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Ashwini Nakshatra Date and Time 2021 – Aswathy Birth Star Dates in 2021

Ashwini Nakshatra 2021 dates based on traditional Hindu calendar, Astrology and Panchangam in India. Ashwini Birth Star, also read as Ashwini or Aswathy, is the first Nakshatra among the 27 Nakshatras. Aswathy Naal is widely used in Malayalam Astrology. It is referred as Ashwini Natchathiram. As per Hindu astrology Ashwini Nakshatra, or birth star, falls under Mesha Rashi or Aries.  Mangal is the Lord of the Rasi.  The lucky color of Ashwini is Blood red. Ashwini Nakshatra Date - Time - 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, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Pondicherry, Jammu and Kashmir, Manipur, Tripura, Assam, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Mizoram and Andaman and Nicobar. January 21, 2021, Thursday Time is from 12:59 PM on January 20 to 3:31 PM on January 21, 2021 February 17, 20

Ashwasena – Cavalry Wing of Ancient Hindu Army

Ashwasena was an important part of war in ancient India. It is the cavalry wing of the ancient Hindu army. Arthashastra describes it as Chaturangabala. A complete army as per Mahabharata consists of ratha (chariot), gaja (elephant), turaga (horse) and padadi (infantry). Ashwasena in ancient Hindu world comprised of the best quality horses. Ashwasena was assigned in the battle very important tasks. The tasks included the supervision of the discipline of the army, protection of its sides, first attack, turning the movement of the army, pursuit and like. (Arthashastra X.4) Horses were an indispensible part of the army during ancient times. There was a special department to look after their selection, training and upkeep under an official called Ashvadhyksha. A register for the horses were maintained as to their breed, age, color, size etc. Special care was taken or their stabling, training and treatment of diseases. Horses for the cavalry had to be secured from vario

Panduranga Swamy Worshipped At Chilakalapudi In Machilipatnam Andhra Pradesh

Panduranga Swamy is widely worshipped in Andhra Pradesh. The most famous temple dedicated to the deity is located at Chilakalapudi in Machilipatnam in Andhra Pradesh. Panduranga Swamy is a manifestation of Hindu God Vishnu – the murti worshipped is similar to Lord Vitthal worshipped at Pandharpur Temple in Maharashtra . Panduranga Swamy is an incarnation of Lord Vishnu – more precisely a manifestation of Bhagvan Sri Krishna. Legend has it that moved by the devotion of a devotee named Pundalik towards his parents, Sri Krishna decided to visit the home of Pundalik. It is said that Pundalik was so engrossed in his duty towards his parents that he made Bhagvan Shri Krishna wait. Pundalik gave a brick for Sri Krishna to stand. Later when Pundalik came out, he asked the Lord forgiveness for making Him wait. Lord Krishna blessed him and asked him to ask a boon.  Pundalik said what more can I ask when the Lord himself waits for me. When Lord Krishna insisted that he as

Laya Yoga – Associated With Breath Control

Laya yoga is the variety of Yoga leading to an absorbed state of mind; the word laya means absorption. It is associated with breath control. Yoga Shikha Upanishad (I.129) mentions four varieties of Yoga. These are: Mantra Yoga Laya Yoga Hatha Yoga Raja Yoga Laya Yoga is defined (I.135) as that variety in which breath is stabilized. This is said to lead to the highest state (paramapada). In Varaha Upanishad (II.80), it is said that the mind is the matter of the senses, breath is the controller of the mind, and laya is the controller of the breath. Hence one should practice Laya Yoga. Laya is said to be dependent on subtle sound (nada) in Yogasikha Upanishad (III.29). Hence a detailed description of hearing subtle sounds (nadanusandhana) is given in the fourth chapter of the text. It is described the state of laya (IV.34) as one of forgetting objects of sense experience and also a state of suppression of desire, with the objective of merging oneself in the divine.

Story – Why Sesame Oil Is Offered To Shani Bhagavan? - Reason For Offering Til Ka Tel

The most important offering to Shani Bhagavan is Til Ka Tel or Sesame Oil. The story of the origin of the use of til oil is associated with Hanuman. The story happened several years after the departure of Bhagavan Sri Ram from earth. Chiranjeevi Hanuman was meditating near Ram Sethu. He had become very old. Shani Bhagavan now arrived at the place. But Hanuman did not notice him as he was completely immersed in his meditation. Shani considered this as arrogance and got into an argument with Hanuman. Hanuman told Shani several times that he was not interested in having any argument and he should be left alone. Filled with ego, Shani told Hanuman that he rules wherever he goes and he gets respected in all places. All living beings fear him. Hanuman told Shani that it is time for his parikrama of Ram Sethu and he is not interested in fighting Shani. Shani now attempted to attack Hanuman. Hanuman elongated his tail and caught him in it. Hanuman then proceeded for this circumambula

Satchidananda Is Like An Infinite Ocean – Sri Ramakrishna

Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa compares Satchidananda to an infinite ocean. Bhakti is the one essential thing. Satchidananda is like an infinite ocean. Intense cold freezes the water into ice, which floats on the ocean in blocks of various forms. Likewise, through the cooling influence of bhakti, one sees forms of God in the Ocean of the Absolute. These forms are meant for the Bhaktas, the lovers of God. But when the Sun of Knowledge rises, the ice melts; it becomes the same water it was before. Water above and water below, everywhere nothing but water. . . But you may say that for certain devotees God assumes eternal forms. There are places in the ocean where the ice doesn’t melt at all. It assumes the form of quartz. One obtains love of God by constantly chanting His name and singing His glories. . . God is unknown to the mind attached to worldly objects . . . Therefore it is necessary to seek the company of holy men, practise prayer, and listen to the instruction of the gur