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Kashiram Das – Author Of Bengali Version Of Mahabharata

Kashiram Das is the author of the popular Bengali Version of Mahabharata, which was composed during the early 17th century CE. The translation of Mahabharata by Kasiram Das became one of the most famous literary works of Bengal, second in popularity only to the Ramayana of Krittivas. Kashiram Das belonged to southwest Bengal but his family came from the northern Radha area, west of the Hooghly. He was the son of Kamalakanta Dasa, who originally belonged to Indrani Pargana of Burdwan District, West Bengal, but moved to Odisha after the birth of Kashiram Das. His younger brother’s work Jagannatha Mangala mentions Kasidasi Mahabharata. The whole poem, Bengali Version of Mahabharata, is a compilation by more than one poet, Kashiram Das having written only the first four parvas (sections). He wrote the Adi, Sabha and Vana Parva. It is said that itinerant singers and scribes compiled the remaining sections. The writers of later sections have not been identified, except for Nandaramdasa (

Panchavaktra Temple In Mandi – Himachal Pradesh - Shiva Temple

Panchavaktra Temple in Mandi – Himachal Pradesh – was built by the Pandavas during the Mahabharata period. The deity worshipped in the temple is the five-faced Shiva – each face of the murti represents an aspect of Mahadev Shiva. The five faces of Shiva are known as Sadyojat, Vamdev, Aghora, Tatpurush and Ishana. The Shikhara of the temple is beautifully located on the banks of the Beas River. The temple is sometimes half-submerged in the river during the rainy season. Four well-shaped pillars, whose capitals are decorated with two parrot-like birds facing each other support the mandapa, which also has a Nandi carved stone with an impressively designed back cover and carved necklace. The mandapa also has some shivings, a smaller Nandi and Ganesha. The temple complex is deeply serene and the carvings on its walls show musicians and dancers, frolicking animals, fantastic creatures along with human and divine figures in poses that radiate gravitas. A smaller shikhara temple in th

Overcoming Pessimism In Old Age

Difficulties are tremendous and ninety percent of us become discouraged and lose heart, and in our turn, often become pessimists and cease to believe in sincerity, love, and all that is grand and noble. So, we find men who in the freshness of their lives have been forgiving, kind, simple, and guileless, become in old age lying masks of men. Their minds are a mass of intricacy. There may be a good deal of external policy, possibly. They are not hot-headed, they do not speak, but it would be better for them to do so; their hearts are dead and, therefore, they do not speak. They do not curse, not become angry; but it would be better for them to be able to be angry, a thousand times better, to be able to curse. They cannot. There is death in the heart, for cold hands have seized upon it, and it can no more act, even to utter a curse, even to use a harsh word. All this we have to avoid: therefore I say, we require super divine power. Superhuman power is not strong enough. Super divine str

15 November 2021 Tithi – Panchang – Hindu Calendar – Good Time – Nakshatra – Rashi

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Monday, 15 November 2021 – It is Shukla Paksha Ekadashi tithi or the eleventh day during waxing or light phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Ekadashi tithi or the eleventh day during waxing or light phase of moon till 8:51 AM on November 15. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Dwadashi tithi or the twelfth day during waxing or light phase of moon till 9:15 AM on November 16. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on November 15, 2021 as per Hindu Calendar – There is no good and auspicious time on the entire day.  Nakshatra  – Uttara Bhadrapada or Uthrattathi nakshatra till 8:37 PM on November 15 . Then onward it is Revathi nakshatra till 9:51 PM on November 16. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and south Rajast