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Info on Kumbha Mela 2013 Official Website

Government of Uttar Pradesh has created an official website of Kumbha Mela 2013. The website contains information about accommodation and other details of Kumbha Mela. This particular website is part of the Uttar Pradesh Tourism Cooperation. Another website is also available but it contains information in Hindi and is currently mainly related to tenders etc.

Link - Official website of Kumbha Mela with accommodation and bathing dates information – Mahakumbh
Link – Hindi website on Kumbh Mela

The whole world is heaven for the one devoid of ego – Swami Sivananda

You will easily get illumination in solitude. Solitude has its charms. Prepare yourself for life in seclusion.

Never complain about bad environments. Create your own mental world wherever you remain and wherever you go. There are some difficulties and disadvantages wherever you go…God has place you there to grow quickly…
To the one devoid of ego, the whole world is a heaven of rest, a realm of peace and a kingdom abounding in all happiness. He who has no ego and who has surrendered himself to God is the master of every power and force.
Humility is the path of immortality. Vanity is the path of births and deaths…
Swami Sivananda

Today – October 21, 2012 – is Durga Puja Saptami

Today – October 21, 2012 – is Durga Puja Saptami. Mahasaptami is observed on the seventh day of the waxing phase of moon (Shukla Paksha) in Aswhina month. Pran Prathishta, Kolabou, Bodhan are the most important rituals performed on the day.

During dawn, just as the first light of sun descents on earth, Kolabau or Kola Bou rituals are performed. The Pran Prathishta, or life, is breathed into the idol of Goddess Durga. The ritual is performed on the Ghats of a river or pond. The idol of Goddess Durga is not taken to the pond instead life is symbolically transferred from water to plantain tree.

Today’s Hindu Calendar – October 21, 2012 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on October 21, 2012 – Shukla Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during the waxing phase of moon in Hindu Calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Shukla Paksha Sashti Tithi or sixth day of waxing phase of moon till 4:19 AM on October 21. Then onwards it is Shukla Paksha Saptami Tithi or seventh day of waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.

Nakshatra– Mool or Moolam Nakshatra till 1:05 AM. Then onward it is Purvashada or Pooradam Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Dhanu Rasi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Navratri Seventh day. Durga Puja Saptami Rituals.
Ashwin Shukla Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during the light phase of moon in Ashwin month in calendars followed in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa.
Ashwin Shukla Paksha Saptami Tithi  or the seventh day during the light phase of moon in Ashwin month in calendars followed in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana…