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Why Betel Leaves are offered to Lord Hanuman?

Garlands made from betel leaves are offered to Lord Hanuman in many temples in India. So, why is betel leaves offered to Lord Hanuman? As per stories associated with the Ramayana, it is said that when Hanuman successfully conveyed the message of Sri Ram to Mata Sita, She garlanded Hanuman with a betel leaf vine. Hanuman had gone to Lanka as the messenger of Bhagavan Sri Ram.
Another story prevalent in some regions suggests after Ram – Ravana battle, Mata Sita discovered Hanuman in a betel leaf garden and she blessed him by showering with betel leaves.

Shravan Month Kanwar Yatra in 2018 - Importance of Kavad Yatra

Kanwar Yatra Dates based on traditional Hindu calendar followed in North India. In 2018, Kanwar Mela and Yatra begins on July 28 and it ends on August 26 - Shravan Purnima. Kavad Yatra is today of great religious importance in India. In the Hindi Month of Shravan (July – August) millions of Kanwarias, devotees of Lord Shiva, from Indian states of Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan, Punjab, Bihar, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh make a journey to Haridwar, Gaumukh and Gangotri in Uttarakhand to collect ‘Ganga Jal’ (holy water from the Ganges) for anointing the Shivling at their respective villages and homes. 

The holy water they collect from River Ganga is used to bathe Shivalingam on Amavasi day in Shravan month or on the Mas Shivratri day. Shravan month is dedicated to Lord Shiva and most people observe a fast on Mondays in Shravan month.

The name Kanwarias comes from the pole the yatris carry called ‘Kanwar’ on their shoulders. Pots with Ganga Water hang from the t…

Birth on Amavasya – Baby Born on Amavasi in Hindu Religion

Amavasya is the no moon day in a Hindu calendar. There is a lot of confusion regarding birth on Amavasya – is it good or bad for a baby to be born on Amavasi. As per Hindu religion, there is an increase in negative energy and forces on Amavasya night. As per Hindu astrology, birth on the no moon night is bad because Surya and Chandra (sun and moon) will be in the same house in Kundali or horoscope.

Chandra is associated with Mind and Sun is associated with Atma in Indian astrology.

Fame and progress (Yash, Kirti, and Man-Samman) of a person is predicted based on the position of the moon and sun in the horoscope at the time of birth.

If the moon and the sun are in the tenth house then it is considered highly auspicious. Such a person will have a strong and healthy body. The person will have good leadership qualities. A person with such kundali will defeat enemies.

If Chandra and Surya are in the first house during birth then the person will not get happiness from parents.

If the sun a…

Sun Sheds Its Light on the Wicked As Well As On the Virtuous – Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa

The world consists of the illusory duality of knowledge and ignorance. It contains knowledge and devotion, and also attachment; righteousness and unrighteousness; good and evil. But Brahman is unattached to these. Good and evil apply to the jiva, the individual soul, as do righteousness and unrighteousness; but Brahman is not at all affected by them.

One man may read the Bhagavata by the light of a lamp, and another may commit a forgery by that very light; but the lamp is unaffected. The sun sheds its light on the wicked as well as on the virtuous.
You may ask, “How, then, can one explain misery and sin and unhappiness?”

 The answer is that these apply only to the jiva. Brahman is unaffected by them. There is poison in a snake; but though others may die if bitten by it, the snake itself is not affected by the poison.’
– Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa

Hindu Calendar Today – July 7, 2017 – Tithi, Vrat, Good - Auspicious Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festivals

Tithi in Hindu Calendar, Today, on Friday, July 7, 2017 – Shukla Paksha Chaturdasi Tithi or the fourteenth day during the waxing phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It isShukla Paksha Trayodasi Tithi or the thirteenth day during the waxing phase of moon till 5:02 AM on July 7. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Chaturdasi Tithi or the fourteenth day during the waxing phase of moon till 7:02 AM on July 8.All time based on India Standard Time.
How is July 7, 2017, as per Hindu Panchang? – There is no good and auspicious time on the day. Nakshatra – Jyeshta or Kettai or Triketta Nakshatra till 12:02 PM on July 7. Then onward it is Mool or Moolam Nakshatram till 2:36 PM on July 8.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), Jyeshta or Kettai or Triketta Nakshatra till 11:21 AM on July 7. Then onward it is Mool or Moolam Nakshatram till 2:11 PM on July 8.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Vrischika Rashi till 12:02 PM. The onward it is Dhanu Rashi.
In …