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Jaya Parvati Vrat 2018 date - Jaya Parvati Vrat and Jagran in Gujarat in 2018

Jaya Parvati Vrat is a five-day Vrat observed by married women in the Hindu lunar month of Ashad or Ashara mainly in Gujarat. Jayaparvati Vrat 2018 is from July 25 to July 30 morning. Jaya Parvati Vrat Jagran 2018 date is July 29. The Vrata is dedicated to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati and is performed for the well being of the family and for peace and prosperity.

Various Poojas dedicated to Shiva and Parvati like the Uma Maheshwar puja are performed during this period.

A partial fast is observed during the five-day Jaya Parvati Vrata. Salt is avoided in food by most married women. Wheat and certain vegetables are also avoided.

On the fifth day of the Vrat, an all night vigil or ‘jagran’ is kept by married women observing the Vrata. The Vrat is broken by eating food containing wheat and salt on the next day morning.
Story of Jaya Parvati Vrat Legend has it that a childless couple prayed to Lord Shiva and Parvati for a child. Pleased with their devotion, Shiva appeared them in their …

Taptamudra Dharanam – Wearing of Heated Seals on Body

Taptamudra Dharanam is a unique Vaishnava practice in which a mudra or seal with symbol of Srihari Vishnu is stamped on the body. Also referred as Tapta Mudra Dharane, it is observed on the Shukla Paksha Ekadasi in the Ashada month. Taptamudra Dharanam 2018 date is July 23. Tapta means ‘heated’ and mudra means ‘seals.’
Stamping of the hot mudra on the body is seen as a way of stating one’s utmost devotion to Vishnu. The belief is that it burns away sins and protects one from all kind of evils. It is also believed that the ritual helps in fighting diseases.
Tapta Mudra is taken from a Vaishnava Saint. The ritual is followed by all Vaishnava Sect but it varies from region to region and from community to community.
The usual mudra that is printed on the body is that of Shankha, Chakra, Gada, Padma and Narayana Mudra. The mudra is heated in a homa of til (sesame) and ghee.
Healthy men are permitted to have the mark in five places. Women and children should only have one on the arm.

Why Hanuman is known as Balaji? – Reason and Story of the Name Balaji Hanuman

In some regions of India, Hanuman is referred to as Balaji Hanuman. Today, the term Balaji is more popularly used to refer to Lord Venkateswara worshipped in the Tirumala Tirupati Temple. But why is Hanuman known as Balaji. The reason and story of the name Balaji Hanuman is associated with the childhood of Anjaneya.
Hanuman is known as Balaji because of the miracles he performed during his childhood. Devotees are addressing child Hanuman through the name – Bala ji.
Balaji Hanuman is worshiped at Mehndipur in Rajasthan. It is believed that Vayu Bhagavan carried Hanuman to the lap of his mother at Mehndipur. This incident happened after child Hanuman attempted to swallow the sun and Indra hit him with his Vajra or lightning sword.
The childhood of Hanuman is worshipped and celebrated in these regions as Balaji – especially in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, and many other regions in North India.

Balaji is also worshiped for a unique reason – for exorcising people from evil spirit…

Devasayani Ekadasi - Hari Shayani Ekadashi in Ashada Month - Vishnu Goes to Sleep For Four Month

Devasayani Ekadasi, also known as Hari Shayani Ekadashi, occurs during the shukla paksha (waxing phase of moon) of Ashada month (June – July). In 2018, the date of Devasayani Ekadasi is July 23. Devashayani Ekadasi is also known as Vishnu Sayana Ekadasi as it is believed that Lord Vishnu goes to sleep after this Ekadasi as it is the night of devas with the beginning of Dakshinayana. Ekadasi Fasting is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and falls on the 11th day of a lunar fortnight in traditional Hindu Calendar.

Devasayani Ekadashi is popularly known as Ashadi Ekadasi in Maharashtra and it marks the end of the Pandarpur Yatra. The Chaturmas (four Hindu holy months) and the Chaturmasa Vrata also begins in some regions on Sayana Ekadasi.

This Ekadasi is observed as Toli Ekadasi in South India. Taptamudra Dharanam – Wearing of Heated Seals on Body - observed by Vaishnava mutts takes place on the day.

Thousands of devotees also take a holy dip in GodavariRiver on the day and pay obeisance to Lord …

Vaman Puja – Vaman Dwadasi Puja in Ashada Month in Maharashtra

Vaman Puja, or Vamana Dwadasi, is observed on the 12th day (Dvadasi day) during the Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of moon) in the Ashada Month (June – July). The day is dedicated to the worship of Lord Vamana, the fifth incarnation of Lord Vishnu. In 2018, the date of Vaman Puja is July 24 in some regions especially in Maharashtra.

It is popularly believed by some Hindu communities Lord Vamana Deva appeared on the earth as the son of Sage Kasyapa and Aditi on the 12th day during the Shukla Paksha in the Ashara Month (Ashad).

The main observance on the day is the reading of the story of Lord Vamana from the Srimad Bhagavad Purana.

It must be noted that the Jayanti or incarnation day of Vaman Avatar is observed on different dates in different regions. The most popular is the one observed on Bhadrapad Shukla Paksha Dwadasi tithi. It is known as Vaman Jayanti.

By the intensity of your devotion, you merge into the ideal – Shirdi Sai Baba

By the intensity of your devotion, you merge into the ideal.

God will manifest here, only when the devotee is bursting with love and devotion.

Meditate on My formless avatar which is full of knowledge, bliss and absolute divine.

Unless you remove the obstacle of the wall that separates us, the gate for the meeting path will not be opened and we will not be merged together.
Anybody who knows the real Me, is the blessed and lucky one. – Shirdi Sai Baba

Hindu Calendar Today – July 3, 2017 – Tithi, Vrat, Good - Auspicious Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festivals

Tithi in Hindu Calendar, Today, on Monday, July 3, 2017 – Shukla Paksha Dasami Tithi or the tenth day during the waxing phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It isShukla Paksha Dasami Tithi or the tenth day during the waxing phase of moon till 11:38 PMon July 3. Then onward it isShukla Paksha Ekadasi Tithi or the eleventh day during the waxing phase of moon on the entire day on July 4 and till 1:12 AMon July 5. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is July 3, 2017, as per Hindu Panchang? – Good and auspicious time on the entire day. Nakshatra – Chitra or Chithira or Chithirai Nakshatra till 2:46 AM on July 3. Then onward it is Swathi or Chothi Nakshatram till 4:39 AM on July 4.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), Chitra or Chithira or Chithirai Nakshatra till 12:01 AM on July 3. Then onward it is Swathi or Chothi Nakshatram till 2:36 AM on July 4.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Tula Rashi.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, G…