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Download Saraswati Ashtottara Shatanamavali text in pdf

Saraswati Ashtottara Shatanamavali is a prayer dedicated to Goddess Saraswati. It contains the 108 names of Goddess Saraswati. The particular text of Saraswati Ashtottara Shatanamavali is in pdf format and is for free downloading. Chanting this prayer is highly meritorious for students and artists.
Link - Saraswati Ashtottara Shatanamavali text

Teaching from Mahanarayana Upanishad

The universe emanated in the form of waves from the supreme Fount that is the source of enjoyment to creatures. (Mahanarayana Upanishad Anuvaaka XII, Shloka 8)
Physically speaking, You and I, the sun, the moon, and the stars are but the little waves or wavelets, foam and bubbles in the midst of an infinite Ocean of matter.
Similarly, “Both body and mind are but mere names or little Wavelets in the ocean of matter, the ‘Samashti’; Behind that idea of the unity of whole show, The real soul is one. There is but one soul through – out the universe, all is but one existence.
Realization lies in the fact that the ocean is real and its waves are unreal. The bottom of the lake can be seen only in the absence of the waves. Similarly, Self can be realized only when the thought-waves cease.
Source – Book – Manoniyantran: Vedic Views and Ways of Mind Control By Dr Achuta T. N. Rao

Today’s Hindu Calendar – November 12, 2011 – Tithi, Vrat, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on November 12, 2011 – Krishna Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during the waning phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Krishna Paksha Dwitiya Tithi from 2:41 AM on November 12, 2011. Before 2:41 AM it is pratipada or first day. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Krittika or Karthigai or Kartika Nakshatra till 9:15 AM on November 12, 2011. Then onwards it is Rohini Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Vrishabha Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days –
Kartik Krishna Paksha Dwitiya or the second day during the dark phase of moon in Kartik month in calendars followed in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh
Margashirsh Krishna Paksha Dwitiya or the second day during the waning phase of moon in Margashirsh 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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