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Chandan Purnima – Chandan Jatra

Chandan Purnima, also known as Chandan Jatra, is observed on the full moon day (Poornima) in the month of Baishakha or Vaishakh (April – May) in PuriJagannathTemple. In 2018, the date of Chandan Purnima is April 30. It is one of the most auspicious days in the 42-day Chandan Yatra. The deities of the JagannathTemple and Five Pandavas are taken on a boat along the Narendra Pond during the yatra.

Chandan in Chandan Purnima refers to the sandal paste used to smear on the idols during the festival to keep it cool during the summer heat. Sandal paste is also mixed in the water in the Narendra Pond.

Chandan Purnima festival is also held in numerous other temples dedicated to Lord Jagannath in Orissa. It begins on the Akshaya Tritiya day. In some temples the festival concludes on the Chandan Purnima day. In some temples the festival continues for 21 or 42 day festival.

You can find more details about Chandan Yatra in this article.

Animation Film Little Krishna from Big Animation

Animation Series Little Krishna, produced by ISKCON’s India Heritage Foundation (IHF) and Reliance ADAG’s Big Animation, brings to life some of the most colorful episodes in the life of little Krishna in 3D animation. The choice of the stories in this 13-episode series is aimed at 5-9 years. Viacom Media’s kids’ entertainment channel Nick will be airing the series in India and South Asia.We have already had several animation films based on Krishna. But what’s new in this latest animation film based on Krishna’s childhood?I feel the quality of the 3D animation is better than some of the previous attempts but not yet world class. Once again Krishna is an action hero with more stunts inspired from movies to keep children glued to the television. RelatedAnimation films based on Hindu Stories

Did Ancient Hindus Know about Nuclear Weapons and UFOs?

Pusphak Vimana (plane) in Ramayana and Brahmastra (which has the effect of atomic bomb) used in Mahabharata and Ramayana are two of the most important incidents often used to relate ancient Hindus with UFOs and Nuclear Weapons. This is also a pet theme of UFO researchers. They believe that the knowledge about Nuclear weapons and planes were passed on to ancient Hindus by Extraterrestrials (ET).Such articles are published regularly on the internet without any new finds, sticking to the old revelations which are not yet backed by any solid proof. Most of the articles are repetitions of the articles published the past several decades. Recently, Sri Lanka Tourism had mentioned about the Ramayana Sites in the country and in it they talk about Werangatota, which is believed to be the place the Pushpaka Vimanam (flying machine of Ravana) could have landed. Werangatota is about 10 km from Mahiyangana, east of Nuwara Eliya.So Did Ancient Hindus Know about Nuclear Weapons and UFOs? Nobody can s…

Sri Neem Karoli Baba Teachings

Cleanse the mirror of your heart, and you will see God.
The heart never grows old.
The best form to worship God is every form.
Attachment is the strongest block to realization.
It's better to see God in everything than to try to figure it out.
Total truth is necessary. You must live by what you say. Sri Neem Karoli Baba