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Hiranyakeshi Grihya Sutra – Vedic Rituals Associated with Homes

Hiranyakeshi Grihya Sutra is the 19th and 20th chapter of Srauta Sutra. It is believed that these Vedic rituals were composed between 800 BC and 300 BC. The text is also known as Satyasadha Grihya Sutra. Hiranyakeshi Grihya Sutra text deals with rituals pertaining to the house hold fire. The text is credited to Satyasadha Hiranyakeshi

The first portion of the sutra is associated with:
Upanayana (ceremony of initiation) and the rituals of marriage. The other matters dealt the in the sutra are: Simantonnayana (ritual performed during a woman’s first pregnancy)Pumsavana (a rite performed in order to beget a health child)Jatakarma (writing the future and destiny of the child immediately after childbirth)Namakarana (naming of the child)Paka Yajna a minor rite associated with household fire is also mentioned. There is a section referred to as Sesha Sutra in the text. It consists of eight sub divisions. Rituals observed in daily life are mentioned in the form of aphorisms.

The content of Hir…

Ashtami Rohini 2018 in Kerala

Ashtami Rohini is observed as the birthday of Lord Krishna and in 2018 as per traditional Malayalam calendar followed in Kerala it is on September 2, 2018. Sri Krishna Jayanti and Janmashtami will be observed in North India on September 3. Birthday of Lord Krishna is observed on the Rohini Nakshatram day in Chingam Month in Malayalam calendar in Kerala. The corresponding date in other regions in some years varies by a day and sometimes by more than a month in certain years.

The day is of great importance at Guruvayur SriKrishnaTemple, Ambalapuzha SriKrishnaswamiTemple, ThrissurThirvanmabadiTemple and in thousands of other Sri Krishna Temples in Kerala.
Ashtami Rohini procession depicting scenes from the life of Lord Krishna is held all important cities, towns and villages in Kerala on the day. Special concerts, cultural programs and satsangs are also held on the day.
Ashtami Rohini in Kerala is also famous for the Uriyadi – breaking the pot hung on rope and pulley using sticks.


Jitiya 2018 Date - Jivitputrika Vrat and Fasting in 2018

Jivitputrika Vrat, also known as Jiwit Putra or Jitiya fasting, is observed on the eighth day in the waning phase (Ashtami of Krishna Paksha) of the Ashwin Month. Jivitputrika Vrat 2018 date is October 2. Jitiya Fast is observed for the well being of the sons by mothers in North India, especially in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Madhya Pradesh. Time of Paaran in 2018 is at 12:22 AM on October 3.

The Vrat is observed on the eighth day in the waning phase of the Ashwin Month (Krishna Paksha Ashtami Tithi). It ends when the Navami tithi begins (ninth day)
Jiutya, or a red and yellow thread, is worn by mothers who undertake this fasting. The thread is removed only when it is worn out.
Jivitputrika Vrat is not dedicated to a particular Hindu deity. The main aim of the Vrat is the long life of sons. After early morning bath and prayers, mothers start the fast and do not take any food during the whole day.

Usually, Jiutiya fasting is done in a group and there will bhajan…

Focus on the one thing that you can do now

Focus on the one thing that you can do now. This will help in overcoming the illusion of the problem. When your attention is fully in the present, it will mitigate future problems.

Taking action now with a true intention is the best possible way to overcome problems.

Stop carrying the burden of the future problem. Instead, focus on now and get rid of all problems.

When we are able to create no more pain for ourselves, we no longer create pain for others. And this is only possible when we have control over our desires. The root cause of all problems is insatiable desires and unwanted attachments.

Focusing on too many things and giving importance to all that you read and see only creates confusion in life. Keep it simple and stay away from negativity.
There are people who survive on problems. For them, life without problems is like taking the fish out of the water. They love problems and it is as if their whole life is dependent on it. This is because from a young age we are taught to …

Hindu Calendar Today – September 10, 2017 – Tithi, Vrat, Good - Auspicious Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festivals

Tithi in Hindu Calendar, Today, on Sunday, September 10, 2017 – Krishna Paksha Chaturthi Tithi or the fourth day during the waxing phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Chaturthi Tithi or the fourth day during the waxing phase of moon till 8:06 AM on September 10. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Panchami Tithi or the fifth day during the waning phase of moon till 6:10 AM on September 11.All time based on India Standard Time.
How is September 10, 2017, as per Hindu Panchang? –  There is no good and auspicious time on the day. Nakshatra – Ashwini or Ashwathy Nakshatra till 12:20 PM on September 10. Then onward it is Bharani Nakshatram till 11:05 AM on September 11.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), Ashwini or Ashwathy Nakshatra till 10:37 AM on September 10. Then onward it is Bharani Nakshatram till 9:20 AM on September 11.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Mesha Rashi till 4:43 PM on Sept 11.
In western parts of Ind…