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Surya Grahan June 2011 – Solar Eclipse on June 1 – Not Visible in India

There is a Surya Grahan on June 1, 2011. Time – 1925 hrs to 2306 hrs GMT. This is a partial solar eclipse and is not visible in India or in major parts of the world. When the eclipse is taking place time in India is from midnight of June 2 to early morning of June 2. The Grahan takes place in Northern Hemisphere and is not visible in major parts of the world. The only place it is visible is Siberia, Alaska and in northern parts of Canada. Hindu Panchangs and calendars have ignored this Surya Grahan – there is no need to do any rituals, pujas and fasting as per tradition. The Eclipse begins at 19:25:18 GMT and ends at 23:06:56 GMT on Wednesday, June 1, 2011. The corresponding time in India is Thursday, June 2, 2011 from 12:55 AM (midnight) to 4:36 AM (early morning).

Next important Grahan in India is on June 15, 2011. This is a Purna Chandra Grahan (Lunar Eclipse) and is visible in India - Chandra Grahan on June 15.

1000 years Hindu Calendar and Panchang for free

Hindu calendars from 1582 AD to 2583 AD – calendar and Panchang of thousand years. This unique attempt is now made by several websites. You can access Hindu calendar for thousand years for any region in the world. There are no annual predictions but what it contains is vrats, festivals and all other Panchang details for a day. This calendar is highly useful for people who want to know when a particular festival was in the past or will be in future.

But how accurate they are for various regions is debatable. Majority of them depend on software of a particular region. Time in Hindu calendars in certain time of the year vary by more than 5 hours. Quite often such things are not taken into account by such calendars.

It would be wise for you to make an attempt to find a calendar book of your region.

Still if you are looking for 1000 year calendars then you can find some of them here -

Such one calendar you can find here.

Sri Krishna Dwadashi

Sri Krishna Dwadashi is an auspicious date dedicated to Hindu God Krishna and is observed in the Ashada month in North India. Sri Krishna Dwadashi 2018 date is July 24. It is falls on the 12th day, or Dwadasi day, during the Shukla Paksha, or waxing phase of moon, in Ashada month.

This Dwadashi is highly meritorious and is observed by different names throughout India. It is the first Dwadasi after the Chaturmas Vrata.

The previous day is known as Dev Sayani Ekadasi.

The limitations women think they have are not real – Mata Amritanandamayi Thoughts on Women and Spirituality

Antiquated, crippling concepts devised in the past are blocking women from reaching spiritual heights. Those are the shadows that still haunt women, evoking fear and distrust within. Women should let go of their fear and distrust, they are simply illusions. The limitations women think they have are not real. Women need to muster the strength to overcome those imagined limitations. They already possess the power; it is right here! And once that power has been evoked, no one will be able to stop the forward march of women in every area of life. Women have to wake up and arise! The awakening of the dormant power of women is one of the most urgent needs of the age.
Mata Amritanandamayi