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Tirupati VIP Darshan Tickets Cancelled But Will It Help Devotees

Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) Board has decided to do away with VIP Darshan Tickets at the famous TirumalaTirupatiBalajiTemple. Currently VIP Darshan tickets are categorized into top priority, priority and general VIPs. Scrapping of VIP darshan tickets mean thousands of common people will enjoy darshan without waiting for long hours in queue. But will this be a reality in a temple where corruption is rampant?
The Hindu writes
Senior management officials feel that the board has not only has succumbed to political pressure but has also opened the floodgates for black marketers through its hasty decision.
The scrapping of the categorization of VIP tickets, officials fear, will see a spurt in the black marketing of darshan tickets and recommendation letters will be openly sold at all major hotels and tourist cabs in the district.Hindu Blog View
Corruption cannot be rooted out from Tirupati. Wealth is the problem here. Who provides money to the temple? The devotees. So we can stop this…

Important Hindu Festivals and Auspicious Days in May 2012

Dates of important festivals associated with Hinduism in May 2012– based on major Hindu calendars and Panchangam used in India. The festivals, Vrats and auspicious days are based on Indian Standard Time (IST). You can also take help through the comment section on good dates for various purposes including house warming, joining job, buying car or house, moving into new rented home etc.

May 2, 2012 – Mohini Ekadashi Vrat – Ekadasi Fasting May 3 – Pradosham May 4 – Narasimha Jayanti May 5 – Purnima Vrat May 6 – Purnima day May 7 – Jyeshta Month begins in North India May 9 – Sankashti Ganesh Chaturthi Vrat May 13 – Sheetala Ashtami May 14 – Vaigasi Masam begins in Tamil Calendar. May 15 – Edava Masam begins in Kerala Calendar. May 16 – Jyeshta month begins in Bengali Calendar. May 16 – Ekadashi Fasting May 18 – Pradosh Vrat May 19 – Shiva Chaturdashi Vrat May 20 – Vat Savitri Vrat Amavasya Vrat May 20 – Amavasya May 20 - Surya Grahan along pacific coast in USA - evening. May 21 - Surya Grahan early mornin…

Anandmurti Gurumaa Sayings

Laughter is going to spill out and colour your cheeks bright red. Laughter, dance and music are contagious. They spread so quickly. So, colour your life with red – red is the colour of creativity and beauty but please do not colour yourself with red-hued anger.
However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
The appropriate karma can only be decided from your mental, intellectual and physical attributes. What goes in sync with your body and mind and your approach towards life that becomes your task.
Related On Seeing God – Anandamurti Gurumaa

Today’s Hindu Calendar – April 5, 2012 – Tithi, Vrat, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on April 5, 2012 – Shukla Paksha Chaturdasi Tithi orthe fourteenth day during the waxing phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Shukla Paksha Trayodasi Tithi or the thirteenth day during the light phase of the moon till 5:15 AM on April 5, 2012. Then onwards it is Chaturdasi Tithi. All time based on India Standard Time.

Note – In calendars followed in Maharashtra and Gujarat it is both Trayodasi and Chaturdasi tithi.
Nakshatra – Purvaphalguni or Pooram Nakshatra till 3:49 AM on April 5. Then onwards it is Uttaraphalguni or Uthiram Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Simha rashi till 9:31 AM. Then onwards it is Kanya Rasi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Panguni Uthiram in Tamil Culture
Chaitra Shukla Paksha Chaturdashi or fourteenth day during the waxing phase of moon in Chaitra month in calendars followed in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.
Chaitra Shukla Paksha Trayodashi and Chaturdashi or thirteenth and fourteenth day during the waxing …