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Onam Special Trains 2013 from Chennai to Kerala from Indian Railways

Southern Railway of Indian Railways has announced special trains for Onam festival in 2013 from Chennai to Mangalore Mangalore. In Kerala, the trains will have stops at Ernakulam, Kottayam, Thrissur, Kollam, Palakkad, Shoranur Kuttipuram, Tirur, Kozhikkode, Vadakara, Thalassery, Kannur, Payyanur, Kanhangad and Kasaragod. Onam is the harvest of Kerala and in 2013, Thiruonam is on September 16.

Chennai Central – Mangalore Junction Superfast special; Mangalore Junction -Chennai Central Special:

T.No.06003 Chennai Central – Mangalore Junction Superfast Special will leave Chennai Central at 21.00 hrs. on 14.09.2013 &; 21.09.2013 and arrive Mangalore Junction at 12.45 hrs. the next day.
T.No.06004 Mangalore Junction – Chennai Central Special will leave Mangalore Junction at 14.45 hrs. on 15.09.2013; 22.09.2013 and arrive Chennai Central at 07.45 hrs. the next day.

The composition of the trains will be 1 AC 2-tier, 4 AC3-tier, 11 Sleeper Class, 3 General Second Class and 2 luggage-cum-…

Pillayar Meaning in English – Name of Ganesh in Tamil

Pillayar is the popular Tamil name of God Ganesha. Ganesh or Ganapati is widely known in Tamil Nadu and among Tamil speaking community as Pillayar. But what is the meaning of Pillayar or Pillaiyar. In Tami, Pille means child and Pillayar meant a noble child. Shiva is one of the popular deities in Tamil culture and therefore Ganesha was referred as the noble child.
Some scholars are of the view that Pallu or pella means tooth or tusk of an elephant – more generally elephant – thus Pillayar means young one of an elephant.
In South India, Ganesha is popularly known as Ganapati and Pillayar. The term ‘Pillayar’ is limited to Tamil communities.
Reference:Ganesh: studies of an Asian god. Edited by Robert L. Brown

Yajur Veda in Hindi in pdf – Download Yajur Veda in Hindi in pdf for free

Yajur Veda is one of the holiest texts in Hinduism and is one of the four Vedas. Now you can download Yajur Veda in Hindi thanks to the Vedpuran.net website. The Yajur Veda in Hindi is in pdf format and you can download it for free.
It is popularly believed the Vedas is of divine origin and composed by no man. Popular belief is that the divine words were first compiled and divided into four by Veda Vyasa. Vedas are considered to be an eternal text and is rediscovered during each new cosmic era.
LinkDownload Yajur Veda in Hindi in pdf (you can right click and save it or read it browser and then save)

Upanishads on Our Infinite Nature

That jiva is to be known as of the size of the tip of a hair, imagined to be divided into a hundredth of its hundredth part; yet it happens to be infinite. (Svetashvatara Upanishad, 5.9)
He who has realized and intimately known the Atman that has entered this perilous and inaccessible place (the body), is the maker of the universe, for he is the maker of all, (all is) his Atman, and he again is indeed the Atman (of all).  (Brihadaranyaka Upanishad, 4.4.13)
(Brahman is) without doubt, endless, beyond reason and analogy, beyond all proofs and causeless, knowing which the wise one becomes free. (Amritabindu Upanishad, 9)

This one is the Lord of all; this one is omniscient; this one is the inner director (of all); this one is the source of all; this one is verily the place of origin and dissolution of all beings. (Mandukya Upanishad, 6)
Source - Prabhudha Bharata Magazine February 2013 Issue.

Today’s Hindu Calendar – August 22, 2013 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on August 22, 2013 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or second day of the waning phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Krishna Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the waning phase of moon till 5:41 AM on August 22. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Shathabhisha or Sadayam or Chathayam Nakshatra till 11:59 AM. Then onward it is Purvabhadra or Pooruruttathi Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Kumbha Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – 

Kali Yuga Year – 5115
Vikram Samvant 2070 – Bhadrapad Krishna Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or second day of the waning phase of moon in Bhadrapad month in calendars followed in North India - Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Jammu and Kashmir.
Vijayanama Samvatsar/ Shalivahana…

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