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Surya Mantra For Success In Stock Market - Business - Interview - Exam

Surya is the visible god as per Hinduism. This is a rare Surya mantra for success in business, investment, stock market, interview and exam. Along with mantra one need to follow dharma and do one’s work with determination and single-minded focus. Surya Mantra for Success in Business – Exam आदिदेव नमस्तुभ्यं   सप्तसप्ते दिवाकर   त्वं खे तारय स्वास्मानस्मात्संसार सागरात   Adideva Namasthubhyam Saptasapte Devakar Tvam Ke Taraya Swasmansmatsamsar Sagrat How To Chant The Mantra Wake up early in the morning just before sunrise. Take bath and offer prayers to Ganesha in mind. Wear yellow or orange color dress. Meditate on Surya (rising sun) facing east. Light a lamp using desi ghee. Offer sindoor and yellow color sweet as offering. Offer fragrant flowers. Chant the mantra 108 times. Surya is compassionate and a supreme teacher. Reading his stories gives us insight into life. Whatever be our goal, if it is Dharmic, then the best path to the goal is with the h

Narayani Sena Of Sri Krishna - Narayani Army In Mahabharata And The End Of The Army

Narayani Sena consisted of one hundred million Yadava soldiers. They owed their allegiance to Sri Krishna. The soldiers of Narayani army were famous for their strength and skill. They were unassailable warriors famed for their valor. The Yadavas consisted of four major clans – Abhira, Andhaka, Vrishni, and Satvata. They worshiped Sri Krishna. They had been united under Sri Krishna who they believed as an incarnation of Narayana (Vishnu). Hence they gave the name Narayani Sena to their army. The Narayani Sena consisted of 11 akshauhinis. One akshauhini consists of 21,870 chariots, 21,870 elephants, 65,610 cavalry and 1,09,350 infantry. Only two akshauhinis of the Narayani Sena participated in the Kurukshetra war of the Mahabharata. Nine akshauhinis did not participate in the war. When Arjuna chose an unarmed Sri Krishna over the Narayani Sena, the army fought for the Kauravas in the Mahabharata war. But for once there was difference of opinion in the Narayani Sena. The greatest

Kanchi Maha Periyava Quotes - Important Teachings Of Kanchi Mahaswamigal

Kanchi Maha Periyava (20 May 1894 – 8 January 1994), or the Sage of Kanchi or Kanchi Mahaswamigal, was the 68th Jagadguru of the Kanchi Kamakoti Peetham. This is a collection of important teachings of Kanchi Maha Periyava. He is the Paramatman in whom all auspicious qualities are fully affirmed in a superlative measure. Even as the ocean is the repository of all waters, Isvara is fullness, the All. There is no other to him. He is the All without a second. That is Advaita. Idam Sarvam Purusha Eva, all this is the Paramatman, says the Sruti. It is difficult, to start with, to be without any desire altogether. Religion serves to rein in desire little by little and take a man, step by step, from petty ephemeral pleasure to the ultimate bliss. First we are taught the meaning and implications of dharma and how to practice it, then we are instructed in the right manner in which material goods are to be acquired so as to practice this dharma; and, thirdly, we are taught the proper

7 February 2021 Tithi - Panchang - Hindu Calendar - Good Time - Nakshatra – Rashi

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Sunday, 7 February 2021 – It is Krishna Paksha Ekadashi tithi or the eleventh day during the waning or dark phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Dashami tithi or the tenth day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 6:29 AM on February 7. Then onward it Krishna Paksha Ekadashi tithi or the eleventh day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 4:28 AM on February 8. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on February 7, 2021 as per Hindu Calendar – There is no good and auspicious time on the entire day.  Nakshatra  – Jyeshta or Kettai or Triketta nakshatra till 4:16 PM on February 7. Then onward it is Mool or Moolam nakshatra till 3:03 PM on February 8. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and south R

Dasapushpam – Ten Flowers – Dasapushpam Flowers In Kerala

Dasapushpam meaning ten flowers constitute a group of ten herbs along with their flowers. The ten flowers are of great importance to Hindus in Kerala. They have been part of Hindu religion from time immemorial. They today have many cultural and medicinal uses. Hindu women decorate their hairs with the dasapushpam. The plant is used during Thiruvathira Kali on the day of Thiruvathira in the Malayalam month of Dhanu. These plants are used to cure various diseases from time immemorial. Dasapushpam were earlier displayed in a brass plate Karkidakam month (mid July to mid August) in homes, temples and sacred places. This one very good ritual is very rarely performed. Women were advised by Vaidyans (Ayurveda Physicians) to wear them on their hair. Dasapushpam Flower Names Cheroola Mukkutty Valli Uzhinja Nilappana Karuka Kayyunni Muyalcheviyan Vishnukranthi Thiruthali Poovankurunthal

Thanikkudam Bhagavathi Temple Festival - Natural Arattu With River Entering Sreekovil Of Temple

Thanikkudam Bhagavathi temple is located around 10 km northeast of Thrissur on the banks of Thanikkudam River or Puzhakkal River in Kerala. Thanikkudam Bhagavathi temple festival 2023 date is April 14. The annual festival in the temple is observed on Vishu in medam month. The shrine also observes a three day festival when the waters of Puzhakkal river enters the temple. The festival is noted for panappara and guruthi. Kuthiras are brought from different desams to the temple. The 41 days during Mandala Kalam is of great importance. Kalamezhuthu Pattu is also observed in the temple. The Panappara ritual is held on the Makarachowa day. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Vanadurga. The moola prathishta is under a tree behind the sreekovil inside the temple compound. The tree was earlier Thani maram now it is a poovam maram. There is a shila under the tree but it is not visible to devotees who visit the temple. The sreekovil of the temple does not have a roof and is built out of g

Am I Smart Phone Cheating My Partner? - Fidelity In The Age Of Social Media

A few of us are very lucky to have a good partner but majority of us are not that lucky. Earlier there was forced fidelity as there was less opportunity to wander outside the pen and taste something different. With the arrival of social media, smartphone and apps, the not so lucky in a relationship have plenty of green pastures. It only takes a bit of courage and cunningness to cheat in the age of social media and apps. So am I smart phone cheating my partner? Majority of the infidelity in the age of smartphone is limited to texting on safe topics like similar interests, hobbies, music, sports, and films. For some it goes a step further, both use it to abuse and complain about their respective partner. Some harmless quality time, sexual innuendos and few may take it a step further to explore their sexual fantasies. What makes social media cheating guilt free is that there is no physical contact. Everything is limited to texting, voice or very rarely videos. Each gets a kind of menta

6 February 2021 Tithi - Panchang - Hindu Calendar - Good Time - Nakshatra – Rashi

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Saturday, 6 February 2021 – It is Krishna Paksha Navami and Dashami tithi or the ninth and tenth day during the waning or dark phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Navami tithi or the ninth day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 8:41 AM on February 6. Then onward it Krishna Paksha Dashami tithi or the tenth day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 6:29 AM on February 7. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on February 6, 2021 as per Hindu Calendar – There is no good and auspicious time on the entire day.  Nakshatra  – Anuradha or Anusham or Anizham nakshatra till 5:43 PM on February 6. Then onward it is Jyeshta or Kettai or Triketta nakshatra till 4:16 PM on February 7. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Go

Story In Hindu Religion – Balancing Spirituality And Sexual Desires

The story in Hindu religion on balancing spirituality and sexual desires is found in the Vana Parva of Mahabharata. In the Mahabharata, Indra advised Pandavas to use their years of exile wisely to travel, see new places, and learn new skills and to spend time with sages and learned people. This will help them in becoming better human beings and rulers. The story was narrated to the Pandavas by a sage. The story is of Sage Vibhandaka, who so strongly believed in a life of abstinence from sex.   Legend has it that Sage Vibhandaka was seduced by celestial damsel Urvashi. Semen from Vibhandaka fell into a river and this went into the stomach of a Doe that was drinking water. Rishyasringa was given birth by the Doe (female deer). After the incident, Sage Vibhandaka had this guilt that he failed control his desire. The visit of Urvashi also disturbed his Brahmacharya and Tapas. Vibhandaka did not want the same fate for his son. So he refused to teach his son Rishyashringa, anything abo

Cave Temples In Kerala – Popular Guha Kshetram in Kerala

 Majority of the cave temples in Kerala were built between 6th and 9th century CE. Most of them are very small compared to the popular Hindu cave temples in western parts of India. Here is look at the cave temples in Kerala. The list of popular Guha temples in Kerala is incomplete as there is no final word regarding anything related to Hindu religion as new information and new discoveries are made regularly. Methala Kallil Cave Temple Methala Kallil cave temple is an ancient cave temple located at Asamannoor Village in Ernakulam district, Kerala. The temple is around 10 km from Kothamangalam, Perumbavoor and Muvattupuzha. The Bhagavathi Prathishta is in a cave beneath a massive rock (75 feet length, 45 feet width and 25 feet) that stands without a support on the ground – this is a wonder. Historical studies indicate that the temple dates back to the third century BC. The natural cave temple is located in the middle of a 28 acre forest. In the beginning it was a Jain Temple as t

Vishwamitra Nadi Sukta – Thirteen Stanzas Addressed To Rivers in Rig Veda III.33

Vishwamitra nadi sukta consists of thirteen stanzas in the Rig Veda III.33 addressed to two rivers. It is in the form of a dialogue. The dialogue hymns in Rig Veda are known as ahyana hymns or ballads. Vishwamitra Nadi Sukta is dialogue between Vishwamitra, a seer of Rig Veda III and the two rivers – Vipas (Beas) and Sutudri (Sutlej) in Punjab. It took place at the confluence of these two rivers, which were flooded when the rishi wanted to cross it. According to Sayana, commentator on Rig Veda, Sage Vishwamitra was the purohita (chief priest) of King Sudas, son of Pijavana, and as a priest, he received a good amount of wealth as dashina with which he came to the confluence of the two rivers. It is also suggested that the Bharata communities were successful in their expedition and they and their priest were confronted at the confluence with the problem of successful and safe crossing, as these two rivers, being urged by Indra, were flowing with a great mass of water, swelling into wa

We Have Choice In Terms Of How We Think, Speak And Act

We have choice in terms of how we think, speak and act in a situation. Quite often, when we make the choice, we are governed by harsh emotions, prejudice, anger and ego. And the end result of it is hatred and numerous other negative problems. Purity in thought, action and speech is necessary for our good health, happiness and spirituality. Each time when we act and talk under the influence of negative emotions, we damage our good health and our mental well-being.  Choose words wisely and use kind words. Remain silent and talk only when it is necessary. Always weigh your words before you utter them. Always keep the tongue in control for a happy life. Always fill the mind with good thoughts. Read, see and hear good things. Act when necessary and make sure that the actions bring in positive results to others and us. When we choose the right words to communicate there will be fruitful cooperation. Many words should never be used. Such words only cause trouble and harm.

5 February 2021 Tithi - Panchang - Hindu Calendar - Good Time - Nakshatra – Rashi

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Friday, 5 February 2021 – It is Krishna Paksha Ashtami tithi or the eighth day during the waning or dark phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Ashtami tithi or the eighth day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 11:01 AM on February 5. Then onward it Krishna Paksha Navami tithi or the ninth day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 8:41 AM on February 6. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on February 5, 2021 as per Hindu Calendar – Good and auspicious time after 6:27 PM.  Nakshatra  – Vishaka or Vishakam nakshatra till 7:19 PM on February 5. Then onward it is Anuradha or Anusham or Anizham nakshatra till 5:43 PM on February 6. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and south Rajasthan), Visha

Vibhava Form Of Bhagavan Vishnu

According to Sri Vaishnava Agamas, Vishnu has five aspects or modes. They are para, vyuha, vibhava, antaryami and archavatara. Bhagavan Vishnu is said to assume various manifestations from time to time to protect the virtuous, punish the wicked and re-establish dharma. These incarnations are called vibhavas, more popularly avatars or descents into the world. The popular and well known Vibhavas are ten in number – Matsya, Kurma, Varaha, Narasimha, Vamana, Parashurama, Rama, Balarama, Sri Krishna and Kalki. Another set of popular Vibhava form is 24 in number. This includes various Sages and other minor incarnations like Mohini Avatar etc. When a devotee following dharma is danger, Vishnu appears in human or non-human or inanimate form to help the devotee. These forms are also part of Vibhava. Vibhava is the form that Vishnu takes to help a living being in the universe.

Vasoorimala Goddess Worshipped In Kerala Temples – Story

Vasoorimala is a Goddess worshiped in many Kerala temples. She is an important Upa Devata or subsidiary deity in Goddess Bhagavathi or Shiva temples. She is more closely associated with Shakti and Shiva (Shaiva) worship. As per some belief Vasoorimala is the wife of Demon Daruka who was annihilated by Goddess Bhadrakali. Majority of Bhagavathi temples in Kerala are based on the legend of Kali killing demon Daruka. Vasoorimala Theyyam Performed In North Kerala Manodari was the wife of Demon Daruka. After the death of her husband, she did penance and tapas and pleased Shiva. She demanded weapon to kill Goddess Kali who was responsible for the death of her husband. Shiva gave her his sweat. Manodari then threw the sweat of Shiva on Goddess Kali. Bhadrakali had pustules on her body. She had pox which resulted in her skin erupting. In anger Bhadrakali removed the eyes of Manodari and made her a servant of hers. From that day onwards Manodari came to be known as Vasoorimala. Thus she finds

Anthapura In Palace – Living Quarters Of Queens Of Hindu Kings

The living quarters of queens of Hindu kings in palace was known as Anthapura. These special apartments for royal women were not accessible without permission. Arthashastra of Kautilya talks about anthapura. An official put in charge of this particular section of the palace was known as anthapura adhyaka or kanchukin. In ancient Hindu kingdoms, the anthapura adhyaka, was an elderly man, generally depicted in literature as a benevolent and fatherly friend to the king and women. He arranged for security, protection and the welfare of the women in anthapura. It must be noted here that the official of anthapura was not a eunuch. This was a common practice in many other civilizations but not in Hindu palaces. The main use of anthapura was to provide the much needed security to women from regional rivalries and marauding foreigners. Literature related to palace life state that the women in Anthapura led a free life. The chief queen was the most powerful person in the Anthapura. Sanskrit te

On Healthy Relationships – Some Tips and Quips

A collection of tips and quotes on healthy relationships Healthy relationships can do wonders for our life. It is a real source of positive energy. A harmonious relationship provides comfort, love, confidence, courage, and respect. It results in spiritual and mental growth. There will be no stagnation. When we are not in a healthy relationship, it can cause anger, conflict, pain, resentment, career issues, health issues and life-threatening problems. Never get choked in a relationship. There should be compatibility in a relationship. There should not be any kind of forcing and coercion. There should be some common ground to share likes, thoughts, and feelings. Never be judgmental and critical in a relationship. There should be flexibility. There should be balance in a relationship. Do not put a mask in a relationship. Do not say words of love and have thoughts of hatred and rejection. We may not be saying it loud but our actions and body language will convey the negati

4 February 2021 Tithi - Panchang - Hindu Calendar - Good Time - Nakshatra – Rashi

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Thursday, 4 February 2021 – It is Krishna Paksha Saptami tithi or the seventh day during the waning or dark phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Saptami tithi or the seventh day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 1:24 PM on February 4. Then onward it Krishna Paksha Ashtami tithi or the eighth day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 11:01 AM on February 5. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on February 4, 2021 as per Hindu Calendar – Good and auspicious time till 7:44 PM.  Nakshatra  – Swati or Chothi nakshatra till 9:00 PM on February 4. Then onward it is Vishaka or Vishakam nakshatra till 7:19 PM on February 5. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and south Rajasthan), Swathi or Chot

Sree Keezhara Koolom Bhagavathy Temple Theyyam Festival – Kannur Cherukunnu Keezhara Temple Kaliyattam Festival

Sree Keezhara Kulom Bhagavathy temple is located at Cherukunnu on Keecheri – Anchampeedika – Panthottam road on Kannur – Payyannur Road in Kannur district, Kerala. Sree Keezhara Koolom Bhagavathy Temple Theyyam festival 2023 date is February 14 to February 19. The annual Kaliyattam and Theyyam festival is held from Kumbham 2 to Kumbham 7. During the six days of the festival 17 Theyyams are performed. A unique ritual known as Dikhu Kalasham (Dikkalasham) is held before the festival. On Makaram 25, the rice without husk (nellu) need for Kalasam is measured on the day. The people who take kalasham begin their vratham from the day. On midnight on Kumbha 3 – 4, the kalasham is carried by four people who are accompanied by Chuttu Vettakaar (people holding fire lit coconut dried coconut leaves). At a particular point they disperse and ran in the four directions of Keezhara and place the kalashams. The Thiya community takes kalasham during the kaliyattam. Special rites like fish offering

Pakkil Sree Dharmasastha Temple Festival In Kottayam - Sankranti Vanibham

Pakkil Sree Dharmasastha Temple is located around 7 km from Kottayam Railway Station. Pakkil Dharmasastha temple festival 2023 date is March 27 to April 5. The 10-day annual festival in the temple is observed with Arattu on Uthram nakshatra in Meenam month. Another important festival is the Sankranti Vanibham held on the first day of Karkidakam month or Ramayana masam (July 17, 2023). The main murti worshipped in the temple is Sastha and faces east. The vigraham is in sitting padmasana posture. The Upa Devatas worshipped in the temple are Malanadu Bhagavathy and Nagarajavu. Pakkil Sree Dharmasastha Temple History As per history, Pakkil Dharmasastha is the paradevata of Thekkumkoor kings. At first it was a small temple. The current temple was constructed by Thekkumkoor kings. The Kalari students of Thekkumkoor used to make their first performance in the temple. The group who were initiated in the temple in Kalari were known as Pakkil Pada. Pakkil Vanibham It is believed that the fir