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Pune Ganesh Chaturthi Mandals 2011 – Pictures and Videos of Ganpati Pandal in 2011

Here is a list of popular Ganesh Chaturthi Mandals 2011 in Pune. Some pictures and information on Video are provided. More information on Ganpati Pandals will be added.

Shri Kasba Ganpati Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Mandal - Shri Kasba Ganapati established in 1893 is one of the most popular Ganesh Chaturthi Mandals in Pune. The mandal is noted for decorative pandals with specific themes. (You can get more details of Shri Kasba Ganpati here at the official website).
Shrimant Dagdusheth Halwai Ganapati Trust –  Dagdusheth Halwai Ganesha has a history of more than hundred years and is participating in the Ganeshotsav from 1893 – the year Lokmanya Balgangadhar Tilak introduced the massive public celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi in Pune. (You can get more details of Shrimant Dagdusheth Halwai Ganapati here at the official website).

Ganesha Idols Made from Zambian Emerald to be Auctioned for Saving Asian Elephants

Ganesha Idols Made from Zambian Emerald will be auctioned to create awareness and raise funds for the conservation initiatives of  Wildlife Trust of India (WTI) for the Asian Elephant in India. World Land Trust (WLT) and ethical coloured gemstones mining company, Gemfields, together with Jaguar Land Rover and the Gemological Institute of America (GIA India), have collaborated with ten of India’s top jewellery designers to create a unique collection of bespoke Zambian emerald jewellery.

The collection will go on tour around India to each of the designers’ boutiques from August to October 2011. On 14 October, Sotheby’s will auction the collection at an exclusive event held in the Taj Mahal Hotel Mumbai, with a percentage of profits from each jewel going towards the World Land Trust’s ‘Indian Elephant Corridor’ project.
You can get more details here.

Important Hindu Festivals and Auspicious Days in October 2011

Dates of important festivals associated with Hinduism in October 2011 – based on major Hindu calendars and Panchangam used in India. The festivals, Vrats and auspicious days are based on Indian Standard Time (IST). You can also take help through the comment section on good dates for various purposes including house warming, joining job, buying car or house, moving into new rented home etc.
October 1, 2011 – Lalitha Panchami October 2 – Sashti Fasting – Durga Puja Shasti October 3 – Durga Puja Saptami, Saraswati Avahan October 4 – Durga Ashtami, Saraswati Puja, Mahanisha Puja October 5 – Mahanavami, Saraswati Visarjan – Navratri ends October 6 – Vijayadasami, Dasara October 6 – Vidyarambham in Kerala October 6 – Shirdi Saibaba Punyatithi

The winds of grace blow all the time, All we need to do is set our sails – Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa

It is the mind that makes one wise or ignorant, bound or emancipated. One is holy because of his mind, one is wicked because of his mind, one is a sinner because of his mind, and it is the mind that makes one virtuous. So one whose mind is always fixed on God requires no other practices, devotion or spiritual exercises.
The winds of grace blow all the time. All we need to do is set our sails.
Worldly people have no grit. If they succeed in an undertaking, it is all right, but if they don’t succeed, it scarcely bothers them at all. When they need water they begin to dig a well. But as soon as they strike a stone they give up digging there and begin at another place. How can they succeed in getting water unless they continue to dig persistently where they started? Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa 

Related Simple Teachings of Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa

Today’s Hindu Calendar – September 2, 2011 – Tithi, Vrat, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on September 2, 2011 – Shukla Paksha Panchami Tithi or fifth day of waxing phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Shukla Paksha Panchami Tithi till 9:06 PM on September 2, 2011. After 9:06 PM it is Sashti tithi. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Chitra or Chitirai or Chithira Nakshatra till 6:48 AM on September 2, 2011. Afterwards it is Swathi or Chothi Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Tula Rasi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Rishi Panchami
Bhadrapad Shukla Paksha Panchami or fifth day of the light phase of moon in Bhadrapad month in calendars followed in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.
Bhadrapad Shukla Paksha Panchami or fifth day of the light phase of moon in Bhadra month in calendars followed in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Jammu and Kashmir.
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