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Sexual Relationship Between Sri Ramakrishna And Mother Sarada Devi

Sri Ramakrishna and Mother Sarada Devi were husband and wife when we look them from the point of view of society. Sexual relationship is an important part of husband and wife relationship. But the couple was above the carnal desires and lust. So here is a look at the sexual relationship between Sri Ramakrishna and Mother Sarada Devi. One day while Mother Sarada Devi was massaging the Master’s feet (feet of Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa), she asked him, ‘How do you look upon me?’ Sri Ramakrishna replied: ‘The same Mother who is in the temple, the same Mother who gave birth to this body and is now living in the nahabat, that same Mother is now rubbing my feet. Truly, I always see you as a form of the blissful Divine Mother.’ One night as he watched Mother Sarada Devi lying asleep beside him, Sri Ramakrishna began to discriminate, addressing his own mind: ‘O my mind, this is the body of a woman. Men look on it as an object of great enjoyment and they always lust after it. But if one pos

Gathika – A Mode Of Chanting By Hindu Priests

Gathika is one of the four modes of chantings referred to by ancient Hindu musicologists. The chantings were called arcika, gathika, samika and svarantarita, and refer respectively to chantings in one tone, two tones, three tones and four tones. The most interesting thing about these chants is that Hindu priests still use them today. The advantage of these chantings in simple and musical intonations and in simple rhythmic measures was that it helped one to memorize the subject matter. In the absence of books, one had to memorize everything. God’s names were to be memorized with the help of these simple intonations. Priests had to memorize entire books of instructions for performing religious rites, and these verses were to be sun in three intonations. These books were called pothis. All pothis were normally read or recited in the three-toned voice modulations. These chantings had no suggestion of music in them. It was the four-toned recitals, chantings in full tetrachord, that brou

Garbha Rituals In Ancient Hinduism – Before Coitus

The before coitus rituals relating to the fulfillment of aspiration of having an offspring is known as garbha. There are prayers in the Vedas for having children. Heroic children were regarded as boons conferred by gods of humans. A child was called rnacyuta or the one who releases the parents from debts. Begetting children was regarded as a sacred duty, binding on every individual. A verse from Atharva Veda is suggestive of an invitation to the wife, “Being happy in mind here, mount the bed, and give birth to children for me, your husband.” In the pre-Sutra period, the husband approached the wife, invited her, and prayed to God to place the embryo in her womb. According to Grihya Sutras, before conception, one has to observe various vows for children of different types – Brahmin, sratriya, aruccaka deva, rishi and others. At the end of the vow, cooked food was offered to the fire. After this, the pair was prepared or cohabitation. The wife was decently adorned; the husband recited

Ganitasarasangraha Of Jain Mathematician Mahavira Acharya

Ganitasarasangraha is a popular textbook mathematics by the Jain Mathematician Mahavira Acharya of Karnataka in the 9th century CE. Ganitasarasangraha literally means ‘the essence of mathematics’. The text provides the important mathematical results developed till the time of Mahavira Acharya by Indian mathematicians over the centuries and presents that knowledge through a variety of interesting problems and examples in the form of a systematically prepared textbook. Ganitasarasangraha enjoyed the privilege of being used as a textbook for a very long time in South India. This treatise of Mahavira Acharya has served as a model for modern Indian textbooks in mathematics. This is the first work, in the world of mathematics to provide the general formula for Cr (combination). Mahavira Acharya was conversant with the works of his celebrated predecessors such as Aryabhata I (476 CE), Bhaskara I (629 CE) and Brahmagupta (628 CE). His text deals not only with the topics discussed in their

Kavalayoor Maha Vishnu Temple

Kavalayoor Maha Vishnu temple is located at Manamboor village in Thiruvananthapuram district, Kerala. The temple is located around 2 kms from Alangottu. There are two temples at Kavalayoor known as Mele Kshetram and Thazhe Kshetram. One temple is dedicated to Vishnu and another to Shiva. The Vishnu temple has more importance here. As one travels towards the temple, a devotee first comes across the Vishnu temple. The temple has a circular sanctum (vatta sreekovil). The deity worshiped in the temple is nearly 6.5 feet and it faces east. The belief is that that the deity worshipped in the temple is the Parashurama form of Vishnu (Parashurama sankalpam). Sastha temple is located on the southern side of the sanctum. The kshetrapala Garuda is worshipped on the northern side. On the right side of Garuda there is the Naga pratishta. The Shiva temple is known as Veluthel Mahadevan. It is said that this was the main temple. Shiva temple faces east. Nandi and Ganapathi are worshipped in the m

Kalleli Sastha Temple – Thrissur

Kalleli Sastha temple is located at Varantharappilly village in Thrissur district Kerala. The main deity worshipped in the temple is Sastha and He faces east. The temple is one among the 108 Ayyappa temples in Kerala. The temple is known as Kallerikavu. The temple participates in the annual Arattupuzha Pooram. The main Upa Devata in the temple is Ganapathy. The temple belongs to Mupliyam Pidikaparambu Mana.

Kallukkavu Vishnu Temple – Thrissur

Kallukkavu Vishnu temple is located on the Guruvayur – Althara road in Thrissur district, Kerala. As the temple is known as Kavu, it is believed that initially the temple must have been dedicated to Ayyappan or Bhagavathi. Now the main murti worshipped in the temple is Mahavishnu. There are no Upa Devatas. The temple belonged to Panangattu Mana. Now the shrine is maintained by a committee formed by the villagers.

Kallattupuzha Shiva Temple At Anthikad In Thrissur

Kallattupuzha Shiva temple, also known as Muttichur Kallattupuzha Shiva Temple, is located at Anthikad in Thrissur district, Kerala. The temple is one among the 108 Shiva temples in Kerala. The Shivling worshipped in the temple is swayambhu (of divine appearance). The main deity faces west. The Nandi murti in the temple is not facing the sanctum sanctorum but is slightly towards north side. It is also believed that the murti was consecrated by Parashurama. The temple is mentioned in the Koka Sandesham poem of 14 th century CE. The Upa Devatas worshipped in the temple are Naga, Ganapathi, Ayyappan and Rakshas. The main festival observed in the temple is Mahashivratri. The temple belongs to Kidanganattu Mana.

Kalladathur Temple – History – Festival

Kalladathur temple is located in Kappur village on the Koottanad – Edappal road in Palakkad district, Kerala. There are three temples at Kalladathur. They are Kalladathur Shiva Temple, Vishnu Temple and Bhagavathi Temple. The Shiva temple has a circular sanctum sanctorum (vatta sreekovil) and this is the oldest temple. The shrine faces east. Khara Maharishi had consecrated the Shivling worshipped in the temple. The murti worshipped in the Vishnu temple is that of Lakshminarasimha. The temple is located in the northern side and the main murti in the temple is broken. It is believed that the murti was broken during an attack on the temple. The temple is in a dilapidated state and includes huge bali kallukal, Saptamatrikas and Chuttambalam. The most famous among the three temples is the Kalladathur Bhagavathy temple. The main deity worshiped in the temple is Goddess Bhadrakali and she faces west. It is believed that the Goddess arrived here from Kodungallur atop the traditional um

Mariamman Temple At Kalpetta – Wayanad

Mariamman temple is located at the heart of Kalpetta town in Wayanad district, Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Mariamman and Goddess Kali. There are two sreekovils (sanctum sanctorum) in the temple. Mariamman faces north and Goddess Kali Devi faces west. The Upa Devatas worshipped in the temple are Ganapathi, Subrahmanya, Muniswaran, Karuppasamy and Nagaraja. The main festival in the temple is observed in Malayalam Meenam month (March – April).

Deepak Chopra Quotes

A collection of quotes and teachings of Deepak Chopra. Life is like a tree and its root is consciousness. Therefore, once we tend the root, the tree as a whole will be healthy. Nature controls healing from this deeper level already, for every cell participates in the body’s inner intelligence, responding to the patient’s thoughts, emotions, desires, beliefs and self image. Sad or depressing thoughts produce changes in brain chemistry that have a detrimental effect on the body’s physiology. Likewise, happy thoughts of all kinds, loving thoughts, thoughts of peace and tranquility, of compassion, friendliness, kindness, generosity, affection, warmth and intimacy each produce a corresponding state of physiology via the flux of neurotransmitters and hormones in the central nervous system. We have a pharmacy inside us that is absolutely exquisite. It makes the right medicine, for the precise time, for the right target organ – with no side effects. I live my life even now as

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

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Sunday, 11 July 2021 – It is Shukla Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the waxing or light phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Pratipada Tithi or the first day during the waxing or light phase of moon till 6:36 AM on July 11. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Dwitiya Tithi or the second day during the waxing or light phase of moon till 7:00 AM on July 12. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on July 11, 2021 as per Hindu Calendar – Good and auspicious time on the entire day.  Nakshatra  – Punarvasu or Punartham Nakshatra till 12:53 AM on July 11. Then onward it is Pushya or Poosam or Pooyam Nakshatra till 2:06 AM on July 12. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and south Rajasthan), Punarvasu o