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Apara Ekadashi 2022: Know date, muhurat, dont’s for Ekadashi

Apara Ekadashi is on the date of Ekadashi of Jyeshtha month. A person who observes the fast of Apara Ekadashi gets that fruit, which is obtained by donating Pind on the banks of the Ganges.

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Apara Ekadashi 2022

Apara Ekadashi is on the date of Ekadashi of Jyeshtha month. A person who observes the fast of Apara Ekadashi gets that fruit, which is obtained by donating Pind on the banks of the Ganges.

Along with this, the result obtained by visiting Kedarnath or Badrinath in Kumbh and donating gold at the time of the solar eclipse, the same result is obtained from the effect of fasting on this Ekadashi, so on this day people follow celibacy and observe it with full rituals. Today, this Ekadashi is being celebrated in Ayushman Yoga.

All the things which is been done in Ayushman Yoga remain fruitful for a long time or their effect is seen for a very long time. It is said that the work done in this time gives happiness throughout life.

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Dont’s of Apara Ekadashi

A day before Ekadashi, that is, on the day of Dashami, one should not eat food after sunset.

One should sleep on the night of Dashami remembering God.

No one should be deceived on the day of fasting.

One should not be angry with anyone.

One should not criticize or criticize anyone.

Brahmins or elders should not be disrespected.

One should not lie to anyone.

Theft and greed should also be avoided on this day.

Avoid tamasic food like onion, and garlic.

Consuming rice on the day of Ekadashi is considered completely forbidden, so do not forget to consume rice.

Ekadashi 2022 auspicious time (Muhurat)

Date: May 26, 2022
Day: Thursday
Hindi Month: Jyeshtha
Date: Ekadashi

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Happy Sister’s Day 2022: Wishes, quotes, and messages to share on this occasion

The first Sunday in August is commemorated as Sisters Day every year. Sister’s Day 2022 is observed on August 7 this year. We have compiled wishes, quotes and messages to send to your sisters to wish them on Sisters Day.

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The bond between siblings is unmatched, and when it comes to sisters, the relationship is even more unique and precious. It is said that sisters share a close bond that remains strong throughout life. On the first Sunday in August of each year, National Sisters Day is celebrated. This year Sister’s Day will be commemorated on August 7.

This day is dedicated to honour the special relationship that sisters have. Don’t forget to make the day memorable for your sister, whether she is your older or younger sister. You have a chance to salute the occasion and express gratitude to anybody who you may have connected with and who has grown to feel more like a sister to you if you don’t have a biological sister.

We have compiled wishes, quotes and messages to send to your sisters to wish them on Sisters Day as they are no less than your friends.

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Sister’s Day Wishes

Happy National Sisters Day to you my dearest. Thanks for always being there for me. I love you!

You are a fabulous sister, and I am blessed to have you in my life. Happy Sisters Day 2022!

You are a great blessing to our family and me. Thank you for everything. Happy Sisters Day 2022!

Happy Sister’s Day to a wonderful sister who always guides and protects me. Love you to the moon and back.

My dearest sister, you are the most essential part of my life. You are like a mother, a friend, and a role model to me. Happy Sisters Day to you!

As a small sister, I admire you every day and desire to someday become like you. Love you to infinity. Happy Sisters Day to you.

Sister’s Day Quotes

A sister is both your mirror -and your opposite. -Elizabeth Fishel, Journalist

A sister is a little bit of childhood that can never be lost. – Marion Garretty, author

You know full well as I do the value of sisters’ affections; there is nothing like it in this world. – Charlotte Bronte, English novelist.

Having a sister is like having a best friend you can’t get rid of. You know whatever you do, they’ll be there. – Amy Li, founder of Dance4Healing.

A sister can be seen as someone who is both ourselves and very much not ourselves -a special kind of double. -Toni Morrison, American novelist.

Sisters function as safety nets in a chaotic world simply by being there for each other. – Carol Saline, Journalist.

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Happy Friendship Day 2022: Things to do to strengthen friendship, to become good friend

One of the most priceless blessings that God has given us is a friend. Without them, managing stress in difficult times may be extremely difficult. This day is commemorated so that we don’t forget their significance in our lives. We have listed things to strengthen your friendship.

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Your relationship with parents and family get entwined with birth. But friendship is such a relationship, which people make with themselves for the first time. This is a relationship based on your feelings. In childhood, a child connects with another child with his heart and goes to play with him. Both of them like each other’s company, so they start playing with each other every day. That is friendship.

The same sentiment is seen among people even when they grow up. From home and neighbourhood to school-college and office, you can get the support of a good friend. You share your heart with a friend. Believe in him, and share your dreams and secrets. A friend also encourages you and gives advice on doing wrong. If you also have such a friend, then 30th July is the day to celebrate this friendship.

Things to do to strengthen friendship

Be loyal

Avoid becoming one of those buddies who say one thing to their friends and then act the exact opposite. You must have encountered people of this nature in your life who, while professing their sorrow for your troubles, mock them behind your back. These are not dependable pals. Always be honest and trustworthy to your friends.

Support your friend

Isn’t it a bad feeling when you need a friend but they are unavailable? A true buddy will always be there for you and never give up easily. Be there for your other friends too at times. Your friend doesn’t make fun of you, rather they support you and strive to become good at times when needed.

Give your time

To check on your friends, you need to carve out some time from your hectic schedule. Most of the time, when people don’t offer one other a bit of their time, friendships break.

Be a good listener

The friendship is forged even further when you truly comprehend and listen to each other. Be a good listener if you want a friendship that will stay.

Respect each other boundaries

Respect your friend’s boundaries and private space without being intrusive. Even if you might not agree with them, try to understand why they are acting the way they are. Learn to respect your friend’s decisions.

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Raksha Bandhan 2022: From Gulab Jamun to Coconut Laddu, sweets recipes for this festival season

Let’s all celebrate this Raksha Bandhan with some mouth-watering sweets.

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Raksha Bandhan sweets

Raksha Bandhan or Rakhi is an Indian festival to celebrate the bond and love between a brother and a sister. It is a ritual in which a holy thread Rakhi is tied around the brother’s wrist by the sister. 

Rakhi is the representation of the bond of protection that signifies that a brother must protect his sister in all situations. Raksha Bandhan is a huge festival in India. Food is a major part of every celebration in India, therefore the sweets prepared on this occasion must be exceptional too.

Let’s all celebrate this Raksha Bandhan with some mouth-watering sweets. There are so many sweets that can be prepared at home without any hustle and bustle.

Gulab Jamun

This Rakhi, don’t buy Gulab Jamun from your regular sweet shops, instead, you can cook this yourself. Gulab Jamun is made with khoya, flour, and nuts and it is dipped in sugar syrup infused with saffron. The recipe:

  • Griddle the flour with the baking powder and the milk powder three times to ensure the ingredients are evenly mixed.
  • Add in the ghee and rub the mixture with the fingertips, mix well.
  • Add milk to the gulab jamun powder and knead to make the dough smooth.
  • Keep the dough aside to set for 5 minutes.
  • Gently roll small portions of the dough into smooth balls.
  • Prepare your sugar syrup by heating 2 cups sugar with two cups water.
  • Slow down the heat and allow the syrup to settle down for 7-8 minutes. Add lemon juice to refine the syrup and remove any foam that may have come on the surface.
  • Remove the syrup from the fire and add some rose water.
  • Reheat about 3 cups of ghee in a pan or you can use refined oil as well.
  • Put the prepared balls into the hot oil and remove them from the heat right away.
  • Wait for the balls to turn golden and allow them to acquire from deep gold to light brown colour.
  • Add the cooled balls to the hot syrup and warm it for 5 minutes on low heat.

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Almond Katli

  • Badam katli or Almond katli is an Indian dessert made up of almonds, milk, and sugar. It can be very easily made at home.
  • The first step to prepare the dish is soaking almonds in warm water.
  • Then de skinning of the almonds is done.
  • The next step is to ground the almonds into a fine powder, or even to thick paste with milk.
  • Then the paste is mixed with sugar paste which basically gives a barfi or any desired shape.

Moong Dal Ki Barfi

Everyone loves Moong ki dal ka halwa and barfi. It is very easy to make moong dal ki barfi using condensed milk, where you will not have to cook in the kitchen for hours to make this delicious barfi. 

  • Drain and grind dal coarsely. Slightly coarser than the feel of fine sand.
  • In a very heavy kadhai, mix the ghee and dal, and place over low heat.
  • Stir-fry it until it turns brown.
  • Remove from the kadhai and add khoya within the same kadhai and stir-fry till it’s a smooth mixture and lightly coloured.
  • Mix the dal, elaichi and khoya and keep them aside to cool down.
  • In another pan place the sugar and water over low heat stirring till the sugar dissolves, taking care to not let it come to a boil before the sugar dissolves.
  • Once the sugar dissolves, increase the warmth and produce to a boil and let the syrup cook till thick.
  • Take the pan out of the warmth and blend immediately into the cooled dal mixture, stirring vigorously and quickly, to blend well.
  • Transfer it to the greased plate, pat to level, garnish with almonds and leave to chill.
  • When cool and set, cut it into desired-sized pieces with a sharp knife.

Milk Cake

Milk Cake is a traditional Indian milk fudge that’s made of milk, sugar, ghee, and an acidic agent such as lemon juice.

  • Take milk and bring it to a boil, in a very large thick-bottomed non-stick kadai on high heat.
  •  Add alum and sugar, and still cook, stirring continuously, for about one and a half hours, or till the milk becomes grainy and begins to thicken.
  • Add the ghee and liquid sugar; mix it well and still cook till the mixture begins to depart the edges of the kadai.
  • Transfer the mixture to a seven-and-a-half-inch round and two-and-a–half-inch deep greased dish and canopy it. Put aside for four to 5 hours.
  •  During this point, it’ll still cook and therefore the middle layer will become brown.
  •  Turn the milk cake out onto a dish, take squares and serve.

Coconut Laddu

  • Heat 1 tablespoon ghee during a heavy-bottomed Kadhai over low heat.
  • Add 175 grams (2 cups) of desiccated coconut.
  • Roast over low heat for 2-3 minutes or until it gives out a nutty aroma.
  • Add 1 cup milk and 1/4 cup cream.
  • Cook, stirring continuously until the milk is absorbed by the coconut.
  • Add 160 grams (2/3 cup) of sugar.
  • Mix well, the sugar will melt and release moisture.
  • Cook, stirring continuously until the mixture releases most of the moisture.
  • Add 3 to 4 tablespoons milk and 1/2 teaspoon cardamom powder.
  • Mix and cook until the mixture come together, forms a dough-like consistency, and starts leaving the perimeters of the kadhai.
  • Turn out the warmth and transfer the mixture to a plate or bowl. Allow it to chill down slightly, just warm enough to handle, for about 10 minutes.
  • Grease your palms with little ghee, take about 2 tablespoons of the mixture, and form a ball by rolling between your palms.
  • Coat it with desiccated coconut and transfer it to a plate.

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