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Triple Eclipse in July – August 2009 – Two Lunar and One Solar Eclipse

Two lunar and one solar eclipse in July 2009 and a lunar eclipse in August 2009 – three eclipses in a span of 30 days. The three eclipses take place on no moon day in July, Full moon day in July and no moon day in August. The first eclipse is a lunar eclipse and is on July 7, 2009. The second eclipse is the Total solar eclipse and is on July 22, 2009. The third is a partial lunar eclipse and is on August 6, 2009.One of the earliest recorded Triple eclipses took place during the 18-day Kurukshetra War in the Mahabharata. Earlier instances of Triple eclipses in history brought war and calamities – most of them were manmade problems. The two lunar eclipses are of academic interest only and are not visible to the naked eye. The Total Solar Eclipse is visible in Asia – India and China.You may also like to readWhat to do during Surya Grahan?Story of Eclipse in Hindu ReligionSurya Grahan and Pregnant Women

Vaman Puja – Vaman Dwadasi or Vamana Pooja

Vaman Puja, or Vamana Dwadasi, is observed on the 12th day (Dvadasi day) during the Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of moon) in the Ashada Month (June – July). The day is dedicated to the worship of Lord Vamana, the fifth incarnation of Lord Vishnu. In 2017, the date of Vaman Puja is July 5 in some regions.

It is popularly believed by some Hindu communities Lord Vamana Deva appeared on the earth as the son of Sage Kasyapa and Aditi on the 12th day during the Shukla Paksha in the Ashara Month (Ashad).

The main observance on the day is the reading of the story of Lord Vamana from the Srimad Bhagavad Purana.

Buy Clay Ganesha Idols in 2013 for a Natural and Ecofriendly Ganesh Chaturthi Festival

Ganesh Chaturthi Festival 2013 begins on September 9 and the Lord Ganesha idols are getting ready. This year if you wish to have an eco-sensitive and natural Ganesh Chaturthi Festival sticking to the true Hindu tradition please buy Lord Ganesha idols made of clay and that uses natural paints. There are numerous organizations that are selling natural hand-made clay Ganesh Idols. You can start placing your orders now. eCoexist, a social enterprise located in Pune, distributes Natural clay Ganesh idols. They have started taking orders for Ganesh Chaturthi Festival 2013. Various shapes and types of Natural Clay Ganesh idols are available at eCoexist and it can be found here.

There are numerous such organizations. Please make an effort to find organizations that sell natural clay Ganesh idols and the spread the news. Please avoid the use of Ganesha idols made of Plaster of Paris and chemical paints as it causes water pollution. And discourage the practice of abandoning the Plaster of Pari…

Website Dedicated to Sant Tukaram – Abhangas and Biography in Indian and Foreign Languages

The 17th century saint-poet Sant Tukaram Maharaj is one of the greatest poets in Marathi language and one of the greatest saints of the Bhakti Cult in Maharashtra. The multilingual website currently has poems of Tukaram Maharaj and articles related to Tukaram Maharaj in 13 Indian languages and nine foreign languages.The website (Tukaram.com) has biography and poems of Tukaram Maharaj in Marathi, English, Hindi, Bengali, Sindhi, Gujarati, Konkani, Sanskrit, Odiya, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam and Tamil. And the foreign languages include French, German, Russian, Spanish, Esperanto, Dutch, Lithuanian and Argentina.You can find more details about the website here.

Osho on the meaning of the term Advaita

Osho tries to explain why Advaita defines Brahman as not two or why they did say it is one.Advaita means literally non-duality, not two. They could have said one, but the Upanishads never use the word ‘one.’ They say non-duality not two. And this is very significant, because if you say one, the two is implied, it becomes a positive statement. If you say there is only one, You are asserting something positive.The moment you say one, the two is implied, because one can exist only by the side of two. So Upanishads, never say that the Brahman is one, the truth is one. Rather they use a negative term; they say he is not two. So one is implied, but not directly asserted.Secondly, about the total we cannot assert anything positive, we cannot say what it is. At the most we can say what it is not, we can negate. We cannot say directly, because once we say something directly, it becomes defining, it becomes a limitation. When you simply say it is not two there is no boundary – the implication i…

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