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Australia Solar Eclipse Time in January 2010 in Sydney, Melbourne – Surya Grahan January 15

Several of our readers from Australia wanted to know about the timing of Annular Solar eclipse on January 15, 2010 in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth. The eclipse is not visible in any part of Australia. So you don’t need to worry about it. Hindu Panchangs and calendars only talk about Grahans that are visible in a particular place. This is an Annular Eclipse in South Kerala and Parts of Tamil Nadu. The Grahan passes through Palk Strait between Sri Lanka and South India.We get lot of questions and doubts from pregnant women and other devout Hindus regarding Grahan. – So those in Australia need not worry about this Grahan.You can find more details about the Annular Eclipse or Surya Grahan on January 15, 2010 in India here – Eclipse January 15, 2010.

Mundan Ceremony in Hindu Religion – Chudakarm Sanskar

Chudakarm Sanskar, or Mundan ceremony, is the auspicious ritual in which a child’s head is shaved for the first time. The ceremony is performed for the long life of the child. There ceremony is believed ensure success in life. Usually Mundan ceremony is performed before the end of the first birthday of the child. In some regions and by some communities the Chudakarm Sanskar is performed before the third birthday.The ceremony is usually performed in a temple which is famous for Mundan ceremony like TirupatiBalajiTemple.It must be noted that the ceremony is also performed before the fifth or seventh birthday of the child.The auspicious day for performing the ceremony is chosen after consulting an astrologer or after reading the regional Panchang. You may also like to readOn The Human Hair Tonsured at TirumalaTirupatiTempleKarnavedh SanskarAnnaprashan Ceremony

Marathi Calendar 2010 Online PDF format – Download Traditional Calendar of Maharashtra

This Marathi Calendar 2010 followed in Gujarat is provided by a temple in USA. The 2010 Marathi Calendar contains important festivals in Maharashtra and uses Marati language to mention dates, nakshatras, festival details and sunrise and moonrise time in a traditional Marathi Calendar and includes Varshik Panchang. This Maharashtra calendar of 2010 is in pdf format. You can visit the temple website and download it here – Marathi Calendar 2010 Online

Download Yoga Vasishta English Translation in PDF format for free

In the Yoga Vasishta, Sage Vasishta answers the queries of Lord Ram. The questions raised by Lord Ram pertain to problems like life and death, human suffering, desire, happiness etc. The original Yoga Vaishta consists of 32,000 shlokas. This particular version that is available for download is the translation of Laghu Yoga Vasishta - it contains 6000 verses and is an abridgement of the original. This pdf format of Yoga Vasishta is of a book on Laghu Yoga Vasishta written by K Narayana Swami Aiyer and was first published in 1896.You can find the book here at - Yoga Vasishta Translation in EnglishAlternatively you can go for the pdf format directly here - Yoga Vasishta English in PDF formatPlease note that the PDF format is nearly 40 MB and you will need Adobe Acrobat.

Places and Time in India Where Solar Eclipse or Surya Grahan on January 15, 2010 is visible

The Solar Eclipse, or Surya Grahan, taking place on January 15, 2010 is an Annular Eclipse. The path of eclipse is – between South India and northern Sri Lanka – through the Palk Strait. The Annular Eclipse will be visible in South Kerala, South Tamil Nadu and Southern parts of Mizoram. The rest of the places in India it will be a partial eclipse. Here are the Places and Time in India where the partial eclipse is visible. An annular eclipse is when the sun is visible like a ring of fire, with the moon darkening its centre. This will be visible only in South Kerala and South Tamil Nadu and Southern Tip of Mizoram. In the rest of the places in India, this eclipse will be a partial eclipse.First images of Surya Grahan or Solar Eclipse at January 15, 2010Surya or Sun at 11:19 AM on January 15 at TrivandrumSurya or Sun at 11:57 AM on January 15 at TrivandrumSurya or Sun at 12:24 PM on January 15 at TrivandrumSurya at 12:50 PM at Trivandrum on January 15, 2010Surya at 01:13 PM at Trivandrum…

Shri Nimishananda Quotes

Each one of us experiences a pull towards Divinity sometime in life. The pull becomes a propulsion, a constant motion that generates a divine vibration which makes us aware of our Soul.Normally the mind conceals the soul with thoughts and traps you in time and space. The constantly chattering mind prevents you from experiencing the sound of silence and bliss of soul. Meditation of the Supreme Knowledge splits the mind, segregates thoughts and burns them in the fire of knowledge.Scriptures say that the realization of God comes from the heart. If we want to experience Divinity, intense devotion or bhakti is the way. At present our devotion is like a dress that we wear or remove at our convenience. Bhakti is not only the process of engaging ourselves in formal worship, prayer or rituals. It is also a process of inner expansion and evolution where the mind comes to standstill. Shri Nimishananda