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Poonool or Poonal – How it should be worn?

Poonool or Poonal is a thread worn by certain Hindus. It is also known as Yajnasoothram or Yajnopaveetham. It is worn across the body – over the left shoulder under the right arm.
The article originally written by Sarma Sastrigal
Poonal-How it is given shape?
We are all aware that the adornment of the Yajnopaveeta or the sacred thread is one of important parts of the Upanayana. It is interesting to see how the yajnopaveeta, the sacred thread, is given shape. The basic material for the yajnopaveeta, also known as poonal in Tamil, is cotton thread woven by persons who are qualified to preach Vedas. Married women including widows are also qualified to do this job. A Brahmin then takes the woven material, sits in a clean place, and spins the thread around his fingers in such a way that each loop is 4”. He makes 96 such loops, folds the total length 3 times and presses the shortened length till it achieves the desired stiffness. Next he makes this into three circular loops. The edges are k…

Enlightenment is always here – Poonjaji Thoughts

You have to be very careful, to be vigilant, to see what is coming from the mind, and to see the happiness that is coming from the Self.
That ocean of eternal peace is you. What is the difficulty that we suffer from? It is that we seek peace elsewhere and do not experience that we are peace incarnate itself.
Enlightenment is not about words and thoughts and concepts which can be doubted. Enlightenment is always here. By 'here' I don't mean this present space. Here is somewhere within where mind cannot reach. Presence is always here and you are always That. This here is not the opposite of 'there'. This here is nowhere, it is your Heart. When mind is still all comes back to the Heart. All the cosmos is but a speck in your Heart. Turn mind over into this 'here' and it is lost. Then only light, wisdom and love remain and This you are not different or apart from.
Related You can give up all desires by keeping quiet – Poonjaji

Today’s Hindu Calendar – July 25, 2012 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on July 25, 2012 – Shukla Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during the waxing phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Shukla Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during the waxing phase of moon till 4:13 AM on July 25. Then onwards it is Shukla Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.

Nakshatra – Hasta or Atham Nakshatra till 10:10 AM on July 25, 2012. Then onwards it is Chitra or Chithirai or Chithira Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Kanya Rasi till 9:28 PM. Then onwards it is Tula Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Tulsidas Jayanti.
Shravan Shukla Paksha Saptami Tithi or seventh day during the waxing phase of moon in Shravan month in calendars followed in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa.
Shravan Shukla Paksha Saptami Tithi or seventh day during the waxing phase of moon in Shravan month in calendars followed Delhi, Rajasthan, Ut…

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