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Why Diwali Is Observed A Day Earlier In Tamil Nadu?

In some years Diwali is observed a day earlier in Tamil Nadu. The reason for this is that Diwali in Tamil Nadu is dedicated to Sri Krishna annihilating Narakasura and it falls on the 14 th day of the waning phase of moon (Krishna Paksha Chaturdashi). Diwali in rest of India is observed on the Amavasya day or no moon day which falls the next day. But in some years Chaturdashi Tithi and Amavasya Tithi will be on a single English day (The auspicious time for both the festival will fall on a single day as per Gregorian calendar). Then Diwali is observed on the same day in Tamil Nadu and rest of India . Diwali in North India is dedicated to the return of Sri Ram to Ayodhya. In South India , it is dedicated to Sri Krishna annihilating Narakasura. Lakshmi Puja which is the most important puja during the period is observed on the same day in Tamil Nadu and rest of India – on the Amavasya day.

Danda Nata Ritual In Odisha – 21-day Meru Yatra Associated with Danda Natca Ritual

Danda Nata ritual, als known as Danda Natcha, is observed for 21 days and concludes on Maha Vishubha Sankranti day – April 14/15. The ritual observed in Danda Kali temples in Berhampur in Odisha is also known as Meru Yatra. The ritual is observed mainly at Danda Kali temples at Panigrahi Pentha, Diamond Tank Road, Bijipur, Ambapua and Ananda Sarani in Berhampur. Danda Nata is an unusual ritual. New Indian Express reports  The ‘Pata Bhaktas’, who lead the ‘Danda Nata’ troupes, offer their blood as ultimate penance to the Goddess during the ritual.  The Danduas, who led a life of extreme austerity for three weeks and became members of ‘Danda Nata’ troupes, ended their penance on the day.  The rituals that mark the final performance began with a ritualistic bath by the ‘Pata Bhaktas’. Then they were taken in procession to the Danda Kali temples by other ‘Danduas’. The ‘Pata Bhaktas’ were blind-folded and smeared with a paste made of turmeric and herbs. In the blind-folded st

Skanda Sashti Kavacham Song Lyrics in Tamil – Download for free in PDF format

Skanda Sashti Kavacham is one of the most famous bhajans dedicated to Lord Murugan or Skanda. The Kanda Sashti Kavacham is read and sung by devotees of Muruga especially during the Skanda Sashti Vratam. This Skanda Sashti Kavacham Lyrics in Tamil is in PDF format and is free for download. Link –   Skanda Sashti Kavacham Song Lyrics in Tamil pdf This is a version of Skanda Sashti Kavacham Lyrics which was once available in Kaumaram. This is in PDF format. The prayer is dedicated to Murugan god and is copyright free.

Sadhu Vaswani - Collection of Wisdom - Thoughts - Wise Sayings

A collection of wise sayings, thoughts and wisdom of Sadhu Vaswani. True renunciation is not reached by a sudden wrench of the will, but by progressive surrender of the self or the ego at the feet of God. It is the ego, the personal self, which is the seat of desire and attachment. This personal self is an ever changing flux of experience: it is a whirlpool, and must go! It must be totally eliminated, annihilated. The mind and the senses must be purged of likes and dislikes, must be cured of all impurities and longing for enjoyment, before the man is prepared to tread the path of knowledge or wisdom. Under the influence of the delusion of separateness, the jivas think they are the doers of actions. When this delusion goes, the jignasu passes through the inner door of the heart and enters a sphere where wisdom shines, the wisdom of the One Atman. There the jignasu feels he is one with the All and to him is revealed the Supreme, the Nameless Eternal. Wisdom may lead to