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Hindu Women Have Equal Rights in Property – Supreme Court of India

Supreme Court of India has ruled that Hindu women along with their male siblings have equal rights in property in a Hindu family. Female inheritors will also have the same liabilities fastened on the property along with the male members. In simple terms, ancestral properties and wealth of parents should be equally divided among brothers and sisters. The Hindu Reports
A bench of justices R. M. Lodha and Jagdish Singh Khehar in a judgment said that under the Hindu Succession (Amendment) Act, 2005, the daughters are entitled to equal inheritance rights along with other male siblings, which was not available to them prior to the amendment.
“The new Section 6 provides for parity of rights in the coparcenary property among male and female members of a joint Hindu family on and from September 9, 2005. The legislature has now conferred substantive right in favour of the daughters.

“According to the new Section 6, the daughter of a coparcener becomes a coparcener by birth in her own rights and …

Vishwamitra Jayanti

Vishwamitra Jayanti, birth anniversary of Sage Vishwamitra, is annually observed on the Kartiki Shukla Paksha Tritiya – third day during the waxing phase of moon in Karthi month – as per traditional Hindu calendar followed in North India. Vishwamitra Jayanti 2017 date is October 22. It is believed that Sage Vishwamitra was born on this day.
Vishwamitra was born in the Kushik Dynasty as the son of King Gaadhi. After he became king, Vishwamitra was very popular with his subjects. King Vishwamitra once visited the Ashram of Sage Vasishta and came to know about the holy cow Nandini in the Ashram, which had wish fulfilling power. 
King Vishwamitra felt that the cow would be more use to a king. So he asked for the cow. But Sage Vasishta said that Nandini would only leave the ashram if she likes.
Nandini was not ready to leave. Vishwamitra and soldiers tried to take the cow away forcibly but were defeated by the powers of Nandini. An insulted Vishwamitra soon realized that spiritual powers …

Sant Kabir – Pearls of Wisdom

I laugh when I hear the fish in the water is thirsty: You do not see that the real is in your home, and you wander from forest to forest listlessly!
Realize the truth, both bondage and bliss is at home. Stay where you are attain the real.
It is all one skin and bone, … one blood, one meat. From one drop, a universe. Who is Brahmin? Who is Shudra?
The Vedas show many ways to cross the sea.
If a man can’t hold his tongue his heart is not true. Sant Kabir
Related Sayings of Sant Kabir

Today’s Hindu Calendar – October 21, 2011 – Tithi, Vrat, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on October 21, 2011 – Krishna Paksha Navami or the ninth day during the waning phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Navami tithi till 2:02 PM on October 21, 2011. After 2:02 PM on Oct 21, it is Krishna Paksha Dasami or the tenth day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Pushya or Pusam or Pooyam Nakshatra till 6:17 AM on October 21, 2011. Afterwards it is Aslesha or Ayiliyam Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Karka Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days –
Ashwin Krishna Paksha Navami or the ninth day of the waning phase of moon in Ashwin month in calendars followed in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh
Kartik Krishna Paksha Navami or the ninth day of the dark phase of moon in Kartik month in calendars followed in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Jammu and Kashmir.