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Transit of Venus Time in India in June 2012 – Surya – Shukra Sangraman – Venus Moving Across the Sun

On June 6, 2012, Planet Venus (Shukra Grah) will move across the Sun and this transit of Venus will be visible in India from Sunrise. The time of transit of Venus in India is from sunrise to around 10:20 AM. In Hindu astrology, this is known as Surya – Shukra Sangraman or Shukra ka Surya Bhimb ka Athikraman. The Transit of Venus is visible in all parts of India. Pregnant women need not worry about this solar event.

Time – in Mumbai India Venus Touches Sun – 3:39 AM on June 6 The best point to view at center – 7:01 AM on June 6 Venus Leaves Sun – 10:22 AM on June 6

Image of How Transit Will Take Place in India

What is Transit of Venus? The Sun, Venus and Earth would be aligned along one line during the transit. Venus will be seen as a black dot nearly 1/32 size of the sun's disc, which will slowly move across the sun. Last time the event occurred in 2004. After June 6, 2012, next Transit of Venus will take place only 2117.
Visible in most parts of World  The entire event of the transi…

On Entry into Sanctum Sanctorum of Kalighat Temple in Kolkata

Calcutta High Court had banned the entry of devotees into the famous Sanctum Sanctorum of Kalighat Temple in Kolkata in April 2012. The temple committee has now attained a four week stay on the order from the Supreme Court.
Hindustan Times reports A bench of Justice Deepak Verma and Justice SJ Mukhopadhyay, while staying the high court order, directed the West Bengal Government, the Centre and the temple committee to file their responses within four weeks. The apex court, however, clarified that certain restrictions imposed by the high court on preserving the cleanliness and hygiene in and around the temple shall continue to be in force. The apex court had on May 15 issued notices to the Centre and the West Bengal government on a plea for permitting devotees to enter the sanctum sanctorum of the Kolkata Kalighat temple to pay obeisance to its deity. The Calcutta high court on April 20 had restricted the entry into the Kali temple and had ordered that no visitors, including VIPs, will b…

The world starts from where we are – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

The world starts from where we are.

We cannot claim to change the whole world tomorrow or in the next couple of years. But we should have the inner strength to fight back.
When we come across an adverse situation, most of us feel that it is the end of the world. But remember, this is the real test.
It is our inner strength, or the inner calling of the spirit that brings back the fire of enthusiasm. In other words, it is the spiritual element within us, which recuperates the inner strength to fight adversities, including those we face in public affairs.
Related Thoughts of Inspiration – Sri Sri RaviShankar

Today’s Hindu Calendar – May 22, 2012 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on May 22, 2012 – Shukla Paksha Pratipada Tithi orthe first day during the waxing phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Shukla Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during waxing phase of moon till 6:58 AM. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during the light phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.

Nakshatra – Rohini Nakshatra till 2:29 PM on May 22. Then onwards it is Mrigasira or Makayiram Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Vrishabha Rasi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days –
Jyeshta Shukla Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day of the waxing phase of moon in Jyeshta month in calendars followed in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa
Jyeshta Shukla Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day of the waxing phase of moon in Jyeshta month in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and …