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Vat Savitri Amavasya Vrat 2018 date - Vat Amavasi 2018

Vat Amavasya, also referred as Vata Savitri Amavasya Vrat, is observed by married women in North India. In 2018, the date of Vat Amavasya is May 15. The fasting and rituals is a three day affair and it begins on May 13, 2018 for those who follow the traditional method. For others it is on the main day, May 15. Main rituals include fasting on the day and worshipping the Banyan Tree. Married women observe Vat Amavasya puja for the well being of their husbands and for a prosperous and happy family life.

Vat Amavasya is based on the famous Savitri – Satyavan legend in the Mahabharat. In North India, Vat Puja is observed on the Jyeshta Amavasi day (no moon day).

Vat Savitri Vrat fasting is for three days. It begins on the Trayodashi day and ends on Amavasi – the fast is for three nights and ends on the fourth day. Prayers and pujas are dedicated to Vat Vriksha (Banyan Tree) and Savitri.

But nowadays most women only fast on the Amavasi day.

It must be noted that in some regions, Vat Savitri…

Hanuman Jayanthi in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana in 2018

Hanuman Jayanthi is celebrated in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana on the Dasami or tenth day during the Krishna Paksha (waning phase of the moon) of Vaishakha month in the Telugu traditional Hindu calendar. In 2018, the date of Hanuman Jayanthi in Andhra Pradesh is May 10. Also known as Hanumantha Jayanti, it marks the end of 41-day Hanuman Deeksha which began on Chaitra Purnima.  Hanumanth Jayanti is observed in a unique way by Telugu devotees by visiting important temples dedicated Lord Hanuman.

Apart from conducting prayers and pujas, people also undertake pilgrimages during the 41-day Deeksha period (which begins on Chaitra Purnima - March 31, 2018).

The most popular Hanuman Jayanti in India is observed in Chaitra Month - this is on March 31. Karnataka and Tamil Nadu observed the auspicious day on different dates. 
Visit to Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy hill Aku Pooja and other special rituals are performed by devotees on the occasion at the Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy hill shrine in Ya…

Interconnectedness is a blessing as it makes life easy for all living beings

The sense of separation that we feel is the result of ignorance. We have this wrong concept of self, I, or me but we are never separate.

Interconnectedness and interdependent is the feature of life in nature. Our ancient seers referred to it as the web of life.

This does not mean that we should surrender our individuality. We need to respect the universal truth of interdependence. When we celebrate our individuality, we should also be thankful to the hundreds of unseen hands that make it possible for us to have a happy and peaceful life.

For many people, interdependence means extra responsibility. They are frightened of being responsible, as it will curtail their freedom. This is not true. All that we need to do is to be sensible and compassionate to nature, our surroundings and to the living beings that live around us.

In this world, we all have our responsibilities; we create difficulties to ourselves and to our surroundings when we are not ready to accept them.

Responsibility …

Hindu Calendar Today – May 20, 2017 – Tithi, Vrat, Good - Auspicious Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festivals

Tithi in Hindu Calendar, Today, on Saturday, May 20, 2017 – Krishna Paksha Navami Tithi or the ninth day during the waning phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Navami Tithi or the ninth day during the waning phase of moon till 12:14 PM on May 20. Then onward it isKrishna Paksha Dasami Tithi or the tenth day during the waning phase of moon till 11:16 AM on May 21. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is May 20, 2017 as per Hindu Panchang? – Good and auspicious time after 7:20 PM. Nakshatra – Shathabhisha or Sadayam or Chathayam Nakshatra till 6:30 AM on May 20. Then onward it is Purvabhadrapada or Pooruruttathi Nakshatram till 6:22 AM on May 21.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Shathabhisha or Sadayam or Chathayam Nakshatra till 11:24 AM on May 20. Then onward it is Purvabhadrapada or Pooruruttathi Nakshatram till 11:11 AM on May 21.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Kumbha Rashi.
In western parts of In…