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Book – Swami Vivekananda in America: New Findings

Swami Vivekananda in America: New Findings by Asim Chaudhuri is a third book in the series in a series on ‘new information’ about Swami Vivekananda. The book reveals some fresh information regarding the setting in which Swami Vivekananda had to work in America, the forces that opposed him and those that stood behind him and also details on some places that he visited during his most famous journey. A major highlight of the book is a large number of rare and impressive photographs.Incidents and the homes that Swami Vivekananda visited in Massachusetts, New York, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Tennessee, Michigan, Ohio, Maine, Maryland, Washington, Connecticut, New Hampshireand California during his journey are unraveled in the book. The two earlier works in the series on new information about Swami Vivekananda are Swami Vivekananda in the West: New Discoveries, and Swami Vivekananda in Chicago, New Findings. Swami Vivekananda in America: New Findings
Author: Asim Chaudhuri
Published by: Adv…

Important Hindu Festivals and Auspicious Days in February 2009

Dates of important festivals associated with Hinduism in 2009 February – based on major Hindu calendars used in India.1st February – Sashti Vratam2nd February – Magha Saptami - Ratha Saptami
5th February – Sudasha Brata (Orissa)6th February – Jaya Ekadashi (Smarta sect is on February 5) – Ekadasi 7th February – Pradosham7th February – Vishwakarma Jayanti (in north and western parts of India)8th February – Thaipusam9th February – Chandra Grahan - Magh Purnima – Poornima Full Moon day10th February – Falgun Month begins in Traditional Hindu Calendar12th February – Kumbha Sankranti (Orissa)12th February – Ganesh Sankashti Vrata13th February – Phalgun month begins in Bengali calendar13th February – Maasi month begins in Tamil calendar13th February – Kumbha month begins in Malayalam Kerala calendar20th February – Vijaya Ekadasi – Ekadashi23rd February – Mahashivratri 22nd February – Pradosham24th February – Amavasya26th February – Falgun month begins in Marathi and Gujarati Calendar27th Febr…

Thiruvalluvar Quotes from Tirukural

Let attachment to the Lord be your one attachment. That attachment will help you to free yourself from other attachments.We cannot be certain of living the next minute. But we are not content with even a million plans.The hair on the head is a thing of beauty. Removed form its place, it become filth. The same is the fate of men who descend from their own level of honorable conduct and demean themselves. If we eat only after making sure that what has been already eaten has been digested, no medicine will be required to keep the body in good health.The face may a wear a smile at the sight of one friend, but he only is a friend whose sight brings about an internal joy which fills the whole soul.Thiruvalluvar