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Vrindavan Das – A Bengali Biographer Of Saint Chaitanya

Vrindavan Das (1507 – 1587 CE) was the son of Narayani, who was the niece of Shrivas Pandit, a close associate of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. He and his mother lived as devotees of Chaitanya, who was 22 years older than he was, and this gave him the opportunity to experience the saint’s teaching and character first hand. He wrote the first Bengali biography of Chaitanya; it was in verse form, in the melodious payar meter. Vrindavan Das’s work was known as first as Chaitanya Mangal or Chaitanya Lila and later as Chaitanya Bhagavat. Vrindavan Das was in close contact with Chaitanya’s contemporaries; he mentions gaining some facts from Advaitacharya and some from Gadadhar Pandit, but most of his material was acquired directly from Nityananda. His biography describes in detail the years when Chaitanya and Nityananda were closely associated, but less details are provided on Chaitanya’s later years. The authenticity of most of the biographical details is undoubted, though some stories appear to

Main Offerings To Goddess Bhadrakali In Kerala

The main offering to Goddess Bhadrakali in Kerala is pattu, utsavam, vela, thalappoli and theyyam or thira or kaliyattam. The favorite of Goddess Bhadrakali is Pattutsavam. Kuthiyottam songs, Pana thottam and other Devi stuti are sung during pattutsavam. The main naivedya to Goddess Bhadrakali are therali (a steamed sweet prepared using rice powder and jaggery) and very sweet dark payasam. The other important offerings are Gurusi, nena guruthi, raktha pushpanjali and chanthattam. Other offerings are roasted rice powder, tender coconut and betel leaf and betel nut. The flowers offered are red color flowers. ഭദ്രകാളീ പ്രീതിക്കുവേണ്ടി പുരാതനകാലം മുതല് ‍ പാട്ട് , ഉത്സവം , വേല , താലപ്പൊലി , കളിയാട്ടം തുടങ്ങിയവ നടന്നുവരുന്നു . പാട്ടുല് ‍ സവമാണ് ഭദ്രകാളിക്ക് മുഖ്യം . കുത്തിയോട്ടപാട്ടുകളും പാനത്തോറ്റങ്ങളും ഉള് ‍ പ്പെടുന്ന ദേവീസ്തുതികള് ‍ ഭഗവതിപ്പാട്ടുകള് ‍ എന്നാണ് അറിയപ്പെടുന്നത് . അതിമധുരമുള്ള കടുംപായസവും തിരളിയും കാളിയുടെ പ്രിയ നൈവേദ്യങ്ങളാണ് . അരത്തം പൂജിച്ച്

Siddhi Yog In Hindu Astrology

Siddhi Yog is considered a good and auspicious period in Hindu astrology. This yog is calculated based on nakshatra or birth star. The Siddhi Yog time period is till the end of nakshatra on the particular day. Siddhi Yog benefits include better luck, victory and success. The time period is good for making all kinds of investments. It is good for participating in spiritual matters and all things associated with religion and temple. It is ideal for moving into new rented house and also for any kind of first meeting. It is also good for opening of shops and starting construction etc. Siddhi Yog happens when Mool or Moolam nakshatra falls on Sunday or Ravivar Shravan or Sravana or Thiruvonam nakshatra falls on Monday or Somvar Uttara Bhadrapada or Uthrattathi nakshatra falls on Tuesday or Mangalwar Karthika or Krittika or Karthigai nakshatra falls on Wednesday or Budhwar Punarvasu or Punartham nakshatra falls on Thursday or Guruvar Purva Phalguni or Pooram nakshatra falls on Friday o

Panayakkat Bhagavathy Theyyam – Information – Story

Panayakkat Bhagavathy Theyyam is a powerful Shakteya theyyam performed during the annual theyyam – thira festival in Kannur and Kasaragod districts of Kerala. As per information, Panayakkat Bhagavathy is based on Goddess Bhadrakali. The Panayakkat Bhagavathy Theyyam story is associated with Goddess Bhadrakali appearing from the third eye of Shiva. Yet another story has it that on hearing about the death of Goddess Sati at Daksha Yajna, Shiva threw his hair down and from it appeared Goddess Bhadrakali. Panayakkat Bhagavathy Theyyam is a ferocious and angry theyyam. But she is also kind to her devotees and she fulfils the desires of her children and protects them. Her terrible form is symbolic of the fury of Mother Nature. This theyyam loves her children but also at the same time she is merciless towards those who practice adharma. Panayakkat Bhagavathy theyyam is performed in Payyanur Kankol Kalari Bhagavathy Temple, Annur Thekkekkara Chuvatta Valiyaveedu Panayakkat Bhagavathy Kavu,

Kali Dhyana Shlokam In Malayalam

Kali Dhyana Shlokam is dedicated to Goddess Kali. The shlokam is chanted at midnight. It is usually chanted for protection from enemies. It is also chanted to overcome fear and also to defeat enemies. Here is the Kali Dhyana Shlokam in Malayalam. കാളീം   മേഘ സമപ്രഭാം തൃനയനാം വേതാള കണ്ടസ്ഥിതാം ഖഡ്ഗം ഖേട കപാല ദാരുക ശിര : കൃത്വാ കരാഗ്രേഷു ച ഭൂതപ്പ്രേത പിശാച മാത്രുസഹിതാം മുണ്ടസ്രജാലങ്ക്രുതാം വന്ദേ ദുഷ്ട മസൂരികാദിവിപദാം സംഹാരിണീമീശ്വരീം ഓം   ഭദ്രകാളിയെ നമ : ജ്വാലാകരാളമത്യുഗ്രമശേഷാസുരസുദനം ത്രിശൂലം പാതു നോ ഭീതേര് ‍ ഭദ്രകാളി നമോസ്തുതേ

Elamakkara Perandoor Bhagavathi Temple – Festival – Story

Elamakkara Perandoor Bhagavathi temple is located at Elamakkara (Chambady Rd, Punnakkal), Kochi, Ernakulam district, Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Durga and is one among the 108 Durga temples in Kerala. The 8-day annual festival in the temple is held in Malayalam Meda masam (April – May) and concludes with arattu ceremony on Uthram nakshatra day. Perandoor Durga Bhagavathi is the Kula Devatha of many families in the region. This is a beautiful Kerala style temple with two entrances. The upa devatas are Ganapathy, Shiva, Ayyappa, Yakshi and Nagas. There is a huge banyan tree and a temple pond which elevates the ambience of the shrine. The darshanam of the main deity is towards east. The temple has a two tier chathura sreekovil. As per history, the temple belonged to the Edappally swaroopam. The shrine is now maintained by NSS. It is said that ruler of Edappally swaroopam who had gone to participate in a temple festival near Cherthala happened to have a dream. In the d

Palottu Theyyam Story – Information

Palottu Theyyam, or Palottu Daivam, ( പാലോട്ട് ദൈവം or പാലോട്ട് തെയ്യം ) is a powerful theyyam performed during the annual theyyam – thira festival in Kannur district of Kerala. As per information, Palottu theyyam is based on the Matsya avatar of Bhagavan Vishnu. The Palottu Theyyam story is associated with fishermen getting a symbol of Matsya avatar from sea. This theyyam is performed by Peruvannam, who takes vratam before performing it. This theyyam is usually performed only in Palottu Kavu. This theyyam is performed by Vannan community. The popular belief is that Bhagavan Mahavishnu was resting atop Ananta Sesha in the milky ocean. He gave permission to Goddess Ganga to remove his crown. The crown was placed in milky ocean and it starting floating. It finally reached the seashore near Azhikode. The crown got stuck in the fishing net of Chakottu Theeyan and his friend Perum Thattan. The unusually beautiful crown was decorated with precious stones. They gave the crown to Kolath

Seethayum Makkalum Theyyam – Sita Devi And Lava Kusha Theyyam – Athiralavum Makkalum

Seethayum Makkalum theyyam is a rare theyyam performed during the annual thira – kaliyattam festival  in Kannur and Kasargod districts of Kerala. The theyyam is based on the stories of Rama abandoning Sita in the Uttara Ramayana. This theyyam is also known as Athiralavum ( അതിരാളവും മക്കളും ) theyyam. This theyyam is performed Andalurkavu Temple located at Andalur in Dharmadam Village in Kannur district, Kerala. The shrine is dedicated to Bhagavan Sri Rama who is worshipped here as Daivathar.

Dreaming Of Broken Egg Shells – Meaning

Dreaming of broken egg shells is a bad omen as per dream meaning and interpretation. The dream means you will drop something accidently and this will result in a major loss. It also means trouble due to negligence. Dreams of broken egg shells are a warning sign and the dream is asking you to be careful and avoid all kinds of risks in near future. Dream of broken egg shells 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 shells 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 shells and you wake up laughing or happy means throwing eggs at someone. Fun and happy times in near future. Dream of broken egg shells and it is at an unknown place means theft. It also means someone ma

Dreaming Of Torn Dress – Meaning

Dreaming of torn dress is a warning sign as per dream meaning and interpretation. The dream means sudden attack on you and the scar will cause intense pain and later problems. It also means you will be physically threatened by mad person or weirdly dressed people. Dreams of torn dress also mean your thinking is clouded and there is no proper direction in your life. Dream of torn dress and you are present in the dream means you will soon face weird situation in life involving people who do not respect social rules and etiquettes. It also means you can be kidnapped. Dreams of torn dress and you see other people means you will witness something gruesome in a public place. You might also need help of public to solve a problem. Dreaming of torn dress and if they are colorful means someone will approach you in a nice way but they will have evil intentions. Dreams of torn dress and you see it getting repaired or turning good means you will defeat your enemies or overcome a problem.

Bhagavad Gita Chapter IX Verse 22

Those who, meditating on Me as non-separate, worship Me in all beings, to these ever-steadfast devotees I secure safety and supply all their needs. (Bhagavad Gita Chapter 9 Verse 22) Bhagavan Sri Krishna speaks now of the highest bhaktas who worship God in all beings, who know Him as non-separate from themselves. These are the devotees who in deep meditation, in samadhi, have realized His presence and who have identified themselves with Him. Their hearts and minds are always filled with God. They actually feel their union with Him. Constantly they live in the presence of Him who is their real Self. These are the sannyasins, those who have renounced all that they might possess for God. They have realized that ‘Bhagavan is the wealth of those who have nothing, of those who have thrown away all desires of possession, even that of their own soul.’ They see Him alone, recognizing Him everywhere; for them there is no separation anywhere, all is Divinity, God’s manifestation. Life and Dea

Dreaming Of No Arms Or Legs – Meaning

Dreaming of no arms or legs is a bad omen as per dream meaning and interpretation. The dream means you can expect trouble in life in near future. It also means you will face sudden financial problems or you will be unable to do anything when a tragedy hits your life. Dreams of no arms or legs means you will not know what to do about something. Dreaming of nor arms or legs and you are crying means bad luck and unhappiness. You need to be careful about all your actions. Do not indulge in any kind of selfish actions. Dream of no arms or legs and blood all over mean you will face relationship problems. There will be also sudden change of health. It also means you acting harshly or without thinking and it resulting in serious injury. Dreams of no arm or legs and you see vehicles means there will be accidents. There will death or diseases to you or a family member. Dreaming of no arms or legs and you do not see any help means you will be abandoned to suffer or those you thought will

Dreaming Of An Army Or Conflict Helicopter – Meaning

Dreaming of an army or conflict helicopter and its meaning depends on situation and your reaction. If you are happy in the dream means success and desire fulfillment. It also means travel. Dreams of an army or conflict helicopter and you are worried or terrified or crying is a sign of unexpected problems in life due to natural calamities or accidents. It also means travel plans gone wrong. Dream of an army or conflict helicopter and you see other people mean honor or acceptance. It is a sign of reward or you becoming popular due to some action of yours. Dreaming of an army or conflict crashing is associated with failure and fear. Unwanted thoughts and negativity will soon result in losing something you had in your grasp. Dreams of colorful an army or conflict helicopter are sign of victory, new place and good opportunity. Dream of several an army or conflict helicopters together is a sign of competition. It also means sudden political upheaval in your area. It is sign of proble

Dreaming Of Stomach Or Abdomen – Meaning

Dreaming of stomach or abdomen 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 you will realize you need to exercise and shed some fat. It also means life style disease forcing you to make change in food and daily routine. Dreams of stomach or abdomen and you are happy in the dream 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 stomach or abdomen 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 stomach or abdomen 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 stomach or abdomen with unknown people or unknown location me

12 December 2022 Tithi – Panchang – Hindu Calendar – Good Time – Nakshatra – Rashi

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Monday, 12 December 2022 – It is Krishna Paksha Chaturthi tithi or the fourth day during the waning or dark phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Chaturthi tithi or the fourth day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 3:57 PM on December 12. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Panchami tithi or the fifth day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 6:03 PM on December 13. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.)  Good – Auspicious time on December 12, 2022 as per Hindu Calendar – Good and auspicious time on the entire day.  Nakshatra  – Pushya or Poosam or Pooyam nakshatra till 9:30 PM on December 12. Then onward it is Aslesha or Ayilyam nakshatra on the entire day on December 13 and till 12:01 AM on December 14. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa