Akshaya Tritiya Celebrations

Akshaya Tritiya is one of the sacred three and a half or sade teen Muhurats as per Hindu religion. The sade teen Mahurats or auspicious timing signifies a lot of importance in Hindu religion. There are two kinds of Mahurats fixed Mahurats coming in particular months of the year and other Mahurats which are spread throughout the year. This Mahurat or Muhurta is supposed to be the right time to begin new ventures and buy precious things. It is a firm belief that any meaningful activity started on this day would be fruitful. 

Akshaya Tritiya falls on the third day of the bright half of Vaishakh as per Hindu calendar which is normally in the month April or May, when the Sun and Moon are in exaltation. As per the Hindu belief, Thretha Yuga was started on this day. Also the birthday of Lord Parasurama the sixth incarantion of Lord Sri Maha Vishnu is observed on the day of Akshaya Tritiya, This year’s Akshaya Tritiya or Akha Teej 2012 is coming on Tuesday 24th April. The word "Akshaya" means eternal or imperishable one which never perishes or diminishes. It is believed that doing good deeds like helping the poor, donating money etc on this day brings ‘Punya’ for life time. Other ways of celebrating Akshay Tritiya includes bathing in holy rivers, conducting special Poojas and offering prayers in the Vishnu temples. Lakshmi Kubera homa (religious offering) done on this day is supposed to bring life long prosperity.  

Akshaya Tritiya is believed to bring good luck and success. Most people purchase Gold on this day as it is believed that buying Gold on this day brings prosperity and more wealth in future. So it is a custom to buy valuables like gold, silver, diamonds or precious stones and property on this auspicious day. The day is also thought to be good for arranging weddings, beginning new business ventures and even going for long journeys. People born on this day are believed to be brilliant and are supposed to shine in their life for doing some extra ordinary things. Some of the great people born on Akshay Tritiya are Adi Shankaracharya, Swami Chinmayananda and Lord Buddha.

In Maharashtra on this particular day crowd is observed at the gold shops for purchasing gold. In recent years since gold has reached a record high value it is becoming difficult for the common man to purchase gold. Then also to keep the trend intact people are buying whatever minimum fraction of gold they can buy. If you are not able to buy gold buy something valuable on this day of Akshaya Tritiya. 

On the coming auspicious day of Akshay Tritiya you can buy something which will prove to be valuable to your family or relatives still not hurting your pocket. Buy Magic holidays a valuable gift to your dear ones which is in the reach of average man with benefits lasting for a longer period. The essence of benefits of this vacation package called Magic Holidays will last for years to come.  

Indian Premier League 2012 will be more interesting than expected

Indian Premier League 2012 is making hoards of news headlines in the newspapers. It is stuffing pages of newspapers with highlights of the matches. Indian Premier League known much popularly as IPL is the main topic of the discussions held at offices, public places and educational institutions in India. 

This years IPL was inaugurated in a glittering ceremony on 3rd of April at YMCA grounds in Chennai. Many top celebrities including pop star Katy Perry and Amitabh Bachchan took part in the grand celebrations. The opening match of this year’s IPL was held between Chennai Super kings and Mumbai Indians. The matches will be held at different venues in India. There will be nine teams playing in the IPL 2012. The teams playing this season are Mumbai Indians, Royal challengers Bangalore, Hyderabad Deccan Chargers, Chennai super kings, Delhi Daredevils, Kings eleven Punjab, Kolkata night riders, Rajasthan Royals and Pune Warriors India. The auction of players was held on 4th February 2012 at ITC Royal Gardenia in Bengaluru. IPL authority increased number of players from 30 to 33 in each squad. The competition is gaining more and more popularity in India as well as other countries.

Many positive changes in the teams playing in IPL this year have increased the excitement of the competition. Delhi Daredevils will try to be on the winning track with the additions of Mahela Jayawardene and dashing England batsman Kevin Petersen. This two will be strengthening Delhi’s batting side. In the inauguration match itself Mumbai had stunned Chennai the most consistent side and the two time winners of IPL title in 2010 and 2011. But Chennai restored very fast from this shock defeating Hyderabad Deccan chargers by 74 runs. Deccan chargers were the winners of the 2009 IPL edition. Ravindra Jadeja showing a brilliant all round performance at Visakhapatnam has raised more expectations from his team. Delhi Daredevils have pondered the inspirations of Royal Challenges Bangalore. Bravo and Raina are also supposed to provide great entertainment by giving splendid performances. The only concern of Chennai super kings is the skipper’s indifferent form. Recently Mumbai had given a real blow to Deccan chargers with an unexpected win by 5 wickets.

The Indian Premier League is an overwhelming brain child of Shri Lalit Modi the then Vice President of Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI). He was inspired by English Premier League and other European leagues to start IPL in India. The format of Twenty-Twenty cricket had emerged as a successful phenomenon after the T20 cricket world cup was won by India. Indian cricket lovers were highly impressed with the shortest version of T20 cricket match style. The Indian Cricket Board approved it a few months back. 

The Indian Premier League is looked upon as a very good opportunity as far as entertainment and money making is concerned. It has become more popular in less time due to speed, thrill and entertainment packed in the matches. IPL is also proving to be a blessing for the rising cricket stars of India who can show their talent and get quick fame in short time by throwing a dazzling performance in the competition. IPL will quench your thirst of cricket and if you want to fulfill your travel related thirst then avail Magic Holidays  the vacation package providing vacation for twenty five years on a one time inflation free payment.    

Hanuman Jayanti will be Celebrated on 6 April in 2012

 Yatra raghunatha kirtanam;
Tatra tatra kritha masthakanjalim;
Bhaspavaari paripurna lochanam;
Maarutim namata raakshasanthakam
 Meaning : "We bow to Maruti, Sri Hanuman, who stands with his palms folded above his forehead, with a torrent of tears flowing down his eyes wherever the Names of Lord Rama are sung". 
Sri Hanuman is worshipped all over India-either alone or together with Sri Rama. Every temple of Sri Rama has the murti or idol of Sri Hanuman. Hanuman is the Avatara of Lord Shiva. He was born of the Wind-God and Anjani Devi. His other names are Pavanasuta, Marutsuta, Pavankumar, Bajrangabali and Mahavira.

He is the living embodiment of Ram-Nam. He was an ideal selfless worker, a true Karma Yogi who worked desirelessly and dynamically. He was a great devotee and an exceptional Brahmachari or celibate. He served Sri Rama with pure love and devotion, without expecting any fruit in return. He lived to serve Sri Rama. He was humble, brave and wise. He possessed all the divine virtues. He did what others could not do-crossing the ocean simply by uttering Ram-Nam, burning the city of Lanka, and bringing the sanjeevini herb and restoring Lakshmana to life again. He brought Sri Rama and Lakshmana from the nether world after killing Ahiravana.

To mark the birth of Lord Hanuman, Hanuman Jayanti is celebrated all over India in the month of Chaitra in Hindu calendar. The great Hanuman is known for its great strength, power and his immortal devotion towards Lord Rama. He is considered to be a greatest follower of Lord Rama and played a crucial role in his life. He is also known as Sankat Mochan who people remember in both good and bad times. He is considered to be as one of the most powerful Hindu gods in India.

In Andhra, Hanuman Jayanthi is celebrated for 41-days which starts on Chaitra Purnima and ends on the tenth day during Krishna Paksha in Vaishakha month. In Andhra Pradesh devotees begin 41-days Deeksha on Chaitra Purnima and conclude it on Hanuman Jayanthi day. 

It is believed that Hanuman was born at Sunrise. On Hanuman Jayanti day temples start spiritual discourses at dawn before Sunrise and stop it after Sunrise. 

Hanuman, an ardent devotee of Lord Rama and Sita himself, is also known as Anjaneya.
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