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Sri Ramanuja Teachings

Devotion and absolute self-surrender are the happiest and best means to reach God.

A seeker must acquire a true knowledge of the individual self and the Supreme; he must devote himself to meditation, worship and the adoration of the Supreme; this knowledge with discipline leads him to the realization of the Supreme.
The pathway to the final good of life is the blissful communion with Brahman by way of devout and loving contemplation named bhakti, facilitated by a life of virtue and founded on assured philosophical understanding.
According to Ramanuja, there are three classes of souls, viz., Nitya (eternal), Mukta (free) and Baddha (bound). The eternal souls have never been in bondage. They are eternally free. They live with God in Vaikuntha. The freed souls were once subject to Samsara, but have attained salvation now and live with God. The bound souls are caught up in the meshes of Samsara and are striving to be released. They wander from life to life till they are redeemed. (As per…

Today – April 27, 2012 – is Sri Ramanujacharya Jayanti – Birth Anniversary of Sri Ramanuja

Today – April 27, 2012 – is Ramanuja Jayanti, the birth anniversary of Sri Ramanujacharya. The teaching of Sri Ramanujacharya is generally referred as Visishtadvaita Philosophy. He advocated bhakti or devotional worship as a method to attain salvation or moksha. Ramanuja amalgamated bhakti and philosophy of Upanishads and gave bhakti tradition an intellectual basis.
Ramanuja organized temple worship and founded centers to propagate the devotion of Lord Vishnu and his consort Sri or Mahalakshmi.
The aim of the individual soul should be to reach Vaikunta and be at the feet of Srihari Vishnu. Vaikunta is attained through devotion and selfless sacrifice.
Related Ramanuja Gita Bhashya in English – Read Bhagavad GitaBhashyam of Sri Ramanujacharya
Sri Ramanuja Teachings

Today’s Hindu Calendar – April 27, 2012 – Tithi, Vrat, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on April 27, 2012 – Shukla Paksha Sashti Tithi orthe sixth day during the waxing phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Shukla Paksha Sashti Tithi or sixth day during the light phase of moon till 9:38 PM on April 27, 2012. Then onwards it is Shukla Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.

Nakshatra – Ardra or Arudara or Thiruvathirai Nakshatra till 10:48 AM on April 27, 2012. Then onwards it is Punarvasu or Punirtham Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Mithuna Rasi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Muruga Sashti Fasting.Ramanujacharya Jayanti
Vaishakh Shukla Paksha Sashti or sixth day during the waxing phase of moon in Vaishakh month in calendars followed in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa.
Vaishakh Shukla Paksha Sashti or sixth day during the light phase of moon in Vaishakh month in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pr…