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Quilla Temple Of Sri Rama In Nizamabad – Raghunatha Alayam Telangana

Quilla Temple is located inside Quilla Indur or Fort Indur in Nizamabad, Telangana. The temple is dedicated to Lord Ram. The shrine is also known as Raghunatha Alayam as Ragunath Rishi performed intense austerities and meditation here. The fort and the temple is believed to have constructed by the Rashtrakuta Kings in the 10th century. The fort has fountains, meditation hall and kalyana mantapa (marriage hall). The Shri Ram Temple in the fort is the biggest and is noted for its magnificence. The murti of Sri Ram is in the shape of Kurma (tortoise). Mata Sita is seated nearby. The meditation hall in the fort is where Rishi Raghunatha Swami spent several years meditating. If one sits and chant ‘OM’ in the hall we can hear it echoing. A big pillar near the temple with a lamp atop it is lit every day. There is also an ornate Dwajasthambam or flag post in front of the temple. At the bottom of the hillock, on which the Sri Ram temple stands, there is a temple de

Vishakha Nakshatra Date And Time in 2021 – Visakam Nakshatram Date In 2021

Vishakha Nakshatra 2021 dates based on traditional Hindu calendar, Astrology and Panchangam. Visakam Birth Star, also known as Visakha, is the 16th Nakshatra among the 27 Nakshatras. Below are Vishakha Nakshatra date in 2021. The astrological prediction of the birth star Vishaka as per Moon Sign is that of Thula Rashi and Vrischika Rasi. The first three quarters of Vishaka is in Tula (Libra Zodiac) and the last quarter is in Vrischika (Scorpio Zodiac). Venus or Shukra is the Lord of Thula and Mars or Mangal is the lord of Vrischika. The color of Vishakha is Golden. Visakam - Vishakha 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 a

Charya in Saiva Siddhanta

Charya is the term used to define the moral and religious conduct in Saiva Siddhanta (southern school of Shaivism). It is one of the four spiritual paths prescribed in the Saiva Siddhanta. These paths are based on the Shaiva Agamas (Shaivite texts) which are considered canonical by the followers of Shaivism. According to Shiva followers, there are four successive stages in the path to realization, and proficiency where one stage qualifies one for the next. These are charya (religious conduct), kriya (action), yoga (union) and jnana (knowledge or liberation). The Tamil terms for these are sheelam, nonbu, serivu and arivu respectively. Charya is thus a basic discipline that has to be followed by a siddhantin (follower of southern Shaivism). The two aspects of Charya – moral conduct and ritual practice – are interrelated. The sadhaka (follower of spiritual disciplines) should have an attitude of surrender towards God at all times. He must be imbued with a spirit of humility i

Chidvilasavada Concept Of Saint Jnaneshwara – Play Of The Supreme Being

Chitta variously means the animating principle of life, the supreme spiritual being, or Supreme Intelligence or conscious self. Vilasa means sport, play, elegance. The word Chivilasa means the sport or elegance of the Supreme Being. It is a way of looking at the world. It is associated with Saint Jnaneshwara of Maharashtra (13 th century AD), especially his description of the world in his famous Marathi work Anubhav Amrita. He was also the author of Marathi commentary of the Bhagavad Gita, called Jnaneshwari and Cangadeva Pasati, containing his exposition of Cidvilasavada to the famous adept of hatha yoga, Cangadeva, in sixty five verses. Jnanadeva was initiated into the Natha tradition by his elder brother, Nivruttinath. He liked Cidvilasavada, and explained it in all his works, especially in Anubhav Smrita and Cangadeva Pasasti. Jnanadeva himself did not use the term cidvilasa anywhere in his works, but he also did not use the word citta and vilasa separately. After he took Sa

Go Beyond Landscape – Peaks – Blue waters To See The Truth

How will you meditate on Him? He is all-pervading. He is in all forms. He is also beyond forms. He inhabits the entire universe. He is also beyond the universe. He holds time and space in his bosom. He is also timeless and spaceless. How will you hold the supreme Being in your mind, whom thoughts cannot reach, whom speech cannot express? But He is also manifest within your heart as your innermost Self. Right here in the depth of the heart his light is constantly shining.   In order to realize him you will not have to go anywhere. Nowhere can you find Him but in your heart. It is in the depth of your heart that you can know him directly, most intimately. Vain is your search in the mountain cave, in the beautiful landscape, in the new peaks, in the expanse of the deep blue waters, in the flowering meadows, in the starry heaven. Nowhere can you reach Him. Everywhere you can see his manifestation, but not Him. His very manifestation hides Him from you. The supreme Lord,