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Basic Teaching Of Alvars Devotees Of Vishnu

Vaishnavism, a vital school of worship in Hinduism, is basically an important aspect of the Bhakti movement propounded by the Alvars of South India and propagated by acharyas, dasas and divine singers. Alvars are those who were deeply immersed in the love of Bhagavan Vishnu; as a pleasant lovely passion. Here are the basic teachings of the 12 Alvars. Sriman Narayana (Bhagavan Vishnu) is the Supreme Lord. He is both immanent and transcendent. Bhagavan Vishnu is the personification of all perfection – Kalyana Guna Kara. Apart from his incarnations like Rama and Krishna, Srihari Vishnu manifests Himself in the murtis or vigraham that are devoutly worshipped as archa murtis in the temples. Devotion to Sriman Narayana and servitude to Him and total surrender to Him is called saranagati or prapatti. These are the surest and easiest ways of attaining Him. Ths Sri Vaishnava tradition recognizes 12 Alvars, who belonged to Tamil Nadu (Dravida Desha). They lived during the Pallava pe

Uttara Phalguni Nakshatra date and time in 2021 - Uthiram or Uthram Birth Star date in 2021

Uttara Phalguni Nakshatra 2021 dates based on traditional Hindu calendar, Astrology and Panchangam. Uttara Phalguni Birth Star, also known as Uthram or Uthiram in South India, is the 12th Nakshatra among the 27 Nakshatras. Below are Uttara Phalguni Nakshatra date in 2021. The astrological prediction of the birth star as per Moon Sign is that of Simha Rashi (Leo Zodiac) for first quarter born people. The last three quarter born people will have predictions based on Kanya Rashi. Surya or sun is the Lord of the Raasi. The color of Uttara Phalguni is light brown. Uttara Phalguni Nakshatra Date and Time 2021 - 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

Vedanta Desika Raining Gold With Sri Stuthi

Poet, saint, scholar and spiritual leader of the post-Ramanujacharya period –Vedanta Desika Swamy performed numerous miracles during his life. One such miracle is raining gold to help a poor bachelor by chanting the Sri Stuthi. Vedanta Desika rendered the Sri Stuthi extempore to help a poor bachelor who came to him for alms. As Vedanta Desika, opted himself for a humble life, he took the poor man to a temple of Goddess Mahalakshmi and rendered the Sri Stuthi. Sri (Goddess Lakshmi) was so pleased that She instantly showered gold coins. Even without touching them, he gave them away to the bachelor and saved him from dire poverty. It is said that Hayagriva manifestation of Bhagavan Vishnu blessed Vedanta Desika with Garuda Mantra. Hayagriva is the bestower of both happiness and knowledge. Vedanta Desika is regarded as the incarnation of the divine bell of Tirupati Venkateswara at Ananda Nilayam by the Vadakalai branch of Sri Vaishnavism. The Vadakalai Sampradayam owes it to Vedanta

Puratasi Month 2022 – Importance of Purattasi Masam in Tamil Calendar in 2022

Purattasi Month is the sixth month in a traditional Tamil calendar and is of great importance. It is a highly auspicious month and is dedicated to Lord Venkateswara (Lord Vishnu). The Navaratri festival is also held in this month. Puratasi Month 2022 is from September 18 to October 17. Special pujas and prayers are observed on Saturdays in Puratasi month to please Shani Bhagavan.  Special Rituals in The Month Special prayers are offered at the Srirangam Ranganathaswamy Temple in Purattasi Month. Another legend suggests that Lord Saneeswara (Shani) loses his powers in Puratasi month and so it is easy to escape his malefic influences. Devotees of Lord Venkateswara take only a meal on Purattasi Saturdays. Some devotees only eat vegetarian food during the month. Importance of Purattasi Month Legend has it that Lord Venkateswara appeared on earth in Purattasi Masam. Lord Vishnu devotees consider Puratasi as the ideal month for thanking Lord Vishnu for preserving

Swami Ranganathananda on Pratyak and Parak

Pratyak in Sanskrit means inward; the opposite is parak (outward). Every object is referred to as parak. Our sages have studied these words very thoroughly. Whenever you point your finger out and say ‘this, this, this’, that is called parak—outgoing understanding of things. Is this all the reality? No. Reality has parak and pratyak dimensions. We study objects that are near, and we use instruments like telescopes or radio telescopes to study objects that are far away, and microscope to study smaller things. But all they study is parak—only objects. If you want to study the subject, you have to change the direction; the finger must point to oneself. This finger turning inward is called pratyak. To turn to the pratyak direction is to discover an infinite consciousness hidden in the human being. Swami Ranganathananda