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Hindu Festivals in April 2017 – Hindu Vrat – Fasting – Rituals in April 2017

Dates of important festivals and fasting associated with Hinduism in April 2017 – based on major Hindu calendars and Panchang used in India. The festivals, Vrats and ritual days are based on Indian Standard Time (IST).

April 1 – Sri Panchami – Lakshmi Panchami April 2 – Muruga Sashti Fasting. Ashoka Sashti. Skanda Sashti in Gaya. Surya Sashti April 4 – Monthly Durga Ashtami. Chaitra Navratri Ashtami. Ashokashtami. Tara Ashtami. April 5 – Ram Navami – Chaitra Mahanavami – Chaitra Navratri Ends April 7 – Ekadasi Fasting April 8 – Pradosh Fasting April 8 – Anang Trayodasi. April 9 – Panguni Uthiram April 10 – Purnima Fasting April 11 – Purnima – Full moon day April 11 – Hanuman Jayanti April 14 – Sankashti Chaturthi Vrat April 14 – Vishu in Kerala April 14 – Chithirai 1 – Tamil New Year
April 14 – Meda Masam begins in Malayalam Calendar April 14 – Chithirai Masam begins in Tamil Calendars April 15 – Baishakh month begins in Bengali Calendars April 15 – New Year in Bengal and Assam – Po…

Basanti Puja 2017 Date – Importance of Chaitra Durga Puja in April 2017

Basanti Puja, also known as Chaitra Durga Puja, is observed during the Chaitra Navratri. Basanti Puja 2017 date is from April 2 and will end on April 5. This puja is based on the belief that Durga Puja was originally held during Spring season, or Basant, to observe the Spring equinox. It was Lord Ram who changed worship period of Goddess Durga from Chaitra to Ashwin (October – November). He had invoked Goddess Durga in Ashwin month to get her blessings before starting his campaign against demon King Ravana in the Ramayana. The name Basanti puja is famous in eastern parts of India, especially in Bengal, Assam, Manipur, Tripura, Orissa, Arunachal Pradesh and Jharkhand. Mother Goddess is worshiped in North and Western parts of India during the same period for nine days starting from Chaitra Shukla Paksha Pratipada.
Basanti Puja 2017 Calendar Sri Basanti Devi Durgapuja Amantran Adhibas – April 2

Sri Basanti Devi Durgapuja Saptamipuja, Nabapatrika – April 3
Sri Basanti Devi Durgapuja Astam…

Annapurna Puja 2018 Date during Chaitra Month

Annapurna Puja is dedicated to Goddess Annapurna and is observed during the Chaitra month. Annapurna Puja 2018 date is March 25. It falls on the eighth day during the Chaitra Navratriand is also part of Basanti Puja in eastern parts of India. Annpoorna Pooja is mainly performed by women and it is dedicated to Goddess Annapurna an aspect of Parvati, which nourishes the world through food. The ritual is of great importance in Eastern and Northern parts of India.

Women and children recite the Annapurna Stotram on the Annapoorna Pooja day. Special idols of Goddess Annapurna are installed at home and in public pandals. Pujas and rituals as per traditions are conducted.

A similar puja known as Annapurna Jayanthi is observed in North India in the Margashirsh Month (December).

Symbolically, Goddess Annapurna is that aspect of Mother Nature that nourishes all living beings. At Kashi, Lord Shiva is believed to be taking food in a begging bowl from Goddess Parvati. Nourishment is needed for the…

Real misery is not having faith in ourselves and losing hope

Materialistic life is never permanent. If we have chosen to live in society and have a family life, then twists and turns are part of it. In some turns we might get happiness and in another turn unhappiness. Social and family life is not a straight road of happiness. There will be bumps and accidents. The roads and the scenes keep changing.

Develop a Good Shock Absorber

We need to develop a good shock absorber to overcome these accidents and bumps. The best shock absorber we can have is knowledge – true knowledge found in Bhagavad Gita, Upanishads, Yoga Vasishta, Bhagavad Puran etc. The problem with the people on the road of life is that they never make use of these shock absorbers, which is readily available, and for free. Some only take it up when they near the end of the journey. Some only after they meet with some serious accidents. So if you are having a social and family life, whether it is good or bad, pick up these shock absorbers and install them. You will not be disappointed…

Hindu Calendar Today – April 1, 2017 – Tithi, Vrat, Good - Auspicious Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festivals

Tithi in Hindu Calendar, today, on Saturday, April 1, 2017 – Shukla Paksha Panchami Tithi or the fifth day during the waxing phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Panchami Tithi or the fifth day during the waxing phase of moon till 9:36 PM on April 1. Then onward it isShukla Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during the waxing phase of moon till 7:11 PM on April 2. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is April 1, 2017 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is a good and auspicious date. Nakshatra – Krittika or Karthigai or Kartika Nakshatra till 8:15 AM on April 1. Then onward it is Rohini Nakshatram till 6:33 AM on April 2.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Krittika or Karthigai or Kartika Nakshatra till 4:53 AM on April 1. Then onward it is Rohini Nakshatram till 2:54 AM on April 2.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Vrishabha Rashi.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is…