Not resisting the pull of the universe.
A montage of New Horizons images of Jupiter and its volcanic moon Io, taken during the spacecraft’s Jupiter flyby in early 2007. The image shows a major eruption in progress on Io’s night side, at the northern volcano Tvashtar
Dream Sweetly Beautiful Goddesses and Sexy Gents!
If I accept the sunshineand warmth,then I must also acceptthe thunder and lightning.
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray
On this day we worship the snake and revere its importance to this Earth. In Mahabharata, this day is to commemorate the saving of the entire snake species from eradication by a Prince whose father was killed by a snake king. To offer a prayer to a murti or live snake is auspicious on this day. The mantra of this festival is:
Naga preeta bhavanti shantimapnoti via viboh
Sashanti lok ma sadhya modate shashttih samh
(Let us be blessed by the Goddess snake, let everyone obtain peace, let us all live serenely without disturbance)
Today we avoid breaking, digging or shoveling Earth so as not to disturb snakes. Vrat is observed either today or the day before for Nag Chaturthi.
USA: July 31st
India: August 1st
UK: August 1st
Australia: August 1st
Malaysia: August 1st
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