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Ashwatha Narayana Pooja For Good Health And Shani Dosh

Ashwatha Narayana Pooja is performed in many Hindu temples especially in South India. It is dedicated to Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi. The puja is performed before Ashwatha tree (sacred fig or peepal tree). The popular belief is that Bhagavan Vishnu along with Goddess Lakshmi resides in the Ashwatha tree. The puja is based on this belief. There is reference to Ashwatha Narayana Pooja in the Padma Purana. Benefits of Performing Ashwatha Narayana Pooja Ashwatha Narayana Pooja is performed for good health, recovery from illness, auspicious and prosperity, and for the birth of healthy children in the family by married couples. The puja is also performed as a solution to sade sathi or ezhara shani (the bad influence of Shani for 7.5 years in the horoscope of an individual.) The puja is also performed for another Shani dosha that extends for 2.5 years in the horoscope of a person. This bad influence happens in ashtama rashi.

Shatabhisha Nakshatra Date And Time In 2021 – Birth Star Chathayam Nakshatra Timing In 2021

Shatabhisha Nakshatra, also known as Shatataraka or Satabhisha or Chathayam in South India, is the 24th Birth Star among the 27 Nakshatras. Below are Satabhisha Nakshatra time and dates in 2021. This Nakshatra is also known as Sadayam. The astrological prediction of the birth star Satabhisha as per Moon Sign is that of Kumbha Rashi or Aquarius Zodiac. Lord Shani or Saturn is the Lord of Kumbha Rasi. The color of Shatabhisha is blue green. Satabhisha - Chathayam 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 16 and January 17, 2021, Saturday and Sunday Time is from 6:19 AM on January 16 to 7:18 AM on

Science of Metrics Or Prosody In Hinduism – Chanda Shastra

Chanda is one of the six auxiliary sciences of Vedas (Vedanga). Chanda Shastra is the science of metrics or prosody. There is a long textual tradition of prosody in Sanskrit. Sages such as Ashvalayana, Sankhayana, and Apastamba have formulated the rules governing the Vedic meters and arrange them in aphorisms to facilitate easy application of rituals. The later classical meters were developed from Vedic meters. Pingala systemized the science of meters. Gayatri, usnika, brihati, pankti, anstupa (used in Valmiki’s Ramayana), tristubha, and jagati are some of the most popular meters in Vedas. Gayatri has three lines of eight syllables each. Many of the others have four feet each. In classical Sanskrit, anustup is the most popular meter; it has several variations. In the case of long meters, yati – a pause – is introduced for rhythmic pronunciation. The meters are broadly classified as sacred vaidika chandas and general or literary laukika chandas. A verse in which the mete

Vedavathi – Venkateswara Story

The story of Vedavathi starts in the Treta Yuga during the period of Ramayana and ends during the reign of Venkateswara of Tirupati in the Kali Yuga. It is believed that Lord Vishnu who knew that Mata Sita will be kidnapped by Ravana hid her inside fire (Agni). The Sita that was kidnapped by Ravana was Vedavathi. Story of Birth of Vedavathi Maya was a scholar who used to recite the Vedas always. Once, he came across a nymph Urvashi. He got enamoured of her and his semen got ejected. Out of this emerged Lakshmi as a child. She was named Vedavathi, because she was born when the Vedas were recited. Rama Gives Boon To Vedavathi After Ravana’s killing in Ramayana and Sita’s fire-trial, two women who liked Mata Sita, emerged from the flames. Agni, the fire god, told perplexed Rama, ‘O Ramachandra! The lady who stayed in Lanka till now was Vedavathi. Actual Sita is with me.” Sita asked Rama to marry Vedavathi who underwent suffering in Lanka for her sake. But, Rama told her

One Has No Right To Say That The Other Is Wicked

We are always making this mistake in judging others; we are always inclined to think that our little mental universe is all that is; our ethics, our morality, our sense of duty, our sense of utility, are the only things that are worth having. The more we learn, the more we find out how ignorant we are, how multiform and multi-sided is this mind of man. When I was a boy, I used to criticise the ascetic practices of my countrymen; great preachers in our own land have criticised them; the greatest man that was ever born, Buddha himself, criticised them. But all the same, as I am growing older, I feel that I have no right to judge. Sometimes I wish that, in spite of all their incongruities, I had one fragment of their power to do and suffer. Often I think that my judgment and my criticism do not proceed from any dislike of torture, but from sheer cowardice — because I cannot do it — I dare not do it. Then, you see that strength, power, and courage are things which are very