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Kapal Mochan Mela 2017 date– Fair in Yamunanagar in Haryana

Kapal Mochan Mela is annually held in the Kartik Month as per traditional Hindu calendar followed in North India. The main religious event includes taking bath in a sacred pond at Kapal Mochan and a fair. In 2017, the Kapal Mochan Mela date is November 4. It is believed that the water in the tank is filled by the SaraswatiRiver. Kapal Mochan is around 17km northeast of JagadhariTown near Bilaspur in Yamunanagar District in Haryana.
Kapal Mochan is mentioned in the Mahabharata and Puranas. The popular belief is that taking holy dip here will help in redemption of sins and will help in attaining Moksha.
It is believed that Pandavas and Draupadi visited the place during their exile period in the Mahabharata.
Nearly 500,000 people participate in the fair. The mela begins couple of days before Kartik Purnima. The main fair is on the Kartik Purnima or full moon day in Kartik Month.
The place is also sacred to the Sikh community as Guru Gobind Singh visited the place.
Other nearby holy plac…

Dev Diwali - Importance - Puja Date in 2017

Dev Diwali is observed on the full moon day (Purnima) in the month of Kartik in a traditional Hindu calendar and is the Diwali of the Devas or Gods. Dev Diwali 2017 date is November 4 and it is an important festival in Gujarat and other parts of North India. Tulsi Vivah ritual comes to end on the day. The day also marks the end of the Chatur Maas period.
Dev Diwali Maharashtra - Please note that in some regions Dev Diwali is observed on the first day of Margashirsh month especially in Maharashtra.
Dev Diwali also marks the end of the Diwali celebrations. An important ritual on the day is the lighting of Diyas (lamps) after the sighting of the moon.
Legend Legend has it that Lord Vishnu returned to Vaikunta, his abode, on this day after the Vamana incarnation and visiting King Bali.
Another legend has it that Lord Shiva killed three demons, who spreading Adharma and killing innocent people, and destroyed the three cities built by the demons on Dev Diwali day. Therefore the day is also …

Vastu Shanti Muhurat 2018 date and time

Vastu Shanti Muhurat is the day and time chosen for moving into new house in Hinduism. Here is the Vastu Shanti Muhurat date and time in 2018 based on Hindu calendars and Panchang followed in western parts of India. Vastu Shanti Muhurat 2018January 2018 – There is no Vastu Muhurat in January 2018
February 2018 – February 5, 7, 9 and Feb 17
March 2018 - March 3, 12, and March 14
April 2018 – April 23, 26, 27 and April 30
May 2018 – May 2, 4, 7, 10 and May 12
June 2018 – June 16, 23 and June 28
July 2018 – July 5 and July 6
August 2018 – August 16, 17, 27 and August 29
September 2018 – September 3 and September 6
October 2018 – No Vastu Shanti Muhurat in October 2018
November 2018 – November 9
December 2018 – December 13, 14, 17, 24, 29 and December 31
Note - Please note that sometimes the whole day will not be auspicious. It is always wise to take the advice of a local astrologer as he will be able to take into account all local conditions while looking for time.
Note – Dates before January 15, da…

Rash Yatra 2017 date – Rash Mela in 2017

Rash Yatra is dedicated to the divine love of Sri Krishna and Radha and is observed mainly in Bengal. A month long festival known as Rash Mela or Rash Utsav precedes the Rash Yatra day. Rash Yatra 2017 date is November 4.

Rash Yatra has a long tradition in Bengal and the festival is very famous in the Nabadwip, Cooch Behar and Sundarbans area in Bengal.

The final and most important day of the festival is marked by various processions – it is observed on the Purnima or full moon day in Kartik month and is also known as Rash Purnima.

This is essentially a Vaishnava festival but actively participated by various other communities. The divine union of Bhagavan Sri Krishna and Radha is immortalized on the occasion. Thousands of people from various parts of the state, country and world participate in the processions.

Today, especially at Nabadwip, the festival has changed its character. People worship various gods during the occasion including that of Krishna, Radha, Goddess Kali, Durga, Ga…

Bhumi Pujan Muhurat 2018 - Bhumi Pujan Dates in 2018

Bhumi Pujan is performed before starting the construction of the work. Bhumi Pujan Muhurat in 2018 is given below. Please note that these dates for 2018 are based on Hindu Panchang and calendar followed in western parts of India.
Bhumi Pujan Muhurat in 2018 January 2018  – There is no Bhumi Pujan muhurat in January 2018.

February 2018 – February 5, 7, 9 and February 17

March 2018 – There is no Bhumi Puja muhurat in March 2018

April 2018 – April 25 and April 26

May 2018 – May 5

June 2018 – June 18, 28 and June 29

July 2018 – July 4

August 2018 – August 22 and August 27

September 2018 – September 1

October 2018 – There is no Bhumi Pujan muhurat in October 2018

November 2018 – There is no Bhumi Puja muhurat in November 2018

December 2018 – December 10 and December 16, 2018

Note - Please note that sometimes the whole day will not be auspicious. It is always wise to take the advice of a local astrologer as he will be able to take into account all local conditions while looking for time.

Note – Dates be…

Kartik Purnima – Importance | 2017 Date | How to Do Puja? | Benefits of Kartik Purnima Puja

Kartik Purnima is the full moon day in the month Kartik in traditional Hindu calendar. It is of great importance in Hinduism. Kartik Purnima 2017 date is Saturday, November 4. The popular belief is that a Hindu performing puja on the day will get relief from all problems in life. All problems in Janam Kundali or horoscope can be overcome by observing puja and rituals on the day. Taking a holy dip or bath in Ganga and other holy rivers, known as Kartik Snaan, is an important religious event for Hindus on Kartik Poornima day.
Importance of Kartik Purnima
Kartik Purnima is observed as Dev Diwali.It is believed that Lord Shiva annihilated demon Tripurasura on this day. Therefore the day is also known as Tripura Purnima.The month long Akashdeep festival in Kashi also comes to an end on this day.The month long Kartik Snaan comes to an end on this day.The Tulsi Vivah ritual is observed by some communities on the day.The four month long Chatur Maas also comes to an end on this day in many cal…

Panch Teerth in Hinduism

Panch Teerth in Hinduism are the five holy places where Hindus can take a holy dip to wash away the sins and attain moksha (liberation). Panch Teerth are: PushkarKurukshetraGayaHaridwarPrayag (Allahabad) At Pushkar, devotees take a holy dip from Kartik Shukla Ekadasi (November) to Kartik Purnima. The five days are considered highly auspicious.

Holy dip taken during Grahan (eclipse) at Kurukshetra is meritorious. Thousands of devotees participate in the holy dip in the lake here during Solar Eclipse.

Gaya is famous for Shradh. Taking a holy dip and performing rituals here liberate the souls of the ancestors.

Haridwar is the gateway to Dev Bhumi and taking a holy dip in the Ganga washes away all sins.
Prayag (Allahabad) is the spot where three holy rivers – Ganga, Yamuna, and Saraswati – meet. It is considered meritorious to take a holy dip here during Kumbh Mela, Magh Mela, and Ardh Kumbh Mela.

Did you know Haridwar is also one among the Saptapuri – seven holy cities in Hinduism? The g…

How to overcome pain and anger due to insults | name calling | body shaming?

If you are looking for means to overcome the pain and anger due to insults, name calling and body shaming. Then this passage will be of great help. Insults - Name Calling  Pain and anger due to insults is because of wrong perception and our identification with our ego. Know that there is know I. It appears from the Supreme Truth like a bubble and will take another form any moment. It is this wrong identification that is the true problem. How we respond to a problem depends largely or in most cases, solely, on how we perceive the problem.If a mentally disturbed person were to call us names, we would not bother and would probably pray for that person’s welfare.On the other hand, if a healthy person were to verbally abuse us, we would not tolerate it and would come out with a fitting retort even before that person is finished. That would be our response because we perceive a threat in the verbal abuse. Deeper thought would make us see our faulty perception in this instance. How does someo…

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

Tithi in Hindu Calendar, Today, on Friday, November 3, 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 Chaturdasi Tithi or the fourteenth day during the waxing phase of moon till 12:58 PM on November 3.Then onward it isPurnima Tithi or the full moon day till 11:24 AM on November 4. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is November 3, 2017, as per Hindu Panchang? – Good and auspicious time till 1:45 PM Nakshatra – Revati Nakshatra till 5:09 AM on November 3. Then onward it is Ashwini or Ashwathy Nakshatram till 4:24 AM on November 4.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), Revati Nakshatram till 5:29 AM on November 3. Then onward it is Ashwini or Ashwathy Nakshatram till 3:29 AM on November 4.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Meena Rashi till 5:09 AM on November 3. Then onward it is Mesha Rashi till 8:57 AM on November 5.
In western parts of India (Ma…