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Rohini Nakshatra dates and time 2022 – Rohini Birth Star Date

Rohini Nakshatra 2022 dates and time based on traditional Hindu calendar, Astrology and Panchangam. Rohini Birth Star is the fourth Nakshatra among the 27 Nakshatras. Below are Rohini Nakshatra dates and time in 2022. The astrological prediction of this Nakshatra as per Moon Sign is that of Vrishabha Rashi.  Venus or Shukra is the Lord of this birth star.  The lucky color of Rohini star is white. Rohini Nakshatra 2022 Time - North - East - South of India This time is applicable in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa, West Bengal, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Pondicherry, Jammu and Kashmir, Manipur, Tripura, Assam, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Mizoram and Andaman and Nicobar. January 14, 2022, Friday Time is from 6:13 PM on January 13 to 8:45 PM on January 14, 2022 February 10, 2022, Thursday Time is from 1:22 AM on February 10 to 3:50 A

Kumbha – Water Pot In Hindu Religion - Symbolism - Meaning And Reason For Using

Kumbha, water pot, is deemed the symbol par excellence of plenty, welfare and beatitude in Hinduism. A pitcher full of water signifies prosperity and fertility. Both in puja, ritual, art and festivals, a richly decorated pot full of water and covered with bunches of flowers and foliage is found. It is common to all regions of India and to all groups of Hindus. Water pot of Hinduism is universally employed in embellishing houses, shrines, and monuments. The ritual act using the kumbha forms the nucleus of worship and offerings. The symbolism of the pot is thus defined in Atharva veda: “ The Vase of plenty is laid on time. We behold it manifesting in diverse forms. In early art on finds it shown in the set of eight auspicious sings as the support for Goddess Lakshmi; a symbol of Buddha’s nativity; as a decorative motif giving birth to vegetal growth and ornamental designs; sometimes a motif for the base or capital of a pillar; door frame decoration, and so on. Water Pot I

Thirumittakode Anchumoorthi Temple – Divya Desham And Shiva Temple

Thirumittakode Anchumoorthi temple is located at Thirumittacode, 5 km south of Pattambi, in Palakkad district, Kerala. The main deities worshipped in the temple are Shiva and Vishnu. The temple is one among the 108 Divya Desams. The temple is also one among the 108 Shiva temples in Kerala. The shrine lies on the banks of Bharathapuzha River. The river flows on the east and north side of the temple. Shivaratri is an important festival in the temple. There is a single Shivling and four murtis of Vishnu Bhagavan. Anchu in Malayalam means five and as the temple has fiver murtis the temple is known as Anchu Moorthy. The main murti of Vishnu worshipped here is in standing posture. The Vishnu temple is known as Abhaya Pradhan Temple or Uyyavantha Perumal Temple. The Upa Devatas worshipped in the temple are Ganapathy, Dakshinamurti, Ayyappa, Veda Vyasa and Bhagavathi. As per history, the temple was built by Kulasekara Alwar – ardent devotee of Vishnu. Later when Cholas came to power they built

Trika Concept Of Abhinavagupta

Abhinavagupta (950 – 1020 CE) was a master syncretist, who discovered the thread of unity underlying the divergent spiritual thought-currents that had their origin and development in successive periods of time. In his magnum opus, Tantraloka and Paratrimshika, he has said that the spiritual thought-currents known as Agama, Spanda, and Pratyabhijna are not divergent in nature, but these are mutually complementary. Historically speaking, these represent three successive phases in the development of the Advaita Shaiva philosophy in Kashmir. He has therefore named it as the Trika school of Shaivism. Abhinavagupta has mentioned three triads, trika, in his magnum opus Tantraloka as constituting the subject matter of the Trika school of Shaivism. These are: Shiva, Shakti, and their union; Shiva, Shakti, and Nara; and Para Shakti, Apara Shakti, and Parapara Shakti. He has projected the idea of their essential identity bynaming the Advaita Shaiva school of spiritual philosophy as Trika. A

Bhoot Or Demon Worship In Kinnaur In Himachal Pradesh

Many of the Hindu temples in Kinnaur In Himachal Pradesh have separate enclosures for bhoots or demons. They are worshipped along with main gods and goddesses. They are propitiated to overcome fear, to defeat enemies and to cure mental illnesses. Reason For Demon Worship In Kinnaur Temples Perhaps an explanation lies in the fact that ‘bhoot’ derives ‘ from a root expressing existence and is applied to the elements of nature and even to deities. Shiva himself is called Bhutesha or ‘the lord of bhoots.’ Thus Bhoot worship is nature worship. In fact, in Kinnaur, there are bhoots for every occasion: Bakhar Shuna haunt forests, Banshir can assume the form of giants, Ruksas are the spirits of sinful persons, Khunch live in houses, and can pass from family to family through exchanges like marriage.

Upcoming Hindu Festivals in September 2021 – Hindu Vrat – Fasting – Rituals in September 2021

Dates of important upcoming festivals and fasting associated with Hinduism in September 2021 – based on major Hindu calendars and Panchang used in India. The festivals, Vrats and ritual days are based on Indian Standard Time (IST). Hindu Vrat – Fasting - Festivals September 2021 September 2 – Aja Ekadashi Fasting Smarta September 3 – Aja Ekadashi Fasting Bhagavat in most regions September 4 – Pradosh Vrat – Shani Pradosh as it is Saturday September 5 – Masa Shivratri Vrat – Shiv Chaturdashi Vrat September 6 – Pithori Amavasya September 6 – Kusha Grahani Amavasya September 6 – Shradh on Amavasya should be performed on Sept 6 September 6 – Amavasya in Western parts of India – Somvati Amavasya as it is Monday September 6 – Ahilyabai Holkar Punyatithi September 7 – Amavasya September 6 – Pola September 9 – Sam Shravani – Varaha Jayanti – Sama Veda Upakarma September 9 – Kevda Trij September 9 – Hartalika Teej – Swarna Gauri Vrat September 10 – Ganesh Chaturthi Vrat September 1

Swami Sukhabodhananda Thoughts - Motivational

A collection of thoughts of motivational speaker and philosopher Swami Sukhabodhananda At the end of one of my programmes, a lady danced for three hours in sheer celebration. Then she came and sat next to me and told me how happy she was. As she was drinking coffee, the beverage spilt on her beautiful saree. Immediately, she screamed, saying her joy from the three-hour dance was gone. Looking at this incident, I learnt that three hours of happiness was invalidated by a sorrow lasting for a few seconds. If our mind can work like this, the reverse is also possible. The three hours of sorrow can be invalidated by a few seconds of joy. Life has all the ingredients. Be creative. Don't let yourself feel victimized. You might think that what is easy is beautiful; that what is easy is joy. You are a victim of such illusions. Difficulty has such a joy. Discovery has such a joy. Seeking out has such a joy. You have to change the notion that difficulty is pain. In exercise, ther

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

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Wednesday, 1 September 2021 – It is Krishna Paksha Dashami tithi or the tenth day during the waning or dark phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Navami tithi or the ninth day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 2:13 AM on September 1. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Dashami tithi or the tenth day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 4:00 AM on September 2. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on September 1, 2021 as per Hindu Calendar – Good and auspicious time till 5:25 PM.  Nakshatra  – Mrigasira or Makayiram nakshatra till 11:49 AM on September 1 . Then onward it is Ardra or Arudhara or Thiruvathira nakshatra till 2:04 PM on September 2. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and south