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Jagadguru Cannabasavaraja Nidumamidi – Ja Ca Ni (1908 – 1996)

Ja Ca Ni is the abbreviated form of Virashaiva Saint Jagadguru Cannabasavaraja Desikendra Shivacharya Mahaswamiji, Nidumamidi Samsthana, Guluru (1908 – 1996).
He was a creative writer and researcher with more than 200 works to his credit including Vachanas, essays, biographies, poetry, plays and critical works on philosophy. He wrote in Kannada and Sanskrit.
He upheld Dasoha, self subjection to a deity or man, and astravarana, eight coverings to protect a devotee.

Ja Ca Ni Teachings As per his teachings, Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva stand for creation, preservation and transformation. The trinity represent omkara roopa.
In Aum, rudra is indicated by A, Vishnu by U, and Brahma by M.
He rejected all kinds of caste and color discrimination.
He taught that one may become Brahmin, Kshatriya, Vaishya or Shudra through one’s character and profession.
Jagadguru Cannabasavaraja Nidumamidi states that Rudra, Bhadra and Shiva are pioneers of religious harmony in India, fighting for the unity of Ary…

How Karna Lost His Earrings and Armour in the Mahabharata?

It was impossible to defeat Karna as long as he was in possession of the earrings and armor gifted to him by Surya, the Sun God. The story as to how Karna lost his earrings and armor is mentioned during the Kurukshetra war in the Mahabharata.

One day an old man came to Karna begging for alms. Karna gave the word to the old man that he will gift whatever he asks.

The old man immediately asked for the earrings and armor of Karna.

Both were part of this body since the day of his birth. It was like a part of his body.

Karna knew losing them meant he would become vulnerable to any weapon. As long as Karna wore the earrings and armor, he was impermeable to any weapon.

To keep his word, Karna parted them. He cut them off from his body and gifted to the old man.

The old man was Indra, the king of Devas and father of Arjuna. He had come to secure them, as he knew the Pandavas could never win the war and it also put the life of his son in danger.
Indra was overwhelmed by Karna’s selflessness.…

Baijnath Mahadev at Agar Malwa in Madhya Pradesh

Baijnath Mahadev is the name of a famous temple dedicated to Lord Shiva at Agar Malwa in Madhya Pradesh. Wife of a British army personal constructed shrine in 18th century after her husband was miraculously saved by Lord Shiva during a battle in Afghanistan.

Lord Shiva is worshipped here in the form of a Shivling. The Shivling is lavishly decorated during major festivals. Apart from Shiva, Ganesha and Mother Goddess Shakti is also worshipped in the shrine.

The original shrine was in a dilapidated state before it was built by the wife of a British army personal.

The Shivling worshipped in the temple is ancient and no one knows about its origin.

The most important festivals observed her is Shivratri. During Shravan month there is the Shahi Sawari of Shiva which attracts thousands of devotees.

Inner impurity is the result of desire, anger and fear – Jagadguru Kanchi Paramacharya

All of us take care to keep our bodies and our clothes clean. But do we bestow any attention on our inner or mental cleanliness?

Inner impurity is the result of desire, anger and fear.

It is common knowledge that when one is in the presence of one’s mother, one keeps all evil thoughts under control. Similarly in the presence of the Divine mother we should control our evil thoughts.

We can cleanse our hearts only by the holy water of meditation of the Divine mother.

When the heart is so cleansed, it will learn to distinguish the real from the unreal, which will result in the end of births.

A day spent without a conscious attempt to clean one’s heart, is a day wasted.

Impurity of cloth or body will lead to disease which will last only for one lifetime. But impurity of heart will lead to diseases which will afflict the soul for several births.
Jagadguru Sri Maha Periyava - Kanchi Paramacharya

Today’s Hindu Calendar – January 18, 2017 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during the waning phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during the waning phase of moon till 2:44 PM on January 18. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during the waning phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is January 18, 2017 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is a good and auspicious date till 12:45 PM. Nakshatra – Uttara Phalguni or Uthiram Nakshatra till 2:55 AM on January 18. Then onward it is Hasta or Hastam or Atham Nakshatram.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Uttara Phalguni or Uthiram Nakshatra till 12:37 AM on January 18. Then onward it is Hasta or Hastam or Atham Nakshatra.
Rashi or Moon Sign –  Kanya Rashi.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Kanya Rashi.