Govardhan puja celebration
. Govardhana Puja, Go Puja and Annakuta are all connected with the story of Lord Krishna lifting Govardhana Hill to protect the inhabitants of Vrindavan. On this day, a hill of sweets is made from food prepared by the devotees, which is then offered to the Deities, and subsequently distributed to everyone. This is known as the annakuta ceremony.Cows are honoured as part of the festivities as well.
The story behind Govardhan Puja
. The day after Diwali is referred to as Annakuta, or Govardhan Puja. On this day the inhabitants of Vrindavan (Lord Krishna abode on Earth) would hold a harvest festival in honor of King Indra, the demigod who provided the rains essential for the harvest.One day, however, Lord Krishna wanted to teach Indra a lesson. He convinced the inhabitants of Vrindavan to honor Govardhan Hill instead, whose fertile soil provided the grass upon which the cows and bulls grazed, and to honor the cows and bulls who provided milk and ploughed the lands. Outraged, Indra retaliated with terrifying thunderstorms. The Supreme Personality of Godhead, Krishna, calmly lifted Govardhan Hill with the little finger of his left hand. For seven days and seven nights the Lord held up Govardhan Hill, providing a giant umbrella to shelter the inhabitants of Vrindavan from the torrential rain. Realizing the futility of his actions, King Indra bowed down before the Lord with folded hands and offered prayers of supplication. In this way, Lord Krishna demonstrated that He is Deva Deva, the lord of the demigods, and that any purpose for which demigods might be worshiped could easily be served by worshiping Him, the cause of all causes.Several thousand years later, on this same day, Srila Madhavendra Puri established a temple for the self manifest Gopala Deity on top of Govardhan Hill.To celebrate this festival, devotees build a replica of Govardhan Hill made of various opulent foods, worship Lord Krishna as the lifter of Govardhan Hill, worship the hill as His incarnation, and worship the cows and bulls who are dear to the Lord.At the end of the festival, the hill of prasada (sanctified food) is distributed to the public. All Vaishnava temples in India observe this ceremony, and hundreds of people are given prasada according to the capacity of each temple.
History and Legend of Govardhan Pooja
. Govardhan Puja is also known as the Annakut puja (or Padwa, Bali Pratipada, Gujarati New Year) means the pile of grain (symbolizing Govardhan mountain) which is celebrated to remember the victory of Lord Krishna over the arrogant Indra. It is considered that at this day Lord Krishna had defeated the Lord of heaven, known as Indra. Lord Krishna told the people of the Vrindavan dham to worship the Nature because only the Nature is nurturing you. He taught people that worship the Govardhan Mountain (which brings rain to the earth) and stop worshiping Indra.Such type of message of the Lord Krishna to the people was generally to teach the people to take care of the nature.
Why Govardhan Pooja is Celebrated Significance
. A great mountain of the food, called the Govardhan Mountain, is adorned by the people at this occasion. It is considered that the Govardhan Mountain was lifted by the Lord Krishna in order to save the life of people from the arrogant Indra. Lord Indra was throwing thunder and a lot of rain over the earth and lord Krishna had saved the millions of life by lifting the Govardhan mountain on his little finger. From then, the Annakut pooja is performed with the immense passion and eagerness by the people in various states of the India such as Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Mathura, Vrindavan and Bihar.
How Govardhan Pooja is Celebrated Celebration
. In some Indian states, Govardhan Puja is celebrated by making the hillocks of cow dung which represents the Mount Govardhan. Then people decorate the hillocks by flowers and worship them. Devotees make rounds around the hillocks and pray to Lord Govardhan to save their life as always. At some places it is celebrated as a part of the Diwali such as the Padva or Bali Pratipada to commemorate the King Bali. And at some places it is enjoyed as a Gujarati New Year because the Vikram Samvat begins at this day.
Origin of Govardhan
. In the western coast of India, in the island of Salmali, lived Dronachala, the king of the mountains. Once a sage by the name of Pulastya Muni, came to him to take his son Giriraja with him to Kashi (Varanasi). After offering some initial resistance, Giriraja, somehow agreed to go with him only on condition that he should not put him down on the earth in between. If he does so, he would stay there forever.When they were flying over the Vraja bhumi, Giriraja increased his weight to the extent that Pulastya had no option but to put him down. Pulastya understood the mischief of Giriraja. He became furious and cursed him that he would decrease by a grain everyday. But then repenting on the curse he gave to Giriraja, he assured him that he would be blessed in the Dvapara Yuga and everybody would start worshipping him since then.This happened in the Satya yuga. Brahmaji wished to create the Dvapara Yuga but because of the portentous phenomenon of Ravana, he had to create the Treta Yuga. In this yuga, Hanumanaji on the instructions of Lord Rama, came to take Giriraja for the cause of constructing a pull on the ocean.
About Govardhan Puja In brief
. The day after Deepawali is celebrated as Govadhan Puja when Mount Govardhan, near Mathura, is worshipped. Pious people keep awake the whole night and cook fifty six (or 108) different types of food for the bhog (the offering of food) to Krishna. This ceremony is called ankut which means a mountain of food. Various types of food cereals, pulses, fruit, vegetables, chutneys, pickles, and salads are offered to the Deity and then distributed as prasada to devotees.This festival is in commemoration of the lifting of Mount Govardhan by Krishna. According to a legend, before Krishna was born, Indra, the god of Rain, was the chief deity of Vraj. Then Krishna instigated the people to stop worshipping Indra. Indra wanted to show his power over Krishna and brought about a cloud burst which flooded the countryside for many days. People were afraid that the downpor was a result of their neglect of Indra. But Krishna assured them that no harm would befall them. He lifted Mount Govardhan with his little finger and sheltered men and beasts from the rain. This gave him the epithet Govardhandhari. After this, Indra accepted the supremacy of Krishna.
Worshiping Govardhana Hill
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. Vrindavan Parikrama is a spiritual walk undertaken by devotees around Vrindavan town in Uttar Pradesh. It has no particular start or end place. As long as you end at the same place you start, the purpose is served. One possible path is to start from the famous ISKCON temple, covers a distance of 10 km (6.2 mi)in about three hours. It is generally done on Ekadasi (eleventh lunar day of the waxing and waning of Moon). The route followed is from ISKCON temple, walk close to the Krishna Balarama Temple, the Krishna Balarama tree, Gautam Rishi Ashrama (located on the left while on the right is Varaha Ghata), the Kaliya Ghata, Madana Mohana Temple with red sandstone tower, small wooden bridge, to Imli Tala, the Imli Tala tree, Sringara Vata (on the right), the Kesi Ghat (one of the famous Monuments in Vrindavan), the Tekari Rani temple, the Jagannatha temple and the small temple of Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and in the final stretch cross the Mathura Vrindavan road. After crossing this road, after another 1 km walking, reach the starting point of the Parikrama. During the Parikrama, one chants the mantras (Jap or Hymns ) within, uses body power (Tap) to accomplish the Parikrama and keeps a fast (not eat anything) (Vrata) till the Parikrama is completed.
Vraja Mandala parikrama
. Since 1986, the Vraja Mandala Parikrama held during October November is in vogue. It follows the same route taken by Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu during his visit to Vrindavan. Devotees achieve full experience of twelve forests of Vraja, over a period of one month and visit holy tirthas (pilgrimage centres) of Vraja (also spelt Braj). Vraja Mandala comprises twelve forests, known as vans, and twenty four groves, known as upavans. The twelve forests are Madhuvan, Talavan, Kumudvan, Bahulavan, Kamavan, Khadiravan, Vrindavan, Bhadravan, Bhandiravan, Belvan, Lohavan, and Mahavan. The twenty four groves are Gokul, Govardhan, Barsana, Nandagram, Sanket, Paramadra, Aring, Sessai, Mat, Uchagram, Kelvan, Sri Kund, Gandharvavan, Parsoli, Bilchhu, Bacchavan, Adibadri, Karahla, Ajnokh, Pisaya, Kokilavan, Dadhigram, Kotvan, and Raval all of which are stated to share in Lord Krishna absolute nature.
Sri Govardhan Hill Parikrama
. Govardhana Hill was about 16 miles (29 km) high 5,000 years ago. Govardhana is formed in the shape of a peacock. The following places Radha Kunda and Syama Kunda are the eyes, Dan Ghati is its long neck, Mukharavinda is the mouth and Punchari is its back and tail feathers. As a peacock often curves its neck and puts his head under its stomach. Govardhana Hill is shaped in this pose of a peacock.Due to the curse of Pulastya Muni, it is sinking the height of a mustard seed daily. In Satya Yuga, Pulastya Muni approached Dronacala, the king of the mountains, and asked him for his son Govardhana. Dronacala was depressed and pleaded the sage that he was unable to bear the separation from his son. Govardhana then went with sage, under the condition that wherever the sage would put him down, he would remain.Pulastya Muni then took Govardhana and then started for his ashrama. While passing through Braja Mandala he put Govardhana down to answer the call of nature. On his return he found that he cannot move Govardhana. He became very angry and then cursed Govardhana to shrink to the size of mustard seed daily. At that time it was 115 km (64 miles) long, 72 km (40 miles) wide and 29 km (16 miles) high. Now the hill is only 80 ft. high at the highest point.
Perform Aarti of Giriraj govardhan
. Goverdhan Parikrama can be done round the year . However many pilgrims do parikrama in the month of Sharvana ( July August ) since climate remains favorable that time. Poornima of Every month is considered an auspicious day for taking goverdhan parikrama. Some occasions like krishna janmastami, Guru Poornima , Annakut ( next day of Diwali ) attracts huge crowd of devotees to perfrom Goverdhan Parikarma.Those who are unable to visit Mathura to perform goverdhan parikrama due to various reason can do Goverdhan parikrama on the day of Annakut ( Next day of Diwali ) at their home by creating Goverdhan hill by using cow dung and can take 7 parikrma alongwith the chants of radhe radhe , jai shree krishna.
The Sacred Tongue of Govardhan Hill at Radha Kunda
. At Radha Kunda Shyama Kunda, you can also have the darshana of the five Pandava and the Narayana tree. This is also the place where Radha and Krishna enjoyed their pastimes in the Jhulan (swing). There is also a Kadamba tree whose branches are in the shape of a Mridanga (Pakhavaja an instrument played while singing kirtans). Near to this are the ponds of the Astha Sakha. At this spot is where you can get the darshana of the Lotus Feet of Sri Giriraja.
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Govardhan Puja Legends
. Govardhan is a small hillock situated at Braj, near Mathura. The legends in Vishnu Puraan have it that the people of Gokul used to worship and offer prayer to Lord Indra for the rains because they believed that it was he who sent rains for their welfare but Lord Krishna told them that it was Mount Govardhan (Govardhan Paevat) and not Lord Indra who caused rains therefore they should worship the former and not the latter. People did the same and it made Lord Indra so furious that the people of Gokul had to face very heavy rains as a result of his anger. Then Lord Krishna came forward to ensure their security and after performing worship and offering prayers to Mount Govardhan lifted it as an umbrella on the little finger of his right hand so that everyone could take shelter under it. After this event Lord Krishna was also known as Giridhari or Govardhandhari.
. The day following the Amavasya is Kartik Shuddh Padwa and it is only on this day that the King Bali would come out of Pathal Loka and rule Bhulok as per the boon given by Lord Vishnu. Hence, it is also known as Bali Padyami. This day also marks the coronation of King Vikramaditya and Vikaram Samvat was started from this Padwa day. Gudi Padwa is symbolic of love and devotion between the wife and husband. On this day newly married daughters with their husbands are invited for special meals and given presents. In olden days brothers went to fetch their sisters from their in laws home for this important day. Govardhan Puja is also performed in the North on this day. Govardhan is a small hillock in Braj, near Mathura and on this day of Diwali people of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar build cowdung, hillocks, decorate them with flowers and then worship them. This festival is in commemoration of the lifting of Mount Govardhan by Krishna. As per Vishnu Puran the people of Gokul used to celebrate a festival in honor of Lord Indra and worshiped him after the end of every monsoon season but one particular year the young Krishna stopped them from offering prayers to Lord Indra who in terrific anger sent a deluge to submerge Gokul.People were afraid that the downpour was a result of their neglect of Indra. But Krishna assured them that no harm would befall them. He lifted Mount Govardhan with his little finger and sheltered men and beasts from the rain. This gave him the epithet Govardhandhari. After this, Indra accepted the supremacy of Krishna.This day is also observed as Annakoot meaning mountain of food. Pious people keep awake the whole night and cook fifty six or 108 different types of food for the bhog (the offering of food) to Krishna. In temples specially in Mathura and Nathadwara, the deities are given milkbath, dressed in shining attires with ornaments of dazzling diamonds, pearls, rubies and other precious stones. After the prayers and traditional worship innumerable varieties of delicious sweets are ceremoniously raised in the form of a mountain before the deities as Bhog and then the devotees approach the Mountain of Food and take Prasad from it.
. Homams are puja performed for a particular deity by invoking Agni the God of Fire. Homam forms the essence of all the Karmas prescribed in the Vedams. The goal of Homam is to guide the man through the correct path.It is said that when the Lord Brahma (the Creator among the Trinity) created man, he also created Homam for man livelihood and his attainment of spiritual desires. The fundamental premise of Homam is derive from the Vedams, although according to Pursha Sookhtam. Vedams and Homams are eternal truth having neither beginning nor end, and are Apourusheyam (divine, not the creation of humans). Karmam(work or action) is an integral part of living.
. Mantras are a complete set of words, which is attributed from the Vedas to the Deities or Devas. According to the Puranas, Shastras and Maharishis, Mantra is only way to attain ones desires provided it should be pronounced with complete faith and prescribed methods and rules. In older period, these were used by the Indian Saints in the divine language of Sanskrit. Mantras are considered to be divine rhymes and it protect human from different adverse effects of other evil elements.Mantras are used in Tantrik Sadhna or rituals, whispered or chanted in different combinations and contexts, setting up patterns of vibrations. One must know its correct pronunciation as well as to understand their meaning. We belong to Hindu mythology and it is believed that God, good health, good fortune and victory over one enemies can be attained by chanting the right mantra.Mantra sadhna is very difficult. If during practice some drawbacks remain, it can inflict losses. Guidance of a competent guru is quite necessary to attain success.
. Magic of Yagya This is the age of Kal Yug (Darkness) where negative cosmic forces are more active causing much unrest and misery not only amongst living beings but even planets and the divine fraternity. With such negativity around man has lost his oul leading to a downword flow of kundalini energy posing a huge risk to man of falling back in evolution, to a lesser life or maybe even to the animal kingdom. Poverty, Pain, Calamities, Floods, Cyclones, Hurricanes have become a regular and permanent feature accross the globe. Global warming is changing the weather pattern signalling the trend of end of life on this planet. There is an urgent need for man to take control of himself and his planetary home.Healing through divine energy is the key to our future. Positive energy flowing within our domain will not only eradicate personal misery but also alter the minds of humans who have become blind with ignorance.The negativity spread accross the environment will be countered making radical changes in the current patten. Ancient Vedic scriptures like Rig Veda, Yajur Veda have revealed the secrets of healing through manipulation of cosmic energy by a process called YAGYA , which implements the power of ound, thought, intent (mantra), Nature (fire, water, air, earth) to fecilitate downpour of energy. The vibrations thus caused have the power to change situations, lives, destinies, and everything.The Himalayan Ashram of Vedic Astrologers conduct regular Vedic Yagyas for people, companies and the planet. Every Yagya performed on the surface of Earth is for US.
Govardhan Poojan Katha
. The Fourth day of diwali festival is Govardhan or Bali Pratipada also known as Varshapratipada which marks the coronation of King Vikramaditya and Vikaram Samvat (Hindu Calendar) was started from this Padwa day.Govardhan Pooja is performed on this day. As the legend goes the people of Gokul used to celebrate a festival in honor of Lord Indra and worshipped him after the end of every monsoon season but one particular year the young Krishna stopped them from offering prayers to Lord Indra who in terrific anger sent a deluge to submerge Gokul. But Krishna saved his Gokul by lifting up the Govardhan mountain and holding it over the people as an umbrella.Govardhan is a small hillock in Braj, near Mathura and on this day of Pratipada people of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar build cowdung, hillocks, decorate them with flowers and then worship them.
Mythological Significance of Govardhan Puja
. According to mythological descriptions in Vishnu Puran, the people of Gokul worshipped Lord Indra, the God of Rains, for providing them with ample rain for their crops. Indra became very proud at that time. Lord Krishna told the people of Gokul that it was not Indra but the Govardhan Mountain (parvat) that caused rain in Gokul and that they should worship the Govardhan parvat instead of Lord Indra. This infuriated Lord Indra and he caused excessive rainfall with thunder and lighting and flooded Gokul. Lord Krishna, in order to ensure the safety of the people of Gokul prayed, worshipped and offered puja to the Mount Govardhan and lifted it on the little finger of his right hand. People of Gokul along with their cattle took shelter under it and thus were saved from the calamity. It is to remember this occasion that Govardhan Puja is still done in India.
Govardhan Puja Celebrations and Interesting Facts
To represent the Govardhan parvat, a heap of grains, is worshiped by decorating it with flowers and garlands. This is called Annakut, meaning heap of grains. After the worship, the grain is looted as part of the festival tradition.
Go or gau means cow and vardhan means growth and nourishment. Cow is believed to be the most sacred animal in the Hindu tradition. People in some part of India, especially in Haryana, make small hillocks of cow dung to represent the Govardhan Mountain which is then decorated and worshiped by moving in circles around it.
In the rural parts of India, along with the worship of the effigy of the Govardhan Parvat, farmers as well as the cattle owners offer gratitude towards their fields, cattle and the tools of their trade by worshiping them. They decorate their cattle with colors, flowers, garlands, beads, bells and other decorations. It is believed that this worship brings better crops and thus prosperity and happiness in their lives.
Another community ritual that is followed is preparing of Annakut at temples and homes a meal with Baajre ki khichdi, Kadhi and Mixed vegetables. People offer ingredients like wheat flour, rice, baajra, sugar, vegetables, besan, etc. at the temples. Ladies of the neighbourhood join in preparing the Annakut, which is then distributed at Prasad after the Puja. People gather at temples or join their extended families at a relative home to worship Govardhan parvat (made out of cow dung). Men, women and children take rounds of the constructed Govardhan parvat, and sing, Govardhan Mahu tuhi bada, tujhse bada na koi. You are the greatest of all, nobody is greater than you!
There is a lesser known yet deeper spiritual meaning behind the word Govardhan. According to it, go means our five senses and vardhan means the diversion of these senses from the worldly desires towards Lord Krishna.
How to perform Govardhan Puja at Home
Govardhan Puja is generally performed in the morning.
Make a model of Govardhan parvat (mountain) using garden soil.
Decorate it as if you are decorating lord Krishna.
Use mukut, bansuri, flower, tilak etc to form and image of Lord krishna.
Offering 2 sticks of sugarcane, curd, unboiled milk and sweets.
Light the lamp and offer roli, chawal.
Perform parikrama around the model of mountain i.e. Govardhanji.
Read the story of Lord Krishna and Govardhan parvat.
Perform Aarti of Giriraj govardhan.
The Gift and flowers for Govardhan pooja
. The main part of Govardhan pooja is the decoration for the pooja to lord Krishna. To make the cow dung hill that symbolizes the Govardhan hillock, it is decorated with food and flowers. For that decoration we need a large quantity of flowers. So people have to choose flowers on a wholesale deal. Then, they need to decorate the mandap where the pooja is being carried out. So, seasonal flowers in large quantities are chosen for the pooja. Along with that, animals like cows and ox are cleaned and they are worshipped with garlands and flowers. Flowers are also required for the Gudi Padwa ceremony.
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Cure for grey hair
. Say goodbye to grey hair problem. Make a paste of henna leaves and curd and apply it on your gray hair. Let it dry for some time and then wash it with water.
Rivers of India
. The Tsarap River or the Tsarap Chu is a river 182 kilometres (113 mi) long, which forms the eastern part of the Zanskar valley, in the Ladakh region of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.The Tsarap River has its source in the glaciers near Pankpo
Most Amazing Water Slides In The World
Aquaventure Water Park Bahamas
. Guests of the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas can access this 141 acre water park that contains over twenty million gallons of water. Those with a sense of adventure will appreciate the Leap of Faith, a 60 foot slide that propels riders down a replica
Rules to play Goal Ball
. The ball must be rolled on the floor. When throwing the ball, it must touch the floor before the over throw line or it is considered to be a high ball. This would constitute a penalty and nullifies any goal scored from that throw. So keep in mind, th
Help Save the Environment
Make your yard friendly to wildlife
. Modern developments encroach upon natural habitats and pose risks to wildlife. Take some steps to make your yard friendlier to wildlife.Plant many different types of vegetation. Various creatures will visit your yard if you provide them with reason t
Benefits of Tomatoes
. Mix honey with tomato juice to make a thick paste. Apply it on the face and wash it off after 15 minutes to get a smooth and glowing skin. Tomatoes are amazing natural conditioners coming straight from your kitchen. It provides natural shine to the h
The Magic of the Sun
. Photography: Ribbons and dresses washed and hung in the sun fade; when washed and hung in the shade, they are not so apt to lose their color. Clothes are laid away in drawers and hung in closets not only for protection against dust, but also against
Tips to succeed in Life
Priorities and goals
. What are your priorities of the day Make a list and of your priorities and plan your day. The tasks of the day must be outlined with the most important and urgent ones on top.Likewise determine your short term and long term goals and evaluate your pr
Beautiful Punjabi Mehndi Designs
. The peacock is a very common design used for the Punjabi wedding mehndi. The bride generally has flamboyant peacock mehndi tattooed on. The design involves a large number of basic designs, like the paisley, flowers, leaves, spots, checkers and curved
Biggest things in the World
. The Salar de Uyuni ( Uyuni Salt Flat ) lies atop an extremely high plateau in southwestern Bolivia at almost 3,600 meters (12,000 ft), the elevation is twice as high as mile high Denver, Colorado. The salt is as thick as the air is thin (several mete
The Best Pokemon
. The Cubone has to be one of the best Pokemons of all times. A Cubone can be easily recognized by the skull it wears on its head. This skull is a necessary head gear for the Cubones and it is no ordinary skull either. Indeed, the skull a Cubone wears
How Others See Sagittarius
. Sagittarius ( Nov 22 - Dec 21 ) How Others See Sagittarius : People like your sense of humor and your buoyant presence. No matter what goes wrong, you're ready with an upbeat explanation and forecast for the future. You're also the first to voluntee
Best Street Artists In The World
Shamsia Hassani Kabul Afghanistan
. Being a female street artist in Afghanistan is not an easy task. Shamsias graffiti has become an icon for feminist activism around the world.
Rules to play Croquet
Object of the game
. The object of the game is to advance the balls through the course by hitting them with a mallet, scoring a point for each wicket and stake made in the correct order and direction. The winner is the first side to score the 14 wicket points and 2 stake
Daily Meditation can Improve your Life
Letting Go of Me
. Stillness is always there between the thoughts, behind the story, beneath the noise. What keeps us from experiencing our natural state of being is the habitual and ego-dominated monkey mind. Meditation enables us to see clearly, to witness our though
Benefits of Mangoes
Fights And Prevents Cancer
. Mangoes are full of antiandoxidants which prevent breast cancer, prostate cancer and colon cancer. It also helps prevent leukemia. Mangos were first cultivated in India several centuries ago. Most mangos consumed in the U.S. are produced in Mexico, E
Science Experiments Ideas
. Place a cube of ice in a tumbler and fill it to the brim with water. The ice cube floats and partly projects from the surface. Will the water overflow when the ice cube melts!The water increases its volume by one eleventh when it freezes. The ice is
Precaution while using Homeopathy
Get rid of addictions
. Get rid of addictions, if any. This is another important precaution that is to be borne in mind. If homeopathic treatment is being taken, then it is of high importance that the patient gets rid of any sort of addictions, if any, like for instance smo
Forever Young Naturally Exercise
Cooling Down Imagine the stretch
. In a study reported in the Journal of Sports Sciences, people who visualized muscles elongating as they engaged in stretching exercises found flexibility came more easily. Another study found that people who imaged doing push-ups increased their push
Love Compatibility between Taurus and Pisces
. Taurus and Pisces - Love Compatibility Profile : When Taurus and Pisces come together in a love affair, it's generally a happy union. They are two positions apart within the Zodiac, and such Signs tend to have karmic ties and a deep empathy for one a
Tips to success in Driving Test
. Dont be afraid to ask questions. If you are unsure what the examiner is asking you to do, dont feel silly about asking them to clarify. Its best to be sure what their instructions are rather than guessing.
Best Street Artists In The World
. Conor Harringtons military inspired murals incorporate suggestions of calm figures against turbulent, graffiti inspired backgrounds.
Tips To Prepare a Government Job Interview
In Any Interview Personality is More Important than Academic Qualification
. Keep in mind in an interview it is your personality that counts, more than academic qualification. In fact for any interview personality is must.
Tips for Success in Law School
Go to class
. Most professors cover some material in class that is not discussed in the reading, so failure to attend class will put you at a big disadvantage when you take the final exam. Also, you will receive an FW if you miss more than 20% of the sessions of a
Benefits of Figs
. Figs contain Pectin, which is a soluble fiber. When fiber moves through the digestive system, it basically mops up excess clumps of cholesterol and carries them to the excretory system to be eliminated from the body. As a soluble fiber, pectin from f
Xmas Party Games
. The adult version of the Secret Santa game has a twist at the end.After number one has chosen a gift and unwrapped it, number two chooses and unwraps a gift.Number two can then choose to swap gifts with number one.Each guest then chooses a gift and d
Most Scenic Train Rides in the World
. Start Point Tywyn, Wales End Point Nant Gwernol, Wales Talyllyn Railway doesnt promise sweeping vistas of vast mountains, or continent spanning day long journeys. What it does promise is history, charm and oodles of adorableness. This little railwa
Animal Themed Nail Art Designs
. You can do leopard print nails like above by painting your nails with two colors half and half. Now add glitter dots and outline your nails in c curves and add a few random spots with black color. Add one rhinestone in the centre of your nail near
Daily Meditation can Improve your Life
. A snake sheds its skin and moves on with the new skin; if cats and dogs have water on them, they shake it off. However, we tend to carry our emotional garbage for years. Meditation helps to shake that off, feel rejuvenated and helps us move on.
Benefits of Beetroot
Carotenoids in beet juice improve the quality
. Carotenoids in beet juice improve the quality, thickness and shine of the hair. It assists in blood circulation which nourishes the hair follicles, which in turn promotes hair growth and produces good quality hair. The natural silica in beetroot impr
Favourite Christmas Movies
. A secret wager sees Eddie Murphys street hustler trading places with rich suit Dan Aykroyd, who is framed and rendered homeless in the run up to Christmas. Heavy stuff for a comedy, perhaps, but told with a light touch and a big heart.
Benefits of Green chillis
. Chilies gives relief from nasal congestion by increasing the metabolism. It also dilates airway of lungs which reduces asthma and wheezing. It relieves chronic congestion in people who are heavy drinkers.In some countries, spicy dishes with a lot of
Mouthwatering Foods to Try
Lauki Kofta Curry
. Fried lauki dumplings cooked with tangy tomato sauce, this North Indian curry will make you ask for more.
. Definition This pattern is a sequence of three Doji. The occurrence of this pattern is extremely rare so when it occurs it should not be ignored. Recognition Criteria 1. The market is characterized by a prevailing downtrend. 2. Three consecutive Doji
jump rope training
. If youve stuck to the changes youve made, you will already be walking a bit more, warming up and stretching and doing a couple of short workouts a week. However, in order to ensure good cardiovascular health you will need to elevate your heart rate a
Top Sports Rivalries of All Time
Boston Celtics vs Philadelphia 76ers
. The rivalry between the Boston Celtics and the Philadelphia 76ers got started when the Syracuse Nationals left upstate New York in 1964 and moved to Philadelphia and became the 76ers. The rivalry began with a bang in the 1965 playoffs when the two te
Benefits of Star Apple
. Sore eyes and sunstroke can also be helped by the application or consumption of star fruit. Star fruit is a small, bushy evergreen tree that grows very well under hot, humid, tropical conditions. The plant bears small lilac color, bellshaped flowers
Mind Blowing Beauty Tricks
Half Moon Manicures with School Supplies
. School supplies like ring binder enforcers are just what you need for a half moon manicure.
Famous Mummified Bodies
St Bonaventures Arm
. Our only holy figure on the list, this saints writing arm and hand have been preserved due to his work Commentary on the Four Books of Peter Lombard. St. Bonaventures arm was encased in a silver arm-shaped reliquary that now resides in his hometown o
Tips to get ready for Foreign Trip
Do not learn the hard way what cellphone use overseas will cost
. Call your cellular company and see what options are available for using your phone service in the country you will be traveling to. Renting a phone while you are traveling abroad has recently become both very easy and economical. Maybe even brave it,
Precautions while using Nail Paint
. Nail polish originated in China, and its use dates back to 3000 BC. Around 600 BC, during the Zhou dynasty, the royal house preferred the colors gold and silver. However, red and black eventually replaced these metallic colors as royal favourites. Du