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Ramayana and Mahabharata Board Games For Children

Discover Ramayana and Explore Mahabharata are two board games created by Kanaka, an ex-National Institute of Design student and a DJ Academy faculty for Industrial Design. Kanaka’s games are being brought into the market by Creative’s. Discover Ramayana is designed in a way that the kids will have good knowledge about Ramayan once they start playing the game. Explore Mahabharata also uses the board game format to help children learn more about incidents and characters in the epic.You can read more about Kanaka in this article published in express buzz. You may also like to read

Games Based on Ramayana

Sabitri Satyaban and Dharma Raj Puja in Bengal

Sabitri Satyaban and Dharma Raj Puja is observed on the fourteenth day of the Krishna Paksha (waning or dark phase of moon) in the Bengali month of Jyeshta (May – June). In 2018, the date of Savitri Satyavan and Dharma Raj Puja is May 14. Married women fast on the day dedicated to Sabitri and Dharma Raj or Yama the Hindu God of death for a happy married life and for the well being of their husbands. The day is also known as Savitri Chaturdasi Vrata.

Sabitri Puja is quite similar to the Vat Savitri Vrata observed in North and Western parts of India. It must be noted that in Orissa, Savitri Brata is observed on the Amavasi day in Jyeshta month i.e., the next day of Savitri Chaturdashi.

The fasting and rituals are based Savitri – Satyavan legend in the Mahabharata. Women take inspiration from Savitri who saved her husband from the clutches of death.

The fasting method varies from region to region. Most people keep fast from sunrise to sunset. There is also a popular belief that Sabitri…

What one should do to achieve Peace, Bliss and Tranquility? The Bhagavad Gita Answers

Bhagavad Gita talks about the following method to to achieve Peace, Bliss and Tranquility.Keep your intellect, power of reasoning pure and unpollutedDevelop the approach of courage and conviction by practicing self controlDevelop the habit of keeping away from the objects which have a tendency to pollute thought processes in your mindAvoid the moods of desire, lust and hatredTry to spend some time in solitude and quiet environmentDevelop the habit of living with minimum means; you may earn more, but your own wants should be to the minimumSteer the course of your body, speech and mind in the right directions with efforts and some devices derived by yourselfDo not allow yourself to be overpowered by the moods of vanity, excessive aggressiveness, pride, lust, anger and possessivenessDevelop the attitude of composure and balance.Source – An article on the Bhagavad Gita by Dr. V. R. Panchamukhi in Suguna Digest April – June 2005 Edition