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Kailash Manasarovar Yatra 2012 by Government of India – Dates and Application Forms for 2012 Kailash Yatra

Booking and Selection Process for the annual Kailash Manasarovar Yatra 2012 organized by the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, from May 2012 last week to September 2012 has started. The Kailash Manasarovar Yatra is open to all Indian citizens, above 18 years of age and not attained 70 years, who wish to proceed to Kailash Manasarovar in China for religious purposes. The last date of receiving applications is March 12, 2012. Facility of online application generation is also available till March 5, 2012.

The application forms and other details are available online at the Ministry of External Affairs website. (This is in pdf format and you will need pdf reader installed to view it).
You can download the online form here at theofficial website of Passport office of India. The form must be filled online submitted and a print taken out.
Kailash Manasarovar Yatra in Hinduism Kailash Manasarovar Yatra conducted by the Government of India includes visit to MountKailash – the a…

Deepal Chopra on Rituals

Rituals are a way for families to feel that they belong together as one mind and heart. You cannot help but feel close when you sit down to a meal that everyone enjoys or attend a party where everyone shares the same excitement and happiness. Lighting the diya is a quieter experience, but it has the same effect. It unites people at a level of reverence.
Rituals should never be empty. They remind us who we are. If we come from the light, an oil lamp can remind us, once a day at least, of who we really are. Everyday existence is hectic and full of distractions. Caught up in activities, everyone gets distracted. So it is good to find your center for a moment, and performing a ritual does that for many people. Deepak Chopra
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Today’s Hindu Calendar – January 10, 2012 – Tithi, Vrat, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on January 10, 2012 – Krishna Paksha Pratipada or the first day during the waning phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Krishna Paksha Pratipada till 12:37 PM on January 10, 2012. Afterwards it is Krishna Paksha Dwitiya or the second day during the dark phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Punarvasu or Punirtham Nakshatra till 6:01 AM on January 10, 2012. Afterwards it is Pushya or Poosam or Pooyam Nakshatram
Rashi or Moon Sign – Karka Rasi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days –
Poush Krishna Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the dark phase of moon in Poush month in calendars followed in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa.
Magh Krishna Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the waning phase of moon in Magh month in calendars followed in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Oriss…