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Telugu Marriage Dates in 2018 – Hindu Telugu Wedding Dates in Telganana and Andhra Pradesh in 2018 as Per Telugu Calendar

Telugu Marriage Dates based on Telugu Panchang and Calendar 2018 is given below. Please note that these are wedding dates for 2018 in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana and are not applicable in other parts in India. This is because the calendar followed here is Amavasyath and is different from other regions in India. A month here begins the day after no moon or Amavasya day.

Telugu Marriage Dates in 2018

No marriage dates in January 2018 due to Shukra Astha February 2018 – February 9, February 19, February 20, February 21 and February 24 March 2018 – March 4, March 5, March 6 and March 8 April 2018 - April 19, April 20, April 24, April 25, April 27, April 28, April 29 and April 30 May 2018 – May 1, May 4, May 6, May 11, May 12, June 2018 – June 18, June 21, June 23, June 25, June 27 and June 28 July 2018 – July 5, July 10, and July 11. August 2018 – no marriage dates September 2018 – no marriage dates October 2018 – no marriage dates November 2018 – no marriage dates December 2018 – Decem…

Purnima April 2017 Date and Time – Full moon day in Hindu Calendar in April 2017

Purnima is the full moon day in a traditional Hindu lunar calendar. In South India, the full moon day is known as Pournami. Purnima April 2017 date is April 11. Time is from 10:23 AM on April 10 to 11:38 AM on April 11. The Purnima Vrat (fasting) is on April 10. The Purnima in April 2017 is the Chaitra Poornima.

Some Hindu communities observe a fast on the Poornima day from morning to evening on the day.
April 11 is observed as Hanuman Jayanti. Vaishakh Snan also begins on the day.
April 11, 2017 is also the last day in Chaitra Month in North India.

Agastheswar Mahadev in Ujjain – Story of Agastheswar Form of Shiva – 1st Shiva Temple in Ujjain

Agastheswar Mahadev is worshiped in Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh. It is one of the 84 forms of Shiva worshiped in Ujjain. Those offering prayers to Agastheswar Mahadev will get sin redemption. They will also have their desires fulfilled.

The temple dedicated to Agastheswar Mahadev is located on the premises of old Santoshi Mata mandir behind Harsiddhi temple complex in Ujjain.

This form of Shiva is associated with Sage Agasthya

Agastheswar Mahadev is counted among the 84 Shiva Temples in Ujjain and it is the 1st temple visited during the parikrama of Shivalayas here.

Story of Agastheswar Mahadev form of Shiva in Ujjain

Legend has it that once demons threw Devas (demigods) out of heaven. Devas were roaming on earth and here they met Sage Agastya. When the Sage heard about the plight of Devas he became extremely furious.

A huge fireball appeared due to the anger of Sage Agastya and it started burning down the demons in heaven. The fire also hurt several other living beings.

Sage Agastya re…

Bhratri Dwitiya 2018

Bhratri Dwitiya 2018 date as per Hindu calendar and Panchang. Bhratri Dwitiya is an important Hindu festival in which sisters display their love for their brothers. Bhratri Dwitiya is observed after Holi. The name of the festival ‘dwitiya’, denotes that the festival falls on second day after full moon. ‘Bhratri’ means brother. In 2018, the date of Bhratri Dwitiya after Holi is on March 3.

Both married and unmarried women participate in Bhratri Dwitiya. The most important event on the day is the application of teeka or tilak (Vermilion Dot) on brother’s forehead by the sister. She then performs an arati. Usually, the sister visits the brother to do the Bhratri dwitiya puja.

The Bhratri dwitiya puja thali consists of coconut, batashas, mithai (sweets), fruits, seven paans, roli and a little rice.

The sister lights the Puja lamp and does a small puja. She then applies tika on the forehead of the brother and gives him sweet, other eatables and a piece of coconut.

In some regions, sisters…

Kaman Pandigai – Holi in Tamil Nadu dedicated to Kama and Rati

Holi is a festival that is largely ignored in the southern parts of India. But some Hindu communities in some regions observe Holi here too but slightly differently. In Kannyakumari region in Tamil Nadu, Holi is known as Kaman Pandigai and is associated with the popular legend of Lord Shiva burning Kamdev, the Hindu God of love, into ashes. The popular belief is that Rati, the consort of Kama, was able to revive Kamdev with the blessings of Lord Shiva on the Holi day.
The main ritual involves sing songs depicting Rati’s despair and offering sandalwood paste to Kama to ease the pain of burning.
Legend has it that Hindu God Shiva went into deep meditation after the death of his consort, Sati. As per Hindu religious scriptures, Shiva represents ‘matter’ and Sati or Parvati, ‘shakti or energy’. With Shiva entering into meditation means there was total imbalance. Without Shiva and Shakti cting in consonance, human life would come to a standstill.
So Sati was later reborn as Parvati. But S…

Holi Festival at Govind Devji Temple in Jaipur in Rajasthan

Holi festival at Govind Devji Temple in Jaipur in Rajasthan is spread over several days. The main events at the temple are Rachana Chaki darshan, Phoolom Ka Holi (Holi with flowers), Holikotsav for three days, Pushp phagotsav for two days, Holipad, Braj Holi and Gulal holi. In addition to the said above festival the temple also celebrates the birth anniversary of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.
The highlight of the Holi festival at Govind Devji Temple is showering of flower petals on devotees.
Raas lila is also performed during the period.
The main festivals happen during the seven days before Holi.

Google Holi Doodle 2017 – Google joins in Holi Festival - Pictures of All Google Holi Doodles

Google search logo today sports the Holi festival observed in India. The Google Holi doodle 2017 is only visible in the site.

Google Holi Doodle 2015

Last year too there was Google Holi Doodle –
Google Holi Doodle 2014

Holi Thoughts from Hindu Blog

Talk of Holi and the first picture that comes to our mind is playing with colors. Holi is all about making natural colors and playing with natural colors. By making colors from natural materials we get close to nature. When we play with colors we drop our ego, anger, jealousy and become pure. We are so immersed in the play that we forget everything – this is the state that we try to attain through meditation – a thought free state.

Holi is specifically observed during this period because it is the period of numerous skin diseases. The gulal or natural colors that are thrown help in checking the disease carrying pathogens. It also helps in protecting the skin.
Holi also teaches us that religion is not all about prayer, and more prayer…it is not all seriousness. There is place for fun and frolic. Holi teaches us that there should creation, enthusiasm, renewed energy, forgetting the bad past, starting afresh, hope in daily life.
Just go out and join in the riot of colors…thoughts and te…

Panguni Month 2018 – Tamil Panguni Masam 2018 in Traditional Calendar in Tamil Nadu

Panguni month is the 12th month in a traditional calendar followed in Tamil Nadu. Panguni Month in 2017 begins on March 15, 2018 and ends on April 13, 2018. Panguni Uthiram is observed in the month. The first day of the month is also associated with the Karadayin Nombu - the vrat ends at the beginning of the Panguni Month.

Pillayar Sankatahara Chaturthi is on April 3.
Karadaiyan Nombu fast breaking time is from 9 PM

Panguni Pournami and Amavasai Panguni Amavasai is on March 17, 2018 Pournami, or full moon day, in Panguni month is on March 31.

Festival and Auspicious dates in Panguni Month 2017 Ekadasi – March 27Pradosh – March 29Sashti – March 23Ekadasi – April 12Pradosh – April 13Panguni Uthiram – March 30 The next month in Tamil Calendar is the Chithirai Masam and is the first month in a traditional Tamil Calendar.

Enthusiasm is the master key to feeling great – Dadi Janki

To inspire means to fill others with enthusiasm, confidence and creativity. When we are inspired we feel truly alive! We certainly take inspiration from the presence and words of exceptional spiritual teachers.

The word “inspire” also means to “breath into,” which is about our own responsibility, to take advantage of what we hear, of the atmosphere and energy around us, and shared wisdom.

When I talk about seeing the Light of God, I do not mean seeing a flash of light. When the third eye of wisdom opens, it is also called light – the light of knowledge and the light of understanding. That light allowed me to remember – that is, to recognize – my own true Self and my own true Parent.
Enthusiasm is the master key to feeling great. It keeps the self extremely positive beyond the pull of negativity while simultaneously making others feel uplifted too. To develop enthusiasm, have faith in the goodness of life and in the original goodness of the self and others. – Dadi Janki

Today’s Hindu Calendar – March 13, 2017 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festivals

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Monday, March 13, 2017 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the waning phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the waning phase of moon till 7:54 PM on March 13. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during the waning phase of moon till 8:34 PM on March 14. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is March 13, 2017 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is not a good date. Nakshatra – Uttaraphalguni or Uthram Nakshatra till 5:46 PM on March 13. Then onward it is Hasta or Atham or Hastham Nakshatram till 7:08 PM on March 14.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Uttaraphalguni or Uthram Nakshatra till 6:42 PM on March 13. Then onward it is Hasta or Atham or Hastham Nakshatram till 8:12 PM on March 14.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Kanya Rashi.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and s…