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Jnana Dakshinamurti in Hinduism – About Jnana Dakshinamurti Form Of Lord Shiva

Jnana Dakshinamurti is a manifestation of Hindu God Shiva widely worshipped in South India – especially in Tamil Nadu and Kerala. As Jnana Dakshinamurthy, Lord Shiva is the primordial Guru. He is the teacher of yoga, music, all arts and sciences and holds the key to the knowledge of spiritual truths in Hinduism. Dakshinamurti means one facing the South. Thus majority of temples dedicated to Dakshinamurti face south. But there are some rare temples with the murti facing north and west (these have special characteristic attached to the place). Self Realization - Jnana Dakshinamurti Jnana Dakshinamurti is primarily concerned with self realization – escape from attachment to fleeting pleasures and happiness derived from senses. Removal of ignorance through introspection and with the help of scriptures is the main method adopted by this manifestation of Shiva. The Murti Form of Jnana Dakshinamurti Jnana Dakshinamurti is depicted as sitting under a Banyan Tree facin

Yantra for Luck - Lottery - Better Fortune

Yantra for luck, lottery and better fortune are those associated with Goddess Lakshmi, Ganesha and Kubera. There is also a special Yantra created by astrologers which is known as Bhagya Vardhak Yantra.  One of the most popular Yantra for luck is the Ganesh Lakshmi Yantra. A Yantra is also a visual form of mantras. The power of the mantras is captured in it. In Ganesh Lakshmi Yantra mantras associated with Ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi are captured in it and Pran Pratishta is done. Kuber Yantra is another popular one associated with luck. Worshipping Kuber Yantra will help in attaining profit in business, there will be gains from investments, will come into possession ancestral property, treasures hidden in property will be found and there will be luck in lottery related matters. Those people who have family deity can also wear the Yantra of the particular deity for luck. Please note that for the luck to change along with the Yantra, prayers, following dharma, dev

Heart of Sri Krishna Is In The Lord Jagannath Idol Worshipped In Puri Jagannath Temple

There is a widespread belief that the murti (idol) worshipped in the Puri Jagannath Temple has the heart of Sri Krishna.  It is stated that the great Niladri Temple of Lord Jagannath was once on a huge blue hill surrounded by a dense forest. During the fag end of Dwapara Yuga, Sri Krishna came to the present area of Jagannath Temple and was resting under a tree. Jara Sabara, a hunter who was searching for the day’s kill, saw the two feet of Sri Krishna and thought it to be the ears of a deer – the feet were so soft and red in color. He shot an arrow and it struck the feet. As desired by Sri Krishna, this led to the end of the Dwapara Yuga and the departure of Sri Krishna from earth. When the hunter realized that he had killed a human being, he tried to burn the body. But it was the body of Sri Krishna; and the heart remained as it is. So the hunter took the heart of Sri Krishna to the sea and left it at Banki Muhana near Puri. (There is another belief that

Adhiparasakthi – About Hindu Goddess Adi Parashakti

Adhiparasakthi means the primordial supreme power – She is the Mother Goddess who gives birth, nurtures, sustains and finally transforms all animate and inanimate in the universe. In nutshell, Adi Parasakthi is the energy that is manifest in everything. She is popularly referred as Goddess Shakti and she takes numerous forms to uphold dharma and protect Her devotees. She is mother, sister, wife and the fierce power that annihilates everything. Adhiparasakthi form of mother goddess is worshipped mainly in South India . Tuesday, Friday, Amavasya (no moon day) and Purnima (full moon day) are the important days dedicated to Adi Parasakthi. In Adi Parasakthi worship, she is the supreme. All animate and inanimate are born and die in Her. Note – There is a popular Guru in South India known as Adi Parashakti Adigal – Devotee of Adi Parashakti. He has created an Adi Parashakti temple at Melmaruvathur in Tamil Nadu and his disciples wear red color clothes. He follows the S

Why Hanuman Felt No Pain When His Tail Was Set On Fire in Lanka?

Hanuman’s tail is set on fire in Lanka but Hanuman feels no pain – this wonderful incident is mentioned in the Sundara Kanda of Ramayana. Hanuman who allowed himself to be captured by Indrajit is taken to the court of Ravana. Here Hanuman tries to reason with Ravana regarding the release of Mata Sita. Demon King Ravana does not listen to Hanuman but decides to kill Him. Vibhishana, brother of Ravana, argues that it is not as per Dharma to harm a messenger. Finally, Ravana decides to punish Hanuman by setting His tail on fire. Rakshasis rushed to Sita to inform her about the decision of Ravana. Mata Sita is horrified at the fate of Hanuman. She then invokes Agni, the god of fire. Sita says that if it is true that she has served her husband as her only lord, if it is true that she has observed all vrats and performed tapas with pure mind, then Hanuman should not feel the heat of fire. Agni then blesses Hanuman. Hanuman whose tail was set on fire too was amused th

Story Of Urvashi And King Pururavas - Urvashi and Pururavas Love Story

Story of Urvashi and King Pururavas is found in the Srimad Bhagavata Purana and Padma Purana. There love story is symbolic and contains universal meaning. Pururavas was the son of Budha and Ila. He was a great ruler and warrior. He even won several battles for Indra by defeating demons that tormented heaven and earth. While Pururavas was ruling earth, Urvashi the celestial maiden was cursed by Brahma to be born on earth (In some Puranas it is mentioned that she was cursed by Sage Bharata). Urvashi who had heard about the greatness of Pururavas met him. The king was bewitched by the beauty of Apsara Urvashi and wanted to marry her. She agreed to marry him on three conditions: He would keep her two lambs under safe protection. He would allow her to live on ghee. He would never appear naked before her. The king agreed to all the conditions and lived happily with her. Urvashi was one of the greatest dancers in heaven and Indra and other Devas were missing he

Thula Month 2022 – Thulam Masam in Malayalam Calendar in 2022

Thulam Masam is the third month in a traditional Malayalam calendar followed in Kerala. Thulam Masam in 2022 is from October 18 to November 16. Diwali is observed in this month. Full Moon and No Moon Day Velutha Vavu or full moon day (Purnima) – November 8 Karutha Vavu or Amavasya – October 25 Ekadasi fasting days are October 21 and November 4 Pradosham are on October 22 and November 5. Murugan Shasti Vratam is on October 30 Festivals and auspicious days include: Deepavali - October 24 Skanda Sashti - Soorasamharam - October 30 Kalpathi Ratholsavam - November 14 Mannarasala Ayilyam - November 16 Next month in Malayalam calendar is the Vrischika Masam – a highly auspicious month in Kerala and the Sabarimala Temple opens on the first day of the month for Mandala – Makaravilakku Puja

Swami Rama Tirtha Quotes

A collection of quotes of Swami Rama Tirtha. If you live in unison with your true Atman or Spirit, if you always keep yourself in touch with God in you, with your own Self or Atman, you are inspired all the time. What is wrong with you is that your mind comes in contact with earthly magnets on all sides, worldly attachments which magnetize you and put you out of order, you are no longer in running order, deranged. The more you get, the more you become greedy, niggardly and less happy. Happiness lies not in accumulation of wealth but in content only. Rise above desires and they are fulfilled; beg and their fulfilment recedes further from you. Mind can be purified by killing all selfish desires one by one and singing the syllable  OM. One who rises above all desires is always spreading good as spontaneously and naturally as a flower gives perfume, or a star spreading light, without even being aware of it. The real poverty does not consist in want of riches but in an