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।
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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।
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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.
यतीरूप दत्तात्रेया दंडधारी l पदीं पादुका शोभती सौख्यकारी ll दयासिंधु ज्याचीं पदें दुःखहारी l तुम्हांवीण दत्ता मला कोण तारी ll
Steadfastly 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
Passes 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
the highest has no boundaries, no limits, is unaffected even if clouds and thunderstorms come and go
the 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
serves all without pride, discrimination; is transparent to everyone; purifies and gives life to everyone it touches
a saint discriminates against no one and is never arrogant, lets other give him impurity, yet he always remains pure and cleanses
purifies and reforms everything it comes in contact with, its energy shapes things
the heat of knowledge reforms everything it comes in contact with, to shape oneself one needs the energy of learning
waxes and wanes but its oneness doesn’t change
birth, death, rebirth and the cycle of existence does not change the oneness of soul, like moon it is a continuous eternal reality
source 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 Sun
the 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
they suffer losses in the hands of violent hunters, warn against obsessive attachments to anyone or to material things in this world
do 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
eats whatever comes its way, makes the most from what it consumes
be content with what you have, make the most from life’s gifts
active, 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 consumes
be 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
profits from honeybees
don’t crave for material pleasures or in piling up treasures, neither the body nor material wealth ever lasts
picks up a large chunk of food, but other birds harass him, when it drops its food other birds leave him alone
take what you need, not more
lucid at the surface, but deep and undisturbed within; receives numerous rivers yet remains the same
let rivers of sensory input not bother who you are deep inside, know your depths, seek self-knowledge, be unperturbed by life, equipoise
is deceived by its senses, it runs to the fire in misunderstanding which kills it
question your senses, question what others are telling you, question what you see, know senses can deceive, seek reason
is deceived by his lust, runs after the smell of a possible mate, and falls into a pit made by mahout’s then fettered and used
don’t lust after something or someone, don’t fall into traps of others or of sensory gratification
is deceived by his fear, by hunters who beat drums and scare him into a waiting net
fear not the noise, and do not succumb to pressure others design for you
is deceived by bait and so lured to its death
greed not the crumbs someone places before you, there are plenty of healthy opportunities everywhere
exchanges transient pleasure with body, but feels dejected with meaningless life, ultimately moves on
many 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
lives a life of innocent bliss
be a child, curious, innocent, blissful
she 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 wrist
don’t seek attention, a yogi accomplishes and shares more through solitude
lives in whatever hole that comes his way, willingly leaves bad skin and molts
a yogi can live in any place, must be ready to molt old ideas and body for rebirth of his spirit
the best one was so lost in his work that he failed to notice the king’s procession that passed his way
concentrate on what you love to do, intense concentration is the way to self-realization
builds a beautiful web, destroys and abandons the web, then restarts again
don’t get entangled by your own web, be ready to abandon it, go with your Atman
starts out closed in a tiny nest but ultimately becomes a butterfly
long journeys start small, a disciple starts out as insignificant but ultimately becomes a spiritual master
Lal Kitab is invented by Pt. Roop Chand Joshi in the 19th Century. A copy of the first book published in 1939 is preserved in Lahore Museum. Lal Kitab is a very rare book in the field of Astrology. Lal Kitab is a simple way to predict about the horoscope of any person or a thing.
Yantra Tatvam : Yantra Can Solve Your Problems
मानव को अपने जीवन में जिस चीज़ कि सबसे ज्यादा जरुरत महसूस हुई वह है सुख, क्यूँकि मनुष्य को सुख प्राप्त हो जाये तो वह संतुष्ट हो जाता है, पर ऐसा होना संभव नहीं है। सृष्टि कि संरचना के उपरांत कुछ न्यूनता जरूर रह गयी थी, लेकिन भगवान शिव ने इन सब न्यूनता को ध्यान में रखते हुए तंत्र-मंत्र-यन्त्र का निर्माण किया, जिससे मानव अपने जीवन कि न्यूनता को समाप्त कर सके।