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What Is Unmai Vilakkam?

Unmai Vilakkam is a work on Saiva Siddhanta in Tamil by Manivasagam. Kadanadar is one among the fourteen Shaiva philosophical texts in Tamil, known as Meykandar Shastras (sacred literature on Truth). This work contains fifty four verses with an invocatory song addressed to Ganapathi Bhagavan. It is in the form of questions and answers. The author himself puts several questions to his preceptor, Saint Meikanda Devar, and gets the answers from him. The questions are as follows – What is the nature of thirty six categories (tattvas)? What is the significance of egoity (anava)? What is the role of moral acts (karma)? What is the nature of the self? Who is God who appears as a preceptor? What is the significance of the cosmic dance of Lord Nataraja and how does one understand it? What is the symbolic meaning of the five-lettered holy mantra na-ma-si-va-ya (Prostrations unto Siva)? What is the nature of liberation? The answers to these questions are expounded by the preceptor. The thirty


Udyotakara is the author of Nyaya Varttika, the earliest extant commentary on Nyaya Bhashya by Vatsyayana. Udyotakara refers to a Buddhist treatise on logic called Vada-vidhi in his Nyaya-Varttika. This seems to be another name of Vada Nyaya by Dharmakirti. Similarly, Dharmakirti also refers to Udyotakara’s Varttika in his Nyaya-bindu. Udyotakara and Dhamakirti, who thus seem to have referred to each other, were, in the opinion of S.C. Vidyabhushana, contemporaries and flourished about 635 CE. Udyotakara’s family name was Bharadvaja, and in the colophon of Nyaya-Varttika he is styled as Pasupatacharya. According to Vdiyabhushana, his reference in Nyaya Varttika to Srughna, a town situated near Thanvesvar, the capital of Harshavardhana, give us a clue either to the place of Udoyotakara’s birth or to his patronage by Harshavardhana. But D.N. Shastri is of the view that his reference may be due to the fame of that place. Subandhu’s Vasavadatta is a good piece of evidence for Udyotakar

Udyan – Parks In Ancient Hindu Religion

Udyan is artistically laid out parks in ancient Hindu religion and are mentioned even in Vedas. Udyanas could be natural or artificial. They were generally created by rulers or rich merchants for their amusement, or located in and around temples. Udyanas were grassy lands with groves of trees and flowering plants, both artificially cultivated and naturally grown, on the bank of lakes. References to udyanas are found in Rig Veda. The picturesque udyanas in the Lanka of Ravana are known from the epic Ramayana. The Nandanvan of Indra, the Caitraratha udyana of Kubera, and the Upavana of Kaikeyi are described in poems with epic grandeur. Udyana is also mentioned in Atharva Veda. The tradition of udyana layout goes back to 2000 BCE. Sanskrit literature is rich with descriptions of pushpavatikas and udyanas. It was considered an important duty of the Indian kings to create reserved udyanas for the sake of hunting. Udyanas were raised in or around temples as well. The lakes inside royal

Navratri Festival Information 2023 - Guide To Nine-Day Festival Of Goddess Durga In September - October 2023 - Importance Of Sharad Navratri

Sharad Navratri (September - October) is the nine-day Hindu festival dedicated to Mother Goddess Durga and her numerous forms in Hindu religion. Sharad Navratri 2023 dates are from October 15 to October 23, 2023 in India as per Hindu Calendar. The festival is of great importance as it is the most significant festival dedicated to Mother Goddess in Hinduism. The nine-day festival of Navratri in Hinduism celebrates the victory of good over evil - Dharma overcomes Adharma with the blessing of Goddess Durga. The nine-day festival begins on the first day of the bright half of Ashwin or Ashwayuja (September-October) as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar. 2023 Navratri Calendar  Day 1 – October 15 – Ghatasthapana – Chandra Darshan –  Shailputri Puja Day 2 – October 16 –  Brahmacharini Devi Puja Day 3 – October 17 – Sindoor Tritiya –  Chitrangada Devi Puja Day 4 – October 18 – Upang Lalita Vrat – Lalitha Panchami –  Kushmanda Devi Puja Day 5 – October 19 –  Skanda Mata

Udgitha Vidya

Udgitha Vidya is the art of worshiping the three-syllable omkara. It has been expounded in Brahmasturabhashya and Chandogya Upanishad. It is the second part of Samaveda. Omkara is recited with musical intonation and, therefore, udgitha. The Tamil hymns of Nammalvar are considered an illustration of udgitha vidya. The body of udgitha is bhakti (devotion) and the vidya is to be initiated by a guru for its success. The origin of udgitha is said to be as follows – Bhutarasa (the flavor of five elements) produces prithvirasa (earth). This results in aparasa (water) as the base. Ausadhirasa is generated from water and represents medicinal plants and herbs. This, in turn, creates purusarasa (the Supreme Being), leading to vakrasa (speech). This leads to rkrasa (hymns or verses), leading to samarasa (soothing life). This emanates udgitha, the cream of Sama Veda. Sages like Angirasa, Brihaspati, and Dalbhya are said to have practiced this vidya by breathing good air, speaking only good word

Uddiyana Bandha In Yoga

Uddiyana Bandha is a type of contraction of muscles in Yoga. Bandha literally means binding. In hatha yoga there are bandhas or locks which involve tight contraction of some muscles and body parts. Four such bandhas are described in traditional texts. Uddiyana bandha is very important among them. Uddina means to jump. This bandha gets its name from the fact that in it two things are said to jump upward, namely, thoracic diaphragm and the vital air, prana. The technique and usefulness of this bandha is described in detail in Hatha Yoga Pradipika (III.56-60) and in many other texts. It is said to be the best among all the bandhas (III.60) Uddiyana Bandha may be practiced along with pranayama (breath control) or independently. In pranayama it may be practiced while holding the breath in or out. As an independent practice it may be done in a sitting or standing position, and only when holding the breath out. The hands are pressed on the knees, the body is bent slightly forward and exhali

Uday In Hindu Horoscope

Uday is the rise of the sun, suryodaya, and that of the moon, chandrodaya, play an important role in the horoscope of a person. Uday means coming up to a level. The sun’s rise comes into view two minutes earlier than the actual timing of rising because sun rays undergo refraction. The sun even rises when it is actually half a degree below the horizon. Now, at this virtual rise of the sun, the other planets are yet to rise. So, with reference to other planets, the day has already begun. The same phenomenon happens when the sun sets. Due to the refraction effect, the sun sets two minutes later than the actual timing. Thus the day is increased by four minutes in all. The period from one sunrise to another at the same place is called a day. Hence there is a difference between a day at a place and the twenty-four-hour-day of a clock. This difference is called velantara. The velantara, the precession of the sun at the vernal equinox (chara period)and the degree of refraction at a place,

Dream Meaning Lying On The Ground

Dreaming of lying on the ground is a negative sign as per dream meaning and interpretation. The dream means you might face unexpected problems in life especially emotional, relationship related or financial. It is also a sign of unhappiness and internal conflict. Dreams of lying on the ground and it is in an unknown place means you might be kidnapped or there will be physical assault. Dream of lying on the ground and you are unable to clearly state what is happening is sign of getting drunk or substance abusing resulting in loss of mental stability. It is a warning sign and you should know what you are doing. Dreaming of lying on the ground and there are other people means accident. It also means unwillingness of people to help you. Dreams of lying on the ground and the place is known to you means sudden problems in life and you are unable to bear them.

Thoughts and Quotes on Vishwakarma Puja

In Hindu Religion, Vishwakarma is the divine architect of the universe. Biswakarma (as called in eastern parts of India ) is also called the divine carpenter and is mentioned in the Rig Veda and is credited with Sthapatya Veda, the science of mechanics and architecture. Vishwakarma Puja is dedicated to the first carpenter – artisan who gave us all these wonderful knowledge. Vishwakarma is referred to as chakshushah pita manasa dherah the father equipped with perceptive powers and fixed mind, created the oil or ghee in which floated the nebulous heaven-earth conjoint. When their boundaries got solidified, the conjoint (dyawa-prithivi) began to separate and become extended in space. In this way, Vishwakarma, as creator, with his mystic perception and firm mind, created the ritual liquid in which the heaven-earth conjoint floated as the primal creation. So Vishwakarma the divine architect not only created the Earth but also the Heaven simultaneously. As per tradition the genealogy of the

Dreaming Of Luxury Yacht – Meaning

Dreaming of luxury yacht is a good omen as per dream meaning and interpretation. The dream means desire fulfillment and change of luck. It also means you can expect success in lottery or games in near future. Dreams of luxury yacht and if it belongs to someone else then it means friendship with the rich and powerful. Dream of luxury yacht and you wake up happy means visit to the seas or oceans. It also means doing something you always wanted to do in near future. Dream of luxury yacht and you are seen in it means you will decide to splurge money on luxury items without giving much thought about future. Dreaming of luxury yacht and you are not seen in the dream means your plans might face some hurdles. It also means you will rethink about putting money on something as you will have second thoughts about its worth. Dreams of luxury yacht and you see other people in the dream mean success and new wealth. It also means decision regarding ancestral wealth. You will be more independe

How Can Man Cease To Be Attracted To Worldly Objects?

How can the deluded soul of man cease to be attracted by worldly objects? How can the desire for the gratification of senses be banished? The way is by realizing that the pleasures they give us is impermanent, that indulgence in them invariably brings disgust, disease and suffering on its heels. Says Mrs Annie Besant, ‘Argument would not do it, reasoning would not do it, but when men have had the experience, when men have gratified their taste to the full, when they have become gluttonous, presently they will find that they have made their bodies miserable, their lives one long suffering, that diseases result from the gratification they have experienced, that the gratification brings pain as a result; then they will no longer desire to gratify themselves in that way and the root of desire will be cut away. … You can only get rid of it by gradually realizing through experience the knowledge that the gratification of all desire which is not going upwards is a womb of pain and brings fo

Dreaming Of Missing Train – Meaning

Dreaming of missing train is a warning sign as per dream interpretation and meaning. The dream means you will miss out on something important by being late. It also means you lose out an important appointment due to no fault of yours. Dreams of missing train also mean starting an important journey in the wrong way. Dream of missing train and you know the place means you will be confused as to which one to select in near future. This confusion will result in last minute hurry. Dreams of missing train and you wake up terrified or angry means you will be late for something due to the carelessness of a relative or friend. You will have fights with strangers or relatives. Dreaming of missing train and the place is totally strange means accidents or problems in an unknown place. It also means you will have to stay in an unknown place for a longer period.

Dreaming Of Meeting A Celebrity – Meaning

Dreaming of meeting a celebrity is good omen as per dream meaning and interpretation. It is a sign that you will see change of luck and fortune. Accidental meeting with someone will change your life. Dreams of celebrity also mean wish fulfillment. Dream of celebrity and there are other people around means acceptance and doing something different from the routine in near future. The dream also means that you might come into public eye or might suddenly become famous. It is also a sign that you will be under some kind of stress. Dream of meeting a celebrity and you are happy means opportunity to meet someone you always wished to meet. It also means help in your career because of interest shown by famous or powerful people. Dream of meeting a celebrity and you wake up tensed or confused or sad means you might face scandal or public pressure. Something you did might result in shame and embarrassment.

Dreaming Of Lying In Bed With A Man – Meaning

Dreaming of lying in bed with a man is a warning sign as per dream interpretation and meaning. The dream means you will be in state of confusion in near future. There will be disappointments and frustration. It also means you will do something unwillingly. Dream of lying in bed with a man and you wake up terrified means you will not have the will power to say no to something you know is wrong. Dream of lying in bed with a man and you are also a man means emotional issues. You will face crisis in life and will need help from a friend. The dream also means you will misunderstand a situation completely and as a result your words and actions will cause problems. Dreaming of lying in bed with a man and you are a woman means a good relationship of yours will give wrong impression to others. It also means someone will try to take advantage of your crisis.

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

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Saturday, 24 September 2022 – It is Krishna Paksha Chaturdashi tithi or the fourteenth day during the waning or dark phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Trayodashi tithi or the thirteenth day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 1:56 AM on September 24. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Chaturdashi tithi or the fourteenth day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 2:54 AM on September 25. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on September 24, 2022 as per Hindu Calendar – There is no good and auspicious time on the entire day.  Nakshatra  – Magha or Makam nakshatra till 4:29 AM on September 24. Then onward it is Purva Phalguni or Pooram nakshatra till 5:59 AM on September 25. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa