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Pathar Chauth 2023 Date– Do Not Look At Moon - Kalank Chaturthi

Pathar Chauth, also known as Kalank Chaturthi, is observed on the fourth day of the waxing phase of the moon (Shukla Paksha) in the month of Bhadrapada month. Pathar Chauth 2023 date is September 18. Moonrise and chaturthi tithi in most regions will be on September 18, 2023 (in such regions the ritual should be observed on September 18). Pathar Chauth is observed a day before or on the day of Ganesh Chaturthi festival. One should not look at the moon on the day and the moon on Vinayaka Chaturthi day is known as Pathar Chauth Moon. One of the popular legends associated with Pathar Chauth is that if one sees moon on Ganesh Chaturthi day it will bring bad luck. To avoid the bad luck, people throw stones on one’s own house and use abusive words. This tradition is also known as Pathar Chauth. In some North Indian regions, there is a belief that Lord Shiva as an answer to the prayers of his devotees killed demons that were creating havoc on earth on the day. There are nume

Pithori Amavasya – Pithori Amavasya Vrat Puja Vidhi and 2023 date

Pithori Amavasya is observed on the Amavas (No moon) day in the month of Bhadrapada (August – September) as per North Indian calendar. The corresponding month in other regions is the Shravan month. Goddess Durga is worshipped on Pithori Amavasya. Pithori Amavasya 2023 is September 14. Story of Pithori Amavasya Legend has it that the importance Pithori Amavasya Vrat was narrated to the wife of Lord Indra by Goddess Parvati. It is believed that performing this Vrata will help in attaining healthy and brave sons. Pithori Amavasya Mantra दधिशंखतुषाराभं क्षीरोदार्णव सम्भवम। नमामि शशिनं सोमं शंभोर्मुकुट भूषणं ।।    Pithori Amavasya Puja Vidhi Married women observe Pithori Amavasya for the good health and well being of their children. In some regions, Goddess Durga, 64 Yoginis and Saptamatrikas are worshipped on the day. Pitha means flour and women make idols of Goddess Durga using the flour. Some communities make 64 small shapes using flour representing the

Swaramelakalanidhi – Treatise On Music By Rama Amatya

Swaramelakalanidi or Swara Mela Kalanidhi is a treatise on music. Swaramelakalanidi,  published in 1550 CE, was written by Rama-amatya at the behest of Ramaraja of Vijayanagar. Son of Timmamatya and grandson of Chathura Kallinatha, Rama-amatya enjoyed lordship over Kondaividu. Three editions of his work are now available – The old South Indian edition An edition with Marathi notes by Bhatkhande Edition by M.S. Ramaswami Aiyer for Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu. Svara Mela Kalanidhi contains four chapters, besides a preface. The four chapters are Svaraprakarana, Vinaprakarana, Melaprakarana and Ragaprakarana. It has 328 couplets in all. The treatment of vina, mela and raga is definitive, and the work may be legitimately considered as an authentic introduction to the modern period in the history of South Indian music. The patron, Ramaraja, directed Rama-amatya to clear the confusion and conflicting views on the theory and practice of music. Margi and desi, gandarvah (Sanskrit

Surapana In Hinduism – Consumption Of Intoxicating Drinks

Surapana is the consumption of intoxicating drinks in Hinduism. According to Sastras (Hindu scriptures), Sura was created from the milky ocean that was churned for nectar, and it was preferred by the demons (asuras). Sura causes intoxication and supports the surge of tamas (dullness) and supports the surge of tamas (dullness) and rajas (passion) qualities by suppressing the sattva (purity) quality. Surapana is not used for worship of sattvic gods and in sattvic worship; however, the tantric forms of worship recommended its use. Smriti and Dharmasastra rule makers condemn drinking of wine by Brahmins, women, children and sannyasis. Even tasting, smelling, or touching a vessel containing sura is considered a crime. Many people confuse the religious ritualistic drink soma with sura. In Ayurveda, treatment of diseases resulting from excessive consumption of such intoxicating drinks is prescribed. In Arthashastra, the king is ordained to have a royal officer (adhyaksha) controlling th

Surapala – Short Biography – Author On Botanical Science In Ancient Hindu Religion

Surpala is the author on botanical science in ancient Hindu religion. He is the author of Vrikshayurveda on arboriculture and allied subjects. Though botanical science was known from very early times and we have allusions to it in several works like Varahamihira’s Brihatsamhita, Surapala’s Vrikshayurveda is one of the few independent texts on the subject. Surapala acknowledges his indebtedness to the earlier works and avers that there is nothing of his own. The work comprises 325 stanzas, mostly in the anustup meter and upajati, vasantatilaka, mandakranta, vamsastha, pushptiagra and sardulavikridita. It is divided into sections topically. The items dwelt upon include glorification of trees and of planting certain trees, merits and demerits of trees planted around the house, selection and preparation of the soil, classification of plants and their multiplication, seeds, sowing, planting, protection and nourishment of plants, dangers to and diseases of plants and their treatment, horti

Sunyatasaptati – Text On Concept Of Nothingness By Nagarjuna

Sunyatasaptati is a text by Nagarjuna on the concept of Shoonyata or Sunyata (nothingness). It is a collection of seventy karakas (verses) elaborating on this theory of Sunyata (void, nothingness). The final three karakas are considered by later commentators to be interpolations. However, it is not easy to confirm this from the nature of discussion of the text, because the arguments are logically developed and conceptually integral. In this work, Nagarjuna advances arguments to substantiate conclusively the concept of sunyata (void,nothingness). The method of argument is as follows –the dharmas (elements of existence) exist only relatively, i.e., are products of samvriti, and therefore, in the course of realization of Paramartha (Ultimate Truth), one cannot find the truth about the phenomenal reality. Everything is pratityasamutpanna (produced in dependence) or sunya (void); thus nirvana is of non-origination. Using a rigorous method of analysis and interpretation, Nagarjuna refute

Dreaming Of Kraken – Meaning

Dreaming of kraken is a bad sign as per dream meaning and interpretation. The meaning of kraken in dream is that you will be facing numerous problems in future although they might be small but they will be nagging and irritating. It also means you will find it difficult to get out of the problems. Dreams of kraken are also a sign that your mind is not in the correct place and it is wandering too much creating problems. Dreaming of kraken on your body means you are making bad friendships which will destroy you without your knowledge. A dream of so many kraken together means that you will be seeing weird things and you will see or be part of disgusting things in real life. Dream of colorful kraken is a kind of warning that you need to be clean and you need to be clutter free. This happens when you know very well that you are unclean and are not doing anything about it. Dream of kraken disturbing other people means certain actions of yours will cause problems for others. Please

Dreaming Of Kraal – Meaning

Dreaming of kraal is a positive sign as per dream meaning and interpretation. The dream means peace and progress. It also means birth in the family and new addition to the family. Dreams of kraal also mean you will get opportunity to live in a community. You will also the beauty of sharing and caring in near future. Dreaming of kraal and you tending to it is a sign that you will get opportunity to put things in order. You will get to be more loving and caring. Dream of kraal and you running around mean return back of children. It also means you will get back your lost love. It also means finding beautiful relationships. Dreaming of kraal and you are in stress or the place is in damage means your enemies will be more active. You will witness something gruesome. Dream of kraal and you wake up happy means prosperity and new gains. It also means desire fulfillment.

Giving Up Attachment To Work For Peaceful Life

‘Act like an instrument’ is Sri Krishna’s sterling advice in the Bhagavad Gita.  ‘All actions are performed by the gunas of Prakriti (sattva, rajas and tamas). But he whose mind is  deluded by egotism thinks, “I am the doer.” But he who knows the truth about the gunas and action remains unattached, perceiving that it is gunas as sense organs that are occupied with gunas as sense objects.’ (3.27-8) There are two ways a spiritual aspirant tries to free himself from the sense of doership. If he follows the path of devotion, he cultivates the attitude, ‘Not I, but You are the doer.’ In Sri Ramakrishna’s words, he looks upon himself as the machine and God as the operator. By ‘I’ the devotee aspirant means the body-mind system he usually identifies himself with. By negating this ‘I’ he gradually gets rid of his attachment to body and mind and becomes more devoted to God, who dwells as his inmost Self. An aspirant on the path of knowledge says on the other hand, ‘It is the body and mind tha

Dreaming Of Kookaburras – Meaning

Dreaming of kookaburras is good omen as per dream interpretation and meaning. The dream means desire fulfillment. It also means hope and there will be new people in your life. You will be disturbed or intrigued by a strange sound. Dreams of kookaburras also mean wealth and making money through new methods not known to your ancestors. Dream of kookaburras in your own house means new member in the family. It also means arrival of guests. There will be happy occasion and get together. Dream of kookaburras and it is an unknown location means you will move into a new place and there you will progress. You might also settle down in this place and prosper. Dreaming of kookaburras in distress means some action of yours will cause problems for others. Dream of kookaburras in nest means marriage and new relationships.

Dreaming Of Kola Nut – Meaning – Kolanut Dream

Dreaming of kola nut is good as per dream meaning and interpretation. The dream means you will get opportunity to travel to exotic places. It also means journey to unknown places in search of something. Dreams of kolanut also mean ceremony like marriage or birth or naming a baby. Dream of you along with kola nut means desire fulfillment. It also means the journey that you start in near future will be to a totally different place and you mind find certain things to be weird and hostile. Dreaming of watching kola nut or not touching it means you will avoid a risky journey. It also means you will skip something due to fear or by only looking at the negative aspects. Dream of someone else with kolanut means missed opportunity. You need to be alert about various openings. Dream of kola nut and you wake up happy means you will imagine about defeating enemies etc but you will do nothing in real.

Dreaming Of Koalas – Meaning – Koala Bear Dream

Dreaming of koalas is a good omen as per dream interpretation and meaning. The dream means birth, success, fertility and change. Dream of koala bear climbing a tree or moving about means better luck and you will hear happy news. The dream also means change of weather and it might change your plans. Dreams of Koalas means successful traveling and vacation plans. Dreaming of koalas and you see yourself in the dream means sudden change of luck. It also means new opportunity due to some new development. Dream of koala bear and you see only other people means you will miss a good opportunity it in near future and it can be related to travel or career. Dreams of koalas in a confined space mean you will face problems from elders. It also means other people interfering in your interests. Dream of koalas eating means growth and movement or travel. Dream of dead koala bear means health issues especially associated with limbs. Dream of koala bear and you wake up terrified means you wi

3 September 2022 Tithi – Panchang – Hindu Calendar – Good Time – Nakshatra – Rashi

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Saturday, 3 September 2022 – It is Shukla Paksha Saptami tithi or the seventh day during waxing or light phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Saptami tithi or the seventh day during waxing or light phase of moon till 9:40 AM on September 3. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Ashtami tithi or the eighth day during waxing or light phase of moon till 7:35 AM on September 4. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on September 3, 2022 as per Hindu Calendar – There is no good and auspicious time on the full day.  Nakshatra  – Anuradha or Anusham or Anizham nakshatra till 9:15 PM on September 3 . Then onward it is Jyeshta or Kettai or Triketta nakshatra till 7:49 PM on September 4. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and