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Solar Eclipse on July 11, 2010 – Not Visible in India

A Total Solar Eclipse will take place on July 11, 2010. The Solar Eclipse is not visible in India, United States, Europe, United Kingdom, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, Gulf, Dubai and in most parts of the world. Hindu Panchangs and calendars have ignored the Solar Eclipse. As per the India Time the eclipse will be taking place from 11:45 PM on July 11, 2010 to 02:20 AM on July 12, 2010. The GMT or Universal Time of the Eclipse is from 18:15 UT to 20:52 UT.The eclipse will be visible only in parts of South America, Cook Islands, French Polynesia etc.The path of the Total Solar Eclipse (Image from NASA)According to NASA, the July 11 eclipse is a ‘Total Solar Eclipse’ and Moon's umbral shadow crosses the South Pacific Ocean where it makes no landfall except for Mangaia (Cook Islands) and Easter Island (Isla de Pascua). The path of totality ends just after reaching southern Chile and Argentina. The Moon's penumbral shadow produces a partial eclipse visible from a much larger re…

Shri Dwarakadish Patotsav – Kankroli Dwarkadish Temple Swaroop Inception Festival in Rajasthan

KankroliDwarakadishTemple in Rajasthan is one of the most important temples dedicated to Hindu God Dwarakadish – Krishna. Shri Dwarakadish Patotsav 2018 date is July 17. Patotsav is a sort of re-consecration ceremony held in temples in western and northern parts of India. In the ritual, a strip of garment tied on the head of a murti. The ritual re-invokes the Deity and is annually held on the consecration day.

Legend has it that the murti of Krishna worshipped in the KankroliDwarakadishTemple in Rajasthan originally belonged to Gokul in Vrindavan. To save the murti from the attack of mughal ruler Aurangazeb, it was moved to a village near Udaipur in Rajasthan. Finally, it was moved to Kankaroli near Nathadwara during the 18th century.

Today, the magnificent temple of Dwarkadhishji is located on the banks of RajsamandLake (Raisagar) in Kankaroli.

The Patotsav is annually held on the fifth day during the Shukla Paksha or waxing phase of moon in Ashada Month.

Thanks to Sanskrit Bharati These IT Professionals Find Joy in Conversing in Sanskrit

Nearly a dozen IT Professionals from the Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) in Pune makes it a point to converse in Sanskrit before lunch time. These techies join to learn Sanskrit as part of the Sanskrit Sambhashan Shibir (Sanskrit conversation workshop), organized by Maitree — a TCS unit for cultural and social activities — and Sanskrit Bharati that works for promoting Sanskrit as a spoken language.Indian Express reportsThe seeds of the workshop were sown during Pride of India, an exhibition organised in April highlighting the contribution of Sanskrit to science. “During the exhibition, Aashish Majramkar (co-ordinator and instructor of the workshop) showed his willingness to conduct a conversation workshop for those interested in learning Sanskrit.Manjarmkar, an assistant systems engineer with TCS, is a fluent Sanskrit speaker and had been associated with Sanskrit Bharati in the past. “To learn any language, we must follow the steps of listening, speaking, reading and then writing. At …

Kardam Shasti

Kardam Shasti is observed in the month of Ashara. Kardam Sashti 2018 date is July 18. The ritual is mainly observed in eastern parts of India. It is observed on the seventh of the Shukla Paksha of Ashar Month. There is only very little information of this ritual as it is only observed by certain Hindu communities.

Note – If any of you have any information about this ritual please comment about it or write to us. If the ritual also has a different spelling please inform us.

Teachings from Isha Upanishad

When one sees all beings in the Self, and the Self in all beings, he hates no one.Renunciation is renunciation of the ego, of selfishness and not of life.Who sees all beings in his own Self, and his own Self in all beings, loses all fear.The whole creation is filled with Divinity.Isha Upanishad