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Namdev Jayanti – Shri Namadeva Jayanthi

Sant Namdev was one of the pillars of the Bhakti cult that developed around the worship of Bhagavan Vitthal of Pandarpur in Maharashtra during the middle ages. Namdev Jayanti 2017 date is October 31. Sant Namdev devotional compositions, Namdev's Gatha, are very popular with Vithal devotees.

He also composed devotional songs in Punjabi and 60 of his devotional songs are included in the Guru Grantha Sahib, the Holy Scripture in Sikhism.

A legend associated with Namdev says that he as child once stood before Bhagavan Vitthal at Pandarpur to make sure that the food he offered was eaten by Bhagavan Vitthal. When the child stood adamant and did not move for hours, it is said that Lord Vithal appeared before Namdev and ate the offering he made.

Sant Namdev was also a companion of Sant Dnyaneshwar.

Namdev Jayanti is observed on the Kartik Shukla Paksha Ekadasi.

You may also like to read The Story of Namdev’s Final Enlightenment – By Ramana Maharishi

Symbolism of Equilateral Triangle in Hinduism

Equilateral Triangle is part of various chakras and yantras in Hinduism. It is also widely used in Tantric rituals. An equilateral triangle represents the unattainable. It is the symbol of the divine – which can only be realized by a devotee who has shed ignorance.
An inverted equilateral triangle represents Shakti.
An upward pointing equilateral triangle represents Shiva.
Creation depends on the union of the two .

Prabodhini Ekadashi - Dev Prabodini Ekadasi

Dev Prabodhini Ekadashi is observed on the eleventh day during the waxing phase of moon (Shukla Paksha) in the month of Kartik (October – November). Dev Prabodhini Ekadashi 2017 date is October 31. The greatness of Dev Prabodhini Ekadasi was narrated to Sage Narada by Brahma and is found in the Skanda Purana. Tulsi Vivah and Shaligram Puja rituals also begin on the day.

The Chaturmasa Vrata which began on Ashadi Ekadasi concludes on Dev Prabodhini Ekadashi day. The Pandarpur Yatra in Kartik month to LordVithalTemple in Pandarpur is observed on the day. Devotees observe Dev Prabodhini Ekadashi to get relief for sins committed. It is also believed to help in attaining Moksha.

In Gujarat, on Dev Prabodhini Ekadashi day some people observe strict fasting and do not even drink water.

In most other regions all the usual rituals associated with Ekadasi fasting are followed.

Those observing partial fasting eat fruits and avoid grains and rice.

Asmarohanam Ceremony during Hindu Marriage

Asmarohanam Ceremony during Hindu Marriage takes place at the house of the groom. The groom calls his wife Mahishi, or queen, and asks her treat all his relatives equally. He prays to his family deity to give him and his long life, wealth, progeny and happiness.

Next the groom performs the Asmarohanam Ceremony. The bridegroom gently raises the foot of the bride, places it on the stone used for grinding spices, and says may you be as strong as this stone.
After this the married couples look at the Arundhati star.

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

Good Dates in April 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 April 2017.
Good Dates in April 2017 for Flat – Land – Property Registration
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
Please note that there is Kharmas till April 14, 2017 in North India. If you are following Kharmas then the dates till April 14 are not applicable. Kharmas is not followed in Southern, western and eastern parts of India.

If man does not know himself, how can his life be lived successfully? – Swami Chidananda

When we observe mankind itself, we see vast masses of people in different parts of the globe with an improved material lot, but without corresponding satisfaction and happiness, which ought to have been the result of this external progress.

If man is to truly improve and advance, he must do so on all levels and in all spheres of life and activity. Man’s possessions have been increased, but not his joy of living.

The imbalance between outward advancements and the basic degeneracy undergone by the human individual is the root-cause of the unhappy state in which humanity finds itself today, fraught with fear, uncertainty and with a sense of insecurity.

People do not want to think of the present. Either they project themselves into a future when man will perhaps have solved all his present problems, or they think wistfully of the past when things seem to have been better. This is due to the basic error that the entire power of man’s mind, his perceptions and his senses have been totally …

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

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Thursday, November 10, 2016 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Ekadasi Tithi or the eleventh day during the waxing phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Dasami Tithi or the tenth day during the waxing phase of moon till 5:30 AM on November 10. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Ekadasi Tithi or the eleventh day during the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is November 10, 2016 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is not a good date. Nakshatra – Purvabhadra or Pooruruttathi Nakshatra till 10:42 PM on November 10. Then onward it is Uttarabhadra or Uthrittathi Nakshatram.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Shatabhisha or Sadayam or Chathayam Nakshatra till 4:09 AM on November 10. Then onward it is Purvabhadra or Pooruruttathi Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Kumbha Rashi till 4:56 PM. Then onward it is Meena Rashi.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa a…