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Koka Shastra – Ancient Hindu Text On Sexuality And Eroticism

Koka Shastra, also known as Rati Rahasya and Kama Keli Rahasya, a significant Hindu text on the sexuality and eroticism composed in 12th century AD occupies an important position in the realm of ancient Hindu literature on erotica and ranks only next to Vatsyayana’s Kamasutra. It was composed by Kokkoka from personal experience with a Yakshi. With his scientific thoroughness, discriminating analysis, practical wisdom and psychological understanding, Kokkoka admirably expounds his important topics of love in elegant and lucid style. Not only he ably epitomizes the views of the earlier noteworthy eroticians like Vatsyayana, Nandikeshvara, Gonikaputra, Mahuka and Ravana but he also, sometimes, differs from them in a brilliant manner. The popular our fold-fold classification of females as Padmini, Citrini, Shankhini and Hastini was first time discussed in Koka Shastra. Written in 552 artistic strophies, composed in different metres and divided into fifteen chapters, Rati Rahasya eluc

Sadhuram Swamigal – Short Biography – Life History

Sadhuram Swamigal was born to Srimati Dharmambal and S. Venkataswami Aiyar at Nadakudi village, Thanjavur district, Tamil Nadu and was named Sethuraman. He was a student of St. Gabriel High School in Madras (now Chennai) until 1952 CE. After completing his education, he worked in the Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC). As was predicted by Sri Sachidananda Swamigal on January 20, 1952, Sethuraman was taken by an old sage to an old sage’s home in Georgetown in Madras. The sage gave him a bag containing a scroll and disappeared. On opening the scroll, the entire household saw that Murugan’s 108 descriptive names were given in it. These names were to be sung in rhythm by the women congregations. This is called kummi in Tamil Nadu. Sethuraman, his parents, brothers and sisters gathered immediately to perform kummi with great devotion. This was the turning point in Seturaman’s life. He began to sing about Murugan. The hymns in Tamil flowed spontaneously. More than fifteen thousa

Sadharanikarana - Generalization Or Universalization

Sadharanikarana is the process of generalization or universalization, as given in Sanskrit literary theory. A term evolved by Bhattanayaka in the 10th century CE which came to denote a doctrine in the theory of rasa. Sadharanikarana explains how and why the entire process of aesthetics, from the creation of a poem to the reception by the reader, is achieved. Bhattanayaka attributes three powers to the word of poetic language – abhidha, bhavakatva and bhojakatva. Abhidha denotes a power which all words have in all contexts, but in poetic language abhidha functions conjointly with another special power called bhavakatva. Through this power sadharanikarana is achieved. That means it removes all personal relations and associations from the characters and their emotions. For example, the sorrow presented in the Ramayana is not to be taken as the personal sorrow of the character or the poet, but sorrow itself in its universalized form and identified by its criteria. The power of bhavakatva

Hartalika 2023 Date – Importance - Origin - Hartalika Teej Vrat

Hartalika Teej Vrat is an important Hindu fasting observed by Hindu women and is dedicated to Goddess Parvati in North India . Hartalika Teej 2023 date is September 18. It is one of three Teej festivals and is mainly observed in North India and western parts of India . Hartalika Teej is observed mainly in Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Rajasthan and is some parts of Maharashtra . Popular belief is that by observing Hartalika Teej Vrat unmarried women will get good husbands. This Teez is observed by both married and unmarried women. Married women observe the Vrat for a happy and peaceful married life. Hartalika Teej is based on the intense austerities (tapas) observed by Goddess Parvathi to get Lord Shiva as her husband. It is believed that Goddess Parvati will bless those women who observe the Vrat. The fasting rules of Hartalika Teej Vrat are very tough and some women even don’t drink water during the fasting period. Origin of Hartalika Teej Vrat

Sadhanacatustaya – Four Means To Liberation In Vedanta

Sadhanacatustaya is the four means to liberation and prerequisites for studying Vedanta. Sadhanacatustaya includes nityanityavastu vivekah (discrimination between the eternal and the non-eternal entities); ihamurtrarthaphalabhogaviragah (detachment from the enjoyments in this world or beyond), which are the results of previous deeds; samadisatakasampatti (six virtues such as control of mind, etc.); and mumuksha (the desire for liberation). Nityanityavastu vivekah – The eternal entity is Brahman (Highest Reality) because it is the cause of the universe and is swayambhu (self existent); on the other hand, the world is the effect of that highest Reality. An effect has an end. So the world is non-eternal. One should understand the difference between the two and behave accordingly. Ihamurtrarthaphalabhogaviragah – Having known to discriminate between eternal and non-eternal entities, a person should practice detachment. All enjoyments are the results of past deeds and are transient. Bec

Sadhara Deeksha

Sadhara deeksha is initiation in the presence of a witness, in Saiva Siddhanta. Shaivism, like other theistic systems, emphasizes the significant role of the guru (the preceptor), whose primary duty is to initiate the disciple (diksha). Eventually, the disciple receives a new kind of awakening and enters into the realm of redemption. The preceptor initiates his disciples so as to enable the latter to be the recipients of religious wisdom. Without the active role and appropriate guidance of the guru, such tasks cannot be accomplished. There are generally three kinds of initiation, known as samanya (general),visesha (special) and nirvana (liberating wisdom). The first one ensures purity of religious and ethical conduct and service to Shiva. The second leads to meditation. The third one grants liberating wisdom. The word sadhara means with witness. Some evidential sources are required to initiate the disciples. According in Saiva Siddhanta, mankind’s maladies are due to the experience o

Dreaming Of Jumping Off A Cliff – Meaning

Dreaming of jumping off a cliff is a warning sign as per dream interpretation and meaning. The dream is a sign that soon you will face serious difficulties in life and you will have suicidal thoughts. It also means difficulties in a relationship or career. Dreams of jumping off a cliff mean depression or you will not be able to face a tough situation and you will try to end your life instead of boldly facing it. Dreams of jumping off a cliff and you see others around means sudden anger or reaction to an accusation. It also means someone will make fun of you or insult you and in anger you might do something untoward. Dreaming of jumping off a cliff and you do not know the place means you make plans to end life after a failure or rejection. The dream means you need to avoid all kinds of negative thoughts. Dream of jumping off a cliff means you should keep yourself calm and be patient. This is a warning sign and someone is trying to help you out. Avoid overreacting to any situation.

Dreaming Of Jumping The Queue – Meaning

Dreaming of jumping the queue is both positive and negative as per dream interpretation and meaning. The dream means you will play pranks on people. It also means you will get into fight with people. Dreams of jumping the queue means you will try to do something illegal but will be met with resistance. Dream of jumping the queue and you are with known people means you will try do silly things as part of a group. It also means fight with people and sometimes it might turn ugly. Dreaming of jumping the queue and you do not know the place means you will be late for something and you will have to take risks to be at the proper time. Dream of jumping queue and you wake up laughing or happy means you will do something fun and naughty and get away with it. Dreams of jumping queue and you wake terrified or sad means you will get caught doing something illegal. It also means trouble with authorities.

Story Of Surdas Touching Sri Krishna

Surdas was a blind saint from North India. The story goes that Bhagavan Sri Krishna appeared before Surdas and granted him a boon. Surdas said he did not like to see anything after beholding Bhagavan Krishna and asked to be deprived of sight. Bhagavan granted him the strange boon, but Surdas continued to behold his Bhagavan within. Surdas once decided to go to Vrindavan, the place sanctified by Bhagavan Sri Krishna’s childhood pranks and play. All along the way, Surdas sang the names of Bhagavan, keeping time with cymbals in hand. Utterly free from body consciousness, Surdas was deeply absorbed in his Bhagavan and his holy names. He was now standing on the edge of a cliff; one more step and it would be his final jump. Deeply bound to His devotees, Bhagavan does not desert them, however. Surdas heard a sweet voice, ‘Surdas, don’t proceed further.’ Surdas was captivated by the voice sweeter than sweetness itself. He asked, ‘May I know who you are?’ ‘Well,’ the shepherd boy said, ‘The

Dreaming Of Judgment Day– Meaning

Dreaming of judgment day is a bad sign as per dream meaning and interpretation. The dream means you are in a negative space and you are being ruled by negativity. You will create problems through your pessimistic attitude. Dreams of judgement day also mean you are losing life battles. Dream of judgment day and you see typical Hollywood movie scenes means it is just an extension of what you watched during the daytime and it has no real significance. Dreaming of judgement day and you see yourself crying for help and it is a known place means natural calamity or accidents through fire. Dreams of judgement day and you see earth breaking or trees falling etc mean you will face sudden upheaval in your life. This kind of dream usually takes place when one is constantly reading or seeing negative things. The dream is a kind of warning and it is asking you to be positive and do your duty without thinking too much about future.

Dreaming Of Jumping From A Height – Meaning

Dreaming of jumping from a height is negative sign as per dream interpretation and meaning. The dream means fun going wild and then getting into accident. It also means you will take intoxicating substance and will try out stunts to impress other people. Dreams of jumping from a height also mean you will do risky sports. Dream of jumping from a height and you seem to enjoy it means success and fun. It also means partying and you will be with people you like. Dreaming of jumping from a height and you wake up scared or crying means accidents or suicidal thoughts. Dreams of jumping from a height and you see other people cheering you means you will get carried away by crowd reaction and will do silly things. Dream of jumping from a height and you see other people shouting means you will have to take risk to escape from a natural calamity or man made calamity.

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

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Sunday, 28 August 2022 – It is Shukla Paksha Pratipada tithi or the first day during waxing or light phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Pratipada tithi or the first day during waxing or light phase of moon till 2:11 PM on August 28. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Dwitiya tithi or the second day during waxing or light phase of moon till 2:38 PM on August 29. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on August 28, 2022 as per Hindu Calendar – There is no good and auspicious time on the full day.  Nakshatra  – Purva Phalguni or Pooram nakshatra till 10:34 PM on August 28 . Then onward it is Uttara Phalguni or Uthiram nakshatra till 11:30 PM on August 29. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and south Rajasthan), it