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Jhulan Yatra 2017 date – Swing festival of Krishna and Jagannath in Sawan Month in 2017

Jhulan Yatra is a swing festival observed in the month of Shravan Month (July – August) and is dedicated to Lord Krishna and Lord Jagannath. Jhulan Yatra 2017 (dates) is from August 3 to August 7. Jhulan Jatra is an important festival in LordJagannathTemple. The festival begins on the 11th day of the Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of moon) in Shravan month and ends on Shravan Poornima (full moon).

Jhulan Yatra festival is observed only for a day in majority of temples. In some temples, it is observed on all five days from Ekadashi to Purnima. The festival is also a major event in ISKCON Temples.

Jhulan Yatra festival is inspired from Lord Krishna’s pastimes in Vrindavan. It is believed that Lord Krishna, Radha and other Gopis and Gopas used to swing in the monsoon season in Vrindavan.

During the festival and idol of Lord Krishna is placed on a decorated swing. The swinging takes place along with music and dance. In some temples Lord Krishna is seen along with an idol of Radha.

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Hindu Festivals in August 2017 – Hindu Vrat – Fasting – Rituals in August 2017

Dates of important festivals and fasting associated with Hinduism in August 2017 – based on major Hindu calendars and Panchang used in India. The festivals, Vrats and ritual days are based on Indian Standard Time (IST).

August 3 – Ekadasi Fasting – Putrada Ekadashi August 4 – Varalakshmi Vritham August 5 – Pradosh Fasting – Shani Pradosh as it is Saturday August 7 – Shravan Purnima – Full moon day August 7 – Raksha Bandhan August 7 – Nariyali Purnima August 7 – Rig Upakarma August 7 – Avani Avittam August 7 – Hayagriva Jayanti August 8 – Yajur Upakarma August 8 – Gayatri Japam August 8 – Bhadrapad Month begins in North India August 9 – Ashunya Shayan Vrat August 10 – Kajari Teej August 11 – Sankashti Ganesh Chaturthi Vrat August 13 – Hal Sashti August 14 – Sri Krishna Jayanti in South and Western parts of India August 15 – Sri Krishna Janmashtami in North India August 15 – Dahi Handi and Gopala Kala August 16 – Goga Navami August 17 – Chinga Masam begins in Kerala Malayalam Calendar …

Like our body, the mind also needs regular cleansing

Like our body, the mind also needs regular cleansing.

Our mind gets dirty as it constantly moves through happiness, sadness, anger, frustration and many other positive and negative emotions.

If the mind is not regularly cleansed, it becomes dirty and it begins to stink. The stink comes out in the form of anger, depression, and frustration. It spoils relationships, family, and life.

Contemplation, long walks, cycling, meditation, bhajans, and prayers are good cleansers of the mind.

Discrimination and the supreme truth that ‘I am pure consciousness’ should be used to fight jealousy, hatred, unwanted desires, ego, and anger.

The mind is swayed by guilt. The feeling of guilt pulls us down. We get angry and frustrated when this happens. Emotions then overpower the mind and we do things, which we normally would not even think of doing.

Firstly, we need to realize that we are not perfect, as we have not achieved self-realization. Desires rule us and we are bound to make mistakes. The best w…

Hindu Calendar Today – July 30, 2017 – Tithi, Vrat, Good - Auspicious Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festivals

Tithi in Hindu Calendar, Today, on Sunday, July 30, 2017 – Shukla Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during the waxing phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during the waxing phase of moon till 10:03 AM on July 30.Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Ashtami Tithi or the eighth day during the waxing phase of moon till 11:08 AM on July 31.All time based on India Standard Time.
How is July 30, 2017, as per Hindu Panchang? – Good and auspicious time till 8:05 AM. Nakshatra – Chitra or Chithira or Chithirai Nakshatra till 10:19 AM on July 30. Then onward it is Swathi or Chothi Nakshatram till 12:06 PM on July 31.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), Chitra or Chithira or Chithirai Nakshatra till 7:23 AM on July 30. Swati or Chothi Nakshatram till 9:40 AM on July 31.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Tula Rashi till 7:44 AM on August 1.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and…