Partial solar eclipse: Suryagrahan june 21st | Hamro Patro

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Partial solar eclipse: Suryagrahan june 21st

निद्रायां जायाते व्याधि मुत्रे दारिद्रमाप्नुयात् ।
पुरिषे कृमियोनिश्च मैथुने ग्रामसुकर: ॥
अभ्यञ्जने भवेत्कुष्ठि भोजने स्यादधोगति ।
बन्धने च भवेत् सर्पे बधे च नरकं व्रजेत् ॥

On the day of Ashadh Krishna Aunshi, i.e. Asar 7th Sunday, accordingly, on 21st June, there will be a 'partial solar eclipse'. This partial solar eclipse can be seen from all the countries of Asia including Nepal, India, China, Thailand, South / Eastern Europe, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Congo, Ethiopia, some places in Africa.

According to Nepali time, the soupçon will be at 10:50 in the morning, the middle will be at 12:38 in the afternoon and salvation will be at 2:23 in the afternoon. Therefore, the total eclipse period will be 3 hours and 33 minutes.
This partial eclipse will touch the west side and salvation will be in the east.

The eclipse will not be visible from North America, South America, most of Australia, the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Germany, Spain, and other European continents.

Sutak Time:
According to the scriptures, Solar eclipse has 4 periods (Prahar) equivalent to 12 hrs, and Lunar eclipse has 3 periods (Prahars) equivalent to 9 hrs, the Sutak time starts according to the Prahar hours.

Therefore, from 10:50 pm on June 20, except for children, the elderly, the sick, and pregnant women, other rational beings have been forbidden to eat.

What to do and not?

During the eclipse, food is prohibited and cooking, roasting, making, cutting, using various tools, mining the land, holding important meetings, initiating good deeds, defecating, cutting hair, brushing teeth, signing checks, and other important documents, etc are not prescribed. Work and touching idols of gods and basil trees are strictly forbidden.

Also, especially during the eclipse, pregnant women should not go out of the house, they are prescribed to carry Basil leaves, Chandan and Kush with them if they have to go outside.

What to do during the eclipse?
It is considered very good to bathe in rivers, lakes, ponds, pilgrimages, streams, rivers, seas, etc. during the eclipse and to donate and help animals, birds, endangered animals, and helpless creatures with all one's strength and devotion during the eclipse. At the same time, if you have your initiation mantras during the eclipse, then chanting, otherwise chanting the mantras of God and meditation, home, etc., is a scriptural promise of thousands of times more fruit. If you know the Mahadasa, Antardasa of your zodiac sign, chanting it will reduce the planetary pain and get the infinite grace of Navagraha.

 If a person has a solar eclipse in his birth horoscope, it will be very beneficial for him to worship Suryanarayana and Shivaji. In addition to this, Punyakal, i.e. the time of the eclipse, is also considered suitable for sadhana, etc.

Eclipse is a natural phenomenon. Since this partial solar eclipse has a direct impact on human life, animals and the environment, it is necessary to take the eclipse from the positive side in a proper manner and not be afraid of eclipses and Sutak.
 Since the sun's radiation and negative energy enters our house during the eclipse, we should not keep cooked food during the eclipse. Also, if there is milk, curd, ghee, water, pickle, etc., it is believed that keeping basil leaves or kush in it will not spoil such food. May this eclipse neutralize the negative energies, combat the COVID19, and deliver a normal circumstance.

World Yoga day

The Yoga Sutras are credited to Adiyogi Lord Shiva. The yoga practices that started from Shiva have come to us through generations of Saptarishis, scholars, sages, and Gurus. According to architectural studies, the idol of Lord Shiva in the meditation posture is considered to be the oldest. There is also an idol of Mahavira Jain, meditating. Another basis of yoga is the meditation idol of Lord Buddha, this idol is considered world famous. According to another statement, credit for yoga is given to Lord Krishna. Among the many names of Lord Krishna, Yogeshwar is also worshiped. Even UNESCO has registered yoga as its intangible cultural heritage since 2016.

World Yoga Day is celebrated on the 21st of June every year. Sadguru Jaggi Basdev, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, and the Prime Minister of India, Mr. Narendra Modi are among the inaugural personalities of this Yoga Day which was started to be celebrated in 2014. This formula of Yoga Day has been established by the United Nations itself and yoga have been taken as the index of millennium development. The world community understands that development and prosperity are not possible without personal peace and health.

Modern medicine attaches great importance to the treatment and physical aspects of the disease, while yoga practice focuses on peace of mind, self-control, purification of the mind and spirituality, as well as positive decentralization of human strength and mind. As the value of one's importance and presence in one's eyes is awakened through yoga, yoga is also the only simple and easy way to increase mental illness and self-esteem.

We have found in various books and articles on the subject of yoga that it is clear that yoga can help to satisfy the mind beyond time and can also give a deep knowledge of the purpose of life. Yoga is an ancient instrument to transcend above physical and monetary desires and find a sustainable source of happiness that is absolute. Yoga is considered to be not only an exercise but also the basis, philosophy, and reality of life.

Plenty of books and examples illustrate the fact that from Gautama Buddha to Christ, from Shiva to Krishna, and various other philosophy-centered Mahatmas practiced yoga during their lifetimes.

Since yoga is a really deep subject, it cannot be defined by loose words and explanations, however, the importance of yoga is abundant in all of us in today's hectic life. The money we earn, the car, the body, the beauty, and the affluence will run out with time but our spiritual purity, thoughts, and positive waves will last forever.

From billionaires to saints, we all need to answer with our hands on our chests; is there peace in our lives? Are we happy? Human nature is beyond self-control, it is a creature indulging in greed, lust, and indulgence for material gain, human beings are the only creatures in the world who spend their whole life for their grid of needs and security, and it does not apply to other creatures.
But the real value of life and the pure concept of peace is far beyond material achievement. This does not mean that in order to adopt yoga, one has to become a saint by staying away from the material world, but by practicing yoga and really understanding the importance of yoga, we are sure to be successful and healthy even in daily life and health. Yoga is essential for an egalitarian world, yoga is life, and let's study more about it, adopt it, and achieve a happy and peaceful life.

Happy World Yoga Day!

World Music day

Although the concept of Music Day was introduced by American composer Joel Cohen in 1976, it was formally introduced in France in 1982.

The day was first observed in France on June 21, 1981, according to French artist Maurice Fleuret Kosoch. Since then, every year on the 21st of June, 'World Music Day' has been celebrated. Music Day is now celebrated as a special festival in more than 100 countries around the world.

Music is a universal language that has been presented or understood by the world in its own way. In Nepal, a country of many races, languages, religions, and cultures, music can be heard abundantly, whether it is a Nyauli Vaka or a melodious melody coming out of the vibration of Murchunga, Nepali traditional music instrument. Madal, sarangi to dhime, dholak to tungana, and bansuri to binayo are instruments that add Nepali ownership to Nepali music creations.

For some, music can be an expression, for others, music can be a profession, for some, it can be a friend, for others, it can be an addiction. Eastern classical music, nomadic music, from blues to hip-hop, from rap to metal, and from folk to ghazals, music has spread worldwide.

In the Vedic Sanatan rites, for centuries, it has been the custom to play conch shells while performing every pious or regular ritual. The conch shell played in a single tune (Ekohoro Sankha) alarms on the happening death rituals and double tuned conch shell alarms on the happening auspicious rituals, music, and tunes are also the alarms and public notices. This has been going on since time immemorial.

Bhajans, kirtans, rodhis, alaps, operas, mushahyaras, mehfils and manchas are popular because of the music. The pain of gayines (Traditional Nepali musicians) to singing the national anthem is heart touching because of the music.

Again, music is not just instruments, songs, or melodic sounds, its range is vast, perhaps like the infinite range of the sky. The sound of water dripping from Balesi, the morning alarm of cuckoos, the bells of the temple, the prayers of the mosque, the hymns of the church and the roar of the river, Music flows everywhere.

When music leaves its mark on the heart through the ears, it makes a sound, there is such power in music. Music connoisseurs choose music not only to listen but also to experience its diversity. Music Day has been celebrated in Nepal since Bikram Samvat 2045 BS. Music Day is celebrated with the participation of seekers and singers, writers, composers, musicians, and music lovers active in the field of music and art.

Nepal Music Association has been holding a special program in Kathmandu every year on the occasion of Music Day. On this occasion, art and music related seminars, discussions, and music composers are also honored. Nepal has also been using Music Day as an opportunity to connect with world music.

We want to remember and acknowledge all lovers and creators of music and the overall musicians of the Nepali environment and languages. From Bakhat Bahadur Budhapirti to Bekhaman, from Ambar Gurung to Sunil Bardewa, from Kul Pokhrel to Yama Buddha (Anil Adhikari) and all known and unknown composers whose music has explained the original Nepali music born of Nepali soil.

Mother Saraswati is always graceful in Nepali music, may every creator get the real value and credit of their musical creation. May Nepali music spread its master Sargam sound in the world market, Happy 'World Music Day'!

Suyog Dhakal

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