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Monthly Archives: May 2011

Gautam Buddha ~ India’s gift to the world

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This week on 27th May was Buddha Purnima – the birth anniversary of the great Prophet from India – Gautam Buddha. Buddha meaning ‘the Enlightened One’. Most of us know about the life story of the prince Gautam who became the prophet of compassion and founder of Buddhism and its best to know the real teachings that will benefit us rather than legendary story. Gautam Buddha is said to be born around 563 BCE and passed away around 483 BCE, most modern scholars agree on these dates.

Why is ‘Akshaya Tritiya’ a day for GOLD?

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India is probably the only country where a religious day is linked to a practice of gold buying. It is the ‘gold’en day of ‘Akshaya Tritiya’ and we are talking tons of gold here.  According to estimates, India is the world’s largest consumer of Gold. India, the world’s largest consumer of the yellow metal, bought some 842 tonnes of Gold in 2014 compared with 813.6 tonnes by China. So what makes Akshaya Tritiya a day for GOLD?

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