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Sashti Viratham January 2017 date – Monthly Shasti Vratam or Fasting for Muruga in January 2017

Sashti Viratham, or Shasti, is a monthly fasting dedicated to Hindu God Muruga. Sashti Virtham January 2017 date is January 4 (Wednesday). Shashti falls on the sixth day after Amavasi (no moon) and Pournami (full moon) in a traditional Hindu calendar. The Sashti day after Amavasi is considered highly auspicious by Muruga devotees and many observe a fast on the day.

Shasti Fasting is considered highly auspicious and many Muruga devotees observe a 24-hour fast, while some take a single meal on the day.

Muruga is also known as Skanda, Shanmugha and Subramanian. In North India, Lord Muruga is known as Kartik or Kartikeya.

On Sashti day, devotees visit Lord Muruga temples from early morning and some people only eat the Prasadam given from the temple.

Some temples conduct special pujas and spiritual discourse on the day. There are also temples that provide food to devotees.

Shasti Fasting is widely observed in South India, Malyasia, Singapore especially by Tamilians and Malayalis.

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Geometric Symbol and Diagram for male principle in Hinduism

There are particular symbols for male, female, creation etc in Hinduism. The symbol for male principle in Hinduism is triangle. These geometric symbol and diagram explains the male principle in Hindu religion. These symbols are widely used in yantras and tantrism. The symbol is also associated with Shiva.

Anjaneya Temple in Thanjavur – Moola Anjaneyar Temple at Thanjavur in Tamil Nadu

Moola Anjaneyar Temple at Thanjavur in Tamil Nadu is unique as it is a rare Hanuman Temple with three-tier rajagopuram and a dwaja sthambam. It has an eighteen-pillared Alankara Mandapam. Usually Hanuman Temples do not have rajagopurams and other elaborate temple architecture.

The temple is located on the northwest corner of Thanjavur. This corner is associated with Vayu in Vasthu Shastra and Hanuman is the son of Vayu. Due to this reason, the Hanuman Temple is known as Moola Anjaneyar Temple.

Another unique aspect of the temple is the Rashi Mandalam. All the 12 Rashis are depicted on the roof of the temple. A person can pray to his/her Rashi and get relief.

There are two Hanuman murtis in the temple. One is in Yoga posture sitting on a mountain. The second one is known as Anjaneyar.

 The Yoga posture hanuman has four arms. The top two hands hold sankhu and chakra. The other two hands are in blessing postures. It faces north and it is believed that one will get Siddhi by praying to t…

Through prayer all individual souls can be united to the Supreme Soul – Sri Ramakrishna

Everyone can attain Knowledge. There are two entities: Jivatma, the individual soul, and Paramatma, the Supreme Soul. Through prayer all individual souls can be united to the Supreme Soul.

A man living in society should make a show of anger to protect himself from evil-minded people. But he should not harm anybody in anticipation of harm likely to be done to him.

One man may read the Bhagavata by the light of a lamp, and another may commit forgery by that very light; but the lamp is unaffected.
The sun sheds its light on the wicked as well as on the virtuous.
– Sri Ramakrishna