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Learn Bhagavad Gita Online in Virtual Classroom

Narottamanand Das, a computer engineer from PEC and associated with ISKCON (International Society for Krishna Consciousness), is providing an opportunity to learn Bhagavad Gita Online at Wiziq. The first online session an Introduction to Bhagavad Gita will be presented on Friday, 05 September, 2008 9:00 PM To 10:00 PM. Narottamanand Das about the session – In the first session we will discuss the importance of Bhagavad Gita ,the spirit behind it and requirements for understanding Bhagavad Gita. This session being an introductory session would be useful for everyone tied up in maddening material race, relationship tangles and mental confusion. One who would understand Gita would attain supreme peace and eternal bliss.One can visit www.wiziq.com/public to join this session.WiZiQ is a website where you can teach and learn using an easy-to-use Virtual Classroom. As a learner you can attend public sessions on various topics from academics to anything under the sun.

Get Eco-friendly Ganesha Idols for Free in Hyderabad – One Man’s Dedicated Movement

To spread the message of nature friendly Ganesh Chaturthi festival, Mr. Vijayram, a sweet maker and painter, is giving away free eco-friendly Ganapati idols in Hyderabad. The only price one has to pay while buying is to sign on a small printed pledge which states that – the taker of the idol will do his bit in spreading awareness on the need to replenish the depleting groundwater table in Hyderabad. Mr. Vijayram distributes free clay Vinayaka idols from ‘Emerald’ sweet shop on the IndiraPark road right opposite Ramakrishna Math. Mr. Vijayram makes around 10,000 idols and distributes them in Hyderabad.Ranee Kumar writes in The HinduA symbolic representation of the water pledge is displayed at the threshold of the shop in two goblets containing crystal clear water and polluted water of Hussainsagar, respectively.Even the sweets in his shop are packaged in echo-friendly paper bags! “I believe in practising what I preach. Already I have pumped in my own money and got 40 water harvesting p…

Krishna Avanti Primary School to open in September 2008 – First state-funded Hindu Faith School in Britain

KrishnaAvantiPrimary School located on Camrose Avenue, EdgwareHA8 6ES in Harrow, north London is UK's first Hindu faith-based Voluntary Aided state school. The school will open on September 15, 2008 and is working in affiliation with ISKCON (the International Society for Krishna Consciousness) as the official faith advisor. The school is promoted by i-foundation. Telegraph UK reports that there are 4,621 Anglican schools in England, 2,027 Roman Catholic schools and 26 Methodist schools. A further 38 are classed as Jewish, nine are Muslim and three Sikh. KrishnaAvantiPrimary School will be the first Hindu faith school in Britain. Here is what the Head Teacher of Krishna Avanti Primary School has to say about the school:At Krishna Avanti Primary School, the Governors and staff aim to provide a world class learning environment where all pupils are valued and encouraged to realize they have unlimited potential spiritually, emotionally and academically.This is a school where we will h…

Quotes and Thoughts on Ganesh Chaturthi

Ganesha, Ganapati, Vinayaka, Vigneshwara are the countless names of the visible manifestation of the essence of the words ‘That Thou Art’ – Tat Vam Asi.…the elephant-headed remover of all difficulties in life indeed represents the highest and the best that have ever been given in our scriptures. ….on the spiritual pilgrimage, all the obstacles are created by the very subjective and objective worlds in the seeker himself; his attachment to the world of objects, emotions and thoughts, are alone his obstacles. Sri Vigneswara chops them off with the axe and holds the attention of the seeker constantly towards the higher goal with the rope that He has in this left hand. En route, He feeds the seeker with the modaka – the joy of satisfaction experienced by the evolving seeker or reality) – and bless him continuously with greater and greater progress…. (Swami Chinmayananda)Lord Ganesha represents Om or the Pranava, which is the chief Mantra among the Hindus. Nothing can be done without utter…

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