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Pipal Jatra or Vasantotsava at Kullu in April 2018

Pipal Jatra or Vasantotsava is an important spring festival at Kullu in Himachal Pradesh. Pipal Jatra or Vasantotsava 2018 date in Kullu is from April 18 to April 21, 2018. The highlight of the festival observed at Dhalpur Ground in Kullu is the participation of local deities.

Today, the festival is more popular for its cultural programs. Artists from various states in India and abroad participate in the festival.
Earlier 16 village deities used to assemble at the Dhalpur Ground. The Raja of Kullu used to sit under a Pipal Tree and witness the fair.
The fair is also noted for a temporary market that comes during the period.

It is annually held on the same date.

Karpur Linga

Karpur Linga is instantaneously prepared using Camphor by a devotee to worship Shiva. It is prepared when devotee does not have access to a stone lingam for worship. It must be noted that in some regions deep pure white colored lingas are also known as Karpur Lingas.

A devotee uses camphor to give shape to the linga for worship. The devotee then offers prayers to this form that he/she has created.
After prayers the camphor is removed and used for puja purposes.
Such freedom of worship helps a devotee in performing prayers in any region and in any situation.  
Apart from camphor, mud, clay and flowers are also used to prepare instant Lingas for Shiva worship.

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Official Website with Selection and Status of Yatris for Kailash Manasarovar Yatra 2012 – Government of India

Government of India has created an exclusive website for Kailash Manasarovar Yatra 2012 with all information including selection and status of Yatris. In 2012, there are 1,394 eligible applicants this year. Out of these, 944 yatris will be selected and divided into 16 batches. The computerized draw for selection of Yatris for the Kailash Manasarovar Yatra 2012 is yet to take place.
If you had applied and want to know whether you are selected or not or your status in the list you can know from the official website. 
Currently there are no information on yatri selection and status. 
Link - Official Website Kailash Manasarovar Yatra 2012 –Government of India

Swami Avdheshananda Thoughts

When you develop a craving to know the Truth, the mountains and caves start attracting you.

Meditation gives energy, bliss, peace and vitality. When you close your eyes and sit in a proper posture, energy will grow and flow at a very rapid speed. Just close your eyes and observe it. There is nothing more powerful than dhyana. Dhyana gives birth to you, it introduces you to your own Self.
Material world cannot provide the inner peace that one seeks, as there is no end to one’s desires. This is where spirituality comes into play.
By adopting moderation in everything that we desire, positive changes can be effected for the benefit of mankind.

Today’s Hindu Calendar – April 16, 2012 – Tithi, Vrat, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on April 16, 2012 – Krishna Paksha Dasami Tithi orthe tenth day during the waning phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Krishna Paksha Dasami Tithi or the tenth day of the waning phase of moon till 6:57 AM on April 16, 2012. Then onwards it is Krishna Paksha Ekadasi Tithi or eleventh 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 Ekadasi Tithi or eleventh day during the waning phase of moon.
Nakshatra – Dhanishta or Avittam or Sravishta Nakshatra till 2:52 PM on April 16. Then onwards it is Shatabhishak or Sadayam or Chathayam Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Makar Rashi till 2:42 AM. Then onwards it is Kumbha Rasi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Smarta Ekadasi fasting for some sects.
Chaitra Krishna Paksha Dasami or tenth day during the waning phase of moon in Chaitra month in calendars followed in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.
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