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Vijaya Ekadashi Feb 2023 - Importance - Mantra - Special Puja Offerings

Vijaya Ekadashi occurs during the waning phase of the moon (Krishna Paksha) in February – March. In 2023, the date of Vijaya Ekadashi is February 16. The greatness of this Ekadasi is mentioned in the Skanda Purana and observing of Vijaya Ekadasi helps in removing all the guilt associated with sins committed and also helps in attaining victory. It is believed that Lord Ram observed Vijaya Ekadashi to cross the ocean to reach Lanka and defeat Ravana. The importance of Vijaya Ekadasi was narrated to Narada by Lord Brahma. Legend has it that when Lord Ram and his army – the Vanarasena – was searching for a means to cross the ocean to reach Lanka, Lakshmana mentioned about a great a Sage who lived nearby and said that perhaps he might provide us with a solution. It is this sage who mentioned about Vijaya Ekadashi to Lord Ram and its benefits – observing it will help in being victorious. All the normal rules associated with Ekadashi fasting is observed during Vijaya Ekada

Dhwaj Yog In Hindu Astrology

Dhwaj Yog, also referred to as Ketu Yog, is considered a good and auspicious period in Hindu astrology. This yog is calculated based on nakshatra or birth star. The time period of the yog is till the end of nakshatra on the particular day. Dhwaj Yog benefits include better luck, victory and success. The time period is good for making all kinds of investments. It is good for participating in duels, battles, fights, competition, athletics, sports etc. It is ideal for moving into new rented house and also for any kind of first meeting. It is also good for opening of shops and starting construction etc. Dhwaj Yog happens when Punarvasu or Punartham nakshatra falls on Sunday or Ravivar Purva Phalguni or Pooram nakshatra falls on Monday or Somvar Swathi or Chothi nakshatra falls on Tuesday or Mangalwar Mool or Moolam nakshatra falls on Wednesday or Budhwar Shravan or Sravana or Thiruvonam nakshatra falls on Thursday or Guruvar Uttara Bhadrapada or Uthrattathi nakshatra falls on Friday

Jnana – Karma – Bhakti And Raja Yoga Explained In Simple Terms

A simple and lucid explanation of Jnana Yoga, Karma Yoga, Bhakti and Raja Yoga in Hinduism. Jnana yoga deals with the experience of self. Karma yoga deals with the experience of the world. Bhakti yoga deals with the experience of ultimate reality or ultimate value. Raja yoga deals with the mind itself, the instrument of all experience. The jnani seeks to know ‘Who am I?’ The karma yogi seeks to find freedom in the midst of action in the world.  The bhakta seeks God as the highest value and ultimate reality. The raja yogi seeks to perfect the mind till the mind is capable of reflecting the truth, of perceiving the truth directly. The statement that bhakti yoga deals with ultimate reality and ultimate value needs, perhaps, a word of explanation. Whatever we take as real, assumes value for us, and what we value takes on reality for us. A miser’s god is money; the god of many young people is a member of the opposite sex; the god of a glutton is food: these are the objects of highest val

What Is Real Individuality? – Hinduism Answers

The concept of individuality that we now know is fake. It is not real. Hinduism tries to find what is real individuality. Individuality consists in the recognition of something as ‘myself ’. I cannot point out to my body as myself for it is constantly in flux, every moment it is changing. I cannot even point out to mind and senses, for they too are incessantly changing. And the ego is so eluding, I cannot find out what it is and where it is. If this is the situation, what constitutes my real individuality? If I can assert that I am the spirit, there lies my real individuality, for the spirit is the one unchanging element in my personality. To realise my spiritual nature, I have to separate myself from the products of Prakriti such as intellect, mind, senses, and the body, which are the different segments of my individual personality. All the sufferings that is unavoidable in this embodied state are due to my identification with these products of Prakriti. Swami Vivekananda writes

24 February 2022 Tithi – Panchang – Hindu Calendar – Good Time – Nakshatra – Rashi

 Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Thursday, 24 February 2022 – It is Krishna Paksha Ashtami tithi or the eighth day during the 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 the waning or dark phase of moon till 1:14 PM on February 24. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Navami tithi or the ninth day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 10:52 AM on February 25. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on February 24, 2022 as per Hindu Calendar – Good and auspicious time till 1:30 PM.  Nakshatra  – Anuradha or Anusham or Anizham nakshatra till 11:58 AM on February 24 . Then onward it is Jyeshta or Kettai or Triketta nakshatra till 10:20 AM on February 25 . (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and s