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Anuradha Koirala and Narayanan Krishnan short listed by CNN for its 2010 Hero of the Year Honor

CNN’s annual 'Hero of the Year' recognizes ‘everyday individuals who are changing the world.’ Anuradha Koirala and Narayanan Krishnan are among the 10 short listed by CNN for its 2010 Hero of the Year Honor. You can also vote online to choose the CNN Hero of the year.
Anuradha Koirala - Maiti Nepal Anuradha Koirala is fighting to prevent the trafficking and sexual exploitation of Nepal’s women and girls. Since 1993, she and her group, Maiti Nepal, have helped rescue and rehabilitate more than 12,000 victims. You can read more about Anuradha Koirala and get involved in her project and vote for her as CNN’s 2010 Hero of the Year Honor here - Anuradha Koirala.
Narayanan Krishnan - Akshaya Trust Narayanan Krishnan brings hot meals and dignity to India’s homeless and destitute – 365 days per year – through his nonprofit Akshaya Trust. Since 2002, he has served more than 1.2 million meals.
You can read more about Narayanan Krishnan and get involved in his project and vote for him as CNN…

Sabarimala Temple November 2011 Opening and Pujas

The 41-day Mandala Kalam or Mandala Puja season begins at the SabarimalaAyyappaTemple on the first day of the Vrischika Masam – mid November. The Sabarimala Shrine opens on the evening of November 16, 2011. Pilgrims can begin puja and darshan of Ayyappa from November 17, 2011.  The SabarimalaAyyappaTemple remains continuously open for 41 days only during this period.

Beginning from November 17, the shrine witnesses’ mad rush of devotees to have darshan of Ayyappa.
The Shrine will be observing the Mandala Puja on December 27, 2011. The shrine will close for two days and reopen on December 30, 2011 for the Makaravilakku puja.

You may also like to read Sabarimala Madala Kalam – Its importance and rituals

Mahatma Gandhi Sayings

Prayer is not an old woman’s idle amusement. Properly understood and applied, it is the most potent instrument of action. Old as I am in age, I have no feeling that I have ceased to grow inwardly or that my growth will stop at the dissolution of my flesh. I am realizing every day that the search for truth is vain unless it is founded upon love. To injure a single human being is to injure those divine powers within us, and thus the harm reaches not only that one human being but with him the whole world. We must be the change we wish to see in the world. Mahatma Gandhi