Saturday, April 23, 2011

Themes of Easter sermons this year

The Sydney Morning Herald reports something that will probably be evident in churches all over the world this Easter season: is God behind the natural disasters that have marked 2011–dead animals, dead birds, dead fish, earthquakes–namely the New Zealand and Japan earthquakes–wildfires, and tornadoes?   What is the reason behind these natural disasters?


The Catholic Archbishop of Sydney Cardinal George Pell has focused on the recent natural disasters that have hit Australia, New Zealand and Japan in his annual address.

"Our humanity is defined by how we grapple intellectually with the challenge of suffering and evil or refuse to do so; but even more by what we do in response to these catastrophes when they touch us," Cardinal Pell said in his Easter Message on Good Friday.

He applauded the dignity, "strength and stoicism" of the Japanese survivors, as well as the heroism of those Australians who helped people during and after the floods.

Cardinal Pell said these values were the product of 2,000 years of Christian teachings.

"We don't leave people alone in their misery, but rally around to help, whatever their colour or creed or situation," he concluded.

Maybe more of us would do well to remember this instead of using Christianity for political and selfish ends.

Happy Easter, from GodDiscussion!

Easter Quotes, Easter Bible Verses, Easter Quotes for kids, Easter Thoughts

Easter Sunday is the culmination of the Christian season of Lent and the end of Holy Week, and marks the central event in Christian theology. To help embrace the spirit of rebirth and renewal that this springtime holiday brings, we've compiled several of the most common Bible passages associated with the Easter story along with some popular quotations on the subject of Easter.

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Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead ... 1 Peter 1:3

Your dead shall live; their bodies shall rise. You who dwell in the dust, awake and sing for joy! For your dew is a dew of light, and the earth will give birth to the dead. Isaiah 26:19 ESV

After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb. There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men.

The angel said to the women, "Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples: 'He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.' Now I have told you."

So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples. Suddenly Jesus met them. "Greetings," he said. They came to him, clasped his feet and worshiped him. Then Jesus said to them, "Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me." Matthew 28:1-10

For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world should be saved through Him. John 3:16-17

I think of the garden after the rain;
And hope to my heart comes singing,
At morn the cherry-blooms will be white,
And the Easter bells be ringing!
Edna Dean Proctor, "Easter Bells"

The joyful news that He is risen does not change the contemporary world. Still before us lie work, discipline, sacrifice. But the fact of Easter gives us the spiritual power to do the work, accept the discipline, and make the sacrifice. Henry Knox Sherrill

Easter tells us that life is to be interpreted not simply in terms of things but in terms of ideals. Charles M. Crowe

Easter says you can put truth in a grave, but it won't stay there. Clarence W. Hall

All I really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt!
Lucy Van Pelt in Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz

Easter SMS, Easter Text Messages

Easter is a christian religious event that will be celebrated on (Western) April 4, 2010 April 4, 2010 this year. Feel free to browse Easter SMS Collection, Favorite Easter SMS, Easter Text Messages, Happy Easter, Happy Easter Poems and Free Easter SMS

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When you are hopping around?

Q: What do you call Easter
when you are hopping around?
A: Hoppy Easter!

The resurrection gives my life

The resurrection gives my life
meaning and direction and the opportunity
to start over no matter what my circumstances. – Robert Flatt

The stone was rolled away from the door

The stone was rolled away from the door,
not to permit Christ to come out,
but to enable the disciples to go in.” – Peter Marshall

Jesus cannot forget us

Jesus cannot forget us;
we have been graven on
the palms of his hands. – Lois Picillo

The cross of Christ

The cross of Christ
shows us that God’s love
is of deepest descent…
universal distribution and
of eternal duration. – Dr. Fred Barlow

On Easter and always

The budding trees, the new flowers,
and birds that sweetly sing,
whisper to me that it’s Easter.
Here is wishing a warmth for your soul
on Easter and always! Happy Easter

May the angels protect u…Happy Easter

May the angels protect u…
may the sadness forget u…
may goodness surround u…
and may Allah always bless u…
Happy Easter!!!

Wishing U a Very “HAPPY EASTER”

Wishing U a Very “HAPPY EASTER”
Wid Luv And Best Wishes..
May That EASTER Day Brings
LOT of Happiness And JOYS in ur LIFE.
May u Live Long LIFE…
And That EASTER day Will comes in UR life Hundred Times…
Remember me in ur prayers..


Easter SMS

Happy Easter to My Best Friend!

By Ali on April 4, 2010

The Easter feeling does not end,

it signals a new beggining of nature spring


brand new life of friendship.

Happy Easter to My Best Friend!

The Lord came to earth

By Ali on April 4, 2010

The Lord came to earth

with a life to give,

so each one of us

may continue to live.

Happy Easter!

Let every man and woman

By Ali on April 2, 2010

Let every man and woman count himself immortal.

Let him catch the revelation of Jesus in his resurrection.

Let him say not merely, “Christ is risen,”

but “I shall rise.”

Phillips Brooks

Easter is a promise

By Ali on April 2, 2010

Easter is a promise

God renews to us in each spring.

May the promise of Easter

fill your heart with peace and joy!

Happy Easter!

Wish you a Happy Easter

By Ali on April 2, 2010

May Lord bless you on

this auspicious day of Easter,

and May it be a new beginning

of greater prosperity,

success and happiness.

Wish you a Happy Easter

Easter Greetings Messages With Wishes

Easter Greetings


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I really like Easter. While the celebration is not as

over the top as Thanksgiving or Christmas, I like

everything that it represents -- new beginnings,

salvation, mourning that has turned into joy,

hope, a fulfilled promise, resurrection.

It's another occasion to be thankful and

to pass on the blessings.

So today, let's create something to share.


They are further embellished with glitter glue,

a lock of yarn and a heartfelt message.

Send these out and let other people feel

the invigorating message of Easter.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Earth Day 2011, what is Earth Day, Wallpapers

Earth Day is a day that is intended to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth's natural environment. Earth Day was founded by United States Senator Gaylord Nelson as an environmental teach-in first held on April 22, 1970. While this first Earth Day was focused on the United States, an organization launched by Denis Hayes, who was the original national coordinator in 1970, took it international in 1990 and organized events in 141 nations. Earth Day is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network, and is celebrated in more than 175 countries every year. Numerous communities celebrate Earth Week, an entire week of activities focused on environmental issues. In 2009, the United Nations designated April 22 International Mother Earth Day.


“This year we again invite you to celebrate Earth Day Sunday and share with your parishioners a story of creation care that will impart to them the importance of protecting a nurturing the planet that was provided to us,” the letter reads. “Earth Day Sunday is a great way to bring your parish together through community building and sharing the faith with those in the community while improving the world around us.”

The letter does add that if priests want to celebrate Easter instead, they could consider delivering a climate change sermon on the following Sunday. Michael Voris of REAL Catholic TV, however, is not buying it, calling the campaign a push for a “pagan takeover of Easter”

“Earth Day 2011 falls on Friday, April 22, which is Good Friday so on the following Sunday, which is two days later, the Earth Day Network wants Catholic priests all over the country to devote their homily to Earth Day. Slight problem, the next Sunday, the one after Good Friday, is Easter,” Voris said. “Imagine going to mass to hear about the Resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead only to be told to go clean up a park.”

“I can tell you that for many years we have worked with Evangelicals and all faiths who have been involved in this movement,” a Earth Day Network spokesman told TheDC. “My understanding is that the letter really says the opposite, it says celebrate Easter and some other time do something for Easter and let us know what you are doing.”


“This is what happens when church leaders do not stop this insanity dead in its tracks. Global warming is a scam. Its intent is to limit population growth through abortion, contraception, and sterilization,” said Voris.

The letter also includes a list of celebrities who comprise Earth Day Network’s global advisory committee. Among those listed are Al Gore, Leonardo DiCaprio, independent Vermont Sen. Bernard Sanders, Barbara Streisand, and Ted Turner.

World Environment Day 2011, Wishes, SMS, Greetings

World Environment Day  is an annual event that is aimed at being the biggest and most widely celebrated global day for positive environmental action. WED activities take place all year round but climax on 5 June every year, involving everyone from everywhere.


WED celebration began in 1972 and has grown to become the one of the main vehicles through which the UN stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment and encourages political attention and action.environment_day_2

Through WED, the UN Environment Programme is able to personalise environmental issues and enable everyone to realise not only their responsibility, but also their power to become agents for change in support of sustainable and equitable development. This year there will be a special focus on forests to celbrate 2011 as the International Year of Forests.


WED is also a day for people from all walks of life to come together to ensure a cleaner, greener and brighter outlook for themselves and future generations.

Everyone counts in this initiative and WED relies on you to make this happen – why not organise a neighbourhood clean-up, stop using plastic bags and get your community to do the same, plant a tree or better yet organise a collective tree planting effort, walk to work, start a recycling drive . . . the possibilities are endless.

Good friday 2011, Good friday Wishes, Good friday Quotes

I grew up Evangelical and although I certainly don't fit in with religious right stereotypes, my heritage is still important to me. But two recent news items have me wondering as never before: What's happening to my heritage?

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First came news that Donald Trump was garnering Evangelical support. He was interviewed by David Brody of Pat Robertson's Christian Broadcasting Network. Trump said he's a Christian -- a Presbyterian, in fact -- but admitted that he's not much more than a Christmas-and-Easter church attender. (Actually, he also said, "And during the Sundays. I'm a Sunday church person," which cast a strange glow of syntactic collapse over the whole interview.)

Of God, Trump said, "I believe in God." Of the Bible, he said, "I think the Bible is certainly, it is THE book. It is the thing." And of religion in general, he said, "I think religion is a wonderful thing. I think my religion is a wonderful religion."
Brody seemed to respond positively to this rather tepid testimony: "Donald Trump has piqued the interest of some Evangelical leaders. His bold talk is something conservative Christians like to hear." He added, "Remember, Evangelicals tend to operate in a world of biblical absolutes. Their world is very black and white. Not many shades of gray. That's how Trump sees the world, too."

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But then I came across an even more disappointing indictment, this one from a recent article by former Ohio Congressman Tony Hall. Hall, along with Jim Wallis and a number of other Christian leaders, is fasting in protest of a proposed federal budget which will disproportionately harm the poorest and most vulnerable among us while disproportionately aiding the richest and most secure. It will very literally reverse Mary's Magnificat, sending the poor away hungry and filling the rich with ever-more good things. Hall explains,

In 1993, as a Member of Congress, I fasted for twenty-two days, water only, to protest the lack of conscience of the U.S. Congress towards poor and hungry people. Now, almost twenty years later, the stakes are even higher, with Congress proposing budget cuts that will hurt the poor even more than the cuts provoking me to fasting and prayer two decades ago.

Budgets are moral documents by nature. They reflect the priorities of individuals, households and even nations, exposing our real notions of who and what is valuable. As elected leaders in Washington engage in shouting matches over how to solve America's looming sovereign debt crisis, the voice of the poor is still getting drowned out. They're obviously not our priority.
Every day 25,000 people worldwide die from hunger and preventable diseases. 50 million Americans go to bed hungry at least two or three times a month; 17 million of them are children. So when I saw a recent poll showing that my fellow evangelicals were among those most supportive of cuts to foreign aid directly benefiting vulnerable people, it broke my heart.

I think of voices like those of Tony Hall, Jim Wallis, Ron Sider and Tony Campolo who have been calling Evangelicals to action on behalf of the poor for more than 30 years. Then I think of people like Shane Claiborne, Rob Bell, Gabriel Salguero, Lisa Sharon Harper, Randy Woodley, Adam Taylor and others of us who have added our voices to theirs in more recent years. It's obvious neither the voices of the poor themselves nor ours raised in solidarity with them are being heard by most of our fellow Evangelicals.

Instead, they seem to be tuned in to Rush Limbaugh, Sarah Palin, Donald Trump, Ann Coulter and others like them. They've discovered that by speaking boldly in black-and-white terms, they can sway Evangelicals to their bold way, their complexity-free truth, and their highly profitable life.

In my travels, I constantly meet Evangelicals -- especially young Evangelicals -- who feel deeply marginalized and disappointed by their religious heritage. It seems to them to have become the chaplaincy for an alien ideology. The Evangelical movement seems to be moving in the direction of Mammon, not God; of Pharaoh, not Moses; of Saul, not David; and of Caesar, not Jesus. Their old identity is dying, and what will replace it has not yet become clear.

As we move from Palm Sunday through Holy Week, many of us feel that Good Friday is our dominant reality: the guys on the side of money and power seem to keep winning and the guys on the side of compassion and justice seem to keep losing.

So a lot of us really need Easter this year -- for ourselves, for our own spiritual health. Here's how I put it in my book, Naked Spirituality: A Life with God in Twelve Simple Words. When you're in the space of Good Friday... do not feel heroic. You do not feel like a runner about to cross the finish line. You do not feel that a hopeful Sunday is coming after a nightmarish Friday and a blank, lifeless Saturday. You feel exhausted and finished. You feel as though you're fading, dying, letting go. And so you do.

But when you let go, you don't fall away from God. You fall into God. And you begin to see that just because the poor and meek get defeated on Friday, it doesn't mean the rich and powerful will inherit the earth. Sometimes (sorry, Charlie!), winning ultimately loses and losing ultimatel

Sunday, April 17, 2011

World Heritage Day 2011, World Heritage Day Quotes, Sms Message

April 18 is the International Day for Monuments and Sites, more commonly known as World Heritage Day. According to the information on the official website World Heritage is the shared wealth of humankind. Protecting and preserving this valuable asset valuable asset demands the collective efforts of the international community.

Conservation of India’s millenia old cultural and architectural heritage will be the focus of the third Pupul Jayakar Memorial Lecture organised by the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) here Monday on World Heritage Day.

World Heritage Day  Monday April 18

This year’s lecture will try to throw new light on heritage conservation in India in context of the changing nature of preserving heritage in an era when it has to be commercially viable as well. Heritage expert Deepak Nayyar, a professor of economics, will deliver the lecture on ‘Rethinking Heritage and Restoration, Discovering a Small Inheritance’.

The conflict often resonates in the historic national capital, a classic example of a metropolis where history rubs shoulders with the present, both in its built landscape and its living cultures.

Conserving the metropolis’ rich archaeological treasure is a challenge, says a senior archaeologist and conservationist who has been associated with the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), which protects 172 monuments in the capital.

The Indian government in 2010 had passed a Ancient Monumnents and Archaeological Sites and Remains (Amendment and Validation) Bill to amend an earlier law.

Under the new law, any construction – whether private or government – within 100 meters of a protected monument is punishable if it is done without the clearance of the ASI.

It says that if a resident lives within 100 metres of any centrally-protected heritage structure without permission, under the new law, he can be jailed for two years or be forced to pay Rs.100,000 as penalty. Only basic repairs can be carried out in such houses.

A conservation expert said the law has ‘led to a virtual citizens’ unrest in several areas of Delhi where residential neighbourhoods have sprung up within 100 metres’.

Residents who have been living in these localities for years find it a hindrance to ‘their daily livelihood’.

The ASI has been trying to find a way to ’sort out the impasse and misgivings by inviting community participation of conservation of heritage and by raising awareness’, a spokesperson said.

The INTACH, formed in 1984 as a non-profit national heritage conservation platform, has been playing a crucial role in building awareness about heritage at the micro-level with projects, seminars, lectures and exhibitions.

An exhibition, ‘Delhi: A Living Heritage’, supported by INTACH, had tried to link the capital’s cultural heritage with its built heritage in 2010 by collating data from INTACH’s Delhi archives. It showed the city’s evolution as a capital from 1450 BC till date – assimilating various cultures for the last 2,500 years.

The capital has been known to have been continuously inhabited since the second millenium BC. It is widely believed to be the site of Indraprashtha – the legendary capital of the Pandavas during Mahabharata.

Delhi became a major political, cultural and commercial city along the trade routes between northwest India and the Gangetic plains after the rise of the Delhi Sultanate. In 1639, Mughal emperor Shah Jahan built the walled city of Delhi which served as the capital from 1649 to 1853.

During the British rule, the capital shifted to Kolkata for nearly 200 years, till King George V restored Delhi to its former glory as the capital city in 1911. The city of New Delhi was built in the 1920s.

Hanuman Jayanti 2011, Hindhi SMS, Wallpaper

Hanuman Jayanti is observed on Chaitra Purnima in Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, and many other states in India. In 2011, Hanuman Jayanthi date is 18 April, Monday. It is also celebrated as Hanuman Vijayotsavam.

Hanuman Jayanti is also observed in Vaishakh month in some places of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. Gujarat celebrates it on a day prior to Diwali. In Tamil Nadu, Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated in December – January during Margali month of Tamil calendar.

Prem Pratitahi Kapi Bhaje

Prem Pratitahi Kapi Bhaje
Sada Dhare Ur Dhyan
Tehi Ke Karaj Sakal Shubh
Sidha Kare Hanuman
Jai Hanuman

Jai Hanuman Gyan Gun Sagar
Jai Kapeesh Tihu Lok Ujagar
Ram Doot Atulit Bal Dhama
Anjani Putra Pawan Sut Nama
Jai Shri Ram Jai Hanuman

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Palm Sunday Greetings, Meaning, Wallpapers

Palm Sunday always falls on the Sunday before Easter Sunday. The feast commemorates Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem an event mentioned by all four Canonical Gospels namely Mark 11:1-11, Matthew 21:1-11, Luke 19:28-44, and John 12:12-19. Palm Sunday is marked by the distribution of palm leaves (often tied into crosses) to the assembled worshipers.

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Palm Sunday, often referred to as “Passion Sunday”, marks the beginning of Holy Week, which concludes on Easter Sunday.


The Bible reveals that when Jesus entered Jerusalem, the crowds greeted him by waving palm branches and covering his path with palm branches. Immediately following this great time of celebration in the ministry of Jesus, he begins his journey to the cross.


Friday, April 15, 2011

Today Jackie Robinson Day 2011

Major League Baseball is celebrating Jackie Robinson Day today, 64 years after Jackie broke the color barrier in baseball. If you go to  you can see video of several current and former major league players speak about Jackie Robinson including Jose Bautisa, Andre Dawson, Lou Brock and Kevin Millar. All players and coaches will be wearing Robinson's number 42 today.


As a player, ignoring his place in history, he was special. He didn't get to the majors (because of the stupidity of the times, until the age of 28 and still he had a 10 year career with the Brooklyn Dodgers. He retired with a batting line of   .311/.409/.474. He stole 197 bases, including 19 (!) steals of home. He played good defense at second base most of his career. He won the Rookie of the Year in 1947, NL MVP in 1949 and made 6 All-Star teams.

Generally, sports are just sports. Jackie on the other hand, was more important than just baseball. He gave a face to the whole civil rights movement. He changed it from being just a political issue something that people could understand as more than just an idea. It is hard to believe that such a relatively short time ago the world was so much different.

Mahavir Jayanti 2011, SMS, Wishes, Greetings, Messages, Wallpapers

Mahavira, was born in the year 599 B.C. and has been acclaimed as one of the greatest prophets of peace and social reformation that Bharat has ever produced. He was born to a pious couple, Siddhartha and Priyakarani or popularly Trishala Devi - who were deeply permeated with the philosophy of jainism preached by Parswanatha, the 23rd Teerthankara. Siddhartha was the king of Kaundinyapura on the outskirts of Vaishali (near Patna in Bihar.


Tu karta woh he jo tu chahta hai
Par hota he woh jo me chahta hu
Tu woh kar jo me chahta hu
Fir wo hoga jo tu chahta ha
Happy Mahavir Jayanti 2011


Inse sikho
Seva=Shravan se
Mitrata=krishan se
Maryada=Ram se
Daan=Karan se
Lakshay=Eklavya se
Ahinsa=Buddha se
Tapasya=Mahavir se

mahavir idol

Arihant ki boli
siddhon ka saar
Acharyon ka path
sadhuo ka sath
Ahinsa ka prachar
Yahi Mahavir ka saar!


mahmahavir jinka naam hai,
palithana jinka dham hai,
ahinsha jinka nara hai,
aise thri shla nandan ko
lakh pranam hamara hai

Charlie Chaplin 122nd Birthday, Charlie Chaplin Top 25 Useful Quotes

Charlie Chaplin, KBE 16 April 1889 – 25 December 1977 was an English comic actor, film director and composer best-known for his work during the silent film era. He became one of the most famous film stars in the world before the end of World War I. Chaplin used mime, slapstick and other visual comedy routines, and continued well into the era of the talkies, though his films decreased in frequency from the end of the 1920s. His most famous role was that of The Tramp, which he first played in the Keystone comedy Kid Auto Races at Venice in 1914.


Charlie Chaplin related video in Home Page to celebrate 122nd birthday of Charlie Chaplin.
He was an English comic actor, film director and composer best-known for his work during the silent film era.
Charlie Chaplin had said many interesting and useful Quotes. Find below some of them.

A day without laughter is a day wasted

Laughter is the tonic, the relief, the surcease for pain

Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot

The basic essential of a great actor is that he loves himself in acting

Nothing is permanent in this wicked world – not even our troubles

You’ll never find a rainbow if you’re looking down

In the light of our egos, we are all dethroned monarchs

A day without laughter is a day wasted – Charlie Chaplin

Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself – Charlie Chaplin

We think too much and feel too little – Charlie Chaplin

Laughter is the tonic, the relief, the surcease for pain – Charlie Chaplin

Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot – Charlie Chaplin

The basic essential of a great actor is that he loves himself in acting – Charlie Chaplin

Nothing is permanent in this wicked world – not even our troubles – Charlie Chaplin

To help a friend in need is easy, but to give him your time is not always opportune – Charlie Chaplin

The building is a special place because of its architecture, … But it’s people who make it special by participating in it – Charlie Chaplin

In the end, everything is a gag – Charlie Chaplin

You’ll never find a rainbow if you’re looking down – Charlie Chaplin

I always like walking in the rain, so no one can see me crying – Charlie Chaplin

Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot – Charlie Chaplin

To truly laugh, you must be able to take your pain, and play with it – Charlie Chaplin

Perfect love is the most beautiful of all frustrations because it is more than one can express – Charlie Chaplin

Life can be wonderful if you’re not afraid of it. All it takes is courage, imagination … and a little dough – Charlie Chaplin

Imagination means nothing without doing – Charlie Chaplin

That’s the trouble with the world. We all despise ourselves – Charlie Chaplin

I will not join any club who will take me as a member – Charlie Chaplin

In the light of our egos, we are all dethroned monarchs

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Vishu Festival GreetingGard 2011, Wishes SMS Messages

Vishu is a Malayalam new year festival celebrated in the state of Kerala, India. Vishu generally falls on April 14 of the Gregorian calendar. “Vishu” in Sanskrit means “equal”. Therefore Vishu is more probably denoting one of the equinox days. The most important event in Vishu is the Vishukkani,

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which literally ” the first thing to be seen on the Vishu day post waking up”. Vishu is celebrated with much fanfare and vigour in all parts of Kerala. Vishu is also a day of feasting, wherein the edibles consist of roughly equal proportions of salty, sweet, sour and bitter items. Feast items include Veppampoorasam (a bitter preparation of neem) and Mampazhapachadi (a sour mango soup).



Naba Barsha Latest SMS and Poila Baisakh SMS Messages

Bengalis are now getting ready to celebrate Naba Barasha or Poila Baisakh, the traditional Bengali New Year. So what better way to celebrate simply than to send happy Bengali New Year SMS.

We have a few but free Naba Barsha SMS or Poila Baisakh SMS messages, quotes and greetings below which you can send to your family and friends. Enjoy and Happy New Year to our Bengali friends.


Hoyto Tomai Valobesa Korechilam Vhul, Taito Akhon Dicchi Sai Vhular E Mashool,
Phool Vabe Tumari Sudu Kortam Sadona, Tai Bodhoy Soite Hochcha Katar Jontrona

May you come up as bright as sun, as cool as water and as sweet as honey.
Hope this Baisakhi fulfill all your desires and wishes, Happy Poila Baisakh!

Sunhari dhup barsat ke bad, thodi si khushi har baat ke baad, tusi tarah ho mubarak aap ko ye nayi subah kal raat ke baad. Happy Baisakhi!

Happy Poila Baisakh – God Bless U N Keep U Safe Not Only Today But Throughout Life That is coming In Ur Way. May Year To Follow Be Among The Best U ve Ever Spend.

Bengali New Year 2012, SMS, Greeting Cards, Bengali New Year Scraps, Wallpapers

Bengali new year 2012  date is on 15 April Thurday. Bengali New Year or Pohela Boishakh or Poela Boishakh is the first day of the Bengali calendar, celebrated in both Bangladesh and West Bengal, and in Bengali communities in Assam and Tripura.

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BengaliNewYear 2012 – Poila Boishak connects all ethnic Bengalis irrespective of religious and regional differences. In India, in West Bengal and Assam it is a public (state) holiday and is publicly celebrated on April 15 every year.


In Bangladesh, BengaliNewYear is a national holiday celebrated on April 14 according to the official amended calendar designed by the Bangla Academy.


In Kolkata, Pohela Boishakh is considered to be an auspicious time for marriages. This day people wear new clothes and go about socialising.


Send Poila baisakh or Nobo Barsha Bengali new year sms and Bengali new year greetings here, given below taken from the links BengaliNewYearsms and Bengali NewYear greetings.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Tamil New Year Wishes, Puthandu Tamil New Year SMS, Messages, Greetings,

Today Tamil New Year. It is the first day of Chithirai 1 as per Tamil Calendar and is observed as Tamil New Year or ‘Varsha Pirappu’.


The New Year is also referred as Puthandu Vazthukal meaning ‘Happy New Year.’ The Kharanama Samvatsara begins on April 14 – Current Tamil Year is 1420.Puthandu or better known as Tamil New Year, is the celebration of the first day of the Tamil new year in mid-April by Tamils in Tamil Nadu, in Puducherry in India, in Sri Lanka and by the Tamil population in Malaysia, Singapore, Reunion Island, Mauritius and elsewhere. People in the world greet each other on this day by saying Iniya Tamizh Puthaandu Nalvaazhthukkal. The festive occasion is in keeping with the Hindu solar calendar.

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Puthandu Tamil New Year SMS, Messages

My wishes for you,
Great start for Jan,
Love for Feb,
Peace for march,
No worries for April Fun for May,
Joy for June to Nov,
Happiness for Dec,
Have a lucky and wonderful new year.

Oh my Dear, Forget ur Fear,
Let all ur Dreams be Clear,
Never put Tear, Please Hear,
I want to tell one thing in ur Ear
Wishing u a very Happy “NEW YEAR”!

In New Year may God…would be your Best Friend,
He Loves you Deeper, always Bless on You ,
God Always Guide You & Carry you…Happy New Year

Happy Baisakhi Celebrates 2011, SMS, Greetings, Messages wishes, Quotes

Baisakhi is an Indian festival observed mainly by the people in the state of Punjab in India. The festival marks the beginning of the new harvest season. The same day is also observed in many other parts of the country by different names.


Vaisakhi (Punjabi vaisakhi, also known as Baisakhi or Vasakhi) is an ancient harvest festival in the Punjab region, which also marks beginning of a new solar year, and new harvest season. Baisakhi is a Sikh religious festival. It falls on the first day of the Baisakh month in the solar Nanakshahi calendar, In Sikhism, it is one of the most significant holidays in the Sikh calendar, commemorating the establishment of the Khalsa at Anandpur Sahib in 1699, by the 10th Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh.


To mark the celebrations, devotees, irrespective of Sikh religion, attend the gurdwara, a Sikh place of worship. The celebrations start early as devotees, with flowers and offerings in their hands, proceed towards the gurdwara before dawn. Processions through towns are also common. Baisakhi is the day on which the Khalsa (The Pure Ones) was born and Sikhs were given a clear identity and a code of conduct to live by. The momentous occasion was led by the last living Sikh spiritual teacher, Guru Gobind Singh Ji, who baptized the first Sikhs using sweet nectar called Amrit. Around the world at Baisakhi time, Sikhs and individuals of Punjabi descent reflect on the values taught to them by their gurus and celebrate the birth of the Khalsa.


Happy Baisakhi SMSs and quotes

Everything which inspires u,
everything which means most 2 u,
everything that makes u smile& brings u joy …..
i wish 4 u in the new year.

naye varsh ka ye prabhat
bas khushian hi khushian laye!
mit jaye sab man ke andhere,
har pal bas roshan ho jaye!!

Naye daur, naye yug ki shuruaat,
Satya, Kartavaya ho sadaa sath,
Baisakhi ka ye sunder parva..
Sadaev yaad dilaata hai maanavta ka paath !

baisakhi 2011

1. Wish you a very Happy Baisakhi.
May Wahe Guruji accept your good deeds,
bring all the years full of love and contentment.

2. May this special day be the beginning of the year
be full of success & happiness in everyway &
everything u do & bring u good luck & cheer !!!
Happy Vaisakhi

3. Let us welcome this Vaisakhi with great hope, eagerness and anticipation. Let us look forward to a plentiful year of joy, satisfaction, peace and prosperity.

4. May this festival bring to you the Blessing of Well-being and Prosperity. Wishing you a very Happy Baisakhi.

Bengali New Year 2011, Swissotel Kolkata celebrates

Swissotel Kolkata Neotia Vista on Friday unveiled its menu sporting mouth-watering authentic Bengali cuisine for the Bengali New Year or ‘Poila Boishak’.

The lunch and dinner buffets comprise Shuktoni, Mochar Ghonto, Aloo Jhinge Posto, Palang Chhanar Kofta, Narkeli Cholar Dal, Kaju Kismis Pulao, Bhapa Sorse Bekti, Bangobo Sagarer Chingri Malai and Murgir Jhol.


Executive Chef, Deepak Mishra said, “Poila Boishak is one of the most celebrated festivals in Bengal and we are taking this opportunity to serve people best Bengali cuisine.”Foodies who want try out something else too won’t be disappointed. Chef Jyot Singh Rana said, “Along with the Bengali cuisine, Swish and Chinese dishes will also be available on the two-day food festival starting from 15th of April.”

Ambedkar Jayanti Wishes 2011 on April 14, Sms, Wallpapers, Greeting Card

Ambedkar Jayanti 2011 is celebrated on date April 14 as Dr.BR.Ambedkar is the originator of Indian constitution and has been called as “Father of Indian Constitution”. Checkout here for Babasaheb Jayanti 2011 Sms, Ambedkar Jayanti 2011 Messages, wishes, Quotes on his Birth Anniversary. Various events will take place on behalf of Ambedkar Jayanti/ Birthday.


Dr. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar or simply B.R. Ambedkar was born on April 14, 1891, who had dedicated his entire life for the upliftment of the deprived section of the society. Hence many Indians and even people from other countries revere him as a great social reformer. He also played a significant role in India’s freedom struggle.


On the occassion of birth anniversary of Dr BR Ambedkar on April 14, 2011 (Thursday), many schools are observing rally for students of secondary schools and some district authorities have also decided to organise debate, essay writing, along with drama and painting competition followed by a symposium and sports competition. Health check up camps would be organised in slum areas where free medicines would be distributed to patients. Cheques would be distributed to beneficiaries of various welfare schemes. Hence, Dalit Melas are held in various parts of the country. Ambedkar Jayantyi is observed both in government and private organizations. Prayers, meetings and memorial speeches are organized in various state capitals.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Sri Rama Navami Pooja Vidhanam, Ram Navami Puja Procedure

Ram Navami or Sri Rama Navami is the Jayanti of Lord Sri Ram, the Lord of Ramayana and the most ancient Management Guru. Here is the simple Ram Navami puja procedure or Pooja vidhanam. In 2011, Ram Navami date is 12 April. For any puja, neatness is the most important thing. Firstly, clean your house and puja place. Many devotees observe severe fast on this day and after doing puja they take Prasad. Now, let’s know how to do Rama Navami puja.


1. Let us start Sri Rama Puja with Dhyanam (Dhyana slokam)

Sri Raghavam Dasarathatmaja Maprameyam
Seta Pathim Raghu Kulanvaya Rathna Deepam
Aajanubahum Aravinda Dalayathaksham
Ramam Nisachara Vinashakaram Namami

Apadamapa Hartharam Datharam Sarva Sampadam
Lokabhi Ramam Sriramam Bhuyo Bhuyo Namamyaham

2. Invite Sri Rama and his parivara for puja. (Avahanam)

Om Sri Sitha Ramachandra Parabrahmane  Namaha Avahayami

3. Offer seat to Sri Rama and his parivara (Ratna Simhasanam)

Om Sri Sitha Ramachandra Parabrahmane Namaha
Rathna Simhasanam Samarpayami
Vaidehi Sahitham Suradruma Thale Haime Maha Mantape
Madhye Pushpakamasane Manimaye Virasane Susthitham
Agre Vachayathi Prabhanjana Suthe Thaththvam Munibhyah Param
Vyakhyantham Bharatha Dibhih Parivrutham Ramam Bhaje Syamalam

4. Clean your hands, feet and mouth offer water to Lord Rama and his parivara for cleaning their hands, feet and mouth.

Om Sri Sitha Ramachandra Parabrahmane Namaha
Arghyam Samarpayami

Om Sri Sitha Ramachandra Parabrahmane Namaha
Padyam Samarpayami

Om Sri Sitha Ramachandra Parabrahmane Namaha
Achamanam Samarpayami

Sri Rama Navami Pooja Vidhanam

5. Offer shower to Lord Rama (and his parivara). Sprinkle a little water with a petal.

Om Sri Sita Ramachandra Parabrahmane Namaha
Snanam Samarpayami

6. Offer a flower to Lord Rama as a towel.

Om Sri Sita Ramachandra Parabrahmane Namaha
Plotha Vasthram Samarpayami

7. Offer a flower to Lord Rama as soft silk clothes

Om Sri Sita Ramachandra Parabrahmane Namaha
Vasthra Yugmam Samarpayami

8. Offer a flower to Lord Rama as thilakam on their forehead

Om Sri Sita Ramachandra Parabrahmane Namaha
Urdhva Pundran Samarpayami

9. Offer a flower to Lord as ornaments to adorn and dress up.

Om Sri Sita Ramachandra Parabrahmane Namaha
Divya Abharana Alankaran Samarpayami

10. Offer flowers to Lord Rama at his lotus feet chanting a few of His names

11. Light up an incense stick and offer the fragrance to Lord and His parivara

Om Sri Sita Ramachandra Parabrahmane Namaha

Dhupam Samarpayami

12. Light up an auspicious lamp and show it to Lord Ram

Om sri sita ramachandra parabrahmane namaha
deepam samarpayami

13. Offer fruits or other eatables to Lord Sri Rama

Om Sri Sita Ramachandra Parabrahmane Namaha
Naivedyam Samarpayami

Ya Prithir Vidurarpithe Muraripo Kunthyarpithe Ya Drusi
Ya Govardhana Murdhni Ya Cha Pruthuke Sthanye Yasodarpithe
Bharadwaja Samarpithe Sabarika Datthe Adhare Yo Shitham
Ya Prithir Munipathni Bhakthi Rachithe Prithyarpithe Tham Kuru

14. Light up camphor (Karpura) and show it to Lord Rama in a clockwise direction (Aarti and Nirajanam)

Om Sri Sita Ramachandra Parabrahmane Namaha
Nirajanam Samarpayami

Mangalam Kosalendraya Mahaniya Gunathmane
Chakravarthi Thanujaya Sarva Bhaumaya Mangalam

Sriyah Kanthaya Kalyana Nidhaye Nidhayerthinam
Sri Venkata Nivasaya Srinivasaya Mangalam

Mangalasasana Paraih Madacharya Purogamaih

Sarvaischa Purvaih Acharyaih Sathkruthayasthu Mangalam

15. Request Lord Sri Ram to forgive our mistakes and surrender to them

Kayena Vacha Manasendriyairva
Buddhyathma Nava Prakruthe Ssvabhavath
Karomi Yadyath Sakalam Parasmai
Narayanayethi Samarpayami

16. Pray for the welfare of the all the creatures in the whole universe

Swasthi prajabhayaha paripalayantham
Nyayena margena mahim mahisaha
Gobrahamanebhyas subhamasthu nithyam
Loka ssamastha ssukhino bhavanthu
Sarvam sri Krishnarpanamasthu

17. Offer a flower as a nice bed to Lord Rama. Also remember our guru and chant the santhi manthram thanking them for conducting this puja without any hassle.

Om purnamidam purnamadaha purnath  purnamudachyathe
Om purnasya purnamadaya purnameva avasishyathe
Om namah parama rushibhyo namah parama rushibhyaha
Om namah parama rushibhyo namah parama rushibhyaha
Om Asmath gurubhyo namaha

18. Take the thirtham and drink while chanting the slokam before taking thirtham (charanamruth). Do this three times separately.

Akala mruthyu haranam sarva vyadhi nivaranam
samastha papa kshayakaram vishnu padodakam pavanam subham

19. Take prasadam for yourself and also distribute it to everyone who are there during Puja and also welcome other devotees and distribute thirtham and prasada.

Some devotees also perform Sri Sita Rama Kalyanam (celestial wedding of Sita and Lord Sri Ram) on Rama Navami. Ram Navami is also the culmination day of Ram Navratri. The idols worshipped during Navratri are moved to other place as per some traditions and some immerse the idols in water and some take them to nearest temple to keep there.

Sri Ram Navami Date 2011, Shri Ram Navami 2011 Live Streming

Sri Ram Navami 2011:

Sri Ram Navami is celebrated on April 12 2011 (Tuesday). Sri Rama Navami, comes on the 'Shukla paksha' Navami, (ninth day from no moon day) in the Chaitra month of Hindu traditional calendar. Sri Rama Navami marks the end of nine-day Chaitra-Navratri celebrations.

Sri Rama Navami Pooja Vidhanam

Sri Ram Navami Celebration:

Sri Rama Navami is marked by Pravachanam, continuous recitals, Akhand Paath, mostly of the Ramayana, Ramacharitamanas. The Ramayana recital is organized several days in advance to culminate on Sri Rama Navami. There will be bhajan and kirtan singing on all the places.

Sri Ram Navami Importance

Sri Ram Navami is the birthday of Lord Rama and is also the day when Sri Ram married Sita. 'Sree Sitarama Kalyana Mahotsav' is held in many places to mark this occasion. Lord Vishnu took avatar as Lord Ram to slay the demon Ravan and uphold Dharma in this universe.

Live Telecast & Webcast:

TTD SVBC had live telecast the special Abisheka to Lord Ram in the morning (around 9 - 10 am), Sahasra Deepalankara Seva around 5.20 pm and procession of Lord Ram with special Alankara in the mada veethis of Temple around 7pm. This year too they are expected to do so.

Sri Sankara TV will most probably live telecast the Sri Rama Navami Puja from Sringeri in the afternoon from 12 pm to 1.30 pm. The online streaming can be seen in the website

Aastha TV will live telecast from 9.30 am Ram Katha by Morari Bapu Morari Bapu From PYPT, Haridwar. In the afternoon from 3 pm Live Telecast of Bhagwat Katha by Aastha Pujya Shridharacharyaji Maharaj From Ayodhya. Live webcast can be seen in the website

Sri Ram Navami in Temples

Also, at temples special homams, abhishekam are done with chanting of Vedic mantras. Special flowers and fruits are offered to Lord Ram. Lakhs of devotees will throng the temple to have the darshan of Lord Rama and Goddess Sita. Prasad will be distributed after the abhishekam, puja and aarti. Lord Rama will come in procession in the mada veethis of Temple.