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Hastinapura Foundation Spreading Vedanta in Argentina - Uruguay - Bolivia – Colombia

Hastinapura Foundation in Argentina is an educational institution based on the Vedantic teaching that God is one and that there are many paths that lead to Him. The foundation takes its name from the capital city of Pandavas and Kauravas in the epic Mahabharata. It is involved in spreading the core teaching of Sanatana Dharma along with the teachings other religions in South American countries – Argentina, Uruguay, Bolivia and Colombia. The foundation has temples of Hindu deities – Ganesh, Krishna, Surya, Narayana, Shiva and Pandavas.
Hastinapura was founded by Argentinian author Ada Albrecht in 1981. Albrecht introduced Hindu and Buddhist philosophy in Argentina. The founders call it the city of wisdom.
It offers opportunity to learn philosophy, practice yoga, meditate, sing bhajans and to indulge in humanitarian activities. It offers a three-year post graduate course in yoga. The classes are held on weekends only. Currently, there are 2,500 yoga and philosophy students.
The foundation …

Mahatma Gandhi – Pearls of Wisdom

Happiness is when you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.

It is unwise to be sure of one’s own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err.
Truth resides in every human heart, and one has to search for it there and to be guided by truth as one sees it. But no one has a right to coerce others to act according to his own view of truth.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.  Mahatma Gandhi

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

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on July 20, 2011 – Today is Krishna Paksha Panchami or fifth day of the waning phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Krishna Paksha Panchami till 3:28 PM on July 20. After 3:28 PM it is Krishna Paksha Sashti or the sixth day of the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Purvabhadra or Puruttathi Nakshatra till 4:28 PM. Afterwards it is Uttarabhadra or Uthrittathi Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Kumbha Rasi till 9:51 AM. Afterwards it is Meena Rasi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Panchak.
Ashada Krishna Paksha Panchami or fifth day of the dark phase of moon in Ashad month in calendars followed in Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat.
Shravan Krishna Paksha Panchami or fifth day of the dark phase of moon in Shravan month in calendars followed in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa …