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Friday, 27 September 2013

Pitru Paksha ( पितृ पक्ष) Amavasya 2013

Pitru Paksha ( पितृ पक्ष) is a 16–lunar day period when Hindus pay homage to their ancestors (Pitrs), especially through food offerings. The period is also known as Pitru Pakshya, Pitri Pokkho, Sola Shraddha ("sixteen shraddhas"), Kanagat, Jitiya, Mahalaya Paksha and Apara paksha.

Pitru Paksha is considered by Hindus to be inauspicious, given the death rite performed during the ceremony, known as Shraddha or tarpan. 

In southern and western India, it falls in the Hindu lunar month of Bhadrapada (September–October), beginning with the full moon day (Purnima) that occurs immediately after the Ganesh festival and ending with the new moon day known as Sarvapitri amavasya, Mahalaya amavasya or simply Mahalaya. The autumnal equinox falls within this period, i.e. the Sun transitions from the northern to the southern hemisphere during this period. In North India and Nepal, this period corresponds to the dark fortnight of the month Ashvin, instead of Bhadrapada. 

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Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Badrinath is a holy town and a nagar panchayat in Chamoli district in the state of Uttarakhand, India. It is the most important of the four sites in India's Char Dham pilgrimage and gets its name from the Holy temple of Badrinath.

Monday, 23 September 2013

Yatra to Sri Hemkund Sahib with Your Ultimate Travel Jockey

In the Indian Himalayas, at the headwaters of the holy river Ganges, is the 'northern land' of sacred mountains and waters known as Uttarkhand. The contours of the valleys have been carved by the branches of the great river. Paths, etched into the earth by the footfalls of pilgrims, follow them to their source. It is said that in Uttarkhand the landscape itself is imbued with sacred qualities; certainly the beauty of nature is interwoven with the spirit of pilgrimage.

Signpost of LinksUnique among the sacred places in Uttarkhand is a small lake, high above the tree line and surrounded by rocky peaks. On its bank, near a stream which leaves the lake then flows down to meet the Ganges, are two temples-- One is a Sikh Gurdwara. called HEMKUND SAHEB.

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Teacher’s Day: A Special Day of Every one's life

Teacher’s Day: 

Every year in September (September 5) India celebrates the birthday of India’s second President, Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan. He was among the most influential scholars of comparative religion and philosophy.

Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan: 

Radhakrishnan was born in a poor Telugu Brahmin family and got to studying philosophy almost by chance when his cousin passed on his philosophy books to Radhakrishnan after leaving college. Later Radhakrishnan would develop a deep interest in the subject, mastering comparative religion.

He won many awards which included British knighthood in 1931 (he eventually dropped ‘Sir’ after independence), Bharat Ratna (1954) and Order of Merit (1963).

Why Teacher’s Day is celebrated?

When he became the President of India, some students wanted to celebrate his birthday, September 5, 2012. To which he remarked: “Instead of celebrating my birthday, it would be my proud privilege if September 5 would be observed as Teachers’ Day.”
That’s how the day got to be celebrated…that’s what it said for a teacher “Good teachers are costly, but bad teachers cost more. The best teachers teach from the heart, not from the book.”

!! Guru Brahma Gurur Vishnu, Guru Devo Maheshwaraha !!
!!! Guru Saakshat Para Brahma, Tasmai Sree Gurave Namaha !!!