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Purnima Vrat – Fasting on Full Moon in Hinduism - How to Perform or Observe Purnima Vrat?

Purnima or Poonam is an auspicious day in Hinduism. Poornima is the full moon day and many important rituals and festivals takes place on full moon day. In South India, the day is known as Pournami. Upvaas (Fasting) is observed on this day by some people. Here is a brief idea on how to perform purnima vrat. It must be noted here that the vrat is not performed by certain communities. The procedure and fasting methods vary from region to region.
The Purnima Fasting begins at Sunrise and ends after sighting the Moon. Most people only take food after seeing the moon or after evening prayers.
In some places in South India, the Pournami Vratam is dedicated to Devi, Mother Goddess.
Special pujas are performed in temples on Poornima day including the Pournami Pooja.
Satyanarayana or Satya Narayana Puja is another important Pooja performed on the Purnima day.
To Which God is Purnima Vrat Dedicated? Purnima Vrat is dedicated to Mother Goddess in many regions. Offering prayers on full moon da…

Bharani Nakshatra 2018 Predictions | Barani Natchathiram 2018

Bharani Nakshatra, or  Barani Natchathiram (naal), born people will have an unsafe year in 2018. Those looking for a new job abroad will get it. Bharani Nakshatra 2018 predictions (phalam or palangal) based on birth star is given below:

February, July, September, and December are good months for the Nakshatram. January, March, August, and October will be tough. April, May, June, and November will see both good and bad. 
Bharani is the second birth star among 27 Nakshatrams. As per Hindu astrology, Bharani Nakshatra is in Meda kurru or Mesha Rashi (Aries Zodiac). Bharani Nakshatra Career - Job - Business 2018: Avoid taking risks in 2018 in career related matters.Work hard, be up-to-date otherwise, you will be facing a lot of troubles in your job. There is no comfort zone.Those looking for a new job will face some difficulties. If you are ready to face the disappointments courageously then you will come out victorious.Those working in movie related business would have a good year.Those d…

Seven Islands (dvipa) in Hindu Scriptures

Seven Islands (dvipa) are mentioned in Hindu scriptures like the Puranas especially in the Vishnu Puranas. The Seven Islands are:

Gambu  Plaksha Salmali Kusha Kraunka Saka and Pushkara.

Gambu or Jambu
The belief is that Gambu or Jambu is in the middle and the other six are encircling it.

Gambu is the name given to the Indian Subcontinent. It is believed that in ancient times the Indian Subcontinent was an island and it was known as Gambudvipa or Jambudvipa.

It is named after Jambun or rose apple tree. Jambudvipa is interpreted either roughly as the northern hemisphere or the region in Asia with India and adjacent regions and islands.

Some scholars are of the view that Jambudvipa is a heavenly place and not on earth.

The island is in the shape of a lotus.

(Learn more...Jambudvipa in Hindu Religion)

Plaksha is in the shape of a ring.There are seven mountains and seven rivers on the island.It is twice as big as Jambudvipa.Sugarcane juice encircle the island.The island is named afte…

What is Satapatha Brahmana in Hinduism?

Satapatha Brahmana is a section of the Vedas and it deals with religious rites and procedures. It is found in the Shukla Yajurveda. The name Satapatha because it contains 100 lessons.  It is believed that the Satapatha Brahmana was composed around 2000 BC.

Satapatha Brahmana is a storehouse of knowledge and wisdom. It narrates about sacrifices like Darsa-Pournamasa, Vajapyea, Rajasuya, Cayana, Saturamani and Ashwamedha.

The character of the sacrifices and various other aspects of sacrifices are dealt in detail.

A complete list of things needed and how to perform a sacrifice is found in the text. A few chapter headings from performing Darsapurnamaseshti:
Vow of AbstinencePreparation of offeringsLeading forth of PranitahTaking out of rice for the cakesPreparation of strainers and consecration of the rice by sprinkling the lustral waterHusking and grinding of the ricePutting on the potsherdsPreparation and baking of the cakesPreparation of altarSamishayugas, or throwing way of the grass …

Behavior of the Man Who Has Gone Beyond Gunas

The river makes a noise as it is moving, but this noise comes to an end when it joins the ocean. To the pillar in the house, the passing of the night and the dawning of the day are both the same. Similarly are happiness and misery to the Soul inside the body.

To the man, who is fast asleep, it does not matter whether his bed companion is a fair beauty or a serpent.

To him, who is absorbed in Brahman, happiness and misery do not matter. Cow dung and gold are the same to him. A jewel and a stone are the same to him. His sight has found equanimity.

Even if heavens were to walk to his door or a tiger came on his threshold to eat him, his absorption in Self will not be disturbed. A dead body cannot be made alive again. A dead seed cannot sprout.  So is his steady intelligence, which cannot be detracted.

If he gets homage from people in the belief that he is Brahman or if he gets insulted by them in the belief that he is unclean, he is indifferent.

Praise and insult appear the same to him,…

Hindu Calendar Today – November 14, 2017 – Tithi, Vrat, Good - Auspicious Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festivals

Tithi in Hindu Calendar, Today, on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 – Krishna Paksha Ekadasi Tithi or the eleventh day during the waning phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It isKrishna Paksha Ekadasi Tithi or the eleventh day during the waning phase of moon till 2:20 PM on November 14. Then onward it isKrishna Paksha Dwadasi Tithi or the twelfth day during the waning phase of moon till 2:01 PM on November 15. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is November 14, 2017, as per Hindu Panchang? – It is a good and auspicious date. Nakshatra – Uthiram or Uttaraphalguni Nakshatra till 3:02 PM on November 14. Then onward it is Hasta or Hastam or Atham Nakshatram till 3:21 PM on November 15.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), Uthiram or Uttaraphalguni Nakshatra till 12:36 PM on November 14. Then onward it is Hasta or Hastam or Atham Nakshatram till 1:46 PM on November 15.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Kanya Rashi till 3:44 AM on November 16…