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11-volume Encyclopaedia of Hinduism from India Heritage Research Foundation and Rupa Publications

Encyclopaedia of Hinduism by Rupa Publications and India Heritage Research Foundation is a comprehensive guide on Hinduism. The 7068 page Encyclopedia in 11 volumes with rich illustrations of temples, places, thinkers, rituals and festivals aims to promote a better and deeper understanding of Hinduism.

More than 2000 scholars were directly or indirectly involved in the project edited by Dr. Kapil Kapoor, a former Professor of English at the Centre for Linguistics and English, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi and Concurrent Professor at the Centre for Sanskrit Studies, JNU.

A highlight of the book is the bibliography added at the end of each article, which helps a reader to take the study of each entry in the encyclopaedia in a detailed manner.

Encyclopaedia of Hinduism
Published by Rupa Publications Editor in Chief – Dr Kapil Kapoor Pages 7184 - 11 Volumes Price – 21,000

The book is currently available at a discount price in many online stores.

Sri Chinmoy Thoughts on Karma

When one realizes God, one has the capacity to stand above one’s own fate or karma.
The law of karma applies to everyone and at the same time one can transcend it by one’s meditation. The law of karma exists and at the same time it can be transcended by realization, oneness with God and by the power of spirituality.
The best way to get rid of bad karma is to enter into the field of aspiration, concentration and meditation. Sri Chinmoy
Related Sri Chinmoy Thoughts on Desire and Aspiration

Today’s Hindu Calendar – March 9, 2012 – Tithi, Vrat, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on March 9, 2012 – Krishna Paksha Pratipada Tithi orthe first day during the waning phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Krishna Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the dark phase of the moon till 1:43 PM on March 9, 2012. Then onwards it is Krishna Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.

Nakshatra – Uttaraphalguni or Uthiram Nakshatra till 6:41 PM on March 9, 2012. Then onwards it is Hasta or Atham Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Simha Rasi till 1:34 AM. Then onwards it is Kanya Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days –
Phalgun Krishna Paksha Pratipada or first day during the dark phase of moon in Phalgun month in calendars followed in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa.
Chaitra Krishna Paksha Pratipada or the first day during waning phase of moon in Chaitra month in calendars followed in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Prade…