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Where is Brij Bhoomi?

Brij Bhoomi is a place associated with Sri Krishna and we get to hear a lot of about people visiting Brij Bhumi. So, Where is this Brij Bhoomi? Is there a place called Brij? Actually, Brij is an area of nearly 2325 sq km and Sri Krishna lived here during his childhood and performed the numerous leelas. Brij Bhoomi includes Mathura, Raval, Baldeo, Gokul, Mahavan, Vrindavan, Madhuvan, Radha Kund, Govardhan, Barsana and Nandagaon. River Yamuna flows through the heart of Brij Bhoomi.

Brij Bhoomi extends from Banchari to Agra in Uttar Pradesh. Apart from the popular places, Brij also includes 12 forests and 24 groves and numerous other sacred ponds and ghats.

Brij is the name given to the region and not to any exact spot or place.

Dnyaneshwari Translated into Japanese – Commentary on Bhagavad Gita by Sant Dnyaneshwar

Written by Sant Dnyaneshwar Maharaj, Dnyaneshwari is the most popular commentary on the Bhagavad Gita in Marathi. The Dnyaneshwari has now been translated into Japanese by Sixty-year-old Yuriko Ikenoya – Japanese and a Pandarpur yatra warkari for over 30 years and a Vitthal Bhakt. Sant Dnyaneshwar Maharaj is one of the greatest saints of Maharashtra and it is his Marathi commentary of Bhagavad Gita, the Dnyaneshwari that is read and studied in homes in Maharashtra.   Times of India reports
The devoted 'Vitthal bhakt' just completed translation of Dnyaneshwari (a commentary on Bhagwad Gita by Sant Dnyaneshwar) into the Japanese language. Besides, she is a permanent member of the Acharya Vinoba Bhave Ashram in Wardha and has translated Bhave's 'Geetai Pravachan' into Japanese. The book has already sold 1,000 copies and the second edition is awaited.
About the translation of Dnyaneshwari, Ikenoya said, "I published this book for today's generation of Japanese p…

Words of Wisdom – Sadhu Vaswani

A thin film of moisture can conceal all the stars. So also can pride, ego and selfishness cloud the face of the omnipresent God. Wipe the lens of your inner eye and you too will behold the face of the omnipresent God. Wipe the lens of your inner eye and you too will behold the Lord, face to face.
If you wish to enthrone the God of love on the altar of your heart, you must aspire to be humble as ashes and dust.
I don’t want you to get a vision of God with closed eyes. I would rather have you see God with open eyes in all that is around you, in all men and creatures, in every atom of an atom and in the atman within.
Sadhu Vaswani

Today’s Hindu Calendar – June 30, 2011 – Tithi, Vrat, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on June 30, 2011 – Today is Krishna Paksha Chaturdasi – fourteenth day of waning phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Krishna Paksha Chaturdasi till 2:11 PM on June 30. Afterwards it is Amavasya or no moon day. All time based on India Standard Time.

Nakshatra – Mrigasira or Makaryiram Nakshatra till 11:07 PM. Afterwards it is Ardra or Arudhara or Thiruvathira Nakshatram.

Rashi or Moon Sign – Vrishaba Rasi till 10:34 AM. Then onwards it is Mithuna Rasi.

Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Amavasya Vrat. Amavas begins at 2:12 PM.

Jyeshta Krishna Paksha Chaturdasi or 14th day of waning phase of moon in Jaishata month in calendars followed in Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat.

Ashada Krishna Paksha Chaturdashi or fourteenth day of waning phase of moon in Ashada month in calendars followed in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh…