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Dreaming Of White Flowers – Meaning

Dreaming of white flowers is a good dream as per dream interpretation and meaning. The Dream of simply seeing white flowers means there will peace and prosperity in near future. It is also asking you to give up enmity and hatred. Dreaming of you carrying white flowers means death of relative or friend in near future. Dreaming of you in a field of white flowers is a sign of return of happiness. You can expect some kind of gains. There will be emotional stability. You will also see decrease of enemy activities. Dreaming of crushed white flowers is a sign that you might turn violent or get furious over some incident in near future.

Thrimadhuram Offering In Kerala Temples

Thrimadhuram is an important offering in Kerala Hindu temples. Although it is offered in most temples, it has more importance in Sri Krishna temples. The Thrimadhuram prepared during Navratri and Vijaya Dasami in Goddess - Bhagavathi - temples is of great significance. Thrimadhuram is prepared in Kerala temples using three ingredients. It is made using Kadalipazham (sweet banana variety in Kerala), honey and Jaggery or Kalkandam (rock candy). As all the ingredients are sweet the name Thrimadhuram. In some temples, ghee is mixed along with the three sweet food items. Thrimadhuram is mentioned in the Arthashastra of Chanakya and also in the Tantra Samuchayam of Chennas Narayanan Namboodiripad. To prepare the Thrimadhuram, take sliced kadalipazham (sweet ripe bananas) in a bowl and add jaggery. Pour fresh honey until all the ingredients are well soaked.

Ardhanari Krishna – Half Man – Half Woman Form Of Sri Krishna

Ardhanari Krishna is the half man – half woman form of Sri Krishna and is quite similar to the unique and most important concept of Ardhanarishvara (combined form of Shiva and Goddess Parvati). In Ardhanari Krishna, half part of Krishna is Radha and it is mentioned in the Brahma Vaivarta Purana. As per the purana, right half of Bhagavan Sri Krishna is himself and the left half is Radha. A unique murti (vigraham or sculpture) of this concept was found at Chaul, Maharashtra, and is known as Ardha Radha Venudhar Murti. This rarest of rare sculpture has ten arms. The left half of the murti is of brass depicting Bhagavan Sri Krishna whereas right half is made of copper depicting Radha Rani. In this form, the deity plays flute with two frontal normal hands of both the male and female. The concept of Ardhanari Krishna is a continuation of the ancient concept of Ardhanarishwara. Upanishads very clearly teaches us that there is no second here. There is only That (Tatvamasi). Krishna and R

Chandrayan Vrat In Hinduism For Moral Sins

Chandrayan Vrat is a kind of vrata or observance for atonement of various types of moral sins or offences and omissions – like looking for sex with relatives or elders. It derives its name from the regulations of taking food according to the growing and declining lunar days – phases of moon. There are four kinds of Chandrayan Vrat. Pipilika Madhya Yavamadhya Yati Chandrayan Sisu Chandrayan Pipilika Madhya is observed by decreasing the quantity of food everyday by one mouthful for the dark fortnight (Krishna paksha) and increasing it in equal measure during the bright fortnight (Shukla Paksha). Yavamadhya consists of taking food is observed by decreasing the quantity of food everyday by one mouthful for the bright fortnight (Shukla paksha) and increasing it in equal measure during the dark fortnight (Krishna Paksha). Yati Chandrayan consists of taking eight morsels of food at midday. Sisu Chandrayan consists of taking four morsels of food in the morning and four morsels

Candravali – Dear Friend Of Radha Krishna

Candravali is a dear friend of Radha and famous as Radha Krishna Chandravali. She is referred to in Puranic literature. Her name is found in Brahma Vaivarta Krishna Janma Khanda (2.55.49) and Padma Purana Patalkhanda (43.123). She is also mentioned as a close friend of Radha in Bhakti Rasamrita Sindhu of Rupa Goswami. In this famous literary work her husband’s name is given as Govardhan Malla and her mother-in-law is known as Jarati. Her position as a close friend of Radha is particularly significant due to the emphasis upon sakha-sakhi-bhava (a deep friendly relationship) with Bhagavan Sri Krishna, bordering at times on the mystical, as an accepted and appreciated mode of devotion in many sects of Sri Krishna devotion. She is one of the intimate friends of the couple and watches their meetings and is privy to all that goes on in the love-play of Radha and Krishna. In the mystical descriptions of the love-play of Krishna with various gopis, which is the symbolic portrayal of the

Burrakatha – Essay On Folk Art Of Telangana And Andhra Pradesh

Burrakatha is the semi-folk performing art Of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh in India. It is also known as tandanapata, tambura katha and dakkilakatha. The root of Burrakatha lies in yakshagana as well as jaganakatha of whose prevalence some evidence is available, even before the 14 th century CE. In the place of sutradhara and vidushaka of the yakshagana, there is one kathaka and two or three vantulus in Burrakatha. The kathaka wears gejjas (tinkling bells) on his legs, holds a pair of talas in hand and tambura hangs around his shoulder. The vantulus hold two dakkis (percussion instruments) in their hands. The performance of Burrakatha varies from region to region. In coastal Andhra, dance is given more prominence, whereas in Telangana, music plays an important role. The performers of Burrakatha in the coastal area step front and back, swinging and curling while singing a song in tune with the tinkling sound of gejjas tied to their legs. The songs are sung in a standing position in

Brahma Siddhi Of Mandana Mishra

Brahma Siddhi is a literary work of Mandana Mishra, who is a contemporary of Adi Shankaracharya. It is the earliest of the five siddhi works in Advaita. According to Sankapani, a commentator of Brahma Siddhi, Mandana criticizes the views of Adi Shankaracharya about karma (action) and jnana (knowledge). Brahma Siddhi is composed in verse interspersed with the author’s own commentary in prose. The work consists of 231 verse and is divided into four chapters: Brahma kanda, Tarka kanda, Niyoga kanda and Siddhi kanda. The first chapter deals with the nature of Brahman on the basis of the scriptural authority and discusses the means to realize it. The second chapter establishes the authorities of Shrutis and shows that perception and inference are singularly inadequate for the true knowledge of Brahman. There is also a critique of the notion of bheda (difference), entertained in various forms by the logicians, the mimamsakas, the Jainas and the Buddhists. The third chapter argues at

Savitri Brata 2023 date in Odisha - Savithri Amavasi Utshav

Savitri Brata is observed by married women in Odisha and eastern parts of India for the wellbeing of husbands. In 2023, the date of Savitri Brata is May 19. Savitri Vrat falls on the Amavasya or No moon day in the month of Jyeshta (April – May). This popular observance is based on the Savitri – Satyavan Legend in the Mahabharata. Legend has it that Savitri was able to rescue her husband, Satyavan, from the clutches of Yama, the god of death. She achieved this impossible task through sheer determination, courage and perseverance. Savitri Brata fasting is from sunrise to sunset. An important event on the day that all married women compulsorily take part is the reading of the Sabitri Brata Katha (story of Savitri). In some regions, the parents or brothers of married women pay for all the expenses needed for the Savitri Brata Puja. How to observe Savitri Brata? Women wake up early morning on the Savitri Brata day and after taking bath, wear new clothes

Brahmanda In Hinduism

Brahmanda is the macrocosm is Hinduism. It is the cosmos visualized in the form of golden egg. According to the Vedas, this universe (macrocosm) has come out of the Supreme Brahman. Therefore He is the Creator. Hiranyagarbha is the first form of that Creator. The body of Hiranyagarbha is made of five subtle elementary elements (sukshma bhutas). These are called tanmatra. Tanmatra literally means “that alone” and hence stands for an elementary bhuta so long as it is not mixed up with other. The five elementary bhutas are prithvi, ap, tejas, vayu and akasha. These should not be confused with what is meant by ether, air, fire, water and earth. The tanmatras are far more subtle that these and belong to a different order. These have emerged from avyakta (non-manifest undivided original) and therefore they are originally dominated by the three gunas (traits) – sattva, rajas and tamas. Because these three constituents are found in all that which come out of the avyakta, each is said to have

Dreaming Of Water In Container – Meaning

Dreaming of water in container is a bad dream as per dream meaning and interpretation. The dream means there will be stagnation. You will not see any progress in near future. Your over protective nature and unwillingness to try out new things will result in dormancy. The dream is asking you come out of the well and taste new things. It is asking you to shed your fear and apprehension and take risk. Dream of water in container also means your travel plans will not be a success. The journey might not even happen. Seeing yourself in a container of water means it is time for you to come out of other people’s shadow. It is a kind of warning that you are being exploited by other people. Depending on your current situation it might also mean you are burden for someone.

How Many Aarti For Shiva? – How Many Arati Should Be Performed To Shivling?

Aarti is an important part of prayers and pujas to Shiva. Devotees have doubts as to how many number of times Arati should be performed to the Shivling. Aarti Gumana is performed daily in Hindu homes. Gumana means to go in circle. One has to wave Aarti eleven times around the Shivling. 11 Times is the number suggested by pandits and elders. The same number of times one should wave the Aarti around paintings, pictures and murti of Shiva. While waving the Arati one chant the Shiva Panchakshari Mantra – Om Namah Shivaya. 

Kalabhakalasham In Bhagavathi Temples In Kerala

Kalabhakalasham is a unique ritual held on Bhagavathi temples in Kerala. The Devi worshipped in the temple is offered Kalabhakoottu. This is an abhishekam ritual in many Goddess temples in Kerala. The koottu or mixture for the abhishekam ritual is made suing akil, kottam, ramacham, chandanam, guggulu, machi, kumkumapoovu and iruveli. Another method of preparing the mixture is by mixing chandan, pacha karpooram, gorochana, kumkumam, verukinpuzhu and kastoori in panineer. This liquid form is then poured on the Devi vigraham in the sanctum sanctorum of the temple. The mixture is filled in a pot or kalasham and pujas and rituals are performed. It is then poured on the vigraham. The ritual is performed to cool the deity. Devotees perform it for getting early cure to serious illness.

Mantra For Good Mental Health

The mantra for good mental health is dedicated to Narasimha Avatar of Vishnu. Narasimha crushes all kinds of external and internal enemies. For good mental health one needs to kill ignorance and internal enemies like anger, lust, desire etc. You need to replace all kinds of negative thoughts with positive thoughts. The Mantra For Good Mental Health Om Shree Lakshmi Narasimhaya ॐ श्री लक्ष्मी नारसिंहाय  How To Chant The Mantra For Mental Health? Wake up before sunrise and take bath. Wear neat and simple clothes. Sit facing east. Meditate on Ganesha for few minutes. Light a single lamp using cow ghee with one wick. Create a mental image of Narasimha. Chant the mantra 108 times. Then meditate and try to feel the oneness of all animate and inanimate. Do this for next 44 days.

Daksha Smriti – Facts On Earliest Book On Hindu Law

Daksha smriti is attributed to Daksha Prajapati and is one of the earliest Hindu law givers. The book and the author is mentioned in Yajnavalkya Smriti. Daksha Smriti Facts It consists of 22 verses. The book is divided into seven chapters. The book was very popular as attested to by later dharmasastra (codes of law) commentators and digest writers. The latter frequently quote Daksha as an authority. Most of the Dharmashastra topics are dealt with in Daksha Smriti. The most important omissions being division of property (raya bhaga), sacraments or samskara and legal procedure or vyavahara. The specific objective of the work is to set out the code of conduct for those in the four stages of life in Sanatana Dharma. Chapter I identifies the four stages of life and chapter II sets out the daily routine of the people of various classes from morning to night. Alongside are found the do’s and don’ts and the things to be accepted and to be avoided. Appropriate penitences for ato

Mahamaya Beej Mantra – Benefits

The Mahamaya Beej mantra is the single letter used to represent all that is Goddess Mahamaya. The mantra has numerous benefits and should be used wisely and carefully and with utmost devotion. Mahamaya Beej Mantra is ‘HREEM’ - ह्रीं।  Chanting the mantra on Friday is considered highly auspicious. The person chanting the mantra should wear red color clothes. All offerings on the day should be of red color. All food offerings should be shared with a cow. The lamp should be lit using pure mustard oil. The mantra should be chanted early morning along with sunrise. Devotees usually chant it 108 times. Those seeking desire fulfillments will have it fulfilled. Spiritual seekers will get opportunity to wash away ignorance and see the light of knowledge. Those seeking moksha or liberation will be blessed with it. Please note that beej mantras are highly powerful mantras and they should not be used for fun or as tattoo or carelessly. It can create negative energy and untoward happeni

Shiva Beej Mantra – Benefits

The beej mantra of Mahadev Shiva is the single letter used to represent all that is Shiva. The mantra has numerous benefits and should be used wisely and carefully. Shiva Beej Mantra is ‘Ha’ - ह - ഹ . Ha here represent Hara.  Chanting the mantra on Monday is considered highly auspicious. The person chanting the mantra should wear white color clothes. All offerings on the day should be of white color. All food offerings should be shared with a cow. The lamp should be lit using pure cow ghee. Pouring water on Shivling after chanting mantra is highly beneficial. The mantra should be chanted 108 times during the pradosh period (before sunset). Those seeking desire fulfillments will have it fulfilled after chanting the beej mantra. Spiritual seekers will get opportunity to wash away ignorance and see the light of knowledge. Those seeking moksha or liberation will be blessed with it.

Dreaming Of Washing Clothes – Meaning

Dreaming of washing clothes is considered a good dream as per dream interpretation and meaning. The dream of washing clothes means you will get opportunity correct past mistakes. You can come clean and start a new life. Dreaming of washing colorful clothes is associated with fear. You might face unwanted fear in near future. Dream of washing white color clothes means forgiveness. You will be forgiven. You might forgive someone and start afresh. Dream of washing clothes of someone else is sign of problems in job. It also means you will need to please someone to get things done. Dreaming of washing of your own clothes means opportunity to get back what you thought was lost.

Teachings From Dakshinamurti Stotram Of Adi Shankaracharya

Dakshinamurti Stotram Of Adi Shankaracharya not only pays respect to Dakshinamurti, the Universal Guru form of Shiva, but only delineates the fundamental teachings of Vedanta. The whole world is found to exist entirely in the mind like a city’s image reflected in a mirror. It appears outside, like a dream, through the power of maya. But, by the grace of the guru, it is perceived as the everlasting and non-dual self, on the dawn of knowledge. Like a magician or a mighty yogi, Dakshinamurti projects outside this infinite universe by the sheer power of his will. Prior to this projection, it was potentially present like a tree in seed; by the power of time and space, imagined through maya, it appears to be many and multiform. The unreal universe appears real due to ignorance. He graciously teaches those who surrender to him the import of the “great saying” of Upanishad, tat tvam asi (thou art that); this immediate knowledge of Brahman puts an end to the cycle of births and deaths.

Dreaming Of Water – Meaning – Dream Of Water Flowing

Dreaming of water is a good dream as per dream interpretation and meaning. Dream of water flowing means there will be progress. Seeing water in dream means there will be opportunity in near future to get your wishes fulfilled. Dream of water is also asking you to make important changes that you have kept in pending out of fear. Dreaming of water flowing and you playing it means there will be picnic, get together and happy events in near future. Dreaming of water with leaves or flowers means new relationship. Dream of unclean water means stagnation and lack of progress. You need to take risk and work hard for achieving success.

8 June 2021 Tithi - Panchang - Hindu Calendar - Good Time - Nakshatra – Rashi

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Tuesday, 8 June 2021 – It is Krishna Paksha Trayodashi Tithi or the thirteenth day during the waning or dark phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Trayodashi Tithi or the thirteenth day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 11:16 AM on June 8. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Chaturdashi Tithi or the fourteenth day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 1:18 PM on June 9. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on June 8, 2021 as per Hindu Calendar – There is no good and auspicious time on the entire day.  Nakshatra  – Bharani Nakshatra till 6:16 AM on June 8. Then onward it is Krittika or Karthigai or Karthika Nakshatra till 8:54 AM on June 9. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and south Raj