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Samavesha In Hindu Philosophy

In Hindu philosophy, Samavesha means a congregation of things at a particular place. If one is allowed to participate in a conference, action is called Samavesha (admission). Philosophically, when one surrenders to God by way of initiation by a religious teacher, he is included as one among the others surrendered. The self is thus endowed with the quality of Samavesha (inclusion). Grammatically, the culmination of different meanings at a place (and giving the conventional usage of the term) is what is known as Samavesha. For example, the word ahara the root, hr means to bring. Samavesha would stand for not only the intake of food but also the food articles that are digested by the body. Similarly, the world is known to be protected and kept in existence by God. Here the meaning of the terms, exist and protect, go hand in hand and denote Samavesha. Those words which change their meanings contextually are not to be included together to provide the same meaning. A tool of wasteful m

Kshetrapalakan Story In Kerala

Kshetrapalakan is a Shaiva deity worshipped mainly in North Kerala in Kerala. A theyyam of Kshetrapalakan is also performed during the annual thira theyyam kaliyattam festival in many kavu, tharavadu and temples in the region. The story of Kshetrapalakan in Kerala is associated with Paramashiva (Shiva) and Goddess Kalaratri. A demon named Damughan overpowered the Devas with his unfathomable strength and ferociousness. Deva, or demigods, approached Shiva to find a solution. Shiva deputed his student Parashurama to capture Damughan. But Parashurama failed in the mission. This angered Shiva who opened his third eye and from it appeared Goddess Kalaratri. The Goddess went alone into the battlefield and caused an unimaginable mayhem. She finally caught hold of Demon Damughan, she chopped his head with nail of her little finger and drank his blood. But the fury of the Goddess continued to increase and now she threatened the very existence of the universe. To calm her down Shiva perform

Vellayani Devi Temple – Festival Kaliyoottu 2023 – Pongala

Vellayani Devi Temple is located at Vellayani on the outskirts of Thiruvananthapuram city, Kerala. The shrine near Vellayani Lake is dedicated to Goddess Bhadrakali.  The temple is noted for the Kaliyoottu Mahotsavam which happens once in every three years and is celebrated over a two-month period (about 56 to 65 days). The next festival will be in February - April 2023. The temple observes the annual Pongal festival is held on Aswathy nakshatra in Meena Masam (March – April). Vellayani Devi Temple Kaliyoottu Festival Kaliyoottu festival is a ritual art form associated with Goddess Bhadrakali in Southern Kerala especially in Thiruvananthapuram region. The festival celebrates with the holy war between Goddess Kali and demon Darika. One of the main rituals of Kaliyoottu is the Thottam Pattu. It requires 48 days for singing the Bhadrakali Thottam Pattu completely. The most important rituals associated with Kaliyoottu festival are Kalamkaval, Nagaroottu, Uchabali, Dikkubali, Paranett

Anacharas In Hinduism

In Hinduism, anacharas are the bad practices. It covers different religious and social fields. According to Laghudharmapradipika, the anacaras are sixty four in number (Chapter 12 section 4). Some of them are noted here – Water should be sprinkled after sweeping the floor, twigs should not be used for cleaning the teeth, cooking should not be done before bathing, food kept overnight should be avoided , remnants of used food should not be eaten, vegetable preparations should not be served with hand, and tambula (betel leaf) should not be taken when one is not ‘pure’. It further mentions that a brahmin should not do the work of a weaver or a washerman, the eldest son (of a namboothiri) shall marry and become a householder the other sons may have sambandha (non-formal marital relationships) with women of lower castes, and that touching a menstruating woman pollutes one. The spirits of the dead should not be consecrated in temples, cremation should be done on one’s own premises and n

Swami Dayananda Saraswati Jayanti 2024 Date

Swami Dayanand Saraswati Jayanti celebrates the birthday of Swami Dayananda Saraswati, the founder of Arya Samaj. Swami Dayanand Saraswati Jayanti 2024 date as per Hindu Tithi is March 5. He was born on the 10th day of waning phase of moon or Krishna Paksha Dasami Tithi in Falgun month. His birthday as per Gregorian calendar is on February 12, 1824. Swami Dayananda Saraswati established the foundation of Arya Samaj in 1875. The primary objective of Arya Samaj is to do good to the whole world by improving the physical, spiritual and social conditions of society. Today, the presence of Arya Samaj is felt in more than 100 countries. Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati, as he was popularly known to the world, yearned for ‘Krinvanto Vishwam Aryam’ – to make the entire world a group of good people. Satyarth Prakash , meaning the light of truth, is the most important text and guide of the Arya Samaj. It was written by Swami Dayananda Saraswati to propagate the true teachings of the Veda

Alaya Vijnana In Mahayana Buddhism

Alaya Vijnana literally means a bed of consciousness. It is a term used in Mahayana Buddhism and is the concept of the Yogacara School, one of the important sects of Mahayana Buddhism. Yogacara is also said to be Vijnanavada because it holds the view that only vijnana or consciousness is the sole reality and the empirical world is illusory. Since the external object perceived by consciousness does not hold its independence, the perception of external object is not tenable. The word alaya means griha (house) or a place and vijnana means consciousness or the mode of comprehending the object. Here, the question arises as to the object of alaya vijnana. Alaya vijnana also has an object but its object is so subtle, indefinite and illimitable that it cannot be visualized. It is of an indeterminate content. It is so pure that it is not even felt like others. It is so because Alaya Vijnana appears in two ways Upadana Vijnapti (internally as consciousness appearing as the constituent of an in

Dreaming Of Purchasing New Clothes – Meaning

Dreaming of purchasing new clothes is a positive sign as per dream meaning and interpretation. The dream is associated with new friends and better future. The dream is asking you to mingle with people and develop new connections and positivity. Dreams of purchasing new clothes in the market also mean upcoming functions or marriage. Dream of purchasing new clothes also suggests happy occasions in life, new relationship, functions, travel and meeting of someone special. It is also a sign of success. Dreaming of purchasing new clothes and you see huge bag etc is associated with some kind of journey and positive challenges in life. It means change of place or the way you make money. Dream of purchasing new clothes and you are walking alone is a reminder to you to get your wishes fulfilled and it is the right time. Dreaming of purchasing new clothes and walking in new clothes in a shop or some other place is a sign that you need to get your act quickly and work on your desires and d

Dreaming Of Purple Flowers – Meaning

Dreaming of purple flowers is a good omen as per dream meaning and interpretation. It is a sign of hope and joy. It also means new relationship and new friendships. Dreams of purple flowers also mean honor and being received warmly in a new place. It is also associated with royalty and gifts. Dream of purple flowers mean that you will be of great help to others. It also means happy occasions in the family. It also means you will be happy for someone. Dreams of purple flowers blooming are associated with travel. It means staying away from city or visiting a country side. Dreaming of purple flowers in your hands means you will see positive results in job, career, profession, exams and interviews. Dream of purple flowers and you see yourself in the dream happy or running means it is a sign of love and romance in life. It also indicates marriage. Dream of purple flowers and you are not present in the dream means you will become spiritual or religious. It also means sacrifice and

Bhagavad Gita Chapter X – Verse 18 And 19

O Janardana, tell me again in detail of Your yoga power and divine attributes, for I am never satiated in listening to (Your) words of nectar. (Bhagavad Gita Chapter X – Verse 18) Bhagavan said: O best of the Kurus, I shall speak to you of My principal divine attributes, for there is no end to the vastness of My manifestations. (Bhagavad Gita Chapter X – Verse 19) And then, being thus earnestly solicited Bhagvan answers Arjuna and helps him out of his difficulty. Gladly does Sri Krishna comply with Arjuna’s request. ‘I shall speak to you of My divine attributes. But I shall tell you only the principal ones, for even in a whole lifetime I could not mention them all. There is no end to the vastness of My manifestations. My power is unlimited. It can never be told. First I will tell you about the Atman. That is the highest, that is My real Being, apart from the conceptions of men — the indwelling Spirit.

Dreaming Of Pumpkin – Meaning

Dreaming of pumpkin is a powerful and very good dream as per dream meaning and interpretation. It means that soon you will be able to have clear views about life. It also suggests desire fulfilment. It also means you will be able to see through the activities of your enemies and also of your friends. Dreams of pumpkin is also associated with fullness and upcoming festival or joyous occasion in life. The dream of pumpkin in farm is suggesting you to take bold decisions by being honest with yourself. It also means change of lifestyle or staying away from your current location. The dream of you picking up huge pumpkin means that you will be able to solve a perplexing question or a problem that has been troubling you for a long period. Dream of pumpkin going bad is a sign that you will lose good opportunity. So be careful about all things that come your way. Dreams of several pumpkin together means you will be spoilt for choice. You will we be rewarded for you hard work and honesty

Dreaming Of Praying In Temple – Meaning

Dreaming of praying in temple is a good omen as per dream interpretation and meaning. First important meaning is that Bhagavan or god is asking you to come and visit a divine place. It is also a sign that you will see peace and progress, if you follow dharma and goodness. The dream means you will have better opportunity and prosperity. Dreams of praying temple also means you are doing something unethical and you should avoid it as it will only result in your destruction. Dreaming of praying before idol or murti in a temple sanctum means there will be increase in wealth. You will find solution to an ongoing problem. It also means luck is in your favor. You will also get to hear happy news. Walking or moving while praying in temple means you will achieve success in life you are ready to do hard work. There will be a good opportunity in near future and you should make use of it. Dream of a praying in a temple you had never seen before means help from strangers. It also means you wil

Dreaming Of Buying Fresh Fish - Meaning

Dreaming of buying fresh fish is a good omen as per dream interpretation and meaning. The dream means desire fulfilment or guests or meeting someone special. It also means visit to exotic location. It also means eating something you always wanted to eat. Dreams of buying fresh fish and you are not a fish eater then it means you will be forced to eat food that you don’t like due to lack of choice. It also means trapped in an unknown culture. Dream of buying fresh fish and you see yourself in the dream means change of place and change of food habits. It also means you will go to live in a locality that does not serve your regular food. Dream of buying fresh fish and you don’t see yourself in the dream means you will not take up an opportunity in a distant place just because you will be uncomfortable there. You might later regret this decision. Dream of buying fresh fish and if you see the fish alive means visiting places that sell live food animals. It also means you will face unru

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

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Monday, 20 February 2023 – It is Amavasya Tithi or the no moon day in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Amavasya Tithi or the no moon day till 1:01 PM on February 20. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Pratipada tithi or the first day during waxing or light phase of moon till 10:48 AM on February 21. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.)  Good – Auspicious time on February 20, 2023 as per Hindu Calendar – There is no good and auspicious time on the entire day.  Nakshatra  – Dhanishta or Avittam or Sravishta nakshatra till 12:16 PM on February 20. Then onward it is Shatabhisha or Sadayam or Chathayam nakshatra till 10:46 AM on February 21. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and south Rajasthan), Dhanishta or Avittam or Sravishta nakshatra till 11:46 AM on Februar