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Kounsar Nag Lake Pilgrimage – Konsarnag Lake Yatra

Kounsar Nag Lake Yatra is held annually in the Shravan month to pray to Vishnupad. KonsarnagLake pilgrimage begins after Shravan Amavasya as per traditional Hindu calendar followed in Jammu and Kashmir. In 2017, the yatra begins on July 24. The annual pilgrimage attracts thousands of devotees.

KounsarNagLake is located at Reasi District in Jammu and Kashmir. It falls in the high altitude Mahore mountains.
Surrounded by thick forests, the lake is an important Hindu pilgrimage spot. It is believed that the lake was created by the footprint – Vishnupad – of Hindu God Vishnu.

Bheetar Lagi – The Ramayana in Song – Documentary on Muslim Community That Sings Ramayan Songs

Bheetar Lagi – The Ramayana in Song is a documentary directed by Imran Ali Khan and Smriti Wadhwa. It explores the lives of the Muslim Manganiar community that earns a living by singing Hindu folk songs based on Ramayana. The documentary is part of Open Space’s project Kiski Kahani - The Ramayana Project , which explores Ramayana and how it has impacted society. Open space is a Pune-based open cultural forum.


You can find more about Open Space here at the official website.
Express India reports Living in Bhaiya, a little-known village near Jaisalmer, the Manganiars continue to sing the spiritual and epic works of iconic poets such as Tulsidas and Mirabai, which constitutes their primary source of income. Though there is very little recorded history about the Manganiars and their music, they date back to at least seven generations. While their earlier patrons were wealthy Rajput families and merchants, now they perform at music festivals, weddings and other private events. "It's…

Katha Upanishad on The Highest State Of Divinity

When all the sense are stilled, when the mind is at rest, when the intellect wavers not – then is known the highest state of Divinity.

The calm of the senses and the mind has been defined as Yoga. He who attains it is freed from delusion.
This world is full of mystery. This mystery can be unveiled only upon entering the cave of one’s heart. What people call spirituality or spiritual science simply refers to the process of lifting the veils that cover the cave of the heart. Deep in the heart resides the self effulgent light of the soul, the light of absolute truth. Unless we lift all these veils one by one, face the light directly, and become one with the reality that shines eternally, we will continue manufacturing endless questions, and those questions will continue demanding answers.
Related Those attached to perishable things come many times underthe dominion of death -Katha Upanishad Thoughts

Today – July 19, 2012 – is Bheemana Amavasya Vrata

Today – July 19, 2012 – is observed as Bheemana Amavasya Vrata. It is observed by Hindu women on Ashada Amavasya in Karnataka and parts of Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat and is dedicated to Shiva and Goddess Parvati. On the day women pray for the well being of their husbands, brothers and other male members in the family. A pair of lamps made using mud known as Kalikamba is made on the day. It represents Shiva and Goddess Parvati.
Thambittu Deepa or Thembittu lamp made from flour is made on the occasion and lit to cool all bad emotions like anger, frustration etc.
A delicacy known as Kadubu is made on the day. Dough balls, or Kadubus, have coins hidden in them. Coins are also hidden in idli, kozhakattai, modak and wheat balls. These balls are smashed by brothers or young boys at the end of the Bheemana Puja.
The ritual is also known as Deepasthambha Pooja and Jyoti Bheemeshwara Amavasi Vratam or Pathi Sanjeevani Puja.
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Today’s Hindu Calendar – July 19, 2012 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on July 19, 2012 – Amavasya Tithi or the no moon day in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Amavasya tithi or the no moon day till 9:14 AM on July 19. Then onwards it is Shukla Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.

Nakshatra – Punarvasu or Punirtham Nakshatra till 11:05 AM on July 19, 2012. Then onwards it is Pushya or Pusam or Pooyam Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Mithuna Rasi till 4:43 AM. Then onwards it is Karka Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Amavasya. Hariyali Amavas. Bheemana Amavasya in Karnataka. Gatari AmavasyaChitalagi Amavas
Ashada Amavasya Tithi or the no moon day in Ashada month in calendars followed in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa.
Shravan Amavasya Tithi or the no moon day in Shravan month in calendars followed in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarak…

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