Muhurtas described in Ramayana

Muhūrt (मुहूर्त) is a vedic unit of measurement for time. A 24 hour day+night consists of 30 muhurtas. Each Muhurta is about 48 minutes of duration. Each Muhurta is further divided into 30 Kalā ≈ 48 minutes. … Read more

Palani Temple Pillar has Surya Yantra

Recently renovated pillar in the Palani temple, Tamil Nadu has an inscription with 9 squares. This is Surya (Sun) Yantra but not Sudoku game. Each square has non repeating numbers which total to 15 (horizontally, ventically and … Read more

Meaning & Significance of Maha Shivaratri

Maha Shivaratri is an annual festival dedicated to the god Siva and is celebrated mainly at midnight. Siva Purana, Skanda Purana, Linga Purana and Padma Purana narrate stories about how on this day, Siva drank poisonous negativity … Read more

Vaikunta Ekadasi, Fasting & Avoiding Grains

Vaikunta Ekadasi is the Sukla paksha Ekadasi that occurs during the Dhanur month (when Sun transits Sagittarius or Dhanus Rasi) according to the Vedic Panchangam (Almanac). This corresponds to mid December – mid January in English calendar. … Read more