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Ucchishta In Hinduism – Food Leftover Concept

Etymologically, the meaning of Ucchishta is anything leftover as a remainder, rejected or abandoned. The term Ucchishta has undergone severe changes in Hinduism. The word is derived from the root ‘sis’ preceded by the prefix ‘ut’, “meaning to leave as a remainder”, and followed by the suffix kta.  Today in Hinduism, its conventional sense is widely used to denote the food left in the plate from which one has eaten, and, one who has not washed his hands and mouth after a meal and hence impure. The term plays an important role in religious contexts, bearing multidimensional senses like remainder of food, residue of sacrifice, unholy, impure, stale, an attribute of gods like Ucchishta Ganapati, and goddess like Ucchista Chandalini, a form of Goddess Matangi. Ucchishta As Germ Of Creation In Vedas In Vedic literature, ucchishta is praised as a residue of sacrifice in which the germ of worldly creation exists. The idea is found in the Atharva Veda in a complete hymn as a glori

Maruthoor Karthyayani Temple About - Festival

Maruthoor Karthyayani temple is located around 3 km from Thrissur town in Kerala. There are no annual festival which involves kodiyettam and arattu. The main festival is observed on the Karthika nakshatra day in Vrischikam month. This temple is one among the 108 Durga temples in Kerala. It is believed that the prathishta in the temple was performed by Parashurama. Marutha Muni had performed the puna prathishta (re-consecration) in the temple. The main sanctum sanctorum is square shaped and the deity faces east. In the northeast corner of the temple there is a prathishta of Maruta Muni. It is believed that the temple once belong to Namboothiris. 

Manakkadu Temple At Vannery In Malappuram - Unique Goddess Murti - Festival

Manakkadu Temple is a unique temple located at Vannery near Perumpadappu in Malappuram district, Kerala. The Prathishta festival in the temple is observed Meenam 15. Kalamezhuthu Pattu and Guruti are held on Tuesday and Friday. The temple belongs to Kattumadam Mana. The main deities worshipped in the temple are Goddess Bhadrakali, Shiva and Vishnu. The Bhadrakali Murti worshipped in the temple is unique – upper body part of the murti is made of wood and the below part is made of granite. It is said that Goddess Kali appeared with upper part of her body in the pond near the temple and she was consecrated in that form. Vishnu and Bhadrakali faces west and Shiva faces east. The Upa Devatas worshipped in the temple are Ganapathy and Ayyappan.

Manikandapuram Sri Krishna Temple History - Festival

Manikandapuram Sri Krishna temple is located at Vakathanam in Kottayam district, Kerala. The 10-day annual festival begins on Anizham nakshatra in Medam month with kodiyettam. Chaturbahu Sri Krishna – Bhagavan with four hands – is worshipped in the temple. The sanctum sanctorum is circular – vatta sreekovil. The deity faces west. The Upa Devatas worshipped in the temple are Shiva, Unni Ganapathy, Annapurna, Bhuvaneshwari and Venna Krishnan. It is believed that the temple was built before 1175 AD. The temple is believed to have been built by Eravi Manikandan who was a Thekkumkoor king. The 14 th century Unni Neeli sandesham literary work mentions the temple. Ashtami Rohini is another important festival observed in the temple.

Manalur Ayyappankavu Temple Information - History - Festival

Manalur Ayyappankavu temple is located on the Kanjani – Guruvayur road and is around 2 km from Kanjani in Thrissur district, Kerala. The 8-day temple festival ends with arattu on Uthram nakshatra in Makaram month. Ayyappa in the temple is in grihasthashram with wife and son. The Upa Devatas worshipped in the temple Ganapathy and Nagam. The keezhedam of this temple is Parikkal Bhagavathy temple. This temple is mentioned in the thottam pattu and thus it is one among the 108 Ayyappa temples in Kerala. The shrine is a big temple with gopuram, nalambalam, valiya ambalam, pond, flag post and nadapura. There are two versions regarding the history of the temple – one states that the temple belonged six Nair families. Another version is that the temple was captured from Namboothiris by Kochi king and was given to Nair padayalikal (Nair soldiers). The temple is now maintained by a committee of villagers.

Hedonistic School Of Thought Before Charvaka In Hinduism – Ucchedavada

The theory of non-eternal existence of all beings is known as ucchedavada – this is the Hedonistic school of thought before the arrival of famous Charvaka. This was also the name of Indian materialism in its early age. The most authoritative and the oldest reference to Ucchedavada is found in Brahmajala Sutta (Digha Nikaya I-12-39) and Sthana Sutta (IV – 4), where Buddha and Mahavira have classified different tenets of philosophies of the time. A similar mode of classification can be traced in several older texts, where the terms identifying particular systems of philosophy sometimes overlap. It is difficult to identify the founder and followers of a particular school, unless the passages are studied with constant reference to those individual thinkers to whose views they actually apply. The oldest known Buddhist and Jaina works furnish us with some stereotyped extracts relating to two materialistic thinkers, Ajitakeshakambala and Payasi. Ajitakeshakambala was an elder

Sri Krishna Shantidoot Teachings In Mahabharata

Sri Krishna talks to Duryodhana as Shantidoot or messenger of peace in Hastinapura court in the Mahabharata. The activity of wise is directed towards virtue, wealth, and pleasure. When not all of them are attainable, the wise aim for virtue and wealth. Again if it is impossible to achieve the two, the wise aim for Virtue. Wealth is the cause strife and pleasure and it is pursued by fool alone. The man who abandons virtue by being a slave of senses never attains happiness on earth. Desiring to secure profit and pleasure, through improper means, the foolish person abandon virtue. The one who practices virtue alone achieves true pleasure and true wealth. Virtue alone is the means of obtaining everything in this world. He who has the power of virtue flourishes like a flame in the forest.

15 January 2021 Tithi - Panchang - Hindu Calendar - Good Time - Nakshatra – Rashi

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Friday, 15 January 2021 – It is Shukla Paksha Dwitiya tithi or the second day during waxing or light phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Dwitiya tithi or the second day during waxing or light phase of moon till 8:38 AM on January 15. Then onward it Shukla Paksha Tritiya tithi or the third day during waxing or light phase of moon till 8:35 AM on January 16. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on January 15, 2021 as per Hindu Calendar – There is no good and auspicious time on the entire day.  Nakshatra  – Shravana or Thiruvonam or Sravana Nakshatra till 5:51 AM on January 15. Then onward it is Dhanishta or Sravishta or Avittam Nakshatra till 6:19 AM on January 16. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and so