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Parashuram Dwadasi Vrata

Parasuram Dwadashi Vrata, or Jamdagnya Parshuram Vrata, is a Hindu austerity dedicated Lord Parashuram, the sixth incarnation of Lord Vishnu. In 2017, the date of Parashuram Dwadasi Vrata is May 7. Parashuram Dwadasi Vrata is observed on the twelfth day of the Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of moon) of Vaisakh month (April – May). Devotees observe a complete fast (fasting) on the day.

Parasuram Dwadasi Vrat begins at sunrise and ends on the next day morning after sunrise. The fasting commences after purifying the body (by taking a bath). An idol of Lord Parshuram is worshipped by offering flowers and other usual puja articles associated with Lord Vishnu. In some regions, the idol or Parshuram is placed inside a pot of water.

Devotees who observe the fast remain awake during the night.

It is believed that those observing Parashuram Dwadasi Vrata will have their wishes fulfilled and will attain moksha.

Parashuram is also known as Jamdagnya and the Vrata is popular in some regions as Jamda…

Rabindranath Tagore Quotes on Upanishads

Upanishads are based not upon theological reasoning, but on experience of spiritual life. And life is not dogmatic; in it opposing forces are reconciled – ideas of non-dualism and dualism, the infinite and the finite, do not exclude each other. Moreover the Upanishads do not represent the spiritual experience of any one great individual, but of a great age of enlightenment which has a complex and collective manifestation, like that of the starry world. Different creeds may find their sustenance from them, but can never set sectarian boundaries round them; generations of men in our country, no mere students of philosophy, but seekers of life’s fulfillment, may make living use of the texts, but can never exhaust them of their freshness of meaning. Rabindranath Tagore(Source: from the Forward by Rabindranath Tagore to The Philosophy of the Upanishads by S. Radhakrishnan)RelatedRabindranath Tagore Thoughts on Upanishads

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