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Rules Regarding Shraddha and Tarpan during Adhika Masa

There is an Adhika Masa or Adhik Masam in 2020 from September 18 to October 16 and here are the general rules followed in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh regarding performing Shradha, Tarpan and other funeral rituals. In Kannada and Telugu calendars, the extra month is the Adhik Bhadrapad month. The yearly Shraddha occurring in  Ashwin  Masa should be only performed in the Nija  Ashwin Masam not in the Adhik month. The first yearly Shraddham of the person who died in the  Bhadrapad  month last year should be performed in the Adhika Ashwin Masa. The monthly Shradha of those expired in  Ashwin  month should be performed in both Adhik and Nija  Ashwin  month. If the 12th Masika occurs in Adhika, then after performing 12th Masika in Adhika Ashwin and in Nija  Ashwin, Prathama Abdika should be performed in the14th Month. Darsha Shraddha, Nitya Shraddha, Yugadi-Manvadi Shraddha should be performed in both Adhika and Nija  Ashwin  Masa. Prati-Samvatsar

Pancha Samskaram Associated With Vishnu Worship In Hindu Religion

Pancha Samskaram is one of the defining doctrines of the Sri Vaishnava tradition. One becomes a Sri Vaishnava only through Pancha Samskaram, commonly known as samasrayanam, at the hands of an acharya. Pancha Samskaram is a five-pronged ritual comprising Thaapam, Pundaram, Naamam, Mantram and Yagam. Thaapam – Embossing of the impressions of the Lord’s Chakra (discus) and Shankh (conch) on the right and left arms. This is to make us remember forever that we are subordinates of Bhagavan Vishnu and enable us to identify ourselves with Daasathvam (servitude) to Him. Pundram – Wearing the Dwadasa Pundras (12 Thirumans) at the specified places which are considered the abodes of the 12 Vyuha forms of Bhagavan Srihari Vishnu and their corresponding consorts on our body. Naamam – Submitting the name as “Ramanuja Dasa” to enable one always be aware of his subservience to the Lord through the great acharya. Mantram – Initiation into the three most important mantras in the sampradaya – Ash

Three Divisions of Vedas - Simple Knowledge

The three divisions of Vedas are Samhita – Brahmana and Aranyaka. Samhita are inspired verses or mantras – They emanate from the realm of pure consciousness. They are revealed by the divinity through the medium of illumined souls. The aim of Samhita is universal wellbeing. Brahmanas are commentaries in prose. They deal with the rituals. Aranyakas are forest treatises – they are spiritual and speculative in nature. Upanishads are part of Samhitas, Brahmanas and Aranyakas. They contain fearless enquiry and intuitive observations. 

Hasta Nakshatra Dates And Time 2021 – Hastam Or Atham Birth Star Date In 2021

Hasta Nakshatra 2021 dates based on traditional Hindu calendar, Astrology and Panchangam. Also known as Hastam or Atham in South India, it is the 13th Birth Star among the 27 Nakshatras. Below are Hasta Nakshatra dates in 2021. The astrological prediction of the birth star Hasta Nakshatra as per Moon Sign is that of Kanya Rashi (Virgo Zodiac). Budha or Mercury is the Lord of Kanya Rashi. The color of Hasta Nakshatra is Deep Green. Hasta 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 and Nicobar. January 6, 2021, Wednesday Time is from 5:38 PM on January 5 to 4:12 PM on January 6, 2021 February 2, 2021, Tuesday Time

What is Adhika Masa? or Extra Month in Hindu Calendar in 2020 - Adhik Maas or Mahina 2020 in Hindu Lunar Calendar

The concept of Adhika Masa is unique to the traditional Hindu lunar calendars. In 2020 Hindu calendar, there is an Adhika Masam or Adhik Masa or an extra month. This Adhika Masa is from  September 18, 2020 to October 16, 2020 as per North Indian Calendar . In Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh, the Adika Masa is also from September 18, 2020 to October 16, 2020. This extra month is known as Adhik Ashwin Maas or Adhik Ashwin Mahina. The Adhika Masa is dedicated to Sri Krishna. So in 2020 there are thirteen months in Hindu Lunar calendar. Apart from the normal 12 months, there is an an Adhik Ashwin Masa. It must be noted here that there is no Adhika Masam in the calendars followed in Assam , Bengal , Kerala, and Tamil Nadu as it is based on Solar Calendar. Why There is an Adhika Masa? The Hindu calendar is a lunar calendar and is based on the cycles of the Moon. A lunar month is around 29.5 days long. Now, a solar month, that is the usual calendar

Teachings from Vedartha Sangraha of Sri Ramanujacharya

A collection of teachings from the Vedartha Sangraha of Sri Ramanujacharya. The Supreme Being endows all sentient beings with the power of thought and power of action. Thus the general equipment needed for the performance as well as the non-performance of actions is furnished by him. Then in order to manage the situation, he becomes the support and basis of all, enters into all beings and governs from within by his approbation of acts of individual will. He abides as the fundamental ‘sesin’ of all, all the individuals being subsidiary to him. The individual, thus equipped with all the requisite powers and facilities, endowed with the power of initiative, engages in actions and abstinence from action by his own spontaneity of will. The Supreme Being, witnessing his activity, remains unconcerned. Thus the whole situation is intelligible.