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Sanskrit Universities in India

The popularity of Sanskrit is on the rise and is being taught in several universities around the world. In India, there are several universities dedicated to Sanskrit research and teaching. They offer several degree and post graduate courses.Only few states in India have Sanskrit Universities but most of the major universities in the states offer Sanskrit degree and post graduate courses.SanskritUniversity in Andhra Pradesh: Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha, Tirupati.Bihar:KameshwarSinghDarbhangaSanskritUniversity, Kameshwar Nagar, Darbhanga.Sanskrit Universities in Delhi: 1)Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan (Deemed University), 56-57, Institutional Area, Janakpuri, New Delhi.
2) Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha, Katwaria Sarai, New Delhi.Gujarat:SomnathSanskritUniversity, Somnath Trust, BITCOBuilding, Prabas Patan, Somnath, Junagarh.Kerala:SreeSankaracharyaUniversity of Sanskrit, Sree Sankarapuram, Kalady, Ernakulam.Maharashtra: Kavikulaguru Kalidas Sanskrit Vishwavidya…

Ahmedabad Rath Yatra 2007

Ahmedabad Rath Yatra, the oldest and most popular ‘ratha yatra’ in Gujarat, will be held on July 16, 2007. The ‘rath yatra’ at Ahmedabad is quite similar to the world famous Puri Jaganath Rath Yatra and is taking place for more than 125 years. The Ahmedabad Rath Yatra starts from the Jagannath temple in Jamalpur locality and passes through a 14 kilometer route. The Rath Yatra in Ahmedabad is quite similar to the Puri Rath Yatra. Three chariots with Lord Krishna, Balrama and Subhadra are pulled by the devotees through the city. Elephants play a unique part in the festival. Another important feature is the participation of Akhada sadhus and Mahants.On this day, Rath Yatras also take place in Bhavnagar, Vadodara, Gandhinagar, Surat and Porbandar in Gujarat.UPDATE:Ahmedabad Rath Yatra 2008

Tirupati Tirumala Online Service E-Darshan in India

The E-Darshan is the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) online services to pilgrims in India on a single window system. The system enables a devotee to book special darshan, Archana Anthara Darshan, Nijapada Darshanam and accommodation at Tirumala in advance. At present there are 43 online centers in India. Now it is also possible to do all the Tirupati booking and get information through phone from the comfort of your home.Pilgrims to Tirupati Tirumala Balaji temple can reserve for pujas and darshan minimum 2 days and maximum 60 days in advance. Each Pilgrim has to offer his finger print and photo will be captured at the time of booking.E-Darshan facility is available at all district headquarters in Andhra Pradesh. New Delhi, Chennai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Mumbai, Pondicherry, Kolhapur, Pune, Salem, Erode, Bhimavaram and Naidupeta are the other cities and towns with E-Darshan facility. The darshan counters are managed by TTD. At present the special darshan ticket costs Rs.50 each, Ar…

Ramayana Masam 2007

The Karkidakam month (July – August) in the Malayalam Calendar is observed as the Ramayana Masam in Kerala. ‘Masam’ means month in Malayalam. During this month, the epic Ramayana is recited in homes and temples. In 2007, the Ramayana Masam is from July 17th to August 16th. The reading of epic Ramayana begins on the first day of the month and it will be completed on the last day of the month.The Ramayana read in Kerala homes is the Adhyatma Ramaynam Kilippattu written by Thunchath Ezhuthachan. Grandparents, parents and children after lighting the evening lamp sit before nilavilakku (traditional Kerala lamp) and recite the Malayalam Ramayana. The reading of the epic is divided is such a way that the reading ends on the last day of the month.The month Karkidakam is the last month in the Malayalam Calendar. The monsoon is at its peak during the Karkitakam month. Earlier majority of the people depended on agriculture and this month used be the month of scarcity. With the fields flooded, th…

Anger Management – Mata Amritanandamayi

When you are in the midst of an upsetting situation, can you simply observe what is happening? Can you stop thinking that someone is insulting and abusing you? Can you forget that you are being treated unfairly and let go of the wish to do something about it?
Don't be abusive. Don't react. Try to realize that the real problem is not what is happening, but how you are reacting to it.
When you see that you are going to react negatively, at this point, pause. Stop talking. Say to your mind, 'No, don't say anything now. You will get a better opportunity to present the whole matter in a more effective way. But now you keep quiet for the time being.'
During this pause, try to think of something positive, something elevating, something sweet, something that you consider unforgettable. Try to recall a pleasant event or memory. Focus all your energies, all your thoughts on that.
If you can do this, you won't be bothered or angered by the ridiculous words and unbearable f…