Monthly Archive for: ‘March, 2013’

  • March 2013

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  • 2003 COVER


    March 2013 Dear Readers, At Desh-Videsh, March does not bring “March Madness” in the same way as does the NCAA Men’s Division Basketball Championship. Instead, this month brings celebration, weddings and joy. Once again, it is our pleasure to present several new wedding stories in …

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  • Immigration Q & A

    Immigration Q & A March 2013

    Author by Edward Boreth I have been in the US for 6 years. I entered with a tourist visa, but never renewed it. Will the government pass immigration reform this year and will it help me get legal status? Both the President and a group …

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  • The Mangalsutra: A Sacred Symbol of Marital Union

    The Mangalsutra: A Sacred Symbol of Marital Union

    The word ‘mangalsutra’ comprises of two Sanskrit words, Mangal and Sutra. Mangal means sacred or auspicious, while Sutra means cord. Thus, mangalsutra is a sacred thread that is tied around a woman’s neck during the wedding ceremony by her amidst holy chants, thereby giving her …

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  • Thoughts on Developing a Mature Marriage

    Thoughts on Developing a Mature Marriage

    For those starting out on the wonderful journey of marriage, here’s a perspective of depth that may help. Following are excerpts from an interview with Sadhguru Vasudev, one of the world’s most prominent spiritual leaders and a highly sought-after international speaker who has been named …

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  • The BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir

    The BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir

    The BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Boynton Beach is pleased to open its newly inaugurated facility to the community. Located behind the main mandir, the hall offers a performance stage, professional-quality audio equipment, and a 13,000 square-feet area to accommodate all your guests. Access to …

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  • The Significance of Sindoor

    The Significance of Sindoor

    India is a land of varied cultures. Indians from a wide range of backgrounds co-exist despite different traditions, rituals and customs. The world is an ardent lover and admirer of the heritage and culture that is presented by India. In spite of large-scale changes in …

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  • Wedding Garland: The Ritual of Varmala

    Wedding Garland: The Ritual of Varmala

    Marriage is a reality clothed in the magical attire of fantasy. It is a fairy tale that has its charming tentacles all over our minds and matter. Most often parents live to see this auspicious occasion in their young one’s lives. Sons and daughters wait …

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  • Parita weds Rajdeep

    Parita weds Rajdeep

    Can two people from different parts of the world find one another? Hard to believe, but it is possible. Parita Gohil lived in New Zealand with her parents when Rajdeep Parmar was in the US on a student visa studying pharmacy. The couple and their …

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  • Rinita weds Pablo

    Rinita weds Pablo

    Sometimes, life change can occur during the simple act of enjoying a cup of coffee together. For Pablo and Rinita, this was certainly the case when they met at a local coffee shop in Orlando, Florida. Sparks flew, and their romance blossomed. Six years later, …

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