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Durga Puja Pandals in Kolkata in 2011 – Popular Pandal Themes

Durga Puja Pandals in Kolkata is famous for its unique themes, creative excellence and wonderful ideas. During Durga Puja 2011 there is a healthy competition among the Puja committees to surprise and attract more visitors by creating something totally unexpected – there are forgotten pages from India’s history, some pandals are creating awareness of burning social issues, some have opted for creating replicas of well known monuments and buildings and this year Rabindranath Tagore and Swami Vivekananda are part of part of many pandal themes.
Here are some of the popular Durga Puja pandals in Kolkata in 2011 noted for their unique themes.
There are no criteria for this list. It is purely based on unique themes and that are attracting attention of people and media.
SaltLakeFD Block Puja Committee – Theme is huge Durga Murti
The pandal and the 14.5 meter long murti are made out of environment friendly items. This is the tallest Durga idol in 2011.
Dum Dum Tarun Sangha – Flute and Hand held …

Lalitha Ashtotram Lyrics in English in pdf format

Lalitha Ashtotram is a prayer dedicated to Goddess Shakti and it extols the glory of the numerous forms of Mother Goddess as Durga, Kali, Rajarajeshwari etc. This particular Lalitha Ashtotram lyrics in English in pdf format is for free download.
The prayer begins with the lines
Om Rajataachalashringaagra madhyasthaayai namo namah
Himaachalamahaavansha paavanaayai namo namah
LinkLalitha Ashtotram Lyrics

Bharat Milap at Nati Imli in Varanasi

Bharat Milap is annually held on the day after Vijaya Dasami at Nati Imli in Varanasi. Bharat Milap 2017 date is October 1. The festival is based on the relationship between Sri Ram and his brothers in the Ramayana – Bharat Milap is the enactment (stage performance) of the reunion of Sri Ram with his brothers after a 14-year exile. A procession of the four brothers - Sri Ram, Bharata, Lakshman and Shatrugana - is a highlight of the event.

Legend has it that Megha Bhagat, a disciple of Tulsidas, started the enactment after being told in his dream to dramatise the Bharat Milap. He staged the episode at Nati Imli ground and at the moment of climax, he got fainted and died.

Thousands of people attend the Bharat Milap enactment at Nath Imli. Its importance can be gauged from the fact that Maharaja of Banaras miss the famous Ramlila in Ramnagar on this day to attend the Nati Imli performance.

As per the tradition, children play the roles of Sri Ram, Bharata, Lakshman and Shatrugana.

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All great discoveries are made by amateurs – Osho – Words of Inspiration

The other is never responsible. Just watch. If you become wise in the moment, there will be no problem. But everybody becomes wise when the moment is gone. Retrospective wisdom is worthless.
Feel as grateful to existence as possible – for small things, not only for great things... just for sheer breathing. We don’t have any claim on existence, so whatever is given is a gift.
Why wait for reasons to laugh? Life as it is should be reason enough to laugh. It is so absurd, it is so ridiculous. It is so beautiful, so wonderful! It is all sorts of things together. It is a great cosmic joke.
All great discoveries are made by amateurs. Osho
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Today’s Hindu Calendar – October 1, 2011 – Tithi, Vrat, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on October 1, 2011 – Shukla Paksha Chaturthi or the fourth day during the waxing phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Shukla Paksha Chaturthi Tithi till 7:39 AM on October 1, 2011. After 7:39 AM it is Shukla Paksha Panchami or the fifth day during the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Note - Ashwin Shukla Paksha Panchami is marked in Calendars followed in Maharashtra, Goa, and Gujarat for the day.
Note - Ashwin Shukla Paksha Chaturthi and Panchami is marked in Calendars followed in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka for the day.
Nakshatra – Vishakha or Visagam Nakshatra till 11:19 AM on October 1, 2011. Afterwards it is Anuradha or Anusham or Anizham Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Tula Rashi till 5:44 AM. Then onwards it is Vrischika Rasi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Lalitha Panchami.
Ashwin Shukla Paksha Chaturthi and Panchami or fourth and fifth day during the waxing or light phase of moon in Ashwin mon…