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Download Panchangam 2009 – 2010 for Free in PDF Format – South Indian Panchanga For different countries

This particular Panchangam of different cities for free download is offered by Himalayan Academy and is referred as Vedic Calendar – Hindu Panchangam – it is basically a Tamil Panchangam with along with Kannada and Telugu calculations. The Panchangam is based on local timings and covers major cities in United States, India, Canada, Australia, Britain, and Indonesia. It also covers several countries in Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America. Please note that the Panchangam does not contain any Hindu astrological predictions.The Panchangam is in PDF format and is separate for each city in the world. Some of the cities that are covered are Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Doha (Qatar), Cape Town, Toronto, Tokyo, Stockholm, Paris, Moscow, Kuwait and Kathmandu.It also covers all the major cities in United States and India.You can download the Panchangam for April 2009 to April 2010 from here – Panchangam 2009 – 2010.You will need Adobe Acrobat 6.0 or greater to view the Panchangam.

Srivari Kalyanam – Tirupati Balaji Temple Ritual to performed at Delhi in March 2009

Sri Srinivasa Kalyanotsavam, the celestial wedding ritual at TirumalaTirupatiVenkateswaraTemple, will be performed at New Delhi by Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD). The divine wedding of Lord Balaji and his consorts Sridevi and Bhoodevi is one of the most famous rituals at the TirupatiTemple. Srivari Kalyanam is now being organized in different cities around India for pilgrims who are unable to travel to Tirupati. In Delhi, the celestial wedding ritual will be held on March 21, 2009.The idols of Lord Balaji and Goddess Padmavati will be brought to Delhi in a special chariot of the celestial wedding. You will get more information about the event at the: TTD Information Center,
e-Darshan Counter,
College Campus,
No.2 Faculty Flats,
Dhaulakulam,
Opp Sathyanikethan,
New Delhi
Ph: 011-24112349You may also like to readImportance of Srivari Kalyanam Ritual

Important Hindu Festivals and Auspicious Days in April 2009

Dates of important festivals associated with Hinduism in 2009 April – based on major Hindu calendars used in India.April 1st – Shasti VratamApril 3rd – Ram NavamiApril 3rd – Chaitra Navratri endsApril 3rd – Swami Narayan JayantiApril 5th – Ekadashi - Kamda Ekadasi
April 7th – PradoshApril 8th – Panguni UththiramApril 9th – Chaitra Purnima – full moon dayApril 9th – Hanuman JayantiApril 12th – Ganesh Sankashta Chaturhi
April 14th – Puthatndu – Tamil New YearApril 14th – Vishu in Kerala April 14th – Tamil Month Chithirai beginsApril 14th – Maha Vishuba Sankranti in OrissaApril 15th – Bahag Bihu AssamApril 15th – Bengal New Year – Naba BarshaApril 21st – Varuthini EkadasiApril 22nd – PradoshApril 25th – Amavasi (No moon) – starts on 24th in some regional calendars. April 26th – Vaishakh month begins in Gujarat and MaharashtraApril 27th – Akshaya TrutiyaApril 28th – Basava Jayanthi April 29th – Shankracharya Jayanti April 29th – Ramanujacharya JayantiApril 30th – Shasti Vratam

Swami Ranganathananda Thoughts on Upanishads

A study of the Upanishads reveals that the subject of religion was approached in ancient India in an impersonal and dispassionate manner. The aim of the study was neither to hug pleasing fancies and illusions nor to idolize tribal passions and prejudices but to get at the truth.Ever since the time of the Upanishads, which goes back long before the Christian Era, India has tenaciously held to a view of religion that makes it a high adventure of the spirit, a life endeavor to realize and grasp the hidden meaning of existence. Faith in India did not meant a cozy belief in which to find comfort, but a torch by which to set the soul on fire with a long for spiritual realization. In the absence of this longing and struggle, the belief of the faithful does not differ from the unbelief of the faithless.Because of the strength of the spirit of the Upanishads, no all-powerful church, therefore, arose in India to organize the faithful on the basis of dogma and creed, claiming divine authority fo…

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