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Sri Gaudapada Teachings On OM Pranava

Pranava is the sole subject matter of the Mandukya Upanishad and there is a commentary on it in verse (karika) by Sri Gaudapada, the Guru of Govinda Bhagavatpada, himself the guru of Sankara Bhagavatpada.   The three matras of Pranava are A, U and M, representing the witnessing awareness behind the three states of waking, dreaming and deep sleep. And the silence following it is known as Amatra and it represents absolute Pure Awareness, the One and only Reality. With such understanding one is advised to meditate on Aum. The following is the substance of the relevant verses of the Gaudapada Karika dealing with meditation on Aum: Weaning the mind from all other thought one should attune it to Pranava. Pranava is indeed Brahman, beyond all fear. Hence one perfectly attuned to it can have no fear whatever. Pranava is Brahman, both Saguna (with attributes) and Nirguna (without attributes). It is uncaused. There is no differentiation in it — it is immutable; nothing exists besi

27 January 2021 Tithi - Panchang - Hindu Calendar - Good Time - Nakshatra – Rashi

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Wednesday, 27 January 2021 – It is Shukla Paksha Chaturdashi tithi or the fourteenth day during waxing or light phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Chaturdashi tithi or the fourteenth day during waxing or light phase of moon on the entire day on January 27 and till 12:32 AM on January 28. Then onward it Purnima tithi or the full moon day till 12:32 AM on January 29. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on January 27, 2021 as per Hindu Calendar – Good and auspicious time on the entire day.  Nakshatra  – Arudra or Ardra or Thiruvathira nakshatra till 2:26 AM on January 27. Then onward it is Punarvasu or Punartham nakshatra till 3:28 AM on January 28. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and south Rajasthan),

Yoni Mudra – A Yoga Posture To Experience Primal Energy Principle

Yoni mudra is a specialized technique of Tantra and hatha yoga. As described in the tantric work Sarada Tilaka (XXV.45-46), yoni mudra is employed for detaching the mind from the external world. The left heel is pressed against the perineum, keeping the right foot on the left one, and the head, neck and back held erect as in siddhasana. Then pranayama is done by drawing the air in through the mouth in kakimudra (similar to puraka in sitali pranayama). This is followed by holding the breath inside the kumbhaka. Yoni mudra is done by closing the ears with the thumbs, the eyes with the index fingers, the nostrils with the middle fingers, and the mouth by the remaining fingers. Hamsajapa is performed. This gives rise to steadiness of mind. A somewhat similar description under the name sanmukhi mudra is found in Trisihi-Brahmana Upanishad (115-116). Here, the mudra is said to lead to mind control. In Darshana Upanishad (VI 32-35), sanmukhi mudra is said to lead to hearing t

Kurma Dwadashi Vrat 2021 date

Kurma Dwadashi Vrat is dedicated to the Kurma or tortoise incarnation of Hindu God Vishnu. Kurma Dwadashi 2021 date is January 25. The popular belief is that observing this Vrat helps in redemption of sins and also helps in the path of Moksha. It is observed on the 12 th day during the waxing phase of moon in Paush month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar – Paush Shukla Paksha Dwadashi. The fasting associated with Kurma Dwadashi is observed on the previous day or Ekadasi day. On Dasami or the 10 th day the devotee performs purification rituals and prepares for the vrat next day. Pujas and worship are dedicated to Kurma Avatar of Vishnu. The fast is broken on the 12 th day morning. As the previous day is Ekadasi most people combine both fast. The only difference is the additional worship of the Kurma form of Vishnu.

Iranikulam Mahadeva Temple – Thiruvairanikulam Temple History – Facts

Iranikulam Temple is located in Thrissur District, Kerala. The temple is dedicated Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Here is look at the history and important facts of Thiruvairanikulam Temple. There are two temples inside the Iranikulam Mahadeva temple compound. Both are dedicated to Shiva and they are known as Vadakedathappan and Thekedathappan. Shiva, Parvati and Subrahmanya are found in the same peedam in the Vadakedathappan temple. It is believed by some devotees that during ancient times the temple had murtis of Indra, Indrani and their son Jayantan. The place Iranikulam is named after Indrani. Thekedathappan temple has a Shivling made out of sand. Abhishekam is not performed on this Shivling. Thekedathappan has more importance in the temple. All pujas are first offered here. It is believed that the Thekedathappan temple initially belonged to the 41 Illams in the region. But infighting and problems resulted in the construction of Vadakedathappan. Both the deities face east.

Thaipusam 2021 Date - Importance – Puja - Story - Information on Thai Poosam

Thaipoosam is an important festival dedicated to Lord Muruga or Kartikeya. It is observed in the Tamil month of Tai or Thai (January – February). Thaipusam 2021 date is January 28, Thursday. It is celebrated mainly by the Hindu Tamil speaking community in India (especially in Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, and Andhra Pradesh), Malaysia , Singapore , South Africa , Sri Lanka and in many other parts of the world. Lord Subramanya represents virtue, youth and power, and is the destroyer of evil. He is the wish fulfilling deity. Highlights Of Thaipusam Festival Large, colourful processions. Carrying Kavadi Carrying milk pots Piercing body with small lances and hooks Devotees seek blessings, fulfilling vows and offering thanks to Muruga Legend has it that Lord Muruga, son of Lord Shiva, killed Tharakasuran and other demons who were creating mayhem on earth on Pusam star in the month of Thai. Thaipusam Story Thaipusam is celebrated to commemorate this victory of good

Teachings Of Brahma Dev - Creator In Hinduism

Teachings Of Brahma Dev - Creator In Hinduism - is from the Srimad Bhagavad Purana. The man who wants to conquer his indriyas should live the life of an ordinary man: marry, breed children: and, at the same time, try to conquer his arch enemies. Once he has subdued them the perfect man can walk fearlessly in the midst of men. Think of the example of a besieged city. Enemies are attacking the city and the king defends it by taking refuge in a fort. The fort gives him succor. Even so, if a man takes refuge at the Feet of the Lord he can easily repel the six enemies and he can, at the same time, enjoy the things of the world which have been given to him by the Lord to be enjoyed. After his span of life is ended he becomes one with Him: the Jivatma and Paramatma become one. A man who has conquered his senses and who has realized that he is none other than the Paramatman, is the best person to live in the world of men. Detached as he is, from the worldly objects he will be the idea

26 January 2021 Tithi - Panchang - Hindu Calendar - Good Time - Nakshatra – Rashi

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Tuesday, 26 January 2021 – It is Shukla Paksha Trayodashi tithi or the thirteenth day during 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 waxing or light phase of moon till 11:59 PM on January 26. Then onward it Shukla Paksha Chaturdashi tithi or the fourteenth day during waxing or light phase of moon on the entire day on January 27 and till 12:32 AM on January 28. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on January 26, 2021 as per Hindu Calendar – There is no good and auspicious time on the entire day.  Nakshatra  – Mrigasira or Makayiram Nakshatra till 12:56 AM on January 26. Then onward it is Arudra or Ardra or Thiruvathira nakshatra till 2:26 AM on January 27 (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India

Making And Breaking Of Delusion In Hinduism – Cutting The Knot Of Ignorance

Chitta (mind) is transparent like a clean crystal. The objects of the world can be reflected in it but only when there is the light of consciousness. In utter darkness no crystal or mirror can reflect anything and so is the case of unconscious mind (jada chitta) also, without the reflection of purusha or self in it. It is the light of consciousness of the self in whose presence other objects also can get reflected in chitta. Chitta, being agile and fluctuating, can act only when it is illuminated by the consciousness of purusha. This inevitable presence of the reflection of the self in chitta creates the confusion about who really operates, the self.   When the sun rays are reflected in a pond or a bucket of water, it appears fluctuating when the water in the utensil fluctuates due to some disturbance, and consequently the rays appear blue, yellow, green, etc., if that color is dissolved in the water. But actually the sun in the sky neither fluctuates nor becomes blue, yell

Gurupushyamrut Yoga 2021 Dates And Time - Importance Of Guru Pushya Yoga 2021

Gurupushyamrut or Guru Pushya Yoga is the day when Pushya Nakshatra falls on a Thursday. In Gurupushyamrut Yoga 2021 dates are January 28, February 25, October 28, November 25. The importance of Gurupushyamrut yoga day is that it is considered highly auspicious to pray to Goddess Lakshmi and seek her blessings. In Hindu astrological terms there is amrit or amrita yoga on the day and it is ideal to buy gold, make investments and start new businesses. Gurupushyamrut Yoga 2021 Time January 28, 2021, Thursday Time is from  sunrise on Jan 28 to 3:57 AM on Jan 29 February 25, 2021, Thursday Time is from  sunrise to 11:35 AM on Feb 25 October 28, 2021, Thursday Time is from 6:36 AM on October 28 before sunrise on October 29 November 25, 2021, Thursday Time is from sunrise to 3:35 PM on Nov 25 Guru Pushya Yoga is auspicious to perform new beginnings or any sadhana as there is no need to look for a muhurat. Each moment on the day is auspicious and astrologically, it is is supposed to be a t






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