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Surya Grahan 2012 in India – Surya Grahanam Dates in 2012

Surya Grahan 2012 dates based on Hindu calendar – India Standard Time. There are two partial solar eclipses (Ardha Surya Grahan) in 2012. Surya Grahan means solar eclipse and it is given spiritual importance by devout Hindus. The first Surya Grahan in 2012 is on May 21 – this is a partial solar eclipse is not visible in most parts of India and slight visibility in northeastern parts of India. The second Surya Grahan in is on November 13, 2012.

Surya Grahan on May 21, 2012 is slightly visible in Northeastern parts of India. Full details of the May 21, 2012 Grahan.

Surya Grahan on November 13, 2012 is not visible in India

Biggest and Tallest Ganesh Idol during 2011 Ganesh Chaturthi at 94-Feet in Vishakapatanam in Andhra Pradesh

Ganesh Chaturthi in 2011 is on September 1, 2011. The public Ganapati festival organized by Sampat Vinayaka Visakha Youth Association (SVVYA) at A.S. Raja Grounds at M.V.P Colony  in Visakhapatnam (Vizag) is expected to have the tallest and the biggest idol for Vinayaka Chaturthi in 2011. They have started building a 94-feet Ganesha Murti. What is encouraging is that the huge murti is eco-friendly - clay, specially brought from Kolkata, dry-grass and eco-friendly water-based colours are being used to create the murti.

Deccan Chronicle reports
The organisers, Sampat Vinayaka Visakha Youth Association (SVVYA), have selected A.S. Raja Grounds at M.V.P Colony here to install the idol. They are confident that at 94 feet, their idol would break all existing records.
Speaking to this newspaper, the SVVYA president, Mr Thummala Jagadeesh Reddy, said that they were investing nearly Rs.11 lakh to make the eco-friendly idol. A group of skilled artisans from West Bengal was specially invited to de…

By your stumbling the world is perfected – Sri Aurobindo

By your stumbling, the world is perfected.
We must not only cut asunder the snare of the mind and the senses, but flee also from the snare of the thinker, the snare of theologian and the church-builder, the meshes of the Word and the bondage of the Idea. All these are within us waiting to wall in the spirit with forms; but we must always go beyond, always denounce the lesser the greater, the finite for the Infinite; we must be prepared to proceed from illumination to illumination, from experience to experience, from soul state to soul state… Nor must we attach ourselves even to truths we hold most securely, for they are but forms and expressions of the ineffable who refuses to limit itself to any form or expression.
Sri Aurobindo

Sayings of Sri Aurobindo on Fate

Today’s Hindu Calendar – August 17, 2011 – Tithi, Vrat, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on August 17, 2011 – Krishna Paksha Chaturthi or fourth day of the waning phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Krishna Paksha Chaturthi Tithi from 3:07 AM on August 17, 2011. Tritiya Tithi before 3:07 AM on August 17, 2011. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Uttarabhadra or Uthrittathi Nakshatra the full day and ends at 2:13 AM on August 18, 2011.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Meena Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Sankashti Chaturthi Vrat – fasting for Ganesha. Chingam 1 in Kerala – 1st day of Malayalam Calendar 1187.
Shravan Krishna Paksha Chaturthi or the fourth day of the dark phase of moon in Shravan month in calendars followed in Goa, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.
Bhadrapad Krishna Paksha Chaturthi or the fourth 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 Pradesh, Uttarak…