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Is It Right To Accept Payment On Amavasya?

 There are so many doubts regarding transactions especially financial, money and property on Amavasya. So, is it right to accept payment on Amavasya. No auspicious and new events are held on Amavasya as the day is dedicated to forefathers. So it is not right to accept payment on Amavasya. You can take the payment before noon on the 13 th day of the fortnight or else wait for another day and take the payment after Amavasya tithi is over. Chaturdashi and Amavasya tithi are avoided for taking payments.

Aniyoor Durga Devi Temple In Thiruvananthapuram - History - Information - Gods - Festival

 Aniyoor Durga Devi temple is located near Sreekaryam in Thiruvananthapuram. The 8-day annual festival in the temple is observed in such a manner that it ends with Arattu on the Karthika Nakshatra in Medam month. Aniyoor Durga Devi temple is believed to be one among the 108 Durga temples in Kerala. Baladurga is the main deity worshipped here. It is believed that a person in Thottathil Madam prayed to Goddess Durga for a child. Goddess Durga appeared before the man and it is the same form that is worshipped in the temple. The temple has round sreekovil and chuttambalam. The subsidiary deities worshipped in the temple are Ganapathy, Shiva, Sastha, Chamundi, Vishnu and Naga. It is believed that the two great reformers of Kerala, Chattampi Swamikal and Sree Narayana Guru first met in the temple and they had a conversation in the Althara in the temple. Chenkol thozhikal is an important ritual here. The ritual is in which children are brought to the temple before they turn one to o

Previous Life Meaning And Connection In Hindu Religion - Importance Of Purva Janma In Hinduism

The previous life of a person in Hinduism is known as purva janma. It is believed that the self undergoes repeated embodiments until it achieves salvation so there is a previous life connection. In the Bhagavad Gita, Lord Krishna tells Arjuna, “Many are the births you and I have taken” (IV – V). Here is a look at the meaning and importance of purva janma in Hindu religion.   The self with the subtle body (mind, pranas etc) is said to leave the gross body at death and, after experiencing the effects of actions (karma) in other worlds, get re-embodied (Bhagavad Gita Chapter IX). A few reasons are given for inferring purva janma. The young of all species start feeding soon after birth, leading one to surmise that they have had prior experience, which is possible only if there had been a previous birth. Again, if virtue and vice have positive and negative results, respectively, the question as to why the virtuous suffer and while the wicked prosper. It is explained that these a

Importance Of Elephant In Hindu Religion

Elephant in Hinduism is today mainly associated with Ganesha. The reason for holiness and importance of elephant in Hindu religion can be traced back to the Vedas. It was believed that a special breed of elephants called samaja was born during the recitation of the Sama Veda. Origin of Elephant in Hinduism as per Satapatha Brahmana As per Satapatha Brahmana, when the seven sons of Aditi, the divine mother, discarded the excess flesh of the deformed eighth son, Martanda, it became the first elephant. As per another scripture, the diggajas, or the elephants that protects the cardinal points, fell to the earth after being cursed by a sage. They were the first ancestors of the elephants on earth. Holiness of Elephant in Hindu Religion It is believed that various gods and goddesses in Hindu pantheon inhabit the various body parts of an elephant. Brahma is in the head, Kartikeya, Muruga, or Kartik is in the forehead, The sun and the moon are the eyes, Ganesha is in the

How Many Vasakkal To Be Installed At The Pooja?

Vasakkal puja, or the main door puja of the new house, is an important puja performed during the construction of the home. So, how many Vasakkal to be installed at the puja? Usually only one Vasakal is to be installed at the puja. The main offerings on the day should be made to Ganapathy, Vishwakarma, Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva, Saraswati, Lakshmi and Durga. Feeding cow, ants and other animals in the vicinity is highly auspicious. Special blessings should be taken from ancestors and Kuldevta. Birds and other animals that reside in the trees should also be offered food and their blessings should be taken. As wood used for the door is from trees, it will be good to ask for their forgiveness too.

Sri Shuddhaanandaa Brahmachari Thoughts

A collection of thoughts of Sri Shuddhaanandaa Brahmachari All beings on earth and the myriad of universes are eternally connected to the Divine Source. Each plant, each animal, each natural element, each human being, is a sublime manifestation of Divine Life, an exquisite incarnation of Divine Beauty and Divine Love. We have no separate existence outside of God. When we do our duty without clinging or grasping the results, and only to please the Divine, then our life is filled with nectar-like grace. We easily give up our selfish, narrow will. We know the limitations of our separate existence and individual will. As a fruit drops off the tree on its own once it is fully ripe, so also humble spiritual practices and intense faith in God ripen the ego fully. It drops by itself. The dropping away of ego and enlightenment happen simultaneously. There is no time gap!