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Download Kannada Margashira Masa 2009 Panchangam for free

This particular Panchanga in Kannada for Margashira Masa or Margasira Month 2009 is provided by Narahari Sumadhwa. Margashira Masa 2009 as per the calendar followed in Karnataka began on November 17, 2009 and it will end on December 16, 2009. Margashira Masa is the ninth month in a traditional Hindu calendar followed in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka.You can download the Panchanga in Kannada for Margashira Masa 2009 here.

Cowrie Shell Mala and Rosary – Cowrie Beads Mala

Cowrie shell mala, or Kauri bead necklace, is considered auspicious by Hindus and has a place in Hindu religious ceremonies and it is believed to represent Goddess Lakshmi. The Cowrie shell mala is offered to Goddess Lakshmi. And it is kept at home and worn for attaining wealth and prosperity. Japa (chanting) of mantras dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi with Cowrie beads is considered auspicious.People who possess cowries are believed to be blessed with love, luck and prosperity. The Cowrie mala is worn for financial stability.Cowries are part of Lakshmi Puja in many regionsCowrie shells are also used in making door hangings. The shells are also used in board games.
Cowrie necklaces are worn Banjara tribal women and cowries are stitched into the dresses by them as they represent Lakshmi, the Goddess of prosperity.Cowries are different from the usual Conch shell mala.

Grahan or Eclipse Dates in 2010 – Chandra Grahan and Surya Grahan in India in 2010

Grahan, eclipse, is of great significance in Hinduism and Hindus perform special pujas and rituals on Grahan days. The solar eclipse is known as Surya Grahan and lunar eclipse is known as Chandra Grahan. Here are the Grahan or Eclipse Dates in 2010 in India.January 15, 2010 – Annular Solar Eclipse Surya Grahan – Visible in IndiaThe Eclipse will be taking place mainly in South India from 11:25:32 to 15:15:13. The greatest phase of eclipse will be at 13:30:40. The eclipse begins in Africa and will be visible in parts of Africa, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Bangladesh, Burma and parts of China.In India, the eclipse will be maximum visible in Southern Kerala and Tamil Nadu. (You will get more details of the Grahan here.)
June 26, 2010 – Partial Lunar Eclipse. Chandra GrahanThe eclipse will be taking place at moonrise in India and will not be visible to the naked eye. Hindu astrologers have ignored the grahan and is of not of importance in India.The partial eclipse will be taking place in North Am…

Bhagavad Gita on What One Thinks

And he who at the time of death, meditating on Me alone, goes forth, leaving the body, attains My Being: there is no doubt about this. Gita Chapter VIII verse 5Remembering whatever object, at the end, he leaves the body, that alone is reached by him, O son of Kunti, (because) of his constant thought of that object. Gita Chapter VIII verse 6
Therefore, at all times, constantly remember Me, and fight. With mind and intellect absorbed in Me, thou shalt doubtless come to Me. Gita Chapter VIII verse 7
With the mind not moving towards anything else, made steadfast by the method of habitual meditation, and dwelling on the Supreme, Resplendent Purusa, O son of Pritha, one goes to Him. Gita Chapter VIII verse 8
Bhagavad Gita

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