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Murchana Music In Ramayana

Murchana is mentioned in the Ramayana with reference to vocal music and string instruments. Murchana is one of the most important technical terms of ancient Hindustani music. ‘Murchana’ is a systematic ascent and descent of notes and also the beautiful phrases that are produced in this process. Scholars regard Murchana as the foundation of Hindustani music as it has paved the way for the development of Jati and Raga. Lava and Kusha are ‘Murchanakovidau’, i.e. they know ‘Murchana’. They play the Veena and sing the verses of the Ramayana highlighting beautiful nuances of Murchana in their music. Valmiki initiates them to sing to the accompaniment of the Veena in Bhagavan Sri Rama’s presence at this Ashwamedha sacrifice asking them specifically to play the various ‘murchana’ through its strings. It is evident that Valmiki has painstakingly groomed Lava and Kusha in the art and technique of music. In addition to having a sound theoretical knowledge, Lava and Kusha seem to be equally

Parts Of Flag Pole Or Kodimaram In Kerala Temple

A flag pole or kodimaram in a Kerala temple is built strictly according to the architectural norms for temple structures. Here is a look at the different parts of the kodimaram. The length of the pole is usually eleven times the length of the door of the sanctum sanctorum or sreekovil. One part of the pole is under the ground and the other ten parts stand perpendicular to the ground. The flagpole is likened to the backbone of the deity. The Paras (drum shaped copper structures that cover the pole), the belts holding them, the Padma Peedam (a seat with the shape of a lotus) and the murti of Garuda, the vehicle of Mahavishnu on the top makes it a perfect flag post. Depending on the deity worshipped in the temple the vehicle and the peedam will change. On the ground, the base consists of different parts like Padukam, Jagathy, Kumudam, Kumudappadi, Galam, Utharam, Valaru, Kapotham, Vedika and Padmam. The flag is made up of the Pancha Varga, the five elements of nature, with the A

Dreaming Of BF Cheating – Meaning

Dreaming of bf cheating is a very common dream and it usually is a sign of insecurity and doubt as per dream interpretation and meaning. It is common to feel bf is cheating on me. The dream is asking you to clear your doubts and get things in line before proceeding with the relationship. If you are angry and unhappy or crying in the dream then it is a clear sign that there is something wrong in your relationship. You should sort it out with the help of a mature friend or person. After the dream you should also give a proper thought about your relationship. You should avoid acting in anger or haste. For some reason you are happy in the dream, then it means you want the relationship with bf to end and you are just looking for a good reason.

Dreaming Of Being In A War Zone – Meaning

Dreaming of being in a war zone is bad as per dream interpretation and meaning. If you see fights, fire, broken vehicles, injured and dead people in dream means there will be conflict or accidents in your life. Dreaming of a war zone and you are scared and surrounded by unknown people means something terrible might happen in your life. You should be extremely careful about your actions in near future. The dream is also a sign of internal conflict in you that might disturb your mental peace and balance. The dream is asking you to calm your mind and to have positive thoughts. Please note that the dream to have a meaning you should see it naturally not after discussion or seeing or reading about war zone.

Aham Brahmasmi Explained By Swami Vivekananda

The Mahavakya, Aham Brahmasmi, is found in the Brihadaranyaka Upanishad. The context is the seeking of Brahman by some aspirants who are disgusted with the transitory world and were longing to attain the highest good. They deliberated – since men think that by the knowledge of Brahman, they become all, what, pray, was it that Brahman knew by which It became all? A disciple asked a question to Swami Vivekananda – If the One Brahman is the only Reality, why then exists all this differentiation in the world? To this Swami Vivekananda answered – are you not considering this question from the point of view of phenomenal existence? Looking from the phenomenal side of existence, one can, through reasoning and discrimination, gradually arrive at the very root of Unity. This root of unity is our own Self. Swami Vivekananda says in unambiguous terms – what does the Advaitist preach? He dethrones all the gods that ever existed, or ever will exist in the universe and places on that throne the

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

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Thursday, 12 May 2022 – It is Shukla Paksha Ekadashi tithi or the eleventh day during the waxing or light phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. 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. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Dwadashi tithi or the twelfth day during the waxing or light phase of moon till 2:25 PM on May 13. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on May 12, 2022 as per Hindu Calendar – Good and auspicious time till 7:17 AM.  Nakshatra  – Uttara Phalguni or Uthram nakshatra till 4:20 PM on May 12. Then onward it is Hasta or Hastam or Atham nakshatra till 4:17 PM on May 13. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and south Rajasthan), Uttara Phalguni