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Google Logo for Makar Sankranti and Uttarayan Festival in 2011 – Google Joins in Sankranti Festival

The Google search logo on January 14, 2011 sports the kite festival observed during Makar Sankranti and Uttarayan in India. In 2010 too Google had joined tin he Makar Sankranti and Uttarayan festival.
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Kalaratri Navratri – Goddess Kalratri Navratra

Goddess Kalarartri is a manifestation of Goddess Shakti and it is one of the fiercest form of Mother Goddess. During paush month (December – January) special rituals are held in some regions. Kalaratri Navratri is from January 19, 2019 to January 21, 2019. Although the festival and rituals are named as Navratri, it not observed for nine days and is only held for a couple of days.

The rituals are observed from the Paush Shukla Paksha Trayodashi (13th day of waxing phase of moon in Poush month) to Paush Purnima (full moon day in poush month).

Kalaratri is depicted as having four hands and her vehicle, or mount, is a donkey. She can curse and bless and is known to create havoc. This form primarily depicts that life also has a negative side – Tamas.

Symbolically, the form of the Goddess exhorts a devotee to get rid the Tamasic qualities (bad, evil and negative tendencies).

Kalaratri is also one of the forms of Goddess Shakti that is worshipped during the nine days of Navratri in Septem…

Sant Jnaneshwar Thoughts on the ways of an Ignorant Person

Understand that what is not Knowledge automatically becomes ignorance. I shall tell you some of its main signs. An ignorant person lives for status. He eagerly awaits honor and is pleased by felicitations.
He who is stiff with pride and does not bend should be considered as the abode of ignorance. He brags about his religious actions and makes a big noise about his learning. He makes public announcements of his good deeds and all his actions are for getting prominence and greatness. He deceives his followers by external appearances by applying ash, sandal-paste etc. to the body. Understand that such a person is a mine of ignorance. Sant Jnaneshwar