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Odisha Marriage Dates in 2018 – Oriya Bibah Dates 2018 based on Panji and Calendar

Odisha marriage dates in 2018 based on Odia Panji and calendar followed in Orissa are given below. The Bibah dates in 2018 are spread across several months. The important dates are in January 2018, February, March, April, May, June and November 2018. There are no marriage dates in August, September, October and November. The marriage dates in rest of the month depends on local Panchang and good time will only be present for a minor period on the day. Oriya Marriage Dates in 2018 January 2018 – no dates

February 2018 – February 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13

March 2018 – March 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13

April 2018 – April 18, 19, 20, 24, 25 and April 26

May 2018 – May 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13

June 2018 – June 18, 20, 21, 22, 25

July 2018 – July 2, 6, 8, 10, 11 and July 15

August 2018 – no marriage dates

September 2018 – No marriage dates

October 2018 – No marriage dates

November 2018 – No marriage dates

December 2018 – No marriage dates

Please note that sometimes the marriage time on a day …

Story of Yawning in Hindu Puranas

The story of as to how living beings began to yawn is mentioned in the 6th Skanda of Devi Bhagavad Purana. Legend has it that after getting boons from Brahma, Vritasura defeated Indra, the king of Devas, and swallowed him.

Devas were now filled with fear and they approached Brihaspati, the Guru of Devas, to find a solution. Brihaspati asked Devas to make Vritasura gape. So that Indra can come out of the stomach o the demon.

Devas succeeded in making Vritasura sleepy by giving him food and sweets. They then opened the mouth of Vritasura and Indra jumped out through the mouth.
From that day onwards, people started yawning when they felt sleepy.

Why some Hindus do not eat Onions?

Did you know?

Gopichandana is a yellow color mud that is worn as Chandan on the forehead by Hindu devotees.Vedic Wisdom behind Eating With Our Hands
It is believed that our hands and feet are said to be the conduits of the five elements – fire, air, ether, earth and water. Shiva and Origin of …

Pampa Vilakku at Sabarimala – The tradition of floating lamps in River Pampa

Pampa Vilakku is the floating of lamps on a conical shaped small structure resembling a temple on the river Pampa by Ayyappa devotees before beginning the trek to SabarimalaAyyappaTemple. The ritual is performed at Pampa after sunset. There is no special day or time to perform Pampa Vilakku. Some Ayyappa devotee before climbing the hill performs this ritual on the River Pampa after sunset.

The small structure for floating the Pampa Vilakku is made using bamboo from the nearby forest. The base is made using parts of Banana tree or plantain. Small candles are then attached to the structure.

Ayyappa devotees chant the glory of Lord Ayyappa and float it on the river after sunset.

There is a popular belief that Lord Ayyappa arrives to during sunset on the banks of Pampa to bless his devotees. So the lamps are offered to Him at Pampa for a safe trek.

Another symbolism attached to the Pampa Vilakku is that the lamps celebrate the victory of the good over evil. The evil here is the bad quali…

Karnavedha Dates in 2018 – Ear piercing Auspicious Time and Date in 2018 – Karna Vedh Good dates in Hindu calendar and Panchang

Karnavedha Dates (ear piercing of young girls and boys) in 2018 based on Hindu calendars and Panchang in North India. Below given are the good Karnavedha dates in 2018. Hindus strictly follow the Muhurat or auspicious time to perform Karna vedh or ear piercing during auspicious time and astrologically correct days. It is based on Calendars and Panchang 2018 followed in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Jammu and Kashmir.

All dates are based on Indian Standard Time.

Dates in North India Calendar January 2018 – not datesFebruary 2018 – February 7March 2018 – no datesApril 2018 – April 20 and April 27May 2018 – May 10June 2018 – June 22 and June 25July 2018 – July 3August 2018 – no datesSeptember 2018 – no datesOctober 2018 – no datesNovember 2018 – no datesDecember 2018 – no dates Ear piercing Dates in Western Parts of India Dates followed in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnata…

Kerala Hindu Marriage Dates 2018 in Malayalam Panchangam – Vivaha Muhurtam as per Malayalam Calendar in 2018

Hindu marriage dates 2018 in Kerala as per Malayalam Panchangam (1191 – 1194) is different from other regions as Kerala calendar is based on solar movement. Here are the marriage dates in 2018 as per Manorama, Guruvayur Panchangam and Mathurbhumi Panchangam. There will be other Vivaha Muhurtam especially in Chinga Masam (August – September) but that will be for a short period and you will need the help of a local astrologer.
January 2018 – January 23February 2018 – February 7 and 11March 2018 – No Muhurtam for marriage is given in the monthApril 2018 – No Muhurtam in AprilMay 2018 – May 6, 12 and May 13June 2018 – June 23, 25, 28 and June 20July 2018 – July 10 and July 11August 2018 – August 21 and August 23September 2018 – September 3 and September 15October 2018 – October 22November 2018 – November 2, 5 and November 24December 2018 – No Muhurtam in December
Note - Panchangams avoid many dates and only provide the very best. There will be a small period which is suitable for marriage…

Goddess Lakshmi Food Offering - Which Food Should Be Offered to Goddess Lakshmi as Bhog or Prasad?

Each Hindu God and Goddesses like a particular kind of food. Devotees offer that particular food as Bhog, or Prasad, to get the blessing of the deity. So which food should be offered to Goddess Lakshmi as Bhog or Prasad?

A person seeking the blessing of Goddess Laxmi should offer food made using rice. The best offering is Kheer (rice, sugar, and milk), or payasam (rice mixed with jaggery).

Yellow color food is also offered to the Goddess. Channa dal mixed jaggery is offered in some regions.

Kesar (saffron) is another food item that is auspicious.

Fruits that can be offered include banana and other yellow color fruits.

The best day to make the food offering to Goddess Lakshmi is Friday. In some regions, especially in Orissa it is Thursday

The food should be offered during morning or evening puja and should be taken away when the puja is completed. It should be then distributed as Prasad among family members, relatives, friends, and neighbors.
It is believed that those people who make …

Egotism is well judged by the number of likes and dislikes that one has – Swami Saradeshananda

One’s egotism is well judged by the number of likes and dislikes that one has.

A human being not in control of one’s tongue but in control of the other senses, has no self-control yet, only when one has conquered the tongue, one has mastered them all.

You people have a flimsy mind. As a result, you misplace things and don’t find them in need. Keep the things in their proper places and in a proper way, so that they can be traced even in darkness. Always keep the knife’s edge away from you. You grope for the torch, the candle, or the matchbox, just because you whimsically keep them one day here and the other day there.

Never listen to idle talk nor participate in it.

Have no conceit but give full respect to others, always chant Lord’s name.

A Brahmachari was too shy to refuse the sweets thrust on his plate in the dining hall and as a result, he would unwillingly eat these. Once, when the Brahmachari told about his predicament to Saradeshananda, he said: ‘How will you be a sadhu, if you…

Hindu Calendar Today – November 10, 2017 – Tithi, Vrat, Good - Auspicious Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festivals

Tithi in Hindu Calendar, Today, on Friday, November 10, 2017 – Krishna Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during the waning phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It isKrishna Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during the waning phase of moon till 7:54 PM on November 10. Then onward it isKrishna Paksha Ashtami Tithi or the eighth day during the waning phase of moon till 5:59 PM on November 11. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is November 10, 2017, as per Hindu Panchang? – Good and auspicious time on the entire day. Nakshatra – Pushya or Poosam or Pooyam Nakshatra till 5:57 PM on November 10. Then onward it is Aslesha or Ayiliyam Nakshatram till 4:43 PM on November 11.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), Pushya or Poosam or Pooyam Nakshatra till 12:25 PM on November 10. Then onward it is Aslesha or Ayiliyam Nakshatram till 11:43 AM on November 11.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Karka Rashi till 4:43 PM on Nov 11.
In w…