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The Name Krishna Cannot Be monopolized by anyone As It is the name of God – Common Name in India

In a recent judgement, the Delhi High Court stated that the name Krishna cannot be monopolized by anyone as it is the name of God. The honourable court said this while passing a judgement trademark case filed by two milk food processing companies. The judgement means that anyone company or person cannot name exclusivity to the name Krishna. Law Et Al News writes The suit was filed by Bhole Baba Milk Food Industries against Parul Food Specialties Ltd. claiming exclusivity over the mark Krishna. The petitioner challenging the use of the word by Parul contended that the mark has attained a market reputation to be qualified as a “well known” trademark in terms of section 2(zg) of the Trade Marks Act, 1999. The court initially had granted interim stay in favour of the plaintiff. The defendant had moved an application for vacation of interim stay and without prejudice to its rights and contentions, proposed altering the picture used with its trademark “Parul’s Lord Krishna” substantially. There…

Ganesh and Kali at UNESCO Brugge Snow and Ice Sculpture Festival in Belgium

Internationally renowned 10th annual UNESCO Brugge Snow and Ice Sculpture Festival in Belgium, which ended on January 16, 2011 displayed sculptures of Hindu God Ganesha and Goddess Kali. The ice sculptors of Ganesha and Kali were included in the Around the World in Snow and Ice theme. The Ice Sculpture Festival is held annually on the Station Square in Bruges, Belgium, during winter and Christmas season (November last week to mid January). 

Quotes on Truth from Upanishads and Puranas

The face of truth is covered by a pot of gold. – Ishavasya Upanishad
Speak the Truth - Taittiriya Upanishad Truth alone Triumphs (Satyameva Jayate ) – Mundaka Upanishad Where speaking a lie protects people's lives, untruth is the truth there, and even a truth can be a falsehood. – Padma Purana Truth is indeed not truth where there is violence. A compassionate untruth alone is the truth there. For truth is only that which benefits people, not what is otherwise. – Devi Bhagavatham

Today in Hindu Calendar – January 24, 2011

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on January 24, 2011 – Today is Krishna Paksha Panchami – 5th day of waning phase / dark phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. Panchami Tithi till 1155 hrs (11:55 AM) on January 24. Then onwards it is Sashti Tithi. All time based on India Standard Time. Paush Krishna Paksha Panchami or 5th day of waning phase of moon in Poush month in calendars followed in Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat. Magh Krishna Paksha Panchami or 5th 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. Rashi or Moon Sign – Kanya Rashi. Nakshatra – Uttara Phalguni or Uttram Nakshatram till 1205 hrs (12:05 PM). Then onwards it is Hasta or Hastham or Atham Nakshatra. 10th day of Thai Masam in Tamil Calendar followed in Tamil Nadu. 10th day of Makara Masam in Malayalam Calendar