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Gita Vivrti – Original Commentary of the Bhagavad Gita by Sri Raghavendra Swamy of Mantralaya – Gitartha Sangraha

Gita Vivrti (also written as Gitavivrti) is the original commentary on the Bhagavad Gita by Sri Raghavendra Swamy of Mantralaya. It is also known as Gitartha Sangraha or Gitasangraha. In composing Gita Vivrti, Sri Raghavendra Swamy mentions that he was influenced by the Gitabhashya and Gitatatparya of Sri Madhvacharya and the tikas (Prameyadipika and Nyayadipa) of Jayatirtha. Sri Raghavendra Swamy had also compiled glossaries on the tikas of Jayatirtha. Gitavivrti offers explanations of the Bhagavad Gita in accordance with Madhva Siddhanta expounded by the Madhavacharya School of thought. Gita Vivrti states that the first six chapters of the Bhagavad Gita are concerned with the knowledge of Brahman, the next six with Sadhana and the last six review the explanations and meanings of the previous chapters. Some key explanations in the Gita Vivrti The tenth verse of chapter I is explained as: Duryodhana said: “The army of ours is protected by Bhishma is incapa

Rani Ahilyabai Holkar Punyatithi - Death Anniversary of Rani Ahilyabai Holkar

Rani Ahilyabai Holkar Punyatithi is the death anniversary of Queen Ahilyabai Holkar who was the fearless queen who ruled the Malwa Kingdom in India . Rani Ahilyabai Holkar Punyatithi 2023 date is September 13. As per Gregorian calendar her death anniversary is on August 13 – She died on August 13, 1795. Rani Ahilyabai Holkar lost her husband in the battle of Kumbher in 1754. In 1766 her father-in-law also died and then she became the Queen of Malwa kingdom. She personally led armies against enemies of her kingdom. Perfect order and good Government prevailed and the people prospered during her 30-year-old rule. Rani Ahilyabai Holkar is credited with rebuilding numerous shrines including the famous Somnath Temple in Gujarat which was plundered and destroyed by Muslim Invaders. She also built numerous ghats, sacred places, temples and ashrams throughout western and northern parts of India . Some of the temples that she has repaired include the Vishnupad Temple in Bih

Feed Fish on Tuesday with Wheat to Solve Financial Problems

In Hinduism, giving food to other living beings is considered highly beneficial. One such food offering is feeding fish with small balls made of wheat flour on Tuesday. This particular totke (small process) is for solving all financial problems. On Tuesday morning or evening, family members or the person facing financial problem should knead wheat flour and then take it to a river or pond with fish. Feed the fishes. Continue this process until the desired result is achieved. There is a widespread belief among many Hindu communities especially in North India that feeding fishes will help in solving financial problems. Fish in Hinduism is a sign of prosperity. The first incarnation of Vishnu was fish. Goddess Lakshmi also appeared from water. Such beliefs are not common among all Hindus. It is only believed by a few Hindus in a specific region. This belief is more common in North India.

Trees Associated with Lord Shiva

The trees associated with Lord Shiva are Bel (Bilva), Rudraksha and Ber. Fruits, leaves and seeds of the trees are used for puja and worship of Lord Shiva. Ber Tree Bel is also known as Sirphal or Sri Phal and Vilva. Bel is known as Maredu in Telugu It is known as Koovalam in Malayalam Belo or Belthei in Oriya. Ber is is known as Jelachi in Kannada, Yellandi in Tamil and Regu in Telugu.