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Hindu Vikram Year 2064 Begins on November 10 2007

Today, November 10, 2007 is the Hindu Vikram New Year and is the first day of the financial New Year in North India and New Year day in Gujarat. Gujarati New Year is celebrated on the day after Diwali. Vikram Year 2064 begins today and is also sometimes referred as Vikram Samvatsar and Hindu New Year in the respective regions. Vikram Era was started in 57 BC by Emperor Vikramaditya as a commemoration of his victory upon the Shaks. This victory took place at Ujjain, one among the four places associated with Kumbh Mela. This Hindu calendar is also known as Vikram Samvant and begins with the Month Kartik.In North India, Diwali is held on the final day of the Vikram Calendar and the next day marks the beginning of the New Year and is also referred as ‘Annakut’ or Nutan Varsh in Gujarat. The Hindu calendar popularly used in North India and by the Government of India and in several other parts of India is the Saka calendar and it begins with Chaitra (March – April). The Saka Era began in 7…

Mata Amritanandamayi Quotes on Patience

Patience is a great asset. Patience is the antibiotic that destroys the germs of bad feelings like anger. Patience helps us to have a proper perspective of the thoughts that we entertain. If a person commits a mistake, we should not abhor the person but the mistake. Even if we have to punish a person, deep within ourselves we should have love towards him.If you have patience, then you'll also have love. Patience leads to love. If you forcefully open the petals of a bud, you won't be able to enjoy its beauty and fragrance. Only when it blossoms by following its natural course, will the beauty and fragrance of a flower unfold.Skill alone is not enough for success. In addition to skill, we also need proper understanding and knowledge of the task at hand. We also need patience. If we sow a seed and then regularly dig it up to see if it has germinated, it will never grow. Initially, there may seem to be no hope, but if we are patient and persevere, then in the end the flower of lif…