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Story of Jayadeva and Padmavati – Power of True Love

The story of Jayadeva, the author of Geeta Govinda, and his wife, Padmavati, demonstrates the power of true love. Jayadeva’s Geeta Govinda depicts the unparalleled love between Radha and Sri Krishna. Padmavati was a great dancer and she danced when her husband sang the Geeta Govinda. They performed in the court of the King of Orissa.

It is said that once when Padmavati was with the queen and the ladies of the court talked in great detail about a woman who had performed sati – who jumped into the funeral pyre of her husband. The ladies of the court said she was a great Pativrata (true and devoted wife).
Padmavati was not much impressed by the woman. When the queen wanted to know the reason, she said that a real Pativrata (true wife) would drop down dead the moment her husband dies.
The queen and the ladies of the court did not agree to Padmavati. When she had left they criticized her and decided to teach her a lesson.
They planned to send false news to her that her husband was dead. T…

Ashtami Snan at Langolbandh in Bangladesh

Ashtami Snan is an annual festival held on the Chaitra Shukla Paksha Ashtami (ninth day during the waxing phase of moon in Chaitra Month) as per Hindu Lunar Calendar. The festival is mainly observed at Langolbandh in Bangladesh. In 2018, Ashtami Snan begins on March 25.

The main ritual involves taking bath in the BrahmaputraRiver at Langalbandh in Narayanganj and other holy rivers associated with Hindu community in Bangladesh.
Ashtami Snan is a 7-day festival and fair at Langolbandh.

Always look at the bright side of things and you will be happy and will make others happy – Dada J P Vaswani

The stars can only indicate. They cannot compel. Man is the maker of his own destiny.

We must build bridges between hearts, for building bridges of brotherhood is the price of a man’s survival.
What we give to this world comes back to us. Therefore, let us give love, kindness, help, sympathy and service and they will return to us, and we will stand strong as a towering lighthouse amidst the stormy waves of this world.
Always look at the bright side of things and you will be happy and will make others happy. Dada J P Vaswani