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Veenadhara Dakshinamurti – About the Manifestation of Veenadhara Dakshinamurti form of Shiva

Shiva Veenadhara Dakshinamurti is one of four manifestation of Dakshinamurti. Shiva as Dakshinamurti is the supreme teacher of ultimate awareness, understanding, and knowledge. Veenadhara means one carries the musical instrument Veena. As Veenadhara Dakshinamurti, Shiva expounds on the timeless principles of vocal and instrumental music, which is known to lead to liberation or moksha.
In Hindu tradition, music is compared to yogic practice and both involve the control of breath, mental absorption, and the ultimate release from all obsessions of the mind.

Shiva as Vinadhara Dakshinamurti is depicted as having four hands. The lower left hand holds the neck of the Veena and the lower right hand is plucking the strings of Veena. The upper left hand sometimes hold a axe or trident. The upper right hand holds noose or skull.
"Dakshinamurti" literally means "one who faces south." In Hinduism, South is the direction associated with change, transformation, and renewal.

Avittam Nakshatram Matching Stars for Marriage – Avittam Nakshatra Marriage Compatibility

Avittam Nakshatram matching stars for marriage in details is given below. Avittam is the 23rd birth star among the 27 Nakshatra in Hindu horoscope and astrology. Avittam marriage compatibility or the very best matching stars are Magham, Uthiram (2nd, 3rd and 4th quarter), Chothi, Vishakam (1st, 2nd, 3rd quarter), Moolam, Uthiradam and Thiruonam.
Other good matching stars with Avittam are Kartika, Uthiram (1st Quarter) Atham, Chithira, Vishakam (4th quarter), Anizham, Triketta, Pooradam, Avittam and Chathayam.
Ashwathy, Bharani, Rohini, Thiruvathira, Pooyam, Ayiliyam, Pooram, Pooruruttathi and Uthrittathi are okay – means not bad.
Stars that do not match with Avittam are Makayiram, Punirtham and Revathi.

Chaturdashi on Tuesday – Fourteenth Day of Fortnight on Tuesday – Angarak Chaturdashi

When Chaturdashi Tithi, or the fourteenth day, during the fortnight falls on Tuesday it is known as Angarak Chaturdashi. The day is highly meritorious for performing Yama Tarpanam and other rituals dedicated to the departed souls.
 Angarak Yog is associated with fiery Mangal.
Chaturdashi on Tuesday is even highly meritorious if it happens during the Krishna Paksha or the waning phase of moon.

Tirumantiram in English – Download English Translation of Thirumantiram in English in pdf format

Tirumantiram is considered the final authority on subtle matters of philosophy and theology in Shaiva Siddhanta. The original text is in Tamil. Now  you can download the Download English Translation of Tirumantiram in English in pdf format. The book is provided for free by HimalayanAcademy.
Examples from the book
Love Profound Howe'er well the two garlics and musk boil and mix, Yet will musk's fragrance stand overtopping all, So may all space mix and hold the God as One, Yet, upwelling, pours forth Isan's love profound.
Illusions Vanish The Birthless is He, the Divine Mad, of Compassion vast, The Deathless is He, the Boundless One, Granter of Joys all, To Him kneel, and, kneeling, shall find Naught becomes Maya, the bond immemorial.

LinkDownload English Translation of Tirumantiram in English in pdf format

Shri Panchami

Shri Panchami is an auspicious day dedicated to Goddess Saraswathi, the Hindu Goddess of Learning, and is observed on the fifth day in the Shukla Paksha of Magh month (January – February) as per traditional Hindu calendar. In 2018, the date of Shri Panchami is January 22. Shri Panchami is also known as Vasant Panchami or Basant Panchami or Saraswati Puja. It is observed as the birthday of Goddess Saraswati in Nepaland north and eastern parts of India.

A major highlight on the day is the elaborate Saraswati Puja and initiation of children into the world of alphabets or letters. Yellow color, which represents spiritual knowledge, is given importance on Shri Panchami. An idol or image of Goddess Saraswati is dressed in yellow colored clothes and worshipped. Hindus also wear yellow garments on the day.

It must be noted here that Shri Panchami is also observed on the fifth day of the waxing phase of moon in Chaitra month.

You may also like to read Shri Symbol in Hinduism

Telugu Chaitra Month 2018 – Chaitra Masa in Traditional Calendar in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh in 2018

Chaitra Month, or Chaitra Masa, is the first month in a traditional Telugu calendar followed in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Chaitra Masa 2018 begins on March 18 and ends on April 16, 2018. Vilambi Nama Samvatsara (1940) begins on the first day of the Chaitra month which is celebrated as Telugu New Year (Ugadi). Some of the important festivals and auspicious days include Ugadi, Chaitra Navratri, Soubhagya Gouri Vratam and Ram Navami.

Sankatahara Chavithi monthlyfasting dedicated to Lord Ganesh is on April 3, 2018 – Moonrise is at 10:10 PM – Indian standard time.
Chaitra Masa 2018 Shukla and Krishna Paksha Chaitra Masa 2018 Shukla Paksha or bright phase of moon in Telugu Calendar is from March 18 to March 31, 2018. Chaitra Masa 2018 Krishna Paksha or dark phase of moon in Telugu Calendar is from April 1 to April 16, 2018.

Telugu Chaitra month Ekadasi dates are: Kamda Ekadasi – March 27 Varuthini Ekadasi – April 12
Shiva Pradosham Fasting Dates in Telugu Chaitra Month are:
Pradosh – Apri…

Man Cannot Be Lost In the Ocean Of Worldliness If His Heart Is Directed Towards God – Sri Ramakrishna

What is knowledge and what is ignorance? A man is ignorant so long as he feels that God is far away. He has knowledge when he knows that God is here and everywhere.
The magnetic needle always points to the North, and hence it is that the sailing vessel does not lose her direction. So long as the heart of man is directed towards God, he cannot be lost in the ocean of worldliness.
Kites and vultures soar very high indeed, but their gaze is fixed only on the charnel-pit. The pundit has no doubt studied many books and scriptures; he may rattle off their texts, or he may have written books. But if he is attached to women, if he thinks of money and honour as the essential things, will you call him a pundit? How can a man be a pundit if his mind does not dwell on God?
Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa

Today’s Hindu Calendar – January 20, 2014 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on January 20, 2014 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Chaturthi Tithi or the fourth day during the waning phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Krishna Paksha Chaturthi Tithi or the fourth day during the waning phase of moon till 4:36 PM on January 20. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Panchami Tithi or the fifth day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Purvaphalguni or Pooram Nakshatra till 9:36 PM. Then onward it is Uttaraphalguni or Uthiram Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Simha Rasi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days –
Kali Yuga Year – 5115
Vikram Samvant 2070 – Magh Krishna Paksha Chaturthi or the fourth day during the waning phase of moon in Magha month in North India - Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Jammu and Kashmir.
Vijayanama Samvatsar/ Shalivahana Saka 1935 – Paush Krishna Paksha C…