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Tagore Birth Anniversary - Rabindranath Tagore Jayanti 2023

Rabindranath Tagore Jayanti is the birth anniversary of Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) – Nobel Laureate - poet, novelist, musician, painter and playwright. The Jayanti celebrations are annually held on May 7. In 2023, it is the 162nd birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore. Certain Bengal calendars usually mark the day on May 8. He was a freedom fighter, educational reformist through experimental school at Shantiniketan, painter, musician, novelist but it is his poetry that caught the imagination of his country men and world. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913 for Gitanjali. Home­schooled till the age of 17, Tagore was a child prodigy. He penned his first poem at the age of eight. By the time he turned 16, he had a large poetry collection and few plays to his name. He dropped out of a law school in London as literature excited him more. Tagore brought about several social reforms, especially in the field of education. He started the Visva Bharati

Story Of Jayanta And Sri Rama – How Jayanta Lost His One Eye?

Story of Jayanta and Sri Ram is found in the Ramayana. Bhagvan Sri Ram, Mata Sita and Lakshman were residing in the Chitrakuta Mountain during their exile period in the Ramayana. Jayanata, son of Indra, in the form a crow was flying over the Chitrakuta and noticed the divine couple. Sri Ram was lying on the lap of Mata Sita and sleeping. Jayanta came in the form crow and scratched Mata Sita. The painful cry of Sita woke up Sri Ram. Bhagavan Sri Ram immediately realized that the crow was Jayanta and shot the Brahmastra against him. Fearing for his life, Jayanta flew all over the world. But the divine arrow followed him. Trimurtis, Devas and Saints could not save Jayanta. Finally, Jayanta took refuge at the feet of Sri Ram. Bhagvan Sri Ram said that the Brahmastra could never become futile so the arrow will hit the right eye of Jayanta. Accordingly, the arrow struck the right of eye of Jayanta. Note – It is also stated in some scriptures that it was not Brahma

Giri Pradakshina At Simhachalam

Giri Pradakshina is an important ritual undertaken by devotees at Sri Varaha Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple in Simhachalam in Andhra Pradesh. It is observed on Ashada Purnima day. Simhachalam Giri Pradakshina 2023 date is July 3. During the ritual devotees go around the Simhadri Mountain or Simhachalam hill – they perform pradakshinam. People undertake fast on the day and cover the entire distance of 34 kms by walking. Those who are unable to undertake the journey go around the Sri Varaha Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple 108 times. Staunch devotees break the fast only after completing the circumambulation or pradakshina. Thousands of devotees participate in this unique ritual. Narasimha avatar of Bhagavan Srihari Vishnu appeared on Simhadri Mountain to annihilate Hiranyakasipu and rescue young Prahlada. Bhagavan Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi also gave darshan to young Prahlada in the form of Varaha Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy form on the hill.

Neelamperoor Padayani - 16 day Festival – Details

Neelamperoor Padayani is held at Neelamperoor Palli Bhagavathi Temple (around 10 km north of Changanassery) in Alappuzha district, Kerala. The 16-day long festival begins on Avittam nakshatra in Chingam month (August – September). On the night of Avittam nakshatra after 10:00 PM people from different karas, or nearby localities, reach the temple carrying fire on dried coconut frond (kuttichoottu). After offering prayers, a deepam from the sandinam is given to the people by the priest. After this permission is taken for conducting the padayani from the president of the committee (earlier it was from an important family of the area) at the Perumal Mandapam. The padayani festival starts with Arppuvili (making a loud sound of happiness). Four types of padayani are part of Neelamperoor Padayani – Choottu (dried coconut frond), Kuda (traditional umbrella), Plavila Kolam (effigy made using jackfruit leaves) and Pindiyum Kuruthola (middle portion of banana tree or plantain and tender coconut

Dreaming Of Being Pregnant Without Marriage – Meaning

Dreaming of being pregnant without marriage is a warning sign as per dream interpretation and meaning. The dream is trying to warn you about your life decisions and friends. It is asking you to be cautious. Dreaming of being pregnant without marriage and you are scared or crying means you might face unexpected problems in life due to a bad decision you made recently. For some reason you are happy in the dream then it means you will achieve success in an endeavor. You might get the expected result from a work you had done earlier. If you are unhappy after the dream then it means you need to rethink about your friends and relationships. It also means you should not fall for sweet words and emotions. Please note that the dream should happen naturally to have a meaning and not after thinking or reading or seeing similar incidents during day time.

Thalikulam Pulikkal Bhagavathy Temple

Thalikulam Pulikkal Bhagavathy temple is located on the Thalikulam - Nambi Kadavu - Snehatheeram Road at Thalikulam in Thrissur district, Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Bhagavathy. The annual pratishta festival in the temple is held in Malayalam Edava Masam (May – June). This is a small temple with a sreekovil and an upa devata shrine. The annual festival is noted for Shakteya temple rituals and pujas. Navratri and Thrikarthika are the other important days in the temple.

Nellimoodu Kuttithanni Sri Krishna Temple – Festival

Nellimoodu Kuttithanni Sri Krishna temple is located at Nellimoodu in Thiruvananthapuram district, Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Sri Krishna Swamy. The annual pratishta festival in the temple is held in Malayalam Edava Masam (May – June). The temple has an east facing chathura sreekovil along with chuttambalam and namaskara mandapam. The upa devatas worshipped here are Nagas and Ganapathi. There is a large peepal tree in front of the temple. The annual festival in the temple is noted for Vaishnava pujas and rituals. Vishu, Thiruvonam, Vinayaka Chaturthi and Sri Krishna Jayanti in Chinga Masam are other important festivals in the temple. Naga pujas are performed on Ayilyam nakshatra day.

Koratty Sri Krishna Temple - Festival

Koratty Sri Krishna temple is located at Koratty in Thrissur district, Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Bhagavan Sri Krishna. The annual pratishta festival in the temple is held in Malayalam Edava Masam (May – June). The temple has an east facing sreekovil or sanctum sanctorum. There are shrines of upa devatas. The annual festival is noted for various Vaishnava pujas and rituals including abhishekam and homam. Vishu, Thiruvonam and Sri Krishna Jayanti in Chinga Masam are important festivals in the temple.

Prajnanam Brahma Explained By Swami Vivekananda

The Mahavakya, Prajnanam Brahma, is found in the Aitareya Upanishad. The context is the deliberation of certain learned people, desirous of liberation through self-knowledge. The question before them was – ‘Who is He whom we worship, thinking – this is this self (atman)? In the end of their discussion, they discovered that everything in this universe is guided by consciousness (prajnanam), and is supported by consciousness. The basis of the universe is consciousness. Consciousness is Brahman. Swami Vivekananda interprets this great statement in terms of evolution. Everything in nature rises from some fine seed-forms, becomes grosser and grosser and again goes back to the original fine form. He says – ‘Where it begins, there it ends. What is the end of this universe? Intelligence. The human history is the history of Nature; the history of life. The human history is one life and the human being is one of the links of that history. The various plants, lower animals, and beasts are als

11 May 2022 Tithi – Panchang – Hindu Calendar – Good Time – Nakshatra – Rashi

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Wednesday, 11 May 2022 – It is Shukla Paksha Dashami tithi or the tenth day during the waxing or light phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Dashami tithi or the tenth day during the waxing or light phase of moon till 3:22 PM on May 11. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Ekadashi tithi or the eleventh day during the waxing or light phase of moon till 3:09 PM on May 12. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on May 11, 2022 as per Hindu Calendar – There is no good and auspicious time on the entire day.  Nakshatra  – Purva Phalguni or Pooram nakshatra till 3:53 PM on May 11. Then onward it is Uttara Phalguni or Uthram nakshatra till 4:20 PM on May 12. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and south Rajasthan), Purva