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108 Women to Chant Vedic Mantra in Haridwar and perform Yajna

108 Indian women from a cross section of Hindu society including Tribals and Dalit women will be chanting Vedic mantras and performing yajna in Haridwar on November 6, 2011. The women have been trained in the chanting of Vedic mantras and can now chant mantras in other Hindu religious ceremonies such as engagement, weddings and child-birth ceremonies. The program is organized by Gayatri Parivar as part of the birth centenary celebrations of Yugrishi Acharya Shriram Sharma.
Why this program is important? – Hindu women were forbidden from chanting Vedic mantras but this has changed in many societies. But still there is section of Hindus who have difficulty in accepting women priests. Reuters India reports
"It's a long overdue victory for women, especially in a country where women were not even allowed to hear the Vedic Mantras in ancient times," said Manju Agarwal, a psychology professor and women rights activist in Lucknow, northern India. Known as "Brahmavaadinis,&quo…

Shri Keshav Rai Temple Festival at Bundi – Kartik Ekadasi to Purnima

ShriKeshavRaiTemple is dedicated to Sri Krishna and is located at Keshoraipatan in Bundi District in Rajasthan. The annual fair and festival from Kartik Shudha Ekadasi to Kartik Purnima attracts nearly 100,000 people. Shri Keshav Rai Temple Festival 2017 is from October 31 to November 4, 2017.
Completed more than 300 years ago, the temple is located along the banks of ChambalRiver. The murti of Sri Krishna in the temple is in Padmasana posture. The temple is also famous for its architecture especially the images on shikars and panels.
The popular belief is that taking a holy dip in the Chambal and having darshan of Shri Keshav Rai at the temple will help in attaining moksha.

Sri Anandamayi Ma – Words of Inspiration

Control your desires for sense objects. Be moderate in eating and sleeping. As a pilgrim on the path to God, you should be content with such food and sleep as will help you to remain fit for the onward march.
Whatever may be your short comings, don't be depressed, don't lose hope. Try to improve yourself.
By God's grace one is born as a human being. Try to make the best of this opportunity. Everything is possible for man.
A spiritual traveler must not allow his mind to be distracted by anything. He should proceed with determination towards his goal.
Related Anandamayi Ma on Silence

Today’s Hindu Calendar – November 5, 2011 – Tithi, Vrat, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on November 5, 2011 – Shukla Paksha Dasami or the tenth day during the waxing phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Shukla Paksha Dasami Tithi till 3:25 PM on November 5, 2011. After 3:25 PM it is Shukla Paksha Ekadasi. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Shathabhisha or Sadayam or Chathayam Nakshatra till 6:48 PM on November 5, 2011. Afterwards it is Purvabhadra or Purvabhadrapadam or Pooruruttathi Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Kumbha Rasi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days –
Kartik Shukla Paksha Dasami or the tenth day during the light phase of moon in Kartik month in calendars followed in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh
Kartik Shukla Paksha Dasami or the tenth day during the waxing 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.…