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Ramayan Online Quiz Contest for Children in USA

Kaun Banega Ramayan Expert (KBRE) is an online quiz contest based on the epic Ramayana for children in the United States of America. The aim of the contest is to increase the awareness of Ramayana among children in USA. KBRE contest is a special project by Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh USA and Balagokulam. Those who wish to participate can register online or in-person at the Balagokulam centers in USA. Children between the ages of 5 to 15 years are eligible to participate in the contest. Participating children are divided into four age groups: Group 1 – age 5 and 6; Group 2 – age 7, 8 and nine; Group 3 – age 10,11 and 12 and Group 4 – 13,14 and 15.The quiz competition is held in two phases – first phase is an online quiz and the second phase is the in-person contest.KBRE is now open for online registration and the participants can take online exam starting from April 13.The website also provides interactive resources and reading material on Ramayan and there is also a practice quiz session…

Sabarimala Temple April 2017 Monthly Puja

SabarimalaAyyappaTemple in Kerala attracts thousands of devotees during the Vishu Puja held annually in April. In 2017 April, SabarimalaTemple will open for Vishu puja on April 10, 2017. Meda Vishu Darshanam will take place at 0530 hrs on April 14, 2017. The temple will close on April 18, 2017.

This year the annual temple festival also falls in April Month. For this the shrine will be open from March 31 to April 9, 2017.
The Sabarimala Temple which remains closed for the major part of a year is open for a longer period only during Mandala Makaravilakku season (November – December – January). Next major opening of the temple is during the Vishu season. The temple also opens on the first day of every Malayalam month.
Devotees can perform all the important rituals associated with the temple during the Vishu period. It is considered highly auspicious to have the ‘darshan’ of Lord Ayyappa on the Vishu day. A unique ritual performed by the head priest on the Vishu day is the distribution o…

Swami Sukhabodhananda Quotes

The wise way to live life is to plan with a purpose, prepare with a prayer, proceed positively and pursue persistently. Life’s heaviest burden is one’s fight with life and to now flow with life. Ego is a disconnection with existence. By operating from ego one is against the wholeness. To be inwardly nothing, is to be part of that wholeness and in harmony with the whole.People strive to increase their standard of living, but not their standard of thinking. The best computer is the one between the ears. Understand the mind, transform and transcend the mind, by the discipline taught by yoga.Swami Sukhabodhananda