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What Is Viraja Homa? – Yagna To Prepare Vibhuti Or Bhasma

The article originally written and contributed by Sarma Sastrigal. It is found in the book titled ‘The Great  Hindu Tradition’ written by Sarma Sastrigal. Viraja Homa is performed primarily to prepare Vibhuti from pure cow dung. This yagna is conducted every month on the Shivratri Day generally (Chaturdashi Tithi). During this Homa some portions from the Mahanarayanopanishad are chanted with related prayogas as prescribed. Lingaraj Temple - Bhubaneswar - Odisha   The mantras chanted are very powerful and comprise prayers for our atma-vicharana, atma-vidya and Brahma jnana. This homa is also part of the Sanyasa Deeksha Sweekarana (monastic initiation) rituals.  Some parts of the mantras are recited by upasakas of Sri Vidya during their atma-puja and so on. Vibhuti only out of cow dung It is a fact that the performance of Viraja Homa has become very rare these days, but we should strive to get the Vibhuti from pure cow dung only, even without the homa, instead of buying the c

Dreaming Of Getting Married – Meaning

Dreaming of getting married is both positive and negative sign as per dream meaning and interpretation. The dream is very common dream and it is directly connected to unfulfilled desires regarding romance and marriage. It also means you can expect change in your relationship status soon. Dreams of getting married and you wake up terrified or sad means you will be forced to get married against your wishes and thus your dreams or career will be impacted. Dreaming of getting married and you are happy means you will have your romantic dreams fulfilled and might get married to the desired partner. Dreaming of getting married and it is to a known already married person, and then it means some kind of trouble in future especially to married life. It also means you will get into unwanted relationships in near future. Dreaming of getting married and you have no inclination to get married and seeing the dream means you might get into a relationship that will not be to your liking. Dreams of gett

Thirumandhamkunnu Pooram 2022 Date – Angadipuram Thirumandhamkunnu Bhagavathy Temple Festival

Thirumandhamkunnu Bhagavathy temple is located at Angadipuram in Malappuram district, Kerala. Thirumandhamkunnu pooram festival 2022 date is April 7 to April 17. The 11-day festival begins on Makayiram nakshatra day in Meenam month. The Famous 22 Arattu Of Thirumandhamkunnu Bhagavathy Temple During the festival the murti of Thirumandhamkunnu Bhagavathy is taken out from Mathrusala (sanctum sanctorum) on a caparisoned elephant for arattu (holy bath). Known as Pooram Purappadu, the procession is accompanied by four elephants, nadaswaram and chenda melam and this procession is performed on all 11 days of the festival. The main attraction of the festival is these processions from temple to the river and back, which is done two times - one in the morning and the other in the evening. The 11-day festival in Menam month witnesses 21 arattu of the Goddess. A large number of devotees, warriors of traditional squads and the Komarams or velichappadu (oracles) of Azhikkal, Valiyakunnu and Kong

Why Our Mind Easily Get Disturbed By External Factors?

The external factors disturb us so much because of our identification with them. Some objects, persons, power, or positions become part of our personality, rather sometimes, the centres of our personality. We feel that we are lost when they are lost. We get alienated from our personality. We become slave to the wealth we have created; we get imprisoned in the house we have built; we sell ourselves to the institution we have originated; the book we have written becomes our very soul; similarly, power becomes the centre of our personality. We alienate from ourselves by identification with something other than ourselves. This is called self-alienation. Sun Temple At Konark - Odisha   The things we identify ourselves with are always subject to change, because they are part of the changing environment, and these changes will enkindle different kinds of feelings within us. In Vyasa’s commentary on Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra we come across this following passage: ‘Identifying oneself wit

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

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Friday, 19 March 2021 – It is Shukla Paksha Sashti tithi or the sixth day during the waxing or light phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Sashti tithi or the sixth day during the waxing or light phase of moon on the entire day on March 19 and till 1:20 AM on March 20. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Saptami tithi or the seventh day during the waxing or light phase of moon till 3:05 AM on March 21. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on March 19, 2021 as per Hindu Calendar – Good and auspicious time after 1:43 PM.  Nakshatra  – Krittika or Karthigai or Karthika Nakshatra till 11:01 AM on March 19. Then onward it is Rohini Nakshatra till 1:26 PM on March 20. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and south R