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Why Balaram Did Not Participate in the Mahabharata War?

Balaram, the elder brother of Bhagvan Sri Krishna, did no participate in the Mahabharata war. But why did not Balarama participate in a war that saw the greatest warriors on earth assemble in the Kurukshetra. He did not side with Pandavas or Kauravas in the war.
Duryodhana, the elder brother of the Kauravas, was sure that Balaram would side with him. As Balaram was his Guru.
But Balarama did not side with the Kauravas as he did not want to fight against his brother Krishna who was on the side of the Pandavas.
He also did not side with the Pandavas as he did not want to fight against Duryodhana, who was his student.
So when the Mahabharat war was taking place, Balaram went on a pilgrimage.
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Widows from Vrindavan to Participate in Durga Puja Festival in Kolkata

Widows from various parts of West Bengal who have made the ashrams in Vrindavan their home will travel to Kolkata to participate in the Durga Puja festival. Majority of these widows are shunned by their family after the death of their husbands. They are also denied permission to participate in religious festivals like the DurgaPuja. In 2014, more than 50 widows will participate in the puja organized by Durga Puja committees of Kolkata.  The Hindu reports  Delhi-based NGO Sulabh International, which takes care of all the needs of over 1,000 widows besides giving them a monthly stipend, has made all travel and other arrangements for them. “It is a novel idea for these widows who now live a lonely life, totally cut off from society…They will get a break from their monotonous lives in the ashrams. Their trip to Kolkata is an effort to bring some joy to their lives and sense of belongingness. It is not just a Puja tour for them; they are going back to the land of their ancestors. It is a …

Peace is not a product of intellectual exercise but inner blossoming that occurs with meditation – Mata Amritanandamayi

Learn to be considerate. Don’t be obsessed with what you think is right.
Look at Nature. Nature is a book from which we must learn. Each object in it is a page of that book.
Peace is not a product of an intellectual exercise. It is an inner blossoming that occurs with meditation.
Where there is love, distance doesn't matter.
All prayers and remembrance of God or Guru remind you of the great truth that you are not a separate entity.
Strive to maintain a humble attitude by remembering God’s energy behind everything. Mata Amritanandamayi

Swati Nakshatra date and time in 2015 – Swathi Birth Star dates in 2015

Swati Nakshatra 2015 dates based on traditional Hindu calendar, Astrology and Panchangam. Swati Birth Star, also known as Swathi in South India, is the 15th Nakshatra among the 27 Nakshatras. Below are Swati Nakshatra dates in 2015. The astrological prediction of the birth star Swati as per Moon Sign is that of Tula Rashi (Libra Zodiac). Venus or Shukra is the Lord of Thula. The color of Swati is black.
Swati Nakshatra Days in 2015 as per Indian Standard Time (IST)
January 14 and January 15, 2015 Time is from 6:39 AM on January 14 to 8:09 AM on January 15
February 11, 2015 Time is from 2:02 PM on February 10 to 4:05 PM on February 11
March 10, 2015 Time is from 8:07 PM on March 9 to 10:21 PM on March 10
April 6, 2015 Time is from 2:01 AM on April 6 to 4:05 AM on April 7
May 4, 2015 Time is from 8:44 AM on May 3 to 10:32 AM on May 4, 2015
May 31, 2015 Time is from 4:30 PM on May 30 to 6:14 PM on May 31
June 27, 2015 Time is from 12:54 AM on June 27 to 2:49 AM on June 28
July 25, 2015 …

Today’s Hindu Calendar – September 18, 2014 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Thursday, September 18, 2014 (Today) – 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 Navami Tithi or the ninth day during the waning phase of moon till 12:20 AM on September 18. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Dasami Tithi or the tenth day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Ardra or Arudhara or Thiruvathira Nakshatra till 3:38 AM on September 18. Then onward it is Punarvasu or Punirtham Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Mithuna Rashi till 11:11 PM. Then onward it is Karka Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Dasami Shradh.
Kali Yuga Year – 5116
Vikram Samvant 2071 – Aswhin Krishna Paksha Dasami Tithi or tenth day during the waning phase of moon in Ashwin month in North India - Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa a…

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