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Gokulashtami Information - Importance and Date in 2018

Gokula Ashtami, or Gokulashtami, celebrates the birthday of Lord Krishna, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu and one of the most widely worshipped gods in Hinduism. Gokulashtami 2018 date is September 2 in West and Southern parts of India. In North India it is on September 3. The festival is also known as Sri Krishna Jayanti. The Gokula Ashtami festival is observed on two different days in different parts of India and this is due to the different calculations in the time of the birth of Krishna in various regional calendars.

In Kerala and Tamil Nadu, Gokula Ashtami date is September 2.

In North India, Gokulashtami is observed on the eighth day during the waxing phase of moon (Shukla Paksha) in the month of Bhadrapada (August – September). In South India and western parts of India, the festival is observed on the eighth day after full moon in the month of Shravan (August – September).

Gokulashtami is observed as Dahi Handi and Gopalakala in Maharashtra, noted for the formation of the huge…

Deep Puja 2018 – Deepa Pooja on Ashada Amavasi

Deep Puja, also known as Deepa Pooja, is observed on the Amavasi (No moon) day in Ashada month in Maharashtra and in some parts of Telengana, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. It is observed to welcome the holy Shravan month by some Hindu communities. In 2018, the date of Deep puja in Maharashtra is August 11. All the diyas or lamps in house are cleaned on the day. 
For observing Deepa puja, people clean their homes and decorate houses with colorful Rangoli patterns. Some people make sure that all the lamps in the home are thoroughly cleaned. The important lamps used for pujas are arranged in the Puja room and special pujas are offered. Devout Hindus believe that the worship of Diya will usher in knowledge and will help in seeking the blessings of Ashta Lakshmis.
In different regions, Deepa Puja is offered for different reasons. Some people offer it to welcome the Shravan month which is a holy month and numerous rituals and vratas are offered during the month. Ashada Amavas is the last …

Nag Panchami Date - Importance - Story - Pooja of Nag Panchami Dedicated to Snakes

Nag Panchami is dedicated to the worship of Naga, or Snakes, and is an important festival in India in Sravan month. Nag Panchami 2018 date is August 15. Nagas are worshipped in Hindu religion and snakes are always depicted with Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva, two of the most popular Gods in Hinduism. Lord Vishnu lies on Snake Ananta in the milky ocean and Lord Shiva has snakes as ornament and this close association has deep symbolic meaning. Nag Panchami is a form of nature worship extolling the importance of the coexistence of animals and human beings.

When is it observed? Nag Panchami is observed in eastern parts of India on all the fifth day in Ashar and Shravan lunar fortnights. The most important Naga Panchami, which is observed through out India, falls on the fifth day of the Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of moon) in Shravan month. In Gujarat, the festival is observed 15 days later.

On the Nag Panchami day, people worship the snake idols which are found in almost every village and …

Divaso 2018 Date in Gujarat

Divaso is a unique ritual performed on the Amavasi or no moon day in the month of Ashada in Gujarat. Divaso 2018 date is August 11. The ritual is dedicated to Goddess Parvati and is performed as a sort of invitation to the Shravan month which begins from the next day. The holy month of Shravan is dedicated to God Shiva.

On the previous evening of Divaso married women light a lamp and keep it for next 36 hours - till the Shravan month begins. In some regions, seeds are sown in a small container and the lamp is place before it.

The vrat takes its name Divaso from this ritual.

The ritual is also associated with Evrat and Jivrat Vrat observed on the same day.

Aadi Amavasai 2018 date – No Moon Day in Tamil month Aadi in 2018 - Aadi Amavasi

Aadi Amavasya is the no moon day in the Tamil month of Aadi and is considered highly auspicious for performing rituals to the dead like Shradh and Tarpan. Aadi Amavasai 2018 date is August 11. The day is also auspicious to Lord Muruga. Important rituals on the day include performing rites for dead ancestors in sacred Teerths and riverbanks and also taking a holy dip in sacred rivers and spots.

Devout Hindus perform holy bath in various scared rivers, seas and sacred ponds or Teerthams in Tamil Nadu. Thousands of Hindus take a holy dip and perform rites to the dead ancestors at Agni Theertham in Rameswaram, Thriveni Sangamam in Kannyakumari and various holy spots on the banks of CauveryRiver.

Fasting on Aadi Amavasai is considered highly beneficial and some people only have a single meal on the day.

Aadi month is of great importance to Lord Muruga and on Amavasai day special abhishekams and pujas are held. It is also widely believed by Muruga devotees that one will be purified and all …

Problems in life and solutions

Problems in life often give us the opportunity to pause and look at the bigger picture.

Some problems save us from bigger troubles.

Some problems are like cancer. The only solution to it is complete removal. Practice detachment to get rid of them. Such problems trouble us due to attachment.

The majority of our problems are due to wrong thoughts. Get our thoughts correct and problems will disappear.

Problems are not gifts. We invent them or invite them into our lives. Then cry for help. So stop inventing problems and inviting them. Control over our desires will help in not inventing and inviting problems.  
We are taught to believe that God gives us problems to test us. Nope, it is not so. Our ignorance and lack of understanding of Truth (God) create problems.

Hindu Calendar Today – July 22, 2017 – Tithi, Vrat, Good - Auspicious Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festivals

Tithi in Hindu Calendar, Today, on Saturday, July 22, 2017 – Krishna Paksha Chaturdasi Tithi or the fourteenth day during the waning phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Chaturdasi Tithi or the fourteenth day during the waning phase of moon till 5:44 PM on July 22.Then onward it is Amavasya Tithi or the no moon day till 3:30 PM on July 23.All time based on India Standard Time.
How is July 22, 2017, as per Hindu Panchang? – There is no good and auspicious time on the day Nakshatra – Ardra or Arudhara or Thiruvathira Nakshatra till 12:16 PM on July 22. Then onward it is Punarvasu or Punirtham Nakshatram till 10:49 AM on July 23.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), Ardra or Arudhara or Thiruvathira Nakshatra till 12:19 PM on July 22. Punarvasu or Punirtham Nakshatram till 9:53 AM on July 23.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Mithuna Rashi till 5:10 AM on July 23. Then onward it is Karka Rashi till 8:39 AM on July 25.