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Vivekachudamani pdf Download - English Translation of Adi Shankaracharya’s Vivekachoodamani

Adi Shankaracharya’s Vivekachudamani which means ‘crest-jewel of discrimination’ is a masterpiece on Advaita Vedanta. This particular English translation of Vivekachoodamani in pdf format contains the entire text and notes and is translated by Swami Madhavananda. The book was published in 1921.
Link – You can download the Vivekachudamani pdf here – you need to have pdf reader installed.
Link – You can read Vivekachudamani in book format here.

Adi Shankara Jayanti 2012 date – Birth Anniversary of Adi Shankaracharya

Adi Shankara Jayanti is the birth anniversary of the Adi Shankaracharya and it falls on the 5th day during waxing of moon in the month of Vaisakh (May-June). In 2012, the date of Adi Shankara Jayanti is April 26. Among scholars and historians there is a difference of opinion regarding the period of Adi Shankara, but his birthday is celebrated annually on the same day – on the 5th day of the Shukla Paksha of Vaisakha.

One of India’s greatest philosopher and saint, Shankara appeared at a time when there was a complete destruction of culture and morality. There was utter chaos and confusion and Shankaracharya set the house in order with his peaceful message of Vedanta. He used the unparalled teachings in the Vedas and the Upanishads to give form to organized religion, which was still not practiced by Sanatana Dharma.

Adi Shankaracharya is considered as an incarnation of Lord Shiva by many people.

The right way to honor this great saint is to study his works. A single idea of his, if ad…

Telugu Vaishakh Masa 2018 – Vaishaka Masam in Telugu Calendar in 2018

Vaishakh Masa is the second month in a traditional Hindu Telugu calendar followed in Andhra Pradesh. Telugu Vaishak Masam 2018 is from April 17 to May 15. Some of the auspicious days in the month include Akshya Tritiya, Narasimha Jayanti, Vyasa Jayanthi and Kurma Jayanti.

Sankatahara Chaturthi monthly fasting dedicated to Lord Ganesh is on May 3, 2018 – Moonrise is at 9:54 PM – Indian standard time.

Vaishak Masam Shukla Paksha and Krishna Paksha Vaishak Masam Telugu calendar 2018 Shukla Paksha (Waxing phase of moon) is from April 17 to April 30. Vaishak Masa 2018 Krishna Paksha (Waning phase of moon) is from May 1 to May 15.

Purnima in Telugu Vaishakh month Vaishak Purnima or Full moon day is on April 30. The Purnima begins at 6:37 AM on April 29 and ends at 6:28 AM on April 30. Purnima fasting is on April 29.

Amavasi in Telugu Vaishakh month Vaishak Amavas or No moon day is on May 15, 2018. The day is observed as Shani Jayanti, Savitri Amavasya and Vat Savitri Amavasya Puja. The Amavas…

Hindu Puranas on end of life on Earth

After a drought lasting many years, seven blazing suns will appear in the firmament; they will drink up all the waters. Then the wind-driven fire will sweep over the earth, consuming all things; penetrating to the nether world it will destroy what is there in a moment; it will burn up the universe. (Vishnu Purana)

Age of destruction is so horrible that there is no rainfall for one hundred years. People have no food to eat and are compelled to eat one another. Overpowered by what is wrought by time, men gradually lead themselves to utter destruction. (Bhagavad Purana)This seems to be a warning …the way we are destroying earth what is mentioned in Puranas is a possibility in future…