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Gunhu Punhi Festival 2017 date in Nepal

Gunhu Punhi is a unique festival observed Nepal and it begins on Janai Purnima day or the full moon day in Shravan Month. It is a nine-day festival and ends on the Krishnashtami day (the birth day of Sri Krishna). In 2017, the first day of Gunhu Punhi is August 7 (the Janai Purnima day).

Gunhu Punhi is mainly observed the Newar community in Nepal. On the first day of the festival, the people get a thread (doro) tied on their writs from the temple priest. This thread is believed to protect them from all evil. People also drink a special liquid made from sprouted cereals. Another ritual on the day is the offering of food to frogs.

The second day of the Gunhu Punhi festival is observed as the Gai Jatra. People who had a death in the family take part in this procession. They dress up like cows. It is believed that this ritual will help the dead in reaching the heaven easily.

The community level festivities continue for the whole week and ends on the Krishnashtami day.

Sri Aurobindo Books Online – Download Books of Aurobindo in PDF format for free

Sri Aurobindo was one of the greatest seers of India and his spiritual and philosophical ideas and thoughts continue to intrigue minds to this day. Now the Sri Aurobindo Ashram is publishing the Complete Works of Sri Aurobindo and many of them are available online. The Sri Aurobindo Books available online are in pdf format and is under the free download category.
You can find Sri Aurobindo Books Online here at the official website of Sri Aurobindo Ashram.

Guga Navami 2011 date

Guga Navami is observed on the ninth day of the Krishna Paksha (waning phase of moon) in Bhadon month in North India. Guga Navami 2011 date is August 23. The festival is dedicated to Guga – the Snake God. It is believed that he appeared on earth on the ninth day of the waxing phase of moon in Bhadrapad month. The festival is of great importance in Himachal Pradesh, western Rajasthan, Haryana, Punjab and other regions in North India.
Guga was a Rajput prince who had performed numerous miracles during his period. Especially those associated with curing those bitten by snakes. There is a popular belief that children will be protected by Guga. So mothers pray for the long life of their children on the day. Childless couples pray for begetting children.
Guga is depicted riding a blue horse and holds blue and yellow flags. Processions and pujas are held on the day in Guga Mari Temples. Guga Navami melas (fairs) are held in many regions in rural parts of North and north-western India during …

Pitori Amavasya Vrat 2017 date

Pitori Amavasya is observed on the Amavas (No moon) day in the month of Bhadrapad (August – September) as per North Indian calendar. The corresponding Amavasi in other regions is the Shravan Amavasya. Pithori Amavasya 2017 date is August 21. The rituals on the day are dedicated to Goddess Durga.


Pitha means flour and women make idols of Goddess Durga using the flour. Some communities make 64 small shapes using flour representing the deities.

Married women observe the day for the good health and well being of their children. In some regions, Goddess Durga, 64 Yoginis andSaptamatrikasare worshipped on the day.

Swami Chinmayananda – Words to Ponder Over

The art of listening makes an individual creative, dynamic and full of potential success. The more we gratify our desires, the more they multiply. Act with a will to maintain your ideal. Learn to be cheerfully silent, gracefully silent, and powerfully silent. What we regularly encourage and constantly cultivate in our mind determines our character formation and ultimately our destiny. Swami Chinmayananda

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