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Story of Karaikal Ammaiyar

Story of Karaikal Ammaiyar is an example of unwavering devotion. Young Punitavati lived in Karaikal with her husband Paramadhattan. Punitavati was an ardent devotee of Lord Shiva.

Once, her husband sent two mangoes from his work place.

Soon a hungry sage appeared at the door and as food was yet to be prepared, Punitavati gave him one of the mangoes.

In the evening, Paramadhattan wanted to eat the mangoes. The first one was so tasty that he asked for the second too.

A helpless Punitavati prayed to the Lord. Miraculously a fruit fell into her palms.

Her husband ate the fruit and wanted to know how the mango tasted different from the first one. Punitavati then told him the truth.

Her husband then asked her to get more of the sweet mangoes.

Punitavati again prayed to Lord Shiva. A mango appeared again but when Paramadhattan attempted to eat it, the fruit disappeared.

Paramadhattan was rattled by the experience, got scared, and he ran away from home.

 A puzzled Punitavati continued…

Haryali Amavasya in Shravan month

Hariyali Amavasi, or Haryali Amavasya, is the no moon day in the Shravan month in North India as per the traditional Hindu calendar followed in North India. Hariyali Amavasi 2017 date is July 23. Great importance is given to green color during this Amavasya – a reflection of the green nature after the first monsoon showers.

Note - Hariyali Amavasi is known as Hariyali Amas in Gujarat and it is the Ashada Amavasi in the Gujarati Calendar.

The day is of great significance in many regions in North India as several towns and cities organize fairs during the period. Some of the important fairs are held in Udaipur and Rajsamand in Rajasthan.

Hariyali Teej - the first of the 3 main important Teej festival - is observed three days after Hariyali Amavasi.

Karkidaka Vavu Bali 2017 date in Kerala – Rituals Dedicated to the Dead Ancestors date in 2017

Vavu Bali, or Karkidaka Vavu Bali, is a ritual, or rites, dedicated to dead ancestors performed by Hindus in Kerala in the Malayalam month of Karkidakam. Karkidaka Vavu Bali 2017 date is July 23. Dead parents, grandparents, brothers, sisters, sons, daughters, relatives and ancestors are remembered on the no moon day (Karutavavu) in Karkidaka Masam and ‘Shraddham’ for them is performed on the seashore and on riverbanks. The ritual performed for the souls of dead is referred as ‘Bali’ in Kerala and Vavu is Amavasi or no moon day.

In Kerala, ‘Bali’ is performed on no moon day, known as Karuta Vavu in Malayalam. Bali is also performed on the star or Nakshatra the person died or the date. But ‘Bali’ performed on Amavasi day in Karkidakam month is considered highly auspicious and it is believed that souls of the dead are pacified easily.
The Bali in Karkidakam month is important because the Dakshinayana period begins in this month. It is considered to be the night of the Devas. The popular…

Where to Keep Money Plant inside the House? – Money Plant Direction in Home as Per Vastu

Money Plant, Epipremnum aureum, is associated with Vastu in Hinduism. Even though the plant is not a native of India, people believe it helps in improving the financial situation. So, where to keep money plant inside the house? The direction in home as per Vastu is southeast.

Southeast corner is the Agneya disha – the direction associated with Ganesha.

The plant should never be kept in the northeast corner.

If you believe in Vastu, then the plant is better kept inside the house and not outside. It can be kept in a pot or bottle.

The old and yellow leaves of the plant should be removed before falling on the ground.

The plant should not be pulled out and thrown. It should be only trimmed.
No idea whether the plant can change financial luck of a home; but it sure can remove indoor pollutants.

Navratri Colours 2017 – Dress Colors during Navaratri 2017

During the nine days of Navratri there is a custom of wearing different colour dress – Sarees (Sari) and Churidhar – mainly in Gujarat and Maharashtra. Information on what are the Navratri 2017 colours (September - October) usually appears a couple of days before in local Gujarati and Marathi newspapers. This is the latest information regarding the nine colors of Navratri in 2017. The colors are not followed during Chaitra Navratri (March - April).

Update - This is the latest information we have about Navratri 2017 colors. If there are any changes we will be updating it very soon:

Please refer with the local newspapers that publish the Navaratri colors so that you don’t make mistake in dressing for Navratri to office and prayers.
The nine Navratri colors for 2017 are:

Pratipada - September 21, 2017 (Thursday) - Yellow  Dwitiya - September 22, 2017 (Friday) - Green  Tritiya - September 23, 2017 (Saturday) - Grey  Chaturthi - September 24, 2017 (Sunday) - Orange  Panchami - September 25, 2017…

Keep quiet for some time and It will reveal itself – Papaji (H W L Poonja)

If there is peace in your mind, you will find peace with everybody. If your mind is agitated, you will find agitation everywhere. So first find peace within and you will see this inner peace reflected everywhere else. You are this peace.

You have to simply become aware of the movement of the mind, with which begins this endless trouble.

Keep quiet for some time and It will reveal itself.

Discriminate between what gives you peace and what disturbs you. Whatever is better, follow that. When you ask the question, ‘Who is thinking?’ you arrest the process of thinking and return back to your true nature.

Papaji (H W L Poonja)
Related HWL Poonja on Self Enquiry and on the Source from theEnquiry arises

Hindu Calendar Today – July 21, 2017 – Tithi, Vrat, Good - Auspicious Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festivals

Tithi in Hindu Calendar, Today, on Friday, July 21, 2017 – Krishna Paksha Trayodasi Tithi or the thirteenth day during the waning phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Trayodasi Tithi or the thirteenth day during the waning phase of moon till 8:06 PM on July 21.Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Chaturdasi Tithi or the fourteenth day during the waning phase of moon till 5:44 PM on July 22.All time based on India Standard Time.
How is July 21, 2017, as per Hindu Panchang? – There is no good and auspicious time on the day Nakshatra – Mrigasira or Makayiram Nakshatra till 1:53 PM on July 21. Then onward it is Ardra or Arudhara or Thiruvathira Nakshatram till 12:16 PM on July 22.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), Mrigasira or Makayiram Nakshatra till 2:53 PM on July 21. Ardra or Arudhara or Thiruvathira Nakshatram till 12:19 PM on July 22.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Vrishabha Rashi till 2:23 AM on July 21. Then onw…