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Story of Krishna and Snake Swallowing Nandagopa

Nanda, or Nandagopa, was the foster father of Bhagavan Sri Krishna. There is an incident mentioned in the Puranas in which Nanda Gopa is rescued by Sri Krishna from the mouth of a snake.

One day the Gopas headed by their chief Nanda performed Maheswara Puja in a nearby forest. They then decided to spend the night on the banks of Kalindi River. They were singing bhajans and keeping vigil.

Suddenly a python emerged from the forest and began swallowing Nandagopa.

The Gopas tried hard to loosen the grip of python on Nandagopa. However, they could not.

Bhagavan Sri Krishna reached the spot and gave the python a kick. It suddenly transformed into a deva, celestial being.

The Deva was known as Sudarshana. He was converted into a python due to a curse by Sage Angiras.
With Bhagavan touching him, he got relieved of the curse and attained his former form.

Datura Flower associated with Shiva

Datura flowers, commonly known as jimson weed, devil's trumpet, devil's weed, thorn apple, are used to adorn Shivling in many Shiva temples. Datura garlands are offered to Shiva and are available outside many Shiva temples. Legend has it that the Dhatura flower appeared from the chest of Shiva. This is mentioned in the Vamana Purana.

Sadhus who are worshippers of Shiva smoke the leaves and seeds of Datura plant. This is a poisonous plant and is not used by common people.

The plant along with its leaves, flowers and fruits are offered on Mahashivaratri night. The flower is used to worship of the Pradosh day – 13th day of a lunar fortnight.

Good dates for buying Car – Bike – Scooter – Other Vehicle in March 2017 – Good date and time to buy Vehicle in March 2017 in Hindu Panchang and Calendar

Good and auspicious dates for buying car is based on good Nakshatra, tarabalam, karana, tithi and yog. March 2017 date and time to buy car as per Hindu Panchang and Calendar is given below. The entire time on these days are good for the purpose in March 2017.
March 1
March 2 good after 1:10 PM March 3
March 5 good after 5:05 PM March 6 March 7
March 8 good till 11:30 AM  March 9 March 10 March 11 March 14
March 15 is good till 10:25 AM
March 16 March 18 March 21 March 22
March 23 is good after 1:30 PM March 24 March 25 is good till 1:30 PM
March 28  March 29 is good till 2:40 PM March 30 is good after 11:10 AM

February 2017 Sagai – Good date for Sagai in February 2017

Sagai is one of the most important ceremonies before vivah or shaadi. Here are the good dates for Sagai in February 2017. The entire day is auspicious for the purpose. Please note that the dates are based on Hindu calendar and Panchang.
Good date for Sagai in February 2017
February 1 February 2 February 3
February 4 - good after 9:50 AM February 6 good till 2:50 PM
February 7 good after 1:50 PM
February 8 February 9 February 11 February 12 February 13 is good till 4:30 PM February 14 February 16
February 17 is good till 9:20 AM February 18 is good after 7:10 PM
February 19 February 22 February 27 February 28

Haldi Kumkum Good Dates in February 2017 – Auspicious days in February 2017 For Haldi Kumukum ceremony

Haldi Kumkum Dates in February 2017 traditional Hindu calendar followed in India. Haldi Kumkum ceremony is mainly held in Maharashtra, parts of Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka. This ceremony is mainly observed by women. Married women are invited during the ceremony.
Haldi Kumkum Dates in February 2017 –
February 1 February 2 February 3
February 4 - good after 9:50 AM February 6 good till 2:50 PM
February 7 good after 1:50 PM
February 8 February 9 February 11 February 12 February 13 is good till 4:30 PM February 14 February 16
February 17 is good till 9:20 AM February 18 is good after 7:10 PM
February 19 February 22 February 27 February 28

Shubh Muhurat in May 2017 in Hindu Calendar and Panchang – Shubh Mahurat Dates in May 2017

Shubh Muhurat dates in May 2017 as per Hindu calendar is based on astrological calculations and the period of Shubh Mahurat varies from country to country and even within regions in India. The Shubh Muhurats date below are based on Panchangs followed in India and is meant to give an idea regarding Shubh Muhurat days in May 2017.

Shubh Muhurat May 2017 –

May 1 May 2 May 4 May 5 May 7 May 8 May 9 good till 3:30 PM May 11 is good after 5:20 PM May 14 is good after 10:20 AM May 15 May 16 May 17 is good till 4:30 PM May 18 May 19 is good till 8:35 PM May 22 May 23 is good till 12:01 PM May 27 May 28 May 29 is good after 11:10 AM May 30 May 31

Good Date for Business in April 2017 as Per Hindu Calendar and Panchang –New Business Starting Dates in April 2017

Beginning business on good date is considered a must for many Hindus. Below are the good dates for business in April 2017. The day is highly auspicious for opening new shops, starting new business, entering into contract, signing business documents etc. Below are the good dates for starting business in April 2017

April 1 April 2
April 3 till 1:00 PM April 4 April 5 April 6
April 7 after 9:00 AM April 8 April 9
April 10 good till 10:20 AM
April 11 April 12 April 13 is good till 8:00 AM April 16 is good after 4:40 PM April 17
April 18 is good after 1:40 PM April 19 April 20
April 21 till 4:55 PM April 22 April 23 April 27 is good till 4:25 PM
April 28 April 30

Good date in February 2017 for Joining Job – Starting Work Auspicious Dates and Time in Feb 2017

There are certain auspicious or good date and time for joining job or starting work in February 2017 as per Hindu calendar and panchang. You should avoid Rahu Kalam (which is there daily) while joining new job in February 2017. The dates are based on India Standard Time.
Good dates in February 2017 for Joining Job
February 1 February 2 February 3
February 4 - good after 9:50 AM February 6 good till 2:50 PM
February 7 good after 1:50 PM
February 8 February 9 February 11 February 12 February 13 is good till 4:30 PM February 14 February 16
February 17 is good till 9:20 AM February 18 is good after 7:10 PM
February 19 February 22 February 27 February 28

March 2017 – Good Dates for Buying – Flat – House – Land and Property –Auspicious days in March 2017 For Buying Flat or House or Land or Villa in Hindu calendar and Panchang

Good Dates in March 2017 for buying Flat – Land – Villa – House is based on Hindu calendars and Panchang followed in India. Majority of Hindus look for auspicious dates for buying or selling flat, villa, house, land and property. These are the good dates for the purpose of selling and buying in March 2017. Good Dates in March 2017 for Flat – Land – Property Buying March 1
March 2 good after 1:10 PM March 3
March 5 good after 5:05 PM March 6 March 7
March 8 good till 11:30 AM  March 9 March 10 March 11 March 14
March 15 is good till 10:25 AM
March 16 March 18 March 21 March 22
March 23 is good after 1:30 PM March 24 March 25 is good till 1:30 PM
March 28  March 29 is good till 2:40 PM March 30 is good after 11:10 AM

Vettakkorumakan Temple at Nilambur in Kerala

Vettakkorumakan Temple at Nilambur in Kerala is dedicated to son of Shiva (Kirata murti) and Goddess Parvati. The shrine is located on the banks of Chaliyar River and is near the Nilambur Bus Stand.


The main deity worshipped in the shrine is Vettakkorumakan. He is also referred to as Lord Sashta or Shasthavu.

The subsidiary deities in the shrine are Ganapati, Goddess Bhagavati and Nagas.

Nilambur Vettakkorumakan Temple is a classic example of Kerala Style Architecture.
The shrine is famous for the six-day festival called the Nilambur Pattu Utsavam which is held in Dhanu Masam (December – January).

Nilambur Vettakkorumakan Temple Pooja and Darshan Time

Morning Darshan - 5:00 AM to 9:00 AM
Evening Pooja Time - 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Good Dates in March 2017 for Flat – Land – Property Registration – Auspicious days in March 2017 For Registration in Hindu Calendar and Panchang

Good Dates in March 2017 for Flat – Land – Property Registration is based on Hindu calendars and Panchang followed in India. Majority of Hindu look for auspicious dates for flat, Villa, house, land and property registration. These are the good dates for such purpose in March 2017.
Good Dates in March 2017 for Flat – Land – Property Registration
March 1
March 2 good after 1:10 PM March 3
March 5 good after 5:05 PM March 6 March 7
March 8 good till 11:30 AM  March 9 March 10 March 11 March 14
March 15 is good till 10:25 AM
March 16 March 18 March 21 March 22
March 23 is good after 1:30 PM March 24 March 25 is good till 1:30 PM
March 28  March 29 is good till 2:40 PM March 30 is good after 11:10 AM

Godh Bharai Dates in April 2017 – Hindu Baby Shower Good Dates in April 2017

Godh Bharai Dates in April 2017 is based on Hindu calendar and Panchang. Godh Bharai is the Hindu baby shower and is one of the auspicious occasions. Below are the good dates in April 2017 for performing this important ritual.

Godh Bharai Dates in April 2017

April 1 April 2
April 3 till 1:00 PM April 4 April 5 April 6
April 7 after 9:00 AM April 8 April 9
April 10 good till 10:20 AM
April 11 April 12 April 13 is good till 8:00 AM April 16 is good after 4:40 PM April 17
April 18 is good after 1:40 PM April 19 April 20
April 21 till 4:55 PM April 22 April 23 April 27 is good till 4:25 PM
April 28 April 30

March 2017 Rented Home Dates – Good and Auspicious Date to Shift or Move into Rented House – Flat – Apartment in March 2017

Many Hindus look for auspicious and good date to move into rented house. Below are the auspicious dates in March 2017 to shift or move into rented home, flat or apartment. Please note that these are not actual grah pravesh dates. It is just good dates to make a quick move into a new home.
March 2017 Dates to Shift or Move Into Rented Homes
March 1
March 2 good after 1:10 PM March 3
March 5 good after 5:05 PM March 6 March 7
March 8 good till 11:30 AM  March 9 March 10 March 11 March 14
March 15 is good till 10:25 AM
March 16 March 18 March 21 March 22
March 23 is good after 1:30 PM March 24 March 25 is good till 1:30 PM
March 28  March 29 is good till 2:40 PM March 30 is good after 11:10 AM

Hindu Concept – What Happens After Death

Hindu philosophy does not accept the scientific concept that death is the cessation of the individual. It proclaims that the soul with its innate spark of divinity continues or may continue its onward journey even after the demise of one’s physical body. The soul is thought to be wrapped in layers of karma or samskara (impressions of past actions) which continue to accumulate or diminish as we pass from one birth to another.

The soul in itself is pure, sublime, and without any attribute. It wears these diverse garbs (of samskara) which makes each one of us look different, act in a different manner and experience different destinies. The cycles of births compel the individual soul to travel through different paths in each birth. Thus, with each rebirth, it accumulates or works on varied experiences, both good and bad.

The eternal urge of the soul is to attain the supreme liberation and it tries to evolve from the lower to the higher states of consciousness, just as a student is promo…

Today’s Hindu Calendar – October 21, 2016 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Friday, October 21, 2016 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Sashti Tithi or the fifth day during the waning phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during the waning phase of moon till 8:12 PM on October 21. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is October 21, 2016 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is not a  good date. Nakshatra – Mrigasira or Makayiram Nakshatra till 4:15 AM on October 21. Then onward it is Ardra or Arudhara or Thiruvathira Nakshatram.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Ardra or Arudhara or Thiruvathira Nakshatra till 8:59 PM on October 21. Then onward it is Punarvasu or Punirtham Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Mithuna Rashi.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Mithuna Rashi.
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