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Jan
12
Tue
2021
History On This Day : 12 January
Jan 12 all-day
History On This Day : 12 January

History, Birthdays and Historic Events of 12 January-

  • January 12, 1399 – Kritiwas was born on 12 January 1399 who wrote the Ramayana in Bengali language.

  • January 12, 1708 – Shahu, son of Sambhaji, was crowned as the Maratha ruler.

  • January 12, 1863 – Swami Vivekananda (Narendra Vishwanath Dutta), dynamic renaissance missionary to West, catalyst of Hindu revival in India and social reformer, was born at Calcutta on 12 January 1863.

  • January 12, 1869 – Dr. Bhagavan Das, great philosopher, freedom fighter, Hindi writer, politician and litterateur, was born at Varanasi on 12 January 1869.

  • January 12, 1895 – Dr. Yellapragada Subbarow, saintly scientist and nobel prize winner, was born on 12 January 1895 at Bhimavaram, Andhra Pradesh.

  • January 12, 1906 – Pandit Mahadevshastri Joshi, dictionary creator, was born on 12 January 1869 in the town of Ambede in Goa.

  • January 12, 1918 – Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, born as Mahesh Prasad Varma on 12 January 1918 was an Indian spiritualist who died on May 2, 2008. He developed the Transcendental Meditation technique.

  • January 12, 1918 – C. Ramchandra, also known as Chitalkar, famous film music director, was born on 12 January 1918.

  • January 12, 1934 – Surya Sen, Indian educator and revolutionary leader of the Indian Republican Army was hanged on 12 January 1934 by the British who was born on March 22, 1894.

  • January 12, 1936 – Brajanath Ratha, Indian poet, was born on 12 January 1936 who wrote in Odia and died on May 31, 2014.

  • January 12, 1945 – US Task Force 38 destroyed 41 Japanese ships in Battle Gratitude off the cost of Vietnam.

  • January 12, 1946 – De-monetisation of currency notes of the value of Rs. 500 and above were done.

  • January 12, 1948 – Mahatma Gandhi began his final fast aiming a national reconciliation for communal peace in Delhi on 12 January 1948.

  • January 12, 1972 – Birth of Priyanka Gandhi, daughter of former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.

  • January 12, 1984 – In 1984 the Government of India declared 12 January, the birthday of Swami Vivekananda, as the National Youth Day and since 1985 the event is celebrated in India every year.

  • January 12, 1996 – Supreme Court holds that horse racing is not gambling, but a game of skill.

  • January 12, 2000 – T. S. Krishna Murthy is appointed Election Commissioner in place of G.V.G. Krishnamoorthy who retired.

  • January 12, 2002 – In Pakistan, the former president, General Musharraf banned Kashmir Islamist separatist parties Jash-e-Muhammed and Lashkar-e-Tayaba, accused by India to be responsible of 13 December 2001 attack on Indian parliament.

  • January 12, 2005 – Amrish Puri, Indian actor, was died on 12 January 2005 who was born on 22 June 1932.

  • January 12, 2014 – Sheikh Hasina sworn on 12 January 2014 in for a third spell as Bangladesh’s prime minister after a deadly general election boycotted by the opposition amid an ongoing political crisis.

  • January 12, 2018 – Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C40) launched the Cartosat-2 Series satellite and 30 co-passenger satellites from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota on January 12, 2018 at 9:28 IST and completed the century. Three of the 31 sent satellites were Indian and 28 are from six countries: Canada, Finland, France, South Korea, UK and America.

 

to be Continued ..

Swami Vivekananda Jayanti
Jan 12 all-day
Swami Vivekananda Jayanti

For our national welfare, India must gather up of its scattered spiritual forces. India must be a union of those whose hearts beat to the same spiritual tune.

– Swami Vivekananda

Swami Vivekananda (1863-1902 C.E.) was a Hindu monk and a patriotic saint of India. According to English calendar he was born on 12th January 1863 into an aristocratic Bengali family of Calcutta. However his birthday is celebrated according to Hindu calendar and this day is known as Swami Vivekananda Jayanti. Vivekananda was born on Krishna Paksha Saptami after seven days of Paush Purnima. As Jayanti day is decided based on Hindu calendar, it is not fixed on Gregorian calendar.

A spiritual genius of commanding intellect and power, Vivekananda crammed immense labor and achievement into his short life, 1863-1902. Born in the Datta family of Calcutta, the youthful Vivekananda embraced the agnostic philosophies of the Western mind along with the worship of science. He questioned people of holy reputation, asking them if they had seen God and found such a person in Sri Ramakrishna, who became his master, allayed his doubts, gave him God vision, and transformed him into sage and prophet with authority to teach. Accepting an opportunity to represent Hinduism at Chicago’s Parliament of Religions in 1893, Vivekananda won instant celebrity in America and a ready forum for his spiritual teaching. For three years he spread the Vedanta philosophy and religion in America and England and then returned to India to found the Ramakrishna Math and Mission. Exhorting his nation to spiritual greatness, he wakened India to a new national consciousness. He died July 4, 1902, after a second, much shorter sojourn in the West. His lectures and writings have been gathered into nine volumes.

However Indian government has decided to observe Swami Vivekananda’s Gregorian date of birth as National Youth Day. Hence National Youth Day of India is celebrated each year on 12th January since 1985.

Swami Vivekananda was modern Hindu saint and follower of Vedanta philosophy of Hinduism. He was disciple of Ramakrishna. He founded Belur Math, Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission.

Mar
15
Mon
2021
Shri Ramakrishna Jayanti
Mar 15 all-day
Shri Ramakrishna Jayanti

Ramakrishna (1836-1886 C.E.) was a famous Saint in the 19th century in India. He was born on 18 February 1836 into a very poor but devoutly religious Brahmin family in the village of Kamarpukur, Hooghly district of West Bengal, India. He became a priest of the Dakshineswar Kali Temple, dedicated to the goddess Kali and located near Calcutta on the Ganges River. He is famously known as Ramakrishna Paramahamsa among his devotees.

Young Ramakrishna was prone to experiences of spiritual reverie and temporary loss of consciousness. His early spiritual experiences included going into a state of rapture while watching the flight of cranes, and loosing consciousness of the outer world while playing the role of the god Shiva in a school play.

At one point he became frustrated, feeling he could not live any longer without seeing Kali. He demanded that the goddess appear to him. He threatened to take his own life with a ritual dagger (normally held in the hand of the Kali statue). Ramakrishna’s behavior became more erratic as time passed and began to worry his family and employer. He would take on ritual and mythical roles identifying with figures from the Puranas (medieval Indian holy books describing the adventures of gods). The group of respected religious leaders concluded that this was a case of divine madness similar in nature to that of other famous saints such as Caitanya (a fifteenth century Bengali saint). From this point on, people began to treat Ramakrishna with more respect though his unusual behavior in worship and meditation continued. A Yogi named Totapuri then became Ramakrishna’s mentor. Ramakrishna adopted the role of renunciant and learned a nondualist form of Vedanta philosophy from him. In this system, God is understood to be the formless unmanifest energy that supports the cosmos. Ramakrishna experienced a deep form of trance (nirvikalpa samadhi) under the guidance of this teacher. This state can be described as complete absorption of the soul into the divine ocean of consciousness. Ramakrishna also appealed to those with an interest in yoga and esoteric practices by practicing a non-dual form of meditation prescribed by Totapuri which seeks samadhi.

He was married to Sarada Devi who later became his spiritual counterpart and was considered a saint in her own right to take charge of his disciples and carry on his message. Swami Vivekananda was one of his famous disciples. In honor of his Guru, Swami Vivekananda founded Ramakrishna Math which works for the welfare of others and spread the spiritual movement known as Ramakrishna Movement worldwide. Belur Math is the headquarters of Ramakrishna Math and Mission.

According to Hindu lunar calendar it was Dwitiya, Phalguna, Shukla Paksha, Vikram Samvat 1892 when Shri Ramakrishna was born. Each year the birth anniversary of Ramakrishna is celebrated as per Hindu lunar calendar across all Ramakrishna Maths.

Dec
12
Sun
2021
Swami Vivekananda Jayanti
Dec 12 all-day
Swami Vivekananda Jayanti

For our national welfare, India must gather up of its scattered spiritual forces. India must be a union of those whose hearts beat to the same spiritual tune.

– Swami Vivekananda

Swami Vivekananda (1863-1902 C.E.) was a Hindu monk and a patriotic saint of India. According to English calendar he was born on 12th January 1863 into an aristocratic Bengali family of Calcutta. However his birthday is celebrated according to Hindu calendar and this day is known as Swami Vivekananda Jayanti. Vivekananda was born on Krishna Paksha Saptami after seven days of Paush Purnima. As Jayanti day is decided based on Hindu calendar, it is not fixed on Gregorian calendar.

A spiritual genius of commanding intellect and power, Vivekananda crammed immense labor and achievement into his short life, 1863-1902. Born in the Datta family of Calcutta, the youthful Vivekananda embraced the agnostic philosophies of the Western mind along with the worship of science. He questioned people of holy reputation, asking them if they had seen God and found such a person in Sri Ramakrishna, who became his master, allayed his doubts, gave him God vision, and transformed him into sage and prophet with authority to teach. Accepting an opportunity to represent Hinduism at Chicago’s Parliament of Religions in 1893, Vivekananda won instant celebrity in America and a ready forum for his spiritual teaching. For three years he spread the Vedanta philosophy and religion in America and England and then returned to India to found the Ramakrishna Math and Mission. Exhorting his nation to spiritual greatness, he wakened India to a new national consciousness. He died July 4, 1902, after a second, much shorter sojourn in the West. His lectures and writings have been gathered into nine volumes.

However Indian government has decided to observe Swami Vivekananda’s Gregorian date of birth as National Youth Day. Hence National Youth Day of India is celebrated each year on 12th January since 1985.

Swami Vivekananda was modern Hindu saint and follower of Vedanta philosophy of Hinduism. He was disciple of Ramakrishna. He founded Belur Math, Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission.

Jan
12
Wed
2022
History On This Day : 12 January
Jan 12 all-day
History On This Day : 12 January

History, Birthdays and Historic Events of 12 January-

  • January 12, 1399 – Kritiwas was born on 12 January 1399 who wrote the Ramayana in Bengali language.

  • January 12, 1708 – Shahu, son of Sambhaji, was crowned as the Maratha ruler.

  • January 12, 1863 – Swami Vivekananda (Narendra Vishwanath Dutta), dynamic renaissance missionary to West, catalyst of Hindu revival in India and social reformer, was born at Calcutta on 12 January 1863.

  • January 12, 1869 – Dr. Bhagavan Das, great philosopher, freedom fighter, Hindi writer, politician and litterateur, was born at Varanasi on 12 January 1869.

  • January 12, 1895 – Dr. Yellapragada Subbarow, saintly scientist and nobel prize winner, was born on 12 January 1895 at Bhimavaram, Andhra Pradesh.

  • January 12, 1906 – Pandit Mahadevshastri Joshi, dictionary creator, was born on 12 January 1869 in the town of Ambede in Goa.

  • January 12, 1918 – Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, born as Mahesh Prasad Varma on 12 January 1918 was an Indian spiritualist who died on May 2, 2008. He developed the Transcendental Meditation technique.

  • January 12, 1918 – C. Ramchandra, also known as Chitalkar, famous film music director, was born on 12 January 1918.

  • January 12, 1934 – Surya Sen, Indian educator and revolutionary leader of the Indian Republican Army was hanged on 12 January 1934 by the British who was born on March 22, 1894.

  • January 12, 1936 – Brajanath Ratha, Indian poet, was born on 12 January 1936 who wrote in Odia and died on May 31, 2014.

  • January 12, 1945 – US Task Force 38 destroyed 41 Japanese ships in Battle Gratitude off the cost of Vietnam.

  • January 12, 1946 – De-monetisation of currency notes of the value of Rs. 500 and above were done.

  • January 12, 1948 – Mahatma Gandhi began his final fast aiming a national reconciliation for communal peace in Delhi on 12 January 1948.

  • January 12, 1972 – Birth of Priyanka Gandhi, daughter of former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.

  • January 12, 1984 – In 1984 the Government of India declared 12 January, the birthday of Swami Vivekananda, as the National Youth Day and since 1985 the event is celebrated in India every year.

  • January 12, 1996 – Supreme Court holds that horse racing is not gambling, but a game of skill.

  • January 12, 2000 – T. S. Krishna Murthy is appointed Election Commissioner in place of G.V.G. Krishnamoorthy who retired.

  • January 12, 2002 – In Pakistan, the former president, General Musharraf banned Kashmir Islamist separatist parties Jash-e-Muhammed and Lashkar-e-Tayaba, accused by India to be responsible of 13 December 2001 attack on Indian parliament.

  • January 12, 2005 – Amrish Puri, Indian actor, was died on 12 January 2005 who was born on 22 June 1932.

  • January 12, 2014 – Sheikh Hasina sworn on 12 January 2014 in for a third spell as Bangladesh’s prime minister after a deadly general election boycotted by the opposition amid an ongoing political crisis.

  • January 12, 2018 – Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C40) launched the Cartosat-2 Series satellite and 30 co-passenger satellites from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota on January 12, 2018 at 9:28 IST and completed the century. Three of the 31 sent satellites were Indian and 28 are from six countries: Canada, Finland, France, South Korea, UK and America.

 

to be Continued ..

Mar
4
Fri
2022
Shri Ramakrishna Jayanti
Mar 4 all-day
Shri Ramakrishna Jayanti

Ramakrishna (1836-1886 C.E.) was a famous Saint in the 19th century in India. He was born on 18 February 1836 into a very poor but devoutly religious Brahmin family in the village of Kamarpukur, Hooghly district of West Bengal, India. He became a priest of the Dakshineswar Kali Temple, dedicated to the goddess Kali and located near Calcutta on the Ganges River. He is famously known as Ramakrishna Paramahamsa among his devotees.

Young Ramakrishna was prone to experiences of spiritual reverie and temporary loss of consciousness. His early spiritual experiences included going into a state of rapture while watching the flight of cranes, and loosing consciousness of the outer world while playing the role of the god Shiva in a school play.

At one point he became frustrated, feeling he could not live any longer without seeing Kali. He demanded that the goddess appear to him. He threatened to take his own life with a ritual dagger (normally held in the hand of the Kali statue). Ramakrishna’s behavior became more erratic as time passed and began to worry his family and employer. He would take on ritual and mythical roles identifying with figures from the Puranas (medieval Indian holy books describing the adventures of gods). The group of respected religious leaders concluded that this was a case of divine madness similar in nature to that of other famous saints such as Caitanya (a fifteenth century Bengali saint). From this point on, people began to treat Ramakrishna with more respect though his unusual behavior in worship and meditation continued. A Yogi named Totapuri then became Ramakrishna’s mentor. Ramakrishna adopted the role of renunciant and learned a nondualist form of Vedanta philosophy from him. In this system, God is understood to be the formless unmanifest energy that supports the cosmos. Ramakrishna experienced a deep form of trance (nirvikalpa samadhi) under the guidance of this teacher. This state can be described as complete absorption of the soul into the divine ocean of consciousness. Ramakrishna also appealed to those with an interest in yoga and esoteric practices by practicing a non-dual form of meditation prescribed by Totapuri which seeks samadhi.

He was married to Sarada Devi who later became his spiritual counterpart and was considered a saint in her own right to take charge of his disciples and carry on his message. Swami Vivekananda was one of his famous disciples. In honor of his Guru, Swami Vivekananda founded Ramakrishna Math which works for the welfare of others and spread the spiritual movement known as Ramakrishna Movement worldwide. Belur Math is the headquarters of Ramakrishna Math and Mission.

According to Hindu lunar calendar it was Dwitiya, Phalguna, Shukla Paksha, Vikram Samvat 1892 when Shri Ramakrishna was born. Each year the birth anniversary of Ramakrishna is celebrated as per Hindu lunar calendar across all Ramakrishna Maths.

Jan
12
Thu
2023
History On This Day : 12 January
Jan 12 all-day
History On This Day : 12 January

History, Birthdays and Historic Events of 12 January-

  • January 12, 1399 – Kritiwas was born on 12 January 1399 who wrote the Ramayana in Bengali language.

  • January 12, 1708 – Shahu, son of Sambhaji, was crowned as the Maratha ruler.

  • January 12, 1863 – Swami Vivekananda (Narendra Vishwanath Dutta), dynamic renaissance missionary to West, catalyst of Hindu revival in India and social reformer, was born at Calcutta on 12 January 1863.

  • January 12, 1869 – Dr. Bhagavan Das, great philosopher, freedom fighter, Hindi writer, politician and litterateur, was born at Varanasi on 12 January 1869.

  • January 12, 1895 – Dr. Yellapragada Subbarow, saintly scientist and nobel prize winner, was born on 12 January 1895 at Bhimavaram, Andhra Pradesh.

  • January 12, 1906 – Pandit Mahadevshastri Joshi, dictionary creator, was born on 12 January 1869 in the town of Ambede in Goa.

  • January 12, 1918 – Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, born as Mahesh Prasad Varma on 12 January 1918 was an Indian spiritualist who died on May 2, 2008. He developed the Transcendental Meditation technique.

  • January 12, 1918 – C. Ramchandra, also known as Chitalkar, famous film music director, was born on 12 January 1918.

  • January 12, 1934 – Surya Sen, Indian educator and revolutionary leader of the Indian Republican Army was hanged on 12 January 1934 by the British who was born on March 22, 1894.

  • January 12, 1936 – Brajanath Ratha, Indian poet, was born on 12 January 1936 who wrote in Odia and died on May 31, 2014.

  • January 12, 1945 – US Task Force 38 destroyed 41 Japanese ships in Battle Gratitude off the cost of Vietnam.

  • January 12, 1946 – De-monetisation of currency notes of the value of Rs. 500 and above were done.

  • January 12, 1948 – Mahatma Gandhi began his final fast aiming a national reconciliation for communal peace in Delhi on 12 January 1948.

  • January 12, 1972 – Birth of Priyanka Gandhi, daughter of former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.

  • January 12, 1984 – In 1984 the Government of India declared 12 January, the birthday of Swami Vivekananda, as the National Youth Day and since 1985 the event is celebrated in India every year.

  • January 12, 1996 – Supreme Court holds that horse racing is not gambling, but a game of skill.

  • January 12, 2000 – T. S. Krishna Murthy is appointed Election Commissioner in place of G.V.G. Krishnamoorthy who retired.

  • January 12, 2002 – In Pakistan, the former president, General Musharraf banned Kashmir Islamist separatist parties Jash-e-Muhammed and Lashkar-e-Tayaba, accused by India to be responsible of 13 December 2001 attack on Indian parliament.

  • January 12, 2005 – Amrish Puri, Indian actor, was died on 12 January 2005 who was born on 22 June 1932.

  • January 12, 2014 – Sheikh Hasina sworn on 12 January 2014 in for a third spell as Bangladesh’s prime minister after a deadly general election boycotted by the opposition amid an ongoing political crisis.

  • January 12, 2018 – Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C40) launched the Cartosat-2 Series satellite and 30 co-passenger satellites from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota on January 12, 2018 at 9:28 IST and completed the century. Three of the 31 sent satellites were Indian and 28 are from six countries: Canada, Finland, France, South Korea, UK and America.

 

to be Continued ..

Feb
21
Tue
2023
Shri Ramakrishna Jayanti
Feb 21 all-day
Shri Ramakrishna Jayanti

Ramakrishna (1836-1886 C.E.) was a famous Saint in the 19th century in India. He was born on 18 February 1836 into a very poor but devoutly religious Brahmin family in the village of Kamarpukur, Hooghly district of West Bengal, India. He became a priest of the Dakshineswar Kali Temple, dedicated to the goddess Kali and located near Calcutta on the Ganges River. He is famously known as Ramakrishna Paramahamsa among his devotees.

Young Ramakrishna was prone to experiences of spiritual reverie and temporary loss of consciousness. His early spiritual experiences included going into a state of rapture while watching the flight of cranes, and loosing consciousness of the outer world while playing the role of the god Shiva in a school play.

At one point he became frustrated, feeling he could not live any longer without seeing Kali. He demanded that the goddess appear to him. He threatened to take his own life with a ritual dagger (normally held in the hand of the Kali statue). Ramakrishna’s behavior became more erratic as time passed and began to worry his family and employer. He would take on ritual and mythical roles identifying with figures from the Puranas (medieval Indian holy books describing the adventures of gods). The group of respected religious leaders concluded that this was a case of divine madness similar in nature to that of other famous saints such as Caitanya (a fifteenth century Bengali saint). From this point on, people began to treat Ramakrishna with more respect though his unusual behavior in worship and meditation continued. A Yogi named Totapuri then became Ramakrishna’s mentor. Ramakrishna adopted the role of renunciant and learned a nondualist form of Vedanta philosophy from him. In this system, God is understood to be the formless unmanifest energy that supports the cosmos. Ramakrishna experienced a deep form of trance (nirvikalpa samadhi) under the guidance of this teacher. This state can be described as complete absorption of the soul into the divine ocean of consciousness. Ramakrishna also appealed to those with an interest in yoga and esoteric practices by practicing a non-dual form of meditation prescribed by Totapuri which seeks samadhi.

He was married to Sarada Devi who later became his spiritual counterpart and was considered a saint in her own right to take charge of his disciples and carry on his message. Swami Vivekananda was one of his famous disciples. In honor of his Guru, Swami Vivekananda founded Ramakrishna Math which works for the welfare of others and spread the spiritual movement known as Ramakrishna Movement worldwide. Belur Math is the headquarters of Ramakrishna Math and Mission.

According to Hindu lunar calendar it was Dwitiya, Phalguna, Shukla Paksha, Vikram Samvat 1892 when Shri Ramakrishna was born. Each year the birth anniversary of Ramakrishna is celebrated as per Hindu lunar calendar across all Ramakrishna Maths.

Jan
12
Fri
2024
History On This Day : 12 January
Jan 12 all-day
History On This Day : 12 January

History, Birthdays and Historic Events of 12 January-

  • January 12, 1399 – Kritiwas was born on 12 January 1399 who wrote the Ramayana in Bengali language.

  • January 12, 1708 – Shahu, son of Sambhaji, was crowned as the Maratha ruler.

  • January 12, 1863 – Swami Vivekananda (Narendra Vishwanath Dutta), dynamic renaissance missionary to West, catalyst of Hindu revival in India and social reformer, was born at Calcutta on 12 January 1863.

  • January 12, 1869 – Dr. Bhagavan Das, great philosopher, freedom fighter, Hindi writer, politician and litterateur, was born at Varanasi on 12 January 1869.

  • January 12, 1895 – Dr. Yellapragada Subbarow, saintly scientist and nobel prize winner, was born on 12 January 1895 at Bhimavaram, Andhra Pradesh.

  • January 12, 1906 – Pandit Mahadevshastri Joshi, dictionary creator, was born on 12 January 1869 in the town of Ambede in Goa.

  • January 12, 1918 – Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, born as Mahesh Prasad Varma on 12 January 1918 was an Indian spiritualist who died on May 2, 2008. He developed the Transcendental Meditation technique.

  • January 12, 1918 – C. Ramchandra, also known as Chitalkar, famous film music director, was born on 12 January 1918.

  • January 12, 1934 – Surya Sen, Indian educator and revolutionary leader of the Indian Republican Army was hanged on 12 January 1934 by the British who was born on March 22, 1894.

  • January 12, 1936 – Brajanath Ratha, Indian poet, was born on 12 January 1936 who wrote in Odia and died on May 31, 2014.

  • January 12, 1945 – US Task Force 38 destroyed 41 Japanese ships in Battle Gratitude off the cost of Vietnam.

  • January 12, 1946 – De-monetisation of currency notes of the value of Rs. 500 and above were done.

  • January 12, 1948 – Mahatma Gandhi began his final fast aiming a national reconciliation for communal peace in Delhi on 12 January 1948.

  • January 12, 1972 – Birth of Priyanka Gandhi, daughter of former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.

  • January 12, 1984 – In 1984 the Government of India declared 12 January, the birthday of Swami Vivekananda, as the National Youth Day and since 1985 the event is celebrated in India every year.

  • January 12, 1996 – Supreme Court holds that horse racing is not gambling, but a game of skill.

  • January 12, 2000 – T. S. Krishna Murthy is appointed Election Commissioner in place of G.V.G. Krishnamoorthy who retired.

  • January 12, 2002 – In Pakistan, the former president, General Musharraf banned Kashmir Islamist separatist parties Jash-e-Muhammed and Lashkar-e-Tayaba, accused by India to be responsible of 13 December 2001 attack on Indian parliament.

  • January 12, 2005 – Amrish Puri, Indian actor, was died on 12 January 2005 who was born on 22 June 1932.

  • January 12, 2014 – Sheikh Hasina sworn on 12 January 2014 in for a third spell as Bangladesh’s prime minister after a deadly general election boycotted by the opposition amid an ongoing political crisis.

  • January 12, 2018 – Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C40) launched the Cartosat-2 Series satellite and 30 co-passenger satellites from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota on January 12, 2018 at 9:28 IST and completed the century. Three of the 31 sent satellites were Indian and 28 are from six countries: Canada, Finland, France, South Korea, UK and America.

 

to be Continued ..

Mar
12
Tue
2024
Shri Ramakrishna Jayanti
Mar 12 all-day
Shri Ramakrishna Jayanti

Ramakrishna (1836-1886 C.E.) was a famous Saint in the 19th century in India. He was born on 18 February 1836 into a very poor but devoutly religious Brahmin family in the village of Kamarpukur, Hooghly district of West Bengal, India. He became a priest of the Dakshineswar Kali Temple, dedicated to the goddess Kali and located near Calcutta on the Ganges River. He is famously known as Ramakrishna Paramahamsa among his devotees.

Young Ramakrishna was prone to experiences of spiritual reverie and temporary loss of consciousness. His early spiritual experiences included going into a state of rapture while watching the flight of cranes, and loosing consciousness of the outer world while playing the role of the god Shiva in a school play.

At one point he became frustrated, feeling he could not live any longer without seeing Kali. He demanded that the goddess appear to him. He threatened to take his own life with a ritual dagger (normally held in the hand of the Kali statue). Ramakrishna’s behavior became more erratic as time passed and began to worry his family and employer. He would take on ritual and mythical roles identifying with figures from the Puranas (medieval Indian holy books describing the adventures of gods). The group of respected religious leaders concluded that this was a case of divine madness similar in nature to that of other famous saints such as Caitanya (a fifteenth century Bengali saint). From this point on, people began to treat Ramakrishna with more respect though his unusual behavior in worship and meditation continued. A Yogi named Totapuri then became Ramakrishna’s mentor. Ramakrishna adopted the role of renunciant and learned a nondualist form of Vedanta philosophy from him. In this system, God is understood to be the formless unmanifest energy that supports the cosmos. Ramakrishna experienced a deep form of trance (nirvikalpa samadhi) under the guidance of this teacher. This state can be described as complete absorption of the soul into the divine ocean of consciousness. Ramakrishna also appealed to those with an interest in yoga and esoteric practices by practicing a non-dual form of meditation prescribed by Totapuri which seeks samadhi.

He was married to Sarada Devi who later became his spiritual counterpart and was considered a saint in her own right to take charge of his disciples and carry on his message. Swami Vivekananda was one of his famous disciples. In honor of his Guru, Swami Vivekananda founded Ramakrishna Math which works for the welfare of others and spread the spiritual movement known as Ramakrishna Movement worldwide. Belur Math is the headquarters of Ramakrishna Math and Mission.

According to Hindu lunar calendar it was Dwitiya, Phalguna, Shukla Paksha, Vikram Samvat 1892 when Shri Ramakrishna was born. Each year the birth anniversary of Ramakrishna is celebrated as per Hindu lunar calendar across all Ramakrishna Maths.

Jan
12
Sun
2025
History On This Day : 12 January
Jan 12 all-day
History On This Day : 12 January

History, Birthdays and Historic Events of 12 January-

  • January 12, 1399 – Kritiwas was born on 12 January 1399 who wrote the Ramayana in Bengali language.

  • January 12, 1708 – Shahu, son of Sambhaji, was crowned as the Maratha ruler.

  • January 12, 1863 – Swami Vivekananda (Narendra Vishwanath Dutta), dynamic renaissance missionary to West, catalyst of Hindu revival in India and social reformer, was born at Calcutta on 12 January 1863.

  • January 12, 1869 – Dr. Bhagavan Das, great philosopher, freedom fighter, Hindi writer, politician and litterateur, was born at Varanasi on 12 January 1869.

  • January 12, 1895 – Dr. Yellapragada Subbarow, saintly scientist and nobel prize winner, was born on 12 January 1895 at Bhimavaram, Andhra Pradesh.

  • January 12, 1906 – Pandit Mahadevshastri Joshi, dictionary creator, was born on 12 January 1869 in the town of Ambede in Goa.

  • January 12, 1918 – Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, born as Mahesh Prasad Varma on 12 January 1918 was an Indian spiritualist who died on May 2, 2008. He developed the Transcendental Meditation technique.

  • January 12, 1918 – C. Ramchandra, also known as Chitalkar, famous film music director, was born on 12 January 1918.

  • January 12, 1934 – Surya Sen, Indian educator and revolutionary leader of the Indian Republican Army was hanged on 12 January 1934 by the British who was born on March 22, 1894.

  • January 12, 1936 – Brajanath Ratha, Indian poet, was born on 12 January 1936 who wrote in Odia and died on May 31, 2014.

  • January 12, 1945 – US Task Force 38 destroyed 41 Japanese ships in Battle Gratitude off the cost of Vietnam.

  • January 12, 1946 – De-monetisation of currency notes of the value of Rs. 500 and above were done.

  • January 12, 1948 – Mahatma Gandhi began his final fast aiming a national reconciliation for communal peace in Delhi on 12 January 1948.

  • January 12, 1972 – Birth of Priyanka Gandhi, daughter of former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.

  • January 12, 1984 – In 1984 the Government of India declared 12 January, the birthday of Swami Vivekananda, as the National Youth Day and since 1985 the event is celebrated in India every year.

  • January 12, 1996 – Supreme Court holds that horse racing is not gambling, but a game of skill.

  • January 12, 2000 – T. S. Krishna Murthy is appointed Election Commissioner in place of G.V.G. Krishnamoorthy who retired.

  • January 12, 2002 – In Pakistan, the former president, General Musharraf banned Kashmir Islamist separatist parties Jash-e-Muhammed and Lashkar-e-Tayaba, accused by India to be responsible of 13 December 2001 attack on Indian parliament.

  • January 12, 2005 – Amrish Puri, Indian actor, was died on 12 January 2005 who was born on 22 June 1932.

  • January 12, 2014 – Sheikh Hasina sworn on 12 January 2014 in for a third spell as Bangladesh’s prime minister after a deadly general election boycotted by the opposition amid an ongoing political crisis.

  • January 12, 2018 – Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C40) launched the Cartosat-2 Series satellite and 30 co-passenger satellites from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota on January 12, 2018 at 9:28 IST and completed the century. Three of the 31 sent satellites were Indian and 28 are from six countries: Canada, Finland, France, South Korea, UK and America.

 

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Shri Ramakrishna Jayanti

Ramakrishna (1836-1886 C.E.) was a famous Saint in the 19th century in India. He was born on 18 February 1836 into a very poor but devoutly religious Brahmin family in the village of Kamarpukur, Hooghly district of West Bengal, India. He became a priest of the Dakshineswar Kali Temple, dedicated to the goddess Kali and located near Calcutta on the Ganges River. He is famously known as Ramakrishna Paramahamsa among his devotees.

Young Ramakrishna was prone to experiences of spiritual reverie and temporary loss of consciousness. His early spiritual experiences included going into a state of rapture while watching the flight of cranes, and loosing consciousness of the outer world while playing the role of the god Shiva in a school play.

At one point he became frustrated, feeling he could not live any longer without seeing Kali. He demanded that the goddess appear to him. He threatened to take his own life with a ritual dagger (normally held in the hand of the Kali statue). Ramakrishna’s behavior became more erratic as time passed and began to worry his family and employer. He would take on ritual and mythical roles identifying with figures from the Puranas (medieval Indian holy books describing the adventures of gods). The group of respected religious leaders concluded that this was a case of divine madness similar in nature to that of other famous saints such as Caitanya (a fifteenth century Bengali saint). From this point on, people began to treat Ramakrishna with more respect though his unusual behavior in worship and meditation continued. A Yogi named Totapuri then became Ramakrishna’s mentor. Ramakrishna adopted the role of renunciant and learned a nondualist form of Vedanta philosophy from him. In this system, God is understood to be the formless unmanifest energy that supports the cosmos. Ramakrishna experienced a deep form of trance (nirvikalpa samadhi) under the guidance of this teacher. This state can be described as complete absorption of the soul into the divine ocean of consciousness. Ramakrishna also appealed to those with an interest in yoga and esoteric practices by practicing a non-dual form of meditation prescribed by Totapuri which seeks samadhi.

He was married to Sarada Devi who later became his spiritual counterpart and was considered a saint in her own right to take charge of his disciples and carry on his message. Swami Vivekananda was one of his famous disciples. In honor of his Guru, Swami Vivekananda founded Ramakrishna Math which works for the welfare of others and spread the spiritual movement known as Ramakrishna Movement worldwide. Belur Math is the headquarters of Ramakrishna Math and Mission.

According to Hindu lunar calendar it was Dwitiya, Phalguna, Shukla Paksha, Vikram Samvat 1892 when Shri Ramakrishna was born. Each year the birth anniversary of Ramakrishna is celebrated as per Hindu lunar calendar across all Ramakrishna Maths.