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Pavamana Sukta

Pavamana Sukta is hymn to Pavamana Soma, a deity associated with a nectar-like juice. Rig Veda consists of ten books (mandalas) of which II-VII are homogenous in character and arrangement, each ascribed to one rishi (seer) or one family of seers. Book I was prefixed and VII-X were affixed. Book IX has a peculiarity of its own as far as the arrangement of hymns is concerned. All the hymns in this mandala are, without exception, addressed to one deity and that is the Pavamana Soma, the clearly flowing soma. The hymns are composed by the same rishis as those of book II-VII. Thus it seems probable that all the hymns addressed to Soma of the rishis of books II-VII were taken out and collected together in one separate book and at the same time arranged with regard to the meter. Thus we see that the first 67 hymns are in gayatri meter, 68-86 in jagati, 87-97 in tristubh and the rest in miscellaneous meters. Soma is the plant whose juice was very dear to men and gods. Soma is identified with

Manabasa Gurubar 2024 dates – Importance of Worship of Goddess Lakshmi on Thursday in Odisha Margasira Month

Goddess Lakshmi is worshipped by women and girls in Odisha on every Thursday of the month of Margasira (November – December) and this is known as Manabasa Gurubar. Margasira or Margasir is the ninth month in Oriya calendar. Mahalakshmi, or Laxmi, is the Hindu goddess of wealth and prosperity and is believed to visit homes in Margasira month. In 2024, Manabasa Gurubar dates are November 21, November 28, December 5 and December 12. On the morning of Manabasa Gurubar, Oriya women wake up early in the morning and clean the house to welcome Goddess Lakshmi. There is a popular belief that Goddess Lakshmi only visits clean houses. So all the dirt is removed and the houses are kept spick and span. The entrance to the home is decorated with Alpana. Special pujas are offered to Lakshmi and Oriya scripture Mahalakshmi Purana is read on all Thursdays. A regional pot used to measure paddy is filled with freshly harvested paddy and is kept in the puja area, which symbolizes prosp

Kanchipuram Varadaraja Perumal Temple Idli Prasadam – Unique Food Offering Naivedyam

The Varadaraja Perumal temple at Kanchipuram is famous for a unique food offering or naivedyam – the idli prasadam. The idli prasadam is not the circular idli made at homes. At Varadaraja Perumal temple the idli is cylindrical and is nearly 12 to 18 inches long and is popularly known as Kanchipuram idli or Kovil idli. The idli batter is made using rice, split black gram with skin and fenugreek seeds or vendhayam. These are soaked for four hours and then coarsely ground into a batter. Dried ginger powder, perungayam or asafetida, slightly sour curd, salt and ghee are added to the batter and is allowed to ferment overnight. The batter is poured into dried mantharai leaves which are placed inside cylindrical cane or bamboo moulds. The cylindrical moulds are steamed for nearly three hours in vertical brass vessels. Two cylindrical long idlis around 12 to 18 inches long and each weighing around 1.5 kgs are offered to Varadaraja Perumal in the main sanctum sanctorum. It is then distribut

Kodumthara Subramanya Swamy Temple – Festival – History

Kodumthara Subramanya Swamy temple is located on the banks of Achankovil River in Pathanamthitta District, Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Murugan or Subramanya. The annual Vishu kani festival is of importance in the temple. Thaipooyam in Makara Masam is the most important festival here. This is a traditional Kerala style temple with a vatta sreekovil and conical roof. The temple has a namaskara mandapam and shrines of upa devatas. The upa devatas worshipped here are Shiva, Ganapathy, Mahavishnu, Sri Krishna, Dharma Sastha (Ayyappa), Nagaraja, Nagayakshi and Maha Yakshi Amma. As per local history, Kodumthara Subramanya Swamy temple was built by the Shakti Bhadras of Chenneerkara Swaroopam. The Shakti Bhadras were Tamil kings, during the third or fourth century CE, they established the Chennirkara Swaroop and was based at Angadikal Kodumon. They brought murtis of Sri Subramanya Swamy, Mahaganapati Mahavishnu Bhagwati and Bhadra Kali from their homeland. Due to dispute with loca

Dreaming Of Bowl – Meaning

Dreaming of bowl is a good omen as per dream meaning and interpretation. The dream means you will be seeing change of luck and new opportunity. It also means showing interest in mythology and stories from religion. Dreams of bowl and it is empty means you will have to perform hard work to achieve progress. Dream of bowl and you see it filled means you will see change of fortune and help from other people. It also means success and new relationships. It also means plenty and marriage. Dreaming of bowl and you see it filled with something disgusting means sudden problems in life. It also means health troubles or increase in enemy activity. Dreaming of bowl and it is filled with food items means opportunity to eat exotic food. It also means visiting place famous for food items. It also means you performing food donation or visiting a place serving food for free.

Dreaming Of A Broken Egg – Meaning - Broken Eggs Dream

Dreaming of a broken egg is a bad omen as per dream meaning and interpretation. The dream of broken eggs means you will drop something accidently and this will result in a major loss. It also means trouble due to negligence. Dreams of a broken egg is a warning sign and the dream is asking you to be careful and avoid all kinds of risks in near future. Broken eggs dream also means you will something that you would have never wanted to see. Dream of a broken egg and you are not seen in the dream means something you cared for very much or had invested a lot will be broken by someone. It also means you not being informed about something bad that had happened in your absence. Dreaming of broken egg and you wake up terrified or sad means trouble to someone who is pregnant in your family. It also means birth related complications in the family. Dreams of broken egg and you wake up laughing or happy means throwing eggs at someone. Fun and happy times in near future.

Dreaming Of Number 11 – Meaning

Dreaming of number 11 is a good omen as per dream meaning and interpretation. The dream means you will do better than you expected in an interview or exam. It also means you will find luck with number 11 in lottery, gambling and games. Dreams of number 11 also means being part of an important game or getting selected in sports. Dream of number 11 and you wake up terrified or sad means you might make a grave mistake or miss out on something. It also means not able to achieve what you set out for. It also means accident due to bus or vehicle having number 11. Dreams of number 11 and you wake up happy is a sign of success and change of luck. It also means unexpected gains and success with the help of those in power. Dreaming of number 11 and you see it falling down or chasing you means embarrassing situations in near future. It also means doing something shameful on the 11th day of a month and this will keep haunting you.

Bhagavad Gita Chapter IX Verse 11 - Verse 12

Not knowing My supreme nature as the great Bhagavan of beings, fools disregard Me, dwelling in human form. (Bhagavad Gita Chapter 9 verse 11). Deluded, men do not know that I, appearing among them in human form, am the supreme Spirit, the very Self of all beings, able to produce a human form through which I manifest, free from egotism and attachment. The incarnations of God are recognized by few. The world sees only a human being in these avatars of God. Nay, some even despise and persecute avatars of Bhagavan. The condition of such persons is very pitiable. Their life is in vain. ....................................... They are of vain hopes, of vain deeds, of vain knowledge and senseless, possessed with the deluding nature of rakshasas and asuras (creatures of passion and darkness).  (Bhagavad Gita Chapter 9 verse 12). The fools neglect their own Self, their higher nature. They see no Self beyond the body. They have only the body-idea and they do not believe in God. All their hop

Dreaming Of Number 5 – Meaning

Dreaming of number 5 is both positive and negative sign as per dream meaning and interpretation. The dream means you will only achieve half of what you desired for. It also means you will be unhappy or disappointed in not achieving more. Dreams of number 5 also mean losing out in a competition and you being dejected with the final result. The dream also means you will see change of luck if you test your luck lottery or games have number 5. Dream of number 5 is also a sign that you will stop something midway through. You will not be happy with the outcome and will blame others for it. The dream is a warning sign and is asking you to pursuit something you have started and not to give up. Dreaming of number 5 and you wake up happy is a sign that you will do better than expected. It also means your hard work will be rewarded. It also means lucky escape. Dreams of number 5 and you see other people mean you will miss out on getting honored. Dream of number 5 falling down or you cha

Dreaming Of Cooking Nshima – Meaning

Dreaming of nshima is a positive sign as per dream interpretation and meaning. The dream means you will have a wish fulfilled especially related to food. It also means traveling away from home and tasting different cuisine. Dreams of eating nshima means you will soon get opportunity to be with friends or people you like. It also means you will show boldness to do something you like. Dream of nshima and you are not seen in the dream means you will be frustrated as you will be stuck with some matter in near future. You will not get any free time and you will be too busy. Dreaming of nshima and you are in the dream means fun and happiness. It also means meeting someone or doing something you like after a long time. There will be relief from a health issue. Dream of nshima with unknown people or unknown location means you will not know what to eat in a new location and you will be frantically searching for brands you know. Dream of nshima and the food is bad or with worms means health issu

17 November 2022 Tithi – Panchang – Hindu Calendar – Good Time – Nakshatra – Rashi

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Thursday, 17 November 2022 – It is Krishna Paksha Navami tithi or the ninth day during the waning or dark phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Ashtami tithi or the eighth day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 4:36 AM on November 17. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Navami tithi or the ninth day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 6:04 AM on November 18. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.)  Good – Auspicious time on November 17, 2022 as per Hindu Calendar – There is no good and auspicious time on the entire day.  Nakshatra  – Magha or Makam nakshatra till 7:06 PM on November 17. Then onward it is Purva Phalguni or Pooram nakshatra till 8:49 PM on November 18. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and south Rajas