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Watch Karthigai Deepam Live 2018 from Arunachaleswarar Temple in Tiruvannamalai – Mahadeepam atop the Annamalai Hills

The 10-day Karthigai Deepam festival observed at the famous Sri Arunachaleswarar Temple in Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu, culminates with the Maha Deepam lit atop the Annamalai Hills.  You can watch the Karthigai Deepam at ArunachaleswararTemple live online. In 2018, the date of Tiruvannamalai Maha Karthigai Deepam is November 22, Thursday. Live streaming is in the evening.

The Karthigai Deepam Live is available on the official website of TiruvannamalaiTemple from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM. (Indian Standard Time)
Link – Watch Karthigai Deepam Live from ArunachaleswararTemple. Time is from 5:00 in the evening.

You can also watch it live here on Thanthi TV

Kutumbeshwar Mahadev in Ujjain – Story of Kutumbeshwar Form of Shiva – 14th Shiva Temple in Ujjain

Kutumbeshwar Mahadev is worshiped in Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh. It is one of the 84 forms of Shiva worshiped in Ujjain. Those offering prayers to Kutumbeshwar Mahadev will be blessed with healthy children.

The temple dedicated to Kutumbeshwar Mahadev is located at Singhpuri in Ujjain.

This form of Shiva is associated with King Kutumbeshwar.

Kutumbeshwar Mahadev is counted among the 84 Shiva Temples in Ujjain and it is the 14th temple visited during the parikarama of Shivalayas here.

Story of Kutumbeshwar Mahadev form of Shiva in Ujjain During the churning of ocean by Asuras and Devas, the deadly poison Halhala that appeared as a result was consumed by Shiva to save the world. He later deposited the poison in Shipra River.

Shipra River deposited the poison in the Kameshwar Shivling at Mahakaal Vana (ancient name of Ujjain).

The Shivling started emitting poison and killed Shiva devotees.

When Shiva came to know about this, he brought back to life the dead Shiva devotees.

He also blesse…

Hindu Festivals in December 2017 – Hindu Vrat – Fasting – Rituals in December 2017

Dates of important festivals and fasting associated with Hinduism in December 2017 – based on major Hindu calendars and Panchang used in India. The festivals, Vrats and ritual days are based on Indian Standard Time (IST).

December 1 – Pradosh Vrat December 2 – Karthigai Deepam December 3 – Trikartika in Kerala December 3 – Purnima – Full moon day December 3 – Dattatreya Jayanti December 3 – Paush month begins in calendars followed in North India. December 6 – Sankashti Ganesh Chaturthi Vrat December 10 – Kalashtami December 13 – Saphala Ekadasi Vrat December 15 – Pradosh Vrat December 16 – Dhanu Sankranti December 16 – Dhanu Masam begins in Malayalam Calendars December 16 – Margazhi Masam begins in Tamil Calendars December 16 – Kharmas begins in North India December 18 – Amavasya – No moon day December 19 – Paush Month begins in calendars followed in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka and Goa December 24 – Muruga Sashti fasting December 26 – Monthly Durga Asht…

Hindu Festivals in November 2017 – Hindu Vrat – Fasting – Rituals in November 2017

Dates of important festivals and fasting associated with Hinduism in November 2017 – based on major Hindu calendars and Panchang used in India. The festivals, Vrats and ritual days are based on Indian Standard Time (IST).

November 1 – Pradosh Vrat November 1 – Tulsi Vivah November 3 – Vaikunta Chaturdasi November 4– Purnima or full moon day November 4 – Dev Diwali November 4 – Tripurari Purnima November 5 – Margashirsh Month/Aghan Month begins in North India calendars November 7 – Sankashti Ganesh Chaturthi Vrat – Angarak Yog as it is Tuesday November 9 – Guru Pushya Amrut Yoga November 10 – Kalbhairav Ashtami November 14 – Uttppanna Ekadasi Vrat November 15 – Pradosh Vrat November 17 – Vrischika Masam begins in Malayalam Calendar November 17 – Karthigai Masam begins in Tamil Calendar November 17 – Sabarimala Temple in Kerala opens for 2-month darshan November 18 – Agrahan month begins in Bengali Calendars November 18 – Amavasya November 23 – Margashirsh month begins in Maharashtra, …

Stamps on Surya Namaskar by India Post – Postage Stamps on Surya Namaskar Postures

Surya Namaskar, or Sun Salutation Yoga Asana, gives energy to the body by activating all its organs.India Post, the official postal agency of India, has released a series of stamps on Surya Namaskar. The beautiful stamps were released in 2016. The stamps are in the denomination of Rupees 25 and are available in all GPOs.

Tamil Marriage Dates 2017 – Vivaham or Kalyanam Muhuratam as Per Tamil Calendar and Panchangam in 2017

Tamil Marriage Dates in 2017 are based on Panchang and calendars followed in Tamil Nadu. This Tamil Vivaha or Kalyanam Muhuratam is based on traditional Tamil Panchang 2017 and calendars including the famous Pambu Panchangam and popular calendars. The time is based on India Standard Time.

January 2017 Thursday, January 19, 2017 Monday, January 23, 2017

February 2017 Wednesday, February 1, 2017 Thursday, February 2, 2017 Monday, February 6, 2017 Thursday, February 9, 2017 Thursday, February 16, 2017 Friday, February 17, 2017 Thursday, February 23, 2017

March 2017 Wednesday, March 8, 2017 Thursday, March 9, 2017 Wednesday, March 15, 2017 Thursday, March 16, 2017 Thursday, March 23, 2017 Sunday, March 26, 2017
April 2017 Sunday, April 2, 2017 Sunday, April 9, 2017 Monday, April 10, 2017 Monday, April 17, 2017 Friday, April 21, 2017 Monday, April 24, 2017 Sunday April 30, 2017

May 2017 Sunday, May 7, 2017 Monday, May 8, 2017 Friday, May 12, 2017 Wednesday, May 17, 2017 Thursday, May 18, 2017 …

Bhakti – A Way to Obtain God’s Grace

Man undergoes troubles and pains in a greater measure than other animals; but that is compensated for by this capacity to acquire Jnana, which makes for the realization of Truth and the experiencing of Aananda or Supreme Shanti.

He is the Paramataman in whom all auspicious qualities are fully affirmed in a superlative measure. Even as the ocean is the repository of all waters, Isvara is fullness, the All. There is no other to him. He is the All without a second. That is Advaita. Idam Sarvam Purusha Eva, all this is the Paramatman, says the Sruti.

Our duty is worship Him in this way with devotion, and if we do so, He reveals His true nature to us. Bhagavan says: Bhaktyaa Mam Abhijanaati Yaavaan Yaschaami Tatvatah The word, Bhaktyaa, meaning through devotion, shows that bhakthi is the means for the realization of the truth of God's nature.

To say 'I have devotion to God', and not to act upto His commands is meaningless. Performance of prescribed duties is the sign of true…