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Gauri Vrata in Gujarat – Gouri Vrat

Gauri Vrata is an important ritual observed for five days by unmarried women and young girls in the month of Ashadha (July – August) mainly in Gujarat. In 2017, the beginning date of Gauri Vrata is July 4 and ending date is July 9. Gouri Vrat in Ashada is dedicated to Goddess Parvati and is part of Gujarati culture. Those observing the Gouri Vrata grow corn in a small pot for five days and worship Lord Surya, Goddess Parvati and the corn shoots.

Gauri Vrata is observed for five days – from the Ekadasi day to Purnima in the month of Ashada. Legend has it that Goddess Parvati (Gauri) performed intense austerities (Tapas) to get Lord Shiva as her husband. Hindu unmarried women follow the footsteps of Goddess Parvati and observe similar Vrata for obtaining a good husband.

Those observing Gauri Vrata grow corn shoots during the five-day period and observe a partial fast. During the five days salt is strictly avoided. Food consumed is mainly made of wheat flour, ghee and milk. Different ty…

Ancient Temple Dedicated to Poet Kalidasa at Kendrapara in Orissa

Kalidasa, the author of the immortal classic Abhijnanashakuntalam and the greatest Sanskrit poet and dramatist, is worshipped in a century old temple at BabkarpurVillage in Kendrapara in Orissa. The villagers are very well aware of the greatness of poet Kalidas, who is believed to have lived during the fourth century AD. The temple has a rock-cut idol of Kalidasa and pujas are offered daily by a Hindu priest.The Hindu ReportsNoted Sanskrit researcher Dillip Dutta is fascinated with the annual ritual. "I rushed to the village to trace the unique legacy ... Initially I was under the impression that people had mistaken him to be a Hindu God and installed the idol in the temple." "But locals are well aware that they are worshipping the great Sanskrit poet. For them he is God," says Dutta, from Mugberia Gangadhar Mahavidyalaya in West Bengal's East Midnapur. The temple might have come up with the patronage of the local zamindar during the British reign, says Dutta. …

Dhanu Rashi July 2009 Astrology Predictions – Horoscope

For people born in Dhanu Rashi, or Sagittarius, July 2009 is a tough period with some disappointments. The Surya Grahan on July 2009 will not be favorable for Dhanu Rashi. In July 2009, there will be rise in expenses. Some of you might get entangled in legal matters relating to ancestral property. Professionals will be able to establish in their careers.At the workplace you will have a busy period. Avoid taking harsh decisions regarding career. It is also the ideal period to change jobs. Superiors will be happy with your performance. Business people will have a good month with some good gains. There is no need to do anything risky. It is a tough period for those involved in partnerships. There will be rise in expenses basically due to unwanted spending. Avoid indulging in speculations. Be careful while borrowing money.Students will have a favorable period. There will be some minor skirmishes in the family. Children will be demanding. Bachelors and those in relationships will have a go…

Teachings of Shirdi Sai Baba

I am formless and everywhere.If one devotes their entire time to me and rests in me, need fear nothing for body and soul.I get angry with none. Will a mother get angry with her children? Will the ocean send back the waters to the several rivers?If you make me the sole object of your thoughts and aims, you will gain the supreme goal.All that is seen is my form: ant, fly, prince, and pauperShirdi Sai Baba