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Mumbai – Allahabad Special Train 2012 during Diwali – Durga Puja

India Railways have decided to run Diwali Durga Puja 2012 Festival Special trains between Mumbai Lokmanya Tilak Terminus and Allahabad (9 up and 9 down trains) to clear the extra rush of Passengers. The trains will have stops at Kalyan, Igatpuri, Nasik Road, Manmad, Bhusawal, Khandwa, Itarsi, Habibganj, Bhopal, Bina, Lalitpur, Jhansi, Orai, Pokhrayan, Kanpur and Fatehpur. The details are as under –

04116 Special will leave Lokmanya Tilak Terminus at 15.50 hrs o­n every Thursday from 4.10.2012 to 29.11.2012 (9 trips) and will reach Allahabad at 21.50 hrs next day.
04115 Special will leave Allahabad at 10.20 hrs o­n every Wednesday from 3.10.2012 to 28.11.2012 (9 trips) and will arrive Lokmanya Tilak Terminus at 14.50 hrs next day.
Halts: Kalyan, Igatpuri, Nasik Road, Manmad, Bhusawal, Khandwa, Itarsi, Habibganj, Bhopal, Bina, Lalitpur, Jhansi, Orai, Pokhrayan, Kanpur and Fatehpur.
Composition: o­ne AC 3 tier, 11 sleeper class, 3 General Second class and 2 General second class cum guar…

Purushottam Maas Vrat Katha and Importance in Gujarati in pdf format

Purushottam Maas is the Adhik Mahina or Extra month that is added to Hindu lunar calendars once in 2.5 years. It is of great significance in Gujarat. You can read the importance of Purushottam month and also the Vrat Katha in Gujarati in pdf format in the below document.

The katha is read on auspicious days in the month by Gujarati Hindus.
Link - Purushottam MaasVrat Katha in Gujarati

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Brihadaranyaka Upanishad Teachings on Rebirth

The Self, having in dreams enjoyed the pleasures of sense, gone hither and thither, experienced good and evil, hastens back to the sate of waking from which he started.
As a man passes from dream to wakefulness, so does he pass at death from this life to the next. When a man is about to die, the subtle body, mounted by the intelligent Self groans – as a heavily laden cart groans under its burden.
When this body becomes thin through old age or disease, the dying man separates himself from his limbs, even as a mango or a fig or a banyan fruit separates itself from its stalk, and by the same way that he came he hastens to his new abode and there assumes another body, in which to begin a new life. (Chapter 4:3:33-36)
As a leech, having reached the end of a blade of grass, takes hold of another blade and draws itself to it, so the Self, having left this body behind it unconscious, takes hole of another body and draws himself to it. (Chapter 4:4:3)
As a goldsmith, taking an old gold orname…

Today’s Hindu Calendar – September 2, 2012 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on September 2, 2012 – Krishna Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during the waning phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Krishna Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during the waning phase of moon till 7:10 PM on September 2. Then onwards it is Krishna Paksha Tritiya Tithi or the third day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.

Nakshatra – Purvabhadra or Pooradam Nakshatra till 6:55 AM. Then onwards it is Uttarabhadra or Uthiradam Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Kumbha Rasi till 12:53 AM. Then onwards it is Meena Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days –
Adhik Bhadrapad Krishna Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or second day during the waning phase of moon in Adhik Bhadrapad month in calendars followed in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa.
Adhik Bhadrapad Krishna Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or second day during the waning phase of moon in Adhik Bhadrapad month in calendars followed in Delhi…