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Krmibhojanam Hell in Hindu Puranas

Details regarding Hell in Hinduism are found in the Puranas especially the Garuda Purana. Krmibhojanam Hell is mainly used to punish those people who waste food and indulge in excesses while not providing food to those who are in need of it. In the Krmibhojanam Hell, people are thrown into pits filled with worms, insects and snakes.

Krmibhojanam means food for worms.
It is mentioned that once the bodies of the sinners are eaten by the worms, they are provided with new bodies which are also eaten up by worms. This cycle continues till the end of their punishment.
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Solar Eclipse in Australia in May 2013 – Surya Grahan Time in Australia on May 10

A partial solar eclipse, Surya Grahan, will take place in Australia on May 10, 2013. The eclipse begins at early morning on May 10, 2013 and is visible till noon on May 10. At Perth (Western Australia) it is visible from 6:57 AM to 7:45 AM on May 10. The time at Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne is from 7:41 AM to 10:27 AM on May 10. Below is the time for various cities in Australia:

Partial Solar Eclipse May 10, 2013 Time in Sydney, Australia Eclipse begins at 7:59 AM Eclipse ends at 10:14 AM
Partial Solar Eclipse May 10, 2013 Time in Perth, Australia Eclipse begins at 6:57 AM Eclipse ends at 7:45 AM
Partial Solar Eclipse May 10, 2013 Time in Brisbane, Australia Eclipse begins at 7:41 AM Eclipse ends at 10:27 AM
Partial Solar Eclipse May 10, 2013 Time in Melbourne, Australia Eclipse begins at 7:50 AM Eclipse ends at 10:02 AM
Hindu Temples might remain closed during the period of Grahan. Those Hindus who follow rituals and fast living in Australia should follow them.
Pregnant women, elderly…

Important Hindu Festivals and Auspicious Days in May 2013

Dates of important festivals associated with Hinduism in May 2013 – based on major Hindu calendars and Panchangam used in India. The festivals, Vrats and auspicious days are based on Indian Standard Time (IST). You can also take help through the comment section on good dates for various purposes including house warming, joining job, buying car or house, moving into new rented home etc.

May 1, 2013 – Kokila Sashti May 6 – Varuthini Ekadasi Vrat – Ekadashi Fasting May 7 – Pradosh Fasting May 8 – Shiv Chaturdasi Vrat May 9 – Amavasya No moon day May 10 – Vaishakh month begins in calendars followed in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Gujarat May 12 – Prashuram Jayanti in some regions May 13 – Akshaya Tritiya – Akha Teej May 13 – Parashuram Jayanti May 15 – Malayalam Edava Masam begins May 15 – Tamil Vaikasi Masam begins May 15 – Jyeshta Month begins in Bengali Calendars May 17 – Ganga Saptami May 19 – Sita Navami May 21 – Mohini Ekadasi Fasting May 22 – Pradosh Vrat May 23 – Nar…

The secret of self-discipline is purity – Sadhu Vaswani

He who blesses others is blessed, and he who injures others is injured. Such is a great law.
The light of the lord shines in them that seek after Him and are restless until they find their rest at His Lotus-Feet.
Are you perplexed by the problem of life? Don't worry! go into silence! Thou will glimpse a solution.
The secret of self-discipline is purity. Sadhu Vaswani

Today’s Hindu Calendar – May 1, 2013 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on May 1, 2013 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during the waning phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Krishna Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during the waning phase of moon till 11:51 AM. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during the waning phase of moon.

Note – In calendars followed in Gujarat and Maharashtra it is Krishna Paksha Sashti and Saptami Tithi or sixth and seventh day of the waning phase of moon.
Nakshatra – Purvashada or Pooradam Nakshatra till 8:07 AM. Then onward it is Uttarashada or Uthiradam Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Dhanu Rasi till 1:45 PM. Then onward it is Makar Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days –
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