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Adhik Masa Kamala Ekadashi 2023 - Purushottam Maas Kamala Ekadasi

Kamala or Kamla Ekadasi is the name given to the Ekadashi fasting falling in the Adhik Maas or Extra month in a traditional Hindu Lunar Calendar. Kamala Ekadasi 2023 dates are July 29 and August 12. Kamala Ekadasi is also known as Padmini and Padma Ekadasi. It is also known as Purushottam Ekadasi. This Ekadasi fasting is referred to as Durlab Ekadasi or rare Ekadashi in Vishnu Puran. This is because it only comes once in three years. All the usual rules associated with Ekadasi fasting are followed on the day. You need to only fast on a single day depending on the Ekadasi followed in your region or by your community. All grains and honey should be avoided on the day. One should eat only from one's own house. Bronze vessels should be avoided on the day. The Adhik Masa is also known as Purushottam Mas and is dedicated to Lord Krishna. This year the Adhik Maas is the Adhik Ashwin Masa. Benefits of Purushottam Maas Kamala Ekadasi The popular belief is that o

Uttarashada Nakshatra Date And Time In 2021 – Uthradam Birth Star Dates And Timing In 2021

Uttarashada Nakshatra 2021 dates and time based on traditional Hindu calendar, Astrology and Panchangam. Uttarashada Birth Star, also known as Uthradam, is the 21st Nakshatra among the 27 Nakshatras. Below are Uttarashada Nakshatra dates and timing in 2021. The astrological prediction of the birth star as per Moon Sign is that of Dhanu Rashi and Makara Rasi. The first quarter of Uttarashada is in Dhanus or Sagittarius Zodiac and the next three quarters are in Makara or Capricorn Zodiac. Jupiter or Guru is the Lord of Dhanu Rashi. Lord Shani or Saturn is the lord of Makara Rashi. The color of Uttarashada is copper. Uttarashada 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, Meghalay

Self Restraint In Hindu Religion – Dama – Importance

Dama is one of the qualities characterizing the enlightened one (Bhagavad Gita X. 4), and is distinguished from sama, denoting the restraint of the thinking faculty. Dama is self restraint by way of controlling the five external senses of touch, taste, sight, smell and hearing. Dama is also used in the sense of driving out evil thoughts from one’s mind. Since the good and bad deeds of a person arise from the contact of the senses with the external objects, the senses have to be withdrawn from the materials and the mind turned away from evil deeds or propensities. Dama is a primary step in the realization of the Self. Dama is one of the ten characteristics of dharma (righteousness) enjoined on the ascetics (Manu Smriti VI.92), and has the sense of eschewing haughtiness about one’s learning. Brihadaranyaka Upanishad (v.2) contains a fable according to which gods, men and demons, the three descendants of Prajapati, were with him for some time seeking instruction from him

Dandoti Parikrama - Special Circumambulation More Popular In Govardhan

In Hindu religion, Dandoti Parikrama is a special form of circumambulation of a place of pilgrimage, a holy person, a temple, sacred water body or a tree. Dandoti Parikrama is particularly popular in Govardhan, a sacred hill situated in Braja Bhumi, the land of Krishna, in North India. Dandoti parikrama involves lying flat on the ground with the arms out stretched all along the sacred route at every step, and moving forward by prostrating again at the spot touched by the fingers during the last prostration. Dandoti is derived from the world danda (r0d) and the act of lying down flat is likened to a rod falling straight on the ground. There is an even more stringent form of dandoti parikrama, which is performed one hundred and eight times at the same spot before moving forward. To keep count of the number of prostrations done, a small stone is taken from a pile of one hundred and eight stones placed at the feet of the performer and placed at the point reached by the outstretch

Body Dies But The Dweller In It Is Immortal And Immeasurable – Bhagavad Gita

When the senses contact sense objects, we experience cold or heat, pleasure or pain. These are fleeting; they come and go. Bear them patiently. The person who is unaffected by the sense objects, who is the same in pleasure and pain, is truly wise and fit for immortality. Assert your strength to realize this. The impermanent has not reality; reality lies in the eternal. Those who have seen the boundary between these two have attained the end of all knowledge. Realize that which pervades the universe and is indestructible; no power can affect this unchanging, imperishable Reality. The body is mortal, but he who dwells in the body is said to be immortal and immeasurable. Bhagavad Gita