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Bahula Chauth 2018 Date – Importance of Bahula Chaturthi Vrat Dedicated to Ganesha

Bahula Chauth Vrat is observed during the Krishna Paksha Chaturthi in Bhadrapad month as per traditional Hindu calendar followed in Madhya Pradesh. Bahula Chauth 2018 date is August 30.  The fasting and rituals on the day is dedicated to Ganesha. The vrat is offered for peace and prosperity in the family.
Bahula Chauth fasting is from sunrise to till the sighting of the moon in the evening.
The fast is observed by both men and women.
Early in the morning the devotee observing the fast wakes up and takes bath.
A simple puja is offered to Ganesha which involves dhoop, flowers, Prasad and other normal puja items.
The puja is repeated in the evening again after taking a bath.
When moon is sighted the devotee offers milk, durva grass, supari, dhup, akshat to moon. Prayers are also offered to Ganesha.

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Twelve Important Temples Dedicated to Shiva in India – The 12 Jyotirlingam

The twelve important Hindu temples in India dedicated to Lord Shiva are those with the Jyotirlinga or Jyotirlingam. These 12 temples are known as Dwadash Jyotirlingam or Jyotirlinga. The twelve temples attract millions of Hindu devotees and the most important common festival observed in these temples is the Maha Shivaratri or Shivratri.

Jyotirlingam means ‘the linga of light’ – the Shivalinga is in the symbolic form of a stone tinctured with a cycle of light. There are numerous legends associated with the origin of Jyotirlinga. It is believed that Lord Shiva for the first time appeared in the form of Jyotirlinga. 
The twelve temples with Jyotrilinga in India are: SomnathTemple at Saurashtra in Gujarat. MallikarjunTemple in Srisailam, or Shrishailam, in Andhra Pradesh.MahakalTemple, or Mahakalaswar, in Ujjain Madhya Pradesh.OmkarTemple, or Amishvar, at Omkareshwar on the banks of NarmadaRiver in Madhya Pradesh. KedarnathTemple or Kedareshwar in Uttarakhand.BhimashankarTemple at Dhak…

Shitala Satam 2018 Date - Shitala Satam Vrat in Gujarat

Shitala Satam is dedicated to Goddess Shitala Mata and is observed for the welfare of young children. Shitala Satam 2018 date is September 2 in Gujarat (Shravan Vad 7). Some Gujarati observe it during Shravan Sud 7 and this is on August 17. You can als read the Shitala satam story below in detail. Mothers perform special pujas and offer prayers to Shitla Mata. The ritual is dedicated to Goddess Shitala, the goddess of pox and measles. It is observed for the welfare of children and others and to escape from measles and smallpox.

There is a popular belief that with the blessings of Goddess Shitala, children and other will be protected from numerous contagious diseases like chickenpox etc.
Two Different Dates of Satam Shitala Satam is observed during two different times in Gujarat. In some parts of Gujarat especially that is near to Maharashtra, Shravan Shukla Paksha (Shravan Sud 6 - bright/waxing phase of moon) is preferred. In Saurashtra, Shravan Krishna Paksha (Shravan Vad 6 - dark/w…

Randhan Chhath 2018 date in Gujarat

Randhan Chhath is a unique ritual observed in Gujarat in Shravan month (July – August) - the day is dedicated to preparing food for Goddess Shitala. Randhan Chhath 2018 date is September 1 (Shravan Vad 6). Some Gujarati observe it during Shravan Sud 6 and this is on August 16. It is observed on the sixth day of the Krishna Paksha (waning phase of moon) in Shravan month in Gujarat. The day is meant for preparing food (randhan) for the next day, which is Shitala Satam.

This Chhath in Shravan Krishna Paksha is not a ritual but is a preparation day for the next day. No food is cooked on Shitala Satam (the next day), people eat only what is prepared on the Randhan Chhath day.
Two Different Dates Randhan Chhath is observed during two different times in Gujarat. In some parts of Gujarat especially that is near to Maharashtra, Shravan Shukla Paksha (Shravan Sud 6 - bright/waxing phase of moon) is preferred. In Saurashtra, Shravan Krishna Paksha (Shravan Vad 6 - dark/waning phase of moon) is …

Do Not Make Temples Centers of Complaint and Desire registration

Seek God in all animate and inanimate. If you are only seeking God in a worship place, then you are nowhere near to your goal.

Visiting a temple should be only to recharge our spiritual battery and to do our religious duties. Temple should be the center of our religious life. It is for learning devotion and worship. It is for Satsang – for people to share spiritual knowledge. But often we go to temple with complaints and for desire fulfillment. Thus temples have become centers of complaint and desire registration.

Even when we are before the God in the temple, we are very conscious about our dress, our looks and bothered more about what other people are thinking about us. We are unable to concentrate, as our worldly life is following us inside the temple. This is the reason why Hindu temples have sculptures of worldly life on the outer walls. It is a border. Worldly life ends here. Once you are inside the temple, the unreal world has no meaning. If you are carrying the world inside t…

Hindu Calendar Today – August 12, 2017 – Tithi, Vrat, Good - Auspicious Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festivals

Tithi in Hindu Calendar, Today, on Saturday, August 12, 2017 – Krishna Paksha Panchami Tithi or the fifth day during the waning phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Panchami Tithi or the fifth day during the waning phase of moon till 9:19 PM on August 12. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during the waning phase of moon till 7:39 PM on August 13.All time based on India Standard Time.
How is August 12, 2017, as per Hindu Panchang? – Good and auspicious time on the entire day. Nakshatra – Uttarabhadra or Uthrittathi Nakshatra till 5:58 AM on August 12. Then onward it is Revati Nakshatram till 5:17 AM on August 13.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), Uttarabhadra or Uthrittathi Nakshatra till 6:14 AM on August 12. Then onward it is Revati Nakshatram till 5:50 AM on August 13.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Meena Rashi till 5:17 AM on August 13.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Guj…