Paramesthi – About Hindu God Paramestha

Paramesthi, or Paramestha, is a term used to refer to Hindu God Brahma. The term means spiritual teacher. It must be noted here that the term Paramesthi is also used to refer to Shiva, Vishnu, Garuda and Agni.

In the works of Kalidasa too Brahma is referred as Paramesthi.

The term means that Brahma is the spiritual guru who can help living being attain the ultimate bliss – reaching the abode of Paramatma.

Moksada Ekadasi – Mokshada Ekadashi

Mokshada Ekadashi is observed during the waxing phase of the moon in the month of November – December. The importance of this Ekadasi was narrated to Yudhishtira by Sri Krishna and is found in the Brahmanda Purana. Fasting. Observing this Ekadasi helps in destroying all the sins. In 2016, the date of Mokshada Ekadashi is Monday, December 10. Ekadasi fasting is dedicated to Bhagvan Srihari Vishnu and is observed twice in every Hindu month.

There is a popular belief that observing Mokshada Ekadasi will help in granting heaven to dead forefathers. Legend has it that King Vaikanasa, a popular ruler, once had a dream that his father was in hell. The King found himself helpless as he could not help his father with all his power and riches. Soon he took the advice of Parvata Muni, who had the knowledge of past, present and future.

Parvata Muni found that the father of King Vaikanasa had committed some sins and as a result he was suffering in hell. To help his father the Saint asked him to observe Moksada Ekadasi.

Soon the king, his wife and relatives observed Mokshada Ekadashi and saved the King’s father from hell.
All the normal rules associated with Ekadasi fasting is observed on the day.

The day is also observed as Gita Jayanti.

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Anuradha Nakshatra 2017 Predictions – Astrology Predictions for Anuradha Birth Star or Nakshatra in 2017

In 2017, Anuradha Nakshatra will have a good year. You will have a good year with financial gains. Marriage plans will be successful for many. Astrology Predictions for Anuradha Nakshatra for 2017 is given below. January, April, August and November 2017 are good months. February, June, September and December are tough periods. March, May, July and October will see both good and bad.  Anuradha Nakshatra is the 17th birth star among 27 Nakshatrams in Hindu Jyothisha or astrology. As per Hindu moon astrology, panchang and traditional calendar Anuradha is in Vrishicka Rashi (Scorpio Zodiac).

Career – Some of you will get transfer orders to a distant place. Promotion will be delayed but you will get it in this year. New house construction will move ahead smoothly. Pending cases related will go against your favour. Those looking for jobs abroad will face some disappointments. Good year for writers, artists and doctors. You will be able to complete projects successfully. You will be given important assignments. You can expect some unexpected trouble at the workplace. Some might change jobs.

Finance – You will change some of the old financial investments. You will make more intelligent investments in this year. Some of you will buy new vehicle. Financial settlements will be made out of court. You will solve some outstanding financial issues. You will explore new investment opportunities. Should be cautious while handling important documents. Additional income in the family for some.

Personal Life – There will be peace in the family. There will be help from relatives and friends. Difference of opinion with parents on marriage matters. Change of residence for some. You will meet old friends. You will discover about old relatives. Some of you will undertake pilgrimage. Travels related to job for some. You will be going on excursion with family. Those looking for remarriage will have a favourable year. Marriage will be fixed for some.

Business – You will bring change in your business style. You will not be able to make use of some earlier investment when needed. Will win legal matters. Business related travels for some. Possibility of accidents at the workplace. You will have trouble in matters related to government. There will be gains from farming. You will renovate the office space or shop.

Students will get good results. Students will face some delay in higher studies. Good year for those students interested in performing arts.

Some health troubles in the beginning of the year. Health of a child will cause some worries.

Kalki Purana – Information about Kalki Purana

Kalki Purana is one of the minor Puranas, dealing with future and the 10th avatar of Bhagavan Vishnu at the end of the present age of Kali (Kali Yuga). It is basically a Vainhavite Purana and consists of 6,100 verses.

Kalki means 'the remover of dirt.'

The first part of the Purana describes about the appearance of Bhagavan Vishnu on earth as Kalki. Goddess Lakshmi will be born as Padma.

His symbols are horse, a parrot and a sword.

The second part describes the marriage of Kalki and Goddess Lakshmi.

The third part describes the victory of Kalki over Adharma.

Swami Ranganathananda on Pratyak and Parak

Pratyak in Sanskrit means inward; the opposite is parak (outward).

Every object is referred to as parak.

Our sages have studied these words very thoroughly. Whenever you point your finger out and say ‘this, this, this’, that is called parak—outgoing understanding of things.

Is this all the reality? No. Reality has parak and pratyak dimensions.

We study objects that are near, and we use instruments like telescopes or radio telescopes to study objects that are far away, and microscope to study smaller things. But all they study is parak—only objects.

If you want to study the subject, you have to change the direction; the finger must point to oneself. This finger turning inward is called pratyak. To turn to the pratyak direction is to discover an infinite consciousness hidden in the human being.
Swami Ranganathananda