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Havan – Vedic Havans and its Scientific Importance

Havan, or sacred fire, is an indispensable part of Vedic rituals.  In a Havan, ingredients such as guggle, loban, shakkar, giloye, and rice are offered to fire along with ghee and wood, amidst chanting of sacred Vedic mantras, which are set to a particular note, rhythm and sound vibration. It has been proved that the havans have scientific importance and helps in removing airborne diseases and viruses. Times of India reports The fumes that rise out of the sacred fires of the havan kund are known to reduce bacteria, and to kill fungi and pathogens in the atmosphere that increase after the monsoon. These are known to cause eye infections and viral fevers. According to a research study by Mamta Saksena, the fumes emanating from this sacred fire reduce the level of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and sulphur dioxide (SO2) in the atmosphere. You can conduct this ritual once a month to keep your home and surroundings pure. Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati of the Bihar School of Yoga, says: &quo

Magha Masam 2024 in Telugu Calendar – Magh Month in 2024 in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana

Magha Masa is the 11th month in a traditional Hindu Telugu calendar followed in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Magh Masa 2024 starts on February 10, 2024 and ends on March 10. Vasant Panchami, Shri Panchami, Ratha Saptami, and Shivratri are observed in the Magha month. Sankatahara Chavithi  dedicated to Vinayaka in Magha Masam 2024 is on February 28, 2024 – Moonrise or Chandrodaya is at 9:16 PM – Indian Standard Time. Telugu Magha Masa Shukla Paksha and  Krishna  Paksha Magha Masa 2024 Shukla Paksha (Waxing phase of moon) is from February 10 to Feb 24, 2024. Telugu Magh Maasa 2024 Krishna Paksha (Waning phase of moon) is from February 25 to March 10, 2024. Ekadasi Fasting Dates in Telugu Magha Masam are: Jaya Ekadashi – February 20 Vijaya Ekadashi – March 6/7 Pradosham Fasting Dates in Telugu Magha Masa 2024 are: Pradosh – February 21 Pradosha – March 8 Purnima in Telugu Magha Masa Magh Purnima or Full moon day is on February 24, 2024.