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Surya Grahan July 2009 Dubai and Middle East Time – Solar Eclipse Timing

There is a Purna Surya Grahan, Total Solar Eclipse, on July 22, 2009. The Surya Grahan happens in the morning hours in India and China (India Time is from 05:29 AM to 07:40 AM). The July 22, 2009, Solar Eclipse is a partial solar eclipse in Dubai (UAE) and Oman. The eclipse is not visible in most parts of Middle East like Abu Dhabi, Kuwait, Qatar, and Bahrain. Pregnant women in these regions need not worry much as it is a partial eclipse but those who are concerned can stay indoors. Here are the timings of the partial eclipse in Middle East Asia as per local time:All Local Timings as provided by NASA:UAEDubai – 05:43:00 AM to 05:47:39 AMOmanOman – 05:43:00 AM to 05:47:39 AM The Surya Grahan begins in the western parts of India and passes through China and ends in the Pacific Ocean.The entire Total Solar Eclipse as per Indian standard time is from 05:28 AM to 10:42 AM.You May Also Like To ReadWhat to do during Surya Grahan?Surya Grahan and Pregnant WomenSurya Grahan in Hindu Scriptur…

Durga Puja Starts Very Early for Mitra Sammelani Club in Siliguri

Durga Puja at Siliguri organized by Mitra Sammelani Club began on the Puri Jagannath Rath Yatra day. The original Durga Puja is 90 days way. The Mitra Sammelani committee founded in 1909 organizes the puja at the Chandimandap at Sisir Bhaduri Sarani in Khudirampally in Silguri and follows the rituals of their Puja strictly. Durga Puja here begins with Katham puja (worship of the frame) on the Rathyatra day every year. The idol-maker carries the priest to the chandimandap and performs the ritual, which marks the beginning of Durga Puja.“Ours is a traditional Puja and we follow the “Shastras” in letter and spirit,” said Mr Uday Dubey, general secretary, Mitra Sammelani, the 100-year-old club, which has been organising the Puja, without interruption, since 1927.The stress is on simplicity, with even the celebratory light and decorations missing. The idol is in ‘ekchala’ form and decorated in ‘daker saaj'. The Puja is the oldest community puja in Siliguri and the only place where Kath…

Revival of Sanskrit – Urban Young Indians Enrolling for Sanskrit Classes

Urban young Indians are enrolling for Sanskrit classes in large numbers and the trend is increasing every year. Young Indians who are enrolling for the short-term Sanskrit courses conducted by various organizations include IT professionals, engineers, doctors, MBAs, civil servants, graduates and postgraduates. Some are attracted by Sanskrit's highly logical grammatical structure, which will help them in other their career. Many also take to Sanskrit because it is a high scoring subject in CBSE and UPSC.Rachna Bisht-Rawat writes in Outlook India about this new found interest in the classical languageAs many as 30,000 people have enrolled for countrywide classes that are starting this July under the aegis of the Gita Shiksha Kendra, to help people know the Gita better, through Sanskrit. And 60 per cent of these are in the 18-28 age group. At the Delhi Samvadshala, students from 37 countries come down in winters to learn spoken Sanskrit. And in 2008, 2,000 Delhiites enrolled for spok…

Sri Krishna Jayanti 2010

Sri Krishna Jayanti is celebrated as the birthday of Lord Krishna, one of the most widely worshipped Hindu deities. Lord Krishna is an incarnation of Lord Vishnu and Sri Krishna Jayanti is observed on the eighth day (Ashtami) during the waning phase of moon in the month of Bhadrapad (July – August). Sri Krishna Jayanti 2010 date is September 1. In North India, Sri Krishna Jayanti 2010 is on September 2.
Sri Krishna Jayanti is celebrated on two different days in South India and North India. In North India, the Smarta Sect observes Sri Krishna Jayanti on September 1 and Vaishnava Sect on September 2. In South India and Western parts of India, it is observed on September 1.A fast is observed on Sri Krishna Jayanti and is broken at midnight. The most important mantra recited on the day is ‘Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya.’ How to celebrate or perform rituals on Sri Krishna Jayanti can be found in this article. On the day, the idols of Lord Krishna are bathed in milk and water and are adorned…

Shraban Month 2010 in Bengali Calendar

Shraban is the fourth month in a traditional Bengali Calendar. In English or Gregorian calendar, the Shraban month begins in Mid July and ends in Mid August. The current year in traditional Bengali Calendar is 1417. In 2010, Shraban month begins (date) on July 18 and ends on August 17. The most important festival in the month is Nagapanchami, Rakhi Purnima and Sri Krishna Janmashtami.Some of the important festivals and auspicious days in Shraban month are:Guru Purnima - July 25Naga Panchami Manasa Devi Puja – July 31Naga Panchami Manasa Devi Puja – August 17It must be noted that Naga Panchami Manasa Devi Ashtang Puja is observed during different dates in Ashar and Shraban month.

Mangala Gouri Puja – Shravan Mangala Gowri Vrata

Mangala Gouri Puja, or Mangala Gouri Vrata, is observed by married women on Tuesdays (Mangalwar) in the Hindu month of Shravan. Mangala Gouri Puja 2017 dates in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat and Maharashtra are – July 25, August 1, August 8 and August 15. Mangala Gowri Vrata is observed by women for the long life of their husbands and for a happy and prosperous married life. It must be noted that in traditional Hindu calendar followed in North India, Mangala Gowri Puja begins two weeks earlier compared to the calendars followed in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat and Maharashtra.

Mangala Gowri Puja 2017 dates in North India are – July 11, July 18, July 25 and August 1.

Mangala Gowri Puja is dedicated to Goddess Gowri – another name of Goddess Parvati.

Since it is observed on Tuesday in the Shravana month, it is known as Shravan Maas Mangala Gouri Puja. Special pujas dedicated to Goddess Parvati are performed on the day and women dress up like a traditional married woman with al…

Paramahansa Yogananda Teachings

Paramahansa Yogananda introduced India's age-old philosophy of Yoga to the West through his Autobiography of a Yogi. Here are few teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda.The happiness of one’s own heart alone cannot satisfy the soul; one must include as necessary the one’s own happiness, the happiness of others. When you learn to live for others, they will live for you.The true basis of religion is not belief, but intuitive experience. Intuition is the soul’s power of knowing God. To know what religion is really all about, one must know God. Faithfulness in the performance of small duties gives us strength to adhere to difficult determinations that life will someday force us to make.The season of failure is the best time for sowing the seeds of success.Paramahansa Yogananda

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