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Jiddu Krishnamurti Quotes

Jiddu Krishnamurti ( 11 May 1895 - 17 February 1986)  was a philosopher, speaker and writer. This is a collection of Jiddu Krishnamurti quotes on various topics … Every day we see or read of appalling things happenings in the world as the result of violence in man. You may say, “I can’t do anything about it,” or “How can I influence the world?” I think you can tremendously influence the world if in yourself you are not violent, if you lead actually every day a peaceful life – a life which is not competitive, ambitious, envious – a life which does not create enmity. Small fires can become a blaze. We have reduced the world to its present state of chaos by our self centered activity, by our prejudices, our hatreds, our nationalism, and when we say we cannot do anything about it, we are accepting disorder in ourselves as inevitable. Any action which has any deep significance must begin with each one of us. I must change first; I must see what is the nature and structure o

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

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Sunday, 7 March 2021 – It is Krishna Paksha Navami tithi or the ninth 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 7:01 PM on March 7. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Dashami tithi or the tenth day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 5:16 PM on March 8. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on March 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 12:18 AM on March 7. Then onward it is Mool or Moolam nakshatra till 11:02 PM on March 7. Then onward it is Purvashada or Pooradam nakshatra till 10:04 PM on March 8 . (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of Indi

Sita Ashtami 2023 Date

Sita Ashtami is believed to be the day when Sita Devi appeared on earth as per traditional calendar and Panchangs followed in  North India . Sita Ashtami 2023 date is February 14. Sita Ashtami is observed on the eighth day of the Krishna Paksha (waning phase of moon) of Phalguna month (February – March). Mata Sita is an embodiment of purity and wifely devotion and the consort of Sri Ram in Ramayan. Mata Sita was adopted by King Janaka; after he found her while ploughing his field. Sita is believed to be an incarnation of Goddess Lakshmi and is worshipped in temples dedicated to Lord Ram. Mata Sita’s abduction by Ravana and her subsequent rescue by Lord Ram, Lakshman, Hanuman and Vanar Sena is the central theme of the Ramayana. So powerful was Sita’s chastity that even though she was carried away by Ravana and kept imprisoned, Ravana could never reach near her as she kept meditating on Lord Ram; and the energy she created out of meditation was powerful enough t

Guru Pratipada - Shree Kshetra Ganagapur

Guru Pratipada is an auspicious day observed the day after Maghi Purnima, full moon day in Magh month (January – February) as per traditional Hindu calendar followed in Maharashtra. Guru Pratipada 2023 date is February 6. The day is of great importance in numerous temples and sacred spots in western and northern parts of India . The famous Ganagapur Yatra is observed on the day. Guru Pratipada is also the day when Dattavatari Shri Nrusimha Saraswati Swami Maharaj left the physical body and merged with the Supreme Soul. Sri Nrusimha Saraswati Swami is believed to be the the second incarnation of Lord Dattatreya. A week long rituals, satsangs and cultural programs are organized during the period. The prayers culminate on the last day which is also the most important day popularly known as Guru Pratipada. It is observed on the first day during the Krishna Paksha of Magha Mahina as per traditional calendar followed in  Maharashtra  and Karnataka.

Teachings On Self-Surrender In Hinduism

This is a collection of teachings on Self-Surrender based on Hinduism by Swami Ramdas (1884 – 1963) (affectionately known as Papa Ramdas) of Anandashram. Self-surrender means offering of all your actions to the divine Shakti, i.e. to become conscious by gradual practice that you, as a separate individual doer, do not exist. To maintain the equilibrium of mind, the sovereign remedy is to submit calmly to the will and workings of God who guides and controls the destinies of the universe. Take anything that comes as being for your best. Have implicit trust in His mercy and goodness. Be brave and cheerful always and let no passing storms of life overpower you. Surrender yourself to the divine Mother who is the Shakti that works in you, and She will see that you live a true and peaceful life, ever guided and led by Her omniscient will. Make your entire life and all its activities a blissful expression of Truth. To realise His presence within us and be the willing and playfu

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

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Saturday, 6 March 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 9:02 PM on March 6. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Navami tithi or the ninth day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 7:01 PM on March 7. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on March 6, 2021 as per Hindu Calendar – There is no good and auspicious time on the entire day.  Nakshatra  – Anuradha or Anusham nakshatra till 1:47 AM on March 6. Then onward it is Jyeshta or Kettai or Triketta nakshatra till 12:18 AM on March 7. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and south Rajasthan), Jy

Hindu Calendar 2022 With Tithi pdf – Download Hindu Calendar 2022 in English And Hindi for Free

Hindu Calendar 2022 with Tithi in pdf for free download is in English and Hindi and is based on Calendars followed in North India – Jammu and Kashmir, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi, Uttaranchal, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Bihar and Jharkhand. A month in this Hindu calendar begins after Purnima and ends on Purnima. All important festivals and fasting 2022 dates are marked in the calendar. Link –  Download Hindu Calendar 2022 with Tithi in pdf  (English) Link -  Download Hindu Calendar 2022 with Tithi in Hindi in pdf  ( हिंदी ) - contains important festivals and vrat. The font is in Hindi.  The calendar is based on Purnima system. A traditional Hindu month begins after Purnima or full moon day.

Vaishvanara Agni In Vedas – Information About Agni In Vedas

Vaishvanara is one of the synonyms of Agni, the fire god in Hinduism. Some of the Rig Vedic mantras (IX.66) are associated with Vaishvanara Agni. He is regarded as water-born, cow-born, law-born, born from the sky, from the breath etc. and even his three births in the sea, heaven and waters are referred to in early literature. The birth of Vaishvanara Agni from ten young women is figurative of his creation from Aranis with the help of ten fingers. He has various forms and lives in three abodes. He is described as having seven red tongues (also seven red steeds), seven faces, a huge mouth, redneck, tawny eyes, bright hair and golden seed. Vaishvanara Agni is the first dispeller of darkness. Literature has several references to his varied names and epithets, allegorical and metaphorical also, which bespeak of his appearance, functions, relations, and distinctive features: Saptajihva (having seven tongues), Pingaksha (tawny red), Aranisuta (son of Aranis), Kumarasu (father of Kumara),

Elanjimel Vallikavu Temple Near Mavelikara In Kerala

Elanjimel Vallikavu temple is located at Budhanoor near Mavelikara in Alappuzha district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathi or Devi. There are two groves or kavu – Thekke Kavu (South) and Vadakke Kavu (North). The important kavu is the Vadakke Kavu. The main murti worshipped in the kavu is Goddess Bhadrakali. The deity faces east. Women are not allowed inside the Vadakke Kavu. Men are not allowed to view the bimbam or vigraham. Only the eastern side door of the temple is opened. The shrine is only open on Sunday, Tuesday and Friday. Apart from these days, shrine is open on the first day of Malayalam month and also from Vrischikam 1 to Dhanu 1 for 32 days. Pujari in the temple is a Kuruppu. Nadapanthal is on the south side of the temple. The temple belonged to Mundappali family. Elanjimel Vallikavu Temple Festival The main festival begins on the Chathayam nakshatra in Chingam month. The festival lasts for 14 days and is known as Maka Mahotsavam. Kalamezhuth

How To Begin Spiritual Quest? - Hinduism Answers

Sage Sanatkumara is one of the four Manasaputras of Brahma and this is the advice given by Sanatkumara to Narada - How to begin spiritual quest? Sage Narada: How do I Begin my Search? You begin with food. Through ahara shuddhi, by eating pure food, you purify your body. Then just as your gross body needs solid food to maintain its existence, your pranic body needs pranic energy to sustain itself. Senses, mind, ego, and intellect all require their own kind of food. Sattvic food, which is fresh, light, and nutritious, taken in the appropriate quantities, at the right time, and with the right attitude of mind, provides a pure diet. Similarly, breathing clean air, with a regulated dominance of right and left nostrils, nourishes the pranic body. Maintaining positive thoughts in a cheerful mind provides nutritious food to the mental body. Constant awareness of the fact that anything indicated by the words 'my' and 'mine' belongs to prakriti-where

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

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Friday, 5 March 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 Sashti tithi or the sixth day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 1:38 AM on March 5. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Saptami tithi or the seventh day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 11:16 PM on March 5. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Ashtami tithi or the eighth day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 9:02 PM on March 6. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on March 5, 2021 as per Hindu Calendar – Good and auspicious time from 8:54 AM to 10:37 PM.  Nakshatra  – Vishakha or Vishakam nakshatra till 3:25 AM on March 5. Then onward it is Anuradha or Anusham nakshatra till 1:47 AM on March 6. (Time applicable in north, south and east

Kanya Rashi Mantra For Marriage

Chanting of the Kanya Rashi Mantra for marriage helps, Kanya Rashi born person to have early marriage to a desired girl or boy. It is also good for those looking to have love marriage. The mantra should be chanted after taking bath in the morning. You should sit in your pooja room or in a quiet place facing northeast and chant the mantra. Kanya Rashi mantra for marriage is: पार्वतीसुताय नम :- Parvati Sutaya Namah The mantra should be chanted 21 times daily for 41 days. Wear white color dress while chanting the mantra. This mantra is dedicated to Ganesha as he removes all kinds of problems related to life. Chanting of the mantra also helps in solving various kinds of relationship problems and love marriage. 

Upcoming Hindu Festivals in March 2021 – Hindu Vrat – Fasting – Rituals in March 2021

Dates of important upcoming festivals and fasting associated with Hinduism in March 2021 – based on major Hindu calendars and Panchang used in India. The festivals, Vrats and ritual days are based on Indian Standard Time (IST). March 2 – Sankashti Ganesh Chaturthi Vrat – Angarak Yog as it is Tuesday moonrise time at 9:47 PM March 6 – Sita Ashtami – Kalashtami March 7 – Ramdas Navami March 8 – Swami Dayanand Saraswati Jayanti March 9 – Vijaya Ekadashi Vrat March 10 – Pradosh Vrat March 11 – Mahashivratri March 13 – Amavasya March 14 – Phalgun month begins in Karnataka, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Telangana, and Andhra Pradesh March 14 – Karadaiyan Nombu in Tamil Nadu (Savitri Vrat) March 14 – Panguni Masam begins in Tamil Nadu March 14 – Meena Masam begins in Kerala March 14 – Kharmas begins in North India March 15 – Chaitra month begins in Bengal March 15 – Phulera Dooj March 15 – Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa Jayanti March 19 – Monthly Muruga Sashti Fasting March

Vatesvara Siddhanta – A Major Treatise On Indian Astronomy

Vatesvara Siddhanta of Vateshvara (b 880 CE) is a major, exhaustive work on Indian astronomy. Vateshvara, son of Mahadatta, hailed from Anandapura in northern Gujarat, which was a great center of Sanskrit learning during his time. Highly original in his presentation of the discipline, Vatesvara’s Siddhanta was considered at par with earlier authorities like Aryabhatta and has been cited as such by later astronomers like Sripati. This Siddhanta was well known also to Persian astronomers and historians like Al-Beruni and others. Sculpture At Padmanabhapuram Palace Vatesvara is the author of two more works: Gola and Karanasara. Gola is a text on spherical astronomy, of which only five chapters are available. The five chapters are: Golaprasamsa on spherics Cedyaka on graphical representations of planetary motion Golabanda on construction of the armillary sphere Golavasana on spherical rationale Bhuglos on terrestrial globe Karnasara, an astronomical manual with tables, is usef

Srimad Bhagavatam Quotes

This is a collection of Srimad Bhagavatam Quotes. The source are mostly English translation of Srimad Bhagavatam. He alone will attain true happiness, who is convinced of the fact that Supreme Truth is non-different from Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva, who are but different aspects of Himself. (Skanda IV, Adhyaya VII) It is by falsely attributing the bodily attributes to self that one is said to have thickness, leanness, disease, hunger, thirst, fear, enmity, desire, sleep, attachment, anger, egotism, pride and sorrow. You say I am dead even when alive. But such is the case with all beings for they are all subject to constant transformations. Bear any feeling constantly towards Hari, whether it be a feeling of love, anger, fear, affection, kinship or devotion and you become full of Him. Do not wonder at this. For  Krishna  is the Lord of all Lords of Yoga. According to the teachings of the Bhagavatam, the loftiest vedantic thought is Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam – the whole world i

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

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Thursday, 4 March 2021 – It is Krishna Paksha Sashti tithi or the sixth day during the waning or dark phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Panchami tithi or the fifth day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 4:03 AM on March 4. It is Krishna Paksha Sashti tithi or the sixth day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 1:38 AM on March 5. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on March 4, 2021 as per Hindu Calendar – Good and auspicious time on the entire day.  Nakshatra  – Swathi or Chothi nakshatra till 5:00 AM on March 4. Then onward it is Vishaka or Vishakam nakshatra till 3:25 AM on March 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 Chothi nakshatra till 1:36 AM

Erattingal Pakkanar Temple At Thritala in Palakkad – Kerala

Erattingal Pakkanar temple is located at Paraya colony (Kumbidi Thiruvinu) at Thritala village in Palakkad district, Kerala. The temple belonged to Pakkanar who was one among the Parayipetta Panthirukulam. Erattingal is the family name of Pakkanar. Even today the puja in the temple is performed by an elder member of the family. The main deity worshipped in the temple is Goddess Bhagavathi who was brought here by Pakkanar (Avachichu Kondu Varika). Other deities brought here by Pakkanar include Dandan, Karingkutti and 82,000 other gods. There is also a separate pratishta of Pakkanar. Legend has it that Pakkanar had got flowers from Mangalamkunnu and it had fallen on the banks of the Bharathapuzha River and he got the Seva Murti in the temple from here. The murtis worshipped in the temple are made of stone, bronze and wood. The deities face east. Attaprianl in the temple is held on the first day of Vrischikam month. Rituals like Teekutti, Karinkutti etc are held in the temple. A

Paramesthi – About Hindu God Paramestha

Paramesthi, or Paramestha, is a term used to refer to Hindu God Brahma. The term means spiritual teacher. It must be noted here that the term Paramesthi is also used to refer to Shiva, Vishnu, Garuda and Agni. In the works of Kalidasa too Brahma is referred as Paramesthi. The term means that Brahma is the spiritual guru who can help living being attain the ultimate bliss – reaching the abode of Paramatma. The four head of Brahma symbolizes the four Vedas, the four yugas and the four directions. The four-faced head also symbolizes both the severing of all conceptualizations, and the development of altruism through the four immeasurable of compassion, love, sympathetic joy and equanimity. Brahma is the best know expression of the concept of the cosmogenic deployment of the spatial directions is Brahma, whose four heads, facing the quarters, symbolize the directional emanation of space. He is the source, the seed, of all that is. Whereas Brahman, the unoriented and boundless imm

Why God Ganesha or Ganapati is known as Siddhivinayak?

Hindu God Ganesha or Ganapati is known as Siddhivinayak because it is believed that he is the giver of all Siddhis – meaning perfection or accomplishment or attainment or success or talents . All Siddhis reside in Ganapati and we can achieve them only with His blessings. Therefore, before starting any new we chant the mantra Sri Ganeshaya Nama. A siddha is one who is accomplished or perfected or perpetually perfecting in the Siddhis and enlightenment with the blessing of Ganesha. Some examples of major siddhis that develop on account of the blessing of Siddhivinayak are levitation, invisibility, bilocation, becoming smaller than an atom, clairaudience, clairvoyance, telepathy, telekinesis, ability to materialize anything at will instantly, traveling at the speed of thought, remote viewing , power of healing touch, healing gaze, resurrection, eternally young body, rainbow body and physical immortality. Siddhivinayak is flanked by Riddhi and Siddhi - the two wives. Riddhi symbo

Teachings From Hastamalaka of Adi Shankaracharya

A collection of teachings from Hastamalaka of Adi Shankaracharya Who are you? Whose child are you? Whither are you bound? What is your name? Whence you have come? Oh Child! I should like to hear your reply to these questions.’ Thus spoke Sri Shankaracharya to the boy, and Hastamalaka replied as follows. I am neither man, God, yaksha, brahmin, kshatriya, vaishya, sudra, brahmachari, householder, forest dweller, nor sannyasi; but I am pure awareness alone. Just as the sun causes all worldly movements, so do I – the ever-present, conscious Self – cause the mind to be active and the senses to function. Again, just as the ether is all-pervading yet devoid of any specific qualities, so am I free from all qualities. I am the conscious Self, ever-present and associated with everything in the same manner as heat is always associated with fire. I am that eternal, undifferentiated, unshaken Consciousness, on account of which the insentient mind and senses function, each in its own mann

3 March 2021 Tithi - Panchang - Hindu Calendar - Good Time - Nakshatra – Rashi

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Wednesday, 3 March 2021 – It is Krishna Paksha Chaturthi and Panchami tithi or the fourth and fifth day during the waning or dark phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Chaturthi tithi or the fourth day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 6:23 AM on March 3. It is Krishna Paksha Panchami tithi or the fifth day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 4:03 AM on March 4. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on March 3, 2021 as per Hindu Calendar – Good and auspicious time on the entire day.  Nakshatra  – Chitra or Chithira or Chithirai nakshatra till 6:44 AM on March 3. Then onward it is Swathi or Chothi nakshatra till 5:00 AM on March 4. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and south Rajasthan)

Janakeshwar Shiva – About Jnanakeshwar Form of Shiva

Janakeshwar Shiva is worshipped in Varanasi in India. Information about this form is found in the Kashi Khanda (chapter) of Skanda Purana. Jnanakeshwar form of Shiva is worshipped for getting the ultimate knowledge of self realization. The Jnana which can help one realize the ultimate truth can be attained with the blessing of Shiva. Jnanakeshwar Shivling is worshipped near the famous Malteeshwar Temple. There is also a sacred well located nearby. It is known as Kalodak Koop. Jnankeshwar form of Shiva makes us realize the limitations of the physical body. He teaches us to go beyond the physical. Nothing in the vast cosmos should restrain you from realizing the fact that you are the supreme truth. All boundaries are imaginary and manmade. There are no boundaries to cross. You just need to sit and meditate on Shiva to see what you are searching for lighting up within you. Once you have understood and know this, then you will simply sit back and be part of nature. Jnankeshwar makes

Hinduism Tips For Students to Improve in Studies and Perform Well in Exams

There is no substitute to hard work, dedication and determination. But when we do our bit there is a force to help us out. Like Sri Krishna was there for Arjuna. Here are few tips based on Hinduism teachings for students to improve in studies and perform well in exams. Sandalwood Sculpture Of Shiva - Tripurantaka Murti Mysore, Karnataka Wear six-face rudraksha as this help in achieving concentration. Wake up early in the morning – an hour before sunrise. Take bath and chant the mantra ओम् ऐं सरस्वत्यै नम : (om aim saraswatyai namah) 11 times before starting studies. Keep a picture or painting of Goddess Saraswati in study area. Offer yellow color flowers daily. Keep a crystal or glass globe on the study table. Eat curd mixed with rice daily. Study facing east, north or northeast. Make sure in the back side it was wall not a window. Put light yellow or green color curtain in the study area. Other clothes in the room should be of similar color. Distribute pencil, books and

How To Show God? - Ramana Maharshi Solves The Puzzle

In a famous incident, Ramana Maharshi shows God to a person. Once a person approached Bhagavan Ramana Maharshi and said, “O, Bhagavan, can you show me God?” Ramana Maharshi replied, “I can show you, but I do not know whether you will see Him.”  The man felt insulted and said, “If you can show Him to me, why can I not see Him? I have eyes.” The man insisted, “No, you show me and I will see.” So Ramana Maharshi sat in front of him.  Then just raised one finger and started moving it from one side to another. Five, ten, fifteen minutes went by. The man was still expecting some vision of God to appear. Finally, the man asked, ‘I thought you were going to show me God. Where is He?” Ramana Maharshi said, “I told you I can show you God, but you may not be able to see Him.” The man said, “But you have not shown me anything.” “For twenty minutes I have been showing you God,” Ramana Maharshi said. “How can that be?” asked the confused man. The