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Thailand Solar Eclipse 2010 January 15 Time – Bangkok Surya Grahan

A partial Solar Eclipse, Surya Grahan, will be taking place in Thailand on January 15, 2010. The eclipse time is from 14:00:30 to 16:58:08 – Thailand local time. The main path of the eclipse is through the southern tip of India.Solar Eclipse 2010 January 15 Bangkok TimePartial Solar Eclipse begins at 14:00:30 hrsMaximum Eclipse begins at 15:37:29 hrsPartial Solar Eclipse ends at 16:58:08 hrsYou can find more details of the grahan and map in this article – Surya Grahan January 2010.

Why do we Hindus clap when singing bhajans or devotional songs?

We Hindus clap while singing bhajans or devotional songs in groups and this is to maintain the beat and rhythm. While clapping with bhajans one feels pure and refreshed and it also helps in concentration. Clapping while singing bhajans is popular in temples and during special gatherings at scared places and homes. But while chanting mantras nobody claps.The quick movement of hands and palms hitting each other is believed to have physical benefits. While clapping the pressure points in the hands are pressed and this helps improving blood circulation.

Uttarayan Festival 2017 in Gujarat – Kite Flying Festival

Uttarayan Festival in Gujarat is observed on the Makar Sankranti and Pongal day. Uttarayan Festival 2017 date is January 14. Vaasi Uttarayan is on January 14, 2017. The word Uttarayan comes from the two different Sanskrit words ‘Uttar’ (North) and ‘ayan’ (movement towards). Thus it celebrates the northern movement of sun – the arrival of spring and the end of the winter. Today, Uttarayan festival in Gujarat is more popular as kite flying festival and the skies during the period are dotted with thousands of colorful kites.

Uttarayan is a two-day festival in Gujarat and an international Kite festival is held during the period in Ahmedabad. Kite flying enthusiasts from different parts of the world arrive at Ahmedabad to take part in the international competition. The festival has become so popular that there is an entire market named after kites – Patang Bazaar in Ahmedabad.

An Article on Vedic Management – Vedas in Business Management

This particular article titled - Vedic Management - The Holistic Approach to Managerial Excellence is by Dr S Kannan, Consultant, Tata Consultancy Services. Dr S Kannan had delivered a lecture on the subject Vedas in Business Management in Chennai and the lecture is published in the latest edition of Business Mandate a Monthly Publication of The Madras Management Association.Here are some excerpts from the articleThe Vedas cover the four-fold values of great relevance to human beings in terms of physiological, material, intellectual and spiritual values. They deal with physiological values for maintaining bodily health, strength and vigor. They discuss material values through ways and means of attaining riches, wealth and enjoyments. The Vedas focus on intellectual values like unambiguous knowledge, skills and efficiency. They highlight spiritual values in the form of truthfulness, righteousness and Self-realization. This inspires the individual to realize the existence of subtle aspe…

Bhishma Dwadashi 2018 date – Bhisma Dwadasi in 2018

Bhishma Dwadasi, or Bhisma Dwadasi, is believed to be the day when Pandavas performed the last rites of Bhishma – the great grandfather in the Mahabharata. Bhishma Dwadashi 2018 date is January 28. The day is also known as Magha Shukla Dwadasi. Bhishma who had got the boon of Icha Mirthyu, or to die when he wishes, chose the 12th day in the month of Magha (January – February) during the Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of moon).

The popular belief is that Bhisma who was mortally wounded and was lying on a bed of arrows chose to leave the earth 58 days after the beginning of the Great War in Mahabharata.

Pandavas performed the last rites on the day on the banks of the River Ganga. In some regions people perform special rituals dedicated to the dead on the day.

There is a popular belief that offering Tarpan and Shradh on Bhishma Dwadasi day to ancestors is highly beneficial. Some people also perform Shradh in the name of Bhishma as he had no children.

Mahashivratri – Sivaratri Festival of Lord Shiva

Mahashivratri as the name indicates is the night of Lord Shiva and the most important day dedicated to Siva. Sivaratri is observed on the night before Amavasi or no moon in the Hindu month of Phalgun (February – March) as per traditional calendar followed in North India. The corresponding month in other regions is Magh month. Unlike other festivals associated with Hinduism, Mahashivratri is a night dedicated largely to prayers and not to celebrations. Of course, when Lord Shiva is worshipped there is bliss all around but that bliss is of Brahman realization or self realization

Swami Tejomayananda Thoughts and Quotes

All evils are only expressions of the ignorance of spiritual knowledge. Just as doctors begin with symptomatic treatment of diseases, but slowly work to eradicate the very cause of diseases, we must eradicate spiritual ignorance to treat all our social ills. It is the vision that makes all the difference. A narrow vision is divisive, a broad vision is expansive, but a spiritual vision is all inclusive.Spirituality does not lie in doing something special. Its essence is in being one’s own true divine Self. In short, spirituality is your feeling of oneness with all beings.The single quality of a genuinely spiritual soul is Humility – because he realizes that the real doer of all things is God, and he is merely an instrument.Swami Tejomayananda