Saturday, January 10, 2009

Fasting days - 2009

Fasting Chart - Year 2009

Time Zone = GMT+1

dateeventstartend
Jan 7 (Wed)Ekadashi01/06 21:0801/07 18:28
Jan 10 (Sat)Purnima01/10 08:0801/11 04:27
Jan 21 (Wed)Ekadashi01/20 20:1501/21 22:47
Jan 25 (Sun)Amavasya01/25 06:3901/26 08:55
Feb 5 (Thu)Ekadashi02/05 07:0002/06 04:13
Feb 10 (Tue)Purnima02/09 18:5102/10 15:49
Feb 20 (Fri)Ekadashi02/19 16:4402/20 19:23
Feb 24 (Tue)Amavasya02/24 01:3002/25 02:35
Mar 6 (Fri)Ekadashi03/06 15:1503/07 12:49
Mar 10 (Tue)Purnima03/10 05:3803/11 03:38
Mar 21 (Sat)Ekadashi03/21 13:0803/22 15:10
Mar 26 (Thu)Amavasya03/25 17:3503/26 17:06
Apr 5 (Sun)Ekadashi04/04 22:3804/05 20:51
Apr 8 (Wed)Purnima04/08 16:4104/09 15:52
Apr 20 (Mon)Ekadashi04/20 07:3404/21 08:23
Apr 24 (Fri)Amavasya04/24 06:2004/25 04:23
May 4 (Mon)Ekadashi05/04 06:0305/05 05:07
May 8 (Fri)Purnima05/08 04:2605/09 05:01
May 20 (Wed)Ekadashi05/19 22:4305/20 22:12
May 23 (Sat)Amavasya05/23 16:1105/24 13:11
Jun 2 (Tue)Ekadashi06/02 14:2706/03 14:32
Jun 7 (Sun)Purnima06/06 17:2506/07 19:12
Jun 18 (Thu)Ekadashi06/18 10:3506/19 08:54
Jun 22 (Mon)Amavasya06/22 00:1206/22 20:35
Jul 2 (Thu)Ekadashi07/01 23:4807/03 01:57
Jul 6 (Mon)Purnima07/06 17:5307/07 10:21
Jul 18 (Sat)Ekadashi07/17 19:4607/18 17:20
Jul 21 (Tue)Amavasya07/21 07:2007/22 03:35
Jul 31 (Fri)Ekadashi07/31 13:5108/01 15:57
Aug 5 (Wed)Purnima08/04 23:2908/06 01:55
Aug 16 (Sun)Ekadashi08/16 03:1208/17 00:06
Aug 19 (Wed)Amavasya08/19 14:2808/20 11:02
Aug 30 (Sun)Ekadashi08/30 05:5108/31 08:27
Sep 3 (Thu)Purnima09/03 15:2609/04 17:03
Sep 14 (Mon)Ekadashi09/14 09:5009/14 09:50
Sep 18 (Fri)Amavasya09/17 22:2709/18 19:44
Sep 29 (Tue)Ekadashi09/29 00:1309/30 02:36
Oct 3 (Sat)Purnima10/03 06:5310/04 07:10
Oct 13 (Tue)Ekadashi10/13 16:3710/14 14:22
Oct 17 (Sat)Amavasya10/17 08:0710/18 06:33
Oct 29 (Thu)Ekadashi10/28 19:3710/29 21:06
Nov 2 (Mon)Purnima11/01 21:2311/02 20:14
Nov 12 (Thu)Ekadashi11/12 00:2911/12 23:01
Nov 16 (Mon)Amavasya11/15 20:1811/16 20:14
Nov 27 (Fri)Ekadashi11/27 14:3111/28 14:44
Dec 1 (Tue)Purnima12/01 10:5412/02 08:30
Dec 11 (Fri)Ekadashi12/11 10:2512/12 10:02
Dec 15 (Tue)Amavasya12/15 11:3612/16 13:02
Dec 27 (Sun)Ekadashi12/27 08:4012/28 06:38
Jul 1 (Wed)Purnima12/30 23:3012/31 20:13
notes:
  • Starting and ending times are obtained from the Ananda Marga Diary.
  • The actual fasting day is calculated as to include most of the indicated lunar phase.
  • Calculations follow the Indian convention of starting the days at dawn rather than midnight.

I'm back home!

India is one big mystery!
I'm so happy that my never loud-spoken dream came true so suddenly.
Few points to summarize my impressions:

1. Goa is a fantastic place to catch a breath and relax, perfect destination for a colder season.
The tableau of Goa showcases religious harmony by focusing on the Deepastambha, the Cross, Ghode Modni followed by a chariot. Western royal attire of kings and regional dances being performed depict the unique blend of different religions and cultures of the State.







2. Kerala - the land of Ayurveda, worth a separate visit in the future.
According to legend, Kerala was an Asura-ruled kingdom under Mahabali. Onam, the national festival of Kerala, is dedicated to Maveli's memory. Another legend has Parasurama, an avatar of Mahavishnu, throwing his battle axe into the sea; from those waters, Kerala arose.







3. Sivananda ashram is one of these rare places where one can learn about their subtle self. The ashram program covers classical yoga techniques, taught in a warm and friendly environment, helps to instil in guests a deep awareness of the spiritual essence of life.








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