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Ulta Rath 2018 Date – end of Puri Jagannath Ratha Yatra - Ulto Rath Yatra

Ulta Rath, popularly known as Bahuda Yatra or Ulto Rath, is the return journey of the Puri Jagannath Rath Yatra chariots from the GundichaTemple after eight days. Ulta Rath 2018 date is July 22. This marks the end of the Jagannath Rath Yatra.

During the Ulto Rath yatra, the chariots of Lord JagannathBalabhadraSubhadra make a stop at the MausimaTemple.

Mausima temple is dedicated to the aunt of Lord Jagannath and three deities are offered ‘poda pitha’, a special sweet made of rice, coconut, lentils and jaggery.

This return journey is also known as Bahuda Jatra.

You can watch Ulta Rath live here - Odisha TV Youtube Channel

Guru Purnima 2018 date – Guru Charan Puja - Vyasa Puja 2018 date

Guru Purnima, also referred as Vyasa Puja, is observed on the full moon day (Purnima) in the Hindu month of Ashada or Ashara (June – July). Guru Purnima 2018 date is July 27. The day is dedicated to the Guru – one who dispels darkness. Guru is honored and given due respect on Guru Charan Pujan day. Sage Vyasa is considered the Adi Guru or the first Guru in Hindu religion and therefore the day is also known as Vyas Poornima.

The Guru Gita in the Skanda Purana hails guru in this famous verse: Guru brahma Guru vishnu Gururdevo Maheshwaraha
Guruhu sakshaat Parambrahman tasmai Shrigurave namaha ‘Guru is Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva,
Veneration to the Guru who has manifested as Parabrahman.’
While venerating the Guru we must also be cautious as the world today is filled with fake gurus and swamis – who make a living out of spirituality.

The true Guru is a transmitting medium, a transporting agent and transparent embodiment of the divine grace and compassion, the focal point of the timeless ete…

Shravan Month 2018 – Sawan Month in Traditional North Indian Calendar - Shravan Mahina 2018

Shravan Month, or Sawan Mahina, is one of the holiest Hindu months and is dedicated to Lord Shiva in North India. Shravan Month 2018 is from July 28 to August 26. The Shravan Month is the fifth month in a traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in North India. This calendar is followed mainly in Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Haryana, Bihar and Chhattisgarh and other North Indian states. A month in these regions is calculated from the day after Purnima or full moon to the next Purnima. The year in the Hindi Calendar is Saka 2074.

Non-vegetarian food is completely avoided.People make it a point to visit Shiva temples on Sawan Mondays.The Mondays or Somwar in Shravan month is dedicated to worship of Shiva. The Mondays in the month are on  July 30, August 6, August 13, and August 20.Mangala Gouri Puja is observed on Tuesdays in Shravan Month.Shravan Month is also the first month in the Chatur Maas - four holy months.
Chaturthi Vrat or Sankashti G…

Lead a life devoid of judgments

Many things are wrong in this world. Many things are right in this world. Many things are wrong to us but the same things are right to someone else. So this whole idea of right and wrong is in the mind of the person. It is not universal. It changes from person to person, from place to place, and from community to community. This means that we need not spend our energy on proving ourselves right and others wrong.

As long as we live in society, we will have to live with the opposites. Good – bad, beauty – ugly, moral – immoral, evil – good, being – nonbeing, real – unreal, secure – insecure, virtue – sin …

So, how to escape from the trap of duality?

Duality is the result of believing unreal to be real. We are always attached and passionate about something that is unreal; something that has nothing to do with our true self.

The best option to avoid the trap is not to be attached to any concept.

Next, stop judging.

It is okay to have an opinion but do not impose it. Be flexible. Attempt …

Hindu Calendar Today – July 2, 2017 – Tithi, Vrat, Good - Auspicious Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festivals

Tithi in Hindu Calendar, Today, on Sunday, July 2, 2017 – Shukla Paksha Navami Tithi or the ninth day during the waxing phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It isShukla Paksha Navami Tithi or the ninth day during the waxing phase of moon till 10:30 PMon July 2. Then onward it isShukla Paksha Dasami Tithi or the tenth day during the waxing phase of moon till 11:38 PMon July 3. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is July 2, 2017, as per Hindu Panchang? – Good and auspicious time on the entire day. Nakshatra – Hasta or Hastam or Atham Nakshatra till 1:20 AM on July 2. Then onward it is Chitra or Chithira or Chithirai Nakshatram till 2:46 AM on July 3.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), Chitra or Chithira or Chithirai Nakshatra on the entire day on July 2 and till 12:01 AM on July 3.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Kanya Rashi till 2:03 PM. Then onward it is Tula Rashi.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south…