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Purnima February 2011 date – Full moon day or Poornima in February 2011 Time

Purnima is the full moon day in a Hindu month. It is a highly auspicious day for Hindu communities. Purnima February 2011 date is February 17 and February 18. The Purnima begins at 05:35 PM on February 17 and ends at 02:06 PM on February 18. Purnima Vrat or fasting is on February 17. This is the Magh purnima in major calendars. Magh Snan ends at Prayag in Uttar Pradesh begins on Magh Purnima. In calendars followed in Tamil Nadu, this is the Pournami day in Maasi Month. Magh month ends on the day in calendars followed in North India. Sant Ravi Das Jayanti is observed on February 18, 2011.

Upanayana Dates in 2011 – Auspicious Time in North India for Upanayan in 2011

Upanayana Dates in 2011 based on calendars and Panchang in North India. Hindus who strictly follow the Muhurat or Astrology, perform Upanayan during auspicious time and astrologically correct days. Below given are the Upanayana dates in 2011. It is based on Calendars and Panchang 2011 - 2012 followed in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Jammu and Kashmir. All dates are based on Indian Standard Time. January 2011 – Upanayana dates are January 21 and January 24.

Swimming in River Dream – Meaning and Interpretation

Swimming in River is a dream which is not very common but is mentioned in many texts that analyze dream and interpret its meaning. In Hinduism there is an ancient text known as Swapna Shastra which gives interpretation and meaning of various dreams. Swimming in River is seen as a positive dream. The meaning of the dream is that the struggles of the person who saw the dream will come to an end soon. It is also an indication to be determined and stay focused.

Kailasanathar Temple at Uthiramerur in Tamil Nadu Restored Using Granite Stitching

Kailasanathar Temple at Uthiramerur in Tamil Nadu is believed to be more than 1,250 years old. The temple dedicated to Shiva had developed serious cracks and was restored by REACH Foundation. Rural Education and Conservation of Heritage (REACH) is involved in the restoration and preservation of the sculptural heritage of India. They have successfully restored numerous ancient temples in Tamil Nadu.  BBC news reports "It was about to collapse completely and there were so many conservation problems because of the growth of thick vegetation on the Vimana or dome of the temple," Dr Sathyamurthy of REACH told the BBC Tamil Service. While the upper part of the temple was in bad shape, the basement and plinth had other serious issues with cracks at more than 20 places in the granite stones according to the archaeologist. Faced with serious technical problems the REACH team turned for advice to the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IIT-M) a premier engineering institute in India. &…

Dr S Radhakrishnan Motivational Quotes

The truly great are not the men of wealth, of possessions, not men who gain name and fame, but those who testify to the truth in them and refuse to compromise whatever be the cost. They are determined to do what they consider to be right. We may punish their bodies, refuse them comforts, but we cannot buy their souls, we cannot break their spirits. Whoever possesses this invulnerability of spirit even to a little extent deserves our admiration. The goal of life is joy, serenity, and not pleasure or happiness. Joy is the fulfillment of one’s nature as a human being. We must affirm our being against the whole world, if need be. Men who neglect their duties and merely utter the name, Krishna, Krishna, are the enemies of God; ignorant people who do not know that reality is. For the sake of humanity God himself has taken birth in this world. If He has done that, is it not our duty to express our deepest convictions in our daily life and in our national behavior.
Dr S Radhakrishnan

Today is Thaipusam – January 20, 2011

Thaipusam is one of the most important festivals dedicated to Lord Muruga. It is believed that Goddess Parvati presented the ‘vel’ (lance) to Lord Murga on the Thaipusam day to defeat the demons. In 2011, Thaipusam is on Januray 20. Like most Hindu festivals, Thaipusam too celebrates the victory of good over evil.  Thaipusam is observed in the Tamil month of Thai (Januray – February). Thaipusam is mainly celebrated by the Hindu Tamil speaking community in India (especially in Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, and Andhra Pradesh), Malaysia, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka and in many other parts of the world were the Tamilians have settled. The most important event on the day is that of devotees carrying various types of Kavadi to the Murgan temples. The most important Kavadi pilgrimage takes place at the Batu caves in Malaysia. Read more about Thaipusam Legend behind taking Kavadi to Murugan Temples Thaipusam Myths Significance of Kavadi in Murugan Temples What to do on Thaipusam Day? Signi…

Today in Hindu Calendar – January 20, 2011

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on January 20, 2011, Thursday – Today is Krishna Paksha Pratipada – the 1st day of waning phase / dark phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. Pratipatha Tithi from 0215 hrs (2:15 AM) on January 20 to 00:05 hrs (12:05 AM) on next day. All time based on India Standard Time. Please note that before 02:15 AM on January 20 it is Purnima or full moon day. Paush Krishna Paksha Pratipatha or 1st day of waning phase of moon in Poush month in calendars followed in Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat.  Magh Krishna Paksha Pratipada or 1st day of waning phase of moon in Magha month in calendars followed in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Jammu and Kashmir. Magh month begins in these regions - click link for magh mahina 2011 details. Rashi or Moon Sign – Karka Rasi. Nakshatra – Pushya or Poosam Nakshatram till 2118 hrs (09:18 PM). …