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Chandra Grahan 2022 In India – Lunar Eclipse Dates And Time In 2022 In India – Chandra Grahanam

Chandra Grahan 2022 dates based on Hindu calendar – India Standard Time. There are two lunar eclipses – Chandra Grahan – in 2022. The Chandra Grahan on May 16 is not visible in India and the one on November 8, 2022 is visible and followed in India. Detail dates of all Chandra Grahanam in 2022 with time and map are given below: Chandra Grahan on May 16, 2022 - Total Lunar Eclipse (Not Visible In India) This eclipse is not visible in India. As it is not visible in India, the Grahan is not followed in India by panchangs, calendars and temples. Hindu temples will not remain closed as per tradition. It is a Total Lunar Eclipse – Purna Chandra Grahan – and is visible mainly in North America, South America, Europe and Africa. The Eclipse is fully visible in South America especially in Bolivia and Brazil on the night of May 15, 2022 You need to follow the rituals only if you are staying in the place where the grahan is taking place. Chandra Grahan on November 8, 2022 - Total

Manuvaryaji Maharaj – Life History

An adept in Yoga and an activist, Manuvaryaji Maharaj was born in 1910 in Rupal, a village in north Gujarat. His father and mother were extremely religious. He inherited the knowledge and practice of Yoga from his maternal grandfather, Yogiraj Sri Madhav Maharaj, a well know yogi of his days in Gujarat. Manuvaryaji Maharaj was sent to Mumbai for further studies in science but was keen on yoga sadhana. He remained much more engrossed in yogic practice than studies. He had numerous yogic realizations during his student life. In 1936 CE, when he was twenty six, he came to Ahmedabad and took over the management of the Yoga Sadhana Ashram. He had his yogic sannyasa deeksha in the year 1945 CE from great Guru Avadhuta Yogiraj Sri Krishnatmji Maharaj at the bungalow of Sheth Sri Ambalal Sarabhai, a well known mill owner in Ahmedabad. Manuvaryaji Maharaj   dedicated his life to the practice and propagation of Yoga. He was associated with several institutions, either started by him or by

Story Of Anasuya And The Great Drought

Anasuya means one who is free from jealousy and envy. She is believed to have had miraculous powers. She was the wife of Sage Atri and mother of Sage Dattatreya. It is stated in the Ramayana that Anasuya through her piety and intense austerities had saved earth from a life threatening drought. Legend has it that once there was no rain for 10 years. The whole world was suffering. Rivers were all dried up. Even River Ganga got dried up. Then Anasuya used her Tapa Shakti (powers as the result of tapas, purity and austerities) to bear fruits and vegetables. The Tapa Shakti of Anasuya made Ganga to flow again. The story symbolically states the greatness of women and the role they play on earth. Without Her nothing is born. It is because of her that all that is here is there. Without her creation comes to an end. The story of Anasuya is found in Valmiki Ramayana, Ayodhya Kanda, Cantos 117 and 118. The Cantos contains Sri Ram and Mata Sita reaching the Ashram of Sage Atri. He

Story Of Mahad Ganpati Temple – Why Mahad Ganesha Is Known As Varad Vinayak?

The story of Mahad Ganpati temple is associated with the life of Gritsamada. The story also solves the puzzle as to why Mahad Ganesha is known as Varad Vinayak. Mahad Ganpati temple is one among the Ashtavinayak temples in Maharashtra . Mukunda wife of Rishi Vachaknavi once happened to see Rukmangada, the handsome prince of Kaundinyapur. She was so enamored by the beauty of the prince that she wanted to make love to him. But the prince who followed Dharma refused to make love to wife of another man. Indra, the king of Devas , happened to see the plight of Mukunda and took advantage of the situation. He appeared in the form of Prince Rukmangada and made love to Mukunda. In due course of time, Mukunda gave birth to a son named Gritsamada. He became a great scholar and defeated many scholars in debate. Gritasamada firmly believed that he was able to grasp the great scriptures as he was the son of Rishi Vachaknavi. But once a Rishi refused to enter into debate with Gritasamada statin

Manimalakkavu Devi Temple At Manimala – Kottayam - Kumbha Pooram Festival

Manimalakkavu Devi temple is located on the banks of Manimala River at Manimala in Kottayam district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathi. The shrine is famous for the annual Kumbha Pooram festival (February - March). The annual festival in the temple is held on Pooram nakshatra day in Kumbham month. The festival is noted for temple art forms, music, procession, kalamezhuthu pattu and mudiyettu. Aazhi Puja in the temple is held in Dhanu Masam. The Ambalapuzha team which performs petta thullal at Sabarimala shrine visits the temple and performs "aazhi pooja" here on their way to Sabarimala. The subsidiary deities worshipped in the temple include Nagas, Ganapathy and Shiva. Special pujas are held on Ayilyam nakshatra in malayalam month. The temple is managed by Kerala Kshetra Samrakshana Samiti.

Dreaming Of Autumn – Meaning – Dream Of Autumn Leaves

Dreaming of autumn is a sign of upcoming negative change in life as per dream interpretation and meaning. Dream of autumn leaves means death or saying goodbye forever to someone in your life. Dreaming of autumn and you are happy means you can expect solution to a nagging problem. It also means going away of something that was disturbing you it can be person or a problem. Dream of autumn and you are unhappy means loss. It can be loss of life or things. It also means disturbance in your present life due to sudden exit of a person or thing.

Dreaming Of Australia – Meaning

Dreaming of Australia is considered a good omen as per dream interpretation and meaning. The dream is associated with desire fulfillment related to travel. The dream also means you get opportunity to visit a distant exotic place. If you dream of Australia and you are unhappy means trouble for someone dear to you in foreign country. It also means you will face problems during travel. Please note that a dream to have meaning it should happen without any influence of day activity. Dreaming after discussing or reading or watching about Australia travel during daytime does not have any meaning. Such dreams are mere extension of your day activity.

Dreaming Of Aunt – Meaning

Dreaming of aunt is considered both good and bad as per dream interpretation and meaning. Dreaming of aunt and you are happy means there will be happy occasion in family and there will be progress. Dreaming of aunt and you are unhappy means trouble due to jealousy and hatred. If you dream your favorite aunt or whom you like then you can expect good relationship. There will be new relationship. It also means you will get good food to eat. If you dream of an evil aunt or whom you dislike then you will face unexpected problems in life. A jealous person or enemy might disrupt your peaceful life.

Sivalinga Dasa Swami Samadhi Day In Kerala – Prominent Disciple Of Sree Narayana Guru

Sivalinga Dasa Swami (1859 -1919) was one of the first and prominent disciples of Sree Narayana Guru, philosopher, spiritual leader and social reformer. He was born at Aruvippuram and was named Ayyappan Pillai. In 2024, it is the 105th Samadhi day. Sivalingadasa Swami Samadhi Day is observed annually on January 8. Sivalinga Dasa Swami met Sree Narayana Guru the first time when Guru was staying in a cave near Neyyar River in Aruvippuram. Guru taught him some Sanskrit and later sent him to Perunelli Krishnan Vaidyar for further study. In 1905, Ayyappan Pillai accepted the ascetic way of life from the Guru and became Sivalinga Dasa Swami. Sivalingadasa Swami accompanied Sree Narayana Guru when he moved to Varkala and helped him to build a hermitage at Sivagiri. He served in many Ashrams and temples built by Sree Narayana Guru. Later he stayed at Trichur Peringottukara Ashram; he started a Sanskrit school there. In 1919, Sivalinga Dasa Swami attained Samadhi. Some of the important li

Dreaming Of Aurora Borealis – Meaning

Dreaming of aurora borealis is a very rare dream and it is considered to be a good omen as per dream meaning and interpretation. A person seeing the dream of aurora borealis will see change of luck. There will be new relationship and new knowledge. Dream of aurora borealis is connected with light. Light removes darkness. But you should make the attempt to get light into your life. The dream is asking you to make use of all opportunities that comes in your way to get out of the present life crisis. Please note that for a dream to have meaning you should see it naturally without any daytime influence. If you have been watching aurora borealis on visual media or reading or taking about and then having dream of it does not have any meaning.

Edatharikathu Kavu Bhagavathy Temple Guruvayoor

Edatharikathu Kavu Bhagavathy temple is located at Guruvayoor in Kerala. The temple is located at northeastern corner of the Guruvayoor temple on the bank of Rudratheertham. Edatharikathu Kavil Bhagavathy is worshipped as the upadevata or subsidiary deity in Guruvayoor temple. Edatharikathu Kavu Thalappoli festival is annually held on Dhanu 21 (January 5 or 6). The sankalpam of Edatharikathu Kavu Bhagavathy is that of Vana Durga – forest goddess – and based on this belief there no roof covering the main sanctum sanctorum or sreekovil. It is believed that Edatharikathu Kavil Bhagavathy shrine is older than the temple of Guruvayoorappan. The temple has got a circumambulatory path or pradakshina vazhi. The main offering in the temple is Azhal. The temple has a Velichappadu or oracle. The main festival in the temple is the Thalappoli festival which begins January 5. The thalam in the temple is taken by unmarried girls. There are two thalappoli in the temple in Dhanu masam (December

Nagercoil Nagaraja Temple Festival

Nagercoil Nagaraja temple is located at Nagercoil in Kanyakumari district, Tamil Nadu. The 10-day Nagercoil Nagaraja Temple festival is held in such a manner that the festival ends with arattu on Ayilyam nakshatra in Makaram month. In 2024, Nagercoil Nagaraja Temple festival is from January 18 to January 27, 2024. The annual festival is famous for unique temple rituals of Snake temples in Kerala. The rituals and pujas in the temple are performed based on Kerala tantric rites. The car festival or pulling of the chariot attracts maximum devotees. The beautifully decorated utsava murtis of Nagaraja, Shiva and Vishnu are taken out in procession during the 10-day period. The utsava murti of Nagaraja is taken for arattu on the final day of the festival.

Dasaratha Jataka – Buddhist Version Of Ramayana

Dasaratha Jataka is the name of the Buddhist version of Ramayana. It tells the story of Rama. It names Rama as Rama Pandita and Lakshmana as Lakhana kumara. The Jataka explains at the end that Lord Buddha was Rama Pandita.   Suddhodana (father of Buddha) was king Dasharatha, Mahamaya (mother of Gautama Buddha) was the mother of Rama, Bharata was Ananda (primary attendant of Buddha and one of the principle disciples of Buddha). Lakkhana was Sariputta and Sita was Rahulamata. Buddhist version of Ramayana tells us that after the death of the queen consort, king Dasaratha, of Benares, married another queen consort named Kaikeyi. She gave birth to a son who was named Bharata. Pleased, king offered Kaikeyi a boon, which she accepted but deferred its use. When Bharata was seven years old, she demanded that he should be anointed and made king. This angered Dasaratha and he rebuked her, but she persisted with her demand and asked it as the boon which the king had promised. T

Thiruvaraikkal Bhagavathy Temple - Thiruvazhiyode - Festival

Thiruvaraikkal Bhagavathy Temple is located at Thiruvazhiyode on the Cherpulassery – Palakkad road in Palakkad district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathi. The Pattu Thalappoli festival in the temple is held in Dhanu Masam (December – January). The annual pooram festival in the temple is held in Medam month. It is a 8-day festival and is famous for ezhunnallathu and melam. The small but beautiful shrine has a kodimaram and a kall vilakkukal. There are no major upa devatas with separate shrines. The annual naga pratishta festival in the tempe is held in Malayalam Mithuna Masam (June - July).

Sri Ramakrishna Explains The Vishishtadvaita Of Sri Ramanujacharya

Once in response to the request of Swami Vivekananda for being enlightened on the doctrine of Vishishtadvaita of Sri Ramanujacharya, Sri Ramakrishna gave the following explanation: This doctrine holds that the Absolute (Brahman) must not be considered apart from the world (jagat) and the soul (jiva). The three between them form one — three in one and one in three! Let us take a bilva fruit. Let the shell, the seeds, and the kernel be kept separate. Now suppose somebody wanted to know the weight of the fruit. Surely it would not do to weigh only the kernel of the fruit. The shell, the seeds, and the kernel are all weighed with a view to knowing the real weight of the fruit. No doubt we reason at the outset that the all-important thing is the kernel, and not either the shell or the seeds. In the next place we go on reasoning, saying that the shell and the seeds belong to the same substance to which the kernel belongs. At the first stage of the reasoning we say, 'Not this,'

Dream Of Attending A Party – Meaning

Dream of attending a party is both good and bad and it depends on what you saw as per dream interpretation and meaning. If you are happy and making merry in party then you can expect better luck and happiness in life. If you are unhappy or creating ruckus in a party means you will be cheated or there will problems in love life. Dreaming of attending party with friends or relatives or family members means there will positive results and success in life. It also means a major achievement for you or someone close to you. Dream of attending a party with unknown people means trouble in life due to strangers. The dream means you should avoid invitations from unknown people to attend parties. The dream to have meaning it should happen without any influence of day time activities like deciding on a party or watching something related to it. The dream should happen naturally then only it has a meaning.

Dreaming Of Attending A Function - Meaning

Dreaming of attending a function is considered to be a positive dream and good omen as per dream meaning and interpretation. A person can expect change of fortune, new acquaintances and friendship with people in authority in near future. Dream of attending a function and you are happy means there will good opportunity in near future. You might meet old friends or relatives. There will be chance to redeem something that you had lost in past. Dream of attending a function and you are unhappy means you will hear sad news. It also suggests problems in a relationship. If you dream of attending a function with friends or family means happy occasion in life and there will be a get together soon.

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

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Wednesday, 8 December 2021 – It is Shukla Paksha Panchami tithi or the fifth day during the waxing or light phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Chaturthi tithi or the fourth day during the waxing or light phase of moon till 4:51 AM on December 8. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Panchami tithi or the fifth day during the waxing or light phase of moon till 3:06 AM on December 9. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on December 8, 2021 as per Hindu Calendar – Good and auspicious time on the entire day.  Nakshatra  – Uttarashada or Uthradam nakshatra till 5:32 AM on December 8. Then onward it is Shravan or Thiruvonam or Sravana nakshatra till 4:27 AM on December 9. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and south Rajas