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A New Book on Purusa Sukta

Purusa Sukta is a hymn on creation and is found in the Vedas. The book is titled ‘A New Approach to Purusa Suktam’ and is written by T. Venkatacharya. This English translation and exposition is based on Sanskrit commentary of Purusa Sukta by Rangantha Muni.Reviewing the book in The Hindu M. Narasimhachary says that this interpretation, which is quite novel, tries to explain the ‘mystery’ of creation of the universe in as simple a language as possible.Published by
Sanskrit Pustak Bhandar,
38, Bidhan Sarani,
Kolkata – 700006

Hanuman Mantra to Defeat Enemies

If you have enemies and you are looking for divine help to defeat them, then chant this mantra dedicated to Hindu God Hanuman. The mantra helps in overcoming even the most powerful enemy.
ॐपूर्वकपिमुखायपच्चमुखहनुमतेटंटंटंटंटंसकलशत्रुसहंरणायस्वाहा। Om purvavimukhaya panchamukha hanumate dam dam dam dam dam sakal shatru samharnaaya swaha
The mantra should be chanted daily morning and evening. On Tuesday, the mantra should be chanted 11 times.
Give a thought: Your real enemies are not outside but they are within you. They are fear, anger, jealousy, desire, hatred and ego.
This mantra is powerful enough to defeat these dangerous enemies within you. Defeat them and your life becomes bliss one earth.

Thrissur Pooram 2007

The world famous Thrissur Pooram is being celebrated today with all its traditional gusto. This annual festival is held at Thrissur town in Kerala. Poorams are festivals held in Hindu temples in Kerala and the highlights being caparisoned elephants and panchavadyam – a classical performance of five musical instruments.

The Thrissur Pooram festival consists of the arrival of caparisoned elephants from the
surrounding temples to the sprawling ground of VadakumnathanTemple. The most important processions are that of the ThiruvambadiKrishnaTemple and the ParamekkavuDeviTemple. Apart from the two major temples, eight minor temples participate in the pooram. It must be noted that VadukumnathanTemple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, remains a spectator during the festival.By noon crowds build in large numbers at Thekkinkadu Maidan (ground) with the `Madathil Varavu' procession of the Thiruvambady SriKrishnaTemple. The Paramekkavu Devi procession along with the accompaniment of Pandimelam enters t…