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Haravijaya – Epic Poem In Sanskrit Based On Shiva Defeating Andhaka

Haravijaya is an epic poem in Sanskrit and is based on the famous puranic episode of Lord Shiva defeating demon Andhaka. Haravijaya was written by Rajanaka Ratnakara (850 AD). It contains fifty sargas or cantos. The congenitally blind Andhaka practices severe penance in order to gain supernatural strength. After regaining his sight, he harasses the three worlds like his predecessors Taraka and Ravana till Shiva slays him and saves the world. This unusually long poem gives the author enough scope to exhibit his poetic skill. Besides devoting himself to the main theme, he delights in descriptions of gods and nature in all its variety, for example, the cosmic dance of Shiva in heaven, the seasons, Meru and Mandara mountains, water sports, the rising of the moon, the hermaphrodite form of Shiva, drinking bout of asuras, and Chandi etc. The preparation for the battle and the actual battle are described vividly in about ten sargas. Rajanaka Ratnakara was the son of Amritabhanu. His

Chakra Mandala Posture In Indian Classical Dance

Chakra mandala, or the wheeled body, is one of the postures in the Indian dance movement diction. The word chakra means a wheel or circularity, and mandala in this case, is the shape or position of the body. This position could be held in a freeze or used as a transition to punctuate a string of movement phrases. Chakra mandala posture in Indian classical dance is one of the karanas (combined movement of hands, feet and body to form posture. They are 108 in number and have been found depicted in the form of stone carvings on the outer walls of the Nataraja Temple at Chidambaram. In the Chakra mandala posture, the upper body is bend downwards and held between the two arms hanging straight down to the ground. The legs are spread wide apart, with knees bent into a near squat position and palms and hand resting under the feet. The back can either be rounded or positioned flat with the head held up and eyes focus straight ahead. Though this posture is rarely used in the classical solo

Simple Steps to Forgive Someone

If we wish to lead an insightful and meaningful life, then it is a must that we make forgiveness a habit. Peace and prosperity are only possible through forgiveness. Here are 10 steps to forgiveness. First and foremost we need to understand that no external force can hurt our soul. What people are hurting is our ego – it is unreal. There is no I. There is only one single supreme source and it cannot be hurt. The one hurting and the one getting hurt are both living in the unreal. When you feel you are hurt, you need understand the situation properly and you should be able to narrate it properly. You should not become emotional and be carried away. Write it down. Look for ways to solve it positively. When you carry animosity, it will only hurt you. It is not going to damage others. So forgiveness is for you not for the other person. Learn to forgive to make your life better. It is not necessary that you should continue to be in a relationship with the person whom you hav

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

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Tuesday, 11 May 2021 – It is Amavasya Tithi or the no moon day in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Amavasya Tithi or the no moon day till 11:26 PM on May 11. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the waxing or light phase of moon on the entire day on May 12 and till 1:29 AM on May 13. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on May 11, 2021 as per Hindu Calendar – There is no good and auspicious time on the entire day.  Nakshatra  – Bharani nakshatra till 10:54 PM on May 11. Then onward it is Krittika or Karthigai or Karthika nakshatra on the entire day on May 12 and till 1:33 AM on May 13. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and south Rajasthan), Bharani nakshatra till 11:32 PM on May 11. Then onwa