Pradosh Vrata | Trayodashi Shraddha | NRN Day | World Sight Day | Hamro Patro

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Pradosh Vrata | Trayodashi Shraddha | NRN Day | World Sight Day

 Pradosh Vrat
Triodashi is called Pradosh. Like Ekadashi, Pradosh is important every month, Vishnu is remembered in Ekadashi, and Shiva is remembered in Pradosh. Pradosh begins 45 minutes before sunset and ends 45 minutes after sunset.

Som Pradosh
Today is Som Pradosh Vrat as it is Pradosh Vrat on Monday. Monday is considered to be Shiva's beloved day, so it is believed that those who fast today and praises Lord Shiva, will attain immense purity and boons.

Pradosha Katha
It is mentioned in the scriptures that Lord Shiva cured the disease of the moon on the day of Triodashi when the effect of the moon was diminishing.

Due to this, Pradosh Vrat is observed in the Triodashi every month in remembrance of Lord Shiva. It is more fruitful to worship Shiva in the time of Pradosh.

Sorha Shradhha: Trayodashi Shraddha

Pitri Gayatri Mantra:
देवताभ्यः पितृभ्यश्च महायोगिभ्यः एव च। नमः स्वाहायै स्वधायै नित्यमेव नमोनमः।।
It means salutations to the gods, pitras, great yogis, svaha and svadha all the time.

Pitri, Baitarni and Salvation
With the commencement of the Sorha Saddha may all the godlike Pitri in the Pitri realm between heaven and earth obtain salvation, may all the Pitri cross the Baitarni River, and may the ancestral love be maintained.

May the blessings of the ancestors be maintained, May goodness and good wishes are maintained, and we are the remnants of the ancestors in today's form, aren't we?

Tarpan, Diyo Puja, Vishwedeva Brahman, and other pujas can be performed before the appointed time. There is a belief that if the Pinda is not donated at this time, the Pitris will not get it. Sanatana Philosophy largely acknowledges the importance of Pitri in the existence of life and the universe.

In Vedic Sanatan Sanskrit, Pitrikarma i.e. shraddha is usually performed twice, regular shraddha is performed on the tithi of death and another shraddha is performed during the period of Sorha shraddhas. May peace and happiness prevail in every family with the commencement of this year's Sorha Shraddha Wishing for the salvation of the Pitri who passed away on the Trayodashi Shraddha date.

NRN (Nonresidential Nepali) day

With today's Non-Resident Nepali Day, Nepali living in other countries for 6 months or more carrying a Nepali passport for employment, migration, or education are called non-resident Nepali. Also refers to Nepali who have accepted foreign citizenship.

The Non-Resident Nepali Act, 2007, clarifies that members of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) do not include Nepali-origin citizens residing in SAARC countries and long-term students living abroad and foreign employees of the Government of Nepal.

Every year, October 11th is declared as a NRN day.

How is it observed?
On this occasion, there is a large presence of non-resident Nepalis from various countries including the president of the association and other officials. This day is celebrated not only in Nepal but also by Nepalese communities abroad in their own way.

NRNA Day 2023
It has been mentioned on the official website of NRNA that the NRNA Global Conference and the Annual General Meeting of NRNA will be held from October 11 to 17 this year. It has also been mentioned that the NRNA Day of the year 2023 will be in accordance with the slogan “From Nepali to Nepali”.

Best wishes

World Sight Day

World Sight Day, held this year on the second Thursday of October, is an annual event to raise awareness of the importance of good eye care around the globe.

We know that 2.2. billion people – a quarter of the world’s population – have a visual impairment. And nearly half of this visual impairment could have been prevented, or could still be avoided. Without urgent and sustainable efforts, the number of people who are blind could reach 115 million by 2050. But this isn’t inevitable.

Globally, £300 billion is lost in productivity each year because of visual impairment and blindness. But on average, across all of Sightsavers’ programs in Africa and Asia, it costs just £2 to £4 for a pair of prescription glasses – a simple solution that has been proven to lead to a significant increase in potential earnings. This solution can change someone’s life.

Theme 2023: Love your eyes at work
The International Agency for Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) has launched its annual campaign in the lead up to World Sight Day on October 12, 2023, with its key theme, 'Love your eyes at work', focusing on eye health in the workplace.

If we are to tackle the global eye health crisis, every one counts and everyone has a part to play. What’s yours?

On World Sight Day 2023, you can take action to help raise awareness and support Sightsavers’ work to combat avoidable blindness.
#Loveyoureyes is the theme and digital media trend for world sight day 2023, lets love our eyes and help others love their pair of eyes too.

- Suyog Dhakal

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Hamro Patro - Connecting Nepali Communities
Hamro Patro is one of the first Nepali app to include Nepali Patro, launched in 2010. We started with a Nepali Calendar mobile app to help Nepalese living abroad stay in touch with Nepalese festivals and important dates in Nepali calendar year. Later on, to cater to the people who couldn’t type in Nepali using fonts like Preeti, Ganesh and even Nepali Unicode, we built nepali mobile keyboard called Hamro Nepali keyboard.