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Kailash Manasarovar Yatra 2011 Selection – Status - Government of India

The computerized draw for selection of Yatris for the Kailash Manasarovar Yatra 2011 took place on April 6, 2011. If you had applied and want to know whether you are selected or not or your status in the list you can find about it at the official website of passport of Government of India. Ministry of external affairs press release states
As in previous years, this year also we will have up to a maximum of 960 Yatris undertaking the Yatra in 16 batches. We are happy that the participation in the Yatra is increasing every year. Today we are selecting 960 Yatris on the basis of draw of lots through a computer-generated, gender balanced random selection process. The remaining applicants will be put in a reserve list. As you can see, this exercise is being carried out in a completely transparent manner. Link - To know whether you are selected or not please visit the passport website and enter your details.

Temple Dhoni Visits in Jharkhand - Mata Deori Temple - See Huge Rise in Devotees

DeoriTemple at Tamar in Jharkhand is visited frequently by Indian Cricket Team captain M S Dhoni. After India’s World Cup victory, Deori Temple, located 60 km from Ranchi on the Ranchi-Jamshedpur National Highway,  is witnessing heavy rush. All this started after the rumor that Dhoni shaved his head after the world cup victory as an offering to Mata Deori, an avatar of Goddess Kali. Since 1998 Dhoni has been a regular visitor to the DeoriTemple. The Telegraph Calcutta Reports
Mata Deori, an avatar of goddess Kali and the resident deity of Tamar’s Deori Mandir, is suddenly being swamped by the faithful from across the state. The temple, which till last week saw 200-300 visitors a day, is now the favourite daily pilgrimage of more than 2,000 people, courtesy Captain Courageous’ unwavering faith in the deity.
No one could say for certain when the temple was built.
According to a legend, an erstwhile king of Tamar saw a dream. The goddess told him that there was a temple in Deori, where sh…

Swami Tyagananda – Words to Ponder

When we react to what is happening outside, we get involved in it. A detached witness sees things differently than someone who is involved in a situation. Sri Ramakrishna gave the example of people playing chess and others observing them. The observers can often see things that the players themselves cannot. When the ego is strong, it wants to get involved in everything. With involvement comes the loss of capacity to be a neutral witness and the inability to put one’s experiences in the right context. It is not enough to have experiences in life, we need the ability to learn the lessons that every experience brings. This can be a lifelong process. Swami Tyagananda Swami Tyagananda is associated with the Ramakrishna Mission