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Simple Truths – Swami Vivekananda

True, that spiritual illumination shines of itself in a pure heart, and, as such, it is not something acquired from without; but to attain this purity of heart means long struggle and constant practice. It has also been found, on careful inquiry in the sphere of material knowledge, that those higher truths which have now and then been discovered by great scientific men have flashed like sudden floods of light in their mental atmosphere, which they had only to catch and formulate. But such truths never appear in the mind of an uncultured and wild savage. All these go to prove that hard Tapasya, or practice of austerities in the shape of devout contemplation and constant study of a subject is at the root of all illumination in its respective spheres.
Swami Vivekananda

Today’s Hindu Calendar – April 24, 2011 – Tithi, Vrat, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on April 24, 2011 – Today is Krishna Paksha Saptami – seventh day of waning phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Krishna Paksha Saptami or seventh day of the waning phase of moon till 11:26 PM. Afterwards it is Ashtami or eighth day.  All time based on India Standard Time. Nakshatra – Purvashada or Pooradam Nakshatra till 9:37 am on April 24, 2011. Afterwards it is Uttarashada or Uthiradam Nakshatram. Rashi or Moon Sign – Dhanu Rasi till 3:49 PM. Afterwards it is Makar Rasi Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Bhanu Saptami Chaitra Krishna Paksha Saptami or seventh day in Chaitra month in calendars followed in Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat. Vaishakh Krishna Paksha Saptami or seventh day in calendars followed in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Jammu and Kashmir. 11th day of Chithirai Masam in Tamil Calen…