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Festivals of Manipur – Hindu Festivals of Manipur in India

Manipur is the northeastern state of India and here is a look at the Vaishnava Hindu festivals and other community festivals of the hill state. All the major festivals of Manipur today reflect a synthesis of pre and post Vaishnava Hindu traditions. Dancing inevitably forms and integral part of all Manipuri festivals. The festivals of Manipur are celebrated by different tribes like Meities, Naga, Kuki-Chins and Mizos, who worship a large number of sylvan deities. Yasosangh Yasosangh, or Holi, as it is known in other parts of India, is the biggest festival of Manipur. It starts on the full moon day in the month of Phalgun (February – March) and is celebrated for six days. In this festival, Krishna and Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu are worshipped and young boys and girls perform the Thabal Chongka dance. Baruni Ching Kaba The Baruni Ching Kaba festival celebrated around March – April is another big and colorful festival of Manipur. Baruni is the name of a mountain peak on the e

Nag Pancham – Naga Panchami in Gujarat

Nag Pancham is the worship of Snake, or Nagas, in Shravan month in Gujarat . Nag Pancham 2023 date in Gujarat is September 4. It is observed during the fifth day of the Krishna Paksha (waning phase) of moon in Sawan month. Special Naga pujas are held on the day in temples and sacred places associated with serpents. Nag Panchami in most regions is observed on the fifth day of Shukla Paksha (waxing phase) in Shravan month. In Gujarat , it is 15 days later. Special pujas are offered to Naga devatas like Ananta and Nagaraja. The Nag Pancham ritual in Gujarat commences in the morning. A picture of a snake (nagas) is drawn on an earthen pot and prayers are offered and pujas are performed. After rituals, Nag Pancham Vrat Katha (story) is listened to by people. Food prepared from millet which is cooked on the previous day is consumed on Nag Pancham day.

Chaturanga Bala – Associated With Army In Hinduism

Traditionally the army in the ancient Hindu world was known as Chaturanga Bala. The army constituted of four limbs, namely, the infantry, the cavalry, the elephantry and the chariot corps as per the Mahabharata. The smallest unit was known as patti and it composed of a chariot, one elephant, three horses and five foot soldiers. Patti was followed by seven units in the ascending order, namely, senamukha, gulma, gana, vahini, prtana, camu and anikini. In composition, each one of these units was three times as big as the unit preceding it. The highest unit was Akshauhini which was ten times bigger in composition than the anikini.

How Krishna Got the Name Govinda?

Govinda is one of the popular names of Sri Krishna. How Krishna got the name Govinda is explained in the Srimad Bhagavad purana. In Vrindavan, Nanda Maharaj, foster father of Sri Krishna, decided to conduct a yajna to propitiate Indra. But Sri Krishna was of the opinion that Govardhan Mountain should be offered worship as it stops the clouds and provides rain. Sri Krishna and other people performed a yajna to please Govardhan Mountain. A furious Indra, caused havoc in Vrindavan by creating nonstop torrential rain. Krishna saved the residents of Vrindavan, animals, cows and other living beings by lifting the Govardhan Mountain. As Krishna protected thousands of cows from the flood, heavenly cow Surabhi performed abhishekam of Sri Krishna with milk – Ksheera Abhishekam. For saving cows and protecting them, Sri Krishna came to be known as Govinda. Go Puja and Govardhan Puja became famous from that day onwards. The worship of Sri Krishna as Govinda

Peepal Puja Vidhi – Procedure – Peepal Puja Mantra – How To Do Peepal Puja?

Peepal Puja is dedicated to the peepal tree in Hinduism. It is also known as bodhi tree, pippala tree, peepul tree, or ashwattha tree.   Peepal Puja worship helps in having a long and fruitful married life. Below is Peepal Puja Vidhi or procedure along with mantra. This is a simple guide on how to perform Peepal puja and is ideal for performing it at home. Peepal Puja Mantra वं वृक्षाकाराय नमः शिवाय वं Vam Vrikshakaraya Namah Shivaya Vam When to Perform Peepal Puja Puja? The ideal day to perform the puja: Amavasya – No moon day The puja can be also performed on any convenient day preferably in the morning. Benefits of Performing Peepal puja It is performed for a long and fruitful married life. To have healthy and intelligent children. The best form of puja in Hinduism to overcome pitru dosha. For all-round welfare and to overcome evil and dark forces. For good health of spouse. Simple Peepal Puja Vidhi The puja should be performed e

Paramahansa Yogananda Quotes

Paramahansa Yogananda introduced India's age-old philosophy of Yoga to the West through his Autobiography of a Yogi. Paramahansa Yogananda Quotes are taken from various sources. It has been collected over a period of time and is constantly updated. Modern life is becoming very unsatisfactory. It does not give you happiness. There are too many things, too many desires. More nice cars and dresses and entertainments — and more worries! Free yourself from these so-called “necessities” and spend more time with God. Make your life simple. Be happy in and by your Self. The pleasure of modern man is in getting more and more, and what happens to anyone else doesn’t matter. But isn’t it better to live simply — without so many luxuries and with fewer worries? God watches the heart. Seek to please Him above all. Don’t act with the prime motive of pleasing others. Love is evolution’s ameliorative call To the far-strayed sons To return to Perfection’s home. It is the call of

Mandukya Upanishad Madhva Bhashya – Commentary on Mandukya Upanishad by Madhvacharya

Mandukya Upanishad Madhva Bhashya explains the four states of jivatman and governing forms of Paramatma, and the relationship of OM with these forms. Commentary on Mandukya Upanishad by Madhvacharya begins with invoking Lord Hari. Vedas have designated Brahman by OM and the same Brahman is Akshara (the imperishable letter too). Mandukya Upanishad Madhva Bhashya on Brahman Brahman is the absolute, past and future and all pervading and controlling. Brahman is trikalatita means Parabrahman never undergoes any type of modification with the passage of time. Brahman ever remains the same. This quality also applies to Mahalakshmi also by the grace of Paramatma. The mahavakya, ayamatma Brahma, means that the absolute Brahman, which is conveyed by OM is identified as Atma. Atma is present in all beings. It regulates all. Here, atma does not refer to the individual soul but refers to God residing in the individual being. The characteristic of sarvaniyamakatva is expressed her