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Indriya In Hinduism – Sense Organs Human Body

Indriya in Hinduism are the sense organs in the human body and are of two types – those of mind and those of action, each consisting of five sub-types. The five buddhi-indriyas or jnanendriyas (mental or sense organs) are the eye (for sight), nose (for smell), tongue (for taste), ear (for hearing) and skin (for touch). The five karma indriyas (sense organs that are related to bodily actions) are the larynx (for speech), hands (for grasping), legs (for walking), the anus (for excretion) and genitals (for procreation). All living beings are to be grouped according to the number of sense organs they possess. Thus micro-organisms and plants possess only the sense of touch, and worms the sense of touch and taste. Bugs have, in addition, the sense of smell. Flies and moths have also the sense of sight. Mammals, reptiles, fish and human beings have all five organs, besides mental capacity. The five mental senses are connected also with the five basic physical elements, namely, bhumi (eart

Parappukkara Subrahmanya Temple – Sashti Festival – History

Parappukkara Subrahmanya Swamy temple is located at Parappukkara in Thrissur district, Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Subrahmanya or Murugan. The annual festival in the temple is held during the shukla paksha sashti in Meda Masam (April – May). As per local history, the temple is located at the spot where a king had darshan of Subramanya Swamy. The king got darshan of Balamurugan or the child form of Subramania. The temple was attacked and the murti mutilated by the army of Tipu Sultan. The temple was later renovated by people of the area. The upa devatas worshiped in the temple are Ganapathi, Shiva, Goddess Bhadrakali, Sastha, Maha Vishnu and Brahmarakshas. The annual festival in the temple is famous for ezhunnallathu, melam, nadaswaram, colorful procession with kavadis, and various tableau and floats. Various abhishekams, pushpanjali, kalasham and tantric pujas and rituals are part of the annual festival. The temple observes Sasti fasting day during the velutha paksha,

Avanangattil Kalari Vishnumaya Temple – Kuttichathan Temple - Story - Rituals

Avanangattil Kalari Vishnumaya temple is located at Peringottukara in Thrissur district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Vishnumaya and is also known as Chathan or Kuttichathan. The darshanam of Avanangattil Kalari Kuttichathan is towards east. The deity worshipped here is in ferocious form. The deity rides a water buffalo and holds kuruvadi (magic wand) and amruta kumbham (elixir). The Upa Devatas worshipped in the temple are Valiyachanmar. Avanangattil Kalari Vishnumaya Temple Story Legend has it that famous tantric and manthrikan, Punjanellor Bhattathiri had 400 chathans under his control. He gave 390 chatans to Unnitthamani Panicker and Kellu Unni Panicker – twin brothers of Avanangattil Kalari. It is said that in exchange, the twin brothers gave their Upasana Murti Ganapathy to Punjanellor Bhattathiri. The 10-day main festival known as Vellattu is held in Kumbham month (February – March). As per tradition, those performing the Vellattu pooja have to perform the puja j

Importance Of Spiritual Education For Children

Importance of spiritual education for children is an excerpt from the article titled Religious Education from the editorial of Prabuddha Bharata magazine March 2017. An education that focuses only on the external would invariably lead to a discontented personality and a disturbed society. Without an anchoring in a plane of one’s personality that is unaffected by the mundane realities of the world, the slightest tremor in one’s happy world would shatter one’s very being. While it is undoubtedly necessary to educate oneself in the art of creating, acquiring, and developing, human experience of millennia is testimony to the fact that the wisdom of refrain, relinquishment, and silence has brought more satisfaction to the human mind than anything else. A balanced personality is one that has the ability to accommodate like a sponge, the ever-increasing voluminous outpourings of suffering the world has to offer. Religion or spirituality teaches us to be prepared for the uncertain. Instead

4 April 2022 Tithi – Panchang – Hindu Calendar – Good Time – Nakshatra – Rashi

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Monday, 4 April 2022 – It is Shukla Paksha Tritiya tithi or the third day during the waxing or light phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Tritiya tithi or the third day during the waxing or light phase of moon till 1:02 PM on April 4 . Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Chaturthi tithi or the fourth day during the waxing or light phase of moon till 2:31 PM on April 5 . (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on April 4, 2022 as per Hindu Calendar – There is no good and auspicious time on the entire day.  Nakshatra  – Bharani nakshatra till 1:48 PM on April 4 . Then onward it is Krittika or Kartika or Karthigai nakshatra till 3:53 PM on April 5. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and south Rajasthan), Bharani naks