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Good Dates In April 2022 In Hindu Calendar - Hindu Auspicious Days and Time in April 2022

Hindu auspicious days are looked for buying selling and various other purposes. Good dates in April 2022 in Hindu Calendar given below are based on India Standard Time. The auspicious dates  and time in April 2022 are good for house warming, joining job, starting work, buying car or house, moving into new rented home, registration of property, villa, house flat, birth, visiting, first visit, buy bike, buying flat, house, property, villa, etc. Hindu Auspicious Days in April 2022 April 2 April 3 good time after 7:51 AM April 5 good time after 4:50 PM April 6 April 7 April 9 good time after 12:16 PM April 10 April 11 April 15 April 16 good time after 1:28 PM April 17 April 19 good time after 5:09 PM April 24 April 25 good time till 2:12 PM April 26 Bad dates or dates that should be avoided in April 2022 are:  April 1, April 18, April 20, April 28 and April 29 Certain dates that might not be mentioned above are neither good nor bad. They are average dates. You won't get the desired res

Malavya Yoga In Hindu Astrology

Malavya Yoga, in Hindu astrology, is one of the pancha mahapurusha yogas reckoned in terms of important planetary combinations in predictive astrology. It is constituted when the planet Shukra (Venus) occupies a Kendra (quadrant) house from the ascendant (1st house or lagna) in the natal chart. Also, Venus must be in its own house or mulatrikona in Libra. Due to its exaltation in Pisces, the presence of this planet in a Kendra (1st, 4th, 7th or 10th) house in the natal birth chart from the lagna (the ascendant), which also happens to be one of these three signs, would constitute this important yoga (combination). According to some texts, this yoga will be more effective if Venus happens to be in Libra or Pisces, since these signs are its mulatrikona and exaltation signs, respectively, which indicate the potency of the planet in ascending order. Some classical texts indicate that the kendras could be calculated from the moon sign also while deciding about this yoga. Venus is belie

Agrapuja In Hinduism – Custom Of Offering Respect To A Great Person

Agrapuja in Hinduism is the social custom of offering respect to a great person. The word literally means worship of the elder. It refers to the practice of paying tribute to the most illustrious person of the age in a large gathering of eminent persons who are invited for a special occasion. It is said in the Mahabharata that if any eminent scholar, king, relative, performer of yajnas, graduate or favorite friend happens to visit you after a year, he should be honored with ritual offerings and welcomed. If many great men are present, the most eminent should be honored first (the Mahabharata, Sabha Parva. XXXVI.24) The famous agrapuja was performed by Yudhisthira, the eldest of the Pandava brothers in the Mahabharata. After establishing Indraprastha as the capital of his kingdom, he was advised to perform Rajasuya Yajna, to establish his supremacy over other kings. While performing yajna, agrapurusha is chosen and honored first before honoring every other invitee. Yudhisthira a

Shivaji Killa During Diwali - Mud Forts Made During Diwali by Children in Maharashtra

Mud Forts, or Shivaji Killa, is made during Diwali in Maharashtra . The small miniature mud forts made by children remembers the heroic deeds of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. These mud forts are made mainly by Marathi speaking people. Why Shivaji Killas Are Made During Diwali? Historian Ninad Bedekar reiterates, "The tradition of making mud forts can be traced back to 300 years. Aurangzeb, who had put an end to the Adilshahi and Qutub Shahi dynasties in  Maharashtra , could never conquer the Marathi kingdom. It was all because of Shivaji's 260 fortresses, the defence lines of which were set from Salher to Gingee in Tamil Nadu. This could be one of the reasons why children build mud forts during Diwali. It is an act of pure reverence." Where to Shop for Shivaji Killa Prop? Kumbharwada in Pune, the hub that produces these clay products, is the place to be if you are looking for Shivaji Killa props. Here, you would see about 60 to 70 shops dealing in what would

Importance of Clay Elephant and Horse during Diwali Lakshmi Puja

In many regions in India during Diwali Lakshmi Puja a pair of miniature Elephant and a horse made of clay are worshipped. Apart from this in some regions miniatures of lions and cows are also kept during Diwali puja. This Puthalas (toys) of elephant and Horse have symbolic importance like Goddess Lakshmi representing auspiciousness and prosperity. The elephant is placed in the puja area to remove all illness. The elephant flapping its ears is symbolic of blowing away illness. The horse symbolically represents vehicle. Presence of the horse during puja is for no accident during the year and for the home to always have a vehicle. Cow represents auspiciousness and prosperity. Lion symbolizes safety and security of the home and office. Photo copyrighted to Astyreay

Deepavali – Thoughts and Quotes on Diwali

A collection of thoughts and quotes on Diwali. The significance of Deepavali is the removal of darkness and ignorance from the mind and filling it with goodness. – Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswathi Swami Sivananda says …all the lights of the world cannot be compared even to a ray of inner light of the self. Merge yourself in this light of lights and enjoy the bliss of the brightest of lights. God. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar on the four aspects of Diwali: Lights: symbolizing the spreading of Knowledge. Firecrackers: Watching the firecrackers gives a relief to the explosive tendencies inside. When the explosion happens outside, the explosion inside is diffused. Gift exchange and distribution of sweets: Sweets dispel the bitterness and renew the friendship. Feeling abundance: Feeling a sense of abundance brings awareness and gratefulness for what one has. Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami on the Significance of Diwali: The inner significance of Diwali is

Why do people take oil bath on Diwali and Naraka Chaturdashi?

There is a tradition of taking oil bath during Naraka Chaturdashi and Diwali. This ritual is known as Neer Thumba Habba in Karnataka and Abhyanga Snan in Maharashtra . In other regions too there is a tradition of taking oil bath during Diwali. Symbolically oil bath on Narak Chaturdashi and Diwali suggest new beginning – removing all the ego, anger, fights, pride and jealousy of the previous year and a fresh new beginning. A physical cleansing of the body and a spiritual cleansing of the mind with new hope. Legend has it that Lord Krishna after witnessing Satyabhama killing Demon Narakasura took an oil bath to get rid of the blood spattered on his body. Another popular belief is that ritual cleansing of the body is to remove all dirt, evil and inauspicious things before the arrival of Goddess Lakshmi on the next day. The oil bath thus has a symbolic meaning – a new beginning after washing away all dirt. It is said that those who perform the oil bath on Naraka Chat

Qualities Of The Guru From Hindu Scriptures

A small collection on the qualities of the Guru from Hindu Scriptures. By mind alone, is this to be achieved. There is no multiplicity here. Whoever perceives anything like multiplicity here, goes from death to death. (Katha Upanishad, II-I-11) The seeker of the essence of the self, endowed with all of the means, should go unto the feet of a knowledgeable teacher, by which he can be liberated from his bondage. (Vivekachoodamani 33-34). He who has attained if from the teacher alone knows it. (Chandogya Upanishad 6.14.2) Science learned from the sage is prized.    (Chandogya Upanishad 4.9.3) To know that Brahman as the Self, that fully qualified seeker of liberation should collect firewood and take refuge of the one who has listened to the Vedas and who is established only Brahman. (Mundaka Upanishad 1.2.12). He who plays in the self, he who is happy in the self, he is the foremost among the knowers of Brahman. (Mundaka Upanishad 3.1.4). A teacher should be well verse

11 November 2021 Tithi – Panchang – Hindu Calendar – Good Time – Nakshatra – Rashi

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Thursday, 11 November 2021 – It is Shukla Paksha Saptami tithi or the seventh day during waxing or light phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Saptami tithi or the seventh day during waxing or light phase of moon till 12:09 PM on November 11. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Ashtami tithi or the eighth day during waxing or light phase of moon till 10:40 AM on November 12. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on November 11, 2021 as per Hindu Calendar – There is no good and auspicious time on the entire day.  Nakshatra  – Shravan or Thiruvonam nakshatra till 8:36 PM on November 11 . Then onward it is Dhanishta or Sravishta or Avittam nakshatra till 7:56 PM on November 12. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and