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Lunar Eclipse December 2010 – Chandra Grahan on December 21, 2010 - Total Lunar Eclipse

A Total lunar eclipse, Purna Chandra Grahan, will take place on December 21, 2010. It is not visible in India. The Purna Chandra Grahan is visible in its totality in the United States, Canada (mid night to earl morning) and early morning in United Kingdom and parts of Europe. In United States along the pacific coast the eclipse will begin at the night of December 20, 2010. As per India Time the Total Lunar Eclipse will take place from 13:10:47 (1:10 PM) hrs on December 21, 2010 to 14:23:08 hrs (2:23 PM) on December 21. Hindu calendars and Panchangs in India have ignored this Chandra Grahan and therefore there is no need to follow any rituals or Niyamas.
In United Kingdom the time is from 06:33 to 10:01 hrs (local time) In United States –  the New York time of the eclipse is from 01:33 hrs to 05:01. Total Lunar Eclipse is from 02:41 to 03:53 hrsSan Francisco Time of the eclipse is from December 20, 2010 at 22:33 to 02:01 hrs on December 21, 2010. The Total Lunar Eclipse is from 23:41 on …

Garud Dwadashi in Orissa

Garud Dwadashi is observed during the Shukla Paksha or waxing phase of moon in Kartik month in Orissa and is dedicated to Garud, the Vahana of Srihari Vishnu. Garud Dwadashi 2017 date is November 1 and is of great importance at the PuriJagannathTemple.

At the PuriJagannathTemple it is after the Bada Ekadasi (Kartik Shukla Paksha Ekadasi). Tulsi Puja is also held during the period.

Garud Dwadashi is an important ritual in PuriJagannathTemple. Scores of devotees participate in the ritual. It is also the second day of the Panchuka rituals part of Kartik Brata observed in Puri.

Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu Quotes

Here are few quotes of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu – an unparalleled devotee of Sri Krishna While chanting the name of the Lord one should earn Divine wealth. The divine wealth to be earned are kindness, nonviolence, freedom from lust, truth, equality, equanimity, detachment, stability of mind, control over senses, seriousness, compassion, friendship, brilliance and tolerance.

Men chanting the name of the Lord should be more tolerant than a tree and be humble enough to give honor to all else.

One should be so engrossed in God while singing His name that tears start rolling out of the eyes; speech may grow ecstatic and the body starts feeling spiritual and passionate.

The best and the easiest way to get purged is by chanting the name of God. Anyone can chant the name of the Lord any time and anywhere. There is no barrier of time and place. Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu

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