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Amritananda Upanishad – Information – Basic Teachings

Amritananda Upanishad is one of the minor Upanishads. It consists of 38 verses and is part of Krishna Yajurveda. It explains the realization of Brahman through the practice of Yoga. It argues that an aspirant has three-fold path before him – attentive listening, reflection and meditation (sravana, manana and nididhyasana). The three fold path lead him to the realization of the Supreme Self (Brahman). Yoga helps one to concentrate and meditate on Brahman intensely. Thus the Upanishad is described as Yoga Upanishad. Amritananda Upanishad sets forth the effects of pranayama, one of the eight limbs of Yoga, in a typical Upanishadic simile – just as the impurities of mineral ore are burnt away by the blower, so also the results of misdeeds committed by the organs of sense are consumed by pranayama. It is suggested that while performing pranayama one should first take a long breath, recite the Gayatri mantra thrice, with the pranava (om) chanted at the beginning. Pranayama should be acco

Uthralikavu Temple – Information – History

Uthralikavu Temple is located around two km north of Wadakkanchery on the Kodungallur - Shornur road. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Rudhira Mahakali and is one of the oldest Bhagavathi Kavu in central Kerala. The darshanam of Uthralikavu Rudhira Mahakali is towards west. As per scholars, the temple was earlier known as Rudhiramahakalikavu and Uthralikavu is the shortened form of the original name. As per local belief, Kelattachan who was an important person on Thalapalli once came to visit his rice field here. It is said that Goddess came out of the olakkuda of Kelattachan and settled in the rice field. Goddess Rudira Mahakali is believed to be the amsha avatar of Mookambika Devi. The suggestion is that Goddess Mookambika Devi came along with Kelattachan on his traditional umbrella when he might have visited the famous Mookambika Devi temple. The presence of Goddess was noticed when the sickle of a woman who came to cut grass hit an abandoned vigraham and blood oozed out o

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

Dates of important upcoming festivals and fasting associated with Hinduism in November 2021 – based on major Hindu calendars and Panchang used in India. The festivals, Vrats and ritual days are based on Indian Standard Time (IST). November 1 – Rambha Ekadasi Vrat November 1 – Guru Dwadashi, Vasubaras, Govatsa Dwadashi November 1 – Pradosh Vrat November 2 – Dhanvantari Jayanti November 2 – Dhanteras - Tihar Festival begins in Nepal  - Jala Poorna Trayodasi November 2 – Yama Deepdan November 3 – Roop Chaudas – Bhoot Chaturdashi – Neer Thumba Habba – Choti Diwali – Kukur Tihar in Nepal November 3 – Hanuman Jayanti – Kali Chaudas – Kameshwari Devi Jayanti November 3 – Abhyang Snan November 4 – Diwali November 4 – Lakshmi Puja November 4 – Narak Chaturdashi – Abhyanga Snan - Kamala Mahavidya Jayanti - Kuber Puja - Sharda Puja November 4 – Kali Puja November 4 – Kedar Gauri Vrat November 5 – Amavasya November 5 – Annakut – Balipratipada – Diwali Padwa November 5 – Hindu New

Selfless Work For Eternal Happiness - Hindu Teachings

The only way to achieve eternal happiness is through selfless work - Hindu teachings When one is attached neither to sense-objects nor to actions and has given up all desires, then he is said to be Yogdrudha or to have ascended the Yoga-path. (Gita Chapter VI verse 4) Works performed with a view to gaining more sense-enjoyment are meant not selfless work. (Swami Madhavananda explains Vivekachudamani) When selfless work is done, it cleanses the mind of its impurities. As a result of such work, truth flashes by itself. (Swami Madhavananda explains Vivekachudamani) Neither by rituals, nor progeny, nor by riches, but by renunciation alone some attained immortality. (Brihadaranyaka Upanishad) For without burning renunciation and desire for freedom, the other practices may be swept off by a strong impulse of desire or some strong blind attachment. (Swami Madhavananda explains Vivekachudamani) More Quotes and Quips Remember that nothing in this world belongs to you. You can

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

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Friday, 29 October 2021 – It is Krishna Paksha Ashtami tithi or the eighth day during waning or dark phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Ashtami tithi or the eighth day during waning or dark phase of moon till 9:20 AM on October 29. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Navami tithi or the ninth day during waning or dark phase of moon till 9:55 AM on October 30. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on October 29, 2021 as per Hindu Calendar – Good and auspicious time on the entire day.  Nakshatra  – Pushya or Poosam or Pooyam nakshatra till 8:15 AM on October 29 . Then onward it is Aslesha or Ayilyam nakshatra till 9:24 AM on October 30. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and south Rajasthan), Pushya or Poosa