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Radha Krishna from Lladro

Lladro is a Spanish Company noted for high quality porcelain figurines.

This limited edition (3000 units) of Radha Krishna porcelain figurine was issued in the year 2005. It retails for about Rupees 247,000. It seems the Radha Krishna figurine has been sold out as it is no longer available for sale online.

How to choose the best Rudraksha bead?

The Rudraksha bead from Nepal is considered to be the best. The best Rudraksha has a natural hole and the lines on the face will be clean and will not have any breaks. The ideal bead will be lighter in weight and has brown color. It will also be hard, little greasy and the mouth will be curving outward. Rudraksha beads from India lack the natural hole and those from Indonesia do not have the lines.One has to be wary of artificial beads made out of wood. Artificial Rudraksha beads are also made from nuts and other wild seeds. Detailed below are some methods to distinguish between the original and fake Rudraksha.Real Rudraksha beads do not float on water.
Boiling has no effect on a real Rudraksha.
The lines on the real Rudraksha are not equidistant.

Quote for the day – Bhagavad Gita

Arjuna asks: What is it that impels man to commit a sin,
Even against his own wishes,
As though under the influence of some powerful force?
Krishna: It is desire and anger, the ravenous and the deadly,
Which are born out of Rajas Guna.
Recognize these for they are your foe in this world.
Just as smoke envelopes the fire,
Just as dust hides the mirror,
And the embryo is hidden in the womb,
Similarly knowledge or Atman is covered by desire and lust.
The insatiable fire of desire covers true knowledge or the Atman,
Therefore, it is the constant enemy of the wise man.
It abides in the mind, intellect and the senses.
Through them it deludes the embodied and bewilders its judgement.
Therefore Arjuna control your senses,
And kill this evil, which obstructs your discriminative knowledge,
And hinders the realization of Atman. Bhagavad Gita (Chapter 3, Verses 36 to 42) (Source: Bhagavad Gita – A New Perspective by Ila Ahuja and M.Raj Ahuja)