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Baisakh Mala Amabasya

Baisakh Mala Amabasya is the no moon day or Amavasya in Vaishakh or Baisakh month in Orissa. Baisakh Mala Amabasya 2018 date is April 16. Baisakh is also the first month in a traditional Oriya calendar. Please note that some people refer to Amavasya as no moon and some as new moon.

The day is of importance to many Hindu communities. Some communities observe a fast on the day. It is the darkest day in a Hindu calendar. It is also considered the apt day to perform pujas and rituals dedicated to dead ancestors.

Gujarati Vaishakh Maas 2018 – Vaishakh Month in Traditional Gujarat Calendar in 2018

Vaishakh Maas is the seventh month in a traditional Gujarati calendar followed in Gujarat. Vaishakh Maas 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. It is Vikram Samvant 2074.

Ekadasi Fasting Dates in Vaishakh Maas
Mohini Ekadasi - April 26
Apara Ekadasi - May 11

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

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

Vaishak Masa Sud Padavo and Vad Padavo Vaishak Gujarati calendar 2018 Sud Padvo (Waxing phase of moon) is from April 17 to April 30.Vaishak Maas 2018 Vad Padvo Paksha (Waning phase of moon) is from May 1 to May 15. Purnima in Gujarati Vaishakh month Vaishak Purnima or Full moon day is on April 30. The Purnima begins at 6:37 AM on April 29 and ends at 6:28 AM on April 30. Purnima fasting is on April 29.Amas …

Swami Chinmayananda Thoughts on Violence and Nonviolence

No single work in our classics has gained such a wide influence on our people as the Bhagavad Gita: and in, this century, no other single message had such a universal appeal to our countrymen as the single line – Ahimsa Paramo Dharmah – Nonviolence is the greatest Dharma.
This line in its overemphasis, has sapped both initiative and energy in our millions, and, instead of making us all irresistible moral giants, we have been reduced to poltroons and cowards. And banking on this cowardly resignation of the majority, a handful of fanatics have been perpetrating crimes which even the most barbarous cave dwellers would have avenged.
Let us for a moment go to the original sacred verse and investigate the significances of the moral precept: Ahimsa Paramo Dharmah. This is the opening line of a stanza, and the very next line reads: Dharma himsaa tathaiva cha. "So too is all righteous violence."
By the over-emphasis laid on non-violence we have come to witness the pathetic situat…