07 October 2009

karva chauth katha, karwa chauth, karwa chauth puja, karwa chauth katha, karva chauth story

Karwa Chauth
Search for special mehndi designs is all time high as Karva Chauth Vrata is on Wednesday and married women are preparing for it. The women observe the fast for safety of their husbands on this occasion.

The women, after observing daylong fast, wore make up with extra care to give additional beauty to their look and offer prayers. They put on traditional attire and use special karva chauth mehndi design on their palms and hands.

Housewife Anamika Mishra says, “I visit a beautician and take a few tips of mehndi designs for this occasion that comes once in a year. I am extra cautious today for my attire and make up.”

Teacher Sheeli Singh, who doesn't like make up otherwise, has also sought some mehandi designs. “I like special mehandi designs for this occasion. If possible, I will consult a beauty expert for it, thereafter I will apply mehandi. This will add extra beauty to my look.,” says Sheeli.

Karwa Chauth is a traditional Hindu Festival of married women, and is celebrated in India and some parts of Pakistan.
Married women fast whole day without food or water for the long life of their husbands. The ritual signifies extreme love and devotion to the husband, as evidenced by the wife’s willingness to suffer for his well being.
Karwa Chauth Vrat Katha in English:
Longtime ago, there lived a family having 7 brothers and one sister. Sister’s name was veeravati.
After her marriage, on occasion of her first Karva Chauth, she came to her parents place, and decided to strictly observe the Karva Chauth fast, observing fast from sunrise till the time moon rises.
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invention of barcode: Google celebrates the Bar Code invention with a new Logo


According to Wikipedia, the  patent for barcode was issued on 7 October 1952. :)
Doodles are Google’s unique way to show its respect for great people, inventions and events. It is the best way to aware the netizens about any issue. On 2nd October, Google replaced its default logo by another special image featuring Mahatma Gandhi. I don’t know why it is only Google! Have you seen another such experiment on other websites? On any Indian websites? In.com, Rediff or any government website? NO, right? :(
This is why Google is a great institution and not just an online venture.

Know More About BARCODE:

What is bar code? It is method of automatic identification and data collection. The first patent for a bar code type product (US Patent #2,612,994) was issued to inventors Joseph Woodland and Bernard Silver on October 7, 1952. The Woodland and Silver bar code can be described as a "bull's eye" symbol, made up of a series of concentric circles. http://worldstrend.blogspot.com/
Examine the 1958 patent drawing to the left that depicts the Woodland's and Silver's bar code label and the 1958 patent drawing below right of the inventors' bar code scanner technology. The photo below left is an example of today's U.P.C. bar code on a product package.
In 1948, Bernard Silver was a graduate student at Drexel Institute of Technology in Philadelphia. A local food chain store owner had made an inquiry to the Drexel Institute asking about research into a method of automatically reading product information during checkout. Bernard Silver joined together with fellow graduate student Norman Joseph Woodland to work on a solution.
Woodland's first idea was to use ultraviolet light sensitive ink. The team built a working prototype but decided that the system was too unstable and expensive. They went back to the drawing board.  http://worldstrend.blogspot.com/
On October 20, 1949, Woodland and Silver filed their patent application for the "Classifying Apparatus and Method", describing their invention as "article classification...through the medium of identifying patterns".
Bar code was first used commercially in 1966, however, it was soon realized that there would have to be some sort of industry standard set. By 1970, the Universal Grocery Products Identification Code or UGPIC was written by a company called Logicon Inc. The first company to produce bar code equipment for retail trade use (using UGPIC) was the American company Monarch Marking in 1970, and for industrial use, the British company Plessey Telecommunications was also first in 1970. UGPIC evolved into the U.P.C. symbol set or Universal Product Code, which is still used in the United States. George J. Laurer is considered the inventor of U.P.C. or Uniform Product Code, which was invented in 1973. http://worldstrend.blogspot.com/
In June of 1974, the first U.P.C. scanner was installed at a Marsh's supermarket in Troy, Ohio. The first product to have a bar code included was a packet of Wrigley'sGum.
Bar Code History
Beginning with 1932, when an ambitious project was conducted by a small group of students headed by Wallace Flint at the Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration. The project proposed that customers select desired merchandise from a catalog by removing corresponding punched cards from the catalog. http://worldstrend.blogspot.com/
Development of the U.P.C. Symbol History
About 1970, McKinsey & Co. (a consulting firm) in conjunction with UGPCC (Uniform Grocery Product Code Council, a corporation formed by the grocery industries leading trade associations) defined a numeric format for product identification.
How do I get a bar code for my product?
How to obtain a Universal Product Code Identification Number.
George J. Laurer
George J. Laurer invented U.P.C. in 1973 - Patents & Recognition For George Laurer
Uniform Code Council, Inc.
The UCC (formerly The Uniform Product Code Council, Inc.) is responsible for issuing product numbers, specification, etc. http://worldstrend.blogspot.com/
Barcode Server
A toy that entertains and reveals things about your barcode.
Barcode 1
Complete information about bar codes. http://worldstrend.blogspot.com/

By Mary Bellis @ About.com
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04 October 2009

Support the Homeless : Habitat for Humanity on World Habitat Day (5th Oct 2009) & URBAN Homeless Condition Report In India

The United Nations has designated the first Monday each October as World Habitat Day.

This year on Oct. 5 in Washington, D.C. and around the world, please join Habitat for Humanity in support of this global observance as we come together and declare that the lack of decent, affordable housing is unacceptable.

Let's stand up on World Habitat Day and let it be known that affordable, adequate housing should be a priority everywhere—in our communities, in our towns, in our country, in our world.
The theme for World Habitat Day 2009 is "Planning our Urban Future"

Supporting organizations for 2009 World Habitat Day include:
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Rockefeller Foundation
  • Woodrow Wilson Centre
  • Global Housing Foundation
  • CHF International
  • American Planners Association
  • International Housing Coalition
  • the Urban Institute
  • USAID, Cities Alliance
  • the World Bank
  • the US Department of Agriculture
  • the Cooperative Housing Foundation
  • the National Law Centre
  • the Mortgage Bankers Association
Donate: your mere donation can give shelter:

Did you know that your gift does much more than help families escape from unsafe, unhealthy living conditions?


You’re helping families to break the cycle of poverty and build long-term financial security. Habitat’s affordable, no-profit house payments free up money for food, child care, medicine and other necessities. And research has shown that decent housing improves health, increases children’s educational achievement and strengthens community ties.

Thanks to your support, Habitat has transformed the lives of more than 1 million people around the world! Let’s help even more!http://hallosushant.blogspot.com/

Click here to donate now

Some Facts of URBAN Homeless Condition In India:

  • As per 2001 census report the slum population of India in cities and towns with a population of 50,000 and above was 42.6 million, which is 22.6 per cent of the urban population of the states/ Union Territories reporting slums. This could also roughly be the size of Spain or Columbia.
  • As per the 2001 census, the total urban homeless population is 7, 78,599 people. Delhi had  3.1 percent of the national level, and Bihar and Tamil Nadu had 1.6 percent and 7.3 percent respectively.

  • In Delhi, for over a 100,000 homeless people, the government runs 14 night shelters with a  maximum capacity of 2,937 people, which is only 3 percent of the homeless people in the  city. Outside in the walled city of Delhi, private contractors called thijawalahs rent out  quilts (winter) and plastic sheets (monsoon) for five rupees a night. Iron cots are rented  for 15 rupees a night.http://hallosushant.blogspot.com/
  • In a study of homeless populations, homeless men, women and children in four cities reported  that they were beaten by the police at night and driven away from their make-shift   homes/shelters.
  • There are 375 children below 5 years of age forming less than one per cent of total shelterless in the capital. The aged population (60 year and above) form almost 3 per  cent of total shelterless in the capital.http://hallosushant.blogspot.com/
Homeless in Mumbai, India's metropole

  • The shelterless in Delhi earns between Rs. 70 and Rs. 100 per day on average.

  • More than 36 per cent of men and more than 46 per cent of women still use open fields for defecation.
  • The estimated number of shelterless person by 2016 is 141,091 according to IHD survey and 34,166 according to calculated Census Growth Rate of shelterless person.  http://hallosushant.blogspot.com/

Homeless family in Bombay:

A few Living Examples:

  • After 17 years of sleeping on the streets of Delhi, Saroja Devi slept in the first shelter  for homeless women in Delhi and said that what she valued most in the months she stayed at  the shelter was that for the first time she had the assurance of an uninterrupted night’s  sleep. http://hallosushant.blogspot.com/

  • ‘I live on a pavement in the old Delhi area. And know how people survive on pavements. If  one meal is available, then another time one has to sleep without food. No one sleeps on an  empty stomach willingly and happily. But what can one do? When we go to find some work, we  are asked a series of questions like: “From where have you come? What do you do? Do you  thieve? Who can stand guarantee for you?” How can you get work like this? Now tell me, what  will one do to fill one’s stomach?’ - Seventeen-year-old Hashim sleeps among the multitudes  of homeless people in the open ground near Jama Masjid, in the medieval walled city of  Delhi.
  • Sixty-five year old Budhan Bai spends eight months a year begging and sleeping in the  courtyard of Kalkaji Mandir in Delhi to support her ailing husband in their village in Uttar  Pradesh.
  • Old women [Buddham Bai] at Kalkaji Mandir in delhi india: http://hallosushant.blogspot.com/

I could smell Buddham Bai before I could see her. She was covered with layers of clothes once white, laced with the acrid odour of incontinence, of old age. Pink nail polish flashing against the dark, wrinkled hands, her grizzled hair was put in a careless bun. Her child-like smile, at the age of 65, was the only thing that didn't look weathered by life's grueling tests. [read more]
-Arpan Tulsyan 

Photo: by fuzonlab [Living on a hand cart]

Some More Facts by Aashray Adhikar Abhiyan: Shelter Rights Campaign for the Homeless in Delhi

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A True Laugh: Famous Laughter Quotes and Sayings (picture of the day)

Who says Money can buy everything? Can anyone buy this hearty laugh for himself? No, A BIG NO. A true and pious heart can have such a brilliant laugh in every speck. I can say it in full confidence that no one can stop himself from smiling after viewing this pic. A True Hearty Laugh from INDIA. Thats why "I Love India..."

A man isn't poor if he can still laugh.  ~Raymond Hitchcock

Some Famous Laughter Quotes and Sayings:

I am thankful for laughter, except when milk comes out of my nose. ~Woody Allen

At the height of laughter, the universe is flung into a kaleidoscope of new possibilities. ~Jean Houston

Even if there is nothing to laugh about, laugh on credit. ~Author Unknown

Mirth is God's medicine. Everybody ought to bathe in it. ~Henry Ward Beecher

Dad always thought laughter was the best medicine, which I guess is why several of us died of tuberculosis. ~Jack Handey, "Deep Thoughts," Saturday Night Live

The most wasted of all days is one without laughter. ~e.e. cummings

Laughter is an instant vacation. ~Milton Berle

What monstrous absurdities and paradoxes have resisted whole batteries of serious arguments, and then crumbled swiftly into dust before the ringing death-knell of a laugh! ~Agnes Repplier

So many tangles in life are ultimately hopeless that we have no appropriate sword other than laughter. ~Gordon W. Allport

Laughter is the shortest distance between two people. ~Victor Borge

What soap is to the body, laughter is to the soul. ~Yiddish Proverb

When people are laughing, they're generally not killing each other. ~Alan Alda

Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning up to do afterward. ~Kurt Vonnegut

A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor's book. ~Irish Proverb

Laughter gives us distance. It allows us to step back from an event, deal with it and then move on. ~Bob Newhart

A hearty laugh gives one a dry cleaning, while a good cry is a wet wash. ~Puzant Kevork Thomajan

There can never be enough said of the virtues, dangers, the power of a shared laugh. ~Françoise Sagan

I've always thought that a big laugh is a really loud noise from the soul saying, "Ain't that the truth." ~Quincy Jones

Laughter is the corrective force which prevents us from becoming cranks. ~Henri Bergson

Dogs laugh, but they laugh with their tails. What puts man in a higher state of evolution is that he has got his laugh on the right end. ~Max Eastman

A man isn't poor if he can still laugh. ~Raymond Hitchcock

Maturity is a bitter disappointment for which no remedy exists, unless laughter can be said to remedy anything. ~Kurt Vonnegut

Remember, men need laughter sometimes more than food. ~Anna Fellows Johnston

No man who has once heartily and wholly laughed can be altogether irreclaimably bad. ~Thomas Carlyle, Sartor Resartus, Book I, chapter 4

You can't deny laughter; when it comes, it plops down in your favorite chair and stays as long as it wants. ~Stephen King, Hearts in Atlantis

With the fearful strain that is on me night and day, if I did not laugh I should die. ~Abraham Lincoln

Whoever said "laughter is the best medicine" never had gonorrhea. ~Kat Likkel and John Hoberg, My Name Is Earl, "Robbed a Stoner Blind," original airdate 16 November 2006

A good, real, unrestrained, hearty laugh is a sort of glorified internal massage, performed rapidly and automatically. It manipulates and revitalizes corners and unexplored crannies of the system that are unresponsive to most other exercise methods. ~Author unknown, from an editorial in New York Tribune, quoted in Quotations for Special Occasions by Maud van Buren

Man, when you lose your laugh you lose your footing. ~Ken Kesey

It was not a laugh but merely a loud smile. ~Author Unknown

Seven days without laughter makes one weak. ~Mort Walker

A laugh is a smile that bursts. ~Mary H. Waldrip

Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face. ~Victor Hugo

[L]aughter on one's lips is a sign that the person down deep has a pretty good grasp of life. ~Hugh Sidey

Laughter is the sensation of feeling good all over and showing it principally in one place. ~Josh Billings

Carry laughter with you wherever you go. ~Hugh Sidey

Laughter is a tranquilizer with no side effects. ~Arnold Glasow

Laughter is an orgasm triggered by the intercourse of sense and nonsense. ~Author Unknown

We do have a zeal for laughter in most situations, give or take a dentist. ~Joseph Heller

Perhaps I know best why it is man alone who laughs; he alone suffers so deeply that he had to invent laughter. ~Friedrich Nietzsche
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02 October 2009

Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti 2nd October SMS, celebration,quotes, greetings,wishes and photos, pictures, wallpaper and Download "AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY OR The story of my experiments with truth " e-Book for Free

Our great Leader, Mahatma Gandhi's birth day falls on October 2nd. Let all Indians pray together and wish that the Great Soul is back in our midst once again. For we need him badly, very badly indeed. We need a true leader to lead this great nation.


Jo Bhagwan ko nahi manta use me Insaan nahi manta,aur, jo Gandhiji ko nahi manta use me Indian nahi manta.
Wishing all Indians Happy Gandhi Jayanti on 2nd October.
Happy Gandhi Jayanti SMS The father of the nation with the tools of truth and nonviolence Freed our nation from imperialism Follow path of truth and wisdom Pay homage to this great leader on Gandhi Jayanti & always

Jo Bhagwan ko nahi manta use me Insaan nahi manta,aur, jo Gandhiji ko nahi manta use me Indian nahi manta.

Wishing all Indians Happy Gandhi Jayanti on 2nd October.


Ishwar alla tero nam sab ko sanmati de bhagwan,
In remembarence of the mahatma,
HAPPY Gandhi Jayanti…!!
"An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind" 
By Jef Aerosol, StreetArt, Paris, France

It’s day of celebrations,
Its day to value a special person,
Person who is the cause of our nation,
Who taught world the lesson of non-violence,
Its Mahatama Gandhi..
The Father of Nation……


Aaeey mamu aaj Bapu ka janmadin hai,
Boleto Gandhi jayanti hai,
To mast mein bapu ko yaad karane ka,
Aur is msg ko dosto me forward karke,
Gandhigiri phailane ka kya mamu.

Ye mamu aaj Bapu ka janmadin hai, Boleto Gandhi jayanti hai.to mast me bapu ko yad karane ka.aur is msg ko dosto me frwd karke Gandhigiri phailane ka kya mamu.
Happy Gandhi Jayanti
Ishwar Alla Tero Naam Sab Ko Sanmati De Bhagwan…
In remembarence of the mahatma,
Happy Gandhi Jayanti.

Most Famous Mahatma Gandhi Quotes:

  • Always aim at complete harmony of thought and word and deed. Always aim at purifying your thoughts and everything will be well.
  • Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.
  • Hate the sin, love the sinner.
  • I believe in equality for everyone, except reporters and photographers.
  • I cannot teach you violence, as I do not myself believe in it. I can only teach you not to bow your heads before any one even at the cost of your life.http://hallosushant.blogspot.com/
  • Indolence is a delightful but distressing state; we must be doing something to be happy.
  • The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
  • Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.
  • Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err. It passes my comprehension how human beings, be they ever so experienced and able, can delight in depriving other human beings of that precious right.
  • Victory attained by violence is tantamount to a defeat, for it is momentary.

Top 10 Gandhi Quotes:

1. Strength
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
2. Government
What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans, and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or the holy name of liberty and democracy?

3. Self-Help
The only tyrant I accept in this world is the still voice within.

4. Government
It may be long before the law of love will be recognized in international affairs. The machinery of government stand between and hide the hearts of one people from those of another.
Shot at the local Ram Bagh Gardens in Amritsar, India

5. God
As soon as we lose the moral basis, we cease to be religious. There is no such thing as religion over-riding morality. Man, for instance, cannot be untruthful, cruel or incontinent and claim to have God on his side.
6. Life
There is more to life than simply increasing its speed.

7. Change
We must be the change we wish to see.

8. Self-Help
The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.

9. Truth
The moment there is suspicion about a person’s motives, everything he does becomes tainted.
10. Wisdom
Suffering cheerfully endured, ceases to be suffering and is transmuted into an ineffable joy.

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01 October 2009

Devi maa sri shree saraswati ji ki chalisa in hindi - english & also get goddess saraswati vandana puja mantra,yantra,slokas,stotram in sanskrit and download free mp3 audio to worship saraswati mata

Saraswati Chalisa :-

|| Doha ||

Janak Janani Pad Kamal Raj, Nij Mastak Par Dhaari,
Bandau Maatu Saraswati, Buddhi Bal De Daataari.
Purn Jagat Mein Vyaapt Tav, Mahima Amit Anantu,
Ramsaagar Ke Paap Ko, Maatu Tuhi Ab Hantu.
जनक  जननी  पद  कमल  रज , निज  मस्तक  पर  धारी ,
बंदौ  मातु  सरस्वती , बुद्धि  बल  दे  दातारी .
पूर्ण  जगत  में  व्याप्त  तव , महिमा  अमित  अनंतु ,
रामसागर  के  पाप  को , मातु  तुही  अब  हन्तु .

Jay Shri Sakal Buddhi Balaraasi, Jay Sarvagya Amar Avinaasi.
Jay Jay Veenaakar Dhaari, Karati Sadaa Suhans Savaari.
जय  श्री  सकल  बुद्धि  बलरासी , जय  सर्वज्ञ  अमर  अविनासी .
जय  जय  वीणाकर  धारी , करती  सदा  सुहंस  सवारी .
Roop Chaturbhujadhaari Maata, Sakal Vishv Andar Vikhyaata.
Jag Mein Paap Buddhi Jab Hoti, Jabahi Dharm Ki Phiki Jyoti.
रूप  चतुर्भुजधारी  माता , सकल  विश्व  अन्दर  विख्याता .
जग  में  पाप  बुद्धि  जब  होती , जबही  धर्म  की  फीकी  ज्योति .

Tabahi Maatu Le Nij Avataara, Paap Heen Karati Mahi Taara.
Baalmiki Ji The Baham Gyaani, Tav Prasaad Janie Sansaara.
तबही  मातु  ले  निज  अवतार , पाप  हीन  कराती  माहि  तारा .
बाल्मीकि  जी  थे  बहम  ग्यानी , तव  प्रसाद  जानिए  संसारा .
Raamaayan Jo Rache Banaai, Aadi Kavi Ki Padavi Paai.
Kalidaas Jo Bhaye Vikhyaata, Teri Kripaa Drishti Se Maata.
रामायण  जो  रचे  बनाई , आदि  कवी  की  पदवी  पाई .
कालिदास  जो  भये  विख्याता , तेरी  कृपा  दृष्टि  से  माता .

Tulasi Sur Aadi Vidvaana, Bhaye Aur Jo Gyaani Nana.
Tinhahi Na Aur Raheu Avalamba, Keval Kripa Aapaki Amba.
तुलसी  सुर  आदि  विद्वान , भये  और  जो  ग्यानी  नाना .
तिन्हहि  न  और  रहेउ  अवलंबा , केवल  कृपा  आपकी  अम्बा .

Karahu Kripa Soi Maatu Bhavaani, Dukhit Din Nij Daasahi Jaani.
Putra Karai Aparaadh Bahuta, Tehi Na dharai Chitt Sundar Maata.
करहु  कृपा  सोई  मातु  भवानी , दुखित  दिन  निज  दासाही  जानी .
पुत्र  कराइ  अपराध  बहुत , तेहि  न  धरे  चित्त  सुन्दर  माता .
Raakhu Laaj Janani Ab Meri, Vinay Karu Bahu Bhaanti Ghaneri.
Mein Anaath Teri Avalamba, Kripa Karau Jay Jay Jagadamba.
राखु  लाज  जननी  अब  मेरी , विनय  करू  बहु  भाँती  घनेरी .
मैं  अनाथ  तेरी  अवलंबा , कृपा  करू  जय  जय  जगदम्बा .

Madhu Kaitabh Jo Ati Balavaana, Baahuyuddh Vishnu Te Thaana.
Samar Hajaar Paanch Mein Ghora, Phir Bhi Mukh Unase Nahi Mora.
मधु  कैटभ  जो  अति  बलवाना , बाहुयुद्ध  विष्णु  ते  थाना .
समर  हजार  पांच  में  घोरा , फिर  भी  मुख  उनसे  नहीं  मोरा .

Maatu Sahaay Bhai Tehi Kaala, Buddhi Viparit Kari Khalahaala.
Tehi Mrityu Bhai Khal Keri, Purvahu Maatu Manorath Meri.
मातु  सहाय  भाई  तेहि  काला , बुद्धि  विपरीत  करी  खलहाला .
तेहि  मृत्यु  भाई  खल  केरी , पुरवहु  मातु  मनोरथ  मेरी .

Chand Mund Jo The Vikhyaata, Chhan Mahu Sanhaareu Tehi Maata.
Raktabij Se Samarath Paapi, Sur-Muni Hriday Dhara Sab Kampi.
चंड  मुंड  जो  थे  विख्याता , छान  महू  संहारेऊ  तेहि  माता .
रक्तबीज  से  समरथ  पापी , सुर -मुनि  ह्रदय  धरा  सब  कम्पी .
Kaateu Sir Jim Kadali Khamba, Baar Baar Binavau Jagadamba.
Jag Prasidhdh Jo Shumbh Nishumbha, Chhin Me Badhe Taahi Tu Amba.
काटू  सर  जिम  कदली  खम्बा , बार  बार  बिनावौ  जगदम्बा .
जग  प्रसिध्ध  जो  शुम्भ  निशुम्भा , छीन  में  बढे  ताहि  तू  अम्बा .

Bharat-Maatu Budhi Phereu Jaai, Ramachandra Banvaas Karaai.
Ehi Vidhi Raavan Vadh Tum Kinha, Sur Nar Muni Sab Kahu Sukh Dinha.
भरत -मातु  बुधि  फेरु  जाई , रामचंद्र  बनवास  कराई .
एही  विधि  रावण  वध  तुम  कीन्हा , सुर  नर  मुनि  सब  कहू  सुख  दीन्हा .

Ko Samarath Tav Yash Gun Gaana, Nigam Anaadi Anant Bakhaana.
Vishnu Rudra Aj Sakahi Na Maari, Jinaki Ho Tum Rakshaakaari.
को  समरथ  तव  यश  गुण  गाना , निगम  अनादी  अनंत  बखाना .
विष्णु  रुद्र  अज  सकही  न   मारी , जिनकी  हो  तुम  रक्षाकारी .

Rakt Dantika Aur Shataakshi, Naam Apaar Hai Daanav Bhakshi.
Durgam Kaaj Dhara Par Kinha, Durga Naam Sakal Jag Linha.
रक्त  दंतीका   और  शताक्षी , नाम  अपार  है  दानव  भक्षी .
दुर्गम  काज  धरा  पर  कीन्हा , दुर्गा  नाम  सकल  जग  लीन्हा .

Durg Aadi Harani Tu Maata, Kripa Karahu Jab Jab Sukhadaata.
Nrip Kopit Jo Maaran Chaahei, Kaanan Mein Ghere Mrig Naahei.
दुर्ग  आदि  हरनी  तू  माता , कृपा  करहु  जब  जब  सुखदाता .
नृप   कोपित   जो  मारण  चाहेई , कानन  में  घेरे  मृग  नाहेई .

Saagar Madhy Pot Ke Bhange, Ati Toofaan Nahi Kou Sange.
Bhoot Pret Baadha Yaa Dukh Mein, Ho Daridra Athava Sankat Mein.
सागर  मध्य  पोत  के  bhange , अति  तूफ़ान  नहीं  कोऊ  संगे .
भूत  प्रेत  बाधा  या  दुःख  में , हो  दरिद्र  अथवा  संकट  में .
Naam Jape Mangal Sab Koi, Sanshay Isame Karai Na Koi.
Putrahin Jo Aatur Bhaai, Sabei Chhaandi Puje Ehi Maai.
नाम  जपे  मंगल  सब  कोई , संशय  इसमे  कराइ  न  कोई .
पुत्रहीन  जो  आतुर  भाई , सबी  छंदी  पूजे  एही  माई .

Karai Path Nit Yah Chaalisa, Hoy Putra Sundar Gun Isa.
Dhupaadik Naivedy Chadhavei, Sankat Rahit Avashy Ho Jaavei.
कराइ  पाठ  नित  यह  चालीसा , होय  पुत्र  सुन्दर  गुण  इसा .
धूपादिक  नैवेद्य  चाधावेई , संकट  रहित  अवश्य  हो  जावेई .

Bhakti Maatu Ki Karei Hamesha, Nikat Na Aavei Taahi Kalesha.
Bandi Path Kare Shat Baara, Bandi Paash Door Ho Saara.
भक्ति  मातु  की  करी  हमेशा , निकट  न  आवेई  ताहि  कलेशा .
बंदी  पाठ  करे  शत  बार , बंदी  पाश  दूर  हो  सारा .

Karahu Kripa Bhavamukti Bhavaani, Mo Kahn Daas Sadaa Nij Jaani.
करहु  कृपा  भवमुक्ति  भवानी , मो  कहन  दास  सदा  निज  जानी .

|| Doha ||

Maata Sooraj Kaanti Tav, Andhakaar Mam Roop,
Dooban Te Raksha Karahu, Paru Na Mein Bhav-Koop.
Bal Buddhi Vidya Dehu Mohi, Sunahu Sarasvati Maatu,
Adham Ramasaagarahi Tum, Aashray Deu Punaatu.
माता  सूरज  कांटी  तव , अन्धकार  मम   रूप ,
डूबन  ते  रक्षा  करहु , परु  न  में  भावः -कूप .
बल  बुद्धि  विद्या  देहु  मोहि , सुनहु  सरस्वती  मातु ,
अधम  रामासागारही  तुम , आश्रय  देऊ  पुनातु .

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Saraswati mantra:

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yaa kundendu tusara hara dhavala
yaa subhravastravrta |
yA vinavaradamda mamditakara
yaa svetapadmasana ||
या  कुंदेंदु  तुषार  हार  धवला  
या  सुभ्रवस्त्रव्रता  |
या विनावरदंडा  माम्दिताकरा 
या  स्वेतापद्मासना  ||

Meaninig: Salutations to the supreme Goddess Saraswati...whose face is fair as a jasmine flower, luminiscient like the moon and delicate as a snow flake ; who is dressed in brilliant white (subhra-) garments (vastra-). She holds the musical instrument (vina-) in her hands to bestow boons (varadamda-) to her disciples as she sits on her white (shveta-) lotus (padma-) throne (aasanA-).

Saraswati Beej Mantra:

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"AUM Shreem Bhreem Saraswat-yea Namaha"

"ॐ  श्रीम  भरीं  सारस्वत -येया  नमः "

Saraswati Stotram:

Ya Kundendu Tushaara Haara Dhavalaa
Ya Shubhra Vastraavrita
Ya Veena Vara Danda Manditakara
Ya Shveta Padmaasana
Ya Brahma Achyutaha Shankara Prabrithibhih
Devai Sadaa Poojitha
Saa Maam Paatu Sarasvathi Bhagavati
Nishyesha Jyaadyaapaha
या  कुंदेंदु   तुषार  हार  धवला 
या  शुभ्र  वस्त्रावृता 
या  वीणा  वर  दंड  मंदिताकारा 
या  श्वेत  पद्मासना 
या  ब्रह्म  अच्युतः  शंकर  प्रब्रिथिभिः 
देवी  सदा  पूजिता 
सा  माम  पातु  सरस्वती  भगवती 
निश्येशा  ज्याद्यापः 

Meaning: Oh Goddess Sarasvathi, who is fair as a jasmine flower, the moon or a snow flake, who is dressed in white and whose hands are adorned by veena, who is seated in a white lotus, to whom Brahma, Vishnu and Maheshwara pray, please protect us.

Saraswati Slokas/ Shlokas are as follows:

"Ya Devi Stuyate Nityam Vibhuhairvedaparagaih
Same Vasatu Jihvagre Brahmarupa Saraswati"
"या  देवी  स्तूयते  नित्यं  विभुहैर्वेदापरागिः 
समे  वास्तु  जिह्वाग्रे  ब्रह्मरूपा  सरस्वती "

Meaning: Saraswati, the goddess of knowledge, is praised by the intelligent who have mastered the Shastra (scriptures). She is the wife of the Creator. May she live on my tongue.http://hallosushant.blogspot.com/

"Shrii Saraswatii Namahstubhyam Varade Kaama Ruupini
Twaam Aham Praarthane Devii Vidyaadaanam Cha Dehi Me"
"श्री  सरस्वती  नाम्ह्स्तुभ्यम  वरदे  काम  रूपिणी 
त्वं  अहम्  प्रार्थने  देवी  विद्यादानं  च  देही  में "

Meaning: I bow to Goddess Saraswati, who fulfills the wishes of the devotees. I pray her to enlighten me with knowledge.

"Sarasvathi Namastubhyam, Varade Kaamaroopini
Vidyaarambham Karishyaami, Siddhir Bhavatu Mey Sada"
"सरस्वती  नमस्तुभ्यम , वरदे  कामरूपिणी 
विद्यारम्भं  करिष्यामि , सिद्धिर  भवतु  मे  सदा "

Meaning: Saraswati is the provider of boons and the one, who grants all our desires. As I begin my studies, I bow to the Goddess to help me in making it fruitful and make me successful in all my efforts.

Saraswati Yantra for Knowledge, Education, Intelligence & Creativity:

This yantra be made on copper plate and worship is offered with white cloths, white lotus flowers and white colored eatables are offered. By constant worship of this yantra one becomes learned, famous and praise from all.http://hallosushant.blogspot.com/
Worship of Saraswati Yanta is very simple. The Yantra can be kept in the pooja room cupboard. Pooja should be performed in the eraly morning after taking bath .Apply sandal paste and kumkum tothe Yantra. Light deepam and offer white flowers . Recite the following sloka as many times as possible for best reults.
"Ya Kundendu Tushara -hara- dhavala Ya Shubra Vastravrutha"
"या  कुंदेंदु  तुषार  -हार - धवला  या  शुब्र  वस्त्रावृता "
Goddess Saraswati is the goddess of knowledge, education and intellect. Students whether school going or pursuing higher studies, Teachers, Doctors , Lawyers, Scientists shall wear this saraswati pendant to alsways keep the blessing of Goddess Saraswati on them.http://hallosushant.blogspot.com/

Yantra Guidelines:-

A Yantra is an instrument, or a talisman or a mystical diagram usually in copper. It is a technique or path, considered the simplest and shortest, through which one can attain one's desires, and fulfill one's wishes. It is said that the 'Deities' reside in the Yantras and by performing 'Puja' or worship of Yantras, one can appease them, remove the malefic effects of planets, and increase the flow of positive influences. Procedures to be followed by you to place this energized Yantra.http://hallosushant.blogspot.com/

  1. First purify your body and start with a clear and positive mind frame.
  2. Find a place on the floor facing east, where you will be undisturbed.
  3. Light the incense or diya. (It does not matter how many you light).
  4. Lay a fresh flower and a fresh fruit on the altar.
  5. Open the Yantra and place it along with the image of the deity of yantra and your isht God.
  6. Take the water with any leaf from any tree and sprinkle the water on yourself followed by sprinkling the water on the Yantra.http://hallosushant.blogspot.com/
  7. Then purify your soul and surrender yourself completely in devotion to God and chant 21 times the following :
    "Om Hreem Aiyem Hreem Om Sarawatiye Namah"
       "ॐ  हरीम  एएम  हरीम  ॐ  सरवातिये  नमः "
  8. Close your eyes and concentrate on the deity to bless you with wishes.Now with all sincerity, ask God to grant you the desire of your life that you wanted to be fulfilled in your own language.
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"Worst of all, violence against women and girls continues unabated in every continent, country and culture. It takes a devastating toll on women’s lives, on their families and on society as a whole. Most societies prohibit such violence -- yet the reality is that, too often, it is covered up or tacitly condoned." 
-(UN SECRETARY-GENERAL in International Women’s Day 2007 Message.)

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“Almost every country in the world still has laws that discriminate against women, and promises to remedy this have not been kept.” 
:(UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on the eve of International Women's Day 2008)

According to one United Nations estimate, 113 to 200 million women are “demographically missing” from the world today. That is to say, there should be 113 to 200 million more women walking the earth, who aren’t. By that same estimate, 1.5 to 3 million women and girls lose their lives every year because of gender-based neglect or gender-based violence and Sexual Violence in Conflict.

In addition to torture, sexual violence and rape by occupation forces, a great number of women and girls are kept locked up in their homes by a very real fear of abduction and criminal abuse. In war and conflicts, girls and women have been denied their human right, including the right to health, education and employment. “Sexual violence in conflict zones is indeed a security concern. We affirm that sexual violence profoundly affects not only the health and safety of women, but the economic and social stability of their nations” –US Secretary of State, Condoleeza Rice, 19 June 2008 (Read more about UN Action against Sexual Violence in Conflict www.stoprapenow.org/ ).http://hallosushant.blogspot.com/

Millions of young women disappear in their native land every year. Many of them are found later being held against their will in other places and forced into prostitution. According to the UNICEF (www.unicef.org/gender/index_factsandfigures.html ),Girls between 13 and 18 years of age constitute the largest group in the sex industry. It is estimated that around 500,000 girls below 18 are victims of trafficking each year. The victims of trafficking and female migrants are sometimes unfairly blamed for spreading HIV when the reality is that they are often the victims.

According to the UNAIDS around 17.3 million, women (almost half of the total number of HIV-positive) living with HIV ( www.unaids.org ). While HIV is often driven by poverty, it is also associated with inequality, gender-based abuses and economic transition. The relationship between abuses of women's rights and their vulnerability to AIDS is alarming. Violence and discrimination prevents women from freely accessing HIV/AIDS information, from negotiating condom use, and from resisting unprotected sex with an HIV-positive partner, yet most of the governments have failed to take any meaningful steps to prevent and punish such abuse.

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United Nations agencies estimated that every year 3 million girls are at risk of undergoing the procedure – which involves the partial or total removal of external female genital organs – that some 140 million women, mostly in Asia, the Middle East and in Africa, have already endured.http://hallosushant.blogspot.com/

We can point a finger at poverty. But poverty alone does not result in these girls and women’s deaths and suffering; the blame also falls on the social system and attitudes of the societies.

India alone accounts for more than 50 million of the women who are “missing” due to female foeticide - the sex-selective abortion of girls, dowry death, gender-based neglect and all forms of violence against women.

Since the late 1970s when the technology for sex determination first came into being, sex selective abortion has unleashed a saga of horror in India. Experts are calling it "sanitized barbarism”. The 2001 Census conducted by Government of India, showed a sharp decline in the child sex ratio in 80% districts of India. In some parts of the country, the sex ratio of girls to boys has dropped to less than 800:1,000.

It's alarming that even liberal states like those in the northeast have taken to disposing of girls. Worryingly, the trend is far stronger in urban rather than rural areas, and among literate rather than illiterate women, exploding the myth that growing affluence and spread of basic education alone will result in the erosion of gender bias. The United Nations has expressed serious concern about the situation.http://hallosushant.blogspot.com/

Over the years, laws have been made stricter and the punishment too is more stringent now. But since many people manage to evade punishment, others too feel inclined to take the risk. Just look at the way sex-determination tests go on despite a stiff ban on them. Only if the message goes out loud and clear that nobody who dares to snuff out the life of a female foetus would escape effective legal system would the practice end. It is only by a combination of monitoring, education, socio-cultural campaigns, and effective legal implementation that the deep-seated attitudes and practices against women and girls can be eroded.

The decline in the sex ratio and the millions of Missing Women are indicators of the feudal patriarchal resurgence. Violence against women has gone public – whether it is dowry murders, the practice of female genital mutilation, honour killings, sex selective abortions or death sentences awarded to young lovers from different communities by caste councils, rapes and killings in communal and caste violence, it is only women’s and human rights groups who are protesting – the public and institutional response to these trends is very minimal.

Millions of women suffer from discrimination in the world of work. This not only violates a most basic human right, but has wider social and economic consequences. Most of the governments turn a blind eye to illegal practices and enact and enforce discriminatory laws. Corporations and private individuals engage in abusive and sexist practices without fear of legal system.http://hallosushant.blogspot.com/

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More women are working now than ever before, but they are also more likely than men to get low-productivity, low-paid and vulnerable jobs, with no social protection, basic rights nor voice at work according to a new report by the International Labour Organization (ILO) issued for International Women’s Day 2008. 
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