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Hindu Calendar December 2009 – Desktop Wallpaper Dattatreya

This is a Desktop Wallpaper Hindu Calendar for December 2009 with some of the important festivals and auspicious days in 2009 December. The festival and fasting dates are based on Indian Standard Time. The theme of the wallpaper is Dattatreya Jayanti. The three quotes that you are part of the wallpaper are of Guru Dattatreya.
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Railway Reservation Counter at Pampa in Sabarimala

To help Ayyappa devotees visiting the SabarimalaAyyappaTemple from various parts of India, the Southern Railway Thiruvananthapuram Division has started a rail reservation counter at Pampa, the base camp for Sabarimala Pilgrimage. Devotees can reserve tickets on any train from here and they can also purchase unreserved train ticket too.Please note that there is no Railway Station at Pampa or Sabarimala. The nearest Railway Station from Sabarimala is Chenganoor Railway Station on the Ernakulam - Kottayam - Kayamkulam - Trivandrum railway live.
The rail ticket reservation centre would function at Pampa till January 18, 2010. At present the train reservation center it is functioning from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The working hours would be extended if required. Arrangements are also made at Pampa to sell unreserved tickets.You might also like to readBangalore Sabarimala Special Tour Package from Indian RailwaysSabarimalai Special Trains from Hyderabad and other towns Andhra PradeshSabarimala Specia…

Kartikai Deepam Reason – Why do we observe Karthigai Deepam?

Kartikai Deepam is the lighting of lamps on the Krittika or Kartika Nakshataram day in Tamil Nadu and Kerala in Karthigai month. There are several reasons or stories behind observing Karthigai Deepam. A popular belief is that the day is the birthday of Lord Muruga. The lamps are also lit for a happy married life and for the well being of children in the family.

Kartikai Deepam and Lord Muruga Lord Muruga, also known as Skanda, Subrahamaniya and Kartik, was born as six different babies to Lord Shiva after he awoke from the deep meditation after Goddess Sati’s death. The six babies were looked after by the Six Krittika stars and the six children were later joined to a single force by Goddess Parvati. Krittika is the six starts or the Pleiades cluster – when Muruga joins them as a child they make seven stars. As Muruga was born as six different babies and later joined into one He is popularly known as Aarumugan in Tamil culture.

Lord Muruga as Kumaraguru Advising Lord Shiva Another leg…

Sri Ramana Maharshi Thoughts on Renunciation

Renunciation is in the mind. It does not depend on external objects or environment. 
A man may be in his village and family, and attending to his business and yet be detached in mind, whereas another may be in the forest, having left his family and given up his work and property and yet his mind may be attached to all that he has left behind physically. What is the use of going to the forest? 
You can leave your family and work behind, but your mind will go with you. You will only be exchanging the notion 'I am a householder' with the notion 'I am an ascetic', and in place of the old attachments, new ones will grow. What is needed is to renounce in the mind and retain only the notion 'I am', and not 'I am a householder' or 'I am an ascetic'.
The life of action need not to be renounced. If you will meditate one hour or two every day, you can then carry on your duties. If you meditate in the right manner, than the current of mind induced will cont…