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Rules for Following Customs and Rituals in Hinduism

Those customs and rituals or ‘Achaaraas’ that give positive and useful results are to be followed. But how to find the customs and rituals that are positive and useful is left to a person following the Sanatana Dharma (Hindu Dharma). Hindu scriptures like Dharma Shastras are peppered with hints which help in analyzing and practicing customs and rituals associated with Hindu religion.
The most important hint that the Dharma Shastras give is Shastram Pramaanam – the first and the most important parameter a Hindu should consider before following a ritual is scientific results.
Next most important parameter is the advice of scholars and elders – Apta Vakyam Pramaanam.  This is bit a tricky because a person should develop skills to understand a true Guru from the showy and fraud ones.
The third parameter is direct experience – Prathyaksham Pramanam – this is something like you learn to walk after falling. We make mistakes but not repeating the same mistake sets us on the learning curve. …

Karva Chauth 2018 Date - Importance of Karwa Chauth Vrat - Fasting Puja Time in 2018 As Per Hindu Calendar

Karva Chauth is an annual Hindu fasting undertaken by women in northern and western parts of India in Kartik Month, as per North Indian Hindu lunar calendar. Karva Chauth 2018 date is October 27, Saturday. Time of moonrise on October 27 is between 7:55 PM and 8:15 PM in various parts of India. Karva Chauth in 2018 in Canada, USA, United Kingdom and Europe it is marked on October 27. In Australia, Singapore, and other regions it is marked on October 27.
Karwa Chauth Vrat Puja Time and Fasting End Time5:40 PM to 6:50 PM is auspicious for performing pujaFast end time - 8:01 PM - Moon will be sighted in North India. Why is Karva Chauth Observed? Karva Chauth Vrat is observed by women for a happy and prosperous married life and for the well-being of the husband and is one of the most popular Hindu fast and ritual.
In Hindu Scriptures Karva Chauth is dedicated to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. It is believed that Goddess Parvathi had observed severe penance to get Lord Shiva as her husband…

Remedies to Overcome Kaal Sarp Yog Related Child Birth Problems

Those people who do have children might be suffering from Kaal Sarp Yog in their horoscope. There are several remedies mentioned in astrology to overcome Kala Sarp Yog related childbirth problems.

Here are few of Kaal Sarp Yog Remedies To overcome Sarp Dosh, a person suffering from it should perform Naga Puja especially on Panchami tithi or on Aslesha Nakshatra day.Offering prayers to Nagaraja and other snake gods on Sundays, Panchami and Aslesha Nakshatra day is beneficial.Doing food donation is meritorious.Feeding animals, protecting trees and groves also helps in alleviating problems associated with Kaal Sarpa Yog. It is believed that those suffering from Kaal Sarp Yog in their horoscope will have children related problems. Some people will find it difficult having children others will have bad children who will constantly cause problems.

Highest knowledge that is born of discrimination transcends all – Yoga Sutras

For achieving awareness, the obstacles have to be diminished first. Ignorance, the ego, passion, anger and aversion and clinging to life and fear of death are the obstacles.

It is because of ignorance that things appear to be inert, inconsistent, dispersed and endless.

Ignorance by mistake takes what is perishable as eternal, what is impure as pure, what is sorrow as happiness, what is not-Self as the Self or Atman.

Passion is accompanied by pleasure.

Anger is accompanied by pain.

When the mind gets disturbed by various sounds and words, one should use their opposites to counteract them.

Negative thoughts leading to violence are caused by greed, anger, and attachment, either to oneself or to others. They vary in intensity as mild, medium or intense causing endless pain and ignorance. They should be counteracted by thinking of their opposites.

The highest knowledge that is born of discrimination transcends all.
The mind of discriminative quality is inclined towards achieving liberatio…

Hindu Calendar Today – October 3, 2017 – Tithi, Vrat, Good - Auspicious Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festivals

Tithi in Hindu Calendar, Today, on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 – Shukla Paksha Trayodasi Tithi or the thirteenth day during the waxing phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Dwadasi Tithi or the twelfth day during the waxing phase of moon till 12:59 AM on October 3.Then onward it isShukla Paksha Trayodasi Tithi or the thirteenth day during the waxing phase of moon till 1:12 AM on October 4. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is October 3, 2017, as per Hindu Panchang? – Good and auspicious time on the entire day. Nakshatra – Shatabhisha or Sadayam or Chathayam Nakshatra till 9:19 PM on October 3. Then onward it is Purvabhadra or Pooruruttathi Nakshatram till 9:45 PM on October 4.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), Shatabhisha or Sadayam or Chathayam Nakshatram till 9:52 PM on October 3. Then onward it is Purvabhadra or Pooruruttathi Nakshatram till 9:40 PM on October 4.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Kumbha Rash…