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Essay Contest by Hindu American Foundation

Hindu American Foundation (HAF) is inviting entries for its first ever essay contest. HAF is an advocacy group providing a progressive voice for over two million Hindu Americans. The topic of essay contest is: Why is it important to have a Hindu American identity? How can you advocate for this identity in your public and private lives? How can Hindu American advocacy be beneficial to American society?Essay RequirementsMinimum length: 700 wordsMaximum length: 1000 words12 point font, double spaced, 1-inch marginsEssays must be original work and must include a title, writer's name, email or phone number.All citations and paraphrases must be appropriately credited in a bibliography.Age Categories & Prize LevelsCategory 1: Ages 17 - 22; 1st Prize $300, 2nd Prize $200Category 2: Ages 23 - 28; 1st Prize $500, 2nd Prize $250Last Date of SubmissionAll essays must be submitted by the end of Tuesday, June 30. Essays must be submitted as an email attachment in pdf format along with a bri…

Jayateertha Vidyapeetha – School that Teaches Madhwa philosophy

The philosophy of Madhvacharya, based on Vedic tradition, is popularly known as Dvaita Vedanta or Tattvavada. As per Dvaita Vedanta, Lord Vishnu is Supreme and the world is real. Jayateertha Vidyapeetha, run by the Uttaradi Mutt, belonging to the Dwaita tradition founded by the 13th century Saint Madhwacharya, teaches Hindu traditions, knowledge in general, and Madhwa philosophy.Each student at Jayateertha Vidyapeetha is provided free education plus all the needs of the students are met by the school. Families of poor children are also helped financially by the school.The Vidyapeetha facilitates the students to take up SSLC exams as private candidates and also provides an opportunity for students to study (Sanskrit BA, MA etc) and write exams.C V Ramachandra writes about this unique institution in Express BuzzJayateertha Vidyapeetha is silently inching closer to its silver jubilee year. What started as a small experiment at ‘Vidya Mandira’ in N R Colony at Bangalore, has today grown i…

Ashad Month 2010 – Aashad Mahina in Marathi Calendar

Ashad, or Ashada, is the fourth month in a traditional Marathi calendar followed in Maharashtra, India. It is a highly auspicious month for Lord Vithal devotees as the famous Pandarpur Yatra takes place on the Ashadi Ekadasi. In 2010, Ashad Month starting date is July 12 and Ashada Month ends on August 10.Ashad Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of moon) is from July 12 to July 26.Ashad Krishna Paksha (waning phase of moon) is from July 27 to August 10.Ashada Purnima (Guru Poornima) is on July 25 (ends on July 26, which is also marked as Purnima) and Ashada Amavasi is on August 10 - the Amavasya begins on the afternoon of August 9. Some of the other important auspicious days and festival include:Kumar Shasti – July 16Vivaswat Saptami – July 17Ashadi Ekadasi and Pandarpur Yatra – July 21Vaman Puja – July 22It must be noted that Ashada month in 2010 in the calendar followed in North India is from June 27 to July 26.The Ashada month in calendars followed in Gujarat, Karnataka and Andhra Prades…

Sri Ramana Maharshi Thoughts

Seeing God without seeing the Self,
one sees only mental image.
Only he who has seen Himself has seen God,
since he has lost his individuality,
and now sees nothing but God.If one associates with the Sages,
where is the need for all other methods of discipline?
When there is a pleasant breeze blowing,
of what use, tell me, is a fan?Sri Ramana Maharshi