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Story of Varalakshmi Vratam – Varamahalakshmi Vrat Katha

Varalakshmi Vratam is a popular ritual observed by married women in South India and Maharashtra. Pujas and prayers are offered to Goddess Lakshmi – the goddess of wealth and prosperity on the day. There a couple of popular stories associated with Varalakshmi Vratam. The most important among them are story of Charumati and that of Shyamabala.
Story of Charumati and Varamahalakshmi According to Skanda Purana, once Goddess Parvati asked Lord Shiva about a vrata that will be beneficial to women. Lord Shiva then mentioned the importance of Varalakshmi Vrata, which is most beneficial Vrata for women.
To illustrate the importance of the Varamahalakshmi Vrat, Lord Shiva narrated the story of Charumati. Pleased with Charumati’s devotion to her husband and family, Goddess Lakshmi appeared in her dream and asked her to perform the Varalakshmi Vratha. She explained to her the procedures of the Vrata.
The pious Charumati invited all her neighbors, friends and relatives and performed the Varalaksh…

Raksha Bandhan 2017 date

Rakshabandhan, also known as Rakhi Festival, is one of the most popular festivals in India which celebrate sister-brother relationship. Raksha Bandhan 2017 date is on August 7 in most calendars in India. On this day, the sister ties ‘Rakhi’ on her brother and who pledge to protect her from any danger. Raksha Bandhan, also known as Rakhi Festival, falls on the full moon day in Shravan month (Shravan Purnima). The festival is also known as Narial Poornima in Maharashtra

Earlier, Raksha Bandhan was mainly celebrated in North India. Today, the ritual is observed in all parts of India. The simple threads of Rakhi symbolize the sacred love of brother and sister.
There are several reasons for celebrating Raksha Bandhan and it is a mixture of both religion and social custom.
Sadly Raksha Bandhan has lost its significance and has narrowed down to mere showiness and is today largely exploited by businessmen and politicians. The business angle is more evident on the Internet.

How to arr…

Aadi 18 Perukku in 2017

Aadi 18 Perukku as the name indicates is observed on the 18th day of the Tamil Month Aadi (mid July to mid August). Aadi 18 Perukku 2017 date is August 3. The Aadi month in Tamil Nadu falls during the monsoon season and the festival is essentially a thanksgiving to monsoon rains which fills the rivers – the lifeline of farmers. As it is celebrated on the 18th day, Aadi Perukku is also known as Pathinettam Perukku.

Aadi 18 Perukku is observed mainly by people residing along the KaverRiver bank. ‘Perukku’ means rising – indicating the rising water in rivers. The festival is essentially a form of Nature worship and thanksgiving to Mother Nature.

On the day, family and friends get together and pray for uninterrupted supply of water and a good harvest in the coming season. Special food is prepared on the day and is shared with friends and relatives. Some people go on a picnic to the Kaveri riverbank.

In some communities on Aadi Perukku day, the son-in-law is invited and is presented new …

Goswami Tulsidas Jayanti

Tulsidas Jayanti celebrates the birthday of Goswami Tulsidas who is the author of the Ramcharitmanas. In 2017, the date of Goswami Tulsidas Jayanti is July 30. The original Valmiki Ramayana in Sanskrit was only understood by scholars and it was Tulisdas’s Ram-charit-manas in Hindi that popularized the epic in Hindi heartland in India. Ramcharitmanas was written by Tulsidas in Awadhi, a dialect of Hindi.

Tulsidas Jayanti is observed seven days after Shravan Amavasi. The life of Tulsidas is noted for numerous miracles, which includes his meeting with Lord Hanuman and the subsequent darshan of Lord Ram with the help of Hanuman. It is widely believed that Lord Hanuman helped Tulsidas in composing the Ramcharitmanas. There are also people who believe that he is an incarnation of Sage Valmiki.

Today, Ramayan of Tulsidas is read daily and worshipped with great reverence by Hindus in North India. Ramcharitmanas is not a literal translation of Valimiki Ramayana. Keeping the main incidents i…

Our burdens grow lighter as we are exposed to the truth

Passion, aversion and delusion kills a human being innumerable times.

The light of truth is indescribable. It sweeps, cleans, and clears all forms of ignorance.

Our burdens grow lighter as we are exposed to the truth.

Uncontrolled desires convert us to worms that live in filth and are happy to stay and die in the filth.

Gaining control over desire and mental wandering is true success.

Attachments only brings suffering and stress. Abhilash

Hindu Calendar Today – July 29, 2017 – Tithi, Vrat, Good - Auspicious Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festivals

Tithi in Hindu Calendar, Today, on Saturday, July 29, 2017 – Shukla Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during the waxing phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during the waxing phase of moon till 9:23 AM on July 29.Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during the waxing phase of moon till 10:03 AM on July 30.All time based on India Standard Time.
How is July 29, 2017, as per Hindu Panchang? – Good and auspicious time on the entire day. Nakshatra – Hasta or Hastam or Atham Nakshatra till 9:00 AM on July 29. Then onward it is Chitra or Chithira or Chithirai Nakshatram till 10:19 AM on July 30.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), Hasta or Hastam or Atham Nakshatra till 4:41 AM on July 29. Chitra or Chithira or Chithirai Nakshatram till 7:23 AM on July 30.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Kanya Rashi till 9:39 PM on July 29. Then onward it is Tula Rashi till 7:44 …