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Kerala Panjal Vedic Yajna Athirathram 1975 Photos

Athirathram is a Vedic yajna and is one of the world’s oldest surviving rituals. Athirathram 2015 starts on March 20, and will continue till March 31, 2015 at at Sukapuram near Edappal in Malappuram District in Kerala. One of the most famous Athirathram of modern times was held in 1975 at Panjal in Thrissur District in Kerala. Here are a few pictures of the 1975 Athirathram published in the Illustrated Weekly of India. Arani - Agni or fire for the ritual is made using Arani Yagashala - The place where the Athirathram takes place - Made using Bamboo and Palm Leaves Vedic Altar - The main Yajna takes place around this Clay Pots - Specially made clay pots are used for the ritual. Some have protuberances and it symbolizes plenty Head of an Animal - Head of animals made from clay are buried under the Yagashala Brahmin Women - Namboothiri Women (Brahmin) who participate in the Yajna. The wife of the the main priest plays an important role in the Yajna

Gopi Chandan on Banana Tree for Making Money - Process in Hindu Religion

Gopi Chandan is the yellow color mud that is worn as chandan on the forehead by Hindu devotees. The mud is yellow in color and looks like sandal paste. There is an important process in Hinduism using Gopi Chandan on Banana tree to make money and wealth. How To Use Gopi Chandan on Banana Tree For Wealth? On a Thursday, take nine pieces of Gopi Chandan. Tie each of them with a yellow color thread. Later tie the nine pieces of Banana trees. If this is done when there is pushya nakshatra on Thursday (Guru Pushya Amrut Yoga), then it is considered highly meritorious. The person performing the ritual should take bath in the morning. First, the person should offer prayers to Ganesha. Then he should offer prayers to Vishnu, Lakshmi and Kuber. Gopi Chandan should be tied on to the banana tree in the morning. Do not use cut banana tree. Tie it on a live banana tree. While tying on to banana tree, the person should pray for the fulfillment of the wish. Benefits of Gopi

Kalidasa Teachings

A small collection of the teachings of Kalidasa Everything is not good, merely because it is ancient. New innovations should not be looked down upon, because they are new. Wise persons accept ideas after due examination and consideration. Only the fool has his intellect influenced by others. A fool is guided by the convictions of others. A lover sees a reflection of his own fancies in the acts of his beloved. A Self-willed person never listens to captious tongue. The Ideal Of The Raghus In Kalidasa’s Raghuvamsha, 1.5-8 Pure of birth, diligent in action, rulers up to the seas, with direct access to heaven (the Raghus) fulfilled all scriptural injunctions, were munificent in charity, just in their dealings, and sensitive to circumstances. Their wealth was for charity, words reserved for truth, conquests for glory, and marriage for progeny. Dedicated to learning in childhood, to material pursuits in youth, and to austerities in old age, they gave up their bodies in yoga.