Which names of Shiva can do wonders for you? Chant Shiv Names

Which names of Shiva can do wonders for you? Chant Shiv Names 


Chant the name of Lord Shiva "Vishwambhara" if you are facing the problems of employment. Whether you are eating or drinking, in a sitting position or in standing position, continue to chant the name "Vishwambhara", Your employment problem will soon be solved by the grace of Lord Shiva.

If your business is not running well or business not doing well, try chanting the name of "Mahesh". When you are leaving for work/business, keep on chanting the name of "Mahesh". If your business is not as usual, you will see positive signs in a few days.

If you don't like the behaviour of your better half meaning if you don't like the behaviour of your wife or your husband or you think wife behaviour is unreasonable or husband behaviour is unreasonable or one of you have a bad or rude behavior, chant the name "Ashutosh". Whenever you go to sleep in the night or wake up in the morning, chant the Lord Shiva's name "Ashutosh" for sometime.

If you are facing health problems, chant Shiva's name "Mahadev". Go and offer water to Shivling in the morning and chant the name "Mahadev" for atleast 15 minutes.

If you are troubled by your child's behaviour or your child's behavior is worse, chant "Rudra", a powerful Shiva's name. Chant the name "Rudra" for 15 minutes every afternoon. After that, take your child's name 11 times.

If you want respect from others, chant Shiva's "Natraj" name or the name of Shiva Nataraja. Chant the name "Natraj" 108 times in the Pradosh Kaal period. The full time between 45 minutes before sunset and 45 minutes after sunset is called Pradosh Kaal time. Pradosh kaal time for today could be different from yesterday.

If there is some big problem, chant the name "Baba" as one of Shiva's other name. Chant the Shiva's name "Baba" while inhaling and exhaling. Chant "Baba" name more to get more benefits.

If you are looking for Moksha or salvation and liberation and simply the grace of god, chant the name "Shiv" - his own name this time. Chanting the name "Shiv" while attentively remembering Lord Shiva with closed eyes would be wonderful. If you get this name to chant from a proven individual or saint, it would do more good.

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Benefits of Shiv Names in Hindi

शिव के किस नाम से होगा चमत्कार 


रोज़गार की समस्या पर शिव का विष्वम्भर नाम का जाप करें
खाते पीते, उठते बैठते विष्वम्भर नाम का जाप करते रहें
रोज़गार की समस्या दूर हो जाएगी

व्यवसाय के ना चलने पर शिव का महेश नाम का जाप करें
काम पर जाते हुए महेश नाम जपते हुए जाएं

जीवनसाथी के व्यवहार से परेशानी हो तो शिव का आशुतोष नाम का जाप करें
सोकर उठने के बाद और रात में सोने से पहले इस नाम को थोड़ी देर ज़रूर जपें

सेहत के समस्या पर शिव का महादेव नाम का जाप करें
सुबह शिवलिंग पर जल चढ़ाएं और महादेव नाम का कम से कम 15 मिनट जाप करें

संतान के व्यवहार से परेशानी हो तो शिव का रूद्र नाम का जाप करें
दोपहर के समय इस नाम को 15 मिनट तक जपें
इसके बाद अपनी संतान का नाम 11 बार लें

मान सम्मान चाहते हों तो शिव का नटराज नाम का जाप करें
प्रदोष काल में नटराज नाम का 108 बार जाप करें

अगर कोई बड़ी परेशानी हो तो शिव के बाबा नाम का जाप करें
इस शब्द का जाप सांस लेते और छोड़ते समय करें
जितना ज़्यादा इस शब्द का जाप करेंगे उतना ही ज़यादा लाभ होगा

मुक्ति-मोक्ष और ईश्वर की कृपा चाहिए तो भगवन शिव का नाम ही मूल मंत्र होगा
शिवजी का ध्यान करते हुए इस नाम का जाप करना अच्छा होगा
अगर किसी सिद्ध व्यक्ति से ये नाम मंत्र मिले तो सर्वोत्तम होगा

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Surya Grahan 2016 In India, Surya Grahan Timings, Solar Eclipse 2016

Surya Grahan 2016 In India, Surya Grahan Timings, Solar Eclipse 2016


Surya Grahan in March 2016 in India – Suryagrahan Time – Solar Eclipse March 9, 2016 in India
Surya Grahan or Solar Eclipse, is on March 9, 2016 in India and other countries of the world. The Surya Grahan or Solar eclipse is a total solar eclipse in other parts of the world but only partial in India, visible in the early hours of morning. Solar eclipse on 9th March 2016 is visible in eastern parts of Asia and Australia, Palau, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Taiwan, Japan, China, Myanmar, Sri lanka, Indian ocean & North Pacific ocean, India, South Korea, Guinea. The total time of the Solar Eclipse is from 4:49 AM to 10:04 AM and around 30 minutes of visibility in India. 

Pregnant women should not worry about this solar eclipse. Its better to stay at home if you have some doubts and chant the mantra's dedicated to Sri Krishna like Santaan Gopala Mantra.

There is a different time of surya grahan throughout India. There would be no solar eclipse visible in western parts of India - Western Maharashtra, Gujarat and Western Rajasthan and different time in eastern and northern parts of India. Temples will be seen closed starting 4:30 PM on 8th March 2016 to 10:30 AM on 9th March 2016. 

If you take a holy dip on the Surya grahan day in holy rivers, it is considered as highly auspicious. Some people also fast on the day of solar eclipse. Do not forget to chant mantra's dedicated to Vishnu God like, "Om Namo Bhagvate Vasudevaye" and Surya Mantra, Gayatri Mantra, Mrityunjay Mantra, etc.

The next Surya Grahan or Solar Eclipse is gong to take place on September 1, 2016 which will not be visible in India and would be visible in Africa, South Pole, Madagascar, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Mozambique, Geban. There will be two lunar eclipses or Chandra Grahan as well in this year.

Surya Grahan Sutak is considered an inauspicious period when it is considered not to undertake any auspicious task as it may lead to failure. In the Sutak period, do not 
Eat or cook food, Urinate, Defecate, Sexual intercourse, make up, any auspicious task, look in sky with the naked eye. In sutak period, prefer doing meditation. One should not touch the idols of gods/goddesses and Tulsi plant during this sutak time and "Ganga Jal" should be sprinkled all over the home.

At the time of Surya Grahan (solar eclipse), chant this Mantra:
Om Adityay Vidmahe Divakaraye Dheemahi Tanno Suryah Prachodayat || 
(ॐ आदित्याय विद्महे दिवाकराय धीमहि तन्नो सूर्य: प्रचोदयात्॥)

At the time of Chandra Grahan (lunar eclipse), chant this Mantra:
Om Kshirputrayay Vidmahe Amrit Tatvaaye Dheemahi Tanno Chadrah Prachodayat ||
(ॐ क्षीरपुत्राय विद्महे अमृत तत्वाय धीमहि तन्नो चन्द्रः प्रचोदयात्॥)

Lunar eclipse (Chandra Grahan) will be on March 23, 2016 and September 16-17, 2016.

Total Solar Eclipse 9th March 2016 Start and End timings
City
Duration
Eclipse Start
Eclipse End
New Delhi
07 Mins 08 Secs
06:37:22
06:44:30
Hyderabad
19 Mins 18 Secs
06:28:34
06:47:53
Bangalore
16 Mins 53 Secs
06:30:40
06:47:33
Chennai
28 Mins 01 Sec
06:20:00
06:48:02
Kolkata
59 Mins 36 Secs
05:50:42
06:50:18
Guwahati
01 Hour 12 Mins 18 Secs
05:38:25
06:50:43
Nagpur
20 Mins 18 Secs
06:27:17
06:47:36
Bhubaneshwar
49 Mins 34 Secs
06:00:04
06:49:39
Noida
07 Mins 37 Secs
06:36:55
06:44:32
Gurgaon
06 Mins 34 Secs
06:38:04
06:44:38
Lucknow
23 Mins 53 Secs
06:21:58
06:45:51
Bhopal
12 Mins 11 Secs
06:34:47
06:46:58
Indore
06 Mins 12 Secs
06:40:52
06:47:04
Ujjain
05 Mins 40 Secs
06:41:17
06:46:58
Gwalior
13 Mins 14 Secs
06:32:41
06:45:55
Kochi
11 Mins 45 Secs
06:35:13
06:46:59
Coimbatore
14 Mins 36 Secs
06:32:36
06:47:13
Varanasi
33 Mins 57 Secs
06:13:06
06:47:04
Mumbai
No Eclipse
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Pune
No Eclipse
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Vadodara
No Eclipse
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Surat
No Eclipse
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Ahmedabad
No Eclipse
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Jaipur
No Eclipse
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Ludhiana
No Eclipse
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Amritsar
No Eclipse
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Udaipur
No Eclipse
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Chandigarh
No Eclipse
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Panaji
No Eclipse
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Shiv Tandav Stotram in English with Meaning

Shiv Tandav Stotram in English with Meaning शिव तांडव स्तोत्रम्


Shiv Tandav Stotram In English Text sung by Ravana in Sanskrit is given here. Shiv Tandav Stotram In English Pdf link is available at the bottom of this page. If you are looking for Shiv Tandav Stotram In English Mp3 download, you can do so by clicking the link. This Shiv Tandav Stotram Paath In English is beneficial for the readers as well as the listeners, Shiv Tandav Stotram 2017 In English Mp3 file is originally sung by Ravana in Sanskrit. Shiv Tandav Stotram lyrics can be printed on paper when you download the Shiv Tandav Stotram in English document link given at the last. Jai Gauri Shankar.

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Shiva Tandava Stotram in Sanskrit by Ravana

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Shiva Tandava Stotram in Hindi by Ravana, Lyrics with Meaning

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शिव तांडव स्तोत्रम्



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Jaya Ekadashi 2018, Importance of Jaya Ekadashi, Bhishma Ekadasi 2018 Date

Jaya Ekadashi 2018, Importance of Jaya Ekadashi, Bhishma Ekadasi 2018 Date


Jaya Ekadashi/Jaya Ekadasi also known by the names of Bhishma Ekadashi and Bhoumi Ekadasi is observed during the Shukla Paksha period in the month of February. Jaya Ekadashi 2018 date is January 28. Jaya Ekadashi importance can be found in the Bhavisyotara Purana and Padma Purana where Lord Krishna has told this to Yudhishtira. The day of Ekadashi is always dedicated to Lord Vishnu and comes on the 11th day of waning as well as waxing phase of moon in Hindu calendar. Rules for Jaya Ekadashi are the same as for the ekadasi fasting days.

Jaya Ekadashi 2018: Legend of Jaya Ekadashi


Malyavan was one of the singers in Lord Indra’s kingdom or swarag. He was in love with one dancer named Pushpavati. While singing, Malyavan lost his concentration because of his strong admiration and love for her. Upon noticing this for long, Lord Indra became furious and cursed both of them to become peasants on earth and suffer a lot. After this curse, both were born in the Himalayan region and were very poor. They had to wander for their food and living being here and there. The two of them suffered great pains for years until one day which was the eleventh day of the Magh month. On this ekadashi day, they again wandered for their bread and butter but could not find any food to eat and no water to drink for the whole day. They could not sleep during the night also. Fortunately, this was the day of Jaya Ekadashi, which they did not realised and performed the full day fast and took a whole night vigil. Due to this, Lord Vishnu appeared in front of them and forgive their sins and blessed them. After this, both of them returned back to swarag in their original forms

Both of them visited Lord Indra and bowed down. It was a surprise for Lord Indra and when he came to know about Vishnu's blessings, Indra also bowed down to both of them. Lord Indra said, that he himself would bow down to any person who fast on this day of Jaya Ekadashi as the both of them did.

So, the rewards for oberving the Jaya Ekadasi or Bhishma Ekadashi/ Bheeshma Ekadashi fast with full dedication and devotion are far superior than performing various donations, yagnas and any visits to pilgrimages (tirthyatra).

Importance/Significance of Jaya Ekadashi/Bhishma Ekadashi


Fasting on Jaya Ekadashi is believed to get rid of any remorse or grief attached to your sins committed and help in cleansing our souls and achieving salvation (Moksha) after death. Generally Ekadashi day is associated with worshipping Lord Vishnu, but as this Jaya Ekadashi falls in the month of Magh and magh month is dedicated to Lord Shiva, so if you worship the two supreme Lords - Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva, it is considered of high importance on the day of Jaya Ekadashi. If any ekadashi falls on a Thursday, it is considered highly auspicious and this time, Jaya Ekadasi 2018 is falling on Saturday.

The following is an extract from the Skanda Puran:-
Lord Sri Krishna said, “I shall tell you about Jaya Ekadashi. This Ekadashi obliterates all kinds of sinful reactions and demoniac influences that may be affecting the spirit soul. It is known as Jaya Ekadashi, and the fortunate soul who observes a fast on this sacred day is relieved of the great burden of ghostly existence.

Thus there is no better Ekadashi than this, for it truly bestows freedom from birth and death. It is to be honored very carefully and diligently. Therefore one should strictly observe a fast on the sacred day of Lord Hari, especially on this Jaya Ekadashi. A great soul who observes this fast with full faith and devotion has in effect given all kinds of charity, performed all kinds of sacrifice, and bathed in all the Holy places of pilgrimage.

Fasting on Jaya Ekadashi qualifies one to reside in Vaikuntha and enjoy unending happiness for billions of yugas – indeed, forever, as the soul is eternal. One who even hears or reads these wonderful glories of Jaya Ekadashi achieves the blessed merit attained by performing an Agni fire sacrifice - Havan, during which the hymns from the Sama-veda are recited.”

Bhoumi Ekadashi


Jaya Ekadashi is known in regions of Orissa as Bhoumi Ekadashi. In Lord Jagannath Temple in Puri, Orissa, and all Jagannath Temples worldwide, this Bhoumi Ekadasi is of high importance.

Bhishma Ekadasi or Bheeshma Ekadashi


Jaya Ekadasi is known by the names of Bhisma Ekadashi, or Bheesma Ekadasi, in South India, especially in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. The significance of Jaya Ekadashi or Bhishma Ekadasi is also because of the fact that Vishnu Sahasranama Stothram (one thousand names of Lord Vishnu) was told by Bhisma while he was laid on the bed of arrows to the Pandavas on this day of Jaya Ekadasi in front of Lord Krishna, and thus the name of Bhishma Ekadashi. And he went to heaven on this day of Jaya Ekadashi.

This time of the Magh month (Feburary month) has various important days dedicated to Bhishma namely Bhishma Ashtami, Bhisma Dwadasi and Bhishma Ekadasi. It is understood that Bhishma Pitamah chose this Magh month this particular time to leave his body, as he was given the boon of "ichha mritu" or self-chosen death.

It is also believed that if you listen to the 1000 names of Lord Vishnu or Vishnu Sahasranama Stothram leads oneself to Moksha.

How to observe Jaya Ekadashi Fast?


The same rules apply while observing Jaya Ekadashi fast as with any other Ekadashi. These are as follows:
  • Bath in the morning, before sunrise (if possible)
  • Then worship and offer prayers to Shiva and Vishnu.
  • It is highly recommended to take only fruits, milk, tea on this day of ekadashi if not able to fast without even taking water
  • Avoid taking any grains, cereals, vegetables, breads.
  • Eating rice and non-vegetarian food is a strict no.
  • Recite and chant the Shiva and Vishnu mantra's and aarti's.
  • It is mentioned in the "Shastra's" not to sleep during the night of Ekadashi and worship Lord Vishnu the whole night.
  • Each Ekadshi vrat starts from the ‘dashami’ tithi (10th day) and it is often said not to eat the last meal (dinner) on the day before ekadashi.
  • Each Ekadashi fast gets completed after the sunrise of ‘dwadashi’ tithi (12th day).
  • Do not apply oil on the body on the day of ekadashi.

Jaya Ekadashi 2018 Date & Time


Ekadashi Tithi starts at 11:14 on 27th January 2018 and ends at 8:27 on 28th January 2018. On 28th January, 2018, the Parana time (time of breaking ekadashi fast on dwadashi tithi) is from 13:37 to 15:45 AM.

Alternate Jaya Ekadashi = 28/01/2018
On 29th, Parana Time for Alternate Ekadashi = 07:15 to 09:22
On Parana Day Dwadashi would be over before Sunrise
Jaya Ekadashi 2019 Date & Time will be updated soon.

Next Ekadashi Day is Vijaya Ekadashi on 11th February 2018.

Shattila Ekadashi 2018, Sat Tila Ekadasi

Shattila Ekadashi 2018, Sat Tila Ekadasi


Shattila Ekadasi, also known as Shatthila Ekadashi or Tilda Ekadashi (means donate til seeds), or Magh Krishna Ekadashi, is one among the Ekadashi fasts observed by devot Hindus during the month of January/February. Sattila Ekadasi importance can be found in the Bhavisyotara Purana where Lord Krishna has also told this to Yudhishtira . Shattila Ekadasi date is January 12, 2018. As always, the day of Ekadashi is dedicated to the supreme Lord Vishnu and is marked on the 11th day of waning as well as waxing phase of moon in Hindu calendar. The same rules apply to Shattila Ekadasi Fasting is with the other ekadasi fasting days.

Shattila Ekadashi Meaning


Sat means six and tilla means sesame seeds or til seeds. Using Sesame seeds in the following six different ways on this day is considered highly auspicious and helps one in spiritual purification:





-Bathe in the water mixed with sesame seeds.
-Rub paste of sesame seeds on your body
-Offer into the fire these sesame seeds when performing Yagna
-Eat food that includes sesame seeds
-Offer tarpans to your ancestors with water mixed with Sesame seeds
-Donate the sesame seeds in charity or the poor, you can simply give the seeds - white/brown or can offer a til ladoo to the poor.

Importance/Significance of Shattila Ekadashi


tilasnAyI tilOdvarti tilahOmI tilOdaki |
tiladAta ca bhOktAca shattilAh pApanAshanAh ||

This Ekadashi day is given the name as Sat-Tila or Shattila ekadashi as it is considered that if one donates Til (Sesame) seeds on this ekadashi day, it will help in removing the sins he/she has committed. This Shattila Ekadashi helps in controlling one's senses, get rid of negativity like anger, ego, negative thoughts, any gossips and help in attaining salvation or moksha. The importance or significance of this ekadashi also holds true when one takes bath in water that has been mixed with til (sesame seeds) and also offer water mixed with sesame seeds to dead ancestors on this day of Shattila Ekadashi. These seasame seeds must be given in charity or feed the hungry with food made with til. Sat-tila Ekadasi occurs in winter season or Magh month in North Indian states and Paush in other regions. The food made with til or Sesame seeds is highly beneficial to the body when eaten. Rice or any food that has rice grains as ingredients must be avoided. Some people eat some sesame seeds on this day.

The next ekadashi fasting occurs on January 27, 2018 that will be called as Jaya Ekadasi or Bhishma Ekadashi or Bhoumi Ekadasi.

Shattila Ekadashi 2018 Date & Time


Ekadashi Tithi starts at 19:10 on 11th January 2018 and ends at 21:22 on 12th january 2018. On 13th January, 2018, the Parana time (time of breaking ekadashi fast on dwadashi tithi) is from 07:19 to 09:23 AM. Shattila Ekadashi 2019 Date & Time will be updated soon.

Mantra for Aradhya to Lord Vishnu

The following is the mantra to be chanted while offering Aradhya to Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi:

कृष्ण कृष्ण कृपालुस्त्वमगतीनां गतिर्भव ।
संसारार्णवमग्नानां प्रसीद पुरुषोत्तम ॥
नमस्ते पुण्डरीकाक्ष नमस्ते विश्वभावन ।
सुब्रह्मण्य नमस्तेSस्तु महापुरुष पूर्वज ॥
गृहाणार्ध्यं मया दत्तं लक्ष्म्या सह जगत्पते ।

Poornima 2016 Dates, When is Pooranmashi in 2016

Puranmashi or Purnima is the full moon day of the month. The day of Pooranmashi holds a great deal of importance in Hinduism as well as Sikhism. Fasting on the poornima day or taking bath in a holy river like Ganga, Yamuna etc. are considered auspicious. Many people also hold a Satyanarayan vrat or simply recite the Satyanarayan vrat katha on the day of puranmashi.

Pooranmashi Dates in 2016/Full Moon Dates in 2016 with Timings
Following are the Puranmashi dates in 2016 and Puranmashi time in 2016 but could vary by a day depending upon the locations:

When is Pooranmashi in January 2016?
Paush Purnima - January 23, 2016, Saturday
Time - 7:07 AM on January 23 to 6:48 AM on January 24.
Paush Purnima Vrat - January 23.

When is Purnima in Feburary 2016?
Magha Purnima - February 22, 2016, Monday
Time - 10:06 PM on Feb 21 to 10:54 PM on Feb 22
Magha Purnima Vrat  - February 22.

When is Purnima in March 2016?
Phalguna Purnima - March 23, 2016, Wednesday
Time  - 2:29 PM on March 22 to 4:07 PM on March 23
Phalguna Purnima Vrat - March 22.

When is Purnima in April 2016?
Chaitra Purnima - April 22, 2016, Friday
Time - 7:26 AM on April 21 to 9:51 AM on April 22
Chaitra Purnima Vrat - April 21

When is Purnima in May 2016?
Vaishakha Purnima or Buddha Purnima - May 21, 2016, Saturday
Time - 11:54 PM on May 20 to 1:44 AM on May 22
Vaishakha Purnima Fasting or Buddha Purnima Vrat - May 21

When is Purnima in June 2016?
Jyeshtha Purnima - June 20, 2016, Monday
Time - 2:56 PM on June 19 to 4:01 PM on June 20
Jyeshtha Purnima Vrat - June 19

When is Purnima in July 2016?
Ashadha Purnima or Guru Purnima - July 19, 2016, Tuesday
Time - 4:10 AM on July 19 to 4:17 AM on July 20
Ashadha/Guru Purnima Vrat - July 19

When is Purnima in August 2016?
Shravan Purnima August 18, 2016, Thursday
Time - 3:50 PM on August 17 to 3:01 PM on August 18
Shravan Purnima Vrat - August 17

When is Pooranmashi in September 2016?
Bhadrapada Purnima - September 16, 2016, Friday
Time - 2:22 AM on September 16 to 12:48 AM on September 17
Bhadrapada Purnima Vrat - September 16

When is Pooranmashi in October 2016?
Ashwin Purnima - October 16, 2016, Sunday
Time - 12:22 PM on October 15 to 10:15 PM on October 16
Ashwin Purnima Vrat - October 15.

When is Pooranmashi in November 2016?
Kartik Purnima or Guru Nanak Jayanti - November 14, 2016, Monday
Time - 10:16 PM on November 13 to 7:54 PM on November 14
Kartik Purnima Vrat - November 14.

When is Pooranmashi in December 2016?
Margashirsha Purnima - December 13, 2016, Tuesday
Time - 10:16 PM on November 13 to 7:54 PM on November 14
Margashirsha Purnima Vrat - December 13

We would update here for the Puranmashi Dates in 2017

Note: Fasting days on Purnima or Pournami could be different for locations to locations. One should make sure that the day he/she is fasting must be the Purnima day only. Poornima is called by the name of Pournami or Pournima in South India and fasting is called as Pournami Vratam.

Putrada Ekadashi 2017, Putrada Ekadasi

Putrada Ekadashi 2017, Putrada Ekadasi


Pausha Putrada Ekadashi 2017 Date is December 29 (Friday). Paush Ekadashi also known as Pausha Putrada Ekadashi and Putrada Ekadashi, is one of the important fast that is observed by devotee Hindus. Putrada Ekadashi is being observed so that they are blessed with a child. A child could be a male child or girl child. As all other ekadashi's, this pausha putra ekadashi is also dedicated to his highness Vishnu God. People who observe fast visit Vishnu temples in large numbers.

Putrada Ekadashi Meaning


Putrada in Sanskrit means “giver of son” means the couple or men/women who fast on this auspicious day of Lord Vishnu are blessed with a child or son. Childless couples fast on this special day so that they are blessed with a son and become proud parents or get the santaan sukh. The Putrada Ekadashi that comes in the month of January usually comes in the month of Pausha and thus called Pausha Putrada Ekadashi. There is also a Putrada Ekadashi that comes in the month of Shravana during July/August and thus known as Shravana Putrada Ekadashi. Both of these ekadashi's come in the Shukla paksh of Hindu calendar.

Putrada Ekadashi Fasting


Newly married couples are advised to fast on this day of Putrada Ekadasi and dedicate the whole day worshipping Vishnu God. As traditionally if blessed with a son is considered the blessing of the God as the son can perform various rites and is understood to take forward the name of his father and ancestors. This vrat is being observed by people who want to have a son since ages. But now the times have changed and childless couples want to have a son as well as a daughter or any of them.

Bhavishya Purana also mention about Putrada Ekadashi. Lord Krishna narrated King Yudhishthira about the ekadashi that all Hindus must observe the Ekadashi fast with deep respect and devotion to Vishnu God and surrender themselves to him, this will help in achieving salvation or moksha.

Importance of Putrada Ekadashi


Shri Krishna tells of Ekadashi Vratam in Narada Purana like this :

अश्वमेधसहस्राणिराजसूयशतानिच।  एकादश्युपवासस्यकलांनार्हन्तिशोडशीम्।। 

It means that not even thousand Ashvamedha Yagas or hundred Raja Suya Yagas could match the Ekadashi fast.


Legend of Pausha Putrada Ekadashi


There is a story available of Suketuman and his queen Shaibya. Both of them left for the forest extremely saddened by the lack of progeny. They come at Lake Manasarovar and visit one of seer's ashram on the day of Putrada Ekadashi. After getting the divine blessings of seers, the couple came back to Bhadravati. Fasting on the day of Putrada Ekadshi as advised by sages, the couple soon are blessed with a baby boy. So, the importance of Putrada Ekadashi is clearly visible. Therefore every childless couple or newly married couples must observe this putrada ekadashi vrat or fast.

Shravan Putrada Ekadashi date is August 22, 2018. In North India, Shravan month Putrada Ekadasi is also known as Pavitra Ekadasi or Pavitropana Ekadashi.

How to do Putrada Ekadashi Fasting


Couples who want to fast on this day of Putrada Ekadashi must follow some simple rules. They are as follows:
-Apply Yellow haldi or turmeric on the forehead of Sri Krishna and to yourself also.
-Offer Yellow flowers to Sri Krishna.
-Offer panchamrit made of milk, curd, honey, ganga jal, Desi ghee and 2 leaves of Tulsi to Sri Krishna on the day of ekadashi. You must offer tulsi leaves to Sri Krishna. Couples must take the panchamrit themselves only as a form of prasad.
-One must not eat eggs, non-veg, onion or garlic on the day before Ekadashi that is dashami tithi.
-One must abstain from getting mutually cosy or any type of indulgence and sensual satisfaction or intimacy.
-One must have a bath in the morning of Ekadashi day before keeping the fast.
-Vishnu god and especially the child Krishna or the Baal Gopal must be worshipped on this day of Ekadashi.
-The ekadashi fast is over only after offering 'arghya' to Vishnu god on the dwadashi day or the next day after Ekadashi.
-On the 12th day, the day after Ekadashi, one must feed the poor or brahmin and get his blessings and then break the fast and eat something.
-People who fast on the Putrada Ekadashi or any other Ekadashi must not eat food made of rice.
-You should not sleep for the whole night of ekadashi tithi and spend time in praying to Vishnu/Krishna god.

Putrada Ekadashi 2017 Date & Time


Ekadashi Tithi starts at 00:16 on 29th December 2017 and ends at 21:54 on 29th December 2017. On 30th December, 2017, the Parana time (time of breaking ekadashi fast on dwadashi tithi) is from 06:34 to 08:49 AM.

Mantras dedicated to Lord Vishnu or Krishna


-"Shri Krishna Govinda Hare Murari, He Nath Narayan Vasudeva"
-"Om Kleem Krishnaya Namah"
-Recite the "Vishnu Sahastranamam"
-"Om Namo Narayanaye"
-Extremely useful Santaan Gopal Mantra to be recited in front of Child Krishna

- "Om Kleem Devaki Sut Govind Vasudev Jagatpate, Dehi me Tanayam Krishna Twamaham Sharanam Gatah"

Note: One must not touch or drink water for atleast 10-15 minutes after reciting any mantra of any god or goddess.

Amavasya January 2016 Date

Amavasya in January 2016 Date


Amavasya January 2016 date is January 9 and January 10. Occuring in the month of Paush, it is known as Paush Amavasya. In western parts of India, the Amavasya date is on January 9. In most of the other regions, it is on January 10. The Amavasya starts at 7:39 AM on  January 9, 2016 and ends at 7:26 AM on January 10, 2016. If you want to fast for Amavasya, it must be performed on January 9, 2016 and if you are not fasting for the whole day, a single meal can be taken on the day. Check the full list of Amavasya dates in 2016

As this month January 2016 Amayasya is falling on Saturday, it is known as Shani Amavasya. Shani Shingnapur and Thirunallur Shani Temple, will see a large number of devotees thronging two of these famous Shani temples.

Amayasya Time in Western states of India like Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa and North Rajasthan
7:54 AM on  January 9, 2016 and ends at 7:00 AM on January 10, 2016
Shradh and Tarpan rituals can be undertaken on the morning of January 9, 2016.

Amavasya January 2016 Date and Timing:
Western parts of India - January 9, 2016, Saturday
Time - 7:54 AM on January 9, 2016 to 7:00 AM on January 10, 2016.

South, North and Eastern parts of India - January 10, 2016, Sunday.
Time - 7:29 AM on January 9, 2016 to 7:20 AM on January 10, 2016.

Amavasya 2016, Amavasya Dates 2016

Amavasya 2016, Amavasya Dates - 2016


In Hindu calendar, Amavasya is when there is no moon visible in the sky, also known as the darkest day of the month. Every month has a specific date according to Hindu lunar month when Amavasya falls. So, there are 12 amavasyas in a year. Amavasya Tithi has a lot of importance as many rituals including the donation to temple and poor is performed, the amavasya day is for the ancestors or the "pitr".  When Amavasya falls on any Monday, it is known as Somvati Amavasya and if it falls on any Saturday, it is known as Shani Amavasya.

Some people fast for the whole day, some take a single meal and some who do not perform are advised to stay away from non-veg, alcohol and even onion and garlic. Shraddha rituals for getting the blessings of ancestors or dead parents and family members and Kalasarpa Dosha puja can be performed on any Aamavasya.

The following are the 2016 Amavasya Days, the dates for Amavasya Calendar or the New Moon Days.


Date Day Amavasya
09 - January - 2016 Saturday Paush Amavasya
08 - February - 2016 Monday Magha Amavasya
09 - March - 2016 Wednesday Phalguna Amavasya
07 - April - 2016 Thursday Chaitra Amavasya
06 - May - 2016 Friday Vaishakha Amavasya
05 - June - 2016 Sunday Jyeshtha Amavasya
04 - July - 2016 Monday Ashadha Amavasya
02 - August - 2016 Tuesday Shravana Amavasya
01 - September - 2016 Thursday Bhadrapada Amavasya
30 - September - 2016 Friday Ashwin Amavasya
30 - October - 2016 Sunday Kartik Amavasya
29 - November - 2016 Tuesday Margashirsha Amavasya
29 - December - 2016 Thursday Paush Amavasya

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