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Amavasya February 2017 date and time in Hindu Calendar - No moon day in February 2017

Amavasya is the no moon day (some refer it as new moon day) in a traditional Hindu lunar calendar. The Amavasya is on February 26, 2017 (Sunday). Time is from 8:51 PM on February 25 to 8:28 PM on February 26, 2017.

The fortnight that starts after the Amavasi is the Shukla Paksha or the waxing phase of the moon.

In calendars followed in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Goa, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh it is the Magh Amavasya. Phalgun month begins in these regions on February 27, 2017.
In North India, it is the Phalgun Amavasya.
You may also like to read Amavasya Dates in 2017 dates

Story of Origin of Bhairava

Story of the origin of Bhairava is found in the LingaPurana. Legend has it that Shiva was proud of his creation. But Shiva found suffering all around. When Shiva complained about the suffering, Brahma was haughty and insulted Shiva.

The insult infuriated Shiva and out of the fire of his fury was born Bhairava.

Soon after his birth, Bhairava rushed towards Brahma and pinched of his fifth head, which had insulted in Shiva.

Bhairava is the guardian deity in many villages and temples across India.
There are also exclusive temples dedicated to Bhairava. In majority of such temples, he is a tantric deity.

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Bhishma Ekadashi 2018 Date

Bhishma Ekadashi, or Bheesma Ekadasi, is observed in the Magha Month or Magha Masam (January – February). Bhishma Ekadashi 2018 date in India is January 28. It is observed mainly in South India, especially in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. The popular belief is that the Vishnu Sahasranama Stotram (thousand names dedicated to Lord Vishnu) was revealed to the Pandavas on this day by Bhisma, the great grandfather in the Mahabharata. Bhishma was lying in a bed of arrows after the Great War in Mahabharat when he revealed the thousand names of Vishnu.

The Vishnu Sahasranama Stotram was revealed to Pandavas by Bhishma in the presence of Lord Krishna, who is an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. It is believed that listening to Vishnu Sahasranama Stotram leads to Moksha.

This particular period (January to February) in a traditional Hindu calendar has numerous auspicious dates dedicated to Bhishma in various regions in India. Some of the important days are Bhishma Ashtami, Bhisma Dwadasi and Bhishma…

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

There are trees associated with each 27 nakshatrams or birth stars. Hasta 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 Hastam Nakshatra Born People is wild mango or Spondias pinnata.

Hindi name of the Hasta Nakshatra Tree is ambara or bhringi-phal Telugu name is adavimamidi Malayalam name is Ampazham Tamil Name is kincam Kannada name is ambade In Marathi it is known as ambada Bengali name is aamada
Hasta Nakshatra born people should plant the wild mango. Water it. They should also protect the tree.

Kulai Vishnumurthy Temple near Mangalore in Karnataka – Shree Vishnumurthy Temple at Kulai

Kulai Vishnumurthy Temple is located at Kulai near Mangalore in Karnataka. The shrine is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The murti of Vishnu worshipped here was accidently discovered by a priest. The shrine is located a kilometer off the National Highway 66 and is around 11 km from Mangalore.

The murti of Lord Vishnu worshipped in the shrine is carved out of black granite stone and has numerous minute carvings. The murti stands on a peetha and has four hands. The four hands hold shanka, chakra, gadha and padma.
Other deities worshipped in the temple are Ganapati, Nagaraja and Annappa.
The annual festival in the temple is held from Chaturdasi of Meena Masa.

Sri Aurobindo Thoughts on Attachment

All attachment is a hindrance to sadhana.

Goodwill you should have for all, psychic kindness for all, but no vital attachment.

To become indifferent to the attraction of outer objects is one of the first rules of yoga.

Non-attachment liberates the inner being into peace and the true consciousness.

Physical rejection is not the best way to get rid of the attraction of material things. Accept what is given to you, ask for what is needed and think no more of it. Attaching no importance, use then when you have. Do not be trouble if you have not. That is the best way of getting rid of attachment. Even after liberation, one has to remain vigilant of attachment.
If there has been an entire purification down to the depths and nothing is there to open the gate, then attachment cannot harm a person.

Sri Aurobindo 

Today’s Hindu Calendar – February 2, 2017 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Thursday, February 2, 2017 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during the waxing phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Panchami Tithi or the fifth day during the waxing phase of moon till 2:09 AM on February 2. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is February 2, 2017 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is a good and auspicious day. Nakshatra – Revathi Nakshatra till 9:06 PM on February 2. Then onward it is Ashwini or Ashwathy Nakshatram.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Revathi Nakshatra till 9:11 PM on February 2. Then onward it is Ashwini or Ashwathy Nakshatra.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Meena Rashi till 9:06 PM. Then onward it is Mesha Rashi.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Meena Rashi till 9:11 PM. Then onward it is…