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Importance Of Satsang In Hinduism – Company Of Good

Satsang is of great importance in Hinduism and it literally means the company of the good. Satsanga implies association with the good and it sustains spiritual life. It is far superior to ascetic practices and is the only effective method of crossing the sea of delusion in the Kali Yuga (the dark present age), according to Hindu scriptures. Association with ‘Truth’, the eternal and abiding ‘Reality’, is possible only by taking recourse to spiritual means, reading the knowledge texts which contain the elixir of spiritual wisdom, and by being in the company of saintly men who embody truth. By the law of association, the company of the wise, truthful and evolved beings leads one to the path of virtue, and the company of the unholy drags one to the path of evil. Through contact with the wind, dust rises in the air; if it joins low-flowing water, it becomes mud and stinks, says Ramacharitamanasa (Bala Khanda). That is why the wise shun the company of the vile (budha nahin karahin adhama k

Maruthiyodan Thondachan Theyyam – Story – Information

Maruthiyodan Thondachan theyyam is a very rare theyyam and is based on folklore theme and is performed in very few tharavadu or temples or sacred places in Kannur and Kasaragod region of Kerala. As per information, Maruthiyodan Thondachan was cheated and killed. Maruthiyodan Thondachan theyyam story is that of a rich lady falling in love with him but he did not reciprocate due to the social situation. Maruthiyoda Thondachan was a worker of Puthillam Thamburan. Akkamma Thamburatti of the family fell in love with the worker. But when he did not reciprocate her love, she made false accusations against him and got him killed by hanging. പുത്തില്ലം തമ്പുരാന്റെ അടിയാനായ ആണൊരുത്തന്‍ കുഞ്ഞി വിരുന്തനെ കൊതിച്ച അക്കമ്മ തമ്പുരാട്ടി നൈരാശ്യം മൂത്ത് കള്ളക്കഥയുണ്ടാക്കി അയാളെ തോളൂര്‍ മരുതുമരത്തില്‍ തൂക്കി കൊന്ന കഥയാണ് മരുതിയോടന്‍ തൊണ്ടച്ചന്റെത് .

Ananta Alvan Iyengar – Short Biography

Ananta Alvan Iyengar was a contemporary of Ramanuja. He was born in Kirangoor, a village near Srirangapatna in Karnataka. He was asked by Ramanuja to do pushpa kainkarya (offering of flower garlands to Srinivasa, the Bhagavan of the Seven Hills at Tirupati. He built a tank in Tirupati to grow flowers in the garden for pushpa kainkarya. Even to this day, the tank is named after him. There is a separate colony in Tirupati under the name of Anandalwar colony named in recognition of his devotion to Bhagwan Venkateswara. He was given the title of ‘Ananda Pillai’ by Ramanuja as he readily agreed to go over to Tirupati for Acharya Kainkarya when others were doubtful about their competence  to accept this Kainkarya as planned by Ramanuja. The descendants are recognized in six folds – Akkarakani, Tirumalai, Kunrapakkam, Kunrakunrapakkam, Purisai and Mandyam. His life was an example for others to follow. There are many anecdotes of his life in the following – Bhagavata Pratipatti – respect

Mecheri Chamundi Theyyam – Story – Information

Mecheri Chamundi theyyam is a rare Mother Goddess Bhagavathi theyyam performed during the annual kaliyattam, theyyam thira festival in Kannur and Kasaragod regions of Kerala. As per information, this a ferocious theyyam and is associated with the annihilation of demons Chanda and Munda. As per Mecheri Chamundi theyyam story, she is the daughter of Kalankari Chamundi. She is a minor manifestation of Rakta Chamundi form of Goddess Kali. This form of Mother Goddess is worshipped to overcome various kinds of fears and to defeat enemies. She is also propitiated to retrieve stolen or lost items. It is also believed that prayers to her helps in curing even the most serious diseases. Mecheri Chamundi theyyam is performed at Kayyur Alanthatta Madavathikkal temple, Pilicode Sree Vengakkot Bhagavathi temple, Kasaragod Padannakkad Ozhinha Valappu Tharavadu Devasthanam, Kayyur Aalkeezhil Bhagavathi temple, Kasaragod Kayyur Pulingat Tharavadu Devastanam temple, Kasargod Cheemeni Alanthatta Puthiya

Six Techniques of Cleansing The Body In Yoga – Shatkarma Yoga

Shatkarma yoga is the combined name for six techniques of cleansing the body. Karma is an act. Shat or Sat means six. In Hatha Yoga, there are six procedures or techniques for cleansing different body parts. They are called Shatkarma or Shatkriyas. They are nauli, basti, trataka, kapalabhati, neti and dhouti. They are also called suddhi kriya (procedures of cleaning). It is very important for a student of Yoga to keep himself physically and mentally fit. Any ailment means an immediate impediment in the practice of Yoga. For example, constipation in the intestines creates obstruction in the practice of pranayama. Any obstruction or gap in Yoga practice has its undesirable effects. Therefore, a student of Yoga is always required to guard against an impending possibility of ailment or disorder and take steps to avoid it before it strikes and disturbs the continuity or efficiency of Yoga practice. Hence, whenever a student finds any impurities accumulating in the body, he is expected to

Memundanadu Vettakkorumakan Theyyam – Information – Story

Memundanadu Vettakkorumakan theyyam is a rare theyyam performed during the annual theyyam thira kaliyattam festival in Kannur and Kasaragod regions of Kerala. As per information, this is manifestation of the Keeratha murti of Shiva and Vedathi form of Goddess Parvaati. Memundanadu Vettakkorumakan theyyam story is of him appearing before a pious devotee and helping him to overcome various problems of life. He protects the farm animals and property of the devotee. The deity is given an aaroodam or home in a sacred place and a theyyam is performed to keep the deity happy and to get his blessings. The deity worshipped to overcome various problems in life especially those associated with job, marriage and wealth. He is also propitiated to defeat enemies. Memundanadu Vettakkorumakan theyyam is performed annually at the Ezhilode Karaatt Sree Neeliyaar Bhagavathy Temple.

Monthi Gulikan Theyyam – Story – Information

Monthi Gulikan theyyam is a rare theyyam performed during the theyyam – kaliyattam – thira festival in Kannur and Kasaragod districts of Kerala. As per information, Monthi Gulikan is one among the eight Gulikan theyyams performed in the tharavadu, kavu and temples in North Kerala. The story of Monthi Gulikan theyyam is associated with Shiva annihilating Yama, the god of death, to protect Saint Markandeshwara, the ardent devotee of Shiva. With Yama disappeared from the universe there was no death. This caused immense problems in nature. When Shiva realized the mistake, he gave birth to Monthi Gulikan from the left thumb. He pressed the left thumb of his leg down and Monthi Gulikan appeared holding Trishul and pasha or rope to tie souls. It is believed that Monthi Gulikan keeps a track of all the good and bad deeds of a person. The theyyam has a ferocious mask and the boy is covered in tender coconut leaves. The theyyam holds burning torch. The theyyam is offered worship for overcomi

Dreaming Of Buying Ackee – Meaning

Dreaming of buying ackee 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. Dreams of buying lot of ackees means you will show good progress in studies, interviews etc. It also means eating food that you have not eaten before. Dreaming of buying ackee in an unknown place means you will be staying away from home. Your dream of visiting or moving to a new country will be fulfilled. Dream of buying ackee and eating it there itself means you will be able to defeat your enemies. It also means desire fulfillment. Dreaming of buying green, yellow, red and other color ackee together means marriage or new love relationship. Dreams of inspecting ackee before opening means you will solve a family problem. Dream of buying ackee and presenting it to someone means you might ask for forgiveness for a past mistake or you will come out clean from a scandal. Dreaming of

Dreaming Of Buying Childhood Home – Meaning

Dreaming of buying childhood home is both good and bad omen as per dream meaning and interpretation. The dream means in near future you will get opportunity to visit your childhood home and to buy it. It means good memories, meeting old friends and staying away from stress and tension. Dreams of buying childhood home and you are seen crying or sad means problems in present life. You will regret many decisions you made. There will be relationship problems and you will wish to go back to your old life. Dreams of buying childhood home and you see parents or other family members means financial success and getting back a property you loved so much. It also means happiness and joy due to an external source. Dreaming of buying childhood home and you are alone means you will make bold decisions and follow the path you like. It also means you will be independent. Dream of buying childhood home and you see animals or other people means lot of hard work related to property. It also means r

Bhagavad Gita Chapter X – Verse 25

I am Bhrigu among the great rishis; of words I am the monosyllable Om; of yajnas (sacrifices) I am japa-yajna; of the immovable I am the Himalayas. (Bhagavad Gita Chapter X – Verse 25) Think of Me in all these different forms. If you do that, you can never forget Me, for someone or other of these examples will be before you always. If it is not the sun, then it is the moon, or it is something else. When you meet a person remember quickly that I am that which is the consciousness in him. See Me at the back of the person, the Source of his being and his power and energy. Then you can never be angry with him or you cannot think of him in any unkind way. Now, I am also the syllable Om, the most sacred word in the Vedas, the root of all sounds and the highest symbol of God. And Iam japa, that is, the practice of repeating silently certain mantras, holy texts or some sacred word or the name of God. Some devotees spend many hours in that practice every day. They will repeat mentally ‘So ham

Dreaming Of Buying Palm Oil – Meaning

Dreaming of buying palm oil is a bad omen as per dream meaning and interpretation. The dream means bad decisions and unhealthy practices. It also means you will make poor decisions regarding cooking items. Dreams of buying palm oil in bulk means there will functions or get together or party or marriage in the family. Dream of buying palm oil and you see family members and they are worried means food poisoning. It also means you will pay the price for buying cheap cooking oil. Dreaming of buying palm oil and you see animals means you will face natural calamities. There will be sudden weather change resulting in damage to property or valuables. Dreams of buying palm oil and you see it going bad or floating on ground means bad investment. It also means making poor choices. Dreams about buying palm oil and it happens to be in a strange place means you will get an unwanted transfer. It also means going to a place with no major access to food you prefer.

Dreaming Of Buying Olive Oil – Meaning

Dreaming of buying olive oil is a good omen as per dream interpretation and meaning. It is a sign of growth and progress. You can expect good luck and new good relationship. It also means you will take a different approach to your cooking and the food items used. Dreams of buying olive oil and you are unhappy means lifestyle disease and forced change of diet. Dream of buying lot of olive oil mean sudden shortage of food stuffs. It also means bad weather and natural calamities. The dream also means upcoming manmade problems resulting in foods stuffs getting costly. Dream of buying olive oil from a traditional place means you will get good advice regarding health and wellbeing. You will be able to reverse a current health issue. Dreaming of olive oil and you see it spilling or floating means you will face certain truth in life that you wanted to avoid. You will come in face with reality. So be prepared to remove the mask and see who you really are.

Dreaming Of Buying Cooking Oil – Meaning

Dreaming of buying cooking oil is both good and bad as per dream meaning and interpretation. The dream means you will have a busy period in future due to a function or get together or arrival of guests. It also meeting old friends or relatives. It is also associated with success. It also means you will get the capital required to do a business. Dreams of buying cooking oil and you see fire or accident means you will soon face unexpected trouble in life. Dream of buying cooking oil from a traditional place that extract oil means you or family member will be diagnosed with lifestyle disease. It also means making changes in food and cooking habit to stay healthy. Dream of buying cooking oil and you see other people in the dream means you will have to share something you like with other people and you will not be happy with it. Dreaming of buying cooking oil and it spilling or floating on ground means accident due to carelessness. It also means you falling for the trap set by your en

10 March 2023 Tithi – Panchang – Hindu Calendar – Good Time – Nakshatra – Rashi

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Friday, 10 March 2023 – It is Krishna Paksha Tritiya tithi or the third day during waning or dark phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Tritiya tithi or the third day during waning or dark phase of moon till 8:09 PM on March 10. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Chaturthi tithi or the fourth day during waning or dark phase of moon till 7:57 PM on March 11. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.)  Good – Auspicious time on March 10, 2023 as per Hindu Calendar – Good and auspicious time till 9:21 AM.  Nakshatra  – Hasta or Atham or Hastam nakshatra till 4:58 AM on March 10. Then onward it is Chitra or Chithirai or Chithira nakshatra till 5:42 AM on March 11. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and south Rajasthan), Hasta or Atham or Hast