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Parimala Ranganathar Temple Timings – Darshan – Opening Closing and Pooja Time at Parimala Ranganathar Temple in Nagapattinam, Tamil Nadu

Parimala Ranganathar Temple at Thiruindalur in Nagapattinam, Tamil Nadu, is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Detail temple timings is given below. Please note that there will be changes in the opening and closing time of the temple during important rituals and festival. The darshan time will be extended on special occasions. The shrine will remain closed during Grahanam or eclipse.
Parimala Ranganathar Temple Darshan Timings:
Morning – 6:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Evening – 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Ugadi 2018 date – Telugu and Kannada New Year - Ugadi in Andhra Pradesh – Telangana and Karnataka in 2018

Ugadi date based on Hindu calendar in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, and Telangana. Ugadi is the New Year (Lunar New Year) for Telugu and Kannada speaking people and it ushers in the spring season. Ugadi 2018 date is March 18. Vilambi Nama Samvatsara begins on March 18, 2018. In USA, Canada and UK, it is marked on March 18. In Australia, Malaysia and Singapore it is on March 18. Ugadi (yuga and adi) means beginning of an astronomical cycle.

First Month of the Year

Ugadi is also the first day of Chaitra, the first month of the traditional Hindu calendar followed in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. Ugadi is also known as Chadramana Ugadi or Chandramana Varsha Thodaku or Vatsara Arambha.

Hemalambi or Hevilambi Nama Samvatsara begins from March 18. Shalivahana Sakaa year - 1940 begins on March 18.

Ugadi has its derivation from the word ‘Yugadi’ which consists of two terms ‘Yuga’ and ‘adi,’ which respectively means ‘cycle of time’ and ‘beginning’.

Rituals on Ugadi
For the Telugu and Kan…

Kodanda – The Bow of Rama

Kodanda is the name of the bow used by Bhgavan Sri Rama to vanquish the practitioners of Adharma in the Ramayana. This bow of Sri Ram is known as the auspicious one. Usually a bow has 3 or 5 or 7 joints. But Kodanda has 9 joints.

There are also temples dedicated to Kodanda Rama especially in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. In such temples, Bhagavan Sri Ram is worshipped in the murti form in which he holds a bow.
It is not mentioned in the Ramayana as to how Rama came into the possession of his bow.

Ashtakavarga in Hindu Astrology

In Hindu astrology, Ashtakavarga means a group of eight objects and it deals with the transit of planets. In this system, a planet is said to contribute a benefic point, called bindu, to the different houses. It produces auspicious results while transiting the planets.

In the Ashtakavarga system, the position of the transiting planet is studied not only from the natal moon but also from the other planets. The ascendant, or lagna, rising is also taken into account.
In the Ashtakavarga system of astrology, both astrological and numerological factors are considered together.

Shivaji Jayanti 2018 - Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti - Birth Anniversary of Shivaji Maharaj - Shiv Jayanti

Shivaji Jayanti 2018 date based on Hindu calendar followed in Maharashtra. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti, also referred as Shiv Jayanti, celebrates the birth anniversary of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj who established the Maratha Empire during the 17th century and kindled the spirit of self rule among Hindus who were being governed by foreign rulers. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti 2018 date as per Hindu Tithi is on March 4. The birthday of Shivaji Maharaj as per Gregorian calendar is on February 19.

Shivaji Jayanti 2018 Tithi Chhatrapati Shivaji Raje Bhonsle was born the third day (Tritiya) during the Krishna Paksha (waning phase of moon) in the month of Phalgun (February – March). In 2018, it is on March 4.

From childhood, Shivaji Maharaj showed exemplary courage and was troubled by the lack of unity and helplessness among his community.

In the second half of the 17th century, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj rose from a minor chieftain to an independent king, founding the Marath…

Mahatma Gandhi on Desires

We have within us both good and bad desires. It is our duty to cultivate the former and to suppress or eradicate the latter.
Heart’s earnest and pure desire is always fulfilled.
Everyone grows old with the passage of time, desire alone remains ever youthful.
Desire is of various kinds – good, bad and feasible. The mind should harbor only that which is good and possible of realization. Mahatma Gandhi

Today’s Hindu Calendar – March 15, 2017 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festivals

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Tritiya Tithi or the third day during the waning phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Tritiya Tithi or the third day during the waning phase of moon till 9:50 PM on March 15. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Chaturthi Tithi or the fourth day during the waning phase of moon till 11:32 PM on March 16. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is March 15, 2017 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is a good and auspicious date till 10:25 AM. Nakshatra – Chitra or Chithirai or Chithira Nakshatra till 8:57 PM on March 15. Then onward it is Swathi or Chothi Nakshatram till 11:10 PM on March 16.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Chitra or Chithirai or Chithira Nakshatra till 10:10 PM on March 15. Then onward it is Swathi or Chothi Nakshatram on the entire day on March 16 and till 12:35 AM on March 17.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Kanya Rashi…