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Gita in Punjabi – Download Bhagavad Gita in Punjabi in Pdf format for free

Srimad Bhagavad Gita in Punjabi in Pdf format for free is provided by Swami Shri Adgadanad Ji’s of Yatharth Geeta. This downloadable Punjabi Bhagwad Geeta is strictly for personal use. You can only download the eighteen chapters in Punjabi separately and not as a single book.
The Punjabi Bhagavad Gita is in pdf format and you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader or any other pdf reader installed on your computer.
You can download the Bhagawad Gita in Punjabi from this link – Punjabi Bhagavad Gita.
Note – the chapter headings are given in English. On clicking each chapter you will get the Punjabi Gita.

On Corruption at Vaikuntam complex in Tirupati Balaji Temple

There are numerous complaints by devotees regarding officials taking bribe and allowing people to jump queue at the Vaikuntam complex in TirupatiBalajiTemple. The Hindu looks into this matter in an article titled “Vaikuntam complex turns corridor for corruption.” Middlemen, with the help of staffers of the hill shrine, are making hay by allowing devotees for a faster darshan illegally Every time the management endeavours plugging the loopholes, the ‘highly-connected’ middlemen come out with a nefarious design and thwart the efforts of the administration in maintaining a corrupt-free system, reportedly by luring the staff working at the centres. With the management focusing much of its attention on the Vaikuntam – I Complex through which all the VIPs and paid ticket holders are allowed for darshan, the second Vaikuntam Complex meant for the ordinary pilgrims naturally has become more susceptible to corruption. The normal inattention nevertheless has proved a blessing in disguise for t…

Meaning of Tirtha and why pilgrimage is not the real meaning of Tirtha – Swami Purnananda

The Sanskrit word ‘tirtha’ is derived from the root verb ‘tr’, meaning ‘to cross’, ‘to surpass.’ So according to the derived meaning, a ‘tirtha’ is a place from where one can surpass or overcome one’s evil actions or a place from which one can ascend to a higher stage of life.
A holy place raises us by leading to a higher mental plane; it has the power to manifest godliness in the human heart by making it pure.
The ultimate Truth is the foundation of spiritual science. All scientific truths – even religions and philosophies – are but lower steps of the seemingly infinite flight of stairs that leads to the summit of spirituality. Pilgrimage also happens to be one such step.
In English, one who goes on pilgrimage is called a pilgrim. The world ‘pilgrim’ is derived from Old French ‘peligrin’ or from Late Latin ‘Pelegrinus’, meaning foreigner.
A pilgrim is ‘one who journeys in foreign lands’. So a place of pilgrimage is by implication, a foreign land. But this differs greatly from the me…