होलाष्टक क्या है, होलाष्टक की कथा

होलाष्टक क्या है, होलाष्टक की कथा

शास्त्रो में होलाष्टक मनाने के बारे में कई मत , कथाएं है

एक कथा के अनुसार होलाष्टक के पीछे यह कारण है कि, भगवान शिव ने अपनी तपस्या भंग करने का प्रयास करने पर प्रेम के देवता कामदेव को फाल्गुन शुक्ल अष्टमी तिथि को भस्म कर दिया था।प्रेम के देवता कामदेव के भस्म होने पर पूरे संसार में शोक फ़ैल गया था । तब पति के वियोग में विलाप करती कामदेव की पत्नी रति ने भगवान शिव से क्षमा याचना की जिससे प्रसन्न होकर भगवान शंकर ने कामदेव को पुनर्जीवन प्रदान करने का आश्वासन दिया। इसके बाद पूरे जगत में खुशी मनायी। होलाष्टक का अंत मन दुलहंडी में रंग खेलने का एक यह कारण भी माना जाता है|

प्राचीन समय में हिरण्यकश्यप ने घोर तपस्या करके भगवान विष्णु से कई वरदान प्राप्त कर लिए थे। हिरण्यकश्यप का पुत्र प्रह्लाद जन्म से ही भगवान विष्णु का परम भक्त था, वह हर समय भगवान श्री हरि की भक्ति में लीन रहता है । जिससे उसके पिता हिरण्यकश्यप बहुत कुपित होते थे। प्रह्लाद ने जब प्रभु विष्णु की भक्ति नहीं छोड़ी तो उन्होंने फाल्गुन शुक्ल पक्ष की अष्टमी को प्रह्लाद को बंदी बना लिया और उसे भगवान विष्णु से विमुख करने के लिए यातनाएं देने लगे और आठवें दिन हिरण्यकश्यप की बहन होलिका ने जिसे भगवान ब्रह्मा द्वारा अग्नि में न जलने का वरदान था, प्रह्लाद को अपनी गोद में लेकर अग्नि में भस्म करने का उपाय बताया और होलिका भतीजे प्रह्लाद को गोद में लेकर जैसे ही जलती आग में बैठी, प्रह्लाद को तो कुछ नहीं हुआ वह स्वयं जलने लगी ।  उसी समय से इन आठ दिनों को होलाष्टक के रूप में मनाया जाता है। इस कारण से इन दिनों कोई भी शुभ कार्य जैसे गर्भाधान, विवाह, नामकरण, विद्यारम्भ, गृह प्रवेश व निर्माण आदि अनुष्ठान अशुभ माने जाते हैं।

कामाख्या कवच Kamakhya Kavach

Buddhist Temple Structure, Architecture, Elements

Buddhist Temple Structure, Architecture, Elements

Temple elements

Roof forms

Multiple roof tiers are an important element of the Thai temple. The use of ornamented multiple tiers is reserved for roofs on temples, palaces, and important public buildings. Two or three tiers are most often used, but some royal temples have four. The use of multiple roof tiers is more aesthetic than functional. Because temple halls are large, their roof areas are massive.To lighten up the roof’s appearance, the lowest tier is the largest, with a smaller middle layer and the smallest roof on top. Multiple breaks in each roof lighten it further – a double-tiered roof might have 2-4 breaks in each tier.

Roof finials

Most decorations are attached to the bargeboard, the long, thin panel on the edge of the roof at the gable ends.The decorative structure is called the lamyong. The lamyong is sculpted in an undulating, serpentine nag sadung shape evoking the nāga. Its blade-like projection called bai raka suggest both naga fins and the feathers of Garuda. Its lower finial is called a hang hong, which usually takes the form of a naga’s head turned up and facing away from the roof.

  • Apsara
  • Erawan
  • Ganesh
  • Garuda
  • Hanuman
  • Indra
  • Kinnara
  • Kirtimukha
  • Makara
  • Nāga
  • Rama
  • Ravana
  • Shiva
  • Vishnu
  • Yaksha

Wat

Rajim Kumbh Mela

A Wat is a temple complex, consisting of several buildings like a stupa, a viharn, a bot and other structures, enclosed by a wall. A stupa, viharn and bot are erected first. After that, depending on financial means and the number of monks, other structures like a sala, a scripture hall and living quarters for the monks may be build

Bot or Ubosot (Ordination Hall)

The Bot or Phra Ubosot is the main prayer room and one of the most important structures of the wat. This is the building where monks get ordained. It is also used for other important temple rituals. The bot is a rectangular shaped building with the main entrance facing East. Across from the main entrance sits a glided sitting Buddha image on a richly decorated pedestal. Usually, the walls are decorated with murals of the Ramakien, the Thai version of the Indian epic Ramayana or of the Jataka, the stories that tell about the previous lives of the Buddha.

Viharn (Assembly hall)

A viharn or wiharn will often look like the ubosot, except that it is not surrounded by sema stones.

Khajuraho Dance Festival

Chinthe

The story of why chinthes guard the entrances of pagodas and temples is given as such from the Mahavamsa. A princess had a son through her marriage to a lion, but later abandoned the lion who then became enraged and set out on a road of terror throughout the lands. The son then went out to slay this terrorizing lion. The son came back home to his mother stating he slew the lion and then found out that he killed his own father. The son later constructed a statue of the lion as a guardian of a temple to atone for his sin.

Naga

The Naga is a large mythological snake, often depicted with multiple heads. Naga snakes are often found protecting Buddhist temples, their bodies extending over the balustrades of the stairs that lead to the temple. The most famous Naga is Mucalinda.

 

 

Wat

List of temples in Tamil Nadu

List of temples in Tamil Nadu

List of temples in Tamil Nadu

However, Temples of Tamil Nadu can be categorized as below:

Temples of Sangam Age

Temples of Thevaram Hymns

Temples of Divya Prabhantham Hymns

Cave Temples of the Pallavas

Cave Temples of Pandiyas

Rockcut Monolith Temples of the Pallavas

Rockcut Monolith Temples of the Pandiyas

Structural Temples of the Pallavas

Structural Temples of the Pandiyas

Structural Temples of the Cholas

Structural Temples of Vijayanagar / Nayaks

Ayyanarappan Temples (The Protector of Villages)

Temples of Lord Siva

Lord Shivan temple, Thiru kundachappai village, ooty, The Nilgiris dist

Chenchadainathar Karunakadakshi Temple, Thirumal ugandan kotai ( TM Kotai ), Ramanathapuram dist, Tamilnadu, India

Arulmigu Amarasundreashwarar Temple, Singalandapuram, Thuraiyur taluk,Tiruchirappalli district

Surayanarayanar Temple, Gnairu, Redhills, Chennai

Madurai Meenakshi Sundareswarar Temple, Madurai

Nellaiappar Temple, Tirunelveli

kasivisavanathar Gnanaambaigai Temple, Uthamapalayam

Sankaranayinarkoil or Sankaranaraya swamy temple, Sankarankovil

Brihadeeswarar Temple at Thanjavur

Vaitheeshwaran Temple near Mayuram

Jalakandeswarar Temple, inside the Vellore Fort, Vellore

Kapaleeshwarar Temple at Mylapore, Chennai

Ramanathaswamy Temple at Rameshwaram

Jambukeswarar Temple, Thiruvanaikaval at Tirucharapalli

Arunachaleshwarar Temple at Thiruvannamalai

Thillai Nataraja Temple at Chidambaram

Vedapureeswarar Temple at Pondicherry

Thyagaraja Temple at Thiruvarur

Ekambaranathar Temple at Kancheepuram

Thirumagaraleeswarar Temple at Kancheepuram

Kalyana Pasupatheeswarar Temple (Thiru Aanilai), Karur

Magudeeswarar Temple, Kodumudi, Erode

Virdhgiriswarar Temple at Vriddhachalam

Sree Pasupatheeswarar Temple, Pandanainallur

Denupuriswarar Temple at Pattiswaram, Kumbakonam

Nageeswarar Temple, Kumbakonam

Amarapaneeswarar Temple at Pariyur, Gobichettipalayam

Arudra Kabaleeswarar Temple at Erode

Vigirtheeswarar Temple, Venjamangudalur, Karur

Rathinagireeshwarar Temple, Iyermalai, Karur

Sangameswarar Temple at Bhavani

Natadreeswarar Temple inside Cauvery, Erode

Emaneswarar Temple, Emaneswaram at Paramakudi.

Agneeswarar koil, Thirukkaattuppalli

Brahmapureeswarar koil, Sirkaazhi

Thaayumaanavar koil, Thiruchy

Poongundra Nathar Temple, Mahibalanpatti (sivagangai)

Veerattaaneswarar koil, Korukkai

Koenaeswarar koil, Kudavaasal

Seshapureeswarar koil, Thiruppaamburam

Ligusaranyeswarar koil, Ponnur

Amirthakalasanaathar koil, Sakkottai

Hayavandheeswarar koil, Seeyaaththamangai

Maanikkavannar koil, Thirumarugal

Sookshmapureeswarar koil, Sirukudi

Uthraapatheeswarar koil,Thiruchchengaattaangudi

Panchanadheeswarar koil, Thiruvaiyaru

Pasupatheeswarar koil, Aavoor

Kasi Vishwanathar Temple, Darapuram

Thiruaavinankudi Temple, Palani

Agastheeswarar koil, Agasthiyampalli

AmudhaGataeswarar koil, Kodikkarai

Kailasanathar temple, Kanchipuram

Vazhakarutheeswarar temple, Kanchipuram

Suguvaneshwarar temple, Salem

Kailashnathar temple, Tharamangalam, Salem

Theerthagirieswarar temple,Theerthamalai, Dharmapuri

Chandrasoodeshwarar temple, Hosur

Patteeswaran Temple at Perur, Coimbatore.

Sri Ramalinga Sowdambikai Amman Temple at Raja street, Coimbatore.

Sri Manneaswarar Kovil, Annur, Coimbatore.

Old Someaswarar Kovil at Annaimalai, Pollachi.

Shree Sadhasiva Bhrameendhraal Temple, Nerur, Karur

Sivapurishwarar Temple, Shivayam, Karur

Brahmapureeswarar Temple, Thirupattur, Tiruchirappalli

Sangameswarar Temple, Bhavani, Erode

Kadambavananathar Temple, Kulithalai, Karur

Ardhanaareeswarar Temple, Tiruchengodu, Namakkal

Lingeshwarar Temple, Avinashi, Tiruppur

Arulmigu Vedapurishwarar Temple, Thiruvothur, CHEYYAR.

Ekambareswarar Temple,Chettikulam, Perambalur Dt, Tamil Nadu

Sri Sivashankara Kasiviswanather Temple at Sri Chinna Mariamman Temple Kodaikanal.

Arulmigu Vedhagiriswarar Temple,Thirukalukundram

Kondarangi Hills – Lord Malligarjuna Swamy Temple, Konrangi Keeranur

Agatheeshwarar temple,Dharapuram, Tirupur(http://www.agastheeswarartemple.tinfo.in/)

Arulmigu Sri Sivan Anaindha Pottri temple,Mamsapuram,Srivilliputhur,Virudhunagar http://temple.dinamalar.com/en/new_en.php?id=2057

ThirumaleaswararTemple, Thirumathalampakkam, Arakonam Tk, Vellore Dt.

Arulmigu Brihadeeswarar and Mangalambigai temple in Kazhipattur,OMR

2018 Maha Shivaratri, Puja Muhurt

Retrograde Saturn in Different Houses

Retrograde Saturn in Different Houses

Shree Sharp Suktam Hindi, Sarpa suktam benefits

रामकृष्ण परमहंस

रामकृष्ण परमहंस

रामकृष्ण परमहंस, बचपन में गदाधर चट्टोपाध्याय नाम से जाने जाते थे।
जन्म : १८, फरवरी १८३६, कामारपुकुर नमक गाँव, हुगली जिला, पश्चिम बंगाल, भारत, के एक गरीब वैष्णव ब्राह्मण परिवार में।
मृत्यु या महा समाधि : १६, अगस्त १८८६, कोलकाता शहर, गले में कैंसर के कारण।
पिता : खुदीराम चट्टोपाध्याय।
माता : चंद्रमणि देवी।
गुरु : भैरवी और तोतापरी।
विवाह : सरदामणि मुखोपाध्याय, २३ साल की आयु में विवाह।

इन्होंने अपना पूरा जीवन माँ काली, जिन्हें वे भव तारिणी (भव सागर से तारने वाली) कहते थे, की सेव-साधना में व्यतीत किया। शक्ति संप्रदाय में तांत्रिक पद्धति के विपरीत, भक्ति भाव को अधिक श्रेष्ठ माना तथा यह सिद्ध भी किया। कोलकाता की महारानी रासमुनि का मंदिर जो आज दक्षिणेश्वर नाम से प्रसिद्ध हैं, गादाइ या गदाधर वहाँ के पुजारी हुए।
शिष्य ( गृहस्थ वर्ग से ) : गिरीश चन्द्र घोष (नाटक या थिएटर के निर्देशक), महेन्द्रनाथ गुप्ता (शिक्षक तथा प्रधानाचार्य), महेंद्र नाथ सरकार (एलोपैथी से होमियोपैथी में परिवर्तित चिकित्सक, समाज सेवक), अक्षय कुमार सेन (लेखक) इत्यादि।
संन्यासी शिष्य : स्वामी विवेकानंद या नरेंद्र नाथ दत्त (आध्यात्मिक गुरु, समाज सेवी), रामकृष्ण मिशन के संस्थापक; राखल चन्द्र घोष (स्वामी ब्रह्मानंद), कालीप्रसाद चन्द्र (स्वामी अभेदानन्द), तारकनाथ घोषाल (स्वामी शिवानंद), सशिभूषण चक्रवर्ती (स्वामी रामकृष्णानन्द), सरतचन्द्र चक्रवर्ती (स्वामी सरदानन्द), तुलसी चरण दत्त (स्वामी निर्मलानंदा), गंगाधर घटक (स्वामी अखंडानंद), हरी प्रसन्न (स्वामी विज्ञानानंद) इत्यादि।

Durga Saptashati Mantra for Marriage

Who is hosting the Golden Globes?

Who is hosting the Golden Globes?

The Golden Globe Award is an American accolade bestowed by the 93 members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) recognizing excellence in film and television, both domestic and foreign. The annual formal ceremony and dinner at which the awards are presented are a major part of the film industry’s awards season, which culminates each year with the Academy Awards.

#DateYearHost
1st19441943 in filmNone
2nd19451944 in film
3rdMarch 30, 19461945 in film
4thFebruary 26, 19471946 in film
5thMarch 10, 19481947 in film
6thMarch 16, 19491948 in film
7thFebruary 23, 19501949 in film
8thFebruary 28, 19511950 in film
9thFebruary 21, 19521951 in film
10thFebruary 26, 19531952 in film
11thFebruary 22, 19541953 in film
12thFebruary 24, 19551954 in film
13thFebruary 23, 19561955 in film
14thFebruary 28, 19571956 in film
1956 in television
15thFebruary 22, 19581957 in film
1957 in television
16thMarch 5, 19591958 in film
1958 in television
17thMarch 10, 19601959 in film
1959 in television
18thMarch 16, 19611960 in film
1960 in television
19thMarch 5, 19621961 in film
1961 in television
20thMarch 5, 19631962 in film
1962 in television
21stMarch 11, 19641963 in film
1963 in television
22ndFebruary 8, 19651964 in film
1964 in television
23rdFebruary 28, 19661965 in film
1965 in television
24thFebruary 15, 19671966 in film
1966 in television
25thFebruary 12, 19681967 in film
1967 in television
26thFebruary 24, 19691968 in film
1968 in television
27thFebruary 2, 19701969 in film
1969 in television
28thFebruary 5, 19711970 in film
1970 in television
29thFebruary 6, 19721971 in film
1971 in television
30thJanuary 28, 19731972 in film
1972 in television
31stJanuary 26, 19741973 in film
1973 in television
32ndJanuary 25, 19751974 in film
1974 in television
33rdJanuary 24, 19761975 in film
1975 in television
34thJanuary 29, 19771976 in film
1976 in television
35thJanuary 28, 19781977 in film
1977 in television
36thJanuary 27, 19791978 in film
1978 in television
37thJanuary 26, 19801979 in film
1979 in television
38thJanuary 31, 19811980 in film
1980 in American television
39thJanuary 30, 19821981 in film
1981 in television
40thJanuary 29, 19831982 in film
1982 in American television
41stJanuary 28, 19841983 in film
1983 in American television
42ndJanuary 27, 19851984 in film
1984 in American television
43rdJanuary 24, 19861985 in film
1985 in television
44thJanuary 31, 19871986 in film
1986 in American television
45thJanuary 23, 19881987 in film
1987 in American television
46thJanuary 28, 19891988 in film
1988 in television
47thJanuary 20, 19901989 in film
1989 in television
48thJanuary 19, 19911990 in film
1990 in television
49thJanuary 18, 19921991 in film
1991 in television
50thJanuary 24, 19931992 in film
1992 in television
51stJanuary 22, 19941993 in film
1993 in television
52ndJanuary 21, 19951994 in film
1994 in television
John Larroquette, Janine Turner
53rdJanuary 21, 19961995 in film
1995 in television
None
54thJanuary 19, 19971996 in film
1996 in television
55thJanuary 18, 19981997 in film
1997 in television
56thJanuary 24, 19991998 in film
1998 in television
57thJanuary 23, 20001999 in film
1999 in television
58thJanuary 21, 20012000 in film
2000 in television
59thJanuary 20, 20022001 in film
2001 in television
60thJanuary 19, 20032002 in film
2002 in television
61stJanuary 25, 20042003 in film
2003 in television
62ndJanuary 16, 20052004 in film
2004 in television
63rdJanuary 16, 20062005 in film
2005 in television
64thJanuary 15, 20072006 in film
2006 in television
65thJanuary 13, 2008[nb 1]2007 in film
2007 in television
66thJanuary 11, 20092008 in film
2008 in television
67thJanuary 17, 20102009 in film
2009 in television
Ricky Gervais
68thJanuary 16, 20112010 in film
2010 in television
69thJanuary 15, 20122011 in film
2011 in television
70thJanuary 13, 20132012 in film
2012 in television
Tina Fey, Amy Poehler
71stJanuary 12, 20142013 in film
2013 in television
72ndJanuary 11, 20152014 in film
2014 in television
73rdJanuary 10, 20162015 in film
2015 in television
Ricky Gervais
74thJanuary 8, 20172016 in film
2016 in television
Jimmy Fallon
75thJanuary 7, 20182017 in film
2017 in television
Seth Meyers

 

 

 

Dattatreya Prarthana

Dattatreya Prarthana

The mythologies of Dattatreya are diverse and vary by region. In the Puranas, he was born in north Indian hermitage to Anusuya and her husband the Vedic sage Atri traditionally credited with making the largest contribution to the Rigveda. Another states his father lived in southern India, in the western Deccan region. A third claim he was born in Kashmir jungles near the sacred Amarnath. Fourth legend states he was born along his brothers were Durvasas and Chandra, to an unwed mother named Anusuya, after sage Atri saw her bathing, fantasized about her which caused her to become pregnant.In a fifth myth, sage Atri was very old when young Anusuya married him, and they sought the help of the Trimurti gods for a child. The Trinity was pleased with them for having brought light and knowledge to the world, simultaneously granted the boon, which led Dattatreya to be born with characteristics of all three.

दत्तात्रेय प्रार्थना

यतीरूप दत्तात्रेया दंडधारी l
पदीं पादुका शोभती सौख्यकारी ll
दयासिंधु ज्याचीं पदें दुःखहारी l
तुम्हांवीण दत्ता मला कोण तारी ll

1.EarthSteadfastly productive, does its dharma, gets abused, heals and is steady in giving nourishment.forbearance, remain undisturbed even if oppressed, keep healing even if others injure you
2.WindPasses through everything and everyone, unchanged, unattached, like Truth; sometimes becomes a gale, disturbs and changes the world, like Truth.be free like the wind, yet resolute true to your own force
3.Skythe highest has no boundaries, no limits, is unaffected even if clouds and thunderstorms come and gothe highest within oneself, the Atman (self, soul) has no limits, it is undifferentiated nondual no matter what, let the clouds of materiality pass, be one with your soul and the Universal Self
4.Waterserves all without pride, discrimination; is transparent to everyone; purifies and gives life to everyone it touchesa saint discriminates against no one and is never arrogant, lets other give him impurity, yet he always remains pure and cleanses
5.Firepurifies and reforms everything it comes in contact with, its energy shapes thingsthe heat of knowledge reforms everything it comes in contact with, to shape oneself one needs the energy of learning
6.Moonwaxes and wanes but its oneness doesn’t changebirth, death, rebirth and the cycle of existence does not change the oneness of soul, like moon it is a continuous eternal reality
7.Sunsource of light and gives its gift to all creatures as a sense of duty; in rain puddles it reflects and seems like distinct in each puddle, yet it is the same one Sunthe soul may appear different in different bodies, yet everyone is connected and the soul is same in all; like Sun, one must share one’s gifts as a sense of duty
8.Pigeonsthey suffer losses in the hands of violent hunters, warn against obsessive attachments to anyone or to material things in this worlddo not be obsessive, don’t focus on transient things such as damage or personal loss, human life is a rare privilege to learn, discover one’s soul and reach moksha
9.Pythoneats whatever comes its way, makes the most from what it consumesbe content with what you have, make the most from life’s gifts
10.Bumblebeeactive, works hard to build and create its reserve by directly visiting the flowers, but is selective and uses discretion, harmonious with flowers and never kills or over consumesbe active, go directly to the sources of knowledge, seek wisdom from all sources but choose the nectar, be gentle, live harmoniously and leave others or other ideologies alone when you must
11.Beekeeperprofits from honeybeesdon’t crave for material pleasures or in piling up treasures, neither the body nor material wealth ever lasts
12.Hawkpicks up a large chunk of food, but other birds harass him, when it drops its food other birds leave him alonetake what you need, not more
13.Oceanlucid at the surface, but deep and undisturbed within; receives numerous rivers yet remains the samelet rivers of sensory input not bother who you are deep inside, know your depths, seek self-knowledge, be unperturbed by life, equipoise
14.Mothis deceived by its senses, it runs to the fire in misunderstanding which kills itquestion your senses, question what others are telling you, question what you see, know senses can deceive, seek reason
15.Elephantis deceived by his lust, runs after the smell of a possible mate, and falls into a pit made by mahout’s then fettered and useddon’t lust after something or someone, don’t fall into traps of others or of sensory gratification
16.Deeris deceived by his fear, by hunters who beat drums and scare him into a waiting netfear not the noise, and do not succumb to pressure others design for you
17.Fishis deceived by bait and so lured to its deathgreed not the crumbs someone places before you, there are plenty of healthy opportunities everywhere
18.Courtesanexchanges transient pleasure with body, but feels dejected with meaningless life, ultimately moves onmany prostitute their time, self-respect and principles for various reasons but feel dejected with their career and circumstances, seek meaning and spirituality in life, move on to doing things you love to do
19.Childlives a life of innocent blissbe a child, curious, innocent, blissful
20.Maidenshe is poor yet tries her best to feed her family and guest, as she cooks she avoids attracting attention to her kitchen and poverty, by breaking all her bangles except one on each wristdon’t seek attention, a yogi accomplishes and shares more through solitude
21.Snakelives in whatever hole that comes his way, willingly leaves bad skin and moltsa yogi can live in any place, must be ready to molt old ideas and body for rebirth of his spirit
22.Arrowsmiththe best one was so lost in his work that he failed to notice the king’s procession that passed his wayconcentrate on what you love to do, intense concentration is the way to self-realization
23.Spiderbuilds a beautiful web, destroys and abandons the web, then restarts againdon’t get entangled by your own web, be ready to abandon it, go with your Atman
24.Caterpillarstarts out closed in a tiny nest but ultimately becomes a butterflylong journeys start small, a disciple starts out as insignificant but ultimately becomes a spiritual master

 

 

 

 

7 Things You See In Dreams and Their Meanings

Mantra for Knowing Others Mind