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Badi Teej – Kajli Teej

Badi Teej, or Kajli Teej, is observed in the Bhadrapad month and is an important observance in Rajasthan and other parts of North India. In 2017, the date of Badi Teej is August 10. The preparation and rituals begin on August 9, 2017. It is observed by married and unmarried women on the third day of the waning phase of moon in Bhadrapad month. Fasting on the Badi Teej is from sunrise to sighting of the moon.

Married women fast on the day for the welfare of their husbands and for a peaceful and happy life. Unmarried women observe Badi Teej fasting for getting a good husband.

One day prior to Teej, there is the Sinjara or Singhara (mehendi ceremony) and women get gifts and they go on a shopping spree on the day.

On the Badi Teej day, women fast from morning to sighting of moon. The prayers are dedicated to the Neem tree, referred as Neem Mata. In some regions the prayers and fasting is dedicated to Goddess Parvati and Lord Shiva.

This is one among the three important Teej festivals…

Goga Panchami

Goga Panchami is observed mainly in North India and is associated with Naga worship. Goga Panchami 2017 date is August 12. It is observed on the fifth day or Panchami during the Krishna Paksha (waning phase of moon) of Bhadrapad month as per traditional calendar followed in North India.

The most important festival associated with Goga is observed four days later and this is known as Goga Navami.

The rituals on the day are dedicated to Guga – a holy person who had the power to heal persons bitten by snakes.

There is a popular belief that children will be protected by Guga. So married women pray and perform pujas for the long life and health of their children on the day.

Childless married women pray for begetting children.

The concept of Panchakanya in Hinduism – Five Holy Virgins

Panchakanya is an important concept in Hinduism. Chanting the names of the Panchakanya, or five holy virgins, in the morning helps in sin redemption. The five virgins are Ahalya, Draupadi, Kunti, Tara and Mandodari.

This concept is based on famous Sanskrit Chant:

Ahalya Draupadi Kunti Tara Mandodari tatha Panchakanya smaranityam mahapataka nashaka (Ahalya, Draupadi, Kunti, Tara and Mandodari: constantly remembering these five virgins destroys greatest of troubles.)

We all know that the above said five women are not virgins. Kanya here refers to daughters.

How Panchakanya Helps in Sin Redemption? These five daughters suffered a lot. There was no end to their suffering. It is believed that they will be able to understand the pains of human beings better.

So remembering them will help us in overcoming the troubles on earth. When we chant the shloka, we are remembered about their struggles. This will motivate us to overcome the pains we are facing on earth.

These five women went through…

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

Hindu auspicious days are looked for buying selling and various other purposes. July 2018 Hindu auspicious dates given below are based on India Standard Time. The auspicious dates in July 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 July 2018 July 2 July 3 July 4 July 5 good after 12:45 PM July 6 July 7 July 8 good till 12:15 PM July 10 is good till 6:45 PM July 14 July 15 July 17 July 18 July 19 good till 1:35 PM July 20 July 21 is good till 9:05 AM July 22 good after 10:45 AM July 23 good after 4:25 PM July 24 July 26 is good after 9:50 AM July 27 good after 12:35 PM July 28 July 29 July 30 July 31 is good after 8:45 AM
Bad dates or dates that should be avoided in July 2018 are – July 1, July 9, July 11, July 12, July 13, July 16, July 25

Likes Black Color Symbolic Meaning and Personality

Is there any symbolic meaning, if a person likes black color? What does it suggest about a person’s personality? Your wife, friend, husband, lover, girl friend, or boy friend might like black color. There is nothing unusual about it. As per Hindu astrology, a person who likes black color is usually a non-believer. Here are some of the characteristics of a person who likes black color.
Thinks and acts differently.Cannot be easily convinced.Some will be extraordinarily brilliant but people might not recognize their talent.Other inferences, such people might come under the influence of underground sect.Some of them might be moody and depressed.Some might be pessimistic.Might fall into the trap of mood swings.

Varaha Grihya Sutra

Varaha Grihya Sutra is Hindu text on domestic rituals. The text belongs to the Varaha sub school of Maitrayaniyas, who form one of the twelve sub schools of Charakasakha of Krishna Yajurveda. The text details about Chudakarana, Vratani, Vedavratani, Upakarana, Utsarjana, Samavartana, Anadhyayah, Madhuparaka, Vivaha, Ratharohana, and Garbhadhana.

The text also deals with Annaprashna and dandogamana.

The text has borrowed a good deal from Manava Grihya Sutra and Katha Grihya Sutra.
It is believed that the text was composed between 3rd and 4th century AD.

Story - Learning and Wisdom – Parable of Sri Ramakrishna

A learned Brahmin once went to a wise king and said: “Hear, O King! I am well versed in the Holy Scriptures and I will to teach you the Sacred Bhagavatam (Srimad Bhagavad Purana).

The king, who was wiser of the two, knew that a man who had really studied the Bhagavatavam would seek more to know his true Self than to gain honor and wealth in a king’s court.

The king replied, “I see that you have not mastered the scripture well. I promise you to make you my teacher, but first go and learn the Scripture well.”

The Brahmin went away thinking that the king was foolish to think that I have not mastered the scripture when I have been reading it repeatedly for several years.

The Brahmin read the scripture once again and went to the king.

The king was not satisfied and asked the Brahmin to read the scripture again.

The Brahmin was angry but he thought there must be some hidden meaning in the behavior of the king.

He went home and started reading the scripture more carefully.

Little by little,…

Hindu Calendar Today – August 9, 2017 – Tithi, Vrat, Good - Auspicious Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festivals

Tithi in Hindu Calendar, Today, on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 – Krishna Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during the waning phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during the waning phase of moon till 11:50 PM on August 9. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Tritiya Tithi or the third day during the waning phase of moon till 11:27 PM on August 10.All time based on India Standard Time.
How is August 9, 2017, as per Hindu Panchang? – Good and auspicious time on the entire day. Nakshatra – Dhanishta or Avittam Nakshatra till 5:19 AM on August 9. Then onward it is Shatabhisha or Sadayam or Chathayam Nakshatram till 6:01 AM on August 10.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), Dhanishta or Avittam Nakshatra till 4:53 AM on August 9. Then onward it is Shatabhisha or Sadayam or Chathayam Nakshatram till 5:46 AM on August 10.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Kumbha Rashi till 12:09 AM on August 11.