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Paaran Ritual – End of Jivitputrika Vrat or Jitiya Fasting in Bihar

Jivitputrika, popularly known as Jitiya Fasting, is observed by mother for their children in Ashwin month and is a three-day ritual. Paaran Ritual is observed on the third day of Jivitputrika Vrat and the priests in the region provide the time to end the fast on the day. Paaran 2017 date is September 13. The fast that begins on Jivitputrika Vrat day ends on the Paaran day. Time of Paaran in 2017 is at 10:48 PM on September 13.

Paaran Ritual ends when the Navami day begins.

It must be noted that these days people perform the ritual as per the popular English calendar and end fast on morning after Jitiya fasting day.

In 2017, Nahai-Khai Vrat the first day of Jivitputrika is on September 12.

Jivitputrika Vrat or Jitiya Fasting is held on September13.

Special dishes are prepared on the day with herbs and Mahua flour and are eaten by women for breaking the Jitiya fast. Other dishes that are prepared include pyasa-aloo bhajiyas (onion potato fritters), dahi-vada, kadi-bari and channa ki sa…

Jal Zilani Ekadashi – Jal Jhilani Ekadasi

Jal Zilani Ekadasi, also known as Jal Jhilani, is observed on the 11th day of the Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of moon) in Bhadrapad month in Gujarat. Jal Zilani Ekadashi 2017 date is September 13. Smarta tradition will be observing it on September 2. This Ekadasi is popularly known as Parivartini Ekadasi. This particular name of Jal Zilani, or Jaljhilni, is widely used in Gujarat and by the Swaminarayan Sect.
Legend has it that Lord Vishnu who is sleeping during the Chatur Mas period turned sideways from his supine position on Jal Zilani Ekadashi day.

Another legend associated with the day is that Lord Krishna took the Gopis in Vrindavan for boating and in return demanded yoghurt. So people donate and share yoghurt on the day.
Some devotees observe a strict fasting on the day. They do not take water. But most devotees observe the usual rules associated with Ekadasi fasting on the day.
As part of puja on the day, an idol of Lord Krishna is taken to a lake or river and worshipped. The…

Uthrattathi Nakshatram 2017 predictions – Astrology Predictions or phalam in 2017 for Uthrittathi Nakshatra

Uttrattathi Nakshatram born people in 2017 will have a fairly good year. Good opportunity for business people. Gains in financial matters. Property disputes for some.  Astrology prediction or phalam for Uthrittathi Nakshatram for 2017 based on Janmanaal is given below:  January, April, August and November are good months in 2017. February, May, July and December will see ups and downs. March, June, September and October will be bad. Uthrattathi Nakshatra is the 26th birth star among 27 Nakshatrams in Hindu astrology or Jyothish Shastra. Uthrattathi is in Meena Rashi or Meenakurru according to Hindu moon astrology, panchang and traditional calendar.
Career – It is a good year for people looking abroad for jobs. You will create enemies at the workplace due to unwanted arguments and talks. Some of you will get promotion and new good job offers. Sudden job loss for some in this year but you can overcome it through hard work and dedication. Writer, publishers and advertising professionals …

Pooruruttathi Nakshatra 2017 predictions – Astrology Predictions or phalam in 2017 for Pooruruttathi Nakshatram

Pooruruttathi Nakshatram born people will face some serious troubles in certain areas in 2017. There will be some problems in relationships. Financial troubles is also a possibility. Pooruruttathi Nakshatra predictions or phalam 2017 is given below in detail. March, May, August and December are good. January, April, September and November are bad. February, June, July and October 2017 will see both good and bad times. Pooruruttathi Nakshatram is the 25th birth star among 27 Nakshatrams in Hindu astrology or Jyothish Shastra. The first three quarters or 45 nazhika of Pururuttathi is in Kumbha Rashi or Kumbha Kurru (Aquarius Zodiac) and the next quarter or 15 nazhika is in Meena Rashi or Meenakurru according to Hindu moon astrology, panchang and traditional calendar.

Career – Those looking for new job will get it. Those working in banks will have a good year. Good year for lawyers. Some of you will leave present job and take up business. There will be some difference of opinion with sen…

Rasai Devi – Information About Hindu Goddess Rasai Devi

Goddess Rasai Devi, also referred as Ma Rasai, is a manifestation of Mother Goddess and is worshipped mainly in Maharashtra. She is a village deity. The main temples dedicated to the Goddess are located in Pune District in Maharashtra.

Goddess Rasai Devi is a kind form of Goddess Shakti. She showers motherly love on her children. The murti or idol of Rasai Devi symbolizes kinds and motherly affection.

She is worshipped for peace, prosperity, protection, good agriculture, healthy children, early cure of diseases and for victory over enemies.

A main attraction of the murti is the large eyes. Her hands are in blessing posture. She is dressed like a Marathi woman.
Rasai Devi removes darkness caused by Adharma. She upholds righteousness by protecting those who practice Dharma.

Chathayam Nakshatram 2017 predictions – Astrology Predictions or Phalam in 2017 for Chatayam Nakshatra

For those people born in Chathayam Nakshatram 2017 is not a good year. There will be some obstacles, unwanted spending and health troubles in the year. Astrology prediction or phalam for Chathayam Nakshatram for 2017 based on Janmanaal is given below: February, April, August and October are good. May, June, September and November 2017 will see both good and bad times. January, March, July and December 2017 are bad. Chathayam Nakshatram is the 24th birth star among 27 Nakshatrams in Hindu astrology or Jyothisha. Chatayam is in Kumbha Rashi or Kumbha Kurru (Aquarius Zodiac) according to Hindu moon astrology, panchang and traditional calendar.

Career – Those waiting for job confirmation letter will get it. Some of you will be forced to quit the present job. Some of you will get transfer to a desire place and promotion. Jobs in foreign place will become a reality. You will be offered new job with good position. New job seekers will be unhappy with the jobs offered. Those in government ser…

Avittam Nakshatra 2017 predictions – Astrology Predictions or Phalam in 2017 for Avittam Nakshatram

Avittam Nakshatra born people will ill see good year in 2017 with positive developments. Get together. Marriage. Child birth in the family. Astrology predictions or phalam for Avittam Nakshatram for 2017 is given below: January, April, September and November 2017 are good. February, May, July and December are both good and bad. March, June, August and October 2017 are tough periods. Avittam Nakshatra is the 23rd birth star among 27 Nakshatrams in Hindu astrology or Jyothisham. The first two quarter or 30 Nazhika of Avittam is in Makar Rashi or Makarakurru (Capricorn Zodiac) and the next two quarter or 30 Nazhika is in Kumbha Rashi or Kumbha Kurru (Aquarius Zodiac) according to Hindu moon astrology, panchang and traditional calendar.
Career – Some of you will see sudden reversal in career. Those looking for new jobs will face tough time. Bank professionals will have a good year. There will support and encouragement from management during the later part of the year. Good year for writer…

Neyyattinkara Sree Krishna Swamy Temple in Trivandrum District in Kerala

Dedicated Bhagavan Sri Krishna, the Neyyattinkara Sree Krishna Swamy Temple is an ancient shrine in Trivandrum District in Kerala. The temple is around 20 km south of Trivandrum city. Unnikannan or the baby form of Sri Krishna is worshipped in the temple.



Legend of Ammachi Plavu One of the Travancore kings, Marthanda Varma, was surrounded by his enemies. A boy appeared from nowhere and showed Marthanda Varma a spot to hide. It was inside the hollow trunk of a jackfruit tree. Later Marthanda Varma realized that the boy was Lord Krishna. The king then decided to build a temple dedicated to Sri Krishna near the Ammachi Plavu.

The shrine was built in 1755. The Ammachi Plavu is now preserved inside the shrine.

The main murti worshipped in the form of baby Sri Krishna holding butter in both hands. The murti faces west and is made of Panchaloha.

The subsidiary deities worshipped in the shrine are Ganesha, Sastha and Nagaraja.

Neyyattinkara Sreekrishna Swamy Temple is a classic example of K…

Padmamalini Form of Goddess Lakshmi

Padmamalini is one among the numerous names of Goddess Lakshmi. The name is found in the Moksha Dharma Parva of the Shanti Parva of Mahabharat. Goddess Lakshmi narrates her story to Indra in the chapter of Mahabharata.

Padmamalini because she emerged from lotus which was fully bloomed by the rays of the sun. The name also means one who wears garland made of lotuses.
It is believed that initially Padmamalini resided among daityas or demons as they then had clean habits and good moral behavior. But when all forms of corruption set in the daitya society she abandoned them.

Thiruvonam Nakshatram 2017 predictions – Tiruvonam Nakshatra Astrology Predictions or phalam in 2017

For people born in Thiruvonam Nakshatram, 2017 will be a year of fluctuating fortunes. For Thiruvonam birth star things will improve during the third quarter of 2017. You will not be happy in progress in career. Astrology prediction or phalam for Thiruvonam Nakshatram for 2017 is given below: February, April, August and October are good. January, March, May and December will be neither good nor bad. June, July, September and November 2017 are bad. Tiruvonam Nakshatra is the 22nd birth star among 27 Nakshatrams in Hindu astrology or Jyothisha. Thiruvonam is in Makar Rashi or Makarakurru (Capricorn Zodiac) according to Hindu moon astrology, panchang and traditional calendar.

Career – There will be difference of opinion with seniors and management. Gains this year for advertising professionals. You will be affected by the activities of your enemies and jealous colleagues. Artists and actors will have a good year. You will be making serious decision on career matter keeping in mind your f…

Uthradam Nakshatram 2017 Predictions – Uthiradam Nakshatra Astrology Predictions or phalam in 2017

For those born in Uthradam Nakshatram, 2017 will be a fairly good year. There will be positive developments. It will be a good year for farmers and those in agriculture field. Astrology Predictions or phalam for Uthradam Nakshatra for 2017 is given below: January, March, August and October 2017 are good months. February, April, July and December 2017 will see ups and downs. May, June, September and November are bad months. Uthradam Nakshatram, or Uthiradam, is the 21st birth star among 27 Nakshatrams in Hindu astrology or Jyothish. As per Hindu moon astrology, panchang and traditional calendar first quarter or 15 nazhika of Uthradam is in Dhanu Rashi or Dhanu Kurru (Sagittarius Zodiac) and the next three quarters or 45 nazhika is in Makar Rashi or Makarakurru (Capricorn Zodiac).

Career – You might get into arguments at workplace. You will be busy this year due to additional responsibilities. Those looking for new jobs in defence and other such services will get it. You will win over y…

No talking is necessary – Swami Ranganathananda

No talking is necessary. When talking is necessary, we are at the grossest level. That is why in a civilization where talking keeps up a human relationship, when you cease to talk, friendship breaks. Because we are at a very gross level of human communication.

At a higher level not much talking is necessary. The heart knows the heart. The mind of the mother connects with the baby, not through talk but through mere feeling communication. Very subtle it is. This capacity we are losing in civilization.

That is why chattering is necessary in civilization to keep up human relationship.
Constant chattering. Husband and wife must chatter all the time. Otherwise it will be cruelty, they will say. If you are not talking, you are being cruel to me; finished. Your grossest human relationship is called vaikhari, but you are still on it because you don’t know there is a higher one. There is a mental communication.
Swami Ranganathananda of Ramakrishna Mission
Source - May 2016 edition of Prab…

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

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Friday, September 23, 2016 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during the waning phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during the waning phase of moon till 8:41 AM on September 23. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Ashtami Tithi or the eighth day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is September 23, 2016 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is not a good date. Nakshatra – Mrigasira or Makayiram Nakshatra till 8:19 PM on September 23. Then onward it is Ardra or Arudhara or Thiruvathira Nakshatram.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Mrigasira or Makayiram Nakshatra till 3:22 PM on September 23. Then onward it is Ardra or Arudhara or Thiruvathira Nakshatra.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Vrishabha Rashi till 8:58 AM. Then onward it is Mithuna Rashi.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa …