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Book – Shree Ramayana Mahanveshanam by M. Veerappa Moily – English Translation

The book titled Shree Ramayana Mahanveshanam by M. Veerappa Moily attempts to explore the true principles in the Epic Ramayana - a quest for the principles governing a Ram Rajya – the welfare state. Dr M. Veerappa Moily is a distinguished political leader in India. He is a member of the Indian National Congress party and is currently Minister of Law and Justice in the Government of India.Originally written in Kannada, this current English version consists of two volumes and runs into volumes run into 1,700 pages. Retaining the original storyline of Ramayana, Dr Veerappa Moily introduces modern characters in the narrative. Thus we have the main characters in the Ramayana expressing anguish and trying to change some of major issues faced by the society and country. In the book, Shree Ramayana Mahanveshanam, it is Lakshman, the brother of Lord Ram who is the real hero.Dr Veerappa Moily says“Lakshmana was responsible for driving the Ramayana. He is the real hero. Without Lakshmana, Rama w…

Ashada Purnima 2017 date – Full moon day in Ashada Month in 2017

The full moon day or Purnima is Ashada month in a traditional Hindu lunar calendar is highly auspicious as it is observed as Guru Purnima and Vyasa Poornima. Ashada Purnima 2017 date is July 9. The Purnima begins at 7:31 AM on July 8 and ends at 9:36 AM on July 9. The Purnima Vrat is marked on July 8.

Guru Purnima and Vyas Poornima are marked on July 9.

The Chatur Mas vrat for some communities begins on this day.

An important festival takes place during the period at the Shirdi Sai Baba temple and is known as Ashadi Purnima festival.

Har Saptami – Haar Satum

Har Saptami is observed in the month of Ashada in Jammu and Kashmir. The day is dedicated to Goddess Shakti and is of great importance HariParvatTemple on the outskirts of Srinagar city. Har Saptami 2018 date is July 19. Goddess Shakti is here worshipped as Jagadamba Sharika Bhagwati. She is also known as Maha Tripursundari and Raajrajeshwari. Locally she is known as Har or Harie.

On the Har Saptami, the pujas and rituals associated with the incarnation day of Goddess Sharika begins. It is believed that she appeared on the earth on the ninth day of the Shukla Paksha of Ashada month. Har Navami falls two days after Har Saptami.

Today, the day is dedicated to the worship of Goddess Sharika.

Ma Anandamayi Thoughts and Quotes

Blame may be likened to cowdung. When it lies about just anywhere it is of no use. But when, mixed with earth and turned into manure, it is put under plants, what lovely flowers, fruits and grain will grow due to it. Similarly, if an aspirant can bear to be blamed and criticized, that is to say, if he uses it to improve his character, it will be beneficial – just as the soil is made fertile by manure.
No attempt is futile; everything serves a purpose. Suppose you are traveling somewhere by railway. In order to catch the train you have to first go by boat, then descend from the boat, get into a horse carriage and then catch a bus which will take you to the station. Although your aim is a journey by train, you cannot say that the boat, horse carriage, bus and so forth are of no use. Similarly you should understand that everything you do in order to realize God is helpful. Nothing at all is waste. By whatever Name you may invoke Him, you effort will be crowned with success. The main thin…