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Krtya in Hinduism

Krtya is associated with black magic and witchcraft in Hinduism. Krtya is also personified as a female evil supernatural being. There are two faces of Krtya in Hindu religious literature. In Vedic literature she has benign features. In post vedic literature she is fierce and more evil in character.

Krtya is usually invoked to harm an enemy or to protect oneself from others.
Atharva Veda mentions that she is invoked to kill enemies their cattle, horses etc.
Krtya is usually asked by the one invoked to not to harm innocent living beings.
Atharva Veda gives details regarding the places and how Krtya is invoked.
Krtya can be invoked by anyone. But sometimes she might turn against the one who invoked her. This is due to wrong performance of the rituals or Krtya comes under the control of enemies.
She was widely invoked during wars by kings to wreck havoc in enemy camps. Sometimes she is used to create confusion among enemy ranks.
It must be noted the entire practice of witchcraft and bl…

Marathi Marriage Dates 2013 – Marathi Hindu Vivah Muhurat in 2013 in Maharashtra

Hindus follow the Muhurat (good time based on Astrology) to conduct marriages. Hindu Vivah is only performed during auspicious time and astrologically correct days. Below given are the Marathi marriage dates 2013. Marathi Hindu Vivah Muhurat is based on Calendars and Panchang 2013 followed in Maharashtra:

Marathi Marriage Dates 2013
January 2013 – January 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 13, 17, 18, 19, 22, 23, 24, 28, 29 and January 31, 2013.
February 2013 – February 1, 2, 5, 6, 13, 14, 15, February 18, 2013.
March 2013 – No marriages dates due to Shukra Lop.
April 2013 – April 27 and April 29, 2013
May 2013 – May 2, 3, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 25, 27, 28, 29 and May 30, 2013.
June 2013 – June 2, 3, and June 7, 2013.
July 2013 – July 11, 14, 15, 20, 22, 23, 24, 27, and July 29, 2013
August 2013 – No marriages dates
September 2013 – No marriages dates
October 2013 – October 7, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 22, 29 and 31.
November 2013 – November 5, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 18, 19, 20, 25, 27, 28…

Bhagavad Gita Audio in Tamil mp3 format for free

Bhagavad Gita Audio in Tamil in mp3 format for free is provided by Swami Shri Adgadanad Ji’s of Yatharth Geeta. This downloadable Tamil Bhagawad Geeta is strictly for personal use. You can only download the eighteen chapters separately in mp3 format.
The file sizes are in the range of 50 MB and are divided into many files.
You can download the Bhagavad Gita Audio in Tamil from this link –  Bhagavad Gita mp3 Tamil

Teachings from Vakya Vritti of Adi Shankaracharya

Direct knowledge of that total identity between the individual-Self and the Universal-Self, stemming forth from the Vedic statements such as “Thou art that”, etc., is the immediate means to liberation.
Give up the intellectual misconception that the Self is the body, etc., and always meditate upon and think you to be the eternal Knowledge - Bliss – the Witness of the intellect – a sheer mass of Pure Knowledge.
The body is not the Self, as like the pot, etc., the body also has form, etc., and again, the body is a modification of the great elements such as Akash, just like the pot.
Just as the perceiver of a pot is ever distinctly different from the pot and can never be the pot – so too, you, the perceiver of your body, are distinct from your body and can never be the body – this you firmly ascertain in yourself.
SourceVakya Vritti of Adi Shankaracharya Translated by Swami Chinmayananda