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How to make Kumkum powder at home?

Kumkum is a red powder applied on forehead and on the parting of hair by Hindu women. It is easy to make Kumkum at home provided if you have the right ingredients available. Here is a brief idea on how to make kumkum at home. Things needed Turmeric – Gather original turmeric. Boil it and then dry it in sun. Slaked lime – a caustic substance produced by heating limestone. Water Powder the turmeric very well. Mix it with slaked lime. Add water. You will get a bright red color. Don’t make it too watery. Make sure that you mix all well. There should not be any small pieces in the mix. Make a lump like small chapathi or poori ball. Dry it. Once dried break it and powder it again. You will get Kumkum.

Chandra Grahan Time in India on June 15, 2011

There is a purna Chandra Grahan or Total Lunar Eclipse on June 15, 2011 and early morning of June 16, 2011 in India. The time of the Grahan in India is from 11:53 PM on June 15 to 03:32 AM early morning on June 16, 2011. Total Lunar Eclipse - (moon is fully covered) - is from 12:52 AM to 02:33 AM on June 16. Please note that the time of Purna Chandra Grahan in India is from night of June 15, 2011 to early morning of June 16. The time in four metros Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Chennai and other important cities as per NASA is    The eclipse is from - 11:53 PM on June 15 to 03:32 AM on June 16 Total Eclipse will be visible from – 12:52 AM on 02:33 AM on June 16

Char Dham Yatra 2011 by Indian Railways Spiritual Tour Package

Char Dham Yatra is one of the most popular Hindu pilgrimages and involves visit four Hindu religious sites in Uttarakhand state of India – these are Yamunotri, Gangotri, Badrinath and Kedarnath. In 2011, Indian Railways is offering spiritual tour packages to the four shrines from New Delhi. The package is for 11 nights and 12 days. The special spiritual tour package of Char Dham Yatra in 2011 by Indian Railways is currently available till June 15. You can find more details about the Chardham Spiritual Tour Packages from Indian Railways here at the official website of Rail Tourism India.

When the harmony is disturbed we have disease – Dr S Radhakrishnan Quotes and Thoughts

A good teacher must know how to arouse the interest of the pupil in the field of study for which he is responsible, he must himself be a master in the field and be in touch with the latest developments in his subject, he must himself be a fellow traveler in the exciting pursuit of knowledge. History is a never ending struggle between good and evil. When the harmony is disturbed we have disease. Love is the only force that can bring about a real union between men.
Dr S Radhakrishnan

Today’s Hindu Calendar – May 18, 2011 – Tithi, Vrat, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on May 18, 2011 – Today is Krishna Paksha Pratipada – first day of waning phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Krishna Paksha Pratipada till 2:57 PM on May 18, 2011. After 2:57 PM it is Krishna Paksha Dwitiya or second day of the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time. Nakshatra – Anuradha or Anusham or Anizham till 5:59 PM. Afterwards it is Jyeshta or Kettai or Triketta Nakshatram. Rashi or Moon Sign –  Vrischika Rasi Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Vaishakh Krishna Paksha Pratipada or first day of the waning phase of moon in Vaishakh month in calendars followed in Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat. Jyeshta Krishna Paksha Pratipada or first day of the waning phase of moon in Jyeshta month in calendars followed in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Jammu and Kashmir. 4th day of Vaigasi M…