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Yellu Amavasya 2024 in Karnataka – Ellu Amavasya

Yellu Amavasya, also known as Ellamavasya, is observed on the no moon day in the Margashirsh month (December - January) in Karnataka and parts of Andhra Pradesh. Yellu Amavasya 2024 date is January 11. Ellu means Sesame or Til and Amavasya is the no moon day. Ellu Amavasya festival is observed by farmers and is form a thanksgiving to Mother Earth for a good harvest. An important ceremony on Yellu Amavasya day is the spraying of sesame and jaggery in agricultural lands. There is a belief that the sesame and jaggery are food for the worms in the farmland. Some people also observe pujas dedicated to Lord Shani – especially those who have trouble with Shani Graha or Saturn in their horoscope. Special vegetarian dishes using pulses and green leaves are prepared for the day, especially by farmers. Some of the dishes prepared include bajje, pundi, chikki, palak, menthe, rajgiri, bartha, jowar kadubu and sajje kadubu. All the agricultural laborers gather on the farmland

Putrada Ekadasi January 2023

The Ekadasi by the name of Putrada Ekadashi is observed during the waxing phase of the moon in the month of July/August and also December/January. In  2023 , the date of Putrada Ekadasi in Paush month (December - January) is  January 2 . Putrada Ekadasi is also observed during the waxing phase of the moon in Shravan month (July – August) in some parts of North India, Gujarat, Orissa, Maharashtra , Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh and it is on August 27, 2023 . The corresponding name of Ekadasi observed in North India during the Shukla Paksha in Shravan month is the Pavitra Ekadasi . Ekadasi is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and is observed on the 11th day of waning and waxing phase of moon in traditional Hindu calendar. It is believed that by fasting on Putrada Ekadasi one is relieved of all the sins committed. The greatness of this Ekadasi was explained to Yudhishtira by Lord Krishna and is found in the Bhavishyottara Purana. There is a popular belief that married couples without

Rashimana – Measure Of Value Of Rashi In Hindu Astrology

Rashimana is the measure of value of Rashis in Hindu astrology. Rashimana (Mana meaning ‘measure’) is a concept that old astrological texts deal with. Jataka Parijata and Brihat Jataka give the value for Meha to Kanya, as 20, 24, 28, 32, 36 and 40 degrees respectively; for the remaining six rashis from Tula to meena, it is in the reverse order. Thus, pair of rashis Mesha and Meena have 20 as mana and these are 24 for Vrishabha and Kumbha, 28 for Mithuna and Makara, 32 for Karka and Dhanu, 36 for Simha and Vrishabha and 40 for Kanya and Tula. Bhattotpala, in his commentary on Brihat Jataka, states that these manas multiplied by ten give vighatikas in time. A vighatika is one-sixteenth division of a ghatika – 24 seconds – in terms of modern Western time measurement. Thus, the above duration in vighatikas will be two hundred, two hundred and forty and so on up to four hundred. In a horary chart, the rasimanas are used for predicting the location of stolen property or the position of t

Chintamani Griha – Palace Of Goddess Devi

Chintamani Griha is the palace of Goddess Devi (Mother Goddess Shakti). This palace existed on a beautiful planet around 300 trillion years ago. The palace had high pillars on which rested the roofs. The pillars were studded with gems, stones and jewels and they reflected the light of the sun of the planet. The sun set only after 72 hours. There was no fire on the planet. Some gems and stones retained sunlight and heat and reflected it at night which lasted for 72 hours. It is believed that Shiva met Devi here after his intense meditation in the Mount Kailash. Music and festivities began in the palace with the arrival of Shiva. The palace was looked after by Nityas, the companion energies of Mother Goddess Shakti. They cooked and cleaned. The palace was filled with music of Gandharvas. Shiva and Devi sometimes spend a million years in the palace in bliss and union.

Raseshvara Darshana

Raseshvara Darshana is a sub school of the ancient Shaiva Advaita philosophy with leanings towards mysticism, tantra and alchemy. This school believes that ultimate liberation, called jivan mukti, needs to be realized even with the panda (physical body) of the aspirant. The masters of Raseswara Darshana School postulate samskaras (eighteen processes) and tantras (techniques) for the removal of the mala-nivarana (removal of defects) in this body, refinement of the elements of the body and its transformation to the divine status. This is the foundation for the further Yoga practices. It is only through the instrumentality of the divvya sarira (divine body) that one can experience the flow of rasa (the supreme bliss) from the subtlest level to the grosser level. In its practicality, the followers of this school process the rasa (mercury) through eighteen stages, and the same is used to refine the human body. It resembles, on the practical side, Dhatuvada (school of alchemy), but it is n

Bhagavad Gita Chapter IX Verse 26

He who with devotion offers Me a leaf, a flower, a fruit or water, that love offering I accept, made by the pure-hearted. (Bhagavad Gita Chapter 9 verse 26) What simpler thing can there be but an offering of a leaf or a flower or a little water? Still, the Lord says that it is acceptable to Him. He is so easily satisfied. But it must be offered with love and a pure heart: that is where the secret lies. There is nothing in the gift. It is all in the attitude of the giver. He who created and supports the universe, what does He care for our gifts? Only as an expression of love is it acceptable to Him. And why does God care for our love? Because love is His very nature. By love He is touched. Love is the Truth, the Reality, the Oneness of existence. It is the expression of Oneness. Love is attracted by love. Love flows towards love. It does away with separation; it unites; it binds together. The soul that loves God unites with God. Nothing can obstruct it. God is love and if we love in

Dreaming Of Broken Pan – Meaning

Dreaming of broken pan is a bad omen as per dream meaning and interpretation. The dream means you will be careless and reckless in near future causing damage to things and property. It also means forgetfulness causing accidents and financial damage. Dreams of broken pan and you are not seen in the dream means your absentmindedness might destroy something valuable. It also means bad luck. Dream of broken pan and you are trying to fix it in dream means you will be held responsible for something broken. It also means fear clouding your intelligence and you making more mistakes. Dreaming of broken pan and it is taking place in an unknown place means physical attack on you. It also means getting trapped in an unknown place. Dreams of broken pan and you are successfully hiding it means you will be able to cover up something bad that you had done. It also means lucky escape after an incident involving you.

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

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Wednesday, 28 December 2022 – It is Shukla Paksha Sashti tithi or the sixth day during waxing or light phase of moon   in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Panchami tithi or the fifth day during waxing or light phase of moon till 4:45 AM on December 28. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Sashti tithi or the sixth day during waxing or light phase of moon till 2:46 AM on December 29. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.)  Good – Auspicious time on December 28, 2022 as per Hindu Calendar – Good and auspicious time till 2:19 PM.  Nakshatra  – Satabhisha or Sadayam or Chathayam nakshatra till 6:46 PM on December 28. Then onward it is Purva Bhadrapada or Pooruruttathi nakshatra till 5:36 PM on December 29. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and south Ra