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Narmada Jayanti 2018 date

Narmada Jayanti is annually observed in Magh month. The day celebrates the birth day or the appearance of NarmadaRiver (Maa Narmada) on Earth. Narmada Jayanti 2018 date is January 24. The day is of great significance in Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra
NarmadaRiver starts its journey from Amarkandak and ends in the Arabian Sea. As per Hindu religion, one is gets redemption of sins by just seeing NarmadaRiver.
Legend has it that River Narmada was created by Shiva to wash away the sins occurred by celestial beings (Devas) while annihilating demons. This divine incident happened on Magh Shukla Paksha Saptami or the seventh day during the waxing phase of moon in Magh month.
The most important festival takes place at Amarkantak and Hoshangabad. People float traditional diyas or lamps on the day on the water of Narmada. Narmada Parikrama is observed on the day.

Bhisma Ashtami 2018 date – Importance of Bhisma Ashtami Snan - Tarpan - Vrat

Bhishma Ashtami, or Bhismashtami, is observed on the eighth day of the Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of moon) of Magh Month (January – February) as per traditional Hindu calendar. In 2018, the date of Bhisma Ashtami is January 25. The day is dedicated to Bhisma of Mahabharata, popularly known as Bhisma Pitamaha or Ganga Putr Bhism. It is believed that his soul departed on this day.

Bhisma Pitamaha had got a boon from his father, Shantanu, that he will only die when he wishes. After the 18-day war in Mahabharat, it is believed that Bhisma chose the ashtami day on the Shukla Paksha of Magh month to leave his body and merge with the Supreme Soul.

This happened during the auspicious Uttarayan period, the daytime of Devas.

Bhisma Ashtami Snan The Snan or bathing on holy rivers on the day is considered highly meritorious.

People also perform Bhishma Ashtami Tarpan (rituals dedicated to dead) on the day on river banks. It is dedicated to Bhishma and forefathers. The belief is that rituals pe…

Trivishtapeshwar Mahadev in Ujjain – Story of Trivishtapeshwar Form of Shiva – 7th Shiva Temple in Ujjain

Trivishtapeshwar Mahadev is worshiped in Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh. It is one of the 84 forms of Shiva worshiped in Ujjain. Those offering prayers to Trivishtapeshwar Mahadev will attain peace and prosperity.

The temple dedicated to Trivishtapeshwar Mahadev is located at in the Mahakaleshwar Temple complex.

This form of Shiva is associated with Indra, the king of Devas.

Trivishtapeshwar Mahadev is counted among the 84 Shiva Temples in Ujjain and it is the 7th temple visited during the parikrama of Shivalayas here.

Story of Trivishtapeshwar Mahadev form of Shiva in Ujjain

Once, Sage Narada visited Swarga Loka. Indra and other Devas present there asked Sage Narada about the greatness of Mahkaal Vana.

Sage Narada told the Devas that Shiva resided here with his Ganas. The place is filled with Shivlings and people are unable to count the number of Shivling present here.

Indra and Devas decided to visit Mahkaal Vana.

When they reached the place, a voice from the sky asked them to construct a…

Magha Nakshatra Tree – Which is the tree associated with Magha birth star Born People?

There are trees associated with each 27 nakshatrams or birth stars. Magha Nakshatra also has a particular tree dedicated to it. People born on each nakshatra should worship the particular tree. The tree associated and worshipped by Magha Nakshatra Born People is Banyan or Ficus Bengalensis.

Hindi name of the Magha Nakshatra Tree is Bargad Telugu name is marri chettu  Malayalam name is Peraal  Tamil Name is aalamaram Kannada name is aalada mara In Marathi it is known as Vada Bengali name is bat

Magha Nakshatra born people should plant the Banyan. Water it. They should also protect the tree.

Ma Katyayani Temple at Khagaria – Goddess Katyayani Mandir at Khagaria in Bihar

Ma Katyayani Temple at Khagaria is considered a Shaktipeetah. Legend has it that the right arm of Goddess Sati fell here. The best way to reach the shrine is by train. Badal Railway Station is located nearby.

The temple is located between the Kosi and Baghmati rivers.

The most important festival observed here are Navratri and Durga Puja. Monday and Friday are the auspicious dates in a week.

Hundreds of earthern pots of different color can be seen in vicinity of the shrine. The pots are offerings made by devotees. Animal sacrifice is no more practiced here. Instead symbolic offering of coconuts are done here.

A small temple of Shri Pad is also situated in the temple courtyard.

The watchword of all wellbeing of all moral good is not I but thou – Swami Vivekananda

The watchword of all wellbeing of all moral good is not ‘I’ but ‘thou.’ Who cares whether there is a heaven or a hell, who cares if there is a soul or not, who cares if there is an unchangeable or not? Here is the world, and it is full of misery. Go out into it and struggle to lessen it or die in the attempt. Forget yourselves this is the first lesson to be learnt. The one lesson obvious to all is the destruction of the little self and the building up of the Real Self.

There comes a time in the lives of individuals and of races when, involuntarily, they ask, “Is this real?” . . . Is death the end of all these things to which we are clinging, as if they were the most real of all realities, the most substantial of all substances? . . . The hopes of a lifetime, built up little by little with all the energies of a great mind, vanish in a second. Are they real? This question must be answered.
Look here—we shall all die! Bear this in mind always, and then the spirit within will wake up. Th…

Today’s Hindu Calendar – January 30, 2017 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Monday, January 30, 2017 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Tritiya Tithi or the third day during the waxing phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during the waxing phase of moon till 5:17 AM on January 30. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Tritiya Tithi or the third day during the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is January 30, 2017 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is a good and auspicious day. Nakshatra – Shathabhisha or Sadayam or Chathayam Nakshatra till 11:38 PM on January 30. Then onward it is Purvabhadrapada or Pooruruttathi Nakshatram.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Shathabhisha or Sadayam or Chathayam Nakshatra till 11:04 PM on January 30. Then onward it is Purvabhadrapada or Pooruruttathi Nakshatra.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Kumbha Rashi.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is …