Why does Shanmukha (Karthikeya) have six heads?

Shanumkha (Kartikeya)

Why does Shanmukha (Karthikeya) have six heads? The story behind Kartikeya’s six heads… So that he can recite all the Shad Darshanas (six Hindu philosophies) at once. Six faces – this has a significance. We say, ‘The four directions’, North, South, East and West. Brahma has four faces, which means that, he gets knowledge from […]

Dhwajasthambha Pratishta in Karvetinagaram Temple on 1 July 2018

The erection of new Dhwajasthambham in Sri Venugopala Swamy temple at Karvetinagaram will be observed on July 1. Ankurarpanam for the fete will be observed on June 29 followed by Mahashanti Tirumanjanam on June 30. Koil Alwar Tirumanjanam for annual brahmotsavams will be performed on June 26. The annual brahmotsavams in this famous shrine will […]

Pennsylvania Senate & House opened with Hindu mantras & holy water drops on June 19, 2018

On June 19, 2018, both Pennsylvania State Senate and House of Representatives in Harrisburg started their respective sessions with Hindu prayers, containing verses from world’s oldest existing scripture. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed delivered the invocations from ancient Sanskrit scriptures before the Senate and House and sprinkled few drops of water from river Ganga, considered […]

Masala Food on Ekadashi – consume or avoid?

Masala Food on Ekadashi – consume or avoid? It is highly recommended not to purchase any kind of masala powder from shops as these powdered have sufficient quantity of grains in it. It is greatly advised to use home-made masala powders without any grains in it for preparing dishes on the auspicious day of Ekadashi. […]

Dattatreya Avatara (3rd Dattavatara)

Dattatreya Avatara is the third of Lord Dattatreya’s 16 incarnations. Bhagwan Shri Hari appeared before Atri as a boy on the Kartik Vadya Dwitiya, Mrugashirsha Nakshatra, Friday at sun-rise on the first muhurta. Dattatreya looked bluish as Indranil in colour. His face was pleasant as the moon, his four hands possessed shankha, chakra, gada and padma. Vibhuti was […]

How can we define real happiness (How to let go of stress)?

To let go of stress, do some meditation, some breathing exercises and pranayama; this is the first thing. Second, look back and see, haven’t you had some challenges in the past? You have had, isn’t it? If you are anxious today (because of something), the same situation you have faced before also, haven’t you? This […]

Swadharma: What is Swadharma & How to know your Swadharma?

Swadharma is that action which is in accordance with your nature. It is acting in accordance with your skills and talents, your own nature (svabhava), and that which you are responsible for (karma) . Any action that does not make you feel afraid or restless is Swadharma. That action which you feel compelled to do, without which you feel restless […]

Pavitra Ekadashi 2018 | Pavitropana Ekadashi

Pavitra Ekadashi (Pavitropana Ekadashi, Putrada Ekadashi) is observed on Ekadashi in Shukla Paksha of Shravan Month as per all lunar calendars of India. In 2018, Pavitra Ekadashi, Pavitropana Ekadashi date is August 22. It is one of the great Ekadashi vrata among all 24 Ekadashi observed in Hinduism. Glories or merits or benefits of this […]

Jyeshta Gauri Pujan 2018 | Gowri Avahan Puja, Gouri Visarjan

Jyeshta Gauri Pujan, Gowri Puja during Bhadrapad month in Maharashtra, is observed for three days – Gauri Avahan, Gauri Pujan, and Gauri Visarjan. Jyeshta Gauri Pujan begins with Gauri Avahan puja and ends with Gauri Visarjan or Udwasan. In 2018, Jyeshta Gauri Puja begins on September 15 and ends on September 17. Shubh muhurat for […]

Chukkala Amavasya Puja | Gauri Vratam on Chukkala Amavasya

gauri puja

Chukkala Amavasya puja is observed on the Amavasya (No moon day) during Ashada masam. In 2018, Chukkala Amavasya date is August 11. Chukkala Amavasya is mainly observed in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and in some parts of Karnataka. Chukkala Amavasya – Gauri Pooja Procedure Chukkala Amavasya Puja is dedicated to Goddess Gauri. This vratam is observed […]

Panchang | 24 June 2018

Panchang of 24 June 2018 displays Tithi of 24 June 2018, Nakshatra, Yoga, Moonrise Time, Auspicious Time, Inauspicious Timings of 24 June 2018. विरोधिकृत नाम संवत्सर, द्वितीय ज्येष्ठा मॉस, शुक्ल पक्ष, द्वादशी, विशाखा नक्षत्र, सिद्ध योग, बालव करण | Suryodayam (Sunrise) 05:46 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 19:12 Chandrodayam (Moonrise)15:58 Chandrastama (Moonset)27:31 Today’s Panchangam Paksha (Fortnight) Shukla Paksha […]

Panchang | 23 June 2018

Panchang of 23 June 2018 displays Tithi of 23 June 2018, Nakshatra, Yoga, Moonrise Time, Auspicious Time, Inauspicious Timings of 23 June 2018. विरोधिकृत नाम संवत्सर, द्वितीय ज्येष्ठा मॉस, शुक्ल पक्ष, एकादशी, स्वाति नक्षत्र, शिवा योग, विष्टि करण | Suryodayam (Sunrise) 05:46 Suryastamaya (Sunset) 19:11 Chandrodayam (Moonrise)15:04 Chandrastama (Moonset)26:51 Today’s Panchangam Paksha (Fortnight) Shukla Paksha […]

Srinivasa Kalyanam in West & East Godavari : 19-29 June 2018

The celestial wedding ceremony, Srinivasa Kalyanam will be performed in twin Godavari Districts from June 19-29, 2018. June 19 in Mamidikuduru, June 20 in Gangalakurru village, June 21 in Dhrmavaram village of Prattipadu mandal, June 22 in Tondagi mandal of East Godavari District. While in West Godavari, the divine weddings takes place in Pasaladevi Village […]

Bhim Ekadashi 2018 | Bhima Ekadasi, Bhimseni Ekadashi

Bhim Ekadashi, or Bhima Ekadasi or Bhimseni Ekadashi, is the most observed Ekadashi vratas in all 24 Ekadashi vratas. Also known as Pandav Bhimseni Ekadasi, Nirjala Ekadasi, and Pandava Ekadasi, Bhim Ekadasi 2018 date is June 23. This Ekadasi falls on eleventh day in Shukla Paksha of Jyeshta month. It is considered as highly auspicious […]

Sant Dnyaneshwar Palkhi Route Map 2018 | Directions (Alandi Warkari Yatra)

Sant Dnyaneshwar Palkhi Yatra from Alandi is a great celebration which is a part of Pandharpur Ashadi Warkari Yatra. In 2018, Sant Dnyaneshwar Palkhi procession begins on July 6 from Alandi in Pune district of Maharashtra. Sant Dnyaneshwar Palkhi starts from Alandi and reaches Pandharpur via Pune, Saswad, Jejuri, Lonand, Faltan, Natepute, Malshiras, Velapur, Shegaon and […]

Sant Tukaram Palkhi Route Map 2018 | Directions (Dehu Palkhi)

Sant Tukaram Palkhi Yatra from Dehu is a grand celebration which marks the beginning of Pandharpur Ashadi Warkari Yatra. In 2018, Sant Tukaram Palkhi procession begins on July 5 from Dehu in Pune district of Maharashtra. Sant Tukaram Palkhi procession starts from Dehu and reaches Pandharpur via Aakurdi, Pune. Lonikalbhor, Yavat, Varvand, Baramati, Indapur, Akluj and Wakhri. […]

Nirjala Ekadashi: Pandava Ekadasi, Bhimsen Ekadashi on Jyeshta Shukla Paksha Ekadasi

Nirjala Ekadasi, Pandava Ekadashi, Bhimasena Ekadashi is observed on the eleventh day during Jyeshta masa Shukla paksha. Nirjala Ekadashi or Bhimsani Ekadashi is considered to be most auspicious and beneficial day to observe Ekadashi Vrat. Date of Nirjala Ekadashi in 2018 – When is Pandava or Bhimsena Ekadasi observed? Nirjala Ekadashi is observed on the […]

Sant Dnyaneshwar Maharaj Palkhi 2018 Schedule

Sant Dnyaneshwar Maharaj Palkhi 2018 Schedule for Pandharpur Waari Yatra 2018 (Ashadi Ekadashi Yatra) is given here. Sant Dnyaneshwar Palkhi begins on 6 July 2018 from Alandi and reaches Pandharpur on 22 July 2018. Here is the detailed schedule of Sant Dnyaneshwar Palkhi procession – including the details like the venues for morning halt, lunch break, afternoon halt and […]

Sant Tukaram Maharaj Palkhi 2018 Schedule

Sant Tukaram Maharaj Palkhi 2018 Schedule for Pandharpur Waari Yatra 2018 (Ashadi Ekadashi Yatra) is given here. Sant Tukaram Palkhi begins on 5 July 2018 from Dehu and reaches Pandharpur on 22 July 2018. Here is the detailed schedule of Sant Tukaram Palkhi procession – including the details like the venues for first halt, second […]