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Shirdi Sai Baba Painting

This Shirdi Sai Baba Painting was provided by Vikas Nandlal from Andheri (w) in Mumbai India. The words of Vikas Nandlal about the painting I sketched on paper and then retouched significantly in Adobe Photoshop software. While trying to observe carefully physical features of Saibaba, I have attempted to include little imagination element with colors to try replicate a model kind of effect, as divinity is formless and with conviction that one day Baba would give darshan to devotee in the form they adore the most .Though I wish I could give it a dark background frame or something instead of white but not so much conversant with Photoshop. click on the image for a larger view If you wish to contact Vikas Nandlal, you can do it by e-mail - [email protected] or [email protected]
Image copyrighted to Vikas Nandlal.

2011 Pongal

Pongal is one of the most important Tamil festivals and is an agrarian festival dedicated to Surya. 2011 Pongal date is January 15. Pongal is also officially celebrated as the New Year by present government in Tamil Nadu. Here is the list of 2011 Pongal Holidays and calendar. January 14, 2011 – Bhogi Pongal. January 15, 2011 – Pongal or Thai Pongal or Perum Pongal. January 16, 2011 – Mattu Pongal. January 17, 2011 – Kaanum Pongal.

Anuradha Nakshatra 2011 – Anusham Nakshatram in 2011

Anuradha Nakshatra 2011 dates based on traditional Hindu calendar, Astrology and Panchangam. Anuradha Nakshatram, also known as Anusham in South India, is the 17th Nakshatra among the 27 Nakshatras. Below are Anuradha Nakshatra dates in 2011. The astrological prediction of the birth star Anusham as per Moon Sign is that of Vrischika Rasi. Mars or Mangal is the lord of Vrischika. The color of Anuradha is Red Brown. Anuradha Nakshatra Days in 2011 as per Indian Standard Time (IST)

Today is Dattatreya Jayanti – December 20, 2010

Dattatreya Jayanthi celebrates the appearance of Adi Guru Dattatreya. Guru Dattatreya is the Trimurti Avatar – the united and single incarnation of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. Dattatreya, a supreme yogi, remained an Avaduta throughout his life – a sage who remains in pure nature. Dattatreya narrated the secrets of Vedanta to Subrahmanya and this teaching later came to be known as Avaduta Gita. The twenty four gurus that Dattatreya found in Nature and Society became very famous and is part of several scriptures. Related Teachings of Guru Dattatreya - twenty four gurus that Dattatreya found in Nature and Society Story of the birth of Dattatreya

Dattatreya Quotes and Thoughts

Today is Dattatreya Jayanti Lack of enquiry is sure means to destruction. On the other hand, one who is given to deliberation, triumphs and attains what he wants.

The enquiring spirit is the sprouting seed of the tree of happiness. The person of enquiring disposition outshines others.

Persons incapable of reflection are like the frogs in the well. The frogs in the well know nothing good or bad and perish in the well itself. Similarly, in the well of universe, there are persons, who are totally ignorant who go through birth and death repeatedly and who do not know that is good to oneself. Because of lack of discrimination, they see pain as pleasure and pleasure as pain and undergo torment of transmigration. Worldly bonds cause distress again and again but people do not discard them. Man undergoing repeated birth and death is akin to the ass, which despite being kicked again and again by her seeks the company of she-ass.

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Today in Hindu Calendar – December 20, 2010

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on December 20, 2010 – Today is Shukla Paksha Chaturdasi or 14th day of waxing phase / light phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. Chaturdashi Tithi till 1445 hrs on December 20, 2010. Then onwards it is full moon day or Purnima or Pournami Tithi. All time based on India Standard Time. Margashirsh Shukla Paksha Chaturdasi or 14th day of Margashirsh month in Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat. Shukla Paksha Chaturdashi or 14th day of Margashirsh month in calendars followed in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Jammu and Kashmir. Rashi or Moon Sign – Vrishabha Rashi. Nakshatra– Rohini Nakshatram till 1630 hrs on December 20, 2010. Then onwards it is Mrigashirsha or Mrigasara or Makeeryam Nakshatra. 5th day of Margazhi Masam in Tamil Calendar followed in Tamil Nadu. 5th day of Dhanu Masam in Malayalam Calendar in Kerala. 4t…