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Kaiyyata – A Grammarian From Kashmir 1200 CE - Kaiyata

Kaiyyata was a grammarian from Kashmir who is believed to have lived around 1200 CE. His father was Jaiyyata, surnamed Upadhyaya, and his teacher was Maheshwara. Kaiyata composed a commentary by the name of Pradipa, on the grammar work Mahabhashya by Patanjali. Mahabhashya itself is a commentary on Ashtadhyayi on Panini with a critique of Katyayana. At the beginning of Pradipa commentary, Kaiyyata offers prayers to Vishnu, Shiva and Goddess Saraswati. He comments on each phrase/word of the original text and the commentary brings out the hidden links and significances. The grammar work of Kaiyyata marks the end of the phase of Ashtadhyayi study in the sutra order of the text. It gave away to the study of Ashtadhyayi, based on derivation of words. Grammar of Kaiyyata has set the standard for later study of Mahabhashya. It is said that many of the passages of Mahabhashya, which were hitherto unintelligible, were interpreted by Kaiyyata satisfactorily. Hence Mahabhashya was commented m

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

Dates of important upcoming festivals and fasting associated with Hinduism in December 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 December 2021 December 2 – Pradosh Vrat – Shiv Chaturdashi Vrat – Monthly Shivratri Fasting December 4 –Amavasya December 5 – Margashirsh month begins in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka and Goa December 8 – Vivah Panchami December 9 – Monthly Sashti Fasting December 9 – Skanda Sashti  North India – Champa Shashti Maharashtra December 10 – Mitra Surya Saptami December 11  - Monthly Durga Ashtami Fasting December 12 – Mahananda Navami – Kalpadi Navami December 14 – Mokshada Ekadasi Vrat December 14 – Geeta Jayanti December 15 – Matsya Dwadashi December 16 – Pradosh Vrat December 16 – Hanuman Vratham in Karnataka December 16 – Dhanu Masam begins in Malayalam Calendars December 16 – Marga

Muringamala Durga Devi Temple - Information - Festival

Muringamala Durga Devi temple, also known as Muringamala Muthassi Bhagavati temple, is located around 11 km east of Alathur in Palakkad district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Durga. The most important annual festival in the shrine is held in Kumbham month (February – March). Ayyappan Vilakku ritual is held annually on January 1. The annual 6-day Kumbhabhishekam festival is noted for traditional Kerala art forms. Special importance is given during the period for traditional music of Kerala. Thayambaka and Panchari Melam are part of the festival. The temple is located amidst lush green. The small simple temple is noted for its devotional atmosphere. The annual Prathishta festival in the temple is held in Makaram month. The annual Vela festival is held in Malayalam Meda Masam. Ayilyam puja is held on the Ayilyam nakshatra day in Kanni masam in the temple. 

Lakheswar Temple At Phulnakhara In Cuttack – Odisha

Lakheswar Temple is one of the important Shiva shrines in Prachi Valley of Odisha. The temple is dedicated to Shiva. It is situated at the eastern bank of the Prachi River very close to Phulnakhara about 16 kms from Bhubaneswar. The temple is located a few yards off the Cuttack-Bhubaneswar road. The temple is also known as Bila-Lakshesvara since another Shiva temple of the same name exists about 5 miles away at the village Barimunda on the left bank of the river Kuakhai. Sanctum Sanctorum Or Garbha Griha Of Lakheswar Temple The sanctum sanctorum of Lakheswar Temple has a Shivling within the Shaktipith. This is the presiding deity of the temple. The floor of the sanctum is about 3 feet below the surface of the temple complex. This Shivlinga is dedicated to Lakheswar Shiva. A brass image of Chandrashekara is inserted in the back-wall of the sanctum. It is being worshipped as the chalanti pratima of the presiding deity. Inner walls of the sanctum are covered with glazed tiles. Masonry

Stop Postponing Happiness

We are all having happiness now but we are not realizing it. We keep postponing happiness for something better tomorrow. Child thinks that he is not happy and his happiness lies in growing up and doing things like adults. Teenager thinks that his happiness arrives when he gets a job. So instead of studying and living the life of a teenager he is more bothered about job. Instead of getting the most out of our current life we are more bothered about the next phase of life. We say that let me just get this or that and then I will be happy. Got a job still am not happy – I want promotion still am not happy – let me get a good life partner still am not happy – let me settle down and have children still am not happy – let children grow up still am not happy …some people at the fag-end of their life says I wasted this life now I will be happy in the next life. Let the next stage of life come and I will be happy but that happy stage never arrives. We are living this life of postponement.

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

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Wednesday, 1 December 2021 – It is Krishna Paksha Dwadashi tithi or the twelfth day during the waning or dark phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. 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. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Trayodashi tithi or the thirteenth day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 6:18 PM on December 2. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on December 1, 2021 as per Hindu Calendar – Good and auspicious time on the entire day.  Nakshatra  – Chitra or Chithirai or Chithira nakshatra till 4:09 PM on December 1. Then onward it is Swathi or Chothi nakshatra till 2:53 PM on December 2. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and sout