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Nishkraman Sanskar – Nishkramana Sanskar of a New Born Baby

Nishkraman Sanskar is an important Vedic Sanskara associated with a new born baby. In the Nishkramana Sanskar, the child is taken out of the house for the first time. The parents of the child invoke the panchabhoota – earth, water, space, air and fire. Worship is also offered to the Surya (Sun God) and Chandra (moon god). The child is then shown the sun and later at night the moon for the first time. Nishkraman Sanskar is one among the 16 Sanskars or sacraments in Hinduism. It is strictly followed by many Hindu communities. The importance of Nishkraman Sanskar is mentioned in the Atharva Veda. Nishkraman Sanskar is performed at two months if the child is healthy. Some people wait for 3 months or 4 months.

Yodhakaa – A Music Band that Blends Sanskrit Slokas with Contemporary Music

Yodhakaa, the music band, finds support and inspiration for their music in Sanskrit Slokas. The band comprises of Darbuka Siva, Subhiksha and Pradeep and they recently released their self-titled album, which has Sanskrit slokams set to modern tunes. Times of India writes "When we started off, we tried giving Carnatic music, a different sound. We wanted something different, and didn't want to do fusion again. We were looking for the Yodhakaa sound. That's when Pradeep had the idea of using slokams.""I was working on a devotional album, and I had a lot of material left over from that. So we used them for the songs and created our own music," says Pradeep, who sings as well as plays the sling guitar for Yodhakaa. The reason behind choosing slokams is simple. "We didn't do western, since it simply isn't where we come from. We thought of slokams, since they are very flexible and can be easily molded. It's something everyone can relate to," s…

Malayalam Nakshatram 2012 – Astrological Predictions or Nakshatra Bhalam 2012 in Malayalam

Janma Nakshatram, or Nakshatra, is the birth star of a person as per Malayalam astrology calendar followed in Kerala. This particular predictions for 2012 is based on Moon sign and birth starts. It is also known as Janma Naal and there are 27 Nakshatrams in Malayalam Jyothisam or astrology. Astrological predictions known as Nakshatrabalam or Nakshatra Bhalam is made based on the stars. The 27 Janma Nakshatrams are Ashwathi, Bharani, Karthika, Rohini, Makeeyram, Thiruvathira, Punartham, Pooyam, Aayilyam, Makam, Pooram, Uthram, Atham, Chithira, Chothi, Vishakham, Anizham, Thrikketta, Moolam, Pooraadam, Uthradam, Thiruvonam, Avittam, Chathayam, Pooruruttathi, Uthrattathi and Revathi.

Here is the Nakshatram Bhalam 2012 for various stars based on Moon sign or Chandra Rashi.

You can read the predictions for 2012 here at Mathurbhumi Newspaper.

Lakshmana Sharma Thoughts

We need to realize in all its implications the fact that the ego itself is the source of all the evil that besets life. But to most inquirers the ego is dear as life itself, because they thing it is themselves, and do not want to lose it. They would rather suffer all the ills of life than be happy without it. He that will not surrender himself to God’s grace has to suffer worries without end, while the devotee that cultivates the attitude of surrender is free from cares, and therefore happy, even now... People don’t want simplicity, they want something complicated. Lakshmana Sharma - an ardent follower of Sri Ramana Maharishi