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Dhanu Yatra 2017 - 2018 in Orissa at Bargarh - Baragarh Dhanuyatra 2017 Dates

Dhanu Yatra is one of the biggest open air theater festivals in the world and is held in the Pushya month (December – January) at Bargarh District in Orissa. Dhanu Yatra 2017 will be held from December 24, 2017 to January 2, 2018. The theatrical performance is based on the stories of Lord Krishna – for the performance Bargarh and nearby places are transformed into Mathura and other places in Lord Krishna stories.


Dhanu Yatra is a 11-day festival and it chronicles the birth of Krishna and his childhood Leelas, visiting Mathura and the killing of Kansa. Bargarh is converted to Mathura and Ambapalli village on the outskirts of the town is the Gopapura (Lord Krishna’s village) and the river Jira which flows in between is river Yamuna. This drama is hosted in 14 open air theaters.

It is observed from Paush Shukla Paksha Sashti to Paush Purnima as per Oriya Calendar.

You can read more about this wonderful and unique festival in this article.

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Tamil Calendar 2017 Online – Download Tamil Calendar 2017

Tamil Calendar 2017 followed in Tamil Nadu is provided by the Dinamalar Newspaper. The 2017 Tamil calendar contains important festivals in Tamil Nadu and uses Tamil language to mention Nakshatram, Tithi and festival details. This Tamil calendar of 2017 is not in pdf format. But you can save the webpage and use it.
You can visit the newspaper website and download it here - Tamil Calendar 2017 online

Gomati Mantra

Information about Gomati Mantra is found in the Anusasana Parva of the Mahabharata. Sholka 42 of the chapter 81 of the section deals with the mantra. It is a mantra for obtaining the blessings of the cows.

The mantra is chanted standing in the midst of cows. It is believed that chanting the mantra will help in attaining peace, prosperity and healthy children.
Those women chanting the mantra will get loving husbands.

Swarga Vathil Ekadasi at Nelluvai Dhanwanthari Temple in Kerala – Nelluvaya Ekadasi

Swarga Vathil Ekadasi observed in the Dhanu Masam as per Malayalam Calendar followed in Kerala is of great importance at the famous Nelluvai Dhanwanthari Temple. The temple is dedicated to Lord Dhanwanthari – the Hindu god of medicine and an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Swarga Vathil Ekadasi 2017 date at Nelluvai Dhanwanthari Temple is January 8, 2017.

The Shuddhi Karma for Nelluvaya Ekadasi starts from Ashtami Tithi (January 6, 2017).

There will be Navakam, Panchagavyam and Sreebhoothabali on this special occasion. There will be Vilakkezhunnallippu and Udayaasthamana Pooja as well. These Vazhipaadu are offered by devotees.

Pakalpooram is observed on the Ekadashi Day. The Ezhunnallippu from the Sreekovil will have only the Kolam; one maala will be adorned on it and there will be no Thidambu.

After completing the Melam in Pakalppooram in the western entrance, Nadakkal Para is offered by devotees as a special Vazhipaadu.

Ezhunnallippu is performed at night.
Panchavaadyam, Thayambaka, Keli…

Festival Dates in Guruvayur Temple in 2017 – Important Rituals and Auspicious Days in Guruvayoor Sri Krishna Temple in 2017

Several rituals and auspicious events are held in a year at the famous Guruvayoor Sri Krishna Temple in Kerala. Here are the dates of important festivals and rituals in 2017 at the Guruvayur Temple.
Guruvayur Temple Festival 2017


Edatharikathukavil Pilleru Thalappoli05/01/2017 Makaravilakku14/01/2017Edatharikathukavil Devaswom Thalappoli03/02/2017Dwajaprasthishta Dinam07/02/2017Mahasivarathri24/02/2017Guruvayur Ulsavam Kalasarambham 28/02/2017Poonthaanam day02/03/2017Thathwa Kalasam06/03/2017Sahasra Kalasam07/03/2017Ulsavaarambam,Aanayottam,Kodiyettam08/03/2017Kumbhathil makam Shraddam11/03/2017Ulsavam 8th day,Ulsavabali15/03/2017Ulsavam 9th day,Pallivetta16/03/2017Ulsavam 10th day,Aaraattu17/03/2017Sree Rama Navami 05/04/2017Vishu Namaskaram,vishukani14/04/2017Vaishakha Arambham27/04/2017Akshyathrithiya-Balarama Jayanthi28/04/2017Vaisakham Last Day25/05/2017Karkitaka Vavu23/07/2017Illamnira28/07/2017Thripputhari26/08/2017Uthradam…

Telugu Calendar 2017 in pdf by Eenadu – Download Telugu Calendar 2017 Online for free

Telugu Calendar 2017 in pdf is provided by Eenadu Newspaper. The calendar is in Telugu and contains 2017 festivals, holidays, tithi, nakshatram, vajram, rahu kalam and other important details associated with Andhra Pradesh. The calendar is in pdf format and you can download it for free. You will need pdf reader installed to read the calendar.
Link - Telugu Calendar 2017 Eenadu

Kakapudi Festival at Tirupati Balaji Temple in Tirumala - Kaka Pudi or Kaka Bali on Kanuma

Kakapudi festival is observed on the Kanuma day during the Sankranti Festival in Andhra Pradesh and Telengana. Kakapudi festival 2018 date is January 15. The festival is also known as Kaka Pudi or Kaka Bali.

It is conducted inside Sanctum and around Vimana Prakaram of the main Tirupati Balaji Temple.

Therefore, many devotees are not aware of the festival and cannot participate in it.

On Kakapudi festival day after the Pratahkala Aradhana Thomala Seva, the Gold Vakshastala Lakshmi Thayar on the right bosom of the Mulavirat is given a sacred bath amidst the chanting of Sri Suktam hymns.

After this, Archakas, perform a Special Tirumanjanam to ‘Potu Thayar’ or Vakula Malika Ammavaru, the goddess of the temple kitchen. She is also referred to as "Paka Lakshmi".

After the Tirumanjanam, a Harati and a plate containing rice balls, plain, or mixed with turmeric or kumkum (sindhoor), are taken in a procession around Vimana Prakaram, and then placed in front of the Golden well.
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June 2017 House Warming Dates – Auspicious and Good Dates for House Warming in June 2017

Below are the auspicious house warming dates in June 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.

June 3, 5, 10, 15 and June 19
Dates on internet should only used to get an idea. These are computer generated based on a particular time zone.

Pradosh 2017 Dates - Shiva Pradosh Vrat Calendar and Fasting Dates in 2017

Pradosh Vrat dates based on Hindu calendar and Panchang in 2017. Pradosh is an auspicious day dedicated to Hindu God Shiva. The Vrat falls on the 13th day of every lunar fortnight in traditional Hindu calendar. Below are the Pradosh Vrat dates in 2017. Shiva devotees fast from sunrise to sunset and important rituals and pujas are held during the twilight period. Usually there are only two Pradosh in a month. 
Pradosh Vrat 2017 Dates
July 6, 2017 – Thursday
July 21, 2017 – Friday


August 5, 2017 – Saturday - Shani Pradosh August 19, 2017 – Saturday - Shani Pradosh

September 3, 2017 –Sunday September 17, 2017 – Sunday

October 3, 2017 – Tuesday - Bhauma Pradosh October 17, 2017 – Tuesday - Bhauma Pradosh
November 1, 2017 – Wednesday
November 15, 2017 – Wednesday

December 1, 2017 - Friday
December 15, 2017 - Friday
December 30, 2017 - Saturday - Shani Pradosh

Pradosh Dates 2018

January 14, 2018 – Sunday 
January 29, 2018 – Monday – Som Pradosh

February 13, 2018 – Tuesday – Bhauma Pradosh
February 2…

Ma Chanchala Devi Temple at Jamtara near Dhanbad, Jharkhand

Ma Chanchala Devi Temple is located at Jamtara near Dhanbad, Jharkhand. The murti of Goddess Shakti worshipped in the temple is swayambhu, or that which appeared on its own,. Ma Chanchala Devi is a wish fulfilling deity.

Apart from the vedi of Maa, there is a murti of Baba Bhairavnath in the main sanctum.

The other murtis worshipped in the temple are that of Bholenath, Hanuman, Annapurna, Goddess Sati and Goddess Sheetala.

Unmarried girls offer Havan and bhoga on Amavasya days.

An important offering here is kheer.
The most important days in the shrine are Sunday, Tuesday, Shivratri, Annapurna Puja day and Janmashtami.

Savitribai Phule Jayanti

Savitribai Jyotirao Phule was a social reformer in Maharashtra. Savitribai Phule Jayanti is her birth anniversary and it is annually held on January 3. In 2018, it is the 187th birth anniversary of Savitribai Phule. She was born on January 3, 1831 and she along with her husband, Mahatma Jyotirao Phule, played an important role in women’s education and widow remarriage in Maharashtra. She also ably supported her husband in his social reforms. She is also a pioneer of the modern Marathi Poetry.
She was the first female teacher of the first women’s school in Maharashtra.
She opened school for Untouchable girls in 1852.
She openly supported widow remarriage and opened a home to help orphaned widows and children.
During the plague of 1857, she and her son opened clinic and helped thousands of plague victims.
She died on 10 March 1897.

In 2017, Google celebrates her birthday with a special Google Doodle.


What you feel strongly about happens to you – Dada J P Vaswani

Identification with the body leads to the illusion that power, pleasures and possessions of this world can make us happy. But this is not true; instead, these material possessions only keep us in bondage — the bondage of avidya, ignorance. Once you are freed from this illusion, you will realise the truth of the Self, and move towards God-realisation.

The trouble is that we have a very wrong notion of humility; we associate it with timidity, self-effacement and lowliness in its worst sense! This is not true!

Being grateful makes us positive, happy and optimistic; it helps us see the bright side of life. It teaches us the art of appreciation.
What you feel strongly about happens to you. It is thought power that makes things happen. If you feel grateful for what you have, you will attract many more things to be grateful for. Gratitude is the very basis of the abundant law of attraction.
 – Dada J P Vaswani

Today’s Hindu Calendar – January 3, 2017 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Panchami Tithi or the fifth day during the waxing phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Panchami Tithi or the fifth day during the waxing phase of moon till 1:27 PM on January 3. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is January 3, 2017 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is not a good date. Nakshatra – Shatabhisha or Sadayam or Chathayam Nakshatra till 5:00 PM on January 3. Then onward it is Purvabhadrapadaor Pooruruttathi Nakshatram.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Shatabhisha or Sadayam or Chathayam Nakshatra till 5:17 PM on January 3. Then onward it is Purvabhadrapada or Pooruruttathi Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Kumbha Rashi.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Kumbha Rashi.
Festi…