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Showing posts from January 23, 2010

Official Website of Indian Home Remedies and Gardens Promoted by FRLHT

Foundation for Revitalization of Local Health Traditions (FRLHT), an organization that is committed to reviving the local health traditions, has got an excellent website to promote healthy living, the natural way through advice on safe health practices related to primary health care. The information on the website is reliable as it is referenced from authentic medical texts and the living traditions of Ayurveda, Siddha, Gso-rig-pa, and Unani. But the information is not a substitute for a physician.The website contains sections on common ailments, home garden and yoga. Another interesting facility on the site is the opportunity to consult a Vaidya (doctor) online.The website is available in English, Hindi, Marathi, Malayalam, Bangala and Kannada.You can visit the website here – Amruth Home Remedies and Garden.

Mahananda Navami

Mahananda Navami is an auspicious day observed in Northern parts of India by certain Hindu communities. Navami is the ninth day in a fortnight in a traditional Hindu lunar calendar. Mahananda Navami 2017 date is January 7, August 30 (Bhadrapad Month), December 11 (Margashirsh). This particular Maha Nanda navami is observed in a couple of other months too. The main ritual involves purifying oneself in holy rivers like Ganga.

Mahananda Navami is observed mainly on the ninth day (navami) during shukla paksha (waxing phase of moon) of Magha mahina or Magh month. (January – February), Bhadrapad month and Margashirsh month.

Today is Bhishmashtami

Today, January 23, 2010, is the Ashtami or eighth day during the waxing phase of moon (Shukla Paksha) in Magh month. The day is observed as Bhishmashtami in many regions except in South India. Bhishma, the great grandsire, in the Mahabharata had got a boon to choose his death time and it is believed that he chose Bhishmashtami day to merge with the Supreme Soul. Please note that not all Hindu communities comply with this date. You can read more about Bhishmashtami in this article.

Quotes from Nitya Neeti

Pleasure forms poison for a poor man. War is poison for a coward. Scriptures and knowledge are poison for one who never studies and practices. Food is poison for one who cannot digest it. Anger lasts for a second in noble men. It lasts for an hour or two in intermediate or ordinary men. In a mean-minded person it last for a whole day and night. In the vilest man it lasts till death. Life without education and knowledge is waste, like the tail of a dog that is neither useful or conceal its private organs, nor useful in driving away disturbing flies. Nitya Neeti