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Virtual Tour of Khajuraho Temples – View Pictures in 360 degree

Khajuraho Temples in Madhya Pradesh in India are among the most photographed temples in India. 360 cities website is offering virtual tour of Khajuraho Temples – there are five images including the famous VarahaTemple and LakshmanaTemple. The images are of high quality and can be viewed in 360 degree.

Link - Virtual Tour of Khajuraho Temples

Ganga Dasami 2011 Date

Ganga Dasami celebrates the appearance or birthday of River Ganga – her descent on earth. The festival begins on the Amavasya or no moon day in the Hindu month of Jyestha as per traditional Hindi calendar and ends on the Dasami tithi or 10th day. The festival lasts for 10 days. Ganga Dasami 2011 begins on June 1 and ends on June 11. The festival of great importance in those places through which the Ganges flows especially at Haridwar and Prayag (Allahabad). Ganga is worshipped in Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar and Bengal during this period Goddess Ganga Devi is an important deity in Hinduism and bathing in the divine river is the believed to cleanse the sins committed. The ritual of bathing in Ganga is also a way to achieve moksha – the escape from the endless cycles of birth and death.

Gandhiji – Pearls of Wisdom

God as Truth has been for me a measure beyond price; may He be so to every one of us. Devotion to Truth is the sole justification for our existence. But it is impossible for us to realize perfect Truth so long as we are imprisoned in this mortal frame. We can only visualize it in our imagination. We cannot, through the instrumentality of this ephemeral body, see face-to-face Truth, which is eternal. That is why in the last resort one must depend on faith. There is an indefinable mysterious power that pervades everything. I feel it, though I do not see it. It is this unseen power which makes itself felt and yet defies all proof, because it is so unlike all that I perceive through my senses.

Today’s Hindu Calendar – April 20, 2011 – Tithi, Vrat, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on April 20, 2011 – Today is Krishna Paksha Tritiya – third day of waning phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Krishna Paksha Dwitiya or the second day of the waning phase of moon till 4:13 AM. Afterwards it is Tritiya or third day.  All time based on India Standard Time. Nakshatra – Vishaka or Vishakam Nakshatra till 10:53 am on April 20, 2011. Afterwards it is Anuradha or Anizham Nakshatram. Rashi or Moon Sign – Tula Rashi till 5:12 AM. Then it is Vrischika Rashi. Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Chaitra Krishna Paksha Tritiya or third day in Chaitra month in calendars followed in Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat. Vaishakh Krishna Paksha Tritiya or third day in calendars followed in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Jammu and Kashmir. 7th day of Chithirai Masam in Tamil Calendar followed in Tamil Nadu. …