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How many hymns are there in the Rig Veda?

A hymn in the Rig Veda is known as a sukta. The word sukta means well said or wise saying. Thus there are 1028 hymns in the Rig Veda containing 10552 riks or verses. Each hymn contains one or more verses.
The 1028 hymns are divided into ten sections or mandalas.
There are several rishis or saints who are referred to as the authors of hymns. The rishis received the hymns directly from the Supreme Truth.

Ramdevpir Navratri Festival 2018 date – Ramdevji Festival

Ramdevpir Navratri is dedicated to Ramdevji or Ramsha Pir. He is worshipped mainly in Rajasthan. Ramdevpir Navratri Festival 2018 begins on September 11. It is observed from the Shukla Paksha Dwitiya day in Bhadrapad month as per traditional Hindu calendar followed in Rajasthan.
Ramdevpir is the personal and family deity of millions of people in Rajsthan. He is believed to be an incarnation of Vishnu. Ramdevji (1352 AD to 1385 AD) worked for the upliftment of the poor and revival of Hindu religion which was under the attack of invaders.
The festival attracts thousands of devotees.
The main temple dedicated to Ramdevji is located at Ramdevra in Rajasthan. His Samadhi Sthal is in this temple.

Types of Food Offered to Jagannath at the Puri Jagannath Temple

To offer to the deities, numerous dishes are prepared in the kitchens of PuriJagannathTemple. The kitchens in the temple are one of the largest in the world and can prepare food for 100,000 people. Here are the food items that are offered to Jagannath at the temple. The food offered to the deities is later distributed as Prasad.
Two types of food are prepared for the Lord. Those that are prepared in the temple kitchens are known as Sankhudi. These are food prepared using rice, gram and other vegetables. Food that are prepared outside the main temple kitchen but inside the temple complex are known as Nisankhudi Bhogas. They include food made of flour, wheat, ghee and candy.
Here is a list of food items that are prepared and served to the deities:

The Best Antidote to Worry Is Faith – Dada J P Vaswani

What one should do to ideally get over depression is to pray to God, meditate on His creation, mediate on nature, walk around a beautiful park or up a hillock, travel to a scenic spot or a hill station, admire God’s beautiful creation, examine a flower, a petal, a stem, a blade of grass. And marvel at the beauty and perfection of nature. Every flower, every petal, every stem, is a model of perfection and holds the secrets of nature.
God is protecting us, God is leading us, God is guiding us, God is watching us, God is watching over us; then why should we worry? Why should we fear anything? We must make prayer a habit. Unlike all other habits it should become integral to our daily living.
The best antidote to worry is faith. To dispel your worry, all you need to do is chant the Name Divine. Just sing, - why do you worry? Just chant the Name Divine. Dada J P Vaswani
Source Book titled – How to Overcome Depression and other Heart-to-Heart Talks

Durga Puja 2017 Live Online – Watch Live Streaming of Durga Puja 2017 from Kolkata Ramakrishna Math

Durga Puja 2017 Live is provided by Ramakrishna Math in Kolkata. Starting from September 20, 2017, you can watch various pujas, rituals and programs associated with Durga Puja held at Belur Math. Durga Puja rituals begin on September 26, 2017 with Sashti rituals. This is followed on September 28 with the Saptami Rituals. Ashtami and Navami rituals are held on September 29 and 30 respectively.

LinkDurga Puja 2017 Live Online
Alternative link – Belurmath TV