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External And Internal Purity As Spiritual Discipline In Hinduism – Sauca

External and internal purity as spiritual discipline in Hinduism is known as Sauca in Hinduism. Suchi means pure and sanctified; to be suchi is Saucha. External sauca is cleansing is the body with clay or soap or ointment and water. It also includes cleanliness of eatables, drinkables, items of clothing and our environment. On the other hand, internal cleanliness means purity of mind (resolves to quiet passions and desires), intellect (thoughts) and ego. Saucha is one o the basic steps of the ashtanga (eight fold) Yoga practice of Patanjali. It is one of the five niyamas or observances – sauca santosha tapa svadhyayesvara pranidhanani niyamah – [purity, contentment, austerity, study and devotion to God (Yoga Sutra II-32)]. Patanjali proclaims the outcome of observing saucha as disgust of one’s own body-organs and repugnance to physical contact with others (saucat svanga jugupsa parainrasamargah – Yoga Sutra 2/40), because love of one’s own organs and infatuation to touch and embrac

Sign Of Good Fortune In Hinduism – Saubhagya Chinha

Saubhagya Chinha in Hinduism is a sign of good fortune. It is used with reference to a housewife. Saubhagya means good fortune and Chinha or Cinha means sign. Saubhagyavati is a happily married woman. Saubhagya results from a good mutual understanding and love between the husband and wife. This is considered a state of blessedness and auspiciousness. The wife having a saffron mark on the forehead and wearing the tali (sacred thread), shows the signs of her good fortune. Similar other signs are bangles, anklets, flowers and fruits. These are used on all festive occasions. The fall of kumkum (vermilion) accidently on the floor is also considered auspicious. On festive occasions, marriages and others, married women are invited and offered nuts, betel leaves, flowers, fruits, turmeric, red lead, coconuts and sweets – these symbolize good fortune.

Srivatsa Yog In Hindu Astrology

Srivatsa Yog is considered a good and auspicious period in Hindu astrology. This yog is calculated based on nakshatra or birth star. The time period of the yog is till the end of nakshatra on the particular day. Srivatsa Yog benefits include better luck, victory and success. The time period is good for making all kinds of investments. It is good for participating in spiritual matters and all things associated with religion and temple. It is ideal for moving into new rented house and also for any kind of first meeting. It is also good for opening of shops and starting construction etc. Srivatsa Yog happens when Pushya or Poosam or Pooyam nakshatra falls on Sunday or Ravivar Uttara Phalguni or Uthiram nakshatra falls on Monday or Somvar Vishaka or Vishakam nakshatra falls on Tuesday or Mangalwar Purvashada or Pooradam nakshatra falls on Wednesday or Budhwar Dhanishta or Sravishta or Avittam nakshatra falls on Thursday or Guruvar Revati nakshatra falls on Friday or Shukrawar Rohini

Satyapramoda Tirtha – Short Biography

Satyapramoda Tirtha (1918 – 1997) was the head priest of the Uttaradi Mutt (Madhva) from 1948 to 1997. He was famous for his learning and radiant asceticism. He was born in 1918 CE to Guttal Rangacharya and Kamalabai. Before taking on the ochre robes, he was known as Guttal Gururaj Acharya. He did not receive any education, but was trained by his father, who taught him Sanskrit, philosophy and religion. Even as a young boy, he memorized several Dvaita works in their entirety. Satyapramoda Tirtha had a phenomenal memory and was conversant not only with Brahma Sutra Bhashya of Madhva but also Brahmasutra Bhashya of Adi Shankaracharya. His mastery of Nyaya (Indian logic) earned him admiration and accolades from the scholars of Varanasi. He had a special love for Nyaya Sudha (the famed commentary on Anuvyakhyana of Madhava and would begin his day’s schedule by teaching this text to his disciples. Satyapramoda Tirtha had a large number of disciples. He started the Jayatheertha Vidyapeet

Big Shiva Statue Facing Ocean At Azhimala – Vizhinjam, Thiruvananthapuram

The big Shiva statue facing ocean at Azhimala Mahadeva temple near Vizhinjam in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala is known as Gangadhareshwara Shiva. The sculpture is 58-feet tall.  The massive structure depicts Shiva's hair flowing in the wind and holding Goddess Ganga. Unlike most statues with a face-frontal view, here Shiva gazes angularly at the sky, nerves and muscles delicately carved. The sculpture depicting windswept, tumultuous dreadlocks enclosing a triumphant Goddess Ganga was sculpted by P S Devadathan. Azhimala Shiva Statue Facts The statue was inaugurated in 2021. The concrete statue is mounted on a rock at an altitude of 20 feet. The statue is located within the compound of Azhimala Shiva Temple. Shiva holds a trishul and damaru and has four hands. Chandra (crescent moon) and snakes are part of the sculpture. Chilum or the pipe used by Shiva and be seen in the sculpture. The statue is seen against the backdrop of Arabians Sea. It took six years to complete the statue. A N

Rajasthan Lunar Eclipse Time on November 8, 2022 – Chandra Grahan time in Jaipur – Jodhpur on November 8

A total lunar eclipse, or Chandra Grahan, will be visible in Rajasthan on November 8, 2022. The Chandra Grahan will be visible in Jaipur, Jodhpur , Ajmer , Jaisalmer, Sikar, Sirohi, Pali, Banswara, Baran, Barmer, Bikaner and other towns from  2:39 PM on November 8 to 6:19 PM on November 8  – as per Indian standard time. The Grahan takes place during the afternoon and evening and it is visible to the naked eye. Those Hindus following Grahan fasting and rituals need to follow it. All temples will remain closed 9 hours before the grahan and will only open next day morning after pujas and purification rituals. Detail Timing of Lunar Eclipse in Rajasthan on November 8, 2022 Eclipse begins 2:39 PM on November 8 Mid Eclipse is at 4:49 PM Eclipse ends at 6:19 PM on  November 8

Kashi Vishwanath Temple Daily Puja Details And Importance

The most important puja at Kashi Vishwanath temple is the Mangala arati between 3:00 AM and 4:00 AM. Here is a look at the daily puja details and their importance in Kashi Vishwanath temple. Panchamrutha Abhisheka and milk abhishekam are performed throughout the day. Devotees also perform abhishekam with flowers and bel patra (leaves of bilva or wood apple tree). At Kashi Vishwanath temple, the Mangala aarti is performed by 12 priests and 12 brass lamps. Each of the 12 priests and 12 brass lamps represents the 12 Jyotirlinga temples in India. The Shivling at Kashi Vishwanath temple is considered to be the first or primary Jyotirlinga. During daily worship, milk, curd, honey, water from Ganga River, charnamrit, bhang and datura are offered to the Shivling. A pinch of bhang is added to the Panchamrutha Abhisheka. This is given to male devotees only as Prasad that too in very little quantity.

Prasad or Bhog At Mumbai Siddhi Vinayak Temple

Siddhi Vinayak temple is located in the Prabhadevi area in Mumbai, Maharashtra. The temple is famous for its Mahaprasad. Two types of bhog or naivedya is offered in the temple. The most famous among them is the boondi ladoo and the other coconut barfi. The Prasad is prepared in the temple kitchens, which are automated to a large extent. 40,000 boondi ladoos and 25,000 coconut baris are made every day. The numbers increase during 10-day Ganesh Chaturthi festival and monthly Sankashti Chaturthi days. The Mahanaivedya or daily food for Siddhi Vinayak worshiped in the temple is prepared in a separate kitchen.

Udana Vayu In Hinduism – Control This Breath To Raise Body Above Water And Earth

In Hinduism, Udana, the Sanskrit, word has several meanings. It means breath in general, or breathing upwards. It also means the navel or eyelash. A kind of snake is also called udana. It is believed that through the control of this breath an adept can walk across river. In Yajur Veda (VII. 27), it is mentioned as one of the five vital airs. In Amritananda Upanishad (34), it is said to be located in the throat. In Trisikhi Brahmana Upanishad (81), udana vayu (wind) is said to be active in all the joints of the limbs. It causes the body to rise as, for example, in a high jump. Among the siddhis (yogic powers) mentioned by Patanjali in Yogasutra, there is one siddhi in order to get control over the udana vayu (III.39). It is mentioned that by bringing the udana vayu under control (udanajayat), the adept can raise the body from the ground, so that there is no contact with water, wet soil, or thorns. Many such examples of adepts walking across a river without their feet touching

Shivling Atop Nandi In Satara Pateshwar Shiva Temple

Pateshwar Shiva Temple complex is located at Degaon near Satara in Maharashtra and there are numerous unique sculptures in the temple. The entire temple complex is filled with numerous rare sculptures. On such sculpture is Shivling atop Nandi.  This particular Shivling has the necessary features of Shivling worship. The only difference is that Shivling is atop a Nandi who seems to be meditating calmly. Apart from the main Shiva temple with Massive Shivling there are a couple of cave temples, Agnivrush temple, Chamunda temple, Varhadghar temple and many small and medium sized Shiva temples. There are many rare murtis of Mother Goddess, Ganesha and Hanuman. There are also a couple of temple tanks.

Hal Shashti 2023 Date - Hala Sashti Vrat Dedicated to Balaram in 2023

Hal Shashti, also known as Hala Sashti Vrat, is dedicated to Hindu God Balarama, the elder brother of Lord Krishna. Hal Shashti 2023 date is September 5. It is observed on the sixth day during the Krishna Paksha or dark phase of moon in Bhadrapad month as per traditional calendar followed in North India . Hala or plough is the weapon of Balaram and the popular belief is that He appeared on this day on earth. How is Hal Shashti Observed? Pujas and prayers are offered to Lord Balaram on the day. A partial fasting is undertaken on the day. Most people, mainly married women, only consume buffalo milk and curd on the day in some regions. Worship is performed for a peaceful life and for the welfare of the children. A designated place is plastered with cow dung and branches of trees like ber, gular, and palash are planted and worshipped on the day. Unmarried women undertake Chandr Shasti Vrat on the day. The day is also observed as Balaram Jayanti in some r

Dreaming Of Iris Flowers – Meaning

Dreaming of iris flowers is a good omen as per dream meaning and interpretation. The dream means royalty, greatness and friendship with people in power. It also means gifts. Dreams of iris flowers mean getting carried away by the moment and doing something that will cause difficulties in near future. Dream of iris flowers and you plucking them is a sign of confidence and new relationship. It also means party or something happy in life. Dreams of bouquet of iris flowers mean honor or you will get awards. It also means success and new relationship. Dreaming of yellow iris flowers suggests getting well from a health issue. It also means solution to an old problem. Dream of iris flowers going bad or rotting means getting kicked out from a place. It also means embarrassment or scandal. Dreaming of lavender iris flowers means happiness and success. It also means marriage and new birth. Dream of lavender iris flower with plant is return to home town and help from parents.

Dreaming Of Iron – Meaning - Iron Metal Dream

Dreaming of iron means there will be positive changes in life as per dream interpretation. The dream means you will see relief to health issues, horoscope problems and also fear related problems. Dreams of iron metal rusting mean old problems getting worse. It also something you had ignored will cause big difficulties. Dream of clean and neat iron means there will be success, peace and prosperity in life. It also means that you need to focus on life goals more seriously. Dreaming of iron metal and blood means that you have to change your ways. Your bad habits or bad friendship will bring trouble. It is a kind of warning about future. If you dream of iron things used to attack you or fighting then it means that you need to be careful with your actions towards nature and other living beings. It also means there will be fights with unknown people. Dreaming of iron in an ore or natural environment means you will be entering a new phase of life. Dream of playing with iron metal is

Bhagavad Gita Chapter VII Verse 15 – Explanation

The sinful, deluded, lowest of men, deprived of understanding by maya and following evil ways, (the ways of the asuras) do not take refuge in Me. (Bhagavad Gita Chapter VII Verse 15) All sin is a form of ignorance. When our intelligence is clouded by maya, or ignorance, we then become sinful. We lose sight of the Truth, that in reality all beings are united in God, that in the last analysis we are all one Spirit appearing as different individuals. And we mistake the differentiation   for the true state of affairs. In other words, we see separation and lose sight of the underlying oneness. The Upanishad says, ‘Where one sees another, where one hears another, that is small. Where one does not see another, where one does not hear another, that is infinite.’ Seeing and feeling separation brings selfishness, the source of all evil. As this cloud of ignorance becomes heavier and thicker, the feeling of separateness increases. With it also increases egotism and sinfulness. Sri Krishna

Dreaming Of Irish Potatoes – Meaning

Dreaming of Irish potatoes is both good and bad as per dream meaning and interpretation. The dream means sudden reversal of fortune. It also means you will get ugly surprises. Dreams of Irish potatoes also mean interest in farming or gardening. Dream of Irish potatoes and you are not present in the dream means you will be bypassed or your ideas will be overlooked. It also means sudden problems related to food. Dreaming of Irish potatoes and you are present in the dream means success after hard work. It also means you will face some lifestyle diseases. Dreams of Irish potatoes going bad or seeing worms while cutting are a sign of frustration. It also means you will find some hidden secret in your relationship. The dream of colorful Irish potatoes means getting into arguments over trivial matters. It also means mistaken identity. Dream of cooking Irish potatoes is a sign of peace and prosperity. It also means something good will happen in near future.  

Dreaming Of Ironing Clothes – Meaning

Dreaming of ironing clothes is good omen as per dream meaning and interpretation. The dream means better opportunity and travel. It also means change of career or something exciting happening in life. Dreams of ironing clothes and you see other people mean honor or acceptance or awards. Dream of ironing clothes and you see yourself in the dream means there will be positive development regarding an interview or application. Students will be joining new course after the dream. Dreaming ironing clothes in an unknown place means staying away from home and there will be initial struggle. It also means unhappy with a new place. Dreams of ironing clothes and those are not your clothes mean struggle and unexpected problems. Dream of ironing white or black color cloth means attending funeral or something untoward happening in life. Dreaming of ironing colorful clothes means happiness and doing something that you like.

Dreaming Of Injured Cat - Meaning

Dreaming of injured is a bad omen as per dream meaning and interpretation. The dream means you can expect trouble in life. You see injured cat along with other cats then you will face sudden financial problems. Dreams of injured cat are associated with health problems in life. Dreaming of injured cat dying or crying means bad luck and unhappiness. You need to be careful about all your actions. Do not indulge in any kind of selfish actions. Dream of injured cat and blood or body parts all over mean you will face relationship problems. There will be also sudden change of health. Dreams of injured cat dying means there will be accidents. There will death or diseases to you or a family member. Dreaming of injured cat walking away means you will make mistakes in life soon which will result in you moving away from present location.

18 August 2022 Tithi – Panchang – Hindu Calendar – Good Time – Nakshatra – Rashi

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Thursday, 18 August 2022 – It is Krishna Paksha Saptami tithi or the seventh day during waning or dark phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Saptami tithi or the seventh day during waning or dark phase of moon on the entire day on August 18 and till 12:14 AM on August 19. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on August 18, 2022 as per Hindu Calendar – There is no good and auspicious time on the entire day.  Nakshatra  – Ashwini or Aswathy nakshatra till 2:18 AM on August 18 . Then onward it is Bharani nakshatra till 3:24 AM on August 19. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and south Rajasthan), it is Bharani nakshatra till 11:36 PM on August 18. Then onward it is Karthika or Krittika or Karthigai nakshatra on t