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Symbolism of Broom in Hindu Tradition

A broom is a symbol of Goddess Lakshmi in Hindu Tradition. Goddess Lakshmi is associated with cleanliness. It is believed that she resides only in places that are neat and clean. Dirty places invite Alakshmi who brings trouble, insecurity, debt, anger and creates financial loss.
Symbolically the broom is also used to clear ego, greed, avarice and anger from the mind. When ego, greed and anger are kept out, a man prospers.
The popular belief is that Brooms should be kept in a place not frequented by people. It should be taken out only for cleaning.
It is also considered inauspicious to stamp on a broom.

Program on How to Perform Venkateswara Puja at Home at SVBC

A special television program on how to perform Venkateswara puja at home will be telecast on the Sri Venkateswara Bhakti Channel (SVBC) from January 30, 2012. The program will be educational in nature and will teach Suprabhata Seva and Sri Venkateswara Puja Vidhanam. The program is titled Govindam Paramanandam.
Around 600,000 booklets on how to do Venkateswara Puja at home will be disturbed to devotees in this year.  Indian Express reports Participating in the monthly 'Dial Your EO' programme here on Friday, TTD LV Subramanyam. said `Govindam Paramanandam' is a spiritual program meant to teach the devotees how to perform the Venkateswara Puja at home. "The TTD has already printed 60 lakh booklets on the puja methods and they will soon be distributed to the devotees,'' he added.  He said the TTD is also contemplating to organize three week spiritual workshops for Intermediate students during the summer vacation across the state with the help of eminent scholar…

It is only we who create our own prisons and imprisonment – Mata Amritanandamayi

It is only we who create our own prisons and imprisonment. Nobody else is responsible for that.
Liberation is attained in different births according to each one’s course of karma.
When one body is given up, another will be gained. To attain God, spiritual practices should be done. The body is needed for that; therefore, the thought to give up the body is wrong.
Soap is available, but just because it is there, it doesn’t necessarily mean that everyone will use it. Only if you use the soap will you get clean.
In order to win the competition of life, all of our goals and pleasures need to remain within the boundaries of dharma. Then life will be beautiful and full of happiness.
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Today’s Hindu Calendar – January 19, 2012 – Tithi, Vrat, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on January 19, 2012 – Krishna Paksha Ekadasi or the eleventh day during the waning phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Krishna Paksha Ekadasi tithi till 6:40 PM on January 19, 2012. Afterwards it is Krishna Paksha Dwadasi or the twelfth day during the dark phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Anuradha or Anusham or Anizham Nakshatra till 6:38 PM on January 19, 2012. Afterwards it is Jyeshta or Dhanishta or Sravishta Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Vrischika Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Ekadasi Fasting – Shattila Ekadasi
Poush Krishna Paksha Ekadasi Tithi or the eleventh day during the dark phase of moon in Poush month in calendars followed in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa.
Magh Krishna Paksha Ekadasi Tithi or the eleventh day during the waning phase of moon in Magh month in calendars followed in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Har…

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