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Auspicious Diwali Puja Time in 2013 – Best Time for Puja During Diwali 2013

Auspicious Diwali Puja Time in 2013 based on Panchangs and Calendars followed in India. Diwali is also the time for performing important pujas like Lakshmi puja and also pujas are performed on Dhantaru and New Year. Here are the dates and Best Time for Puja During Diwali 2013 - Dhanteras or Dhanvantari Puja, Lakshmi Puja and New Year puja. All time based on India Standard Time.
Dhantaru or Dhanteras Puja Time - November 1 06:49 AM to 10:48 AM  12:20 PM to 1:48 PM  04:40 PM to 06:00 PM 9:15 PM to 10:40 PM
Lakshmi Puja on November 3, 2013 3:10 PM evening to 10:29 PM in North Indian Calendars.
6:020 PM evening to 08:35 in Calendars in western parts of India (Maharashtra and Goa)
Gujarati Calendar Lakshmi Puja Time 8.15 AM to 12.20 PM 1.48 PM to 3.10 PM 6.00 PM to 7.47 PM 9.11 PM to 3.18 AM on November 4 4.47 AM November 4 to 6.40 AM November 4
Nutan Varash or New Year Puja in Gujarat - November 4, 2013 6.47 AM TO 8.11 AM 9.35 AM TO 10.59 AM

Story of King Bharata and His Next Birth as Deer

Story of the birth of King Bharata as deer in his next birth is one, which symbolically explains about attachment.

King Bharata, after whom our land came to be called Bharatavarsha, discharged his duties as a king and father and then retired into the forests as a wandering ascetic.

Abandoning all desires, alone, peaceful and blissful at heart he was immersed in worshipping Srihari Vishnu.

One day, overcome with pity, he saved a motherless fawn from being drowned in the river and then brought it to his ashrama. He fed it, fondled it, protected it and tried to please it in every way.

Obsessed with the deer and distressed by vague and baseless fears about its safety, he neglected his devotional practices. The deer became his anchor.
Even at the moment of death his mind was firmly fixed on the deer and in the next life he was born as a deer.

Secret Mantra of Shiva

There are certain secret mantras of Shiva. These are usually chanted by Tantrics and staunch Shiva devotees. One such secret mantra of Lord Shiva is:

ॐह्रींह्रौंनमःशिवाय।

How to chant the Mantra?
Sit in meditation and imagine the form of Shiva – a Shivling in a temple.It should be chanted on Monday morning, evening or at night.It should be chanted 108 times.Use a Rudraksha mala to keep track of count.If you are chanting the mantra in the morning then chant facing east.If in the evening, then chant facing west.If it is chanted at night, then face north. Benefits
Desire fulfillmentPeace and prosperityWealthRelief from diseasesMoksha

Hanuman is Worshipped in This Temple in Woman Form - Girijabandh Hanuman Temple in Ratanpur in Chhattisgarh

At the Girijabandh Hanuman Temple located at Ratanpur in Chhattisgarh, Hanuman is worshipped in the form of a woman. This mandir is located around 25 km from Bilaspur. Hanuman is believed to have given darshan to a king of the region in this form.

The king was suffering from leprosy. Once he had a dream in which Hanuman asked him to build a temple dedicated to him. He also asked to make a pond near the temple. For early cure from leprosy, Hanuman asked the king to worship in the temple and take bath in the pond.

The king built the temple but could not find an ideal murti (idol) to consecrate in the temple.

He then had another dream in which Hanuman told that there is a murti hidden in the pond in the Maa Mahamaya Temple.

The murti that was retrieved from the Maa Mahamaya Temple was the female form of Hanuman.

The murti faces south. The murti is of Hanuman defeating Ahiravana in the netherworld. There are also the faces of Sri Ram and Lakshman carved on each shoulders.
It is widely b…

Swami Premeshananda Quotes

If one keeps three-quarters of his mind fixed within, he can shake the world with the remaining quarter.

Mukti cannot be achieved through work unless the work is done unselfishly.

Through work one can find out how free from desire his mind is and how much laziness has been eliminated. Through work one can know how much rajas, ahamkara (egotism). selfishness, etc. are in the mind and body.

When silent, everybody is a paramahansa! When one works unselfishly, his meditation also becomes steady. His mind is calm who does good work. It is easy to calm the mind through work. Unless we work, and concentrate while working, the mind will not become concentrated in meditation.
Swami Premeshananda (1884-1967), a highly respected monk of the Ramakrishna Order was a disciple of Holy Mother, Sri Sarada Devi.

Hindu Calendar Today – August 1, 2017 – Tithi, Vrat, Good - Auspicious Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festivals

Tithi in Hindu Calendar, Today, on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 – Shukla Paksha Navami Tithi or the ninth day during the waxing phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Navami Tithi or the ninth day during the waxing phase of moon till 12:41 PM on August 1. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Dasami Tithi or the tenth day during the waxing phase of moon till 2:31 PM on August 2.All time based on India Standard Time.
How is August 1, 2017, as per Hindu Panchang? – Good and auspicious time after 12:20 PM. Nakshatra – Vishaka or Vishakam Nakshatra till 2:16 PM on August 1. Then onward it is Anuradha or Anusham or Anizham Nakshatram till 4:44 PM on August 2.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), Vishaka or Vishakam Nakshatra till 12:21 PM on August 1. Anuradha or Anusham or Anizham Nakshatram till 3:16 PM on August 2.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Tula Rashi till 7:44 AM on August 1. Then onward it is Vrishicka Rashi till 7:20 PM on…