessly towards their removal. Some bad habits are physically visible like smoking, drinking, lust etc…

Sometimes we must be not even aware that we have bad personality traits. We can have any one or more of the following negative traits messy, lazy, selfish, egotist, shy, always distracted, cynical, pessimist, overreacting…

Therefore, we need to accept our weaknesses – those we are aware off and those are not aware off. When we know something is wrong, we will make an effort to rectify it.

Once we pay attention to a particular weakness, we will soon find numerous solutions to a host of issues we are facing.

Be honest…for example if we are shy then accept it. Do not try to cover it up. Work slowly towards getting rid of it.

We cannot work with a broken machine for long time. We will need to fix it sooner or later. If we are not ready to fi…

Today’s Hindu Calendar – March 13, 2016 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Sunday, March 13, 2016 (Today) –Shukla Paksha Panchami Tithior the fifth day during the waxing phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Panchami Tithi or the fifth day during the waxing phase of moon till 8:31 PM on March 13. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is March 13, 2016 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is not a good date.
Nakshatra – Bharani Nakshatra till 3:56 PM on March 13. Then onward it is Krittika or Karthigai or Kartika Nakshatram.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Bharani Nakshatra till 11:07 AM on March 13. Then onward it is Krittika or Karthigai or Kartika Nakshatra.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Mesha Rashi till 9:42 PM. Then onward it is Vrishabha Rashi.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Mesha Rashi till 4:39 PM. Then on…