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India Post Provides Water-Proof Envelopes to Send Raksha Bandhan Rakhi

The annual Raksha Bandhan festival observed on Shravan Purnima celebrates the bond between brother and sister. Indian Postal Service is now providing water-proof envelopes to make sure that the Rakhis send by sisters to brothers are not damaged due to the heavy monsoon rains. Raksha Bandhan 2009 date is August 5.Priyanka Sahay writes in Times of IndiaAs the festival that brothers and sisters eagerly wait for nears, post offices across the city make full arrangements to play the perfect messenger. The department has provided each post office with special envelopes that can carry rakhis and letters safely even in times of bad weather. As many as 7,200 envelopes costing Rs five each have been supplied to various postal units.“The waterproof quality is your best bet during rainy season,” said Jagdeep Gupta, senior superintendent, post offices, Chandigarh.

“Even though these envelopes, which come with three colourful printed versions, will be sent along with other posts; we will ensure spec…

Pavitra Ekadashi 2016 date – Pavitropana Ekadasi

Pavitra Ekadashi, or Pavitropana Ekadasi, is observed during the waxing phase of the moon in Shravan month (July – August) as per traditional north Indian calendar. Pavitra Ekadasi 2016 date is August 14. This Ekadasi is known as Putrada Ekadasi in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka.

The greatness of Pavithra Ekadasi is found in the Bhavisyotara Purana and its importance was narrated to Yudhisthira by Lord Krishna. Jhulan Yatra , swing festival associated with Lord Krishna, Radha and Lord Jagannath begins on this Ekadasi day and ends on Shravan Purnima.

There is a popular belief that those who observe this Ekadasi will beget a son. Fasting on the also help in redemption of sin. All grains are avoided on the day. Some staunch devotees keep vigil.

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Sayings from Tiruvalluvar’s Tirukkural

Tirukkural is a Tamil poetic composition by Saint Tiruvalluvar and contains advises on various subjects. Pretending knowledge of things not learnt, one loses credit for the knowledge one really possesses. Don’t pretend to be knowledgeable of things that one does not know.Desire is the seed out of which is born the unending cycle of birth and rebirth.If there is no true understanding all the knowledge that the five senses give is of no avail.Pain of all kinds holds him in its relentless grip who fondly holds on to the things of the world. Tirukkural