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Greatness of Ganesh Murti (Idol) Made of Neem Wood

Ganesh murti (idol) made of neem wood is considered highly auspicious. It is believed that keeping Ganesha murti made of neem wood in home helps in ushering in prosperity, peace and happiness.
The murti can be worshipped in Puja room on all days. Taking the blessing of murti before leaving house will help in successful trips.
Red colored flowers are offered to Ganesh Murti made of neem wood.
The murti is kept at home to alleviate fear of ghosts and evil spirits.
Related Shwetark Ganesha - Idol of Ganesha from Aak Plant

Surya Grahan during Diwali 2012 Not Visible in India – Solar Eclipse Diwali 2012

There will be a solar eclipse taking place on Diwali Day, November 13, 2012 but it is not visible in India. This is a total solar eclipse and will be taking place in Southern Hemisphere. A partial eclipse is visible in Australia and New Zealand on the morning of November 14, 2012.
As the Eclipse is not visible in India and most parts of the world, the Hindu Panchangs and calendar have ignored the Grahan.
Australia Time of the Eclipse is 5:56 AM to 7:58 AM on the morning of November 14, 2012.
New Zealand Time of the Eclipse is 8:30 AM to 10:45 AM on the November 14, 2012.
Note - the eclipse is not visible in India.

Video – Story of Sage Valmiki – Upanishad Ganga Serial on Journey of Ratnakar to Valmiki

Upanishad Ganga Series, created by Chinmaya Mission and directed by Chandraprakash Dwivedi, brilliantly portrays the transformation of Ratnakar, the robber. Sage Valmiki, the author of Ramayan, led the life of a robber before he became a saint. It is said that in his early life Valmiki was known as Ratnakar. It was a meeting with Sage Narada that changed his life. You can watch the story of Ratnakar on Youtube in the third episode of Upanishad Ganga.

One day Ratnakara attacked Sage Narada in a forest. The sage asked, “Why are you killing and injuring people and robbing them.” Ratnakara replied that all this was for his family. Narada then asked, “Will they pay for your sins.” Ratnakara said that they will as he was doing it for them.
Sage Narada said that no one will share sin. A debate took place between them. Finally, Ratnakara decided to ask his family.
Ratnakara went home and asked his wife and children whether they will share his sins. They said no. His wife said that her job wa…

Random Quotes from Ramayana – Words of Bhagavan Sri Ram

Devotion means universal love.

It does not matter whether you are a man or a woman; your caste, name and position are not taken into account…Devotion is the only thing that is essential to worship the One.
When you truly understand that the Atman, which is your true Self, is without any attribute or attachment, you should give up your identification with your body which is inert and impermanent. So seek the true nature of Atman.
Don’t you see the great sky reflected in each and every lake or river? Paramatman is the sky which is stationary. Its reflections are not permanent… Paramatman, which is the Brahman, is the only reality. All the visible living things are only its reflections.
Source – Book - Teachers of Wisdom  By Igor Kononenko, Irena Kononenko

Today’s Hindu Calendar – November 9, 2012 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on November 9, 2012 – Krishna Paksha Dasami tithi or tenth day during the waning phase of moon in Hindu Calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Krishna Paksha Dasami Tithi or tenth day of the waning phase of moon day till 12:21 PM on November 9, 2012. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Ekadasi Tithi or eleventh day of the waning phase of moon (dark phase of moon). All time based on India Standard Time.

Nakshatra – Purvaphalguni or Pooram Nakshatra till 7:16 PM on November 9, 2012. Then onward it is Uttaraphalguni or Uthiram Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Simha Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days –
Ashwin Krishna Paksha Dasami Tithi or the tenth day during the dark phase of moon in Ashwin month in calendars followed in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa.
Kartik Krishna Paksha Dasami Tithi or the tenth day during the waning phase of moon in Kartik month in calendars followed in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya …

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