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Upakarma 2018 date - Yajur - Rig - Sama Vedi Brahmins - Gayatri Japam - Avani Avittam

Upakarma is a highly auspicious ceremony for the Hindu Brahmin community. The Upkarma dates in 2018 are August 26 (Rig) and August 25 (Yajur). In 2018, Sama Vedi Upakarma is on September 14. It is the day the sacred thread worn by Brahmins known as ‘Yagnopavitam’ is changed. There are Brahmins who are the followers of Rig Veda, Yajur Veda and Sama Veda and they have separate dates for Upakarma. The ritual is also known as Avani Avittam in Tamil Nadu and Kerala. Gayatri Japam is another important ritual part of the ritual.

Yajur Vedi Upakarma is observed on Shravan Poornima day (Full moon day in Sawan month) this year. Brahmins who are the followers of Yajur Veda change the sacred thread on the day. In 2018, the date is August 25.
Rig Vedi Upakarma is observed a day before Shravan Poornima this year. Brahmins who are the followers of Rig Veda change the sacred thread on the day. In 2018, the date is August 26.

Gayatri Japam is on August 26

Sama Vedi Upakarma is observed on the day after S…

Simple and Easy Tips to Keep Grahas Happy in Kundali or Horoscope

People suffer due to the bad positioning of the Grahas – nine planets. Here are few simple tips to keep the Navgrahas happy in Kundali or Horoscope. A person who does not have kundali or horoscope prepared can follow it for a happy life. The Navgrahas are – Surya, Chandra, Mangal, Budh, Brihaspati, Shukra, Shani, Rahu and Ketu. Talking sweetly and decently and with compassion to people will keep the Budh Graha happy.Shukra will be happy if you respect and honor women.Those people who take care of elders in the family will have the blessing of Surya and Chandra.Those who respect and serve Guru and old people will have the blessing of Brihaspati.To get the help of Shani, you just need to be compassionate with poor people and coworkers.For Good mangal have a good loving relationship with brothers and sisters.Being king and compassionate to animals and living beings will please Rahu and Ketu.

Mangala Gauri Vrat in North India in Sawan month – How to Observe Shravan Mangala Gauri Vrat?

Mangala Gauri Vrat in North India in Sawan month is dedicated to Goddess Mangala Gauri (Maa Parvati), Shiva and Hanuman. The fasting and pujas are performed on Tuesday (Mangalwar) in Shravan month. Here is a brief description on how to observe the Shravan Mangala Gauri Vrat as per tradition followed in North India.
Benefits – Mangalik and those looking to get married will be blessed with early marriage. Newlywed women and married women perform it for peace and prosperity in their homes. The basic idea of performing the vrat is to get a good life partner (husband or wife). Married people perform it for a long happy married life.
Main Rituals – Fasting (only a single meal on the day), pujas and listening to Mangala Gauri Vrat Katha. How to Observe Shravan Mangala Gauri Vrat? Wake up early. Clean the house. Take bath.Wear clean clothes – preferably red color.Place the picture of Goddess Parvati, Shiva and Hanuman on a piece of white cloth.Light lamp using ghee.Offer your prayers.
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Payammal Temple Timings – Directions – Contact – Payammal Shathrugna Swamy Temple Thrissur

Payammal Shathrugna Swamy Temple is dedicated to Shathrugna of the Ramayana and is located in Thrissur District, Kerala. Below is temple timings contact and directions in detail. The temple is part of Nalambalam Darshanam during the Ramayana Masam in Kerala. It is the fourth and final temple in Nalambalam pilgrimage in Karkidakam month.

Payammal Temple Timings 5:30 AM to 2:30 PM 4:30 PM to 9:30 PM This the time during Ramayana Masam

Regular Timing 5:30 AM to 12:00 PM 4:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Payammal Temple Directions The temple is 2 km away from Arippalam on the Irinjalakuda- Kodungalur road.

Phone: 0480 3291 396

The main offerings in the temple are
Sathrusamhara PushpanjaliSudarshana PushpanjaliSudarsana Chakram
Food offering is performed daily known as Prasadam oottu.

Shivling in this Shiva Temple at Mainpuri in Uttar Pradesh Moves towards the Temple Door

Vaneshwar Shiva Temple in Mainpuri in Uttar Pradesh is witnessing a strange event for the past 50 years. The Shivling worshiped in the temple is moving towards the main temple door. Shivling in most temples in North India is located under a water pot. The Shivling here has moved nearly 2 feet away from the pot.

Elders in the village of Nagaria, where the temple is located, state that earlier the Shivling was exactly below the water pot. Then there was a big drought in the region. People performed prayers here but there was no rain. The pujari of the temple got angry and hit the Shivling with an axe. The Shivling started moving from that day onwards.

Villagers believe that the day the Shivling comes out of the temple door, it will signal the end of the world through deluge as mentioned in Hindu scriptures.

It is said that the Shivling had reached the door of sanctum sanctorum many times and then it returned to its original position.

The temple attracts a huge crowd during Shivratri.


Mangala Gowri Puja 2018 in Shravan Month - Sravana Mangala Gouri Puja on Tuesdays in 2018

Mangala Gouri Puja or Mangala Gowri Vratam is observed by married women in North India. In 2018, the dates of Mangala Gowri Puja in North India are July 31, August 7, August 14 and August 21. It is mainly observed in Karnataka, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and by certain communities in Maharashtra, Goa and Tamil Nadu on Tuesdays in the Shravan month or Shravana Maasa. Mangala Gowri is observed for the wellbeing of the husband and a happy and prosperous married life.
Mangala Gowri Puja 2018 dates in  Karnataka, Telangana,Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra  are –  August 14, August 21, August 28 and September 4.

Apart from the above dates, it is highly benefitial and auspicious to perform the puja when there is a rare combination of Krishna Paksha Ashtami and Chitra (Chithirai or Chithira) Nakshatra in a Hindu lunar calendar.
Mangala Gowri Puja is dedicated to Goddess Gouri or Parvati. Since it is observed on Tuesday in the Shravana month, the Tuesdays in the month are also known as Shravana …

Story of Influence of Food – Sanyasi Stealing Gold Plate

The foods we eat influence our character. There is a story of a Sanyasi stealing gold plate and silver cup and returning it later to a king. The food we daily take has its effect on our psychology and character. It may be satvik, good and strengthening to the spirit; or destructive of serenity, passion-producing, rajasik; or wholly bad causing deterioration of mind and intellect and increasing inertia, tamasik. (BhagavadGita, Chapter  XVII – 8 to 10) A Sanyasi used to have his food from the palace regularly. On one occasion, the sage stole the gold plate and the silver cup in which the food was served. The servants could not understand the strange behavior of the sanyasi.

They reported the matter to the queen who reported it to the king.

Three days later the sanyasi came back for food and returned the gold plate and the silver cup.

The king found this behavior to be very strange but wanted to know if there was any meaning to it.

He called the wise men of the palace and asked them to…

Hindu Calendar Today – July 11, 2017 – Tithi, Vrat, Good - Auspicious Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festivals

Tithi in Hindu Calendar, Today, on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 – Krishna Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during the waning phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It isKrishna Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during the waning phase of moon till 11:25 AM on July 11. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Tritiya Tithi or the third day during the waning phase of moon till 12:02 PM on July 12.All time based on India Standard Time.
How is July 11, 2017, as per Hindu Panchang? – Good and auspicious time on the entire day. Nakshatra – Shravan or Thiruonam or Sravana Nakshatra till 8:32 PM on July 11. Then onward it is Dhanishta or Avittam or Sravishta Nakshatram till 9:38 PM on July 12.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), Shravan or Thiruonam or Sravana Nakshatra till 9:11 PM on July 11. Then onward it is Dhanishta or Avittam or Sravishta Nakshatram till 10:49 PM on July 12.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Makar Rashi.
In western parts of In…