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Download Govinda Ashtakam Lyrics in pdf – English – Telugu – Tamil

Govinda Ashtakam is a prayer dedicated to Sri Krishna and is believed to have been composed by Jagad Guru Adi Shankaracharya. The prayer is a praise to wonderful aspects and leelas of Govinda. Prapatti website is now offering the lyrics of Govinda Ashtakam in English, Telugu and Tamil. You can download it in pdf format.
Link - Govinda Ashtakam in Telugu
Link Govinda Ashtakam Lyrics in Tamil
Link Govinda Ashtakam English

Ganesh Chaturthi in August 2011 - Monthly Ganesh Vrat

The fourth day after no moon and full moon in Hindu lunar calendar is observed as Chaturthi and is dedicated to Ganesha. Ganesh Chaturthi in August 2011 is on August 3. Most people must be aware of only the Ganesh Chaturti festival that takes place in the month of Bhadrapada (August-September). But there are two Chaturthis in a month – Sankashti and Ganesh – and staunch Ganesha devotees observe a fast on both the Chaturthi. 
Ganesh Chaturthi is the one that falls on the fourth day after Amavasya.
The fast for monthly Ganesh Chaturthi begins at sunrise and ends on the day after moonrise. Special Ganesh pujas are done in the evening.
The monthly Chaturthi after Amavasi or new moon is also known as Vinayaki Chaturthi.
When monthly Ganesh Chaturthi fasting falls on a Tuesday it is known as Angarak Ganesh Chaturthi and is highly auspicious.
The benefits of Chaturthi fasting include material progress, happiness and fulfillment of desires. 
It must be noted that the Sankashti Chaturthi which is o…

Time is the seed of the universe – Words to Ponder from Mahabharat

With kindness conquer rage; with goodness malice; with generosity defeat all meanness; with the straight truth defeat lies and deceit.
Time is the seed of the universe.
Self restraint, forgiveness, patience, energy, contentment, truthfulness of speech, modesty, abstention from injury, from the evil practices and cleverness, these are productive of happiness.
A person of good acts and good, agreeable and sweet speech has no equal. Mahabharat

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Today’s Hindu Calendar – July 23, 2011 – Tithi, Vrat, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on July 23, 2011 – Today is Krishna Paksha Ashtami or eighth day of the waning phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Krishna Paksha Ashtami till 9:23 PM on July 23. After 9:23 PM it is Krishna Paksha Navami or the ninth day of the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Ashwini or Ashwathy Nakshatra the full day - till 12:11 AM on July 24, 2011.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Mesha Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Kalashtami. Kher Puja in Tripura.
Ashada Krishna Paksha Ashtami or eighth day of the dark phase of moon in Ashad month in calendars followed in Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat.
Shravan Krishna Paksha Ashtami or eighth day of the dark phase of moon in Shravan month in calendars followed in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Jammu and Kashmir.
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