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Harivilasakavya – Epic Poem By Lolambaraja – 14th Century CE

Harivilasakavya is an epic poem by Lolambaraja of the 14th century CE. Certain biographical acts are made known by the author himself in this work. He was the son of Divakara Suri and was patronized by King Bhoja. Harihara I, founder of Vijayanagara empire, was not a contemporary of King Bhoja of Dhara; hence scholars opine that Lolambaraja should have been in the court of Harihara I of the 14 th century CE and King Bhoja referred to by lolambaraja should be some other king extolled as Bhoja. Nothing is known about the personal life of the poet. There is a legend that Lolambaraja was brought up by his elder brother and was little interested in studies. Once he was insulted harshly by the wife of his brother. Dejected, Lolambaraja made a vow to learn all the vidyas and prayed to Goddess Mahishasuramardini of Saptasringagiri wand was blessed by Her. Lolambaraja has also written an Ayurvedic text, Vaidya Jivana in 100 verses, explaining various treatments and medicines for ailments.

Harivamsa Of Acyutananda – Odia Epic

Achyutananda Das or Mahapurusha Achyutananda was a 16th-century poet seer and Vaishnava saint from Odisha, India. His Harivamsa is a work in seven volumes and popularly called in Odia Satakhandia Harivamsa. The book, though, is not a literal translation of the original Harivamsa in Sanskrit. Various lilas of Sri Krishna Bhagavan are lucidly described in Harivamsa Of Acyutananda. The descriptions helped poets of succeeding ages to follow the episodes, anecdotes, and stories of Harivamsa. The language and style are impressive and represent the early phase of writings of Achyutananda Das. At the time of writing this book, the poet was very poor. He writes in Harivamsa that “I live in Madhyagrama of Ranapur. Padmana Narendra gives me food and clothing. Being counted among Shudras, I am initiated for the sake of cowherd men. I initiate all cowherd men to the holy name of the Bhagavan and keep my mind on the feet of Krishna Bhagavan. Thus I am called mahanta (superior) of the clan of cowherd

Arangam Sree Mahadeva Temple – History - Alakode- Kannur

Arangam Sree Mahadeva temple is located at Alakode village in Kannur district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Shiva – Swayambhu Shivling. The darshanam of Arangam Sree Mahadeva is towards west. Here is a look at the festival, history and gods worshiped at Arangam Sree Mahadeva temple. The Upa Devatas worshipped in the temple are Subrahmanian, Ganapathi, Sastha, Parthasarathy, Kirata Murthy and Bhagavathy. The murti of Parthasarathy is bend slightly towards left. The 8-day annual festival concludes with arattu on Thiruvathira nakshatra in Makaram month. Thidambu Nritham is held on Ashtami Rohini day. Kalamezhuthu and pattu is held for Bhagavathi on Aswathy nakshatra in Meenam month. As per history, the temple belonged to Ashtamichal Puthiyedath Veettil Ayodhya Ramakaimal (Chindankaimal). The temple was in a dilapidated condition. Punar Prathista was performed on 1961 CE. The temple and surrounding 2000 acre land was bought by Poonjar Kovilakam Ramavarma Raja. He performed th

Ayalur Shiva Temple – History – Festival

Ayalur Shiva Temple is located at Ayiloor near Nemmara on the banks of Ayilur puzha in Palakkad district, Kerala. The sankalpam of Shiva worshipped is that of Shiva performing tapas - the deity is known as Akhileswaran - meaning 'god of people'. It is also believed that the area was surrounded by Akhil trees and hence Shiva go the name Akhileswaran. Another belief is that Shiva is residing here along with Goddess Parvati (Parvatisamethanaya Shivan). Ayalur Shiva Temple – Story It is believed that the Shivling in this temple was installed by Khara Maharishi. Khara Rishi got three Shivlings as a result of his intense penance. He carried these one Shivling in his right hand, second in left hand and third one on the teeth. He installed the right hand Shivling at Ayalur, left hand Shivling in Trippalore and the third one in Pallavur. All these temples are situated within five kilometers. The darshanam of Ayalur Shiva is towards east. The Nandi Vigraham is on the thekke nada not f

Story Of Two Gardeners By Swami Vivekananda - Explains True Devotion

Swami Vivekananda explains about true devotion through the story of two gardeners: A rich man had a garden and two gardeners. One of these gardeners was very lazy and did not work; but when the owner came to the garden, the lazy man would get up and fold his arms and say, ‘How beautiful is the face of my master’, and dance before him. The other gardener would not talk much, but would work hard, and produce all sorts of fruits and vegetables which he would carry on his head to his master who lived a long way off. Of these two gardeners, which would be the more beloved of his master? Shiva is that master, and this world is His garden, and there are two sorts of gardeners here; the one who is lazy, hypocritical, and does nothing, only talking about Shiva’s beautiful eyes and nose and other features; and the other, who is taking care of Shiva’s children, all those that are poor and weak, all animals, and all His creation. Which of these would be the more beloved of Shiva? Cert

1 August 2021 Tithi – Panchang – Hindu Calendar – Good Time – Nakshatra – Rashi

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Sunday, 1 August 2021 – It is Krishna Paksha Ashtami Tithi or the eighth day during waning or dark phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Ashtami Tithi or the eighth day during waning or dark phase of moon till 8:14 AM on August 1. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Navami Tithi or the ninth day during waning or dark phase of moon till 10:10 AM on August 2. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on August 1, 2021 as per Hindu Calendar – There is no good and auspicious time on the entire day.  Nakshatra  – Bharani Nakshatra till 8:52 PM on August 1. Then onward it is Krittika or Karthigai or Karthika Nakshatra till 11:29 PM on August 2. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and south Rajasthan), Bharani Nakshatr