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Indian Railways Tour Package to Vaishno Devi Temple from Delhi

Rail Tourism India of the Indian Railways has launched a daily tour package to visit the famous MataVaishnoDeviTemple in Jammu and Kashmir from New Delhi. The package tour is for four nights and three days and there is an option of online ticket booking. Vaishno Devi, dedicated to the Goddess Shakti, is located about 12 km from Katra in Jammu and Kashmir at an altitude of 5200 ft.The four day and three night package includes:Comfortable Rail Journey in AC 3-Tier (Return ticket).On-board and off-board catering on fixed menu basis.Arrival / Departure transfer in non ac Bus, on seat in a coach basis.Darshan Slip (for Vaishno Devi).Accommodation in Bhavani Z Paradise Hotel or similar.Sightseeing (KolkandoliTemple at Nagrota).Food Facility at Bhawan.Services of Experienced Tour Escort.The cost of the tour package to VaishnoDeviTemple from Delhi is Rs 3,950/- per adult. The tour leaves from New Delhi at 2035 hrs by Rajdhani Express 2425 (Everyday).You can find more details about the India…

Chandra Grahan in February 2009 – Chandragrahan – Lunar Eclipse

A penumbral lunar eclipse, Chandra Grahan, will be visible on February 9, 2009 in India. According to NASA, it will be visible in Asia, Eastern Europe, Australia, Parts of Africa and parts of North America. There are a total of four lunar eclipses in 2009 and the Chandra Grahan on February 9, 2009 is the deepest in this year and will be visible to the naked eye as dusky shading in the northern half of the Moon.
Update:Information on next Chandra Grahan on December 31, 2009 and January 1, 2010
Western part of India and South India will see the Chandra Grahan on February 2009 at moonrise. North India and Eastern parts of India will have a great view of the eclipse. The eclipse is also visible in Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Sri Lanka. It is visible at moonrise in Gulf countries like UAE, Bahrain, Oman, and Qatar.The following map shows the details view of the Chandra Grahan around the world:Image Courtesy NASA (click on the image for a larger view)
A Chandra Grahan Surya (…

Sri Ramakrishna on Goddess Kali

That which is Brahman is also Kali, the Mother, the Primal Energy. When inactive, It is called Brahman. Again, when creating, preserving, and destroying It is called Shakti.Still water in an illustration of Brahman. The same water moving in waves, may be compared to Shakti or Kali.What is the meaning of Kali? She who communes with Maha-Kala, the absolute, is Kali. She is formless and, again She has forms. If you believe in the formless aspect, then meditate on Kali as that. If you meditate on any aspect of Hers with firm conviction, She will let you know Her true nature. Then you will realized that not merely does God exist, but He will come near you and talk to you, as I am talking to you. Have faith and you will achieve everything.Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa (Source: From the Foreword to Saundarya Lahari published by Ramakrishna Math, Page IX)