Friday, 20 July 2012

Facts about Ramadan

1.       Ramadan – This word literally means “One that Burns” According to scholars, in this month the Sins are burnt away… therefore it is called Ramadan.
2.       Ramadan is the ninth month of the 12-month Islamic calendar, which is lunar and based on the phases of the moon. The lunar calendar falls short of the solar calendar by 11 days. As a result, Ramadan doesn't start on the same date each year and instead passes through all the seasons.

3.       The doors of heaven are opened in this month and the doors of hell are closed. Devils are chained in this month. Mercy is poured down to Earth during Ramadan.

4.       The Month of Ramadan is also when it is believed the Holy Quran "was sent down from heaven, guidance unto men, a declaration of direction, and a means of Salvation"

5.       The great battle of Badr between the Muslims and the unbelievers took place during Ramadan in the second year of the Hijrah.

6.       The Muslims re-entered Makkah victorious during Ramadan in the eighth year of the Hijrah. After this conquest people began to enter the fold of Islam in multitudes, and Makkah became free of polytheism and evil.

7.       At the end of the day the fast is broken with prayer and a meal called the iftar.

8.       In addition to the five daily prayers, during Ramadan Muslims recite a special prayer called the Taraweeh prayer (Night Prayer). The length of this prayer is usually 2-3 times as long as the daily prayers.

9.       Ramadan ends with the festival of Eid al-Fitr, which in 2012 occurs on Aug. 19. At Eid al-Fitr people dress in their finest clothes, adorn their homes with lights and decorations, give treats to children, and enjoy visits with friends and family.

10.   When the fast ends (the first day of the month of Shawwal) it is celebrated for three days in a holiday called Id-al-Fitr (the Feast of Fast Breaking).

11.   On the evening of the 27th day of the month, Muslims celebrate the Laylat-al-Qadr (the Night of Power). It is believed that on this night Muhammad first received the revelation of the Holy Quran. And according to the Quran, this is when God determines the course of the world for the following year.

12.   Ramadan contains Laylatul-Qadr, which is better than a thousand months.

13.   Islam is the world's second largest religion, after Christianity, with more than 1 billion followers.

Sunday, 15 July 2012

Ramadhan a period of fasting, self-evaluation, self-control and spiritual growth

Ramadhan is observed as a period of fasting, self-evaluation, self-control and spiritual growth. The word “Ramadhan” is derived from an Arabic word for intense heat, dried ground, shortness of food and drink. It starts with Ramadhan traditionally begins with a new moon sighting. It exists for 29 to 30 days and ends by the visual sightings of the crescent moon. It is also known as Ramadhan or Ramzan.
It is considered to be the most holy and blessed month. In this month Muslims refrain themselves from eating & drinking, sexual relations, forged speech & evil actions. Fighting is also not allowed during this period. In this month there is an increase in reading of the Quran. Ramadhan is also a period of submission to God.  The grace of God seems to be multiplied during the period of Ramadhan.

Fasting during Ramadhan is one of the Five Pillars of Islam. It is a time of self-examination and increased religious devotion. Ramadhan disclosed the Quran. Muslims are informed that Prophet Muhammad, the first received disclosures during Ramadhan. Muslims prepare special foods and buy gifts for their family and friends and for giving to the poor and needy who cannot afford it. This can involve buying new clothes, shoes and other items of need.

Ramadhan is the period of spreading peace.  It is also the time to strengthen family ties and other people.
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Friday, 6 July 2012

Sri satyanarayana Puja Stories - 2

Long ago there was a king named Tungdhwaj. He was famous for his kindness to his subjects.

One day, he went hunting in a forest. After hunting for a long time he became tired and sat down under a tree. There he saw a few villagers doing the prayer of Lord Satyanarayana. His false ego neither made him to join them nor bowed down to the idol of the Lord. When the villagers gave him the prasad, he did not accept it and went away from there but he didn’t know the result of his action.
When the King reached his Kingdom he was stunned. He saw that everything was destroyed. All his 100 sons were lying dead on the floor. Suddenly the King realised that this had happened all due to his false ego. He remembered that he had shown disrespect towards Lord Satyanarayana. He started thinking of correcting his mistake. He started walking towards the place where the villagers were doing their prayers. There, with them, he did the prayers of Lord Satyanarayana , had the prasad ,the charna-amrit  and put it in all his son's mouths. Then a miracle happened. All his sons were alive. He got back all his wealth ,comforts of life and finally in the end, after he died, he went to heaven.

Thursday, 5 July 2012

Sri satyanarayana Puja Stories - 1

This story is about a poor and old Brahmin who used to live in the city of Kashi. He was very poor. For his living he used to beg for food every day. He was depressed with his situation.

One day he met another old Brahmin and narrated his story to him. He asked him to suggest ways to get out of this nasty situation. He was also sad after hearing his story. He told him to perform Sri satyanarayana Puja. In addition to that he told him the way in which he should do it.

The Brahmin was very eager to perform Satyanarayana Puja. He was worried because he didn’t have enough money to buy the materials for the Puja. He was not able to sleep that night. Next morning he woke up and thought whatever materials he would get after begging he would use it to perform the Puja. He performed the puja with the material he got that day after begging.  He continued the Puja in this manner for quite some time.

Day started passing away. After sometime he overcame poverty. He had all the things a man would desire in the world. He did not forget what this puja gave him. He continued performing the puja.

This is the magic of Puja which ensured abundance and peace in the poor  Brahmin life. It can do the same if the Puja is performed with a pure heart and devotion.

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Satyanarayan Puja - 1

The Satyanarayan Puja is performed to show respect to Narayan an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. He is seen as the symbol of truth. It is believed the ceremony originated in Bengal as Satya Pir ritual performed by all communities (Hindu, Muslim and buddhists) and later in 1800s transformed into Satyanarayan puja. This puja is popular among the Hindus.
It can be organized before any major like marriage, house warming ceremony, graduation, new job, the purchase of a new home, vehicle  and baby shower. This puja can be also organized if somebody is not well in our family. If somebody wants to organize it for any other cause he is free to do that. It can be organized at home or in a temple.

According to Hindu mythology this puja is usually kept on Purnima(Full Moon.)The day on it can be organize is of less relevance. It can be organize on any day in the year. Evening is the best time to start this Puja but one can organized it at any time of the day according to his suitability. It is a general practice to organize Satyanarayan Puja once in a year to preserve and enhance family harmony and to bring success and enjoyment to all.The main purpose of the puja is to offer prayers and to show the gratitude towards the almighty.

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Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Feature you would love about DESIEVITE Part 2

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You have sent the invitation and after few days some unavoidable consequences occurred. You have no other way. You have to cancel the event. Click on cancel event link. A popup window will open. Write the reason for cancellation of event and click on submit. The event will displayed in cancel event section and whenever you click on that event it will show you the reason also. This update will be sent to your guest also. 
You don’t want your guest to forget about the event. You want all of them in your event.  You love them all. One way is to send them reminders. Our system provided a facility to send them reminder.  Ours is an interactive system. It asks you to suggest the days before the event to send reminders. Set the days and leave the rest to the system. System will take care of the rest. Click on guest reminder link. A popup window will show up. Select the check boxes who you want to send the reminders like yes, may or the guest not yet responded. You can also search the guests if you don’t want to send the reminder to all the guests.  Write a message and click on send reminder right now.

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