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Jallikattu – Bull fighting in Tamil Nadu on Mattu Pongal

Jallikattu is the famous bull fighting held in Tamil Nadu, India , during Mattu Pongal – the third day of Pongal dedicated to cattle. In 2023, Jallikattu begins on January 16 and will be held for a week at various locations in Tamil Nadu. Jallikattu has nothing to do with the Spanish type of bullfighting and it is rather the taming of the bull with bare hands by men. The bull is never killed but it is only tamed . Manji Virattu Manji Virattu is another type of bullfighting held in rural Tamil Nadu and in it bags of coins are tied to the horns of fierce bulls and are released into the open field. Young men attempt to subdue the bull and grab the coins. Jallikattu Sangam Age The tradition of Jallikattu dates back to the Sangam age (200 BC – 300 AD). There is a mentioning of Jallikattu in the Sangam Classic Purananooru. Earlier, bull fighting was the means by which the brave young men vied for the hand of the village beauty. Jallikattu On Mattu Pongal On the morning

Gita in Punjabi – Download Bhagavad Gita in Punjabi in Pdf format for free

Srimad Bhagavad Gita in Punjabi in Pdf format for free is provided by Swami Shri Adgadanad Ji’s of Yatharth Geeta. This downloadable Punjabi Bhagavad Gita is strictly for personal use. You can only download the eighteen chapters in Punjabi separately and not as a single book. The Punjabi Bhagavad Gita is in pdf format and you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader or any other pdf reader installed on your computer. You can download the Bhagavad Gita in Punjabi from this link –  Punjabi Bhagavad Gita. Note  – the chapter headings are given in English. On clicking each chapter you will get the Punjabi Gita. If the above link is not working you can try downloading it from here...

Makar Sankranti Mantra and Prayer

A particular Makar Sankranti mantra is chanted to solve many problems in life. The prayer is dedicated to Surya Bhagavan – the sun god in Hinduism. The Makar Sankranti mantra and prayer is given below: Makar Sankranti Mantra ॐ घृणि : सूर्याय नम : Om ghrini Suryaya Namah The mantra should be chanted 108 times using a chandan mala. Makar Sankranti Prayer Aditya Hridaya mantra should be chanted on the day early morning. How to chant Makar Sankranti Mantra and Prayer? The mantra and prayer should be chanted in the early morning along with sunrise. The person chanting the mantra should wear orange color clothes. It is better to chant the mantra by looking at the rising sun. Take a kalash fill it with water and put in some orange or red color flowers. This should be poured down looking at the rising sun. Sugarcane or sugar should be offered as Prasad or bhog.

Identification And Karma – Story – Swami To Hell And Prostitute To Heaven

Once there was a swami who had an ashram where kirtan and bhajan used to continue day in and day out. Opposite the ashram there was the house of a prostitute. The swami used to watch the continuous stream of clients going to visit her. In between kirtan, he used to come and watch from the ashram balcony. And the prostitute, when she was free used to listen to the kirtan... 'Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna and become ecstatic. In the mornings she used sit quietly and sing kirtan. There came a time when both of them died. They were both brought before Yama, the divine judge of good and bad karma. He told his secretaries: 'Send this lady to heaven and consign this swami to hell'. The swami got furious. He said, 'What? In my ashram kirtans go on twenty four hours daily. I have never touched a woman. I have been a celibate in an ashram for eighty years. I have never seen anyone beyond a cloister. I haven't even seen a woman's shadow. How can you send me to h