Shri Satyanarayan Puja Dates 2019

Shri Satyanarayan Puja and Katha Dates

Shri Satyanarayan Puja is performed to get blessings of Sri Narayan or Sri Hari Vishnu. Satyanarayan is considered an manifestation of truth. In other words, God Satyanarayan and truth are one and the same thing. There is no fixed day to perform Satyanarayan Puja but if you do it on the day of Purnima or Pournami, it is considered highly auspicious. Sri Vishnu incarnated as Lord Satyanarayana to break Lord Indra’s pride. Satyanarayan puja is first mentioned in Skanda Purana.

Fast is observed on Purnima day for God Satyanarayan. The Satyanarayan Puja can be done in the morning as well as in the evening. However Satyanarayana Puja carried out in the evening is considered more appropriate as devotees can break the fast with Prasadam in the evening.

Here we have mentioned Shri Satyanarayana Puja dates 2019 for evening time. Thus Satyanarayan Puja day listed below might fall on Chaturdashi i.e. one day before Purnima. Devotees who prefer to do Puja in the morning must make sure that Puja is done within Purnima Tithi. On the day of Purnima, Tithi might get over during morning time and thus Purnima Tithi is not always suitable for morning Puja.

Lord Satyanarayan, an extremely kind and gracious form of Lord Vishnu is worshipped. Satya means “truth” and narayana means, “The highest being”. Panchamritam (a mixture of milk, honey, ghee/butter, yogurt and sugar) is used to clean the deity, in the form of Saligram, a divine stone depicting Maha Vishnu. Panjiri, which is sweet roasted flour of wheat, banana and other fruits are used as Prasad. Tulsi leaves are also added into Prasad.

Sri Satyanarayan Swami Katha or Satyanarayan Vrat Katha, is then recited by the person observing the fast alongwith family members. After the Katha, Satyanarayan's Aarti ("Om Jai Lakshmi Ramana") is performed with full devotion and then prasad is offered to the deity and then distributed to all members of the family.

जानिए 2019 में श्री सत्यनारायण व्रत कब है ?

21 जनवरी, सोमवार
पौष पूर्णिमा

19 फरवरी, मंगलवार 
माघ पूर्णिमा फरवरी, मंगलवार

20 मार्च, बुधवार
फाल्गुन पूर्णिमा

19 अप्रैल, शुक्रवार
चैत्र पूर्णिमा

18 मई, शनिवार
वैशाख पूर्णिमा

17 जून, सोमवार
ज्येष्ठा पूर्णिमा

16 जुलाई, मंगलवार
आषाढ पूर्णिमा

15 अगस्त, वीरवार
श्रावण पूर्णिमा

13 सितम्बर, शुक्रवार
भाद्रपद पूर्णिमा

13 अक्टूबर, रविवार
अश्विन पूर्णिमा

12 नवंबर, मंगलवार
कार्तिक पूर्णिमा

11 दिसंबर, बुधवार
मार्गशीर्ष पूर्णिमा

Makar Sankranti 2019, Makar Sankranti Date 2019

When is Makar Sankranti 2019?

Makar Sankranti is on 15th January(Tuesday), 2019.

Makar Sankranti Punya Kaal Muhurta (Time) - 07:19 to 12:30
Makar Sankranti Mahapunya Kaal Muhurta (Time) - 07:19 to 09:03

Makar Sankranti Punya Kaal and Mahapunya Kaal Time are highly auspicious timings to perform good deeds like offering water and food to sun god, taking bath in the holy river Ganga, feeding and offering food to the needy etc. Mahapunya Kaal time is preferred more than Punya Kaal time.

Makar Sankranti is a very auspicious day in Hindu mythology. Also known by the names Makara Sankranti, Makarasankranti and Makar Sankrant, the festival is of high imortance because of the shifting of the Sun (Surya) into ‘Makara rashi’ – the zodiac sign which relates to Capricorn. When sun goes from one sun sign and enters another, it is known by the name of ‘Sankranti.’ The word "Sankranti" in Sanskrit means ‘to cross into’. Thus, Makar Sankranti is the day when sun enters into the Makar rashi or the Capricorn sign. On this day of Makar Sankranti, sun enters into the Northern Hemisphere, it is called as Uttarayana. This Uttarayan festival of Gujarat starts on the Makar Sankranti day and continues for six-month long.

Makara Sankranti is observed in the Hindu month of Paush in North India, Magh in Bengal, Dhanu in Kerala and Margazhi in Tamil Nadu.

Makar Sankranti falls on the January 14th or January 15th every year but slowly this day of Sankrant is moving and Makar Sankranti will occur on 23rd March in 7015, around 5000 years from now. Hindu calendar follows lunar calendar, meaning it is based on the moon.

Makar Sankranti Dates

15th January 2019 (Tuesday)
15th January 2020 (Wednesday)
14th January 2021 (Thursday)
14th January 2022 (Friday)
15th January 2023 (Sunday)
15th January 2024 (Monday)
14th January 2025 (Tuesday)

Significance/Importance of Makar Sankranti

Of the 12 Sankranti's in the Hindu Calendar year, Makar Sankranti is the most important Sankrant among all and holds a lot of spiritual significance and importance for Hindus. Surya or Sun God is worshiped on this day of Makar Sankranti. People chant the Gayatri Mantra, Surya Mantra and other mantra's while offering water to Surya god.

The coming of Makar Sankranti indicates the coming up of spring season in the northern hemisphere and the end of winter season. This time is highly auspicious and is known as Uttarayan Punyakalam. The six months after Makar Sankranti, are longer and warmer.

Makara Sankranti has also a different meaning. ‘Makar’ refers to crocodile and Sankranti means ‘to change.’ The crocodile is the materialistic world and ‘Sankranti’ is when there the time comes to get away from the materialistic world.

Uttarayana is the six month long festival that starts on the Makar Sankranti day. Uttarayana is referred to as the daytime of the Devas and that is why auspicious activities starts during this time.

The importance of Makara Sankranti also lies in the fact that Bhishma Pitamaha of Mahabharata died on this day of Uttarayan as Bhisma Pitamah had a boon that he will die only when he wishes. So, he choose this day of Uttarayana. It is of the belief that people who die during Uttarayana merges with the God, thus ending the cycle of rebirth.

It is also understood that Lord Vishnu buried Asuras under the Mandara Mountain on this Uttaryana day signifying the end of evil. On the next day of Makar Sankrant, Krishna is worshipped in South India as there is a belief that Krishna lifted the Govardhan mountain on the day after the Makar Sankrant.

King Bhageeratha brought down river Ganga into Patala on Makara Sankranti day to get moksha or salvation for his ancestors. Makara Sankranti is also one of the important bathing dates during Kumbh Mela and Magh Mela and lakhs of people take bath in the Ganges river.

According to Puranas, on this Makar Sankranti date, God Surya visits Shani, who is the son of Surya.

Things to do on Makar Sankranthi Day?

As Makara Sankranti is the festival associated with Surya, people must offer water to Surya and recite the Gayatri Mantra and/or Surya Mantra's. As Surya visits his son Shani on Makar Sankranti day, people must visit their sons and give them gifts, if possible. Pople must make a fresh begining on this day and forget any misunderstandings if any. People make ‘khichadi’ on this day. Some make Til sweets and dishes and Rice meal.

Makar Sankrati is a festival associated with harvest in the whole of India. So people pray for a good harvest. Cows are worshipped and people do charity work like offering food, Moong Dal, rice, ghee, Til poor persons and needy. One of the most important event is the kite flying in Jaipur, and the whole of Rajasthan, Gujarat.

Makar Sankranti in Different States of India

Makar Sankranti is celebrated in the whole of India with different names. Makar Sankranti is celebrated as Pongal in Tamil Nadu, Sankranthi - Pedda Panduga in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana as a harvest festival. Makara Sankranti itself in Karnataka, Uttarayan in Gujarat. Til Gud is exchanged in Maharashtra. Pilgrimage to the famous Sabarimala Temple also ends on this day in Kerala. It is known as Pithey parban in West Bengal, along with the famous Ganga Sagar mela. Makar Sankranti is celebrated as Bhogali Bihu in Assam, Maghi in Punjab, Jammu and parts of Himachal Pradesh and Haryana. Khicadi Parv and Sankranti in Uttar Pradesh Makar Mela in Orissa.

Makar Sankranti Recipes

Here we have given the youtube video for Til and Dry Fruit Chikki (Makar Sankranti Recipe) by Tarla Dalal.

Makar Sakranti SMS Quotes-Messages 2019

Wishing you a very Happy lohri & Makar sakranti as well.
May this harvest season bring you prosperity
n help you to fly high like a kite,
let's celebrate together .

Bajare ki roti
Nimbu ka achar
Suraj ki kirne
Chand ki chandani aur apno ka pyaar.
Har jeevan ho khushal
Mubarak ho aapko "makar sankranti ka tyohar.

Makar Sannkrati ke din aapke jeevan ka andhera chhat jaye
aevam gyan aur prakash se aapka jeevan ujjwal ho jaye!

With Great Devotion,
Fervor and Gaiety,
With Rays of Joy and Hope,
Wish You and Your Family,
Happy Makar Sankranti!

S: Sucess
A: Achievement
N: Naturalness
K: Kite
R: Realization
A: Attainment
N: Naturalness
T: Triumph
I: Intelligent…..Happy makar Sankranti

Tan mein masti
Mann mein umang.
Dekar sabko apnapan
Gud mein jaise meethapan.
Hokar saath hum Udayen PATANG
Aur bhar len aakash mein apne rang.
Aapko aur aapke parivar ko Makar Sankranti ki Haardik Shubhkaamnaye!

Meethe gur mein mil gaye til,
Udi patang aur khil gaye dil,
Har pal sukh aur har din shaanti,
Aap sab ke liye laaye Makar Sankranti

Lohri 2019 | When is Lohri in 2019 | Lohri 2019 Date

Lohri Festival 2019, Lohri 2019 Date

Lohri festival is on January 13, 2019 - Sunday

The festival of Lohri is an extremely popular festival of the Punjabis celebrated in the states of Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir. Lohri is usually celebrated on the last day of the month of Paush, the month in which the winter solstice takes place. According to the ancient Punjabi folk lore, Lohri Date should be on the eve of Winter Solstice Day. Lohri festival is connected to the Winter solstice and celebrates the harvest of rabi crops. Through this Punjabi festival of Lohri, people pay respects to the natural element of fire and is dedicated to the end of winter season. Lohri songs are sung by children and elders composed in praise of the age-old Lohri traditions or in praise of Dulla Bhatti. As is usual, the date of Lohri festival, 2019 is on January 13 marking the sun’s entry to the Makar Rashi from the Tropic of Cancer. It is believed that this day is extremely auspicious and marks the end of the coldest month of the year, Paush. The next is the beginning of the period of Uttarayan considered sacred by all Hindus.

Significance of Lohri festival

Lohri celebration is traditionally associated with the harvest of rabi crops. People are seen to gather round the fire and offer peanuts, rewri, butter and various other food items to thank God for the good harvest. Lohdi is an extremely festival for the newly wedded women of Pujabi families and for every new born child. Though Lohri is predominantly celebrated in the State of Punjab, yet the flavors of this festival is also enjoyed in other states such as Haryana, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, and Jammu.

Lohri Celebration

Lohri date in 2019 is on January 13 in the month of Paush or Magh, which is a day before Makar Sankranti. Lohri festival in India is seen by the Punjabi farmers as the beginning of the financial year. The festival of Lohdi is very ancient and historically owes its origin to ages of the Indus Valley civilization. The state of Punjab is known as the breadbasket of India and crop harvest is extremely important. The festival of Lohri is associated with the traditional harvest of rabi crops. The worshippers offer food items such as peanuts, rewri, flour, and butter to the Lohri bonfire to thank God for a good harvest. Thus Lohri celebrates the glory of farming. Wheat is the main crop of Punjab and is sown in October and harvested in the month of March or April. In January, the farmers are eager to reap the rich harvests and as they prepare themselves for cutting and gathering of the crops in the months that follow they enjoy the festivities of Lohri.

When is Lohri in 2019

Sankranti 2019 Dates

Sankranti 2019 Dates

Sankranti means migration of Sun from one rashi (zodiac constellation) to another. There are twelve Sankranti's in a Hindu calendar year. These 12 Sankranti are divided into four categories called as Ayan, Vishuva, Vishnupadi and Shadshitimukhi Sankranti.

Makar Sankranti is regarded as the most significant Sankranti observed throughout India. That is the popularity of Makar Sankranti, that it is just known as Sankranti. Makar Sankranti is observed for four days in South India.

Sankranti days are considered good for daan-punya and charity activities and all auspicious ceremonies are avoided on the day of Sankranti(s).

2019 Sankranti Calendar

These are the Sankranti 2019 Dates:

15 January (Tuesday)
Pongal, Makar Sankranti (पोंगल, मकर संक्रांति)

13 February (Wednesday) 
Kumbha Sankranti (कुंभ संक्रांति)

15 March (Friday)
Meena Sankranti (मीन संक्रांति)

14 April (Sunday) 
Solar New Year, Mesha Sankranti (मेष संक्रांति)

15 May (Wednesday) 
Vrishabha Sankranti (वृषभ संक्रांति)

15 June (Saturday)
Mithuna Sankranti (मिथुन संक्रांति)

16 July (Tuesday) 
Karka Sankranti (कर्क संक्रांति)

17 August (Saturday) 
Simha Sankranti (सिंह संक्रांति)

17 September (Tuesday) 
Kanya Sankranti, Vishwakarma Puja (कन्या संक्रांति (विश्वकर्मा पूजा))

18 October (Friday) 
Tula Sankranti (तुला संक्रांति)

17 November (Sunday) 
Vrischika Sankranti (वृश्चिक संक्रांति)

16 December (Monday)
Dhanu Sankranti (धनु संक्रांति)

Sankashti Chaturthi 2019 Dates

Sankashti Chaturthi 2019 Dates

Sankashti Chaturthi or Sankatahara Chaturthi is the day dedicated to Lord Ganesha. Each Hindu calendar month has two Chaturthi Tithis. Chaturthi tithi after Purnima or full moon during Krishna Paksha is known as Sankashti Chaturthi and the one after Amavasya or new moon during Shukla Paksha is known as Vinayaka Chaturthi. On the day of Sankashti Chaturthi, prayers are offered to Sri Ganesha. Sankashti Chaturthi fasting is done every month but the most significant Sankashti Chaturthi falls in month of Magha and Paush. Sankashti Chaturthi coming on Tuesday is called Angarki Chaturthi and is regarded as highly auspicious. Sankashti Chaturthi fast is observed mostly in Western and Southern India especially in the states of Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu.

Sankashti Chaturthi Vrat

Sankashti Chaturthi Vrat is held for Lord Ganesha and devotees keep fast from sunrise to moonrise on the day of Sankashti Chaturthi. This fast is strict and only fruits and vegetable products need to be consumed. Sankashti Chaturthi food items or recipes could include Sabudana Khichadi, potato and peanuts. After sighting of the moon, one can break the fast.
Sankashti Chaturthi during Magha month is known as Sakat Chauth in North India. Vinayaka Chaturthi in Bhadrapada month is known as Ganesha Chaturthi. Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated as the birthday of Lord Ganesha by Hindus all over the world. Sankashti Chaturthi by Tamil Hindus is also known as Ganesh Sankatahara or Sankatahara Chaturthi.

Sankashti Chaturthi Dates

These are the Sankashti Chaturthi dates 2019:

January 24, 2019, Thursday
Sakat Chauth / Lambodara Sankashti Chaturthi - सकट चौथ (लम्बोदर संकष्टी चतुर्थी)

February 22, 2019, Friday
Dwijapriya Sankashti Chaturthi (द्विजप्रिया संकष्टी चतुर्थी)

March 24, 2019, Sunday
Bhalachandra Sankashti Chaturthi (भालचंद्र संकष्टी चतुर्थी)

April 22, 2019, Monday
Vikata Sankashti Chaturthi (विकट संकष्टी चतुर्थी)

May 22, 2019, Wednesday
Ekadanta Sankashti Chaturthi (एकदंत संकष्टी चतुर्थी)

June 20, 2019, Thursday
Krishnapingala Sankashti Chaturthi (कृष्णपिंगला संकष्टी चतुर्थी)

July 20, 2019, Saturday
Gajanana Sankashti Chaturthi (गजानना संकष्टी चतुर्थी)

August 19, 2019, Monday
Bahula Chaturthi/Heramba Sankashti Chaturthi (हेराम्बा संकष्टी चतुर्थी (बहुला चतुर्थी))

September 17, 2019, Tuesday
Vighnaraja Sankashti Chaturthi (विघ्नराजा संकष्टी चतुर्थी)

October 17, 2019, Thursday
Vakratunda Sankashti Chaturthi /Karwa Chauth (वक्रतुंड संकष्टी चतुर्थी (करवा चौथ ))

November 15, 2019, Friday
Ganadhipa Sankashti Chaturthi (गणाधिप संकष्टी चतुर्थी)

December 15, 2019, Sunday
Akhuratha Sankashti Chaturthi (अखुराथा संकष्टी चतुर्थी)

Sankashti Chaturthi Significance

Lord Ganesha, the Pratham pujya god who is regarded as the supreme lord of prosperity, intelligence and fortune, symbolizes the remover of all obstacles. He is known by the names Vighnaharta (विघ्नहर्ता), Vighnavinashaka (विघ्नविनाशक) and Vigneshwara (विघ्नेश्वर)..Devotees pray to Lord Ganesha for all of their family members for health and prosperity. As Lord Ganesha is also known as ‘Vighnaharta’, meaning one who removes all the obstacles. Worshipping him can help in removing of all the hurdles of life. Thus it is believed that by observing Sankashti Chaturthi fast - one can get rid of all obstacles. "Sankashti" means ‘deliverance during difficult times’ and "Chaturthi" means ‘the fourth day or tithi dedicated to Lord Ganesha’. The significance of Sankashti Chaturthi vrat is mentioned in the ‘Bhavishaya Purana’ and ‘Narasimha Purana’ and was told by Lord Krishna to Yudhishtira, the eldest of all Pandavas.

Sankashti Chaturthi Fast Date and Time

One must note that fasting day for Sankashti Chaturthi is different for two cities even if those cities are in India. It is to be understood that fasting for Sankashti Chaturthi depends on moonrise and it is observed on the day when there is moonrise while Chaturthi Tithi is prevailing. Thus Sankashti Chaturthi fasting might be observed on Tritiya Tithi i.e. one day before Chaturthi Tithi. 

Bhagavad Gita Jayanti 2018

Bhagavad Gita Jayanti Date - 18th December 2018 (Tuesday)

Gita Jayanti, also referred as Bhagawad Gita Jayanti, is the day when Sri Krishna rendered Bhagvad Gita to Arjuna in Kurukshetra on the first day of the famous 18-day battle in the epic Mahabharata. The date of Gita Jayanti is December 18 in the year 2018. Gita Jayanthi comes on the Ekadashi day of Shukla Paksha (the bright half) of the Margashirsha month (November-December) in traditional Hindi calendar.

Bhagavad Gita Significance

Bhagavad Gita significance lies in the fact that it prompts you to think, take decision, and look at life differently and refreshingly. Bhagavad Gita adapts to the present and discusses an issue by rooting itself in the present. When Arjuna was confused to fight the battle with kauravas or not, Sri Krishna taught him the principles of Bhagvad Gita. Bhagavad Gita, was useful for Lord Krishna to solve the problems faced by the Arjuna and today also, one can get the solution for their problems in the mystic Bahagvad Gita. No doubt, the Gita or Bhagavad Gita will continue to solve the problems faced by common man today for centuries to come.

The day of Gita jayanti is observed globally and people read Bhagavad Gita, in India seminars are organized to preach the principles of Bahagvad Gita to the masses.

Hindu temples,dedicated to BhagvanVishnu and Sri Krishna, organize special pujas on this day of Bhagvad Gita. Today people do not find time to read the whole of the Bhagvad Gita but you must make sure to atleast read a para from the Bhagavad Gita and also tell others about it. Gita Jayanti 2018 Date is 18th December 2018.

Read on Bhagavad Gita Quotes in Hindi and Bhagavad Gita Quotes In English

When is Gita Jayanti?

These are the dates for Gita Jayanti:

18th December 2018 (Tuesday)
8th December 2019 (Sunday)
25th December 2020 (Friday)
14th December 2021 (Tuesday)
3rd December 2022 (Saturday)

Bhagavad Gita Quotes in Hindi 2018

Bhagavad Gita Quotes In Hindi, Geeta Shlok In Hindi

Lord Krishna is the Supreme Truth, the supreme cause and sustaining force of everything that are both material and spiritual in nature. Souls who understand him surrender unto Him in devotion, whereas impious souls divert their minds to other things of worship.

Lord Krishna is the Supreme God and the supreme object of worship. The soul is eternally related to Him through transcendental devotional service (bhakti). By reviving one's pure devotion one returns to Krishna in the spiritual realm. The glories of the Bhagavad-gita, and the ultimate conclusion of the Gita: the highest path of religion is absolute, unconditional loving surrender unto Lord Krishna, which frees one from all sins, brings one to complete enlightenment, and enables one to return to Krishna's eternal spiritual abode. These are some of the beautiful quotes of Bhagvad Gita in Hindi language.

अपने अनिवार्य कार्य करो, क्योंकि वास्तव में कार्य करना निष्क्रियता से बेहतर है.
श्रीमद्भगवद्गीता श्लोक

आत्म-ज्ञान की तलवार से काटकर अपने ह्रदय से अज्ञान के संदेह को  अलग कर दो. अनुशाषित रहो . उठो.
श्रीमद्भगवद्गीता श्लोक

व्यक्ति जो चाहे बन सकता है यदी वह विश्वास के साथ इच्छित वस्तु  पर लगातार चिंतन करे.
श्रीमद्भगवद्गीता श्लोक

उससे मत डरो जो वास्तविक नहीं है, ना कभी था ना कभी होगा.जो वास्तविक है, वो हमेशा था और उसे कभी नष्ट नहीं किया जा सकता.
श्रीमद्भगवद्गीता श्लोक

ज्ञानी व्यक्ति को  कर्म के प्रतिफल की अपेक्षा कर रहे  अज्ञानी व्यक्ति के दीमाग को अस्थिर नहीं करना चाहिए.
श्रीमद्भगवद्गीता श्लोक

मनुष्य अपने विश्वास से निर्मित होता है.जैसा वो विश्वास करता है वैसा वो बन जाता है.
श्रीमद्भगवद्गीता श्लोक

ज्ञानी व्यक्ति ज्ञान और कर्म को एक रूप में देखता है, वही सही मायने में  देखता है.
श्रीमद्भगवद्गीता श्लोक

जो मन को नियंत्रित नहीं करते उनके लिए वह शत्रु के समान कार्य करता है.
श्रीमद्भगवद्गीता श्लोक

मन  अशांत है और उसे नियंत्रित करना कठिन है, लेकिन अभ्यास से इसे वश में किया जा सकता है.
श्रीमद्भगवद्गीता श्लोक

लोग आपके अपमान के बारे में हमेशा बात करेंगे. सम्मानित व्यक्ति के लिए , अपमान मृत्यु से भी बदतर है.
श्रीमद्भगवद्गीता श्लोक

प्रबुद्ध व्यक्ति के लिए, गंदगी का ढेर, पत्थर, और सोना सभी समान हैं.
श्रीमद्भगवद्गीता श्लोक

निर्माण केवल पहले से मौजूद चीजों का प्रक्षेपण है.
श्रीमद्भगवद्गीता श्लोक

नर्क के तीन द्वार हैं: वासना, क्रोध और लालच.
श्रीमद्भगवद्गीता श्लोक

इस जीवन में ना कुछ खोता है ना व्यर्थ होता है.
श्रीमद्भगवद्गीता श्लोक

सदैव संदेह करने वाले व्यक्ति के लिए प्रसन्नता ना इस लोक में  है ना ही कहीं और .
श्रीमद्भगवद्गीता श्लोक

क्रोध से  भ्रम  पैदा होता है. भ्रम से बुद्धि व्यग्र होती है. जब बुद्धि व्यग्र होती है तब तर्क नष्ट हो जाता है. जब तर्क नष्ट होता है तब व्यक्ति का पतन हो जाता है.
श्रीमद्भगवद्गीता श्लोक

मन की गतिविधियों, होश, श्वास, और भावनाओं के माध्यम से भगवान की शक्ति सदा तुम्हारे साथ है; और लगातार तुम्हे बस एक साधन की तरह प्रयोग कर के सभी कार्य कर रही है.
श्रीमद्भगवद्गीता श्लोक

हर व्यक्ति का विश्वास उसकी प्रकृति के अनुसार होता है.
श्रीमद्भगवद्गीता श्लोक

जन्म लेने वाले के लिए मृत्यु उतनी ही निश्चित है जितना कि मृत होने वाले के लिए जन्म लेना. इसलिए जो अपरिहार्य है उस पर शोक मत करो.
श्रीमद्भगवद्गीता श्लोक

अप्राकृतिक कर्म बहुत तनाव पैदा करता है.
श्रीमद्भगवद्गीता श्लोक

सभी अच्छे काम छोड़ कर बस भगवान में पूर्ण रूप से समर्पित हो जाओ. मैं तुम्हे सभी पापों से मुक्त कर दूंगा. शोक मत करो.
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Bhagavad Gita Quotes In English 2018

Bhagavad Gita Quotes In English, Bhagavad Gita Famous Quotes In English 2018

Neither in this world nor elsewhere is there any happiness in store for him who always doubts.
Bhagavad Gita Quotes 2018

Delusion arises from anger. The mind is bewildered by delusion. Reasoning is destroyed when the mind is bewildered. One falls down when reasoning is destroyed.Bhagavad Gita Quotes

The power of God is with you at all times; through the activities of mind, senses, breathing, and emotions; and is constantly doing all the work using you as a mere instrument.Bhagavad Gita Quotes

Perform your obligatory duty, because action is indeed better than inaction.”Bhagavad Gita Quotes

Sever the ignorant doubt in your heart with the sword of self-knowledge. Observe your discipline. Arise.Bhagavad Gita Quotes

Man is made by his belief. As he believes, so he is.Bhagavad Gita Quotes

Hell has three gates: lust, anger, and greed.Bhagavad Gita Quotes

Creation is only the projection into form of that which already exists.Bhagavad Gita Quotes

One can become whatever one wants to be if one constantly contemplates on the object of desire with faith.Bhagavad Gita Quotes

Fear not what is not real, never was and never will be. What is real, always was and cannot be destroyed.Bhagavad Gita Quotes

The wise should not unsettle the mind of the ignorant who is attached to the fruits of work.Bhagavad Gita Quotes

The faith of each is in accordance with one’s own nature.Bhagavad Gita Quotes

There is nothing lost or wasted in this life.Bhagavad Gita Quotes

The mind is restless and difficult to restrain, but it is subdued by practice.Bhagavad Gita Quotes

People will talk about your disgrace forever. To the honored, dishonor is worse than death.Bhagavad Gita Quotes

To the illumined man or woman, a clod of dirt, a stone, and gold are the same.Bhagavad Gita Quotes

Death is as sure for that which is born, as birth is for that which is dead. Therefore grieve not for what is inevitable.Bhagavad Gita Quotes

Unnatural work produces too much stress.Bhagavad Gita Quotes

Setting aside all noble deeds, just surrender completely to the will of God. I shall liberate you from all sins. Do not grieve.Bhagavad Gita Quotes

The wise sees knowledge and action as one; they see truly.Bhagavad Gita Quotes

The mind acts like an enemy for those who do not control it.Bhagavad Gita Quotes

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Ekadashi 2019 Calendar, Ekadashi 2019 Dates

Ekadashi 2019 Calendar, Ekadashi 2019 Dates

Goddess Ekadashi is the Yoga Maya of Lord Vishnu. Ekadashi fasting is observed by staunch devotees of Sri Hari Vishnu on every 11th Tithi as per Hindu calendar. Ekadashi occurs twice in a month, one during Shukla Paksha and another during Krishna Paksha. Lord Vishnu devotees observe Ekadashi fasting to worship Sri Vishnu and to get his blessings.

On the day before Ekadashi, a meal is taken in the afternoon and do not eat at the time of dinner as a strict fast and then fast for the whole Ekadashi day and then break the fast on next day only after sunrise on the dwadashi day. All type of grains and cereals are prohibited to be eaten on the Ekadashi day. Those who fast as well as those who don't fast strictly must not eat rice and rice grain products on the day of Ekadashi. Strict Ekadashi fasting must be observed by people who are completely fit as this fast would be without water. Those who just can't observe the ekadashi fast as a strict can have water, fruits, tea, cofee but not any proper food that you eat daily. Before starting the Ekadasi fast, people must be sure about if they want to observe strict fast without water or otherwise.

2019 Ekadashi fasting days

Here we have mentioned 2019 Ekadashi fasting days and dates for Smarthas. Vaishnavas must check Vaishnava Ekadashi Calendar 2019 fasting to know Vaishnava fasting days. It is the same as released by ISCKON.Vaishnava fasting day might occur after one day after of Smartha fasting day.

Ekadashi Name Ekadashi Date Ekadashi Day
Saphala Ekadashi 1 January (Tuesday)
Pausha Putrada Ekadashi 17 January (Thursday)
Shattila Ekadashi 31 January (Thursday)
Jaya Ekadashi 16 February (Saturday)
Vijaya Ekadashi 2 March (Saturday)
Amalaki Ekadashi 17 March (Sunday)
Papmochani Ekadashi 31 March (Sunday)
Kamada Ekadashi 15 April (Monday)
Varuthini Ekadashi 30 April (Tuesday)
Mohini Ekadashi 15 May (Wednesday)
Apara Ekadashi 30 May (Thursday)
Nirjala Ekadashi 13 June (Thursday)
Yogini Ekadashi 29 June (Saturday)
Devshayani Ekadashi 12 July (Friday)
Kamika Ekadashi 28 July (Sunday)
Shravana Putrada Ekadashi 11 August (Sunday)
Aja Ekadashi 26 August (Monday)
Parsva Ekadashi 9 September (Monday)
Indira Ekadashi 25 September (Wednesday)
Papankusha Ekadashi 9 October (Wednesday)
Rama Ekadashi 24 October (Thursday)
Devutthana Ekadashi 8 November (Friday)
Utpanna Ekadashi 22 November (Friday)
Mokshada Ekadashi 8 December (Sunday)
Saphala Ekadashi22December(Sunday)

Ekadashi fasting sometimes occurs on two consecutive days. It is advisable that Smartha with family should observe Ekadashi fasting on the first day only. For Sanyasis, widows and for those who want Moksha are advised to observe the Ekadashi vrat on the second day. When alternate Ekadashi fasting is advised for Smartha it coincides with Vaishnava Ekadashi fasting day.

Ekadashi fasting for both- the shukla paksh and krishna paksh is suggested for staunch devotees who just want love and affection of Sri Vishnu and Mata Lakshmi.

Iskcon Ekadashi Calendar 2019

Iskcon Ekadashi Calendar 2019

Ekadasi list for ISKCON Delhi is created independent of Gaurabda Calendar or GCal published by GBC Vaisnava Calendar Committee of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON). It follows same Ekadasi and Parana (time to break Ekadasi fasting) rules as followed by GCal. Both calendars should match and if there is any mismatch it might be due to a software error. These Ekadasi dates are valid only for Vaisnava Sampradaya and followers of ISCKON. You must check Smarta Ekadashi List for Smarta Sampradaya Ekadasi dates 2019.

Iskcon Ekadashi Calendar 2019

Ekadashi Name Ekadashi Date
Saphala Ekadasi 1 January (Tuesday)
Putrada Ekadasi 17 January (Thursday)
Sat tila Ekadasi 31 January (Thursday)
Bhaimi Ekadasi 16 February (Saturday)
Vijaya Ekadasi 2 March (Saturday)
Amalaki Ekadasi 17 March (Sunday)
Papamocani Ekadasi 1 April (Monday)
Vyanjuli Mahadvadasi
Kamada Ekadasi 16 April (Tuesday)
Varuthini Ekadasi 30 April (Tuesday)
Mohini Ekadasi 15 May (Wednesday)
Apara Ekadasi 30 May (Thursday)
Pandava Nirjala Ekadasi 13 June (Thursday)
Yogini Ekadasi 29 June (Saturday)
Sayana Ekadasi 12 July (Friday)
Kamika Ekadasi 28 July (Sunday)
Pavitropana Ekadasi 11 August (Sunday)
Annada Ekadasi 27 August (Tuesday)
Parsva Ekadasi 9 September (Monday)
Indira Ekadasi 25 September (Wednesday)
Pasankusa Ekadasi 9 October (Wednesday)
Rama Ekadasi 24 October (Thursday)
Utthana Ekadasi 8 November (Friday)
Utpanna Ekadasi 23 November (Saturday)
Moksada Ekadasi 8 December (Sunday)
Saphala Ekadasi 22 December (Sunday)

Guru Nanak Jayanti, Gurpurab 2018

Guru Nanak Jayanti, Gurpurab 2018

Guru Nanak (1469-1539 C.E.) was the first of the Sikh Gurus and the founder of the Sikhism. Guru Nanak Jayanti, also known as Guru Nanak's Prakash Utsav, is the time for the people to follow his teachings and devote their life in the selfless service of God. The "Gurpurab" word is derived from the joining of two words; Gur -  which means the Guru or  master, and Purab - which comes from the Hindi word parv, which means day. Thus Gurpurab is the day associated with the Guru. Guru Nanak's birthday is celebrated worldwide on the day of Kartik Purnima or the full moon day in the month of kartik as per Hindu lunar calendar.

Guru Nanak Jayanti | When is Gurpurab 2018?

Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism, was born on Vaisakhi Day, April 5, 1469 in Rai-Bhoi-di Talwandi in the present Shekhupura District of Pakistan, now Nankana Sahib. This is the 549th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev. The date of the festival changes from year to year. Guru Nanak birthday 2018 is on November 23, Friday. The purnima tithi starts at 12:53 pm on 22nd November, 2018 and ends at 11:09 am on 23/Nov/2018.

Significance And Celebrations Of Gurpurab | Guru Nanak Jayanti

Guru Nanak Gurpurab is the day to remember the Guru Nanak. The five vices - lust, greed, attachment, anger and pride should be leaved. His teachings became part of Guru Granth Sahib, the holy book of the Sikhs. Two days before the Guru Nank Jayanti festival, Akhand Path - a 48-hour non-stop reading of the holy book of the Sikhs, "Guru Granth Sahib" is held at Gurdwaras. Nagarkirtan, a procession of devotees, is organised a day before Gurpurab. The procession is led with the holy book, "Guru Granth Sahib" and the Nishan Sahib (the Sikh flag) inside a buggy and followed by devotees singing hymns and prayers. People also perform 'Gatka', which is a type of marshal art with the sword.

Guru Nanak Jayanti celebrations start as early as 3 am, on the day of the festival. The time period between 3 am and 6 am is known as Amrit Vela, which is considered the appropriate time for recitation of hymns and meditation. Katha and Kirtan, a recital of scriptures and hymns in the praise of the Guru is carried out.

Guru Nanak Jayanti Langar | Guru Ka Langar

The Gurpurab celebrations are held with great fervour and joy at Golden Temple, Amritsar. Gurdwaras including Golden Temple organise a special community lunch, called Guru ka langar, which is served to anyone who wishes to come. Guru ka Langar is always a vegetarian and delicious meal. Lots of people can be seen preparing the langar in the kitchen. Kada Prasad is prepared and offered to Guru on this day to celebrate the holy festival of Gurpurab. Kada Prasad is a traditional sweet made using wheat flour, ghee and sugar. The Kada prasad is prepared in large quantities for people. This practise of distributing Langar and Kada prasad is the part of community service (seva) in the Sikh culture.

These are the Guru Nanak Gurpurab dates from 2018-2025:

2018 - 23rd November (Friday)
2019 - 12th November (Tuesday)
2020 - 30th November (Monday)
2021 - 19th November (Friday)
2022 - 8th November (Tuesday)
2023 - 27th November (Monday)
2024 - 15th November (Friday)
2025 - 5th November (Wednesday)

Wish you a very Happy Gurpurab 2018!

Amla Navami Date, Akshaya Navami Date

Amla Navami Date, Akshaya Navami Date

Akshaya Navami (अक्षय नवमी) is observed on Shukla Navami day (two days before Dev Uthani Ekadashi) in Hindu Kartik month. Akshaya Navami is regarded as the day when Satya Yuga began. Thus Akshaya Navami day is also known as Satya Yugadi. On this day of Akshaya Navami, it is of great significance to carry all sorts of Daan-Punya deeds. The name "Akshaya" itself means never diminish or would remain forever.Thus doing any charitable or devotional activities on Akshaya Navami day is believed that it would never diminish and benefit the person not only in this life but also in future births.

Akshaya Navami day is as important as Akshaya Tritiya 2019. Akshaya Tritiya is the day when Treta Yuga began and Akshaya Navami is the day when Satya Yuga began.

Parikrama of Mathura-Vrindavan on the Akshaya Navami day is considered very auspicious. Devotees in large numbers come and do parikrama of Mathura-Vrindavan to earn the maximum and never ending Punya on the auspicious day of Satyuga.

Amla tree is worshipped as it regarded as the abode of all Gods and Goddesses. Amla is very dear to Sri Vishnu and on this day of Amla Navami, Lakshmi and Vishnu are worshipped. As Amla tree is worshipped on the auspicious day of Akshaya Navami, the day of Akshaya Navami is also known by the name of Amla Navami (आंवला नवमी). Jagaddhatri Puja is observed on this day in West Bengal.

Do you know how the Amla Tree was born?

When the whole earth was completely in water and there was no life, then Sri Brahma sitting on a lotus flower was deeply immersed in doing austerity for the supreme lord. At this point of time, tears fell from the eyes of Brahma out of the love for the Supreme lord. It is then from these tears Amla tree was born.

What you must do on Amla Navami Day/Akshaya Navami Day?

  • You must, if possible, bath in the river Ganges(Ganga) or use some water from the river Ganga while bathing.
  • You must eat Amla on Amla Navami and also donate some to the needy or in the temple. If you eat Amla on a daily basis, you get a long and healthy life.

Amla Navami Legend

A Chandala came into a forest for hunting birds and deers. While he was searching for them, he felt hungry. He saw an Amla tree and plucked some Amla and ate them. When he climbed down, he fell and died. When Yamraj’s attendants came to take away his soul, they could not do so. Yamraj was astonished by this and asked for help from sages. They enlightened him and said that they could not take Chandala’s soul with them as he had eaten Amla just before he died.

Akshaya Navami is also observed as ‘Kushmanda Navami.’ As per one legend, Lord Vishnu defeated the demon named ‘Kushmanda’ and stopped the spread of Adharma on this day.