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Anang Trayodashi Vrat 2018 Date

Anang Trayodashi Vrat is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is observed in the Chaitra month in Maharashtra and Gujarat. Anang Trayodashi 2018 date is April 8. It is observed on the 13th day of the Shukla Paksha of Chaitra Month in traditional calendar followed in Maharashtra and Gujarat. The importance of the Vrat is mentioned in the Garuda Purana.
Please note – in North India, the Anang Trayodashi is observed during on 13th day of Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of moon) in Margashirsh Month this is on December 20, 2018.
Anang Trayodashi Vrat is observed for a year – on all the 13th day of the Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of the moon) in a month. It is believed that observing the Vrat will help in attaining prosperity, health, wealth and good fortune.
Apart from Lord Shiva, Kamadev and Rati are also worshipped on the day. The observance includes offering flowers and fruits to Lord Shiva and the prescribed 16-step Hindu puja and worship.

Panguni Uthiram 2018 date – Paiguni Uttaram in Tamil Nadu Temples

Panguni Uthiram, or Paiguni Uttaram, is an important Tamil festival observed in the Tamil month of Panguni (March – April). In 2018, the date of Panguni Uthiram is March 30. Paiguni Uttaram celebrates the wedding of important deities in the Hindu religion. The religious importance of the day is that the Uthiram Nakshatra (star) coincides with the full moon day (Poornima, or Purnima). The day is of great significance in majority of Hindu Temples in Tamil Nadu.
Divine Weddings on Panguni Uthiram Hindu Scriptures like the Puranas and the two epics – Mahabharat and Ramayan – indicate that the auspicious day of Poornima and Uttiram star coinciding in the month of Panguni (March – April) is the day when most divine weddings had taken place.

It is widely believed that Lord Shiva married Goddess Parvathi on this day in this region. Another legend indicates that Lord Muruga married Devasena on the day. It is also believed that Lord Rama married Sita on this day.

Another important wedding th…

Passionate persistence is the secret to outstanding achievements

Adversities can be overcome only with determination. Never give up always keep moving. We should keep changing. We should adapt. But never change our goal. Stay focused. Single-minded focus alone takes us to success. O descendent of the Kurus, the intellect of those who are on this path is resolute, and their aim is one-pointed. But the intellect of those who are irresolute is many branched (Bhagavad Gita Chapter 2 – Verse 41) The resolute mind is always one-pointed.
The thoughts of the determined are always focused.

Real power is in the power of hard work and determination. Sometimes we have the wrong notion that prayers, rituals and luck can substitute for hard work. But this is not true.
Those with limited understanding, get attracted to the flowery words of the Vedas, which advocate ostentatious rituals for elevation to the celestial abodes, and presume no higher principle described in them. They glorify only those portion of the Vedas that please their senses, and performs pompo…

Hindu Calendar Today – April 8, 2017 – Dwadasi Tithi, Pradosh Vrat, Good - Auspicious Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festivals

Tithi in Hindu Calendar, today, on Saturday, April 8, 2017 – Shukla Paksha Dwadasi Tithi or the twelfth day during the waxing phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Dwadasi Tithi or the twelfth day during the waxing phase of moon till 9:23 AM on April 8. Then onward it isShukla Paksha Trayodasi Tithi or the thirteenth day during the waxing phase of moon till 9:08 AM on April 9. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is April 8, 2017 as per Hindu Panchang? – There is no auspicious and good time on the day. Nakshatra – Magha or Makam Nakshatra till 12:21 AM on April 8. Then onward it is Purva Phalguni or Pooram Nakshatram till 12:36 AM on April 9.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Purva Phalguni or Pooram Nakshatra on the entire day on April 8 and till 12:33 AM on April 9. Then onward it is Uttara Phalguni or Uthiram Nakshatra.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Simha Rashi.
In western parts of India (Maharasht…