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Kapila Gita

Kapila is frequently mentioned in the lists of Vishnu avatars in the Puranas. According to the Puranic traditions, Vishnu took birth as Kapila, the son of Manu Swayambhu’s daughter Devahuti and Kardama Prajapati. The story of the divine descent of Vishnu as Kapila is called Kapila Gita and constitutes a large part of Skandha 3 of Bhagavata Purana. Kardama followed the path of bhakti (devotion) and was rewarded by Vishnu. It is said that Vishnu revealed himself and promised Kardama that he was going to be born as his son Kapila in order to teach a philosophy. Kapila, once born, was worshipped as God by his parents. Kapila then taught his mother Devahuti the principles of Samkhya and in particular devotion to God. Kapila had been incarnated to revive devotion to God as the way to salvation, which by that time had been almost lost among human beings, according to Bhagavata Purana. Mother of Kapila became a sannyasin and utilized the separation from her son to strengthen meditation o

Dakshina Mookambika Temple In North Paravur – Story – Festival - Kashayam Naivedya

Dakshina Mookambika Temple is located at North Paravur in Ernakulam district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Saraswati. A unique prasadam or naivedya in the temple is Kashayam. The sreekovil or sanctum sanctorum is located amidst a pool of water. The Upa Devatas worshipped in the temple are Ganapathy, Subrahmanyan, Mahavishnu, Yakshi, Hanuman and Veerabhadran. A shrine dedicated Yakshi is at the southwest corner of the temple. The temple is famous for ezhuthiniruthu – initiating children into the world of letters – on Vijayadasami day. The 10-day annual festival in the temple concludes on Uthrattathi nakshatra in Makaram month. The 9-day Navratri (September – October) is another important festival here. Dakshina Mookambika Temple Story As per local legend, the deity in the temple was consecrated by Paravur Thampuram. He used to visit Mookambika in Karnataka for worship once in a year. In one year, he prayed to the Goddess saying that he might not be able to visit ne

Benefits Of Chanting Names Of Gods In Hinduism

Chanting names of gods is an important religious ritual in Hinduism. Here is a look at the benefits of chanting the names of Gods. It helps to develop inner peace. It provides a different kind of happiness. It helps to connect with the God. It opens the heart with feelings of love and affection. Chanting names of gods destroys the negative energy. The Yoga Sutras state that chanting of Om can destroy diseases, laziness, doubts, nervousness, and lamentation. It destroys all the seeds of negativity. It helps the person to be free from the burden of negativity so that they can live life peacefully. Chanting names of gods is easy and it can be performed at anytime anywhere. When chanting the name of God is done with single pointed focus, devotion and pure heart, it leads to moksha or liberation. It awakens blissfulness and natural joy in a person Chanting the names of gods are described as one of the topmost spiritual processes. According to the Bhagavad Gita, it is the top

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

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Wednesday, 27 April 2022 – 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 Ekadashi tithi or the eleventh day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 2:04 AM on April 27. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Dwadashi tithi or the twelfth day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 1:06 AM on April 28. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on April 27, 2022 as per Hindu Calendar – There is no good and auspicious time on the entire day.  Nakshatra  – Purva Bhadrapada or Pooruruttathi nakshatra till 6:05 PM on April 27. Then onward it is Uttara Bhadrapada or Uthrattathi nakshatra till 6:08 PM on April 28. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Kar