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Bull – Elephant Illusion Sculpture At 12th century Airavatesvara Temple

Bull – Elephant sculpture at the famous Airavatesvara Temple in Tamil Nadu is a classic example of unimaginable heights reached by ancient Hindu sculptors. The sculptures of these ancient sculptors will give tough competition to all modern computer and software created models. Bull – Elephant sculpture at the famous Airavatesvara Temple is also a classic example of perception paradox. It also points towards an important teaching in Hinduism that what we see is not real. If we look at the sculpture from left to right you will see a bull and when we look at the sculpture from right to left we will see an elephant. A similar Bull – Elephant illusion sculpture is also found in the 6 th century AD Badami Cave Temples in Karnataka. These sculptures which are 1400 years and 800 years old were carved by bare hands. Next time when you praise ancient buildings and sculptures in foreign nations, pause and think about the greatness our ancient Hindu world. When it comes to dexterity and innov

What Is Poomoodal Ritual In Kerala Temples?

Poomoodal is an important ritual performed in many temples in North Kerala. The ritual is performed for desire fulfillment. The most famous poomoodal ritual is held at the Kadampuzha Devi Temple. Basis Of Poomoodal Ritual The basis of poomoodal ritual is based on Shiva as Keeratamurti fighting Arjuna during the exile period of Pandavas in the Mahabharata. To test the agility and firmness of Arjuna, Shiva took the form of a hunter and fought with the Pandava. It is believed that all the arrows that were shot by Arjuna at the hunter form of Shiva was turned into flowers by Kadampuzha Devi (form of Mother Goddess Shakti). The ritual is performed on the basis of this divine incident. How Is Poomoodal Ritual Performed? The ritual involves covering the deity worshipped in the temple with flower. The murti of the deity in the sanctum sanctorum is completely covered with Chethi Poo (Jungle Geranium or Ixora Coccinea). Food offerings are also made as part of the ritual and this includ

Revati Nakshatra Date And Timing In 2021 – Birth Star Revathi Dates And Time In 2021

Revati Nakshatra is the 27th Nakshatra or birth star among the 27 Nakshatras. Below is Revathi Nakshatra date and timing 2021. The astrological prediction of the birth star Revati as per Moon Sign is that of Meena Rasi or Pisces Zodiac. Guru or Jupiter is the Lord of Pisces. The color of Revati is brown. Revati 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 20, 2021, Wednesday Time is from 10:43 AM on January 19 to 12:59 PM on January 20, 2021 February 16, 2021, Tuesday Time is from 5:56 PM on February 15 to 8:08 PM on February 16, 2021 March 15, 2021, Monday Time is from 1:14 AM on March 15 to 3:24

Importance Of Taking Oil Bath In Hindu Religion

Most of us Hindus might be aware of taking oil bath during Diwali or Deepavali which is a tradition in many Hindu homes. But sacred Hindu scriptures and Ayurveda suggest the importance of taking oil bath periodically. Ayurveda suggests oil bath for regaining the balance of the body which gets upset due disturbance in the body. The ideal day for taking oil bath in Hindu tradition is Chaturdashi or the 14 th day during the fortnight. In a week the day suggested is Saturday or Shanivar. It is indicated in scriptures that planet Saturn, or Shani, is associated with sleepiness and therefore it is the ideal day to take rest. For women the ideal day for oil bath is Friday, especially during the afternoon hours. An interesting commonality is that the planets that rule Friday, Saturday and Chaturdasi are associated with long life. There are also shlokas associated with oil bath and this varies from community to community. One of the popular Shloka is the ch

There is constant anger around us but we need not join

There is always anger around us in the form of demonstrations, debates, revenge, arguments etc. This anger is a human-made disaster. There is tension, resentment and violence due to this anger. But we need not join in all these madness simply because anger never produces any positive results. Sometimes we might make few gains through anger. Now someone else is angry due to our action. We just transferred our anger to someone else. Anger always sows the seeds of anger. It also gives birth to remorse. Anger is an undisciplined energy. We cannot think properly in anger. When there is some injustice, we get angry. This anger has to be channelized in a positive way that we calmly overcome the injustice. It has to be controlled and used in a peaceful way towards finding a solution to the injustice.   Controlling anger does not mean you should take everything lying down. Controlling anger is not allowing others to trample us. Instead of using it for destructive purpose, anger shoul