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Rama Gita in Jnana Vasishtha Tattva Sarayana – Dialogue between Hanuman and Sri Ram

There are two Rama Gitas one is a dialogue between Hanuman and Sri Ram in Jnana Vasishtha-Tattva Sarayana. Another Rama Gita is the dialogue between Rama and Lakshmana in the Chapter V uttara khanda of Adhyatma Ramayana.

The dialogue between Hanuman and Sri Ram in Jnana Vasishtha-Tattva Sarayana focuses on jnana, bhakti, vairagya and yoga from the standpoint of Advaita (monistic philosophy).
It advocates the acquirement of right knowledge, and not retirement to the forest for penance.
It asserts that the realization of Brahman consciousness would lead one to jivanmukti (liberation whole being alive) and then to videha mukti (emancipation at death).
The text deals mainly on jnana (knowledge), spiritual practice (upasana) and actions (karma).
Jnana Vasishtha Tattva Sarayana is more popular in South India especially in Tamil Nadu.

Hera Panchami 2019 Date – Goddess Lakshmi Visiting Jagannath at Gundicha Temple - Hora Panchami 2019

Hera Panchami is a unique ritual held during the Puri Jagannath Rath Yatra. It is observed at the GundichaTemple. Hera Panchami 2019 date is July 8. Hera or Hora means to ‘see or look at or behold’ and Panchami means the ‘fifth day’ – on Hera Panchami day Goddess Lakshmi travels to the GundichaTemple to see Lord Jagannath. The visit of Goddess Lakshmi takes place five days after the Puri Jagannath Rath Yatra.
Hera Panchami is a domestic affair of the divine couple - Vishnu and Lakshmi.

During the Puri Rath Yatra, the chariots (Ratha) carrying Lord Jagannath, Balabhadra and Subhadra are pulled from the PuriJagannathTemple to the GundichaTemple, here the deities visit their aunt.
The popular belief is that Lord Jagannath had promised his wife Goddess Lakshmi that He will return the next day. But Lord Jagannath does not return the next day. Goddess Lakshmi waits and waits and finally on the fifth day she goes to GundichaTemple on a palanquin and sees the Ratha of Lord Jagannath outside …

Number of Palkis Participating in Pandharpur Yatra

Palkis, or Palanquins, are the indispensable part of Pandarpur Yatra. Footprints or Sandals of saints of a particular region are carried in the Palki. There is no exact count regarding the number of palkis taking place in the annual Pandarpur Yatra from Dehu and Alandi in Pune to Pandharpur. The most important palkis are those of Sant Dnyaneshwar Maharaj from Alandi and Sant Tukaram Maharaj from Dehu.
Here are some of the important Palkis that undertake Pandarpur Yatra:
Sant Dnyaneshwar Maharaj from Alandi near Pune.
Sant Tukaram Maharaj from Dehu.
Muktabai from Mehun near Bhusawal in Jalgaon District
Nrusimha-Saraswati from Mehkar in Buldhana District
Swarupananda from Dhanegaon in District Buldhana
Seshanarayana from Amaravati
Shankara Maharaj from Mahuli in Amravati District
Rukmini;s Palki from Kondapur
Bhuteshwara from Nagpur
Ekanatha Palki from Marathwada
Jnanobha Maharaj from Tuljapur
Nivruttinath from Trimbakeshwar near Nashik
Sopandev from Saswad near Pune
Lakshmi Narayana f…

Upcoming Hindu Festivals in July 2019 – Hindu Vrat – Fasting – Rituals in July 2019

Dates of important upcoming festivals and fasting associated with Hinduism in July 2019 – based on major Hindu calendars and Panchang used in India. The festivals, Vrats and ritual days are based on Indian Standard Time (IST).

July 1 – Monthly Shivratri fasting July 2 – Amavasya July 3 – Ashada month begins in calendars followed in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. July 4 – Puri Jagannath Rath Yatra July 7 – Hera Panchami July 8 – Muruga Sashti Fasting July 8 – Aani Uthiram in Tamil Culture July 8 – Vivasvat Saptami July 9 – Monthly Durga Ashtami July 9 - Kharchi Puja in Tripura July 10 – Bhatali Navami July 12 – Ekadasi Fasting – Devshayani Ekadasi July 12 – Ashadi Ekadasi July 12 – Pandarpur Yatra ends July 12 – Gauri Vrat begins in Gujarat July 13 – Chaturmas Begins July 14 – Pradosh July 14 - Jaya Parvati vrat begins in Gujarat July 16 – Gauri Vrat ends in Gujarat July 16 – Purnima Fasting July 16 – Guru Purnima July 16 – Kokila Vrat July 16 – Ch…

Gochara – Planets in Transit in Hindu Astrology

Gochara refers to the current movement of planets through Rashis in Hindu astrology. It is predictive astrology based on the movements of planets.
There are several ways of using gochara in predictive astrology.
One method involves the consideration of birth nakshatra (birth star), in which the moon would be moving at the time of a person’s birth.
When the nakshatra of birth and the nakshatra which is the 10th or 16th or 19th from it are afflicted by malefic planets such as Rahu, Saturn, Mars, Ketu and Sun, the native is believed to be subjected to pain and suffering and may even face death.
A few days before his death, King Dasharatha of Ayodhya informed his son Rama of his astrologers prediction that the nakshatra of his birth occupied by Sun was about to be afflicted by Mars and Rahu and that, therefore, some great calamity was to befall him shortly.
Another method of Gochara is to study the position and strength of the seven planets at the time of birth, as also the ascendant in …

Krishna Mantra For Success

Bhagavan Sri Krishna is the god who walked among humans. He taught humans to survive by following Dharma in society. Here is a Krishna mantra for success.
Krishna Mantra For Success hee krishna dwarkavasin kakasi yadavnandan Aapadribham paribhootam ma trayasvashu janardan
‘हेकृष्णद्वारकावासिनक्कासियादवनंदन। आपाद्रिभंपरिभूतांमांत्रायस्वाशुजनार्दन How To Chant The Mantra? Chant the mantra 11 times daily. First offer prayers to Ganesha in mind. Sit in a quiet place and chant the mantra. After chanting the mantra read few shlokas from the Srimad Bhagavad Gita.

3 July 2019 Tithi - Panchang - Hindu Calendar - Good Time - Nakshatra – Rashi

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Wednesday, 3 July 2019 – Shukla Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the waxing or light phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Amavasya Tithi or the no moon day till 12:43 AM on July 3. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the waxing or light phase of moon till 10:56 PM on July 3. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during the waxing or light phase of moon till 8:52 PM on July 4. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India.)All time based on India Standard Time.

Good – Auspicious time on July 3, 2019, as per Hindu Calendar – There is no good and auspicious time on the entire day.
Nakshatra – Ardra or Arudhara or Thiruvathirai Nakshatra till 7:32 AM on July 3. Then onward it is Punarvasu or Punartham Nakshatra till 6:28 AM on July 4. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India.)
In western parts of India (Maharash…

Pancha Vyuha – Consecration And Worship Of Vishnu In Five Manifestations

Pancha Vyuha is the consecration and worship of Vishnu in a five-fold manifestation. This is a direct continuation of the Vedic fivefold fire, a connection which is clearly felt by one who follows the Vaikhanasa tradition.

The five manifestations in Pancha Vyuha are VishnuPurusha (person)Satya (the true one)Achyuta (the steadfast one)Aniruddha (the unobstructed one). Vishnu is the original and highest among the pancha vyuha.
The concept is also characterized by the four qualities of Vishnu – tradition, wisdom, dominion and equanimity.
Therefore the four manifestations of purusha, etc, are inseparable from the primeval manifestation.
The manifestation of Purusha is individualized by the quality of tradition; the manifestation of satya by knowledge; the manifestation of achyuta by dominion; the manifestation of aniruddha by equanimity.
These manifestations stand for four eras, the four stages of life, the four classes of society, the four Vedas and the givers of the welfare of the four …

Puranas Quotes - A Collection Of Quotes From Puranas

Purana quotes are a collection of important quotes from Hindu Puranas.

Happiness is the essential nature of the soul. It is manifested after withdrawal and cessation of all activities. Having perceived that enjoyment and experience are fanciful creations of the mind, I lie down (enjoying whatever comes my way ordained by the Divine).

Having forgotten that this blissful nature is inherent in one’s self, a man is verily enmeshed into samsara which is terrible (owing to birth, death and other miseries) and yet strange (as it consists of birth in celestial, subhuman, human and other-species).
He, who (being ignorant of his innate blissful state) thinks of finding his object (happiness) elsewhere (outside his self), is like an ignorant person who, with a desire to get water (to quench his thirst), leaves water (near him, but) runs after the mirage.

Whenever we fail to see the unity of all objects and the subject but see multiplicity of objects, it will give rise to fear. The one, who moves…

Sapta Puri – Seven Holy Cities in Hinduism - Sapta Moksha Puris In India

Sapta Puri is the name given to the seven sacred cities associated with Hinduism in India. These seven holy cities are also referred as Sapta Moksha Puris and Seven Tirthas. The general belief is that by visiting these cities one escapes from endless cycle of births and deaths and attains ‘moksha.’ Sapta Puri is therefore also referred along with Char Dhams as ‘moksha dayika.’


Sapta Puri Names The sacred cities in the Sapta Puri are KashiKanchipuramHaridwarAyodhyaUjjainMathuraDwarka Sapta Puri Shloka There is also a Sanskrit shloka referring to the seven great tirthas. ‘Kashi, Kanchi, Maya, Ayodhya, Avantika
Mathura, Dwaravati chaiva saptaita mokshadayika’
Kashi is also known as Varanasi and is located in Uttar Pradesh. 
Kanchipuram is in Tamil Nadu. 
Haridwar is also known as Mayapuri and is in Uttarakhand. 
Ujjain is also known as Avantika and is in Madhya Pradesh. 
Dwarka is also referred as Dwaravati and is in Gujarat. 
Ayodhya and Mathura are in Uttar Pradesh. Kashi is associated with Lord S…