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Carpatinatha Of Natha Sect – Story Of Charpatinath

Carpatinatha is a master yogi of the Natha sect. Story of Charpatinath is shrouded in mystery. Satyasrava, a Brahmin of Puneeta village, found a handsome baby in a lonely place while collecting darbha grass. He hesitated to touch it. Then the divine sage, Narada, in the guise of a Brahmin, narrated the heavenly origin of the baby and handed it over to him. Narada also said that the child should be named Carpata. Satyasrava and his wife Chandra reared the boy, performed his thread ceremony and taught him the sacred lore. When Carpata was 12 years old, Narada came back and requested Dattatreya at Badarikashrama for this initiation. Dattatreya agreed but on the condition that the boy must leave the house. Narada then in the guise of a Brahmin student stayed at Satyasrava’s house and succeeded in bringing about a quarrel between the father and the son. Carpata left the house in anger. Narada again met him later and took him to Badarikashrama. He was duly initiated and was invested wi

Kalkulathu Shankara Narayana Swami Temple Near Kottiyam

Kalkulathu Sankara Narayana Swamy temple is located at Thrikkovilvattom in Kollam District, Kerala. The temple is located around 1 km from Kottiyam Kannanalloor Decent Mukku on Thiruvananthapuram – Kollam National Highway. The temple is one among the most famous Shankara Narayana Swamy temple in Kerala. It is believed that the murti worshipped in the temple belonged to a Brahmin who had arrived here from Kalkulam in Kanyakumari District. The murti was the Upasana murti of the Brahmin. It is believed that the Brahmin first resided in the Bhootathankavu near the temple. The Brahmin later resided at Cherukara house at Chenthapurile. As the Brahmin arrived from Kalkulam, the temple came to be known as Kalkulathu Sankaranarayana Swamy temple. Bhoothathankavu is located in the middle of a filed on the eastern side of the temple. The annual temple festival in the temple begins from Bhothathankavu. The temple has sreekovil, nalambalam, namaskara mandapam and upa kovil all made using

Carana Dasa – Nirguna Tradition Saint From Rajasthan

Carana Dasa (1702 – 82) was a saint and author of number of devotional books. He followed the Nirguna tradition and was born in Mewar in Rajasthan. The prime source of inspiration for his works is the eleventh section of Bhagavata Purana. He generally preferred yoga sadhana, laced with knowledge and devotion. It is said that he had 52 disciples. Sahajo Bai and Dayabai were his women disciples. Carana Dasa believed in women’s right to worship and practice of sadhana. Mewar, Rajasthan Carana Dasa is credited with the authorship of 21 works. Among these are Braja Carita, Amar Loka, Akhand Dham Varnan, Dharma Jahaz Varnan, Ashtanga Yoga Varnana, Yoga Sandesha Sagar, Gyan Swarodaya, Prashna Upanishad, Bhakti Padartha Varnana, Man Vikrtikarana, Gutkasar, Brahman Gyan Sagar, Sabda and Bhakti Sagar. Besides these, a few other works such as Jagran Mahatmya, Dan Lila, Matki Lila, Kali Nath Kurukshetra Lila, Nasket Leela and Kavitha are ascribed to his authorship. His description of the sig

Tips - Balancing Career and Personal Life

When we are having a job and family life, it is natural to come under stress, pressure and exhaustion. Work and family life is equally important for all of us. We need to learn to balance career and personal life. The first important mantra to balance career and personal life is to not to think of the other in the wrong place. When you are at work, completely focus on work. When you are with family, give all your attention to children and family members. It is impossible for us to be in two places at a time so wherever you are in a given moment give your hundred percent. Do not put ourselves under pressure by trying to do too many things at a time. We need to learn to manage our pressures. To be successful in career and to have a good family life, do not bring work into family time and do not carry family to work. Focus on what is important for us. Do not focus on what other people will think and what society will say. Stop giving too much importance to others and give importance

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

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Monday, 17 May 2021 – It is Shukla Paksha Panchami Tithi or the fifth day during the waxing or light phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Panchami Tithi or the fifth day during the waxing or light phase of moon till 7:16 AM on May 17. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Sashti Tithi or the sixth day during the waxing or light phase of moon till 7:37 AM on May 18. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on May 17, 2021 as per Hindu Calendar – Good and auspicious time on the entire day.  Nakshatra  – Punarvasu or Punartham Nakshatra till 9:42 AM on May 17. Then onward it is Pushya or Poosam or Pooyam Nakshatra till 10:41 AM on May 18. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and south Rajasthan), Punarvasu or Punart