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Book - The Story of Ram and His Friends in the Forest

The book titled the ‘Story of Ram and His Friends in the Forest ’ by Pratibha Nath focuses on the period that Sri Ram lived in the forest. The book is primarily aimed at children. Stories of animals, plants and demons that appeared in Epic Ramayana are given importance in the book. A major highlight of the book is the brilliant illustrations by Sujasha Dasgupta. The stories are based on Valmiki Ramayana and Tulidas’s Ramcharitmanas. Other versions of Ramayan are also used as guides in explaining incidents in the forest.   The Story of Ram and His Friends in the Forest By Pratibha Nath Published by Rupa Publications Price – Rupees 495/- Pages – 110 The book is available online at Rupa Publications

Triratri Vrata 2023 in Kartik Month - Triratri Vrat

Triratri Vrata is a three-day Vrat dedicated to Srihari Vishnu and it begins two days before Shukla Paksha Ekadasi or eleventh day of the waxing phase of moon. Triratri Vrata 2023 begins on November 21 and ends on November 23. The greatness of Triratri Vrata was narrated to Narada Rishi by Shiva. Those observing the Vrata stay awake for three nights, worshipping Srihari Vishnu and Lakshmi with flowers, fruits, water and Tulsi leaves. The belief is that performing this vrata helps one in attaining mastery in arts and science. The Vrata ends on the Ekadasi day in Shukla Paksha of Kartik month – which is the famous Hari Prabodhini Ekadasi. Tulsi Puja also begins from the day.