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The Hanuman Jayanti! / Хануман Джаянти!

Hello everyone.  Today’s post is about “Hanuman Jayanti”.

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May Lord Hanuman shower all the blessings on you on this precious day called “Hanuman Jayanti”.

 

Brief about Great Hindu God Hanumana:

Lord Hanuman or Hanumanji (हनुमान जी) is known by many names as Anjaneya, Anjani Putra, Bajarangabali, Hanuman, Mahaveer, Maruti, Pavanputra etc. Hanuman, the monkey god, is the son of Vayudev, the wind god. Hanuman’s mother is Anjani. Hanuman was the chief of the armies of Sri Ramachandra and took a prominent part in the war against Ravana, the king of Lanka, in the Indian epic poem Ramayana. Hanuman helped restore Sri Sitadevi back to Sri Rama.

 

The first impression which comes to our mind when we think of Hanuman; is courage, which comes out of sheer dedication and commitment to the goal of his Master, Lord Ram. The dedication and commitment takes birth from the immense Bhakti he has for Lord Ram. Often Hanuman as a God symbolises – Shakti (strength and power), Yukti (trick and logic) and Bhakti (love and devotion). Hanuman has immense love for Lord Ram.

 

In Goswami Tulsidas’s Shri Ramcharitmanas, we see how Hanuman’s eagerness to serve Sri Rama, coupled with his sincere effort, helped him cross over the obstacles of temptation and move forward on the path to success.

 

Hanuman encountered three obstacles while flying the 800-mile ocean stretch to reach Lanka in search of Sita. First, appeared Mainak Parvat, a pleasure resort in the middle of the ocean. Hanuman was invited to rest for a while, but he said: “Until I have completed Rama’s work, there is no rest for me.” Hanuman had full faith in the Lord and he jumped across the ocean. Whenever our work is noble, we should not hesitate to pursue it to completion. Even when we start with enthusiasm, there is a temptation to rest or take a break, very often to enjoy some wayside distraction. Once we give into it, the law of inertia takes over and then, we cannot move ahead.

 

Viveka and chaturtha – wisdom to discriminate and the alertness to judge situations and act accordingly – are qualities required to progress towards success. Noble virtues are also necessary.

 

As Hanuman continued to fly across the ocean, there came Sursa, the mother of snakes. She obstructed his path and threatened to eat him. Hanuman pleaded with her to let him go and promised that once he had completed the Lord’s work he would come back and readily enter her mouth. But, she showed no compassion. So, Hanumanji increased in size as she opened her mouth wide. He became larger still and Sursa opened her mouth even wider. Then, Hanumanji instantly became small, went into her large open mouth and came out before she could close it. He said, “I went into your mouth and you did not eat me, so now you must let me go.” Sursa was pleased with Hanuman’s intelligence and blessed him for the successful completion of his journey.

 

We must know when to use force and when not to use it. At the same time, we should not turn everything into a prestige issue. Often, when we insist on asserting our opinion, we lose sight of the objective and do not move towards it. The goal is important; we must know when to become big and when to become small, when to be humble and when to be strong.

 

As he proceeded on his journey, Hanuman felt he was being pulled down into the waters by a mysterious force. It was the demon Sinika, who, having dragged her victims down, planned that she would then proceed to devour them. Sinika stands for jealousy. Jealousy can never bear the rise of another. It is jealousy that pulls us down and devours us. Jealousy in one’s own heart and jealousy invoked in the hearts of others is the cause of downfall.

 

One should not encourage jealousy and other such negative, self-degrading tendencies in one’s heart. They should be destroyed immediately, just as Hanuman mercilessly killed Sinika with one blow.

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Всем привет. Пусть Господь Хануман осыпет вас всеми благословениями в этот драгоценный день под названием “Хануман Джаянти”.

 

Кратко о великий Индуистский Бог Hanumana:

Господь Хануман или Хануманджи (हनुमान जी) известен под многими именами, как Анджанея, Ахмедабад Путра, Bajarangabali, Хануман, следующих, Марути, Pavanputra и т. д. Хануман, обезьяний Бог, сын Vayudev, Бога ветра. Мать ханумана-Анджани. Хануман был главнокомандующим армиями Шри Рамачандры и принял Видное участие в войне против Раваны, короля Ланки, в индийской эпической поэме Рамаяна. Хануман помог восстановить Шри Ситадеви обратно в Шри раму.

 

Первое впечатление, которое приходит на ум, когда мы думаем о Ханумане; это мужество, которое исходит из чистой преданности и приверженности цели своего хозяина, Господа Рама. Посвящение и приверженность рождаются из огромного Бхакти, который он имеет для Господа Рама. Часто Хануман как Бог символизирует-Шакти (сила и могущество), Юкти (хитрость и логика) и Бхакти (любовь и преданность). Хануман имеет огромную любовь к Господу раму.

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В Шри Рамчаритманасе Госвами Тулсидаса мы видим, как стремление Ханумана служить Шри раме в сочетании с его искренними усилиями помогло ему преодолеть препятствия искушения и продвинуться вперед на пути к успеху.

 

Хануман столкнулся с тремя препятствиями во время полета на 800-мильном участке океана, чтобы добраться до Ланки в поисках Ситы. Во-первых, появился Mainak Parvat, курорт удовольствия в середине океана. Ханумана пригласили отдохнуть, но он сказал: “пока я не закончу работу рамы, мне не будет покоя.” Хануман имел полную веру в Господа и он прыгнул через океан. Всякий раз, когда наша работа носит благородный характер, мы должны без колебаний добиваться ее завершения. Даже когда мы начинаем с энтузиазма, есть соблазн отдохнуть или сделать перерыв, очень часто, чтобы насладиться каким-то отвлекающим маневром. Как только мы поддаемся ему, закон инерции берет верх, и тогда мы не можем двигаться вперед.

 

Viveka и chaturtha – мудрость различать и бдительность, чтобы судить о ситуациях и действовать соответственно-качества, необходимые для продвижения к успеху. Благородные добродетели также необходимы.

 

Когда Хануман продолжал летать через океан, появилась Сурса, мать змей. Она преградила ему путь и угрожала съесть его. Хануман умолял ее отпустить его и обещал, что, как только он завершит работу Господа, он вернется и с готовностью войдет в ее рот. Но она не проявляла сострадания. Таким образом, Хануманджи увеличилась в размерах, когда она широко открыла рот. Он стал еще крупнее и Сурса открыла рот еще шире. Затем Хануманджи мгновенно стал маленьким, вошел в ее большой открытый рот и вышел, прежде чем она смогла закрыть его. Он сказал: “я вошел в твой рот, и ты не съел меня, так что теперь ты должен отпустить меня.”Сурса был доволен интеллектом Ханумана и благословил его за успешное завершение своего путешествия.

 

Мы должны знать, когда применять силу, а когда нет. В то же время мы не должны превращать все в вопрос престижа. Часто, когда мы настаиваем на отстаивании своего мнения, мы упускаем из виду цель и не движемся к ней. Цель важна; мы должны знать, когда стать большими, а когда маленькими, когда быть смиренными и когда быть сильными.

 

Когда он продолжил свое путешествие, Хануман почувствовал, что его спускают в воды таинственной силой. Это был демон Синика, который, потащив своих жертв вниз, планировал, что она затем продолжит пожирать их. Синика выступает за ревность. Ревность никогда не выдержит подъема другого. Это ревность, которая тянет нас вниз и пожирает нас. Ревность в своем сердце и ревность, вызванная в сердцах других, является причиной падения.

 

Не следует поощрять ревность и другие подобные негативные, унизительные тенденции в своем сердце. Они должны быть уничтожены немедленно, так же, как Хануман безжалостно убил Синику одним ударом.

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Shahid Diwas (день мучеников)

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Shahid Diwas (Martyrs`s Day): The anniversary of the deaths of Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev Thapar and Shivaram Rajguru on 23 March, 1931, is declared to be Martyr’s Day.

Bhagat Singh was an Indian socialist revolutionary whose two acts of dramatic violence against the British in India and execution at age 23 made him a folk hero of the Indian independence movement.

In December 1928, Bhagat Singh and an associate, Shivaram Rajguru, fatally shot a 21-year-old British police officer, John Saunders, in Lahore, British India, mistaking Saunders, who was still on probation, for the British police superintendent, James Scott, whom they had intended to assassinate. They believed Scott was responsible for the death of popular Indian nationalist leader Lala Lajpat Rai, by having ordered a lathi charge in which Rai was injured, and, two weeks after which, died of a heart attack. Saunders was felled by a single shot from Rajguru, a marksman. He was then shot several times by Singh, the postmortem report showing eight bullet wounds. Another associate of Singh, Chandra Shekhar Azad, shot dead an Indian police constable, Chanan Singh, who attempted to pursue Singh and Rajguru as they fled.

Singh was thereafter on the run for many months, and no convictions resulted at the time. Surfacing again in April 1929, he and another associate, Batukeshwar Dutt, exploded two improvised bombs inside the Central Legislative Assembly in Delhi. They showered leaflets from the gallery on the legislators below, shouted slogans, and then allowed the authorities to arrest them. The arrest, and the resulting publicity, had the effect of bringing to light Singh’s complicity in the John Saunders case. Awaiting trial, Singh gained much public sympathy after he joined fellow defendant Jatin Das in a hunger strike, demanding better prison conditions for Indian prisoners, and ending in Das’s death from starvation in September 1929. Singh was convicted and hanged in March 1931, aged 23.

Bhagat Singh became a popular folk hero after his death. Jawaharlal Nehru wrote about him, “Bhagat Singh did not become popular because of his act of terrorism but because he seemed to vindicate, for the moment, the honour of Lala Lajpat Rai, and through him of the nation. He became a symbol; the act was forgotten, the symbol remained, and within a few months each town and village of the Punjab, and to a lesser extent in the rest of northern India, resounded with his name. In still later years, Singh, an atheist and socialist in life, won admirers in India from among a political spectrum that included both Communists and right-wing Hindu nationalists. Although many of Singh’s associates, as well as many Indian anti-colonial revolutionaries, were also involved in daring acts, and were either executed or died violent deaths, few came to be lionized in popular art and literature to the same extent as Singh.

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Шахид Дивас (день мучеников): годовщина смерти Бхагата Сингха, Сухдева Тапара и Шиварама Раджгуру 23 марта 1931 года объявляется днем ​​мученика.

Бхагат Сингх был индийским социалистическим революционером, два акта драматического насилия против англичан в Индии и казнь в возрасте 23 лет сделали его народным героем индийского движения за независимость.

В декабре 1928 года Бхагат Сингх и его помощник Шиварам Раджгуру смертельно расстреляли 21-летнего британского полицейского Джона Сондерса в Лахоре, Британская Индия, приняв Сондерса, который все еще находился на испытательном сроке, за британского полицейского надзирателя Джеймса Скотта, которого они собирались убить. Они полагали, что Скотт был ответственен за гибель популярного индийского националистического лидера Лала Лайпат Рай, заказав обвинение в Батонский заряд, в котором раи был ранен, а через две недели умер от сердечного приступа. Сондерс был убит одним выстрелом из стрелка Раджгуру. Затем он несколько раз выстрелил Сингхом, посмертный отчет показал восемь пулевых ран. Другой помощник Сингха, Чандра Шехар Азад, застрелил индийского полицейского констебля, Чанана Сингха, который пытался преследовать Сингха и Раджгуру, когда они бежали.

Сингх был в беге в течение многих месяцев. Еще раз в апреле 1929 года он и другой сподвижник Батукешвар Датт взорвали две импровизированные бомбы в Центральном законодательном собрании в Дели. Они осыпали листовки из галереи на законодателях ниже, выкрикивали лозунги, а затем разрешали властям арестовывать их. Арест и, как следствие, реклама, привели к тому, что он стал популярным. В ожидании суда Сингх получил много общественного сочувствия после того, как он присоединился к одноименному ответчику Джатину Дасу в голодовке, требуя лучших условий содержания в тюрьме для индийских заключенных и заканчивая смертью Даса от голода в сентябре 1929 года. Сингх был осужден и повешен в марте 1931 года в возрасте 23 лет ,

Бхагат Сингх стал популярным народным героем после его смерти. Джавахарлал Неру писал о нем: «Бхагат Сингх не стал популярным из-за его террористического акта, а потому, что он, по-видимому, в настоящий момент оправдал честь Лалы Лайпат Рай и через него нации. Он стал символом; акт был забыт, символ остался, и в течение нескольких месяцев каждый город и деревня Пенджаб и, в меньшей степени, в остальной части северной Индии, прозвали его именем. Еще в последующие годы Сингх, атеист и социалист, жизнь, завоевала поклонников в Индии из политического спектра, в который входили как коммунисты, так и правые индуистские националисты. Хотя многие из партнеров Сингха, а также многие индийские антиколониальные революционеры также принимали участие в смелых действиях и были либо казнены, либо умерли насильственные смерти, немногие стали львиными в народное искусство и литературу в той же степени, что и Сингх.

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Holi – Indian festival of Colors

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Well, the most awaited festival Holi is here!!

Yes, the most colorful time of the year is almost here! Do you have your Gulal ready? Or perhaps the more mischievous among you are arming yourselves with Pichkaris and water balloons? No matter your gadget of choice, it’s guaranteed to be a day of glorious color. Read on to learn all about Holi, including a legend of the battle between good and evil, why you’ll be drenched in the colors of the rainbow, and the festival’s intoxicating unofficial drink.

Holi is one of the major festival of India and is the most vibrant of all. The joys of Holi knows no 😉 bound. The festival is celebrated across the four corners of India or rather across the globe. The festival is filled with Joy. Monks & Monkeys invites you all to this great festival to visit atleast once in a life-time. (y)

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TRIBUTE TO OLD MONK’S OLD MAN.

Okay so, just got the news that Mr Kapil Mohan, the soldier-turned-businessman who popularised India’s most iconic brand of rum, has passed away at the age of 88 after suffering from cardiac attack on Jan 6.

Let’s thank him for giving us the best beverage, let’s raise a toast to Old Monk’s old man.

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There are many many reasons why we have immense love and respect for the drink. Kicking off our winter campaign for the next couple of weeks, here’s presenting everything you’ve probably ever wanted to know about the elixir of life — Rum. From the likes of colonels and admirals to their ‘brats’; from the broke college freshers to the seasoned alcohol-lovers, rum (and Old Monk) has been a love affair for many. The the question of how to drink Old Monk has been asked in every age, by every Indian.

And here we are to stoke those fires, this winter.

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First Things First

This is the bottle that has been passed on from generation to generation — an acquired taste, a culture to cultivate without burning a hole in your pocket. So, there are three basic reasons why rum continues to be India’s favourite alcohol, especially when the cold season sets in. And then there are more.

Firstly, It’s cheap. It’s not the kind of cheap that will have you worried about alcohol poisoning, and yet, it’s pocket-friendly enough that people can partake once a week.

Secondly, a lot of the advertising when it comes to rum is entirely word of mouth. And unlike brands who spend a lot of money on marketing and branding, rum just happens to be cheap and versatile enough that people recommend it to one another. It’s the fabric of all weekend drinking and BYOB parties.

Thirdly, it’s one of the most versatile drinks that there is. You can chug rum neat (enjoying the flavour of molasses), mix it with coke or soda. People have their own favourite combinations and they can be as specific as “shaken, not stirred” or as generic as “with ice please, thanks very much”.

What’s In It For Me?

In a country like ours, it is a bit commendable though that instead of wasting precious food, we are using a byproduct to create something we end up loving — Rum. But the thing is, rum never pretends. Rum, you can take at face value. Fermented molasses and aged for years (Old Monk is aged for seven years), to make a smooth, dark drink that contains about 40 percent alcohol.

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Old Monk & Us

With the winters setting in, Old Monk is the go-to drink for a lot of drinkers. It makes you feel warm and cosy, (It doesn’t actually do that but more on that later.) and is smooth enough for you to welcome in a night of debauchery. It’s also perfect as a remedy for cold and cough when you take a spoonful with lukewarm water.

For years, drinking rum has meant drinking the Monk. As the oldest distillery in these parts and having a strong army connection (more for morale, amirite?), Old Monk has been hailed as one of the oldest brands that has been supplying a boost to the troops, be it in the defence forces or the merchant navy class.

All in all, there are a bunch of reasons that make rum special for Indians and having a movie about it, is not the worst thing. But for us, it has to be the flavour of nostalgia, and the easy-going nature of this drink that has us hooked to this wondrous elixir.

 

Old Monk – Kills the germs inside as well as outside!

This Rum can also be used as an antiseptic. Drink a little, enjoy some more, and if you trip and fall while you’re high, just apply the drink to your bruised ass and you’re good to go!This Rum can also be used as an antiseptic. Drink a little, enjoy some more, and if you trip and fall while you’re high, just apply the drink to your bruised ass and you’re good to go!

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It has been delivering happiness to our Tourists as well. Old Monk is more than a beverage for us.

The Old Monk is an Indian brand and is loved by people all around the world. In India, the hype is such that we’ve heard some people even campaigned for the Monk to be made the national drink of India!

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Thats all for now about our very own Old Monk. I hope you liked the post.

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THE GREAT INDIAN WEDDINGS!

Hello everyone!! Its been a long while since I have posted for you guys. I missed you all and I missed writing about India, So I had to come back.

Stay tuned to our posts because we are now uploading them every week.

Today we have an interesting title to talk about that is., ‘INDIAN WEDDING’

As a matter of fact in the past decade tourism in India has come up as one of the most flourishing industries of the country. The beauty of the land has played a pivotal role in shaping up the industry to a great extent along with the facilities that makes the time spent here a memorable one. It is not just the beauty of the topography that has attracted the tourists from all across the globe, but the hospitality of the Indians too has paved the way for the travelers to enjoy the charm of the place.

Indian weddings are traditionally multi-day affairs, and involve many intricate ceremonies, such as the painting of the hands and feet of the bride called a mehndi. Garlands are presented to guests of honor instead of corsages, and lots of flower or rose petals are thrown for good luck.

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The country is visited by thousands every year to witness the great Indian weddings. Indian wedding forms attractive tour packages which are as exciting as the colors of the country. The Special Wedding Tour Packages are arranged to provide an insight into the lifestyle of the Indiana and the best of the weddings.

The Wedding Packages to India are attractive propositions as they are carried out for many days and involve interesting events during the course of the marriage. Monks & Monkeys Travels pvt Ltd offers you tailored wedding tours. The country which is divided basically into four regions, namely the Northern part, Eastern part, the Southern part and the Western part offers the chance of experiencing the weddings of the various rituals. Wedding in India is a huge occasion and loads of money flows for it. The tourists coming to the country to have a glimpse of the gala event can enjoy the various forms of weddings which are unique in themselves. The visitors get a chance of enjoying the best of Southern Indian Wedding in Kerala where the guests get the chance of witnessing the marriage in the beautiful backwaters and the bride and bridegroom dressed in the traditional attires. The marriage ceremony goes on for a single day where the guests get the chance of enjoying the very best South Indian wedding and cuisines too.

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The wedding in the eastern part of the country is not promoted much and is not usually featured in the list of the wedding tours. But the chief attraction of the Wedding Packages to India leis with the weddings of the Western India along with that of the Northern part where the ceremony runs for a long period. The weddings at the western parts features the Royal weddings from Rajasthan that gives an idea of the expenditure incurred during an Indian wedding. The weddings continue for three days with various functions including Ladies Sangeet, Jai Mala, the actual Wedding and many more. The gala event is embellished with a celebration of lifetime. The music and great food are an indispensable part of the weddings of India along with fire crackers making the atmosphere an electrifying one.

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Another happening wedding package offered to the tourists is the Celebrity Wedding in India which features the celebrations of a lifetime involving the celebrities of the country.

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The guests get a royal treatment at the weddings with the celebrations that are covered by the media throughout the country. The weddings in the Southern states of the country also feature the Beach Weddings in India which has grown in popularity recently.

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We have plenty of options to showcase Indian Weddings, Click on the link and mail us your taste @ Monks & Monkeys Pvt Ltd.

 

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С Днем Независимости Республики Казахстан

Да здравствует День независимости Казахстана! Счастья огромного, непрерывного, круглосуточного, всесезонного и круглогодичного!

И еще желаем вам, всем и каждому, всем вместе и каждому в отдельности, чтобы провести хорошее время в Индии !

 

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500, 1000 rupee notes cease to be legal tender.

Hello people,

Monks & Monkeys Travels have brought to you what’s new for the foreign visitors to India!

Well yes, the title says it all. Even we were shocked watching PM of India announcing on a news channel that from midnight 500, 1000 rupee notes cease to be legal tender.

If you are currently on a tour in India with us (monks-n-monkeys travels), You don’t need to panic even 1%. Our tourist guide with you is a problem solver.

For rest of the tourist :

You can change the notes at airports.

Secondly, Your 500 and 1000 rupee notes be accepted till November 11 at:

  • Petrol Pumps and government hospitals
  • Railway, airline, government bus  ticket booking counters
  • Consumer co-operative stores run by state or central government
  • Milk booths authorized by state governments
  • Crematoriums and burial grounds.

 

For Foreigners and Indian Nationals, all of your questions are placed and answered below. 🙂

1. Why this now?

There has been a rise in the incidence of fake Indian currency notes in higher denomination. More often that not, the common man fail to distinguish between original and fake notes. Fake notes are used for anti-national, illegal activities, misused by terrorists and for hoarding black money. As India remains a cash based economy and there is a rise in the circulation of fake Indian currency notes, the withdrawal has been introduced to contain the fake note circulation and to hurt those who keep unaccounted money.

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2. What exactly is this?

The legal tender character of the notes in denominations of 500 and 1000 stands withdrawn. In simple terms, all the 500 and 1000 rupee notes will be just paper, these cannot be used for transacting business and/or store of value for future usage.

 

3. How much is my Rs 500/1000 note worth now?

Your 500/1000 notes are worth its value till December 30, provided you deposit it in your bank account.

 

4. Can I get all in cash?

No. You will get up to Rs 4,000, per person, in cash and if you need more, you can get it credited to your bank account.

 

5. Why can I not get the entire amount in cash when I have surrendered everything in cash?

The scheme does not provide for it, given its objectives.

 

6. Rs 4,000 cash is insufficient for my need. What to do?

You can use mobile wallets, online payment methods, IMPS, debit/credit cards, and you can also pay by cheque.

 

7. What if I don’t have any bank account?

Don’t worry. Pick the bank of your choice, and get a bank account opened. Carry the necessary documents required for fulfilling the KYC requirements.

 

8. What if I have only a Jan Dhan account?

You can avail the exchange facility subject to the caps and other laid down limits in accord with norms and procedures.

 

9. Where can I go to exchange the notes?

You can exchange the notes at all Issue Offices of RBI and branches of commercial banks/RRBS/UCBs/State Co-op banks or at any Head Post Office or Sub-Post Office.

 

10. Will I have to go to my bank branch itself?

For exchange up to Rs 4,000 in cash you may go to any bank branch but do carry a valid identity proof.

For exchange over Rs 4,000, which will be accorded through credit to bank account only, you may go to the branch where you have an account or to any other branch of the same bank.

In case you want to go to a branch of any other bank where you are not maintaining an account, you will have to furnish valid identity proof and bank account details required for electronic fund transfer to your account.

11. Can I go to any branch of my bank?

Yes, you can go to any branch of your bank.

12. Can I go to any branch of any other bank?

Yes, you can go to any branch of any other bank. But in this case, you have to furnish valid identity proof for exchange in cash; both valid identity proof and bank account details will be required for electronic fund transfer in case the amount to be exchanged exceeds Rs 4,000.

13. I have no bank account but my relative / friend has an account, can I get my notes exchanged into that account?

Yes, you can do that if the account holder, that is your relative / friend, gives you permission in writing. While exchanging, you need to show this proof and your valid identity card at the bank.

14. Should I go to bank personally or can I send the notes through my representative?

It is better if you can visit the branch. In case you are sending a representative, do give him an express mandate, that is, a written authorisation. While tendering the notes, this representative will have to produce the authorisation letter and a valid identity proof.

15. Can I withdraw from ATMs?

ATMs and banks will remain closed on November 9. It may take a while for the banks to recalibrate their ATMs, and once it’s done, you can withdraw up to a maximum of Rs 2,000 per card per day till November 18. The limit will be raised to Rs 4,000 per day per card from the November 19 onwards.

 

16. Can I withdraw cash against cheque?

Yes, you can withdraw cash against withdrawal slip or cheque subject to ceiling of Rs 10,000 in a day within an overall limit of Rs 20,000 in a week (including withdrawals from ATMs) for the first fortnight, that is up to November 24, 2016.

17. Can I deposit withdrawn notes through ATMs, Cash Deposit Machine or cash Recycler?

Yes, notes can be deposited in Cash Deposits machines / Cash Recyclers but not on November 9.

18. Can I make use of electronic (NEFT / RTGS / IMPS / Internet Banking / Mobile banking) mode?

Yes, these facilities will come handy. You can use NEFT/RTGS/IMPS/Internet Banking/Mobile Banking or any other electronic, non-cash mode of payment.

19. How much time do I have to exchange the notes?

The scheme closes on December 30, 2016. The banknotes can be exchanged at branches of commercial banks, Regional Rural Banks, Urban Cooperative banks, State Cooperative Banks and RBI till this date.

If you fail to exchange these notes on or before December 30, an opportunity will be given at specified RBI offices. You will have to provide necessary documentation as specified by the Reserve Bank of India.

20. I am right now not in India, what should I do?

You can authorise someone who is in India by giving an authorisation letter and get the notes deposited into your bank account. This person will have to go to the bank on your behalf, with a valid identity card and your permission letter.

21. I am an NRI and hold an NRO account, can the exchange value be deposited in my account?

Yes, you can deposit the scrapped banknotes to your NRO account.

22. I am a foreign tourist, I have these notes. What should I do?

You can purchase foreign exchange equivalent to Rs 5,000 using these notes at the airport exchange counters within 72 hours after the notification, but you will have to present proof of purchasing these notes.

23. If I have an emergency (hospitalisation, travel, life saving medicines) and is in need of cash,then what should I do?

You can use Rs 500, 1000 notes for paying off your hospitalisation charges at government hospitals, for purchasing bus tickets at government bus stands for travel by state government or state PSU buses, train tickets at railway stations, and air tickets at airports, within 72 hours after the notification.

24. What is proof of identity?

Valid Identity proof is any of the following: Aadhaar Card, Driving Licence, Voter ID Card, Pass Port, NREGA Card, PAN Card, Identity Card Issued by Government Department, Public Sector Unit to its Staff.

 

So what else, that’s all!!

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