04 October, 2009

Bhagwadgomandal - Gujarati Dictionary

Bhagwadgomandal is the biggest and the most prolific work in Gujarati. Visionary Maharaj Bhagvadsinhji of Gondal gifted the original Bhagwadgomandal to the world after 26 years of scientific and detailed work. This encyclopedic dictionary is a cultural milestone of Gujarati language.

Ratilal Chandaria's Gujaratilexicon Team has digitized Bhagwadgomandal and created its digital avatar. The aim is to showcase the richness of such an indispensable resource for experts and lovers of Gujarati language. It is a treasure of knowledge and every Gujarati's pride. Explore It! This online Guajrati dictionary contains 2.81 Lakh Words, 8.22 Lakh Meanings, 26 Years Of Devotion, 9200 Pages.

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03 October, 2009

Sharad Purnima (Kojagari Purnima)

The Ashwin Purnima is known as Sharad Purnima or Kojagari Purnima. In this year Sharad Purnima is starts from 3 Oct. 11:23am to 4 Oct. 11:41am. So, Purnima is celebrated on 3 Oct. 2009.

It is believed that on this night Goddess Lakshmi visits from place to place asking "Kojagari??" meaning "Who is awake" and bless those who are found awake. Hence people don't sleep this night and spend whole night by playing games, singing and doing all amusing activities.

Many rituals are practiced on this festival of bright moonlight. There is general practice of preparing "Dudh Paua" kheer and offered to God. It is believed that keeping food under the moonlight nourishes the body and soul.

It is considered that the moon and Earth are at the closer distance on Sharad Purnima night due to this the rays of the moon have several curative properties.

02 October, 2009

Horoscope of Mahatma Gandhi

Let's see how Shani and other planets played their role in making the Mahatma Gandhi to earn name and fame after lot of struggles and hindrances.

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born on 2nd October, 1869 at 7:45 am in Porbandar, India. He was the great example of a Libra-rising personality. Gandhi's rising Naxtra was Aslesha and Moonsign was Cancer.

In the Horoscope Mangal, Shukra and Budh in lagna hemmed by Shani and the Surya. Guru is the 10th form the Chandra. Guru -a planet of wisdom and religion was considerably responsible for giving spirituality and self-serching of soul. Rahu and Surya don't give mental peace though Budh in the Lagna gives keenness of mind.

Rahu was responsible for his initial travel to and residence in a foreign country. The sub period of Shani brought him home again because Shani owns and aspects the fourth house, the house of one's homeland.

He organized the third Satyagraha campaign during the sub period of Chandra-Shukra. It came to a successful conclusion with the passage of the Indian Relief Act. In  major Mangal period, he was elected the president of the All India Home Rule League. In the period of Rahu-Shani, he set out on his Salt March. in September of 1932, (Rahu-Budh) Gandhi began a prison fast until death in order to achieve political aims in relation to the untouchables.

Mahatma Gandhi Quotes

Today is Gandhi Jayanti. Here are some inspirational quotes from Mahatma Gandhi.

Always aim at complete harmony of thought and word and deed. Always aim at purifying your thoughts and everything will be well.

As long as you derive inner help and comfort from anything, keep it.

Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.

Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.

Honest differences are often a healthy sign of progress.

Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress.

I believe in equality for everyone, except reporters and photographers.

I cannot teach you violence, as I do not myself believe in it. I can only teach you not to bow your heads before any one even at the cost of your life.

I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent.

I want freedom for the full expression of my personality.

In the attitude of silence the soul finds the path in a clearer light, and what is elusive and deceptive resolves itself into crystal clearness. Our life is a long and arduous quest after Truth.

Indolence is a delightful but distressing state; we must be doing something to be happy.

It is better to be violent, if there is violence in our hearts, than to put on the cloak of nonviolence to cover impotence.

It is unwise to be too sure of one's own wisdom. It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err.

One needs to be slow to form convictions, but once formed they must be defended against the heaviest odds.

Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.

The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.

Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.

When I despair, I remember that all through history the ways of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants, and murderers, and for a time they can seem invincible, but in the end they always fall. Think of it--always.

You must be the change you want to see in the world.

You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.

What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty or democracy?

Victory attained by violence is tantamount to a defeat, for it is momentary.

An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.

Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err. It passes my comprehension how human beings, be they ever so experienced and able, can delight in depriving other human beings of that precious right.