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Vidyarambham 2018 date in Kerala - Vidyarambham Ceremony During Navratri on Vijayadasami in 2018

Vijayadashami, or Dasara, celebrated on the day after nine-day Navratri festival is observed as Vidyarambham in Kerala and is dedicated to Goddess Saraswati – the Hindu Goddess of learning. Vidyarambham 2018 date is October 19. ‘Vidya’ means knowledge and ‘Arambham’ means to begin. Children above the age of 3 usually take Vidyarambham on the day.

On the Vidyarambham day, young children are introduced into the world of alphabets or letters and they take the first step into the world of knowledge.
Vidyarambham Child Age Today, there is no rule regarding the age of child for Vidyarambham. The preferred age is 3 years. But children who want to put their child in the rat race quickly even perform at the age of 2 and 2.5 years.

In ancient Kerala, Vidyarambham was performed for both girls and boys when they reached the age of 7. (Encyclopaedia Indica: Malabar - Page 287 by Shyam Singh Shashi) (Society in Medieval Malabar: A Study Based on Vadakkan Pattukal  - page 52 - Kuzhippalli Skaria Ma…

Fifth Day Navratri Bhog – Food Offering on the Fifth Day of Navratri

Bhog, prasad, or naivedya is the food offering to Gods and Goddesses in Hinduism. The fifth day Navratri bhog is offered to Goddess Skanda Mata. The food that is offered on day five of Navratri should be banana or a food prepared using banana.

If the food is prepared using banana then the person offering the bhog will get blessed with good wisdom by Maa Skandamata.

Donating banana to poor people on the day is considered highly virtuous.

Related Navratri Day 5 Mantra Fifth day of Navratri Dedicated to Goddess Skandamata 

Dussehra 2018 Date - Guide to Vijayadashami Puja and Dasara Festival in India in 2018

Vijayadashami is the last day of the 10-day Dasara festival and the day after the nine-day Navratri festival. The murtis of Goddess Durga are immersed on the day. Dussehra 2018 date is October 19. Vijayadashami 2018 is observed as Vidayarambham in Kerala and it marks the end of Mysore Dasara. Saraswati Puja comes to an end in many regions with Saraswati Balidan Puja on the day. Dasara Puja holidays are observed during the period starting from Mahalaya Pitrupa Paksha Amavasya (October 8).
Symbolism in Vijayadashami and Dussehra Symbolically, Vijayadasami and Dussehra are the victory of Good over Evil – Goddess Durga annihilating Demon Mahisha and Lord Ram defeating Ravana.
Symbolically, these wars are the prolonged struggle against the ego and ignorance in each human being. After the struggle there is the day of new beginning – Vijayadasami.
Victory over 10 Bad Qualities Dasara is a Sanskrit word which means removal of ten bad qualities within you. Dasa (10) + hara (to annhilate:

Kojagiri Purnima 2018 date - Information and Importance in Maharashtra

Kojagiri Purnima is observed on the full moon day in the month of Ashwin (September – October) as per Marathi calendar and is an auspicious day dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi. Kojagiri Purnima 2018 date is October 23. The day is of great importance in Maharashtra and is also known as Ashwin Purnima. You can read detail information about the day here:
Kojagiri Purnima Importance The term Kojagiri is the corrupt form of 'Kojagarti' - which means who is awake.

Today, Kojagari means ‘staying awake’ and there is a popular belief that Goddess Lakshmi visits homes to look who is awake - She calls out 'who is awake' - and showers her blessings on those who are keeping vigil on the night.

Therefore people sing prayers, bhajans, songs and read scriptures to stay awake.
Fasting A unique fast is kept on the day by many people. They only drink milk and coconut water on the day. Dry fruits like cashew nut, pista, badam, anjeer etc are mixed in the milk and taken. This mixture is know…

Deal with the situation at hand in the best way possible

Deal with the situation at hand in the best way possible – it is the best way to lead a happy and meaningful life.

Be flexible. Accept changes and new things. There may be something nice waiting to happen.

Enjoy what you do. If you are not enjoying it, then it is time, to be honest, and look out for what you really love.

Do not ruin life for silly things; life is much much bigger than many silly things that we worry about.
Think more about how to get the inner beauty right than the external beauty.

Suppression and Overindulgence are Equally Bad 
Learn from the tree

Hindu Calendar Today – September 23, 2017 – Tithi, Vrat, Good - Auspicious Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festivals

Tithi in Hindu Calendar, Today, on Saturday, September 23, 2017 – Shukla Paksha Tritiya Tithi or the third day during the waxing phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Tritiya Tithi or the third day during the waxing phase of moon till 10:46 AM on September 23.Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Chaturthi Tithi or the fourth day during the waxing phase of moon till 11:52 AM on September 24.All time based on India Standard Time.
How is September 23, 2017, as per Hindu Panchang? – There is no good and auspicious time on the day. Nakshatra – Chitra or Chithirai or Chithira Nakshatra till 1:13 AM on September 23. Then onward it is Swati or Chothi Nakshatram till 2:46 AM on September 24.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), Chitra or Chithirai or Chithira Nakshatram till 12:38 AM on September 23. Then onward it is Swati or Chothi Nakshatram till 2:16 AM on September 24.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Tula Rashi till 10:15 PM o…