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Yajnavalkya Smriti in PDF format in English – Read and Download Yajnavalkya Smriti

Yajnavalkya Smriti is one of the most popular Dharmashastra texts – it contains laws that govern the Hindu society. Yajnavalkya Smriti is mainly consulted in all matters of Hindu Law. Now you can read Yajnavalkya Smriti in PDF format in English. You can also download it. Link – Yajnavalkya Smriti in PDF format

Shravan Dwadasi Vrat in Bhadrapad Month – Sravana Dwadashi Vrata

The Shravan in this Shravan Dwadasi Vrat is not the month Sawan but the Nakshatram or birth star Sravana. Shravan Dwadasi Vrat 2017 date is September 3. The rituals are observed when Sravana Nakshatram falls on the 12th day during the Shukla Paksha of Bhadrapad month. The rituals, fasting and puja on the day are dedicated to Sri Hari Vishnu.

A single meal is eaten on the day during day time or at night. The people observing the Vrata do not use utensils made of bell metal. Honey and lentil are avoided on the day.

Puja and prayers are also offered to the Vamana Avatar of Sri Hari Vishnu. Sweet and clarified but are offered to Vamana on the day.

It is believed that those observe the vrat will have their wishes fulfilled.

Maharavivar Vrat – Maha Ravivar Vrata in Bhadrapad Month

Maharavivar Vrat is observed by certain Hindu communities in North India in the Bhadrapad Month. Maharavivar Vrat 2017 date is September 3. Ravivar is Sunday and Vrat is fasting. The day is dedicated to Surya and Shiva.

The vrat is observed on the second Sunday, or the Sunday before Purnima or full moon day in Bhadrapad month, as per traditional calendar followed in North India. This is the Sunday that is the one that falls during the Shukla Paksha or waxing phase of moon.

Some people observe a partial fast on the day. Special prayers and rituals held on the day are dedicated to Surya.

Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj Thoughts on Organizations and Systems

…there are all kinds of methods and systems which come with promise of liberation in ten or twelve days. As for myself, I no longer care about all this. I have come to this nothingness in which the search has ended because the seeker has also disappeared into that nothingness of which we are talking. I no longer take any interest in that research. First I have seduced Maya (illusion) and once the Maya surrendered to me, I had no other use of Maya so I threw her out.
Thousands of organizations have come and gone, thousands are yet to come. All of them are based on a certain concept. But have the people because of that concept been able to realize their true nature? Therefore, none of these organizations have any use; the ultimate thing is to find out about one’s true nature. In this organizations can do nothing, because they are all based on a certain concept. Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

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