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Durga Puja Mahalaya

Mahalaya is observed seven days before the Durga Puja festivities begin. In 2017, Mahalaya is on September 19 (in Bengali Calendars). It heralds the advent of Goddess Durga to earth. Mahalaya marks the beginning of ‘Devipaksha’ and the countdown to Durga Puja. The day also marks the end of the Pitr Paksha in North India.
Mahalaya is basically an invitation for Goddess Durga to descend on to the earth. The day is spent in chanting mantras and singing bhajans. The most famous being the – ‘Jago Tumi Jago.’ The Chandi Kavya or Chandi Stotram is recited on the day.
Mahalaya is also the last day of the Pitru Paksha. Prayers are offered to dead ancestors on this day during pre-dawn hours through the Tarpan ritual.

Shree Ram Mandir Staten Island New York Location and Address

Shree Ram Mandir, also known as the Staten Island Hindu temple, is located at1318 Victory Blvd, Sunnyside, New York10301. The temple is dedicated to Maryada Purushottam Lord Ram and his ardent devotee Lord Hanuman. The temple also has idols of Lakshman, Mata Sita, Lord Ganesh and Lord Venkateswara.The Mandir is opposite to War Memorial Skating Rink in Cloves Lake Parks on Victory Blvd in Sunnyside, Staten Island.AddressStaten IslandHinduTemple
1318 Victory Blvd
Staten Island, NY10301(718) 727-5151 Location on Google Map

Bhagavad Gita Ringtones in India

Mauj Mobile is now offering shlokas from the Bhagavad Gita as Ringtones and a Gita sholka every day as SMS in the ‘shloka of the day’ category. The Bhagavad Gita Sholkas are available in Text, Full track song, MP3 tones, True tones and SMS tones. Mauj Mobile is offering 108 shlokas from this widely read Hindu religious scripture.Customers can set their favorite cloak to mobile set as their Background Music, Ringtone, Caller Tune or Alarm Alert. Customers can also send these shlokas as a Voice or a normal SMS. And those who would like to get a shloka as an outbound call every morning, Mauj Mobile provides an Interactive Voice Response feature at a subscription of Rs 30/- per month.For a shloka from the Bhagvad Geeta, SMS geeta to 57007. Initially, the Shlokas will be recited in Sanskrit followed by their meaning in Hindi.