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Aptopadesha In Hinduism – Verbal Testimony

Aptopadesha in Hinduism are the words of a trustworthy person. Gautama, the founder of the Nyaya School of philosophy, defines sabda (verbal testimony), a source of valid knowledge, as apthopadesha (aptopadesha sabdah – Nyaya Sutra 1.17) Upadesha means verbal instruction or communication. The knowledge of an object through such verbal communication is verbal knowledge. It is this aspect of verbal communication that distinguishes sabda as a pramana (means of valid knowledge) from other pramanas. All verbal knowledge, however, is not valid. For instance, the deceptive sentences of a scoundrel are not valid. To differentiate valid verbal knowledge from a non-valid one, the adjective apta is added to upadesha in defining shabda as a pramana in Nyayasutras. An Apta is a person who is trustworthy. Vatsyayana while commenting on Nyaya Sutras, defines apta as one who: Possesses direct and valid knowledge Intends to communicate his knowledge correctly Has the ability to co

What To Do On Hanuman Jayanti? - Puja - Mantra - Procedure

Hanuman Jayanti the birthday of Lord Hanuman is observed individually by Hindu devotees and as a community event in temples and ashrams. Visiting temples dedicated to Hanuman and offering Pooja, prayers, abhisheka and fasting is the simplest form of worship. Hanuman Jayanti Mantra Om Namo Hanumate Rudravataraya Sarva Shatru Samarahan Aya Sarva Rog Haraya Sarvasheekaranaya Ram Dootaya Swaha ॐ नमो हनुमते रूद्रावताराय  सर्वशत्रुसंहारणाय सर्वरोग हराय  सर्ववशीकरणाय  रामदूताय स्वाहा ।। At home, murtis or pictures of Hanuman are thoroughly cleaned at dawn. Preparations begin early in the morning. Lamp is lit using chameli oil (Jasmine oil) Murtis and pictures are smeared with Sindoor. Next sweets and bananas are offered. Hanuman Chalisa is recited. It is also meritorious to chant Hanuman Ashtak. The number of times it is repeated depends on the devotee. Prayers and pujas end with the recitation of Hanuman Aarti – Aarti Bajrangbali Ki. Most devotees fast

Vishu 2023 At Sabarimala Temple - Vishu Festival At Ayyappa Temple Kerala

The famous Sabarimala Temple in Kerala will open for Vishu festival on April 15, 2023 . The temple will open at 1700 hrs on April 10 and usual rituals will begin from April 12. Vishu festival is on April 15 and the temple will close on April 19th. On the Vishu day, the temple will open at 0400hrs and the Vishukani will take place at 0600 hrs.  Vishukani will also take place at the same time at Malikappuram and at the Pamba Ganapathi temple. The priests will distribute the ‘Vishu Kaineettam’ (coin distribution) after the Vishukani ritual. The Sabarimala shrine remains closed for the major part of the year. It only opens for the temple festival, Vishu and for the mandala-makaravilakku season (November-December-January). The temple also opens on the first day of every Malayalam month.

Story - Sant Eknath Forced To Take Bath 108 Times

Sant Eknath was one of the foremost saints in the Bhakti tradition in Maharashtra during the 16 th century AD. There is an interesting story of Sant Eknath forced to bath 108 times due to the wicked activity of a man. Eknath takes bath without any displeasure. The story shows the greatness of a true saint. Sant Eknath was returning from the river after taking his bath in the morning. A wicked person sitting atop raised platform urinated from the top to deliberately hit Sant Eknath. Urine fell on Eknath and he returned back to take bath. While returning through the same path, the man again urinated on Sant Eknath. The saint once again returned back to take bath. The man got angry as Sant Eknath did not pick up a fight with him. Next time when Sant Eknath returned he threw kitchen waste on top of him. Sant Eknath showed no anger but returned to take bath. The man continued throwing filthy things on Sant Eknath. The saint got drenched each time but without any kin

How Many Times To Go Around Vishnu Temple?

How many times should a devotee go around Vishnu murti in a Hindu temple? Now this is a perplexing question as there are no written rules. And the number of times people go around varies from region to region. Circumambulation, or simply going around, of deity in the sanctum sanctorum is an important part of temple visit. But as per majority of pandits, astrologers and pujaris, one should go around Vishnu in a temple four times. Four circumambulations should be made in a  Ganesh   Temple . But there are people who do 2 or 6 or 8. This is also permitted in many regions. But one should never do 1 or 3 or 5 circumambulation around Vishnu.

Rare Friday Mantra Of Goddess Lakshmi

Friday is associated with Goddess Lakshmi in many regions in India. Hindus perform various rituals to please Goddess Lakshmi on the day. The main intention is to get more and more wealth and to come out of financial difficulties. There is a rare Friday mantra of Goddess Lakshmi. As per astrologers based in North India, this mantra will help in solving all problems associated with wealth, property and money. Rare Friday Mantra Of Goddess Lakshmi Om Shreem Shriye Namah ॐ श्रीम श्रीये नमः  How To Chant The Mantra? The mantra is to be chanted on a Friday during the Shukla Paksha – waxing or light phase of moon. The Friday after Amavasya is to be chosen. The person chanting mantra should take bath on Friday morning and wear green color dress. The person should sit facing east and should place a picture of Goddess Lakshmi. Light lamp using cow ghee, light dhoop, offer yellow color flowers, offer kheer and finally offer sandalwood paste. Chant the mantra 108 times. After

Garuda Ashtottara In Telugu – Lyrics – pdf - Garuda Ashtottara Shatanamavali

Garuda Ashtottara is a popular prayer dedicated to Garuda, the half eagle – half man bird in Hinduism. This is the Garuda Ashtottara Shatanamavali In Telugu. The lyrics and text is in pdf format. The file was found on prapatti website. Those people who are facing problems due to snakes in their home and property can chant the stotra. Garuda is mainly offered prayers to protection. He is also worshipped by those who have constant fear of snakes. It is good for those people who are troubled by snakes in dreams. Link – Download Garuda Ashtottara In Telugu

Swami Amritaswarupananda Quotes

Swami Amritaswarupananda is the foremost disciple of Mata Amritanandamayi Devi (Amma). This is a collection of quotes of Swami Amritaswarupananda. Our fundamental problem is that we personalize our experience. We don’t see it from the point of view of the truth that everything is one. When we see everything from an impersonal point of view, automatically we want nothing. And, therefore, happiness or our natural bliss is there. When we see things from an impersonal point of view, we see the play of the pairs of opposites and the three gunas . We recognize that we are in a world of experiences. Some are pleasant to the senses, some are not. We know that both are inevitable, and, therefore, we don’t chase one or try to avoid the other. Neither do we want the pleasurable ones, nor do we want to avoid those that are not pleasant. We want nothing. We simply respond to all experiences by doing what is appropriate, our duty at that moment. Fundamentally we live in a world tha