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Hindu Calendar October 2009 – Desktop Wallpaper Diwali

This is a Desktop Wallpaper Hindu Calendar for October 2009 with some of the important festivals and auspicious days in 2009 October. The festival and fasting dates are based on Indian Standard Time. The theme of the wallpaper is Diwali and Lakshmi Puja – Deepavali and Laxmi Puja is observed in October 2009.Click on the image for a larger view. Right click on the image and use the save as option.You may also like to readImportant Festivals and Auspicious days in October 2009

First and Free Screening of Biographical Film on Shri Nisargadatta Maharaj in Pune

First and Free Screening of Biographical Film on Shri Nisargadatta Maharaj titled, Nirgunache Bheti, in Marathi Film will take place on Saturday, 3rd October, 2009 from 1500hrs to 1800 hrs at the Auditorium of National Film Archives of India on Law College Road in Pune. The English version of the film based on teachings and life of Shri Nisargadatta Maharaj is titled Tatvamasi. The film is based on the ancient teachings of Advaita Vedanta and is the first biographical film on Shree Nisargadatta Maharaj, a modern Advaita Sage of Navnath Sampradaya, who lived in Mumbai (1897 – 1981).Here is a trailer of the English version of the film:You can find more details about the film at the official website of the movie – Abideinself.
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Kumbh Mela 2010 – Haridwar Kumbh Fair

Kumbh Mela is the sacred holy pilgrimage in Hinduism. Kumbh Mela takes place once in 12 years at four holy locations in India – Allahabad, Nasik, Ujjain and Haridwar. Kumbh Mela 2010 will be taking place at Haridwar in Uttarakhand. In 2010, Kumbh Mela begins on January 14. The important bathing dates are spread over a period of four months. The last important bathing date is on 14th April, 2010.As per Hindu religious tradition, Kumbh Mela takes place when the planet Jupiter enters Aquarius (Kumbha Rashi) and the Sun enters Aries (Mesha Rashi).The popular belief is that bathing during Kumbh Mela helps in attaining Moksha. Pilgrims and saints from around the world arrive for Kumbh Mela making it one of the largest conglomerations of human beings on the earth. Hindus taking holy dip on the day in sacred rivers.
The most important bathing dates during Haridwar Kumbh Mela 2010 are:January 14, 2010 – MahasankrantiJanuary 15, 2010 – Mauni AmavasyaJanuary 20, 2010 – Basant PanchamiJanuary 30, …

Swami Tapovan Advice to Householders and Worship of Chosen Deity

To worship a chosen deity is not only more easy, it is also more suited to the times. A householder’s life is mainly one of action and those in that state of life ought to do their best to keep their actions pure.

Take a vow not to do anything impure or forbidden by the scriptures even to save your life; use your wisdom to perform every action as an act of divine worship without caring for its fruit, thus making all actions pure, uncontaminated by the desire for reward. This should be the first sadhana for every aspirant.

To achieve this, control over the senses and mind is absolutely essential. Purity of action is the very foundation of all spiritual exercises. If one can’t perform good deeds how can he aspire for the far loftier steps of devotion to God and realization of Brahman?
One can worship one’s chosen deity with good deeds and moral conduct. Repeat the mantras of the deity worship His image, meditate upon Him. By such acts of devotion and by the performance of good deeds …