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Kalyanamastu – Mass Marriage Program of Tirumala Tirupati Temple

Kalyanamastu is the mass marriage program conducted by the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) in the IndianState of Andhra Pradesh. The marriage ceremony is mainly intended for those people who are unable to get married due to financial difficulties. Apart from conducting the Hindu marriage ceremony, the TirupatiTemple will provide Mangalasutram in gold, new clothes, Mettelu (toe rings) and kanukalu.The first mass marriage by Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) was held on February 22, 2007. On that day, 4994 couples began their married life. The second mass marriage will be held on August 26, 2007 across the state of Andhra Pradesh. The auspicious Sravana Nakshatra Muhurtham between 11.10 a.m. and 11.20 a.m on August 26 is the chosen time for the mass marriage. Hindu men above 21 and women above 18 are eligible to take part in Kalyanamasthu. The applicants have to file an affidavit stating that their parents have given consent to the wedding and that they are of eligible age. The …

New Book on Bhagavad Gita and Management

Management with a Difference: The insight from Indian wisdom is a new book which attempts to bring out the need and relevance of value based management in the present complex and fast changing environment. The value based management finds its inspiration in the Bhagavad Gita. The book is written by Swami Anubhavananda and Prof Arya Kumar and is published by Ane Books India. In Management with a Difference: The insight from Indian wisdom, the authors emphasis thatmanagement is a people driven process in search of excellence, so as to achieve a well defined corporate goal by ensuring a due benefit and value to the customer and society in general. The answer to the fundamental question of becoming effective in all our endeavors has been forcefully and rightly dealt in the Indian epics and particularly in the Bhagavad Gita. The Gita focuses on individual self-management so as to set up an example of being inspired from within, as the first step onwards setting him apart from others.The a…