Sankranti Special Trains 2018 | Secunderabad, Kakinada, Narsapur, Gudur

Special Trains

South Central Railway (SCR) is operating six special trains between Hyderabad-Kakinada Town, Secunderabad-Kakinada Town and Narsapur-Secunderabad stations during the Sankranthi season. Train No. 07001 Hyderabad-Kakinada Town Special Train will depart Hyderabad at 20:15 hours on January 14 and arrive at Kakinada Town at 07:25 hours on the following day. In the return direction, Train No. […]

16 Famous Quotes of APJ Abdul Kalam

Here are the 16 Famous Quotes by APJ Abdul Kalam on success, hope, failure, and all other aspects of life. 1. “Don’t take rest after your first victory because if you fail in second, more lips are waiting to say that your first victory was just luck.” 2. “All Birds find shelter during a rain. But Eagle […]

Ekadashi Vrata Parana Timings, 12 November 2016

Ekadashi Vrata Paarana Timings, 12 November 2016 (Time to break fasting of Ekadashi Vrata) is given here. On 11 November 2016, Prabhodini Ekadashi (Bodhana Ekadashi, Devotthapana Ekadashi, Ksheerabdhi Ekadashi, Kartik Ekadashi) is observed. And on 12 November 2016, Saturday, Ekadashi Vrata Paarana is observed. Vrata Paaran is breaking the fast of Vrata. Prabhodini Ekadashi – Dwadashi Parana Time on 12 […]

15 August 2016, 70th Indian Independence Day (Svatantra Divas Ki Shubhkamnaye)

15 August 2016 is the 70th Indian Independence Day (Svatantra Divas). Independence was the dream of crores of freedom fighters who had struggled several hundred years to achieve it. They had the success finally in 1947 on August 15. The Brirish rule in India was concluded on this day. The Sepoy Rebellion of 1857, Non-Cooperation […]

Aadi Perukku, 2 August 2016

2 August 2016 is Aadi Perukku (Padinettam Perukku, Aadi Padinettu). It is one of the famous festivals of Tamil Nadu. It is observed on the 18th day of Aadi month. This festival is celebrated on eighteenth day of Aadi masam in Tamil calendar. Aadi Perukku festival is celebrated mainly by women in Cauvery delta region. Women celebrate […]

5 August 2016, Aadi Pooram

Shakti Ammal

5 August 2016 is Aadi Pooram festival in Tamil Nadu. Aadi Pooram is also celebrated in many parts of the world such as Singapore, Malaysia, USA, UK, Australia, etc.. It falls in Aadi month (July – August) as per Tamil calendar. It is celebrated on the day of Pooram nakshatram in Aadi Masam (Purva Phalguni Nakshatra). This festival is […]

Pradosham, 17 June 2016

17 June 2016 is Pradosham Shiva Pooja. This Pradosh Vrat falls in Shukla Paksha in Jyeshta month as per as per North Indian Hindi calendars & and in Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada, and Telugu calendar. It falls in Aani Masam in Tamil calendar, Midhuna Masam in Malayalam Panchangam and Jyeshtho Month in Bengali Panjika. Shukra Graha Shanti / Shukra Dosha Nivarana Homam are […]

“Amrita Island” in USA

There is “Amrita Island” in the Barnstable County of Massachusetts state of USA. Thomas Baxendale (who made fortune in shoe business with his invention box-toe shoe) and his wife Esther Minerva reportedly purchased this island (in Squeteague Harbor in the village of Cataumet in the town of Bourne) in 1893, renowned for its ties to […]

Gurupushyamrut Yoga: 12 May 2016

12 May 2016 is Gurupushyamrut Yoga. On 12 May 2016, Gurupushyamrut Yog begins at Sunrise (5.42 AM) and ends at 10.45 PM in the night. Gurupushyamrut Yoga (Guru Pushya Nakshatra Yog) is an auspicious period which falls on Thursday that coincides with Pushya Nakshatra. This Gurupushyamrit Yoga falls on Shukla Shashti in Vaishakh Month as per all […]

Gurupushyamrut Yog, 9 June 2016

9 June 2016 is Gurupushyamrut Yoga. On 9 June 2016, Gurupushyamrut Yog begins at Sunrise (5.38 AM) and ends at 7.31 AM on the same day. Gurupushyamrut Yoga (Guru Pushya Nakshatra Yog) is an auspicious period which falls on Thursday that coincides with Pushya Nakshatra. This Gurupushyamrit Yoga falls on Shukla Panchami in Jyeshta Month as per all Hindu lunar […]

Illinois’ Cook & Kane County boards & Rockford City Council opening with Hindu prayers

Meetings of Kane County Board, Cook County Board of Commissioners and Rockford City Council—all in Illinois (USA)—are opening with Hindu prayers on May 10, 11 & 16 respectively; containing verses from world’s oldest existing scripture. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed will deliver the invocation from ancient Hindu scriptures before the County boards and City Council, […]

Cook County Board in Chicago opening with Hindu mantras

Board of Commissioners meeting of Cook County (Illinois), second most populous county in USA, will open on May 11 in Chicago with a Hindu prayer containing verses from world’s oldest existing scripture. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed will deliver the invocation from ancient Sanskrit scriptures before the County Board. After Sanskrit delivery, he then will […]

Kane County Board in Illinois opening with Sanskrit mantra

Kane County Board meeting in Geneva (Illinois, USA) will open with a Hindu prayer on May 10, containing verses from world’s oldest existing scripture. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed will deliver the invocation from ancient Hindu scriptures before the County Board. Starting in Sanskrit with Gayatri Mantra, considered the most sacred mantra in Hinduism, he […]

Hindus welcome Louisiana Veterans Museum offering yoga to combat PTSD

Hindus have welcomed USS Kidd Veterans Museum in downtown Baton Rouge (Louisiana) offering “Yoga for Veterans” to combat PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder). Its website says: The USS Kidd offers YOGA for Veterans as one more weapon in the arsenal to combat PTSD and other stress related illnesses. It has been shown that a mind-body approach […]

Catholic school in Canada treats students with yoga in Mental Health Awareness Week

A Catholic elementary school in Alberta (Canada) treated its students with a yoga class on May four as a part of Mental Health Awareness Week initiative. Ecole Our Lady of the Rosary School (EOLRS) in Sylvan Lake, a Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 2 publicly funded English-French Catholic school, whose “Motto” is “Learning, Listening and Following Jesus” […]

Amavasya, 6 May 2016

6 May 2016 is Amavasya. Amavasya or No Moon in Hinduism is an important day. Amavasya time in May 2016 – it starts at 4.46 AM on 6 May and ends on 7 May at 00.59 AM. This Amavasya is Vaishakh Amavasya in North Indian Hindi calendars. It is Chaitra Amavasya in Telugu, Kannada, Marathi, and Gujarati calendars. May 2016 Amavasya marks […]

British Museum & Google develop online Lord Ganesha exhibition

British Museum (BM) has developed an online exhibition “Celebrating Ganesha” with Google Cultural Institute (GCI). Its tagline includes “Explore the imagery and symbolism associated with Ganesha and gain an insight into some of the most popular stories surrounding him”. It shows a Ganesha sculpture (1200), Ganesha painting (1600), Ganesha on a swing painting (1800, Maharashtra), […]

Lord Ganesha exhibit in England’s Bowes Museum

The Bowes Museum in Barnard Castle in County Durham in North East England is having “Celebrating Ganesha” exhibition from May 21 to September 18. Its main object is a 13th century 119 centimeters tall schist sculpture of Lord Ganesha carved in Odisha, which depicts many of its major attributes, showing him holding a bowl of […]

Hindu prisoners in England & Wales to be excused from work on 6 festivals

Hindu prisoners in England and Wales will be excused from work on Maha Shivaratri, Raksha Bandhan, Krishna Janmashtami, Ganesha Pooja, Vijayadashami and Diwali; according to new guidelines which are effective June one. National Offender Management Service (NOMS), an executive agency sponsored by the Ministry of Justice of United Kingdom Government, issued a 104-pages Prison Service […]

Illinois’ Rockford City Council opening with Hindu prayer 1st time in 164 years

Rockford City Council (Illinois, USA) will have its reportedly first historic Hindu opening prayer on May 16, containing verses from world’s oldest existing scripture. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed will deliver the invocation from ancient Sanskrit scriptures before the City Council. After Sanskrit delivery, he then will read the English translation of the prayer. Sanskrit […]