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Surya Grahan in January 2011 in India

Surya Grahan, a partial solar eclipse, will take place on January 4, 2011 in northwestern parts of India (Delhi, Chandigarh, Jaipur). In India, the Grahan will be taking place in Delhi, Jaipur, Dehradun, Amritsar, Chandigarh, Shimla and Srinagar from 2:37 PM to 4:17 PM. The eclipse is not visible in other places in India. The partial eclipse will be visible in Dubai, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman and other regions in Middle East. The eclipse will also be visible in most parts of Europe including England. In United Kingdom, the partial eclipse time is from 08:09 hrs to 09:30 hrs. As per NASA, the partial eclipse will be visible in most parts of Europe, North Africa and Central Asia.

In Delhi the Grahan time is from 15:12 hrs to 15:51 hrs. Hindu calendars and Panchangs in major part of India have ignored this Surya Grahan and therefore there is no need to follow any rituals or Niyamas. Only those people residing in the Grahan areas need to observe the vrat.
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Goddess Ekaveera – About Hindu Goddess Ekavira

Goddess Ekaveera is an incarnation of Goddess Shakti. The popular belief is that Goddess Ekaveera appeared at the spot where the right hand of Goddess Sati fell. This spot is located at Heure, which is around 19 km from Mahur, in Nanded District in Maharashtra. Goddess Ekaveera is also known as Ekavenika Devi. Goddess Ekavira is counted among the Ashta Dasa Peetahs – the 18 holy shrines dedicated to Goddess Shakti.

As per the Ashta Dasa Shakthi Peetha Stotram of Adi Shankaracharya the spot where the right hand of Goddess Sati fell and where Goddess Ekaveera appeared is at Mahur. This EkaveeraTemple at Mahur is not famous in Maharashtra. The most popular temple in Mahur in Nanded District in Maharashtra is dedicated to Goddess Renuka Mata.

Legend has it that after Sati’s death at the Yajna conducted by Daksha, Shiva started the dance of destruction with Sati’s body. It was destined to create havoc in the universe and in order to avoid the annihilation of the universe, Vishnu cut the b…

Kondapalli Dashavatar Set – Buy Online the Idols of Ten Avatars of Vishnu through Government of India Sponsored HHEC Website

The Handicrafts and Handlooms Exports Corporation of India Ltd (HHEC), a public sector undertaking (Ministry of Textiles) Government of India, is now selling handicrafts, handloom and garments online. One of the items on sale is the Kondapalli Dashavatar Set – idols of the ten incarnations or Avatar of Hindu God Vishnu. The Kondapalli Toys are not just decorative items to the people of Andhra Pradesh. They are objects of pride to the Telugu people all across the world. It reflects their cultural heritage and is the essence of their crafting skills. There are several processes involved in the making of Kondapalli Toys. In fact it is very interesting to watch these beautiful toys being made. The craftsmen first carve the Puniki wood to give it the shape of a toy. One is amazed to learn that this white colored wood is specially grown in and around the village of Kondapalli for producing the Kondapalli Toys. The wood is stuffed with sawdust and tamarind seed paste. You can find more detail…

Sri Ram Quotes from Ramayana and Yoga Vasishta

Bhagavan Sri Ram had revealed universal truth at many junctures in the Ramayana and also in the Yoga Vasishta. Here are few quotes of Sri Rama A frog caught by a serpent, while sitting in the latter’s mouth with half its body already swallowed, puts out its tongue and tries to catch hold of the small flies that happen to come near it. Similarly man, even when he is already caught by the serpent of Time, searches for sense enjoyments which are transitory. He works hard day and night undergoing much trouble to get them. If you have patience, then you will never have any enemy. The mind is never satisfied even when it has an object of desire in its grasp, just as a pot that leaks is never filled with any quantity of water. There is nothing to be found on earth, big or small, of which Time does not make an end.