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Yuga – Cycle Of Time In Hinduism And Throw of Dice

Krita, Treta, Dwapara and Kali are four yugas (Taittiriya Samhita IV.3.3). These four names are connected initially with different throws of dice in the game of gambling: vocable krita occurs in Rig Veda 10.34.6, where it signifies “a lucky throw”, “the highest throw”, “victorious throw.” An unlucky throw is known as kali and is referred to in the Rig Veda 10.34.2 by the word eka-para indirectly. In the Mahabharata also, they signify throws of dice. These terms were used, it appears, in the sense of various throws of dice, even up to the latest period of Vedic literature. 15th Century Temple At Kumbhalgarh Fort, Rajasthan The word yuga is derived from yuj (to connect), and it has several semantic nuances. It occurs 33 times in Rig Veda. In some places it means ‘yoke’ (Rig Veda In some other places it signifies a period of time. The concept of yuga as a period of five years is indicated in some later texts, eg Arthashastra of Kautilya, the Mahabharata, Vayu Purana and Ved

Chaturbhuja Temple At Naggar In Kullu – Manali – Himachal Pradesh

Chaturbhuja Temple at Naggar, is around 20 kms from Kullu and 25 kms from Manali, in Himachal Pradesh. This is one of the oldest Shikhara temples dedicated to Bhagwan Vishnu in this region of Himachal. The Chaturbhuja temple dates back to the 9th-10th centuries. The shrine is near to the famous Naggar castle. The shrine is accessed by a steep downward path that goes down from the castle. The four-armed or Chaturbhuja murti of Bhagavan Vishnu is made of ashtadhatu – an alloy of eight metals. The murti measures 1.2 meters in height. It stands on a pedestal carved with lotus flowers. A Shivling and couple of other stone murtis are found along the walls of the temple. The roof of Naggar Chaturbhuja temple is made of stone and decorative work is minimal. But the shikhara is noticeably different. Instead of being the usual tall shikhara as is the case in most other temples, the one here is broad and squats low. This makes the outer wooden canopy over it look broad, and hence, the tem

Quotes And Quips On Life

Quotes and Quips on various aspects of life. There is no great war in life. However, there are these frequent little battles. If we can win these little battles, then life becomes a success. Those who run away from the little battles of life never make it to the podium happiness.  Too much analysis takes the zest out of life. It is fine to listen to the heart even if it is illogical. We will need to evolve constantly to reach the goal of self-realization. Never stop learning. When we stop learning, we are opening the door to the unreal. If we need to know the real, keep learning.  Peace is possible when we are ready to accept diversity.  The moment we are ready to drop desire and attachment, the mind will become calm and relaxed. Mayuranatha Swamy Temple at Mayavaram town in Mayiladuthurai District, Tamil Nadu The goal of every person is happiness. But sadly, the majority of us do not know what is happiness. We think the wave to be happiness. But it disappears i

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

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Thursday, 6 May 2021 – It is Krishna Paksha Dashami tithi or the tenth 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 4:52 PM on May 6. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Ekadashi tithi or the eleventh day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 5:20 PM on May 7. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on May 6, 2021 as per Hindu Calendar – There is no good and auspicious time on the entire day.  Nakshatra  – Satabhisha or Sadayam or Chathayam nakshatra till 1:27 PM on May 6. Then onward it is Purva Bhadrapada or Pooruruttathi nakshatra till 2:30 PM on May 7. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and south Raja