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Showing posts from June 29, 2012

New Penang Murugan Hindu Temple in Malaysia – The Biggest Muruga Temple Outside India

Waterfall Hilltop Hindu Temple at Penang in Malaysia is believed to be the biggest Murugan Temple outside India . The temple is also known as Arulmigu Bala Thandayuthapani Temple or Arulmigu Sri Balathandayuthabani Kovil. The temple was opened to public on June 29, 2012 after Mahakumbhabhishakam ceremony. The temple is located above the old temple which was built in 1850. It was an important temple for Indian workers. The old small temple used to attract 700,000 people during Thaipusam festival. Space crunch and increasing number of devotees led to the construction the new elaborate Murugan Temple . Some facts about the new  Arulmigu   Bala   Thandayuthapani   Temple The temple is inspired by the Chola and Pallava temple in Tamil Nadu. The entire temple work was done by artisans from South India . The entire temple sits on a 70,000 sq ft land. Six pillars in the temple represents the six major Muruga Temples in Tamil Nadu - Aru Padai Veedu

Chinmaya Vanaprastha Sansthan – Making Life of Old People Purposeful and Happy

Chinmaya Vanaprastha Sansthan (CVS) is a unique attempt by Chinmaya Mission to provide remarkable strength in retirement, comfort and security to old people.   Chinmaya Vanaprastha Sansthan Mission   The Central Chinmaya Vanaprastha Sansthan (CCVS) is administered by Central Chinmaya Mission Trust, the apex body of Chinmaya Mission Worldwide, with the purpose of assisting and training householders and near-retirees (vanaprasthis) to make a smoother and easier transition from life in grahastha ashram to life in vanaprastha ashram.   In accordance with the four stages taught in the Vedas, when a householder enters his later years or nears retirement, it is most beneficial for him to withdraw from the stresses and pressures of a materialistic lifestyle to spend more time seeking and finding inner peace. To live with a more holistic vision of harmony and serenity is to slowly withdraw from the world and dive deeper into one's inner spiritual bliss.   CCVS strives to improve