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Online Shirdi Sai Baba Bhakti Radio – Devotional Bhajans and Spiritual programs on Internet for free

Shirdi Sai Baba Bhakti Internet Radio is a unique website streaming devotional bhajans, songs and spiritual programs online. The Online Radio Station is exclusively dedicated to Shirdi Sai Baba and is 24x7.It’s pretty easy to tune into Shirdi Sai Baba Bhakti Internet Radio – all you need to do is to click the ‘Play Radio’ link on the website which will pop up a separate window using embedded media player or music player like Winamp or Microsoft media player.You can know more about Online Shirdi Sai Baba Bhakti Radio here – Sai Bhakti RadioEarlierOnline live Darshan from ShirdiSaiTempleArya Samaj Internet Radio

Lemon and Green Chili on doors of Hindu homes and shops – Why lemons and green chillies are tied on the doorways of shops?

Lemon and green chillies tied on the doorways of shops, business establishments and Hindu homes is a common sight in India. But why is it hung on the door? Lemon and green chilly tied on a thread are hung outside the door to keep away Alakshmi, or Jyestha, who is considered inauspicious. Alakshmi is the sister of Goddess Lakshmi, the Hindu goddess of fortune and prosperity. But Alakshmi brings poverty and misery.

Alakshmi likes sour, pungent and hot things. Therefore shopkeepers, merchants and people tie lemons and green chillies on the doorways of their shops and homes so that Alakshmi will only come up to the door and eat her favorite food and satisfy her hunger and leave without entering the shop or house.

It is believed that after consuming lemon and green chillies, Alakshmi loses her urge to enter the house or shop. She will turn around without casting her malevolent eye.

Sour food is also avoided during festivals to keep Alakshmi away. She does not like sweet food, which is th…

Hinduism – Hindu Calendar – Festival Dates in 2009

Important festival dates in Hinduism in 2009 based on various regional Hindu calendars.Makar Sankranti 2009Makara Sankranthi, or Makar Sankranti, in 2009 is on January 14. In traditional Hindu calendar followed in North India (Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand etc) – Makar Sankranti begins on January 13. In such calendars, January 14 is marked as Makar Sankranti Pushya Divas.Pongal 2009Pongal, the harvest festival of Tamil Nadu, is on January 14. From 2009 onwards Thai Pongal will be the official Tamil New Year as per Government orders. The New Year observed during Chithirai (March – April) has moved to Tamil month Thai 1.Basant Panchami – Saraswati Puja 2009Basant Panchami is on January 31, 2009. On the same day Saraswathi Puja is observed in several parts of India.Thaipusam 2009Thaipusam is on February 8, 2009. Dedicated to Lord Muruga, it is a major festival in South India, Malaysia, Singapore, South Africa and Sri Lanka.Mahash…

What is Anger according to Bhagavad Gita?

When an object has charmed one to a point of deep attachment, and when fear of its loss has started coming up in waves to disturb the individual, then, such an individual’s attitude towards those that come between him and the object of his attachment is called ‘anger.’
Anger is thus nothing but a feeling that rises in us towards an obstacle between ourselves and the object of our attachment; the anger thus arising within is directly proporotional to the amount of fear one entertains on the score of the obstacle holding one back from winning one’s object of love.
Anger, therefore, is only our attachment for an object, expressed at an obstacle that has come between us and the object of our desire. (Source: Holy Gita – Ready reference – Published by Chinmaya International Foundation)