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Sheetala Saptami 2024 date - Importance of Sheetla Saptami

Shitala Saptami Puja is observed on the previous day of Sheetla Ashtami and is observed during the Chaitra month and also during Shravan month. Sheetala Saptami 2024 date in Chaitra month is April 1. The day is dedicated to Goddess Sheetala Mata and is observed on the seventh day during the waning phase of moon in Chaitra month (March – April) and during the waxing phase of moon the month of Shravan (July – August). Goddess Sheetla Devi is worshipped to protect children and to escape from disease like Chicken Pox. The day is of great importance in rural regions in India . Thousands of devotees visit the temple dedicated to Sheetla Mata. Some people do ‘mundan’ – complete removal of hair from head. Some people perform various rituals for a happy and peaceful life. In some regions on Sheetala Saptami day people eat only food prepared on the previous day. It must be noted that Sheetala Saptami is observed during the 7th day of fortnight in Chaitra, Vaishakh, Jyeshta, Ashad

Natya Darpana – Ancient Text On Theater And Drama

Natya darpana is a theoretical text on theater and drama. It is the work of Ramacandra; one Gunacandra is also said to be the joint author. It is said that Ramacandra lived during the rule of Siddharaja and Kumarapala (12 th century CE) in Gujarat. Ramacandra was the disciple of Hemacandra (the author of Kavyanusasana) who was the disciple of Mammata, the author of Kavyaprakasha. Natya Darpana has some novel ideas, such as the recognition of twelve varieties of rupakas (plays) and many varieties of uparupakas (minor plays). It presents a novel view on rasa. Out of the eight rasas recognized by Ramacandra, four are said to be painful and four pleasurable; and rasa in general is a blend of both happiness and misery (sukha – duhkhatmaka). Sringara, hasya, adbhuta, and shanta are considered pleasurable and bhayanaka, karuna, bibhatsa and raudra are considered painful. As against the general view that all rasas are pleasurable. Ramacandra held that it was not so because human experie

Omalloor Vayal Vanibham – Origin – Story

Omalloor Vayal Vanibham is a cattle and agrarian fair held in the Malayalam month Meenam (March – April) at Omallur in Pathanamthitta district, Kerala. The origin of Omalloor vayal vanibham is associated the Indilayappan temple at Valaya Vadakku – Kaipattoor Nariyapuram in Pathanamthitta. As per the story, the fair was held at the premises of Indilayappan temple. The Vayal Vanibham used to be held at Padayanical vayal (paddy field) that belonged to the Indilayappan temple. During one of such fair a huge bull had gone berserk and it entered the Omalloor vayal. It is said that the bull was tied to a pala tree. The bull broke the pala tree branch to which it was tied and ran with it. To the great astonishment of the onlookers, an old, muscular tall gentleman wearing traditional attire of farmers “a mundu and a thorthu “appeared from nowhere and subdued the ferocious bull in Omalloor Vayal. He then dug up pit and planted the tree branch and tied the bull to the same Pala branch. He t

Bhagavad Gita Chapter X – Verse 29

I am Ananta among the snakes; Varuna among water-beings; I am Aryaman among ancestors; and Yama among rulers. (Bhagavad Gita Chapter X – Verse 29) Ananta is the king of non-poisonous snakes. Ananta means eternity. In eternity the world rests. Varuna is the king of water-gods. Yama is the ruler of the dead, the judge of all judges. All this is very interesting for those who are acquainted with the history and scriptures of the Hindus. Otherwise these examples do not carry much meaning and are not so well fitted for others. But anyhow, we get the idea. Whatever is the best and highest in its class should call Bhagavan to our mind, so that we do not go through life heedlessly. When we understand this, then we can work it out ourselves, in our own way.  We know how different things call up holy associations and holy thoughts: a temple, incense, a bare-footed monk, a cross, a golden sunset, flowers offered at the sanctum sanctorum of the temple — we can extend the list as far as we pl

Dreaming Of Red Flowers – Meaning

Dreaming of red flowers is a good omen as per dream meaning and interpretation. The dream means happiness and joy. It also means new relationship. It is also associated with desire fulfillment related to opposite sex. Dreams of red flowers and you see them getting crushed or thrown away means rejection and failure. It also means someone you trusted will leave you. It is also a sign of love or relationship failure. Dream of red flowers and you are unhappy means fear of future. It also means your happiness will depend on the decision of another person. Dreaming of red flowers and you see other people and they are happy means success and joy. It also means marriage and functions. Dreams of red flowers and they turn out to unnatural made of plastic or paper means you will be tricked by someone. It also means emotional problems. You will act without thinking in near future. Dream of red flowers fading or going bad is warning sign about fights with friends or spouse.

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

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Wednesday, 15 March 2023 – It is Krishna Paksha Ashtami tithi or the eighth day during waning or dark phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Ashtami tithi or the eighth day during waning or dark phase of moon till 2:47 PM on March 15. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Navami tithi or the ninth day during waning or dark phase of moon till 12:40 PM on March 16. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.)  Good – Auspicious time on March 15, 2023 as per Hindu Calendar – There is no good and auspicious time on the entire day.  Nakshatra  – Jyeshta or Kettai or Triketta nakshatra till 4:05 AM on March 15. Then onward it is Mool or Moolam nakshatra till 2:48 AM on March 16. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and south Rajasthan), Jyeshta or Kett