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Science Behind The Extraordinary Purifying Power Of River Ganga

Millions of people bath in the River Ganga, or Ganges, during Kumbh Mela, Magh Mela and on other auspicious days? But rarely have we heard about the breakout of a major epidemic like Cholera or other waterborne diseases. Industrial waste and human waste is dumped into Ganga at several points but Ganga continues to amaze everyone with its purifying power. So what is the science behind the extraordinary power of Ganga? And does science have the all the clues to the purifying properties of Ganges? In Hinduism, there is frequently a connection between mythology and science. Hindu scriptures say that bathing in Ganga purifies the sins of this birth and previous birth. Ganga Ma, or Mother Ganga, is a Goddess in Hinduism. Puranas and epics extol her greatness and she descends to the earth from the matted locks of Lord Shiva. A dying Hindu’s last wish is to have a few drops of Ganga water. Hindus have always believed that River Ganga has extraordinary power and it prevents diseases. Julian Cra…

Important Hindu Festivals and Auspicious Days in March 2008

2nd March - Maharshi Dayanand Sarswati Jayanti3rd March – Ekadashi Fast5th March – Shivaratri in some parts of India especially in South and also in some regional calendars. 6th March – Shivratri 7th March – Amavasi9th March – Shri Ramakrishna Jayanti13th March – Shasti Fasting17th March – Ekadashi Fast21st March – Purnima (Poornima)21st March – Dola Purnima in Orissa21st March - Panguni Uttiram21st March – Holika Dahan 21st March – Dol Yatra (Doli Jatra)21st March – Chaitra 01 – Saka Era 1930 begins22nd March – Holi – Dhuleti Fuldotsav – Dhulandi23rd March – Sant Tukaram Jayanti23rd March – Bhai Dooj28th March – Shasti 30th March – Sheetlashtami

Bhagvan Nityananda of Ganeshpuri Quotes

One must seek the shortest way and the fastest means to get back home – to turn the spark within into a blaze, to be merged in and to identify with that greater fire which ignited the spark. Everyone is a God here including yourself and all the ones who are seated here. The state of mind should be like a lotus leaf, which though in water, with its stem in the mud and flower above, is yet untouched by both. Similarly, the mind should be kept untainted by the mud of desires and the water of distractions, even though engaged in worldly activities. Nityananda