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Today – March 20, 2011 – is Holi – Dhuleti or Dhulandi

Today, March 20, 2011, is Holi festival when people play with colors. Yesterday was Holika Dahan. The play with colors on today is known as Dhulandi or Dhuleti or Dhulivandan. The religious element in the Holi festival consists of worship of Sri Krishna. The pure, innocent frolics of little Krishna with the merry milkmaids – the Gopis of Brindavan – are commemorated. Devotees chant the Name of Sri Krishna and sing Holi-songs relating to the frolics of little Krishna with the Gopis. The social element during Holi is the uniting or ‘embracing’ of the great and the small, of the rich and the poor. It is also the uniting of equals. The festival teaches us to "let the dead bury the dead". (Swami Sivananda) You can read more about Holi 
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Holi Wishes – Sayings and Thoughts

As we play Holi… let us also pray that our “eye” may become holy, that we may be granted the divine vision by which we behold Him in all whom we see. Let us pray that through our holy eye, we never are led toward anger, greed, lust or jealousy. Let this holi be a time when we change not only the color of our faces, but the color of our hearts. (Swami Chidanand Saraswati) Like Holi, life should be colorful, not boring. When each color is seen clearly, it is colorful. When all the colors get mixed, you end up with black. So also in life, we play different roles. Each role and emotion needs to be clearly defined. Emotional confusion creates problems. When you are a father, you have to play the part of a father. You can’t be a father at office. When you mix the roles in your life, you start making mistakes. Whatever role you play in life, give yourself fully to it. Harmony in diversity makes life vibrant, joyful and more colorful. – (Sri Sri Ravishankar) Holi also means ‘sacrifice’. Burn all …

Today in Hindu Calendar – March 20, 2011 – Tithi – Nakshatra - Rashi

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on March 20, 2011 – Today is Krishna Paksha Pratipada – first day of the waning phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. Krishna Paksha Pratipada Tithi till 9:35 PM on March 20. Afterwards it is Krishna Paksha Dwitiya Tithi. All time based on India Standard Time. Falgun Krishna Paksha Pratipada or first day of waning phase of moon in falgun month in calendars followed in Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat. Chaitra Krishna Paksha Pratipada or first day of waning phase of moon in Chait month in calendars followed in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Jammu and Kashmir. Chaitra month begins today in these regions. Rashi or Moon Sign – Kanya Rasi Nakshatra – Uttara Phalguni or Uthiram till 9:00 AM on March 20, 2011. Afterwards it is Hasta or Hastham or Atham Nakshatram. 6th day of Painguni Masam in Tamil Calendar followed in Ta…

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