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Gujarat New Year – Hindu Vikram Year 2065 Begins on October 29, 2008

Hindu Vikram New Year 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 and is known as Annakut. Vikram Year 2065 begins on October 29, 2008 and is also referred as Vikram Samvatsar and Hindu New Year in the respective regions. This calendar is also known as Vikram Calendar or Vikram Samvat and a month is calculated from new moon to new moon. 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 or Kartak In Gujarat, 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 or Bestu Varash. In the Hindu calendar popularly used in North India the year begins with Chaitra Shu…

Veda Vidyalayam at Yelamanchili in Andhra Pradesh – Spreading Vedic Knowledge through Vedic School

The Veda Vidyalayam at YelamanchiliTown in Visakhapatnam District of Andhra Pradesh is quietly and steadily imparting Vedic knowledge to young students. The first batch of 16 students started learning at the Veda Pathasala in the first month of 2008. Another batch of 15 students is getting ready to be initiated. The school of Vedic learning is promoted by Gayatri Seva Trust, formed by Senior Citizens in the town.VKL Gayatri writes about this unique initiative in expressbuzz.comVeda Vidya is a residential, eight-year course, and integrated post-graduation takes 12 years.After the course, one has to take a test in yagna, yaga, aagama and mantra-related rituals.An interesting aspect is the effort to blend the modern with the ancient. IT mingles with Vedic learning here. Thanks to a donor from Chennai who gifted systems, printer, scanner and a copier, the students are learning to use computers for astrological computing.Women teachers lend another touch of modernity to this unique Vedic s…

Sage Sanat Kumara on observing silence which gives mental peace

By observing silence, you can attain some degree of control over your speech, but this will not bring you peace and happiness. Once the disturbance at the level of speech is quieted, you will notice unexpected turbulence in the mind.

In order to attain peace, you must work systematically. First, bring peace to your tongue. This means speaking sweetly and making sure that you do not harm either yourself or others through your speech.

Avoid meaningless talk. This observance will lead you to mental peace. By observing this discipline of speech, you maintain awareness of Brahman – the highest truth. Sanat Kumara Source: The Tradition of the Himalayan Masters Pandit Rajmani, Ph.D. Tigunait