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Panchangam 2007 in English

This English Panchangam is from the HimalayanAcademy and is patterned after the traditional panchangams used in Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala which employ the Nirayana (sidereal) zodiacal system. The Panchangam from the HimalayanAcademy is based on local timings. It is in PDF format and you will need the latest version of Adobe Acrobat. The downloading time will depend on your internet connection speed. The link to English Panchangam 2007. When you open the link, you will get a list of cities in the United States and another list of cities around the world. Choose the nearest city to get the accurate time. Please note that the Panchangam starts from the month of May 2007.If you need the Panchangam of April 2007. Please click on this link – Panchangam 2006-2007. Note:This Panchangam does not contain predictions.Kannada Panchangam 2007 in EnglishSamvathsara Sarvajith 2007. The Kannada Panchangam 2007 is in PDF format and you will need the latest version of Adobe Ac…

Dianne Bell’s Visual Exploration of Lord Krishna Myth

Dianne Blell, a noted visual artist, says she is captivated by Krishna myth in which love and desire are elevated and spiritualized. The prime reason why Krishna myth captivates her is that her Catholic upbringing considered desire and sex as deadly sins.

This is an example of Dianne Bell’s multimedia/ photography tableau series based on Lord Krishna entitled - Desire for the Intimate Deity. The above tableau is titled ‘Anticipation.’ Now this tableau is created using a complex method and Hamtons explains it like this.Ms. Blell’s images based on Indian mythology, incorporate an Indian painted miniatures format in which each aspect of the courtship ritual is depicted. The process begins with the construction of elaborately painted 12 X 10 foot sets in which the story and images are framed. The artist then designs the costumes, does the makeup, casts the dramas, directs and then shoots the scene using a Sinar 4 X 5 Camera. What results, is a remarkable series of rehearsed and staged tabl…

Assamese New Year 2007

Assamese New Year, known as Rongali Bihu or Bohag Bihu, falls on April 15 2007. The festival begins on the last day of the Assamese month ‘Chot’ and this day is known as ‘goru bihu’ (the festival of cow). The next day is known as ‘manuh bihu’ (the festival for the people), the Assamese New Year. The third day of Bihu is known as ‘gosain bihu (God’s bihu). However, the first two days are generally regarded as the Bihu days. In 2007, Rongali Bihu is being celebrated on 14th, 15th and 16th April. One gets to see a rejuvenated Mother Nature during Bohag Bihu. Mother Nature throws off her old garbs and comes out afresh in magnificent hue and glory. This lifts up the spirit of people and rekindles hope and positive energy. Trees, flowers, birds, butterflies and animals join in welcoming the new season. Bohag Bihu is a festival with its roots entrenched in Mother Nature and thus in agriculture.On the Goru bihu day, the cows are rubbed with a paste of Matikalai (a kind of local pulse), musta…