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Muhurta Martanda Importance In Hindu Astrology – Muhurta Jyotish Contents

Muhurta Martanda, also known as Muhurta Jyotish, is one of the renowned treatises on Hindu Astrology. The contents and usefulness of it to people, students of astrology and astrologers is comparable to that of Muhurta Chintamani, another standard treatise on the subject.

The author of Muhurta Martanda was Daivajna Narayana, who completed the word in 1571 AD.
Muhurta Martanda deals with the subject of choosing an auspicious time for activities. Like all other branches of knowledge, Muhurta Jyotish aims at maximizing human well-being.
Daivajna Narayana wrote his treatise to help the selection of Muhurta or auspicious times for various activities of life and for performing various samskaras like vagdana samskara (word giving ceremony before marriage), vivaha samskara (marriage ceremony) and so on.
It also provides knowledge of many other concepts which are of great use in phalita jyotisha or predictive astrology.
The treatise consists of eleven prakaranams or chapters. Even a cursory g…

28 November 2019 Tithi - Panchang - Hindu Calendar - Good Time - Nakshatra – Rashi

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Thursday, 28 November 2019 – Shukla Paksha Dwitiya tithi or the second day during the waxing or light phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Dwitiya tithi or the second day during the waxing or light phase of moon till 7:09 PM on November 28. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Tritiya tithi or the third day during the waxing or light phase of moon till 6:56 PM on November 29. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India.)All time based on India Standard Time.

Good – Auspicious time on November 28, 2019 as per Hindu Calendar – There is no good and auspicious time on the entire day.
Nakshatra – Jyeshta or Kettai or Triketta Nakshatra till 9:11 AM on November 28. Then onward it is Mool or Moolam Nakshatra till 9:25 AM on November 29. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India.)
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and south Rajasthan), Jyeshta o…

Vedanta Teachings

Know the core of Vedanta Teachings.

Vedanta brings, first of all, the lesson of universal toleration – that there is truth in all religions.
Vedanta points out that all are true for their day and generation. No other position, they say, will stand logical analysis. For, if what we believed yesterday be false because we think differently today, then our today’s belief is equally false because we shall certainly advance from it to another belief hereafter…
The vedantists say that each successive modified belief is part of a main stairway… of progress toward the ideal, of which each particular stair is as necessary as every other…Each individual step, from the lowest to the highest, is necessary and important and true.
Every thought of our mind, every act of our body, has its cause and will in turn be a cause. And what one is today is nothing other than the sum of the thoughts, desires and aspirations of one’s past.
Source - Prabuddha Bharata magazine December 1905
What does Vedanta teach…

Importance of Northeast Corner in Hinduism

Northeast corner (Ishan Kone) is of great importance in Hinduism. It is the corner associated with gods and goddesses and therefore holy and auspicious.
The northeast corner should always be kept clean. No junk should be kept in this place. Shoe rack should not be kept in the northeast corner.
Goddess Lakshmi resides in the northeast corner and therefore this spot should always be kept clean.
It is best to leave the northeast corner of the house free. Avoid keeping heavy items in this corner. 
There is a belief that if the northeast corner were to be occupied by heavy items then the family would face heavy debts.
In a property with walled compound (properly demarcated), the northeast corner is ideal for water tanks. This will improve the financial situation of the house.
If the northeast corner of plot is cut then such a plot should not be brought. There will be spiritual and worldly success. Factories, shops and houses should not be built in a plot having its northeast corner cut.
B…

Mudita In Yoga – Joy – Blissfulness – Happiness

Mudita is a term in Yoga which signifies blissfulness and happiness. The term is mentioned by Sage Patanjali in his Yoga Sutra as one of the four bhavanas (mental dispositions) to be cultivated within oneself to acquire peace of mind.

Sage Patanjali states that serenity of mind arises from the cultivation of friendliness, compassion, joy (mudita), and indifference towards happy, suffering, meritorious and envious persons, respectively (Yoga sutra, I.33).
Vachaspati Mishra comments with respect to the cultivation of joy on seeing others happy and through it the taint of jealousy ceases.
Mudita is an important aspect in Buddhism and Jainism.
There are four attitudes – friendliness, compassion, joy (mudita) and indifference – are called brahma vihara (the divine abiding), and the aspirant is asked to develop these attitudes with regard to all beings. So they are called aparimana (immeasurable).
These four attitudes are discussed as the four meditation subjects by Buddhaghosa in his Vi…

27 November 2019 Tithi - Panchang - Hindu Calendar - Good Time - Nakshatra – Rashi

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Wednesday, 27 November 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 Shukla Paksha Pratipada tithi or the first day during the waxing or light phase of moon till 7:50 PM on November 27. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Dwitiya tithi or the second day during the waxing or light phase of moon till 7:09 PM on November 28. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India.)All time based on India Standard Time.

Good – Auspicious time on November 27, 2019 as per Hindu Calendar – Good and auspicious time till 8:11 AM.
Nakshatra – Anuradha or Anusham or Anizham Nakshatra till 9:28 AM on November 27. Then onward it is Jyeshta or Kettai or Triketta Nakshatra till 9:11 AM on November 28. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India.)
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and south Rajasthan), Anurad…

Sri Aurobindo Teachings About Mantra In Hinduism

Sri Aurobindo explains the significance of mantra in Hinduism. The teachings about mantra is highly beneficial to both novice and scholar. 

Mantra is psycho spiritual means spiritual power, knowledge or Ananda. It is at once a symbol, an instrument and a sound body for the divine manifestation.
The theory of the Mantra is that it is a word of power born out of the secret depths of our being where it has been brooded upon by a deeper consciousness than the mental, framed in the heart and not originally constructed by the intellect, held in the mind, again concentrated on by the waking mental consciousness and then thrown out silently or vocally — the silent word is perhaps held to be more potent than the spoken — precisely for the work of creation.
The Mantra cannot only create new subjective states in ourselves, alter our psychical being, reveal knowledge and faculties we did not before possess, can not only produce similar results in other minds than that of the user, but can produ…

Lighting Diya Benefits – Symbolic Significance of Lighting Lamp in Hindu Home

The symbolic significance of lighting lamp in Hindu home is that it burns away all kinds of ego, desires, passion and lust. It purifies the mind and prepares it to realize true happiness. Here are the benefits of lighting Diya.

The ghee or oil medium used to light the lamp symbolically represents our ignorance. It represents desires, ego, anger, hatred and all those negative qualities that stop us from self-realization. We use the wick to burn off all the negative qualities. That which is left after getting rid of all impurities from mind is bliss – Brahman realization.

It is believed that a home, which keeps a lighted lamp in the morning and evening, will not attract negative energy.

Diya lighted at home makes us realize we need to pause daily for a few minutes and do a postmortem of our daily activities.

Just by merely lighting a lamp daily and offering prayers one will have one’s wishes fulfilled.

Those who believe that they are not getting the desired results even after working r…

Meditation In Brihadaranyaka Upanishad

Meditation, also known as dhyan, is a type of tapas or sadhana in Brihadaranyaka Upanishad. Tapas and sadhana signify spiritual discipline, also known as penance and austerity. Meditation in Brihadaranyaka Upanishad is more than merely closing eyes and sitting still. The largest Upanishad directly and indirectly asks humans to rise above the mundane living and to realize the Supreme Truth - Brahman. So, Meditation in Brihadaranyaka Upanishad is Brahman realization.

The man who sees all beings in himself and himself in all beings never suffers. When a person sees all creatures within his true self, jealousy, grief and hatred vanish. This self is then all pervading – it is without birth, deathless, pure and untainted by both sorrow and wrong acts. Realizing this, the person free himself from all bondage and transcends death.
Transcending death means realizing the difference between the body and the soul and identifying oneself with the soul. On realizing our true nature, we cease to id…

26 November 2019 Tithi - Panchang - Hindu Calendar - Good Time - Nakshatra – Rashi

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Tuesday, 26 November 2019 – Amavasya Tithi or the no moon day inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Amavasya Tithi or the no moon day till 8:57 PM on November 26. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Pratipada tithi or the first day during the waxing or light phase of moon till 7:50 PM on November 27. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India.)All time based on India Standard Time.

Good – Auspicious time on November 26, 2019 as per Hindu Calendar – There is no good and auspicious time on the entire day.
Nakshatra – Vishakha or Vishakam Nakshatra till 10:05 AM on November 26. Then onward it is Anuradha or Anusham or Anizham Nakshatra till 9:28 AM on November 27. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India.)
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and south Rajasthan), Vishakha or Vishakam Nakshatra till 9:23 AM on November 26. Then onward it is Anuradha or Anusham or Anizh…



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