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Vivah Panchami – Ram Vivaha Panchami 2017 Date and Importance in Janakpur, Nepal

Vivah Panchami is an auspicious date dedicated Bhagavan Sri Ram and Mata Sita – it is observed as the divine marriage day of Sri Rama and Mata Sita. Vivah Panchami 2017 date is November 23. The day is also of great importance at Janakpur in Nepal. It is observed on the fifth day of the Shukla Paksha or waxing phase of moon in the Margashirsh month (November – December).

The day is observed as the Vivah Utsav of Sita and Ram in temples and sacred places associated with Sri Rama in Mithilanchal region of India.

Thousands of people arrive at Janakpur in Nepal as it is believed here that Mata Sita was born at Janakpur and got married to Bhagavan Sri Ram here.
Vivah Panchami Festival at Janakpur in Nepal Vivah Panchami is an important festival at Janakpur in Nepal. It is believed that Janakpur in Nepal is the birth place of Mata Sita of Ramayana. The Vivah Panchami festival marks the wedding of Bhagvan Sri Ram and Mata Sita. It is observed in Margashirsh Month.
The main ritual during the …

Subrahmanya Sashti in Margashirsh Month – Skanda Shashti in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh

Subrahmanya Shashti, or Skanda Sashti, during Shukla Paksha of Margashirsh month (November – December) is observed mainly in Karnataka and parts of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. Subramanya Shashti 2017 date is November 24 in Margashirsh Month as per Kannada and Telugu calendar. Here is a simple idea regarding how to observe Subramanya Shashti.

Please note that the Skanda Sashti is popularly observed in Tamil Nadu and this takes place after Diwali – six days of fast and the rituals culminates with Soorasamharam.

This below explanation of Subramanya Shashti was shared to us by Narahari Sumadhwa. It explains the importance of this Shashti in Margashirsh Month and the belief of Skanda in Karnataka.
Who is Skanda?
Skanda is the Avatara of Manmatha. Popularly, He is the son of Lord Shiva.He is in the same Kakshya of Indra.He is the Lord of War and the most handsome among gods. He is also the commander of the army of the Devas. During Srinivasa Kalyana (marriage of Lord Balaji), Srinivasa (Lo…

Magha Nakshatra 2018 predictions | Maham Natchathiram Palangal | Makam Nakshatram Phalam 2018

Magha Nakshatra (Magham or Magam) born people will have a bad year in 2018. Trouble in relationships as per Maham Natchathiram Palangal in this year. Magha Nakshatra 2018 predictions (Makam Nakshatram Phalam) based on birth star is given below.
February, June, August, and October are good.January, March, September, and December are both good and bad.April, May, July, and November are bad. Magha Nakshatra is the 10th birth star among 27 Nakshatras in Hindu or astrology. Magham Birth Star is in Simha Rashi (Leo Zodiac) as per Hindu moon astrology and traditional panchang and calendar.
Magha Nakshatra Career - Job - Business 2018: It is a struggle for self-employed, freelancers, and business people.If you are looking for a new job, then you will not be happy with the one you get.It is not a good year to make drastic career decisions.Avoid jumping before the legs are steady. Make a name in a job and then decide to change jobs.This is a good year for those who are working in fields like – e…

Sapinda in Hinduism – Sapinda Relationship and Funeral Offering

Sapinda in Hinduism is of two types one is Sapinda Relationship and another is the funeral offering.

Sapinda Relationship Sapinda is the term used to define those who have a common ancestry from the father’s or mother’s side.

Sapinda Relationship is based on
Blood relationshipMarriageInheritance of property Blood relationship Seven generations in a family are governed by Sapinda blood relationship on the paternal side for seven years and on maternal side for five years.

Sapinda Marriage In the case of a marital relationship, seven generations on the paternal side and five on the maternal side are governed by sapinda relationship.

For example, if I get married to a girl who is the offspring of one of the seven generations on the paternal side then I have a sapinda relationship with my wife.

Similarly, if I get married to a girl who is the offspring of one of the five generations on the maternal side then also I have a sapinda relationship with my wife.

Sapinda relationship prohibits marri…

Hindu Auspicious Days in December 2017 – Good Dates in December 2017 in Hindu Calendar

Hindu auspicious days are looked for buying selling and various other purposes. December 2017 Hindu auspicious dates given below are based on India Standard Time. The auspicious dates in December 2017 are good for house warming, joining job, buying car or house, moving into new rented home, registration, birth, visiting, first visit etc.

Hindu Auspicious Days in December 2017

December 2 good date till 12:05 PM
December 3 good date after 11:10 AM December 4 December 5
December 6 it is good after 10:20 AM December 8 it is good till 9:05 AM
December 9 it is good date after 2:10 PM December 10 December 11
December 12 it is good date till 1:40 PM December 13 December 14 December 19 December 20
December 21
December 22 it is good date till 9:10 AM December 24
December 26 is good after 2:50 PM December 27 December 28
December 29 is good till 11:10 AM December 31
Bad dates or dates that should be avoided in December 2017 are – December 1, 7, 15, 16, 17, 18, 23, 25 and December 30

Symbolic Meaning – Bhasma and Red Kumkum on forehead – Chandan and Red kumkum on forehead

You must have come across Hindus wearing red kumkum over bhasma on forehead. Similarly, there are Hindu devotees who wear red kumkum over chandan (sandalwood paste). There is a symbolism associated with applying bhasma, kumkum and chandan. Bhasma – Red Kumkum on Forehead Bhasma is associated with Lord Shiva. Red Kumkum is associated with Goddess Shakti (Durga) and her various manifestations. Applying Bhasma first and then applying red kumkum dot symbolically means the amalgamation of Shiva and Shakti – Shiva-Shakti-Samyogam. Chandan – Red Kumkum Chandan is associated with Lord Vishnu Applying Chandan first and then applying red kumkum dot symbolically means the amalgamation of Vishnu and Lakshmi – Vishnu-Lakshmi-Samyogam. Bhasma-Chandan-Red Kumkum Some Hindus first wear Bhasma, then chandan and then a red kumkum dot. This is a highly powerful symbol. It indicates the presence of Goddess Tripura Sundari. Bhasma, Chandan and Kumkum should be worn on forehead early morning after taking …

The Power of Senses – Teachings from Hindu Scriptures

The Kathopanishad tells us that the Supreme Self present in every individual created the sense organs with natural outgoing tendencies. It is therefore that a man perceives only outer objects with them, and not the inner ever free, blissful Self.

In the Bhagavad Gita too, Sri Krishna warns, “Attachment and aversion of the sense organs for their respective sense objects are natural; let none come under their sway; they are one’s highway robbers.

Flowing by their very nature toward the sense objects, the turbulent senses rob us of our powers of discrimination. Hence, we identify ourselves with the body and experience the fruits of action.
The story of the fisherwoman who found it impossible to stay on a stormy night in the house of flower seller illustrates the power of the senses. You can read the story told by Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa here.

Hindu Calendar Today – November 22, 2017 – Tithi, Vrat, Good - Auspicious Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festivals

Tithi in Hindu Calendar, Today, on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 – Shukla Paksha Chaturthi Tithi or the fourth day during the waxing phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It isShukla Paksha Chaturthi Tithi or the fourth day during the waxing phase of moon till 11:59 PM on November 22. Then onward it isShukla Paksha Panchami Tithi or the fifth day during the waxing phase of moon on the entire day on November 23 and till 1:58 AM on November 24. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is November 22, 2017, as per Hindu Panchang? – An average day – neither good nor bad till 1:30 PM. After this the day is inauspicious. Nakshatra – Mool or Moolam Nakshatra till 2:30 AM on November 22. Then onward it is Purva Shada or Pooradam Nakshatram till 5:05 AM on November 23.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), Mool or Moolam Nakshatra till 3:51 AM on November 22. Then onward it is Purva Shada or Pooradam Nakshatra till 6:59 AM on November…