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Uttar Pradesh Lunar Eclipse Time on July 27, 2018 – Chandra Grahan time in Lucknow - Allahabad on July 27, 2018

A Total lunar eclipse, or Poorna Chandra Grahan, will be visible in Uttar Pradesh on July 27, 2018. The Chandra Grahan will be visible in Lucknow, Varanasi, Kanpur, Noida, Agra, Moradabad, Gorakhpur,  Rampur, Meerut, Aligarh, Mathura, Unnao, Allahabad and other towns from 11:54 PM on July 27 to 3:49 AM on July 28 – as per Indian standard time.
The Grahan takes place during the night to midnight and it is visible to the naked eye.

Those Hindus following Grahan fasting and rituals need to follow it.

All temples will remain closed 9 hours before the grahan and will only open next day morning after pujas and purification rituals.
Detail Timing of Lunar Eclipse in Uttar Pradesh Eclipse begins 11:54 PM on July 27Mid Eclipse is at 1:52 AM on July 28, 2018Eclipse ends at  3:49 AM on July 28 The moon will be covered entirely from 1:00 AM to 2:43 AM on July 28 (early hours)

Telangana Lunar Eclipse Time on July 27, 2018 – Chandra Grahanam time in Hyderabad on July 27, 2018

A total lunar eclipse, or Chandra Grahanam, will be visible in Telangana on July 27, 2018. The Chandra Grahan will be visible in Hyderabad, Secunderabad, Warangal, Nizamabad, Khammam and other towns from 11:54 PM on July 27 to 3:49 AM on July 28 – as per Indian standard time.

The Grahan takes place during the night to midnight and it is visible to the naked eye.

Those Hindus following Grahan fasting and rituals need to follow it.

All temples will remain closed 9 hours before the grahan and will only open next day morning after pujas and purification rituals. Detail Timing of Total Lunar Eclipse in Telangana Eclipse begins 11:54 PM on July 27Mid Eclipse is at 1:52 AM on July 28, 2018Eclipse ends at  3:49 AM on July 28 The moon will be covered entirely from 1:00 AM to 2:43 AM on July 28 (early hours)

Panchamakara Form of Worship in Tantrism – Symbolic Meaning of Wine – Meat – Fish – Coin – Sex

Tantra describes five elements, known as panchamakara, for sadhana. The five elements have symbolic meaning in Tantism. The five elements are: madya, wine;mamsa, meat;matsya, fish;mudra, silver coin; andmaithuna, sexual union.
These five categories have different meanings for different classes of worshippers — but in all cases it is important to understand that what one is required to offer is the principle or essence, not the article itself.
It is impossible to think that Shiva would have advised people to have all five experiences and assured them illumination. Many people enjoy these things. Are they illumined? People don’t need to practice tantric rituals to have sex and enjoy wine. Some people with animal nature want to spiritualize their self-indulgence, and Westerners sometimes portray tantric rituals in this way.
The panchamakara should be understood from a spiritual perspective. Symbolic Meaning of Wine – Meat – Fish – Coin – Sex in Tantric WorshipMadya (Wine) — When we medit…

Death Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda – Mahasamadhi

Death anniversary of Swami Vivekananda is annually observed on July 4. In 2018, it is the 116th death anniversary of Swami Vivekananda – Punyatithi or Mahasamadhi. He was the messenger who uplifted the dying spirit of Indians. He reminded them of their past glory, and their present wretched condition and what bright future hold for them.  "Arise! Awake! And stop not until the goal is reached."


Swami Vivekananda died at an early age of 39 on July 4, 1902.
Swami Vivekananda, known in his pre-monastic life as Narendra Nath Datta, revived Vedanta and took it to the world.
His mentor and Guru Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa guided him on the spiritual path.
After the passing away of Sri Ramakrishna, under the leadership of Swami Vivekananda, disciples of Sri Ramakrishna formed a new monastic brotherhood. Swamiji was not happy with a settled monastic life. He wanted to take the teachings of his Guru to the world. For this, he set out on a discovery of real India.
Travels all over Indi…

Rajasthan Lunar Eclipse Time on July 27, 2018 – Chandra Grahanam time in Jaipur – Jodhpur on July 27, 2018

A total lunar eclipse, or Chandra Grahan, will be visible in Rajasthan on July 27, 2018. The Chandra Grahan will be visible in Jaipur, Jodhpur, Ajmer, Jaisalmer, Sikar, Sirohi, Pali, Banswara, Baran, Barmer, Bikaner and other towns from 11:54 PM on July 27 to 3:49 AM on July 28 – as per Indian standard time.

The Grahan takes place during the night to midnight and it is visible to the naked eye.
Those Hindus following Grahan fasting and rituals need to follow it.

All temples will remain closed 9 hours before the grahan and will only open next day morning after pujas and purification rituals.
Detail Timing of Total Lunar Eclipse in Rajasthan Eclipse begins 11:54 PM on July 27Mid Eclipse is at 1:52 AM on July 28, 2018Eclipse ends at  3:49 AM on July 28 The moon will be covered entirely from 1:00 AM to 2:43 AM on July 28 (early hours)


Story of Sundar Narayan Temple in Nashik – Vishnu was cursed by Vrinda

Sundar Narayan Temple in Nashik is situated at the corner of Ahillyabai Holkar Bridge near Ramkund, This is an ancient shrine famous for its antiquity, holiness, architecture, intricate carvings, sculptures and unique event of sunrays falling in the sanctum sanctorum. The story of Sundarnarayan Mandir is associated with Vrinda (Tulsi Plant) cursing Vishnu.

Vrinda was the wife of demon king Jalandhar. He had got a boon from Shiva that he would be invincible as long as his wife was chaste. The character of Jalandhar turned upside down after getting the boon. He became cruel, evil and vicious and harassed all the living beings in the universe.

Adharma prospered and now it was the duty of Vishnu to protect Dharma.

Once, when Jalandhar was on a mission, Vishnu took the form of the demon king and copulated with Vrinda.

Chastity of Vrinda was broken and soon her husband was killed by the Devas.

When Vrinda Devi came to know about the treachery, she cursed Vishnu to become deformed and ugly.

Om Sahana Vavatu – Prayer Meaning

The Shanti Mantra “Om Sahana Vavatu” is quite familiar to many people and is chanted at the beginning of study classes or any venture undertaken for learning.
The mantra Om Sahana Vavatu. Sahanau bhunaktu. Saha veeryam karavaavahai Tejasvinaa vadhee tamastu maa vidvishavahai Om Shaanti Shaanti Shaantih
Meaning Om, may He protect us both (teacher and the taught). May He look after us both to enjoy (the fruits of scriptural study). May we both exert together (to find the true meaning of the sacred text). May our studies be fruitful so that we acquire lustre. May we never quarrel with each other. Om Peace! Peace!! Peace!!!
Word Meaning Om – Symbol of the Pure Brahman, Saha – together, Nau – us both, Avatu – may he protect, Bhunaktu – may He look after (the fruits of spiritual study), Viryam – put in effort with enthusiasm, Karvavahai – exert together (to find the true meaning of sacred texts), Tejasvi – Lustrous, Adhiram – study, Astu – may be, Ma – never, Vidvishavahai – (may we …

Hindu Calendar Today – June 30, 2017 – Tithi, Vrat, Good - Auspicious Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festivals

Tithi in Hindu Calendar, Today, on Friday, June 30, 2017 – Shukla Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during the waxing phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It isShukla Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during the waxing phase of moon till 9:39 PMon June 30. Then onward it isShukla Paksha Ashtami Tithi or the eighth day during the waxing phase of moon till 9:47 PMon July 1. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is June 30, 2017, as per Hindu Panchang? – Good and auspicious time till 5:55 PM. Nakshatra – Purvaphalguni or Pooram Nakshatra till 12:01 AM on June 30. Then onward it is Uttara phalguni or Uthiram Nakshatram till 12:25 AM on July 1.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), Uttara phalguni or Uthiram Nakshatra till 8:16 PM on June 30. Then onward it is Hasta or Hastam or Atham Nakshatram till 9:51 PM on July 1.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Simha Rashi till 6:06 AM. Then onward it is Kanya Rashi.
In western parts of…

Santoshi Mata Vrat – How to Perform Santoshi Ma Vrat and Udyapan

Santoshi Mata Vrat is one of the popular Vrats in North India. It is observed mainly on Friday. Here is a brief description on how to perform Santoshi Mata Vrat and Udyapan.

The Vrat is observed for 16 consecutive Fridays.It can be started at any time of the year.You can perform the vrat during monthly periods.On the first Friday of the vrat, a devotee has to take a yellow color thread. Tie twenty-one knots on it and wear it around the neck during the vrat period.Men tie the thread on the right wrist.No sour food is to be consumed or offered by the person performing the Vrat. How to Perform Santoshi Mata Vrat? After taking bath on Friday morning, the devotee has to wear the thread. Perform simple puja and prayer to Santoshi Mata. Fast on an entire day. In the evening, the devotee reads or listens to the Santoshi Mata Vrat Katha. The devotee breaks the fast by eating a handful of baked horse gram (Chane kid al) and jaggery.
You should water plants on all the 16 Fridays.After every three…

Punjab Lunar Eclipse Time on July 27, 2018 – Chandra Grahan time in Amritsar – Ludhiana – Jalandar on July 27, 2018

A total lunar eclipse,, or Chandra Grahan, will be visible in Punjab on July 27, 2018. The Chandra Grahan will be visible in Amritsar, Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Patiala, Bathinda and other towns from 11:54 PM on July 27 to 3:49 AM on July 28 – as per Indian standard time.
The Grahan takes place during the night to midnight and it is visible to the naked eye.

Those Hindus following Grahan fasting and rituals need to follow it.

All temples will remain closed 9 hours before the grahan and will only open next day morning after pujas and purification rituals.

Detail Timing of Lunar Eclipse in Punjab Eclipse begins 11:54 PM on July 27Mid Eclipse is at 1:52 AM on July 28, 2018Eclipse ends at 3:49 AM on July 28 The moon will be covered entirely from 1:00 AM to 2:43 AM on July 28 (early hours)

Kharchi Puja 2018 Date – Kharchi Pooja at Chaturdas Devata Temple in Tripura in 2018

Kharchi Puja is observed at the ChaturdasDevataTemple at Old Agartala or Purana Haveli in Tripura. Kharchi Puja 2018 date is July 20. The highlight of the festival is the bathing ritual of 14 deities worshiped at the temple. The deities are originally tribal and were later adapted into the Hindu fold. All the deities have names in Kok-barok, the tribal language. It is observed on the Shukla Paksha Ashtami day in Ashad Month.


The fourteen deities worshipped at the temple are Lord Shiva, Vishnu, Brahma, Durga, Lakshmi, Saraswathi, Kartikeya, Ganesha, Earth, Ganga, Agni, Kama, Himavan (lord of mountains) and Varuna (god of ocean). The popular and local names of the Fourteen Gods are Hara, Uma, Hari, Ma, Vani, Kumara, Ganapa, Bidhi, Kha, Abdi, Ganga, Sikhi, Kama and Himadri.

Numerous stories about the worship of the fourteen deities can be found in the Rajmala - the archives of the kings of Tripura.

A Story about Kharchi Puja

Legend has it that King Dakshin sensing defeat in a battle with…

Visha Tithi in Hindu Astrology

Visha Tithi in Hindu astrology is considered bad. Auspicious activities are avoided in this yog. The tithi is the result of a combination of certain days and tithi.

Following are the Visha Tithis

Sunday – Chaturthi (fourth day of fortnight) Monday – Sashti (sixth day of a fortnight) Tuesday – Saptami (seventh day of a fortnight) Wednesday – Dwitiya (second day of a fortnight) Thursday – Ashtami (eighth day of a fortnight) Friday – Navami (ninth day of a fortnight) Saturday – Saptami (seventh day of fortnight)

Hindu Festivals in July 2017 – Hindu Vrat – Fasting – Rituals in July 2017

Dates of important festivals and fasting associated with Hinduism in July 2017 – based on major Hindu calendars and Panchang used in India. The festivals, Vrats and ritual days are based on Indian Standard Time (IST).

July 1 – Monthly Durga Ashtami fasting
July 1 - Kharchi Puja in Tripura July 4 – Ekadasi Fasting – Devasayani Ekadasi July 4 – Ashadi Ekadasi July 4 – Pandarpur Yatra ends July 4 – Chaturmaas Begins July 4 – Gauri Vrat begins in Gujarat July 6 – Pradosh July 7 – Jayaparvati vrat begins in Gujarat July 9 – Purnima Fasting July 9 – Guru Purnima July 9 – Gauri Vrat ends in Gujarat July 10 – Shravan month begins in North India July 10 – Shravan somvar vrat in North India July 11 – Jayaparvati Jagran July 12 – Sankashti Chaturthi Fasting July 16 – Kalashtami July 16 – Bhanu Saptami July 17 – Shravan somvar vrat in North India July 17 – Karkidaka Masam begins in Kerala (Ramayana Masam) July 17 – Aadi Masam begins in Tamil Calendars July 18 – Shraban month begins in Bengali Ca…

Himachal Pradesh Lunar Eclipse Time on July 27, 2018 – Chandra Grahan time in Shimla – Kangara – Kullu on July 27, 2018

A total lunar eclipse, or Chandra Grahan, will be visible in Himachal Pradesh on July 27, 2018. The Chandra Grahan will be visible in Shimla, Kangra, Chamba, Kullu, Manali and other towns from 11:54 PM on July 27 to 3:49 AM on July 28 – as per Indian standard time.
The Grahan takes place during the night to midnight and it is visible to the naked eye.

Those Hindus following Grahan fasting and rituals need to follow it.

All temples will remain closed 9 hours before the grahan and will only open next day morning after pujas and purification rituals.
Detail Timing of Total Lunar Eclipse in Himachal Pradesh Eclipse begins 11:54 PM on July 27Mid Eclipse is at 1:52 AM on July 28, 2018Eclipse ends at  3:49 AM on July 28 The moon will be covered entirely from 1:00 AM to 2:43 AM on July 28 (early hours)

Like the python one should be content with what comes unsought – Bhagavatam

Realizing the universe as one in the aspect of Purusha and Prakriti, never praise or blame the action of others.

Desire eclipses all that is good and noble in one’s heart and desirelessness is the gateway to liberation.

Like the python one should be content with what comes unsought.
A man of renunciation should be peaceful, calm, unfathomable, impenetrable and as unaffected by the currents of likes and dislikes as the sea.
– Bhagavatam

Hindu Calendar Today – June 29, 2017 – Tithi, Vrat, Good - Auspicious Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festivals

Tithi in Hindu Calendar, Today, on Thursday, June 29, 2017 – Shukla Paksha Sashti Tithi or sixth day during the waxing phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It isShukla Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during the waxing phase of moon till 10:02 PMon June 29. Then onward it isShukla Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during the waxing phase of moon till 9:39 PMon June 30. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is June 29, 2017, as per Hindu Panchang? – There is no good and auspicious time. Nakshatra – Magha or Makam Nakshatra till 12:04 AM on June 29. Then onward it is Purvaphalguni or Pooram Nakshatram till 12:01 AM on June 30.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), Purvaphalguni or Pooram Nakshatra till 7:23 PM on June 29. Then onward it is Uttaraphalguni or Uthiram Nakshatram till 8:16 PM on June 30.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Simha Rashi.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is …

Kumar Sashti 2018 – Kumara Sasti 2018

Kumar Sashti is believed to be the day when Hindu God Kartik incarnated on earth. The day is of great significance in North and Western parts of India and Nepal. Kumar Sashti 2018 date is July 18. Son of Shiva and Parvati, Kartik is also known as
Kumar, Muruga, Skanda and Kumara. Kumar Sasti is observed on the sixth day of the Shukla Paksha of Ashada Month in North India, Nepal and Maharashtra.

The popular belief is that Goddess Parvati will be very pleased when prayers are offered to Skanda or Kumara. This is the reason she is known as Skanda Mata and is worshiped on the sixth day of Navratri.

Legend has it that Lord Kartik was born to defeat the demons and uphold dharma. Thus he is the General of the Army of Devas and vanquishes demons.

What to do on Kumar Sashti?

Lighting six lamps in temples dedicated to Skanda or Shiva will help in overcoming business and financial troubles.

Those who have trouble in relationships will find relief if Dahi and Sindhoor are offered to Kumara. The sa…

Jharkhand Lunar Eclipse Time on July 27, 2018 – Chandra Grahan time in Ranchi on July 27, 2018

A total lunar eclipse, or Chandra Grahan, will be visible in Jharkhand on July 27, 2018. The Chandra Grahan will be visible in Ranchi, Jamshedpur, Dhanbad, Bokar, Deoghar, Giridih and other towns from 11:54 PM on July 27 to 3:49 AM on July 28 – as per Indian standard time. Detail Timing of Lunar Eclipse in Jharkhand Eclipse begins 11:54 PM on July 27Mid Eclipse is at 1:52 AM on July 28, 2018Eclipse ends at 3:49 AM on July 28 The moon will be covered entirely from 1:00 AM to 2:43 AM on July 28 (early hours)
The Grahan takes place during the night to midnight and it is visible to the naked eye.

Those Hindus following Grahan fasting and rituals need to follow it.

All temples will remain closed 9 hours before the grahan and will only open next day morning after pujas and purification rituals.

Uttarakhand Lunar Eclipse Time on July 27, 2018 – Chandra Grahan time in Dehradun – Haridwar – Rishikesh on July 27, 2018

A total lunar eclipse, or Chandra Grahan, will be visible in Uttarakhand on July 27, 2018. The Chandra Grahan will be visible in Dehradun, Haridwar, Roorkee, Rudrapur, Rishikesh and other towns from 11:54 PM on July 27 to 3:49 AM on July 28 – as per Indian standard time.

The Grahan takes place during the night to midnight and it is visible to the naked eye.

Those Hindus following Grahan fasting and rituals need to follow it.

All temples will remain closed 9 hours before the grahan and will only open next day morning after pujas and purification rituals.
Detail Timing of Lunar Eclipse in Uttarakhand Eclipse begins 11:54 PM on July 27Mid Eclipse is at 1:52 AM on July 28, 2018Eclipse ends at  3:49 AM on July 28 The moon will be covered entirely from 1:00 AM to 2:43 AM on July 28 (early hours)

Story of Gajasura and the Head of Ganesha

There are numerous stories that attempts to explain as to how Ganesha got the elephant head. One such story is associated with Gajasura and Shiva.

Gajasura was an ardent devotee of Shiva. He performed intense austerities and performed Tapas for several years. Finally, the harsh penance of Gajasura pleased Shiva who promised him a boon.

The demons requested Shiva to stay in his stomach.

Lord Shiva is also Bholenath and he agreed to the wish of his devotee.

Goddess Parvati was devastated and he sought the help of Lord Vishnu. Mother Goddess Parvati and Lord Vishnu stitched together a plan.

Vishnu disguised as a musician, Brahma became a tabala player and Nandi became the dancing bull. Together they performed before Gajasura.

The dance of Nandi impressed so much Gajasura that he offered him anything he wanted. Nandi asked Shiva back.

Gajasura agreed even though he knew that this meant his death.

Pleased with his Dharma, Vishnu and Brahma asked him what boon he wanted, he told the gods t…

Kanya Rashi Navratri Mantra

Chanting of the Kanya Rashi Navratri Mantra helps, Kanya Rashi born person to attain wealth, prosperity, property, job and desire fulfillments. The mantra should be chanted after taking bath in the morning. You should sit in your pooja room or in a quiet place and chant the mantra.
The mantra is
टोपापीपूषणठपेपो.......ॐक्लींऐंसो: 
The mantra should be chanted 21 times.

Chanting of the mantra also helps in overcoming your enemies.

Haryana Lunar Eclipse Time on July 27, 2018 – Chandra Grahan time in Gurgaon – Panipat – Hisar on July 27, 2018

Total lunar eclipse, or Chandra Grahan, will be visible in Haryana on July 27, 2018. The Chandra Grahan will be visible in Faridabad, Gurgaon, Panipat, Ambala. Rohtak, Hisar, Yamunanagar and other towns from 11:54 PM on July 27 to 3:49 AM on July 28 – as per Indian standard time.
The Grahan takes place during the night to midnight and it is visible to the naked eye.

Those Hindus following Grahan fasting and rituals need to follow it.

All temples will remain closed 9 hours before the grahan and will only open next day morning after pujas and purification rituals.
Detail Timing of Lunar Eclipse in Haryana Eclipse begins 11:54 PM on July 27Mid Eclipse is at 1:52 AM on July 28, 2018Eclipse ends at  3:49 AM on July 28 The moon will be covered entirely from 1:00 AM to 2:43 AM on July 28 (early hours)

Chandigarh Lunar Eclipse Time on July 27, 2018 – Chandra Grahan time in Chandigarh on July 27

A total lunar eclipse, or Chandra Grahan, will be visible in Chandigarh on July 27, 2018. The Chandra Grahan time in Chandigarh is from 11:54 PM on July 27 to 3:49 AM on July 28 – as per Indian standard time.

The Grahan takes place during the night to midnight and it is visible to the naked eye.

Those Hindus following Grahan fasting and rituals need to follow it.

All temples will remain closed 9 hours before the grahan and will only open next day morning after pujas and purification rituals.

Detail Timing of Lunar Eclipse in Chandigarh on July 27, 2018 Eclipse begins 11:54 PM on July 27Mid Eclipse is at 1:52 AM on July 28, 2018Eclipse ends at  3:49 AM on July 28 The moon will be covered entirely from 1:00 AM to 2:43 AM on July 28 (early hours)

Amarnath Trivia – Amarnath Yatra in Numbers

Thousands of Hindus undertake one of the toughest pilgrimages on earth to have darshan of the naturally formed ice Shivling in the  Amarnath Cave in Jammu and Kashmir, India. Here is a trivia on the yatra mainly focusing on the numbers.
More than 200,000 people participate in the annual Amarnath Yatra.Amarnath Cave is located around 145 kilometers from Srinagar.It is a 5-day trek to reach the cave.The cave is located at an altitude of 3,978 meter from sea level.The cave is around 160 feet in length and 100 feet in breadth.The size of the naturally formed Ice Shivling varies from 10 feet to 19 feet.The cave is used for worship for more than 5000 years.Apart from the naturally formed Ice Shivling, there is also a naturally formed Ganesh Peetah and Parvati Peetah in the cave. Some people believe that a Bhairav peetah is also formed naturally in the cave.It is believed that having darshan of Amarnath Shivling is equal to visiting 23 teerth or sacred places.There are five holy spots on the…

Freedom from desire is total happiness

Freedom from desire is total happiness.

Whatever is done by a human being is prompted by some desire.

Desires are not satiated by their fulfillment; the more one tries to satisfy them, the more they grow. Attempts to fulfill a desire give rise to more desires.

The more desires a person has, the more agitated his or her mind will be.
It is impossible to give up all our desires. Therefore, we must have proper discrimination. We must not be driven by desires. Instead, we must be the master and take proper control over which desires need to be fulfilled and in such a manner that they do not give rise to new desires.

Wise words from various scriptures on desire.

Hindu Calendar Today – June 28, 2017 – Tithi, Vrat, Good - Auspicious Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festivals

Tithi in Hindu Calendar, Today, on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 – Shukla Paksha Panchami Tithi or fifth day during the waxing phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It isShukla Paksha Chaturthi Tithi or the fourth day during the waxing phase of moon till 12:09 AMon June 28. Then onward it isShukla Paksha Panchami Tithi or the fifth day during the waxing phase of moon till 10:53 PMon June 28. Then onward it isShukla Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during the waxing phase of moon till 10:02 PMon June 29. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is June 28, 2017 as per Hindu Panchang? – Good time on the entire day. Nakshatra – Aslesha or Ayilyam Nakshatra till 12:35 AM on June 28. Then onward it is Magha or Makam Nakshatram till 12:04 AM on June 29.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), Magha or Makam Nakshatra till 7:17 PM on June 28. Then onward it is Purvaphalguni or Pooram Nakshatram till 7:23 PM on June 29.
Rashi or Moon Si…

Andhra Pradesh Lunar Eclipse Time on July 27, 2018 – Chandra Grahanam time in Vijayawada, Tirupati on July 27, 2018

A total lunar eclipse, or Chandra Grahanam, will be visible in Andhra Pradesh on July 27, 2018. The Chandra Grahan will be visible in Vijayawada, Tirupati, Vishakapatanam, Kurnool, Guntur, Kakinad and other towns from 11:54 PM on July 27 to 3:49 AM on July 28 – as per Indian standard time. The Grahan takes place during the night to midnight and it is visible to the naked eye.

Those Hindus following Grahan fasting and rituals need to follow it.

All temples will remain closed 9 hours before the grahan and will only open next day morning after pujas and purification rituals. Detail Timing of Lunar Eclipse in Andhra Pradesh Eclipse begins 11:54 PM on July 27Mid Eclipse is at 1:52 AM on July 28, 2018Eclipse ends at  3:49 AM on July 28 The moon will be covered entirely from 1:00 AM to 2:43 AM on July 28 (early hours)

Jammu and Kashmir Lunar Eclipse Time on July 27, 2018 – Chandra Grahan time in Kashmir – Jammu - Katra on July 27, 2018

Total lunar eclipse, or Chandra Grahan, will be visible in Jammu and Kashmir on July 27, 2018. The Chandra Grahan will be visible in Kashmir, Jammu, Katra - time is from 11:54 PM on July 27 to 3:49 AM on July 28 – as per Indian standard time.
The grahan takes place during night to midnight and it is visible to the naked eye.

Those Hindus following Grahan fasting and rituals need to follow it.

All temples will remain closed 9 hours before the grahan and will only open next day morning after pujas and purification rituals.
Detail Timing of Total  Lunar Eclipse in Jammu and Kashmir Eclipse begins 11:54 PM on July 27Mid Eclipse is at 1:52 AM on July 28, 2018Eclipse ends at  3:49 AM on July 28 The moon will be covered entirely from 1:00 AM to 2:43 AM on July 28 (early hours)

Dying in Kashi in Hinduism – Spiritual and Religious Importance of Dying in Kashi

Kashi, also known as Benares or Varanasi, is the city where people attain moksha. There is immense spiritual and religious importance of dying in Kashi. The main belief is that Kashi is the city of Shiva and he will not allow any devotee to suffer after death. Therefore, whoever dies in Benares escapes from the cycle of birth and death. Religious Importance of Dying in Kashi Shiva is the ruler of Kashi and Yamraj or other gods do not have any power here.Shiva chants the name ‘Ram’ in the ear of the dead.With the blessing of Shiva and Ram mantra, all living beings that die in Kashi attain moksha and they do not have another birth. They merge in the Supreme Truth – permanent escape from the cycle of birth and death. Shiva Chanting the Name Ram in the Dying Person’s Ear There is a strong belief that when a person is about die in Kashi, Shiva chants the name ‘Ram’ in his ears. And it is due to the chanting of the mantra that the person attains moksha.

It is said that there are more than 7…

Ruling God of Mercury – Budh Grah Devta

Budh or Mercury is one among the Navgraha or nine planets in Hindu Vedic astrology. In this ancient system of astrology, each graham or planet has a ruling god or Grah Devta.

The god associated with Mercury or Budh Grah is Goddess Durga. The Grah Devta of Budh is Durga Devi.

The color associated with Budh is Green. The number is 5 The direction is North. Ratna or stone is Panna.

Hanuman Mantra for Job

For those people looking for new job, success in work and career improvement, there is an ideal Hanuman mantra. It should be chanted on Tuesday morning and evening.

The person chanting the mantra should take bath early morning on Tuesday. He should then visit a Hanuman temple and offer his prayers. Return and sit in a silent place on red color cloth or blanket.



He should then chant the mantra.

ॐहुंहुंहनुमतयेफट्
ॐपवननन्दनायस्वाहा
ॐहंहनुमतेरुद्रात्मकायहुंफट
ॐनमोहनुमतेरुद्रावतारायविश्वरूपायअमितविक्रमायप्रकटपराक्रमायमहाबलायसूर्यकोटिसमप्रभायरामदूतायस्वाहा।

ॐनमोहनुमतेरुद्रावतारायसर्वशत्रुसहांरणायसर्वरोगायसर्ववशीकरणायरामदूतायस्वाहा।

ॐनमोहनुमतेरुद्रावतरायवज्रदेहायवज्रनखायवज्रसुखायवज्ररोम्णेवज्रनेत्रायवज्रदंतायवज्रकरायवज्रभक्तायरामदूतायस्वाहा।

Story of Amarnath Yatra and Origin of Amarnath Cave

Amarnath Yatra is annually observed to have darshan of the naturally formed ice Shivling in the Amarnath Cave in Jammu and Kashmir, India. The story of Amarnath Yatra and origin of Amarnath cave is associated with Goddess Parvati wanting to know about eternal life (Amar or Amaratv).



Once there happened a conversation between Shiva and Goddess Parvati on eternal life. Goddess Parvati wanted to know why Shiva was the only one who was immortal and all other beings were mortal.

Shiva then told her that only He knows about the secret of creation and immortality.

Goddess Parvati insisted that she also want to know the secret of immortality. Shiva avoided her for several years. But Goddess Parvati was adamant and finally, Shiva agreed to divulge the secret of creation and immortality.

Shiva now wanted a place on earth where he could secretly teach Goddess Parvati.

Shiva chose the Amarnath Cave to reveal the secret. It is believed that he created the cave.

On his way to the cave with Goddess…

Kottuvallikavu Sree Bhagavathy Temple in Ernakulum District in Kerala

Kottuvallikavu Sree Bhagavathy Temple is dedicated to Mother Goddess Bhadrakali. The temple is located at Kottuvally Village near Paravur in Ernakulum District, Kerala. This shrine is about 15 km from Aluva Railway Station. The age of the shrine is unknown. But it is more than 1000 years old.


The murti worshipped in the temple was discovered by a woman in an open field. It was first worshipped under an Elanji Tree and the tree is still located near the temple. The famous Azhvanchery Thamprakal conducted the tantric pujas and rituals associated with the shrine.
The annual festival in the temple coincides with the famous Kumbha Bharani (February – March) in Kerala. The main rituas on the Kumbha Bharani day includes Ayiram Thiri Pooja and Ayiram Thiri Ottam. Aal Thookam is also observed in the temple.
The subsidiary deities worshipped in the temple include Shiva, Sastha, Nagaraja, Brahmarakshas, Yakshi, Ghandakarnan Swami and Pithrukkal.

Story of Shiva and Panchtarni on the way to Amarnath Cave

Panchtarni is located in Anantnag District in Jammu and Kashmir in India. It is an important holy spot on the way to Amarnath Cave. The story of origin of Panchtarni Sarovar is associated with Shiva.

Legend has it that Goddess Parvati wanted to know the secret of immortality of Shiva. Shiva chose the Amarnath Cave to reveal the secret. On his way to the cave with Goddess Parvati, Shiva left five elements here. The place where Shiva left the five elements later came to be known as Panchtarni.

Symbolically dropping of five elements is dropping the body which is made of earth, water, air, fire and sky.
On this way to the cave, Shiva had first abandoned Nandi, then his matted locks and Chandra, thirdly his Nagas, fourthly Ganesha and finally the five elements.

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Story of Shiva and Mahaganesh Hill or Mahagunas Parvat on the way to Amarnath Cave

Annie Besant Thoughts

The breadth of Hinduism must not be narrowed, nor its wide extent be lessened. All aspects of truth are necessary, and all the coloured rays combine to make the one white beam of truth; therefore each should try to learn from others those aspects of truth that his own vision does not easily distinguish, and thus enrich and widen his knowledge.
If truth is to rule the minds of men, differing in temperaments, differing in type, differing in the stage of evolution reached, it must be presented in different ways.

India and Hinduism are one…make no mistake. Without Hinduism India has no future. Hinduism is the soil into which India’s roots are struck, and torn out of that she will inevitably wither, as a tree torn out from its place. Annie Besant

Hindu Calendar Today – June 27, 2017 – Tithi, Vrat, Good - Auspicious Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festivals

Tithi in Hindu Calendar, Today, on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 – Shukla Paksha Chaturthi Tithi or fourth day during the waxing phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It isShukla Paksha Tritiya Tithi or the third day during the waxing phase of moon till 1:49 AMon June 27. Then onward it isShukla Paksha Chaturthi Tithi or the fourth day during the waxing phase of moon till 12:09 AMon June 28. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is June 27, 2017 as per Hindu Panchang? – Good time till 9:00 AM. Nakshatra – Pushya or Poosam or Pooyam Nakshatra till 1:25 AM on June 27. Then onward it is Aslesha or Ayilyam Nakshatram till 12:35 AM on June 28.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), Aslesha or Ayilyam Nakshatra till 7:58 PM on June 27. Then onward it is Magha or Makam Nakshatram till 7:17 PM on June 28.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Karka Rashi.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Karka Rashi till 7:5…

Orissa Lunar Eclipse Time on July 27, 2018 – Chandra Grahan time in Bhubaneswar, Puri, Cuttack on July 27, 2018

A total lunar eclipse, or Chandra Grahan, will be visible in Orissa on July 27, 2018. The Chandra Grahan will be visible in Bhubaneswar, Puri, Cuttack and other towns from 11:54 PM on July 27 to 3:49 AM on July 28  – as per Indian standard time.
July 27, 2018 Detail Timing of  Total Lunar Eclipse in Orissa Eclipse begins 11:54 PM on July 27Mid Eclipse is at 1:52 AM on July 28, 2018Eclipse ends at  3:49 AM on July 28 The moon will be covered entirely from 1:00 AM to 2:43 AM on July 28 (early hours) The Grahan takes place during the night to midnight and it is visible to the naked eye.

Those Hindus following Grahan fasting and rituals need to follow it.

All temples will remain closed 9 hours before the grahan and will only open next day morning after pujas and purification rituals.

21 Names of Mangal Dev – For Relief Chant 21 names of Mars

If you are having trouble in horoscope of related to Mangal or Mars in Kundali or horoscope, then chant the 21 names of Mangal Dev. It is considered highly meritorious. The person finds relief to all mars related troubles in horoscope. The names should be chanted on Tuesday morning and evening.
21 Names of Mangal Dev
ॐ मंगलायनमःॐ भूमिपुत्रायनमःॐ ऋणहर्त्रेनमःॐ धनप्रदायनमःॐ स्थिरआसनायनमःॐ महाकायायनमःॐ सर्वकामार्थसाधकायनमःॐ लोहितायनमःॐ लोहिताक्षायनमःॐ सामगानामकृपाकरेनमःॐ धरात्मजायनमःॐ भुजायनमःॐ भौमायनमःॐ भुमिजायनमःॐ भूमिनन्दनायनमःॐ अंगारकायनमःॐ यमायनमःॐ सर्वरोगप्रहाराकायनमःॐ वृष्टिकर्तेनमःॐ वृष्टिहरातेनमःॐ सर्वकामाफलप्रदायनमः