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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 2018 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 2018 begins on November 17 and ends on November 19. 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 Prabodini Ekadasi. Tulsi Puja also begins from the day.

Sahasrarjun Jayanti - Sahastrabahu Arjun Jayanthi

Sahasrarjun was a popular king of ancient India and is mentioned in the Puranas and other Hindu scriptures. He is also known as Kartikvirya Arjuna and  Sahastrabahu Arjun. Sahasrarjun Jayanti 2018 date is November 14. It is observed annually on the Shukla Paksha saptami day – seventh day of the waxing phase of moon – in Kartik month.

Legend has it that Sahasra Arjuna had thousand arms and once even defeated the demon king Ravana of Ramayana. It is also believed by some Hindu communities that Sahastra Bahu Arjun was an incarnation of the Sudharshana Chakra of Vishnu.

Puranas also mention Sahasrarjun to be an arrogant king and he had stolen the divine cow from Rishi Jamadagni's ashram. In the war that followed, Rishi Jamadagni, father of Parashurama (incarnation of Vishnu) was killed. To avenge his father's death, Parashurama annihilated the Kshatriya clan 21 times.

Kansara Samaj and Sahasrarjun Kshatriya Samaj consider that they are from the lineage of Sahasrarjun.

Hindu Quotes – Wisdom of Elders

When people reach the highest perfection, it is nothing special, it is their normal condition… Evil is a screen which hides the truth… The acts of this life are the destiny of the next… The flies seek filth, the bees seek honey. I will shun the habit of the flies and follow that of the bees. I will refrain from finding faults in others and only look for the good which is in them…