Astrological Significance of Athi Varadar Ceremony

A once in a life-time opportunity just concluded recently in the ancient city of Kanchipuram in India. Commonly known as the Athi Varadar festival or ceremony, this is one of the most auspicious ceremony that takes place once in every 40 years. Millions of devotees from around the world thronged this temple to get the blessings of Lord Varadharaja or a divine form of Lord Vishnu. The deity, at 9 feet tall, is made of Athi wood or Fig tree wood. Awakening and rising from the depths of ‘Ananthasaras’ or the temple tank, Athi Varadar emerges to give darshan to mankind for only 48 days.

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Ramadan and MCO can co-exist beautifully

WE write this as scholars of Islam, family physicians, pharmacists, medical doctors and public health specialists. The Covid-19 pandemic is affecting Malaysia medically as well as in emotional, psychological and spiritual ways.

The holy months of Ramadan and Syawal will soon be upon us. As a nation, Malaysia must soon make very difficult choices. Should we hold Ramadan bazaars, terawih prayers or balik kampung? Can we follow our religious, community or family traditions?

All of us play multiple roles at the same time: we are Muslims or adherents of other religions; we are health professionals on the frontlines; and we are fellow Malaysians. We want the best health for you and your families, in physical, emotional, spiritual and religious terms.

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Why Coronavirus Began in China?

The world is shocked by the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic which began in China. The fear has escalated as it is being declared as a worldwide pandemic. It is a major outbreak of disease on large scale after SARS that started in China in late November, 2020.

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A thorough Oral Examination

WHEN it comes to orthodontic treatment, the basic question to be addressed first is whether everyone needs it.

The answer is no, although there are individuals with genuine problems who need to be treated.

Research findings in some countries showed the treatment has become trendy among adolescents and adults as they perceive they need to wear braces to belong in a group or social class.

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All about studying dentistry

IF you are thinking of doing dentistry, do read on. With 42 years experience behind me as an academician in this area, I can tell you dentistry can be as fun as it can be stressful.

It’s a course blending the Science and Art of education. It is about healing people, making them look and feel good and its about educating them on why the mouth is the most important organ of the whole body. Wrong, if you perceived it’s just about teeth!

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