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Shani Jayanti 2018 Date – Importance of Shani Jayanthi

Shani Jayanti, or Sani Jayanthi, is believed to be the day when Lord Shani, one of the Navagrahas made its appearance on Earth. In 2018, the date of Shani Jayanti is May 15, Tuesday. Shani is feared by those people who believe and follow astrology, as Shanaishchara has the capacity to create malefic influence on the horoscope and thus in their life.

Shani Jayanti Tithi (Amavasya Tithi) is from 7:47 PM on May 14 to 5:18 PM on May 15, 2018 (As per North India panchangs)

On Shani Jayanti day, people perform special pujas at Navagraha Temples or in Shani Temples. Those Hindus having Saturn cycle or Shani cycle or Sade Sathi in their horoscope perform special pujas like Shani Yagya or Homa. Some devotees observe a fast (fasting or upvaas) on the day and the rules observed are similar to Shanivar Vrat or Saturday Fasting.

To overcome the fear of Shani all you need to do is offer prayers to Hanumanji.
Offerings to be made in Shani Temple - Black cloth, black til (sesame), and til oil.
It mu…

Story of Unakoti in Tripura

Unakoti in Tripura is an ancient place of worship associated with Shiva in Tripura in India. The story of the place famous for huge rock cut carvings is very interesting. Unakoti story is associated with a visit of Shiva to Kashi.

Unakoti means one less than a crore (ten million). Koti means crore. Legend has it that Shiva was traveling through the area along with one crore gods and goddesses. The coterie was on their way to Kashi (Benares).
They decided to spend the night at the present day Unakoti.

He had asked the gods and goddesses to wake up before sunrise and proceed to Kashi.

But none of the gods and goddesses woke up except for Lord Shiva.

An angry Shiva then cursed the gods and goddesses to become stone images.

It is believed that there are 9999999 stone images and carvings in Unakoti. As Shiva had left one image is missing.

Kalu Kamar and Unakoti

Another story revolves around one Kalu Kamar, the famous sculptor. He was assigned the task to build a crore of the deities in his …

Yamghant Yog

Yamghant Yog is a bad and inauspicious yog as per Hindu astrology. The combination of following days and nakshatra creates Yamghant Yog.

Sunday and Magha; Monday and Vishaka; Tuesday and Ardra; Wednesday and Mool; Thursday and Krittika; Friday and Rohini; Saturday and Hasta.
All auspicious activities should be avoided in this yog. Journey should not be done during this yog.

Wealth in society is like blood in the body – Swami Vireswarananda

Wealth in society is like blood in the body. The blood must circulate all through the body. If it does not reach any part of the body, that part gets withered and may even lead to gangrene jeopardizing the life of the person. Similarly, if wealth does not circulate in any part of the society or body politic, that part withers and ultimately leads to the death of that society.

Socialism, as it is conceived today, is a product of materialism, but the present crisis is not merely in the outside world but also in the soul of man and it can be resolved only by religion which raises man to the divine state. Any amount of political or economic manipulations cannot meet the situation. Moreover, when we come to the establishment of socialism we are confronted with the selfishness in man. An Act of Parliament cannot make him unselfish. So when the Government tries to implant socialism, the selfish people resort to various methods to satisfy their greed such as hoarding, adulteration of foodstu…

Hindu Calendar Today – May 19, 2017 – Tithi, Vrat, Good - Auspicious Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festivals

Tithi in Hindu Calendar, Today, on Friday, May 19, 2017 – Krishna Paksha Ashtami Tithi or the eighth day during the waning phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Ashtami Tithi or the eighth day during the waning phase of moon till 12:42 PM on May 19. Then onward it isKrishna Paksha Navami Tithi or the ninth day during the waning phase of moon till 12:14 PM on May 20. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is May 19, 2017 as per Hindu Panchang? – Good and auspicious time till 8:35 PM. Nakshatra – Dhanishta or Avittam Nakshatra till 6:09 AM on May 19. Then onward it is Shathabhisha or Sadayam or Chathayam Nakshatram till 6:30 AM on May 20.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Dhanishta or Avittam Nakshatra till 10:48 AM on May 19. Then onward it is Shathabhisha or Sadayam or Chathayam Nakshatram till 11:24 AM on May 20.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Kumbha Rashi.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujar…