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Google Logo on Birthday of M. S. Subbulakshmi

Google has created a logo on the 97th birthday of M. S. Subbulakshmi, legendary Carnatic musician.

Spiritual Significance of Onam festival – Bhakti is Complete Surrender to Supreme

People make all kinds of offerings to God. But the greatest of them is to offer oneself. That is what Mahabali or King Maveli did. Emperor Mahabali surrendered totally to the Supreme.
According to Srimad Bhagavatham, when Shukracharya, Mahabali's adviser and Guru, tried to warn and stop him by suggesting that Vamana is Lord Vishnu , Mahabali told Shukracharya "Guruji, what is the use of me possessing anything which is not of use to God? The seeker is God Himself. God has really no desires, but to redeem us from the consequences of our past deeds, He creates situations, which call for offerings. When the infinite Divine appears in the role of the seeker, what greater blessing can there be than making the offering to the Divine? I do not seek any greater blessing than this. I am ready to offer my mind, my body and my life itself to God. There is no greater fortune than this"
Bali is such an example of Bhakti and supreme sacrifice. Remember that the term ‘Bali’ has sever…

Today’s Hindu Calendar – September 16, 2013 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on September 16, 2013 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Dwadasi Tithi or the twelfth day during the waxing phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Shukla Paksha Ekadasi Tithi or the eleventh day during the waxing phase of moon till 12:22 AM on September 16. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Dwadasi Tithi or the twelfth day during the waxing phase of moon till 10:05 PM. Then onward it is Trayodasi Tithi or the thirteenth day during the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Shravan or Sravana or Thiruonam Nakshatra till 10:06 PM. Then onward it is Dhanishta or Sravishta or Avittam Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Makar Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Onam Festival in Kerala. Vaman Jayanti
Kali Yuga Year – 5115
Vikram Samvant 2070 – Bhadrapad Shukla Paksha Dwadasi Tithi orthe twelfth day during the waxing phase of moon  in Bhadrapad month in North India - Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, …