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Trimbakeshwar Temple Food Offering – Bhog

Trimbakeshwar Temple at Nashik in Maharashtra is one of the Jyotirlinga temples in India. Here is a look at the unique food offerings or bhog or naivedya performed at Trimbakeshwar, one of the 12 important Shiva temples in India. The same bhog is offered three times in a day. The first puja is in the temple is to Brahma, second puja is to Bhagavan Vishnu and the third puja is to Shiva. Onion and garlic are not used in the preparations. The priests making the food wear pitambar garments (red or yellow color clothes). The food offered to the deities at Trimbakeshwar temple consists of – Dal Chawal – rice cooked with lentils (without onion and garlic). Two Vegetable Sabzi – one is dry and other is with gravy (without onion and garlic). Kadhi made from yogurt – in some days instead of kadhi, ghee poori is offered. Fine powdered sugar. Rice. Phulka Chapati. Kheer (made from milk, rice and sugar). This is offered in large silver plates and the quantity is equal to that served for s

Balapur Laddu – Ganesh Chaturthi Golden Ladoo Auction In Hyderabad

The 21-kg famous laddu of Balapur during Ganesh Chaturthi festivities is auctioned on the final day of the annual 10-day Ganpati festival. The laddu, also known as golden ladoo, fetches more than 20 lakhs in the auction. The auction is conducted by the Balapur Ganesh Utsav Samithi. Holding an auction of laddu is an integral part of the 10-day-long Balapur Ganesh Chathurthi festivities in Telangana. The auction began in 1994 and the laddu was auctioned for Rs 450! In 2022, the auction fetched 24.6 lakh rupees. The auctioning of laddu marks the start of the main Ganesh murti immersion procession in Hyderabad. After travelling 19 km, the Balapur Ganpati murti is finally immersed at Hussain Sagar Lake.

Uttara Phalguni Nakshatra Date And Time In 2023 - Uthiram Or Uthram Birth Star Date In 2023

Uttara Phalguni Nakshatra 2023 dates based on traditional Hindu calendar, Astrology and Panchangam. Uttara Phalguni Birth Star, also known as Uthram or Uthiram in South India, is the 12th Nakshatra among the 27 Nakshatras. Below are Uttara Phalguni Nakshatra date in 2023. The astrological prediction of the birth star as per Moon Sign is that of Simha Rashi (Leo Zodiac) for first quarter born people. The last three quarter born people will have predictions based on Kanya Rashi. Surya or sun is the Lord of the Raasi. The color of Uttara Phalguni is light brown. Uttara Phalguni 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 a

Nigganthas

Nigganthas are those who are free from bonds. The word refers to a pre-Jaina order of monks. This group was founded by Parsva about 200 years before Mahavira, the last Tirthankara of Jainism. Buddhist traditions indicate it as a rival sect. Mahavira appears in the tradition of this sect as one who, on leaving his home to become an ascetic at the age of thirty, follow the practices of Nigganthas. This term was later used for the members of the order which he founded. Seven Svetambara and one Digambara sects are found in this order. A Niggantha is defined as one who is free from all bonds (sources of suffering), all granthis (knots) and all palibandhas (obstructions). These bonds are attachments and inner passions like desire and hatred. A Niggantha is one who is free from all bonds by virtue of attaining his gatatta (destiny), by virtue of his being one whose heart is under yatatta (command), and by virtue of being one whose heart is thitatta (fixed and steadfast). Emperor Ashok

Sri Krishna Brahmatantra Swatantra Parakala Swamy – Life History

Sri Krishna Brahmatantra Swatantra Parakala Swamy was the thirty first (31st) acharya (head) of the Sri Vaishnava Parakala Matham in Mysore, Karnataka, India. Before his installation as the head Sri Krishna Brahmatantra Swatantra Parakala Swamy (1839 – 1913 CE) was known as Krishnamacharya. He acquired proficiency in the different branches of knowledge. His inherent talent in composing poems earned him the title ‘Kavisarvabhauma’ at the age of sixteen. He wrote sixty-seven works, including hagiologies such as Parakala-guru-parampara and Parakala-guru-vijaya. The founder of this matham was Vedanta Desika (1268 – 1370 CE), a contemporary of Sri Vidyaranya. He was a poet, philosopher, thinker, polemist and sage, all rolled into one. Periya Brahmatantra Svatantra Svamin succeeded him. The principal deity worshipped in the matham is Hayagriva, a tradition coming down from Vedanta Desika. Before taking over as the head, Sri Krishna Brahmatantra Swatantra Parakala Swamy acharya served in

Goddess Pingala In Hindu Religion

Goddess Pingala, in Hindu religion, is one among the names of Goddess Lakshmi. She is the goddess of abundance and consort of Bhagavan Vishnu. In this form she is independent and not afraid of the superiority of her consort. She forgives the mistakes of her devotees. She is the mother of all (akhilajaganmata). Sri Sukta in Veda contains 15 mantras which are recited for evoking the Goddess. Her symbols are lotus and turmeric. She is the embodiment compassion, forgiveness, generosity, wealth, good fortune, welfare and nature (maya or prakriti). Sri Sukta states 50 names of Goddess Lakshmi and Pingala is one among them. Pingala means the turmeric hued. This form of Goddess Lakshmi is propitiated by those wishing to achieve spiritual enlightenment. It is also performed for beauty and to overcome skin diseases.

Purva Phalguni Nakshatra Date And Time In 2023 – Pooram Birth Star Dates In 2023

Purva Phalguni Nakshatra time and dates in 2023 based on traditional Hindu calendar, Astrology and Panchangam. Purva Phalguni Birth Star, also known as Poorva Phalguni or Pooram in South India, is the eleventh Nakshatra among the 27 Nakshatras. Below are Purva Phalguni Nakshatra date in 2023. The astrological prediction of the birth star Purva Phalguni Nakshatra as per Moon Sign is that of Simha Rashi (Leo Zodiac). Surya or sun is the Lord of the Raasi. The color of Purva Phalguni is light brown. Purva Phalguni - Pooram - Nakshatra 2023 Date and Time - 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 12, 2023, Thursday Time is from

Navratri Festival At Sringeri Sharada Peetham And Sharadamba Temple – Various Alankaras

The annual nine-day Navratri festival (September – October) is celebrated with pomp and gaiety at the Sringeri Sharada Peetham and the Sharadamba Temple dedicated to Goddess Saraswathi. Mahabhisheka of the golden murti of Sharadamba is performed on the eve of the opening day of the festival. The Maha Abhishekam includes Phala Panchamrutha abhisheka and Shata Rudrabhishekam. On the day, the murti is seen in Jagatprasutika alankara, which represents Goddess Sharadamba fondling a baby. The utsava murti of Goddess Saraswati is depicted in various forms including Veena Sharada – holding Veena. On all nine days of Navratri the murti is adorned with jewelry studded with pearls and precious stones including jade and diamonds. Navratri Alankaras Of Goddess Sharadamba In Sringeri Temple First day – Hamsa Vahana Alankara – Brahmi – Goddess Sharadamba is depicted as sitting atop Hamsa vahana (swan). She is shown as holding a Kamandala, an Aksha Mala, a Pustaka (book) and Pasha in her han

Magha Nakshatra Date And Time 2023 – Makam Birth Star Dates In 2023

Magha Nakshatra 2023 dates based on traditional Hindu calendar, Astrology and Panchangam. Magha Nakshatram, also known as Magh or Makam or Magham in South India, is the tenth Nakshatra among the 27 Nakshatras. Below are Magha Nakshatra dates in 2023. The astrological prediction of Magha Nakshatra as per Moon Sign is that of Simha Rashi (Leo Zodiac). Surya or Sun is the Lord of the Raasi. The color of Magha is Ivory or Cream. Magha or Makam 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 11, 2023, Wednesday Time is from 7:10 AM on January 10 to 9:28 AM on January 11, 2023 February 7, 2023, Tuesday Time

Symbolism of Ganapati Visarjan - Why is Ganesha idol immersed in Water after Ganesh Chaturthi festival?

Vinayaka Chaturthi or Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations end with the immersion or Visarjan of clay Ganapati idol in water. Every aspect of Hinduism is entrenched in symbolism. Here is the answer to why Ganesh idol is immersed in water. Ganesh murti after Vinayagar Chaturthi festival is immersed (not thrown) in rivers, lakes, ponds or sea. It can also be performed at home. Symbolism of Ganapati Visarjan Hindus worship Brahman or the Supreme Soul present in all animate and inanimate. But for majority of the people it is not possible to worship this formlessness. They need a form to pray to, to seek help, to cry and to take blessings. Ganesha is ‘ OM ’ the primordial sound or the first ‘Vaak.’ Nirguna Para Brahman takes the form of Ganesha. Clay and water is mixed to give form to the formlessness. Each person brings Ganesha in clay idol form into the home. This is the Supreme Being arriving at home. After the celebrations, it is time to accept the eternal cosmic law that which too

Plant – Tree Associated With Navagraha Ketu

The tree or plant associated with Navagraha Ketu is cotton wool grass or darbha. People facing problems in horoscope due to the bad positioning of Navagraha Ketu will find relief after worshipping Ketu with darbha. The plant is known as Darbai in Tamil, Dabh in Hindi and kusha in Sanskrit. The worship with darbha to Navagraha Ketu should be performed in the evening. It is doubly auspicious to worship when there is eclipse and also during inauspicious period in a day like rahukalam etc. It is highly auspicious to worship Ketu with darbha grass on Sunday. The mantra to be chanted while offering prayers is Om Ketuvishwaveya namah. Planting and taking care of darbha grass is another way to mitigate the influence of Ketu in one’s life.

Dreaming Of Luxury Hotel – Meaning

Dreaming of luxury hotel is a good omen as per dream meaning and interpretation. The dream means travel and good fortune. It also means friendship with people who are rich or in power. Dreams of luxury hotel and you know the place means desire fulfillment. Dream of luxury hotel and you wake up terrified or crying means you will be cheated. It also means people will try to take advantage of you. Dreaming of luxury hotel and you see other people in the dream means vacation and get-together. It means there will be a period of leisure and peace in near future. Dreams of luxury hotel and you are simply standing outside means you will face rejection or disappointment in a new project or job search. Dream of luxury hotel and you are not seen in the dream means you will get an invitation very late. It also means you will now about something important only after it get over.

Dreaming Of Lost Wallet – Meaning

Dreaming of lost wallet is a positive sign as per dream meaning and interpretation. The dream means you will soon get back certain things that you had thought was lost forever. It also means you are mentally strong to face problems thrown by the world at you. Dreams of lost wallet and you wake up happy means you will soon get to hear positive news. Dream of lost wallet and you are not seen in the dream means you will know about the location about something that went missing. It also means you will fall for a fake news or fake alert. Dreaming of lost wallet and you see it with another person means physical confrontation in near future to get back what you believe is to be yours. Dreams of lost wallet and you see it in an unknown place means something you had lost will never be retrieved. Please note that usually dreams about lost things have no meaning as it is the result of constant thinking about it during daytime. The dream to have a meaning it should happen without any kind

Tantra Quotes - Importance - Teachings

The Sanskrit word Tantra is derived from the root ‘tan’, meaning ‘to extend.’ ‘Tra’ in Sanskrit means ‘to save’. Thus Tantra means the text that saves us by spreading our knowledge (Ajitagama I.115). The word tantrism is used in English to define all that comes under Tantra. Tantra also means a systematic religious or philosophical system, a loom, or a science, or a technique. Tantri means a string. A tantrika is a person who knows and practices the various techniques of Tantra. Tantra texts mention that Tantra is the guiding shastra of the present age, characterized by overall deterioration, i.e., the Kali Age. It is said in Mahanirvana Tantra (II.8) that in Kali Yuga one should worship gods according to the procedure laid down in the Agamas. Agama is another name for the Tantra. As described in Agama Rahasya (I-47), religious observances are governed in the earliest period called Krita Yuga or Satya Yuga by Vedas, in the next period called Treta Yuga by Smriti, in the third p

Dreaming Of Lost Gold Earrings – Meaning

Dreaming of lost gold earrings is a positive sign as per dream meaning and interpretation. The dream means you should not lose hope and there are chances that your misfortune will soon vanish. It also means return of something that you had thought was lost forever. Dreams of lost gold earrings are also a warning sign that you need to mentally toughen up to live in the materialistic world dominated by things and desire. Dream of lost gold earring and you are seen in the dream means you will soon find relief to a financial problem. It also means you might think you have made a mistake but it will turn out to be a fake scare. Dreams of lost gold earrings and you are not seen in the dream means a thing that was lost or misplaced will be recovered from the most unusual place. Dream of lost gold earrings and you see someone else wearing it means you will accuse people of something they have not done. Do not make accusations without getting clear proof. It also means prejudice will caus

Dreaming Of Lost Way – Meaning

Dreaming of lost way is a warning sign as per dream meaning and interpretation. The dream means you will soon find yourself in trouble especially because of lust or desire. It also means you will act without thinking in future and this will cause harm to your reputation. Dreams of lost way are also a sign that you will soon be in a new place and your prejudice and shy nature will cause harm. Dream of lost way and the place in the dream is known to you means you will enter into a phase of life in which you will face sudden disappointments and rejection. You can expect job loss or financial problems. Dreaming of lost way and the place is unknown to you means struggle to establish in a new place. It also means fun trip turning into a nightmare. Dreams of lost way and you wake up terrified or crying is a warning sign about your activities. Avoid all kinds of activities that do not have the approval of society or law.

Dreaming Of Lost Loved Ones – Meaning

Dreaming of lost loved ones is both positive and negative omen as per dream meaning and interpretation. If you are seeing dead loved ones in dream means you will see change of fortune. It also means you will find help and better luck. Dreams of lost loved ones especially of those went missing means you will face insecurities. It also means you will hear bad news about family members or relatives. Dream of lost loved ones angry in dream means you might be doing something wrong and they want you to change your path. Dreaming of lost loved ones indulging in cleaning etc means there will be trouble soon if you need prepare by making sure everything is in order and as per rules. Dreams of lost loved ones crying mean you will face relationship issues. It also means you will face difficult times with family members. The dream is usually a kind of warning about something bad to happen in future. They are in the dream to warn you about it.

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

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Friday, 16 September 2022 – It is Krishna Paksha Sashti tithi or the sixth day during the waning or dark phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. 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. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Saptami tithi or the seventh day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 2:55 PM on September 17. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on September 16, 2022 as per Hindu Calendar – There is no good and auspicious time on the full day.  Nakshatra  – Karthika or Krittika or Karthigai nakshatra till 12:23 PM on September 16 . Then onward it is Rohini nakshatra till 2:14 PM on September 17. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and south R