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Why Non Vegetarian Food is avoided in Shravan Month?

Shravan month is associated with Lord Shiva and non-vegetarian food is avoided in the month. From a religious perspective, it is a holy month and therefore non-veg food is avoided. But there is also a scientific reason behind avoiding meat, egg and fish.

Sun and the moon are not visible for majority of the days in Shravan month due to dense rain clouds. This affects the working of the human body. We will not be having the same digestive power as in other seasons of the year. A weak digestive system cannot digest meat. Eat non-vegetarian food can thus cause various ailments. Therefore, meat, egg and fish are avoided during the period.

Another reason is that birds, animals and fish give birth during the period. Killing pregnant beings is a big sin. It is also scientifically not correct to kill pregnant animals, as it is very much necessary for maintaining a healthy livestock population.
Read more about Shravan month and its importance

Importance of Dhoop – Sambrani – Incense fumes in Hindu Homes

Using Dhoop – Sambrani - Incense fumes is a traditional and spiritual method in Hindu homes to uplift the energy level and to drive out negative energy and negative forces. This is a very ancient tradition in Hinduism and it is also known as Dhuni.



The fumes are made in traditional Hindu home using:
Loban SambraniGuggalKapurDesi GheeChandanAshta GandhJaggery and ghee The fumes of one of the above said materials are spread all over the house to attract auspiciousness.

Doing dhuni helps avoiding
Constant fights at home.If people in the house are constantly falling sick.To driving out evil forces and negative energy. Lighting kapur or camphor dipped in ghee before sleeping helps in relieving tension and in getting good sleep.
Doing dhuni in the morning and evening at home helps in alleviating emotional problems. It also helps in keeping out various germs. Health of the family members

Symbolic Meaning of Mangalsutra

Mangalsutra is the combination of two words ‘Mangal’ and ‘Sutra.’ Mangal means that which is auspicious and sutra here refers to Mala or chain. Mangalsutra is the most important symbol of a Hindu married woman.


Mangasutra is made using yellow thread and black pearls. The yellow thread is associated with Brihaspati Navgraha and it symbolizes auspiciousness. The black pearl helps in absorbing all forms of negative energy.

A strong Brihaspati is necessary for a happy married life.

Another belief is that Yellow thread represents Goddess Parvati and the black pearls represent Shiva. The belief is that Shiva protects the husband and Goddess Parvati bless the married woman with healthy children, peace and prosperity.

The other beliefs are that a woman wears Mangalsutra for the long life of her husband. It protects her husband from all dangers.

Mangalsutra is like a kavach (shield) it protects her from all forms of danger.
Yellow thread is today replaced with gold.

The mind must be gathered together and made steady – Kanchi Paramacharya

The more we increase our wants, to that extent, there will be no peace or comfort and it will only produce poverty and sorrow.

We must train our mind not to keep wandering. One way of doing it is to apply it to good activities.

The mind must be gathered together and made steady. It must be accustomed to think of noble and exalted objects.
Eventually, the very act of thinking will cease and we will dissolve in Ishwara to become Ishwara.
– Kanchi Paramacharya

Hindu Calendar Today – July 4, 2017 – Tithi, Vrat, Good - Auspicious Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festivals

Tithi in Hindu Calendar, Today, on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 – Shukla Paksha Ekadasi Tithi or the eleventh day during the waxing phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. 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 4, 2017, as per Hindu Panchang? – There is no auspicious time on the day. Nakshatra – Swathi or Chothi Nakshatra till 4:39 AM on July 4. Then onward it is Vishaka or Vishakam Nakshatram till 6:55 AM on July 5.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), Swathi or Chothi Nakshatra till 2:36 AM on July 4. Then onward it is Vishaka or Vishakam Nakshatram till 5:27 AM on July 5.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Tula Rashi.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Tula Rashi till 10:43 PM. Then onward it is Vrischika Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Eka…