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Amb. Zara Juan

Friday, October 19, 2012

Hindu Festivals Oct 15, 2012 Monday Pitr-paksha Ends Oct 16, 2012 Tuesday Navaratri Begins Oct 21, 2012 Sunday Durga Puja Begins Oct 23, 2012 Tuesday Navaratri Ends Oct 24, 2012 Wednesday Dusshera Oct 29, 2012 Monday Lakshmi Puja Nov 03, 2012 Saturday Karwa Chauth Nov 12, 2012 Monday Dhan Teras Nov 13, 2012 Tuesday Diwali Nov 28, 2012 Wednesday Kartik Poornima

Hindu Festivals – Hindu Religious Calendar 2012: "Jan 14, 2012 Saturday Makarsankranti / Pongal
Jan 28, 2012 Saturday Vasant Panchami
   
Feb 20, 2012 Monday Maha Shivaratri
   
Mar 08, 2012 Thursday Holi
Mar 23, 2012 Friday Hindi New Year
Mar 23, 2012 Friday Telugu New Year/ Ugadi
   
Apr 01, 2012 Sunday Ramanavami
Apr 06, 2012 Friday Hanuman Jayanti
Apr 13, 2012 Friday Tamil New Year
Apr 13, 2012 Friday Baisakhi / Vishu
Apr 14, 2012 Saturday Bengali New Year
Apr 24, 2012 Tuesday Akshaya Tritiya
   
May 05, 2012 Saturday Vaisakhi
May 21, 2012 Monday Savitri Pooja
   
Jun 21, 2012 Thursday Puri Rath Yatra
   
Jul 03, 2012 Tuesday Guru Purnima
Jul 24, 2012 Tuesday Nag Panchami
   
Aug 02, 2012 Thursday Raksha-bandhan
Aug 10, 2012 Friday Krishna Janmashtami
Aug 29, 2012 Wednesday Onam
   
Sep 19, 2012 Wednesday Ganesh Chaturthi
Sep 30, 2012 Sunday Pitr-paksha Begins
     "

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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Dashain (दशैं) is the 15-day national (religious) festival of Nepal,[1] It is the longest and the most auspicious festival in the Nepalese annual calendar, celebrated by Nepalese Hindu of all castes throughout the globe. It is not only the longest festival of the country but is also the one which is most anticipated. The festival falls around September–October, starting from the bright lunar fortnight and ending on the day of full moon. Although the festival is being celebrated for 15 day, the most important days are the 1st, 7th, 8th, 9th and the 10th day.[2]The fifteen days of celebration occurs during the bright lunar fortnight ending on the day of the full moon.[3]Dasain is also popularly referred to as Bada Dasain, Dashera, Vijaya Dashami etc. It is also referred to as Durga Puja,[4] in some parts of India.

Throughout the country the goddess Durga in all her manifestations is worshiped with innumerable pujas, abundant offerings and thousands of animal sacrifices for the ritual of holy bathing, drenching the goddess for days in blood. This festival is also known for its emphasis on the family gatherings, as well as on a renewal of community ties.[1] People return from all parts of the world, as well as different parts of the country, to celebrate together.[1] All government offices, educational institutions and other offices remain closed during the festival period."

'via Blog this'Dasain - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "

"Dasara, derived from the Sanskrit Dasha-hara meaning "remover of bad fate", is among the most important festivals celebrated in India. Regional spellings include Dashera, Dussera and Dussehra.

Specifically, it may refer to:
in South India, the ten-day festival of Navratri as a whole
in Mysore, Mysore Dasara
in Madikeri, Madikeri Dasara
in Nepal, Dashain
in North India, the tenth day of the festival, Vijayadashami
in Himachal Pradesh, a seven-day festival starting on that day, Kullu Dussehra"
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Navratri Hindi: नवरात्री Gujarati: નવરાતૃી Bengali: নৗরাতরী Assamese:নোরাত}}Marathi: नवरात्री Punjabi: ਨਰਾਤੇ Kannada: ನವರಾತರೀ Telugu: నవరాతరీ Tamil: நவராதரீ Malayalam: നവരാത്രി is a festival dedicated to the worship of a Hindu deity Shakti. The word Navaratri literally means nine nights in Sanskrit, nava meaning nine and ratri meaning nights

"During these nine nights and ten days, nine forms of Shakti/Devi are worshiped. The 10th day is commonly referred to as Vijayadashami or "Dussehra." Navratri is a very important and major festival in the western state of Gujarat and Mumbai, during which the traditional dance of Gujarat called 'Garba' is widely performed.This festival is celebrated with great zeal in north india as well including Bihar, West Bengal and the northern state of Punjab. Bengali "Durga Puja" is best of its kind and center of attraction worldwide."

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I choose to be a Missionary of the Interfaith, Interracial, Intercultural Sailing for Peace Program inspired and guided by the discipline and life of the Virgin Mary of the Catholic Church. I am a Catholic, a Lady Datin of the Muslims, a Buddhist in my Healthy Lifestyle and a Hindu in Purifying my Soul. With Free Thinking and Scientific Approach to my Peace Work, my life on the over-all is a whirlwind of Faith and Fate. I refuse donations to my peace work to prevent corruption but rather I decided to live a very simple so that I can fund it personally through my own personal income as Professional Resource Speaker, Author, Visual Artist, Playwright and Director

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