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Maharashtra Lunar Eclipse Time on November 8, 2022– Chandra Grahan time in Mumbai, Pune, Nashik, Nagpur, Thane on November 8

A total lunar eclipse, or Chandra Grahan, will be visible in Maharashtra on November 8, 2022. The Chandra Grahan will be visible in Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Beed, Nashik, Thane, Aurangabad, Solapur, Kolhapur,  Navi Mumbai, Amravati, Bhiwandi, Panvel, Malegaon, Vasai - Virar, Jalgaon, Ahmednagar, Pimpri - Chinchwad, Akola, Kalyan, Bhusawal, Shirdi, Chandrapur, Nanded, Dhule, Beed and other towns from  2:39 PM on November 8 to 6:19 PM on November 8   – as per Indian standard time. The Grahan takes place during the afternoon - evening and it is visible to the naked eye. Those Hindus following Grahan fasting and rituals need to follow it. All temples will remain closed 9 hours before the grahan and will only open next day morning after pujas and purification rituals. Detail Timing of Total Lunar Eclipse in Maharashtra  November 8, 2022 Eclipse begins 2:39 PM on November 8 Mid Eclipse is at 4:49 PM Eclipse ends at 6:19 PM on  November 8

Rig Veda Age – How Old Is Rig Veda?

The age of Rig Veda cannot be determined. So, there is no one definite and conclusive answer to how old is the Rig Veda. But scholars now agree that Rig Veda can be dated around 4500 – 5000 BC. But many scholars also believed that it is much older. In 1985, the Indian National Science Academy published a volume, History of Astronomy in India, wherein the Harappan civilization and the Brahmana period are correlated, and the Rig Veda is dated to about 7th millennium B.C. Quotes from an article titled – How antiquity of Rig Veda,other Vedic literatures was distorted to fit into Christian Genesis saga? Since we know the speed of the movements of the earth and the equinoxes (vernal and autumnal), in view of their relative positions today, the age of the Vedas can be calculated. On the basis of the astronomical data in the Vedas and the Brahmanas, Bal Gangadhar Tilak and Harman Jacoby and George Buehler Buhler reached the conclusion that the Rig Veda is 4500 to 3000 years old. SB Diksh

Ganesh Chaturthi 2023 Date – Importance - Story - History - Rituals - Pooja Time for Ganpati Festival 2023

Ganesh Chaturthi, also known as Ganeshotsav or Vinayaka Chaturthi, is the birthday of Hindu God Ganesha (Vinayaka - Ganapati), the God of wisdom, prosperity, and auspiciousness. Ganesh Chaturthi 2023 date is Monday, September 19 - information based on Hindu calendar in India. Please note that the day is marked on September 18 in certain calendars in North India. Ganpati Festival in 2023 ends with the immersion (Visarjan) of the murti (idol) on Anant Chaturdashi day - September 28, 2023. Good puja time on September 18, 2023 is from 11:00 AM to 1:20 PM.  Chaturthi Tithi is from 11:09 AM on September 18 to 12:29 PM on September 19 in western parts of India. Please note that Chaturthi ends at 10:53 AM in North, South and Western parts of India. Ganesha is today worshiped around the world and the Elephant-faced Hindu god is one of the most popular deities associated with Hinduism. Like symbol ‘ Om ’, Ganesha is slowly becoming the face of Hindu religion. This is a pan India festival

Sadhaka In Advaita Vedanta

Sadhaka in Advaita Vedanta is a seeker of truth revealed by Vedanta. Upanishads, the Bhagavad Gita, and Brahmasutras (which are known as the prasthana-trayi and form the quintessence of Vedanta) declare that Brahman is the only Reality, the Absolute Reality ‘which is one without a second and is our real nature.” They say that whatever we see is Brahman only. By mistake we see it as multiplicity. An earnest effort for correcting this mistaken vision by change of consciousness is sadhana. One who performs this is a sadhaka. He tries to transcend the transitory world by realizing it as the manifestation of Brahman. The uninterrupted feeling and the living experience of Brahman within and without is the goal of the sadhaka. This experience of the Absolute Reality behind everything is self realization or God-realization. One who attains this state is a seer, a man of self-realization and a man of knowledge. The sadhaka struggles to reach this state by attaining Brahman consciousness throu

Shadaksharadeva – Kannada – Sanskrit Poet – 17th Century CE

Shadaksharadeva, a literary prodigy, was a poet in classical Sanskrit and Kannada literature. He was born in 1636 CE in a village called Dhanuguru (Mandya district, Karnataka). He belonged to the Aradhya family; he was chief of the monastery of Lingayat or Virasaiva religion. He became a profound scholar at a young age. He studied under Cikkaviradesika. The region where he flourished was known as Hadinadu, ruled over by King Muddu Raja between 1659 and 1673 CE. The poet was invited to the town Yalanduru Matah (center). In course of time, he was also honored as ‘Rajaguru’ (teacher to the king) of the samsthana. King Chikkadevaraja (1673 – 1704 CE); King Shivappa Nayaka (ruling Keladi, 1630-61 CE), and King Somashekara Nayaka (1664 – 1771 CE), ruling Ikkeri or Bidanuru – all invited the poet and honored him. He had mastery over the twenty-eight Sivagamas (from Kamika to Vatula). He composed the epic Rajasekhara Vilasam Vrishabhendra Vijayam in Kannada. He composed the Sanskrit epic

Smriti Chandrika

Smriti Chandrika is the earliest nibandha (digest) on Dharmashastra. Smriticandrika by Debbana Bhatta (1150 – 1225 CE) deals with samskara (the sacrament), ahnika (daily duties), vyavahara (law), shraddha (oblation to the ancestors) and asaucha (impurity). Smriti Chandrika enumerates various dharmas of varnas (castes) and ashramas; their usages prevalent in different regions; sacraments including conception, pumsavana (natal ceremony), naming, tonsure, initiation into Veda, marriage, etc; duties of studentship and holidays; daily duties such as saucha, achamana (ritual sipping of water), brushing the teeth, bathing, sandhya (evening) prayer; srauta (Vedic) and smarta rites; duties of the householder; the five daily yajnas; rules about having food, forbidden food; procedures of law courts, trials, the various tittles of law such as deposit, partnership, dayabhaga (law of inheritance); and detailed rules about shraddha, its various kinds, persons entitled to perform shraddha, and the t

Smriti Vritti – Fluctuation In Memory In Hinduism

Fluctuation in memory in Hinduism is referred to as Smriti Vritti. Smriti Vritti is derived from smriti (memory) and vritti (fluctuation). Vritti occurs in the form of pratyaya or bodha (experiencing) of vishaya (an object). It takes one of the five different forms, namely, pramana (true knowledge), viparyaya (alse knowledge), vikalpa (knowledge arising from words), nidra (sleep) and smriti. Whenever there arises a fluctuation in the mind through experiencing an object which takes one of these five forms, it lasts for a duration which may be a moment or much longer. After the experience is over, a trace of the experience is left in the mind. This is called samskara of that experience. The mind is a vast storehouse of innumerable such samskaras. Many of these samskaras are lost or wiped out from the canvas of the mind if, in the first place, they are not deeply, intensely, or vividly recorded or registered, for lack of interest or too mild an interest in the subject matter of the ex

Smriti – Recollection In Hindu Religion

Smriti is known as recollection or memory in Hindu religion. It is also the name used for recollected holy texts in Hinduism. Every object we perceive or every incident that takes place creates an impression on the mind. This impression remains latent until it is revived, either by word or similar incident. Every sense organ creates its own impression. Thus, if one sees an orange, then the size, form and color are recollected by the mind. The tongue remembers the taste, the nose its smell and the skin its tender smooth touch. These four sense organs create their impressions. The ear, in this particular incident, is passive. The mind as a sense organ revives its affection or anger or compassion and such other feelings. The reason for this specialization is that from five elements, viz., earth, water, fire, air and ether are produced respectively nose, tongue, eyes, skin and ears. They have their objects in the qualities of these elements, viz., smell, taste, vision, touch and noise, r

Dreaming Of Kangaroo – Meaning

Dreaming of kangaroo is a good omen as per dream interpretation and meaning. The dream means you will soon have emotional attachment with a person and it will deep. It also means you will get opportunity to travel to a dream destination. Dreams of kangaroo also mean you will be given the responsibility of looking after children. Dream of kangaroo and you see yourself in the dream means you will find yourself in an exciting situation soon. It also means you might have to run fast from something and later all of it might seem fun to you. Dreaming of kangaroo and you are not present in the dream means you will have to do something that you have not done before. It also means a missed opportunity. Dreams of kangaroo and you wake up happy means vacation or a happy occasion. Dream of kangaroo and you wake up sad or terrified means you will have to move to a place of not your liking.

Dreaming Of Kaal Bhairav – Meaning

Dreaming of Kaal Bhairav is good as per dream meaning and interpretation. The dream is asking you to overcome your fears and boldly face problems. It means you will achieve success if you can conquer your doubts and fears. Seeing God Kaal Bhairav in dream also is a kind of warning. If you are indulging in some illegal or evil activities the dream is asking you to stop them. Dream of Kaal Bhairav along with black dog means soon there will be major problems in your life. But these problems will give you opportunity to achieve success and happiness. The dream is asking you to think differently and take some risk. Dreaming of Kaal Bhairav with fire means you need to come clean in your relationships. You need to be more honest. You should also not bow down to other people for petty gains. Dream of Kaal Bhairav in cemetery or smashan bhoomi means there will be death in the family or of someone close to you. Dream of Kaal Bhairav dancing means you will achieve success and desire fulfi

Story Of Umapati Sivacharya

This story of Umapati Sivacharya is in which he gives liberation to Pethan and a thorny bush, which then appear in the sanctum of Chidambaram temple. Umapati Shivacharya was a jnani who lived in Chidambaram (Tamil Nadu). Being in a spiritual trance most of the time, he was not given to traditional observances expected of a Brahmin. Thinking that he deliberately flouted Hindu religious norms, the local Brahmins were angry with him. They forbade him from living in the village and entering the famous Nataraja temple. Shivacharya lived in a small hut outside village limits. A low-caste man named Pethan Samban supplied to him his basic needs and also took care of him in a general way. One day when Pethan was carrying to the hut a bundle of firewood on his head, Bhagavan Shiva as Nataraja Himself met him on the way in the guise of a Brahmin in charge of the temple. He wrote a verse on a palm leaf and asked him to hand it over to Shivacharya. Shivacharya was overwhelmed with the first l

Dreaming Of Kali Temple – Meaning

Dreaming of Kali temple is a good omen as per dream meaning and interpretation. The dream means you will have wish of yours fulfilled soon. Dreams of Kali temple and you see aarti or bhajan along with it means you will get to hear happy news soon about relationship or job. Dreaming of Kali temple in early morning means it will definitely come true. It means that you should turn spiritual and avoid all kinds of bad things and evil company. Do not cheat or take bribe as it will be caught and your life will be destroyed. Dreaming of Kali temple and there is blood or ferociousness means you might face a threat to your life in the form of accident, natural calamity, attack or animals or reptiles and also by attack of enemies. It is very rare to see Kali temple in dream and the dream to have a meaning it should happen naturally not after thinking or seeing or talking about Kali temple during the day time.

Dreaming Of Jumping High – Meaning

Dreaming of jumping high is good omen as per dream meaning and interpretation. The dream means success or achievement. It also means freedom and joy. Dreams of jumping high mean you will soon achieve your goal. It also means you will get relief from a tough work or situation. Dream of jumping high and you see other people around you means there will be happy occasion. You will get to be free with your friends or people you like. It also means you will get to hear happy news. Dreaming of jumping high and you see strangers around means you will get to hear positive news. It also means defeat of your enemies. A team or something that you support will achieve victory. It also means glory and triumph as a fan of something. Dreams of jumping high and you are searching for a particular person means someone important will be absent during a very important event in your life.

Dreaming Of Jumping From Building To Building – Meaning

Dreaming of jumping from building to building is a warning sign as per dream interpretation and meaning. The dream means soon you will do highly risky things in life and this might result in personal damage. It also means you will try to show off or do reckless things to garner attention of people. Dreams of jumping from building to building also mean suicidal thoughts after rejection or failure. Dream of jumping from building to building and you know the place means you will do silly things in your place and this will cause shame to you and your family. Dreaming of jumping from building to building and this takes place in an unknown place is a sign that you might be attacked. It also means you will have run to save yourself from danger. If you wake up from the dream sad or terrified means loss of wealth. It also means natural calamity or accident in your dwelling place. Please note that see the dream after watching high octane similar action on screen has no meaning. The dream

27 August 2022 Tithi – Panchang – Hindu Calendar – Good Time – Nakshatra – Rashi

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Saturday, 27 August 2022 – It is Amavasya tithi or the no moon day in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Amavasya tithi or the no moon day till 1:15 PM on August 27. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Pratipada tithi or the first day during waxing or light phase of moon till 2:11 PM on August 28. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on August 27, 2022 as per Hindu Calendar – There is no good and auspicious time on the full day.  Nakshatra  – Magha or Makam nakshatra till 9:09 PM on August 27 . Then onward it is Purva Phalguni or Pooram nakshatra till 10:34 PM on August 28. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and south Rajasthan), it is Magha or Makam nakshatra till 8:26 PM on August 27. Then onward it is Purva Phalguni or Pooram nakshatra ti