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Krmibhojanam Hell in Hindu Puranas

Details regarding Hell in Hinduism are found in the Puranas especially the Garuda Purana. Krmibhojanam Hell is mainly used to punish those people who waste food and indulge in excesses while not providing food to those who are in need of it. In the Krmibhojanam Hell, people are thrown into pits filled with worms, insects and snakes.

Krmibhojanam means food for worms.
It is mentioned that once the bodies of the sinners are eaten by the worms, they are provided with new bodies which are also eaten up by worms. This cycle continues till the end of their punishment.
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Solar Eclipse in Australia in May 2013 – Surya Grahan Time in Australia on May 10

A partial solar eclipse, Surya Grahan, will take place in Australia on May 10, 2013. The eclipse begins at early morning on May 10, 2013 and is visible till noon on May 10. At Perth (Western Australia) it is visible from 6:57 AM to 7:45 AM on May 10. The time at Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne is from 7:41 AM to 10:27 AM on May 10. Below is the time for various cities in Australia:

Partial Solar Eclipse May 10, 2013 Time in Sydney, Australia Eclipse begins at 7:59 AM Eclipse ends at 10:14 AM
Partial Solar Eclipse May 10, 2013 Time in Perth, Australia Eclipse begins at 6:57 AM Eclipse ends at 7:45 AM
Partial Solar Eclipse May 10, 2013 Time in Brisbane, Australia Eclipse begins at 7:41 AM Eclipse ends at 10:27 AM
Partial Solar Eclipse May 10, 2013 Time in Melbourne, Australia Eclipse begins at 7:50 AM Eclipse ends at 10:02 AM
Hindu Temples might remain closed during the period of Grahan. Those Hindus who follow rituals and fast living in Australia should follow them.
Pregnant women, elderly…