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Hindu Marriage Dates in 2019 - Good Dates For Marriage 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 good dates for marriage 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. Good Dates For Marriage 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 date…

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…

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 …