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The Foolishness of Animal Sacrifice during Durga Puja – Ramprasad Sen

Mind, why are you so anxious? Utter Kali’s name and sit in meditation. From all this pomp of worship the mind grows proud. Worship her in secret, that none may know. What is thy gain from images of metal, stone or earth? Fashion her image in the mind and set it on the lotus throne of your heart. Parched rice and plantains, ah! How vainly do you offer these! Feed her with the nectar of devotion, and satisfy your own mind. Why seek to illumine her with lamp and lantern and candle? Light the jeweled lamp of the mind; let it flash its luster day and night. Why do you bring sheep and goats and buffaloes for sacrifice? Saying ‘Victory to Kali,’ ‘Victory to Kali,’ sacrifice the Six Passions – sexual desire, anger, covetousness, lapse due to infatuation, pride and envy. Ramprasad Sen says – what need is there of drums and tom-toms? Saying ‘Victory to Kali,’ clap your hands and lay your mind at her feet. Ramprasad Sen (1723 – 1803 AD) – Bengali Saint and poet and

Gritsamada Rishi In Rig Veda – Mahabharata – Puranas

Gritsamada Rishi is a seer in the Vedas. Thirty five hymns out of the forty three in the second mandala of Rig Veda. The remaining eight hymns belong to Somahuti Bhargava (Rig Veda 2.4-7) and to Kurma Gritsamada (2.27 – 30). The Rishi is also mentioned in the Mahabharata and Puranas. As per Rig Veda Anukramani and Sayana’s commentary, Gritsamada was the son of Sunahotra of the Angirasa family. Once while he was performing a yajna, he was attacked by demons. Indra rescued him and at his command agreed to be the adopted son of Saunaka of the Bhrigu family and so he came to be known as Saunaka Bhargava. Gritsamada Rishi In Mahabharata And Puranas The Mahabharata and Puranas, such as Vishnu Purana, and Harivamsa, give a slightly different account. Gritsamada Rishi appears as a gotra rishi (clan sage) in Sutra literature and his pravara (genealogy) is also mentioned. According to Gotra Pravara lists, he belongs to the Bhrigu stock and according to Matsya Purana (195.44

Krittika Nakshatra date and time in 2020 – Karthika or Karthigai Birth Star dates in 2020

Krittika Nakshatra 2020 dates and time based on traditional Hindu calendar, Astrology and Panchangam. Krittika Birth Star, also read as Karthika or Kruttika or Karthigai, is the third Nakshatra among the 27 Nakshatras. Below are Krittika Nakshatra date in 2020. The astrological predictions of this Nakshatra as per Moon Sign are that of Mesha Rasi and that of Vrishabha Rashi. As per Hindu astrology birth star Krittika Nakshatra, falls under Mesha Rashi or Aries and also Vrishabha Rashi or Taurus Zodiac. The first quarter of Kruttika is in Mesha Rashi and the next ¾ quarter is in Vrishabha Rashi. Mangal is the Lord of the Rasi for first quarter and Venus or Shukra is the lord the next ¾ quarter. The lucky color of Karthigai is White. Krittika Nakshatra Time 2020 - North - East - South of India This time is applicable in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa, West Bengal, Kerala, Tam

Vimuktatman - Advaita Writer Of Ancient India

Vimuktatman is a well known Advaita writer and teacher. He belonged to somewhere between 850 AD and 1050 AD. He was a disciple of Avyayatman Bhagavat Pujyapada. His work Ishta Siddhi is an important work on Advaita metaphysics and epistemology. Vimuktatman is referred to as an authority on Advaita philosophy not only by Advaita scholars like Madhusudhana, Citsukha, Amalananda, Sarvajnatman and Bharati Tirtha but also by Ramanuja in his Sri Bhashya and Vedanta Desika. Vimuktatman holds the removal of nescience by knowledge is neither real, nor unreal, nor both, nor neither but belongs to the fifth category (Panchama Prakara). If it were also real like Brahman it will revolt against the non-duality (Advaita). If it were unreal, it will mean that there has been no removal of nescience at all and the Advaita theory of release will be defeated. If it were neither real nor unreal, it will share the nature of indeterminability of nescience and hence will not be a removal o nescience