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Charvaka Philosophy – Charvak Darshan

Charvaka Philosophy is related to materialistic ideas and rejects the idea of Karma and Moksha. Also known as Lokayata (related to the world), the teachings in Charvak Darshan are atheistic. The teachings were propounded by Charvaka and are believed to be older than 6th century BC.

There are no original texts associated with Charvaka Philosophy. People came to know about Charvak Darshan from the reference about the philosophy in later texts.
The main teachings of Charvaka Philosophy are: There is no God There is no life after death. All that is here came from nature and not from God. Fire is hot and water is cold due to its nature. Darshans (spiritual teachings) were found by man and not god Charvaka also states that Vedas were written by Jokers. The school of thought gives importance to direct perception or Anubhava.
Important teachings of Charvaka Philosophy are found in the Sarvadarshna Samgraha of Madhavacharya. In the book, Madhavacharya refutes the teachings of Charvaka.

Mother of Bhishma Pitamaha in Mahabharata

Bhishma Pitamaha in Mahabharata is the grandsire who saw several generation of his family due to the boon that he can decide the time of his death. But who is the mother of Bhishma Pitamaha? Mother of Bhishma is Ganga – River Ganges.

Bhishma was the son of King Shantanu and Ganga.
Ganga who had taken away Bhishma after birth had returned him to Shantanu when he had attained adulthood.

Related Story of the Birth of Bhishma in the Mahabharat Bhishma Narkatari Temple at Kurukshetra

Tripushkar Yoga May 2017 Date and Time

Tripushkar Yog is associated with Hindu astrology and is followed by many Hindu communities. The day when the yog falls is auspicious for buying property, gold, vehicle, etc. Tripushkar Yoga May 2017 date and time is May 2, 6 and May 7. The yog is a combination of particular day, Nakshatra and tithi as per Hindu astrology and lunar calendar.

Tripushkar Yog May 2017 Time:  May 2, 2017 – sunrise to 10:29 AM
May 6, 2017 - from 10:14 PM on May 6 to before sunrise on May 7
May 7, 2017 – from sunrise to 9:08 AM on May 7, 2017

Ghatasthapana Good Time on April 11, 2013 – Auspicious time to perform Chaitra Navratri Kalash Sthapana Puja in 2013

Ghatasthapana, or Kalash Sthapana Puja, is the one of the most auspicious ceremony during Chaitra Navratri festival in North India and in Nepal. The good time for Ghatasthapana on April 11, 2013 is from 6:16 AM to 10:19 AM. Navarati Kalashsthapana Puja involves invoking the mother Goddess in a Pot or Kalash and sowing of seeds (barely etc).

The pot is sprinkled with water on all the nine days. Pujas and other rituals are performed.
At the end of the ninth day, the barley shoots will reach a height of 2 to 3 inches and its then pulled out and distributed.

Teachings from Abhangs of Sant Tukaram

Pride of caste has never made any man holy.

God give me this boon that i never forget you.

I have been in tune with the infinite, and pscychic dispositions take time to emerge. I am filled with spiritual pride and cannot control my limbs. Another voice speaks through me, and happiness and sorrow have lost their difference. I can hardly find words to describe my ecstasy to people. They may wonder at it and say this is impossible. Both my exterior and interior are filled with divine bliss.
Vishnu’ servants have no caste, the Veda’s science so decrees. Sant Tukaram

Today’s Hindu Calendar – March 29, 2013 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on March 29, 2013 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during the waning phase of moon in Hindu Calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Krishna Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during the waning phase of moon till 12:28 PM. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Tritiya Tithi or the third day during the waning phase of moon.

Nakshatra – Chitra or Chithirai Nakshatra till 9:03 AM.  Then onward it is Swati or Chothi Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Tula Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Chitragupta Puja in some regions. Holi Bhai Dooj. Tukaram Beej.
Phalgun Krishna Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during the waning phase of moon in Phalgun month in calendars followed in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa.
Chaitra Krishna Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during the waning phase of moon in Chaitra month in calendars followed in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, …

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