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Amavasi in October 2011 – Amavas or No moon day

Amavasi, also known as Amavas, is darkest day in a lunar Hindu calendar and is also referred as no moon day. In October 2011, Amavasi is on October 26. The Amavasi in October 2011 is of great significance as it is the Diwali day. Traditional Lakshmi Puja rituals are held on the day. Amavas begins at 4:24 AM on October 26 and ends at 1:58 AM on October 27

Diwali and Narak Chaturdasi are observed on October 26, 2011. The Gujarati New Year and Annakut is observed on the next. Gujarati New Year also begins on October 27.

The day also marks the end of Ashwin month as per traditional Hindu calendar followed in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka.

Diwali Muhurat 2010 – Best time to do puja and purchases based on Astrology in Gujarat

Apart from merry making and celebrating, Diwali, or Deepavali, is also the time for performing important pujas like Lakshmi puja, opening of account books by business people, investing in gold and properties. Here are the dates and Muhurat for 2010 to perform Pushya Nakshatra, Vagh Barash, Dhanteras or Dhanvantari Puja, Hanuman Puja, Chopada Pujan, Sharda Puja and Lakshmi Puja. In 2010, the date of Diwali is November 5 . The Muhurats are provided by Dharmesh Bhai, an astrologer based in Gujarat. This is only a guide to help those people who are interested in Muhurts for pujas. If you are so particular about the exact muhurat please check the local panchang also for specific local timings. All time is based on Indian Standard Time. Pushya Nakshatra during Diwali 2010 Date: 30/10/2010 Good Day to Purchase Account Books, Gold, Silver. Shubh Time: (IST) 08:09 am to 09:33 am
12:22 pm to 04:36 pm
06:00 pm to 07:36 pm This is a Good Day to Purchase Account Books, Gold, Silver.
Dhanteras or Dhanvantari…

Criticizing Karva Chauth Vrat – Just For The Sake Of Opposing It – To Show They Are Different and Publicity through Controversy

Every year during Karwa Chauth Vrat, we get to hear critical voices on Hindu fasting (especially Karva Chauth) from both men and women who feel they are liberated and are better mortals than the poor souls that go hungry for the long life of their husbands. The usual points they make are - there is no logic that just by fasting on a particular day of the year like Karva Chauth to get the life of husbands increased. The new generation of women should stop observing Karva Chauth so that all wrong traditions gradually removed from Indian society. Most Indian newspapers which enthusiastically writes about Karwa Chauth Vrat and rituals and spiritual experiences of Hindu women who have undertaken the particular fasting make it a point to publish at least one article which criticizes the Vrat. The equation is 9 articles on Karva Chauth Vrat, spirituality, rituals, shopping, mehandi, vrat katha etc and finally one article opposing the ritual by a self proclaimed feminist whose sole aim is publ…

Food for thought – Take Good Care about the Food for Mind

If one is to change oneself for better, he should become a seeker of Truth, rather than becoming a seeker of untruth by indulging in thinking unholy and raw thought. One must begin by changing one’s mental food. No more junk food of anger, lust or greed or any such poisonous substance. We must make the mind healthy by having good food for the mind. While people are quite careful about the food they take through the mouth, they just do not care about the food for mind that they consume through their other senses — eyes, ears and so on. This has to change if one wants to become spiritually healthy again. When mind is healthy, our life and personality too become healthy. The mind, then, becomes discriminative as to what to ‘eat’ and what to reject. Source: Excerpts from the editorial section of Vedanata Kesari dated November 2007 published by Ramakrishna Mission, Chennai.

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