Shivaratri (literally meaning Shiva's night) is a festival of great significance for Hindus all over the world, especially for those of Kashmir. Esoterically, it is symbolic of the mystic union of Jiva (individual soul) with Paramatma (the Supreme Godhead) and it represents the high state of spiritual realization wherein the world of relativity fades away and perfect peace and calm prevails.
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DOWNLOAD Shivratri Puja manual. We will be celebrating much awaited annual festival called Shivratri this month in February.
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The separatists were flabbergasted by the fearless polling of voters, including Kashmiri Muslims of the Valley, even in the face of boycott protests and threats of violence and reprisals.
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Lalla describes her extreme ecstasy upon her realization of the ultimate reality and says that she entered the garden of beautiful flowers indicating the abode of Shiva on the crown of her head. There she saw Shiva and Shakti mingled into one, the most coveted stage of all Yogis and the final stage of Kundalini Jagran.
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It has been said by the great Rishis, ascetics and men of spiritual realization that Vitasta is the Parvati incarnated as the Vitasta. When we turn the pages of the Nilamata Purana, which is the socio-cultural purana of the Kashmiri Pandit heritage,
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Your Sun sign represents the sign of the Zodiac that the Sun was in at the time of your birth. The Sun rules willpower, ego, individuality, courage, confidence and the unique life
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Stress is the physical or mental demand upon a person that exceeds the capacity of the body. It means stress the pressure on the person that makes the person loose his balance. During stress -heart beat increases, palpitations increase, the person starts breathing heavily, or one can have butterflies in his or her stomach, the person starts blushing, sometimes, the person also stammers while speaking.
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Exclusive news in pictures are for the month of January, 2009 by Shehjar’s Photo Journalist,
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Kulwant Roy (born,1914, Lahore, then in India) was a photographer working for Associated Press. He was personally responsible for several iconic images of the Indian independence movement and the early years of the Republic of India.
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The Guru Śiṣya relationship is a sacred tradition originating in India by which a student reverently devotes his life to the service and teachings of an enlightened teacher, who with respect and reverence teaches the student and guides him through all the necessary stages to prepare him for his own path toward enlightenment.
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With a growing appetite for fish I had no option but to learn the delicate art of fish preparation so that I keep my taste buds constantly wet.
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J&K mirrors India as an all inclusive, all absorbing and all assimilating society and the liberal and broad culture of the state was earlier touted by the likes of Mahatma Gandhi. This culture was neither orthodox nor conservative or narrow but open and varied and had great internal strength and vitality.
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Some experience tells me that all of the past generation, including my mother and father were happy with the system of arranged marriage and yes it has worked fine with low procession time. At least to produce kids like me who can at least put their thoughts on paper and make it to a magazine to publish it. So what’s the problem now?
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It was the onset of the spring. New leaves had sprouted forth on the tree branches and some trees were full of blossom. I had got ready rather early in the morning at about eight and was enjoying refreshing sip of the morning tea in the lawns outside my quarters.
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To be specific, the fable does not originate as a folktale, though it may make use of folk material and can thereupon be composed into a culture and exchanged as traditional oral folklore.
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We lay prostrate in obeisance in the benevolent Lord’s presence; we bathed him in the milk of our love, and offered flowers and incense;
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Mummy! It is snowing! I cried. Yes, it was just like that fairy tale. Just like that dream. The picture had indeed frozen.
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Republican form of government implies that the head of the state will be elected directly or indirectly by the people of the state. It is not a mere chance that 26th January was chosen to enact and give ourselves the constitution. This day has historical importance.
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Many of us are facing some level of nervousness in these present times. There are though things that we can enjoy doing, affordably.
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Panun Kashmir observed January 19th as ‘Holocaust Day’ to mark 19 years of their ‘exile’. I
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Papa Ji had a tremendous love, affection, respect and regard for the members of the community. I have noticed the pain and anguish in the inner of his heart for the members of our community, those who could not adopt themselves to the changed circumstances on account of migration from Kashmir.
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Obama Inauguration highlights, Militant hideouts in Kashmir raided, Hudson plane crash
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Slumdog Millionaire is being talked about as a possible Oscar contender. The movie based on Mumbai slums has already won four Golden Globe awards , including one for music composer A R Rahman, a first for an Indian.
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In a desperate bid to appease the Kashmiri Muslim separatists who had reportedly interrupted the filming earlier, to allow him to finish the shooting in Kashmir, Rahul Dholakia unfairly blamed the security personnel whose xpresencex is vital, not only for him & his crew whenever he is in the valley, but also for the safety of the common Kashmiris.
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Hundreds of marriages made in heaven have been facilitated by this free service. Find your matching bride or groom in the matrimonials section of www.Kashmirgroup.com
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Fish is an important Kashmiri delicacy usually cooked on religious occasions like 'Gaada Bata' in the month of December, 'Shivaratri,' 'Khechi Amavasi' and also on cultural functions like 'Shraan Sundar' (ceremonial bath) of newly born baby which is usually done on the 11th day of the birth of the baby.
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Khazanchis? was a well-known family residing at Chattabal in a crowded locality some distance away from the Tonga Stand and close to the oil mill in the locality. Read more
It is a irony Indian Muslim instead of owning country is talking of his DNA matching with invaders like Timur, Ghazni etc Read more
This is called harisa, a saffron-flavoured dish. A gift from Iran to the people of Kashmir. Read more
Presenting 'The Homeland Podcast' a new live community interaction series by Panun Kashmir. Read more
The Maharaja gave due recognition to the son of soil and made Vishinath a member of the jury.Offer of landed property by the Maharaja was curtly refused. Read more
The wedding reception was a beautiful amalgamation of two cultures, Read more
The pigeons roaming in the homes of Kashmiri Pandits are a real testament to the government's failed policy, which abandoned the Hindus of Kashmir. Read more