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Kalash Pot Symbolism in Hinduism

The Kalash pot is an important item in most Hindu pujas and rituals. It is also placed permanently in home and shops. There is deep symbolism associated with the Kalash pot in Hinduism. The pot is a symbol of growth, fertility and abundance. At home and in business place it is symbol of fullness, plenty and prosperity.
Vedas describe Kalash pot as a golden pitcher overflowing with honey.
The space within the Kalash is considered to be the womb and thus it represents growth and fertility.
The water in the pot is a symbol of the sacred rivers.
As per some scriptures, the mouth of the kalash represents Vishnu, the neck represents Shiva and the middle part represents Brahma.

Birthday on Sunday – Meaning and Characteristics of Birthday on Sunday

As per Hindu astrology, birthday on Sunday means the person has the blessing of Sun god, Surya. The meaning and characteristics of birthday on Sunday are – the person will be intelligent, blessed with good looks, helpful, resourceful and will be always read to help others.
On the negative side, the person will be proud and will also be a slave to his/her emotions – especially will not be able to control temper. Anger will cause damage in their life.
They never forgive and will put full strength behind fights and arguments.

Research Paper on Unknown Temples Ramanathapuram District in Tamil Nadu

Ramanathapuram District in Tamil Nadu is famous for the RamanathaswamyTemple (RameshwaramTemple). But there are over 50 ancient temples in the district that are famous for various reasons. R. Usha Manivasagam, a primary school teacher, did a research paper on the Unknown Temples Ramanathapuram District in Tamil Nadu and she was awarded a doctorate from the MaduraiKamarajUniversity. The Hindu writes  After five years of strenuous efforts, she came out with a 456-page thesis on five ancient temples which had ‘sthala puranams’ and 47 temples built by the Sethupathy Kings with no ‘sthala puarnam.’  The VeyilUgandhaVinayagarTemple at Uppur should have been a temple dedicated to Sun God before it became a temple for Lord Vinayagar, she says. The legacy has it that Lord Ram visited the temple before proceeding to Rameswaram. Some 400 years ago, devotees visiting Rameswaram began the ‘theerthavari’ from this temple. The KariamanickamPerumalTemple at Alambadi in Tiruvadanai taluk has another i…

Atma Bodha Quotes

Brahman is other than this, the Universe. There exists nothing that is not Brahman. If any object other than Brahman appears to exist, it is unreal like the mirage.
As fire is the direct cause of cooking, so knowledge, and not any other form of discipline, is the direct cause of liberation; for liberation cannot be attained without knowledge.
The purpose of austerities is purification of heart and creation of a mental condition to aid one's spiritual growth and render it fit for pursuing the path of knowledge.
Names and forms are like bangles and bracelets, and Vishnu is like gold.
Atma Bodha is a Vedantic Text composed by Adi Shankaracharya