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Kalashtami – Kala Bhairav Ashtami

Kalashtami, or Mahakaal Bhairavashtami, is the most auspicious day dedicated to Lord Kaala Bhairava – a manifestation of Lord Shiva. Kal Bhairava is the God of Time – Kal means ‘time’ and ‘Bhairava’ the manifestation of Shiva. Ashtami after Purnima, the eighth day after full moon, is considered the ideal day to propitiate Kala Bhairav. In 2017, Kala Bhairav Ashtami and Kal Bhairav Jayanti is on November 10. (Some North Indian calendars have marked it on November 11.)

It must be noted that Kalashtami is observed on the eighth day after full moon on all months by Shiva devotees.
Legend has it that it Lord Shiva in the form of Mahakaleshwar chopped off the fifth head of Brahma and performed penance on this day. There are several legends regarding the reason for chopping of the fifth head of Brahma. Once legend has it that the Trimurti – Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva once had an argument over who is the most powerful. During the argument, Brahma uttered a remark which enraged Shiva. Suddenly,…

Flush Out Negativity

Many of us are in the grip of negativity. This negativity is cleverly planted in us by morning newspapers, television and by people. If we are to have a fruitful life, we need to flush out negativity.
Blaming everything will not solve any problem. Change has to begin from us. Take responsibility.
Live in the present.
Stop giving importance to each and every little thing.
Be positive.
Always look forward.
Stop doing postmortem of past events.
Avoiding watching new channels and newspaper in the morning. They bring home nothing but negativity. Instead, read something that motivates you to do better.
Avoid the company of people who are always negative. www.hindu-blog.com Abhilash

Today’s Hindu Calendar – November 20, 2016 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Sunday, November 20, 2016 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during the waning phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during the waning phase of moon till 7:48 AM on November 20. 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 November 20, 2016 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is not a good date. Nakshatra – Pushya or Poosam or Pooyam Nakshatra till 9:37 AM on November 20. Then onward it is Aslesha or Ayiliyam Nakshatram.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Pushya or Poosam or Pooyam Nakshatra till 3:44 AM on November 20. Then onward it is Aslesha or Ayiliyam Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Karka Rashi.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Karka Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days –
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