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Varalakshmi Vratham Fasting Rules - Varamahalakshmi Nombu Rules For Home Puja - Vidhanam

Varalakshmi Vratham is a popular Hindu ritual observed by married women in South India and Maharashtra . Varalakshmi Vratham 2023 date is August 25. Below is all important rules and puja vidhanam of Varamahalakshmi fasting. Goddess Lakshmi – the goddess of wealth and prosperity – is worshipped on this day. It is observed by married women in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and by some communities in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and  Maharashtra . Varalakshmi literally means the boon granting goddess. Worshipping Goddess Lakshmi on this day is equivalent to worshipping Ashtalakshmi – the eight goddesses of Wealth, Earth, Learning, Love, Fame, Peace, Pleasure, and Strength. The equivalent form of Ashta lakshmi is Vara Lakshmi. Vara means boon. Hence she is called as 'Boon Giver' Lakshmi. She grants wealth, strength, progeny, food grains, knowledge, courage and victory to those who worship her during Varalakshmi Vratham in Sravana Masam. The importance or significance of Varalak

Yamala Tantra

Yamala is a part of tantric literature. There are eight important yamalas – Rudra Yamala, Kanda Yamala or Skanda Yamala, Brahma Yamala, Vishnu Yamala, Yama Yamala, Vayu Yamala, Kubera Yamala and Indra Yamala. These eight were supposed to have been communicated by eight Bhairavas, viz., Svacchanda, Krodha, Unmatta, Ugra, Kapalin, Thankara, Sekhara, and Vijaya. Brahma yamala text is known to be preserved in manuscript form in Nepal. There is also a supplement to Brahma Yamala which is called Jayadratha Yamala. This information is mentioned in another yamala (Pingala Yamala). The period of yamala ranges from 6 th to 9 th century AD. The old text of many of them are currently not available. Yamalas mainly deal with tantric traditions. Many sadhanas described are diversified in nature. It is believed that Ishwara communicated this knowledge to Srikantha, who incarnated himself in a village (Kanavira) near Prayaga. He in turn passed it on to Bhairavas; then on to Deva

Story - Birth Of Dattatreya As Son Of Sage Atri

There are numerous stories regarding the birth of Sage Dattatreya. The story of birth of Dattatreya as the son of Sage Atri is found in the Srimad Bhagavad Purana. Legend has it that Sage Atri performed intense austerities for taking forward his lineage. Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva appeared before Sage Atri and told him that all of them would be born as his sons. In due course of time, Anasuya wife of Sage Atri gave birth to Soma who was the essence of Brahma, Dattatreya who was the essence of Vishnu and Sage Durvasa who was the essence of Shiva. As per Srimad Bhagavad Purana, sage Atri was blessed by Vishnu saying that I have given (data) myself unto you. Thus as the son of Sage Atri, Vishnu was known as Dattatreya. The popular belief is that Dattatreya is a combined incarnation of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. Related Brahma Vishnu Shiva born as Sons of Anasuya

Chase Eternal Essentials Not The Fickle Non Essentials

There are two sorts of truth we find in our Shastras, one that is based upon the eternal nature of man — the one that deals with the eternal relation of God, soul, and nature; the other, with local circumstances, environments of the time, social institutions of the period, and so forth. The first class of truths is chiefly embodied in our Vedas, our scriptures; the second in the Smritis, the Puranas, etc. We must remember that for all periods the Vedas are the final goal and authority, and if the Puranas differ in any respect from the Vedas, that part of the Puranas is to be rejected without mercy. We find, then, that in all these Smritis the teachings are different. One Smriti says, this is the custom, and this should be the practice of this age. Another one says, this is the practice of this age, and so forth. This is the Achara which should be the custom of the Satya Yuga, and this is the Achara which should be the custom of the Kali Yuga, and so forth.  Now this is one of