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Special Diet Food to be served in Community Kitchens to Amarnath Pilgrims

Amarnath pilgrims visiting the Holy Cave Shrine to have darshan of the naturally formed ice Shivling from 2012 will be served special diet food which will help the devotees in sustaining the harsh climate and the tough trek. Amarnath Yatra is held annually from end of june to August (Raksha Bandhan day).
Annually more than 500,000 pilgrims visit the holy cave shrine in Jammu and Kashmir.  Zeenews reports
Pilgrims undertaking the arduous trek to the cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir Himalayas will be served food by community kitchens according to a standard diet chart prepared by the Shrine Board.

Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB) has prescribed a standard diet chart to be followed from this year by community kitchens that serve food to lakhs of pilgrims visiting the 3,888-meter high cave shrine.

Aurobindo’s Answer to those who view Vedic hymns as primitive and childish

The poet has to express a spiritual and psychical knowledge and experience and he cannot do it altogether or in the abstract language of a philosophical thinker, for he has to bring out, not just the naked idea of it, but also its very life and the most intimate touches as vividly as possible.
He has to reveal in one way or another a whole world within him and the quiet inner and spiritual significances of the world around him and also, it may well be the Godheads, powers, visions, and experiences of planes of consciousness other than the one that our normal minds are familiar with.
He uses or starts with the images taken from his own normal and outward life and that of humanity and from visible nature, and though they do not of themselves actually express, yet obliges them to express by implication or to figure the spiritual and psychic idea and experience.
He takes them selecting freely his notation of images according to his insight or imagination and transmutes them into instrume…

Today’s Hindu Calendar – January 31, 2012 – Tithi, Vrat, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on January 31, 2012 – Shukla Paksha Ashtami orthe eighth day during the waxing phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Shukla Paksha Ashtami tithi till 9:23 PM on January 31, 2012. Afterwards it is Shukla Paksha Navami or the ninth day during the light phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.

Nakshatra – Ashwini Nakshatra till 2:11 AM on January 31, 2012. Then onwards it is BharaniNakshatra
Rashi or Moon Sign – Mesha Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Bhishma Ashtami
Magh Shukla Paksha Ashtami Tithi or the eighth day during the waxing phase of moon in Magh month in calendars followed in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa.
Magh Shukla Paksha Ashtami Tithi or the eighth day during the light phase of moon in Magh month in calendars followed in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Jammu and Kashmir.