శివుడి ఆజ్ఞ లేనిదే చీమైన కుట్టదు: తత్వ బోధ – నీతి సుధ

ఇది కాస్త పెద్దదే కానీ ఒక సందేహ నివృత్తి చేయగలదు కనుక ఓపికగా చదవండి..

భగవంతుడు "సర్వాంతర్యామి" అని అంటారు కదా ?! మరి మనము ఏం చేసినా దానిని ఆ భగవంతుడు చేయించినట్లే కదా.. అంటారు కొందరు..

అవును కొందరు అనుకున్నట్లే.. ఆ భగవంతుడు "సర్వాంతర్యామి", "సర్వవ్యాపి", "సర్వాంతరజ్ఞాని" యే.. అంటే భగవంతుడు మనలోనూ, అందరిలోనూ ఉన్నాడు.

అయితే ఆయన నీలో ఉన్నది నీ చేత ఏ పనైనా చేయించడానికి కాదు. నీలో ఉండి నువ్వు చేసే పనులు చూడ్డానికి.. నీ దేహానికి శక్తిగా, నీ బుద్ధికి, మనసుకు, ఆలోచనకు, కర్మకు స్వేచ్ఛ ఇచ్చి.. నీ "కర్మ సాక్షిగా" ఉంటాడు. అంతే తప్ప నీ కర్మలకు "కర్త" గా కాదు..

"శివుడి ఆజ్ఞ లేనిదేచీమైన కుట్టదు" అని అంటారు కదా!? మరి మనం తప్పు చేసినా, మంచి చేసిన శివుని ఆజ్ఞా వల్లనే కదా !? అంటారు కొందరు.

అయ్యా అది, అదే ఆ సామెత లేదా జాతీయం అది ఏదైనా కావచ్చు అది "జనన, మరణాలకు" సంబంధించినది. లేదు, కాదు, మీరు అనుకున్నట్లే అనుకుందాం.. అంటే ఏదైనా ఆయన ఆజ్ఞా వల్లనే జరుగుతుంది అనుకుందాం.. ఇక్కడ ఒక విషయాన్ని మీరు గమనించాలి ఏమిటంటే.. ఆ దేవుడు మనకు "ఆలోచన స్వేచ్ఛ" ను,…

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Bihu Festival – The Harvest Festival of The Assamese

It would not be wrong to call Bihu festival as the most celebrated festival of the Assamese Community. Although the word Bihu does not have a translation into English, yet it is not just a word, it is an emotion altogether.

Bihu teaches every Assamese to celebrate the joy of harvest. Fundamentally, there are three Bihus celebrated by the Assamese Community.

They go by the name- Rongali or Bohag Bihu ( festival of happiness), Bhogali or Magh Bihu(festival of feasting) and Kongali or Kati Bihu ( reflecting scarcity).

All these festivals have their own significance and marked certain occasions for the farmers of Assam.

Initially, these festivals were celebrated during the leisure periods between the farming seasons. However, over the years it became the identity of the Assamese people.

Bihu Festival - Origin and Significance

The history of Bihu can be traced to the ancient amalgamation of Assamese Traditions celebrating a …

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Totakashtakam Lyrics and Meaning

Totakashtakam was composed by Giri (Totakacharya), a foremost disciple of Jagathguru Adi Shankaracharya.

Once he praised Acharya with Ashta Slokas in Totaka Meter (An Anapestic tetrameter that has four anapestic metrical feet per line). Thereafter, Giri got the title of Totakacharya and the rhyme became famous as Totakashtakam.

Totakashtakam Lyrics and Meaning

viditā khila śāstra sudhā jaladhe mahito paniṣat kathitār thanidhe ।

hṛdaye kalaye vimalaṃ caraṇaṃ bhavaśaṅkara deśika me śaraṇaṃ ॥ 1॥

Meaning: I praise and seek the protection of Śaṅkara, Who is the ocean of nectar of our great holy books, And who is like the Treasure Of the essence of the great Upaniṣads and I meditate on his clear holy feet in my heart.

karuṇā varuṇālaya pālaya mām bhavasāgara duḥkha vidūna hṛdam ।

racayā khila darśana tattva vidam bhavaśaṅkara deśika me śaraṇaṃ ॥ 2॥

Meaning: I praise and seek the protection of Sankara, who is…

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9 Forgotten Indian Traditions That will Help You in this Corona pandemic

India is widely known for its culturally diverse people and traditions. The country had a wonderful past with several mentions in the historical scripts.

Most of the books on Indian History have comprehensive work on Indian culture and traditions. Now, when it comes to traditions, they are something we are born with.

Our ancestors have introduced traditions to us which we respectfully agreed to believe. There exists a compelling picture of our Indian heritage right in front of us.

Not to forget, Indian traditions are just not for ritual practices but also have scientific benefits attached to it.

However, the cruel irony is that as time passed by, with the hustle and bustle of life, we tend to get away from these traditions.

Indian society is a culmination of various customs, cults, sects, and rituals. But with due acceleration in time, important traditions are left out and we somehow have resorted to mechanical life.

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Names of Telugu Months of the Year

The Telugu Calendar is divided into 12 months, the month is called Masamu in Telugu and each Masamu consist of 30 days & divided into 2 Pakshas(Fortnight) - Shukla paksham and Krishna paksham. Each Paksha has 15 days. The Shukhla Paksham ends with Pournami(Full Moon) and Krishna Paksham ends with Amavaasya(No Moon). List of Telugu Months English Month Telugu Month March/April చైత్రము / Chaitramu April/May వైశాఖము / Vaishakhamu May/June జ్యేష్ఠము / Jyeshtamu June/July ఆషాఢము / Ashadamu July/August శ్రావణము / Sravanamu August/September భాద్రపదము / Bhaadrapadamu September/October ఆశ్వయుజము / Ashwayujamu October/November కార్తీకము / Karthikam November/December మార్గశిరము / Margashiramu December/January పుష్యము / Pushyamu January/February మాఘము / Maghamu February/March ఫాల్గుణము / Phalgunamu Apart from these 12 months in telugu calender, there is one more month called Adhika Masamu. It comes once in every 3 years, follow the link to know more about…
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Hindu Baby Girl Names Starting with D

Who knows it better than a new mom or an expecting mom? How exciting it is to decide a unique baby name for your newborn? Are you an expecting mom & looking for baby name ideas? We have prepared a list of Hindu baby girl names starting with D for you to pick one from, for your newborn baby or to be born bundle of joy! Hindu Baby Girl Names Starting with D Name Meaning Daksha  Earth; Wife of Lord Shiva Dakshayani  Goddess Durga Dalaja  Honey Damini  Lightning Damyanti  Beautiful Darika  Maiden Darpana  Mirror Darshana  Observation Daya  Kindness; mercy; pity Dayamayi  Merciful Dayanita  Merciful Dayita  Beloved Deborah  Queen Bee Deekshaa Initiation; Sacrifice; Preparation for ceremony Deekshita Initiation; Prepared Deena Divine; Grand; Vindicated Deepa  A lamp Deepal  Light Deepali  Collection of lamps Deepakala  arc of lamps Deepaprabh…
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Hindu Baby Girl Names Starting with C

Who knows it better than a new mom or an expecting mom? How exciting it is to decide a unique baby name for your newborn? Are you an expecting mom & looking for baby name ideas? We have prepared a list of Hindu baby girl names starting with C for you to pick one from, for your newborn baby or to be born bundle of joy! Hindu Baby Girl Names Starting with C Name Meaning Cauvery  Same as Kavery; the name of a river Chaaya  Shadow Chahna  Love Chairavali  the full moon of Chaitra month Chaitali  Born in the Chaitra month Chaitaly  Name of an ancient city Chaitanya  divine radiance Chaitra  1st month in Indian calendar; beginning Chakori  Alert; a bird Chakrika  Lakshmi Chalama  Goddess Parvati Chaman  Garden Chameli  A creeper with flowers Champa  A flower Champakmala  garland of Champa flowers Chanchal  Active Chanchala  Unsteady; Lakshmi Chanchari  bird; …
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Hindu Baby Girl Names Starting with B

Who knows it better than a new mom or an expecting mom? How exciting it is to decide a unique baby name for your newborn? Are you an expecting mom & looking for baby name ideas? We have prepared a list of more than 100 Hindu baby girl names starting with B for you to pick one from, for your newborn baby or to be born bundle of joy! Hindu Baby Girl Names Starting with B Name Meaning Babita  little girl Bageshri  an Indian Musical Raag Bahugandha  Multiscented; fragrance Bahula  cow; Kritika nakshatra Baijanti / vaijanti  name of flower Bairavi  Goddess Durga; A Raga Baka  Crane Bakul  Name of a Flower Bakula  Nagakeshar flower Bala  Damsel Bandhavi  one who joins Bandhura  pretty Banhi  Fire Bani  Goddess Saraswati Banmala  a garland of wildflowers Banni  Maiden Bansari  Flute Barkha  Rain Barsha  Rain Baruni  Goddess Durga Basabi  Wife of Lord Indra Basanti  spring Bavishya  Future Bavishni  One who has future Beena  A m…
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Hindu Baby Girl Names Starting with A

Who knows it better than a new mom or an expecting mom? How exciting it is to decide a unique baby name for your newborn? Are you an expecting mom & looking for baby name ideas? We have prepared a list of more than 400 Hindu baby girl names starting with A for you to pick one from, for your newborn baby or to be born bundle of joy! Hindu Baby Girl Names Starting with A Name Meaning Aabha  Glow Aabharana  Jewel Aadarshini  Idealistic Aadhya  the beginning; first Aadita  from the beginning Aadrika  Mountain Aahlaadita  bubbling with delight Aahna  Existence Aakanksha  desire; expectation Aakriti  Shape Aaloka  lustrous Aamaal  hopes/ aspirations Aamani  Spring season (Vasanth ritu) Aamrapali  Leaf of a mango tree Aanandamayee  Joyous Aanandi  Always happy Aanandita  The happy one Aanchal  protective shelter Aaniya Creative; Fulfilment Aapti  f…
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Telugu Panchangam

In Telugu, the calendar is called as Panchangam which refers to Panch(Five)+Angam(Limbs) in Sanskrit. The five attributes of Panchangam are Tithi, Varamu, Nakshatram, Yogamu, Karanamu. Tithi – A Lunar day Varamu – The Weekday Nakshatram – The Moon’s asterism (in which the moon resides sunrise) Yogamu – the angular relationship between Sun and Moon Karanamu – Divisions based on Tithis Ugadi is the New Year’s Day for Telugu people. This is the most auspicious & important festival in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. Vikari Nama Samvatsara Telugu Panchangam 2019-2020 Sringeri Sri Sharada Peetam Vaari Vikari Nama Samvatsara Panchangam - Download TTD Vikari Nama Samvatsara Ugadi Panchangam - Will be updated soon LS Sidhanti Vikari Nama Samvatsara Ugadi Panchangam - Will be updated soon
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Dattatreya Jayanti 2019 or Datta Jayanti Legend, Rituals & Date

Datta Jayanti is a celebration of the birth of the Hindu God Datta. Lord Datta is the combined form of Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh. Dattatreya Jayanti is celebrated on the full moon day of Margashirsh month of the Hindu calendar. Dattatreya Jayanti Date Datta Jayanti 2019 Date - Wednesday, 11th December Datta Jayanti 2020 date - Tuesday, 29th December Legend of Lord Dattatreya According to legend the virtuous wife of Sage Atri that is Anasuya did penance to get a son who is like the three supreme lords Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. Saraswati, Laxmi and Parvati asked the Trimurti to go and test the virtuousness of Anusaya. Accordingly, the three Gods went in the disguise of sanyasis and asked Anusaya to give them alms naked. Anusaya sprinkled water on the sanyasis and turned them into babies and then breastfed them. She then narrated the incident to her husband who took the babies into his arms and turned them into one body with three heads and six arms. When the Gods did n…
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Rishi Panchami

Rishi Panchami is celebrated on the 5th day of the Hindu month of Bhadrapada. This is the next day after Ganesh Chaturthi. Rishi Panchami is dedicated to the seven rishis. The seven sages are remembered on this day.

The Seven Sages

These sages are Kashyapa, Atri, Bharadhvaja, Vishvamitra, Gautama, Jamadagni and Vashishta. This is the day when people remember and thank the sages who have worked so hard for the welfare of mankind and society.

Rituals on Rishi Panchami

On this day women will observe a fast. In some parts of India like Rajasthan sisters tie a sacred thread on the wrist of their brothers and sisters. The brothers and sisters pray for each other’s well being and give the promise to protect each other from all evil. In Maharashtra, a special curry is prepared using different vegetables. This is known as the Rishi bhaji and this is offered as Prasad.

On the day of Rishi Panchami, a small square is made using haldi and kumkum. Th…

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Narasimha Jayanti

Narasimha Jayanti is a Hindu festival and auspicious day that is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. It is celebrated on Vaisakh Chaturdashi of Shukla Paksha.

Narasimha Jayanti 2019 to 2025 Dates YearDate2019Friday, 17th of May2020Wednesday, 6th of May2021Tuesday, 25th of May2022Saturday, 14th of May2023Thursday, 4th of May2024Tuesday, 21st of May2025Sunday, 11th of May Legend of Narasimha Jayanti

As per legend, Hiranyakashypu had received a unique boon from Lord Brahma due to which Hiranyakashypu could not be defeated by anyone. His atrocities increased and he even tried killing his own son Prahlad who was a Lord Vishnu devotee. In order to protect Prahlad Lord Vishnu took the form of Narshimha and killed Hiranyakashypu proving that in this world only Dharma can prevail.

Vishnu took the Narshimha avatar on Vaisakh Chaturdashi day in order to kill the demon Hiranyakashipu. This was the fourth incarnation of the Lord in which he had the face…

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Karva Chauth

The Karva Chauth is observed by Hindu women after four days of full-moon, also known as the Purnima, during the month of Kartik. Since the festival is celebrated based on the Gregorian calendar, dates for this ceremony might vary. This is mainly because this particular calendar is not calculated on the basis of movements of constellations. Instead, the calendar is tabular in nature, which considers the moon’s movements.

Most of the Hindu festivals are based on the lunisolar calendar.  Karva Chauth also happens to be one of them. Therefore, as a characteristic, the festival is celebrated based on astronomical positions. Out of all heavenly bodies, the positions of the moon are considered to be the main foundation for deciding the date of the festival.

Karwa Chauth Date & Puja Timings Karwa Chauth 2019 Date – Thursday, October 17

2019 Karva Chauth Puja Timings - 5:50 PM to 7:03 PM & Moonrise time - 8:25 PM

Karwa Chauth 2020 – Wedne…
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