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Bahuda Yatra Live Telecast Online 2017 – Watch Ulta Rath or Return Journey of Jagannath Rath Yatra 2017 Live

Bahuda Yatra or Ulta Rath is the return journey of the three chariots of Jagannath Rath Yatra. You can watch the Bahuda Yatra live online on July 3, 2017. The live telecast is provided by NIC, from live telecast of DD India, in collaboration with Government of Orissa.
You can watch the Bahuda Yatra live here.
Ulto Rath, popularly known as Bahuda Yatra, is the return journey of the Puri Jagannath Rath Yatra chariots from the GundichaTemple after eight days.
During the Ulta Rath, the chariots of Lord JagannathBalabhadraSubhadra make a stop at the MausimaTemple.

Goat in Hindu Scriptures as a Vahana or Vehicle of Gods

Animal goat is mentioned both as a symbol and as a vehicle of Gods in Hindu scriptures. In the Samkhya system of Hinduism, Prakriti is depicted as a female goat. Prakriti represents the Mother Nature. The color of goat is red, black or white and represents the three gunas – Sattva, Rajas, and Tamas.

The vehicle of Goddess Kali is a black goat. Agni rides Mesha – a ram. Kubera, the god of wealth, also has a ram as his vehicle. A ram is an uncastrated adult male sheep.
After the self-immolation of Sati, Shiva beheads Daksha and later, on repentance, Shiva breathes life into Daksha by replacing his head with that of a goat.
Goat finds mention occasionally in Puranas and Vedas. It is mentioned that the seed which fell from Prajapati transformed into a male-goat. There are incidents in Puranas involving Indra and goat. Goat is also mentioned in Tantric texts both as an animal and as a symbol.
Sadly, Goats are also sacrificed to Goddess Kali and other village deities. Thousands of goats…

Raja Sankranti 2018 date in Orissa

Raja Sankranti is a three-day festival dedicated to girls and women in Orissa. Raja Sankranti 2018 date is June 15. It is a three-day festival and the first day is known as Pahili Sankranti (June 14, 2018). The festival also welcomes the impending monsoon season and people do not indulge in farming. Mother earth is given three days rest. The third day of the festival is known as Basi Raja (June 16, 2018).

A major highlight of the festival is the special swings prepared for women and girls on huge banyan trees in villages.

There is a popular belief that the three-day period of Raja Sankranti is meant for unmarried girls who will be getting married in the coming year. Women are seen in colorful dresses and well-groomed on all the three days.

The festival is associated with fertility cult. Women observe for three days all the rules that they observe during the menstruation period. Young women are equated with Mother Earth during Raja Sankranti.

Basumati Raja festival is observed on the l…

Forgiveness Is Necessary But Not At The Cost Of Individuality

When we are unable to forgive, we are indirectly implying that we are perfect. But no one is perfect. We all have our faults. Accepting this universal truth helps in having better family and better relationships. When we are ready to accept that, I am not perfect; it opens the door of forgiveness. We realize that all people have their imperfections, including myself, and we are ready to forgive them.

Practicing the art of forgiving is essential because we are not going to have the perfect family, we are not going to marry the perfect person and neither are we going to have perfect children.

Therefore, to have a healthy relationship we need to have loads and loads of forgiveness stacked up.

Family members have complaints against us; so do friends and neighbors. Sometimes we disappoint people who matter to us most. Therefore, we need to be forgiven by someone or the other.

We expect forgiveness from others. In the same way, they also expect it.

Carrying hurt, remorse and bad feeling fo…

Hindu Calendar Today – June 11, 2017 – Tithi, Vrat, Good - Auspicious Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festivals

Tithi in Hindu Calendar, Today, on Sunday, June 11, 2017 – Krishna Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or second day during the waning phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It isKrishna Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or second day during the waning phase of moon till 9:26 PM on June 11. Then onward it isKrishna Paksha Tritiya Tithi or the third day during the waning phase of moon till 10:54 PM on June 12. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is June 11, 2017 as per Hindu Panchang? – Good time on the entire day. Nakshatra – Mool or Moolam Nakshatra till 7:18 AM on June 11. Then onward it is Purvashada or Pooradam Nakshatram till 9:34 AM on June 12.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), Mool or Moolam Nakshatra till 8:05 AM on June 11. Then onward it is Purvashada or Pooradam Nakshatra till 10:50 AM on June 12.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Dhanu Rashi.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Dhanu Rashi.
Festivals, V…