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Chhath Katha – Story Associated with Chhath Puja

Story of Chhath Puja is mainly associated with Mahabharata and Ramayana. Here is some of the popular Chhath Katha: Chhath Story Associated with Bhagavan Sri Ram and Mata Sita There is a belief that Bhagavan Sri Ram and Mata Sita observed Chhath puja on returning to Ayodhya after their exile period in the Ramayana. This is the reason why it is observed on the sixth day after Diwali. The popular legend is that Bhagavan Sri Ram returned to Ayodhya from Lanka on the Diwali day. Bhagavan Sri Ram belongs to the Suryavanshi dynasty (Sun dynasty). Therefore, it is natural for him to have invoked Surya (the sun god). Observed by Karna There is a popular belief that Chhath worship was started by the great warrior Karna of the Mahabharata. Karna is the son of Lord Surya and Kunti. Draupadi Observed Chhath to Get Back the Lost Kingdom Chhath Vrata and Puja find mention in the Mahabharata. It is believed that Draupadi, the wife of the Pandavas, had performed the Chhath Puja. She performed it du…

Tula Rashi 2018 Predictions – How will be year 2018 for Tula Rashi?

Tula Rashi born people will face financial difficulties in 2018. April, July, September, October and November are good months. February, May and December are bad months. January, March, May, June and August will be stagnant or both good and bad. Tula Rashi 2018 predictions are based on moon sign followed in Hindu astrology and horoscope. Tula Rashi 2018 Job and Career Some of the rashi born people might face sudden job loss.You will experience intense work pressure and this might cause trouble in relationships.It is not a great year to change careers.Those looking for new job might get one but in a distant location.Those looking for their first job need to show lot of flexibility and courage in their approach.Avoid taking unnecessary risk with career.Those indulging in corruption and other malpractices will be exposed this year.Good year to quit job and go freelancing, start own business or get self-employed.Try to keep and fights out at the workplace.Your ideas might be stolen by oth…

Surya Grahan 2018 in India – Solar Eclipse dates in 2018 in India – Surya Grahanam

Surya Grahan 2018 in India (Solar Eclipse dates) based on Hindu calendar and panchang – India Standard Time. There are three partial solar eclipses in 2018 - Surya Grahanam. But they are not visible in India. Detail dates of Surya Grahan in 2018 are given below: Solar Eclipse on February 15, 2018  Surya Grahan on February 15, 2018 is not visible in India.It is only visible in South America and Antarctica.As it is not visible in India, the Grahan is not followed by panchangs and temples in India.Hindu temples will not be closed.There is no need to follow any rituals and fasting. Solar Eclipse on July 13, 2018  It is not visible in India.It is only visible in South Australia.Panchangs and Hindu calendars have ignored the Grahan.No fasting and other rituals. Solar Eclipse on August 11, 2018 It is not visible in India.It is only visible in north Europe and North East Asia.Hindu temples and calendars have ignored the Grahan.There is no need to follow any rituals. You need to follow the Graha…

Chhath Puja Prasad – Bhog – Food Offered and Eaten During Chhath Puja

Chhath Puja is spread over four days and different types of food are offered as Prasad or bhog to the deity. Special food is eaten during the Chhath puja by the devotee undertaking the fasting. Thekua is a special food prepared during the vrat. Here is a list of food prepared on the four days.

Garlic and Onions are not used during Chhath period in many homes where the ritual is observed. First day of Chhath Arwa chawal (parboiled rice)dal made using Chanasabji made using Kaddu (pumpkin) are offered as Prasad.sabji or curry made using green lauki is a must on the day for many familiesIn some regions, the dal for the day is made using chana and kaddu. It is consumed by the person undertaking the fasting and by family members. Second day Fasting is observed from from sunrise to sunset on the day. The Prasad offered and consumed after evening puja are: Kheer made using jaggery.Roti prepared using gheeBananaSabji made of Kaddu (pumpkin) is consumed on the day in many regions. Third Day – the…

Shani Grah Changing Its House or Rashi on October 26, 2017

Shani Grah will be changing its house or Rashi on October 26, 2017. It will be leaving Vrischika Rashi and entering Dhanu Rashi. This change is good for people born in Mesha, Simha and Tula Rashi. People in these rashi can expect happy days. Some can expect gains in financial matters. The change is not good for Kanya and Vrishabha Rashi.

Sade Sati will begin for Makar Rashi born people from October 26, 2017.

The change is generally good for MeshaSimhaTula The change is bad for VrishabhaKanyaDhanuMakar The change is neither good nor bad for MithunaKarkaVrischikaKumbhaMeena

Ayilyam Ootu in Kerala Temples

Ayilyam Ootu is observed on the Ayilyam Nakshatra day (Aslesha Nakshatra) in a traditional Malayalam month in temples in Kerala. The puja is dedicated to Nagas or Snakes.

Nagas are propitiated on the day for curing skin diseases and for childbirth in the family.

It is also performed for removing various Naga Dosha.
The ritual is also known as Valliya Ayilyam.

The ritual is performed in all important Naga Temples and also in temples that have Nagas as important subsidiary deity.

Ayilyam Ootu is gaining popularity these days as many people are suffering from infertility and they find relief after performing the ritual.

Why Rest is Equally Important as Work? - 10 Thoughts on Rest

Resting is not laziness or idling away. It is recuperation. Rest is equally important as work because it recharges our energy. It is the way to refresh our life – make it fresh and bright. Few thoughts on the importance of rest: There should be enough sleep and rest during a day. It should not be less or more. Both overindulgence and deprivation are harmful.Night is for sleeping and day is for working.Rest is a gift after a great labor not for sloth.The hours of sleep needed varies from person to person. One needs to find out the exact time needed for recuperation.Going to bed early and getting up early should be the mantra. The best time to do important works, study, write…etc is early morning hours.Those who sleep daily for more than eight hours should attempt to reduce it. The easiest way is to reduce it by minutes. Wake up 5 minute early daily and soon you will be able to adjust the number of hours.During daytime, take small breaks as this will energize you. Drink lots of water du…

Hindu Calendar Today – October 24, 2017 – Tithi, Vrat, Good - Auspicious Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festivals

Tithi in Hindu Calendar, Today, on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 – Shukla Paksha Panchami Tithi or the fifth day during the waxing phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Chaturthi Tithi or the fourth day during the waxing phase of moon till 5:03 AM on October 24.Then onward it isShukla Paksha Panchami Tithi or the fifth day during the waxing phase of moon till 7:09 AM on October 25. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is October 24, 2017, as per Hindu Panchang? – There is no good and auspicious time on the day. Nakshatra – Jyeshta or Kettai or Triketta Nakshatra till 4:49 PM on October 24. Then onward it is Mool or Moolam Nakshatram till 7:27 PM on October 25.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), Jyeshta or Kettai or Triketta Nakshatram till 5:46 PM on Oct 24. Then onward it is Mool or Moolam Nakshatram till 8:49 PM on October 25.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Vrishchika Rashi till 4:49 PM on Oct 24. Then onward i…