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Origin of Hinduism

If you ask about the origin of Hinduism to a person who has perceived the essence of Hinduism, the answer will be a simple smile. This is because Hinduism has no history, it believes in the present. This might be hard for a common man to digest because we live in a world which gives so much importance to history. If you are looking for dates and other facts you can find it in these articles – Year of origin of Hinduism and History of Hindu religion and Origin of the term Hindu . The great sages who gave us the Upanishads, Vedas and other Holy Scriptures, never talked about the history of their clan or kingdom. This is because history is of no use to the mankind. But the great thoughts found in Upanishads are eternal and have practical use in everyday life. They knew very well that history creates nothing but wars and tension. Our world is dominated by monolithic religions. These religions have a proper beginning and founders. But Hinduism has no founders. Simply because

Beauty Spot on Eyes - Til on Right Eye – Left Eye Meaning

Til, or beauty spot, on eye is interpreted as either good or bad in Hindu culture. Luck or unlucky factor depends on the position of the beauty spot on the right eye or the left eye. It is widely believed that if the til or beauty spot is on the right eye then the person will have good relation with the opposite sex. If the til is on the left eye then person will have bad relation with the opposite sex. Are such things mentioned in Hindu scriptures? No. These are traditions followed by some communities in some regions. Such things are not followed by all Hindus. Should I believe in them? No you don’t need to believe in such things as it has nothing to do with the core teaching of Hinduism.

Mandaikadu Kodai 2023 – Mandaikadu Temple Festival – Mandaikadu Koda Festival Date in 2023

Mandaikadu Kodai or Koda is the most important festival observed at the famous Mandaikadu Bhagavathi Amman Temple in Kanyakumari District in Tamil Nadu. Mandaikadu Kodai 2023 date is March 7. The 10-day festival is observed on the last Tuesday of Maasi month as per traditional Tamil Hindu calendar. On March 3, 2023 Mahapuja will be held. On March 7, Valiya Chakra Theevatti procession will be held The festival starts 10 days before the last Tuesday in Maasi Month on February 26, 2023. The rituals involve the taking of the deity worshipped around the temple. Thousands of devotees from Tamil Nadu and Kerala attend this important ceremony. The main ritual during the 10-day festival is filling the cracks in the Manputtu which develops crack during the heat in Kumbham month. Devotees bring kalabham in procession for the ritual. Devotees also observe 41 day vratam and arrive at the temple carrying irumudi kettu.  The original murti swayambhu murti is a 3.5 meter high Manputt

Name of Wife of Lakshman – What is the name of Lakshman’s Wife in Ramayana?

Lakshman was the third son of King Dasharatha and the brother of Sri Ram in Ramayana. Lakshman married one of the daughters of King Kusadhvaja, who was the brother of King Janaka. Any idea what is the name of Lakshman’s wife? Majority of the people might not know the name because she is not as famous as Mata Sita Name of wife of Lakshman is Urmila. She was the eldest daughter of King Kusadhvaja. Lakshman and Urmila had two sons named Takshaka and Chatraketu. 

Uttarashada Nakshatra Colour – Which is the Lucky Color of Uttara Shada Nakshatra?

Uttarashada Nakshatra is the 20th among the 27 Nakshatras in Hindu Astrology. The lucky colors for people born in the Nakshatra Uttara Shada first quarter is Yellow and cream. For those born in next three quarter the lucky colors are Blue, ash and black. As per Hindu astrology a particular type of color is dedicated to a certain Nakshatra which is lucky for the birth star. Uttarashada Nakshatra first quarter is housed in Dhanu Rashi or Sagittarius Zodiac. The next three quarters are housed in Makar Rashi or Capricorn Zodiac. Wearing yellow or cream color or shades of yellow or cream color dress for interviews and other competitions are lucky for those people born in this Nakshatra. The colors to be completely avoided are deep yellow and orange.