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Vasavi Jayanthi 2023 – Story of Goddess Vasavi

Vasavi Jayanthi is the day when Goddess Vasavi appeared on earth. It is her birth anniversary Vasavi, a manifestation of Mother Goddess Adi Parashakti, worshiped by the Vysyas. Vasavi Jayanthi 2023 date is April 30. It is observed on the Vaishakh Shukla Paksha Dasami day, or the tenth day during the waxing phase of the moon, in Vaishakh month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Story of Goddess Vasavi King Kusuma Shreshti of Vysyas and his wife Kusumamba were childless. On the advice of their Kulaguru, they performed a yajna with the intention of getting a child. The yajna was successful and they received a parasadam from the yajna kunda. The queen consumed it and in due course of time, she delivered twin babies – Virupaksha and Vasavamba. From a young age, Vasavamba was interested in philosophical subjects. She had no interest in the material world. Years later, Vishnu Vardhana, the emperor of the region, happened to see Vasa

Maa Jageshwari Mandir Chanderi – Jageshwari Temple With 1100 Carved Shivling

Maa Jageshwari Mandir at Chanderi in Ashok Nagar District of Madhya Pradesh is unique as it is Swamyabhu – self manifested. Jageshwari Temple is an open cave. Chanderi was known as Chedi in the Mahabharata and region was ruled by numerous dynasties including the Guptas, Chandelas and Pratiharas. The murti of Mother Goddess Jageshwari worshipped in the temple is believed to have been the form in which she gave darshan to Shishupal of Mahabharata. Shishupala was an ardent devotee of Goddess Durga. The initial temple was built during the Mahabharata period by Shishupal. It is believed that certain elements of the current temple was constructed between 6th and 11th century AD. The murti worshipped in the temple only has its head. The subsidiary shrines in the temple are dedicated to various forms of Shiva and Goddess Shakti. There are numerous natural springs in the cave. The present temple structure around the cave was built to accommodate thousands of devotees

Red Shoe Flower and Goddess Kali – Why is Red Shoe Flower Offered to Goddess Kali

One of the important flowers offered to Goddess Kali is the Red Shoe Flower. There is an interesting story which answers why red shoe flower is offered to Goddess Kali. Legend has it that Devi took the ferocious form of Goddess Kali to annihilate demons Raktabeeja. Jasun was an ardent devotee of Mother Goddess Shakti. He was impressed with the Kali form of Mother Goddess. He offered red flowers before the eyes of the Goddess. He wanted to make the Goddess look even more ferocious with deep red eyes. Goddess Kali was pleased with red color flower offerings. She gave the boon that the red shoe flower will be one of her favorite flowers and those who offer it will have her blessings. From that day the flower was known as Jathon, Japakusam and Deviphool. After this incident devotees started offering Red Shoe flower to Goddess Kali.

Ijya Meaning And Importance In Hinduism - A Revered Object Or Person

The meaning of Ijya in Hinduism is any object or person to be revered. It also means an image, and from this, the form of worship in which an image or idol is used. Ijya also means a teacher, in particular the teacher of gods, Brihaspati. It also meant ritual worship and it was very widespread in ancient India. In the Bhagavad Gita (IX.25), Sri Krishna tells Arjuna that the worshippers of the different gods merge ultimately into those gods, whose worship the elements into those elements (bhutani yanti bhtejjyah) and those who worship God go to Him, never to return (yanti madyajinopi mam). This is explained in VIII.16. There are many other words used as synonyms of ijya, such as puja, arca, vandana, saparya, and so on. In Lakshmi Tantra (XXVIII 26) the name give to ijya is antaryajna. A tantric text called sripancharatraraka (a continuous text without chapters) has given eight aspects of worship involved in ijya, which it calls astangayaga (eight fold yajna). The eight part

Story Of Devahuti And Sage Kapila - Story Of Samkhya Philosophy

Sage Kapila was the son of Sage Kardama and Devahuti. Soon after the birth of Kapila, Sage Kardama renounced the material world to attain self-realization. After this incident, Devahuti concentrated on bringing up Kapila. But when Kapila grew up he also decided to follow in his father’s footsteps.  Devahuti was unable to digest the fact that she is losing her son just as she lost her husband. Sage Kapila then explained to his mother about the impermanence of the material world. If she wants something permanent, she should invest her time and energy in realizing the Supreme Truth. Sage Kapila then explained to his mother about the Supreme Truth. This teaching came to be known as Samkhya Philosophy.

What Is Durmuhurtham? – Hindu Panchang And Calendar - Bad Period In A Day

Durmuhurtham is an inauspicious period every in a Hindu calendar and panchang. The calculation is based on sunrise in the specific region. The period is bad and is avoided for all kinds of new deals, travel and new work. The time period is roughly 48 minutes. There is also no unity in calculating the period in various panchangams. Like Rahu Kalam, Durmuhurtham is followed in two ways. Some people calculate it based on sunrise, while many people calculate it based on fixed time period. Durmuhurtham Time table Sunday 4:00 PM to 4:48 PM Monday 12:00 PM to 12:48 PM Tuesday 8:00 AM to 8:48 AM Tuesday 11:00 PM to 11:48 PM Wednesday 11:00 AM to 11:48 AM Thursday 9:30 AM to 10:18 AM Thursday 2:30 PM to 3:18 PM Friday 8:00 AM to 8:48 AM Saturday 7:30 AM to 8:18 AM Durmuhurtham is not widely followed by Hindu community. It is followed mostly in certain regions in India by certain particular communities.

Vallakottai Murugan Temple Famous for 7 feet Murti of Muruga

Vallakottai Murugan Temple, also known as Vallakottai Subramaniya Swami temple, is famous for 7 feet murti of Muruga. Lord Muruga is flanked by standing Valli and Devayani in this temple believed to have been built during the 7 th century AD. The murti is famous for a lovely smile. Vallakottai Murugan Temple Timings Morning Darshan Timings 6:00 AM to 1:00 PM Evening Darshan Timings 4:30 PM to 8:30 PM The temple is around 51 km west of Chennai and 10 km south of Sriperumbudur. The holy town of Kanchipuram is 32 km east of Vallakottai. The murti of Murugan worshiped here is perhaps the tallest in the world – found in a sanctum sanctorum. The right hand of of the murti is in abhaya mudra. The important subsidiary deities worshipped in the temple are Ganapati and Tripura Sundari. This is also a rare Murugan temple that is not on a hill.

Ganesh Mantra To Solve Money Problems

Clean food, clean water and cloth are of less concern in the present era (Kali Yuga). We are bothered about various other costly desires and needs. Here is a look at the Ganesh mantra for to solve various types of money problems like debt, credit card, loan etc. Ganesh Mantra To Solve Money Problems Sri Ganathipataye Namah: श्री गणाधिपतये नम : How To Chant The Mantra? The mantra should be chanted continuously for 21 days starting on Tuesday or Chaturthi Tithi (fourth day of a lunar fortnight as per Hindu calendar when the moon is present). Wake up early in the morning take bath. The prayer should be performed during sunrise facing the sun. Keep a murti of Ganesha in the east and offer diya, dhoop, flowers, kumkum and banana. Keep a coin in the puja area on the first day. Keep this coin in the purse covering it with a small yellow cloth. Take the coin out daily during puja and keep it in the puja area. Do not offer Durva grass during this puja. Chant the mantra 108 t

Aurobindo Teachings - A Collection Of Teachings Of Sri Aurobindo On Various Topics

This is a large collection of teachings of Sri Aurobindo on various topics. True quietude is a very great force, a very great strength. Man becomes God and human activity reaches its highest and noblest when it succeeds in bringing body, heart and mind in touch with spirit. Desire is the chief enemy of spiritual perfection. Calmness belongs to the strong. Man’s greatness is not in what he is but in what he makes possible. To recognize one’s weakness and to move away from them is the step towards liberation. A spiritual atmosphere is more important than outer conditions; if one can get that and also create one’s own spiritual air to breathe in and live in it that is the true condition of progress. All undelight, all pain and suffering are a sign of imperfection, of incompleteness; they arise from a division of being, an incompleteness of consciousness of being, an incompleteness of the force of being. To become complete in being, in consciousness of b