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Kainkarya – Worshiping Bhagavan Vishnu With No Motive

Kainkarya is worshipping Bhagavan Vishnu in utter humility, entirely for His joy with no other motive. According to Sri Vaishnava School of thought, kainkarya is practiced in the highest abode of Bhagavan (Vaikuntha) by innumerable hosts of muktas (liberated souls), nityamuktas (ever-liberated souls) and His consorts. Amonthe ever-liberated atmas or beings is Ananta Shesha, the primordial serpent who serves his as couch, canopy, seat, pillow, ship in the milky ocean, upper scarf, lamp and so on. Another nityamukta, Gaurda, is the Vahana (vehicle) of Vishnu, who sometimes serves Bhagavan as a throne. Shri Lakshmi is the consort queen of Bhagavan, and attends to him. The only aim of a devout Srivaishnava is to be of some such service to Bhagavan Vishnu. An extension of the concept is that his kainkarya (complete devotion) becomes more acceptable to Bhagavan when it is rendered to his devotees, called Bhagavatas. It may be asked how servitude can be the chief aim of human life. The

Kachiappa Sivachariyar – Author Of Tamil Skanda Puranam

Author of Tamil Skanda Puranam, Kachiappa Sivachariyar was born in Kanchipuram in Tamil Nadu. He lived during the early part of the 17th century CE., but the exact dates of his birth and death are not known. His father was Kalathiyappa Sivachariyar, a priest in the Kumara Kottam Temple in Kanchipuram. Kachiappa Sivachariyar was well versed in the literature and Vedas in both Tamil and Sanskrit. He was a great devotee of Muruga of Kumara Kottam Temple. Skanda Puranam (story of Muruga) by Kachiappa Sivachariyar closely follows poet Kamban’s poetic style. It is based on the Shiva Shankara Samhita in Sanskrit. Kachiappa Sivachariyar started the composition in the Kumarakottam Murugan Temple, where Muruga himself helped him by composing the first line with the words thikada cakkara semmugamainthulan. After Kachiappa finished writing for the day, he would leave behind the manuscripts in the temple, which were corrected by the Murugan every night. Skanda Puranam consists of six section

Wise Quotes For A Good Life

A collection of quotes for a good life When we are in a hurry, we are inviting trouble. Focusing on what we do not have only brings unhappiness. We cannot control as to what will happen the next moment but we can develop an attitude that will withstand any storm. Be our master do not let situations overwhelm us. The world wants too many things from us but the greatest accomplishment is in focusing on what we really want. Always focus on the toughest job first. Obsession is a mental disorder. It causes only discomfort. Instead of worrying over little things go out and have fun. It is true we failed a couple of times. Now try with a happier and positive frame of mind. We will not fail. The journey for peace and happiness is often undertaken in the wrong direction. The right direction for this journey is to the inside not outside.   Bliss is always with us but unfortunately, we never realize it.  Success will elude us if we do not believe in ourselves. We have t

30 November 2021 Tithi – Panchang – Hindu Calendar – Good Time – Nakshatra – Rashi

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Tuesday, 30 November 2021 – It is Krishna Paksha Ekadashi tithi or the eleventh day during the waning or dark phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Ekadashi tithi or the eleventh day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 9:58 PM on November 30. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Dwadashi tithi or the twelfth day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 8:16 PM on December 1. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on November 30, 2021 as per Hindu Calendar – Good and auspicious time on the entire day.  Nakshatra  – Hasta or Atham nakshatra till 5:05 PM on November 30. Then onward it is Chitra or Chithirai or Chithira nakshatra till 4:09 PM on December 1. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and south R