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Girgaum Ganapati Mandal to recycle Ganesh Murti (idol) from 2010

Girgaum Ganapati Mandal is one of the popular Sarvajanik Ganesh Mandals in South Mumbai. The KDGB Nivas Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Mandal in Girgaum has history of more than 83 years and in 2010 they will be making use of hard fiber to create the murti and will be recycling the Ganesh idol from this year. On the Ganesh Visarjan day the murti will be taken to the beach with all fanfare but instead of immersing the murti water will be sprinkled on it - thus performing a symbolic immersion.
Hindustan Times Reports The eight-foot idol it will install this year has been made of hard fibre and painted with organic colors. The material used to decorate the pandal will also be eco-friendly. On visarjan (immersion) day, devotees will take the idol to the beach with the usual fanfare, but bring it back after pouring some water on its feet to symbolize immersion.  The idol will be reinstalled in a smaller, permanent pandal in the wadi. “Almost every day, papers write about the environment and global warm…

Lalita Saptami 2018 Date - Importance of Lalita Saptami Vrat | How to Observe?

Lalita Saptami is observed on the seventh day during the Shukla Paksha, or waxing phase of moon, in Bhadrapad month. Lalita Saptami 2018 date is September 16. It is believed that Lalita Devi appeared on this day. The pujas, rituals and festivals are observed mainly by the Vaishnava community. It is of importance to staunch Krishna devotees. Below is a brief idea on how to observe the Lalita Saptami Vrat.
Importance of Lalita Saptami Lalita Sashti Vrat is dedicated to Goddess Lalita Devi, a gopika in Vrindavan. This vrat is believed to have been suggested by Sri Krishna.

It is believed that married couples observing this vrat will be blessed with healthy children. Parents observe this for health, intelligence and long life of their children.
Lalitha Devi was one of the most important Gopis in the Vrindavan and she was also a dear friend of Radha Devi. She was a constant companion and used to rebuke her for easily giving into the pranks of Sri Krishna.

There is a temple dedicated to La…

Gujarati Bhadrapad Maas 2017 – Bhadarvo Month in Traditional Hindu Gujarat Calendar in 2017

Bhadrapad Maas is the eleventh month in a traditional Hindu Gujarati calendar followed in Gujarat. Bhadarvo Month 2017 is from August 22 to September 20, 2017. The auspicious days in the month include Ganesh Chaturthi, Rushi and Sam Pancham, Kevda Trij, Anant Chaturdashi and Praushthpadi Purnima. The second fortnight of the Bhadarvo month (Krishna Paksha or Waning phase of moon) is dedicated to observing the Shradh and Tarpan rituals for the dead ancestors and relatives.

Ekadasi Fasting Dates in Bhadarvo Maas Parivartini Ekadasi/ Jaljhilani Ekadasi – September 2 Indira Ekadasi – September 16
2017 Bhadarvo Maas Sud Padavo and Vad Padavo – Shukla Paksha and Krishna Paksha Bhadarvo Gujarati calendar 2017 Sud Padvo (Waxing phase of moon) is from August 22 to September 6. Bhadrapad Maas 2017 Vad Padvo Paksha (Waning phase of moon) is from September 7, 2017 to September 20, 2017. Mahalya Shradh and Tarpan period.

Purnima in Gujarati Bhadravo month Bhadravo Purnima (Poonam) or  Full moon day…

Sant Kabir – Food for Thought

I have been thinking of the difference between water
and the waves on it. Rising,
water's still water, falling back,
it is water, will you give me a hint
how to tell them apart? Because someone has made up the word
‘wave,’ do I have to distinguish it from water? There is a Secret One inside us;
the planets in all the galaxies
pass through his hands like beads. That is a string of beads one should look at
with luminous eyes. Kabir