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Changdev Pasashti In Marathi – Advice By Sant Dnyaneshwar to Changdev

Changdev Pasashti is a text on Natha tradition in Marathi. The Marathi religious book consists of sixty five verses. The subject matter of the text is the advice of the great Marathi Saint Jnaneshwar (1271 – 93 AD). The advice was given by Sant Dnyaneshwar to Changadeva, the author of the text. Changdev was a famous hatha yogi. Subject Matter Of Changdev Pasashti Changdev Pasashti describes the philosophy of the Natha spiritual tradition, called Chidvilasa. The tradition looks upon the world of objects as a manifestation of the basic reality of Lord Shiva called Chit. The common man, in daily life, sees only the manifest world and not the Chit underlying it. In actuality, the chit alone exists, but it appears to take various forms. Just as the weaves on the surface of water are indistinct from the water itself, and ornaments in all their variety are gold itself, similarly the manifest world is in reality the Chit only. All variety is actually the play, i.e, vilasa

Paramekkavu Bhagavathi Temple History – Festival

Paramekkavu Bhagavathi temple is located east of Vadakkumnathan Temple in Thrissur town, Kerala. The history of Paramekkavu Bhagavathi temple is associated with Thirumandhamkunnu temple. The most important festivals in the temple are Prathishta Dinam, Navratri, Vela and Mahashivratri.  The temple is one of the most important Bhagavathi temples in Kerala. The murti worshipped in the temple is that of the Kanyaka form of Goddess Bhagavathi – young virgin girl. The form of Goddess is before killing demon Darika. The murti is carved out of wood. The prathishta is unique as Goddess sits with her right leg in padmasana and the left leg is hanging down. The temple has prime position in the world famous Thrissur Pooram. Paramekkavu Bhagavathi Temple History The belief is that a devotee named Appattukuruppal had got (bhajichu kondu varika) Bhagavathi from Angadipuram Thirumandhamkunnu. He consecrated Bhagavathi atop a rock – para in malayalam. Appattu Kuruppal used to visit Thirumandh

Teachings On Bliss In Hinduism

We commit an error in associating happiness with material possessions. It is also by error that we imagine we are the arbiters of our own destiny. But the error of errors lies in the assumption that objects outside (of ourselves) can cause or produce happiness within (ourselves). We forget our real nature. By serious introspection we are certain to know the truth that happiness lies within ourselves. It has to be sought only within. ……………….. Normally people derive happiness by acquiring possessions. However the opposite is also true. Sometimes the pleasure derived from renouncing possessions voluntarily or being relieved of them by force is equally great. Even kings acknowledge this. ……….. If a man thinks that his happiness is due to external causes and his possessions, it is reasonable to conclude that his happiness must increase with the increase of possessions and diminish in proportion to their diminution. Therefore if he is devoid of possessions, his happiness should be n

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

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Tuesday, 9 March 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 Ekadashi tithi or the eleventh day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 3:52 PM on March 9. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Dwadashi tithi or the twelfth day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 2:52 PM on March 10. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on March 9, 2021 as per Hindu Calendar – Good and auspicious time on the entire day.  Nakshatra  – Uttarashada or Uthradam nakshatra till 9:26 PM on March 9. Then onward it is Shravana or Thiruvonam or Sravanam nakshatram till 9:12 PM on March 10.  (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and south R