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Andhra Pradesh Lunar Eclipse Time on August 7, 2017 – Chandra Grahanam time in Vijayawada, Tirupati on August 7, 2017

A partial lunar eclipse, or Chandra Grahanam, will be visible in Andhra Pradesh on August 7, 2017. The Chandra Grahan will be visible in Vijayawada, Tirupati, Vishakapatanam, Kurnool, Guntur, Kakinad and other towns from 10:53 PM on August 7 to 12:48 AM on August 8, 2017 – 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.

Raksha Bandhan rituals should be finished 9 hours before the start of Grahan.
Detail Timing of Lunar Eclipse in Andhra Pradesh Eclipse begins 10:53 PM on August 7 Mid Eclipse is at 11:50 PM on August 7 Eclipse ends at 12:48 AM on August 8, 2017

Hera Panchami 2018 Date – Goddess Lakshmi Visiting Jagannath at Gundicha Temple - Hora Panchami 2018

Hera Panchami is a unique ritual held during the Puri Jagannath Rath Yatra. It is observed at the GundichaTemple. Hera Panchami 2018 date is July 17. Hera or Hora means to ‘see’ and Panchami means the ‘fifth day’ – on Hera Panchami day Goddess Lakshmi travels to the GundichaTemple to see Lord Jagannath. The visit of Goddess Lakshmi takes place five days after the Puri Jagannath Rath Yatra.
Hera Panchami is a domestic affair of the divine couple - Vishnu and Lakshmi.

During the Puri Rath Yatra, the chariots (Ratha) carrying Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra and Subhadra are pulled from the PuriJagannathTemple to the GundichaTemple, here the deities visit their aunt.
The popular belief is that Lord Jagannath had promised his wife Goddess Lakshmi that He will return the next day. But Lord Jagannath does not return the next day. Goddess Lakshmi waits and waits and finally on the fifth day she goes to GundichaTemple on a palanquin and sees the Ratha of Lord Jagannath outside GundichaTemple.
The …

Jammu and Kashmir Lunar Eclipse Time on August 7, 2017 – Chandra Grahan time in Kashmir – Jammu - Katra on August 7, 2017

Partial lunar eclipse, or Chandra Grahan, will be visible in Jammu and Kashmir on August 7, 2017. The Chandra Grahan will be visible in Kashmir, Jammu, Katra - time is from 10:53 PM on August 7 to 12:48 AM on August 8, 2017 – 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 Partial Lunar Eclipse in Jammu and Kashmir Eclipse begins 10:53 PM on August 7 Mid Eclipse is at 11:50 PM on August 7 Eclipse ends at 12:48 AM on August 8, 2017

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.

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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…