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Anant Chaturdashi 2018 date

Anant Chaturdashi is popularly noted for the immersion of Ganesha idols after Vinayaka Chaturthi – Sarvajanik Ganapati Visarjan. It falls on the 14th day of Bhadrapad shukla paksha (waxing phase of moon) in a traditional Hindu calendar. Anant Chaturdashi 2018 date is September 23. Anant Puja is held on the day at homes mainly in Maharashtra. Anantapadamanabha Vrata is observed on the day in South India and is dedicated Lord Vishnu.

Ananta Chaturdashi is believed to be the day when Lord Vishnu appeared in the form of Anantapadmanabha – the Ananta Sayana form of Lord Vishnu – reclining on Ananta.

In the Mahabharata, Shri Krishna advises Yudhishtara to observe Ananta Vrata for 14 years to get back his lost kingdom. A fast is observed from sunrise to sunset by Lord Vishnu devotees.

What to do on the day

On the day Anant Chaturdashi day, devout Hindus in Maharashtra perform Vishnu Puja, Krishna Puja and Satyanarayana Puja.

The puja also consists of Yamuna Puja, Shesha Puja and Anant Puja. …

Dhanu Rashi Navratri Mantra

Chanting of the Dhanu Rashi Navratri Mantra helps, Dhanu Rashi born person to attain wealth, prosperity, property, job and desire fulfillments. The mantra should be chanted after taking bath in the morning. You should sit in your pooja room or in a quiet place and chant the mantra.

The mantra is ऊॅंसर्वसिद्धिनमः The mantra should be chanted 21 times.
Chanting of the mantra also helps in overcoming your enemies.

Hindu Festivals in September 2017 – Hindu Vrat – Fasting – Rituals in September 2017

Dates of important festivals and fasting associated with Hinduism in September 2017 – based on major Hindu calendars and Panchang used in India. The festivals, Vrats and ritual days are based on Indian Standard Time (IST).

September 2 – Ekadasi Fasting September 3 – Vaman Dwadasi September 3 – Pradosh Vrat September 4 – Thiruonam in Kerala September 5 – Anant Chaturdasi – Ganesh Visarjan September 5 – Purnima Vrat September 6 – Purnima – full moon day September 6 – Pitru Paksha Shradh fortnight begins September 7 - Ashwin month begins in calendars followed in North India September 9 – Sankashti Chaturthi Vrat September 10 – Bharani Shradh September 11 - Kapila Sashti September 13 – Kalashtami September 13 - Mahalakshmi Vrat Ends September 13 - Jivitputrika Vrat September 14 – Avidhava Navami September 16 – Ekadasi Fasting September 17 – Pradosh Vrat September 17 – Vishwakarma Puja September 17 – Purattasi month begins in Tamil Calendar September 17 – Kanni Masam begins in Malayalam C…

Position of Dining Room in a Hindu Home as per Vastu Shastra

As per Vastu Shastra, the position of the dining room in a Hindu home should be near the kitchen. The dining room should be in the north or west side of the house.

Other important tips
The face of the person eating food in the dining room should not face south. Dining table should therefore be arranged in such a manner. Earlier Hindus used to eat sitting on the ground. The concept of dining table is not associated with Hindu culture. Sitting on the ground in padmasana is considered good for health.Plates, dishes, cups and other small utensils should be kept on the northeast side of the dining room.Big vessels should be kept in the south or east side.Neat and clean plates should be used to eat food.Plates and other utensils that are broken, or have scratch, should not be used to eat food.One should avoid talking while eating food. Negative talks and intense arguments should not take place while eating food.Food should not be wasted and one should only take that much food that one can e…

Greatness and Benefits of Chanting Om Namo Naranaya of Lord Vishnu

Om Namo Naranaya - ॐनमोनारायणाय - is the Ashtakashar (अष्टाक्षर) mantra dedicated to Lord Vishnu and the greatness, glory and benefits of chanting the mantra is found in the Narasimha Puran. 
Benefits of Chanting Om Namo Naranaya
A devotee who chants the mantra daily will be blessed with PeaceProsperityHappinessStabilityLiberationA devotee who follows Dharma and chants the mantra daily will always have the protection of Vishnu.Observing a vrat and chanting the mantra on Thursday is considered highly meritorious.

Enathur Adi Shankaracharya – 120-feet Statue of Adi Shankara

Enathur is located around 4 km from Kanchipuram in Tamil Nadu. This small town is famous for the SCSVMV University (Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswathi Viswa Mahavidyalaya). The 120-feet statue of Adi Shankaracharya is located inside the University. This is the biggest statue of Adi Shankara in the world.

The statue of Adi Shankaracharya is located in front of the International Library in the SCSVMV University. The library is famous for palm-leaf manuscripts and rare manuscripts from various parts of India.
You can take a virtual tour of the 120-feet Statue of AdiShankara here at the official website of the university. 

Narada Learns a Lesson on True Devotee – Story

Once upon a time conceit entered into the heart of Narada and he thought there was no greater devotee than himself. Reading his heart, the Lord said, “Narada go to such and such a place; there is a great Bhakta; cultivate his acquaintance; he is my true devotee.

Narada went and found a peasant who rose early in the morning, spoke the name of Hari (god) once, and taking his plough went out and tilled the ground the whole day. At night before going to bed he uttered the name of Hari once more.

Narada said to himself” “How can this rustic be a lover of God? I see him busy in worldly duties and no sign of a pious man about him.”

So the sage went back to the Lord and told Him what he thought of his new acquaintance.

But the Lord said, “Narada, take this cup of oil and go round the city and come back with it, but take care that you do not spill a single drop of it.”

Narada did as he was told, and on his return, he was asked by the Lord how many times he had remembered Him in his circuit of…

Hindu Calendar Today – August 30, 2017 – Tithi, Vrat, Good - Auspicious Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festivals

Tithi in Hindu Calendar, Today, on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 – Shukla Paksha Navami Tithi or the ninth day during the waxing phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Ashtami Tithi or the eighth day during the waxing phase of moon till 2:31 AM on August 30. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Navami Tithi or the ninth day during the waxing phase of moon till 4:32 AM on August 31.All time based on India Standard Time.
How is August 30, 2017, as per Hindu Panchang? – There is no good and auspicious time. Nakshatra – Jyeshta or Kettai or Triketta Nakshatra on the entire day on August 30 and till 2:32 AM on August 31.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), Jyeshta or Kettai or Triketta Nakshatra on the entire day on August 30 and till 1:54 AM on August 31.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Vrischika Rashi till 2:32 AM on August 31.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), Vrischika Rashi till 1:54 A…