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Download Free Interactive Sanskrit Tutor and Learn Sanskrit Language

Sanskrita Pradipika is a freely-downloadable interactive tutor designed to teach Sanskrit to English-speaking people. Sanskrit is one of the oldest and the richest language in the world and thousands of people are eager to learn the language. Sanskrita Pradipika Interactive tutor developed by Sudhir Kaicker helps you to learn and known more about Sanskrit.
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Varaha Jayanthi 2017 date - Varah Jayanti of Hindu God Vishnu in 2017

Sri Varaha Jayanthi is believed to be the day when Lord Vishnu appeared on earth in the incarnation or avatar of Varaha – the Boar. Varah Jayanti date in 2017 is August 24. Varaha Jayanthi 2017 date is April 23 for certain Hindu communities in South India.

Varaha is the third incarnation of Lord Vishnu. As per Hindu scriptures, Lord Narayana took the form of the Varaha to rescue Earth from Demon Hiranyaksha who dragged the earth to the bottom of the sea.

Symbolically, the dragging of the earth by demon Hiranyaksha is Tamas (Evil) overcoming human beings. Bloated with ego, man falls deep into misery. The only saving grace is that of self realization. When it happens we slowly move out of deep dark pit – that is symbolically represented by Varaha uplifting the earth with his tusks.

Sabarimala Vishu Puja 2017 Dates – April 2017 Vishu Pooja at Sabarimala Ayyappa Temple

Vishu is the Zodiac New Year as per traditional Malayalam calendar followed in Kerala. The day is highly auspicious at the famous SabarimalaAyyappaTemple. The SabarimalaTemple will open for Vishu Puja 2017 on April 10. Vishu Puja is on April 14, 2017. The temple closes on the evening of April 18, 2017. The Vishu puja coincides with the Malayalam Medam month pujas.

The temple remains open on all during the brief period and attracts thousands of devotees. A special Vishu Kani Puja is held during the early morning hours on Vishu Puja day.

Apart from this other rituals like Padi puja etc are held during the period.

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How do we make the right choice? – Swami Tejomayananda

You will notice that among all your interests, the subject in which you have an aptitude will fascinate you. You will find that interest in this subject overshadows all other interests and you are easily able to sacrifice other interests in its favor. The question of what to do will not bother you. Consistency and determination will automatically come. You will have to discover this for yourself.Now suppose you are not able to find out what your real interests are, then what to do? Follow this simple technique: note down all your interests and just choose anyone of them. Once you have chosen a field, make it a point to develop interest and grow in it. In fact, you will find every subject interesting if you take interest in it!Swami Tejomayananda