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Online Digital Library of Rare Sanskrit and Tantric Books with E-text Search Engine from Muktabodha

Online digital library of rare Sanskrit literary works, Indological books, pamphlets, texts, e-text search engine and consolidated catalog is the result of patient and dedicated work of the people associated with Muktabodha Indological Research Institute. The digital library initially focused on Kashmir Shaivism, then broadening to Trika Kaula, Saiva Siddhanta, Pancaratra, Natha Yoga and other Tantric works, in addition to manuscripts on Vedic Shrauta ritual.To help researchers and enthusiasts in Indological studies an online catalog has been implemented which includes a search engine allowing sophisticated searches over its e-text collection.On average about 4 or 5 new e-texts are added each month to the existing collection for more than Thirty five e-texts.You can find more details about Muktabodha Digital Library here at the official website. You may also like to readIndian Traditional Knowledge Digital Library Website of Ayurveda, Siddha and Unani

Upanayana Dates or Muhurta 2011 – 2012 Based on Kannada and Telugu Panchangam

Upanayana is an important ceremony observed by certain Hindu communities. Below are the Upanayana dates 2011 – 2012 based on calendars and Panchangam followed in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. It gives a child a second birth and entitles him to study the Vedas and participate in Vedic functions. The child commences his journey on the road to spiritual life.  Upanayana Muhurta 2011 May 2011 May 5, 2011, Thursday – Vaishakha Shukla Paksha May 6, 2011, Friday – Vaishakha Shukla Paksha May 9, 2011, Monday – Vaishakha Shukla Paksha May 22, 2011, Sunday – Vaishakha Krishna Paksha June 2011 June 3, 2011 - Jyeshta Shukla Paksha June 6, 2011 – Jyeshta Shukla Paksha June 20, 2011 – Jyeshta Krishna Paksha

Teachings from Avadhuta Gita

Do not hold the immature, the credulous, the foolish, the slow, the layman and the fallen to have nothing good in them. They all teach something. Learn from them. Surely we do not give up a game although we have mastered it?Think not lightly of your Guru should he lack letters and learning. Take the Truth he teaches and ignore the rest. Know well that a boat, painted and adorned, will carry you across the river; so also will one that is plain and simple.As softness is not perceived apart from soft objects, as sweetness is not known apart from honey, as bitterness is not known apart from the [very bitter-tasting] Neem tree [leaves], as fluidity and coolness are the nature of water, so the primordial form of matter called mahat ['giant'] is no other than the Self (Atman). As the rays of the sun differ not from the sun, so matter does not differ from God.Avadhuta GitaYou may also like to readQuotes from Avadhuta Gita on Brahman that alone is

Today April 15, 2010 is Rongali or Bohag Bihu – Assamese New Year

Today April 15, 2010 is observed as Rongali or Bohag Bihu in Assam state in India. It is the Assamese New Year and the first day of the Bohag month. Bohag Bihu is a festival with its roots entrenched in Mother Nature. Mother Nature throws off her old garbs and comes out afresh in magnificent hue and glory. This lifts up the spirit of people and rekindles hope and positive energy.We wish all our readers a happy Bohag Bihu.You can find more details about Assamese New Year in this article.

Today April 15, 2010 is Vishu - Malayalam New Year in Kerala

Today April 15, 2010 is Vishu or the Malayalam Zodiac New Year in Kerala. Usually, Vishu falls on the first day of Medam month but this year due to Surya Sankramana taking place late on April 14 the day has been shifted to April 15. Special prayers will be held on the morning of April 15 at Guruvayur SriKrishnaTemple and SabarimalaAyyappaTemple.We wish our readers a happy Vishu.You can get more details about Vishu in this article.