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Swami Ram Tirtha – Words to Ponder

Once there came into a mirror house a dog. The dog finds armies of dogs on his right coming up to him, and you know that dogs are very jealous, dogs do not wish any rival dogs to be present beside them. They are very jealous.

When this dog saw thousands of dogs approaching him from the right, he turned to the left hand side, and again on that wall were fixed thousands of mirrors, and there he finds an army of dogs coming up to him about to devour him, tear him to pieces. He turned to the third wall and there he found again dogs of the same sort. He turned to the fourth wall and there the same thing. He turned his head upward to heaven and there from heaven he saw thousands of dogs coming down upon him to devour him and tear him to pieces.

He was frightened. He jumped up, all the dogs jumped on all sides; he was barking and he found all the dogs barking and opening their mouths at him. The sound re-echoed from the four walls, and he was afraid. He jumped and ran this way and that way. …

Today’s Hindu Calendar – April 17, 2011 – Tithi, Vrat, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on April 17, 2011 – Today is Shukla Paksha Chaturdasi – fourteenth day of the waxing phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Shukla Paksha Chaturdasi Tithi till 10:56 AM. Afterwards Purnima or full moon day starts.  All time based on India Standard Time. Nakshatra – Hasta or Hastam or Atham Nakshatra till 3:11 pm on April 17, 2011. Afterwards it is Chitra or Chithirai Nakshatram. Rashi or Moon Sign – Karka Rasi Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Purnima Vrat Chaitra Shukla Chaturdasi or 14th day of the waxing phase of moon in Chaitra month in calendars followed in Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat. Chaitra Shukla Chaturdashi or 14th day of the waxing phase of moon in Chait month in calendars followed in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Jammu and Kashmir. 4th day of Chithirai Masam in Tamil Calendar followed in…