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Nasadiya Sukta In Rig Veda X 129 – Creation Of World

Nasadiya Sukta found inn Rig Veda (chapter X 129) is a hymn in seven verses ascribed to Prajapati. The Sukta is associated with creation of the world. The name of the sukta is Nasadiya because the hymn is beginning with Nasada. It is a bhavavritta (Brihaddevata 8. 45-46), i.e., an account of becoming, as given below: In the beginning, this universe was neither existent nor non-existent. There was neither the atmosphere, nor the heaven beyond, no substratum and so nothing to cover, no death, no immortality, nor any sign of night and day. It was darkness hidden by darkness. Perhaps there was impervious primeval water – an indistinguishable, all pervasive fluid. That One, arising through the power of tapas, breathed without air by His inherent power. First, desire came into being as the seed of the mind. Searching in their heart through the power of the mind, the wise ones have found out the bond of existence in the non-existent. And that bond has spread everywhere. But all this i

Sthana In Hatha Yoga

Sthana is a technical term in Hatha Yoga. It means the brahma-randhra, which is the opening at the topmost portion of the skull. This explanation of the word sthana is mentioned by Brahmananda in the commentary of Hatha Yoga Pradipika (II.12). It is said that the highest and best measure of kumbhaka (holding of breath inside), which means each kumbhaka of forty or more seconds when practiced four times a day with eighty kumbhakas in each sitting, enables the prana (vital air) to reach the brahma randhra (uttame sthanamapnoti) (II.12). This result may be achieved within a period of a few months or years, depending upon how far one succeeds in making the nadis cleansed by pranayama. This process is explained further in the fourth chapter of Hatha Yoga Pradipika (IV.76). It is said that when the prana (vital air) opens up the knot situated between the eyebrows, called rudra granthi, the highest state of silencing the mind and prana comes into being. That state is called nishpatti avasth

Chhattisgarh Lunar Eclipse Time on November 8, 2022 – Chandra Grahan time in Raipur on November 8

A total lunar eclipse, or Chandra Grahan, will be visible in Chhattisgarh on November 8, 2022. The Chandra Grahan will be visible in  Raipur , Bhilai, Raigarh 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 - 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 Total Lunar Eclipse in Chhattisgarh 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

Srirangachariar – Katha Kalakshepam In Hindu Religion

Sriganachariar is an expert in the recital of ancient stories (Katha Kalakshepam) from the scriptures of Hindu religion especially in Tamil Nadu. Story-telling based on the epics, Puranas and other ancient lore not only entertains but helps propagate ethical and spiritual values. The dawn of the 20 th century saw the blossoming of this art. What was earlier only a discourse, pravacana, developed into a complete art of music and humor. Among the stalwarts, Chidambaram Srirangachariar (1833 – 1944 ) was a prominent exponent of this art. A scion of the distinguished family of Embar, he enjoyed the benefit of a flexible voice, which was eminently suited for the exposition of spiritual and religious themes through songs. His musical talent was of a high order. His knowledge and faith in Vedas and Puranas were profound. His presentation was couched in plain but elevated language. He had his training under Mahamahopadhyaya Dandapani Dikshitar and Melkote Govindappa Ayyangar. Embar Vija

Gurjar Rot Pujan - Story - Gurjar Rot Pujan Katha

Gurjar Rot Pujan is observed on the Bhadrapad Purnima or the full moon day in Bhadrapad month (September – October). The festival and rituals on the day are observed by the Gurjar community. Gurjar Rot Pujan 2023 date is September 29. Rot pujan is observed in the Malwa region, western Madhya Pradesh and southern Rajasthan. The pujas and rituals on the day are dedicated to O-Aai Mata ( ओआई माता ). Newly married women go to their husband’s home (sasural) on the day for the first time after marriage. Naming ceremony of children is also held on the day. Gurjar Rot Pujan Katha – Story There is a popular story associated with Gurjar Rot pujan. It is believed that the puja was started by Mata Sadu. During her visit to Ujjain, Mother Sadu kept her sleeping son, Dev Narayan, under a tree and went to do her chores. Soon the baby woke up and started crying as he was hungry. A tigress heard the cry of the child and appeared there. The tigress started feeding milk to the baby. Mother S

Padajnana – Knowledge Of Words In Sentence

Padajnana is the knowledge of the words in a sentence. According to Navya Nyaya School of logic, Padajnana is the immediate cause for understanding the meaning of a sentence. Knowledge of the meanings of individual words is the means of understanding the sentence. According to the Mimamsakas, the words in sentence convey their individual meanings and stop with that – the meanings of the words thus understood convey the meaning of the sentence. There are two theories about the comprehension of the meaning of the sentence of the two schools of Purva Mimamsa – the Bhatta School and the Prabhakara School. According to the Bhatta School (propounded by Kumarila Bhatta), the sentence meaning is understood gradually through the word meanings. There are two elements in sentence meanings – the individual word meanings and their syntactic relationship. The word meanings are known directly, and the syntactic relationship indirectly, through lakshana (implication). The Prabhakara School of Mi

Sripati Pandita – Life Story

Sripati Pandita was an exponent of Virasaivism in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Virasaivism was popularized in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana through two different sampradayas (schools). The first was the Basava or Jangama Sampradaya. The second one was the Pandita Sampradaya or Aradhya Sampradaya. Three important leaders popularized the Pandita Sampradaya or Aradhya Sampradaya. And they were collectively known as Pandia-traya (the three pundits). Sripati Pandita (1060-1135 CE) was the first among them, the other two being Sivalenkamancana Pandita (1085 – 1150 CE) and Mallikarjuna Pandita (1100 – 1180 CE). Sripati Pandita tried to counteract the influence of Mimamsakas and Advaitins by upholding bhakti. His line of though culminated in Srikanta, who, in Srikanta Bhashya (commentary), openly declared that his system was Saiva Visishtadvaita. Palkuriki Somanatha in his Panditaradhya Caritra and Mallikarjuna Pandita in his Sivatattvasara refer to a miracle performed by Sripati Pandita

Sripada Krishnamurthy Sastry – Short Biography – Literary Works

Sripada Krishnamurthy Sastry (1866 – 1962 CE) was an outstanding Telugu poet and playwright. He was born in a remote village in West Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh, India. Venkata Somidamma and Venkata Somayaji were his parents. He was a devotee of Goddess Bala Tripurasundari. He was a versatile genius, a poet, critic, translator, journalist, and avadhani (one who performs literary gymnastics where concentration is put to test), apart from being a great patriot. He was a famous scholar. He is the author of more than 100 works. Sriapada’s major poetical works are Sri Krishna Mahabharata, Sri Krishna Maha Bhagavata and Sri Krishna Ramayana. Sripada Krishnamurthy Sastry was one of the eminent avadhanis of his time. He performed a number of avadhanas at various places. He was an ashtavadhani and a satavadhani. He performed avadhanas in Telugu and Sanskrit. Sripada was also a journalist. He maintained the Kalavati press at Chennai and then shifted it to Rajahmundry. He published seve

Sripadaraja – Short Life History

Sripadaraja was a poet and philosopher of Dvaita tradition Lakshminarayana Tirtha, more widely known as Sripadaraja, head of Padmanabha Tirtha Matha at Mulbagal, was well-versed in Vedas and other knowledge texts, and skilled in the art of music and musical composition. Vagvajra, the only available work authored by Sripadaraja, is a lucid and attractive commentary on Nyayasudha of Jayatirtha, one of the prominent interpreters of Dvaita philosophy. It served as an inspiration to Vyasaraja, Vadiraja, and other commentators on Dvaita philosophy. As a composer of sublime and rhythmic devotional songs, he captured the hearts of the people. His nom-de-plume, Ranga Vihala, shows his dedication to the deity Sri Ranganatha of Srirangam. His important musical compositions are Bhramara-gita, Venu-gita and Gopi-gita, besides individual songs. Sri Raghunatha Tirtha of the Uttaradi Matha, a renowned scholar and a senior contemporary, declared him as Sripadaraja (monarch among saints). He wield

Dreaming Of Killing Lice On Someone Else – Meaning

Dreaming of killing lice on someone else is a bad omen as per dream meaning and interpretation. The dream means you will soon see weird or disgusting things. You will be forced to do things that you would not like to do. Dreams of killing lice on someone else also means a family member might get a contagious disease or you will face out of control pest infestation. Dream of killing lice on someone else and you know the person means you will suffer due to the mistake of another person. It also means a careless family member or friend causing trouble especially health issues. Dreaming of killing lice on someone else and it is an unknown person means you will have to help a stranger. It also means you will realize the value of having friends or acquaintances. Dreams of killing lice on someone else and you wake up happy means you will have thoughts that will be kinky or weird.

Dreaming Of Cooking Khichdi – Meaning – Making Khichdi Dream

Dreaming of cooking khichdi is a positive sign as per dream interpretation and meaning. The dream means you will have peaceful period with no major disturbance in near future. It also means due to bad health you will decide to have simple homemade foods. Dreams of making khichdi are a sign of arrival of old people in your home. Dream of cooking khichdi and you are happy means there will be progress regarding career, relationship or property. The dream also means better health and new opportunity. Dreaming making khichdi in anger or your frustrated means you will be kept busy by other people in home. You will also realize that you doing nothing with your life and this will result in fights with family members. Dreams of cooking khichdi with other people means you will get help from people during an important function or crisis. Dreaming of cooking khichdi and it going bad or getting burned means you will be unhappy with the behavior of a person. It also means fights or tension i

Hinduism Makes Sweetness Of Divine Unity Suit Different Tastes

God is not only Nature but something more, interpenetrating Nature. ‘As the one fire, having entered the world, manifests itself in every form, so the One, the inmost Soul of all beings, manifests Himself in every form and is yet more besides (Katha Upanishad, V.9). To the man who has not realized God, conceptions of Him may appear unlike his experiences of Nature. But to the man who realizes Him, He is not unnatural or supernatural but immanent in Nature. The whole of Nature assumes a different meaning to that man and he sees Nature in God and God in Nature. The theme of religion is no longer unnatural but a reality ever present in and bathing in celestial beauty and life every part of Nature. Man’s misery and sorrow come from his selfishness and attempts to establish kinship with the transitory incidents of an eternally changeful world. Religion brings him face to face with an Infinity before which his little self melts into insignificance, with a Permanence, the vision of which ex

Dreaming Of Making Kheer – Meaning – Cooking Kheer Dream

Dreaming of making kheer is a good omen as per dream interpretation and meaning. The dream means you will have your desires fulfilled. It also means happy occasion in the family. You will get opportunity to spend time with people you like. Dreams of cooking kheer means you will meet someone on special. There will be great interest in doing things and there will be positive energy. Dream of making kheer and you are not seen in the dream means you will be happy for someone even though you will be physically present to share the happiness. It also means an important decision will be made in your absence. Dreaming of cooking kheer and you are present along with people you know means functions in your home. There will be big decisions made regarding marriage etc. Dreams of making kheer and it going bad means frustration and stress. It also means someone important to you will not be present in an important occasion in your life.

Dreaming Of Khaki Pants – Meaning – Khaki Clothes Dreams

Dreaming of khaki pants is both positive and negative sign as per dream meaning and interpretation. The dream can be trouble from authorities. It can also mean you will be getting a new job but not of your liking. Dreams of khaki clothes and you are happy means you will have desire fulfillment especially related to career. Dream of khaki pants and you wake up worried, terrified or crying means you will do something in near future that might result in getting into legal trouble. The dream also means your friends will create headaches for you and it will result in a scandal. Dreaming of khaki clothes and you are happy means you will return back to something you like. It also means a new appointment. The dream also means you will get opportunity to meet your old friends. Dreams of running or fighting and khaki pants mean your enemies will be very active. Your anger or over enthusiasm will result in physical danger.

Dreaming Of KFC Chicken – Meaning – Eating KFC Chicken Dream

Dreaming of KFC chicken is a positive sign as per dream interpretation and meaning. The dream means you will have a wish fulfilled especially related to food. It also means traveling away from home and tasting different cuisine. Dreams of eating KFC chicken means you will soon get opportunity to be with friends or people you like. It also means you will show boldness to do something you like. Dream of KFC chicken and you are not seen in the dream means you will be frustrated as you will be stuck with some matter in near future. You will not get any free time and you will be too busy. Dreaming of KFC chicken and you are in the dream means fun and happiness. It also means meeting someone or doing something you like after a long time. There will be relief from a health issue. Dream of eating KFC chicken with unknown people means you will not know what to eat in a new location and you will be frantically searching for brands you know.

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

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Wednesday, 31 August 2022 – It is Shukla Paksha Chaturthi tithi or the fourth day during waxing or light phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Chaturthi tithi or the fourth day during waxing or light phase of moon till 1:58 PM on August 31. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Panchami tithi or the fifth day during waxing or light phase of moon till 12:54 PM on September 1. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on August 31, 2022 as per Hindu Calendar – There is no good and auspicious time on the full day.  Nakshatra  – Chitra or Chithirai or Chithira nakshatra till 11:48 PM on August 31 . Then onward it is Swathi or Chothi nakshatra till 11:17 PM on September 1. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and south Rajastha