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On Nag Panchami Give Milk to Poor not to Nag Murtis and Ant Hills - Pontiff Jaya Mruthyunjaya Swamiji of Panchapeetha

Milk is offered to Nag Murtis (Snake idols) and Ant Hills on Naga Panchami day. In some extreme form of worship people feed live cobras – offering milk and eggs to the snakes, especially to cobras near snake pits. Pontiff Jaya Mruthyunjaya Swamiji of Panchapeetha in Karnataka asked people to stop the practice of pouring milk on Nag Murtis and Ant hills on Nagara Panchami day and asked to donate the milk to the poor and needy.  Times of India reports Pontiff Jaya Mruthyunjaya Swamiji of Panchapeetha distributed milk to small kids at DGM School on Kondajji road in Davanagere on Wednesday, to mark the celebration of 'nagara panchami' symbolically.

He advised people not to pour milk on cobra idols or into termite mounds and instead give it to poor children.

The programme was held as part of an awarenss programme for the public to correct their superstitious beliefs and help the needy. During Nag Panchami, some people also decorate snake pits, known as Valmeekam or Puttu. Snake charm…

Tamil Avani Masam 2017 – Aavani Month in Tamil Nadu Calendar in 2017

Avani Masam is the fifth month in a year in a traditional Tamil calendar. In 2017, Avani Masam begins on August 17 and ends on September 16. The most important festival in the month is Sri Krishna Jayanti on August 14 and Ganesh Chaturthi on August 25. Avani Moolam is on August 31.

Ekadasi dates in Avani Masam are on August 18, September 2 and September 16.

Shiva Pradosham dates are on August 19 and September 3.

Pillayar Sankatahara Chaturthi is on September 9 (Ganesh Sankashti Chaturthi)

Aavni Ammavasai is on August 21

Muruga Sashti Fasting is on August 27

Aavani Pournami or full moon day is on September 6

Jiveshwar Jayanti - Bhagavan Jivheshwar Jayanthi

Bhagavan Jivheshwar Jayanti is the birth anniversary of Bhagavan Jiveshwar the spiritual mentor of the Swakula Sali community around the world. Bhagavan Jivheshwar Jayanthi 2017 date is August 5. Jihveshwara Jayanthi is observed on the thirteenth day (Trayodashi) of the Shukla Paksha or waxing phase of moon in the Shravan month as per traditional calendar followed in Maharashtra.


Bhagavan Jivheshwar is worshipped by Swakula Sali community. The name Jivheshwar comes from Jivha (tongue) and Ishvara (god), which means the one who is born out of tongue.

The popular belief is that Bhagavan Jivheshwar manifested from the tongue of Shiva. The community specializes in weaving clothes.

Swakula Sali community is today spread around the world and in India they are concentrated in Maharashtra, Karnataka and parts of Andhra Pradesh.

Swami Ranganathananda Thoughts and Quotes

As a spider moves along the thread of the web produced by it from itself, and as from a blazing fire, tiny sparks fly in all direction, so from this Atman emanate all energies, all worlds, all devas (luminous beings), and all entities, Its mystical name is – ‘the Truth of truth.’ The cosmic energies of the world are truth; and this the Truth of those energies.

An attitude is something that one can control, that one can manipulate, that one can grow. This attitude control is an integral part of a philosophy of man which can enrich both one’s being and function.
We should be constantly aware of our primary being and allow that being to flow into and fill our functions. Then, those functions will achieve new and significant dimension, new quanta of energy and grace. Swami Ranganathananda

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