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Dasi Jivan – Gujarati Saint – Poet and Devotee Of Sri Krishna

Dasi Jivan considered himself an incarnation of Radha, the beloved of Krishna and is known by the feminine name of ‘Dasi Jivan.’ The bhajans of the saint poet are famous throughout Gujarat and Saurashtra. In his poetry, Dasi Jivan has depicted the love and devotion of Krishna, in such sweet language, that he is also known as the ‘Mirabai of Saurashtra.’ Personal Life Of Dasi Jivan Dasi Jivan was born in the village of Ghoghavadar in the erstwhile Gondal state in 1750 CE. His father, Jaga Dafada, and mother, Samabai, were both worshippers of Krishna. So, even from his childhood, Dasi Jivan developed a love for Krishna. Search Of Guru By Dasi Jivan In his wanderings, he came in contact with 17 gurus, one after the other. However, his thirst for spiritual knowledge remained unsaturated. At last, in village Amran, he found a guru in Bhim Saheb,who belonged to the Ravi Bhana Sampradaya, a religious sect. At the first meeting, Dasi Jivan is said to have asked a pointed question, “O guru! How

Rama Lakshmana Dwadasi Fasting 2021 Date - Importance Of Ramalakshmana Dwadashi Vrat

Rama Lakshmana Dwadasi, also known as Ramalakshmana Dwadashi Vrat, is a ritual observed mainly in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka and by certain Hindu communities in Tamil Nadu and other religions. The fasting is observed mainly by couples for having healthy children. Rama Lakshmana Dwadasi 2021 date is June 22. The importance of the fasting was narrated by Sage Vasishta to King Dasharatha. Legend has it that King Dasharatha who was childless performed the vrata and he had Bhagavan Srihari Vishnu himself taking birth as his son. A fast is observed from sunrise to next day morning sunrise. Prayers are offered to Lord Vishnu, Sri Ram and Lakshman. Prayers and puja dedicated to Sri Ram are performed in the morning and evening. Reading the Bala Kanda of Ramayana is considered meritorious. Shodashopachara is done in the evening. Devotees also visit temples dedicated to Sri Ram or Lord Vishnu. Fruits, milk, sabudana khichadi and water are allowed during the fast

Karkkadothi Goddess – Theyyam

Karkkadothi Goddess arrives to remove evil eye, curse, evil spirits possessing pe0ple and such other maladies. In local parlance Karkkodothi remove eethibadas and aadivyadikal. She is known as an oorvara devata. As per some traditions, Karkkadothi is associated with Goddess Parvati. Vannan community arrives in Karkkadothi theyyam on the 28 th day of Karkidaka Masam. Karkkadothi theyyam is very popular in Kannur district in North Kerala. Apart from Karkkadothi, Aadi and Vedan Theyyams also arrive during monsoon at homes especially in the month of Karkidakam to alleviate evil and all kinds of diseases that appear during monsoon. Aadi is Goddess Parvati and Vedan is Shiva. Apart from these theyyams some of the other popular Karkidakam month theyyams are Kothamoori, Uchaar Pottan and various kinds of Mari Theyyam.

Has God A Form Or Is God Formless?

Sri Ramakrishna Paramahansa: God has form and, again, God He is formless. Once a man went into a wood and saw a beautiful creature on a tree. Later he told a friend about it and said, 'Brother, on a certain tree in the wood I saw a red coloured creature.'  “The friend answered:   I have seen it too. Why do you call it red? It is green.”  A third man said: 'Oh, no, no! Why do you call it green? It is yellow.'  Then other persons began to describe the animal variously as violet, blue, or black. Soon they were quarrelling about the colour. At last they went to the tree and found a man sitting under it.  In answer to their questions he said: 'I live under this tree and know the creature very well. What each of you has said about it is true. Sometimes it is red, sometimes green, sometimes yellow, sometimes blue, and so forth and so on. Again, sometimes I see that it has no colour whatsoever.' Only he who constantly thinks of God can know the real nature of God. H

23 June 2021 Tithi - Panchang - Hindu Calendar - Good Time - Nakshatra – Rashi

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Wednesday, 23 June 2021 – It is Shukla Paksha Chaturdashi tithi or the fourteenth day during the waxing or light phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Trayodashi tithi or the thirteenth day during the waxing or light phase of moon till 5:45 AM on June 23. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Chaturdashi tithi or the fourteenth day during the waxing or light phase of moon till 2:19 AM on June 24. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on June 23, 2021 as per Hindu Calendar – There is no good and auspicious time on the entire day.  Nakshatra  – Anuradha or Anusham or Anizham Nakshatra till 10:35 AM on June 23. Then onward it is Kettai or Triketta or Jyeshta Nakshatra till 9:04 AM on June 24. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, no

25 Feet High Ganesha Carved On Single Rock – Avancha Village – Telangana

Aishwarya Ganapathi located at Avancha Village – Telangana. The murti is nearly 25 feet tall and 15 feet in width. It is carved out of a single rock. Aishwarya Ganapathy is located around 40 km east of Mahbubnagar and 19 km east of Jadcherla. The Ganesha murti is incomplete as the king who commissioned the murti died midway through the carving of the monolithic sculpture. Aishwarya Ganapati belongs to the Western Chalukya period and is believed to have carved during the 12 th century AD. Avancha was the capital King Thylapadu of the western Chalukya dynasty. The sculpture was carved around 1113 CE.

Apsaras In Hinduism

Apsaras or divine damsels are an important part Hinduism. Ancient treatises like Chitrasutra of Vishnudharmottara Purana, Manasollasa, Aparajita Parichha, Amara Kosha and many such works refer to the various forms and names of the Apsara. Apsaras are known by different names like Devangana, Gandharva Kannikas, Salabhanjika, Madanika, etc. In sculptures in temples Apsaras are represented as standing and entertaining the divinities in attractive postures, holding fruit baskets, fly whisks, flags, flowers, musical instruments, and singing and dancing in many imaginative and graceful postures. Puranas and epics have interesting stories about the genre of demigods. The Apsaras were used by the Gods to seduce rishis and kings to have control on earth. The Puranic lore speaks about their dancing and musical skills. Temples being symbolic of the world of God, these figures form part of that world. They not only embellish the temple, but also create a spiritual ambience. 

Mahesh Navami 2021 Date – Mahesh Jayanti

Mahesh Navami is dedicated to Hindu God Shiva and is mainly observed by the Maheshwari Community. Mahesh Navami 2021 date is June 19. The day is also observed as Mahesha Jayanti. The popular belief is that the ancestors of the Maheshwari community were saved by Lord Shiva. The Navami is observed on the ninth day of the Shukla Paksha or waxing phase of moon in the month of Jyeshta as per traditional Hindu calendar followed in North India . Mahesh is another name of Hindu God Shiva. Maheshwaris are a business community. Legend has it that from a village near Jaipur in Rajasthan more than 50 men had gone on hunting along with the Royal party. The hunters accidentally ventured into an ashram and disturbed the tranquility and peace there. The sages there cursed the hunters and turned them into stone. The wives of the unfortunate hunters prayed to Lord Shiva for the removal of the curse. Lord Shiva agreed to rescue them provided they stopped hunting and involved i

Two Fold Vedanta In Vishita Advaita

Two fold vedanta, known as ubhaya vedanta, is a term used to describe the philosophical system of Vishita Advaita. This sobriquet is a pointer to the twin spiritual heritage of the vishita advaita system, which blends the speculative metaphysics of the Sanskrit Vedantic treatises with the mystical doctrines of the Tamil saint-poets revered as Alwars. Vishita Advaita expounded by Ramanuja expounded a thorough-going realism in which Brahman is identical to a personal God, whose nature is truth, knowledge and infinity, and who possesses innumerable auspicious qualities and has a divine form. The means of attaining him are loving meditation and self-surrender. The Personal Absolute is Narayana or Vasudeva extolled in Vedas, Upanishads, Puranas and Pancharatra texts. The esoteric Pancharatra doctrine deals with the concepts such as the apotheosis of Sri as a divine mediatrix, and as co-equal to her consort Mahavishnu; salvation through prapatti (self-surrender) etc. These ideas ar

Spiritual Progress Is Not Easily Seen

Sri Ramana Maharshi points out that spiritual progress is not easily seen or noticed. Question: We have travelled far and wide in search of Enlightenment. How can we get it? Sri Ramana Maharshi: Through deep enquiry and constant meditation. Question: Many people do meditate in the West but show no signs of progress. Maharshi: How do you know that they don't make progress? Spiritual progress is not easily discernible. Question: A few years ago I got some glimpses of the Bliss but in the years that followed I lost it again. Then last year I again got it. Why is that? Maharshi: You lost it because your meditation had not become natural (sahaja). When you become habitually inturned the enjoyment of spiritual beatitude becomes a normal experience. Question: Might it be due to the lack of a Guru? Maharshi: Yes, But the Guru is within. That Guru who is within is identical with your Self. Question: What is the way to God realisation? Maharshi: Vichara, asking yourself Who

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