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Hindu Festivals in 2008

This is a list of important festivals in Hinduism in 2008 based on various regional Hindu calendars. The same festival might be celebrated a day earlier or later in different parts of India.January 200814th January 2008 – Makar Sankranti15th January 2008 – Makar Sankranti in Bengal, Andhra Pradesh and in Vaishnava traditions15th January 2008 – Pongal23rd January 2008 – Thai PusamFebruary 200811th February 2008 – Vasant Panchami - Saraswati FestivalMarch 20086th March 2008 – Maha Shivaratri22nd March 2008 – HoliApril 20087th April 2008 – Ugadi (New Year in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh)7th April 2008 – Gudi Padava13th April 2008 – Chithirai 1 (Tamil New Year)14th April 2008 – Ram Navami14th April 2008 – Vishu (Kerala)14th April 2008 – New Year in Bengal and Assam20th April 2008 – Hanuman JayantiMay 20087th May 2008 – Akshay Tritiya
18th May 2008 – Narasimha JayantiJune 200818th June 2008 - Vat Savitri VratJuly 20084th July 2008 – Puri Rath Yatra18th July 2008 – Vyas Purnima, Guru Purnima

Vedic Management – Echoes of Corporate Social Responsibility in the Vedas

The great sages who delivered universal thoughts through the Vedas were concerned about unethical and profit driven human activities and its impact on society and the environment. This is echoed in several verses in the Vedas, especially in the Upanishads. What these great seers feared more than 5000 years ago have become a reality and we are already paying the price for such unethical and profit driven human activities. Today, many major companies around the world have realized the mistakes and there is more awareness and this has led to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
Corporate Social Responsibility is a concept whereby organizations consider the interests of society by taking responsibility for the impact of their activities on customers, employees, shareholders, communities and the environment in all aspects of their operations. (Wikipedia)
In an article titled ‘Wisdom of the ages’ in ‘The CTO Forum’ Magazine, Dr. S. Kannan presents an overview of the Vedic vision especially …

Prayer to Ganesha – For an Auspicious Beginning

Shuklaambaradharam Vishnum
Shashivarnam chaturbhujam
Prasannavadanam dhyaayeth
Sarvavighnopashaantaye He who is attired in a white garment
Who is all-pervading and has the complexion of the moon
Who has four arms and a bright and gracious countenance
On him we meditate for the removal of obstacles