Hindu Fast and Festivals Calendar
The ancient Hindu Seers have had a comprehensive study of time. The minute details covered by those fantastic minds in reckoning time is bewildering. The Hindu calendar is based on the age of Brahma, the Creator. The life span of Creator Lord Brahma is 100 years. His age now is 51 years. Each day of Lord Brahma is designated by a Kalpa. Each Kalpa comprise of 14 Manus and each Manu consist of 71 Mahayuga. 1000 such Mahayugs completes Lord Brahma's 1 day. At present, we are in the 28th Mahayug. The Yugas are further sub-divided into 60 year cycles. Each year (called the Samvatsar, Shaka or Samvat), normally consists of the 12 months except when there is a Adhik Maas (Additional Month). The religious ritualistic activities are mainly based on the Lunar Calendar. However, some people from different regions of India may follow the Solar Calendar. How to use this Calendar This calendar is prepared by Pt. Narayan Bhatt and Pt. Shashi Maharaj according to the Geo-centric position of Sydney Lat. 33, 54 S Long. 150, 56 E. The Calendar is calculated in 24.00 hrs format. Eg 24:00 would mean midnight whereas 12:00 would indicate midday. Day light saving is included in this calculation. Please note that this Lunar calendar only contains important events. Due to time differences, these Vratas may vary from Indian Jantris. In astrological terms, day begins with Sun rise and night begins with Sunset. The entire calculation is provided for your ready reference. S.P means Shukla Paksha followed by full moon and K.P. means Krishna Paksha followed by dark fortnight. Please consult Pundit ji for any further assistance. Constructive comments are always welcome.
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etc. Shravan is considered the holiest month of the year. people bathe in the sacred rivers. These have disastrous results. and take a bath before starting cooking. have faith in the words of sages. for the same reason. These people receive the blessings of the gods. With little intellect we cannot understand many things in this universe. This is the spiritual significance of the eclipse. Even an earthworm has a poisonous effect when it bites one during an eclipse. for more information contact Sydney observatory on 9217 0485) http://www. Those who wish to tap the subtle force locked in the Mantra that will cure scorpion stings should stand in water and repeat the appropriate Mantra. You will shine in your own glory.com/ ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------The Shravan Month The month of Shravan is the fifth month of the Hindu Lunar calendar beginning from Chaitra.What you need to know during an Eclipse At the time of the eclipse.au/eclipse2005 To find current times in all countries and all major cities. is known as Shravana Somvar which is considered very auspicious for Lord Shiva. etc. the Brahmins and the Sadhus.. Do not serve the food cooked before the eclipse. If they do the child may be born deformed.assa. At this time one should take great care in avoiding bleeding. The effect of Japa and Sankirtan during the eclipse contributes towards relieving the suffering of humanity and also of the planets. Hence.org.
. Those who do Japa during athe eclipse derive great benefits. However. This month is spread out with innumerable religious festivals and ceremonies and almost all the days of this month are auspicious. Pregnant women should not see the sun or the moon during the time of the eclipse. The day after the eclipse feed the poor.worldtimeserver. money daan and gold. scorpion stings. vessels. this eclipse will disappear. They attain perfection quickly. Such as Godaan. Each Monday of this month. and is the most auspicious month for Lord Shiva. Food can be taken only after the sun or the moon is seen the next day. click below http://www. After the eclipse clean your houses. Householders are forbidden from sexual intercourse on the day of the eclipse. Ignorance has eclipsed self-knowledge. One should not take food during the eclipse. They do charitable acts.
If a death occurs during this period and the proper ritual is not performed. Especially in Shravan. Sundays: are meant worshipping the Sun god. Out of the total of the twenty seven (27) star constellations. ether) 2. fire. Monday: is the day of Lord Shiva worship. every Sunday the Sun is worshipped without fail.Significance of Shravan Weekdays
Each day in the month of Shravan has a special significance and has its own ritual. The 5 elements in the universe (water. a form of Vishnu or Krishna. the influence can cause Êbad eye on a person. Tuesday: Gauri is worshipped in every home. Thus there are 5 days (or sometimes 7 days) in every month that Panchak will occur. The lunar day or moon phase 4. Sun worship was general in the Vedic period and even now it is so. The ruling star constellation 3. Panchak is made up of the following 5 energies: 1. Thursday: are also days for worshipping Buddh and Guru. the dead person will carry another five (5) family members with him within a two-year period. The Yog. It is also known as Shravan Saturdays.rudraksha-ratna. Panchak occurs mostly in the last five (5) constellations. Whereas on Dhriste Yog. earth. the influence on the planets is good and thus any Puja can be performed. This can be understood as the influence that is exerted on the planets as a result of the confluence between the sun and moon on that particular day.html What is Panchak?
Panchak occurs when the moonÕs longitude exist between 296 degrees and 360 degrees in sidreal calculation. Saturday: are for Saturn (Shani). the elements in the universe become unbalanced and this causes an imbalance within the family structure.com/shravan-month.g: On Siddha Yog. These days are known as Sampat Sanivara (wealth Saturdays). Friday: every home worships Lakshmi and Tulsi. Wednesday: are dedicated to Vithala. The ruling Zodiac sign constellation
. E. by women for the good health of their family. More information is available on http://www. Why is Panchak Important?
During Panchak. with the objective of obtaining wealth.
They are taken with the deceased person to the burial ground or cremation site. MAGHA. To prevent disaster in the family. If a child is born under Moola. If the proper Vedic rules are not followed. This is dangerous. In other instances the father may be able to see the child after a period of 21 or 29 days have passed. JYESHTA. According to the Vedic literature.UTTRA-PHALGUNI PUSHYA.
GHANDA MOOLA IS WHEN A FATHER SHOULD NOT SEE A BABY IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE BIRTH. This indicates to the deceased that he already has five (5) lives to carry with him. unlike the olden days. this energy will be carried by the baby throughout its life and at the time of marriage it can cause death of the inlaws or other relatives. In our adopted Western lifestyle. it is important that the father should check with a Hindu Priest or astrologer before going to see the new born baby. death of a family member or family relation.
What is Moola? Ghanda Moola is when a child is born at an inauspicious time. Some of our Pundits believe that there are only four Nakshatras or birth stars responsible for Ghanda Moola . must the father look directly at the baby unless advised to do so by a competent Hindu priest. All of this energy is concentrated in the eyes and face of the baby. it is transferred immediately to the eyes of the father who will then carry it for a while as he communicates with family members. MOOLA. Ghanda means death inflicting. At that moment in time for that day.REVATI. the Pundit must first ensure that the death occurred in the Panchak period. as our people gave up the transcendental side of life in exchange for the temporary existence of material life. If however this energy is negative. there are really TWELVE Ghanda Moola Stars. The five (5) dolls are then laid out in the coffin of the deceased person. HASTA. WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A CHILD IS BORN IN MOOLA?
The father should not see the child until a special Puja is done or else disaster will strike the family. Under no circumstances however. Perform a (Panchak) Pitri Puja. Only parts of these stars known as 'Padas' or sections are considered to be Ghanda Moola. CHITRA. ASHWELSA.
. True knowledge gave way to aggressiveness and quest for material acquisitions. In some cases where the father is really anxious to see the baby. the ruling star constellation is indicated by the Vedic degree of the Moon at the time of birth of a child. MAGHA. KRITIKKA. it is the coming of the soul with all it's "Bad" and "Good" karmas. he may do this by looking at a reflection of the baby through a mirror. fathers are asked to be with the mother in the hospital and watch the birth of the baby. then the father should not see the child until the proper puja is done. MOOLA and JYESHTA. Prior to the worship of Laxmi during the Puja.Can the Effects of Panchak be Prevented? To prevent the additional deaths in the family. For the past year. It has always been known by the Ancient scientists that when babies
are born. I have been consulted by many Pundits and Students of this science. separation of its parents. Below you will find those specific degrees that apply to the part of the Ghanda Moola stars.ASHWLESA. Usually this "negative" energy can cause death of the child. The knowledge of MOOLA NAKSHTRAS (star) is an ancient one but apparently was partially lost over the centuries. asking the reason for some of the disasters that followed the birth of a baby in the family. These are: ASHWINI. creation of sickness or separation of family. PURVASHADA. five (5) dolls made of kush grass and white cotton are imbibed with life (Prana pratistha).
Pradosh and Pradosh Vrat According to Vedas. it is c alle d Pradosh. the sacred Ka lash water is partaken of . W hen the 6th day (Shashth ee) ends bef ore 1. a cloth and an im age of the Lord Sh iv are giv en to a Braahm an to conclude the worship. as ordered b y Sh iv. Af ter f our months. In the end.swamiram. She cam e to the Muni with her t wo sons Shuchivrat who was of her o wn. dried fruits.For more information please log on http://www. or 3rd Tithi ends bef ore 1 Prahar of night.on the eleventh day of the bright half . the worship per sho ul d f irst perf orm a prelim inary worship of Lord Sh iv along with Paarvatee. salt less fried vegetables etc. for more information please visit links below.com/
About Ekadashi vrat Ekadashi is a sacred day. A ver y im portant point to be rem em bered in this connect ion is that during this auspic ious per iod.asp http://www. all the hosts of celestial be ings and gods c om e down f rom the
. But gen erall y peo ple observe Prado sh on the 13th da y of both Krish n Paksha and Shuk la Paksh of a month dur ing San dh ya a tim e . He won his enem ies and got his lost king dom back . Shuc hivrat rece ived a pot of Am rit and drank it. During Ekadashi. an d the other one who w as an orp han pr ince Dharm gupt who se f ather was slain in a battle. is drunk . However those unable to fast may take liquids. When the 12th tithi (Dwaadashi) in Krishna Paksha or Shukla Paksha ends before midnight. Tak ing bat h an hour bef ore sunset. the sacred ash is ap pl ied to the f orehead. Vrat Kat haa The Sk and Puran de scribes a stor y of a Braahm an wom an that how Shaand il ya Muni prescribed th is Vrat to that Braahm an wom an. Nand ee and Sk and.googlepages. Upon the advic e of the Rishi the wom an and both boys kept the Pradosh Vrat with gre at dev otion. The 14th day of Kris hn Pak sh (dark half ) is Shiv Raatr i.hariomgroup. Af ter the f orm al wors hip has been com pleted.5 Prahar of night. The Lord of 13th day is Kaam Dev and the Lord of 14th day is Shiv Jee. while princ e Dharm gupta wo n the hand of a celestia l princ ess. and k eeps aw ak e the whole n ight af ter the f ast is over. a Pradosh story is read and h eard by the devotees.com/nri/kathas/default. A fast is to be observed on this day by all Hindus. Lord Shiv is in vok ed in the s pec ial Ka la sh placed on a squ are Manda l with a lotus f lower f igure dra wn in it and spr ead ov er with Doorv aa grass.called Shukla Paksha and on the eleventh of the dark half called Vad Paksha. Af ter the worsh ip of Ganesha.
http://indif. Method of Vrat One who tak es thi s Vrat and f asts on that da y. on the 8th Pr ados h. A gif t of a pot. to worship of Lord Vishnu in the Morning and Lord Shiva in the evening Especially during Pradosha Kaala is highly beneficial to the Sadhaka.up to 1 and 1/2 hours after sunset. and the wat er which was us ed to bat he the Lord. occurring twice a month in the Hindu calendar . This is f ollowed by the rec itati on of the Maha Mrit yunjaya Ma ntra 1 08 tim es.org/ http://hariomgroup. a waterless fast is ideal. or if needed you may eat fruits.
It is usual to hav e spec ial add it ional lights in the shri ne durin g the Prados h.Udweg.Labh. From sunrise to sunset it is assumed as 12 hours. Shubha and Char.heave ns an d attend t he wors hi p in their subtle f orm s. auspi cious m om ent equals to a hundred Mah aa Pooj aa. Even a single Bel leaf off ered to the Lord at this un ique. Source: Vishnu Mandir 's W eb site
The chaugharia given below is used to calculate the auspicious duration of the day and night. for upon h im Lord Siv a sho wers H is choice st Grace and bles sings in a very s hort tim e. Inauspicious times: .
CHAUGH RIYA → NIGHT TIME
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
Udweg char labh Amrit Kal Shubh Roga Udweg Amrit Kal Shubh Roga Udweg Char Labh Amrit Roga Udweg Char Labh Amrit Kaal Shubh Roga Labh Amrit Kaal Shubh Roga Udweg Char Labh Shubh Roga Udweg Char Labh Amrit Kaal Shubh Char Labh Amrit Kaal Shubh Roga Udweg Char
Kaal Shubh Roga Udweg Char Labh Amrit Kaal
Shubh Amrit Char Roga Kaal Labh Udwe Shubh Char Roga Kaal Labh Udwe Shubh Amrit Char
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Kaal Labh Udweg Shubh Amrit Char Roga Kaal Udwe Shubh Amrit Char Roga Kaal Labh Udwe Amrit Char Roga Kaal Labh Udweg Shubh Amrit
Roga Kaal Labh Udwe Shubh Amrit Char Roga
Labh Udwe Shubh Amrit Char Roga Kaal Labh
Auspicious times: .
. To light even a s ingl e wick at this junctur e is highly m eritorious and pr oduct ive of untol d benef its. Mo st f ortunate and blesse d is the person who perf orm s the Prado sh Vrat. 12 divided by 8 gives 1. and Rog. To apply this Chaogharia first check the sunrise and sunset time of the day. Each duration is one and half-hours. Kaal. The m ere sight of the Deit y in a tem ple during this p eriod wi ll destro y all sins and bestow bountif ul b lessin gs an d Grac e upon the f ortunate beholder. Amrit.5. Starting from sunrise the first one and half-hour is the first chaugharia of the day. This a dds imm ensel y to the sanctit y of the wors hip. spir itual as well as m aterial. Similarly from sunset to next sunrise is the night time chaugharia.
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Raahu Kaalam Calculation Day of the Week Example 1: Sunrise 6:00 a. IT IS BASED ON SUNRISE AND SUNSET AT YOUR PLACE. to 4:44 p.m.m.m. to 4:40 1:49 p. to 9:00 a.com/ http://jyotisha.panchangam. THE RAHU KALAM AVAILABLE ON YOUR CALENDAR IS BASED ON THE ASSUMPTION THAT SUNRISE IS AT 6 AM AND SUNSET IS AT 6 PM.com/Contact. to 6:00 p.himalayanacademy.
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ENTERPRISE IN THIS PERIOD. Time Octant = 87 minutes
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6:27 p.m.m.m.m. 3:00 p. to 6:10 p.m. p. to 9:30 a. to 2:53 12:23 p.m.m. HOWEVER. to 9:32 8:02 a.m.m. THIS VARIATION MAY CAUSE CHANGES IN RAHUKALAM. 9:29 a.m. RAHU KALAM VARIES FROM PLACE TO PLACE. 3:16 p. to 11:19 a.m. to 8:14 4:43 p.m. to 12 11:19 a.m.m.htm http://www. CHANGING EVERY DAY.asp http://www. to 10:57 a.m.WHAT IS RAHU KALAM? 1/8TH PART OF EACH DAY IS TERMED AS THE RAHU KALAM (THE PERIOD OF THE NORTH NODE).swamiram.m. to noon 1:06 p. Sunset 6:10 p. to 3:00 p. to 10:30 a.m. 2:53 p. p.m. 1:30 p.hinduism. 7:45 a. a. p.m.m. 9:00 a.m. Sunset 6:00 p. Example 2: Sunrise 5:58 a. to 4:30 p.m.m. THIS PART OF THE DAY IS MOST INAUSPICIOUS AND SHOULD BE AVOIDED FOR ALL IMPORTANT ACTIVITIES. THE SUNSET AND SUNRISE TIME CHANGES EVERY DAY.com/resources/panchangam/ http://www.m.com/panchang/monpan. Time Octant = 90 minutes 4:30 p.za/moon2.htm
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