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Amarnath Yatra Importance - Why Do Hindus Perform Amarnath Yatra?

The annual Amarnath Yatra to the renowned cave shrine in Jammu and Kashmir attracts thousands of people. The yatra is one of the important pilgrimage for many Hindus and is of great spiritual importance. Hindus perform the Amarnath yatra to offer prayers and have darshan of the naturally formed ice shivling. The natural ‘ice lingam’ is formed by the ice droplets from the rooftop of the vast cave.

Shiva in the Amarnath Cave is popularly known as Baba Barfani.
 Why Do Hindus Perform Amarnath Yatra?To have darshan of the naturally formed ice Shivling.Shiva revealed the secret of immortality (Amar) to Goddess Parvati in the cave.As per Hindu scriptures darshan of Amarnath is equal to ten times the darshan at Kashi; 100 times of that of Prayag and 1000 times that of visiting Naimisharnya.Apart from the naturally formed Ice Shivling, there is also a naturally formed Ganesh Peetah and Parvati Peetah in the cave. When is it observed? Amarnath Yatra begins on the Jyeshta Purnima day (June) …

Only Formula to Happiness Is To Be Content

When we are able to reduce the gap between reality and our expectations life becomes happy and easy. Trouble begins when there is a huge gap. Things go out of hand and we will not be able to control our lives. Balance of mind brings about real lasting happiness to a disciplined man. It is not a commodity which can be purchased from the market. (Swami Sivananda) To be satisfied with what we have is the best possible way to be happy. It is a simple idea and therefore not easy to practice. We all have our expectations and we need to do something about it. If we are on the first floor and our expectation is on the 11th floor there is a huge gap and this can cause disappointment and rage. Some might think of taking the lift – short cut – and this will only complicate the matter more. But along with lift there are also steps. Make use of the steps. Enjoy each step; be satisfied with small gains and one fine day you will be on the 11th floor. You will be even more satisfied with your achiev…

Today’s Hindu Calendar – April 16, 2017 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festivals

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Sunday, April 16, 2017 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Panchami Tithi or the fifth day during the waning phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Panchami Tithi or the fifth day during the waning phase of moon till 7:14 PM on April 16. Then onward it isKrishna Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during the waning phase of moon till 9:02 PM on April 17. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is April 16, 2017 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is a good date after 4:40 PM. Nakshatra – Jyeshta or Kettai or Triketta Nakshatra till 2:06 PM on April 16. Then onward it is Mool or Moolam Nakshatram till 4:32 PM on April 17.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Jyeshta or Kettai or Triketta Nakshatra till 4:39 PM on April 16. Then onward it is Mool or Moolam Nakshatra till 7:33 PM on April 17.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Vrischika Rashi till 2:06 PM. Then onward it is Dhanu Rashi.
In western parts of…