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History Of Mallakhamb

Mallakhamb (Mal-Khamb in Marathi) is an Indian system of exercise for wrestlers. It is of recent origin and there is no major reference to it in ancient literature. Mallakhamb was invented by one Balambhat-dada Deodhar, a resident of Konkan, Goa. Balambhat-dada Deodhar was born in a poor Brahmin family in 1780. He came to Pune with his parents, who migrated in search of sustenance. Since his childhood he was deeply interested in doing physical exercises and became a good wrestler in his late teens. According to a story, Balambhat Deodhar used to practice meditation and once when he was meditating before the Saptasringi temple at Vani near Nasik, he had darshan of Hanuman. Hanuman was pleased with his devotion and taught him the mallakhamb exercises for which the iron pillar in the courtyard of the Devi temple was used. He was ecstatic by the gift from his favorite Bhagavan. He then started practicing the mallakhamb for which he observed that a wooden pillar would be more convenie

Yogini Ekadashi June 2023 - Mantra - Charity - How To Observe?

Yogini Ekadashi occurs during the waning phase of the moon in the Hindu month of Ashadha (June – July) as per traditional Hindu calendar followed in North India. In 2023, the date of Yogini Ekadashi is June 14. The importance of this Ekadasi was explained to Yudhisthira by Lord Krishna. Fasting on this Ekadashi helps in overcoming the remorse caused by sins committed and also helps in achieving ‘moksha.’ The significance of Yogini Ekadasi is mentioned in Brahma Vaivarta Purana. The Purana narrates the tale of a gardener named Hemamali who overcame a curse, which made him a leper, by observing a fast on Yogini Ekadasi. The gardener was instructed by Sage Markandeya about the Ekadashi. A fast on this day is believed to help in washing away the sins committed and in leading a pious life. All the usual rules associated with Ekadasi fasting are observed on the day. The fast begins with the sunrise on Ekadasi day and ends with sunrise on the next day. Yogini Ekadashi Mant

Kottilakkal Ganapathi Temple

Kottilakkal Ganapathi temple is located near Koodalmanikyam temple near Irinjalakuda in Thrissur district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Ganesha. The annual pratishta festival in the temple is held in Malayalam Mithuna Masam (June - July). The temple has a chathura sreekovil and it faces east. Ganapathi is worshipped here in sitting posture. The annual Vinayaka Chathurthi festival held in Malayalam Chingamasam is of great importance in the temple. The shrine also observes various other important days in a calendar year associated with Ganapathi.

Mallikaarjuna Panditaradhyudu

Mallikaarjuna Panditaradhyudu (1120-1180) along with Sripati Pandit and Mancana Pandit, formed a trinity of scholars (pandita traya). They propagated Shaivism in old Andhra region. Mallikarjuna Panditaradhya, a Brahmin by birth, was an erudite scholar in the scriptures who inaugurated the Aradhya sect of Shaivism in Andhra region. His service in Shaiva worship was through his writing and lectures. He is considered the foremost among the pandita trio, admired and adored next only to Basaveshwara, the celebrated Virasaiva saint of Karnataka. Mallikarjuna Panditaradhya was born to Bhimana pandit and Gouramba in Daksharama in 1120 CE. As per some records, he lived between 1120 – 90 CE. Mallikaarjuna Panditaradhya was initiated into Shaivism by Kotpally Aradhya Deva. Pandit always advocated devotion to Shiva, quoting the authority of Vedas and the stories of Shiva devotees like Ghantakarna, Bhita, Sukesi, Surasarnamma and Basaveshwara. He also enlightened people on the efficacies of t

Three Important Spiritual Principles To Give Us Inner Strength To Manage Crisis

Here is a look at three important spiritual principles that will give us inner strength to manage any crisis. Transitory World The first spiritual principle is that every situation we face is inevitable, transitory, and is an illusion. These three ideas are complementary to each other. Some experiences like birth, old age, and death are unavoidable. The best way to tackle them, according to Bhagavad Gita, is to accept them as inevitable fleeting happenings. The Gita preaches titiksha or forbearance in such cases. As we all know, it is very painful to forbear. However, it will be possible for us to endure when we understand anityatva, the transitory nature of the world. The world is changing constantly because it is mithya, an illusory appearance on the Reality called Brahman. Maya is the cause of such an illusion. It is, according to Swami Vivekananda, ‘a simple statement of facts — what we are and what we see around us’. The Buddhist tradition has a similar concept called Duhkha

Valapad Melthrukovil Shiva Temple

Valapad Melthrukovil Shiva temple is located at Valapad in Thrissur district, Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Mahadevar – Shiva. The annual Maha Shivratri festival which falls on February or March (Malayalam Kumbha Masam) is an important day in Vennikal Shiva kshetram. The temple has a chathura sreekovil with a Shivling and it faces east. The upa devatas worshipped include Ganapathy and Sastha or Ayyappa. The shrine has a namaskara mandapam with a Nandi or Rishabham. The temple has an architecture that is similar to Shiva temples in Thrissur district. The Shivratri festival is noted for abhishekam, dhara, Tantric pujas and rituals, homam etc. Mondays and Saturdays are important days in a week. Pradosham Vratam on the 13th day of a fortnight is observed here. Ramayana Masam, Navratri, Vrischika Masam (Mandala Kalam) and Thiruvathira in Dhanu Masam are important in the temple.

Dreaming Of Envelopes – Meaning

Dreaming of envelopes is a good omen as per dream meaning and interpretation. The dream means you can expect some kind of positive changes especially through a sudden intimation. Dreams of envelopes also mean invitation and travel. Dream of envelopes and you see yourself in it means you will travel to distant places. It also means arrival of auspicious news. Dreaming of colorful envelopes means change of fortune. It also means better luck and invitation to parties etc. Dream of envelopes floating in water is sign of missed opportunity. Dreaming of envelopes and you are angry means an important letter or news will reach you late. The dream is a warning sign. It is asking you to go and get the letter from the source rather than waiting it to be delivered.

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

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Wednesday, 22 June 2022 – It is Krishna Paksha Navami tithi or the ninth day during the waning or dark phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Ashtami tithi or the eighth day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 1:11 AM on June 22. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Navami tithi or the ninth day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 12:36 AM on June 23. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on June 22, 2022 as per Hindu Calendar – There is no good and auspicious time on the entire day.  Nakshatra  – Uttara Bhadrapada or Uthrattathi nakshatra till 9:49 AM on June 22. Then onward it is Revathi nakshatra till 10:09 AM on June 23.   (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and south Rajasthan), Uttara B