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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…

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…