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Good Date To Shift House In August 2017

Majority of Hindus look for auspicious and good date to shift house. Below are the good dates in August 2017 to shift 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 shift to a new home when you are in a hurry or in emergency.

August 1 is good after 12:20 PM August 2 is good till 3:15 PM August 4 is good after 5:55 PM August 5 August 6 August 9 August 10 is good till 12:40 PM August 11 August 12 August 13 August 14 is good after 8:40 AM August 16 August 17 is good after 12:45 PM August 18 August 22 August 23 August 24 August 25 August 26 August 27 is good till 5:40 PM

Bhogi 2018 in Telugu Calendar – Bhogi Sankranti date in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana in 2018

Bhogi or Bogi is the first day of Sankranti celebrations in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Bhogi 2018 date is January 13. In both Telugu and Tamil cultures, Bhogi is celebrated on the same day. A major activity on the day is the burning of all things that are bad or of no use – a sort of cleansing ceremony.

A major ritual on the day is the drawing of Bhogi Muggulu (a type of Rangoli) and Bhogi pallu functions.

In the Bhogi Pallu functions, a mix of regi-pallu, flower petals, pieces of sugarcane, coins and jaggery are showered on young children.

In Tamil Nadu, Bhogi is observed on the last day of Margali Month. In Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, it is celebrated in the Pushya month.

Bhogi is essential a preparation for Pongal in Tamil Nadu and in Andhra Pradesh for the Sankranti festival. You can find more details about Bhogi in this article – Significance of Bhogi.

You may also like to read How to observe Bhogi Pongal Bhogi Festival and Pollution

Shakambari Navratri 2017 Dates

Shakambari Navratri is dedicated to Goddess Shakambhari Mata – who is the bearer of greens or the Goddess who feeds the hungry with vegetables. Shakambari Navratri 2017 is observed for nine days and is from December 26, 2017 to January 2, 2018. This nine day festival is observed in the Paush month or Pushya Month (December – January) and ends on the Purnima day in the month with Shakambari Jayanti.

Legend has it that Goddess Shakambari is an incarnation of Goddess Durga. She appeared as Shakambari after a dry period of hundred years. She brought forth from her body fruits, flowers, vegetables and herbs to suffice the hunger of the people. This legend is mentioned in Devi Mahatmya.

Shakambari Navratri is an important festival and ritual in many parts of Karnataka, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh.

In Karnataka, she is known as Goddess Banashankari and Banada Ashtami is a major event during Shakambari Mata Navratra.

Kalubai Mandhar Devi Temple Paush Purnima Festival

Siddheshwar Mahadev in Ujjain – Story of Siddheshwar Form of Shiva – 11th Shiva Temple in Ujjain

Siddheshwar Mahadev is worshiped in Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh. It is one of the 84 forms of Shiva worshiped in Ujjain. Those offering prayers to Siddheshwar will be blessed with various Siddhis.

The temple dedicated to Siddheshwar Mahadev is located at Siddhanath in Ujjain.

This form of Shiva is associated with a pious man named Ekachitra.

Siddheshwar Mahadev is counted among the 84 Shiva Temples in Ujjain and it is the 11th temple visited during the parikrama of Shivalayas here.

Story of Siddheshwar Mahadev form of Shiva in Ujjain

Ekachitra did intense penance for several years but he was not able to achieve anything. He became angry and started criticizing gods and their worship. He soon turned into a nonbeliever.

Then one day Ekachitra had a dream. In it he was asked to go to Mahakaal Vana (present day Ujjain) and offer prayers to a particular Shivling.
Ekachitra discovered the Shivling in Mahakaal Vana and offered prayers. Soon he attained various Siddhis. From that day onwards, t…

Vaikunta Dwadasi at Tirumala Tirupati Balaji Temple

The day after the famous Vaikunta Ekadasi is known as Vaikunta Dwadasi at Tirumala Tirupati Balaji Temple. At dawn on the day the famous ‘Sri Swami Pushkarini Teertha Mukkoti’ occurs. Vaikunta Dwadasi 2017 date is December 30 at Tirumala Tirupati Balaji Temple.

It is believed that during Vaikunta Ekadasi all the three crores of Holy Teerthas join in Sri Swami Pushkarini waters (pond) located in the Tirumala Tirupati Balaji Temple complex.

On the morning of Vaikunta Dwadasi, Chakrasnanam is held at the Tirumala Temple.

Later Sri ‘Sudarshana Chakrattalwar’ (Sudarshana Chakra of Vishnu) is taken out from the Ananda Nilayam in procession around the Srivari temple and brought to Sri Varahaswami temple.

After Abhishekam, at the time of ‘Chakrasnanam’ devotees bathe in these sacred waters of pushkarini and purify themselves.

Chakrattalwar is then offered Vastralankaram, Naivedyam and Harati in a splendid manner.
Later Chakrattalwar is taken to Srivari temple.

May 2017 House Warming Dates – Auspicious and Good Dates for House Warming in May 2017

Below are the Auspicious house warming dates in May 2017. Please note that these good dates are meant to give a general idea. If you are a strict follower of astrology, then you should consult a local astrologer where the house is located as sunrise time in the area is very important in deciding the house warming time.

May 1, 6, 8,17, 18, 19, 22 and May 27
Dates on internet should only used to get an idea. These are computer generated based on a particular time zone.

Vaikunta Ekadashi 2017 Date

Vaikunta Ekadashi is one of the most important Ekadasis. Ekadashi is an auspicious day dedicated to Bhagvan Srihari Vishnu and falls on the eleventh day of every lunar fortnight in traditional Hindu calendar. In 2017, the date of Vaikunta Ekadasi is Friday, December 29. Swarga Vasal or or Paramapada opening is from 3:00 AM on December 29, 2017. Please note that in United States and UK it is marked on December 29, 2017. In Australia and New Zealand it is marked on December 29, 2017. Vaikuntha Ekadasi is observed in the Margali Month (Margazhi Masam) as per Tamil Calendar and in Dhanur Masa as per Telugu Calendar. 
Vaikuntha Ekadashi is also known as Mukkoti Ekadasi and in Kerala it is known as Swargavathil Ekadasi.

Vaikunta Ekadasi festival is more elaborately celebrated by Vaishnavites. It is more prominent for Tamil and Telugu speaking people. Fasting, keep vigil at night and passing through the Vaikunta Dwaram are the important auspicious activities on the day.
Vaikunta Ekadasi is …

Garuda Temple in Kerala - Triprangode Garuda Temple in Malappuram District in Kerala

An exclusive temple dedicated to Garuda, the half eagle half man, is very rare. One such rare Garuda Temple is located at Triprangode in Malappuram District in Kerala. The temple is located around 8 km from Tirur Railway Station and it is around 5 km from Thirunavaya.

The main murti worshipped in the shrine is Garuda.

There is also a murti of Kurma Avatar of Vishnu in the temple.

The temple is also known as Garudan Kavu.

Garudan Kavu Temple timings: Morning 5:00 AM to 10:00 AM Evening 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

The one who is full of love is always happy – Dadi Janki

The one who is full of love is always happy.

When we are full of love for everyone, there is no space for negativity. This unselfish love means that we have only positive thoughts and experience constant happiness.

To see things as they are is to be free from negativity.
We tend to color what we see according to our past experiences and our attitudes and beliefs. When our experiences of the past are negative, we tend to become negative too. This is why some situations tend to bring about sorrow and unhappy feelings.
– Dadi Janki

Why Bhagavad Gita advises not to revel in sense pleasures?

Today’s Hindu Calendar – January 2, 2017 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Monday, January 2, 2017 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Chaturthi Tithi or the fourth day during the waxing phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Chaturthi Tithi or the fourth day during the waxing phase of moon till 2:10 PM on January 2. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Panchami Tithi or the fifth day during the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is January 2, 2017 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is a good and auspicious date after 3:50 PM. Nakshatra – Dhanishta or Sravishta orAvittam Nakshatra till 3:09 PM on January 2. Then onward it is Shatabhisha or Sadayam or Chathayam Nakshatram.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Dhanishta or Sravishta or Avittam Nakshatra till 4:51 PM on January 2. Then onward it is Shatabhisha or Sadayam or Chathayam Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Makar Rashi till 3:37 AM. Then onward it is Kumbha Rashi.
In western parts of Ind…