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Srishti Ganapati form of Ganesha

Srishti Ganapati is one among the 32 forms of Ganesha. It is believed that worshipping this form will help a devotee in attaining the power of discrimination. Srishti Ganapati Mantra is Pashankusha svadantamraphalavan akhuvahanaha! Vighnam nihantu nah shonah srishidaksho vinayakaha!! Srishti Ganapati is depicted as riding on his Vahana, the mouse. He has four hands and they hold noose, goad, mango and broken tusk. The body color is crimson.
This form like all Ganesha forms is worshipped for overcoming hurdles in life. Meditating on this form helps in developing clarity of thought.

A Sanskrit Song – Praising the Greatness of India

The Sanskrit song beginning with the lines ‘trisindhu teere triloka janani’ praises the glory and greatness of India. The video for the song was created by website named practical Sanskrit.



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Kindled – Life Story of Swami Vivekananda in 3D Animation Film

Kindled is the title of a 3D Animation film in English, which is based on the life story of Swami Vivekananda. The animation film is under production and will be released during 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda in 2013. The Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Golpark, has tied up with Kolkata-based Aura Cinematics to produce the film.
The film is planned to be released in home DVD formats and aired on television.
‘Kindled’ deals with the phase of the Swami’s life from his meeting with Ramakrishna Paramhansa to his decision to spend his life in the service of others. The Telegraph Calcutta reports
“We came up with this idea to spread the values and ideals of Swami Vivekananda amongst the youth. The philosophy of harmony and service needs to be inculcated in them, as only they have the potential to bring about change” said Swami Sarvabhutananda, the secretary of the Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture. The project, which has a budget of Rs 6 to 7 crore, is to have a …

Nandotsav 2017 – Nanda Mahotsav at Vrindavan in India

Nandotsav is dedicated to Sri Krishna and is observed on the day after Janmashtami in North India especially at Vrindavan and Mathura. In 2017, the date of Nandotsav festival is August 15. All Krishna Temples in North India celebrate Nandotsav. Nanda Mahotsav is a continuation of the birthday celebrations of Sri Krishna.

There is also a belief that celebrations on the day try to emulate the festivities organized by Nanda Maharaj in Nandagaon on the day. Nandotsav is celebrated on the ninth day or navami day of the Krishna Paksha of Bhadrapad month.
Priests perform special pujas on the day. People distribute sweets, fruits, clothes, toys, utensils and coins as part of Nandotsav.

Thoughts on how to overcome pressure by others and stress – Anandamurti Gurumaa

Don’t be overpowered by any kind of pressure, and be a diplomat and a smart person to outwit all those people who are putting pressures on you, use your brain, and don’t be scared of anyone around you. You can always save yourself by distancing yourself from such situations or people in one way or another. Just use your sensibilities and definitely you will not be disturbed because of others’ acts and what they are doing. You should not be feeling guilty by others; the burden is upon them and not you.

You are stressed because you are not being honest. You are stressed because you want to do so much and not everything is possible from your side; and there are so many expectations which you have from yourself and others have it from you. And you are just being bamboozled with all these desires and expectations. So you have a nice façade around you. You have this persona; you have this mask of a happy person but inside, you are not happy at all. You need to set your priority, what you rea…

Today’s Hindu Calendar – August 15, 2011 – Tithi, Vrat, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on August 15, 2011 – Krishna Paksha Dwitiya or second day of the waning phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Krishna Paksha Dwitiya Tithi from 12:10 AM on August 15, 2011. Dvitiya Tithi ends at 1:27 AM on August 16. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Sathabisha or Sadhayam or Chathayam Nakshatra till 9:30 PM on August 15, 2011. Afterwards it is Purvabhadra or Pooruruttathi Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Kumbha Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Shravan Somvar Vrat in Maharashtra and Gujarat
Shravan Krishna Paksha Dwitiya or the second day of the dark phase of moon in Shravan month in calendars followed in Goa, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.
Bhadrapad Krishna Paksha Dvitiya or the second day of the dark phase of moon in Bhadra month in calendars followed in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Oriss…