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Odiyan Concept in Kerala

Odi Vidya is associated with black magic. The ritual is used to annihilate enemies. Those people who performed Odi Vidya were known as Odiyan. It was widely performed by people belonging to the communities of Panan, Parayan, Pulayan and Velan. This type of black magic was famous in Kerala and parts of Andhra Pradesh. To perform Odi Vidya against a person it is necessary to know his birth star (Nakshatra), birth date and month.

After performing various rituals and mantras, the Odiyan breaks a small stick in his hand. When he does this, the backbone of the enemy will also break and he will die.
It is also believed that using a combination of juices of particular herbs, Odiyan was able to change into various animals like ox, buffalo, fox, tiger, dog, etc. After taking various shapes, Odiyan will kill the enemy and then he will chant a mantra and return to his original form.
There are also stories which indicate that Odiyan had the power to even kill the unborn child in the womb and brin…

Online Certificate Course in Sanskrit in 2012 from IGNOU and Chinmaya International Foundation

Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) and Chinmaya International Foundation is offering an online Sanskrit course for beginners. Admission for the Seventh Batch is opened. The application form has to be submitted on or before 15th June 2012. This is an online course and is primarily meant to help those who are interested in learning the basics of Sanskrit. The course is not free – the course fee for Indian citizens is Rupees 1500/- and for foreign citizens it is $150.

Link – Get full details regarding course here at the Chinmaya International Foundation (CIF)

Only in love are unity and duality not in conflict – Rabindranath Tagore

The burden of the self is lightened when I laugh at myself.
Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark.
The real friendship is like fluorescence, it shines better when everything had darken.
Only in love are unity and duality not in conflict.
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Today’s Hindu Calendar – June 7, 2012 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on June 7, 2012 – Krishna Paksha Tritiya Tithi orthe third day during the waning phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Krishna Paksha Tritiya Tithi or the third day during the dark phase of moon till 10:35 AM. Then onwards it is Krishna Paksha Chaturthi Tithi or the fourth day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.

Note – In calendars followed in Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa it is Krishna Paksha Tritiya and Chaturthi Tithi or the third and fourth day during the waning phase of moon.
Nakshatra – Purvashada or Pooradam Nakshatra till 7:22 AM on June 7. Then onwards it is Uttarashada or Uthiradam Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Dhanu Rashi till 1:11 PM. Then onwards it is Makar Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Sankashti Ganesh Chaturthi Vrat
Jyeshta Krishna Paksha Tritiya Tithi or the third day during the waning phase of moon in Jyeshta month in calendars followed in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh…