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Ram Navami 2020: Ram Janm Katha And Its Importance

Today the country is celebrating Ram Janmotsav as Ram Navmi. It is an annual festival that falls on the Shukla Paksha of Chaitra month of the Hindu calendar. MaryadaPurushottam Prabhu Shri Ram took birth on this day.

Story of the birth of Lord Shri Ram

It is a very interesting story because it has a mythical event behind the objective of his birth. Lord Rama was born to free the world from the curse of Ravana, the king of Lanka. In Tretayuga, Lord Srihari Vishnu took birth in the incarnation of Lord Rama to kill Ravana.

Maharaja Dasaratha of Ayodhyahad no children. He performed a yajna to get a son. To start the yajna, he released a horse named Shyamakarna with his Chaturangini army. It started in the presence of sages, ascetics, kinds, friends and their guru Vashistha ji.

The yajna started with chanting of mantras and the smell of holy offerings to the yajna spread all over the world. Also, special kheer was made for offering. At the conclusion, Maharaja Dasarathaoffered all his blessings to brahmins. And the kheer was kept as blessings for his queens, who became pregnant … Read the rest

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Chaitra Navratri 2020 Calendar

Devoted to Adi Shakti Maa Durga, Navratri comes in twice a year. The first is Vasantik Navratri that is also called Chaitra Navratri and the second is Sharadiya Navratri. This year Chaitra Navratri starts on March 25.

Chaitra Navratri begins on the first day of the Hindu New Year that starts on the Shukla Paksha of Chaitra month every year. This year, Chaitra Shukla Pratipada or Vikram Navamsatwar 2077 falls on March 25. The Chaitra Navratri will start on the same day.

Starting from March 25, the Navratri festival will continue till April 2. NavmiTithi is on April 2 and Dashami on April 3.

Here’s the information about Ghat or Kalash establishment for Navratri festival

March 25, Wednesday

First day of Navratri starts with the worship of goddess Shailputri. It is also an auspicious day for Kalash establishment.

March 26, Thursday

Worship Maa Brahmacharinion the second day

March 27, Friday

Worship Gauri incarnation of Maa Durga on the third day

March 28, Saturday

Worship Kushmanda incarnation of Maa Durga on the fourth day

March 29, Sunday

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PM Modi’s Will Address The Nation On COVID-19 Outbreak

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will discuss the coronavirus outbreak and the steps taken to combat its further spread during his address to the nation at 8 pm today. He took the decision after chairing a high-level meeting to review the efforts to contain COVID-19.

PM Modi’s address to the nation

India has over 150 coronavirus cases and three deaths – Delhi, Mumbai and Karnataka. The government has decided to spread awareness about the issue and sensitize the people.

Result of the meeting

The participants discussed ways to strengthen the preparedness to battle the outbreak. It also included increasing the testing facilities. The government is seriously considering involving private laboratories in its efforts. The Health Ministry said that the situation was evolving and that the government was ready for every eventuality.

Indian Council for Medical Research (ICRM) is the nodal agency responsible for monitoring the preparedness for battling COVID-19. It has been directed to look for ways to involve private laboratories for boosting testing facilities.

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Happy Holi 2020: Play Holi With Herbal Colours But Stay Alert From Coronavirus

Before Holi, demand for herbal colours has increased in city markets. According to Sadar Bazar traders, 80% of the demand constitutes herbal and flower colours. But harmful dyes containing chemicals are also being sold in the market.

Harmful effect of synthetic colours

• Green colour made of copper sulphate can cause eye problems like allergy, swelling and light problems.

• Silver colour is made of aluminium bromide that can cause skin cancer. But this colour is more popular these days.

• Red colour could contain mercury that can also cause skin cancer.

• Many popular colours have heavy metals like silica lead that causes skin allergies and eczema problems.

People are advised to avoid synthetic colours and use only herbal colours that are 100% natural and safe. Also, there is warning for coronavirus. Playing Holi in groups could be dangerous as coronavirus spreads through human contacts.

Medical advice by doctors and others

• Dr Kabir Sardana Dermatologist advised not to use China made colours in any situation. He urged to play Holi without colours and avoid getting wet.

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Use Gaukastha For Ecofriendly Holika Dahan

This Holi on Rangotsav at most places gaukastha will be used for Holika Dahan. Raipur Municipal Corporation operated Bhatagaon Gowthan will provide wood dung and condens made of cow dung for burning.

Holika dahan with gowkastha

Thousands of Holikas at residences of several ministers and in all the zones of the municipal corporation will use gowkastha for dahan. According to Ritesh Agarwal, director of “Ek Pahal”, a social organization that is running Bhatagaon Gaukastha, the wood made of cow dung is environment friendly. People can contact the organization on 84618-83203 for gowkastha. Ritesh urged people not to cut green trees for Holika dahan and use gaukastha instead.

Advantages of gowkastha

Made of cow dung, the gaukastha burns faster than the wood and the remaining ash can be scattered on the ground. The ash made of gaukastha increases fertility hence no harm in mixing it with the soil. Also, it works as a natural pesticide. It is dual advantage of using gaukastha.

Ritesh Agarwal appealed to all residents of Raipur to use gaukastha for Holika dahan. It is eco-friendly and good for soil. Also, it is easily available for use. Interested … Read the rest

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Shiva Devotees Would Do Jalabhishek Of Lord Shiva On Mahashivratri

On the occasion of Mahashivratri, the Shiva devotees will perform jalabhishek at Shivalayas on Friday. The devotees had been decorating Shiva temples till late evening on Thursday. Also, the police and administration were busy making extensive security arrangements for the devotees.

Mahashivratri celebrations

• A batch of devotees from various districts of Gazipur will leave for Ganges to fill the holy water. They will go on foot and bring water for jalabhishek of Lord Shiva in Shiva temples on Mahashivratri.

• Special arrangements for Mahashivratri have been made at Shitala Mata Dham, Mathia Tola Shivala, Shiva temple at Bheeti, Shiva temple at Katuapura, Shiva temple at Azamgarh Mor, Shiv temple at District Hospital, Brahmasthan, Roadways Shiv temple, including Sindhi Baba Ki Kuti.

• Bhajan kirtan of Lord Shiva started on Thursday itself at various Shiva temples including Madhuban’sShivpurPanti, Kopaganj andLarodonwar.

• The temples are beautifully decorated with electric lights and religious programs organized for devotees.

• At major Shiva temples, the decoration of Lord Shiva would be done with flowers and the consecration would be with milk and holy water from Ganga.

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