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Spanda In Kashmir Shaivism Schools Of Philosophy

Spanda is a conceptual term for Kashmir Shaivism Schools of philosophy. This word gained more practical circulation in philosophical circles during the latter half of the 8th century CE. The source of this concept is found in Shiva Sutra from Kashmir, discovered by Siddha Vasugupta (Shaiva Sutra – No. 30 – Siva Sakti praayosya visvam). The words unmesha and sphurat are used a synonyms for this concept. This concept is akin to the Vedanta concept of first desire (sa akamayata in Upanishad) by the unmanifested absolute, which caused the emergence and evolution of this multiple creation. Spanda literally means vibration. The Kashmir School of Shaivism, technically called pratyabhijna darshana, expounds this concept as Spanda Shastra. This word is used to convey the following meanings, depending upon the context – The very nature of the supreme (svabhava) The dharma of shakti The active process of the shakti (vyapara) The play of the shakti (vilasa) The very same essence of the shakt

Ashlesha Nakshatra Date And Time 2023 – Ayilyam Birth Dates In 2023

Ashlesha Nakshatra 2023 time and dates based on traditional Hindu calendar, Astrology and Panchangam. Ashlesha Birth Dates, also known as Ashlesha or Ayilyam in South India, is the ninth Nakshatra among the 27 Nakshatras. Below are Ashlesha Nakshatra date in 2023. The astrological prediction of Ashlesha Nakshatra as per Moon Sign is that of Kataka or Karka Rashi. Chandra or moon is the Lord of the Raasi. The color of Ashlesha is black – red. Ashlesha Nakshatra Date and Time 2023 - North - East - South of India This time is applicable in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa, West Bengal, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Pondicherry, Jammu and Kashmir, Manipur, Tripura, Assam, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Mizoram and Andaman and Nicobar. January 9 and January 10, 2023, Monday and Tuesday Time is from 4:38 AM on January 9 to 7:10 AM on January 10, 20

Neecha Graha In Hindu Astrology

Neecha Graha is a debilitated planet in Hindu astrology. While assessing the strength of a planet in a horoscope, the sadbalas are considered. Among them is sthanbala or the positional strength. It is important to know whether a planet occupies its own sign, a friendly sign, neutral sign, inimical sign, or a house of exaltation (uccha) or debilitation (nicha). All planets have certain exaltation points (E) and debilitation points (D). From D to E, there is a gradual increase of uccabala; it reaches a maximum at E, and then declines gradually until it goes to D, where it is minimum. The debilitation points of the various planets are as follows – Sun or Surya – Tula or libra Moon or Chandra – Vrischika or Scorpio Mars or Chowa or Mangal – Kataka or Cancer Mercury or Budha – Meena or Pisces Jupiter or Guru or Brihaspati or Vyazham – Makara or Capricorn Venus or Shukra– Kanya or Virgo Saturn or Shani – Mesha or Aries Rahu – Vrischika or Scorpio, according to some it is Dhanu (Saggitari

Sopadhi Jiva In Jainism – Soul In Jain Religion

Sopadhi Jiva is the soul in Jainism. In Jain religion, the term jiva is variously used; it denotes life, vitality, self and consciousness. Jivas are infinite in number and are of different kinds. A distinction is made between the liberated and the bound souls. Sopadhi jivas are bound souls and wander in the circle of existence. Through ignorance, the jiva identifies itself with matter and its modifications. The term sopadhi indicates whatever is restricted to some conditions or limitations. The sopadhi jivas are limited by certain factors and hence have not reached the state of pure consciousness wherein the self is free from any taint of matter. As the partnership between soul and matter has not been dissolved, the jivas are tied to the cycle of existence. They possess chetana (consciousness) to a limited extent. They have the capacity to take different states of existence through life. The self is co-existent with the body and possess just the size of the body it happens to occup

Shramana – Qualities Of Monk In Jainism

Shramana, or Sramana, is an ascetic or monk in Jainism. Hinduism is a synthesis of the Sramanic and the Vedic currents of thought. Jainism and Buddhism belong to the Shramanic thought. They are non-Vedic and have their expressions through the concepts of moksha or nirvana, karma, sannyasa, ahimsa, vrata, etc. The four-fold Jaina congregation established by the Tirthankaras, the spiritual teachers and fold-makers, consists of the sramanas (monks), sramanis (nuns), srvakas (laymen) and sravikas (laywomen). The laity practices the vows partially, whereas sramana practices strictly the five vows of non-violence, truthfulness, non-stealing, celibacy, and non-possession. He renounces all and does not possess a single penny. He walks from place to place and stays in Jaina prayer-halls for limited periods, and only during the four months of the rainy season does he stay in a place for the chaturmasa. He exercises equanimity and spends his entire time in textual study and self contemplation.

Pushya Nakshatra 2023 Date And Time - Poosam Or Pooyam Birth Star Dates In 2023 In Hindu Calendar

Pushya, or Pushyami, Poosam or Pooyam, is one among the 27 nakshatras. Below are Pushya Nakshatra 2023 dates and time based on Hindu Calendar and Panchang as per India Standard Time. The day Pushya Nakshatra falls is considered highly auspicious for beginning new ventures, investments, and purchases. When the day falls on Thursday it is known as Guru pushya amrut and is highly auspicious. Today, Pushya Nakshatra is the ideal day for many people for buying Gold and Jewelry. According to Hindu astrology, the favorable alignment of the stars on Pushya Nakshatra day results in prosperity, success, and happiness. Pushya - Poosam - Pooyam Nakshatra Date and Time 2023 - North - East - South of India This time is applicable in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa, West Bengal, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Pondicherry, Jammu and Kashmir, Manipur, Tripura, Assam, Me

Plant – Tree Associated With Navagraha Rahu

The tree or plant associated with Navagraha Rahu is Bermuda grass or durva. People facing problems in horoscope due to the bad positioning of Navagraha Rahu will find relief after worshipping Rahu with durva. The plant is known as Arugam Pullu in Tamil, Dhoob in Hindi and Durva in Sanskrit. The worship with durva to Navagraha rahu should be performed in the evening. It is doubly auspicious to worship when there is eclipse and also during rahu kalam. It is highly auspicious to worship Rahu with durva grass on Sunday. The mantra to be chanted while offering prayers is Om Rahuvishwaveya namah. Planting and taking care of durva grass is another way to mitigate the influence of Rahu in one’s life.

Why Hindus Present Rupees 101 – 501 – 1001 And Not 100 – 500 – 1000?

When Hindus make a donation or present they never do it with a zero ending sum. Instead a 1 is added to the sum. There is a specific reason for going so. It is a taboo to present to anyone, on an auspicious occasion, a sum of money with a zero at the end. The auspicious can be marriage, engagement, birth of a baby, house warming, pregnancy relate or a simple gift. The numerical one is always added to the present. Thus one can present rupees 11, 21, 51, 101, 1001 etc but not 10, 20, 50, 100, 1000, etc. To Hindus, zero means the end of a deal, which is held inauspicious for important occasions, viz., to a priest who performs last rites.

Five Elements Or Pancha Bhootas And Corresponding Puja Offerings

Five Elements or Pancha Bhootas are a very important concept in Hinduism. As per Hindu religion the universe, in harmony with the five elements (earth, water, fire, vayu and ether) presents an ideal state. Hindus have puja offerings to the five elements and most of them offer this knowingly or unknowingly. Here are the five elements and their corresponding puja offerings. The offering to aksaha or space is pushpam or flower.  The offering to vayu or air is dhoopam or incense. The offering to fire or agni is lamp or diya. The offering to jal or water is water or ghee The offering to bhoomi or earth is chandan. The sense organ corresponding to space is ears, that of air is touch or skin, that of agni is vision or eye, that of jal is tongue or taste and that of earth is smell or nose.

Punarvasu Nakshatra Date and Time in 2023 – Punartham or Punarpoosam Birth Star dates in 2023

Punarvasu Nakshatra 2023 dates and time based on traditional Hindu calendar, Astrology and Panchangam. Punarvasu Birth Star also known as Punarpoosam or Punartham in South India, is the seventh Nakshatra among the 27 Nakshatras. Below are Punarvasu Nakshatra dates in 2023. The astrological prediction of Punarvasu Nakshatra as per Moon Sign is that of Mithuna Rasi and Kataka Rashi. As per Hindu astrology birth star Punarvasu Nakshatra, falls under Mithuna Rasi or Gemini Zodiac and also Kataka Rasi or Cancer Zodiac. The first ¾ part of Punarvasu is in Mithuna Rashi and the last quarter is in Kataka Rasi. Mercury or Budh is the Lord of the birth star of the first three quarters. Chandra or moon is the Lord of the last quarter. The lucky color of Punarvasu is grey or lead. Punarvasu Nakshatra Date and Time 2023 - North - East - South of India This time is applicable in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chh

Thoughts And Quotes On Onam Festival Of Kerala

A collection of thoughts and quotes on Onam festival of Kerala. When Maveli ruled the land Everyone was equal Happily they lived Danger befell none There was no falsehood, or fraud And no untruth Malayalees celebrate Onam in remembrance of this golden era of King Mahabali. Mahabali visits his dear people during Onam. Here are some thoughts on Onam We celebrate Onam to commemorate a glorious past. All of us yearn for a time like that of King Mahabali, a time when prosperity, joy and love blended. But in order to realize this dream we need to put forward creative and sustained effort. We have lost the true spirit of Onam. Let each of our actions be a yajna for universal good. May the new clothes we wear be that of Dharma and faith. May our hearts be united in love and joy, and make life an everlasting Thiruvonam. Thus we can retrieve the lost Onam. Life becomes a festival when gaiety and culture blend. Onam delivers the message of both.

Plant – Tree Associated With Navagraha Shani Or Saturn

The tree or plant associated with Navagraha Shani or Saturn is Indian mesquite or Shami. People facing problems in horoscope due to the bad positioning of Navagraha Shani or Saturn will find relief after the shami tree. The plant is known as Vanni in Tamil, Khejari in Hindi and Agnigarbha in Sanskrit. The worship with shami leaves to Navagraha shani or saturn should be performed when sun is rising. It is doubly auspicious to worship the tree on Saturday. It is highly auspicious to worship Shani Bhagavan with parts of the plant when on Saturday and Tuesday. The mantra to be chanted while offering prayers is Om Shanishcharaya Namah. Planting and taking care of shami tree is another way to mitigate the influence of Shani in one’s life.

Dreaming Of Losing Slippers – Meaning

Dreaming of losing slippers is a negative sign as per dream meaning and interpretation. The dream means you will face embarrassment or scandal in near future. It is also a sign that certain things that you do as a routine will suddenly become a headache. Dreams of losing slippers also mean you will be a victim of prank. You will go through difficulties over silly things. Dream of losing slippers and you are not present in the dream means you will face fake scare. You will search of things when they will be lying quite near to you. It also means your prejudice and wrong notion will cause relationship strain. Dreaming of losing slippers and you are not seen in the dream means you will losing something and will realize about it only days later. Dreams of losing slippers and you wake up happy or smiling means you will have a vacation or picnic. Dream of losing slippers and you are searching for it throughout the dream means you will lose something you like forever.

Dreaming Of Losing Purse – Meaning

Dreaming of losing purse is a bad omen as per dream interpretation and meaning. The dream is a sign of job loss or financial problems in near future. It also means your carelessness or absentmindedness will result in loss of wealth or property. Dreams of losing purse also mean greed will result in you losing wealth to cheaters and scamsters. Dream of losing purse and you are seen in the dream means you will face problems with bank or financial institutions. It is also a kind of warning against unwanted spending. Dream of losing purse and you see other people in dream means debt or fines or hospital bills in near future. Dream of losing purse and the place in the dream is totally strange to you means you will be robbed or cheated in an unknown place. You should be careful while traveling to unknown places. The dream is a kind of warning sign and is asking you to be alert while carrying purse with valuables.

Waking State Too Is Unreal – Story

Once a woodcutter lay dreaming, when someone woke him up. Greatly annoyed, he said: ‘Why have you disturbed my sleep? I was dreaming that I was a king and the father of seven children. The princes were becoming well versed in letters and military arts. I was secure on my throne and ruled over my subjects. Why have you demolished my world of joy?’ ‘But that was a mere dream,’ said the other man. ‘Why should that bother you?’ ‘Fool!’ said the woodcutter. ‘You don’t understand. My becoming a king in the dream was just as real as my being a woodcutter. If being a woodcutter is real, then being a king in a dream is real also.’ Sri Ramakrishna told this story to illustrate that according to Vedanta the waking state too is unreal. The world is not absolutely unreal like the son of a barren woman or the horns of a hare. What is meant is, as it appears to us, the world is not real. The famous snake-rope illusion explains the point. During twilight, we mistake a rope for a snake and expe

Dreaming Of Bloodshed – Meaning

Dreaming of bloodshed is a bad and negative sign as per dream meaning and interpretation. The dream means accident in near future. It also means you might be attacked. Dreams of bloodshed are a warning sign and you need to avoid dangerous places and getting into fights or getting angry in near future. Dream of bloodshed and it is dripping or floating or moving means you will be badly hurt and you will not get help at the right time. It means your life will be in danger due to accident or because of another individual. Dream of bloodshed and you are walking on it means you will witness murder or accident or attack on another person. Dream of bloodshed and if animal or another human is licking it means a family member might face accident or attack. It will be life threatening. Dreaming of bloodshed and you are happy or smiling means you will attempt to kill or physically hurt a person whom you think is causing trouble in your life.

Dreaming Of Black Bag – Meaning

Dreaming of black bag is a good omen as per dream meaning and interpretation. The dream means journey, success and desire fulfillment. It means you will some kinds of financial and career gains in near future. The dream is also an indication of change of career or moving to a different place. Dreams of black bag mean new business engagements and quick decisions. Dream of black bag and you are not seen in the dream means revolt against you. It also means your enemies or jealous colleagues will be very active. Dreaming of black bag and you see other people in the dream means compromises for smooth conduct of something. It also means cooperation to achieve your goal. Dreams of black bag and if it is torn or turning bad is a sign of internal conflict damaging your reputation. It also means failure as a leader. Dream of black bag and you wake up terrified or angry means you will be cheated. It also means you will face scamsters and people will ill reputation.

What Does Dreaming About A Large House Mean?

Dreaming about a large house is both positive and negative sign as per dream meaning and interpretation. The dream means change of residence to a larger one but don’t expect you to find happiness there. It also means you are dissatisfied with what you have. Dreams of large house and you are happy in the dream means you will soon have a desire fulfilled. Dream of large house and you are also seen in the dream means you will get something you have dreamed of but soon you will find it a headache. It also means regretting in choosing something bad thinking it was good. Dreaming of large house and you are not seen in the dream means soon you will jealous about the success of a friend, acquaintance or relative. Dreams of large house and you know the place means visit to an ancestral place. It also means you will get ancestral wealth.

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

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Thursday, 15 September 2022 – It is Krishna Paksha Panchami tithi or the fifth day during the waning or dark phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Panchami tithi or the fifth day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 12:43 PM on September 15. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Sashti tithi or the sixth day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 1:37 PM on September 16. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on September 15, 2022 as per Hindu Calendar – There is no good and auspicious time on the full day.  Nakshatra  – Bharani nakshatra till 10:51 AM on September 15 . Then onward it is Karthika or Krittika or Karthigai nakshatra till 12:23 PM on September 16. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and s