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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 reportsThe 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: "The ya…

Shattila Ekadashi – Sat-tila Ekadasi

Shattila Ekadasi, or Shatthila Ekadashi, is observed during the waning phase of moon in the month of January/February. The importance of Sattila Ekadasi was narrated to Yudhishtira by Lord Krishna and is found in the Bhavisyotara Purana. In 2018, the date of Shattila Ekadasi is January 12. Ekadashi Fasting is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and is observed on the 11th day of waning and waxing phase of moon in traditional Hindu calendar.

The name of the Ekadashi is Sat-Tila as it is believed that donating Til (Sesame) seeds on this day will help in redeeming sins. It is also considered highly auspicious to take bath in water mixed with til (sesame seeds) and offer oblations to dead ancestors with water mixed with sesame seeds.

It must be noted that Sat-tila Ekadasi takes place in North India during winter season and Sesame seeds is considered to be highly beneficial during the period.

All the normal rules associated with Ekadasi fasting are observed on the day. Food made of rice and grains …

Thai Amavasya 2018 Date – Amavasai or No Moon Day in Tamil Thai Masam in 2018

Thai Amavasya 2018 Date based on Tamil Panchang and calendar. Thai Amavasya is the no moon day in the Tamil Month of Thai (January – February). Thai Amavasai is dedicated to dead ancestors, siblings, parents and other relatives. Thai Amavasya 2018 date is Wednesday, January 17. Special prayers, rituals and offerings are made on the day for departed souls to rest in peace.

In Tamil Nadu, Hindus take a holy bath in one of the sacred water bodies. Shradh and Tarpan are offered. There is a popular belief that on Thai Amavasi day the souls of the dead visit to bless their relations on the earth. The rituals and other pujas are performed on riverbanks or on seashores.

The day is of great significance at the Rameshwaram SriRamanathaSwamyTemple.

Rituals, pujas and prayers associated with Thai Amavasi are also observed at several places in Tamil Nadu including Kannyakumari, Dhanushkodi, Muhuntharayarchatram, Sethukarai and Devipattinam.

The same day is observed as Mauni Amavasya in North I…

Magha Maasa 2018 in Telugu Calendar – Magh Month in 2018 in Andhra Pradesh

Magha Masa is the 11th month in a traditional Hindu Telugu calendar followed in Andhra Pradesh. Magh Masa 2018 starts on January 18, 2018, to February 15, 2018. Vasant Panchami, Shri Panchami, Ratha Saptami, and Shivratri are observed in the Magha month.

Sankatahara Chavithi dedicated to Vinayaka in Magh Masa Magh Masa 2018 is on February 3, 2018  – Moonrise or Chandrodaya is at 9:16 PM – Indian Standard Time.

Telugu Magha Masa Shukla Paksha and Krishna Paksha Magha Masa 2018 Shukla Paksha (Waxing phase of moon) is from January 18, 2018, to January 31, 2018. Telugu Magh Maasa 2018 Krishna Paksha (Waning phase of moon) is from February 1, 2018, to February 15, 2018

Ekadasi Fasting Dates in Telugu Magh Masa are: Jaya Ekadasi – January 28 Vijaya Ekadasi – February 11
Pradosha Fasting Dates in Telugu Magh Masa 2016 are: Pradosh – January 29  Pradosha – February 13
Purnima in Telugu Magha Masa Magh Purnima or Full moon day is on January 31, 2018. The Purnima begins at 10:23 PM on January 30 an…

Best adjustment in life is to convert negative emotions into positive emotions

Life can be difficult. Life can be easy. It all depends on how one adjusts to situations.

When proper adjustments are made in our mind, we are ready to face people and situations.

The best adjustment in life is to convert negative emotions into positive emotions.

Emotions like anger and resentment should be turned into thoughts of compassion and empathy.
Replace jealousy with abundance. Bless the one you are jealous with abundance.


Today’s Hindu Calendar – January 21, 2017 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Saturday, January 21, 2017 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Navami Tithi or the ninth day during the waning phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Navami Tithi or the ninth day during the waning phase of moon till 7:35 PM on January 21. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Dasami Tithi or the tenth day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is January 21, 2017 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is a good and auspicious date till 8:00 AM. Nakshatra – Swathi or Chothi Nakshatra till 8:48 AM on January 21. Then onward it is Vishaka or Vishakam Nakshatram.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Swathi or Chothi Nakshatra till 8:03 AM on January 21. Then onward it is Vishaka or Vishakam Nakshatra.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Tula Rashi.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Tula Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days –
Kali Y…