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Important Hindu Festivals and Auspicious Days in May 2009

Dates of important festivals associated with Hinduism in 2009 May – based on major Hindu calendars used in India. The festivals and auspicious days are based on Indian Standard Time.May 1st – Ganga SaptamiMay 3rd – Sita Navami (Orissa)May 5th – Ekadasi – Mohini EkadashiMay 6th – PradoshMay 7th – Narasimha JayantiMay 8th – Kurma JayantiMay 9th – Purnima – full moon day – Chithirai PournamiMay10th – Jyeshta Month begins in North Indian calendarMay 10th – Narad JayantiMay12th – Angarak Ganesh Sankashta ChaturthiMay 14th – Brusha SankrantiMay 14th – Vaikashi month begins in Tamil CalendarMay 15th – Jaishto Month begins in Bengali CalendarMay 15th – Edavam Month begins in Kerala CalendarMay 16th – Bhaunri in PuriJagannathTempleMay 19th – Hanuman Jayanthi in Andhra Pradesh May 20th – Ekadashi - Jalakrida Ekadasi (Orissa) – Apara EkadasiMay 22nd – PradoshMay 24th – Savitri Vrata in Orissa (Vata Savithri Amavasi)May 24th – Shanaishchara JayantiMay 24th – Amavasi – No moon dayMay 25th – Ganga …

Vishubhalam 2011 for free - Read Online in Malayalam

Vishu, the Malayalam Zodiac New Year, is one of the most important festivals in Kerala. Vishu 2011 is on April 15. Vishu festival is noted for unique rituals like Vishukani (seeing auspicious things in the morning), Vishukaineetam (elders giving a token amount of money to youngsters). Vishubhalam, or Vishu predictions, for the coming year is another major highlight of the festival. Astrologers prepare special Vishubhalam for each of the Nakshatras as per Malayalam astrology. Malayala Manorama, the most popular daily of Kerala, has brought a special Vishubhalam for its online readers. You can read the Vishubhalam in Malayalam here at the Malayala Manorama website. (Please note that you will need Malayalam font installed in your system to read the Vishubhalam)

Swami Vivekananda Thoughts on Education

It is one of the evils of. . . civilization that we are after intellectual education alone and take no care of the heart. It only makes man ten times more selfish, and that will be our destruction. . .Intellect can never become inspired; only the heart when it is enlightened, becomes inspired.An intellectual, heartless man can never become an inspired man . . . Intellect has been cultured, with the result that hundreds of sciences have been discovered, and their effect has been that the few have made slaves of the many – that is all the good that has been done. Artificial wants have been created; and every poor man, whether he has money or not, desires to have those wants satisfied; and when he cannot, he struggles, and dies in the struggle. This is the result. The way to solve the problem of misery is not through the intellect but through the heart. If all this vast amount of effort had been spent in making men purer, gentler, more forbearing, this world would have a thousandfold mor…