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Nag Koop Yatra in Varanasi on Nag Panchami Day

Nag Koop Yatra is annually held on the Shravan Shukla Paksha Panchami – the fifth day during the waxing phase of moon. It is the Nag Panchami day. Nag Koop Yatra 2023 date is August 21. Nag Koop is located near the Nawapura or Daranagar area near the famous Kashi Vishwanath Temple in Varanasi . On the day, prayers are offered here by those suffering Kalsarp Yog. It is believed that all those people having horoscope related problems due to nagas like Kalsarp yog will find relief.

Story Of Origin Of Fishermen In Hinduism

As per Hinduism, fishermen existed from time immemorial. The story of origin of Nishadas is found in the Harivamsha and is associated with King Vena who was also a Prajapati. Many living beings appeared from the Vena. In the great lineage of Dhruva, there was a king named Anga. He had a son named Vena, who was cruel and arrogant from childhood. When he became king he stopped all sacrifices and oblations. King Vena announced – “I am the one who should be worshipped through sacrifices. I am the sacrifice and the one who sacrifices”. The great rishis requested the king not to practice Adharma. But the king was not ready to change his ways. Vena arrogantly announced – “Who other than me is the creator of dharma? Who other than me should be listened to? There is no doubt that you do not know of my superiority because of your folly. If I desire, I can burn the earth down or flood it with water. Without even thinking about it, I can slow down the progress of the firmament and this ea

Thrikkannapuram Parthasarathi Temple At Edappally

Thrikkannapuram Parthasarathi temple is located at Edappally in Ernakulam district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Sri Krishna. The darshan of Thrikkannapuram Parthasarathi is towards east. The Upa Devatas worshipped in the temple are Ayyappa and Bhagavathy. The main festival observed in the temple is Ashtami Rohini. The temple belongs to Edappally Swaroopam. When there is a death in the Edappally swaroopam, during the entire period of Pula (after death restriction period), the Ganapathy murti, which is the Kuladevata of Edappally swaroopam, is worshipped in Thrikkannapuram temple.

The Greatness Of Vedic Chanting

Vedic chanting is a mantra yoga…when we vocalize a syllable, the vital breath is discharged through the space intervening our throat, tongue, lips, the upper and lower parts of the mouth, etc. It is then that the syllable is voiced or the akshara-dhwani produced. Vibrations are created in those parts of the body where the vital breath courses through as a consequence of the akshara-dhwani. Chanting of Vedic Mantras means only voicing such syllables as would cause beneficent vibrations that would produce such mental states as would lead to wellbeing in this world and the hereafter and ultimately liberation. No other type of vibration is caused by the chanting of the mantras. Source - As told by Chandrasekharendra Saraswati Swami.

Thrikkadeeri Moonu Moorthy Temple

Thrikkadeeri Moonu Moorthy temple is located at Thrikkadiri in Palakkad district, Kerala. The temple has moonu or three moorthis – Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. All the three deities are worshipped in a single sreekovil. The murits are of swayambhu sankalpam (of divine origin) and they face east. Legend has it that the murtis worshipped here are that of Trimurtis (Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva) who appeared as the children of Anasuya, wife of Atri Maharishi. The Upa Devatas worshipped in the temple are Ganapathy, Guruvayoorappan and Ayyappan. The temple belonged to Mathoor and Muthirangodu Illams. The annual pratishta festival in the temple is held in Malayalam Edava Masam (May - June).

Thrikkadavoor Mahadeva Temple – Festival – History – Information

Thrikkadavoor Mahadeva temple is located at Thrikkadavoor on the banks of Ashtamudi Lake and is 6 km north of Kollam town in Kerala. The Shivling worshipped in the temple is of swayambhu sankalpam (divine origin). The darshanam of Thrikkadavoor Shiva temple is towards west. The Upa Devatas worshipped in the temple are Sri Krishna, Yakshi, Ganapathy, Sastha and Nagam. The annual festival in the temple is known as Kadavoor Pathu. The 10-day festival begins on Chathayam nakshatra and ends on Thiruvathira nakshatram in Makaram month with arattu. The final day of the festival is famous for Kettukazhcha. The eduppu kuthira (ceremonial horse) is an offering to Shiva by the people of each desom surrounding the temple.  Eight such ceremonial horses are brought to the shores on boats and then taken to the temple. The sight of the majestic horses is quite captivating. Earlier 36 para ari (rice) Utsava Bali was performed on the 8th day of the festival. The eight karas or desams that are pa

Thrikkangode Randumoorthy Temple – Vaniyamkulam – Information

Thrikkangode Randumoorthy temple is located at Thrikkangode village on Chorottur Road near Vaniyamkulam (Ottapalam) in Palakkad district, Kerala. Vishnu and Shiva are worshipped in the same sreekovil (sanctum sanctorum). Both the murtis are of swayambhu sankalpam (of divine origin). The sanctum sanctorum is circular (vatta sreekovil) and darshanam is towards west. Vishnu Bhagavan is on left and Shiva is on right in the sreekovil. The Upa Devatas worshipped in the temple are Sri Krishna, Goddess Parvati, Ganapathi and Ayyappan. The main festival observed in the temple is Shivratri. Niramala is performed on Dhanu Masam 1. As per history, the temple belonged to Pozhathu, Varikkasseri and Paruthipra manas. Later it was managed for a brief period by Kavalappara Nair.

Jiddu Krishnamurti Thoughts On Meditation

Thoughts of Jiddu Krishnamurti on Meditation. He captures the true essence of meditation as explained in the Upanishads and other Hindu scriptures. Modern meditation techniques and schools of meditation might find these thoughts difficult to digest.  Meditation is one of the greatest arts in life – perhaps the greatest, and one cannot possibly learn it from anybody. That is the beauty of it. It has no technique and therefore no authority. When you learn about yourself, watch yourself, watch the way you walk, how you eat, what you say, the gossip, the hate, the jealousy – if you are aware of all that in yourself, without any choice, that is part of meditation. A meditative mind is silent. It is not the silence which thought can conceive of; it is not the silence of a still evening; it is the silence when thought – with all its images, its words and perceptions – has entirely ceased. This meditative mind is the religious mind – the religion that is not touched by the church, the te

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

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Friday, 13 August 2021 – It is Shukla Paksha Panchami tithi or the fifth day during the waxing or light phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Panchami tithi or the fifth day during the waxing or light phase of moon till 1:45 PM on August 13. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Sashti tithi or the sixth day during the waxing or light phase of moon till 11:41 AM on August 14. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on August 13, 2021 as per Hindu Calendar – Good and auspicious time on the entire day.  Nakshatra  – Hasta or Atham nakshatra till 9:09 AM on August 13. Then onward it is Chitra or Chithirai or Chithira nakshatra till 7:54 AM on August 14 . (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and south Rajasthan), Hasta