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Udupi Paryaya 2012 controversy – Demeaning the Teachings of Sanatana Dharma – These Swamijis are a Shame

‘Gu’ means the darkness and ‘Ru’ means the remover of the darkness. On account of the power of removing darkness, the teacher is known by the significant name ‘Guru’. The Udupi Paryaya 2012 controversy once again proves that the modern day Gurus and Swamijis are in self made darkness by ignoring the teachings of Sanatana Dharma for fame, power, money and pleasure. Ego has blinded these Swamijis. Even Sri Krishna cannot correct them.

‘Paryaya’ means transition or change and is an important event and festival in South Karnataka, especially in Udupi. In 2012, Udupi Paryaya festival date is on January 18, Wednesday. The festival happens in once in two years and celebrates the transfer of authority of the ‘Paryaya Peetha’ and the rights of worship and management of the famous Udupi Sri Krishna Temple and Mutt from one seer of the Ashta Mutts to another.
The controversy in 2012 – It seems Sugunendrateertha Swamiji of Puthige Mutt was not invited to the Paryaya festival because he had visited…

Invoking Hanuman’s Name To Not To Forget Lessons

There is a popular belief that invoking Hanuman’s name will help in remembering all the lessons. Many students worship Hanuman daily and seek his blessings to not to forget what they have studied. It was Surya, the Sun God, who gave Hanuman this boon.
Legend has it that Surya was Hanuman’s Guru. Hanuman was so intelligent that he learned all the lessons within a fortnight. Surya was happy to have such a student. Surya also knew that Hanuman was a manifestation of Shiva.
Surya did not want to lose the companionship of Hanuman so soon. So Surya repeatedly caused Hanuman to forget the lessons so that the teaching may continue for several months.
Hanuman repeatedly learned the lessons with devotion. Surya was pleased with the efforts and dedication of Hanuman and finally allowed him to return to earth.
Surya also gave the boon to Hanuman that whoever invokes his name and prays to him will never forget the lessons that they have studied.

How Hanuman became a Chiranjeevi? – One withou…

1000-year-old Shiva Nataraja Murti (Idol) in Solid Bronze in Amsterdam Museum – Highest Level on Bronze Casting in Ancient World

X-ray of a 1000-year-old Shiva Nataraja Murti (Idol) at Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam revealed that it is made of solid bronze – once again proving the expertise that ancient Hindu kingdoms had in the use of metals. The dancing Shiva murti is believed to be highest level achieved on bronze casting in ancient world.
It was always believed that Shiva was pure bronze but to the surprise of the researchers the aureole and the demon under Shiva’s feet too were of solid bronze.  Rijksmuseum reports At 153 cm x 114.5 cm, the Rijksmuseum’s Shiva is the largest known bronze statue from the Chola Dynasty (9th to 12th century) kept in a museological collection outside of India. Given its weight (300 kg), the statue has always been suspected of not being hollow.  The statue was created ca. 1100 in South India. Each temple had its own set of bronze statues which were carried through the city during major temple festivals. This gives the statues their name: utsavamurti, which is Sanskrit for ‘festival …

Surya Sashti in January 2018 - Magh Surya Sashti

Surya Sashti is dedicated to Surya (the Hindu sun god) and is observed on sixth day of a fortnight in a Hindu lunar month. Surya Sashti in January 2018 date in January 23. Vrat, pujas and rituals dedicated to Surya are performed on the day. This is the Surya Sashti in Magh month.
Surya Sashti is observed when Sashti falls on Sunday or Ravivar. Sunday is dedicated to Sun God in Hindu tradition.
Some people fast on the day till sunset others till the pujas are concluded. Gayatri Mantra and other mantras dedicated to Surya are chanted on the day.
Vratas dedicated to Surya is observed on the Shasti (Sixth) and Saptami (Seventh) of lunar fortnight in different Hindu months.