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Book: Curses and Boons in the Valmiki Ramayana

The book titled ‘Curses and Boons in the Valmiki Ramayana’ is an English Translation of a famous Marathi literary work based on the curses and boons in Ramayan by Prof. S.R. Bhide. The English translation is done by P.G. Lalye and the book is published by Bhartiya Kala Prakashan. Curses and Boons in the Valmiki Ramayana has separate chapters on the curses, the oaths, the pledges, the boons, blessings and statements made asserting the existence or the truth of something in the Valmiki Ramayan. A major highlight of the book is the short biographical sketches and notes on important places, rivers, mountains, forests and gardens in Ramayan.Curses and Boons in the Valmiki Ramayana
By P.G. Lalye
Published by Bhartiya Kala Prakashan
Price: Rupees 895/-

Chandra Grahan Time – Lunar Eclipse February 2009 Timings

There is a Penumbral Lunar Eclipse, Chandra Grahan, on February 09, 2009. The Eclipse will be visible in India, Malaysia, Singapore, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Australia and New Zealand. The eclipse will be visible at moonrise in Gulf countries, along the western coast of India and Eastern Europe. In Australia and New Zealand the lunar eclipse will begin on the midnight of February 09, 2009 and end early morning of February 10, 2009. The eclipse will be visible at moon setting along the pacific coast of United States of America. It is not visible along the AtlanticCoast.Update:Information on Chandra Grahan on December 31, 2009 and January 2010 can be found in this latest article
In penumbral eclipse on February 9, 2009, there will be a partial shadow of earth on the moon. It is a sort of partial eclipse.
Here are the timings of the lunar eclipse around the world on February 9, 2009 as per local timings:IndiaDelhi – From 18:09 to 22:08
Mid Eclipse will be at 20:08 (local time)UAEDubai – Fr…

Teachings of Sage Kapila

It is the mind, which is the cause of bondage as well as freedom. Consider the mind. When it gets involved in the three Gunas – when there is an upset in the balance of the three Gunas, then one of the Gunas becomes predominant and the Atman gets involved in the play of the emotions.The mind turns away from the inner self and begins to be interested in the objects of the senses – it seeks gratification of them and it wanders farther and farther away from the Atman. This same mind, if it is turned inwards, if it attaches itself to the Lord, then this same mind will be the cause of freedom of man from the coils of the senses. This path is called by the name Chittasanyamana and it is the first step towards Moksha. Sage Kapila(Source: Srimad Bhagavatam (Page 71 -72) 10th edition – Kamala Subramanian – Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan)

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