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Why Thiruvonam Nakshatra Day Is Bad For Conducting Marriage?

Marriages are not conducted on Thiruvonam nakshatra day. So why Thiruvonam nakshatra day is is bad for conducting marriage?. The reason for it is found in Daivajna Sampurna Chandrika, a book on astrology. Marriages are not to be conducted under Sravana, as it would make on give up desires and turn to vairagya (renunciation). According to Daivajna Sampurna Chandrika, a book on astrology, the star has malefic effect of the planet Mars, which would bring adverse effects on the life of the partner after marriage. The presiding deity of Thiruvonam nakshatra is Bhagavan Vishnu (especially his Venkateswara manifestation). It is considered an auspicious star for naming a baby, first haircut, commencement of learning, thread ceremony, commencement of medical treatment, inauguration of temples, going on pilgrimage, and such other auspicious functions.

Vaman Ekadasi – Vamana Ekadashi

Vaman Ekadasi is observed during the Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of the moon) in Bhadrapada month (August – September). Vamana Ekadashi is associated with the Lord Vamana incarnation of Lord Vishnu. It is believed that Lord Vamana appeared on the earth on this Ekadasi day. In 2023, the date of Vaman Ekadasi is September 25. Lord Vamana appeared to end the rule of King Mahabali. Onam celebrations in Kerala which is based on the episode of King Bali and Lord Vishnu from the Puranas takes place during this period. The significance of Vaman Ekadasi was narrated to Yudhisthira, the eldest of the Pandavas, by Lord Krishna. It is believed that those who observe this Ekadashi will be free from their sins. All the usual fasting rules associated with Ekadasi are observed on the day. In Gujarat , Vaman Ekadasi is known as Jal Jhilani Ekadashi. This Ekadasi is also known as Parsva Parivartini Ekadasi. You may also like to read How to observe Ekadasi Fasting?

Swami Amar Dev – Short Biography - propagator of Sanskrit And Hinduism

Swami Amar Dev was a great propagator of Sanskrit language and Hinduism (Sanatana Dharma) in west Punjab. He was born on January 21, 1885, at Kansoola village, Nabha (east Punjab), in a devout Sikh family. The child Amar Dev was so greatly influenced by the religiosity of his mother that at the age of fifteen he expressed the desire to lead an ascetic life. His mother reluctantly conceded to his desire. Amar Dev came in contract with Swami Kalyana Deva, who initiated him into sannyasa. Inspired by his spiritual master, he went to Varanasi for religious studies and within a short period became a profound scholar of Sanskrit and Hindu religious texts. From 1904-16, Swami Amar Dev spent his time in meditation at Rishikesh, Gangotri, Kedarnath, Badrinath, etc. Thereafter, he began to propagate Sanatana Dharma (Eternal Religion) in Lahore, Gujranwala, Sargodha, Sialkot and Multan. In 1919, he met an experienced and divine saint, Sant Santosha Dasa, at Kaloor Kot, who persuaded him to go

Vayana Pooja 2023 Date – Importance Of Vaine Pooje

Vayana Pooja, or Vaine Pooje, is observed on Bhadrapad Shukla Paksha tritiya tithi, the day before Ganesh Chaturthi, by Konkani community as per traditional Hindu calendar followed in Karnataka, Goa and parts of Kerala and Maharashtra. The same puja is performed by Gauri Puja in other parts of Karnataka. Vayana Pooja 2023 date is September 18. The puja is dedicated to Goddess Parvati and is performed by married women. The puja and rituals are of hereditary nature especially in Dakshina Kannada district of Karnataka. A few days prior to Vayana Pooja, coconuts are dehusked and cleaned thoroughly. The number of coconuts used in the Vayana Pooja is always in odd numbers the minimum being 5. Two days prior to the Vayna Pooja, kajal which is used to anoint the coconut is prepared at home. A plate containing water is placed on a lamp lit with pure ghee and the carbon formed is collected by scraping. A drop of ghee or pure castor oil is added and kajal is prepared for the puja.  A day pr

Vinayaka Chaturthi 30 Kg Kozhukattai Offering For Mukkuruni Vinayagar In Madurai Temple

A huge 30 kg kozhukattai offering is made on Vinayaka Chaturthi to Mukkuruni Vinayagar worshiped in the Madurai Meenakshi temple. Mukkuruni Vinayagar is a 7-feet tall, four-armed, black stone murti worshipped on the pathway between Sundareswarar and Meenakshi Amman shrines. Reason For Offering 30 Kg Kozhukattai Legend has it that once Ganapathi appeared as a young boy and worked for a devotee on earth. As wage, Ganesha asked for three kurunis of rice. As Ganesha had asked for moonu (three) kuruni of rice he came to be known as Mukkuruni Vinayagar. Kuruni is an ancient Tamil measurement and one kuruni is roughly 10 kilograms. The special kozhukattai or modak is offered at around 7:15 AM on Vinayaka Chaturthi day. A huge single ball of steaming modak made from thirty kilograms of rice is tied in a cloth and slung between poles and is carried on shoulders to the shrine. After offering it to Ganesha, the huge modak is shared as prasadam. Mukkuruni Vinayagar Kozhukattai Ingredients

Popular Ganesh Pandals 2023 in Pune During Ganesh Chaturthi 2023

There are hundreds of Ganesh Pandals in Pune during the Ganeshotsava festival. Here is a list of popular Ganesh pandals 2023 in Pune during Ganesh Chaturthi 2023 from September 19 to September 28.  Each Ganesh Chaturthi mandal tries to outsmart the other by bringing in fresh ideas to the Ganpati pandals. Lord Ganesha is represented differently in each pandal. The pandals are noted for innovative ideas, decoration and some also for spreading social messages.  Please note that the list is not based on any criteria. Shri Kasba Ganpati Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Mandal at Kasba Peth   - Shri Kasba Ganpati established in 1893 is one of the most popular Ganesh Chaturthi Mandals in Pune. The mandal is noted for decorative pandals with specific themes. One day of the Ganesh Chathurthi festival of Shri Kasba Ganpati is dedicated to women. The Kasba Ganapati leads the Ganesh immersion procession in Pune from 1894. This Ganapati is recognized as the Gram Daivat of Pune. The murti was

Ernakulam Thiruvalloor Mahadeva Temple Story

Thiruvalloor Mahadeva temple is located at Alangad in Ernakulam district, Kerala. Here is the story of this ancient temple. As per local belief, Ernakulam Thiruvalloor Mahadeva temple is one of the 108 Shiva temples established by Parasurama Avatar of Bhagwan Vishnu in the southwest coast of India. The murti worshipped in the temple is peculiar and falls under the category of Agni-tatwa linga, one of the five element Shivlings or panchatatva lingas (others being prithvi, jala, vayu and akasha). As the murti is of Agni tatwa and as ordained by Bhagavan Parasurama, the earliest tantri of Tharananellur mana avoided any abhisheka to the murti. Later the temple was owned by 28 illams. Once there were differences of opinion regarding the non-conduct of abhishekam, between these 28 ooralars and the tantri of Tharananellur mana. The arguments went to such an extent that the ooralars even opined that the tantri avoided abhishekam due to lack of knowledge. This unnecessary comment infuriated

Iranikulam Sree Mahadeva Temple Architecture – Timings – Festival

Iranikulam Temple is located in Thrissur District, Kerala. The temple is dedicated Shiva and Goddess Parvati. Here is look at the architecture of Iranikulam temple. At present Iranikulam Sree Mahadeva temple has 4.49 acres which constitute the temple complex. The main structures sreekovil, namaskara mandapam, chuttu mathil, sub shrines, pura-mathil, wells and pond. Iranikulam Sree Thekkedath Shiva Temple Architecture Thekkedath Shiva temple has a circular dwidala Sreekovil of sandhaara type and facing east. It has granite adhishtanam with moldings of padukam, jagathi, triple-faceted kumudam, kumuda-padi, galam with flower motif, gala-padi, kampam, kapotham, kampam, galam with carvings of Mruga-mala, galapadi and kampam, galam, gala padi, valaru and padi. The sopanam has eight direct steps with vyali face on top and Deva figurines on the sides of banisters. There are five steps from antharaalam to the garbhagriha or sanctum sanctorum. The pranaalam has Makara simha face, plain sun

Mitra Yog In Hindu Astrology

Mitra Yog is considered a good and auspicious period in Hindu astrology. This yog is calculated based on nakshatra or birth star. The Mitra Yog time period is till the end of nakshatra on the particular day. Mitra 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. Mitra Yog happens when Uttara Phalguni or Uthiram nakshatra falls on Sunday or Ravivar Vishakha nakshatra falls on Monday or Somvar Purva Shada or Pooradam nakshatra falls on Tuesday or Mangalwar Dhanishta or Sravishta or Avittam nakshatra falls on Wednesday or Budhwar Revati nakshatra falls on Thursday or Guruvar Rohini nakshatra falls on Friday or Shukrawar Pushya or Poosam or Pooyam nakshatra falls on S

Syadvada Manjari In Jainism – What Is The Book About?

Syadvada Manjari was the only work of Mallisena, a Svetambara Jain saint of the 13th century CE. It is said to have been completed in 1292 CE. This Sanskrit work is a commentary on Hemachandra’s Anya-yoga-vyavacchedika, written in the 12th century CE. It is a philosophical work in which some of the metaphysical tenets of Jainism are explained. The philosophical tenets of other systems popular in ancient and medieval India are also brought to light through the refutation of the doctrines of Vaisheshika, Naiyayika, Samkhya, Mimamsa, Lokayata and Buddhism. As the title suggests, it is ‘a cluster of flowers of the Syadvada doctrine’. The Syadvada doctrine of the Jainas is a logical corollary of Anekantavada (non-absolutism) and logical expression of Nayavada (multidimensional viewpoints). Syadvada is also called Saptabhangi because of its seven-fold prediction. The term yoga is used to connote systems,and the various philosophical systems are refuted after analyzing the doctrines.

Swami Kish Bab – Short Biography - Spiritual Figure Of Kashmir

Swami Kish Bab (1890 – 1986) was a spiritual figure of Kashmir. Pandit Keshav Nath Kaul, popularly known as Kish Bab or Kish Peer (Kis Bab, Kis Pir) was born in Anantnag (Kashmir). He studied up to the eighth class in a local Mission School. He shifted to village Gousigund to run a shop outside the famous Ashram of Swami Atma Ram, his contemporary, where he attended to his spiritual sadhana (practice) more than to his business. Kish Bab spent about fifty years of his in this village. He was believed to be a siddha (mustic). A firm believer in the law of karma, he is said to have seen his previous births and once told his disciple that he had been the head of fisherman in one of this previous lives. He would very rarely move out of his room, but had devotees and disciples at far-off places. He is said to have predicted the turmoil which was to overtake Kashmir soon. In the last phase of his life, he shifted to Anantnag, where he attained nirvana on December 26, 1986, at the ripe a

Important Features Of Svetambara Jainism Sampradaya

The important and main features of Svetambara Jainism Sampradaya are as follows: According to Svetambara Jain sect, teachings Tirthankara Mahavira were preserved in the form of Agamas. Women can directly attain moksha. Complete non-possessiveness in the form of nudity is not essential for moksha. There are also some differences over the life stories of other Tirthankaras. Apart from these differences, no fundamental difference between the two traditions is seen on the philosophical level. The propagation of the main principles of Tirthankara Mahavira, like non-violence, vegetarianism and respect for other views (anekanta), are still on the common agenda to both the sampradayas. Various sects of the Svetambara tradition are known as gacchas. Traditionally, these gacchas were eight in number. Nowadays, only three gacchas – Kharatara, Tapa, Ancalika – exist. Most of these sects worship deities. During the 15th century CE, a sect called Lonka is said to have come into existence

Sveda – Perspiration In Yoga

As per Yoga, Sveda is a natural phenomenon associated with the human body through which the body sheds extra water, along with some inorganic salts and organic products, to maintain its normal temperature. Sveda is a watery secretion of the sweat glands which produces a cooling effect on the surface of the body. In Yoga, the phenomenon of production of sveda is associated with the practice of pranayama. According to intensity of practice, pranayama is classified into three categories, such as Kanistha (the lowest or moderate) Madhyama (the middle type) Uttama (the highest or best) This is based on the duration of each holding of breath (kumbhaka) and the number of kumkhakas in a sitting. Pranayama of the highest intensity, as mentioned in Hatha Yoga Pradipika (II.11), consists of four sittings every day, of eighty kumbhaka each, with each kumbhaka taking forty-eight second. The lowest type has one-fourth measure of the best one, and the middle has half the measure. The lowe

Dreaming Of Skydiving – Meaning

Dreaming of skydiving is a good omen as per dream interpretation and meaning. The dream means you will indulge in adventure sports in near future. It also means you will do risky things to garner attention and this will result in accidents or embarrassment. Dreams of skydiving also means opportunity to spend time with people you like or visiting a place you always wanted to do. Dream of skydiving and you see yourself in the dream means opportunity to do something always wished to do. Dreaming of skydiving and you look sacred is a sign that you will be asked to do something you are not comfortable with. It also means agreeing to do something without realizing its consequences. Dreams of skydiving and you see accidents or anything unusual it is a sign that fun or adventure in near future will go wrong. It should be seen as a warning sign.

Dreaming Of Sky – Meaning

Dreaming of sky 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 sky also mean success and achievement. Dream of sky and you see yourself in it 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 sky and you are not seen in the dream 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 sky and someone else is in the dream means missed opportunity. You need to be alert about various openings. Dream of sky and you are crying means you will imagine about defeating enemies etc but you will do nothing in real. Dreams of sky and you wake up happy means you will find a good person to have a stable relationship.

Swami Vivekananda Teachings On Selfishness

Selfishness is at the root of all expectations and consequent attachment to work. Swami Vivekananda equated selfishness with the world and unselfishness with God. He considered unselfishness as the secret of true happiness. Swami Vivekananda Teachings On Selfishness We are all beggars. Whatever we do, we want a return. We are all traders. We are traders in life, we are traders in virtue, we are traders in religion. And alas! we are also traders in love. … We get caught. How? Not by what we give, but by what we expect. We get misery in return for our love; not from the fact that we love, but from the fact that we want love in return. There is no misery where there is no want. … Ask nothing; want nothing in return. Give what you have to give; it will come back to you — but do not think of that now, it will come back multiplied a thousand fold — but the attention must not be on that. Yet have the power to give: give, and there it ends. Learn that the whole of life is giving, that

Dreaming Of Kwashiorkor – Meaning

Dreaming of kwashiorkor is a bad omen as per dream meaning and interpretation. The dream means you will witness something gruesome soon. It also means you will have to deal with something disgusting. Dreams of kwashiorkor also means unexpected visit to doctor or hospital in near future. Dream of kwashiorkor and you are the person suffering from it means you will soon face accidents or an old health issue will return to haunt you. It also means sudden problems related to limbs or throat. Dreaming of kwashiorkor and you see other people means you will come under the attack of contagious diseases or food poisoning. It also means visiting a place with no good food. Dreams of kwashiorkor and you wake up worried or crying means your bad habits will result in serious health issues. Dream of kwashiorkor and food means overeating or bad eating will result hospital visit.

Dreaming Of Kwality Walls – Meaning

Dreaming of kwality walls is a good omen as per dream interpretation and meaning. The dream means desire fulfillment. It also means visit to exotic location. It also means eating something you always wanted to eat. Dreams of kwality walls and you are not a lover of cold food then it means you will be forced to eat food that you don’t like due to lack of choice. It also means trapped in an unknown culture. Dream of kwality walls and you see yourself in the dream means change of place and change of food habits. It also means you will go to live in a locality that does not serve your regular food. Dreaming of various colors of kwality walls means desire fulfillment. It also means friendship with opposite sex. Dream of kwality walls and you don’t see yourself in the dream means you will not take up an opportunity in a distant place just because you will be uncomfortable there. You might later regret this decision. Dreams of kwality walls and if you see the something moving in it me

Dreaming Of Kumquat - Meaning

Dreaming of kumquat is considered a sign of good omen as per dream interpretation and meaning. The dream means that soon you will see improvement in your current lifestyle. Dreams of kumquat also means that a problem may be financial or relationship related, will soon be resolved. Dreaming of kumquat falling down means you will turn spiritual or try to escape from problems taking refuge in faraway unknown places. If you are dreaming of kumquat tree with fruits and you picking them up alone or with others means you will go and spend more time in nature. It also means that you might get opportunity to visit new places. Dream of kumquat and juice coming out means you need to explore more things. Do not be stagnant it is asking you to come out of the prison that you have created. Dream of kumquat going bad means there will soon be accident or health issues for you or your family members. It also means you will be lost and will be unable to find your destination.

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

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Monday, 5 September 2022 – It is Shukla Paksha Dashami tithi or the tenth day during waxing or light phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Navami tithi or the ninth day during waxing or light phase of moon till 5:18 AM on September 5   . Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Dashami tithi or the tenth day during waxing or light phase of moon till 2:52 AM on September 6. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on September 5, 2022 as per Hindu Calendar – There is no good and auspicious time on the full day.  Nakshatra  – Mool or Moolam nakshatra till 6:13 PM on September 5 . Then onward it is Purvashada or Pooradam nakshatra till 4:33 PM on September 6. (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 Mool