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Concept Of Samsara in Hindu Religion

Concept of Samsara in Hindu religion is of great importance and is tailored around idea of mundane existence. The word samsara is derived from the Sanskrit word samyak, meaning well and sar, meaning to move (transmigration or succession of births). The individual jiva (self) is actually Paramatman, the Absolute Being. As Paramatman is all pervasive and full, there is no movement for him. Consequently jiva also has no movement. But when he identifies himself with his intellect, which acts as his adjunct, jiva appears to move from one place to another. Jiva first identifies himself with the intellect, and then through his intellect with his sense organs, and then with his gross body. He is under the influence of avidya (ignorance) and so is always pushed out from his gross body towards the various objects in the world. Being under the influence of the three gunas called – sattva, rajasand tamas, which are in the intellect, he develops raga (an attraction) and dvesha (dislike) for vario

Upcoming Hindu Festivals in March 2023 – Hindu Vrat – Fasting – Rituals in March 2023

Dates of important upcoming festivals and fasting associated with Hinduism in March 2023 – based on major Hindu calendars and Panchang used in India. The festivals, Vrats and ritual days are based on Indian Standard Time (IST). March 2 – Phagu Dashami March 2/3 – Lathmar Holi March 3 – Amalaki – Ranghbhari Ekadashi March 4 – Shani Pradosh – Govinda Dwadashi March 6 – Masi Magam March 6 – Holika Dahan, Holashtak ends, Purnima Vrat March 7 – Chaitanya Mahaprabhu Jayanti March 7 – Purnima – full moon day March 7 – Holi play with colors in Western parts of India March 7 – Attukal Pongala March 8 – Holi play with colors in North India March 8 – Chaitra month begins in North India. March 9 – Tukaram Beej March 9 – Chitragupta Puja – Bhai Dooj in Madhya Pradesh March 10 – Sankashti Chaturthi Vrat – Moonrise time 9:36 PM in North India March 10 – Sankashti Chaturthi Vrat – Moonrise time 10:01 PM in Western parts of India March 12 – Rang Panchami March 13 – Sa

Pandit Jagannath Samrat

Pandit Jagannath Samrat (1652–1744), also known as Samrata Jagannatha, is a religious preceptor and astronomer. It is believed that Pandit Jagannath Samrat hailed from a Brahmin family in Maharashtra and was discovered by Jai Singh in 1702 or 1703 CE. Pandit Jagannath Samrat encouraged Raja Savai Jai Singh of Jaipur (Rajasthan) in his pursuit of practical and observational astronomy. Jai Singh had a very long association with him. Pandit Jagannath Samrat besides his expertise in Hindu astronomy and Sanskrit, was proficient in Arabic and Persian. Among the significant works on astronomy and mathematics composed by Jagannatha, the most important and popular one is Siddhanta Samrat or Siddhanta Sara Kaustubha. The text seems to have been composed after 1730 CE. It is based on Nasir al-Din Al-Tusi’s version of Ptolemy’s Almagest. Samrat Siddhanta has 13 chapters, 141 sections and 196 illustrations. Pandit Jagannath Samrat has appended a supplementary text of four chapters to the former

Kuttikkara Bhagavathi Theyyam – Story – Information

Kuttikkara Bhagavathi is a rare theyyam performed during the annual theyyam thira kaliyattam festival in Kannur region. As per information, this is the theyyam of small girl who attained the status of a Goddess. A famous Kuttikkara Bhagavathy story is that of a girl going to lit lamp in a temple across a river on a rainy day. Kunnuru Desham Namboothiris near Ezhimala had their family deities Vellarkulangara Bhagavathy and Someshwari worshipped on the other bank of Moolakheel River.   A small girl from the Illam used to cross the river to light the evening lamp. Once the girl got caught in a storm and was unable to return back. She prayed fervently to her family deities. The Goddesses appeared before the girl and took her to safety by giving refuge to her in the sanctum sanctorum. The deities gave her a peedam or seat and consecrated her as a deity in the sanctum. People were calling out the name of the girl from the other bank to see if she is safe. A voice was heard which said Kut

Kuruttu Chamundi Theyyam – Information – Story

Kuruttu Chamundi Theyyam ( കുരുട്ട് ചാമുണ്ഡി ) is a ferocious theyyam performed in few temples in Kasaragod region of Kerala during annual Kaliyattam thira festival. As per information, this is a ferocious Mother Goddess who was given a place to satisfy her so that she will not harm people, their property and livestock. Kuruttu Chamundi theyyam story is that of her causing disturbance in a region with her supernatural powers and blood thirstiness. She is given a proper place in a kavu and a theyyam is annually performed so that she will not harm people and other living beings. Kuruttu Chamundi theyyam is worshipped for protection from enemies, to overcome fear of super natural beings like ghosts etc and for a healthy life. She is also worshipped to get strength to defeat enemies and for desire fulfillment. Kuruttu Chamundi theyyam is worshipped during the annual theyyam festival season at Bankalam Kakkatt Panakkool Tharavad Erinhikkaal Bhagavathy Temple in Kasargod on February 16

Anai Ayya Tamil Composers

Anai Ayya are composers and singers in the early part of the 19 th century CE in Thanjavur. Anai and Ayya were brothers and their full names were Anai Iyer and Ayya Iyer. They were born in a village called Vaiyaicheri in Thanjavur district and belonged to the brahcaranam sect of Tamil brahmansas. Anai and Ayya were well versed in Tamil, Sanskrit and Telugu. They composed kritis (songs) in Tamil and Telugu under the pseudonym of uma-dasa (follower of Goddess Uma, the consort of Bhagavan Shiva). The brothers performed together and both became the samasthana vidvans (court poets) of king Serfoji of Thanjavur (1798 – 1824 CE). One of the disciples of Anai Iyer was the celebrated singer Maha Vaidyanatha Iyer, who belonged to the same village as the brothers. The compositions of Anai and Ayya are well known and sung even to this day. Some of them with their corresponding ragas (melodic units) are Intaparaka (Nadanamakriya) Bhajana Savaye Manasa (Kedaram) Mahima Teliya Tarama (Shankara

Dreaming Of Buying Ham – Meaning

Dreaming of buying ham is both good and bad omen as per dream meaning and interpretation. The dream means you will be forced to take up jobs that you do not like. It also means witnessing human dead body or carcass of animals. It also means doing things that you hate. Dreams of buying ham also means lot of guests and busy period. It also means get together, functions or marriage in near future. Dreams of buying ham in an unknown place means you will get stuck in some lonely place. You will be forced to do things that you hate to get out of the situation. It also means getting involved in a crime. Dream buying ham and you see someone else in the dream means you will witness something that you wished you had not witnessed. It also means witness to crime or horrific scene. It also means a secret of yours will be exposed. Dreaming of buying ham and you see blood or body parts means accidents. It also means witnessing something gruesome. Dreaming of buying ham in a known place means

Dreaming Of Buying Hat – Meaning

Dreaming of buying hat is a good sign as per dream meaning and interpretation. The dream is associated with travel and happiness. It also means you will be spending lot of time in sun in near future. Dreams of buying hat and flying away means you will be unable to keep in control some important things. It also means lot of activity during unruly weather conditions. Dream of buying colorful hat is associated with desire fulfilment and happy occasions. It also means participating in party or having a get together in the open. It also means part of a group that has a dress code. Dreaming of buying black hat is associated with a serious function or death. It also means doing something official or more business-like thing in near future. Dreams of buying hat and it is associated with a particular religion means you will go on pilgrimage. You will be participating in religious function.

The Self Cannot Be Gained By A man Who Is Weak And Cowardly - Swami Ramakrishnananda

This Self cannot be gained by a man who is weak and cowardly. He must shake off all false ideas of weakness in time. He can never be weak if he believes himself to be a part and parcel of the all-powerful God. How can the child of such a father be weak? He must have faith in his own boundless strength, which, though latent, may be displayed to its full advantage whenever the occasion demands it. If the struggle is continued in this way, victory will come within a very short time. The senses want one to make friends with all the beautiful women of the world; morality commands, ‘Marry only one girl and love her if you cannot resist lustfulness, for, as says St Paul, “It is better to marry than to burn”, but if you can make yourself a “eunuch for the Kingdom of God”, that is far better and nobler.’ The senses want a man to sacrifice truth for pleasure; morality comes forward and commands him to sacrifice pleasure for truth and duty. The senses want him to live for the enjoyments of li

Dreaming Of Human Hair – Meaning

Dreaming of human hair is a good and positive omen as per dream meaning and interpretation. The dream is considered good as there will be financial and property gains in future. There will be decision regarding ancestral wealth and luck in lottery or games. Dreams of human hair in food means you will never go hungry. It also means you will find food even in the toughest of times. Dreaming of human hair moving on floor is a sign of good days ahead especially in matters of relationship. Dreams of human hair collected in a bag means you will witness weird or kinky things. You will also not be able to explain to other people about something you witnessed. Dreaming of human hair and you playing with them or combing them means you will make some bold changes in your life and this will make you more empowered. The dream also means you might meet someone whom you wished to meet in life. It is also a sign of relationship with opposite sex. Dreaming of human hair and seeing the face of

Dreaming Of Buying Handbags – Meaning

Dreaming of buying handbags is a good omen as per dream meaning and interpretation. The dream means journey, important meetings, success and desire fulfillment. It means you will get some kind of financial and career gains in near future. The dream is also an indication of change of career or moving to a different place. Dreams of buying handbags mean new business engagements and quick decisions. It also means staying away from home for a long period of time. Dream of buying handbags and you are not seen in the dream means revolt against you. It also means your enemies or jealous colleagues will be very active. It also means someone from your family will go to a distant place for a long period of time. Dreaming of buying handbags and you see other people in the dream means compromises for smooth conduct of something. It also means cooperation to achieve your goal. Dreams of buying handbags and if it is torn or turning bad is a sign of internal conflict damaging your reputation. I

Dreaming Of Buying High Heels – Meaning

Dreaming of buying high heels is good and positive dream as per dream meaning and interpretation. It is a sign of travel, change of fortune and new places. The dream also means new happenings in life including vacation or marriage. Dreams of buying high heels also means you will try to impress someone or a group. It also means trying out things you always wanted to but never did for some reason or other. Dream of buying high heels and if it is black in color means interviews, new job or better opportunities. Dreaming of buying colorful high heels means marriage, new relationship and new hope. Dream of buying high heels and you do not like them is associated with forced change or other people might start taking control of your life. It also means wearing things that your uncomfortable with. Dreaming of buying high heels and you are crying or unhappy means you will have to stay away from home or you will be forced to go to a place that you do not like.

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

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Tuesday, 28 February 2023 – It is Shukla Paksha Navami tithi or the ninth day during waxing or light phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Ashtami tithi or the eighth day during waxing or light phase of moon till 5:13 AM on February 28. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Navami tithi or the ninth day during waxing or light phase of moon till 6:17 AM on March 1. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.)  Good – Auspicious time on February 28, 2023 as per Hindu Calendar – Good and auspicious time on the entire day.  Nakshatra  – Rohini nakshatra till 9:59 AM on February 28. Then onward it is Mrigasira or Makayiram nakshatra till 11:42 AM on March 1. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and south Rajasthan), Rohini nakshatra till 7:20 AM on Feb