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Arka Plant In Hinduism

Arka plant (giant milkweed or bowstring hemp) in Hinduism is associated with Surya, sun god, and Hanuman. The plant is known as akanda in Bengali, chuvannaerikk in Malayalam, erukku in Tamil and malaiyeruku in Telugu. Arka means anything that radiates. Arka leaves are offered to Surya, Hanuman, Ganesha. Arka has been given all the names that are attributed to the sun. Traditionally, the leaves of the arka plant are used for bathing ritual on Ratha Saptami (February) when the sun’s rays change direction before the onset of summer. The leaves of the arka plant are place on the shoulders and the thighs during bathing on the day of Ratha Saptami and it is believed that the water flowing over the leaves of the arka plant will sanctify the body. Whatever may be the reason for this belief, the fact is that arka is a medicinally valuable plant. The plant is a perennial climber with greenish white woody stems. It is found all over India in the plains and low hills, especially

Uttaradi Mutt Panchanga 2020 - 2021 pdf Download – Sharvari Nama Samvatsara 1942 Panchangam

Shri Uttaradi Math, the seat of Jagadguru Sri Madhvacharya, provides yearly Panchangam in Telugu, Kannada, Marathi, and Sanskrit. The Panchanga for the year 2020 – 2021 pdf (Sharvari Nama Samvatsara 1942) has been released by Uttaradi Mutt. These Panchangas are sought by devotees around the world. You can download them for free in pdf format. The 2020 – 2021 Panchanga is from March 25, 2020 to April 11, 2021 Link - Download 2020 – 2021 Panchangas by Uttaradi Mutt Login in needed  - You will need to register by providing mail id, name and mobile number for free download. Once registered again click the above link again or refresh the Uttaradi Mutt page to open the panchangas. .......... If you wish to learn about the panchangs  published by temples and various other mutts you can follow this link ......

Arjunayanas – Ancient Tribe Associated With Arjuna Of Mahabharata

Arjunayanas was an ancient tribe in India and they are generally believed to have been connected with Arjuna, the third Pandava. The first definite mention of Arjunayanas is found in Ganapatha of Panini. Mahamayauri, a Buddhist work of the early Common Era, refers to Arjuna as the tutelary yaksha of a place called Arjunavana but it is difficult to locate the place and establish its connection with Arjunayanas satisfactorily. The unearthed spots reveal that they lived in south western Haryana and the adjoining area of Rajasthan. The coins carry the name of the tribe and depict Lakshmi, a bull and an elephant as the main devices and a tree-in-railing and a sacrificial post as the auxiliary ones. All most all the coins unearthed are datable to first century AD. Majority of the coins are in copper and excavations have come across rare silver coins too. The Allahabad Pillar Inscription of Samudragupta mentions the Arjunayanas along with Yaudheyas, Malavas, Prarjunas, etc.,

Kabir Amritwani in English – Sant Kabirdas Words of Wisdom

This Kabir Amritwani in English is a collection of words of wisdom of Sant Kabirdas I have been thinking of the difference between water and the waves on it. Rising, water's still water, falling back, it is water, will you give me a hint how to tell them apart? Because someone has made up the word ‘wave,’ do I have to distinguish it from water? There is a Secret One inside us; the planets in all the galaxies pass through his hands like beads. That is a string of beads one should look at with luminous eyes. O friend, hope for Him whilst you live, understand whilst you live; for in life deliverance abides. If your bonds are not broken, whilst living, what hope of deliverance in death? It is but an empty dream that the soul shall have union with Him because it has passed from the body; If He is found now, He is found then; If not, we do but go to dwell in the city of Death. The river that flows in you also flows in me. Whether I be in