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Maa Tara Jayanti – Goddess Tara Devi Jayanti

Maa Tara Jayanti is observed in Bhadrapad month. It is believed that Goddess Tara Devi appeared on the day on earth. She is one of the Mahavidyas – 10 goddesses who are forms of Goddess Shakti. Maa Tara Jayanti 2017 date is August 9.
The information about her appearance is mentioned in the Jayadratha Yamala, a tantric text.
In some scriptures, Goddess Tara is known as Ugra Tara, a manifestation of Goddess Kali.
Goddess Tara is equated with Goddess Kali in eastern parts of India.
Maa Tara Jayanti is annually observed on Bhadrapad Krishna Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during the waning phase of moon in Bhadrapad month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in North India.

Satudi Teej

Satudi Teej is observed on the third day of the Krishna Paksha of Bhadrapad month in traditional Hindu calendar followed in North India. Satudi Teej 2017 date is August 10. This is one among the three Teej festivals and is popularly known as Kajali Teej.

Satudi Teej is dedicated to Lord Krishna and special pujas are also performed to the neem tree. The festival is mainly celebrated in parts of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Bihar.

Women and girls wear colorful new clothes and dance and enjoy on the day. Special Swings are prepared for the day and women take turns in swinging while other women sing and dance. Songs sung on the day welcome monsoons and praise the love of Krishna and Radha.

A community puja is performed around a neem tree in the village. Specific rituals are performed by elderly women and young women learn the tradition and perform it.

Story of Usana hypnotizing Kubera to Steal His Wealth

Usana was the guru of the Asuras (demons). Asuras were never satisfied with the wealth they had.

There is a story in the Puranas in which Usana hypnotizes Kubera and steals his wealth to satisfy the Asuras.

Demon king Vrshaparva was jealous of the wealth of Devas. Vrshaparva complained to Usana about the disparity in wealth between the demigods and the demons.

To satisfy Vrshaparva, Usana promised the demon king that he would get for him all the wealth in the treasury of Kubera.

Kubera, the lord of wealth, was the treasurer of Devas.

Usana planned to use his incomparable yogic powers to take control of the mind and intellect of Kubera.

Usana soon reached Alakapuri, the capital of Kubera.

The treasures of Devas was happy to welcome Usana as they both were descendants of Lord Brahma.

During the meeting, Usana hypnotized Kubera.

Kubera now behaved on the commands of Usana.

Soon all the wealth in the treasury of Kubera was transferred into the treasury of demon king Vrshaparva.

Usana …

Use of Honey to Overcome Shani Related Troubles in Horoscope

There is a popular belief that keeping honey at home helps in warding off negative energy. Honey is also used to overcome Shani Navgrah related troubles in horoscope in many regions in India and by many communities.

Keeping honey in the east and north side of house helps in keeping out negative forces. The positive energy emitted by honey keeps the house safe. There will be peace in the house. There will be cordial relationship between family members. Diseases will be kept away.

If Shani is causing constant trouble in life, keeping honey at home in a small black vessel is considered helpful.

Another ritual practiced is to bathe black Shivling with honey and milk on Saturday. This helps in keeping away the troubles created by Shani Bhagavan.
Yet another offering made is mixing of black urad dal with curd and honey. This is offered to the Kal Bhairav form of Shiva and Shani Bhagavan on Saturday.

Hindu Auspicious Days in June 2018 – Good Dates in June 2018 in Hindu Calendar

Hindu auspicious days are looked for buying selling and various other purposes. June 2018 Hindu auspicious dates given below are based on India Standard Time. The auspicious dates in June 2018 are good for house warming, joining job, buying car or house, moving into new rented home, registration, birth, visiting, first visit etc.

Hindu Auspicious Days in June 2018

June 1 is good time till 12:30 PM June 2 June 3 June 4 June 6 June 7 June 8 June 9 is good after 1:00 PM June 10 June 11 is good till 10:00 AM June 14 June 15 June 16 June 17 is good after 2:00 PM June 18 June 19 June 21 June 22 June 23 is good till 3:30 PM June 25 June 26 June 28 June 29
Bad dates or dates that should be avoided in June 2018 are: June 5, 12, 14, 20, 24, 27 and June 30.

Importance of Japa Mala Counters in Hinduism While Chanting Mantras

Japa Mala is essential while chanting mantras in Hinduism. It helps in keeping the count of the mantras. They also transmit positive energy. A Japa mala counter can be highly efficient if there is compatibility between the mantra chanted and the material used in making the japa mala.

Rudraksha Mala should be used while chanting mantras dedicated to Lord Shiva.
For attaining Siddhi, the use of the right mala is essential.

Sphatik Mala or Japa mala made using crystal, glass beads etc should be used to chant the mantra dedicated to Shiva, Chandra Navgraha and Shukra Navgraha. The mala radiates positive energy and is meant for peaceful purpose.
Tulsi bead mala should be used to chant mantras dedicated to Vishnu, avatars of Vishnu, Sri Krishna, Bhagavan Ram, Mata Sita, Maa Lakshmi etc.

Chandan Mala should be used to chant the mantras dedicated to Goddess Durga, Ganesha and Muruga.

Usually a Japamala consists of 108 beads – the number 108 is of great significance in Hinduism.
In Japamala,…

One Must Rouse Himself and Bring Out What Is Best In Him – Swami Paramananda

The conquest, which any human being seeks in the external world, is insignificant in comparison with that which lies within his own self; and until he had conquered his inner kingdom, all outer conquests must be fleeting and uncertain, for his own unwise actions may at any moment cause his ruin.

Even though the world may regard him as a conqueror, even though he many consider himself invincible, he is not a conqueror in the spiritual sense as long as he is willing to give his soul life in exchange for any material advantage.

He may gain the whole world, but it will profit him nothing.

In all the lofty spiritual messages of the great teachers one ideal stands out above all others – that each one must rouse himself and bring out what is best in him.

Swami Paramananda (1884 – 1940) of Ramakrishna Mission
Related Happy to go away – Swami Ranganathananda

Hindu Calendar Today – August 8, 2017 – Tithi, Vrat, Good - Auspicious Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festivals

Tithi in Hindu Calendar, Today, on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 – Krishna Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the waning phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the waning phase of moon till 11:42 PM on August 8. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during the waning phase of moon till 11:50 PM on August 9.All time based on India Standard Time.
How is August 8, 2017, as per Hindu Panchang? – There is no good and auspicious time. Nakshatra – Shravan or Thiruonam or Sravana Nakshatra till 4:06 AM on August 8. Then onward it is Dhanishta or Avittam Nakshatram till 5:19 AM on August 9.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), Uttara Shada or Uthiradam Nakshatra till 3:33 AM on August 8. Then onward it is Dhanishta or Avittam Nakshatram till 4:53 AM on August 9.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Makar Rashi till 4:42 PM on August 8. Then onward it is Kumbh…