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Hindu calendar February 2010 – Wallpaper Shivratri

This is a Desktop Wallpaper Calendar with important festivals and auspicious dates associated with Hinduism in February 2010. The festival dates are based on Indian Standard Time. The theme of the wallpaper is Shivratri which falls on February 12, 2010.Click on the image for a larger view. Right click on the image and use the save as option.You may also like to readImportant festivals and auspicious days in February 2010

E-book on Scientific Dating of the Mahabharata War by Dr P V Vartak

The book titled Scientific Dating of the Mahabharata War 16th October 5561 BC by Dr Padmakar Vishnu Vartak is for all those who are interested in pinpointing a particular date in history for the incidents mentioned in the Mahabharata and then starting a never ending debate. The book is a compilation of research papers written by Dr P V Vartak and they have been highly appreciated by scholars.

The book contains following chapters – Introduction, the period of the Mahabharata, the exact date of the Mahabharata war, dates of prewar and postwar incidents, Important dates from forest life.

The English book is published by Veda Vidnyana Mandala, Pune.
Note - The pdf was created by Hindutva ebooks.

Sankashtahara Vinayaka Chavithi February 2011 – Sankashta Chaturti

Sankashtahara Vinayaka Chavithi, also known as Sankashta Chaturti, is an auspicious day dedicated to Lord Ganesha in a traditional Hindu lunar month. Sankashtahara Chavithi February 2011 date is February 21.  The Chavithi which falls during the waning phase of the moon is chosen for fasting dedicated to Lord Ganesh– fourth day after the full moon. Vinayaka devotees observe a fast (fasting or upvaas) on this day from sunrise and ends after sighting the moon. The significance of Sankashtahara Chavithi was narrated by Lord Krishna to Yudhishtira, the eldest among the Pandavas. The importance of it is also narrated in the Narasimha Purana and Bhavishaya Purana. Fasting on Sankashtahara Chavithi begins at sunrise and ends after moonrise – sighting of moon in the evening. Devotees offer special pujas and worship at Ganesha Temples. There is a popular belief that observing Sankashtahara Chavithi will bring material progress, prosperity and happiness and it will also help in the fulfillment of de…

Today is Magh Purnima and Thaipusam

Today, January 30, 2010 is the Purnima or the full moon day in Magh (January – February) (Maghi Purnima). The Pusam Nakshatram in the Tamil Thai month falls today and it is observed with great vigor as the Thaipusam day. Thaipusam festival reaches its zenith in Malaysia (Penang and BatuCaves), Singapore, Sri Lanka and Tamil Nadu. The day also marks the end of the Magh Snan in North India.You can read more about the wonderful festival of Thaipusam Dedicated to Lord Muruga here.

Swami Parthasarathy Thoughts and Quotes

One person smokes a cigarette and finds pleasure in it. Another person detests it. One lady divorces her husband. Another craves for and marries the same man. Therefore, pleasure and pain are not inherent in objects and beings of the world. It is how you relate to them.
The root cause of suffering is that people do not look within. They hardly investigate the truth of life nor exercise their own judgment. They rely on outside forces to do their thinking. And they function predominantly on blind faith and mechanical ritual. This is spiritual suicide.
Desire for anything increases with restriction and prohibition.
If you cannot manage yourself you cannot manage anything around you. Swami Parthasarathyof Vedanta Cultural Foundation