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Rang Panchami 2018 during Holi

Rang Panchami Holi festival is observed on the fifth day (Panchami) during the waning phase of moon in Phalgun month (February – March). Rang Panchami 2018 date is March 6. The corresponding period in North Indian calendar is the fifth day during Chaitra Krishna paksha.

The festival is a continuation of the Holi festival and is observed mainly in rural areas in Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and some parts of North India. The festival is observed five days after Holi Dhuleti.

Rang Panchami is essentially a rural festival. Special significance is given to the festival by the farming community.

Please note that some people refer to Holi festival also as Rang Panchami.

Uttaradi Math Panchanga 2017 – 2018 for free download – Hevilambi Smavatsara 1939

Shri Uttaradi Math, the seat of Jagadguru Sri Madhvacharya, provides yearly Panchanga in Telugu, Kannada, Marathi, and Sanskrit. The Panchanga for the year 2017 – 2018 (Hevilambi Samvatsara 1939) has been released by Uttaradi Mutt. These Panchangas are sought by devotees around the world. You can download them for free in pdf format.

The 2017 – 2018 Panchanga is from March 28, 2017 to March 17, 2018.

You can get details about all the Panchanga published by Uttaradi Mutt here at the official website.

Login in needed - You will need to register by providing mail id, name and mobile number for free download.

Once registered again click the above link again or refresh the uttaradi mutt page to open the panchangas.

TTD - Tirupati Balaji Temple Panchangam 2017 - 2018 for free (Telugu) Kannada Panchangam 2017 - 2018 Published by Sringeri Mutt for free

Ladoo Gopal

Ladoo Gopal is the child form of Sri Krishna and is used for worshipping at homes. It is also widely used for worship during the Janmashtami celebrations. This form of Hindu God Krishna is also referred as lalo and natkhat Ladoo Gopal. The Bhakti, or devotion, that is shown by a devotee while worshipping Ladoo Gopal is like that of taking care of a new born baby. Here Sri Krishna is the new born for the devotee and he/she showers unconditional love on Him, which takes the devotee to a state of mind which is beyond explanation.

A way of expressing devotion to Ladoo Gopal is by dressing him up with fine clothes. People find immense Ananda in dressing up and taking care of Gopal Krishna.

Connecting to the Supreme Truth by worshipping and performing puja for Ladoo Gopal has no parallel in the world. The Supreme Being incarnates as a Child for the devotee to express his love and devotion.

Story of Indra in Ravana’s Prison in Lanka

As per Uttara Ramayana, Indra was once captured and kept in a prison in Lanka for a year by Ravana. The story begins with Meghananda, son of Ravana, defeating Indra and capturing him.

After a fierce battle, Indra was defeated by Meghanada. He took Indra to Lanka as a prisoner. Ravana chained Indra's hands and feet and tied him to his flagstaff. Later he was put in prison.

Devas, celestial beings, approached Brahma and asked his help for releasing Indra. Brahma went to Lanka and secured the release of Indra. Brahma also gave Meghananda the title Indrajit – one who had victory over Indra.
Indra had committed adultery with Ahalya, Sage Gautama's wife. The sage had then cursed Indra that he would spend a year in prison, chained by an enemy. His life in Ravana's prison in Lanka was due to this curse.

Holi and Demon Dhundha – The Story

There are numerous stories associated with Holi and the most popular one is that associated with Holika. But there is another story that is equally popular in many regions in India and that is associated with Demon Dhundha. The story also explains why fire is lit on the night of Holi.
Legend has it that during the reign of King Raghu, a demon named Dhundha terrorized the people in the kingdom. The king and his subjects tried numerous methods to curb the demonic activities of Dhundha. But nothing proved helpful.
Finally, they used magic to kill the demon. This happened on the full moon day in Phalgun Month. People collected wood, grass and household garbage and burned it on the full moon day. When the demon arrived seeing the fire, magical mantras were chanted and people used sticks and swords to drive out the demon who had lost all his powers due to the mantras.
Even today people collect heap of wood and garbage and set it afire. People go round the fire thrice and recite mantras to …

Agalpady Durga Parameshwari Temple in Kasargod in Kerala

Agalpady Durga Parameshwari Temple, dedicated to Goddess Durga, is located around 22 km east of Kasargod in Kerala. Mother Goddess Shakti is worshipped here as Goddess Annapurneshwari and Lord Shiva is worshiped here as Gadhadhari or the wielder of mace or club.

The architecture of the shrine is typical Kerala – Malabar style architecture. The flag post is an important aspect of the shrine.
A school functions within the temple complex.

Hindu Calendar Today – March 10, 2017 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festivals

Tithi in Hindu Calendar, Today, on Friday, March 10, 2017 – Shukla Paksha Trayodasi Tithi or the thirteenth day during the waxing phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Trayodasi Tithi or the thirteenth day during the waxing phase of moon till 8:22 PM on March 10. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Chaturdasi Tithi or the fourteenth day during the waxing phase of moon till 7:39 PM on March 11. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is March 10, 2017 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is a good date. Nakshatra – Aslesha or Ayiliyam Nakshatra till 4:41 PM on March 10. Then onward it is Magha or Magham Nakshatram till 4:33 PM on March 11.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Aslesha or Ayiliyam Nakshatra till 4:58 PM on March 10. Then onward it is Magha or Magham Nakshatram till 5:07 PM on March 11.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Karka Rashi till 4:41 PM. Then onward it is Simha Rashi.
In western parts of India (Maharas…