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Raksha Bandhan 2010 Date – Rakhi Festival 2010

Raksha Bandhan celebrates brother-sister relationship. Raksha Bandhan 2010 date is August 24. On this day, the sister ties ‘Rakhi’ on her brother and who pledge to protect her from any danger. Raksha Bandhan, also known as Rakhi Festival, is observed on the full moon day (Purnima) in Shravan month. The festival is also known as Narial Poornima in Maharashtra.‘Raksha’ means protection, and ‘Bandhan’ here means to tie. On Raksha Bandhan, sisters tie Rakhi, a bracelet made of thread of different colors, on their brothers' wrist. When a girl or woman ties a Rakhi around the hand of a boy or man it means he will protect her from all dangers. Earlier, Raksha Bandhan was mainly celebrated in North and Western parts of India. Today, the ritual is observed in all parts of India and the simple threads of Rakhi symbolize the sacred love of brother and sister.There are several myths and reasons for celebrating Raksha Bandhan and it is a mixture of both religion and social custom.You may also …

Surya Grahan in Chennai – Solar Eclipse in Tamil Nadu on 22July 2009

The total solar eclipse, Surya Grahanam, taking place on July 22, 2009 is a partial eclipse in Chennai, Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry (Puduchery). It is a partial solar eclipse in southern parts of India and begins before sunrise and by 07:20 AM. The moon will cover the sun by around 70% in Chennai, Coimbatore, Kannyakumari, Madurai and nearby other regions. Here are the timings of Solar Eclipse in some important towns and cities in Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry.Chennai Eclipse Begins before SunriseGreatest Phase of Eclipse – 06:21 AMEclipse ends at – 07:18 AMKanyakumariEclipse Begins before SunriseGreatest Phase of Eclipse – 06:20 AMEclipse ends at – 07:12 AMPondicherryEclipse Begins before SunriseGreatest Phase of Eclipse – 06:20 AMEclipse ends at – 07:17 AMMaduraiEclipse Begins before SunriseGreatest Phase of Eclipse – 06:20 AMEclipse ends at – 07:14 AMCoimbatoreEclipse Begins before SunriseGreatest Phase of Eclipse – 06:19 AMEclipse ends at – 07:13 AMTrichy (Tirunelveli) Eclipse Begins …

Book: The Hidden Oracle of India: The Mystery of Naadi Palm Leaf Readers

In the book titled ‘The Hidden Oracle of India: The Mystery of India’s Naadi Palm Leaf Readers,’ the authors, Andrew and Angela Donovan, narrates their first time encounter and experience with the Naadi palm leaf readers of Tamil Nadu. Naadi palm leaf readers is said to accurately read the details of the lives of people which has been written down on palm leaves thousands of years ago. It is also referred as the Naadi Astrology. The popular belief is that the Naadi palm leaf containing past, present and future of living beings were compiled by Sages like Agastya, Bhrugu, Vasishta, Shukra and other saints. What is interesting in this form of astrology is that a compilation contains future of all human beings born or yet to be born.Some are of the view that the palm leaf were compiled by Lord Shiva and passed on to the Sapta Rishis.Naadi is a collective name given to the supposed palm-leaf manuscripts written by ancient sages. These Naadi Granthas are in the custody of scholars and astr…

Lessons from Upanishads

Some unparalleled lessons from the Upanishads. This supreme Brahman, the self of all, the great abode of the universe, more subtle than the subtle, eternal, That is thyself and thou art That. Kaivalya UpanishadLike a chariot drawn by the wild horses is the mind, the man of knowledge should hold it in with an unswerving attention. Shwetashwatara UpanishadHeaven is the association with the holy. Niralamba UpanishadBondage consists in imagining a plunge into the flux of existence with its possessive claims on fields, gardens, houses, children, wives, brothers, mothers and fathers. Niralamba UpanishadUpanishads

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