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Book – The Mahabharata Volume I Translated By Bibek Debroy

This new edition of The Mahabharata Volume I translated by Bibek Debroy and published by Penguin Books India is the first book in a 10- volume unabridged translation of the epic Mahabharata. The translation is based on the Critical Edition compiled at the Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute. Mahabharata has rarely been translated in full into English and this is a complaint that readers of Mahabharata have always had. Through the 10-volume translation, Bibek Debroy attempts to unravel the innumerable sub-plots in the Epic Mahabharata which has more than 80,000 shlokas or couplets. About The Mahabharata Volume I from Bibek DebroyVolume 1 consists of most of Adi Parva, in which much happens before the Kouravas and the Pandavas actually arrive on the scene. This volume covers the origins of the Kuru clan; the stories of Poushya, Poulama and Astika; the births of the Kouravas and the Pandavas; the house of lac; the slaying of Hidimba and Baka; Droupadi’s marriage; and ends with the Pan…

Chithirai Month 2018 – Tamil Chithirai Masam 2018 in Traditional Calendar in Tamil Nadu

Chithirai is the first month in a traditional Tamil Calendar followed in Tamil Nadu. The first day or Chithirai 1 is observed as New Year by many Hindu Tamil communities. Chithirai Month in 2018 begins on April 14 and ends on May 13. Some of the important and auspicious days in the month include Chithirai festival at Madurai Meenakshi Temple and Pournami.

Chithirai Pournami and Amavasai Chithirai Amavasai is on April 16, 2018.

Pournami, or full moon day, in Chithirai month is on April 30, 2018.

Thirukkalyanam or Celestial Wedding Festival at MaduraiMeenakshiTemple which is known as Chithirai festival is held in this month.

Ekadasi Fasting dates in Chithirai Masam are April 26 and May 11

Pradosham Fasting dates in Chithirai Masam are April 27 and May 13
Festival and Auspicious dates in Chithirai Month 2016 Pillayar Sankatahara Chaturthi is on May 3Sashti – April 21Chithirai Pournami –  April 30 The next month in Tamil Calendar is the Vaigasi Masam.