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Secret Agent In Ancient India Involved In Incendiary – Agni Pranidhi

Agnipranidhi was a secret agent in ancient India who was involved in incendiary (arousing action or rebellion mainly through fire). Agni Pranidhi finds mention in chapters twelve and thirteen of the Arthashastra of Kautilya. Chapter twelve sets forth the view that the secret agents of a weaker king should take recourse to various types of hidden warfare such as use of poison, concealed arms and fire to hit the stronger enemy. They should stealthily set fire to the quarters of the chiefs of the army of the enemy. If the enemy king were to escape hiding in a desert fort, forest fort or water fort, the secret agent should destroy him with poisonous fire and smoke; and if he were to try an escape through a narrow place, or escape from his quarters, they should do away with him by the use of fire. The next chapter deals with use of incendiary materials as one of the means of seizing a fort. Secret agent would catch hold of birds like hawks, crows, kites, parrots and pigeons that live insi

Sri Kalleli Oorali Appooppan Kavu – Festival

Sri Kalleli Oorali Appooppan kavu is an ancient temple located at Kallely Thottam in Konni, Pathanamthitta district, Kerala. The 10-day annual festival in the temple begins on Vishu and concludes on the Pathamudayam day (April 14 to April 23). The deity here is part of nature worship and is associated with Tribal people of the region. Karkidaka Vavu Bali is another important day in the temple. There are no major temple structures here. The main deity and upa devatas are worshipped under trees and in temporary structures. The upa devatas worshipped in the temple are Kallely Ganapathi, Kuttichathan, vadakkenchery valyachan, Nagas or serpents, Amma Mahamaya, Yakshi Amma, First Uru, Bharathapoom Kuravan-Kurathi Raktha Rakshas and Kochukunju arukal. The main deity is here is the overlord of the forests and mountains. The major ritual performed in this temple is the Karkidaka Vavu ceremony, rituals observed in memory of the departed souls of ancestors. Pathamudayam is another important f

There Is No Fundamental Change In Human Beings

Is there any fundamental change? Really speaking, human beings fundamentally remain what they were. The search for happiness continues. The main question is where to find the real happiness. Looking for it in various material things goes on as usual. But the tragedy is that they hardly find it. Human beings realize in the course of time that mere money and sense-enjoyments, material things, cannot give happiness, because they are ephemeral. But, at the same time, some thinking people try to find the answers though often such a search becomes futile. Time is a relative factor. It is and is not. Change is inherent in all material things. So time also changes, and these changes are inexorable. What is important is how we adjust ourselves to these changes. Apart from being connected to the realisation of our real Self, the Atman, religious values are closely related to ethical and social values. Unfortunately, we tend to bend these values to our political and social inclinations. These h

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

 Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Thursday, 21 April 2022 – It is Krishna Paksha Panchami tithi or the fifth day during the waning or dark phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Panchami tithi or the fifth day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 2:18 PM on April 21. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Sashti tithi or the sixth day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 11:52 AM on April 22. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on April 21, 2022 as per Hindu Calendar – There is no good and auspicious time on the entire day.  Nakshatra  – Jyeshta or Kettai or Triketta nakshatra till 2:38 AM on April 21. Then onward it is Mula or Moolam nakshatra till 12:57 AM on April 22. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and south Rajasthan),