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Swami Shraddhananda – Arya Samaj Leader

Swami Shraddhananda was an Arya Samaj leader. Munshi Ram, as Swami Shraddhananda was first called, was born in 1857 CE at Talvan near Jalandhar, Punjab. He was the youngest of seven children of Nanak Canda, who was an ardent reader of Ramacharitamanasa. Young Munshi Ram also came under the influence of Bhakta Buddhu. Munshi Ram had his education in Varanasi and Prayagraj. He had a well-built body as a result of regular physical exercises and was therefore an adept wrestler. After graduating in law, he joined the Bar at Lahore. As an advocate, he took an active part in religious and social work and was very popular and known as an honest, patriotic, and intelligent worker among the members of his profession. In 1885 CE, he happened   to listen to a speech in Lahore of Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati, founder of Arya Samaj. His life changed after a discussion with Maharishi Dayanand. His patriotic and religious instincts were aroused and he devoted himself to social upliftment and religio

Shyamji Goswami – Devotee Of Sri Krishna – Disciple Of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu

Shyamji Goswami was an ardent devotee of Sri Krishna and a great propagator of bhakti in West Punjab. He was born in 1544 CE at Dipalpur (district Montgomery, now in Pakistan). His father died when he was nine years old. As a boy Shyamji Goswami absorbed himself in devotion to Krishna and sang hymns in his praise. He had his early initiation from Sri Krishna Das Gunja Mali. At the age of eleven, he requested his mother to permit him to go to Vrindavan sot that he could obtain practical directions on spirituality from a guru there. In Vrindavan, he met Chaitanya Mahaprabhu (Vaishnava saint of Bengal who had at that time settled in Vrindavan), and explained the object of his mission to him. Mahaprabhu accepted him as a disciple. When Shyamji reached the age of 21, Mahaprabhu directed him to proceed to the west across the Indus (Sindhu) River and spread the gospel of Vaishnavism to the people of Dera Ghazi Khan (West Punjab). Honoring Mahaprabhu’s wishes, Shyamji Goswami set up a ce

Jagadeeswara Sastri – Advaita Vedanta Scholar – Associated With Ramana Maharshi

Jagadeeswara Sastri (1894-1983) was an Advaita Vedanta scholar and closely associated with Ramana Maharshi. He was born to Yajna Venkatarama Dikshita and Abhayamba on December 15, 1895 CE, in Injikkollai village near Kumbakonam in Tamil Nadu. Jagadishwara Shastri studied Nyaya, Vyakarana and Vedanta under Mahamahopadhyaya Harihara Shastri, Varahur Venkatarama Sastry and Karungulam Krishna Shastri. His renowned disciples are V Swaminatha Sastri and Goda Venkateswara Sastri. Jagadeeswara Sastri was closely associated with Ramana Maharshi of Tiruvannamalai and Chandrasekharendra Saraswati of Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam for more than 40 years. He served as asthana-vidwan (resident scholar) of Kanchi Kamakoti Mutt and also taught at the Sanskrit college, Chennai. He passed away on March 14, 1983. Important works of Jagadeeswara Sastri include Nirgunatatva Nirnaya Upadeshasara Vyakhya Stotras on Ramana Maharshi. His Cidacidasarirakabrahmsiddhi and Sapta-vidha-anupapattipariksha were s

Dina Nath Sharma Shastri Saraswat – Sanskrit Scholar – Author Of Sanatana Dharmaloka

Dina Nath Sharma Shastri Saraswat (1903 – 1980) was a Sanskrit scholar, educator, religious debater and protagonist of Sanatana Dharma. Born on June 21, 1903 at Shujabad (district Multan, now in Pakistan), he grew to be a great scholar of Hindu knowledge texts. He passed the Shastri examination in 1919 CE from Sanatana Dharma Sanskrit College, Multan, where he was to become Principal later. During his tenure as Principal, he developed a great interest in writing on the sanatana (eternal) Hindu values and wrote many articles and research papers for leading magazines and journals like Vedic Dharma, Sanskrit Ratnakara Siddhanta, Suryodaya and Madhurvani. His ten volume work, Sanatana Dharmaloka (The World Of Eternal Religion), is regarded as a veritable encyclopedia of Hinduism, and it brought him name and fame. He was given the President’s Award in 1966 CE. He was honored by Sahitya Kala Parishad in 1979 CE for his remarkable contribution in the field of Indology and Vedic literature

Punjab Lunar Eclipse Time on November 8, 2022 – Chandra Grahan time in Amritsar – Ludhiana – Jalandhar on November 8

A total lunar eclipse, or Chandra Grahan, will be visible in Punjab on November 8, 2022. The Chandra Grahan will be visible in Amritsar, Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Patiala, Bathinda 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 Punjab 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

Haran Chandra Shastri – Sanskrit Grammarian

Haran Chandra Shastri was born in a small village in Bengal on December 15, 1889 CE. He was the third son of Prasanna Kumar Chakravarti. In a devastating fire, Haranchandra Shastri lost his parents along with his brothers and sisters. He survived with one younger brother and was thrown into a life of misery and struggle. It was then that he took to up the study of Sanskrit grammar from Bopadeva’s Mughabodha or Katantra. But his zeal for learning the grammar of Panini brought him to Kashi (now Varanasi). He became a disciple of Pandit Shiv Kumar Shastri, a renowned teacher and grammarian of his time. Haran Chandra learned Paninian grammar from Pandit Shiv Kumar Shastri in Government Sanskrit College, which is now known as Varanaseya Sampurnananda Sanskrita Vishvavidyalaya. As a student in Varanasi, he took up cudgels against a visiting scholar, who made scathing remarks against the monism of Shankara and himself. Haranchandra Shastri wrote a two volume work entitled Advaita Siddhant

Dreaming Of Ivy Plant – Meaning

Dreaming of ivy plant is a good omen as per dream meaning and interpretation. The dream means you will get naughty. It also means lot play and joyous occasion. Dreams of ivy plant means happiness due to the return of someone back. Dream of ivy plant and the leaves are a mix of white and green means return of peace in your life. You will get opportunity to relax and do things leisurely. Dreaming of green only leaves on ivy plant means growth and new opportunity. Dream of ivy plant spreading wildly means you will return back to your roots. You will find new opportunity especially associated with ancestors. Dreaming of ivy plant going bad is a sign of missing opportunity. Dream of ivy plant growing on you or all over your houses means you will see funny incidents. It means humor. It also means embarrassment after falling in public. Dream of ivy plants inside your room is a sign of return of friends. You will meet old friends and there will happy times.

Dreaming Of Losing Items – Meaning

Dreaming of losing items is a warning sign as per dream meaning and interpretation. The dream means soon you will face problems due to forgetfulness or negligence. It also means in near future you will have to hurry and this will result in material damage or losing of things. Dreams of losing items means you will face troubles and you need to keep yourself calm at the time of a crisis and this will help in lessening the damage. Dream of losing items and you are not present in the dream means someone else will cause damage to you unknowingly. It also means carelessness of family members causing personal damage to you. Dreaming of losing items and you are present in the dream is a sign of lack of sleep in near future. It also means your mind might get occupied on something and this will result in confusion and neglecting daily duties. Dream of losing items and you have never seen them before means problems in a new profession. It also means you will be doing things that are not par

Bhagavad Gita Chapter VII Verse 17 – Explanation

Among them the wise man, ever steadfast in his devotion to the One, excels, for I am supremely dear to the wise, and he is dear to Me (Bhagavad Gita Chapter VII Verse 17) Of those four classes of devotees, the man of wisdom, the jnani, excels. He is ever steadfast and first with devotion for Me alone. Others may turn away when their desires are fulfilled, when their sorrows are allayed. They may forget Me and devote themselves to others, to friend, wife, children or to pleasures and the many attractions of the world; but the jnani, never. He perceives in the whole universe no other object worthy of devotion besides the supreme Spirit. He knows that everything changes; there is no stability, no trusting, no depending on anything or anybody in the world. In this universe of falsity God is the only truth. He is eternal, unchanging. On Him he can depend. God he can trust. Bhagavan is his greatest, his only treasure, very dear to him. And he is dear to Bhagavan, because his love is disint

Dreaming Of Baby Items – Meaning

Dreaming of baby items is a good omen as per dream interpretation and meaning. The dream means you will have your wishes fulfilled regarding children, marriage, birth of children or new relationship. It also means you will get to hear happy news in near future. Dreams of baby items and you wake up terrified or unhappy means you will get to hear ugly news soon or you will discover something which you did not expect or planned. Dream of baby items and you are not seen in the dream means you will have to prepare for something you had not planned. The dream also means your priorities will change soon. Dreaming of baby items scattered all around is a sign of problems in relationship. It also means unhappy with your spouse or partner. Dreams of baby items falling down or unable to control means lot of hectic work in near future.

Dreaming Of Items Being Stolen – Meaning

Dreaming of items being stolen is a kind of warning as per dream interpretation and meaning. It means in near future you will be cheated by someone taking advantage of your goodness. It also means someone very cunning will attempt to cheat you, try to steal your wealth or take advantage of you sexually. Dreams of items being stolen mean problems in life due to carelessness. It is also a sign of upcoming problems in life mostly due to negligence and forgetfulness. Dream of items being stolen and you acting without thinking in the dream means you will cause problems in relationships and it will also hurt you physically. Dreaming of items being stolen and you see the person and if the person is a stranger then you need to be careful about the action of other people. Avoid making any kind of commitments. For a period of time it is better to keep yourself low and stop displaying your wealth. Dream of known people stealing items means you need to be careful with all kinds of romance ma

Dreaming Of Iron Box – Meaning

Dreaming of iron box is a good omen as per dream meaning and interpretation. The dream is asking you to be mentally prepared for a new beginning or change of place. It also means travel or attending functions. Dreams of iron box also means meeting with superior or important personalities. Dream of iron box burning clothes means problems in life due to carelessness. It is also a sign of upcoming problems in life mostly due to negligence and forgetfulness. Dreams of iron box and fire means death or serious accidents to someone you know. Dream of iron box falling down means plans going wrong due to accidents or bad weather. The dream also means making bad decisions in haste. Dreaming of iron box and you see yourself in the dream means success or honor. Dream of iron box and you are absent in the dream is a sign of someone else taking away your glory and hard work. Dreams of iron box in an unknown place mean struggle and finding it difficult to adapt to a new culture or situati

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

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Sunday, 21 August 2022 – It is Krishna Paksha Dashami tithi or the tenth day during waning or dark phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Navami tithi or the ninth day during waning or dark phase of moon till 2:26 AM on August 21. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Dashami tithi or the tenth day during waning or dark phase of moon till 4:07 AM on August 22. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on August 21, 2022 as per Hindu Calendar – Good and auspicious time till 2:20 PM.  Nakshatra  – Rohini nakshatra till 5:36 AM on August 21 . Then onward it is Mrigasira or Makayiram or Mrigasheersham nakshatra till 9:21 AM on August 22. (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 Rohini nakshatra till 4: