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Africa Solar Eclipse Time on January 4, 2011 – Surya Grahan January 4 in North Africa

The partial Solar Eclipse, Surya Grahan, taking place on January 4, 2011 is visible in North Africa. The time of eclipse beginning is 06:40:11 GMT, the greatest eclipse is 08:50:35 GMT and the eclipse ends 11:00:54 GMT. The Solar Eclipse on January 4, 2011 will be visible in Algeria, Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, Libya. Algeria – Algiers – Solar Eclipse on January 4, 2011 –  Local Time Partial Eclipse begins at 08:03 hrs Maximum Eclipse at 08:52:09 hrs Partial Eclipse ends at 10:10:33 hrs

Thirukkural in English and Tamil in pdf format – Download for free with Meaning in English

Written by Tamil Poet-Saint Thiruvalluvar, Kural or Thirukkural is a poetic composition of great antiquity in Tamil Literature which can be termed as a treatise on the art of living a happy and peaceful life. You can download the entire Thirukkural in English in pdf format for free. The pdf also contains the original Tamil verses too.

Link – Download Thirukkural in English and Tamil in pdf format

Importance of Shakambari Purnima in Paush Month

Shakambari Purnima is observed on the full moon day in the Paush month (December – January) as per traditional Hindu calendar. Shakambari Purnima 2017 date is January 12. It is believed that Goddess Shakumbari Devi appeared on this day on earth. Shakambari is an incarnation of Goddess Shakti.

She is believed to be the Goddess of Vegetables, Fruits and Green leaves. Legend says that Shakambari Devi appeared after a hundred year drought. All the plants had died and there was nothing to eat. Goddess Shakambari brought forth from her body fruits, flowers, vegetables and herbs to suffice the hunger of the people.

The day is of great importance in temples dedicated to Shakambari in Karnataka and Maharashtra.

The day is also observed as Shakumbari Jayanti. In some temples the nine-day Shakambari Navratri concludes on the day.

Shatbhisha Nakshatra 2011 – Satabhishak or Sadhayam Nakshatram in 2011

Shatbhisha Nakshatram, also known as Shataraka or Satabhishak or Sadhayam in South India, is the 24th Nakshatra among the 27 Nakshatras. This Nakshatra is also known as ChathayamBelow are Satabhishak Nakshatra dates in 2011. The astrological prediction of the birth star Shatbhisha as per Moon Sign is that of Kumbha Rashi or Aquarius Zodiac. Lord Shani or Saturn is the Lord of Kumbha Raasi. The color of Shatbhisha is blue green.

Adi Shankara Thoughts – How To Remove Ignorance?

Outward ritual cannot destroy ignorance, because they are mutually contradictory. Knowledge attained through self realization alone destroys ignorance. Knowledge cannot spring up by any other means than inquiry. ‘Who am I?’ How was the universe born? Who is the maker? What is the material cause? This is the kind of inquiry one should do. When the mind is purified like a mirror, knowledge is revealed in it. Care should therefore be taken to purify the mind. Action cannot destroy ignorance, for it is not in conflict with ignorance. Knowledge alone destroys ignorance, as light destroy darkness. Just as a jar is all earth, so is also the body, all consciousness. The division, therefore, into Self and non-Self is made by the ignorant to no purpose. Adi Shankaracharya

Today in Hindu Calendar – December 28, 2010

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on December 28, 2010, Tuesday – Today is Krishna Paksha Ashtami or 8th day of waning phase / dark phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. Ashtami Tithi till 2045 hrs on December 28, 2010. From then onwards it is Navami Tithi. All time based on India Standard Time. Margashirsh Krishna Paksha Ashtami or 8th of Margashirsh month in Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat. Paush Krishna Paksha Ashtami or 8th day of Poush 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 – Kanya Rashi. Nakshatra – Uttaraphalguni or Uttiram Nakshatram till 0555 hrs on December 28, 2010. Then onwards it is Hasta or Atham Nakshatra. 13th day of Margazhi Masam in Tamil Calendar followed in Tamil Nadu. 13th day of Dhanu Masam in Malayalam Calendar in Kerala. 12th day of Poush month in Bengali Calendar