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Diwali in London in 2010 – Diwali on the Square

Diwali in London, popularly known as Diwali on the Square or Diwali celebrations on Trafalgar Square, is a massive celebration held during the Diwali period in United Kingdom. Diwali in Londonin 2010 is on Sunday, October 31 from 1400 hrs to 1900 hrs. The festival on Trafalgar Square will witness fireworks, live music and dance performances, and dancing and is open to the public. It must be noted that Diwali in 2010 is on November 5. Diwali in London is usually held a couple of days or sometimes week earlier. You can find more details of Diwali on the Square here at the official website.

National Youth Day Documentary Film Competition by Sri Ramakrishna Math Chennai

Sri Ramakrishna Math Chennai and RamakrishnaMissionVivekanandaCollege, Mylapore, Chennai, is conducting a National Youth Day 2010 Documentary Film Competition for students and youth below 30 years of age. The documentary can be in Tamil or English. The film should be of 15-minute duration and should be in DVD/Mpeg 2 format.The Topics for the Documentary Film Competition are:Swami Vivekananda and the regeneration of IndiaSwami Vivekananda for youthSwami Vivekananda and the ideal of serviceThe first prize winner will receive Rs 50000/-, the two second prize winners will receive Rs 25000/- each, four third prize winners will get Rs 10000/- each. All participants will also receive an e-book on Swami Vivekananda Life, Work and Research.There is no entry fee. The Ramakrishna Math will receive the copyrights of all films received for the competition.The last day of receiving films for competition is December 15, 2009. Prize to the winners will be distributed on National Youth Day on January …

Akashdeep at Varanasi in Kartik Mahina – Lamps Dedicated to Soldiers and Ancestors

Akashdeep is dedicated to soldiers who lost their life in combat, dead ancestors, parents and relatives and is observed in the Kartik Mahina as per traditional North Indian calendar in Varanasi and along the banks of GangaRiver. Akashdeep 2017 begins on October 6 and ends on November 4. During the month-long ritual, lamps or diyas are lit along the banks of GangaRiver and also floated on the River Ganga in Kashi. Today, Akashdeep is performed mainly for the soldiers who lost their life defending the country.

Popular belief is that Akashdeep lit during Kartik Maas (month) will lighten the path for the souls of dead ancestors to reach heaven.

It is believed that Akasheep was first lit in honor of dead soldiers of the 18-day Kurukshetra war in the Mahabharata.

Amma Mata Amritanandamayi Motivational Thoughts

In life, things rarely happen according to our expectations. This is why it is very important to develop the attitude of surrender to God. This will also help us to live in the present moment. If we learn to live in the present moment, we will be able to cheerfully accept any circumstance we may have to face in life.Only the present moment is in our hands. So, we must live in it joyfully, with alertness. It is said that the lifespan of a butterfly is only a few days to a week. Yet how joyously it flies around! It spreads delight and happiness to everyone. Our lives should become like this.Mata Amritanandamayi