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

Dates of important upcoming festivals and fasting associated with Hinduism in October 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 October 2021 October 2 – Ekadashi Fasting October 3 – Yati Sanyasi Shradh October 4 – Pradosh Vrat – Monthly Shivratri Vrat – Shiva Chaturdashi Vrat October 6 – Amavasya – Mahalaya – Pitru Paksha Shradh fortnight ends October 7 – Navratri begins – Ghatasthapana – Abhijit Muhurat for puja 11:37 AM to 12:23 PM October 7 – Maharaja Agrasen Jayanti October 7 – Ashwin month begins in calendars followed in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana October 10 – Lalitha Panchami October 11 – Sashti Fasting – Durga Puja begins October 12 – Maha Saptami October 13 – Durga Ashtami October 14 – Mahanavami October 15 – Dasara, Vijaya Dashami , Shastra Puja, Aparajita Puja, Pattabhishekam Puja, S

Drahyayana Sutra

Drahyayana Sutra, or Drahyayana Srautasutra, is text prescribing the samana chants to be used in Vedic studies. It is the Srauta text of the Ranayaniya sub-school of Sama Veda.  The followers of Drahyayana Sutra are found in South India, where their Samhita, Ranayaniya, also flourished. Drahyayana Srautasutra is divided into patalas, khandas, and sutras. The text has thirty one patalas, each patala, has four khandas, the 20 th , 22 nd and 28 th patalas have five khandas, the 27 th has six; in all there are 129 khandas. Dhanvin further divided the whole work into three dasakas, each dasaka comprising ten patalas. The contents of Drahyayana Sutra are as follows – Jyotishtoma (Patalas 1-7), Gavamayana (8-11), Brahmatva (12-15), ahinas (16-21), ekahas (17-26), Ashvamedha (27) and Sattras (28-31) Latyayana Srautasutra of the Kauthuma School and Drahyayana Srautasutra are identical with respect to their text and contents. There are some minor differences here and there in the divisi

Granthavari – Importance Of Granthavaris In Kerala History

Ancient land, property and financial records found in Kerala temples, Kovilakams and Illams are known as Granthavari. They are of immense importance in studying history of Kerala. Some of the most important Granthavaris were found in the Padmanabhaswamy Temple in Thiruvananthapuram and Vadakkumnathan Temple in Thrissur. 3000 blocks each containing more than 1000 olas (palm leaf manuscripts) is part of the Granthavari collection of Padmanabhaswamy Temple as per sadasya thilakan T K Velupillai. As per another scholar Maheswaran Nair, the temple has nearly 300,000 palm leaf manuscripts. Granthavari of Padmanabhaswamy temple was first published by R Mahadeva Iyer who wrote the Thiruvithamkoor Land Revenue Manual. The fifth volume of the manual has 808 Granthavaris. Some of the other important Granthavaris are Perumpadappu Granthavari (Kochi), Kozhikodan Granthavari (Zamorins), Vanjeri Granthavari and Koodali Granthavari. Granthavari found in Padmanabhaswamy temple was also publishe

Goddess Gopalika

Goddess Gopalika is a form of Mother Goddess Shakti. It is believed that the Goddess is the sister of Sri Krishna. She had escaped from the clutches of Kamsa when she attempted to kill the eight child of Devaki. Goddess Gopalika was the kudumba paradevata of Payyur Bhattathiri family. The family had made immense contribution to Sanskrit literature and Mimamsa Darshanam. The only known temple of Goddess Gopalika is located at Porkalam near Guruvayur. The deity is today mainly worshipped as Goddess Durga or Karthiyayini. The temple and the place is mentioned in the Kokila Sandesha of Uddanda Shastrikal.

Vajapeya Ritual - One Of Seven Basic Soma Rituals - Number 17 Is of Great Significance In This Ritual

Vajapeya is an important Vedic ritual. It is one of the seven basic Soma rituals. Vajapeya is derived from ‘Vajam’ meaning cooked food and ‘peyam’ meaning drink. The ritual was first performed by Brihaspati. Later he performed it for Indira. Vajapeya Ritual can be performed by all people. The performer of this unique yagna uses a whitel umbrella.  Vajapeya yajna lasts for 17 days. The number seventeen of is great importance in the ritual. The sacred pole Yupa is set up for 17 days. The pole is decorated with 17 pieces of cloth, 17 priests conduct the ritual, the performer makes a ceremonial journey with 17 chariots and on the last day soma is offered in 17 vessels. Even the gifts or dakshina are also given in 17 numbers. In ancient times 17 chariots, 17 carts, 17 horses, 17 elephants, 17 articles of clothing, 17 gold coins and 1700 cows were given as gifts to the priests. This is also one of the rare Vedic rituals in which alcohol is prepared through fermentation. The alc

Poovathussery Durga Temple – History – Facts

Poovathussery Durga temple is located at Poovathussery in Thrissur district, Kerala. The temple is also known as Poovathussery Karthyayani temple – as the sankalpam of Mother Goddess worshipped in the temple is that of Goddess Karthiyayini. The temple is one among the 108 Durga temples in Kerala. The murti of Goddess in the temple is nearly 6 feet tall. The darshanam of Poovathussery Durga temple is towards east. The murti of Goddess is chaturbahu with four hands. She holds Shankh and Chakra. The Upa Devatas worshipped in the temple are Ganapathy, Shiva, Yakshi and Nagas. As per history, the temple was the grama kshetram of Adoor village, which was a Namboothiri village of ancient times.

Panniyankara Durga Devi Temple – Information – Deities

Panniyankara Durga Devi temple is located near Kallai in Kozhikode district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Durga. The temple is one among the 108 Durga temples in Kerala. The sankalpam of Goddess Durga here is that of Mahishasuramardini. The darshanam of Panniyankara Durga Devi is towards east. The Upa Devatas worshipped in the temple are Ayyappa, Ganapathy and Vettaikaran. There are two Ganpati murti in the temple. Navratri is observed here. Tuesdays and Fridays attract large number of devotees to the temple. The temple is the Keezhedam of Thrikkalayoor Devaswom in Kallayi.

Dreaming Of Anaconda – Meaning

Dreaming of anaconda is very bad as per dreaming meaning and interpretation. It is a warning of upcoming problems in life which will be huge and enormous. Dreaming of anaconda with another one means there will problems in family. There will be fight with family members. You might say words which will hurt for the rest of your life. Dreaming of you being attacked by anaconda means there will be problems to house. You will face leakage or other problems in house. There will be problems related to toilet and lack of cleanliness. Damage due to house from natural causes like rain or wind. Dreaming of anaconda attacking strangers means you will face unexpected problems from strangers. Dreaming of dead anaconda means you will get relief from an ongoing problem. There will be improvement to health. The dream should happen naturally to have a meaning. Dreaming of anaconda after seeing movies, documentaries or reading etc will not have any effect it is just an extension of what happene

Dreaming Of Ants – Meaning

Dreaming of ants needs to be interpreted in several layers. Simple meaning of seeing ants is that there will be good things happening in life. Dream of ants in forest or unknown place means you will visit remote areas. Seeing dream of ants in your house means you will have to live people whom you do not like. It also means visit by guests that are troublesome. Dreaming of red ants means you will be exposed or a secret of yours will be revealed. Dreaming of ants covering your body means you will meet with accident. Dream of black ants means change in financial fortune. There will betterment of current situation. Dream of lots of ants moving in a line means you will face frustration regarding something you had applied for.

Similes On Self From Yoga Vasistha

A collection of teachings from Yoga Vasistha on Self. If you separate yourself from the body and abide at ease in Consciousness you will become one – the sole reality – everything else will be insignificant. After rejecting, through reasoning, all that can be known as non-truth what remains as pure consciousness – regard that as your self. A child superimposes a real elephant on a clay elephant and plays with it; even so, an ignorant man superimposes the body, etc., on the Self and carries on his activities. The picture of a snake does not cause fear of a snake when it is realized to be only a picture. Similarly when the jiva is clearly understood there is neither misery nor the cause of misery. Just as the sky appears to be stained by dust, smoke and clouds, so also the pure Self in contact with the qualities of Maya appears to be soiled by them. Just as fire thrown into a large sheet of water loses its quality, so also Consciousness in contact with the unreal and t

Dreaming Of Someone Getting Married – Meaning

Dreaming of someone getting married is good dream and you can expect positive changes in life soon as per dream interpretation and meaning. After seeing the dream you will see new relationship and desire fulfillment regarding your emotional and physical needs. Dreaming of someone getting married and you are happy means you will see positive signals in romance matters. Your marriage will be fixed with a desired person. Dream of someone getting married and you are unhappy means break up. There will be fights or misunderstandings with your lover. Dream of someone getting married and you know the person means happy occasions and get together in life. Dreaming of someone getting married and they are unhappy means strangers might cause harm to your relationships.

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

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Friday, 1 October 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 Dashami tithi or the tenth day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 7:25 PM on October 1. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Ekadashi tithi or the eleventh day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 7:57 PM on October 2. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on October 1, 2021 as per Hindu Calendar – Good and auspicious time till 10:41 AM.  Nakshatra  – Pushya or Poosam or Pooyam nakshatra on the entire day on October 1 and till 12:47 AM on October 2. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and south Rajasthan), Punarvasu or Punartham nakshatra till 1:33 AM on