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Surya Grahan in 2013 in India – Suryagrahan

Surya Grahan is solar eclipse and there are two Suryagrahan in 2013 but both of them are not visible in India. According to NASA, the first Surya Grahan on May 10, 2013 is a hybrid one and November 3, 2013 is an annular solar eclipse. Both the eclipses are not visible in India.

Solar eclipse on May 10, 2013 is visible in Australia, New Zealand and pacific regions
Solar eclipse on November 3, 2013 is visible in eastern part of America, South Europe and Africa.
The Panchangs and calendars in India have ignored both the grahan. There is no need to observe any fasting or rituals.

Cow in Dreams – Meaning of Seeing Cow – Milk - Ghee in Dream

As per Hindu religion, seeing cow, milk products like ghee, curd, paneer etc in dream will bring in positive change in life. The belief is that if person dreams cow giving milk then he will be blessed with wealth and prosperity.
If a person simply sees cow grazing or standing then he will be blessed with money, peace and high position in society and family. Soon such a person will be respected for some of his good acts. There will be also increase of wealth of family.
Seeing ghee or curd or other milk products is also believed to be an indication achieving wealth in near future.

Diwali Festival Postage Stamps Issued by Israel

To celebrate the 20 years of diplomatic relations, Israel issued a set postage stamps dedicated to Diwali festival. The stamps focus and compare Diwali with Hanukah – Jewish festival of lights. 

Times of Indiareports India and Israel have released a set of postal stamps depicting their respective festival of lights, Diwali and Hannukah, to commemorate 20 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries.  "In India we have a great respect for the Jewish faith, as we have for all other faiths. Today the release of the joint postal stamp not only celebrates a milestone in our diplomatic relations but also a common structural tradition, the festival of lights....both festivals celebrating the victory of good over evil", Sarkar said addressing India enthusiasts gathered to attend the ceremony.  The Indian stamp shows a row of traditional earthen lamps, diyas, representing Diwali and the Israeli stamp features a menorah with the word "Zion" inscribed inside a Mage…

Persistent practice of discriminative knowledge is the means to liberation – Yoga Sutras

Contrary thoughts and emotions such as those of violence – whether done, caused to be done, or even approved of – indeed, any thought originating in desire, anger or delusion, whether mild medium or intense – do all result in suffering. Neutralize such a state through its opposite.

When the mind loses all desire for objects seen or heard about, it acquires a state of utter desirelessness which is called dispassion.
The persistent practice of discriminative knowledge is the means to liberation.
Austerities destroy impurities; and with the ensuing purification of the body and sense organs, physical and mental powers awaken.
Source – Yoga Sutras The Means to Liberation By Dennis Hill