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HMDA to Distribute Clay Ganesh Murtis (Idols) in Hyderabad

If you are looking to buy clay Ganesh Murtis for an eco-friendly Vinayaka Chavithi (Ganesh Chaturthi) in Hyderabad, India, then Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA) is distributing nearly 50,000 Ganesh idols made using clay and natural paints. The distribution centers are at 51 locations and are near 38 major water bodies in Greater Hyderabad. These distribution centers will be opened for public on September 9, 10 and 11.
Times of India reportsThe HMDA is taking the help of non-governmental organisations (NGOs), Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University and other colleges for distribution of the clay Ganeshas. Some organisations like SAVE have made about 50,000 idols of eight inches each and 500 big idols of 4.5 feet size with eco-friendly materials with the support of the metropolitan development authority.The idols would be sold to citizens at 50 per cent subsidized rates. For instance, an eight-inch idol would be sold at Rs 10 and big idol (4.5 feet) at about Rs 1,000.

Garga Rishi Jayanti

Garga Rishi Jayanti is the birth anniversary of Sage Garga, who was the Guru of the Yadavas. Garga Rishi Jayanti 2017 date is August 26. It is observed on the fifth day during the Shukla Paksha of Bhadrapad month as per traditional Hindu calendar. The day is also observed Rishi Panchami.
Garga Samhita which narrates the life of Sri Krishna is associated with the Sage.
It is believed that the Sage Garga performed the namakaran ceremony of Balram and Sri Krishna without the knowledge of Kamsa.

Marathi Bhadrapad Mahina in 2017 – Bhadra Month in Hindu Maharashtra Calendar in 2017

Bhadrapad Mahina is the sixth month in a traditional Hindu Marathi calendar followed in Maharashtra. Bhadra Month 2017 in Marathi calendar is from August 22 to September 20. Ganesh Chaturthi (August 25, 2017), the most important festival in a Marathi calendar, is held in this month. The Krishna Paksha period of the month is also highly auspicious and staunch Hindus perform Shradh and Tarpan for dead ancestors, parents and relatives during the Mahalya period (September 6 to September 19). Other important festivals and auspicious days include Hartalika Tritiya, Rishi Panchami, Jyeshta Gauri Puja and Anant Chaturdasi.

Sankashti Chaturthi monthly fasting dedicated to Ganesha in Bhadrapad Month is on September 9, 2017 – Moonrise or Chandrodaya is at 9:04 PM – Indian Standard Time.

Bhadrapad Maas Shukla Paksha and Krishna Paksha Bhadrapad Mahina 2017 Shukla Paksha (Waxing phase of moon) is from  August 22 to September 6. Bhadrapad Maas 2017 Krishna Paksha (Waning phase of moon) is from Sept…

Rabindranath Tagore Inspirational Quotes

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.

Life is given to use; we earn it by giving it.

Do not say, “It is morning,” and dismiss it with the name of yesterday.
See it for the first time as a newborn child that has no name.

If you shut the door to all errors, truth will be shut out.

Through knowledge you cannot apprehend God; yet when you live the life of the Infinite and are not bound within the limits of the finite self you realize that great joy which is above all the pleasures of pains of our selfish life and so you are free from all fear.

Rabindranath Tagore