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Shri Sant Tukaram Maharaj Palki Prasthan from Dehu to Pandharpur

The annual Pandarpur Yatra to the PandharpurVithobaTemple starts with the Shri Tukaram Maharaj Palki Prasthan from Dehu in Pune District of Maharashtra. In 2017, the date of the beginning of Sant Tukaram Maharaj Palki from Dehu is June 16. Pandarpur Yatra ends on Ashadi Ekadasi on July 4, 2017. Warkaris (pilgrims) follow the Palki of Sant Tukaram to the VithobaTemple. This is one of the most popular pilgrimages in Marathi culture and people from all walks of life participate in the Yatra. The Palkhi or Palanquin contains the Padukas or foot prints of Sant Tukaram.

On the second day of the yatra, the palki of Tukaram Maharaj arrives at Akurdi Vitthal temple and halts there for the night.

On the third day of the yatra, the palki halts at Nivdungya Vithoba temple at Nana Peth.

On the fourth day, the palki stays in the city. Complete rest.

The palki proceeds towards Pandarpur the next day morning and leaves Pune city.

From Pune the Palki heads towards Yavat - Baramati - Indapur (Ringat i…

Story of Ajamila

Story of Ajamila is found in the Srimad Bhagavad Purana and it suggests that even big sinners could achieve moksha just by reciting the sacred name of Narayana.

Ajamila belonged to the family of priests but instead of doing priestly duties, he squandered all the wealth of his ancestors on drinking and whores.

He abandoned his wife and ten sons to lead a wanton life.

Later in life when all his money got over, he took to theft, dacoity and gambling.

The name of Ajamila’s youngest son was Narayana. When Ajamila became old, his youngest son took care of him.

One day, when Ajamila’s time to die came near, three attendants of Yama, the god of death, arrived at his doorsteps.

Afraid of them Ajamila shouted out the name ‘Narayana’ his youngest son for help.

As soon as Ajamila said ‘Narayana’ the attendants of Lord Vishnu appeared on the scene and they saved him from the clutches of attendants of Yama.

After this incident, a repentant Ajamila prayed to Narayana for his deliverance.
Soon he a…

Puri Rath Yatra Live Telecast Online 2018 – Watch Jagannath Ratha Jatra 2018 Live

The World Famous Puri Rath Yatra 2017 from the PuriJagannathTemple will be aired live online. The live webcast will be available on July 14, 2018 from 8:00 AM IST. The hosting and live streaming of the online telecast of Jagannath Rath Yatra in 2018 is by NIC from the live telecast of DD India.

The online live webcast of Puri Rath Yatra can be seen here - Jagannath Rath Yatra Live. (click on the link)

You can also watch the recorded versions of Rath Yatra 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009 and 2008 on the same website.

You can also watch the Rath Yatra Live on Enews Odisha.
On the Puri Jagannath Rath Yatra day, the chariots of the presiding deities of Puri Jagannath temple, Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Goddess Subhadra, with the celestial wheel Sudarshana will be pulled by thousands of people to the Gundicha temple, which is around two miles north of the Sri Mandira.

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10 Vastu Tips for a Better Career

Vastu Shastra provides certain tips for better career and progress in the job-related matters. Here are 10 simple Vastu Tips for better career prospects.
Having an opening in the north is considered auspicious. It means having door, or windows, in the north and sitting facing it is good. North is associated with Kuber.Sitting under concrete beams are not good. Due to the iron content in the beams, your energy flow will be disturbed.You should not sit with your back towards an entrance door.Hanging pictures of hills or mountains behind the office chair are helpful. Scenery of water bodies should be avoided. Avoid pictures of war and violence. Avoid pictures with negative emotions.Your table should be rectangular or square. These two shapes contain all the deities in the Vastu Purusha Mandala. Wooden furniture is better. Avoid plastic and metal as far as possible. Glass top table is good if your workplace is in the west. Avoid broken furniture as it erodes energy.The office should have …

Devotion purifies the mind – Swami Turiyananda

Everyone wants to exhibit his good side and conceal his defects. Whoever can speak out his own faults frankly, will get rid of them. It is not easy to confess one’s weaknesses. If anyone can, know that he has worth in him.

If accidentally the teeth bite the tongue, hurt and cut it, do people take a piece of stone and break the teeth? No because the teeth belong to the same person to whom the tongue belongs. Since the one God who is in me also resides in others. It is improper to find fault with them.

Where there is true devotion, the result is good. Devotion purifies the mind. We must try to see Mother in everything. That will make us spiritual.

— Swami Turiyananda

Hindu Calendar Today – June 15, 2017 – Tithi, Vrat, Good - Auspicious Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festivals

Tithi in Hindu Calendar, Today, on Thursday, June 15, 2017 – Krishna Paksha Sashti Tithi or sixth day during the waning phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It isKrishna Paksha Panchami Tithi or fifth day during the waning phase of moon till 12:30 AM on June 15. Then onward it isKrishna Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during the waning phase of moon till 12:33 AM on June 16. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is June 15, 2017 as per Hindu Panchang? – Good and auspicious time on the entire day. Nakshatra – Dhanishta or Avittam Nakshatra till 1:55 PM on June 15. Then onward it is Shathabhisha or Sadayam or Chathayam Nakshatram till 2:22 PM on June 16.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), Dhanishta or Avittam Nakshatra till 5:15 PM on June 15. Then onward it is Shathabhisha or Sadayam or Chathayam Nakshatra till 6:22 PM on June 16.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Makar Rashi till 1:26 AM. Then onward it is Kumbha Rashi.
In wes…