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Tamil Month Aadi Inauspicious Or Auspicious

Aadi (mid July to mid August), the fourth month in Tamil calendar, is generally considered as inauspicious like the Karkitaka Masam in the neighboring state Kerala. It is believed that Lord Surya (Sun god) changes his direction from north to south in the Aadi month. The next six months from Aadi to Margazhi is the Dakshinayana punyakalam – symbolically the night time of the Devas. In 2017, Aadi month begins on July 17th ends on August 16th.

Traditionally, most people avoid auspicious ceremonies during this period. It is believed that the ceremonies held during this period will not have the blessings of the gods. But a few important celebrations and rituals take place in the Aadi month.

The new moon day in Aadi month is celebrated as ‘aadi pooram.’ The day is also celebrated as the birthday of Aandal – Saint Poet who wrote Tiruppaavai and is also considered as a manifestation of the mother Goddess. Many people celebrate Aadi as the month of the Goddess and women partake in several ri…

Sudharma – the Only Sanskrit Daily in India

Started in 1970 by Sanskrit scholar Kalale Nadadur Varadaraja Iyengar, Sudharma is the only Sanskrit daily in India. The daily is mainly subscribed by institutions having Sanskrit courses, public libraries and schools. The daily sells around 2000 copies mostly through subscriptions. K.V. Sampath Kumar, son of Mr. Iyengar, is the present editor of the daily.Apart from India, the daily is subscribed in few other countries including the United States and Japan. Sudharma is struggling to survive and it is Sampath Kumar’s passion for Sanskrit which is keeping the daily afloat.The annual subscription of Sudharma costs 250 rupees.For more details contactsudharma.sanskritdaily@gmail.com
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Swaminarayan Mandir Toronto Opening Ceremony Live Online

The opening ceremony of the magnificent Swaminarayan Mandir, Toronto, Canada, will be broadcast live online (webcast) at auviworld on Sunday 22 July 2007.Time of the opening ceremony of Swaminarayan Mandir, TorontoIndian Standard Time: 7.00 to 10.30 pmCanadian / US Eastern Time: 9.30 am to 1.00 pmUK Time: 2.30 to 6.00 pmThe link to the live telecast has been removed as the function is long over.
Swaminarayan Mandir Toronto Address and Location can be found here.
The opening ceremony will be broadcast live on various television channels. India, Asia, Africa, Australia & Europe – Aastha TV and Aastha International.USA – TV Asia, Astha TV and Sahara ONE (Dish Network). Canada – ATN (Aastha TV)DTH broadcast service in USA (DIRECTV - World Direct Package - Channel No. 2005)DTH broadcast service in UK (BSKYB - Channel No. 808)DTH broadcast service in Canada (Rogers's Digital Cable via ATN)Related

A Short Video on the SwaminarayanTemple in New Delhi

Osho on Rebellion – changing your consciousness, your silence, your being.

Rebellion is individual action; it has nothing to do with the crowd. Rebellion has nothing to do with politics, power, violence. Rebellion has something to do with changing your consciousness, your silence, your being. It is a spiritual metamorphosis. And each individual passing through a rebellion is not fighting with anybody else, but is fighting only with his own darkness. Swords are not needed, bombs are not needed; what is needed is more alertness, more meditativeness, more love, more prayerfulness, more gratitude. Surrounded by all these qualities you are born anew. Rebellion is a very silent phenomenon that will go on spreading without making any noise and without even leaving any footprints behind. It will move from heart to heart in deep silences, and the day it has reached to millions of people without any bloodshed, just the understanding of those millions of people will change our old primitive animalistic ways.Osho(Source:Rebellion Revolution & Religiousness by Osho)