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Percept’s Hanuman Sequel to be in Contemporary Setting

After the huge success of animated film Hanuman, Percept Picture Company is ready with a sequel to be released during Diwali 2007. Hanuman was a breakthrough in Animation films in India. No idea what the title is of the sequel, it is being referred as ‘Hanuman 2’ and ‘Hanuman Returns.’For the Sequel, Percept Picture Company has invested 50 million Rupees. Hanuman 2 is to have a new look and it will be unveiled in September. Toonz Animation India, a Trivandrum based animation company, is working on the movie. V G Samant is directing movie and the dialogues are by Anurag Kashyap. Interestingly, Toonz Animation India themselves were planning to release an animated series titled ‘Adventures of Hanuman’ in a modern setting. This was widely publicized in November 2003. Toonz’s first animated series ‘The Adventures of Tenali Raman’ was a dismal effort. In fact, the series was an insult of Tenali Raman, the famous court poet and jester.The trailer of now halted Adventures of Hanuman of Toonz …

Significance of Avani Avittam

Avani Avittam or Avittom is highly auspicious and is of great significance to Yajur Vedi Brahmins. On the same day, Raksha Bandhan is celebrated in North India. In 2017, Avani Avittam is on August 7. The main ritual on the day is ‘Upakarma,’ which is also referred as Shravani. It is believed that Lord Hayagriva, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu, brought back the Vedas, which was stolen by demons, to Lord Brahma.
Avani is the Tamil month and Avittam is one of the 27 nakshatras or stars. Chingam is the equivalent Malayalam month. Avani Avittam is of great significance in Kerala, Tamil Nadu and other southern states.
On the Avani Avittam day, Brahmins after a holy dip and change the sacred thread and wear a new holy thread. This ritual is known as Upakarma, which means beginning. The sacred thread is referred as ‘Poonool,’ ‘Yajnopavita’ or ‘Janeyu.’ The ritual also symbolizes the permission to study the Vedas.
Usually the function is conducted by communities and large number of people pa…

Maya Beej Mantra

Maya Beej Mantra is associated with the Goddess Bhuvaneshwari Devi form of Goddess Durga. The mantra becomes powerful when a person chants it during the Navratri Vrat and Puja. It is believed that the mantra helps a person overcome all forms of money related difficulties. Trough the mantra a person can attain wealth, vehicle, home and property.
The beauty of the mantra is that it helps in pleasing Goddess Bhuvaneshwari Devi instantly.
Sphatik Mala (mala with crystal or glass beads) should be used to chant the mantra.
Rose color flower should be offered to Goddess Bhuvaneshwari before chanting the mantra. Wearing rose color dress is considered highly beneficial. The mantra should be chanted 108 times.
The mantra is:
ह्रीं Hreem
Beeja mantras are very short but highly powerful. It should be used judiciously.

Srivari Kalyanam in Andhra Pradesh on August 28, 2007

The Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams will perform Sri Padmavathi Srinivasa Kalayanam at 147 places in Andhra Pradesh and 11 places in other states on August 28, the Sravana Purnima day in 2007. The celestial wedding of Lord Balaji and Goddess Padmavati will be performed at 8:45 AM on Tuesday, August 28.The Srivari Kalyanotsavam tradition of conducting the celestial marriage of Lord Balaji and Goddess Padmavati simultaneously in numerous locations outside Tirumala was started in 2005 by TTD. According to scriptures, the first Srivari Kalyanam was held outside Tirumala in 15th century by Annamacharya, saint-composer. On the day, Swamyvari Kankanams will be distributed to all the devotees. The idols of Lord Balaji and Goddess Padmavati needed for the marriage are provided by the TirupatiTemple.

Sayings of Nisargadatta Maharaj

There was a house, and in the house there was a person; now the person is gone and the house is demolished. The sum total is whatever experiences you have, whether for a day or for years, it is all illusion. The experiences begin with knowingness. What is the most ingrained habit you have? It is to say "I Am'. This is the root habit. Words and experiences are unworthy of you. This habit of experiencing will not go until you realize that all this domain of the five elements, are unreal, This 'I Amness' is itself unreal.Nisargadatta Maharaj