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Definition Of Joint Family In Hindu Religion

As per definition in Hindu religion, a joint family consisted of all male descendants of a common ancestor together with their wives and unmarried daughters who lived under one roof. By the term family ancient Indian law givers meant a joint family. The daughter on marriage ceased to be a member of the family of her birth and acquired membership of her husband’s family. All the members lived united under one roof. This was called “togetherness in residence, food and worship”. It was a joint venture of person related closely and they carried on the family occupation by joint efforts, pooled their income and enjoyed the fruits of their efforts together. The senior male member was the karta (manager) of the joint family. In the event of his incapacity owing to sickness or old age, the next senior person was to be the karta of the joint family. Rights Of The Members Of The Joint Family Among the members of a joint family only male lineal descendents unto three generations were give

Dreaming Of Zoo Animals – Meaning

Dreaming of zoo animals is bad as per dream interpretation and meaning. It means soon you will be facing lack of freedom. It can mean legal or police related trouble. You need to be careful after seeing dream of zoo animals. Avoid taking risk and avoid going against law. Dream of zoo animals escaping or breaking cage means violence or fights in life. It means fight with strangers or relatives or neighbors. You should show patience and avoid anger. Dreaming of zoo animals eating or drinking is a sign of disinterestedness with life, depression or stress. It can also mean you forced to eat food you don’t like. Seeing dream of zoo animals fighting means difference of opinion with sibling or family members.

Yakshini in Hinduism – Worship Of Good - Peaceful Goddess Yakshi

Yakshini are spouse of Yakshas as per Hindu Puranas and they are goddesses worshipped in Hinduism. These goddesses are blessed with Ashtaaishwarayas and they bless devotees. They are peaceful and good supernatural beings that help people in distress. Please note that this article is about Yakshi as peaceful goddess and not the yakshi who is ghost or evil spirits (which is popular today). As per Ashtavakra Gita, Yakshini represent Trishna. It is believed that Shiva blessed Yakshinis with power to perform miracles, predict future and take various forms. This is mentioned in the Halasya Mahatmyam. Yakshini are worshipped widely in Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Bengal and parts of Maharashtra and Telangana. Please note that Yakshini is known as Yakshi in many of these places. There are family Yakshini who are family deities – Paradevatha of a family. They are given a special spot in the house usually it is a corner spot in which grains are filled. This place is considered holy and

Dasya Bhakti In Hinduism – Servant Like Faithful Devotion To God

Dasya Bhakti in Hinduism is one of the nine ways of seeking God. These ways include constantly engaging with sermons about God, singing hymns about greatness of God, remembering God, serving God through service to fellowmen (who are embodiments of God), worshiping God in holy images, paying obeisance to God, adopting the attitude of a servant towards God, cultivating loving intimacy with God, and surrendering one’s body, mind and soul to God. In Dasya Bhakti, the seeker acts as a faithful servant of his ishta devata (chosen god). Dedication of everything to the ishta devata leads to a spirit of renunciation. As a result, the ‘I’ and ‘mine’ consciousness is transcended to a higher state of spiritual evolution which manifests itself in the ‘Thou’ and ‘Thine’ consciousness. Dasya Bhakti is the means of transcending one’s ego. It helps in the spiritual evolution of a person. There are illustrations of this in Bhakti literature. The best illustration of Dasya Bhakti is the relationshi

Meaning And Symbolism Of Sashtanga Namaskara

Meaning and symbolism of ‘sashtanga namaskara’ as explained by Sri Ramana Maharshi. Sashtanga namaskara means that eight limbs of the body, namely, two hands two legs, two arms, chest and forehead, touch the ground while saluting. The idea behind this type of obeisance is that the person doing it says, 'the body which touches the earth, will resolve itself into that earth ultimately, and the ‘I' in me will continue to be “I” alone'. That idea must be known to oneself by enquiry. Without knowing it, there is no use in doing these namaskaras. With meaningless namaskaras people want to secure all the benefits: 'Swami must give them whatever they desire, be it a bag of clothes or money'. Whenever they do namaskara, I feel afraid I must be beholden to them. I must act according to their wishes. I must fulfill all their desires. I must conduct myself carefully after knowing their minds. Not only that. Just by bowing to me, they get a sort of right over me. When people

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

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Friday, 18 June 2021 – It is Shukla Paksha Ashtami tithi or the eighth day during the waxing or light phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Ashtami tithi or the eighth day during the waxing or light phase of moon till 4:00 PM on June 18. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Navami tithi or the ninth day during the waxing or light phase of moon till 2:08 PM on June 19. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on June 18, 2021 as per Hindu Calendar – There is no good and auspicious time on the entire day.  Nakshatra  – Uttara Phalguni or Uthiram Nakshatra till 5:55 PM on June 18. Then onward it is Hasta or Atham or Hastam Nakshatra till 4:49 PM on June 19. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and south Rajasthan), Ut