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Onam Special Trains 2011 from Chennai to Trivandrum Ernakulam and Shornur via Palakkad

Southern Railway of Indian Railways has announced special trains for Onam festival in 2011 from Chennai in Tamil Nadu to Ernakulam and Shornur in Kerala. The special train will run on Sundays and Mondays in August and September 2011. In Kerala, these trains will have stops at Palakkad, Ottapalam, Thrisur and Aluva. Advance reservation has started for all the below trains. Onam is the harvest of Kerala and in 2011, Thiruonam is on September 9.
T.No.06055/06056 Chennai Central – Ernakulam – Chennai Central Superfast Specials (via. Coimbatore):

Thirunelli Temple Pictures – Virtual Tour of Thirunelli Temple in Kerala – View Photos in 360 degrees

ThirunelliTemple is dedicated to Hindu God Vishnu and is located in Wayanad District in Kerala. It is an important temple in North Kerala for offering Shradh, Tarpan and Pindaan to the dead parents and relatives. Leen Thobias of p4panorama.com has created an online virtual tour of ThirunelliTemple with pictures. You can view the temple photos in 360 degree. There are total 10 images of the outside of the temple including the famous Papanashini.
The temple is a great example of Kerala style of Temple architecture – 30 pillars made from rock holds the temple.
You can take the virtual tour here – Virtual Tour of Thirunelli Temple

He is truly great who greatly serves – Sadhu Vaswani

If you will not find Him on earth, you cannot find Him in space. For God is within you! Look for Him in the interior vastness. Look for Him within yourself. Seek Him there. Find Him there. Then you will see Him everywhere. Then every leaf and flower, and shrub and tree, the murmuring brook, the flowing stream, the sun, the moon , the singing stars, every man and woman and child, every bird and animal, every drop of water, every grain of sand, every ray of sunshine will speak to you the sacred, ancient word ‘OM.’

For me not to love bird and beast would be not to love the Lord. For his children are birds and beasts, no less than human beings.

He is truly great who greatly serves.
Sadhu Vaswani


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Today’s Hindu Calendar – July 30, 2011 – Tithi, Vrat, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on July 30, 2011 – Today is Amavasya or no moon day or new moon day in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Amavasya Tithi from 1:02 AM on July 30, 2011 to 11:58 PM. After 11:58 PM it is Shukla Paksha Pratipada or the first day of the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Punarvasu or Punarpusam or Punirtham Nakshatra till 7:22 AM on July 30, 2011. Afterwards it is Pushya or Pusam or Pooyam Nakshatra.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Mithuna Rasi till 1:22 AM. Afterwards it is Karka Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Amavasya fasting and other rituals. Hariyali Amavas. Aadi Amavasi in Tamil Nadu. Karkidaka Vavu in Kerala. Pittori Amavas in North India. Bheemana Amavasya Vrata in Karnataka
Ashada Amavasya or the no moon day in Ashad month in calendars followed in Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat.
Shravan Amavasya or no moon day in Shravan month in calendars followed in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Prades…

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