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Shradh 2009 – Pitru Paksha Shraddh Fortnight

Shradh, also known as Pitr Paksh, or Pitru Paksha Shraddh, is the fifteen day annual rituals dedicated to dead parents, relatives and ancestors. Shradh 2009 begins on September 4 and ends September 18. Shradh rituals are performed in the Krishna Paksha (waning phase of moon) of the Ashwin month in traditional North Indian Hindi calendar. The corresponding period in other regional calendars is the Bhadrapad month especially those followed in Gujarat and Maharashtra. It must be noted that those people who avoid Purnima Shradh, the Pitru Paksha Shraddh Fortnight begins on September 5 with the Pratipada Shradh. Mahalya Shradh is observed on Amavasi day is on September 18. Mahalaya Shradh is also known as Sarvapitri or Sarvapitru Shradh and is the most important day in the fortnight. It is believed that the Shradh performed during this period is highly auspicious as it reaches the dead relatives immediately and therefore their souls rest in peace. The rituals performed during Pitru Paksh…

Krishna: History or Myth – Documentary on the Existence of Lord Krishna

Krishna: History or Myth is a documentary that proves the existence of Lord Krishna through archaeological, astronomical and other evidences. The documentary goes deep into both scientific knowledge and religious belief. Manish Pandit, a UK-based nuclear medicine physician, has produced and directed ‘Krishna: History or Myth.’"Krishna existed in reality and not merely in the imagination of devotees and scripture writers." "The film relies on four premises -- the archaeological evidence, the astronomical evidence, the living traditions and the oral traditions to prove that Krishna existed and the Mahabharat did occur," says Pandit, originally from Pune and now working as a consultant and an honorary senior clinical lecturer in nuclear medicine in United Kingdom. (PTI News)
Krishna: History or Myth is currently being dubbed into eight Indian regional languages and also in Spanish and German.Manish Pandit can be contacted at
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Teachings from Dakshinamurti Stotra of Adi Shankaracharya

The Dakshinamurti Stotra is a hymn written by Adi Shankaracharya and is dedicated to Dakshinamurti – Lord Shiva. The Stotra contains ten hymns. Here are few teachings from Dakshinamurti Stotra.The world seems to be different from Supreme Self but not so, He gives Moksha for those who realize that what is there in the world is there in the Individual Self.The knowledge of the Supreme Self pass through every individual and universe like the light-rays of a lamp when covered by a pot with many holes.People, who consider the body, senses and ego as the self are blind, deluded in Maya; those who come out of this illusion attain Moksha. RelatedQuotes from Prasnottara Ratna Malika of Adi Shankaracharya