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A Homecoming Spectacle – A Documentary on Durga Puja Festival

‘A Homecoming Spectacle’ is a documentary on Durga Puja Festival in Kolkata Sunanda K. Sanyal, professor of art history and critical studies at the Art Institute of Boston. Produced in 2008, ‘A Homecoming Spectacle’ (58 mins) explores the visual culture of Durga Pujo. The documentary was selected for screening at the 5th Asian Festival of Films in Singapore late in 2009, where it received nominations for Best Documentary and Best Director of Documentary.The documentary attempts to unravel the changes that are taking place in the decorative aspects during Durga Puja festival.India New England writes about the documentary“A Homecoming Spectacle” acts as a lens through which to examine how the festival is changing, according to Sanyal. One way in which change can be seen is that the provincial celebration is becoming global. The documentary observes that whimsical, if controversial, change in the approach of erecting and incorporating pandals and Durgas into the festival.Sanyal said his …

Marathi Vaishakh Mahina 2018 – Vaishak Month in Traditional Maharashtra Calendar in 2018

Vaishakh Mahina is the second month in a traditional Marathi calendar followed in Maharashtra. Vaishakh Mahina 2018 is from April 17 to May 15. The month is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The most auspicious days in the month include Akshya Tritiya, Narasimha Jayanti and Shani Jayanti. This is the Vilambi Nama Samvatsara. Shalivahana Saka 1940.

Sankashti Chaturthi monthly fasting dedicated to Lord Ganesh is on May 3 – Moonrise is at 9:54 PM – Indian standard time.

Vaishak Mahina Shukla Paksha and Krishna Paksha Vaishaka Mahina Marathi calendar 2018 Shukla Paksha (Waxing phase of moon) is from April 17 to April 30. Vaishak Maas 2018 Marathi calendar Krishna Paksha (Waning phase of moon) is from May 1 to May 15.

Ekadasi in Marathi Vaishakh Month
Mohini Ekadasi - April 26
Apara Ekadasi - May 11

Pradosh in Marathi Vaishakh Month
Pradosh vrat - April 27
Pradosh Vrat - May 13

Purnima in Marathi Vaishakh Month Vaishak Pournima or Full moon day is on April 30. The Purnima begins at 6:37 AM on April…

Chinnamasta Jayanti

Chinnamasta Jayanti is believed to be the day Goddess Chinnamasta appeared on earth to restore Dharma and protect her devotees. Chinnmasta Jayanti 2018 date is April 28. It is observed on the Chaturdashi (14th day) during the Shukla Paksha of Vaishakha month by some Hindu communities. Please note that the day is also observed as Narasimha Jayanti by Vishnu devotees.

Chinnamasta is the sixth Goddess in the Dasamaha Vidya or the ten mother goddesses. She is an incarnation of Goddess Shakti.

A popular image of Goddess Chinnmasta is that of her offering her own head as food to one of her devotees. Legend has it that once Goddess Parvati went to take bathe and her attendants, Jaya and Vijaya, to guard her. Goddess Parvati was so much engrossed in her bath that she lost count of time. After sometime Jaya and Vijaya kept demanding for food and the merciful Goddess offered herself as food.

Chinnamasta is associated with the Veena and the NavagrahaRahu.

Osho Thoughts on Future Religion

The future religion will not be of ritual. There will not be much worshipping but there will be much celebration. And, in fact, to celebrate is the only real worship. There will be much singing and dancing, but not offered to any God in particular, just offered to existence itself. A pouring of the heart, a communion of the heart. Dance itself is enough, it need not be for somebody. The song in itself is enough, it need not be addressed. The prayer in itself is enough, it need not be done in a temple, church or mosque. In fact, it need not be done at all, just a prayerful heart is enough. And it will be a religion that will not be confined by any doctrine, any dogma — a religion which will not supply a philosophy but will certainly give you the vision of a different dimension of reality. OshoExcerpts from ‘The Revolution’ by OshoYou may also like to readInspirational Thoughts on Love