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Baba Balak Nath Story and History

Baba Balak Nath is famous Yogi who is believed to have had direct darshan of Lord Shiva. It is widely believed that listening to the songs or bhajan of Baba Balak Nath ji and worshipping god Shiva will help in desire fulfillments. He is believed to have lived in the present day Himachal Pradesh in India. The followers of Baba Balak Nath narrate the following story about Him.

Story of Baba Balak Nath Inspired by Dattatreya, Baba Balak Nathji set out on a pilgrimage of Chardham – the four holy places – and other tirthas.

He reached Shah Talai in Hamirpur in Himachal Pradesh. By his divine vision, he realized that Mata Dharmo, who had helped him have vision of Lord Shiva in his previous birth, had taken rebirth as Mai Ratno at Shah Talai.

He wished to serve Mai Ratno so that he could clear the great debt of previous birth.

Mai Ratno, who was a childless widow, adopted Baba Balak Nath as her son.

He was given the job of grazing the cows.

Twelve years passed and one day the cows entered t…

Poila Baisakh 2018 date – Pohela Baisakha

Poila Baisakh is the Hindu New Year in West Bengal and Bangladesh is celebrated in the month of Vaishakh or Baisakh (April – May). Poila Baisakh 2018 date is April 15. The Bengali New Year is popularly referred as Naba Barsa in Bengal and Pohela or Poila Baisakh in Bangladesh and is the first day in the Bengali Calendar. Bengali Year 1425 begins on the day.

On Poila Baisakh, Goddess Lakshmi, the Hindu goddess of wealth, and Lord Ganesh are worshipped. Traders perform the halkhata ceremony that marks the advent of the Bengali New Year. All shops are decorated with flowers and one will notice stringed fresh lemons and chillies hanging in front of shops. This is used to ward off the evil eye.
Shopkeepers, businessmen and traders close the old accounts and open a new one. People visit their favorite shop during the day to wish them luck for the year ahead. Traders welcome customers on this day with sweets.

In Bengali houses, Naba Barsa is noted for the special elaborate alpanas (rangolis …

Rongali or Bohag Bihu 2018 date – Assam New Year 2018

Bohag Bihu, also known as Rongali Bihu, is the Assamese New Year and is observed for three days as per the traditional Assamese Calendar. The New Year is observed on the first day of Bohag month. The Hindu New Year celebrations in Assam begins on the last day of the Assamese month ‘Chait.’ In 2018, the date of Bohag Bihu is April 15. The first day of celebration is dedicated to cattle and is April 14, 2018.

The first day of the Rongali Bihu New Year celebrations which falls on the last day of Assamese month ‘Chait’ is known as ‘Goru Bihu’ (the festival of cow). In 2018, the date of Goru Bihu is April 14.

The second day of Bohag Bihu celebrations is known as ‘Manuh bihu’ (the festival for the people). It is popularly known as the traditional Assamese New Year – Rongali Bihu or Bohag Bihu. It is observed on the first of Bohag month. In 2017, the date of Bohag Bihu is April 15.

The third day of Assamese New Year Bihu celeberations is known as ‘Gosain bihu (God’s bihu). In 2018, the date…

Neither creation nor destruction is in itself real

The very fact that you are seeking knowledge shows that you are ignorant. Those who do not seek knowledge, they are always wise. Ignorance is wise.

We have forgotten our true nature and therefore, we are in search of it now. In ignorance all these goes on.

Neither creation nor destruction is in itself real from the standpoint of the Advaitin.

To the dreamer, dream is a beginningless experience. When you wake up, then you realise that you were dreaming. Within ignorance there is no beginning. It is called beginningless ignorance, anadi maya. Gaudapada has used that word in the first book.

When the jiva, asleep from the beginning of time, wakes up from that sleep, then he realizes that he was never like this. Not that at this time I am free, even then you were free, but you were asleep at that time. It is beginningless ignorance, but endful.
Ignorance can be beginningless but you can put an end to it, as soon as knowledge comes. A room is dark from the beginning of time. Light a matc…

Today’s Hindu Calendar – April 14, 2017 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festivals

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Friday, April 14, 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 3:06 PM on April 14. Then onward it isKrishna Paksha Chaturthi Tithi or the third day during the waning phase of moon till 5:12 PM on April 15. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is April 14, 2017 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is not a good date. Nakshatra – Vishaka or Vishakam Nakshatra till 8:54 AM on April 14. Then onward it is Anuradha or Anusham or Anizham Nakshatram till 11:30 AM on April 15.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Vishaka or Vishakam Nakshatra till 10:46 AM on April 14. Then onward it is Anuradha or Anusham or Anizham Nakshatra till 1:40 PM on April 15.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Tula Rashi till 2:17 AM. Then onward it is Vrischika Rashi.
In western part…