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Hinduism Facts That They Do not Tell You

This article explores many Hinduism facts that is conveniently overlooked by many popular websites and articles. They don’t tell you the real facts – they are more interested in the number of Hindus (third largest religion); they are interested in the countries where Hinduism is followed (India, Nepal, Fiji, Guyana..) and the caste system.

Oldest Living Religion

Hinduism is the oldest living religion in the world. It has no name – a name that comes closest to defining the religion is Sanatana Dharma. Hindu religion is perhaps the only evolving religion in the world.

The name Hinduism was coined by the British during the 1800s.
…who really knows? Who will here proclaim it? Whence was it produced? Whence is this creation? The gods came afterwards, with the creation of this universe.
Who then knows when it has arisen?
When this creation has arise – perhaps it formed itself, or perhaps it did not – the one who looks down on it, in the highest heaven, only he knows – or perhaps he does no…

Bharani Nakshatra 2017 Predictions – Barani Birth Star or Nakshatram Astrological Predictions in 2017

Bharani Nakshatra, or Barani Nakshatram, will have a mixed year in 2017. In some months, you will be forced to take loan. Get together. Clarity regarding relationships. April, May, August, September and October are good months. January, February and December 2017 will see both good and bad times. March, June, July and November will be tough periods. Below is the astrological prediction for Bharani Nakshatra in 2017: Barani is the second birth star among 27 Nakshatrams in Jyothisha or astrology. As per Hindu astrology and calendar, Bharani Nakshatra is in Medakurru or Mesha Rashi (Aries Zodiac).

Career – You will have to work hard to make career progress. Carelessness will bring bad reputation and problems to career. Extra responsibilities at work place of both seniors and lower level
employees. Lot of hard work but less success will be a constant feature of the year. Sudden job loss for some due to bad financial situation in the company. Some of you will decide to quit job due to diff…

Dundeshwar Mahadev in Ujjain – Story of Dundeshwar Form of Shiva – 3rd Shiva Temple in Ujjain

Dundeshwar Mahadev is worshiped in Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh. It is one of the 84 forms of Shiva worshiped in Ujjain. Those offering prayers to Dundeshwar Mahadev will get all their sins washed and they will also attain heaven.

The temple dedicated to Dundeshwar Mahadev is located at Ram Siddhi (Ramghat) on the banks of Shipra River.

This form of Shiva is associated with Shiva Gana Dundu.

Dundeshwar Mahadev is counted among the 84 Shiva Temples in Ujjain and it is the 3rd temple visited during the parikrama of Shivalayas here.

Story of Dundeshwar Mahadev form of Shiva in Ujjain

One day Shiva Gana Dundu visited heaven. Here he happened to see Apsara Rambha. He got playful and threw flowers on her. Indira, the king of heaven, happened to witness this and cursed him to be born on earth.

After his birth on earth, Dundu performed intense austerities in the Mahendra Mountain.

One day he heard a voice from the sky. It directed him to go to  Mahakaal Vana (present day Ujjain) and perform Tapas…

Kedarnath Temple Opening Date in 2017 - Opening and Closing Dates in 2017 of Kedarnath Temple

KedarnathTemple is part of the Char Dham Yatra in Uttarakhand, India. In 2017, the opening date of KedarnathTemple is May 3, 2017. The temple will close after Diwali on October 19, 2017. Chardham Yatra comprises of pilgrimage to Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri in Himalayas in Uttarakhand in India. The four holy shrines remain closed during winter season from October to April due to heavy snowfall.

Kedarnath shrine is located at an altitude of 3584 m and is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is one among the twelve Jyotirlinga temples. Legend has it that the Pandavas after the 18-day Great Kurukshetra War in the Mahabharata felt guilty of having killed their relatives and sought the blessings of Lord Shiva for salvation here.

Adi Shankaracharya is supposed to have worshipped at KedarnathTemple and fixed the method of puja.

Kedarnath Temple was hit badly by the flash flood in June 2013 - the number of devotees that will be allowed on daily basis in 2017 is not yet known.


Rakhi 2017 - Good Time

Rakhi is a very popular ritual in Hindu Religion and celebrates brother-sister relationship. Rakhi 2017 date is August 7. On this day, the sister ties ‘Rakhi’ on her brother and who pledge to protect her from any danger. Rakhi Festival, also known as Raksha Bandhan, is observed on the full moon day (Purnima) in Shravan month. The good time to tie rakhi on the day is from 11:07 AM to 1:50 PM on August 7.

‘Raksha’ means protection, and ‘Bandhan’ here means to tie. On Raksha Bandhan, sisters tie Rakhi, a bracelet made of thread of different colors, on their brothers' wrist. When a girl or woman ties a Rakhi around the hand of a boy or man it means he will protect her from all dangers.

Related How to arrange Rakshabandhan Rakhi Plate? The Reason for celebrating Raksha Bandhan
Raksha Bandhan Thoughts and Quotes

Amavasya in March 2017 date and time – Amavas or No Moon Day in Hindu Calendar and Panchang in March 2017

Amavasi, also known as Amavasya or Amavas, is the no moon day in a month in a traditional Hindu lunar calendar. Amavasya March 2017 date is March 28. Amavasya Time is from 10:45 AM on March 27 to 8:27 AM on March 28, 2017.  As per traditional North Indian calendar it is the Amavasya in Chaitra month. In other regions it is the Phalgun Amavasi.

The March 28 Amavasya marks the end of Vikram Samvant 2073 in North India. It also marks the end of Shaka Era 1938 in other regions.

Durmukhinama Samavatsara ends in calendars followed in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka. March 28 is also is observed as Gudi Padwa. Ugadi, Chaitra Shukladi and Nav Varsh Samvant will be observed on March 29.

Amavasi is the darkest day in a traditional Hindu month and is considered both auspicious and inauspicious by different Hindu communities.
There are many Hindus who undertake a fast on Amavasi. Some devotees only take a single meal on the day.

South Africa Hindu Calendar 2017 in pdf – Based on Standard Time Hindu Panchang 2017 followed in South Africa

South Africa Hindu Calendar 2017 in pdf is presented by mypanchang. It contains all the important festivals, auspicious time etc as per Hindu Panchang 2017 for cities in South Africa like Durban, Johannesburg, Pretoria, and Cape Town. The calendar is based on local time followed in South Africa.
Link – South Africa Hindu Calendar 2017 in pdf

Samudra Yoga in Hindu Astrology

Samudra Yoga is a position indicated by the combination of certain planets in a horoscope in Hindu astrology. A person having Samudra Yoga will be rich, powerful and famous.

In a horoscope, if all the seven planets are positioned in the kendra houses with difference of one rashi such a combination constitutes Samudra Yoga. In the yoga, the seven planets would be in the houses 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12. Rahu and Ketu are avoided in calculating Samudra Yoga.

If all the natural benefices are in the Kendra houses (1st, 4th, 7th and 10th) with two planets, conducive of each other, being in the lagna, this combination turns into Samdura Yoga.
The presence of the yoga promises over-lordship.

True tyaga is sattvic, it is tyaga of attachment and fruit – Sadhu Vaswani

Renunciation of obligatory works and daily duties is improper. Dana, tapas, and yagna are prescribed duties. They are not a source of bondage for they purify. They must not be renounced. Such renunciation springs from delusion.

Tyaga is threefold – tamasic, rajasic and sattvic.

True tyaga is sattvic, it is tyaga of attachment and fruit.

In Tamasic tyaga, the man is dominated by moha, delusion, ignorance and attachment.

Tamasic tyaga is of the dark type.

Rajasic tyaga does not lead to liberation, for in this tyaga you give up to avoid pain or trouble or strain.
In true tyaga you take up what duty bids you do. You perform actions but unmoved by gain, you act impersonally.

– Sadhu Vaswani Source - The Bhagavad Gita - The Song of Life

Hindu Calendar Today – February 27, 2017 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar, today, on Monday, February 27, 2017 – Shukla Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the waxing phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the waxing phase of moon till 7:28 PM on Feb 27. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during the waxing phase of moon till 6:10 PM on Feb 28. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is February 27, 2017 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is a good date. Nakshatra – Shathabhisha or Sadayam or Chathayam Nakshatra till 7:01 AM on Feb 27. Then onward it is Purvabhadrapada or Pooruruttathi Nakshatram till 6:35 AM on Feb 28.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Shathabhisha or Sadayam or Chathayam Nakshatra till 6:49 AM on Feb 27. Then onward it is Purvabhadrapada or Pooruruttathi Nakshatram till 5:57 AM on Feb 28.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Kumbha Rashi.
In western parts of India (Mahara…