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Kausitaki Samhita

Kausitaki Samhita is one of the old recensions of Rig Veda. Kaushitaki Samhita is different from Sankhayana Samhita, the other school of Rig Veda still prevalent in different parts of the country. There are certain differences between the two recensions. Kausitaki Samhita is known to have been prevalent in the oral tradition of the Nambudiri Brahmins of Kerala about sixty years ago, though no manuscript is known to exist. It was long assumed by historians of Vedic literature and others that Kausitaki and Sankhayana were the names of one and the same school of Rig Veda. Pandit Bhagvad Datta was the first to examine this problem, and he concluded that Kaushitaki was different from Sankhayana. He further stated that there were four divisions of the Sankhayana – Sankhayana, Kausitaki, Mahakausitaki and Sambavya, and pointed out that the first one was represented by the different texts of this school – Samhita, Brahmana, Aranyaka, Srauta, and Grihya Sutras; the second one with all the t

Sazo Festival In Himachal Pradesh – Farewell Festival Of Gods

Kothi, on the outskirts, Reckong Peo in Kinnaur In Himachal Pradesh, is the centre of Sazo festival held annually between January and February. This is a farewell festival of Gods and Goddesses worshipped in the region. It is held to bid temporary goodbye to the gods who travel to Kinner Kailash. How Is Sazo Festival Observed? In the Sazo festival, the village deities, their ornaments, and mohras are carried to Kothi, to the tune of the Sazo geet, farewell song. Thereafter no music is played for the next week and complete silence prevails in the village, charging the atmosphere with a sense of gloom and poignancy. Only a ritual dance is performed in silence, within the temple compound. Kothi, around 5 km from Reckong Peo, is famous for the Goddess Chandika Devi Temple. So where are the Gods going during the period? It is believed that the gods travel to Kinner Kailash, where they sit with Shiva and negotiate boons for their villages.

Katyayana Sulbasutra

Katyayana Sulbasutra is a text dealing with construction of fire altars belonging to Shukla Yajur Veda School. Sulbasutra form a part of the Sutra literature. The word sulba means a measuring cord or a measuring stick. Katyayana Sulbasutra is a small treatise belong to Shukla Yajur Veda, consisting of sutras in the first part and karika-s (verses) in the second. There are six chapters consisting of 101 sutra-s and the seventh chapter comprises thirty-nine verses. All the chapters provide the important rules of geometry. To summarize – Chapter one deals with the construction of Vedi (altar), location of directions, fixation of pegs on the corners of sroni and amsa, construction of pandal-s, location of site of dakshin agni (southern fire) and utkara (mudpit) and so on. Chapter two describes measurement like angula-s (altar for ancestor worship), etc. used in construction of vedi, description of paitrki-vedi (inch) types of measuring cords, construction of uttara vedi (northern altar

Kutaja Plant In Hindu Religion

Kutaja plant, as per scriptures in Hindu religion, is dear to Indra, the king of Devas, and hence called Indra Vriksha. The fruit and the seed of the tree is called indrayava (indrajaun, or indrajavanu (Indra’s barley) and bhadrayana (or the auspicious barley), which is believed to augur happiness and good fortune. Kutaja means hill born. Kutaja is a small or medium height tree with large, oval leaves, pointed at the tip and wedge-shaped at the base, belonging to the family apocynaceae, found mostly in the drier or deciduous forest regions of India. Some of the different names of kutaja are giri mallika (the mountain jasmine), mallika pushpa (with jasmine like flowers), vatsaka (as it grows in Odisha), Sakrah (because it cures diarrhea), Vrikshaka (a small sized tree), pandurdruma (with pale whitish flowers) and yava phala (with barley like fruits). Kutaja Plant In Hindu Religion Kutaja is famous for its rich medicinal properties and it is traditionally considered to

Dreaming Of Shirdi Sai Baba – Meaning

Dreaming of Shirdi Sai Baba is good and auspicious as per dream meaning and interpretation. The dream is asking you to follow the path of righteousness as it will lead to success and happiness in life. After dream of Shirdi Sai Baba you can expect to hear good news. There will be success in career, interviews and new job exams. You will also hear good news about relationship matters. Those facing difficulties from illness will find relief after seeing Shirdi Sai Baba in dream. You people who are wishing to get married seeing Shirdi Sai Baba in dream means they will meet a desired partner. You must perform charity and feed poor people after dreaming of Shirdi Sai Baba as it will help in quick fulfillment of your desires.

Dreaming Of Shopping – Meaning

Dreaming of shopping is a good dream as per dream interpretation and meaning. The dream is a sign associated with desire fulfillment. Dreaming of shopping of new clothes means happy occasion in family like marriage or some important function. Dream of shopping of clothes also means change in personal life. Dreaming of shopping for food means travel to distant places. It also means journey associated with job or as part of some function. Dream of shopping for shoes means new job or interview. A person will get opportunity to take life to a new level after the dream. Dreaming of shopping in a supermarket means unexpected functions in family. It also means scarcity or sudden problems in your area that you need to stock essentials. Dreaming of shopping for baby clothes means marriage and news about pregnancy in family. It also means arrival of a healthy baby in the family. Dreaming of shopping with boy friend or girl friend is early marriage. It also means you might be ready to t

Dreaming Of Aggressive Horses – Meaning

Dreaming of aggressive horses is both good and bad per dream interpretation and meaning. Those people seeing the dream might get luck in sexual matters. It is also a sign that a jealous person might cause harm to you physically. Dream of aggressive horses and you in the dream means there will be new relationship with opposite sex. You will show unusually more interest in sex related matters. Dream of aggressive horses and someone you know like friends or relatives suggest that they might go away from your life. Dream of aggressive horses and unknown people is sudden problems in personal or professional due to the activities of unknown people. Dream of you running with aggressive horses is a sign that you will face a problem boldly and resolve it.

Poothotta Sree Narayana Vallabha Temple - Festival

Poothotta Sree Narayana Vallabha temple is located at Poothotta in Ernakulam district, Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Shiva and Subramanya. The prathishta in the shrine was done by Sri Narayana Guru on February 20, 1893. The annual Prathishta dinam festival is held on February 20 annually. The annual festival in the temple is held in Kumbha Masam. As per history people of the region wanted to create two separate temples for Shiva and Subramanya. But Sri Narayana Guru objected to it and said to consecrate both the murtis in a single sreekovil. Thus in the same sreekovil Shiva was consecrated to the east and Subrahmanya behind the murti of Shiva. The arattu devata in the temple is Subrahmanya. It is said that many scholars and saintly persons including Chattambi Swamikal was present during the consecration ceremony. Sashti and Pradosham are of great significance here. Annual festivals include Maha Shivratri and Thaipooyam.

Nagampadam Sri Mahadevar Temple

Nagampadam Sri Mahadevar temple, also known as Nagampadam Shiva temple, is located at Nagampadam in Kottayam district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Shiva. The temple is of great significance in the history of Kerala as Sri Narayana Guru gave permission for Sivagiri Theerthadanam when he was visiting the temple. This happened on Kollavarsham 1103 Makara Masam 3. The Shivling worshiped in the temple was consecrated by a disciple of Sri Narayana Guru, Bodanadha Swami in Kollavarsham 1090 (1915 CE). Shivratri is of great significance in the temple. Mondays in a week and Pradosham day in a fortnight attract large number of devotees. There are also small shrines for Upa Devatas in the temple.

Panavally Sri Bhootanatha Kalayakshi Temple

Panavally Sri Bhootanatha Kalayakshi temple is located at Panavally near Cherthala in Alappuzha district, Kerala. The temple is of great importance as the murti worshipped in the shrine was consecrated by Sri Narayana Guru. The temple belonged to a family (kudumba kshetram). The initial murti worshipped in the temple was of Bhadra Devi. Sri Narayana Guru consecrated Sri Bhootha Natha Kalayakshi form of Shiva here. The consecration was done on January 7, 1909 CE (Kollavarsham 1084 Dhanu Masam 24). The temple observed Shivratri, Mondays and Pradosham associated with Shiva.

Kalavamkodam Saktiswaram – Ardhanarishvara Temple – Vayalar - History - Festival

Kalavamkodam Saktiswaram – Ardhanarishvara temple is located at Vayalar in Alappuzha district, Kerala. The pratishta in the temple is unique – om shanti in a mirror. The malayalam om also has a spelling error. The shrine was consecrated by Sri Narayana Guru. The 10-day annual festival in the temple is observed in Kumbha Masam and it coincides with the Mahashivratri festival. As per local history, the shrine was built to consecrate Shiva as Ardhanarishvara. But when it was time for pratishta a group of people asked Sri Narayana Guru not to perform murti pratishtha. Then Guru asked to bring a mirror and asked to write om shanti by removing silica. But the person who was scrapping silica made an error. Her wrote om (ഓം) without the ‘a’ (ഒം)  sound. Sri Narayana Guru similingly said that it was also correct and installed it in the temple. Thus the mirror in the temple now has ഒം ശാന്തി . The pratishta in the temple was performed on kollavarsham 1102 Edavam 31 (Tuesday, June 14, 1927 CE

Panavally Sri Kandeshwara Mahadeva Temple - Festival

Panavally Sri Kandeshwara Mahadeva temple is located at Panavally near Cherthala in Alappuzha district, Kerala. The temple is of great importance as the murti worshipped in the shrine was consecrated by Sri Narayana Guru. The annual festival in the temple is held in Malayalam Meena Masam (March - April). As per local belief it is said that a heavy shivling which was carried by eight people was lifted alone by Sri Narayana Guru and installed in the temple. The pratishta in the temple was done on Kollavarsham 1097 Edavam 17 (30, May 1922 CE). The Shivling worshipped in the temple is carved in single granite stone. Mahashivratri is of great importance here. Special pujas are held on Mondays. Pradosham is a fortnight is of great significance. The festival begins with kodiyettam and concludes with Arattu ceremony. The annual festival is famous for procession, ezhunnallathu, melam, traditional performing art forms of Kerala.

Bhagavad Gita Is Understood Differently By Every Reader

It is commonly believed that the Bhagavad Gita contains the essence of the Upanishads and it is true that in the Gita we get the best exposition of spiritual life. The Gita is understood differently by every reader of the text, according to one’s own capacity and needs—adhikara. The spiritual benefit of the study of the Gita also depends upon everyone understanding it in one’s own light, for it is only then that she or he will be able to perform her or his svadharma, duty, properly. All the available commentaries of acharyas help to understand the text from various angles of vision and they give us an opportunity to choose for ourselves what we think best according to our own adhikara. The Gita deals with spiritual life in all its aspects and each person is invited to take up any of the prescriptions as would suit her or his particular disease. The Gita is called yoga shastra indicating it to be the science of spiritual life in all its aspects. The Gita represents a synthesi

Dreaming Of Shifting To A New House – Meaning

Dreaming of shifting to a new house is both good and bad as per dream meaning and interpretation. Dream of shifting to another house means better job prospects or transfer. If you have some bad habits then it also means trouble with neighbors or law. Dream of shifting to a new house and you are happy means there will be changes in your life. There will be new job or better opportunities in life. Dreaming of shifting a new house and you are unhappy means family members will cause some problems. There will be unexpected events in life. Dreaming of shifting another house in unknown place is a sign of sudden reversal of fortune or monetary loss.

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

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Thursday, 23 September 2021 – It is Krishna Paksha Tritiya tithi or the third day during the waning or dark phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Dwitiya tithi or the second day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 5:58 AM on September 23. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Tritiya tithi or the third day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 7:16 AM on September 24. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on September 23, 2021 as per Hindu Calendar – Good and auspicious time till 7:37 PM.  Nakshatra  – Revati nakshatra till 7:07 AM on September 23 . Then onward it is Ashwini or Aswathy nakshatra till 8:59 AM on September 24. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and south Rajasthan), Revathi naksha