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Buddha’s Birthday Posted by on May 28, 2010

May 27th of 2010 was Buddha Purnima (बुद्ध पुर्णिमा), also called Buddha Jayanti (बुद्ध जयंती). It’s an important day for Buddhists because it commemorates the birth of Buddha, his death, and his attainment of enlightenment. This is a day where Buddhists abstain from meat and liquor. It’s a day of compassion, and followers give offerings…

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World Heritage Sites in India Posted by on May 22, 2010

The normal trip for many tourists include visiting places like the Taj Mahal, but did you know that there are other sites that happen to be just as beautiful? The Great Stūpa (स्तूप) of Sanchi in Madhya Pradesh (मध्य प्रदेश) is a Buddhist monument shaped in the form of a mound. The mound contains the relics…

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Time Adverbials Posted by on May 16, 2010

The meaning “after” can be expressed with words like बाद : afterwards – बाद में after that – उसके बाद Here are some time adverbials that occurred in the past : last month – पिछले महीने last year – पिछले साल There are also some time adverbials that express “before” or “at first” before that…

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North Indian Food Posted by on May 13, 2010

Do you love North Indian food? I do! Here are some of my favorite dishes! Aloo gobi (आलू गोभी) is a healthy dish of cauliflower, tumeric, garlic, ginger, cumin, onions, potatoes, and coriander.   Kheema (क़ीमा) is basically minced lamb or goat. The meat is mixed with butter, garlic, cloves, onions and cinnamon.   Palak…

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Words that Resemble Each Other Posted by on May 7, 2010

Here are some words that look similar in spelling, but have different meanings : a) हंगाम – season b) हंगामा – tumult a) लगन – devotion b) लान – wedding a) अन्य – another b) अन्न – food a) आसन्न – imminent b) आसन – seat a) साँस – breath b) सास – mother-in-law a)…

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