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Gayathri Japam 2017 date - Gayatri Japa During Avani Avittam in 2017

Gayathri Japam is observed on the day after Shravan Purnima. Gayatri Japam 2017 date is August 8. Brahmins in South India perform this ritual as part of the Upakarma and Avani Avittam ritual. This annual ritual involves the chanting of Gayatri Mantra. Yajur, Rig and Sama Vedi Brahmins perform this ritual on the same day.

On the day, after the initial rituals, Gayatri Mantra is chanted for 1008 or 108 times. The sequence and the mode of performing the rituals depend on mutt (Math) affiliation. The ritual is performed in the morning and there is a specific period for chanting it.

You can read the Gayatri Japa Sankalpam here.

Gunhu Punhi Festival 2017 date in Nepal

Gunhu Punhi is a unique festival observed Nepal and it begins on Janai Purnima day or the full moon day in Shravan Month. It is a nine-day festival and ends on the Krishnashtami day (the birth day of Sri Krishna). In 2017, the first day of Gunhu Punhi is August 7 (the Janai Purnima day).

Gunhu Punhi is mainly observed the Newar community in Nepal. On the first day of the festival, the people get a thread (doro) tied on their writs from the temple priest. This thread is believed to protect them from all evil. People also drink a special liquid made from sprouted cereals. Another ritual on the day is the offering of food to frogs.

The second day of the Gunhu Punhi festival is observed as the Gai Jatra. People who had a death in the family take part in this procession. They dress up like cows. It is believed that this ritual will help the dead in reaching the heaven easily.

The community level festivities continue for the whole week and ends on the Krishnashtami day.

Hayagriva Jayanti 2017 date – Haygriva Incarnation of Lord Vishnu

Hayagriva Jayanti is believed to be the day when Haygriva incarnation of Lord Vishnu appeared on earth. Hayagriva Jayanti 2017 date is August 7. Hayagriva is a unique incarnation of Lord Vishnu with the head of a horse and the body of a human being. The purpose of this Avatar was to retrieve the stolen Vedas from the demons. The day is observed as Upakarma day and Avani Avittam day by the Brahmin community.


Hayagriva Avatar is mainly mentioned in the Shanti Parva of Mahabharata and the Puranas. It is one of the lesser-known incarnations of Lord Vishnu. In some regions, Hayagriva is the guardian deity of the Vedas.

There are several legends associated with how Lord Vishnu got the horse-head in Hayagriva incarnation. In some legends, it is said that a jealous Indra, the king of demi-gods, purposefully snapped the string of a bow on which Lord Vishnu was resting his head. When the string snapped the head of Lord Vishnu got cut. It was replaced with the head of a horse.

Another legend s…

Quotes on Greed

Greed makes life hell on earth.

The more you want the more the trouble.

We will always be suffering if we are letting greed rule our life.

Selfishness and greed is harming people more than diseases.

It is true that we live in a world, which measures life by how much we own. But we all know this world is diseased and beyond repair. So why become greedy to satisfy the bad world.

Greed has never been satisfied and will it ever. But is always possible to satisfy the essentials.
If you are happy without owning anything then that is true happiness.

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Hindu Calendar Today – August 6, 2017 – Tithi, Vrat, Good - Auspicious Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festivals

Tithi in Hindu Calendar, Today, on Sunday, August 6, 2017 – Shukla Paksha Chaturdasi Tithi or the fourteenth day during the waxing phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Chaturdasi Tithi or the fourteenth day during the waxing phase of moon till 9:56 PM on August 6. Then onward it is Purnima Tithi or the full moon day till 11:02 PM on August 7.All time based on India Standard Time.
How is August 6, 2017, as per Hindu Panchang? – Good and auspicious time on the entire day. Nakshatra – Purva Shada or Pooradam Nakshatra till 12:20 AM on August 6. Then onward it is Uttara Shada or Uthiradam Nakshatram till 2:26 AM on August 7.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), Uttara Shada or Uthiradam Nakshatra on the entire day on August 6 and till 1:46 AM on August 7.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Dhanu Rashi till 6:52 AM on August 6. Then onward it is Makar Rashi till 4:42 PM on August 8.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, …