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Papamochani Ekadasi March 2023 - Meaning and Importance of Papamochani Ekadashi

Papamochani Ekadasi is observed during the waning phase of moon in the month of March – April. In 2023, the date of Papamochani Ekadasi is March 18. It is believed that observing this Ekadasi will help in the redemption of sins. Ekadasi fasting is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and is observed on the 11th day of waning and waxing phase of moon in traditional Hindu calendar. Importance of Papamochani Ekadasi The importance of Papamochani  Ekadasi was mentioned to Yudhishtira by Lord Krishna and is found in the Bhavishyottara Purana. Legend has it that an Apsara named Manju Ghosha lured Sage Medhavi into married life. After several years, the Apsara wanted to return back to Devaloka but this was objected by the Sage. But the Apsara was unwilling to listen to the sage and in anger he cursed the Apsara and turned her into a witch. The sage told her that she will be relieved of the curse by observing this particular ekadasi fasting. The sage too felt that he too had committed sin

Mavila Chamundi Theyyam – Story – Information

Mavila Chamundi theyyam is a rare theyyam performed in a couple of temples in Kasaragod region of Kerala. As per information, the theyyam is a fierce manifestation of Devi or Goddess Durga Bhagavathy. She is believed to be a minor manifestation of the Rakta Chamundi form of Goddess Kali which appeared to lick the blood of Raktabeeja. The story of Mavila Chamundi theyyam is that of her appearing from a homa or yajna kunda (sacrificial fire) and appearing before the head of a prominent tharavad of the region. She protects the family from ill health and demons. She appears to protect livestock which are attacked by supernatural beings. To keep her calm and not to cause destruction she was given an aaroodam or worship place. A theyyam is performed annually keep her content and happy and to seek her blessings. A major highlight of theyyam is the mudiyettu or wearing of the holy headdress. It is believed that the deity fulfills the desires of devotees. She is also propitiated to defeat ene

Meditation In Svetasvatara Upanishad – How To Meditate And Benefits

 According to Svetasvatara Upanishad, one realizes the highest goal of life through meditation, which involves both the process of self knowledge and self discipline. Svetasvatara Upanishad deals with questions regarding the cause of the universe, the origin of the universe, the origin of our birth and what is Brahman. Different sages gave different answers to the questions. As there was no consensus, they decided to do dhyana. During that process of dhyana, all the sages had a vision of the universe, which resembled a wheel. “In this infinite wheel of Brahman, in where everything lives and rests, the pilgrim soul is whirled about. Knowing the individual soul, hitherto regarded as separate, to be itself the moving force, and blessed by him, it attains immortality.” The individual self is regarded as God’s own power, which on account of its svaguna (quality) appears as the self. The person who surrenders to Brahman gradually becomes one with Him. He becomes free from illusion (maya)

Sheetala Ashtami 2024 date - Importance Of Sheetla Ashtami

Sheetala Ashtami is dedicated to Goddess Sheetla in the month of Chaitra (March – April) as per the traditional calendar followed in North India . Sheetala Ashtami 2024 date is April 2. Sheetala Ashtami Vrat is observed on the eighth day (ashtami) of the Krishna Paksha (waning phase of moon) in Chaitra month. The popular belief is that observing this Vrata will help in curing various diseases. As per Skanda Purana, Goddess Shetala is the healer of epidemics and diseases. When great epidemics and contagious diseases affect living beings on earth, Mother Goddess appears as Sheetala Mata to help her children. She holds a broomstick or neem leaves in one hand which symbolizes her power to purify the environment and a pot filled with medicinal fluid which heals the infected ones. The story of Goddess Sheetla mentions about demon Jwarasura. He is a personification all kinds of epidemics and contagious diseases. When the actions of Jwarasura increases, people become sick and die. Med

Dead Wood Sprouts Leaves – Miracle Of Guru Raghavendra Swamy

Guru Raghavendra Swamy was a great mystic and saint philosopher who lived during the 17th century in South India and he performed numerous miracles during his stay on earth. In one such miracle, the Guru sprouted leaves on a dead wood to show the power of Vedas. The learners and practitioners of Vedas of Sirasingi Village were harassed by the village headman. The village headman had come under the influence of monolithic religions and questioned the practices of Vedic religion. He did not believe in the Vedas and the teachings in it. Guru Raghavendra Swamy, who was passing through the region, was approached by the people of the village to find a solution which threatened their personal beliefs and religion. The guru decided to rescue the people of the village. When Guru Raghavendra Swamy confronted the village headman, he asked Guru to make piece of wood sprout leaves by reciting verses from the Vedas if they were so powerful. Guru asked the village headman to provide him with

Importance Of Number 1 In Hinduism

In Hinduism, science of numbers or numerology is known as Ankavidya and is of great importance. The number 1 is of great importance in Hindu astrology. Ankavidya is allied to astrology, palmistry, physiognomy and other branches of occult learning and deals entirely with the mystic influence of numbers as they help us trace or predict the event in the life of an individual or nation or any entity. Number 1 in Hinduism stands for the Sun or Surya Navagraha, and all that is strong, individual and creative. People with number one are born leaders; they are ambitious and active, and often dominant and aggressive. Its negative attributes are ruthlessness and stubbornness. The color associated with number 1 is red, the day associated with it is Sunday and the gem associated with number 1 is ruby.

Dreaming Of Buying Peach – Meaning

Dreaming of buying peach 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 to a new place. Dreams of buying a lot of peach means you will show good progress in studies, interviews etc. Dreaming of buying fresh peaches from an orchard means you will be staying away from home. Your dream of visiting or moving to a new country will be fulfilled. Seeing dream of buying unripe hard peach means you will be able to defeat your enemies. It also means desire fulfillment. Dreaming of fresh peaches dripping nectar or juice means marriage or new love relationship. Dreams of buying and eating peach means you will solve a family problem. Dreaming of buying peach and it going bad means you need to stop all bad habits and bad friendships. You should not indulge in any kind of activities that is against law. You will be caught if you do something against the law.

Dreaming Of Buying Pears – Meaning

Dreaming of buying pears is a good omen as per dream meaning and interpretation. The dream means you will have a new relationship or you will take a relationship to next level. It also means travel and getting to taste exotic fruits. Dreams of buying pears mean opportunity to live and work in different places. Dream of buying red color pears is associated with fulfillment of sexual desires. It also means making friendship with gay or lesbians. Dreams of buying pears and you are present in the dream with friends or relatives means happy times. You will be attending parties and get together. Dream of buying yellow color pears is associated with happiness and desire fulfillment. Dream of buying pears and you are not present in the dream means you will miss an event. It also means you will be busy when your friends or family will be partying. Dreaming of buying green color pears means you will be making changes in your life to accommodate a person. It also means better opportunit

Bhagavad Gita Chapter X – Verse 31

Among purifiers I am the wind; among warriors I am Rama; among fishes I am the shark; and among streams, I am Jahnavi, the Ganga. (Bhagavad Gita Chapter X – Verse 31) Rama was the incarnation of Bhagavan. He was a king and a mighty warrior. There is an interesting story of his strength and prowess. Sita, the daughter of King Janaka, was the most beautiful and the cleverest princess in the land. Many were the princes who had asked for her hand. But none of these could win her, as Sita was not satisfied with her suitors. She wanted to be wedded to the most valiant prince of the domain. To test the strength of the claimants, Janaka had proclaimed through all the land that only he who would succeed in stretching the gigantic bow of Shiva would be accepted by his daughter as her husband; none other need apply .Now princes and warriors came from all directions, for Sita was the jewel of the land. They all tried their valor at the bow. But so big and heavy was the bow that some could hard

Dreaming Of Buying Pens – Meaning

Dreaming of buying pens is a good omen as per dream meaning and interpretation. The dream means soon you will be attending important exams or signing important documents in near future. Dreams of buying pens also mean you will get opportunity to correct a mistake and you should make use of the chance. There will be opportunity for sin redemption or rectify a mistake you had made. Dream of buying colorful pens is a positive sign and opportunity for progress. It also means an incident haunting you will no longer trouble you. Dreaming of buying pens and you see yourself in the dream means you will have to explain about certain actions of yours and you might want as if no such thing had happened. You should be careful about all your actions and words. It also means you should be careful while writing down things when in anger or emotionally charged as you might regret it later. Dreams of buying pens and you see other people in the dream means a certain action of yours might invite un

Dreaming Of Buying Petrol – Meaning

Dreaming of buying petrol is a warning sign as per dream meaning and interpretation. It means there are hidden problems in your life and they will soon explode creating havoc in both personal and professional life. Something important but you had ignored will cause severe damage to you. Dreams of buying petrol and you do not have a vehicle mean enemies will be very active and will attempt to physically hurt you. Dream of buying petrol in a can or other vessel means you need to be careful while handling flammable things. It also means not to ignore important safety aspects in your house or building. The dream is also asking to be cleaner and alert regarding safety aspects. Dreaming of buying petrol from an unknown place means you will be getting into tough situations soon. It also means long distance journey and vehicle giving you some trouble. If you know the place in the dream means you will forget something important about your vehicle. It also means not filling up petrol and t

Dreaming Of Buying Pepper – Meaning

Dreaming of buying pepper is both good and bad as per dream meaning and interpretation. The dream means you will be tricked by someone. You might not know the real intention of people and you will follow or help them. Dreams of buying pepper from unknown place mean you will be a victim of prank. It also means you will accuse a person for something when the person is really innocent. Dream of you buying pepper from a known place means you will meet someone who has similar thought like yours. Dreaming of buying green, red and black color pepper means luck will be in your favor. It also means you will get sudden wealth. Dream of pepper falling down after buying means you will face some difficulties but things will improve if you have the willpower and courage to walk through the difficulties. Dream of pepper rotting or drying or with white patches means lost opportunity which you will regret. Dreams of buying and then playing with pepper mean child birth in family or happy occas

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

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Friday, 17 March 2023 – It is Krishna Paksha Dashami tithi or the tenth day during 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 waning or dark phase of moon till 10:23 AM on March 17. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Ekadashi tithi or the eleventh day during waning or dark phase of moon till 8:00 AM on March 18. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.)  Good – Auspicious time on March 17, 2023 as per Hindu Calendar – Good and auspicious time after 2:07 PM.  Nakshatra  – Purvashada or Pooradam nakshatra till 1:18 AM on March 17. Then onward it is Uttarashada or Uthradam nakshatra till 11:41 PM on March 17. Shravan or Thiruvonam or Sravana nakshatra till 9:59 PM on March 18. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, G