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Ayonija concept in Hinduism - Not Born from Womb

Ayonija means that which is born without parents – not born due to copulation. Literal meaning is not born from uterus or womb. Ayonija is an important concept in Hinduism.

It is believed that Mother Goddess, Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma are Ayonija.

The eternal omnipresent divine being takes various forms out of will.
Those that appeared through Ayonija never perish. All that is born due to sexual copulation perish in due course of time.


Brahma appeared from the navel of Lord Vishnu. One of the most popular images in Hinduism is that of a lotus sprouting from the navel of Vishnu with Brahma seated on the lotus. (you can read the story here)

Ganesha and Muruga were also not born from a Yoni.

Goddess Parvati rubs her body, creates a boy, Ganesha, out of the material that appears from the body and asks him to keep guard while she bathed.

Muruga was born from the divine spark that emanated from Shiva as a result divided into six and Vayu (wind) and Agni (fire) carried them and deposited it …

Thiruindalur Temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu

Thiruindalur Temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Srihari is worshipped here as Parimala Ranganathar. It is one of the 108 Vishnu Temples or Divya Deshams. The temple is believed to be more than 2000 years old and is located at Thiruindalur in Nagapattinam District in Tamil Nadu.

Thiruindalur Temple is located around 4 km from Mayiladuthurai Junction Railway Station.


About Murti of Vishnu at Thiruindalur Temple The murti of Parimala Ranganathar in the sanctum sanctorum is in reclining form. He faces east. The vimana above the sanctum sanctorum has Veda Chakra design.

Powerful Murti The belief is that Chandra worships the face of Lord here; Surya, Ganga, Yama and King Ambrisha worships the feet Brahma worships the navel Cauvery worships the head

Saint Tirumangai Azhwar praised Parimala Ranganathar in his hymns.

The sacred pond in the temple is known as Indu Pushkarini. Chandra, the moon god, got salvation after taking bath in the pond.

Mother Goddess Lakshmi is worshiped here as Parimal…

If the mind goes into silence, where and what are you? – Nisargadatta Maharaj

If one totally accepts the knowledge “I am” as oneself with full conviction and faith and firmly believes in the dictum ‘I am that by which I know ‘I am.’ (the firm belief that there is no second).  This knowledge “I am” is the charamrita. Why is it called amrita – the nectar? Because, it is said, by drinking nectar one becomes immortal. Thus, a true devotee, by abiding in the knowledge “I am” transcends the experience of death and attain immortality. But so long as the mind remains unconquered, the experience of death is inevitable.
If you could just give up all other spiritual efforts and disciplines and absorb yourself in relishing the charan-amrita, by abidance in the consciousness, the mind will release you from its clutches. At present, you meekly accept whatever the mind dictates as your own. If the mind goes into silence, where and what are you?
– Nisargadatta Maharaj

The only mistake we are making is of taking the inner for the outer and the outer for the inner – Nisargadatta …

Hindu Calendar Today – March 23, 2017 – Tithi, Vrat, Auspicious - Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festivals

Tithi in Hindu Calendar, today, on Thursday, March 23, 2017 – Krishna Paksha Dasami Tithi or the tenth day during the waning phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Dasami Tithi or the tenth day during the waning phase of moon till 10:10 AM on March 23. Then onward it isKrishna Paksha Ekadasi Tithi or the eleventh day during the waning phase of moon till 10:47 AM on March 24. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is March 23, 2017 as per Hindu Panchang? – Good and auspicious time after 1:30 PM. Nakshatra – Uttarashada or Uthiradam Nakshatra till 12:53 PM on March 23. Then onward it is Shravan or Sravana or Thiruonam Nakshatram till 2:01 PM on March 24.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Uttarashada or Uthiradam Nakshatra till 3:47 PM on March 23. Then onward it is Shravan or Sravana or Thiruonam Nakshatram till 4:45 PM on March 24.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Makar Rashi.
In western parts of India (Mah…

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