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Gujarati Calendar 2018 Online – Download Traditional Calendar of Gujarat 2018 - Vikram Samvat 2074 - 2075

This Gujarati Calendar 2018 followed in Gujarat in India is provided for free by BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha. The 2018 Gujarati Calendar contains important festivals in Gujarat and uses Gujarati language to mention tithi, fasting, festival details and Sud and Vad Paksha in a traditional Gujarati Month. This Gujarat calendar of 2018 is not in pdf format. But you can save the webpage and use it.
Please note that this calendar is as per Gujarat Vikram Samvat 2074 – 2075.

You can download it here at the official website of BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha.

The Death of Queen Satyavati – How Satyavati Died in the Mahabharata?

Satyavati was the wife of King Shantanu and the Queen of Hastinapura. She was the great matriarch of a great dynasty. The death of Queen Satyavati is mentioned in the Adi Parva of the Mahabharata.

She wanted her children to be the rulers of Hastinapura. So she got Bhishma to relinquish his rightful claim to the throne of Hastinapura. She also made him promise that he will be a celibate.

However, she gave birth to two sons who could not take over the kingdom. Chitranganda died in a duel and Vichitravirya was a weakling. He even could not find a wife. Bhishma had to abduct the three princesses of Kashi – Amba, Ambika, and Ambalika – for him to get married. However, he died before fathering her children.

With no heir, the kingdom of Hastinapur was on the verge of disintegrating. Bhishma was not ready to break his vow of celibacy.

She then took the help of her firstborn son, Sage Vyasa, who fathered Dhritarashtra in Ambika and Pandu in Ambalika.

Again, her ambition of having a powerful d…

Dhanu Rashi 2018 Predictions - How will be year 2018 for Dhanu Rashi?

Dhanu Rashi born people will face health and emotional issues in 2018. April, May, August and October are good months. February, June, September and December are bad months. January, March, July and November will be stagnant or both good and bad. Dhanu Rashi 2018 predictions are based on moon sign followed in Hindu astrology and horoscope. Career Do not react to every problem at the workplace. Keep a low profile and concentrate on your work.  There is high chance that you will be misunderstood by colleagues or management.There is a possibility of job loss due to problems in the company or due to your failure to respond to changes.Those who are willing to take risk will achieve success.Avoid hard decision in career matters.Those looking for a new job might not be happy with those on offer.Self employed and those running a business will have a good year.It is favorable period for freelancers, artists, researchers and musicians.Those working abroad might decide to return home; and live w…

Why picture of chariot should not be placed in a Hindu home? – Another Superstition

Picture, photos or sculpture of chariots should not be placed in a Hindu home. This is a belief prevalent among certain Hindu communities. However, it is ignored by majority of Hindus as most Hindu homes do have the picture of Bhagavad Gita with Sri Krishna riding the chariot with Arjuna on it. So is it just another superstition.

What is the reason for the belief? It is based on the belief that chariot or ratha was used for war from ancient times. Anything associated with war has negative energy. Therefore it is believed that such pictures, photos or sculptures will create rift in the family. There will be constant fights among family members and relatives and there will be no peace in the home.

How far the belief is true? It is not true at all. Firstly, the chariot in Hinduism is a symbol. The symbol is used in Katha Upanishad in the Krishna Yajur Veda. The human personality is itself a ratha, which is on a yatra from beginningless time.  Imagine yourself to be the master of a chari…

Quotes on Lord Vishnu from Srimad Bhagavad Purana and Vishnu Purana

Nobody knows your essence, worship forms which appear as your incarnations. (Vishnu Purana 1. 4. 17)
Just as from an inexhaustible lake thousands of streams flow on all sides so also from Hari, sum of all reality, come forth countless incarnations. The seers, lawgivers, the gods, the human races, the lord of progeny all are parts of him. (Srimad Bhagavad Purana 1.3.26-27).

I bow down to that Pure Consciousness Divine – a shoreless ocean of happiness, which is All-pervading (Vishnu), the Beloved of Shri, the all-knowing Lord of the Universe, assuming endless forms and yet ever-free, having an inscrutable power to become (apparently) the Cause of creation, maintenance, and dissolution of the universe. (Vakya Vritti)

Desire is never satiated by enjoyment as fire, fed with oil, becomes the more intense. (Vishnu Purana)

Those who do not know this entire world as consciousness in reality see it as material and drift in the ocean of delusion. (Vishnu Purana, 1.4.40)

The earth is uphe…

Hindu Calendar Today – October 26, 2017 – Tithi, Vrat, Good - Auspicious Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festivals

Tithi in Hindu Calendar, Today, on Thursday, October 26, 2017 – Shukla Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during the waxing phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during the waxing phase of moon till 9:17 AM on October 26.Then onward it isShukla Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during the waxing phase of moon till 11:14 AM on October 27. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is October 26, 2017, as per Hindu Panchang? – An average day – neither good nor bad. Nakshatra – Purva Shada or Pooradam Nakshatra till 10:00 PM on October 26. Then onward it is Uttara Shada or Uthiradam Nakshatram on the entire day on October 27 and till 12:20 AM on October 28.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), Purva Shada or Pooradam Nakshatram till 11:52 PM on October 26. Then onward it is Uttara Shada or Uthiradam Nakshatram on the entire day on October 27 and till 2:42 AM on October 28…