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Kaumudi Puja 2023 date – Kaumudi Utsav in 2023

Kaumudi Puja, or Koumudi Utsav, is observed during the full moon day in Ashwin month (September – October) in western and eastern parts of India . Kaumudi Puja 2023 date is October 28. The ritual is popularly known as Kojagari Lakshmi Puja and Kojagiri Poornima.  Koumudi means moon light and the festival and puja is held during the night of Ashwin Purnima. Goddess Lakshmi is worshipped during the night on the day. There is a popular belief that the moon, or Chandra, is closest to earth during the Ashwin Purnima period. The rays of the moon are believed to have curative properties and it is believed that spending time in the moonlit night on the day will help in curing several diseases. The day is observed as Sharad Purnima in many regions.

Our Minds Are Like That Of Vulture

Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa used to say that our minds are like that of a vulture. A vulture flies very high in the sky, but where are his eyes? They are on the dead body lying on the ground; the moment he sees the dead body he swoops down to eat it! We are also like that. A person may fly to a very high position of political, economical, or financial power, and others may even be prostrating to him. But where is his mind? This is, as we say, corruption in high places.” So when our mind is like that of a vulture fixed on low, base things, we need culture in order to fly high, not only materially, but morally and spiritual as well. Then the mind rises to true spiritual thoughts. Source – Hindu Culture – An Introduction by Swami Tejomayananda (page 12)

24 October 2021 Tithi – Panchang – Hindu Calendar – Good Time – Nakshatra – Rashi

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Sunday, 24 October 2021 – It is Krishna Paksha Chaturthi tithi or the fourth day during waning or dark phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Tritiya tithi or the third day during waning or dark phase of moon till 12:42 AM on October 24. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Chaturthi tithi or the fourth day during waning or dark phase of moon till 2:50 AM on October 25. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on October 24, 2021 as per Hindu Calendar – Good and auspicious time on the entire day.  Nakshatra  – Rohini nakshatra till 11:35 PM on October 24 . Then onward it is Mrigasira or Makayiram or Mrigashirsha nakshatra on the entire day on Oct 25 and till 2:10 AM on October 26 . (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnata