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Annapurna Parikrama

Annapurna Parikrama is observed during Chaitra and Ashwin Navratri in North India .  For Ashwin Navratri, it is on October 21, 2023. The ritual is dedicated to Goddess Annapurna. Annapurna Parikrama during Chaitra Navratri is on March 29, 2023. Annapurna Parikrama is observed on the Durga Ashtami day ( the eighth day during the waxing phase of moon) and is popular with certain Hindu communities in North India . 

Basavanna Quotes - A Collection Of Basavanna Teachings

Basavanna is the founder of Lingayatism or Lingayat Sect or Veerashaivism. Here is a collection of quotes and teachings of Basavanna. Soft words are as good as chanting, soft words are as good as doing penance. A sure way of pleasing Sadashiva is to speak softly and to speak truth. Of what avail is religion without compassion One should have love and compassion for all beings Mercy is the very basis of religion Lord Koodala Sangama won’t approve otherwise None are smaller than me None are greater than devotees of Shiva Action itself is knowledge, and Knowledge is action; knowledge means To understand; and action means To act according as one understands To think adultery to be wrong Is knowledge; and action is To act accordingly; No to do so, is ignorance. The human body is a basket The mind is the snake See how they live together Anytime the snake may bit and kill you But for the grace of Kudala Sangama (Shiva) Do not rely on the peri