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Vat Purnima 2023 - Importance Of Vata Savitri Purnima Vrat And Fasting

Vat Purnima fasting is observed by married women for the well being of their husbands in certain parts of India . The fast is based on Savitri Satyavan legend in the Mahabharata. Vat Purnima 2023 date is June 3. The Vrat is observed during Poornima (Full moon) in the month of Jyeshtha and is more popular in Gujarat and Maharashtra . In some regions it is a three-day Vrat. For those people who observe the traditional three-day Vrat in India , Vata Purnima Aarambh (Begins) on June 1, 2023 and ends on June 3. Prayers and pujas are dedicated to Vat Vriksha (Banyan Tree) and Savitri. Most people now fast only on the main ritual day that is on the Poornima day. The ritual is also known as Peepal Pujan. The main ritual on the day includes tying of the red or yellow thread around the banyan tree and fasting from sunrise to sunset. It must be noted that Vat Savitri Amavasya Vrat is observed during the Amavas (No moon day) in Jyeshta month and this Vrat is more popular in

Sant Kabir Jayanti – Kabir Das Jayanti 2023 Importance

Sant Kabir Jayanti is observed on the Purnima or full moon day in the month of Jyeshta (May – June) as per traditional calendar. In 2023, the date of Sant Kabir Jayanti is June 4. It is believed that Sant Kabir Das was born on this day. The birth anniversary of Sant Kabir is observed in India and around the world. Meetings, satsangs, and recital of Sant Kabir’s poems are held on the day. Sant Kabir was a revolutionary saint and poet and religious reformer who refused the tag of a particular religion by accepting all religions and by propagating that the same Supreme Being appears in all religions. Kabirdas called himself the child of Lord Ram and Allah. He is believed to have lived during the 15th century AD. A weaver by profession, Sant Kabir wrote numerous poems extolling the greatness of the oneness of the Supreme Being. He was able to weave simple philosophical thoughts into his Dohas which were easily digestible by the common man who was always kept aloof by the sch

Maitravaruna In Hinduism – Birth Of Sage Agastya and Sage Vasistha From Single Pot

Maitravaruna is a term for Sage Agastya and Sage Vasistha in Hinduism as they were born from a single pot. Mitra and Varuna are two different celestial. When joined, these two names become Mitravarunau (dual form). The offspring of these gods is called Maitravaruna. According to Devi Bhagavata (Skandha VI), King Nimi of the Ikshvaku dynasty wanted to perform a yajna with Vasistha as the chief priest. The yajna was to last for 500 years. Vasistha, who had already to the request of Indra to be the chief priest at a similar yajna, asked the king to postpone the ritual. The king, however, had his own way. He got the yajna performed with Gautama as the priest. This ritual, too, lasted five hundred years. Vasistha returned to the palace of Nimi after completing the ritual of Indra. He came to know that the king had already completed the yajna. He was made to wait for the king who was asleep. Vasistha felt insulted and cursed Nimi that he would be bodiless. The powerful Nimi laid a simila

Tallest Murugan Murti In The World Is Now In India At Salem In Tamil Nadu – Ethapur Sri Muthumalai Murugan Thirukovil

The tallest Murugan murti (wrongly called statue or idol) in the world is now located at Ethapur Sri Muthumalai Murugan Thirukovil in Salem district, Tamil Nadu. The height of the murti is 146 feet. Earlier, the world famous gold-painted Murugan murti at Batu Caves in Malaysia was the tallest. It has a height of 140 feet. Located at Sri Muthumalai Murugan Thirukovil at Ethapur on the Salem-Chennai national highway, the murti was consecrated on Wednesday, April 6, 2022. The murti was made possible by the enthusiasm, hard work and never say die attitude of Sri Muthumalai Murugan Trust. Tiruvarur Thiagarajan, the same sculptor who made possible the Murugan murti at Batu Caves, sculpted the colossal murti of Subramanian. The work of the murti began in 2016.

Mahodadhi And Puri Jagannath Temple – Ancient And Hindu Name For Bay Of Bengal

 Mahodadhi is the ancient and Hindu name for Bay of Bengal. The world famous Puri Jagannath Temple is located on the north of Mahodadhi. It is said that the Darubrahma (the divine log) was first spotted here floating at Bankimuhana near the seacoast. Another belief in Hinduism is that the fossilized hip bone of Sri Krishna which was stuffed into a log and thrown in the Arabian Sea at Dwaraka; it ultimately came floating to Puri. The Mahodadhi at Puri thus assumes great sanctity in Hindu religion and is called Tirtharaja, the holiest of the seas. Chitropala, Mahanadi, Prachi, Mahendratanaya, and many other sacred rivers of Odisha drain into the Mahadadhi. Mahodadhi is respected as Narayana in a liquid form. Certain rituals like holy snana (bath), tila tarpana (offering of til seeds), panda dana (oblations to ancestors) and dana (donations) are performed here. On every amavasya (no moon day), the image of Narayana (known as Amavasya Narayana or Uamsathakur) is brought to the beach ne

Cosmology - Origin Of Universe In The Upanishads

The theological concepts in the Vedas centred around a supreme god evolved into a concept of impersonal divine reality in the Upanishads. This ultimate reality is called by different names such as sat, pure existence; brahman, the great one; and Atman, the cosmic Self. We find various descriptions of creation and its origin in the Upanishads. The theory of creation in the Upanishads is twofold: Physical origin of universe, and Divine origin of universe. The Taittiriya Upanishad says: ‘This is the Self, the Spirit, and from the Spirit, ether was born; and from the ether, air; and from the air, fire; and from the fire, the waters; and from the waters, earth; and from the earth, herbs and plants; and from the herbs and plants, food; and from food, man was born.’ This is an illustration of the physical origin of the universe in the Upanishads. The Brihadaranyaka Upanishad gives a more profound description of the creation. It says: ‘All this universe was then undifferentiated. It beca

Dreaming Of Electric Shock – Meaning

Dreaming of electric shock is warning sign as per dream meaning and interpretation. The dreams shock means you are doing something that will get you into trouble. It also means you are allowing good opportunity to pass by. So the dream is like a wakeup call. The dream of seeing you get an electric shock also means accident due carelessness and negligence. You should be careful while handling power, fire, and iron. The dream of you seeing someone else get electric shock means death due to natural calamities including power lines falling due to rain and wind. Dream of electric shock and you are happy or elated means you will soon realize a mistake of yours and you will take corrective measures.

15 June 2022 Tithi – Panchang – Hindu Calendar – Good Time – Nakshatra – Rashi

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Wednesday, 15 June 2022 – It is Krishna Paksha Pratipada tithi or the first day during the waning or dark phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Pratipada tithi or the first day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 2:51 PM on June 15. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Dwitiya tithi or the second day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 12:22 PM on June 16. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on June 15, 2022 as per Hindu Calendar – There is no good and auspicious time on the full day.  Nakshatra  – Mool or Moolam nakshatra till 5:28 PM on June 15. Then onward it is Purvashada or Pooradam nakshatra till 3:47 PM on June 16. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and south Rajasthan), Mool or M