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Panch Kedar Yatra – Traveling to Pancha Kedar Temples

Panch Kedar Yatra is a pilgrimage to the Kedarnath, Madhyamaheshwar, Tungnath, Kalpeshwar and RudranathTemples in Uttarakhand in India. All these shrines are dedicated to Hindu God Shiva. The ideal months to travel and undertake the trek to the shrines are May, June, July, August, September, October and November. The temples are located in the Garhwal Himalaya, at altitude ranging from 6,500 to 12,000 ft, between the valleys of the Mandakini and Alaknanda rivers.Kedarnath remains closed during the winter period. The temple closes after Diwali (November) and opens only on the Akshaya Tritiya Day (May). Madhyamaheshwar, Tungnath and Rudranath temples are also closed during the harsh winter period (November to April). Only Kalpeshwar shrine remains open throughout the year. The toughest trek among the Panch Kedar is the one to the RudranathTemple. You might also like to readChar Dham YatraAdi Kailash YatraMani Mahesh Yatra

Sanskrit Vartaman Patram – a Sanskrit Daily Newspaper from Vadodara in Gujarat

Sanskrit Vartaman Patram is a new Sanskrit daily newspaper published from Gujarat. The newspaper was launched on Sunday, June 25, 2010 at Vadodara. The newspaper is available in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Goa and Union Territory of Diu, Daman and Dadra Nagar Haveli. The four-page daily is priced at Rupees 1.50 per issue. Yearly subscription is Rupees 500/-.Indian Express reportsSanskrit Vartaman Patram will be published from Vadodara and cover local, national and international news and the annual subscription is Rs 500, Editor Praful Purohit said. M L Wadekar, Director, Oriental Institute of M S University and one of the members on the Editorial Board said that after receiving a good response to the pilot copy of this newspaper, they decided to launch it. For enabling its readers to understand the language, the paper will include glossary of Sanskrit words translated in Gujarati, Hindi, English and other languages, he said.You may also like to readSudharma – the …

Choti Teej 2017 Date – Chhoti Teej

Chhoti Teej is observed on the third day of the Shukla Paksha or waxing phase of moon in Shravan month. Choti Teej 2017 date is July 26. The ritual is also popularly known as Hariyali Teej and is the first of the three important Teej festivals in North India.

Choti Teej is dedicated to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. On the day, women pray for the welfare of their husbands and for a happy married life.

In some regions in North India, Choti Teej is dedicated to the eternal love of Lord Krishna and Radha. Some Hindu communities worship Chand or Chandra – the moon god - on the day. The day is also of great importance in Vrindavan.

Numerous fairs and festivals are also observed on the day in many parts of North India, especially in Rajasthan where color processions of the idols of Goddess Parvati are taken out.

You can find more details about Hariyali Teej in this article.

Tukaram Teachings

The self within me now is dead
And thou enthroned in it stead
Yea, this I, Tuka testify.
No longer now is ‘me and ‘my’ The knowledge gained from books is valueless to one who lacks experience. So is it with wealth that is passed into the hands of another. When serenity is attained all troubles end. Keep your mind serene: it is secret of all achievements – Oye seekers of happiness and contentment. By the mind the mind is worshipped. Wishes are fulfilled within the mind. Mind is the mother of all. Mind is master and disciple. It renders valuable service to itself. Seekers, pupils, pundits, listeners and speakers hear what I say – there is no deity whatsoever other than this declares Tuka. Sant Tukaram
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