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Vishubhalam 2012 – Vishu Predictions in Malayalam in 2012 for free

Vishubhalam is the annual predictions on Vishu festival, the Malayalam Zodiac New Year. Vishu 2012 is on April 14. Vishubhalam, or Vishu predictions, for the coming year (April 2012 - April 2013) is a major highlight of the festival. Astrologers prepare special Vishu Phalam for each of the Nakshatras as per Malayalam astrology.

You can read the Vishubhalam by Mathurbhumi Newspaper here at their website.
You can read the Vishu Bhalam by Malayala Manorama Newspaper here.

Note most newspapers in Kerala that publish predictions are charging fee. So this free prediction might be taken out soon.

Ear Piercing of Male Child in Hinduism

Ear lobe piercing, known as Karnvedh Sanskar, is considered an important ceremony for male child in many Hindu traditions. But today most boys do not perform this ceremony. Earlier the ritual was strictly performed on the male child in many Hindu communities. Many communities even now continue this tradition. For male child the first ear pierced is the right ear. Some Hindu men are now taking up this tradition.

It is believed that ear piercing helps in getting rid of hysteria and other diseases. The earrings are believed to help in maintaining the flow of electric current in a human body. It is also believed that ear piercing helps in increase of brainpower. It has also been proved that ear piercing improves immunity.

The ritual is performed on odd years after the birth of the child – 3rd or 5th year.
Ear piercing in some regions is performed by the Goldsmith and he uses gold needle to pierce the earlobe. Gold never rusts and this is the reason for using gold needles.
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Watch First Three Episodes of Upanishad Ganga Serial Online on Youtube

The first three episodes of Upanishad Ganga Serial, aired on Doordarshan (DD1) on Sunday, is currently available online on Youtube. You can watch it for free.

Upanishad Ganga is a brilliant adaptation of the teachings in Upanishads. Simple. Thought provoking. Easy to understand. Upanishad Ganga is a classic. Generations to come will be thankful to the makers of this serial.

Divine knowledge is to be realized, not taught – Shirdi Sai Baba

Ignorance conceals the preexistent knowledge just as water plants cover over the surface of the pond. Clear away the plants and you have the water. You don’t have to create it; it is already there.

A cataract grows on the eye and prevents a man from seeing. Remove the cataract and he sees. Ignorance is the cataract.
Divine knowledge is to be realized, not taught.
Jnana is not something to be attained, it is eternal and self-existent. On the other hand, ignorance has a cause and an end. The root of it is the idea that the devotee is separate being from God. Remove this and what remains is jnana.
Related Shirdi Sai Baba Quotes and Sayings

Today – April 13, 2012 – is Tamil New Year – Puthandu – Chithirai 1

Today – April 13, 2012 – is Tamil New Year. It is the first day of Chithirai Month. (Chithirai 1) as per Tamil Calendar and is observed as Tamil New Year or ‘Varsha Pirappu’.  The New Year is also referred as Puthandu Vazthukal meaning ‘Happy New Year.’ The Nandanama Samvatsara begins on April 13 – Tamil Year 1421 begins.
Note - Tamil New Year is usually observed on April 14 but this year it is early due to the Sankramana. Sun enters Mesha (Aries) at 7:20 PM IST on April 13, 2012.
In Sri Lanka and South Africa, it is on April 13, 2012.
In United States and United Kingdom Tamil New Year is on April 13, 2012.
In Australia, Singapore and Malaysia it is on April 14, 2012
You can read more about Tamil New Year in this article.
Related Tamil Panchangam 2012 – 2013 in pdf format

Today’s Hindu Calendar – April 13, 2012 – Tithi, Vrat, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on April 13, 2012 – Krishna Paksha Saptami Tithi orthe seventh day during the waning phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Krishna Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day of the waning phase of moon till 9:49 AM on April 13, 2012. Then onwards it is Krishna Paksha Ashtami Tithi or eighth day of the dark phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.

Note in calendars followed in Gujarat and Maharashtra it is Krishna Paksha Ashtami Tithi or eighth day during the waning phase of moon.

Nakshatra – Purvashada or Pooradam Nakshatra till 3:15 PM on April 13. Then onwards it is Uttarashada or Uthiradam Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Dhanu Rashi till 9:06 PM. Then onwards it is Makar Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Chithirai 1 – Tamil New Year. Kharmas ends in North India
Chaitra Krishna Paksha Ashtami or eighth day during the waning phase of moon in Chaitra month in calendars followed in Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa.


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