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Eco-friendly Ganesh Idol in Nagpur – Where to buy Clay Ganesha Murti for Chaturthi in Nagpur?

If you are residing in Nagpur in Maharashtra and are opting for a eco-friendly Ganesh Chaturthi festival then you can buy clay Ganesh idols in your city. Two places that are selling clay Ganesh murti are at Kheteshwar Mandir, Gandhi Bagh, Nagpur and at Chitnavis Centre at Palm Road.
For a complete eco-friendly Ganesh Chaturthi avoid using thermocol, gelatine paper and plastic flowers for decoration. Avoid dumping nirmalya in water. Wrap it in a newspaper and give it to organisations collecting it.
The address to buy clay Ganesh Kheteshwar Mandir, Gandhi Bagh, Nagpur  Chitnavis Centre at Palm Road.

Modern Values and Hindu Religion

Modern values like social equality, democracy, feminism, science and technology, rationality, and environment protection might be modern for many societies around the world but Hindus were practicing these values from time immemorial and all Holy Scriptures associated with Hindu religion  pronounce these values repeatedly. Prakash Jain in an article titled Modernity and Hinduism argues so-called modern values were already imbibed in the Hindu culture. Some excerpts
The inscriptions on the walls of the Sundaravarada temple in Uttiramerur near Kanchipuram show how democracy was practiced 1000 years ago. History Professor Steve Muhlberger at Nipissing University has painstakingly shown several evidences of republic forms of government in ancient India. And, according to Professor Arvind Sharma, republicanism was as prominent a form of government as monarchy in the sixth century B.C.E. in India.
Hindu culture has the reverential concepts to worship natural powers and animals, modernity, wh…

Nanda Ashtami 2017 date

Nanda Ashtami is associated with Goddess Nandadevi and is observed on the Shukla Paksha Ashtami day (eighth day of waxing phase of moon) in Bhadrapad Month. Nanda Ashtami 2017 date is August 29. The festival celebrates the visit of Nanda Devi to her mother’s home. Nandadevi is one of the most popular deities in the hills of Uttarakhand. There are numerous temples dedicated to Nanda Devi in Garhwal and Kumaon regions.
Nanda Devi is an incarnation of Goddess Shaki. It is believed that Nanda Devi is Yoga Maya, the baby girl who replaced Krishna in the prison and escaped from the hands of Kamsa and warned him that Krishna, the son of Devaki, is already born and he will put an end to the terror of Kamsa.
Nanda Ashtami festivities end with Nanda Jat, a ceremonial farewell from her mother’s house.

Desire simply means joy tomorrow and not now – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

All desires are for happiness. That is the goal of every desire, isn’t it? Yet how often does your desire lead you to the goal? Have you thought about the nature of desire? It simply means joy tomorrow and not now, doesn’t it?
Joy is never tomorrow. It is always now.
When you are joyful, how can you have desires? And how can you be joyful right now when you have desires?
Desire appears to lead you to happiness. In fact it cannot. And that is why it is Maya. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
You may also like to read Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Thoughts on Science and Spirituality

Today’s Hindu Calendar – August 29, 2011 – Tithi, Vrat, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on August 29, 2011 – Amavasya Tithi or No moon day in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Amavasya Tithi till 8:10 AM on August 29, 2011. After 8:10 AM on August 29, 2011 it is Shukla Paksha Pratipada or the first day of the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.

Note – In Marathi and Gujarthi Calendars the day is marked as both Amavasya and Shukla Paksha Pratipada.
Nakshatra – Magha or Makam Nakshatra till 1:02 PM on August 29, 2011. Afterwards it is Purvaphalguni or Pooram Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Simha Rasi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Amavasya – No moon day. As it is Monday – Somavati Amavas – day chosen for taking holy dip in holy rivers.
Shravan Amavasya or no moon day in Shravan month in calendars followed in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.

Shravan Amavasya and Bhadrapad Shukla Paksha Pratipada or the no moon day in Shravan month and first day of the waxing phase of moon in Bhadrapad month in calendars follow…