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Makar Sankranti Snan during Haridwar Kumbh Mela 2010

Makar Sankranti which falls on January 14, 2010 is the first important bathing date during the Kumbh Mela 2010 in Haridwar. According to the Vedic solar calendar, the period Mid January when Kumbha Mela usually begins is astrologically very special and auspicious as the sun passes through the winter solstice, from the Tropic of Cancer to the Tropic of Capricorn. The sun enters Makara Rashi or Capricorn Zodiac. This astrological change is called Makara Sankramana or Makar Sankranti, which means transition – this transition of great significance as the change is in a positive direction. The days gets brighter and brighter from Makar Sankranti and it signifies a fresh start after winter. Sun or Surya has been worshipped in Hinduism from time immemorial and is known as Pratyaksha Brahman or the Visible God. One of the most popular and most widely chanted Hindu mantra is the Gayatari mantra and this is dedicated to God Surya. Along with Sun, rivers too were worshipped by Hindus. The worshi…

Solar Eclipse in Malaysia in January 2010 – Time of Surya Grahan in Kuala Lumpur on January 15

A partial Solar Eclipse, Surya Grahan, will be visible in Kuala Lumpur and other parts of Malaysia during the afternoon hours of January 15, 2010. The Malaysia time of the partial solar eclipse on January 15 (afternoon) is from 14:01:21 hrs to 16:38:08 hrs as per Malaysia local time. Please note that this eclipse is an Annular Eclipse in South India – Kerala and Tamil Nadu – and Sri Lanka.Partial Solar Eclipse January 15, 2010 Time in Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaPartial Solar Eclipse begins at 14:01:21 hrs on January 15, 2010Maximum Eclipse at 15:26:09 hrsPartial Eclipse ends at 16:38:08 hrsYou may also like to readAnnular Solar Eclipse on January 15, 2010 Map and other details

Why do we Hindus perform Satnarayan Katha at home?

Satnarayan Katha is the religious discourse on Lord Satnarayan – Sat is Truth and Narayan is Lord Vishnu. Thus Sat is God or Truth is Vishnu. Satnarayan Katha is performed at homes occasionally or full moon days. It is believed that conducting Satnarayan Katha and observing fast on the day will protect a person from suffering and sorrow. The religious discourse consists of a series of stories which inspires those listening to lead a truthful life. The stories indicate that when Truth is ignored, the person suffers.While performing Satnarayan Katha at home, neighbors, friends and relatives are invited and are given food. By feeding the poor and needy on the day and observing fast one prepares oneself to attain liberation or Moksha.

Gujarati Calendar 2010 Online – Download Traditional Calendar of Gujarat

This Gujarati Calendar 2010 followed in Gujarat in India is provided by Shree Swaminarayan Temple Karelibaug, Vadadora-Gujarat. The 2010 Gujarati Calendar contains important festivals in Gujarat and uses Gujarati language to mention Nakshatras, festival details and Sud and Vad Paksha in a traditional Gujarati Month. This Gujarat calendar of 2010 is not in pdf format. But you can save the webpage and use it.Please note that this calendar is as per Vikram Samvat 2066 and it is from November 2009 to October 2010.You can visit the newspaper website and download it here at the official website of Swaminarayan Temple Karelibaug.

Kailash Manasarovar Yatra 2010 by Government of India – Dates and Application Forms

Booking and Selection Process for the annual Kailash Manasarovar Yatra 2010 organized by the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, from end of May last week to September 2010 has started. The Kailash Manasarovar Yatra is open to all Indian citizens above 18 years of age who wish to proceed to Kailash Manasarovar in China for religious purposes. The last date of receiving applications is Friday, March 16, 2010. Facility of online application generation is also available till March 9, 2010. The application forms and other details are available online at the Ministry of External Affairs website. You can download the online form here at the official website of Passport office of India. The form must be filled online and a print taken out. Update - Kailash Manasarovar Yatra 2011 form, dates and other details (click on this link for all 2011 information)
Kailash Manasarovar Yatra in Hinduism Kailash Manasarovar Yatra conducted by the Government of India includes visit to MountKaila…

Amavasya January 2010 Date – Amavas or No Moon Day

Amavasya in January 2010 is of great importance as is it the Mauni Amavasi in North India and there is a Partial Solar Eclipse or Surya Grahan. Amavasya January 2010 Date is January 15. In many parts of India, Amavasya begins on Thursday, January 14, 2010 at around 11:00 hrs (morning) and ends on 12:00 hrs on January 15. The Amavas date is marked on January 15, 2010 by Hindu Panchangs and calendars. It is the darkest day in a Hindu month and Hindus observe a fast on the day. This Amavasya is known as Thai Ammavasi in Tamil Nadu. Mauni Amavasi is an important bathing date during the Magh Mela and the Kumbha Mela at Haridwar in 2010. There is also a Surya Grahan on January 15 and this makes it even more auspicious. Amavasi is also the last day in a month in calendars followed in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat and Maharashtra. You may also like to read Amavasya Dates in 2010

Vivekananda Jayanti 2011 date – Swami Vivekananda Jayanthi

In 2011, the birth anniversary Tithi of Swami Vivekananda as per traditional Hindu calendar is on January 26, 2011. As per Hindu calendar, Swami Vivekananda's birthday falls on the Poush Krishna Saptami, the 7th day after the full moon day in the Hindu month of Poush. Therefore the date varies from year to year. According to the Gregorian calendar or the general Indian English Calendar, Swami Vivekananda was born on January 12, 1863. January 12 is observed as National Youth Day in India. Numerous programs are organized in India and in several countries around the world on the day. Majority of the programs in India is conducted by the Sri Ramakrishna Mission. Saints of Sanatana Dharma (Hinduism) never sought blind followers. Their sole aim was to initiate a discussion on a particular topic. They wanted each individual to arrive at a conclusion through a healthy debate. They wanted each individual to realize his/her potential. Swami Vivekananda was one such modern saint who kindled …

Sadhguru Quotes

Technology is not only about gadgetry but about arranging our lives in a way that the survival process is handled effortlessly and there is time and space to explore other aspects and dimensions – which would not be possible if we were fully occupied with survival. If your perception is changing at different times of your life, clearly what you did yesterday or how you saw life yesterday was a mistake. What you are doing now seems to be the right thing to you, but this can change anytime. What you do today may seem like a mistake tomorrow, and what you do tomorrow will might seem to be the right thing. So, there is a mistake in the way we perceive life. When this gets corrected, people think you are a mystic because you are beginning to perceive life in a way that you cannot fit in logic; it is way beyond logic. Logic is just a small part of your life – you can never fit life into it. You can fit logic into your life but never life into logic. Sadhguru