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Gunasthana In Jainism – Explanation – 14 Stages On Path To Liberation

Gunasthana in Jainism refers to the Jain theory of 14 distinct stages of emancipation. These are the stages on the path to liberation according to Jain religion. The first stage is one in which the soul is in ignorance of its true destiny, and this state is termed mithyatva. The second stage is termed granthi bheda, wherein the individual learns to distinguish between what is false and what is right. The third stage of mishra is one wherein the soul is in a state of oscillation between the stages of knowledge and doubt. The fourth stage in Gunasthana is called anivrata samyagdrshi, where in doubts of the individual is resolved. The fifth stage is termed samayata-samyata, wherein the individual talks the twelve ethical vows. The sixth stage is known as pramatta, wherein passions are controlled and only a few pramadas or negligence remains. The seventh stage is called apramatta, wherein anger is subdued and only the factors of greed, deceit, and pride remain to some degree. The eighth st

Koottumadom Sree Subramanya Swamy Temple Rayamangalam - Story - Information

Koottumadom Sree Subramanya Swamy temple is located at Rayamangalam ( Keezhillam – Kurichilakode road) in Ernakulam district, Kerala. The temple is around 1 km south of Kuruppampady on Perumbavoor – Kothamangalam road. The main deity worshipped in the temple is Subramanya or Murugan. The main Prathishta of Subramanya here is Thidambu. Legend has it that the Thidambu that was brought in procession from Kidangoor (famous for Subramanya temple) got permanently fixed in the spot here. The Upa Devatas worshiped in the temple are Yakshi, Ganapathi and Vishnu. Yakshi has a separate sreekovil (sanctum) facing south. Guruthi is offered in the Yakshi temple. The main festival in the temple is Thaipooyam on Pooyam nakshatra in Makaram month (January – February). The temple once belonged to 14 illams.

Shree Dharma Sastha Temple At Kurumkutty Parassala

Shree Dharma Sastha temple is located at Kurumkutty near Parassala KSRTC depot in Thiruvananthapuram district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Sastha and is one among 108 Ayyappan temples in Kerala. The temple is known as Karinguttikavu in Thottam Pattu. Legend has it that the temple was also known as Karinguttichathan in ancient times and that is the reason for the name of the temple. The darshan of Kurumkutty Sree Dharma Sastha temple is towards west. The Upa Devatas worshipped in the temple are Ganapathy, Nagaraja and Nagayakshi. A unique Upa Devata in the temple is Ishwarakala Bhoothathan.

Retrograde – Reverse Movement Of Planets In Hindu Astrology

Reverse movement of planets (grahas), or planets becoming retrograde, in Hindu astrology is referred to as Vakri Bhavana. The planets of the solar system always move forward on their path of revolution around the sun. But sometimes, seen from the earth, they appear as if for some time they are moving backward. This relative backward motion of the planets is called vakrigati (retrograde motion) and the phenomenon is called vakri bhavana. Out of traditional nine planets of Hindu astrology, sun and moon are never retrograde; Rahu and Ketu, which are shadow grahas represented by the points of intersection of the planes of lunar and solar paths, are always retrograde; and other grahas which are planets become retrograde for some time during each revolution. According to Varahamihira, the planets become more powerful when they are retrograde (Laghu Jatakam 2/8). That means auspicious planets become more auspicious and inauspicious become more inauspicious in vakri state, majority

Puthiyakavu Devi Temple At Kumarakom – History – Festival

Puthiyakavu Devi temple is located near Kumarakom High School in Kottayam district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Bhadrakali and the prathishta is Kannadi Shila Prathishta. The darshanam of Puthiyakavu Devi is towards west. The Upa Devatas worshipped in the temple are Shivan and Yakshi. Yakshi is worshipped on the north side (outside the temple). The 8-day annual festival ends on Bharani Nakshatram in Meenam month (March – April). The arattu of the Devi is held at the pond belonging to Koyikkal Kottaram, which is southeast of Kumarakom High School. Theeyattu, Kalamezhuthu and Kalampooja are part of the annual festival. The main offering is Ada. Guruthi is performed before the Yakshi. The temple belonged to Kalavam Kodathu Panikkar who was the local ruler.

Kunnekkattu Bhagavathy Temple Thennilapuram Information - History - Vela Festival

Kunnekkattu Bhagavathy temple is located at Thennilapuram on the Erattakulam - Vaniyampara Road adjoining Palakkad – Thrissur National Highway in Palakkad district. The shrine, also known as Rajarajeswari Sree Kunnekkattu Bhagavathy, is dedicated to Goddess Bhadrakali. The darshanam of the deity is towards north. The murti worshipped here is Daruvigraham, which is nearly 4 feet tall. As it is a daruvigraham, chanthattam is performed here. The main Upa Devata of the temple is Chathan (Mookan Chathan). Kalasham is offered to the deity. The most important festival in the temple is the Kunnekkattu Bhagavathy Vela and it is observed on the Ayilyam nakshatra in Meenam month (March – April). Devi is taken for procession on a specially decorated chariot on the second day morning during the Vela celebrations. Other important festivals and rituals are Kathirvela on Vrischikam 11, Ponnin Poovu and Kooriyidal on Kumbham 1, Kalamezhuthu Pattu and Thalappoli on Kumbham 10. Chanthattam is held

Koottala Bhagavathy Temple At Kunnukara

Koottala Bhagavathy temple is located at Kunnukara on the Aluva – Mangali road in Ernakulam district, Kerala. The main deity worshipped in the temple is Bhagavathi – Nanadurga sankalpam. The darshanam of Koottala Bhagavathy is towards west. The Upa Devatas worshipped in temple are Sastha, Shiva and Goddess Parvati. As part of the annual festival, Thalappoli and Mudiyattam are held here.

Cheruthazham Sree Kunninmathilakam Mahadeva Temple

Sree Kunninmathilakam Mahadeva temple is located at Cheruthazham village in Kannur district, Kerala. The temple is around 2 km from Ramapuram Palam on Payyur – Pazhayangadi road. The shrine is dedicated to Shiva and the darshanam of Shiva is towards east. The Shivling worshipped in the temple is swayambhu. Shiva worshipped here is known as Sree Kunninmathilakathappan. The deity is worshipped as Dakshinamoorthy in the morning, Kirathamoorthy at noon, and Umamaheshwara in the evening. The popular belief is that Hanuman was carrying a Shivling for Sri Rama to be worshipped in Rameshwaram. Hanuman installed a portion of the Shivling at Cheruthazham and this is currently worshipped in the temple. The Shivling is highly powerful and is believed to have been worshipped in Treta Yuga, Dwapara Yuga and Kali Yuga by Devas and Saints. The temple had come under attack from invaders. The temple was renovated during 1980s. The main Upa Devata worshipped in the temple is Ganapathi. It i

Kunnapullikavu Bhagavathy Temple - Mundur

Kunnapullikavu Bhagavathy temple is located in Mundur village on the Palakkad – Cherpulassery road in Palakkad district, Kerala. The main deity worshipped in the temple is Goddess Devi. The darshanam of Kunnapullikavu Bhagavathy is towards north. The important festivals in the temple are Kummatti in Kumbham month (February – March) and Vishu Vela in Medam month (April- May). The temple belongs to Olappamanna Mana. The temple is governed by the mana along with a committee of villagers. Chambai Shiva Temple of Kongad Swaroopam is located nearby.

Naina Devi Temple In Himachal Pradesh – History

Naina Devi temple is located around 65 kms from Bilaspur town in Himachal Pradesh. Here is a look at the history of Naina Devi temple. The popular Shakti temple in India sits atop a hill, overlooking the sacred Sikh pilgrimage of Anandpur Sahib on one side and the Gobind Sagar Lake on the other. Naina Devi Temple History The Shaktipeeth is where the eyes of Goddess Sati allegedly fell. The original temple was built in the 8th century CE. The present temple is relatively new and replaced the earlier one which was buried in a landslide in 1880 CE. The temple is considered sacred by Sikhs as well since Guru Gobind Singh visited it before embarking on one of his military campaigns against the Mughals. Legend has it that while grazing his cattle a Gujjar boy called Naina observed milk from the udders of cow flowing on a particular stone beneath a banyan tree. Subsequently the Goddess appeared in his dreams and told him that the stone was her pindi. Naina revealed his dream to Ra

Kunnamthanam Madathilkavu Bhagavathy Temple – Information- Padayani Festival

Kunnamthanam Madathilkavu Bhagavathy temple is located at Kunnamthanam village in Pathanamthita district, Kerala. The shrine is 1 km north of Kunnamthanam stop on Changanassery – Mallappally road. The main deity worshipped in the temple is Goddess Bhagavathy. The darshanam of the temple is towards west. The Upa Devata in the temple is Sri Krishna. The annual festival in the temple begins on Medam 1 and ends on Medam 10. Kunnamthanam Madathilkavu Bhagavathy Temple Padayani Festival Kunnamthanam Madathil Kavu Bhagavathy Temple Padayani festival is celebrated for eight days from 3rd to 10th of the Malayalam month of Medam. The Devatha Kolam, resembling the Madathilkavu Bhagavathy and the imagery of the sky-bound Ambarayakshi Kolam descending in a chariot as Chattathel Yakshi are exclusive features of Kunnamthanam Padayani.  Kolams and rituals performing in order on Valiya Padayani at Kunnamthanam begins with  Eduthuvarathu  and is followed by Mayilpeeli Thookkam, Choottuvalathu,

Kunnathrikkovu Sree Dharmasastha Temple

Kunnathrikkovu Sree Dharmasastha temple is located at Muriyad village in Thrissur district, Kerala. The temple is 1 km from Mutharupadi on Irinjalakuda – Anandapuram road. The main deity worshipped in the temple is Sastha. The Upa Devatas worshipped in the temple are Ganapathy, Bhagavathi and Rakshas. The main deity faces east. The main festival in the temple is held on Makayiram nakshatra in Edavam month. Another nearby temple is the Kunnathrikkovu Shiva temple in Aloor Village.

It Requires Hard And Constant Practice To Know God - Swami Vivekananda

A great sage once told me (Swami Vivekananda) that not one in twenty millions in this world believed in God. I (Swami Vivekananda) asked him why, and he told me, ‘Suppose there is a thief in this room, and he gets to know that there is a mass of gold in the next room, and only a very thin partition between the two rooms; what will be the condition of that thief?’ I answered, ‘He will not be able to sleep at all; his brain will be actively thinking of some means of getting at the gold, and he will think of nothing else.’ Then he replied, ‘Do you believe that a man could believe in God and not go mad to get him? If a man sincerely believes that there is that immense, infinite mine of Bliss, and that It can be reached, would not that man go mad in his struggle to reach it? Strong faith in God and the consequent eagerness to reach Him constitute Shraddha. Then comes Samadhana, or constant practice, to hold the mind in God. Nothing is done in a day. Religion cannot be swallowed in

27 July 2021 Tithi – Panchang – Hindu Calendar – Good Time – Nakshatra – Rashi

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Tuesday, 27 July 2021 – It is Krishna Paksha Chaturthi Tithi or the fourth day during waning or dark phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Tritiya Tithi or the third day during waning or dark phase of moon till 4:17 AM on July 27. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Chaturthi Tithi or the fourth day during waning or dark phase of moon till 4:06 AM on July 28. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on July 27, 2021 as per Hindu Calendar – Good and auspicious time on the entire day.  Nakshatra  – Satabhisha or Sadayam or Chathayam Nakshatra till 12:45 PM on July 27. Then onward it is Purvabhadrapada or Pooruruttathi Nakshatra till 1:27 PM on July 28. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and south Rajasthan), Sha