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Sankashti Chaturthi May 2017 date – Ganesh Sankatahara Chaturti Monthly Fasting in May Month in 2017

Sankashti Chaturthi, or Ganesh Sankatahara Chaturti, is a monthly fasting dedicated to Hindu God Ganesh. Sankashti Chaturthi May 2017 date is May 14, Sunday and the Chandrodaya or Moon rise time is 9:45 PM.

Ganesha devotees observe Sankashta Chaturti day from sunrise till the sighting of the moon. The day falls on the fourth day during the waning phase of moon or Krishna Paksha in a Hindu lunar month.

Fasting on Sankashti day is believed help in attaining peace, prosperity and knowledge. The fast is mainly observed in Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu. The day is known as Sankatahara Chaturti in Tamil Hindu culture.
The importance of Sankashta Chaturthi Vrata is found in the Narasimha and Bhavishaya Puranas. The greatness of the Vrata was explained by Lord Krishna to Yudhishtira, the eldest of the Pandava brothers.
You may also like to read How to observe Ganesh Sankashti Chaturthi?

Narasimha Stuti in Malayalam in pdf

Narasimha Stuti is chanted to get the blessings of Lord Narasimha – the avatar of Lord Vishnu. The prayer is for wish fulfillment and overcoming all forms of prayer. The Stuti in Malayalam in pdf format is given below. The text or lyrics of Narasimha Stuti in Malayalam language is provided by Sundar Kidambi of prapatti. It can be chanted daily morning and evening.
Link – Malayalam Narasimha Stuti

Ardra Nakshatra dates and time in 2017 – Arudara Birth Star Date in 2017

Ardra Nakshatra 2017 date and time based on traditional Hindu calendar, Astrology and Panchangam. Ardra Birth Star, also known as Arudara or Thiruvathirai in South India, is the sixth Nakshatra among the 27 Nakshatras. Below are Ardra Nakshatra dates in 2017. The astrological prediction of Ardra Nakshatra as per Moon Sign is that of Mithuna Raasi or Gemini Zodiac. Mercury or Budha is the Lord of the birth star. The lucky color of Ardra is green.

Ardra Nakshatra Days in 2017 as per Indian Standard Time (IST)

Time in North - South and Eastern parts of India
January 11, 2017 Time is from 4:45 AM on January 11 to 3:23 AM on January 12, 2017.
February 8, 2017 Time is from 12:45 PM on February 7 to 11:20 AM on February 8.
March 7, 2017 Time is from 8:49 PM on March 6 to 7:22 PM on March 7.
April 3, 2017 Time is from 4:14 AM on April 3 to 3:27 AM on April 4.
May 1, 2017 Time is from 1:07 PM on April 30 to 11:35 AM on May 1.
May 28, 2017 Time is from 9:12 PM on May 27 to 7:48 PM on May 28.
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Mrigasira Nakshatra date and time 2017 – Murg or Mrigshirsha Birth Star dates and time in 2017

Mrigasira Nakshatra 2017 dates and time based on traditional Hindu calendar, Astrology and Panchangam. Mrigasira Birth Star, also read as Mrigshirsha or Murg, is the fifth Nakshatra among the 27 Nakshatras. Below are Mrigasira Nakshatra dates in 2017. The astrological prediction of Mrug Nakshatra as per Moon Sign is that of Vrishaba Rashi and Mithuna Raasi. As per Hindu astrology birth star Mrigasira Nakshatra, falls under Vrishabha Rashi or Taurus Zodiac and also Mithuna Raasi or Gemini Zodiac. The first half of Mrigasira is in Vrishaba Rashi and the next half is in Mithuna Rashi. Mangal is the Lord of the first half and Mercury or Budha is the lord the next half. The lucky color of Mrigshirsha is silver grey.

Mrigasira Nakshatra 2017 date and time

Time in North - South and Eastern parts of India

January 10, 2017 Time is from 5:18 AM on January 10 to 4:45 AM on January 11, 2017.
February 7, 2017 Time is from 2:20 PM on February 6 to 12:45 PM on February 7.
March 6, 2017 Time is from …

Rohini Nakshatra dates and time 2017 – Rohini Birth Star Date in 2017

Rohini Nakshatra 2017 dates and time based on traditional Hindu calendar, Astrology and Panchangam. Rohini Birth Star is the fourth Nakshatra among the 27 Nakshatras. Below are Rohini Nakshatra dates and time in 2017. The astrological prediction of this Nakshatra as per Moon Sign is that of Vrishaba Rashi. Venus or Shukra is the Lord of this birth star. The lucky color of Rohini star is white.

Rohini Nakshatra 2017 date and time:

Time in North - South and Eastern parts of India


January 9, 2017 Time is from 7:56 AM on January 9 to 5:18 AM on January 10, 2017.
February 6, 2017 Time is from 4:00 PM on February 5 to 2:20 PM on February 6
March 5, 2017 Time is from 12:06 AM on March 5 to 10:26 PM on March 5.
April 1, 2017 Time is from 8:15 AM on April 1 to 6:33 AM on April 2.
April 29, 2017 Time is from 4:26 PM on April 28 to 2:45 PM on April 29.
May 26, 2017 Time is from 12:40 AM on May 26 to 11:00 PM on May 26.
June 23, 2017 Time is from 8:56 AM on June 22 to 7:17 AM on June 23.
July 20,…

Patala Loka in Hindu Religion

Patala Loka is the lowest of the seven netherworlds in Hindu religion. This city below the surface of earth was built by Maya and is occupied by serpent chief or important Nagas. The glittering gems on the hoods of the Nagas light up the place.

Stories about Patala Loka are mentioned in the Srimad Bhagavad Purana, Skanda Purana, Brahmanda Puranda, Kurma Purana and other Hindu scriptures.

As per Skanda Purana a rare murti of the Hatakeshvara form of Shiva is found in Patala Loka.

As per Brahmanda Purana, dharmic people who visit Patala Loka are received by the daughters of the serpent chiefts and are entertained with music. During their stay, they are provided with divine elixir which helps the person to regain strength and vitality. The person will then have a strong and powerful body.

It is said that Sage Narada who had visited Patala Loka commented that Patala was more enjoyable that the heaven of Indra.

At the end of the cycle of creation, Patala Loka is also destroyed. It appears…

Govindeshwara Gufa or Cave below the Omkareshwar Temple on Mandhata Island near Indore

Govindeshwara Gufa is a sacred cave located below the Omkareshwar Temple on Mandhata Island near Indore in Madhya Pradesh. The cave is associated with Adi Shankaracharya.

It is believed that Adi Shankaracharya met his Guru Govinda Bhagavatpada in the cave during his parikrama of the Narmada.

The concept of Vedanata was narrated to Adi Shankara by Govinda Bhagavatpada in the cave. A murti of Adi Shankara is located in the cave.
Omkareshwar temple is one of the 12 jyotirlinga temples and is located on the Omkareshwar – Mandhata Island.

Today’s Hindu Calendar – April 26, 2016 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Chaturthi Tithi or the fourth day during the waning phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Chaturthi Tithi or the fourth day during the waning phase of moon till 4:04 PM on April 26. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Panchami Tithi or the fifth day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is April 26, 2016 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is not a good date.
Nakshatra – Jyeshta or Kettai or Triketta Nakshatra till 3:12 PM on April 26. Then onward it is Mool or Moolam Nakshatram.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Jyeshta or Kettai or Triketta Nakshatra till 5:54 PM on April 26. Then onward it is Mool or Moolam Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Vrischika Rashi till 3:12 PM. Then onward it is Dhanu Rashi.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Vrischika Ras…