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What is Kalabhabhishekam In Hindu Temples In Kerala?

Kalabhabhishekam is a unique ritual performed in Hindu temples in Kerala. In the ritual various auspicious puja items are poured on the murti or vigraham worshipped in the sanctum sanctorum of the temple. Kalabhabhishekam is performed in Bhagavathi temples, Vishnu temples and Shiva temples. All most all temple including Murugan, Ganapathi, Sastha and Ayyappa temples perform Kalabhabhishekam today. In the ritual, Chandan is mixed like loose dough in Panineer (fragrant liquid). To this raw karpur (pacha karpooram), Kumkumapoovu, Akil, Guggulu, Manchi, Kottam, Ramacham and Eruveli are added. This paste is transformed into a pot or kalasham. Pujas are performed to the paste in the kalasham and this is then poured on the main murti in the temple. It is believed that having darshan of a murti after Kalabhabhishekam is highly meritorious. At Sabarimala Temple, Kalabhabhishekam is annually performed to reduce the heat on the deity in the sanctum due to ghee offering or neyyabhishekam.

Dveshabhakti in Hinduism – Salvation Even To Sinners – Who Hate God

Dveshabhakti is a unique concept in Hinduism in which God gives salvation even to wrong doers or sinners and even to those who hate God. Dvesha means envy or dislike and bhakti means devotion. There are episodes illustrating how such contradictory terms or oxymoron can be reconciled and God’s mercy obtained. Srimad Bhagavad Purana maintains that those who had hatred toward Bhagavan had also been blessed by him. The person who hates constantly, remembers Bhagavan, though in aversion. Kamsa is a classic example of this kind of devotion. Kamsa was warned that Krishna, his nephew, would bring about his death. He was totally obsessed by that prediction. In other words, he was constantly thinking of Sri Krishna. It is said that when Kamsa was finally killed by Sri Krishna he was absorbed into the divine. Shishupala, another king in the Mahabharata, right from his childhood was antagonistic towards Bhagavan Sri Krishna. Once, in the assembly of kings in Indraprastha during the Rajasuya Ya

Sri Abhinava Vidyatirtha Mahaswamiji Thoughts

A collection of thoughts of Jagadguru Sri Abhinava  Vidyatirtha  Mahaswamigal  –  (The Jagadguru of Sri Sharada Peetham, Sringeri, from 1954-1989) Tendencies develop, regardless of the characteristics of the action performed. Hence, he who wishes to lead a proper life will do well to avoid evil deeds and repeatedly perform virtuous deeds. The light of a lamp falls on its surroundings. One may study Sastras in that light, while another may, paying no attention to it, spend time sleeping. Similarly, great souls are always showering their grace. Each one can derive benefit depending on one’s mentality. The need for mind control is quite obvious. Only he who has control over his mind can be successful in worldly pursuits and be happy. Such being the case, what need be said about the need for mind control in the case of spiritual aspirants? To study, to work, and even to play well, the mind must be concentrated on the task in hand and this is possible only if one has contr

6 July 2021 Tithi - Panchang - Hindu Calendar - Good Time - Nakshatra – Rashi

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Tuesday, 6 July 2021 – It is Krishna Paksha Dwadashi Tithi or the twelfth day during the waning or dark phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Dwadashi Tithi or the twelfth day during the waning or dark phase of moon on the entire day on July 6 and till 12:42 AM on July 7. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Trayodashi Tithi or the thirteenth day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 2:39 AM on July 8. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on July 6, 2021 as per Hindu Calendar – Good and auspicious time from 3:19 PM.  Nakshatra  – Karthigai or Kartika or Krittika Nakshatra till 4:10 PM on July 6. Then onward it is Rohini Nakshatra till 6:45 PM on July 7. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and south R