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Benefits of Observing Kalashtami Vrat

Kalashtami Vrat is dedicated to Kaal Bhairav form of Shiva and it is observed on the eighth day (Ashtami) after full moon day (Purnima). Here are the benefits of observing Kalashtami Vrat: All the negative energy present in the house will be removed by observing Kalashtami vrat. Puja of Rudra Shiva is performed on Kalashtami. There will be peace and prosperity in the house. Fights in the family especially between husband and wife will be solved after observing the vrat. Those troubled by evil forces, ghosts and other divine and magical creatures will find relief after observing the Kalashtami Vrat. Feeding black dog on the day helps in overcoming career problems. The vrat is also kept by many to defeat enemies. It is good for removing vastu dosha from home. Those facing mental problems will find relief. If you are under depression or constantly troubled by stress and tension then Kalashtami vrat will help in finding relief.

Brahma Agni

Brahma Agni is the absolute or universal self or Brahman (supreme being or supreme truth) depicted as the fire of a yajna. Brahma Agni symbolism is used in Karma Sannyasa Yoga (Bhagavad Gita Chapter 3). Explaining Karma Yoga, Krishna says that the actions, other than those for Yajna, create bondage in this world (yajnarthatkarmanonyatra lokoyam karma bandhanah – Bhagavad Gita 3.9). Yajna means the act of offering oblation or performing tyaga (austerities) for a great cause; offering oblation in fire is the way of Vedic yajna. Self-serving actions cause bondage to the soul. Attachment of any kind brings bondage, while selfless actions for lokasamgraha (universal welfare) or actions without attachment are like the offering of oblations in fire of jnana (discerning knowledge). Sri Krishna calls such actions that are free from the will of desire as jnanagni dagdha (those burnt up in the fire of knowledge) (Bhagavad Gita 4.19). It is sakama karma (deeds undertaken with some end in

Chenchu Lakshmi Goddess – Consort Of Narasimha In Ahobilam

Chenchu Lakshmi is the consort of Narasimha Avatar of Vishnu in Ahobilam. The native Chenchu tribes inhabiting the Nallamala forests consider Bhagavan Narasimha their own as He fell in love with and married Chenchu Lakshmi. One of the pillars at the Lower Ahobilam temple bears a sculpted image of Lord Narasimha cajoling Chenchu Lakshmi by pleadingly holding her chin. Vaasantika Parinayam is a Sanskrit play written by Srivan Satakopa Yatheendra Mahadesikan, the seventh Jeeyar. The theme of the drama is the marriage of Ahobila Swamy with Chenchu Lakshmi. The Thayar of the consort at the Upper Ahobilam temple is called Chenchu Lakshmi. The aboriginal tribe enjoys special privileges during festivals at Ahobilam. As the Paaruveta procession winds its way, Chenchu men shoot arrows in celebration and women dance merrily. On Kanuman in the Pushya month, the day following Sankranti, utsvamurtis of Narasimha and his consort are taken out for a colorful festival known as Paruveta durin

Swati Nakshatra Date And Time In 2021 – Swathi or Chothi Birth Star Dates In 2021

Swati Nakshatra 2021 dates based on traditional Hindu calendar, Astrology and Panchangam. Swati Birth Star, also known as Swathi in South India, is the 15th Nakshatra among the 27 Nakshatras. Below are Swati Nakshatra dates in 2021. The astrological prediction of the birth star Swati as per Moon Sign is that of Tula Rashi (Libra Zodiac). Venus or Shukra is the Lord of Thula. The color of Swati is black. Swathi - Chothi 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 8, 2021, Friday Time is from 2:36 PM on January 7 to 12:56 PM on January 8, 2021 February 4, 2021, Thursday Time is from 10:40 PM on Feb

Meru Chakra Yantra Of Goddess Shakti

Meru Chakra Yantra is an important form of Goddess Shakti worship. This is used especially by Shakta worshippers. When Goddess Shakti is in the Meru peak, the Avranas are piled up peak upon peak in a three-dimensional manner. It will be in the form of an upright cone. Such a three dimensional configuration of Sri Chakra is called ‘Meru Prastaram’. People call it just ‘Meru’ colloquially. When the Chakra is two dimensional it is said to be ‘Bhu Prastaram.’ A mixture of the two (Meru Prastaram and Bhu Prastaram), where the beginning Avranas rise higher and higher, but later the latter Avranas are all in the same plane, is called ‘ardha meru’ (ardha means ‘semi’). A Purna Meru is that which has all the Avaranas in the Meru-prastara style. In Kanchi Kamakoti Mutt and in Thiruvidaimarudur Mukammal Temple, what you find is Purna Meru. In Mangadu, it is Ardha Meru. In the Kamakoshtam at Kanchipuram it is Bhu Prastaram

Who Weeps For God? - Asks Sri Ramakrishna

A fakir came to visit Akbar. The Emperor was saying his prayers. In his prayers he was asking God to give him wealth and riches. Thereupon the fakir was about to leave the room quietly. Later, when the Emperor asked him about it, the fakir said, “If I must beg, why should I beg of a beggar?”’ God takes upon Himself complete responsibility for one who totally depends upon Him. It is like a guardian taking charge of a minor. When, hearing the name of Hari or Rama once, you shed tears and your hair stands on end, then you may know for certain that you do not have to perform such devotions as the sandhya any more. Then only will you have a right to renounce rituals; or rather, rituals will drop away of themselves. Repeat God’s name and sing His glories, and keep holy company; and now and then visit God’s devotees and holy men. The mind cannot dwell on God if it is immersed day and night in worldliness, in worldly duties and responsibilities; it is most necessary to go into solitud