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Shirdi Sai Baba Vrat – Nine Thursday Fasting Dedicated to Sai Baba

Thursday, or Guruvar, is considered auspicious by many Sai Baba devotees to observe a Vrat dedicated to Shirdi Sai Baba. The vrat consists of fasting, doing puja, alms giving and listening to the story of Shirdi Sai Baba Vrat. The vrat is observed by people of different religion.
On Thursday, Shirdi Sai Baba is worshipped in the morning and in the evening.
Worship is offered to an idol or painting of Sai Baba. The painting is neatly cleaned. A lamp is lit and prayers are offered. Sandalwood paste (chandan) and kumkum are applied on the painting.
Devotees wear yellow color dress and offers yellow flowers to Sai Baba. Garlands made of yellow color flowers are also used in the puja. All usual puja procedures followed by a devotee in the worship of Sai Baba are followed.
Sweet, dry fruits and fruits are offered to Baba and later distributed as Prasad.
After the puja, people listen to the Sai Baba Vrat Katha or the story associated with Sai Baba fasting.
Those observing the fast eat fru…

Christian Missionary Fundamentalists convert Hindu Girls in India – Parents Unaware – One case exposed thousands remaining

At Faridabad near to Delhi, the capital of India, born to Hindu parents Anila becomes Mary, Shivani becomes Damaris, and is converted to Christianity – the poor Hindu parents of Anila and Damaris are unaware. The trick is the same that is employed by Christian Missionary fundamentalists in all the places in India – trap poor parents by promising good education, food and clothes. They are made to sign a contract in English – which is actually a sale of the soul. For Christian missionaries this is one of the easy and profitable methods for harvesting souls. A soul harvested increases the bank balance of the Christian Fundamentalists. More than 75% of the money (dollars and euros) that a Christian missionary receives after converting a person is spend on personal needs and also on various other activities which includes propaganda against Hinduism and other religions in India.
Mid-Day exposed this case at Faridabad near Delhi – thousands more such cases in India remains to be exposed.Mid-…

A Website Dedicated to Clean and Pollution Free Sabarimala

To reduce the use of plastic and encourage eco-friendly bags at SabarimalaAyyappaTemple, a website was launched to create awareness. The website was inaugurated by Kandararu Rajeevaru, who recently took over as the high priest of the SabarimalaTemple. He appealed to all the pilgrims to avoid use of plastics to minimize environmental damage to the surrounding hills in Sabarimala and the holy River Pampa.Express Buzz reportsInaugurating the website, the head priest told Express that puja items like honey and sandalwood that form part of Irumudi have been packed in plastic covers. “Pilgrims tend to throw the plastic covers aro und the hills resulting in large-scale damage to the hills. Animals grazing around the area end up consuming the toxic waste,” he noted.He suggested that pilgrims carry irumudi items in biodegradable packs. Pamphlets are also being distributed informing pilgrims not to throw water/honey bottles and any nonbiodegradable items on the hills or in the PampaRiver. As pe…

Dada J P Vaswani Inspirational Thoughts

Happiness does not depend on what happens to us but on how we react to what happens to us. Always choose to be happy.There are three ways of handling anger:
By expression,
By Suppression
and By forgiveness.
The right way to overcome anger is by forgiveness.There are three kinds of men in this world,
one who is dense, through whom the light of love of God never shines through,
The one how is translucent where the light shines through only from time to time and the third, who is transparent where love always shines through – be transparent.Dada J P Vaswani