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About Hindu Holy Books Kalpa Sutra or Kalpashastras

Kalpa Sutra sor Kalpashastras are ancient Hindu scriptures. They are part of the Vedanga. There are several books in the series and is named after the corresponding Saint who wrote it. Each Kalpasutra has five to ten thousand pages. The content of Kalpa Sutra About the content of Kalpa Sutra is best explained in an article published by Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham:Kalpa is the sastra that involves you in "work". A man learns to chant the Vedas, studies Siksa, Vyakarana, Chandas, Nirukta and Jyotisa. What does he do next? He has to apply these sastras to the rites he is enjoined to perform. He has to wash away his sins, the sins earned by acting according to his whims. This he does by the performance of good works. For this he must know the appropriate mantras and how to enunciate them correctly, understanding their meaning. Also certain materials are needed and a house that is architecturally suited to the conduct of the rituals. The fruits yielded by these must be offered to the…

Tirumala Tirupati to become Low-Carbon Footprint City

The abode of Lord Venkateswara, Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh, India, is all set to become a low-carbon footprint city. TirupatiBalajiTemple is one of the most popular Hindu temples in the world and is visited by more than 60,000 devotees during off season and by more than 100,000 during festive days. European Aid and Development, which works under the European Commission, has identified Tirupati to be developed as a ‘low-carbon footprint city.' The Hindu writesThe thrust will be on putting in place energy-efficient measures and eco-business ventures to bring down emissions to make the cities leave a ‘low-carbon footprint.' The selection process hinges on two aspects: voluntary participation by the cities and their financial capability. The European Commission will hold deliberations at the national level, plan strategies at the State level and implement the ideas at the local level.Milan Jezic von Gesseneck, an independent consultant and expert in energy, environment and infrast…

Anjaneya Jayanti 2018 Date

Anjaneya Jayanti is the birthday of Hindu God Hanuman and it is observed on the Purnima day (full moon) in the Hindu month of Chaitra (March – April) as per traditional lunar Hindu calendar. Anjaneya Jayanti 2018 date is March 31. In Andhra Pradesh it is observed on May 10, 2018. The day is popularly known as Hanuman Jayanthi. Lord Hanuman is also known as Bajrang Bali is one of the most widely worshiped gods in Hinduism. He is a Chiranjeevi – one blessed with immortality.

Anjaneya symbolizes strength and unparalleled devotion and selfless service. He is the greatest devotee of Lord Ram and he is a Brahmachari (celibate) and humility is his hallmark.

Devotees chant Hanuman Chalisa and Hanuman Ashtak on the day. Most Hindu devotees also fast on the day or on the previous day.

Hanuman Jayanthi Vrat is observed on March 30, 2018 in some regions.

You may also like to read How to observe Hanuman Jayanti?

Simple Teachings of Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa

Bhagavan (The god), Bhagavata (His word), and Bhakta (devotee) are all one and the same. Sunlight is one and the same wherever it falls; but only a bright surface like that of water, or of a mirror or of polished metals, reflects it fully. So is the light Divine. It falls equally and impartially on all hearts but the pure and pious hearts of the good and holy Sadhus alone receive and reflect that light well.It is the nature of lamp to give light. With its help some may cook their food, some may forge deeds, and some other may read the Holy Scriptures. Similarly, some with the help of the God’s name try to attain salvation, while others use it for accomplishing their evil purposes. His holy name however, remains untainted in its purity.
Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa