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Varadaraja – About Varadaraja Manifestation of Hindu God Vishnu

Varadaraja is one among the different manifestation of Hindu God Vishnu and this form is widely worshipped in South India , especially in Tamil Nadu. Legend has it that Brahma conducted a yajna at Kanchipuram in Tamil Nadu and at the end of the yajna Vishnu appeared and gave a boon. As He gave boon and blessings here, Vishnu came to be known as Varadaraja – one who grants boons. Varadaraja is also known as Perarulalan, Devadhirajan, Deva Perumal and Varadarajan. The most popular temple dedicated to this manifestation of the Vishnu is the Varadaraja Temple at Kanchipuram in Tamil Nadu. Here the murti of Bhagwan Srihari Vishnu is in standing posture and faces west. Consort of Varadaraja is Perundevi Thayar (Goddess Lakshmi). Brahma, Aadi Sesha, Sage Bhrigu, Sage Narada and Gajendra are usually worshipped in temples dedicated to Varadaraja Perumal.

Story of Goddess Kanyakumari and Demon Bana

Goddess Kanyakumari is a manifestation of Mother Goddess Parvati and she appeared in the form of a virgin (Kanya) to annihilate demon Bana. The story of Goddess Kanyakumari begins with demon Bana being cursed by Sage Markandeya. Legend has it that once Sage Markandeya was performing austerities. He was offering oblation to the gods and an arrogant demon Bana asked a share of the oblation. This audacity angered the Sage and He cursed Bana that he will be killed by a woman. The demon was greatly distressed and sought the advice of his Guru, Shukracharya. Guru asked his student to ask for forgiveness and for a change in curse – not any woman but a virgin woman should kill him. Bana was granted his wish by Sage Markandeya. The demon thought he had become immortal as there would be no virgin woman who would have the strength to defeat him and kill him. Bana now became arrogant and attacked men, saints and gods. Heaven was attacked by the demon and the Devas fled to Kail

Story Of Ajavilapa – Lament Of Aja - Father Of Dasaratha

Aja is the name of the king of the Surya Vamsha (solar dynasty). He was the son of Raghu (son of Dilipa), father of Dasaratha and grandfather of Rama. He was called Aja because he took birth in the brahma-muhurta, the auspicious moment before dawn.  As Aja is one of the names of Brahma, the king thought it appropriate to name his son Aja.  In the Raghuvamsa of Kalidasa (V.6) this event is recorded in memorable words. Aja went to the swayamvara (a ceremony where the bride chooses the groom with her own free will) of princess Indumati, daughter of the king of Vidarbha. On the way in a forest he saw a wild elephant and ordered his men to shoot the animal dead. When the elephant was pierced by an arrow, it changed into another form and informed Aja that he was a gandharva (celestial being) but due to a curse from a sage, he had become an elephant. As Aja helped him to get back his form, the gandharva gave some arrows to Aja which helped him with the hand of Indumati at the swayamvara. Afte

Annamalai Reddiar – Kavadi Chindu – Originator Of Tamil Musical Form

Annamalai Reddiar (1865 – 91 CE) is the originator of a Tamil musical form called Kavadi Chindu. He was born in 1865 at Chennikulam village in Tirunelveli district, Tamil Nadu. He studied Tamil literature under several scholars. He composed songs and set them to music. More than three hundred of them are about his patron, Irudalaya Maruthappa Thevar, zamindar of Urrumalai. Kavadi Chindu songs of Annamalai Reddiar were written to commemorate Thevar’s pilgrimage to the Muruga temple at Kalugumalai, carrying kavadi (wooden structure) on his shoulders. These songs include invocations to Vinayaka and Murugan as well as descriptions of the Kalugumalai temple and its surroundings. The poet portrays the almighty as nayaka (bridegroom) and the human self as nayaki (bride), and describes their initial separation and their final coming together through the efforts of the guru as a mediator or friend. Such expressions of bridal mysticism have their origin in the hymns of the Alwars such as Nam

Sabara Bhashya – First Available Commentary On Mimamsa Sutra Of Jaimini

Sabara Bhashya is the first available commentary on Mimamsa Sutra of Jaimini. Sabara (57 BC to 5 th century CE) systemized it by arranging all the sutras in twelve chapters, subdivided into adhikaranas and padas. According to Mimamsa, dharma consists of duties enjoined in Vedas as conducive to one’s welfare. This system itself was developed to remove discrepancies in any contradictory Vedic statements and decide the meaning of Vedas. Purva Mimamsa is the system dealing with the rural part of Vedas, whereas the Uttara Mimamsa is the one which deals with the path of knowledge. Sabara removed all misconceptions regarding this system and interpreted it on a logical basis. Instead of prescribing the reading of Vedas for their own sake, he declared them to be studied with a purpose. His commentary on Tarkapada is a beautiful example of a scientific exposition that does not accept the concept of Ishwara (Supreme God). Sabara continued with that and further established that God is neither

Kshetrapalakan Theyyam – Story – Information

Kshetrapalakan theyyam is a powerful male theyyam performed during the annual theyyam kaliyattam thira festival in Kannur and Kasaragod districts of Kerala. As per information, he was the commander-in-chief of Nediyiruppu Swaroopam. As per Kshetrapalakan theyyam story, he was born to Kalaratri and Shiva. He arrived on earth to annihilate demons along with Vettaikkorumakan and Vairajathaneeshwaran. He helps Nediyiruppu Swaroopam in capturing Alladam rajyam. He later became the main deity or Kuladaivam of Alladam. Kshetrapalakan theyyam has a huge mudi or headgear and it is usually carried around with the help of three or four people. The theyyam usually wears black mudi but also red mudi is also used in certain temples. Kshetrapalakan theyyam is performed at Cherukunnu Sree Keezhara Koolom Bhagavathy Temple from February 14 to Feb 19. It is performed at Kanhangad Madiyan Koolom Temple on May 22 and May 23 and at Kannur Valapattanam Sree Kalarivathukkal Bhagavathy Kavu on June 9 and Ju

Dreaming Of Post Office – Meaning

Dreaming of post office is a good omen as per dream meaning and interpretation. The dream means you will decide to do something special for someone far away from home. It also means you will get impatient or there will be delaying receiving and important letter or parcel. Dreams of post office also mean you will decide to stay in a place with no internet connection. You might decide to adopt a life style with no connectivity and modern technologies. Dream of post office and you are happy means success and a period of joy. It means things will go as expected. Dreaming of post office and you see other people means important documents might go undelivered. It also means you will not be able to track down a parcel or letter. It means someone misplacing something very important. Dreams of post office and you are unhappy or crying means you will get shocking news. It also means defeat or rejection.

Dreaming Of Poseidon – Meaning

Dreaming of Poseidon is a warning sign as per dream meaning and interpretation. The dream means there will be conflict and a period of turbulence. You can also expect a sea journey in near future. The dream is also a warning about upcoming storms, heavy rains or earthquake. Dreams of Poseidon also mean you will travel on four legged animals and there will be some incident associated with water. Dream of Poseidon holding a trident and you will have to toil hard to find results. It also means intense physical work. Dreaming Poseidon and you are seen struggling or trying to escape means an old crime or action of yours will trouble you in near future. Dreams of peaceful Poseidon mean gains in property and wealth. It also means making investment in property in near future will bring good gains. Dream of an angry Poseidon is associated with sudden turbulence in life. Property or house hit by flood or other water related problems.

Bhagavad Gita Chapter X – Verse 6 And Verse 7

The seven great rishis of old, as well as the four Manus, from whom have come all these creatures in the world, were born of My mind and endowed with My nature. (Bhagavad Gita Chapter X verse 6). He who comprehends in reality these various manifestations and yoga power of Mine —he becomes well established in unshakable yoga. There is no doubt in this. (Bhagavad Gita Chapter X verse 7). The Deity, as Creator Brahma, created, in a primeval age, from His own mind, the seven first teachers and the archetypes of rulers, the Manus. With their thoughts directed towards the omniscient Bhagavan, these superhuman beings were endowed with power and wisdom. From them has come all subsequent creation. Whatever spiritual knowledge exists in the world has been preserved by the spiritual descendants of the seven great rishis (Saptarshis), who are the primeval teachers of our race. And the ancient Manus are the primeval kings or rulers. This again shows how all creation has descended from God. He

Dreaming Of Posho – Meaning

Dreaming of posho is a good omen as per dream meaning and interpretation. The dream means you will have a period of happiness. It also means peace and desire fulfillment. Dreams of posho are also associated with vacation or return of someone special back to your life. Dream of posho and you are seen eating it means you will decide to do something you like. It also means taking bold decisions. Dreaming of posho and you see other people means going for a party or get together. It also means having food that is not part of your routine. Dreams of posho scattered all around means you will have to lot of hard work after a party or get together. It also means fun getting out of hand and resulting in fight. Dream of posho and you see it boiling means you will have to prepare hard for success in near future. Dreaming of posho going bad means missed opportunity. Dreams of colorful posho means doing things that you had never done before. It also means getting confused and not knowing

Dreaming Of Possums – Meaning

Dreaming of possums is a both good and bad omen as per dream meaning and interpretation. The dream means you will face sudden problems from animals in your residence. It also means running into an unknown animal and getting scared. Dreams of possums also mean change of luck and opportunity to travel. It also means opportunity to stay away from city life in near future. Dream of possums and you are seen panting or hurrying in the dream means you will have to lot of running around or jumping. Dreaming of possums and you will face problems at night from owls or serpents. It also means you will witness something but other people will not be convinced when you reveal it to them. Dreams of possums and you see them in your house or property means ecological problems will start to affect your region. It also means animals will start appearing frequently in your property or house.

Dreaming Of Pomegranate Tree – Meaning

Dreaming of pomegranate tree is a good omen as per dream meaning and interpretation. The dream means your life will take a positive direction in near future. You can expect new job or visit a new place. It also means success after a long dry period. Dreams of pomegranate tree with fruits means you will show good progress in studies, interviews etc. It also means desire fulfillment. Dreaming of pomegranate falling down from tree means you will be staying away from home. Your dream of visiting or moving to a new country will be fulfilled. Dream of pomegranate tree with red flowers means you will be able to defeat your enemies. It also means wish fulfillment and fresh start. It also means success after long hard work. Dreaming of pomegranate tree with buds or small fruits means marriage or new love relationship. Dreams of plucking fruit from pomegranate tree and eating means you will solve a family problem. Dream of pomegranate tree and you see half eaten pomegranate on the tree

8 February 2023 Tithi – Panchang – Hindu Calendar – Good Time – Nakshatra – Rashi

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Wednesday, 8 February 2023 – It is Krishna Paksha Tritiya tithi or the third day during the waning or dark phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Dwitiya tithi or the second day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 2:48 AM on February 8. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Tritiya tithi or the third day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 4:11 AM on February 9. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.)  Good – Auspicious time on February 8, 2023 as per Hindu Calendar – There is no good and auspicious time on the entire day.  Nakshatra  – Purva Phalguni or Pooram nakshatra till 6:42 PM on February 8. Then onward it is Uttara Phalguni or Uthiram nakshatra till 8:18 PM on February 9. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and south Raja