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Mass Singing of Seven Sankirtans of Saint-Composer Annamacharya creates World Record

More than 150,000 participated in the ‘Annamayya Laksha Gala Sankeerthana’ at Parade Grounds in Secunderabad (Hyderabad) in Andhra Pradesh on Sunday, May 10, 2009 to create Guinness World Record for Mass Choir. The earlier record was made in 1937 when 60,000 people participated in a mass choir of a single song in Germany. The disciplined crowd of 150,000 sang seven compositions of Sri Tallapaka Annamacharya (1408-1503) the mystic saint composer of the 15th century who is the earliest known musician of South India to compose songs called ‘ Sankirtanas’ in praise of Lord Venkateswara of Tirumala Tirupati.The New Indian Express reportsFrom the afternoon itself, people started pouring into the grounds. From children and youngsters to the aged, they came from various parts of the country and the world. More than creating a record, their sheer passion for Annamacharya brought them to the venue. For several weeks they had been practicing the seven sankirtans. Noted Annamayya sankirtana exp…

Mobile Handset with Hindu Calendar from Spice Mobiles

Spice Mobiles will be launching a new mobile handset with a traditional Hindu calendar and Panchang. The Hindu calendar is incorporated in the Spice S-5330 model. Users will be able to get details of upcoming Hindu festivals, lunar positions, auspicious days and tithi details. The Spice S-5330 is priced at Rs. 2799 (MRP).It is said the mobile handset will provide weekly and monthly information as per the traditional Panchang. Not sure to which region the Hindu calendar caters. This is very crucial as we have numerous calendar systems in India. One can easily calculate the important festival dates but not tithi and other auspicious dates.

Phalaharini Kali Puja

Phalaharini Kali Puja, also referred as Falharini Kalika Pooja, is dedicated to Goddess Kali. In 2018, the date of Phalaharini Kali Puja is May 15. It is observed on the day of the Amavasi (no moon day) in the Bengali month of Jaishtho, or Jaishta, (April – May). Special pujas dedicated to Goddess Kali are performed in the temples dedicated to Shakti, Durga and Kali in Bengal and eastern parts of India.

Some of the important rituals on the day include Kali Nam Sankirtan, Anjali, Aarati and Bhog.

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Origin of Goddess Kali
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Swami Satchidananda Teachings

Thoughts affect not only the mind but the body also.Negative thoughts are not going to help you to be happy and healthy. On the other hand, by developing positive thoughts you’ll feel comfortable, you’ll feel happy, and your positive thinking will help you to send good thoughts towards others.Yoga is not to transform others. Transform yourself first. Correct your vision’ find the peace within you. Whatever you want to see outside, build it inside. Swami Satchidananda (1914 – 2002) – the founder of Integral Yoga