The second Eclipse of 2014 occurs on the 29th April. The scientific point of view:- An eclipse occurs when one object gets in between you and another object and blocks your view. From Earth, we routinely experience two kinds of eclipses: an eclipse of the Moon and an eclipse of the Sun.
On 25th April (Friday) is Varuthini Ekadashi. Please have your last grain meal on Thursday night. The times to break your fast with grains is on Saturday morning Between 06h21 - 10h02 (Durban), 06h28 – 10h13 (Jhb)
For Ekadashi Dates and Times in your area around the world please click (HERE)
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The Position of Widows in the Hindu Society
There are so many interpolations of our Vedic Shastras, especially from the West, about this highly sensitive topic, that now we feel obliged to comment about it and right the wrongs that has truly marred our understanding of this extremely delicate and misunderstood subject. In our shastras there is quite a lot of information on this matter but one should remember that one has to view the information with a modernistic mentality.