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Lagna Vidhi, Vishwas ane Virasat – Book on Gujarati Marriage Ceremony

The book tilted ‘Lagna Vidhi, Vishwas ane Virasat’ – Marriage ceremony, faith and tradition – is written by Ashok Patel, lecturer at SUG, a B Ed college in Ahmedabad. He has documented 72 rituals associated with Gujarati Marriage ceremony. The book explains the reason behind various customs and rituals held during the marriage. Times of India reports
Patel studied four Vedas, vedic literature and Manusmruti to document this book on wedding titled Lagna Vidhi, Vishwas ane Virasat ( Marriage ceremony, faith and tradition). "This book explains the logic behind the rituals. And understanding the link between the two enables the youth to respect our customs, rituals and tradition," said Patel.  "I planned to write the book to explain the process of marriage to my future daughter-in-law and son who live in Australia," he added. An NRG has ordered 1,500 copies of the book as it ably captures the Hindu wedding ceremony with its 72 rituals and many of the expatriates would …

Kurma Dwadashi Vrat 2019 date

Kurma Dwadashi Vrat is dedicated to the Kurma or tortoise incarnation of Hindu God Vishnu. Kurma Dwadashi 2019 date is January 18. The popular belief is that observing this Vrat helps in redemption of sins and also helps in the path of Moksha. It is observed on the 12th day during the waxing phase of moon in Paush month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar – Poush Shukla Paksha Dwadashi.
The fasting associated with Kurma Dwadashi is observed on the previous day or Ekadasi day.
On Dasami or the 10th day the devotee performs purification rituals and prepares for the vrat next day.
Pujas and worship are dedicated to Kurma Avatar of Vishnu.
The fast is broken on the 12th day morning.
As the previous day is Ekadasi most people combine both fast. The only difference is the additional worship of the Kurma form of Vishnu.