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Hartalika Teej 2017 date – Fasting Date of Hartalika Teej Vrat in 2017

Hartalika Teej Vrat is an important Hindu fasting observed by Hindu women and is dedicated to Goddess Parvati in North India. Hartalika Teej 2017 date is August 24, Thursday. It is one of three Teej festivals and is mainly observed in North India and western parts of India. Hartalika Teez is observed mainly in Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Rajasthan and is some parts of Maharashtra.

Popular belief is that by observing Hartalika Teej Vrat unmarried women will get good husbands. This Teez is observed by both married and unmarried women. Married women observe the Vrat for a happy and peaceful married life.

Hartalika Teej is based on the intense austerities (tapas) observed by Goddess Parvathi to get Lord Shiva as her husband. It is believed that Goddess Parvati will bless those women who observe the Vrat.

The fasting rules of Hartalika Teej Vrat are very tough and some women even don’t drink water during the fasting period.

Origin of Hartalika Teej Vrat According to…

Gowri Habba 2018 Date – Gowri Ganesh in Karnataka in 2018

Gowri Habba, or Ganesh Gouri Festival, is observed during the Ganesh Chaturthi, or Vinayaka Chaturthi Festival in Karnataka. Gowri Habba 2018 date is September 12, Wednesday. Gouri Habba is also known as Swarna Gouri Vratam. On this day, Goddess Gowri (Parvathi) is worshipped. The ritual and observance is held on the third day of the Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of moon) in Bhadrapad month as per traditional Kannada calendar.

Gowri Habba is performed by both married and unmarried women. A golden image of Goddess Parvati is worshipped on the Gowri Habba day. The popular belief is that Goddess Parvati visits her devotees on the day and Lord Ganesha comes on the next day (Ganesh Chaturthi day) to take her back to Kailasa, the abode of Lord Shiva.

Married women perform Ganesh Gouri for a happy and peaceful married life. Unmarried women perform it for getting good husbands.

Please note that a Ganesh Gouri Festival is observed in Maharashtra during the Ganesh Chaturthi Festival and it is d…

Archavatara

Archavatara is the murti (consecrated image or idol) that is worshipped in a temple. The term is mainly associated with Lord Vishnu. It is one of the five forms of Vishnu. The rest are Para (the highest); Vyuha (emanation), vibavavatara (manifestation) and antaryamin (inner controller).

As per the Archavatara concept, Vishnu lives in this mundane world to redeem the suffering of humanity.
Vaikhanasa and Pancharatra Agamas extol the greatness of the Archavatara.

Chant This Prayer for Peace and Prosperity While Praying In Hindu Tradition

Sanatana Dharma believes in peaceful coexistence of all living beings. It teaches us to prosper and flourish by helping each other. There is a popular saying in Hindu scriptures  'करभलाहोभला’ – do good and reap good. This is the reason why many prayers in Hinduism not just focus on individual prosperity but the good of the entire universe.

If you are looking for prosperity in life, then chant this prayer as it asks almighty for the good of all living beings. Bhagavan can never ignore such a prayer.

The Prayer:

सर्वेभवन्तुसुखिन: सर्वेसंतुनिरामया:। सर्वेभद्राणिपश्यंतुमाकश्चिद्दु:खभाग्भवेत्।।

Om Sarve Bhavantu Sukhinah
Sarve Santu Nir-Aamayaah |
Sarve Bhadraanni Pashyantu
Maa Kashcid-Duhkha-Bhaag-Bhavet |
Om Shaantih Shaantih Shaantih ||

Meaning:
Om , May All become Happy.
May All be Free from Illness.
May All See what is Auspicious
May no one Suffer due to Bad Luck, Fear and Poverty.
Om Peace, Peace, Peace.
The prayer also echoes the basic concept of Sanatana Dharma – all animate and …

It is wrong notion that when one becomes religious he neglects his family duties – Swami Vireswarananda

As regards japa, the more you do the better. But then, there is no use repeating the mantra mechanically a large number of times. Instead, if you repeat it devotedly and with great fervour a limited number of times, it is better. Devotion and fervour is what is important and not the number. There is no limit for japa. The more japa you make the quicker will be your spiritual progress.
Try to repeat the mantra always mentally – all the 24 hours, even in the midst of your work. You many forget to do so but as soon as you remember, begin repeating and you will slowly get into the habit of repeating it always.
It is a wrong notion which people hold that when one becomes religious he neglects his family duties. On the other hand he will do it more efficiently than before because his love for God will make him love His children – the family members – and he will serve them all the more ardently with greater love than before as he will see God in them. If one neglects family duties it means…

Hindu Calendar Today – August 18, 2017 – Tithi, Vrat, Good - Auspicious Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festivals

Tithi in Hindu Calendar, Today, on Friday, August 18, 2017 – Krishna Paksha Ekadasi Tithi or the eleventh day during the waning phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Ekadasi Tithi or the eleventh day during the waning phase of moon till 8:09 AM on August 18. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Dwadasi Tithi or the twelfth day during the waning phase of moon till 5:47 AM on August 19.All time based on India Standard Time.
How is August 18, 2017, as per Hindu Panchang? – Good day Nakshatra – Ardra or Arudhara or Thiruvathirai Nakshatra till 8:31 PM on August 18. Then onward it is Punarvasu or Punirtham Nakshatram till 7:01 PM on August 19.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), Ardra or Arudhara or Thiruvathirai Nakshatra till 9:04 PM on August 18. Then onward it is Punarvasu or Punirtham Nakshatram till 7:09 PM on August 19.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Mithuna Rashi till 1:23 PM on August 19.
In western parts of Indi…