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Poila Baisakh Recipes

Shubho Nobo Borsho – It’s Bengali New Year. And Poila Baisakh is incomplete without traditional Bengali Nobo Borsho recipes. Food is an essential part of all festivals in India. Here is a collection of few Poila Baisakh Recipes and it includes Bhektkir Dhakai Paturi, Aloo Jhinga Posto, Potoler Dorma, Henshel Thakurer Kosha Mangsho, Chhaana Mochar Tikki, and Mymensingh Murghi Bhaja. You can find the following recipes – Bhektkir Dhakai Paturi, Aloo Jhinga Posto, Potoler Dorma, Henshel Thakurer Kosha Mangsho - in Telegraph India
How to prepare Chhaana Mochar Tikki, and Mymensingh Murghi Bhaja can be found here at Telegraph India.

Sadhguru Musings

It is just that you have a vision and you give your life towards it. This is one of the easiest ways to attain the highest also. The whole Gita is just about this – to simply give yourself to what you want, not caring whether it is going to happen or not going to happen. It is a spiritual process by itself.
Whenever you are happy, the real source of happiness is within you.
Positive thinking is about trying to escape reality. It’s about wanting to look at one side of life, and missing out on another. You may ignore the other, but the other will not ignore you. Right now, you can choose to ignore a black cloud in the sky, but it’s not going to ignore you. Because you do not know how to keep your systems in balance, because you can’t handle reality, you succumb to positive thinking. You want to skip the negative and just think positive. What you pursue will not be the strongest point in you. What you try to avoid becomes the basis of your consciousness. Positive thinking can have some …

Today – April 14, 2012 – is Assamese New Year – Rongali or Bohag Bihu in Assam

Today – April 14, 2012 – is observed as Rongali or Bohag Bihu in Assam state in India. It is the Assamese New Year and the first day of the Bohag month. The festival is a three-day affair. The second day is the New Year.
Bohag Bihu is a festival with its roots entrenched in Mother Nature. Mother Nature throws off her old garbs and comes out afresh in magnificent hue and glory. This lifts up the spirit of people and rekindles hope and positive energy.
You can find more details about Assamese New Year in this article.

Today – April 14, 2012 – is Bengali New Year – Naba Barsha or Poila Baisakh

Today – April 14, 2012 – is the first day of the Baisakh month in Bengal and it is observed as Naba Barsha or Poila Baisakh – the Bengali New Year.  It is the first day in the traditional Hindu Bengali Calendar. In Bengali houses, Naba Barsa is welcomed with elaborate alpanas (rangolis).


kalash is placed in the center of the alpana pattern and it symbolizes prosperity. Houses are elaborately decorated with flowers. Another important event is the Prabhat Pheries or early morning processions.

You can get more details about the Bengali New Year in this article.

Today’s Hindu Calendar – April 14, 2012 – Tithi, Vrat, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on April 14, 2012 – Krishna Paksha Ashtami Tithi orthe eighth day during the waning phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Krishna Paksha Ashtami Tithi or the eighth day of the waning phase of moon till 8:25 AM on April 14, 2012. Then onwards it is Krishna Paksha Navami Tithi or ninth day of the dark phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.

Note in calendars followed in Gujarat and Maharashtra it is Krishna Paksha Navami Tithi or ninth day during the waning phase of moon. 

Nakshatra – Uttarashada or Uthiradam Nakshatra till 2:39 PM on April 14. Then onwards it is Shravan or Thiruonam or Sravanam Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Makar Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Vishu – Kerala Zodiac New Year. Bengali New Year. Assamese New Year.
Chaitra Krishna Paksha Navami or ninth day during the waning phase of moon in Chaitra month in calendars followed in Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa.

Chaitra Krishna Paksha Ashtami or eig…

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