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Origin of Hinduism - I

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 it is not a…

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 2018 – Mandaikadu Temple Festival – Mandaikadu Koda Festival Date in 2018

Mandaikadu Kodai or Koda is the most important festival observed at the famous MandaikaduBhagavathiAmmanTemple in Kannyakumari District in Tamil Nadu. Mandaikadu Kodai 2018 date is March 13. The festival is observed on the last Tuesday of Maasi month as per traditional Tamil Hindu calendar.

On March 9, 2018 Mahapuja will be held. On March 13, Valiyachakra Theevatti procession will be held
The festival starts 10 days before the last Tuesday in Maasi Month on March 3, 2018.
The main ritual involves the taking of the deity worshipped around the temple.
Thousands of devotees from Tamil Nadu and Kerala attend this important ceremony.
Read more about Mandaikadu Temple – Mandaikadu Bhagavathi Amman Temple

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.

Choroonu Dates in 2014

Choroonu is the first rice eating ceremony of a child in Kerala. Here are the dates for Choroonu in 2014 for the ceremony as per traditional Hindu Malayalam calendar followed in Kerala.
May 5 and May 26 June 2 and June 11 July 13 and July 14 August 2 and August 12 September 20 and September 22 October 13 November 9 and November 20 December 26 and December 31

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.

HWL Poonja on Freedom

Freedom is anything but objective.
No object is freedom.  Go on rejecting everything objective from the mind. Freedom is nothing that the mind can conceive or perceive or understand.
Finally you will arrive at that which cannot be rejected.  Then the mind will be quiet.  Mind will be no-mind: that cannot be described. All description belongs to the objective world only, and consciousness cannot be objectified. In the beginning, when there was nothing, there was consciousness, total consciousness, where no objects and no subjects existed. You are this consciousness.
Starting from the beginning, before the beginning, you are this consciousness, and this consciousness became all that you see.

You are this consciousness itself. For this you do not have to exert, or make effort, or search for any way, or method, or practice.  Somehow you have to arrive here.  How can you do it?  Through Adoration of the Wisdom of the Self. That is consciousness.  Adore  your own consciousness, with wisdo…

Today’s Hindu Calendar – May 11, 2014 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on May 11, 2014 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Dwadasi Tithi or the twelfth day during the waxing phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Shukla Paksha Ekadasi Tithior the eleventh day during the waxing phase of moon till 12:37 AM on May 11. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Dwadasi Tithior the twelfth day during the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Uttaraphalguni or Uthiram Nakshatra till 4:45 AM. Then onward it is Hasta or Atham Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Kanya Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days –
Kali Yuga Year – 5116
Vikram Samvant 2071 – Vaishakh Shukla Paksha Dwadasi Tithi or the twelfth day during the waxing phase of moon in Vaishakh month in North India - Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Jammu and Kashmir.
Jayanama Samvatsar/ Shalivahana Saka 1936 – Vaishakh Shukla Paksha Dwadasi Ti…

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