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Current Year in Hindu Calendar – What is the Current Year in Hindu Calendar?

What is the current year in Hindu calendar? This is a tricky question as there are more than 7 important calendars in India . Large number of Hindus follow the Vikram Samvat calendar Hindi Calendar and in it the current year is 2079 – this calendar is followed in North India . Another important calendar is the Saka calendar that is followed in Maharashtra , Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka as per it the current year is 1944. Current year as per Hindu calendar followed in Bengal and Assam is 1429. Current year in calendar followed in Kerala is 1198. You can get more details about the current year in this article.

University Dedicated to the study of Epic Ramayan Planned in Vaishali District in Bihar

Mahavir Mandir Trust is planning to create a university dedicated to the study of epic Ramayan in Vaishali District in Bihar . Hindustan Times reports  "Apart from teaching, this unique varsity will be an advanced centre of research on the Ramayan and allied subjects. It will have a wifi campus and IT facilities," said Acharya Kishore Kunal, chairman of the Patna-based Mahavir Mandir Trust.  The trust plans specialised five-year course in astronomy, astrophysics, Hindu mythology, Vedas and Upanishads, Sanskrit and much more in a bid to preserve and promote the literature of the Ramayan in Sanskrit, Hindi, vernacular texts or the languages of South East Asian countries.  "The Valmiki Ramayan will be the main foundation of the syllabus, but other Ramayans such as Adhyatma and Anand as well as Sanskrit works like Raghuvansha of Kalidas will also be included,” Kunal said.  Ram-charit-manas of Tulsidas in Hindi and all other epics in vernacular languages like Tam

Naba Barsha or Poila Baisakh Messages and Quotes – Bengali New Year Greetings

Naba Barsha or Poila Baisakh is the New Year as per traditional calendar followed in Bengal and Bangladesh . Here is a collection of Naba Barsha or Poila Baisakh Messages and Quotes for 2014 that can be used to greet your friends and relatives. Let this Poila Baisakh give you the strength to do all that you dreamed to do during last year but didn’t dare to do. Poila Baisakh stands for new and fresh – Life is always new and fresh – Let us strive to make all days Nava Barsha. May this Poila Baisakh be a good and prosperous one for all of us. Let us welcome this Naba Barsha with great hope, eagerness and anticipation. Let us look forward to a plentiful year of joy, satisfaction, peace and prosperity. Happy Poila Baisakh! Let this be a delightful year, filled with delightful things in each of its days. This is a time of new beginnings and for the celebration of life – Happy Naba Barsha Let this Poila Baisakh bring peace and prosperity in the lives of all. Let us vow to take

If these things do not satisfy me, what then do I seek? – Sri Aurobindo

If these things do not satisfy me, what then do I seek? I seek a light that shall be new, yet old, the oldest indeed of all lights. I seek an authority that accepting, illuminating and reconciling all human truth, shall yet reject and get rid of by explaining it all mere human error. I seek a text and a Shastra that is not subject to interpolation, modification and replacement, that moth and white ant cannot destroy, that the earth cannot bury nor Time mutilate. I seek an asceticism that shall give me purity and deliverance from self and from ignorance without stultifying God and His universe. I seek a skepticism that shall question everything but shall have the patience to deny nothing that may possibly be true. I seek a rationalism not proceeding on the untenable supposition that all the centuries of man’s history except the nineteenth (read as present century) were centuries of folly and superstition, but bent on discovering truth instead of limiting inquiry