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Importance of Valmiki Jayanti - Significance of the Birth Anniversary of Sage Valmiki

Valmiki Jayanthi, or Balmiki Jayanti, celebrates the birthday of Adi Kavi Maharishi Valmiki. It falls on the full moon day (Purnima) in the Hindi month of Ashwina.  Valmiki Jayanti 2017 date is October 5. Sage Valmiki is the author of epic Ramayana and is one of the greatest saints of the ancient world who through his life and teachings prompted people to think and react against social inequalities. The day is of great significance in North India and it is also known as Pargat Diwas.

Apart from writing the immortal classic Ramayan, Sage Valmiki is one of the greatest saints of the ancient world who through his life and teachings prompted people to think and react against social inequalities.

There are numerous theories regarding Valmiki’s birth and about his spiritual transformation. There is no end to such debates. For a true devotee, what matters more is the teachings of Sage Valmiki and the unparalleled teachings of this great sage rise above all unnecessary noises created by inte…

Story of Kalyavan and Sri Krishna – Story of the Death of Kalyavan

Kalyavan was the son of Garga Rishi and the story of his death is associated with Bhagavan Sri Krishna. He was a Yavana (Greek) as Garga Rishi had married a Yavana princess.

Garga Rishi was once insulted by Yadavas and he then wished for a son who would be powerful enough to defeat the Yadavas.

After his birth, Kalyavan propitiated Shiva through intense penance and gained the boon that he will not be killed by a person born in the Yadava clan.

Kalayavan then attacked the Yadavas and defeated them.

Sri Krishna and Balarama knew that they will not be able to kill Kalyavan as they had to respect the boon given by Shiva.

So to kill Kalyavan, Sri Krishna acts as if he is running away from Kalyavan. The ignorant king chases Sri Krishna who enters the cave in which King Muchukunda was sleeping.

Story of King Muchukunda King Muchukunda ruled the earth during the Krita Yuga. He helped the Devas in the in the battle against Asuras. Then Kartik, son of Shiva, took over as the general of the arm…

How and When to Chant Gayatri Mantra?

Among the Vedic mantras, the most important mantra is Gayatri Mantra. Here is a brief explanation on how and when to chant Gayatri mantra.

ॐभूर्भुव: स्व: तत्सवितुर्वरेण्यंभर्गोदेवस्यधीमहिधियोयोन: प्रचोदयात् Om bhoor bhuvah svah. Tat savitur varenyam bhargo devasya deemahi dhiyo yo nah prachodayaat
How to Chant Gayatri Mantra? One needs to wake up early in the morning and do the purification of the body by taking bath.

Equally important along with body wash is to remove all forms of negativities from the mind like hatred, anger, jealousy etc.

If you are not in a position to take bath then you can wash your hands and legs with water and use a wet cloth to clean the body.

You should always wear fresh and clean clothes while chanting the mantra.

The mantra should be chanted while looking at the sun.

You should sit in a comfortable position. Those who are unable to sit on the ground can sit on a chair etc. Those sitting on the ground should sit on a blanket, yoga mat, or bed sheet or a ma…

Kamakhya Temple Timings – Opening - Closing - Darshan Time for Devotees

Kamakhya Temple is one of those rare temples in India, which have special darshan timings for devotees. Devotees are not allowed into the shrine immediately on opening. Here are the detail opening, closing, and darshan Time for devotees. There is no special time on Saturday, Sunday or Tuesday. During Navratri and Durga Puja, the time is extended.

The temple opens at 5:30 AM but normal devotees are not allowed to enter the shrine.

Daily Morning Darshan Timing for devotees and public 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

Daily Afternoon – Evening Darshan Timing for devotees and public 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM.
After 5:30 PM, devotees are not allowed to enter the shrine for darshan.


If You Search for Proof of Rama and Sri Krishna You Will Never Reach Your Destination

We live in a world in which proof, date and time is of great importance. We want to prove that our God lived on earth from this date to that date. A chronological order of events of the God on earth makes it even more effective. However, Hinduism does not believe in dates, Hindu scriptures never mention dates, and some of the authors of these scriptures even do not mention their name. Dates and names are of no use in self-realization. Therefore, if you search for the proof of Rama and Sri Krishna you will be lost in the artificial man made world and you will never reach your destination.

Rama and Sri Krishna is an experience. Bhagavan taking the form of a little child and playing the lap of his mother, doing naughty things, getting punished…such incidents are a direct connect between Bhagavan and devotee. You do not need a proof for it. Every time a devotee discovers this love, a devotee experiences ecstasy. Tears have trickled down from devotees for thousands of years, it continues …

Hindu Calendar Today – October 4, 2017 – Tithi, Vrat, Good - Auspicious Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festivals

Tithi in Hindu Calendar, Today, on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 – Shukla Paksha Chaturdasi Tithi or the fourteenth day during the waxing phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Trayodasi Tithi or the thirteenth day during the waxing phase of moon till 1:12 AM on October 4.Then onward it isShukla Paksha Chaturdasi Tithi or the fourteenth day during the waxing phase of moon till 12:08 AM on October 5. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is October 4, 2017, as per Hindu Panchang? – An average day. Nakshatra – Purvabhadra or Pooruruttathi Nakshatra till 9:45 PM on October 4. Then onward it is Uttarabhadra or Uthrittathi Nakshatram till 9:42 PM on October 5.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), Purvabhadra or Pooruruttathi Nakshatram till 9:40 PM on October 4. Then onward it is Uttarabhadra or Uthrittathi Nakshatram till 8:50 PM on October 5.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Kumbha Rashi till 3:38 PM on October 4. Then o…