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Attukal Pongala 2024 Date In Trivandrum, Kerala - Attukal Pongala Significance

Attukal Pongala ritual held at the Attukal Bhagavathy Temple in Trivandrum , Kerala, is noted for the largest gathering of women in a single place on a single day in the world. Attukal Pongala 2024 date is February 25, Sunday. Attukal Bhagavathy is an incarnation of Goddess Shakti and the Attukal Temple is known as the Sabarimala of women. The Pongala festival will commence when the idol of the Devi will be embellished with ‘kappu.’ Attukal Pongala ritual date and timing Commences at 10:30 AM on February 25, 2024.  Pongala (ends) will be offered to Goddess at 14:30 hrs. Attukal Pongala is held on the ninth day of the 10-day festival at the  Attukal   Bhagavathy   Temple . The ten-day annual festival begins on Karthika Nakshatra day in Malayalam Kumbha Masam. An important aspect of the ten-day festival is the singing of Thottam pattu. Thottam Pattu During Attukal Pongala Thottam pattu is performed on all the ten days of the festival and it is chanted for inviting the Godd


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The Infinite Reality And Inner Divinity As The Object Of Worship

Sri Ramakrishna describes two of his mystical experiences: ‘One day, while worshipping Shiva, I was about to offer a bel leaf on the head of the image, when it was revealed to me that this Virat, this Universe, itself is Shiva. After that my worship through the image came to an end. Another day I had been plucking flowers, when it was revealed to me that the flowering plants were so many bouquets ... adorning the Universal Form of God. That was the end of my pluck ing flowers.’ Vivekananda’s voice is the voice of Sri Ramakrishna, which is the voice of ancient India and Vedanta inviting humanity to discover the infinite Reality, within as the Atman and without as Virat, the palpable form of Brahman. The first glance revealed the monumental debris of world history. An enlightened second glance will reveal a truly unified world order based on the inner divinity, with Virat as the object of worship.

March 3 2024 Tithi – Panchang – Hindu Calendar – Good Time – Nakshatra – Rashi

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Sunday, March 3 2024 – It is Krishna Paksha Ashtami tithi or the eighth day during the waning or dark phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Saptami tithi or the seventh day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 3:18 AM on March 3. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Ashtami tithi or the eighth day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 3:05 AM on March 4. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.)  Good – Auspicious time on March 3, 2024 as per Hindu Calendar – Good and auspicious time till 3:54 PM.  Nakshatra  – Anuradha or Anusham or Anizham nakshatra till 10:56 AM on March 3. Then onward it is Jyeshta or Kettai or Triketta nakshatra till 11:10 AM on March 4. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and south Rajasthan), Anuradha

Story Of Nara Narayana And Demon Sahasrakavacha – Symbolism

The story of Nara Narayana and Sahasrakavacha holds deep symbolic significance in Hindu tradition, conveying profound lessons about the eternal struggle between good and evil within ourselves and the importance of spiritual discipline in overcoming inner demons. There are numerous stories regarding the appearance of Nara Narayana on earth. Nara Narayana, according to some versions, were born as sons of Dharma (righteousness) and Ahimsa (non-violence), they exemplify the ideal blend of human and divine qualities. They performed severe austerities and successfully vanquished the demon Sahasrakavacha. The demon Sahasrakavacha, whose name translates to "one who has a thousand armors," represents the myriad obstacles, distractions, and negative tendencies that exist within the human psyche. These armors symbolize layers of ignorance, desires, ego, and other impurities that obscure the soul's true nature. The victory of Nara Narayana over Sahasrakavacha signifies the triu

Similarities Between Hinduism And Vajrayana Buddhism

Hinduism and Vajrayana Buddhism share several similarities, as well as some differences. Here are some key points of similarity: Concept of Karma: Both Hinduism and Vajrayana Buddhism believe in the concept of karma, which is the law of cause and effect governing one's actions and their consequences. Reincarnation: Both traditions believe in the cycle of birth, death, and rebirth, known as samsara. They hold that individuals undergo multiple lifetimes until they achieve liberation or enlightenment. Meditative Practices: Both Hinduism and Vajrayana Buddhism emphasize the importance of meditation as a means to achieve spiritual growth and enlightenment. They utilize various meditation techniques to quiet the mind, develop mindfulness, and gain insight into the nature of reality. Deity Worship: Both traditions incorporate the worship of deities. Hinduism has a vast pantheon of gods and goddesses, while Vajrayana Buddhism includes the worship of Buddhas, bodhisattvas, and o

Flying In Yoga – Akashagamana

The concept of flying, or "Akashagamana," within the realm of yoga is deeply rooted in the mystical sciences and philosophies of ancient traditions. Within the Yogasutras of Patanjali, specifically in verse 3.42, there is a reference to this extraordinary power, suggesting that it is achievable through the practice of concentration, meditation, and superconscious experience, collectively known as samyama. Akashagamana involves understanding the relationship between space (akasha or ether) both outside and inside the body. By concentrating on this relationship and progressing through the stages of dharana (concentration), dhyana (meditation), and samadhi (superconscious experience), practitioners aim to realize the exact nature of this connection. Through this realization, they may unlock the technique of levitation, which allows for movement through space unbound by the laws of gravity. Furthermore, the mastery of Akashagamana can be facilitated by practicing samyama on l

The Whole World Becomes One Place Of Rest - yatra vishvam bhavati-eka nidam

Ethics, human rights, and human dignity are common to all because they are universal principles based on human beings’ nature, not because some religion or charter has declared them to be so. These universal principles can become comprehensive and firmly rooted when they are seen not merely as civilizational progress, but as road maps for a powerful evolution of the human consciousness into a divine consciousness. This process makes us enter into the sacred space within where the Atman dwells. With the concept of the Atman ethics becomes dynamic spirituality beyond mere doing good, or pleasing one’s God, or escaping eternal punishment; it becomes the factor that interconnects all beings bringing real peace to oneself and others. The world is getting better because humanity is increasingly taking the refined view of things that starts from within. This has unbelievably cleared the path to create a global civilization, which was also an ancient Vedic idea: ‘yatra vishvam bhavati

March 2 2024 Tithi – Panchang – Hindu Calendar – Good Time – Nakshatra – Rashi

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Saturday, March 2 2024 – It is Krishna Paksha Saptami tithi or the seventh day during the waning or dark phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Sashti tithi or the sixth day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 3:00 AM on March 2. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Saptami tithi or the seventh day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 3:18 AM on March 3. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.)  Good – Auspicious time on March 2, 2024 as per Hindu Calendar – There is no good and auspicious time on the entire day.  Nakshatra  – Vishaka or Vishakam nakshatra till 10:12 AM on March 2. Then onward it is Anuradha or Anusham or Anizham nakshatra till 10:56 AM on March 3. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and south Rajasthan),

Chaitanya Mahaprabhu Teachings On Bliss

Chaitanya Mahaprabhu was a 15th-century Hindu saint who is considered to be the combined avatar of Radha and Krishna by his disciples and various scriptures. Chaitanya Mahaprabhu agrees with Vallabhacharya in holding that God is existence, consciousness and bliss, which is the Upanishadic definition of Brahman. Brahman is both the material and efficient cause of the world. His true nature is, however, brought out as the very form of love and joy. Hence it follows that creation is permeated by love and joy through and through. This power of Bhagavan is called ahladini or delight. Chaitanya makes Radha the divine consort of Bhagavan Sri Krishna as the power of delight. Bhagavan Krishna is the paradigm of beauty and joy. Freedom of the self, according to Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, lies in the practice of love (preeti) of God. Love and bliss are both the means and goal of release.

Story Of Ashoka Tree In Ramayana

In the Ramayana, the Ashoka tree holds a significant place, serving as a symbol of hope and eventual liberation from sorrow. Here's the story behind the Ashoka tree as told in the legend: Long ago, there lived a feared cannibal named Sashoka, who roamed the dense jungles preying upon unsuspecting travelers. He would attack and devour anyone who crossed his path, spreading fear and terror throughout the land. However, one fateful day, as he wandered through the forest, he came across a solitary hut nestled on the edge of the woods. Outside the hut, a sage was deep in meditation, his serene demeanor contrasting starkly with Sashoka's restless existence. Intrigued by the sage's tranquil presence, Sashoka approached him and inquired about the secret to his inner peace. He expressed his desire to abandon his life of violence and turmoil, yearning to attain the same serenity as the sage. Moved by Sashoka's plea, the sage revealed that achieving such a state of calmness

Immortality Of Subtle Body In Hindu Philosophy

In Hindu philosophy, a modified form of immortality is ascribed even to the body of every living being. Of course, it is not the material body (sthula sharira) born out of the union of the parents. It is called the subtle body (linga deha, linga sharira, Sukshma sharira or karana sharira). In Samkhya philosophy, sthula sharira is supposed to be composed of eighteen tattvas (elements). They are the three elements of internal organ (antahkarana), viz., intellect (buddhi), ego feeling (ahamkara) and mind (manas); the jnanendriya (five cognitive senses), i.e. the organs of sight, sound, smell, taste and touch; the karmendriyas (five motor organs), such as hands, feet, speech organ, excretory and genitive organs; and the tanmatras (five subtle elements), such as tanmatras of sabda (sound), sparsha (touch), rupa (sight), rasa (taste) and gandha (smell). In the Vedanta school, the subtle body is said to be composed of seventeen and not eighteen elements. Vedantins do not believe in the ex