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Tithis

Ganesha Kalanka Chaturthi. Seeing the moon is prohibited. (Moon sets at 9:33 p.m.) (By doing Japa of the mantra Om Gam Ganapataye Namah, bathing Lord Ganesha in water mixed with jaggery, and offering oblations of Durva grass and vermillion one finds his obstacles removed and intellectual power enhanced.)


Moon sets at 9:33 p.m.

Hartalika Teej, Barah Jayanti


Aja Ekadashi: (This Vrata destroys all sins. By reading or listening to its glory one obtains the fruit of having performed an Ashvamedha sacrifice.)


Janmashtami. (The creature that lives in Bharata Varsha (India) and observes the Vrata of Janmashtami becomes free from sins committed in 100 lives. –The Brahma Vaivarta Purana)


Nariyali Purnima: Raksha Bandhan. (The protective amulet worn on the Purnima falling in the month of Shravana destroys all diseases and evil acts. Wearing it once in a year gives one a yearlong protection. – The Bhavishya Purana).


Nariyali Purnima

Vishnupadi Sankranti: (meritorious period from 12:15 p.m. to 6:41 p.m.) (Japa, meditation and virtuous acts performed on this day give a hundred thousand fold more fruit than that obtained by doing the same on other days. – The Padma Purana)


From 12:15 p.m. to 6:41 p.m.

70th Independence Day 2016


Putrada Ekadashi. (One observing this Vrata gets his cherished wish fulfilled. By listening to the glory of this Ekadashi Vrata one becomes free from all sins, enjoys happiness in this world and finally goes to heaven.)