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March 7, 2016 0

Mahashivaratri, astronomically speaking

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  Rajesh Kochhar There is a difference between Shivaratri and Mahashivaratri. There are in fact 12 Shivaratris, one of which is designated Maha for a specific reason. Moon becomes invisible on amavasya. A day before that, the moon is a very thin crescent. This day is dedicated to Shiva as Shivaratri. It is this moon […]

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February 28, 2009 0

Science behind Indian festivals

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Chief guest’s address delivered at Pushpa Gujral Science City, Kapurthala   on National  Science Day, 28 February 2009   Science behind Indian festivals   Rajesh Kochhar CSIR Emeritus Scientist Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Mohali  MG SIPA Complex,  Sector 26, Chandigarh 160019 [email protected]     The year 2009 has been declared by the […]

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