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Mauni Amavasya 2022 date – Importance in Hinduism – Mauni Amavasya Puja Vidhi - Mantra

Mauni Amavasya, or Mauna Amavasya, is the no moon day in the Magha month (January – February) as per the traditional Hindu calendar followed in North India . Mauni Amavasya 2022 date is February 1. It is also an important bathing date at during the annual Magh Mela, Magh Snan and during the Ardh (6) and 12 year Kumbh Mela. The word ‘mauna’ or ‘mauni’ means silence and several Hindus keep complete silence on the day. According to Hinduism, ‘Mauna’ (silence) is an essential part of spiritual discipline. Derived from the word muni, a Sanyasi or saint who practices silence, mauna ideally symbolizes a state of oneness with the Self. Mauna has also been described by Adi Shankaracharya as one of the three essential attributes of a Sanyasi. In modern day, it was Ramana Maharshi who popularized silence as a medium of spiritual instruction. For him silence was a state beyond speech and thought – it is living without the ego sense. On Mauni Amavasya day, large number of Hi

Ramassery Mannath Bhagavathi Temple – Ramassery Kummatti Festival 2022

Ramassery Mannath Bhagavathi temple is located at Ramassery in Palakkad district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathi. The annual Ramassery Kummatti festival is held on the Thursday and Friday of the fourth week of February (Kumbha Masam) – the second Thursday in Kumbha Masam. The annual kummati festival is famous for special pujas and rituals, prasada oottu, kelikottu, thalappoli, kombu pattu, panchavadyam, pakalvela purappadu, ezhunnallathu, pandimelam and thayambaka. The murti of Bhagavathy is taken atop caparisoned elephants on the occasion to the accompaniment of melam. This is a small shrine with a kannadi shila bimbham of Bhagavathy in the temple.

Mind Is Like A Lake – Yoga Sutra – Symbolism

The Yoga Sutra gives us an invaluable map of the mind. The mind is like a lake. The Purusha or Self, is the lake bottom and the lake itself is the chitta, mind-stuff, composed of manas, recording faculty; buddhi, discerning faculty; and ahamkara, egoism. Like a cauldron of water, the chitta is colourless, odourless, and without shape; but it takes on the form of thoughts and perceptions and other activities that arise within it. Any sense perception, thought, emotion, or memory arises as a vritti, thought wave; literally, ‘whirlpool’, in our chitta. And hundreds of such vrittis, or movements, occur within our chitta during the waking state. They stir its surface waters, muddy it, and send out ripples that are electrically charged, which refract and reflect the non-Self and conceal the lake bottom, which is the Self. And these vrittis are stored in a subtle form in the chitta as memory. The yoga science of mind clearly demonstrates how any thought process creates an opportunity or

30 January 2022 Tithi – Panchang – Hindu Calendar – Good Time – Nakshatra – Rashi

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Sunday, 30 January 2022 – It is Krishna Paksha Trayodashi tithi or the thirteenth day during the waning or dark phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Trayodashi tithi or the thirteenth day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 3:25 PM on January 30. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Chaturdashi tithi or the fourteenth day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 1:14 PM on January 31. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on January 30, 2022 as per Hindu Calendar – There is no good and auspicious time on the entire day.  Nakshatra  – Mool or Moolam nakshatra till 12:35 AM on January 30. Then onward it is Purvashada or Pooradam nakshatra till 10:58 PM on January 30 . Then onward it is Uttarashada or Uthradam nakshatra till 9:31 PM on January 31 . (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of I

Story Of Gosala Krishna in Thiruvanvandoor Temple

Gosala Krishna is the main upa devata or subsidiary deity worshipped in the famous Thiruvanvandoor Temple in Chengannur, Kerala . The temple is one among the 108 Divya Desams or 108 temples dedicated to Vishnu Bhagavan. The story of Gosala Krishna is interesting and is filled with miracles. Gosala Krishna is the baby form of Bhagavan Sri Krishna and the murti is in the form of standing on two folded legs and one hand and showing the left hand containing curd rice. He is seen holding the rice with two of his fingers. In 1325 CE, the king of Ambalapuzha send his emissaries to bring the murti of Gosala Krishna to the temple at Ambalapuzha as there was some defect in the murti there. Jnazhapalli Namboothiri who was priest of Thiruvanvandoor was not happy with the decision of the king and therefore hid the murti in the river flowing on the east of the temple. The murti and the Namboothiri disappeared thereafter. In 1960, one Damodaran who was an art teacher in the local school saw a

Words Of Sri Ramana Maharshi – During His Last Year In His Body

These were some of the final words of Sri Ramana Maharshi. Let the body, the result of fructifying karma, rest or move about, live or die, the Sage who has realized the Self is not aware of it, just as one in drunken stupor is not aware of his clothing. The jnani who has found himself as formless pure Awareness is unaffected though his body be cleft with a sword. Sugar-candy does not lose its sweetness though broken or crushed. "When we have finished a meal do we keep the leaf-plate on which we have eaten it?" A jnani rejoices to be relieved of the body by death as a servant rejoices to lay down his burden at the place of delivery. They take this body for Bhagavan and attribute suffering to him. What a pity! They are despondent that Bhagavan is going to leave them and go away; where can he go, and how?" Do you know what moksha (Liberation) is? "Getting rid of nonexistent misery and attaining Bliss which is the only existence, that is the definition of moks

29 January 2022 Tithi – Panchang – Hindu Calendar – Good Time – Nakshatra – Rashi

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Saturday, 29 January 2022 – It is Krishna Paksha Dwadashi tithi or the twelfth day during the waning or dark phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Dwadashi tithi or the twelfth day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 5:46 PM on January 29. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Trayodashi tithi or the thirteenth day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 3:25 PM on January 30. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on January 29, 2022 as per Hindu Calendar – There is no good and auspicious time on the entire day.  Nakshatra  – Jyeshta or Kettai or Triketta nakshatra till 2:15 AM on January 29. Then onward it is Mool or Moolam nakshatra till 12:35 AM on January 30 . (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and so

Yawn Of Vishnu And Fight With Shiva – Story

The yawn of Vishnu and fight with Shiva is found in the Bala Kanda chapter 1 (74) in the Ramayana. The story was narrated by Parashurama to Bhagavan Sri Rama. Parashurama was describing about the two bows constructed by Vishwakarma. One which was originally in the possession of Shiva was broken by Sri Rama to marry Mata Sita. The other was originally in the possession of Vishnu and it was now held by Parashurama. Once the Gods and Rishis wanted to find whose bow was powerful. To ascertain the strength of their bows, Shiva and Vishnu entered into a duel. There was a great encounter between Shiva and Vishnu, as they sought to defeat each other. Finally through his yawn and humkara, Vishnu was able to counter the terrible and excellent bow of Shiva. Thus it was decided that the bow of Vishnu was superior. Shiva then gave away his bow to Rajarshi Devarata of Videha. Vishnu gave his bow to Richika Bhargava. He gave this divine bow to his great-souled son Jamadagni, father of Parashu

Amrutanubhav – A Poetic Work Of Sant Dnyaneshwar

Amrutanubhav is a poetic work of Sant Dnyaneshwar, the 13 th century mystic saint of Maharashtra. Amritanubhava, literally, “the experience of the immortal”, is the popular name for Anubhavamrita. The work explains non-dualistic idealism, chidvilasa (play of consciousness), and deals with Brahman as being the one reality without attributes. Amritanubhav is a work in verse containing ten chapters composed in the Ovi meter. Sant Dnyaneshwar enunciates clearly at the beginning o the work, in five Sanskrit shlokas, his own philosophical position of the fundamental unity of all existence in the form of transcendental reality. Anubhav Amrita is the realization of that fundamental, all-pervading, all inclusive reality, which is beyond duality of every kind. Amrutanubhav First Chapter In the first chapter of Amritanubhav, Sant Dnyaneshwar describes the nature if Shiva (the Ultimate Reality) and his power, Shakti. Together they bring the world into existence. He says that when he offer

Ithithanam Elamkavu Devi Temple History – Festival – Ithithanam Gajamela 2022 Date

Ithithanam Elamkavu Devi temple is located at Kurichi village near Changanassery, around 2 km from plamoodu junction, in Kottayam district, Kerala. The main deity worshipped in the temple is Goddess Bhadrakali. Ithithanam Gajamela 2022 date is April 22. The temple is famous for Ithithanam Gajamela or parading of elephants in April month. Ithithanam Elamkavu Devi Temple History The temple is more than 500 years old. It is believed that Goddess Kali arrived here from Kodungallur. She arrived atop the traditional umbrella of Vellappally Panicker who was an ardent devotee and upasaka of Kodungallur Bhagavathy. Goddess arrived here with Panicker and settled at Ithithanam Ambalakkodi. This place is located half kilometer west of the present temple. Renovation of the temple was done 1994. Flag post was installed in 2003. Ithithanam Gajamela And Festival The 10-day annual festival starts on Vishu and ends on Pathamudayam. Paraezhunellipu is performed during the first eight days of



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