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Why one should not cut trees on Amavasya?

Amavasya is the no moon day (some call it as new moon) in a traditional Hindu lunar calendar. There is a belief among many Hindu communities that trees should not be cut on Amavasya day – especially if the wood is meant for any type of construction or for carving Murti (deity to be worshipped in Temple) or for sculptures.
The popular belief is that on the Amavasya day, the moon resides in water and on trees on earth. Therefore cutting trees on the day is a great mistake – one has to take many births to overcome the effects of this mistake.
Elders say that furniture and other items made from those trees that are cut on Amavasi are known to be more infested with microbes. Over a period of time such furniture is bound to have more attack from pests. They also crumble easily.
The strength of the wood cut on Amavasya deteriorates fast.

Lalbaugcha Raja Idol Makers Kambli Arts Gets Patent

Lalbaugcharaja is one of the most popular Ganesha in Mumbai during the annual Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations. The idol (Murti) of Lalbaugcha Raja for Ganeshotsav is annually made by the Kambli Arts at Chinchpokli in Mumbai. Kambli Arts have now got patent for the Lalbaugcha Raja idol. Kambli Arts makes the murti annually for the Lalbaugcha Raja Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Mandal. Apart from this they also make nearly 200 small murtis which are sold to individuals for puja at home during Vinayaka Chaturthi. Mumbai Mirror reports
In its 77th year, the immensely popular Lalbaugcha Raja that attracts millions of devotees each year, has finally been protected by a patent. The original creators of the idol, Kambli Arts, have now been granted sole rights to make idols in the traditional mould. Kambli Arts, situated at Chinchpokli, have been in the business of making Ganpati idols since 1920. But it was in 1935, a year after its inception, that they began making the popular idol for the Lalbaugcha R…

Visalakshi Yatra – Vishalakshi Shravan Yatra

Visalakshi Yatra is dedicated to Goddess Vishalakshi – an incarnation of Goddess Shakti. Goddess Visalakshi is worshipped at the spot where the Karna Kundala (ear ring) of Goddess Sati fell. The temple dedicated to Vishalakshi is located at Varanasi and in Shravan month a yatra is organized to the temple. Visalakshi Yatra 2018 date is July 31.

It is observed on the third day during the krishna paksha or waning phase of moon in Shravan month.
VisalakshiTemple is counted among the 18 Shaktipeetah that is popular in some regions.
The temple at Varanasi is very small but has a strong legend. Some people believe that Visalakshi is the Shakti of Kashi Vishwanath form of Shiva.

Avadhut Gita Quotes

How can I salute the Self, which is indestructible, which is all Bliss, which in Itself and by Itself pervades everything, and which is inseparable from Itself? I alone am, ever free from all taint. The world exists like a mirage within me. To whom shall I bow? Verily the one Self is all, free from differentiation and non-differentiation. Neither can it be said, “It is” nor “It is not.” What a great mystery.

There are three kinds of wine, produced from syrup, grain and honey. But there is a fourth, the darkest of all, the wine of sex, which has intoxicated the whole world. When the mind is uncontrolled, then the body, which is the object of affection to the ignorant, also suffers, and when the mind is controlled, then the body also remains in good estate.
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