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Prabhava In Ayurveda

Prabhava in Ayurveda is the potency of a drug. It is a conceptual part of Ayurvedic pharmacology and is discussed elaborately in Ayurvedic classes. Generally, a drug is supposed to act in a particular manner owing to its possession of what are called rasa (essence), guna (property), virya (energetic principle) and vipaka (altered state of drug). Actions are attributed corresponding to each one of these factors. If a given drug acts in a more efficient manner without any regard to the factors cited above and does not correspond to, and cannot be attributed to, the presence of either f the four named above, then a concept like prabhava become necessary to explain the cause of action. Agnivesha, in his medical compendium, defines prabhava as the distinctive feature responsible for some specific effects not supported by taste, vipaka ad potency possessed by two drugs similar to each other. Superseding the nature of a drug, prabhava acts in a specific manner. For example, if two drugs are

Cheloor Subrahmanya Temple – Rare Temple With Round Three Storey Sreekovil

Cheloor Subrahmanya temple is located at Cheloor on Chethukadavu Kuttikatoor Road in Kozhikode district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Subrahmanya Swamy or Murugan. The annual festival in the temple is held in Malayalam Kumbha Masam (February – March) and coincides with the pratishta dinam. This is a rare Subrahmanya Swamy temple with a round three storey sreekovil or sanctum sanctorum. The temple has shrines of upa devatas but no other major structures. The annual festival in the temple is famous for procession, various Saiva pujas and rituals, ganapathi homam, navagam, panchagavya, otta kalasham, thalappoli, edumkoorum chavittal, kalampattu, kalam pradakshinam, kavadi and other rituals. The shrine also observes Thaipooyam and Skanda Sashti. Sashti falling after Amavasya is of great importance in the temple.

Mavoor Kalchira Narasimha Moorthi Temple

Mavoor Kalchira Narasimha Moorthi temple is located at Mavoor in Kozhikode district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Narasimha Avatar of Bhagavan Vishnu. Kalchira Narasimhamoorthi temple is a traditional Kerala style temple. The temple follows Vaishnava pujas and rituals. The shrine has a chathura sreekovil, namaskara mandapam, shrines of upa devatas and nalambalam. The temple has got all typical Kerala symbols including trees and kalvilakku. The annual festival in the temple is famous for rare Narasimha murthy pujas. The festivities include traditional Kerala temple art forms, melam and rituals. The annual Narasimha Jayanti festival in Meda masam is of great importance in the temple. The shrine also observes Vishu, Thiruvonam and Vinayaka Chaturthi.

Kurumpilavu Vettekkaran Kavu Temple – Festival

Kurumbilavu Vettekkaran Kavu temple is located on Cherpu - Thriprayar Road at Kurumpilavu in Thrissur district, Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Shiva. The annual Kalamezhthu pattu festival in the temple is held for three days in Malayalam Dhanu Masam (December – January). This is a traditional Kavu type of temple which follows several rituals and pujas followed in Kavus in North Kerala. The temple observes various different types of rituals annually usually not followed in Shiva temples.

Vedic Word – Importance – Preservation

According to Vedic tradition, the ‘word’ in its pristine form is supreme. Any alteration in the spelling, intonation, accent or articulation would be to the detriment of the reciter. Word is of great significance and its preservation is of great importance. When the flush of the composition of the Vedic verses and later their redaction into Samhitas (classified collections) was over, the Samhitas were well in vogue in their natural karma, and ‘word by word’ pada modes of recitation. Later, in order to avoid the possibility of any distortion therein, eight special modes of recitation (vikritis) were evolved, known as jata, mala, sikha, rekha, dhvaja, danda, ratha and ghana. In each of these, words in the Vedic verses were repeated and rearranged by permutation and combination. The verses so arranged were also studied by role, and these provided the means by which the words in the verse could be corrected when in doubt. Quite often, the compound words in the original were also resolv

Thirugu Sadam – Kuzhampu Pal Naivedyam At Chennai Triplicane Parthasarathy Temple

Thirugu sadam, or kuzhampu pal, is the final naivedyam of a day at the Parthasarathy temple located at Triplicane, Chennai, Tamil Nadu. The regular last naivedyam or food offering in most Vishnu temples is aravana payasam. But at Triplicane Parthasarathy temple it is kuzhampu pal. The delicacy is prepared by boiling milk with sugar, over a slow flame, till it thickens. Another unique item offered in the temple is Thirumal Vadai during the 6:00 PM pooja. This is flat or thattai vada and is larger than the palm of an adult. The food offering is prepared from whole urad which is soaked for couple of hours and then ground into a batter. Only salt is added to the batter and it is deep fried. The sakkarai pongal offered at night around 9 PM is also unique as only half of the usual amount of jaggery is used to prepare the pongal. The first food offering at 6:00 AM is also unique as it is the raw milk from the goshala of temple.

Mughdhar Yog In Hindu Astrology

Mughdhar Yog is considered a bad and inauspicious period in Hindu astrology. This yog is calculated based on nakshatra or birth star. The time period of Mugdhar Yog is till the nakshatra on the particular day. Mughdhar Yog time period is to be avoided for travels, exams and financial dealings. The time is also not good for the first meeting with a person or family. All kinds of investments, openings etc should be avoided during the time period. Mughdhar Yoga happens when -  Magha or Makam nakshatra falls on Sunday or Ravivar Chitra or Chithirai or Chithira nakshatra falls on Monday or Somvar Jyeshta or Kettaior Triketta nakshatra falls on Tuesday or Mangalvar Abhijit nakshatra falls on Wednesday or Budhwar Purvabhadrapada or Pooruruttathi nakshatra falls on Thursday or Guruvar Bharani nakshatra falls on Friday or Shukravar Ardhra or Arudhara or Thiruvathira nakshatra falls on Saturday or Shanivar. Mughdhar Yog is present only when the corresponding nakshatra is pres

Manipuram Sree Narasimha Moorthy Santhanagopala Temple

Manipuram Sree Narasimha Moorthy Santhanagopala temple is located at Manipuram near Koduvally in Kozhikode district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Narasimha Avatar of Bhagavan Vishnu and Santhanagopala murthy form of Bhagavan Sri Krishna. Sree Narasimhamoorthy Santhanagopala temple is a traditional small Kerala style temple. The temple follows Vaishnava pujas and rituals. The shrine has a vatta sreekovil. The temple has got all typical Kerala temple symbols including trees and kalvilakku. The annual festival in the temple is famous for rare Narasimha murthy pujas. The festivities include traditional Kerala temple art forms, melam and rituals. The annual Narasimha Jayanti festival in Meda masam is of great importance in the temple. Childless couples find relief after offering pujas here to Santhanagopla murti. The shrine also observes Vishu, Thiruvonam, Vinayaka Chaturthi and Navratri.

Marayamangalam Vishnu Temple

Marayamangalam Vishnu temple is located at Marayamangalam in Palakkad district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Mahavishnu. The annual Niramala festival in the temple is held in Malayalam Dhanu Masam (December – January). This is a small Kerala style temple with a chathura sreekovil, namaskara mandapam, and shrines of upa devatas, chuttambalam and a pond. The temple follows the traditional pujas and rituals as per Vaishnava temple rules. The temple observes Vishu and Thiruvonam. Ekadashi fasting which falls on the 11th day of a fortnight is a of great significance in the temple. The temple observes annual Saptaha Mahotsavam in Meda Masam (May – June).

Tradition Of Vedic Grammar

The prime nuances of Vedic grammar, accent and articulation are preserved in the Shiksha and Pratisakhya texts, which pertain to the Vedangas (Vedic auxiliaries). The Siksha texts on phonetics clearly depict the manner of articulation of speech, sounds, their number and classification. The place of articulation of each sound and the effort involved in pronunciation are as clearly specified as in a modern work on linguistics. Indeed, these texts have proved to be the real instrument in preserving the Vedic lore intact in the matter of pronunciation and group chanting. The different sakhas (recensions or schools) of Vedas present different modes of articulation, for which reason each (prati), sakha (recension) may have its own prati-sakha text, clearly specifying its own mode of articulation, something not present in the literature of any other ancient civilization. Thus, for Rig Veda, we have Rig Veda-pratisakhya; for Yajur Veda of Krishna rencension, there is Taittirya-pratisakhya; f

Dreaming Of Broken Bridge – Meaning

Dreaming of broken bridge is a warning sign as per dream meaning and interpretation. The dream means you should not followed the crowd and do dangerous or things that you know will result in an accident. It also means you will visit place with poor infrastructure and things that are old and not maintained. Dreams of broken bridge symbolically mean a relationship cannot be mended and it is better to give up and start afresh. Dream of broken bridge and you are seen in the dream means you will ignore warnings and do something that might result in accidents or serious tragedy. Dreaming of broken bridge and you are not in the dream means your loved ones or friends might face trouble during a journey Dreams of broken bridge and you know the bridge in the dream means accident or trouble during your routine travel. It also means getting delayed for an important appointment. Dream of broken bridge and you wake up happy means you will have suicidal and destructive thoughts.

Dreaming Of Bad Odor – Meaning

Dreaming of bad odor is a warning sign as per dream meaning and interpretation. The dream means you will soon visit places which are unclean or filled with filth. It also means being part of a group that will be asked to visit some bad neighborhood. Dreams of bad odor and you see your home in the dream means you will find dead animal in your home after it has started rotting. Dream of bad odor and you are not seen in the dream means your house or an important place associated with you will face problems when you are away. Dreaming of bad odor and you know the place in the dream means an experiment or fertilization will go wrong in near future. It also means sewage getting blocked or broken in your neighborhood. Dreams of bad odor and you are searching for the reason and are unable to find it means an old mistake or crime committed will return back to haunt you.

Spirit Of Non-dualism - Freedom From Egotism

The spirit of non-dualism, freedom from egotism: In the Jnaneshvari, his celebrated commentary on the Gita, Sant Jnaneshvar explains fearlessness: Just as a person who does not leap into a great flood is not afraid of being drowned, or one who follows the prescribed diet does not feel concerned about being ill, so he who has no egotistic feeling while performing actions or not performing them, has no fear of worldly existence. When his mind is filled with the notion of non-dualism, he knows that the whole world is pervaded by Brahman and discards fear. A true karma yogi knows the secret of work: freedom from attachment to work and renouncing the fruits of action. When a spiritual aspirant offers the fruits of his actions to God, he ceases to have fear or anxiety about the outcome. And ‘the notion of non-dualism’ implies a strong faith in one’s real nature, the Atman. During our initial spiritual struggles, it is enough if we go about our activities looking upon ourselves as a lumin

Dreaming Of Odin – Meaning

Dreaming of Odin means you will get good and positive results in all actions in immediate future as per dream meaning and interpretation. The dream is considered good as it is asking you to attempt all the good things you want to do in life. The dream is also asking you to be more spiritual and religious. Dreams of Odin also means desire fulfillment. Dream of Odin with wife and two ravens is a sign of good days ahead especially in matters of relationship. Dreaming of Odin walking or sitting in his throne means you can make some bold changes in your life and this will be good for your future. It also means you will go on pilgrimage Dreams of Odin and there are other people in the dream means you might meet someone whom you wished to meet in life. It is also a sign of good relationship with opposite sex. It also means meeting a spiritual guide or teacher. Dreaming of an angry Odin means you are doing something wrong. The dream is a warning sign. You need to correct yourself befor

Dreaming Of Odd Shoes – Meaning - Wearing Odd Shoes Dream

Dreaming of odd shoes is a bad omen as per dream meaning and interpretation. The dream means you will soon face some kind of mental disorder. It also means you losing your thinking capacity due to a sudden loss or cheating. It also means embarrassment or being butt of ridicule due to a mistake committed by you. Dreams of wearing odd shoes and you are not seen in the dream means you will witness something funny or weird. Dream of odd shoes and you are seen wearing those means you will attempt to make a style statement. It also means participating in a party or function that has a weird dress code. Dreaming of odd shoes and you are seen throwing them away or burning them means you will face failure or disappointments especially in relationship matters. Dreams of odd shoes and you seem to be happy in the dream means doing something you like even if your family or society is against it. Dream of odd shoes and you wake up terrified means forced to do something you know will only bri

Dreaming Of Ocean Water – Meaning

Dreaming of ocean water is both good and bad omen as per dream meaning and interpretation. The dream means you will be flooded with certain things but it will be of little use to you. It also means fertility and abundance and staying away from home. Dreams of ocean water and you are seen playing with it or swimming means peace and prosperity. It also means time away from your current life. Dream of ocean water and you are not seen in the dream means you will not be able to be part of group that is going on vacation due to prior commitments or sudden problems. It also means an accident happening when you are away from your loved ones. Dreaming of ocean water and you see lot of people crowded means natural calamity or man made problems near ocean and you will be part of the tragedy. Dreams of ocean water and the ocean is calm and you are walking alone means you taking some time off from your hectic life. You going away alone to some place.

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

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Wednesday, 23 November 2022 – It is Amavasya tithi or the no moon day in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Chaturdashi tithi or the fourteenth day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 6:07 AM on November 23. Then onward it is Amavasya tithi or the no moon day till 4:46 AM on November 24. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.)  Good – Auspicious time on November 23, 2022 as per Hindu Calendar – There is no good and auspicious time on the entire day.  Nakshatra  – Vishaka or Vishakam nakshatra till 10:20 PM on November 23. Then onward it is Anuradha or Anusham or Anizham nakshatra till 9:23 PM on November 24. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and south Rajasthan), Vishaka or Vishakam nakshatra till 9:37 PM on November 23. Then onward it