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Dakshineshwara – About the Dakshineshvara Form of Shiva

Shiva as Dakshineshwara is the teacher of yoga, music, all arts and sciences and holds the key to the knowledge of spiritual truths. As Dakshineshvara, Lord Shiva is portrayed as the omniscient young master conveying supreme knowledge, with his right hand raised in the gesture of teaching in silence.
The name means ‘the south facing’ and is the ultimate Guru.

Chitram Vatataror mooley Vriddhah shishyaah gurur yuva Gurostu maunam vyaakhyanam Shishyaastu china Samshaya
Beneath the banyan tree they sit the disciples old men, the Guru a mere youth! The Guru speaks through silence alone. But lo! The questions of disciples dissolver on their own! (Dakshinamurti Stotram by Shankaracharya)

He teaches the reality of the Brahma through silence. He is the first manifestation of Lord Shiva in the Pashupata line.
Mouna (silence) is the best and the most potent diksha. That was practiced by Sri Dakshinamurti. Initiation by touch, look, etc., are all of a lower order. Silent initiation changes the hearts…

Bharata Muni – Author of Natyashastra – First Book on Performing Arts

Bharata Muni, also known as Satsahasri, is the author of Natyashastra – the first book on performing arts in ancient India. Bharata and his sons (shishyas and other actors) popularized Natyaveda (art of theater), created by Brahma, in the world. People who followed him are known as Bharatas (actors) and even today, the Indian national award for best actor is known as Bharat Award.
Bharata Muni The name Bharata is a combination of – Bha stands for Bhava (feelings) – Ra stands for Raga (melody) and Ta stands for tala (rhythm). Bhava, Raga and Tala is what makes an actor . Bharata Muni was the Vyasa of the world of performing arts. He systematized the works of his predecessors. He made new additions and alterations to existing ones. He thus created the first manual on performing arts in India. A guide book on the art of theater.
Date of Bharata Muni There is no one opinion regarding the period of Bharata Muni nor about the year in which Natyashastra was published. But he lived before 5th …

Contentment is having a heart so full of God’s love – Brahma Kumaris

Contentment is having a heart so full of God’s love, that nothing can penetrate it – not scenes or events nor other people’s behavior.

As you sow, so shall you reap. The time to sow seeds of good karmas is now.

We do what we think is right. What we think is right is often wrong.

Whatever happens, happens for a reason. You may not know the reason, but it is always there.
I am never alone. God is always with me.
– Brahma Kumaris

It is important that we engage with our values at every moment of our lives. By doing so, we integrate our inner spiritual life with outer actions. This enables our core human values to bring about a lasting transformation in society. (read more on the thought from Brahma Kumaris)...

The Sanskrit word Shiva, according to some scholars, is the confluence of two phonetic part, Shi and Va, meaning redeemer and liberator from sins and sufferings. (On Shiva and Shivling by Brahma Kumaris)

Today’s Hindu Calendar – April 17, 2017 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festivals

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Monday, April 17, 2017 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during the waning phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during the waning phase of moon till 9:02 PM on April 17. Then onward it isKrishna Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during the waning phase of moon till 10:34 PM on April 18. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is April 17, 2017 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is a good date. Nakshatra – Mool or Moolam Nakshatra till 4:32 PM on April 17. Then onward it is Purvashada or Pooradam Nakshatram till 6:42 PM on April 18.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Mool or Moolam Nakshatra till 7:33 PM on April 17. Then onward it is Purvashada or Pooradam Nakshatra till 10:11 PM on April 18.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Dhanu Rashi.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Dhanu Rashi.
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