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Nirguna Brahman - About Nirguna Bhakti School of Thought

Nirguna is one of the schools of thought in Hinduism. The NirgunaBhaktiSchool of thought believed in formless god – Nirguna Brahman. Sant Kabir is one of the founders of the Nirguna School of Bhakti and conceived Bhagvan Sri Ram as a formless God.
Nirguna School of Bhakti was split into two groups.
The first group gave importance to knowledge and had an intellectual approach.
The second group believed in love and attachment and total surrender to Brahman (God) for attaining That. This group was the mystics.
Brahman is the concept of God in Hinduism. Brahman cannot be described or imagined. Only that exists.

Banajaga Yatra – In Search of the Neem Tree to Carve the Puri Jagannath Murti (idols) in Orissa

Banajaga Yatra marks the beginning of Nabakalebara – the change of murtis worshipped in the PuriJagannathTemple in Orissa. Banajaga Yatra 2015 begins on March 29. The procession in search of the neem tree to carve the Puri Jagannath Murtis (idols) begins on the day. The yatra is undertaken from PuriJagannathTemple to MaaMangalaTemple at Kakatpur via Konark.
Banajaga Yatra exercise begins after an offering to Lord Jagannath in the PuriJagannathTemple on March 29. The main offering is a Agyan Mala it is specially prepared and is 12 feet long.
The procession is led by the Pati Mahapatra family who receives the Agyan Mala after the puja. The procession comprises of Daitapatis, Pati Mahapatra Sevaks, priests, carpenters, Lenka, Kahalia, Deula Karana, Tadhau Karana and security personal of PuriJagannathTemple.
The procession halts at the palace of the former king of Puri. Here permission is taken for the journey. The permission is given by giving betel nut and Mahaprasad to the leader of …

On Liberated While Living – Quotes from Hindu Scriptures

Verily, while we are here we may know this. – Brihadaranyaka Upanishad 4.4.14
A mortal becomes immortal, attains Brahman, even here, when the knots of the heart are destroyed. – Katha Upanishad 2.3.14
He who knows that which is set in the cave of the heart, he, here on earth, cuts the knot of ignorance. – Mundaka Upanishad 2.1.10
Whosoever, O Gargi, in this world, without knowing this Imperishable…departs from this world is pitiable. – Brihadaranyaka Upanishad 3.8.10
If it is known here, there is truth. If it is unknown here there is great loss. The wise, realizing divinity in all beings leave the world with immortality. – Kena Upanishad 2.5

Today’s Hindu Calendar – March 25, 2015 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Panchami and Sashti Tithi or the fifth and sixth day during the waxing phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Shukla Paksha Panchami Tithi or the fifth day of the waxing phase of moon till 6:31 AM on March 25. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is March 25, 2015 as per Hindu Panchang? – The day is good for all auspicious events.
Nakshatra – Krittika or Karthigai or Kartika Nakshatra till 6:40 AM on March 25. Then onward it is Rohini Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Vrishabha Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days –
Kali Yuga Year – 5117
Vikram Samvant 2072 – Chaitra Shukla Paksha Panchami and Sashti Tithi or the fifth and sixth day during the waxing phase of moon in Chaitra month in North India - Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Hi…