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Shabari Jayanti 2023 Dedicated To Old Woman In Ramayana

Shabari Jayanti is dedicated to Sabari, an old woman mentioned in the Ramayana, who attained moksha through her devotion to Sri Ram. Shabari Jayanti 2023 date is February 14. The Jayanti is observed on the eighth day of the Krishna Paksha of Phalgun month in calendars followed in North India. The day is of great significance to the Kol Community. Sabari, a very old woman, was an ardent devotee of Lord Ram. During his search for Mata Sita in the forest, Sri Ram along with Lakshman reached the hut of Sabari. The old woman who was overwhelmed with joy had nothing to offer to the Lord. Tears trickled from her eyes and then she remembered about fresh fruits that she had collected the other day. Sabari was not sure whether the fruits were tasty, sour or poisonous. So she tasted them first a little and threw away all that was sour and not good. So when she went to get them she realized that she had bitten all the fruits. She did not want to offer the half-eaten fruits to Sri

Ways To Reach Non-Dual Awareness In Tantrism

Tantrism has a number of highly effective devices to reach non-dual awareness. The most important are the five essentials of worship. These are – Bhuta Shuddhi (purification of the place of worship) Nyasa (ritualistic touching of the body) Mudra (symbolic gestures) Mantra (powerful words) Dhyana (meditative absorption) Kularavana Tantra speaks of right-handed and left-handed rituals as two stages of initiation out of a total of seven, which are – Vedachara Vaishnava Chara Shaiva Chara Dakshina Chara Vamachara Siddhantachara Kaulachara The first four are of pravrtti (wordly activity). The last three are of nivrtti (liberation). The last three represent spiritual maturity and are open only to certain types of yogins. The Bhagavad Gita speaks of three types of yogins – Pasubhava yogin, Virabhava and Divyabhava. The first type of yogi has no control over his sense organs; he is excluded from the vama types of tantra achara (conduct). The vamachara has five essen

Mamalakaliyan Theyyam – Story – Information

Mamalakaliyan theyyam ( മാമാലകലിയന്‍ ) is a unique theyyam performed in Kannur region during the Karkidaka Masam (July – August). The theyyam visits homes especially in and around Maadayi Kavu during the peak monsoon season in Kerala – the Karkidaka Masam. As per information, this theyyam arrives to remove all kinds of bad omens and bad luck. As per Mamalakaliyan theyyam story, the natural calamities that follow heavy monsoon will be alleviated by the appearance of theyyam. The theyyam offers prayers and takes away with him all kinds of contagious diseases. It is believed that Kali and Kala both follow Mamalakaliyan theyyam who drops them in the sea. The theyyam first appear in Madayikavu on Karkidakam 16 (July 31 or August 1). Mamalakaliyan theyyam is one among the six different types of Maari theyyam performed in Kannur region of Kerala in Karkidaka Masam. Mamalakaliyan wears turmeric face mask and is dresses up using tender coconut fronts. Traditional melam or drums accompany the

Samarasa – Tantric Tradition

Samarasa is a tantric tradition and a term connoting yogic experimentation with body and mind. It is the final stage of a long process of assimilation in Hindu culture and thought. Samarasa is the union of prajna (the female) and upaya (the male) principles. One who can unite these two principles in oneself can have the highest knowledge, supreme bliss and become free from fetters of birth and death. In Hindu tradition samarasa is regarded as the equilibrium of Shiva and Shakti. Complete understanding of this leads to non-duality. Samarasa is a tantric tradition, and there are texts which speak about the essential theoretical and practical features of this type of sadhana (propitiation). The basis of tantrism is Advaita (non-dualistic). Shiva represents the pure atma and Shakti is the creative energy of Shiva, which gives birth to the universe and maintains it. This identity is depicted in the form of a divine couple in intimate embrace; both Shiva and Shakti are one. This realizatio

Yashoda Jayanti 2023 Date - Birth Anniversary of of Yasoda Mata

Yashoda Jayanti is observed in Phalgun month. It is the birth anniversary celebration of Maa Yasoda, the foster mother of Bhagavan Sri Krishna. The day of great importance at Dwarka, Braj, Vrindavan and Mathura. Yashoda Jayanti 2023 date is February 12. Yashoda, wife of Nanda of Braj, looked after baby Sri Krishna. She cared for Sri Krishna as his real parents, Vasudeva and Devaki, were in the prison of Kamsa. Some of the popular incidents in the life of Bhagavan Sri Krishna is associated with Mata Yashoda. They include Krishna showing Mata Yashoda the entire universe in his mouth and the famous incident of her tying Krishna to grinding stone . Yashoda Jayanti is annually observed on Phalgun Krishna Paksha Sashti tithi or the sixth day during the waning phase of moon as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in North India. Related Who is the mother of Sri Krishna?

Bhagavad Gita Chapter X – Verse 11

Out of pure compassion for them, abiding in their hearts, I destroy their darkness born of ignorance, by the effulgent Light of wisdom. (Bhagavad Gita Chapter 10 – Verse 11). They are always engaged in thinking of Me, who dwell in their pure hearts as the Atman, the true, eternal Self. Out of pure compassion and anxiety about how they may attain bliss, I destroy the darkness of their ignorance by the effulgent Light of wisdom. By the Light of wisdom I remove the illusory knowledge caused by the absence of discrimination. The Light of wisdom is the perception of Truth; I give them that perception.’ The passionless heart is like a lamp in which burns the oil of divine grace. The air that keeps it burning is the breeze of love that blows between man and God, and the wind from which it is protected is the desire for things perceived by the senses or the mind. Bhagavan is the divine Light that shines in the heart and illumines the mind from within. That Light must be kept burning by pure

Dreaming About Buying Expensive Shoes – Meaning

Dreaming about buying expensive shoes is good and positive omen as per dream meaning and interpretation. The dream is a sign of travel, change of fortune and new places. The dream also means new happenings in life including vacation or marriage or a new relationship. Dreams about buying expensive shoes are associated with desire fulfillment in near future. Dream about buying expensive shoes and if it is black in color means in interviews, new job or better opportunities. It means progress in career. Dreaming about buying expensive shoes and if they are colorful means marriage, new relationship and new hope. It is also a sign of happiness. Dream about buying expensive shoes and you do not like them is associated with forced change or other people might start taking control of your life. It also means an authority making decisions for you. Dreaming about buying expensive shoes and you are crying or unhappy means you will have to stay away from home or you will be forced to go to

Dreaming Of Buying Something Expensive – Meaning

Dreaming of buying something expensive can be both good and bad as per dream interpretation and meaning. If you are happy then the dream is associated with treasure, unexpected wealth or change of fortune. If you are unhappy or crying then the dream suggests bad luck and loss of wealth – what you get will be lost soon through lavish spending. Dreams of buying something expensive also mean buying unwanted things which are costly and regretting later or not knowing how to settle the credit bills. Dreaming of buying something expensive in a known place or own house is a sign of desire fulfillment. It also means you will get back money or wealth that was lost. It also means decision regarding ancestral wealth. Dream of buying something expensive in an unknown place means you will find wealth not belonging to you. It also means luck in lottery and games. Dreaming of buying something expensive with unknown people witnessing it means you will win huge amount of money in betting or throu

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

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Thursday, 16 February 2023 – 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 Dashami tithi or the tenth day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 12:24 AM on February 16. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Ekadashi tithi or the eleventh day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 10:20 PM on February 16. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Dwadashi tithi or the twelfth day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 8:04 PM on February 17. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.)  Good – Auspicious time on February 16, 2023 as per Hindu Calendar – There is no good and auspicious time on the entire day.  Nakshatra  – Mool or Moolam nakshatra till 6:45 PM on February 16. Then onward it is Purvashada or Pooradam nakshatra till 5:12 PM on February 17. (Time