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Ram Navratri

Ram Navratri, or Vasant Navratra, is observed during the Shukla Paksha (Waxing phase of moon) in the month of Chaitra (March – April) as per traditional Hindu calendar. In 2017, Ram Navratri begins on March 29 and ends on April 5. This festival of nine nights in Hindu religion is dedicated to Goddess Durga, Lakshmi and Saraswati and is takes place during the spring season it is also known as Spring Navratri.

Legend has it that that Goddess Durga was originally worshipped in the Chaitra month. It was also referred as Basanti Puja as it took place during spring season. But the present day Durga Puja is held during the Ashwin month (September – October). It was Lord Ram who changed the period of Durga Puja from Chaitra to Ashwin as he needed to invoke the blessings of Goddess Durga before going to battle with Ravan. This is why the Durga Puja during (September – October) is also known as Akal Bodhon or untimely invocation.

The Navratri that is observed in Chaitra month is Ram Navratri b…

The 3rd International Women’s Conference of The Art of Living at Bangalore

The 3rd International Women’s Conference organized by The Art of Living at the Art of Living International Headquarters at Bangalore in India from February 6, 2009 is entitled ‘The Light of Leadership: Integrating Global Perspectives.’ The conference provides a platform for women leaders from around the world to meet, share their views and ideas and form networks through which they may support each other.This year the conference will seek to highlight the importance of women leadership in ensuring sustainable development, create a network of women committed to bringing a positive change in society, and explore ways to unlock the innate leadership potential within every individual. The conference is from February 6 to 8, 2009.The biennial conference brings together the world's most fascinating women thinkers and doers. The speakers for the 3rd International Women’s Conference of Art of Living include: Congresswoman Jan SchakowskyCongresswoman Melissa BeanErika Mann, Carol MartinCon…

Falgun Mahina 2009 – Phalgun month in North Indian Hindu Calendar

Falgun Maas, or Phalgun, is the 12 month in traditional Hindu calendar followed in North India - Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Delhi, Haryana and Punjab. Mahashivrati and Holi are the two of the most auspicious days in this month. In 2009, Falgun month begins on February 10 and ends on March 11.Phalgun Krishna Paksha (waning phase of moon) is from February 10, 2009 to February 24, 2009.Phalgun Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of moon) is from February 25, 2009 to March 11, 2009.It must be noted here that in traditional Gujarati and Marathi Calendar, Falgun month begins on February 24, 2009 and ends on March 26, 2009.