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Shradh 2023 Dates – Mahalaya Pitri Paksha Calendar 2023 - A Complete Guide to Shradh Rituals in Hinduism

In Hinduism, Shradh is the rituals performed by relatives for the departed souls of dead ancestors, parents and relatives. Shradh Dates in 2023 as per Hindu calendar followed in India is from September 29 to October 14, 2023. Below are the Mahalaya Pitru Paksha and Shradh 2023 dates. Tarpan and Shraddha are performed on all Amavasya or no moon days. But the most important period to perform Shradh is the Pitru Paksha period during the Krishna Paksha fortnight in Ashwin month (September – October). In some regions this period is the Bhadrapada Krishna Paksha. Pitru Paksha Shraddh Dates in 2023 September 29, 2023 – Purnima Shradh September 30, 2023 – Pratipada Shraddha September 30, 2023 – Dwitiya Shradh  October 1 – Tritiya Shradh October 2 – Chaturthi Shradh October 3 – Panchami Shradh October 4 – Shasti Shradh October 5 – Saptami Shradh October 6 – Ashtami Shradh October 7 – Navami Shradh (Avidhava Navami) October 8 – no shradh marked October 9, 2023 – Das

Khandadeva – Scholar Of Bhatta School Of Purva Mimamsa

Khandadeva is a renowned scholar relating to the Bhatta School of Purva Mimamsa. Khandadeva revolutionized the methodology of interpretation. With the help of the rich technical and exegetical resources and dialectical terminology of Gangesha School of Navya Nyaya (Modern Logic), he gives a completely scholastic turn to his arguments and criticisms. Bhatta Dipila, Bhatta Kaustubha, and Bhatta Rahasya are his three important works in regard to both language and treatment of the subject matter. Bhatta Dipika is his magnum opus. Here he provides a new direction of approach to the subject. His definitions contain refutation of some theories given by Appayya Dikshita, another reputed scholar. His criticisms never display any bias. He calls Appayya Dikshita mimamsaka murdhanya, the crown of the Mimamsakas. Bhatta Kaustubha elucidates the aphorisms of Jaimini on Mimamsa, though incomplete. Bhatta Rahasya in a unique work, as it is totally devoted to the disquisition of the verbal know

Keshav Mishra – Author Of Tarkhabhasa

Keshav Mishra is the author of Tarkhabhasa, a work on Nyaya Vaisheshika. Kesava Misra probably lived during the 13 th century CE in Mithila. The major objective of Keshav Mishra in writing Tarakabhasa was to make the Nyaya system intelligible to the average person. Following the old Nyaya tradition, he expounds in lucid language the sixteen categories of Nyaya. He avoids detailed discussions on points of controversy with other systems. He, however, discusses briefly the views of the Buddhists and the Mimamsakas on certain problems. Keshav Mishra composed Tarka Bhasha in two parts. The first part is an exposition of the means of paramans (valid knowledge). Herein he has also discussed the Nyaya and Mimamsa views on the pramanya (validity) of knowledge. A major portion of the second part is devoted to the discussion of prameyas (the objects of knowledge), and the remaining categories are explained briefly. To incorporate the Vaisesika categories into the Nyaya system, Keshav Mishra

Kevalin In Jainism

Kevalin is a conceptual term in Jainism. As per Jain philosophy, arhat siddhas, buddhas, and jivanmuktas are regarded as omniscient. However, in Jainism, a kevalin is one who is characterized by the Catustayas (four exemplary qualities) of anantha jnana (infinite knowledge), ananta darshana (infinite perception),ananta sukha (infinite bliss), and ananta virya (infinite power). In simple terms, a kevalin is one who knows simultaneously the past, present and future of all the substances along with their modes. It is only a kevalin who is said to be liberated from the shackles of birth, old age, disease, and death. Kevala jnana (omniscience) is the essential precondition for moksha (emancipation). As knowledge illuminates itself and all other things, a kevalin knows oneself and all others. Thus a kevalin is knowledge-personified knower and the knowable. Jainism postulates that ananta jnana is latent in all selves. Each self is pure consciousness of knowledge but is obscured by the v

Hanuman Setu Temple In Lucknow Gets Letters From Devotees

Devotees write their wishes, desires, pains and troubles in letters to Hanuman at the Lucknow Hanuman Setu Temple in Uttar Pradesh. Devotees who have unflinching faith jot down their demands on a piece of paper and submitting it to Hanuman. Many devotees have had their wishes fulfilled. All letters are considered personal and private, they are placed before Hanuman and later immersed in Gomati River. No one opens them to read the content.   The ritual was started by Neeb Karori Baba to help devotees who could not travel to the temple. But today even nearby people write letters to Hanuman. The letters received by Hanuman increases manifold during Bada Mangal in Jyeshta month.  Devotees give letters to Hanuman describing their wishes. The priest of the temple presents the letters to Hanuman for approval. Hanuman devotees not only write letter to narrate their problems and seek its redressal only. Few pen down ‘thanks giving’' letters too. Devotees believe that prayers in form o

Revati Nakshatra Date And Timing In 2022 – Birth Star Revathi Dates And Time In 2022

Revati Nakshatra is the 27th Nakshatra or birth star among the 27 Nakshatras. Below is Revathi Nakshatra date and timing 2022. The astrological prediction of the birth star Revati as per Moon Sign is that of Meena Rasi or Pisces Zodiac. Guru or Jupiter is the Lord of Pisces. The color of Revati is brown. Revati Nakshatra Date and Time 2022 - 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 10, 2022, Monday Time is from 11:33 AM on January 9 to 12:32 PM on January 10, 2022 February 6, 2022, Sunday Time is from 7:05 PM on February 5 to 7:57 PM on February 6, 2022 March 5, 2022, Saturday Time is from 2:42 AM on March 5 to 3:28 AM on Ma

Dhananjaya Vayu – This Vital Air Remains In Body After Death For Short Period

Dhananjaya Vayu is one of the vital in human body. It nourishes the whole body, maintains the well-being of all the organs and retains their freshness and appearance for some time even after death. It is said that dhananjaya vayu is found everywhere in the body and its parts after death. A similar description is found in Yoga Yajnavalkya (IV. 48-72). As per Hinduism, in the human body there are ten vayus or pranas (vital airs), which flow along channels called nadis and provide the life force required to carry on various functions. There are five chief vital airs called paranas and five subordinate or less important ones called upa prana or upa vayus. The concept of vayu as a source of life activity and energy is as old as Vedas. The names of five main vayu are mentioned in Yajur Veda (VII.27) and in Brihadaranyaka Upanishad (I.5.3) and Chandogya Upanishad (I.3.3). All the ten vayus are mentioned in the Trisikhi Brahmana Upanishad along with their locations in the body and thei

Slipping Away From Spiritual Ideal – Thoughts

Slipping away from spiritual ideal is very common for many people. Here are few thoughts on the matter. Going through a day without the ideal in mind is the first indication of a slip in spiritual life. Swami Vivekananda declares, ‘If a man with an ideal makes a thousand mistakes, I am sure that the man without an ideal makes fifty thousand.’ But, unfortunately many spiritual aspirants lack a clear understanding of the ideal and so fail to ‘apply it practically to the details of daily life.’ Hence, Swamiji advises, ‘And this ideal we must hear about as much as we can, till it enters into our hearts, into our brains, into our very veins, until it tingles in every drop of our blood and permeates every pore in our body. We must meditate upon it.’ Explaining how a sadhaka slips away from the ideal, the Vivekachudamani states, ‘If the mind ever so slightly strays from the ideal and becomes outgoing, then it goes down and down, just as a ball inadvertently dropped on the staircase bo

Kevala – Kaivalya – Spiritual Liberation Terms

 Kevala literally means peculiar, exclusively alone, sole, isolated. The atman (being), according to Samkhya, Yoga, Nyaya, Vaisesika and Mimamsa Schools of Indian philosophy, as also the Jains, is separate in each living being, eternal, absolute, pure and isolated. Hence, it is called kevala. The Jainas call an individual who has come to realize the true nature of the soul a kevalin, i.e. a person having kevala jnana. His atman, after the death of the body, transcends the lokakasa (world of experience) and abides eternally in the alokakasa in full freedom from karma. Here, the atman regains its infinite qualities. The Buddhists do not believe in any transcendental existence for the atman after nirvana, which is a state of niranvaya nasa, i.e. total annihilation, leaving no trace behind. This is in keeping with the Buddhist doctrine of Nairatmya. On liberation (moksha, mukti, apavarga or kaivalya) this separate kevala (absolute) existence of the atman, wholly unrelated to anything e

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

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Friday, 24 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 Tritiya tithi or the third day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 7:16 AM on September 24. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Chaturthi tithi or the fourth day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 8:58 AM on September 25. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on September 24, 2021 as per Hindu Calendar – Good and auspicious time after 8:29 AM.  Nakshatra  – Ashwini or Aswathy nakshatra till 8:59 AM on September 24 . Then onward it is Bharani nakshatra till 11:16 AM on September 25. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and south Rajasthan), Ashwini or