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Vasudeva – Yamaka – Alliteration Poet

Vasudeva is a well known yamaka or alliteration poet. The rules of alliteration in yamaka poetry are complex and rigorous, involving repetition of the same combination of syllables, split in different ways to convey different meanings. As a difficult discipline attempted by a few Sanskrit poets, the skill and the level attained by Vasudeva is very creditable. Vasudeva (10th century CE) was the literary genius who created the Yudhishthira Vijaya, Tripura Dahanam and Saurikarthodaya, yamaka (alliterative) poems in Sanskrit. He was a Nambudiri Brahmin of the Pattattu family near Thiruvullakkavu temple in Perumanam village, a few miles south of Thrissur in Kerala. Literary evidence suggests that he was the pupil of Bharata Guru, a scholar and contemporary of King Kulashekhara, as King Ramavarma was known, was Vasudeva’s patron and is generally identified with Kulashekhara Varman (900 CE), who wrote two plays, Subhadra Dhananjaya and the Tapatisamvarana. The linguistic peculiarities o

Vastu Vidya Text From Kerala

Vastu Vidya is a text on Vastu Shastra from Kerala. It is supplemented by a short commentary by K. Mahadeva Sastri. The text has sixteen chapters and is appended with an index of quotations with textual references and diagrams like vastu mandala, orientation lines. The commentary named Laghuvivritti elucidates difficult terms and topics. The first chapter deals with measurements units and also with the characteristics of the sthapati (chief architectural engineer) and of his assistants – the sutragrahi (surveyor), vardhaki (mason) and takshaka (carpenter). The second chapter describes routine engineering topics. The third chapter deals with design of the grid pattern of vastu mandala, while the fourth is concerned with location and establishment of residential doors and gates based on the respective allocation of the presiding deities of the vastu. The following chapters describe the enclosures meant for covering the building (5th); the courtyard and the open campus (6th); the rule

March 2023 Good Dates for Buying – Flat – House – Land

Good Dates in March 2023 for buying Flat – Land – Villa – House is based on Hindu calendars and Panchang followed in India. Majority of Hindus look for auspicious dates for buying or selling flat, villa, house, land and property. These are the good dates for the purpose of selling and buying in March 2023. Good Dates for Buying – Flat – House – Land and Property in March 2023 March 1 March 3 good time for buying flat, house, land after 9:20 AM March 4 March 9 March 10 good time for buying flat, house, land till 9:11 AM March 11 March 12 good time for buying flat, house, land till 7:50 AM March 13 good time for buying flat, house, land from 8:25 AM to 9:20 PM March 17 good time for buying flat, house, land after 2:10 PM March 18 March 22 March 23 March 26 good time for buying flat, house, land after 2:05 PM March 27 March 28 good time for buying flat, house, land till 6:55 PM March 30 March 31 Those living in North India and following Kharmas should avoid buying a

Good Dates for Delivery in July 2023

Many Hindu couples look for good dates for delivery. These are the good dates for delivery in July 2023. Please note that the auspicious dates of delivery do not mean that everything will be good in life. Horoscope etc is prepared after looking into numerous considerations. Good Dates For Delivery in July 2023 July 1 good time till 3:00 PM for delivery July 5 good time from 7:50 AM to 8:13 PM for delivery July 7 July 9 good time after 9:02 AM for delivery July 10 July 11 July 14 good time till 7:13 PM for delivery July 19 July 23 July 24 July 25 good time till 3:04 PM for delivery July 26 July 28 There is also a great fact known as Karma phala, it follows a living being through various births and one cannot escape from the actions of the previous births. All time and calculations are based on Indian Standard Time - the panchang followed is Kashi Panchang, Thakur Prasad Calendar, Kalnirnay and Ramswaroop Panchang.

Mangala Aarti Seva Puja At Nathdwara Shrinathji Temple – Rajasthan

There are eight sevas in a day at the famous Nathdwara Shrinathji temple in Rajasthan. Mangala Seva puja is the first important puja in a day. The sanctum sanctorum is opened for Mangala aarti in such a way that Shrinathji who is drowsy in the morning is not rudely shocked by the hustle and bustle created by the large number of devotees is present. The seva is dedicated to Paramanand Das. Each seva at the temple is dedicated to one of the 16 th century Ashtachap poets who were famous for their Krishna devotion and is believed to present and singing during each seva. Mangala aarti seva is performed for peace, prosperity, auspiciousness, fertility, growth and to drive away all kind of negative energy and evil spirits. In winter, quilted garment covers the murti of Shrinathji. In other seasons, he wears an adbandha or dhoti. The divine flute is not place in the hand for Mangala aarti. Bhajans that are part of the Mangala aarti seva are from Lalita, Bhairava or Vibhasa morning ragas.

Vastushastram Of Vishwakarma

Vastushastram of Vishwakarma is a Sanskrit work on architecture ascribed to Vishwakarma, the divine architect. Vastushastram is supplemented by a commentary named Pramanabodhini by Anant Krishna Bhattar Kavi. This edition contains an exhaustive introduction in English and table of contents both in Sanskrit and English. The introduction covers the following topics – auspicious time, selection of site, east-west line, the site and its importance of prosperity, planning villages, measurements, planning cities, divisions of sites into square grids and design of vastumandala, construction of houses, construction of forts, construction of places and mansions, porticoes, doorways, arches, the foundation, gopuras or towers, small and big tanks, theater and halls, cowsheds, roads, temples, pedestals and forms of various images. The table of contents has 87 chapters of which a majority are on architectural topics and a few on iconography and rituals. There are descriptions of various human s

Triprayar Ekadasi 2023 Date - Importance of Triprayar Sri Rama Temple Ekadashi

Triprayar Ekadasi is observed in the famous  Triprayar Sri   Rama   Temple  in Thrissur District in Kerala.  Triprayar Ekadasi 2023 date is December 8. The temple is dedicated to Bhagavan Sri Ram. The Ekadashi is observed after the full moon day in the Malayalam month of Vrishchikam (November – December). Ekadasi is an auspicious day dedicated to Lord Vishnu on the 11th day of a fortnight in a traditional Hindu calendar. Festivities and Rituals During Triprayar Ekadasi The Triprayar Ekadasi is one of the most important festivals at the temple. On Dashami, the day before Ekadasi, there is a procession of Lord Shasta. On the Ekadasi day, an utsava idol of Lord Rama worshiped in the temple is taken out for procession atop an elephant and the Lord is accompanied by 21 elephants. Thousands of people arrive at the temple to witness this divine procession. Devotees also fast on the Ekadasi day and the fast ends on the next day morning. Special evening pujas and rituals are h

Food Offering To 22-feet Hanuman At Kanyakumari Thanumalayan Shiva Temple

Naivedyam or food offering to the famous 22-feet Hanuman at Kanyakumari Thanumalayan Shiva temple is very unique and interesting. The main offering is butter. The huge Hanuman murti is covered with white butter from face to the hip and this is known as vennai alankaram. Rice flour paste is also used to cover Anjaneya from face to hip and is known as mavu alankaram. Another unique offering is the vada malai alankara. It is a huge garland of vadai strung together on the neck of Hanuman and shoulders. Vadai is round, flat and, crispy and with a hole in the middle. It is prepared using lentils and black pepper. On Hanuman Jayanti day on Margazhi moolam, ladoos are prepared using besan, sugar and cardamom. This is distributed as Prasad to the devotees.

Vidyarambham Dates In October 2023 – First Day To Go To School - Start Learning Or Writing First Letters

Vidyarambham is an important day in the life of a Hindu child. The child is initiated into the world of letters on the day. Goddess Saraswati is offered worship on the day. Here are the Vidyarambham dates in October 2023. These are the ideal days to start school. Vidyarambham Dates In October 2023 October 24 October 26 The dates are good for going to school for the first time. It is also ideal of starting to learn letters. The day is also ideal for beginning lessons in music or musical instruments. These are good dates for any kind of beginnings associated with learning.

Dreaming Of Obituary – Meaning

Dreaming of obituary is a bad omen and warning sign as per dream meaning and interpretation. The dream means mental tension, thinking negatively about future and fearing about imaginary accidents or problems or health issues. It also means you will be worried about the health and safety of your family members. Dreams of obituary are a sign that you are getting mentally weak. Dreams of obituary and you see yourself in the dream means death in your family or area or of a friend in near future. It also means you will hear sad news. Dreaming of obituary and you are not seen in the dream means you will face sudden health issues. It also means you will face life threatening accidents or attack. It also means something untoward happening to someone you love or know when you are away from home. Dream of obituary and for some reason you wake up happy is a sign that you will become victim of a prank. It also means people will play with your emotions. It also means you falling for false new

Dreaming Of Obsidian – Meaning

Dreaming of obsidian is a positive sign as per dream meaning and interpretation. The dream means you will overcome all problems related to education, interview and exams. Dreams of obsidian also mean change of fortune in financial matters. It also means darkness will soon give away to light in your life. It also means witnessing or traveling to place associated with volcano. Dream of you wearing obsidian means you will soon make right decisions regarding property, business partners and your income. Dreams of obsidian melting or flowing mean you will face unexpected problems in life. It also means return of an old problem. Dream of you playing or throwing obsidian means you will see improvement in health matters. It means better health in the family. Dreaming of seeing lots of obsidian together is luck in lottery or games. It means new growth and huge financial success. Dream of broken, crude or unpolished obsidian is associated with missed opportunity. It also means you will

Renunciation Alone Stands For Fearlessness

All fears necessarily involve a subject and an object: I and the object of fear. Vedanta  says that fear will persist as long as we are conscious of an object different from us. And these objects include our own body and mind, of which the subject, the witness, is the Atman. ‘It is from a second entity that fear comes,’ says the Brihadaranyaka Upanishad.  And in the words of the Taittiriya Upanishad, ‘When a man finds fearless support in That which is invisible, formless, indefinable and supportless, he has then attained fearlessness. If he makes the slightest differentiation in It, there is fear for him.’ Fear has to be our inevitable companion as long as the world appears real to us. Bhartrihari’s Vairagya Shataka portrays this truth admirably: ‘In enjoyment is the fear of disease; in social position, the fear of falling off; in wealth, the fear of hostile kings; in honour, the fear of humiliation; in power, the fear of enemies; in beauty, the fear of old age; in scholarship, the f

Dreaming Of Objects Moving On Their Own – Meaning

Dreaming of objects moving on their own is a warning sign as per dream meaning and interpretation. The dream means a dead person is trying to tell something to you. It also means a past action of yours will come to haunt you. The dream also means you are mentally getting weak. Dreams of objects moving on their own mean your intelligence being dominated by fantasy. You will try to escape reality by introducing fantasy elements in life. Dream of objects moving on their own and you are seen in the dream means you might witness something baffling in near future and you will not know how to explain it. Dreams of objects moving on their own and it is taking place in an unknown place means you will experience supernatural things in a distant place from home. It also means fear will cause hallucinations in you. Dreaming of objects moving on their own and there is color or lots of flashes means you will have to face unwanted people or situations. Please note that dreaming of objects on

Dreaming Of Broken Ankle – Meaning

Dreaming of broken ankle is a warning sign as per dream meaning and interpretation. The dream means you will face accidents. It also means carelessness and hurry resulting in troubles. Dreams of broken ankle and you are not seen in the dream means you might cause harm to another person due to your negligence or rash behavior. It also means accidents or getting seriously hurt while playing. Dream of broken ankle and you see other people mean trouble to your body during running or chasing. It also means chasing someone in a crowded place. Dreaming of broken ankle and you see blood or it dangling down means you will witness something untoward. It also means your plans going haywire due to an accident. It also means you needing to do lot of explanation to authorities. It also means being grounded or staying in home for a long period. Dreams of broken ankle and you are struggling and no one around means trouble in an unknown place. It also means falling when no one is in your house or

Dreaming Of A Broken Mirror – Meaning

Dreaming of broken mirror is a bad omen as per dream meaning and interpretation. The dream means sudden problems in relationships or career. It is also a kind of warning about accidents or serious problems in life. Dreams of a broken mirror also mean you will face existential crisis, depression or a feeling of worthlessness. Dream of a broken mirror or you are witness to breaking of mirror means you will hear bad news especially related to death or accident. Dreaming of a broken mirror and you are unable to do anything means an action of yours cannot be reversed and it will result in unimaginable problems. So be careful about all your actions and words. Dreams of a broken mirror and blood mean disease or bad health. It also means self inflicted pain. Dream of you walking on a broken mirror means you will have to undergo pain or insult. It also means thoughts of suicide. Dreams of a broken mirror and you are happy means suicidal tendencies or giving up hope.

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

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Sunday, 20 November 2022 – It is Krishna Paksha Ekadashi tithi or the eleventh day during the waning or dark phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Ekadashi tithi or the eleventh day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 7:37 AM on November 20. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Dwadashi tithi or the twelfth day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 7:38 AM on November 21. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.)  Good – Auspicious time on November 20, 2022 as per Hindu Calendar – Good and auspicious time on the entire day.  Nakshatra  – Hasta or Hastam nakshatra till 10:53 PM on November 20. Then onward it is Chitra or Chithirai or Chithira nakshatra till 11:10 PM on November 21. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and sou