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Lunar Eclipse August 2009 India – Partial Lunar Eclipse

A partial lunar eclipse will be visible in India on August 6, 2009 from early morning 04:34AM to 07:44 AM. This is a shallow penumbral lunar eclipse, Hindu Panchangs and calendars refer it as Madhya Chhaya Chandragrahan. According to NASA, this lunar eclipse is not visible to the naked eye and will take place in South America, Africa, West Asia and Europe. It will take place at moon rise in parts of United States along the Atlantic Coast, Canada and CaribbeanIslands. In India and Nepal it will take place at moonset. In South America and parts of United States, this partial lunar eclipse will be taking place during the night of August 5, 2009 at moonrise. Please note that this is a shallow penumbral eclipse and occurs 15 days after the total solar eclipse (July 22, 2009). It will not be visible to the naked eye.Most of the Hindu traditional calendars are calling the lunar eclipse on August 6, 2009 as Madhya Chhaya Chandra Grahan. Hindus need not follow any rules or rituals during this …

Nandafalva Hindu Temple and Community in Hungary Turns 30 – Special celebrations on August 1

Nandafalva Hindu community in Hungary turns 30 years old on August 1, 2009. The community was formed in 1979 – several young adherents of Hindu teachings led by Swami B.A. Narayan formed the Nandfalva Hindu Community. Nandafalva is named after the Hindu holy place called Nandagram. After 20 years of activity, the HinduTemple opened its doors in 2000 AD. The temple practices Vaishnavism.
The HinduTemple at Nandafalva is a brilliant fusion of Hungarian and Hindu architectural styles. The temple is inspired by the Orissan style temple architecture. The 100 kilo bell residing in the temple tower resounds daily in accordance with Hungarian custom.On the 30th anniversary of its founding, the Nandafalva Hindu Community is presenting visitors a special festival. Beginning at 4:00 pm on August 1, 2009, the Open House aims to exhibit the valuable gifts of Vedic culture. The event will take place at 15 locations in the SanctuaryPark around the temple.
Visiting all the locations, the guests will ga…

Putrada Ekadashi 2016 Date - Importance of Putrada Ekadasi Fasting

Putrada Ekadashi Vrat is observed during the waxing phase of the moon in the month of July/August and in some regions also during the waxing phase of moon in December/January. Putrada Ekadashi 2016 date is January 20. Putrada Ekadasi is observed in Paush month (December/January) in North India. In Gujarat and Maharashtra, the fasting is observed in Shravan month. Putrada Ekadashi 2016 date in Shravan month is August 14. Please note that there is no change in fasting rules - the only change is the different period in different regions.

This Ekadasi is specially observed by married couples for getting healthy children. After early morning bath on the day, the murti of Srihari Vishnu should be bathed using Curd, Milk and Water. Prayers should be then performed using roli, chandan, dhoop and deep. Arati should be performed using Karpoor deep.

It is also highly meritorious to feed poor children and old people on the day.

The significance of Putrada Ekadashi was narrated to Yudhishtira by…

Go Not To The Temple – A Poem by Rabindranath Tagore

Go not to the temple to put flowers upon the feet of God,
First fill your own house with the Fragrance of love... Go not to the temple to light candles before the altar of God,
First remove the darkness of sin from your heart... Go not to the temple to bow down your head in prayer,
First learn to bow in humility before your fellowmen...Go not to the temple to pray on bended knees,
First bend down to lift someone who is down-trodden... Go not to the temple to ask for forgiveness for your sins,
First forgive from your heart those who have sinned against you.Rabindranath TagoreYou may also like to readLook to this day - A poem by Sage

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