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Vyas Mahotsava at Varanasi in December 2011

Vyas Mahotsava annually held in Varanasi is dedicated to Sage Vyasa, the author of the Mahabharata. In 2011, the four day Vyas Mahotsav will be held from December 6 to December 9, 2011 coinciding with Gita Jayanti. The festival begins on December 5 at VedVyasTemple at Chanditara in Sahupuri. From December 6, series of talks will be held on Ved, Puranas, Mahabbharat, Geeta and development of Sanskrit language.  Times of India reports
While the Mahotsav will start on December 5 with Vyas puja at the Ved Vyas temple the actual programme will begin on December 6 on Asi Ghat.
In the series of events talks will be held on Ved, Puranas, Mahabbharat, Geeta and development of Sanskrit language. Theatre performances on Mahabharat and Vedvyas, Classical dance and music will be performed at Asi Ghat and all the educational workshops will be held in Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapeeth.
A national book fair will be organised in the SampurnanandSanskritUniversity. A play 'Andha Yug' will one of the …

Pishach Mochan Shradh

Pishach Mochan Shradh is annually observed on the 14th day during the waxing phase of moon (Shukla Paksha Chaturdasi) in Margashirsh month as per traditional Hindu calendar followed in North India. Pishach Mochan Shradh 2017 date is December 2.
Special puja and rituals are held on the day for those who had premature death (due to accidents and other unnatural causes).
Thousands of devotees visit the Pishach Mochan Kund in Varanasi for performing Shradha Karma and Pind Dan on the day.

B K S Iyengar on Health

The prime concern of each and every individual is health. But what is health? It may be broadly defined as that state of being wherein all the systems of the body function in unison without disturbing the growth of the body or impairing the development of the mind and intelligence. Each and every fiber of the body and each and every process of thinking are kept pure, clean and clear so that the individual experiences an unalloyed joy and happiness. In such a state, the intelligence urges one to stretch beyond that state of joyousness and to live a state of divine poise and harmony.
Disease and discomfort are the major impediments in our search for truth or reality. One must therefore remove obstacles which come in the way of both physical and mental health.
Health cannot be purchased, but is to be earned by hard and sincere effort day in and day out; then one is from body consciousness and new light dawns which enables one to pursue and go beyond the awareness of the body. B K S Iyengar
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Today’s Hindu Calendar – November 8, 2011 – Tithi, Vrat, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on November 8, 2011 – Shukla Paksha Trayodasi or the thirteenth day during the waxing phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Shukla Paksha Trayodasi Tithi till 8:34 PM on November 8, 2011. After 8:34 PM it is Shukla Paksha Chaturdasi. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Revathi Nakshatra the whole day and till 1:49 AM on November 9, 2011.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Meena Rasi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Pradosh Vrat.
Kartik Shukla Paksha Trayodasi or the thirteenth day during the light phase of moon in Kartik month in calendars followed in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh
Kartik Shukla Paksha Trayodasi or the thirteenth day during the waxing phase of moon in Kartik month in calendars followed in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Jammu and Kashmir.
22nd day of Aippasi Masam in Tamil Calendar f…