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Hanuman Jayanti 2017 date

Hanuman Jayanti 2017 date based on Hindu Calendar - India Standard Time. Hanuman Jayanthi is the birthday of Lord Hanuman and it is observed on the full moon (Purnima) day in the Hindu month of Chaitra (March – April) as per traditional lunar Hindu calendar. In 2017, the date of Hanuman Jayanthi is April 11. This year Hanuman Jayanti is doubly auspicious as it falls on Tuesday. Mangalwar or Tuesday is associated with Anjaneya. Lord Hanuman is also known as Bajrang Bali and Anjaneya and is one of the most popular gods in Hinduism. He is a Chiranjeevi – one blessed with immortality.


Why Hanuman Jayanti in 2017 is Special?

The Tithi (Purnima), Day (Tuesday) and Nakshatra (Chitra) will be the same as the actual birth of Lord Hanuman as per Hindu scriptures. Hanuman was born in such a rare combination in Treta Yuga.

As April 11, 2017, is Tuesday it is doubly auspicious as Tuesday or Mangalwar is dedicated to Lord Hanuman.

Those having Sade-Saati in Horoscope and those suffering due to Shan…

Who is an Avadhuta in Hindu Religion?

Avadhuta can be loosely defined as an ascetic who has renounced all worldly attachments and connections. The term is applied to Hindu, Jaina and Buddhist saints.

In Avadhuta Upanishad, Dattatreya explains that the Avadhuta Yogi shakes off the bondages of the world, varna (classes) and ashrama (stages of life).

A true Avadhuta does not belongs to any sect. He is merged in the Supreme Truth. For a man of the world, he might look like a lunatic. But who is a lunatic one who is madly chasing the world or one who has rejected the world.

However, scholars are scholars and they have filled books with various classifications of Avadhutas.
The important categories are: Brahmavadhuta, Shaivavadhuta Viravadhuta and Kulavadhuta

The first two worships Brahma and Shiva. The third can be categorized as a hardcore Shiva devotee. Those in this category have matted and scattered hair, wears a garland of bones or rudraksha, smears ash over his body, carries stick, deerskin, damaru and uses red sandalw…

Symbolism in Banalinga

Banalinga is one among the numerous types of Shivling worshipped by Hindu devotees. There is deep symbolism attached to the Banalinga, which is a sacred object forming a part of daily worship in many temples, sacred places and homes. This is one of the Shivling that can be worshiped at home.

The Shape of this Shivling is Oval or Egg. What is formless is represented in terms of symbolic form such as an egg.

Banalinga ranging from the size of an inch to cubit is known as Ishwara.  The color of the Shivling may be of honey, black beetle, blue, deep red, green or touchstone.

It is mainly found in Amareshwara on the Mahendra Mountain in Nepal, Narmada River, Kanya Tirtha in Srisaila, Lingasaila and Kaligarta.

To a Shiva devotee, Banalinga is like the Shaligrama of Vishnu Devotees and yantra (mystic diagram).

Banalinga has five faces. Kamdev carried five banas (arrows) to disturb Shiva whose meditation after the death of Sati was causing imbalance in the universe. The five arrows were mean…

Not possessing anything is the medication for happiness in the world – Mahabharata

Since the time he is born on earth, many different kinds of joy and sorrow afflict a man.
If you roam around, thinking all the happenings in the materialistic world to be insignificant, you will obtain happiness.
A person with nothing sleeps, and awakes in happiness.

Desires fulfilled bring no joy in heaven. Put all of them together and they do not weigh in the scales against the joy found in the death of desire.
Not possessing anything is the medication for happiness in the world. But this path is extremely difficult.

Desire and anger, they are the foes of the world. They corrode all wisdom and learning. Desire is insatiable and the senses are its slaves. Unrestrained, the senses erode the knowledge acquired through meditation and study.
– Mahabharata

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Today’s Hindu Calendar – April 10, 2017 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festivals

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Monday, April 10, 2017 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Chaturdasi Tithi or the fourteenth day during the waxing phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Chaturdasi Tithi or the fourteenth day during the waxing phase of moon till 9:25 AM on April 10. Then onward it isPurnima Tithi or the full moon day till 10:15 AM on April 11. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is April 10, 2017 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is good day till 10:20 AM. Nakshatra – Uttara Phalguni or Uthiram Nakshatra till 1:20 AM on April 10. Then onward it is Hasta or Atham Nakshatram till 2:36 AM on April 11.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Uttara Phalguni or Uthiram Nakshatra till 1:54 AM on April 10. Then onward it is Hasta or Atham Nakshatra till 3:37 AM on April 11.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Kanya Rashi.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Kanya Rashi.
Festivals, V…