Skip to main content


Showing posts from September 15, 2017

Navratri Ashtami 2018 Date

Navratri Ashtami is the third day of Durga Puja celebrations and the eighth day of the Navratri festival. Navratri Ashtami 2018 date is October 17. The Chaitra/Vasant Navratri (March - April) Ashtami date is March 25.

A fast is undertaken on the day majority of devotees. The day is also known as Virashtami and Maha Ashtami. Other important rituals on the day include: Mahanisha Puja,Astra Puja,Sandhi Puja andKumari Puja. Legend has it that Goddess Kali appeared from the forehead of Goddess Durga to kill Chanda and Munda and Rakthabhija on the Ashtami day. On the day, 64 Yoginis and Ashtanayikas – the eight consorts – of Durga are also worshipped.

On the Navratri Ashtami day, Goddess Maha Gowri form of the Navdurga is worshipped.

The day also marks the beginning of Ayudha Puja – books and implements are kept for puja on the day.

Navratri Colours 2018 With Date – 9 Dress Colors To Wear During Nine Days Of Navratri 2018

During the nine days of Navratri there is a custom of wearing 9 different colour dress – Sarees (Sari) and Churidhar – mainly in Gujarat and Maharashtra. Information on what are the Navratri colours 2018 (September - October) usually appears a couple of days before in local Gujarati and Marathi newspapers. This is the latest information regarding the nine colors of Navratri in 2018 with date. The colors are not followed during Chaitra Navratri (March - April).

The nine Navratri colors for 2018 are:
Pratipada - October 10, 2018 (Wednesday) - Blue (Navy Blue)  Dwitiya - October 11 (Thursday) - Yellow 
Tritiya - October 12 (Friday) - Green 
Chaturthi - October 13 (Saturday) - Grey 
Panchami - October 14 (Sunday) - Orange
Sashti - October 15 (Monday) - (white) - White  
Saptami - October 16 (Tuesday) -Red
Ashtami - October 17 (Wednesday) - Sky Blue
Navami - October 18 (Thursday) - Pink

Spiritual Significance and Importance of the Nine Navratri Colours The nine colors symbolically represent the nine…

Itagi Mahadeva Temple in Karnataka

Itgai is a small village located in northern part of Karnataka and is famous for temples of the 12th and 13th century AD built by the Chalukyas of Kalyana. The most outstanding among the temples is the Mahadeva Temple built by Mahadeva, a minister of Vikramaditya VI in 1112 AD. The famous tourist center Hampi is around 70 km south. Badami is 80 km north of Itagi.

The temple is dedicated to the Mahadeva form of Lord Shiva. The deity is worshipped in the form of a Shivling.
The Mahadeva Temple is 36.60 m long and 20 m wide, with an only opening to the east. The temple has a sanctum sanctorum, passage, navaranga and an open mandapa.

The navranga, which has entrances from north and south, has 26 pillars turned on a lathe. The pillars are noted for its intricate carvings.

The outer mandapa has a set of 42 pillars.

The ceilings have geometric designs and the doorways are noted for its floral designs.

The niches on the outer walls have a miniature tower. The kirtikukha carvings here are …

Biswakarma Puja - Importance of it in Bengal - Orissa - Assam - Jharkhand and Date in 2018

Biswakarma Puja is an important observance and festival in Bengal, Orissa and other parts of Eastern India. It is dedicated to Biswakarma, the divine architect of the universe in Hinduism. Biswakarma Puja 2018 date is September 17 in Bengal, Jharkhand, Assam and Orissa. The festival is also known as Biswakarma Jayanti. It is a holiday for the industrial belts in the eastern parts of India. Kite flying is a major activity on the day.

Takes Blessings for a Happy Future

Artisans, carpenters, craftsmen, mechanics, smiths, welders, industrial workers, factory workers and workers of all kind worship Biswakarma on this day and pray for a peaceful life, good future, safe working conditions and success in their respective fields.
Biswakarma in Hindu Tradition

In Hindu religion, Biswakarma is the divine architect of the universe. He is also called the divine carpenter and is mentioned in the Rig Veda and is believed to have composed the Sthapatya Veda, the science of mechanics and architecture. …

Indira Ekadasi

Indira Ekadashi occurs during the waning phase of moon in the month of Ashwin (September – October) in traditional North Indian calendar. In 2018, Indira Ekadasi is on October 5. The importance of Indira Ekadasi is described in the Brahmavaivarta Purana and was described by Lord Krishna to Yudhisthira. It is believed that observing this Ekadasi will help in removing the sins committed by oneself and one’s forefathers. The Ekadasi falls during the Pitru Paksh Shradh period in North India. Ekadashi fasting is dedicated to Lord Vishnu.
Legend has it that King Indrasena on Narada Muni’s advice observed Indira Ekadasi and saved his father from the remorse of sins committed during earthly life.
Indira Ekadasi falls during the Pitru Paksh Shradh period in North India.
Prayers and rituals are performed in the name of forefathers and dead relatives on the day before Indira Ekadasi. A single meal is only eaten on the day before Ekadashi. A complete fast is observed on the Indira Ekadashi day …

Three Advices Given by Ravana to Lakshman for a successful life

Ravana was waiting for his death after he was mortally wounded by the arrow of Bhagavan Sri Ram. Then, Bhagavan Sri Ram asked Lakshman to approach Ravana and take his advice on leading a successful life.
An arrogant Lakshman first approached Ravana, stood near his head, and demanded that he share his knowledge with the victors, as they will use it for the good of his people. But Ravana did not speak. Lakshman returned to Bhagavan Sri Ram and informed what had happened.
Bhagavan Sri Ram reprimanded Lakshman by saying that when you to learn something from someone you should always take your place near the feet of the person.
Lakshman then went and stood near the feet of Ravana and asked him to share the wisdom required for leading a successful life.
Ravana then gave three advices: Never delay in doing a good thing. There is no need to look for good time etc. When you have decided to do good works do it immediately.Never underestimate any being in this world. Talk and give respect to al…

Hindu Calendar Today – September 15, 2017 – Tithi, Vrat, Good - Auspicious Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festivals

Tithi in Hindu Calendar, Today, on Friday, September 15, 2017 – Krishna Paksha Dasami Tithi or the tenth day during the waning phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Dasami Tithi or the tenth day during the waning phase of moon till 6:25 PM on September 15.Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Ekadasi Tithi or the eleventh day during the waning phase of moon till 4:13 PM on September 16.All time based on India Standard Time.
How is September 15, 2017, as per Hindu Panchang? –  There is no good and auspicious time. Nakshatra – Ardra or Arudhara or Thiruvathira Nakshatra till 4:40 AM on September 15. Then onward it is Punarvasu or Punirtham Nakshatram till 3:08 AM on September 16.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), Ardra or Arudhara or Thiruvathira Nakshatram till 3:36 AM on September 15. Then onward it is Punarvasu or Punirtham Nakshatram till 2:16 AM on September 16.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Mithuna Rashi till 9:3…