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Lunar Eclipse December 2011 in Singapore – Time of Chandra Grahan December 10, 2011

Total lunar eclipse, Purna Chandra Grahanam, will take place in Singapore on December 10, 2011. The eclipse begins on the evening of December 10, 2011 in India but will be visible in Singapore from night of December 10 to early hours of December 11. The time of the Grahan or eclipse in Singapore on December 10, 2011 is from 8:46 PM to 12:18 AM on December 11.

Total Lunar Eclipse December 10, 2011 Time in Singapore Eclipse begins at 8:46 PM on December 10, 2011
Total Eclipse begins at 10:06 PM - December 10
Total Eclipse ends at 10:57 PM - December 10
Eclipse ends at 12:18 AM on December 11, 2011

You may also like to read Story of Lunar Eclipse in Hindu Religion

Bishnoi Samaj and Black Buck

Black Buck is held sacred by the Bishnoi Samaj in Rajasthan. Bishnois give prime importance to nature and they never cut trees of kill animals. Guru Jamboji in 1485 established the Samaj. Bishnois worship blackbucks as an incarnation of Jamboji and other ancestors. Before leaving his physical body, Guru Jamboji had asked his followers to revere Black Buck as His manifestation. The belief continues and killing a Black Buck is a sin.


Khejri Tree is the staple food of Black Buck and there are numerous incidents mentioned in the history when men and women of the Bishnoi community laid their lives to save Khejri trees from being cleared. Bishnois share their crops with wild animals and orphaned black buck fawns are brought up by Bishnoi women as their own child.

Vishnu Sahasranamam Lyrics in Tamil in pdf format – Download for free

Vishnu Sahasranamam consists of the 1000 names of Hindu God Vishnu. There are two versions of this popular prayer. This particular Tamil Version of Vishnu Sahasranama is the one chanted by Bhishma Pitamah in the Mahabharata. This is a pdf version of the Vishnusahsranamam in Tamil. This free version lyrics in Tamil text is provided by website Prapatti. You can download Vishnu Sahsranamam in Tamil here. You will need to have pdf reader installed in your browser to read or download the text.

Gandhiji Quotes on Religion

What a joy it would be when people realize that religion consists not in outward ceremonial but an ever growing inward response to the highest impulses that man is capable of.

I can say without the slightest hesitation, and yet in all humility, that those who say that religion has nothing to do with politics do not know what religion means.

To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.

God has no religion.
Gandhiji

Today’s Hindu Calendar – May 20, 2011 – Tithi, Vrat, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on May 20, 2011 – Today is Krishna Paksha Tritiya – third day of waning phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Krishna Paksha Tritiya till 12:27 PM on May 20, 2011. After 12:27 PM it is Krishna Paksha Chaturthi or fourth day of the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time. Nakshatra – Mool or Moolam till 5:06 PM. Afterwards it is Purvashada or Pooradam Nakshatram. Rashi or Moon Sign – Dhanu Rasi Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Sankashti Chaturthi Vrat dedicated to Ganesha Vaishakh Krishna Paksha Tritiya or third day of the waning phase of moon in Vaishakh month in calendars followed in Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat. Jyeshta Krishna Paksha Tritiya or third 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. 6th da…

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