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Annamacharya Keerthanalu Free Download – Annamayya Songs Download

Sri Tallapaka Annamacharya (1408-1503), the mystic saint composer of the 15th century, is the earliest known musician of South India to compose songs called ‘Sankirtanas’ in praise of Lord Venkateswara of Tirumala Tirupati. Here is an opportunity to listen and download Annamacharya Keerthanalu for free and is offered by the official Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams. The Annamayya Songs are in real audio format (.rm) and you need a real player to listen to it. You can download and listen to nearly 8 kirtanas here at the official website of TirumalaTemple.

Melasti during Nyepi – the Balinese New Year

The first day of the four-day Balinese New Year (Nyepi) begins with the Melasti. This is a purification ceremony of the deities worshipped in Temples. Melasti 2018 date is March 15. Melasti is a purification ceremony and is also known as Mekiyis or Melis. Nyepi or the Hindu New Year in Bali is on March 17.

On the Melasti day, two other rituals are held and this is known as Bhuta Yajua to create balance between mankind, nature and the deities through the Pecaruan offering.
Pecaruan offering involves sacrificing of certain animals. The next day is known as ogoh-ogoh and huge Paper Mache idols of demons are burned.
The next day is Nyepi, the day of silence, which is Balinese New Year.
You can find more details of Nyepi in this article.

Eklingji Patotsav at Eklingji Temple in Rajasthan

Eklingji Patotsav is an important ceremony held in Chaitra month as per traditional north Indian calendar at famous EklingjiTemple in Udaipur Rajasthan. Dedicated to LordEklingjiTemple, is famous for a 50-feet Shivling with faces of Lord Shiva carved on four directions. Eklingji Patotsav in 2018 is on March 23.

In Patotsav, the head of the presiding deity is covered with a strip of garment in patotsav.

The unique black marble Shivling has four faces – east face is of Surya or Sun God; west face is of Brahma, north face if of Vishnu and south face is of Shiva as Rudra. The Shivlinga is garlanded by a silver snake.

EklingjiTemple is also famous for its architecture style and is located on the national highway 8, about 22 km north of Udaipur.

Mahapurush Maharaj on Overcoming Mental Disturbances

The mind is never quiet and this is the way of the mind. Restlessness is its very nature. There is nothing to fear in that— whether you feel joy or not, whether you taste the sweetness or not, do not give up your devotional practices. As you continue with your japa and meditation, the mind will become steady—then you will experience joy. Try to perform your spiritual practices and devotions without break and with great zeal, and pray to Thakur with real yearning. Through constant practice, dispassion, and with his grace, the mind will become steady and you will experience joy. Be one-pointed in your devotion and enthusiastically perform your spiritual practice with faith and firm conviction. Through these means, success is certain.Mahapurush MaharajMahapurush Maharaj or Swami Sivananda – a direct disciple of Sri Ramakrishna, and the second President of Ramakrishna Order.