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Kodandarama Temple in Tirupati – Sri Kodandaramaswami Temple

Kodandarama Temple , also known as Sri Kodandaramaswami Temple , is dedicated to Bhagavan Sri Ram, Mata Sita and Lakshman and is located in the heart of Tirupati in Seemandhra in India . It is a very old temple and is believed to have been built in the 10th century AD by a Chola King. Kodandarama is a famous form of Bhagavan Sri Ram worshipped in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. It is bow wielding form of Sri Rama. A unique aspect of the temple is that there is a subsidiary shrine dedicated to Hanuman it is located directly to opposite to the main temple. This temple dedicated to Anjaneya Swami is very famous. As per legend, the temple is dedicated to visit of the Bhagwan Sri Ram to Tirupati during the exile period in the Ramayana. The most important festival in the temple are Sri Ramanavami (birthday of Sri Ram) and Ugadi (Telugu/Kannada New Year). Another important festival is the annual Brahmotsavam. Special pujas are observed on Saturdays, Sundays, Punarvasu, Purnima

Dharma Sindhu

Dharma Sindhu, an 18 th century work on rituals, was written by Kashinath Anant Padhye, also known as Baba Padhye. He was born in Govali (Ratnagiri) and later moved to Pandharpur where he remained till his death. Dharma Sindhu (in Sanskrit) explains rituals and religious functions. The work is similar to Nirnaya Sindhu, Purushartha Chintamani, Kalamadhava, Kalaivecana, Smrtiyarthasara, etc. The decisions given in Dharma Sindhu are accepted from Kashi to Pandharpur. Baba’s brother who carried this work to Kashi, presented it for the examination of learned pundits (scholars) there. The pundits accepted its authenticity. Dharma Sindhu is divided into three parts. In the first two parts it describes the procedure for performing various religious functions in a year. In the third part, it deals with the sixteen sacraments and daily functions like agnihotra, arha, griharambha, griha pravesh, prayana, garbhadhana (conception), ahnik (daily rituals), deva pratishta (installation

Anuradha Nakshatra Date And Time In 2021 – Anusham - Anizham Birth Star Dates In 2021

Anuradha Nakshatra 2021 dates and time based on traditional Hindu calendar, Astrology and Panchangam. Also known as Anusham or Anizham Birth Star in South India, is the 17th Nakshatra among the 27 Nakshatras. Below are Anuradha Nakshatra dates in 2021. The astrological prediction of the birth star Anusham as per Moon Sign is that of Vrischika Rasi. Mars or Mangal is the lord of Vrischika. The color of Anuradha is Red Brown. Anuradha - Anusham - Anizham 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 10, 2021, Sunday Time is from 11:17 AM on January 9 to 9:41 AM on January 10, 2021 February 6, 2021, S

Chejerla Kapoteswara Swamy Temple – Shiva Temple Associated With King Shibi Legend

Chejerla Kapoteswara Swamy Temple is the only temple dedicated to Lord Shiva as Kapoteswara. Lord Shiva gets this name after the famous legend of King Shibi of Mahabharata who sacrificed parts of his body as an offering to an eagle which was pursuing a pigeon (kapota) in order to protect it. Chejerla Village is 32 kilometers northeast of Narasaraopet, in Guntur District in Andhra Pradesh. Chejerla Kapoteswara temple is aspisdal with a barrel-vaulted superstructure. The edifice, from its rear, presents the look of a stately elephant standing with an upraised trunk. The temple provides a clear idea of the roof pattern of a brahmanical temple of early 4th or 5th century AD. A corbelled arch above the cornice level forms the vault. The narrow top is found to be closed by a row of headers of brick. The facade of the shikhara is characteristic with a prominent chaitya-kudu feature resembling the dwelling place of Buddhist monks, a simha mukha (lion-faced) gable, and scrolls eman

Teachings from Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna

A collection of teachings from Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa. Remember that daya, compassion, and maya, attachment, are two different things. Attachment means the feeling of ‘my-ness’ toward one’s relatives. It is the love one feels for one’s parents, one’s brother, one’s sister, one’s wife and children. Compassion is the love one feels for all beings of the world. It is an attitude of equality. Is it possible to understand God’s action and His motive? He creates, He preserves, and He destroys. Can we ever understand why He destroys? I say to the Divine Mother: ‘O Mother, I do not need to understand. Please give me love for Thy Lotus Feet.’ The aim of human life is to attain bhakti. As for other things, the Mother knows best. A man becomes liberated even in this life when he knows that God is the Doer of all things. The caste-system can be removed by one means only, and that is the love of God. Lovers of God do not belong to any caste. The mind, body, and soul of a