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Diwali Festival Information - A complete Guide along with Diwali Calendar 2017 With Puja Dates and Time

The most popular Hindu festival Diwali literally means ‘an array of lamps.’ Here is a complete guide to the most famous festival in Hindu religion. Diwali 2017 date is October 19 as per Hindu Calendar - India Standard Time. It will be observed on October 18 in South India. The festival signifies the victory of good over evil – where the good and the evil are present in us. Lakshmi Puja 2017 date is October 19. Diwali 2017 dates and calendar is given below –
Diwali 2017 Dates – CalendarVasubaras – October 16, 2017Govatsa Dwadasi – October 16Vagh Baras – October 16Guru Dwadasi – October 16, 2017Day 1 Dhantrayodasi – October 17, 2017Dhanteras – October 17Yam Deep Daan – October 17Dhanvantri Jayanti – October 17Tihar Festival begins in Nepal - October 17Jalapoorna Trayodasi - October 17Day 2 Deepavali Festival in South India – October 18, 2017Naraka Chaturdashi – October 18Abhayanga Snan – October 18Kali Chaudas – October 18Roop Chaturdasi – October 18Hanuman Puja – October 18Kali Puja in B…

Which are the three Basic Texts of Vedanta School of Thought?

The three basic text of the Vedanta school of thought is referred to as Prasthana – Traya. They are

Upanishads Bhagavad Gita and Brahmasutra

Brahmasutra of Badarayana is a treatise on the nature of Ultimate Reality and Truth (Brahman) as propounded by the Upanishads. Brahmasutra is also known as Vedanta Sutra and Sariraka Sutra.

Bhagavad Gita forms part of the Bhishma Parva of the Mahabharata. It is in the form of a dialogue between Arjuna and Sri Krishna. Today, Bhagavad Gita is like the Bible of Hindus. It also contains the teachings found in the Vedas. The vast knowledge of Vedas is condensed in eighteen chapters.
Upanishads are part of the Vedas and they are the basis of all philosophical teachings in Hinduism. The great Rishis who searched for answers to disturbing questions like who am I, Where did I come from? , Where will I Go? Is there a return?... etc poured out their thoughts in the Upanishads.

Bhagavad Gita is the Summary of all Scriptures in Hinduism

Bhagavad Gita is the essence of the Vedas. It contains all the scriptural teaching in Hinduism. A great saint said All the Upanishads are the cows, the Lord Himself is the milker, Arjuna, the calf and those of purified understanding are the drinkers of the milk, the supreme nectar of the Gita. For the soul there is neither birth nor death at any time. The soul is unborn, eternal, ever-existing and primeval. The soul is not slain when the body is slain.
The soul can never be cut to pieces by any weapon, nor burned by fire, nor moistened by water, nor withered by the wind.
You have a right to perform your prescribed duty, but you are not entitled to the fruits of the action. Never consider yourself to be the cause of the results of your activities, and never be attached to not doing your duty.

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Hindu Calendar Today – October 12, 2017 – Tithi, Vrat, Good - Auspicious Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festivals

Tithi in Hindu Calendar, Today, on Thursday, October 12, 2017 – Krishna Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during the waning phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during the waning phase of moon till 10:11 AM on October 12. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Ashtami Tithi or the eighth day during the waning phase of moon till 7:50 AM on October 13.All time based on India Standard Time.
How is October 12, 2017, as per Hindu Panchang? – There is no good and auspicious time on the day. Nakshatra – Ardra or Arudhara or Thiruvathira Nakshatra till 12:53 PM on October 12. Then onward it is Punarvasu or Punirtham Nakshatram till 11:17 AM on October 13.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), Ardra or Arudhara or Thiruvathira Nakshatram till 8:57 AM on October 12. Then onward it is Punarvasu or Punirtham Nakshatram till 7:46 AM on October 13.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Mithuna Rashi till…