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Hindu Woman Denied Abortion in Catholic Ireland Dies

Savita Halappanavar, 31, a Hindu woman, admitted to University Hospital Galway in the west of Ireland, died of septicaemia a week after miscarrying 17 weeks into her pregnancy. She was denied a life saving abortion by Catholic Ireland – Irish abortion laws denied a termination because Catholic Church is against Abortion
No words can console the irreplaceable loss of Savita Halappanavar. Let she attain Moksha and never suffer in this ignorant world.
Death of Savita Halappanavar is nothing but a cold blooded murder of a human being who could have been easily saved. It does not matter whether the woman is Catholic or Hindu. It is pure commonsense that prime importance should be given to the life of the mother - she might have other children / she can in future give birth to more healthy children. Those responsible should be tried for murder. Government of India should make sure that those responsible for the death of Savita Halappanavar are punished and the victim’s family is given justi…

Next Surya Grahan in India – Suryagrahan Time

The next Surya Grahan in India is a partial eclipse and is visible during morning hours at sunrise on March 9, 2016. The visibility will be not much as it is during early morning hours. The Suryagrahan will also not be visible in the western parts of India. The time in India (Delhi) is from 6:40 AM to 6:44 AM. Kolkata or the time in eastern parts of India is from 5:53 AM to 6:50 AM.

Story of Origin of Panchatantra

Panchatantra is one of the oldest collections of stories for children in the world and is also believed to be the first anthology of animal stories. The story of the origin of Panchatantra is as interesting as the stories in the five books originally written in Sanskrit.

Legend has it that thousands of years ago, there lived a king in India. He had three foolish sons. The king was worried about their future.
One day he asked his ministers to suggest a way to make his sons wise and fit for the world. One minister asked the king to take the help of an old teacher named Vishnu Sharma.
Eighty-year-old Vishnu Sharma was invited to the palace and king explained about the nature of his sons to the old teacher. Vishnu Sharma immediately agreed to make the princes wise and intelligent.
He took permission from the king to take the three sons for six months with him.
The three princes lived in the ashram of Vishnu Sharma for next six months.
Daily, the old teacher told them stories with a max…

Shri Amar Kund – Holy Katasraj Temple Pond – Restored in Pakistan

Shri Amar Kund, the holy pond at KatasrajTemple, in Chakwal district in Pakistan was restored recently. The Pond associated with Hindu God Shiva had dried up due to excessive underwater usage. Dedicated to Shiva, the Katasraj temple is part of several Hindu Puranas. On hearing Sati’s death, two tears trickled down from Lord Shiva and fell on earth. It is believed that the pond at the Katasraj temple complex was formed by the tear that fell here. The temple was later built near the holy pond.

The temple is mentioned in the Mahabharata and during their exile Pandavas stayed here for sometime. It is believed that the dialogue between Yaksha and Yudhishtar took place here.
You can view pictures of KatasrajTemple and get more information about the restoration here at Rediff News

Harigita Teachings

A young child grows older as time goes by, however the soul in such a way does not age. The physical body may get destroyed however the soul is indestructible. In all the three passage of times it remains luminous, conscious, imperishable, and subtle and yet cannot be recognized without its knowledge. Knowing the characteristics of the soul in this way is called atmagyan.
Vairagya or non-attachment is having a disregard for everything that is not Bhagwan or affiliated with Bhagwan. More specifically Vairagya is where one should not have attachment or affection for their body; have no affection for their partner, kin, wealth, home, animal, vehicles or the objects indulged in by the soul via the ten indriya’s like sound (panch vishay), clothes, jewellery, kingdom, the pleasures of the abodes of rewards such as Swarglok and any other pleasures in life beside those of Bhagwan.
The word ‘bhaj’ means to ‘serve’ and the word ‘ktin’ means ‘with pure love’. Therefore to serve Bhagwan with ext…

Today – November 15, 2012 – is Bhai Dooj – Chitragupta Puja and Yama Dwitiya

Today – November 15, 2012 – is Bhai Dooj - celebrates the relationship between brother and sister. An important puja today is the Chitragupta Puja – rituals dedicated to Chitragupta – one who keeps accounts of good and bad deeds on earth. Yama Dwitiya dedicated to Yama, the God of Death is also held today.

Apart from this some people perform Vishwakarma Puja – dedicated to Vishwakarma the divine architect of the universe.
Certain communities also perform Chopada Puja – opening of new account books.
On Bhai Dooj day, sisters show affection brothers by applying a Tika or Tilak. Sisters perform the ritual of 'naut' on the day in Mithilanchal.
Married women visit her brother’s home on this day or both brother and sister assemble in a convenient place or married sisters invite their brothers to their homes.
Usually, the sister brings a couple of puja items in a ‘thaali’ during Bhai Dooj. This involves coconut, batashas, mithai, fruits, seven paans, roli and little rice.
Sister ap…

Today’s Hindu Calendar – November 15, 2012 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on November 15, 2012 – Shukla Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second 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 waxing phase of moon till 1:42 AM on November 15, 2012. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during the waxing phase of moon (light phase of moon) till 11:18 PM. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Tritiya Tithi or the third day during waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.

Nakshatra – Anuradha or Anusham or Anizham Nakshatra till 11:46 AM on November 15, 2012. Then onward it is Jyeshta or Sravishta or Avittam Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Vrischika Rasi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Bhai Dooj. Chitragupta Puja. Vishwakarma Puja for some communities. Yama Dwitiya.
Kartik Shukla Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during the waxing phase of moon in Kartik month in calendars followed in Karnataka, A…