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Limited Edition Ramayan in French with Illustrations from Around the World from Selliers

660 miniature paintings from museums and countries around the world – traditional paintings and illustrations from 16th to 19th century – makes the seven book limited edition Ramayan in French released by Author, editor and publisher Diane de Selliers. It took more than 10 years to prepare and publish the book.

Selliers' edition of the Ramayana by Valmiki - Ramayana de Valmiki, based on the translation done by Madeleine Biardeau in French language - is presented as a magnificent illustrated box set divided into seven volumes and covered with flocked fabric designed by Franz Ptisek using Mughal motifs from the text.

The book is priced at Rs 58,000 is itself a work of art, printed as a limited edition numbered from 1 to 3,000.
Limited Edition Ramayan of the same is planned in English costing around 80,000 Rupees.
You can find more information about the Limited Edition Ramayan in French from Selliers here at the official website.
Below are videos on the Limited Edition Ramayan in French…

Thoughts from Panchatantra

Quarrels bring down mansion, bad words break up friendships, bad rulers destroy nations, bad deeds destroy men’s reputations.
Even when the creator strikes fear, the brave do not lose their courage, even in summer which dries up the ponds, the ocean remains swollen. Be Brave.
Tasks can be achieved only by effort, not by mere dreaming, Animals do not enter the mouth of a sleeping lion – it needs to hunt for its food.
Without knowing the mental prowess of the enemy, he who goes to fight, out of zeal, gets destroyed like the moth flying into fire.
Related Words of Wisdom – Panchatantra

Today’s Hindu Calendar – October 24, 2011 – Tithi, Vrat, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on October 24, 2011 – Krishna Paksha Dwadasi or the twelfth day during the waning phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Dwadasi tithi till 9:57 AM on October 24, 2011. After 9:57 AM on Oct 24, it is Krishna Paksha Trayodasi or the thirteenth day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Purvaphalguni or Puram Nakshatra till 3:34 AM on October 24, 2011. Afterwards it is Uttaraphalguni or Uthiram Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Simha Rashi till 9:12 AM. Then it is Kanya Rashi
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Pradosh VratSom Pradosh as it is Monday, Dhanteras, Dhanvantari Jayanti, Yama Deepadan. Govatsa Dwadasi.
Ashwin Krishna Paksha Dwadasi or the twelfth day of the waning phase of moon in Ashwin month in calendars followed in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh
Kartik Krishna Paksha Dwadasi or the twelfth day of the dark phase of moon in Kartik month in calendars follow…