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Self Learning Sanskrit CD from Rastriya Sanskrit Vidya Peetha

Rastriya Sanskrit Vidya Peeth (RSVP) has released a self learning Sanskrit CD in interactive mode named Samskrtasiksika. This interactive CD is a unique approach to help aspirants to learn Sanskrit Language quickly and thoroughly. It is designed by Sanskrit language experts from leading universities. Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha is a DeemedUniversity established under Section 3 of UGC Act, 1956 and is located at Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh. The Self Learning Sanskrit CD concentrates on perfect pronunciation, different styles of conversation, excellent styles of speech, several styles of reading prose and poetry, writing styles of Devanagari, script, grammar in simple way, sanskrit literature and science in Sanskrit words for daily use.
Animated Stories in Sanskrit, Sanskrit songs and shlokas, antyaksari, fun with words, fun with numbers, quiz and exercises are also part of the CD. The cost of the Samskrtasiksika CD is Rupees.200/-. Outside India it is US $12. Postal Charges are e…

Mahalakshmi

In Hinduism, Mahalakshmi is the supreme Mother Goddess and is believed to be the root of all creations. The popular Hindu Goddess Lakshmi who is the goddess of wealth, auspiciousness and fortune is only an attribute of Mahalakshmi. But today both Lakshmi and Mahalakshmi mean the same for majority of the people. Mahalakshmi as supreme mother goddess is similar to Durga and this form is mentioned in Tantric texts and is popular in western India, especially in Maharashtra.Mahalakshmi is an attempt made by human mind to find the root of all creation and define the formless responsible for it. Scriptures like Lakshmi Tantra and Pancharatra mentions that she is Prakrti, Maya and Shakti. That which is animate and inanimate rise and fall in her. But in Vaishnava tradition Mahalakshmi is the consort of Lord Vishnu and is the only way to reach Narayana (Vishnu) and attain Moksha – escape from the endless cycle of birth and death. In this form, she is the bountiful aspect of nature and she repre…

Amavasi in December 2008

Amavasi, also known as Amavasya or Ammavasi, is the no moon day in a month in a traditional Hindu calendar. Amavasai is the darkest day in the Hindu month. It is also the last day in a month in calendars followed in Gujarat and Maharashtra. Amavasi date is on December 27, 2008. Some Hindu communities only take a single meal on the day. There are many Hindus who undertake a complete fast on Amavasi. The day is considered apt for doing Tarpan and Shradh for dead parents and other relatives. Margashirsh month ends on December 27, 2008 in calendars followed in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. Next month is the Paush Mas. You may also like to read Somvati Amavasi Shani Amavasi

Dada J P Vaswani Teachings

Is not this hunger of every human heart, someone to love us? But this it the paradox of love, that you must love someone before you can receive love. The love that goes out of you to others returns to you. Love moves in a circle: and it is you who must make the circle move!Love gives and gives and gives and seeks no return. Therefore, love has nothing to lose and consequently, nothing to fear.When you have nothing to do, do not let the mind wander after useless things.
But close your eyes, shut out the world, bring yourself in God's presence and offer to him brief prayers. That is the way of growing beautiful within!The mind can hold only one thought at a time. Let it be a God-thought. And you will grow Godlike!Dada J P Vaswani