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Where to Buy Natural Holi Color Powders in Mumbai

If you have reached on this page searching for natural Holi Colors in Mumbai to celebrate Holi, we assume that you already know the importance of Natural Holi colors and are well aware of the dangers that the chemical colors does to your skin and eyes. Today natural colours are sold in packets by numerous individuals and NGOs in India. On such NGO is eCoexist, a Pune-based social enterprise dealing in natural and recycled products in India. They promote a range of natural colours under the name Rang Dulaar.
Rang Dulaar colours are free from any chemical content and have been made by the women of the Malnad Seed Collective at Sirsi in Karnataka. The colors are produced using flowers, turmeric, henna and others herbs.
Here are the stores that sell the natural colors produced by eCoexist in Mumbai Bombay Store, Fort, 40669999Spencers Hypermart Dhoop Crafts, Khar, 65819352 / 51Green Ways, Carmichael Road, 23520684The Culture Shop, HiranandaniGardens, 66939777Radhika Arora, Juhu, 26121165…

Volunteering opportunities in India and US with Sewa International USA

Sewa International USA is providing a unique opportunity for college students and new college graduates to help others and make an impact locally, nationally and internationally. The project duration varies from one month to six months to fit both the requirements of the volunteer and the project. The opportunities are available in various countries such as India, USA, Guyana and Suriname. The aim of Yuva for Sewa is to put Swami Vivekananda's vision of Sewa into action.The projects of Sew International USA are designed to develop personality, build leadership and team work, empower visionaries and provide experience in helping the community.The projects are available in the following fields: Basic Education, Technical Education, Self Employment, Women Empowerment, Healthcare, Yoga for Better Health, Stress Management and Positive Social Change, Environmental Care, Publicity and Awareness. You can find more details about the project and download application project here – Yuva for…

Doljatra or Dol Yatra

Doljatra, also known as Dolotsav, is the Holi festival in Bengal. Dolyatra is celebrated on the Poornima day (full moon day) in the Bengali month of Phalgun. In 2018, the date of Doljatra is March 2. The festival is also known as Vasantutsav or Basantutsav as it takes place during the spring season.

The festival Doljatra is of great importance at the Shantiniketan in West Bengal. It is a major event here and the preparation for the celebration start in advance. The festival here is referred as Basanta Utsav and was initiated by Rabindranath Tagore.

It is widely believed in eastern India that Lord Krishna expressed his love to Radha on the Purnima day in the month of Phalgun.

Doljatra is celebrated with colors and the festival begins by paying respect to the dead ancestors. People put small amount of colored powder (phaag) on the pictures of photos of dead ancestors.

Next they take the blessing of elders by offering some color on the feet. Elders bless youngsters by putting some col…

Purnima in March 2009 – Full moon day or Poornima

Purnima, or Poornima, is the full moon day in the traditional Hindu lunar calendar. In South India, it is known as Pournami and some Hindus observe a fast on the day from morning to evening on the day. The Purnima in March 2009 is the Falgun or Phalguna Poornima and Holi is celebrated on the day. The date of Purnima is March 11, 2009. It must be noted here that in many regional calendars the Purnima begins on March 10 and ends on March 11, 2009.The day marks the beginning of Vasantotsav. The day is observed as Dhulivandan in Maharashtra. In Orissa and eastern parts of India, the day is observed as Dola Poornima. It is also the last day in the Phalgun month in the traditional calendar followed in North India. You may also like to readPoornima Dates in 2009Fasting on Full moon day – Purnima Vrat

Four Prerequisites for the Seeker of Moksha – according to Adi Shankaracharya

Adi Shankaracharya talks in Brahma Sutra Bhasya about four requirements that is needed in advance to the seeker of Moksha. They are:Discrimination between the eternal and the non-eternal.
Dispassion for the enjoyment of the fruits of actions either here or in the other world.Possession of control of mind and senses, turning away from things of senses, and developing forbearance concentration and faith.
Desire for liberation.Adi Shankara(Source: Life and Teachings of Adi Shankaracharya – P. George Victor – Andhra University Philosophical Studies, No.1 Page 128 - 129)