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Upanishad Ganga Episode 14 on Married Life – Grihastha Ashram

Upanishad Ganga Television Series episode 14 explores the Grihasta Ashram. The episode uses the life Mahakavi Magha (Poet Magha of eighth century AD) to explore the greatness of Grihastha Ashram which follows Brahmacharya. The happiness, sadness, fights, doubts, sharing, caring…of Grihastha Ashram are explained wonderfully in this episode.

Upanishad Ganga is a series depicting the concept of Upanishads.
The series is currently airing on Doordarshan on every Sunday from 10:00 AM to 10.30 AM.
Link - Upanishad Ganga Episode 14 on Married Life (you can watch this and other episodes on the official youtube channel of Upanishad Ganga

Related Swami Dayanand Saraswati Thoughts on the Four Stages of Lifein Hinduism
Poet Magh Quotes

Vajrasuchi Upanishad – Who is Brahmana?

Whoever he may be, he who has directly realized this Atma and who is directly cognizant of his Atma that is without a second; That is devoid of class and actions, that is free from the faults of six stains and six changes, that is of the nature of truth, knowledge, bliss and eternity, that is without any change in itself, that is the substratum of all the kalpas, that exists penetrating all things that pervades everything within and without as akas, that is of nature of undivided bliss, that cannot be reasoned about and that is known only by direct cognition. He who knows this truth is a Brahmana.

He who by the reason of having obtained his wishes is devoid of the faults of thirst after worldly objects and passions who is the possessor of the qualifications beginning with sama, who is free from emotion, malice, thirst after worldly objects, desire, delusion, etc., whose mind is untouched by pride, egoism, etc., who possesses all these qualities and means – he only is the Brahmana.

Today’s Hindu Calendar – October 26, 2012 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on October 26, 2012 – Shukla Paksha Dwadasi Tithi or the twelfth day during the waxing phase of moon in Hindu Calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Shukla Paksha Dwadasi Tithi or twelfth day of waxing phase of moon till 9:15  PM on October 26. Then onwards it is Shukla Paksha Trayodasi Tithi or thirteenth day of waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.

Nakshatra – Purvabhadra or Pooruruttathi Nakshatra till 9:41 PM. Then onward it is Uttarabhadra or Uthrittathi Nakshatram
Rashi or Moon Sign – Kumbha Rasi till 3:33 PM. Then onward it is Meena Rasi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Padmanabha Dwadasi.
Ashwin Shukla Paksha Dwadasi Tithi or the twelfth day during the light phase of moon in Ashwin month in calendars followed in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa.
Ashwin Shukla Paksha Dwadasi Tithi  or the twelfth day during the light phase of moon in Ashwin month in calendars followed in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh,…

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