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Kevala Jnana – Perfect Knowledge In Jainism

In Jainism, a realistic, relativistic, plural system, knowledge has been classified into aparoksha (immediate) and paroksha (mediated). Aparoksha jnana has been further divided into avadhi (clairvoyance), manahparyaya (telepathy) and kevala (omniscience). Paroksha jnana has been divided into mati (perceptual and inferential knowledge) and sruta (knowledge obtained from scriptural authority). Immediate knowledge subscribes to the view of extraordinary and extrasensory perceptions, which is direct in reaching the knower. Though limited to a certain extent, avadhi and manahparyaya give direct knowledge immediately, since the role of the mind and senses is absent. On the other hand, kevala jnana is unlimited and absolute knowledge and can be obtained by liberated persons only. It transcends time and space or even zest. Kevala jnana means “perfect knowledge or immediate realization”. Jaina scholars have used this term to refer to paripurna (perfectio), samagra (completion), asadharana (un

Dhyanu Bhagat Temple At Trilokpur On Way To Balasundari Devi Temple, Himachal Pradesh

Dhyanu Bhagat Temple is located on the way up to the Balasundari Devi temple at Trilokpur, Sirmaur – Himachal Pradesh. The temple is dedicated to Dhyanu Bhagat who was an ardent devotee of Balasundari Devi. It is modest temple. Dhyanu Bhagat Story It is said that the devout Dhyanu Bhagat offered his head to the Devi when she did not accede to his many entreaties to take food offerings from his hands. Pleased with the sacrifice, the Devi ordered that those who come to have darshan of her should first pay respects to Dhyanu Bhagat. The tradition is continued even today and devotees bring ritual offerings of white cloth, white turbans and gamchas or towels for Dhyanu Bhagat.

Kaya Siddhi – Yogic Practice

Kaya Siddhi is a kind of yogic practice pertaining to the body. While describing the effects of the practice of niyamas (observances) such as purity, contentment, penance, study, and devotion to God, Patanjali declares in his Yogasutra that due to the practice of Tapas (austerities) the adept achieves powers pertaining to kayendriya siddhi (the body and sense organs) (II.43.). This siddhis are of eight different kinds and hence are also called Ashta Siddhi. They accrue as a result of the purification of the body by removal of impurities through tapas. Patanjali calls them kayasampat (III.45). Kayasampat is achieved when the five basic elements of prithvi (earth), jala (water), tejas (fire), vayu (air) and akasha (space) are conquered by intense concentration, meditation and absorption (samyama) on them. By practicing samyama on the relation between the body and the ether or by acquiring through meditation the lightness of cotton fiber, the yogi can fly through the air (II-43). The

Katyayana – Sage Who Composed Commentaries On Sanskrit Grammar

Katyayana (3 rd or 4 th century BCE) is also called Vararuci, the varttika kara (author of the varttikas). He is one of the three authoritative sages who composed commentaries on Sanskrit grammar. The other two sages are Panini, the sutra kara (author) of Ashtadhyayi Sutra, and Patanjali, author of Mahabhashya. Panini scientifically described the Sanskrit language, both Vedic and classical, in the form of aphorisms; Katyayana made scholarly observations in the form of criticism; and Patanjali provided judicious explanatory commentary, taking sutras and varttikas into account. Varttikas of Katyayana are meant to correct modify or supplement the rules of Panini wherever necessary. Of the nearly 4000 sutras about 1500 were covered; doubts and objections were raised and in most cases, solved by addition, deletion, substitution, or correction. Katyayana belongs to South India; Patanjali distinctly calls him a dakshinatya (southerner). Although according to Kathasaritasagara, Katyayana

Lalam Mahadeva Temple At Pala - Festival - Vavu Bali

Lalam Mahadeva Temple is located at the heart of Pala town. The shrine is one of the oldest Shiva temples in the area and is locally known as Dakshina Kashi. The temple has small gopurams on the east and south side. The 10-day annual festival in the temple is held is Dhanu month and ends with arattu in Meenachil River (meenachilaru). Maha Shivratri is another important festival in the temple. The shrine observes the annual Karkidaka Vavu Bali and Pitru Tarpanam on the Vavu or Amavasya day in Karkidakam month in the Meenachi River. Hundreds of people arrive at shrine and offer various rituals to ancestors. Special arrangements are made by temple management for Bali Tharpanam throughout the year especially during Vavu (no moon day or Amavasya). The Upa Devatas worshipped in the temple are Ganapathi, Ayyappa, Yogeshwaran, Rakshas, Yakshi and Naga Devatas. Punar Prathista was performed in the temple in 2001 CE. The temple has a two-tired rectangular shaped sanctum sanctorum. The Lala

Bhajanamadam Sree Subramanya Swami Temple Anappadu

Bhajanamadam Sree Subramanya Swami Temple is located at Cheenivila Anappadu in Thiruvananthapuram district. The bhajanamadam at Anappadu was founded by Sri Narayana Guru. The aim of it was to bring about social revolution through bhakti and spirituality. Sri Narayana Guru had performed the prathishta of Subrahmanya here. He had consecrated a painting of Bhagavan Muruga. Thaipooyam in Makaram month and Skanda Sashti in Thulam month are of great significance here. Kavadi is taken to the temple on this auspicious occasion. Sashti fasting day in month is another auspicious occasion in the temple.

Dikpalas And Elephants In Hinduism - Eight Directions And Corresponding Elephants

In Hindu tradition, Ashta dikpalas are the eight deities that guard the eight quarters of the world. The eight deities protect the eight cardinal directions with the help of elephants. Eight elephants and their wives assist the Dikpalas – the protectors of the quarters. The eight dikpalas and eight elephants are – Indra – East – Airavata and his wife Abhramu (The name of the elephant that guards east is mentioned as Virupaksha in the Ramayana). Agni – Southeast – Pundarika and his wife Kapila. Yama – South – Vamana and his wife Pingala. (The name of elephant that guards south is mentioned as Mahapadma in the Ramayana). Surya – Southwest – Kumuda and his wife Anupama. Varuna – West – Anjana and his wife Anjanavati. (Ramayana mentions Saumanasa as the elephant that guards West). Vayu – Northwest – Pushpadanta and his wife Shubhadanti. Kubera – North – Sarvabhauma and his Tamrakarna. (Ramayana mentions Himapandara as the elephant that guards North). S

Kayikkara Erath Subrahmanya Temple

Kayikkara Erath Subrahmanya temple is located at Kayikkara Erath in Thiruvananthapuram district, Kerala. The temple is also referred to as Sree Dharma Sastha temple as there was temple of Ayyappa here during ancient times. The pratishta in the temple was performed by Sri Narayana Guru. The ancient Sastha temple had got ruined and was in a dilapidated condition. A new temple was built and the pratishta was performed by Sri Narayana guru on kollavarsham 1069 Makaram 1. Famous poet Kumaran Asan was a priest in the temple for a short period. Thaipooyam is observed here. Sashti fasting in a month is another important event here. The temple also observed Mandala Kalam (November – December).

Vakkom Puthiya Kavu Subrahmanya Temple – Anandavalleswaram

Vakkom Puthiya Kavu Anandavalleswaram Subrahmanya Temple is located at Vakkom in Thiruvananthapuram district, Kerala. The temple is the oldest temple at Vakkom consecrated by Sri Narayana Guru. As per local history, Sri Narayana Guru asked the people of the region what they wanted to worship, Goddess Bhadrakali or Annapurneshwari. The people told let they would like to see the murti that is to the liking of Sri Narayana Guru. Sri Narayana Guru told then let it be Anandavalli. But when the pratishta was performed it turned out to that of Subrahmanya. The shrine was consecrated during Kollavarsham 1063 – 64. Sri Narayana Guru had then told the gathering that the temple will be a great center of knowledge. Thaipooyam is of great significance here. Monthly Sashti fasting is an important day.

Dreaming Of Eating Akara – Meaning

Dreaming of eating Akara is good sign as per dream interpretation and meaning. You can expect good fortune and better luck in near future. Dream of you eating akara and that you are happy means that you are going to overcome emotional problems and will solve relationship issues. Someone who had misunderstood you will come back to your life. Dream of you seeing someone else eating akara means you will be robbed or something that should be yours will be taken by another person. Dream of family members or friends or relatives eating akara is a sign of happiness in family. There will be happy occasion like marriage or get together. Dream of you eating akara and you are crying means you will regret an action of yours in near future. Should control your temper and avoid fights after seeing the dream.

Dreaming Of Ajax – Meaning

Dreaming of team Ajax is a positive dream as per interpretation and meaning of dreams. It means you can achieve success in life if you are ready to cooperate with others. Dreaming of Ajax programming is a good dream and you will soon get opportunity for higher studies. It also means success in your current project and you just need to be patient. Dream of you watching Ajax team winning means you will get to hear happy news. It is a sign of success and you should not give up. It also means continue being with the team. Dream of you watching Ajax team losing means bad luck and accidents. It also means something you work very hard will not give you success. Dreaming of Ajax programming and you are happy means new job or success in setting up something new. Dream of Ajax programming and you are crying or sad means someone might harm your dreams. You need to be careful with people you share your ideas.

Dreaming Of Akasha – Meaning

Dreaming of akasha is associated with progress and positivity as per dream interpretation and meaning. It is also a warning to shed all kinds of negativity and not to miss out on opportunities in future. Dreaming of akasha and moving clouds is associated with desire fulfillment. Dream of akasha and dark clouds is a kind of warning to you to accept reality and to move on. It is also a sign asking you to work hard not to wait for luck to change. Dreaming of akasha and nakshatra is indication of an upcoming important change in life – it could be relationship or relocation. Some people dream about akasha after seeing movies, reading about akasha or simply looking at them during day time. Dreams after such incidents have no value. The dreams have to happen naturally without any influence of day time events.

Dreaming Of Akina – Meaning

Dreaming of Akina is both good and bad if you looking into dream meaning and interpretation. Dream of Akina means you will soon have your dreams fulfilled. You will meet a famous personality. Dream of Akina in a crowd and you are pushed around means your quest to meet an idol of yours will end in tragedy. It also means your wish to be like an idol will be crushed. You will soon realize the reality about your life. A family member might forcibly try to make you understand that you are spoiling your life by being a mad fan of some personality. Dream of Akina and you meeting a star is a sign of happiness in near future through desire fulfillment. Dreaming of Akina and you wake up angry or sad means you will lose money or property in attempting to fulfill a dream of yours.

Dreaming Of Ajgar – Meaning

Dreaming of ajgar is considered bad as per dream interpretation and meaning. It is believed that a person will suffer in near future due to unexpected reversal in life. It is also means an enemy of your is silently waiting to strike at you at the right opportunity. Dream of ajgar and you being attacked or running is a sign of physical attack on you. And this attack will be unexpected. Dreaming of ajgar and someone you know means a person whom you had trusted will cheat you. Dream of ajgar and your family members is a sign of suppressed and old problems surfacing and destroying peace in your family. Dream of ajgar and you are happy means it is a sign of progress and you might get ancestral wealth soon.

What Is Meant By Knowledge? – Swami Vivekananda Answers

Swami Vivekananda answers the question - What is meant by knowledge? From  The Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda Vol.2  page 132 - 134.  What is meant by knowledge in our common sense idea? It is only something that has become limited by our mind, that we know, and when it is beyond our mind, it is not knowledge. Now if the Absolute becomes limited by the mind, it is no more absolute; it has become finite. Everything limited by the mind becomes finite. Therefore, to know the absolute is a contradiction in terms. That is why this question has never been answered, because if it were answered, there would no more be an absolute. A God known is no more God; he has become finite like one of us. He cannot be known; He is always the unknowable one. But what Advaita says is that God is more than knowable. This is a great fact to learn…For instance, here is a chair, it is known to us. But what is beyond ether or whether people exist there or not is possibly unknowable. But God is neit

Dreaming of Aggressive Snakes – Meaning

Dreaming of aggressive snakes is considered bad by dream meaning and interpretation. A person after the seeing the dream might face unexpected difficulties in life, accident, attack of animals, poison related problems and also threat to life. Dream of aggressive snake attacking or chasing you is a sign of trouble in career or personal life due to another person especially someone who is jealous of you. Dream of aggressive snake and someone you know is a warning that someone close to you might get into trouble due to an action of yours. Dream of aggressive snake and unknown people means you will have to fight with someone on street for no particular reason. It is best to avoid such fights.

Kunnumpara Sree Subrahmanya Temple At Vazhamuttom

Kunnumpara Sree Subrahmanya temple, also known as Kunnumpara Sree Murugan temple, located at Vazhamuttom in Thiruvananthapuram district, Kerala. The temple is known as Pazhani of South or Thekkan pazhani. The murti worshipped in the temple was consecrated by Sri Narayana Guru. Sri Narayana Guru performed the pratishta on kollavarsham 1071 Vrischikam 17. The shrine is located atop a hill and has beautiful views of surrounding areas. Thaipooyam in Makaram month and Skanda Sashti in Thulam month are of great significance here. Sashti fasting day in month is another auspicious occasion in the temple.

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

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Tuesday, 28 September 2021 – It is Krishna Paksha Saptami tithi or the seventh day during the waning or dark phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Saptami tithi or the seventh day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 3:05 PM on September 28. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Ashtami tithi or the eighth day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 4:54 PM on September 29. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on September 28, 2021 as per Hindu Calendar – Good and auspicious time after 5:48 PM.  Nakshatra  – Mrigasira or Makayiram nakshatra till 6:57 PM on September 28 . Then onward it is Ardra or Arudhara or Thiruvathira nakshatra till 9:17 PM on September 29. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka a