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Guru Pratipada

Guru Pratipada is an auspicious day observed the day after Maghi Purnima, full moon day in Magh month (January – February) as per traditional Hindu calendar followed in Maharashtra. Guru Pratipada 2018 date is February 1.

The day is of great importance in numerous temples and sacred spots in western and northern parts of India. The famous Gangapur Yatra is observed on the day.

Guru Pratipada is also the day when Dattavatari Shree Nrusinha Saraswati Swami Maharaj left the physical body and merged with the Supreme Soul.

Sri Nrusimha Saraswati Swami is believed to be the the second incarnation of Lord Dattatreya.

A week long rituals, satsangs and cultural programs are organized during the period. The prayers culminate on the last day which is also the most important day popularly known as Guru Pratipada. It is observed on the first day during the Krishna Paksha of Magha Mahina as per traditional calendar followed in Maharashtra and Karnataka.

Sita Ashtami 2018 date

Sita Ashtami is believed to be the day when Sita Devi appeared on earth as per traditional calendar and Panchangs followed in North India. Sita Ashtami 2018 date is February 8. Sita Ashtami is observed on the eighth day of the Krishna Paksha (waning phase of moon) of Phalguna month (February – March).

Mata Sita is an embodiment of purity and wifely devotion and the consort of Sri Ram in Ramayan. Mata Sita was adopted by King Janaka; after he found her while ploughing his field.

Sita is believed to be an incarnation of Goddess Lakshmi and is worshipped in temples dedicated to Lord Ram.

Mata Sita’s abduction by Ravana and her subsequent rescue by Lord Ram, Lakshman, Hanuman and Vanar Sena is the central theme of the Ramayana.

So powerful was Sita’s chastity that even though she was carried away by Ravana and kept imprisoned, Ravana could never reach near her as she kept meditating on Lord Ram; and the energy she created out of meditation was powerful enough to burn to death anyone who…

Emusha form of Vishnu

Emusha form of Vishnu is the celestial boar. In this divine incarnation, Vishnu ploughed up the earth, which was lying under the cosmic waters. Emusha is also another name of Varaha.

As per some accounts, Emusha ploughed up Mount Meru with his might tusks and brought it to the surface. This was later used by Asuras and Devas for the cosmic churn.
Emusha is a name also found in the Rig Veda, Satapatha Brahmana, Atharva Veda and Taittirya Samhita and Kathaka Samhita. Here too a big bar whose flanks stretched across raised earth up.

Omkar Panchami – Birth Anniversary of Thakur Sitaramdas Omkarnath

Omkar Panchami is the birth anniversary day of Thakur Sitaramdas Omkarnath. He was the head of Akhil Bharat Jaiguru Samraday. Omkar Panchami 2018 date is February 5. His birth anniversary is annually observed on Phalgun Krishna Paksha Panchami as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in North. In 2018, it is the 126th birth anniversary of Thakur Sitaramdas Omkarnath.

Thakur Sitaramdas Omkarnath is believed to have had darshan of Lord Shiva.

He gave spiritual initiation to millions of devotees, founded more than 75 ashrams, and wrote more than 200 spiritual books.

The main rituals are observed at Mahamilan Math, the Headquarters of Akhil Bharat Jaiguru Samraday.

On the day special Puja will be arranged at 8.01am, Thakur's Birth moment, followed by daylong celebrations.

There will be Naam, Dharma sabha, devotional songs, and many other celebrations, and Prasadam will be distributed at noon.

Download Bhagavad Gita in Tamil in PDF format for Free

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita in Tamil in PDF format for free is provided by Swami Shri Adgadanad Ji’s of Yatharth Geeta. This downloadable Tamil Bhagawad Geeta is strictly for personal use. You can only download the eighteen chapters separately and not as a single book.

The Bhagavad Gita is in PDF format and you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer.

You can download the Bhagavad Gita in Tamil from this link – Tamil Bhagavad Gita.
If the above link is not working then you directly download it from Google drive here. - Tamil Gita

Shiva and Goddess Parvati is Worshipped under Water in this Temple near Cuttack in Orissa

A temple dedicated to Shiva and Goddess Parvati located near Cuttack in Orissa is unique in the region as the murtis worshipped in the temple are under water. Shiva and Goddess Parvati are worshipped in the temple known as Sidha Devi.

Mother Goddess is worshipped here as Sidha Devi.
The temple is located around 47 km from Cuttack at Kakudiapada.

Bhagavad Gita – Paramahamsa Vijnana Yoga Teachings

Among thousands of men, rarely one strives for perfection, and among those who strive and win, rarely he realizes that am the Truth.

Know that I am the womb of all beings. I am the origin of the universe and likewise its dissolution.

All that is here is threaded on me as rows of pearls are threaded on a single string.

I am the fresh taste in the waters, O Arjuna, and the light in the moon and the sun. I am the OM in the Vedas. I am the sound in ether and the seed of strength in men.
I am the life in all that lives and the austerity in ascetics.

Bhagavad Gita – Paramahamsa Vijnana Yoga (Chapter 7 of Gita)

Today’s Hindu Calendar – February 10, 2017 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Friday, February 10, 2017 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Chaturdasi and Purnima Tithi or the fourteenth and full moon day during the waxing phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Chaturdasi Tithi or the fourteenth day during the waxing phase of moon till 6:58 AM on Feb 10. Then onward it is Purnima Tithi or the full moon day till 5:50 AM on Feb 11. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is February 10, 2017 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is not a good date. Nakshatra – Pushya or Poosam or Pooyam Nakshatra till 9:22 AM on February 10. Then onward it is Aslesha or Ayiliyam Nakshatram.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Pushya or Poosam or Pooyam Nakshatra till 9:39 AM on February 10. Then onward it is Aslesha or Ayiliyam Nakshatra.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Karka Rashi.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Karka Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspi…