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Symbolism of Shiva’s Damaru Drum – the Small Hourglass shaped Drum Damroo

Shiva is depicted as holding a Damroo – a small drum shaped like an hourglass. Shiva holding Damaru is popular in the Nataraja form. Sometimes he is shown in a dancing posture other than Nataraja and holding the Damaru. In some images the Damaru is tied to the Trishul or trident. The sound from Damaru symbolizes the sound that originates creation and perpetuates the universe.

In Hinduism, especially by Shiva devotees, it is believed that beating of the Damaru by Shiva produced the very first sound (nada). This first sound was made in the void of nothingness. Shiva began his dance of creation to the rhythm of the Damaru. From his dance, the world came into being.

There is also a symbolism regarding the shape of the Damaru - the top portion of the Damaru symbolizes the male creativity of procreation (the Lingam), and the downward representation symbolizes the female creativity of procreation (the Yoni). Symbolically, the creation of the world begins when the lingam and yoni meets at t…

112 Feet Adi Yogi – Shiva Statue in Coimbatore – Adiyogi Statue at Isha Center in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu

A 112 feet Adi Yogi Face – Shiva Statue will be consecrated at the Isha Center in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, on Shivratri day – February 24, 2017. Adiyogi is the first Guru who imparted the knowledge of Yoga for the welfare of all living beings.

Sadhguru refers to Adi Yogi as the source of all knowledge. About the 112 feet Adiyogi from Isha Blog  Naturally, the question arises why we are creating such a large face of Adiyogi, and if it is just for aesthetics. If you look at the image of Adiyogi, definitely there is a geometric aesthetic to it. There is no aesthetic appeal without geometric perfection – in anything, for that matter. The face of Adiyogi is not just for aesthetics – it has a geometric significance.  The formless energy that we refer to as Shiva can manifest itself in many ways. This reflects in the many different forms in which Shiva is represented, such as Nataraja, a dancer; Vaideeshwara, a doctor; Dakshinamurti, a teacher; or Bhairava, a remover of fear. These are all ma…

Do not get attached to any philosophy or isms

Do not get attached to any philosophy or isms. Be just a person seeking truth.

You will get something from every ism and teacher. Take them. Ponder over them. Then find your path.

For a happier and conscious life, never get imprisoned by any belief system.

Keep an open mind. There is a teacher everywhere. It can be a child, a dog, a tree or anything.

Scriptures and teachers can only give us clues. It is for us to find the answer.
When we are attached to something, we knowingly or unknowingly become a spokesperson of it. It only causes emotional problems. Learn from all traditions and focus on your inner experiences.

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

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Saturday, February 18, 2017 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during the waning phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during the waning phase of moon till 10:57 AM on Feb 18. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Ashtami Tithi or the eighth day during the waning phase of moon till 1:27 PM on Feb 19. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is February 18, 2017 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is a good and auspicious date after 7:10 PM. Nakshatra – Vishaka or Vishakam Nakshatra till 6:28 PM on Feb 18. Then onward it is Anuradha or Anusham or Anizham Nakshatram till 9:05 PM on Feb 19.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Vishaka or Vishakam Nakshatra till 7:10 PM on Feb 18. Then onward it is Anuradha or Anusham or Anizham Nakshatram till 10:06 PM on Feb 19.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Tula Rashi till 11:50 AM. Then onward it is Vrisc…