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Revati Nakshatra Colour – Which is the Lucky Color of Revati Nakshatra?

Revati Nakshatra is the 27th among the 27 Nakshatras in Hindu Astrology. The lucky colors for people born in the Nakshatra Revati are Cream and Yellow. As per Hindu astrology a particular type of color is dedicated to a certain Nakshatra which is lucky for the birth star.
Revati Nakshatra is housed in Meena Rashi or Pisces Zodiac
Wearing cream or yellow color or shades of cream or yellow color dress for interviews and other competitions are lucky for those people born in this Nakshatra.
The colors to be completely avoided are deep red and green.

Pancha Janah or Five People Concept in Hinduism

Pancha Janah means five people and the concept is mentioned the Aitareya Brahmana – a holy text associated with Hinduism. The Pancha Janah mentioned in it are Gods, Gandharvas (Apsaras), human beings, serpents and departed souls (dead ancestors).
Sayana, philosopher and commentator of Vedas,  is of the opinion that the Pancha Janah are Brahmins, Kshatriyas, Vyshias, Shudras and Nishadas.
Yaska, a grammarian who preceded Panini, is of the view that Pancha Janah are gods, men, gandharvas, asuras and rakshasas.
Some modern scholars equate Pancha Janah with Pancha Deva.
Some scholars equate it with five breaths – Prana (inhaling), Apna (exhaling), Vyna (body pervading), Samana (wind at navel) and udana (vital wind rising upwards).

Khetapai Narayana Temple at Bhatkal in Karnataka

KhetapaiNarayanaTemple is a lesser know temple in Karnataka. It is dedicated to Bhagvan Vishnu and is located at Bhatkal. KhetapaiNarayanaTemple is more than 500 years old and is part of a cluster of temples built by Khetapai Narayana, a jeweller who had come from Goa to the region.
The walls of the temple are noted for sculptures depicting important scenes from the Ramayana. Maya Jayapal writes about the unknown temple in Deccan Herald The entire Temple was enclosed by a stone wall. The door through which we entered was also stone-framed with guardian figures. Leading to the inner space at the entrance was a pair of beautifully carved stone balustrades with sculptured figures in niches. The yalis forming the balustrades were elegantly carved and seemed to have overlong curling tongues. Someone had placed hibiscus flowers in reverence under the figures and their vivid contrast against the dark stone was striking. According to Sir Percy Brown, the exteriors of the temples, even though m…

Man cannot see God on account of the barrier of maya – Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa

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?
Subtle is the way of dharma. If you are trying to thread a needle, you will not succeed if the thread has even a slight fibre sticking out.
Man cannot see God on account of the barrier of maya.

Mysore Chamundeshwari Temple Timings – Opening and Closing Darshan Time at Chamundeshwari Temple in Mysore in Karnataka

Chamundeswari temple is located atop the Chamundi Hill in Mysore and is one the most visited temples in Karnataka. Below are the daily darshan timings in the temple. The time given is India Standard Time. Please note that the opening and closing time will be extended during festivals and important yearly rituals at the ChamundeshwariTemple. There is special abhisheka on all Fridays. The darshan time is also extended on all Fridays. ChamundeshwariTemple Timings Morning Darshan Time 7.30 AM to 2 PM
Evening Darshan Time 3.30 PM to 6 PM 7.30 PM to 9 PM
Daily Abhisheka Timings are
6 AM to 7:30 AM 6 PM to 7.30 PM
There are restrictions during Abhishka Time. On Friday the Abhisheka time during morning hours is from 5:00 AM to 6:30 AM.