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Dasi Jivan – Gujarati Saint – Poet and Devotee Of Sri Krishna

Dasi Jivan considered himself an incarnation of Radha, the beloved of Krishna and is known by the feminine name of ‘Dasi Jivan.’ The bhajans of the saint poet are famous throughout Gujarat and Saurashtra. In his poetry, Dasi Jivan has depicted the love and devotion of Krishna, in such sweet language, that he is also known as the ‘Mirabai of Saurashtra.’ Personal Life Of Dasi Jivan Dasi Jivan was born in the village of Ghoghavadar in the erstwhile Gondal state in 1750 CE. His father, Jaga Dafada, and mother, Samabai, were both worshippers of Krishna. So, even from his childhood, Dasi Jivan developed a love for Krishna. Search Of Guru By Dasi Jivan In his wanderings, he came in contact with 17 gurus, one after the other. However, his thirst for spiritual knowledge remained unsaturated. At last, in village Amran, he found a guru in Bhim Saheb,who belonged to the Ravi Bhana Sampradaya, a religious sect. At the first meeting, Dasi Jivan is said to have asked a pointed question, “O guru! How

Rama Lakshmana Dwadasi Fasting 2023 Date - Importance Of Ramalakshmana Dwadashi Vrat

Rama Lakshmana Dwadasi, also known as Ramalakshmana Dwadashi Vrat, is a ritual observed mainly in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka and by certain Hindu communities in Tamil Nadu and other religions. The fasting is observed mainly by couples for having healthy children. Rama Lakshmana Dwadasi 2023 date is June 1. The importance of the fasting was narrated by Sage Vasishta to King Dasharatha. Legend has it that King Dasharatha who was childless performed the vrata and he had Bhagavan Srihari Vishnu himself taking birth as his son. A fast is observed from sunrise to next day morning sunrise. Prayers are offered to Lord Vishnu, Sri Ram and Lakshman. Prayers and puja dedicated to Sri Ram are performed in the morning and evening. Reading the Bala Kanda of Ramayana is considered meritorious. Shodashopachara is done in the evening. Devotees also visit temples dedicated to Sri Ram or Lord Vishnu. Fruits, milk, sabudana khichadi and water are allowed during the fast.

Divya Sadhaka – Advanced Spiritual Aspirant In Tantra

Divya Sadhaka is a spiritual aspirant at an advanced stage in Tantra tradition. Divya in Sanskrit means extraordinary. In the tradition of Tantra, a particular class of aspirants at an advanced stage and of superior understanding is called divya sadhakas. In Shakti Sangama Tantra (V.48-50) names of various schools of Tantra are mentioned, e.g. Divya, Kaula, Vamamarga, Vilasa and so on. The Divya School is divided into two types, namely, Bhava Divya and Kriya Divya. The former have bhava (superior attitude), while the latter have kriya (superior behavior). There are three main subdivisions of aspirants of Tantra, according to the deity worshipped. They are Shakta, Shaiva and Vaishnava. Each one of them is further divided into sub-classes. The Shaktas are worshipers of various forms of Goddess Shakti. The sub-classes of this school are – Kaula, Samaya, Pashu, Vira and Divya. The aspirants of the Divya class are supposed to be the highest type among all the aspirants of Tantra. The nature

Dravidacharya – Teacher Of Vedanta Who Lived Before Adi Shankaracharya

Dravidacharya is a highly esteemed teacher of Advaita Vedanta and he lived before Adi Shankaracharya. He wrote a commentary on Chandogya Upanishad even before Adi Shankara wrote one. Probably this refers to Dravidacharya’s exposition of the work by one Brahmanandin who had commented on Chandogya Upanishad. That Dravidacharya was a highly esteemed teacher of Advaita is evident from the references to and quotations from his works as an authority. Adi Shankara refers to him in his commentary on Chandogya Upanishad and on Brahma Sutras. Vacaspati Mishra mentions him in his Bhamati; Sarvajnatma Muni refers to him in his Samkshepa Sariraka (I ii Br – 4). His works are quoted with reverence both by Advaitins and Vishishtadvaitins, though Yamuna, predecessor or Ramanuja, differs from him. Twenty extracts quotes from his works are available, eight on Advaita and eleven on Vishishtadvaita. The Advaita quotations are available in Madhuvidya and Samvarga Vidya sections (third and fourth adhyay

Substance Or Matter In Vishishtadvaita Philosophy - Dravya

Vishishtadvaita philosophy classifies prameya (what is known) into two main categories as dravya (subject or matter) and adravya. Of these dravya is not only the material cause but also serves as the locus of change. There are six dravyas – prakriti, kala, dharma bhuta jnana, nityavibhuti, jiva and Ishvara. Again a dravya as an attribute alone, is subject to change, and, as substantive element, does not undergo any change. Ishwara is a dravya and the world of sentient and insentient matter serves as his attributes. Ishwara and Jiva viewed as substantive elements are not subject to any modification but prakriti, kala, dharmabhutajnana and nithya vibhuti, as attributive elements, undergo change.

Karkkadothi Goddess – Theyyam

Karkkadothi Goddess arrives to remove evil eye, curse, evil spirits possessing pe0ple and such other maladies. In local parlance Karkkodothi remove eethibadas and aadivyadikal. She is known as an oorvara devata. As per some traditions, Karkkadothi is associated with Goddess Parvati. Vannan community arrives in Karkkadothi theyyam on the 28 th day of Karkidaka Masam. Karkkadothi theyyam is very popular in Kannur district in North Kerala. Apart from Karkkadothi, Aadi and Vedan Theyyams also arrive during monsoon at homes especially in the month of Karkidakam to alleviate evil and all kinds of diseases that appear during monsoon. Aadi is Goddess Parvati and Vedan is Shiva. Apart from these theyyams some of the other popular Karkidakam month theyyams are Kothamoori, Uchaar Pottan and various kinds of Mari Theyyam.

Has God A Form Or Is God Formless?

Sri Ramakrishna Paramahansa: God has form and, again, God He is formless. Once a man went into a wood and saw a beautiful creature on a tree. Later he told a friend about it and said, 'Brother, on a certain tree in the wood I saw a red coloured creature.'  “The friend answered:   I have seen it too. Why do you call it red? It is green.”  A third man said: 'Oh, no, no! Why do you call it green? It is yellow.'  Then other persons began to describe the animal variously as violet, blue, or black. Soon they were quarrelling about the colour. At last they went to the tree and found a man sitting under it.  In answer to their questions he said: 'I live under this tree and know the creature very well. What each of you has said about it is true. Sometimes it is red, sometimes green, sometimes yellow, sometimes blue, and so forth and so on. Again, sometimes I see that it has no colour whatsoever.' Only he who constantly thinks of God can know the real nature of God. H

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

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Wednesday, 23 June 2021 – It is Shukla Paksha Chaturdashi tithi or the fourteenth day during the waxing or light phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Trayodashi tithi or the thirteenth day during the waxing or light phase of moon till 5:45 AM on June 23. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Chaturdashi tithi or the fourteenth day during the waxing or light phase of moon till 2:19 AM on June 24. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on June 23, 2021 as per Hindu Calendar – There is no good and auspicious time on the entire day.  Nakshatra  – Anuradha or Anusham or Anizham Nakshatra till 10:35 AM on June 23. Then onward it is Kettai or Triketta or Jyeshta Nakshatra till 9:04 AM on June 24. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, no