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Vinayaka Chavithi 2017 date

Vinayaka Chavithi is the birthday of Lord Ganesha, the God of wisdom, prosperity and auspiciousness. Vinayaka Chavithi 2017 date is August 25, Friday. Chavithi is the fourth day during the lunar fortnight in a traditional Hindu calendar. Vinayaka Chavithi is mostly a day festival in homes but public celebrations are organized for 12 days and will end with sarvajanik visarjan on Ananta Chaturdasi day - September 5, 2017.

The term Vinayaka Chavithi is widely used in Andhra Pradesh to refer to Ganesh Chaturthi Festival.
One of the tallest Ganesh murti for the annual festival is prepared in Andhra Pradesh – Khairatabad Ganesha.
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Gita in Nepali – Download Bhagavad Gita in Nepali in Pdf format for free

Srimad Bhagavad Gita in Nepali in Pdf format for free is provided by Swami Shri Adgadanad Ji’s of Yatharth Geeta. This downloadable Nepali Bhagwad Geeta is strictly for personal use. You can only download the eighteen chapters in Nepali separately and not as a single book.

The Nepali Bhagavad Gita is in pdf format and you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader or any other pdf reader installed on your computer.
You can download the Bhagawad Gita in Nepali from this link – Nepali Bhagavad Gita.
Note – the chapter headings are given in English. On clicking each chapter you will get the Nepali Gita.

Bhagavad Gita Chapter 7 Quiz

This Bhagavad Gita Quiz is based on the seventh chapter of the Bhagavad Gita. The aim of the quiz is to understand few important teachings in the seventh chapter of the Gita. The questions might be tough. The aim of the quiz is to study Gita.

You can use Bhagavad Gita in your home to find answers as this will help you in understanding Gita more.

If there any mistakes or you would like to add more questions please mail the corrections and questions to hindublog@gmail.com Related
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Imaginary Google Doodle for Onam - And a Request from Maveli to Google

Hello Google; this is Mahabali the demon king who ruled over Kerala in India. It is Onam festival for Malayalees in Kerala and all around the world. You might have already sensed it with the numerous searches based on Onam. My reign of Kerala is referred as the Golden Era and I visit my citizens on Onam day, which is marked by feast and festivities. Onam in 2012 is on August 29.

Let me come to the point. I am a great fan of your holiday doodles and I would love to have one based on Onam. Don’t think that Onam is a regional festival in India. Malayalees are there in Google, Yahoo, Bing, Facebook, Google +… They are there in all parts of the world. They are there in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, Europe, Middle East countries, Japan, China and now one of my subjects is undergoing space tourist training.
Wherever they are in the world, Malayalees remember me on Thiru Onam day and they create the wonderful floral arrangements (onapookalam) to welcome me. Then th…

Onam Thoughts and Quotes By Hindu Blog

King Mahabali giving everything he had including himself to Vamana is the core theme associated with Onam festival observed by Malayalis in Kerala. King Bali is the epitome of Bhakti and self-sacrifice. One of the greatest tragedies our age is avarice – there is no giving or sharing. A vast majority of problems the world currently faces can be solved if we develop the element of sharing.

Possessiveness leads to fear, which causes anger, lack of the ability to judge whether or not something is good or suitable and finally complete destruction of the person. We see this happening around us.

The term Bali itself means offering, sacrifice and dedication. The story of Bali and Vamana is meant for Kali Yuga. Our ancient teachers had narrated the legend of Bali and Vamana keeping in mind the characteristics of Kali Yuga. The easiest way to attain bliss on earth is through unwavering devotion (Bhakti) and through sharing – taking what is needed for our basic needs and sharing rest with other …

Today is Onam – August 29, 2012 – Thiruonam

Today – August 29, 2012 – is Thiruonam. Onam, which breaks all barriers of caste, creed and religion, is the most popular festival in Kerala. On Thiruonam day, Malayalis around the world welcome King Mahabali to their homes. It is believed that during Onam King Mahabali (Maveli) comes to visit his subjects. Each house in Kerala decks up to welcome King Maveli, during whose reign there was no corruption and people lived happily.

On the Tiruvonam day members of the family gather together, usually at the ancestral home, for Onasadya (traditional Onam feast) served on plantain leaves.

The finest part of Onam is the Onasadya - all family members sitting together and having traditional food. The feeling of two or three generations sitting together eating the food served by mothers is beyond words.

Related Onam Story – Vamana sending Maveli to Pathalam Thrikkakara Appan – Clay pyramid used during Onam How to serve Onasadya?

Today’s Hindu Calendar – August 29, 2012 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on August 29, 2012 – Shukla Paksha Trayodasi Tithi or the thirteenth day during the waxing phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Shukla Paksha Trayodasi Tithi or the 13th day during the waxing phase of moon till 8:46 PM on August 29. Then onwards it is Shukla Paksha Chaturdasi Tithi or the 14th day during the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.

Nakshatra – Uttarashada or Uthiradam Nakshatra till 6:46 AM. Then onwards it is Shravan or Thiruvonam or Sravanam Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Makar Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Onam Festival - Thiruonam. Pradosh Vrat
Adhik Bhadrapad Shukla Paksha Trayodasi or the 13th day during the light phase of moon in Adhi Bhadrapad month in calendars followed in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa.
Adhik Bhadrapad Shukla Paksha Trayodasi or the thirteenth day during the waxing phase of moon in Adhi Bhadrapad month in calendars followed in Delhi…

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