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Hanuman Vadamala Count

There are no written rules regarding Hanuman Vadamala count. You can offer any number of Vadas depending on your health and financial capacity.

Hanuman is usually offered 1, 8, 16, 51, 108 or 1008 Vadas. You can also offer 10008 or 100008…
Forget the count, offer it with devotion. All that matters is devotion.

Gurupushyamrut Yoga 2017 dates

Gurupushyamrut Yoga is the day when Pushya Nakshatra falls on a Thursday. Gurupushyamrut Yoga 2017 dates are February 9, March 9, November 9 and December 7. The detail time is given below. Gurupushyamrut yog day is considered highly auspicious to pray to Goddess Lakshmi and seek her blessings. In Hindu astrological terms there is amrut or amrti yoga on the day and it is ideal to buy gold, make investments and start new businesses.
Gurupushyamrut Yoga 2017 timings

February 9, 2017 Time is from 10:40 AM on February 9 to before sunrise on February 10 in North, South and Eastern parts of India.
In Western parts of India, time is from 10:48 AM on February 9 to before sunrise on February 10.

March 9, 2017 Time is from sunrise to 5:43 PM on March 9 in North, South and Eastern parts of India.
In Western parts of India, time is from sunrise to 5:12 PM on March 9.

November 9, 2017
Time is from 6:59 PM on November 9 to before sunrise on November 10 in North, South and Eastern parts of India.
In Wes…

Madhva Navami 2018 date – Madhwanavami

Madhwa Navami, or Madhvanavami, is an auspicious day dedicated to Madhvacharya, the great religious reformer and commentator on the Brahma Sutras and the Upanishads. In 2018, the date of Madhwa Navami is January 26. It is observed on 9th day of the Shukla Paksha in Magha Month and Madhvacharya is the exponent of the DwaitaSchool of philosophy also known as Sad Vaishnavism – Vishnu or Narayana is the Supreme Being. Madhwanavami Means Avatarasamapti Denotsavam of Sri Guru Madhwacharya.

According to the philosophy of Madhvacharya, Lord Vishnu (Hari) is the Supreme Being and resides in Vaikunta with his consort Shri Lakshmi. The world we see is real and the difference is true. Vishnu is the only independent reality. All living and non living beings are dependent on Vishnu. Souls and world are dependent on Vishnu and is separate from Vishnu. Bhakthi is the only means of attaining Moksha.

Writing on the teachings of Madhvacharya, Swami Sivananda Says

Renunciation, devotion and direct cognitio…

Hindu Marriage Dates in 2019

Hindu marriage dates in 2019 for various regions in North India based on Hindu Panchang and calendar – Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Jammu and Kashmir. You must be aware that marriage dates are based on calendars followed in various regions and there is no uniformity. Below are the marriage dates in northern parts of India in 2019.

Hindu Marriage Dates in 2019 January 2018 – January 17, 18, 23, 25, 26, and January 27 February 2018 – February 1, 8, 9, 10, 15, 21, 23, 24, 26 and February 28 March 2018 – March 2, March 3 (till 6:30 AM), March 7, March 8, March 9 and March 13 April 2018 – April 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 22, 24, and April 26. May 2018 – May 2, 6, 8, 12, 14, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 28, 29 and May 30 June 2018 – June 8, 9, 10, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 25, and June 26. July 2018 – July 6 and July 7 August 2018 – no marriage dates September 2018 – no marriage dates October 20…

Ratha Saptami 2018 date – Rathasaptami Puja and Festival in 2018

Ratha Saptami is dedicated to Lord Surya, the Hindu Sun God. As per the tradition in Hinduism, Lord Surya is believed to ride a chariot driven by seven horses – this form is worshipped during Rathasaptami puja and festival. Ratha Saptami 2018 date is January 24. The festival is of great importance at the TirumalaTirupatiBalajiTemple. It is said that the earth's inclination towards the sun is steepest on the Ratha Saptami day.

Ratha Saptami is observed on the seventh day of Shukla Paksha, or waxing phase of moon, in the Magh Month (January – February) in a traditional Hindu lunar calendar. The day is of great significance in Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. In Orissa, the day is observed as Magha Saptami. In other regions the day is observed as Surya Jayanti.
A kolam or rangoli of Lord Surya riding a chariot is made on the ground and worshipped in many places. Some people boil milk in earthen vessels on the day.

Another important ritual on the day is taking …

Story of Indra and Prahlada

Prahlada, the little boy whose unwavering devotion led to the Narasimha Avatar of Lord Vishnu, became a powerful king and he dethroned Indra from heaven. The story of Indra and Prahlada begins here. On Brishaspati’s advice, Indra met Shukracharya to find out the reason for the success of Prahlada.

Shukracharya told Prahlada that is the most righteous person on earth and he earned his success and righteousness through his good qualities.

Indra then decided to acquire the good qualities of Prahlada.

Indra then disguised as young man who was on a quest for moral and spiritual advice. Prahlada accepted him as his pupil and gave him lessons in Dharma.

Pleased with his pupil’s devotion, Prahlada offered his student a boon.

As boon, the young man asked for his good qualities.

Prahlada agreed to it.

Soon all the good qualities of Prahlada were transferred to Indra.

Soon Indra became the righteous man and took back heaven.
Prahlada soon withdrew from the world, led his life in meditation and c…

Hindu Calendar 2018 with Tithi in pdf – Download Hindu Calendar 2018 in English for free in pdf

Hindu Calendar 2018 with Tithi in pdf for free download is in English and is based on Calendars followed in North India – Jammu and Kashmir, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Jharkhand. A month in this Hindu calendar begins after Purnima and ends on Purnima. All important festivals and fasting 2018 dates are marked in the calendar.

Link – Download Hindu Calendar 2018 with Tithi in pdf
The calendar is based on Purnimat system. A traditional Hindu month begins after Purnima or full moon day.

Triveni Navgraha Temple at Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh

Triveni Navgraha Temple in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh, is a famous shrine dedicated to Navgrahas or nine planets in Hindu astrology. The shrine was earlier known as Shani Mandir. Triveni Navgraha Temple is situated on Indore – Ujjain Road. The name Triveni because the temple it is on the confluence of Shipra River and two other rivulets.

The Navgrahas are Mangal, Budh, Guru, Shukra, Surya, Chandra, Shani, Rahu and Ketu.

Those having trouble in their horoscope due to bad positioning of one or more navgrahas get relief after offering prayers here.

Murtis worshipped in temple are unique as they are swayambhu or that seems to have appeared on its own.

The shrine attracts thousands of devotees when Amavasya falls on Shanivar – no moon day on Saturday.
The murti of Mangal in the shrine is believed to be powerful and the deity is offered flowers, coconuts, mustard oil and vermilion. The shrine attracts hundreds of devotees when Mangal falls on Tuesday or Mangalvar.

Vadai Malai Offered to Hanuman or Anjaneyar

Vadai Malai is an important offering to Hanuman or Anjaneyar in South India, especially in temples in Tamil Nadu. The story of Vadai Malai offering to Hanuman is associated with Navgraha Rahu.

Child Hanuman once thought Sun to be reddish fruit in the sky and decided to grab it. Hanuman soon moved towards Sun at an unimaginable speed. At the same time, Rahu Navgraha was also moving towards Sun to cause eclipse.

But Rahu was easily defeated by Hanuman in the race towards sun.

Rahu realized who Hanuman was and gave him the boon that those who worshipped Hanuman with urad dal (black gram) will not face any hardships in his/her horoscope due to the bad position of Rahu.

Rahu also explained to Hanuman how to prepare the Prasad using Urad dal. It should be like a snake – like the part of Rahu’s body.

Thus round Vadai is made into a garland and offered to Hanuman.

Vadai Malai is offered to Hanuman to avoid the adverse effect caused by planet Rahu in horoscope. Vadai or Uzhunnu Vadai is serve…

One immersed in love of Lord is above worldly worries and allurements – Sant Kabir

The wooden rosary said to the one who was counting the beads, ‘Oh! What is the use of rolling me on your fingers? Just turn the bead of your mind and you shall immediately meet the Lord.’

I am mad with the love of the Lord, Why should I be careworn? Not for me the lures of the world, I am attached to none. He who is mad with the love of the Lord is not careworn in any manner. He remains untouched by the lures of the world and unattached to any of the bonds of earth. One immersed in the love of the Lord is above worldly worries and allurements.
If one surrenders himself wholly to the Lord, all his desires get fulfilled by His grace in due course, for He never forsakes His devotees.
– Sant Kabir

Meaning and Significance of Atithi Devo Bhava

Today’s Hindu Calendar – February 1, 2017 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Wednesday, February 1, 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 Chaturthi Tithi or the fourth day during the waxing phase of moon till 3:44 AM on February 1. 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 February 1, 2017 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is a good and auspicious day. Nakshatra – Uttarabhadrapada or Uthrittathi Nakshatra till 10:17 PM on February 1. Then onward it is Revathi Nakshatram.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Uttarabhadrapada or Uthrittathi Nakshatra till 10:06 PM on February 1. Then onward it is Revathi Nakshatra.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Meena Rashi.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Meena Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Sri …