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Ganesh Chaturthi Decorations – Where to buy Eco-friendly Ganesha Puja Decorations in Mumbai?

If you are looking to by eco-friendly Ganesh Chaturthi decorations for Ganesha Puja in Mumbai, like Thoran, Jali, models, etc, then there are many organizations that are providing eco-friendly puja materials for Ganeshotsav. The eco-friendly decorations are made using thermocol and natural materials.
Utsavi is promoting various eco-friendly decoration products. You can contact them online here at their official website – Eco-friendly Ganesh Chaturthi Decorations.

E-coexist a pune based organization is also involved in promoting eco-friendly products.

Hinduism And Wealth

This article is written by SB, a software analyst based in USA.
Hinduism is world’s oldest religion, as they say it’s the mother of all religions. But, we do not find a lot of reference of Hinduism and its teachings on wealth accumulation, personal finance and richness. Where as there are tons of web sites dedicated to bible verses on the same subject.
I think it is up to us to discover the wealth of knowledge in Gita, Puranas and Veda on personal finance and managing wealth. The four pillars of Purushartha (goals of life) are   Dharma (behavior)Artha (wealth)Kama (Physical Pleasure, materialism) andMokhsa (Spirituality)Hinduism, thus, does accept earning and accumulating wealth. According the scripture in rig Veda wealth can only be pursued through the right path without indebtedness and illegal activities (Adharma). Hinduism recognizes that wealth is needed for personal happiness and well being.

A person needs wealth to take care of the family and their well being, its called dharma. It…

Guruvara Ekadashi

Guruvara Ekadasi is the Ekadashi fasting observed on Thursday or Guruvar. This is of great significance to some Hindu communities in South India as Thursday is dedicated to Srihari Vishnu. 
Ekadashi fasting is observed on the 11th day of the lunar fortnight as per Hindu traditional calendar. The fast is considered highly meritorious and is observed for attaining earthly fame, wealth and moksha.
Ekadashi on Thursday makes it doubly auspicious for some Hindu communities. Apart from prayers and fasting, people also donate food and clothes to the poor on the day.

Biswakarma Puja September 2011 date

Biswakarma Puja is an important festival in Eastern India and is dedicated to Vishwakarma, the divine architect of the architect of the universe according to Hindu Scriptures. Biswakarma Puja 2011 date is September 18 in some calendars in Bengal. Calendars in Orissa, North India and South India have marked it on September 17. Usually the festival is observed on September 17. But in 2011 Bhadra Sankranti takes place on the early morning of September 18 this is why date is marked on Sept 18 by some calendars.
Biswakarma puja is annually scheduled on the last day of the Bengali month of Bhadra, more specifically on Bhadra sankranti. That is when the sun transits from Singha (Leo) to Kanya (Virgo) sign.
The festival is mainly celebrated in Bengal, Orissa and Tripura. It is a holiday for the industrial belts in this part of India. Kite flying is a major activity on the day.
In Hindu Mythology, Vishwakarma is the divine architect of the universe. He is also called the divine carpenter and is …

Our Possessions Are Our Limitations – Rabindranath Tagore

Whatever we treasure for ourselves separates us from others; our possessions are our limitations.
We do not love because we do not comprehend, or rather we do not comprehend because we do not love.
To understand anything is to find in it something which is our own, and it is the discovery of ourselves outside us which makes us glad. This relation of understanding is partial, but the relation of love is complete. In love the sense of difference is obliterated and the human soul fulfills its purpose in perfection, transcending the limits of itself and reaching across the threshold of the infinite. Therefore love is the highest bliss that man can attain to, for through it alone he truly knows that he is more than himself, and that he is at one with the All. Rabindranath Tagore


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Today’s Hindu Calendar – August 16, 2011 – Tithi, Vrat, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on August 16, 2011 – Krishna Paksha Tritiya or third day of the waning phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Krishna Paksha Tritiya Tithi from 1:27 AM on August 16, 2011. Dvitiya Tithi before 1:27 AM on August 16. Tritiya Tithi ends at 3:07 AM on August 17, 2011. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra– Purvabhadra or Pooruruttathi Nakshatra till 11:44 PM on August 16, 2011. Afterwards it is Uttarabhadra or Uthrittathi Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Kumbha Rashi till 5:10 PM. Then it is Meena Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Kajari Teej.
Shravan Krishna Paksha Tritiya or the third day of the dark phase of moon in Shravan month in calendars followed in Goa, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.
Bhadrapad Krishna Paksha Tritiya or the third day of the dark phase of moon in Bhadra month in calendars followed in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal P…