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Upasani Maharaj Punyatithi at Sakori in Maharashtra

Upasani Maharaj is believed have received blessings and self realization of Shirdi Sai Baba. His Punyatithi or death anniversary is annually observed in Paush month. Upasani Maharaj Punyatithi 2017 date is December 25. The day is of great significance at Sakori near Ahmednagar in Maharashtra.
Upasani Maharaj was the principal teacher of Meher Baba.
The basic teaching of Upasani Maharaj includes: Not to trouble anybody in the least. To suffer for and be useful to others. To remain contented in a state of Be as it may.
He left the body and merged with the Supreme Truth at Sakori on December 24, 1941.
Upasani Maharaj Punyatithi is observed annually on the Paush Shukla Paksha Saptami tithi or the seventh day during the waxing phase of moon in Paush month as per traditional Hindu calendar followed in Maharashtra.

Kamadhenu – Story of the Divine Cow Kamadhenu

Kamadhenu is the divine cow mentioned in Hindu scriptures especially in the Mahabharata. It has the power to fulfill all wishes. The story of origin of Kamadhenu is associated with the churning of ocean or Samudhra Manthan.
Stories regarding Kamadhenu are found in the Puranas, Mahabharata and Ramayana. But they are not unique. This gives rise to the notion that there are several Kamadhenus but this is not true there is only one divine cow and it is the stories that vary.
Some scholars are also of the view that the various divine cows like Shabala, Suvala, Surabhi and Nandini are different names of Kamadhenu.
When Kamadhenu is accepted as Surabhi, she is the mother of all the cattle on earth.
Legend has it that Kamadhenu lived in the ashram of Sage Vasishta. One day king Vishwamitra happened to learn about the divine cow and felt that the cow would be of greater use to a king than to a sage. But Sage Vasishta was not ready to forgo the cow and this led to a confrontation between the…

Shani Ashtottara Shatanamavali in pdf – 108 names of Shani Bhagvan for Praying

Shani Ashtottara Shatanamavali is the 108 names of Shani Bhagvan. You can download the prayer in pdf format for free from the below link. The prayer is chanted for propitiating Navgraha Shani. Chanting the 108 names while praying to Shani Bhagvan is considered highly meritorious. Those suffering from sade sati and other bad effects will get relief after chanting the 108 names.
The prayer can be chanted daily morning and evening or on Saturday.
Shani Navgraha is considered as a malefic planet and is known to cause problems in a person’s horoscope.
LinkShani Ashtottara Shatanamavali in pdf

Kumbhaton - Massachusetts Institute of Technology Initiative during Nashik Kumbha Mela 2015

Kumbhaton is an initiative to find solution to problems like crowd management and other issues during Nashik Kumbha Mela 2015. The program is initiated by Sunil Khandbahale, an innovative entrepreneur, and Ramesh Raskar, head of Media Lab at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Kumbha Mela 2015 is from July 14 to September 25, 2015 DNA reports There are all signs of Kumbhmela in Nashik going hi-tech. A team of researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Boston, USA arrived in Nashik to identify 50 areas where technology can be used for solutions to probable challenges during the Kumbhmela.  The team visited Ramkund, Tapovan, the Shahi marg, Kalaram temple and places that are significant for the Kumbhmela. "We are carrying 50 identified challenge areas aided by technology to the MIT lab. We will then see how teams from MIT and students from Nashik can work on these. There could be an opportunity for MIT to set up its centre in Nashik, as well as for some …

He who controls and cleans his mind becomes a child again – Sant Kabir

Mind bird flies here and there Tasting mundane pleasure As long as the knowledge falcon Has not taken it over.
Same is the semen, skin, urine Same is the blood and bone From single source we all are born How one is a Shudra, the other a Brahmin.
We all hail from the same land And reach here on earth Touched by the winds that blow here Each pursues his own path.
You cannot get the Lord If your heart is impure
He who controls and cleans his mind And makes its meditate on the Lord He again becomes as simple as a child
Harsh word is worst of al Burns its target to ash Sweet words is like heaven’s nectar
It pleases, cools, dose not harass. Sant Kabir

Today’s Hindu Calendar – November 10, 2014 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Monday, November 10, 2014 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Chaturthi Tithi or the fourth day during the waning phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Tritiya Tithi or the third day during the waning phase of moon till 1:55 AM on November 10. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Chaturthi Tithi or the fourth day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Mrigashira or Makayiram Nakshatra till 4:38 PM on November 10. Then onward it is Ardra or Arudhara or Thiruvathira Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Vrishabha Rashi till 4:10 AM. Then onward it is Mithuna Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Sankashti Ganesh Chaturthi Vrat. Moonrise time is at 9:09 PM
Kali Yuga Year – 5116
Vikram Samvant 2071 – Margashirsh Krishna Paksha Chaturthi Tithi or the fourth day during the waning phase of moonin Margashirsh Month in North India - Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Pun…