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How to make Ganesh idols Using Paper? – Video of Making of Paper Mache Ganapati Murti for Ganesh Chaturthi

Paper Mache Ganapati idols can be made at home using paper. This is an eco-friendly Ganesha and you can use natural paint to give it a good look. People from all walks of life are joining into create awareness about the need to use eco-friendly Ganesh idols for Ganesh Chaturthi puja and make a positive difference. Some people are coming forward with unique solutions to Plaster of Paris idols and one such innovative idea is the making of Ganapati Idols using paper.

Below is a video of making of paper mache Ganapati. The audio is in Marathi.

Ten Characteristics of Dharma – Shri Shri Anandamurti

Those who follow the path of dharma should cultivate ten characteristics of dharma within. They are:
Dharti – patienceKshama – forgivenessDamah – controlAsteya – not to steal anything physically or mentallyShaocha – external and internal cleanlinessIndriyani graham – control over senses and motor organsDhi – benevolent intellectVidya – internal assimilation of external objectivitiesSatyam – truthAkrodha – non anger

Today’s Hindu Calendar – August 18, 2012 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on August 18, 2012 – Shukla Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the 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 the light phase of moon till 8:38 PM on August 18. Then onwards it is Shukla Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.

Nakshatra – Magha or Magham Nakshatra till 8:25 PM. Then onwards it is Purva Phalguni or Pooram Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Simha Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Adhika Masa or Extra Month begins in calendars followed in North India, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. Purushottam Maas begins in these regions.
Adhik Bhadrapad Shukla Paksha Pratipada or the first day during the light phase of moon in Adhi Bhadrapad month in calendars followed in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa.
Adhik Bhadrapad Shukla Paksha Pratipada or th…