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Yellow Color in Hinduism

Yellow color in Hinduism is associated with Surya, the sun god, and Lord Vishnu. It is also associated with Goddess Saraswati, the goddess of learning. The color has the capacity to remove all evil thoughts from the mind of a human being. Dark yellow color helps in achieving intelligence and mental stability. Yellow color is associated with Vishnu and Goddess Saraswati and thus it is associated with knowledge and learning. It is associated with peace, prosperity, study, scholarly, career, focus and mental alertness. The color has the capacity to give rise to new, fresh and positive thoughts. The dhoti of Ganesha and Hanuman is always yellow in color. This indicates hope and auspiciousness. Yellow color offerings are given to Vishnu on Thursday. Goddess Saraswati is offered yellow color during Saraswati Puja. Basant Panchami festival is associated with yellow color. Who Should Wear Yellow Color Clothes? Yellow is a good color for students, artists and musician

Hanuman Lives on This Mountain in Himalayas – Gandhamadana

Hanuman is a Chiranjeevi and there are occasional news about His sighting and Him visiting temples of Sri Ram. There is a strong belief among many Hindus that Hanuman resides on a mountain situated north of Kailash Parvat in the Himalayas. This mountain is known as Gandhamadana or Gandhamadan. Information about the mountain is found in Puranas and other sacred scriptures. Gandhmadan Mountain is believed to be area where Pandavas resided for a short duration during their exile period in the Mahabharata. It was here Bhima met Hanuman. Bhima who was proud about his strength was humbled by Hanuman, when Bhima was unable to lift the tail of Hanuman. Gandhamadana Mountain, which is believed to be north of Kailash, is the abode of Kinnaras, Gandharvas, Apsaras and Siddh Rishis. It is impossible to locate the mountain and to reach it. Kubera, the treasurer of Gods, is the ruler of the region. There is also a belief that the mountain is surrounded by magical creatures. They confuse

Kamakhya Temple Timings in Assam – Opening - Closing - Darshan Time for Devotees

Kamakhya Temple in Assam is one of those rare temples in India, which have special darshan timings for devotees. Devotees are not allowed into the shrine immediately on opening. Here are the detail opening, closing, and darshan time for devotees. There is no special time on Saturday, Sunday or Tuesday. During Navratri and Durga Puja, the time is extended.  Kamakhya Temple is located on holy Nilachal Hills and is 8 KM from Guwahati, the capital city of Assam. The temple remains closed from June 22 to June 25 for Ambubachi Mela - No darshan is allowed during the 4-day period. Kamakhya Temple Timings in Assam The temple opens at 5:30 AM but devotees are not allowed to enter the shrine at this time. Daily Morning Darshan Timing for devotees and public 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM. At 1:00 PM Naivedya (food offerings) are made in the temple and to the Goddess. This is later distributed as Prasad. Daily Afternoon – Evening Darshan Timing for devotees and public 2:30 PM to 5:3

Facets of Vedanta – Adi Shankara – Ramanuja – Madhvacharya

Vedanta as per Shankaracharya This is the conclusive statement of Vedanta: The jiva and the whole universe are nothing but Brahman, and that liberation means abiding in the indivisible Reality (Brahman). The Vedas are testimony to the non-duality of Brahman. (Shankaracharya, Vivekachudamani, 478) Vedanta as per Ramanujacharya Thus, as the supreme Brahman—who is the inexhaustible mine of innumerable auspicious qualities unsurpassable in excellence, who is free from evil, who is possessed of infinite glorious powers, who is the boundless ocean of amiability, affection, and beauty, who is the whole with the individual selves as his parts (and thus subservient to him)—is meditated upon as being related (to the individul self ), he becomes the object of unsurpassed love and himself leads the individual soul to Brahman (his own self ). (Ramanujacharya, Vedartha-sangraha, 243) Vedanta as per Madhvacharya According to Madhvacharya, Sri Hari is the Supreme Being and the world t