Scientists Employ Cutting-Edge Technology for 'Surya Tilak' Ceremony at Ayodhya's Ram Temple

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 10:23am on 17 Apr 2024,Wednesday Spiritual

Using state-of-the-art scientific expertise, a team of Indian scientists orchestrates a remarkable 'Surya Tilak' ceremony at Ayodhya's Ram Temple. Employing a specially designed instrument, a precise 5.8 centimetre beam of sunlight is directed onto the deity's forehead, marking a significant engineering feat. The mechanism, developed by collaboration between institutions like CBRI Roorkee and IIAP Bengaluru, involves sophisticated opto-mechanical systems and solar tracking principles. With meticulous planning and technical prowess, the ritual is flawlessly executed, showcasing India's prowess in merging tradition with innovation.

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Sun's 'Surya Tilak' Illuminates Ram Lalla's Forehead in Ayodhya on Ram Navami

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 07:08am on 17 Apr 2024,Wednesday Spiritual

On Ram Navami, the Sun's rays adorned the forehead of Ram Lalla with a 'surya tilak' at Ayodhya's Ram Mandir. This marked the first celebration since the idol's consecration at the new temple inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The mesmerizing event, witnessed for around two to two-and-a-half minutes, was displayed on large LED screens across Ayodhya. Achieved through an intricate setup of mirrors and lenses, the 'Surya tilak' directed sunlight into the sanctum sanctorum from the temple's third floor, enriching the spiritual ambiance of the occasion.

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London Hosts First-Ever Shiva Festival, Celebrating Shivratri with Spiritual Fervor

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 03:28pm on 11 Mar 2024,Monday Spiritual

The inaugural Shiva Festival in London, organized by the Sanatan Sanstha of UK (SSUK), mesmerized nearly 500 attendees with cultural performances and spiritual rituals on March 9, 2024. Esteemed guests, including community representatives and dignitaries, inaugurated the event with the ceremonial lighting of the lamp. Highlights included soul-stirring bhajans, captivating dance routines, and interactive sessions explaining the significance of Shivratri. The event also featured a unique Jalaabhishek ceremony and a dynamic recital of the Shiv Tandav Stotram. Attendees expressed gratitude as Mahadev interacted with devotees, leaving lasting memories of devotion and cultural richness.

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Ram Lalla's Divine Adornments: 15 kg Gold, 18,000 Diamonds, and Emeralds at Ayodhya's Ram Temple

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 08:08am on 23 Jan 2024,Tuesday Spiritual

The newly-installed idol of Ram Lalla at Ayodhya's Ram Temple boasts opulent jewellery, a culmination of dedicated craftsmanship. A total of 15 kg of gold, 18,000 diamonds, and emeralds were meticulously fashioned into 14 pieces, including a 1.7 kg crown adorned with 75-carat diamonds and 175-carat Zambian emeralds. Crafted in just 12 days, each piece drew inspiration from sacred texts, symbolizing Lord Ram's divine attributes. Lucknow's Harsahaymal Shyamlal Jewelers undertook this responsibility, delivering a stunning ensemble. The intricate jewellery adds a touch of scripture-based beauty to the revered idol.

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Intricate Rituals Underway in Ayodhya: Photo Of Ram Lalla Idol Revealed Ahead Of Consecration Ceremony

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 09:24am on 19 Jan 2024,Friday Spiritual

The idol of Lord Ram depicting him as a 5-year-old child was placed in the inner sanctum of the Ayodhya Ram Temple on Thursday ahead of the consecration ceremony on January 22nd. The intricately carved 51-inch black stone idol was sculpted by Arun Yogiraj based in Mysuru. Elaborate rituals have begun in preparation for the "Pran Pratishtha". PM Modi will perform the puja for the "Pran Pratistha', sources have said. A team of priests led by Lakshmikant Dixit will perform the main rituals of the "Pran Prathistha". To spiritually purify himself, Modi is sleeping on the floor with only a blanket, drinking only coconut water, and avoiding outside contact. He has appealed to the public not to visit Ayodhya on the 22nd to avoid inconveniencing Lord Ram. The public can attend from January 23rd onwards when the temple opens.

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Celestial Splendor Illuminates Night Sky: Partial Lunar Eclipse Coincides with Sharad Poonam, Lakshmi Puja Celebration

Brief by Short91 Newsdesk / 09:21am on 28 Oct 2023,Saturday Spiritual

Tonight, India, Asia, Europe, Africa, and Russia will witness a mesmerizing partial lunar eclipse, starting at 11:31 PM IST. Astrophysicist Debi Prasad Duari confirmed the event, coinciding with the auspicious occasion of Lakshmi Puja in West Bengal and Sharad Poonam. The penumbral eclipse begins at 11:31 PM IST, with the partial umbral eclipse starting at 1:05 AM IST on October 29. Maximum obscuration of the lunar disc occurs at 1:44 AM IST, concluding at 2:23 AM IST. Stargazers can enjoy this celestial display during the late hours of October 28 and early hours of October 29. [ Representative Image]

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Dussehra Celebrated with Grandeur in London: Hindu Temple in Slough Marks 30 Years with Enthusiastic Fireworks Display

Brief by Short91 Newsdesk / 08:08am on 26 Oct 2023,Thursday Spiritual

In a vibrant celebration, London's Hindu temple in Slough marked the 30th year of Dussehra with grandeur. Over a thousand attendees witnessed a spectacular fireworks display featuring 30 minutes of dazzling lights. The event, adorned with depictions of Lord Ram, Lakshman and Hanuman was filled with enthusiastic participants, including children. Chief guest Chairman Vinod Kumar Sharma, alongside Rishu Walia, Hirdesh Gupta, and Pandit Naresh Saraswat, graced the occasion. This jubilant festivity symbolizing the victory of good over evil added sparkle to the London skyline, echoing the global spirit of Dussehra.

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Countdown Begins: Dates for Maa Durga's Return in 2024!

Brief by Short91 Newsdesk / 06:57am on 25 Oct 2023,Wednesday Spiritual

In a tradition cherished by the Bengali community worldwide, the anticipation for Goddess Durga's return begins soon after her departure to Mount Kailasha on the day of Dashami (Dussehra). Shorts91 presents the upcoming schedule for Maa Durga's visit next year. Mahalaya, the day of "Tarpan", is slated for October 2, 2024. Navratri festivities commence on October 3, following Mahalaya. The full Pujo schedule includes Shashti on October 9, Saptami on October 10, Ashtami on October 11, and Navami on October 12 in 2024. The divine goddess will bid farewell on Dashami, falling on October 13, 2024. Shorts91 wishes Shubho Bijoya to all our readers and wait for the return of the Mother next year.

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Visakhapatnam's Kanyaka Parameshwari Ammavari Temple Shines with Currency and Gold Decorations Worth Crores During Navratri

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 01:46pm on 23 Oct 2023,Monday Spiritual

During the ongoing Navratri festival in India, the 146-year-old Kanyaka Parameshwari Ammavari Temple in Visakhapatnam's Kurupam Market has captured attention with its elaborate decoration. The temple is adorned with currency notes and gold ornaments worth crores. The total worth of the currency used in the temple's decoration, including that of the goddess Kanyaka Parameshwari idol, is estimated at Rs 2 crore. The 10-day Navaratri festival featured worship of various goddess incarnations and special abhishekam ceremonies with 18 different liquids. The goddess was bedecked with gold ornaments, golden flowers, gold saris, and a significant quantity of precious metals and currency.

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Shorts91 Team Experiences Spirit of Durga Puja at London Pandals

Brief by Shorts91 Newsdesk / 02:30pm on 22 Oct 2023,Sunday Spiritual

The Shorts91 team visited Durga Puja pandals across West London this Saturday, soaking in the festive atmosphere that evoked the feel of India far from home. Prabashi UK Pandal's golden theme and delicious bhog transported us to Kolkata. The newly launched Prayas UK Pandal signified the younger generation taking over organizing the celebrations. Bengal Heritage Foundation's Sharad Utsav provided four days of cultural events, worship, and free bhog. With over 10,000 visitors, they host various cultural programs year-round. These groups help Indians in London feel connected to their roots during festivals when homesickness peaks. Their efforts truly capture the spirit of Durga Puja abroad.

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