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Jnana Dakshinamurti – About Hindu God Shiva Jnana Dakshinamurthy Manifestation

Jnana Dakshinamurti is a manifestation of Hindu God Shiva widely worshipped in South India – especially in Tamil Nadu and Kerala. As Jnana Dakshinamurthy Shiva is the primordial Guru. He is the teacher of yoga, music, all arts and sciences and holds the key to the knowledge of spiritual truths.
Dakshinamurti means one facing the South. Thus majority of temples dedicated to Dakshinamurti face south. But there are some rare temples with the murti facing north and west (these have special characteristic attached to the place).
Jnana Dakshinamurti is primarily concerned with self realization – escape from attachment to fleeting pleasures and happiness derived from senses. Removal of ignorance through introspection and with the help of scriptures is the main method adopted by this manifestation of Shiva.
Jnana Dakshinamurti is depicted as sitting under a Banyan Tree facing south. He has four hands and stamps down demon of ignorance. Sometimes Dakshinamurthy is surrounded by saints and a…

Aadi Month and Property – Can I Buy House or Land or Property in Aadi Masam

Can I BuyLand or Property in Aadi Masam? There is a widespread belief that buying land or house or flat or property is bad in Tamil Aadi Month. It is common in Tamil Nadu not to buy land or flat during Aadi (July 17 to August 16). Nobody knows why it is bad? No one knows why one should not buy property or land in the month.
Aadi is just like any other month. Investments on land or flat or house should be done after carefully considering all factors. A particular month has nothing to do with it. Hindu scriptures do not state that a particular period is bad or good. So such beliefs have no scriptural support.
Why do people believe that one should not buy property in Aadi Masam?
Dakshinayana begins in Aadi month – Sun changes direction from north to south in the Aadi month. So some people believe it is inauspicious. The night time of Devas begins with Dakshinayana. So the belief that auspicious events held in the month won't get the blessing of Gods.
Can I Buy House or Land or Propert…

Savlarambuva Punnyatithi

Savlrambuva was an eminent exponent of devotional music and a great follower of the Bhakti Tradition. Savlarambuva Punnyatithi is the death anniversary of this pious soul and is observed mainly in Junnar near Pune in Maharashtra. Savlarambuva Punnyatithi 2017 date is July 1.
Savlarambuva Punnyatithi is annually observed on the Ashada Shukla Paksha Ashtami – eighth day during the waxing phase of moon in Ashada month.
Savlarambuva was a great exponent of devotional music associated with Lord Vithal. He was primarily associated with the Warkari Sect – the devotees who travel on foot to PandarpurVithalTemple to observe Ashadi Ekadasi.

Vedas – National Conference on Vedic literature by Bangalore Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan

An eight day national conference on Vedic Literature is being organized by Bangalore Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan from July 21, 2013. The conference is part of the Platinum Jubilee Celebration of Bhavan’s.
Nearly 160 scholars will be participating in the conference held at ISKCON.
For details, contact The Bhavan, Race Course Road, Bangalore,
Ph: 22267303 and 22267421
Email: contactus@bhavankarnataka. com

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Read Vedas Online in Hindi with Text, Meaning and Commentary

Wisdom of Ancient Hindu Teachers

Total attention to whatsoever you do, that is the secret to success.
He who considers himself the unluckiest is the most foolish person.
Beware of sweet words and empty promises.
We take God’s gifts for granted. Yet we complain at the slightest misfortune.
Let your actions on earth be such that others benefit from them long after you are gone.
Source – The Balvihar Book of Picture Parables published by Chinmaya Mission.

Today’s Hindu Calendar – July 15, 2013 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on July 15, 2013 (Today) – 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 Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during the waxing phase of moon till 4:25 PM. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Ashtami Tithi or the eighth day during the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Hasta or Atham or Hastam Nakshatra till 5:45 PM. Then onward it is Chitra or Chithirai or Chithira Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Kanya Rashi
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – 
Kali Yuga Year – 5115
Vikram Samvant 2070 - Ashada Shukla Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during the waxing phase of moon in Ashada month in calendars followed in North India - Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Jammu and Kashmir.
Vijayanama Samvatsar/ Shalivahana Saka 1935 - Ashada…

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