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Abhava – The Concept Of Absence Or Non-Existence In Hinduism

Abhava is absence, non-being, nullity, negation; an ontological object in the Nyaya Vaisheshika System in Hinduism. Abhava is of four kinds, prak (prior), pradhvamsha (posterior), itaretara (reciprocal) and atyantra (absolute) When an object like a pot is yet to be made, it has no existence. This prak-abhava (prior non-existence) has no beginning. When the same pot, after it comes into existence, is broken into shards, it is said to pass into non-existence again. This is its pradhvamsha abhava (posterior non-existence), which thus has a beginning but has no end, according to the adherents of Nyaya and Vaisheshika Schools of thought. Advaitins such as Dharmaraja differ saying that when the shards are reduced to powder, the posterior non-existence of the pot ends and this does not entail the re-emergence of the pot. Destruction (or posterior non-existence) of anything is non-eternal as nothing is eternal in the world, at least according to the advaitins. If,

Chithirai Thiruvizha 2023 at Madurai Meenakshi Temple - Madurai Meenakshi Temple Chariot Festival Schedule 2023

Chithirai Thiruvizha is one of the most important annual festivals held at the world famous Madurai Meenakshi Temple at Madurai in Tamil Nadu.Madurai Meenakshi Temple Chariot Festival Schedule 2023 dates are from April 23 to May 4. Pattabhishekam of Goddess Meenakshi is on April 30, 2023. Celestial Wedding or Thirukalyanam of  Lord Sundareswarar with Goddess Meenakshi is on May 2, 2023. The Car festival is on May 3, 2023. The festival is celebrated for 12 days during the Tamil month of Chithirai or Chithirai (April – May). Chithirai Thiruvizha ends on May 4, 2023. Chithirai Thiruvizha begins with flag hoisting ceremony - April 23, 2023 Thikvijayam or the procession of Meenakshi Sundarambal is on May 1, 2023. Note  -  All the festival dates need to be verified with the temple as official dates are not made available online on official websites. The most important rituals associated with the festival are - the coronation or Pattabhishekam of Meenakshi Amman on

Teachings From Narada Parivrajaka Upanishad And Wise Sayings Of Sage Narada

Teachings From Narada Parivrajaka Upanishad  and a collection of wise sayings of Sage Narada. Wise men escape death by knowing the Brahman. There is no other real road to salvation. True knowledge is the characteristic of renunciation. Hence preferring wisdom, an intelligent man will renounce the world. When a person has no evil propensity towards all beings in deed, thought and speech he becomes a true mendicant monk. The ten virtues characterizing right conduct (dharma) are – contentment, forgiveness, self-control, non-stealing, purity, control of the senses, humility, scriptural learning, truth and an even temper. Wise Sayings of Sage Narada The praises of Narayana even if they are couched in wrong words, even if they are sung all out of tune, will assure of the Grace of the Lord. Like a pieces of Arni, which, when churned, will give forth smoke first and later fire which will consume the wood itself, even so, the mind of man, when churned by constant devotion