Dhakshinamurthy is an aspect of the Hindu god Shiva as a guru (teacher) of all types of knowledge. This aspect of Shiva is his personification as the supreme or the ultimate awareness, understanding, and knowledge. This form represents Shiva as a teacher of yoga, music, and wisdom, and giving exposition on the shastras. He is worshiped as the god of wisdom, complete and rewarding meditation.
America is in Krauncha Dweepa. This Krauncha Dweepam (an island with area of 16 lakhs into 12 miles) is beyond Ghrutha Samudram (Ghee ocean). There is Ksheera Samudram(milk ocean, with area of the same 16 lakhs into 12 miles) beyond this island. Krauncha Dweepam (Island) contains seven mountains as it's boundaries. Seven rivers are running through these mountains. The Krauncha mountain has been cut by Lord Subrahmanyam to reduce its arrogance, on the request of all Gods.
Adi Parasakthi the Goddess, Devi is the Supreme Being. She is also popularly referred to as "Adi Shakti", "Parama Shakti", "Maha Shakti", "Mahadevi", or even simply as "Shakti". "Parama" means absolute, "Satya" means the Truth as per many shakta texts and Adi Parashakti is the original creator, observer and destroyer of the whole universe.
Ganesha was very happy. His devotees had given him plenty of sweets and he had taken as many as he could and stuffed himself with quiet a lot sweets as he was walking home. Naturally Ganesha was traveling on his vehicle the mouse, and the two of them scurried along, back home.
Some Men frequently wore a ring on the big toe for curative purposes or to augment their masculine vigor. Wearing toe ring to the second toe has sexual/erotic effect. The reflexology texts also mention about treating gynecological problems by massaging the second toe. There is also a belief that the wearing of toe rings press on certain nerves that pertain to the reproductive system, keeping it in balance and healthy
Christianity is the third largest religion in diversified India.India has got many historic churches throughout the length and breadth from Jammu to Kanyakumari of the country.Here we have compiled a list of few most popular churches in India
Before starting to perform pooja or the worship of God, one must get himself clean and pure by bathing and wearing pure and clean clothes. This makes your body and mind cool and prepared for meditation. Most orthodox people keep their silk dress solely for pooja purpose which is used only for performing pooja and then kept at a holy place for using it daily.
Aadi is the month when Sun is in the zodiac of Kataka (rasi) or Cancer. It is the house of Moon (Moon is the lord of Kataka). Amavasai or full moon day is the day when the Sun and the Moon rise and fall at the same time. Amavasai will always give good results as it is the beginning of a growing phase of the Moon.
As per Hindu Dharma, Mangalsutra is an ornament of a woman denoting her marital status. Each person makes a Mangalsutra for the bride as per his capacity. If it is not possible to make a Mangalsutra with a cord of gold or silver, they make it by stringing black beads in a thread. In the center of the Mangalsutra there are two cups. The cups should be round and there should be no design on its front. This structure is associated with the Energy of Knowledge.
A woman must come from a family of equal rank with that of her husband, a house that is known around for being nobility and chaste. She must be wise and learned about worldly happenings, her being educated ensures enlightenment of the society and her family.
Amavasya and Purnima correspond to the two extreme states of the waxing waning cycle of the moon. While amavasya is called no moon day or new moon day, Purnima is called full moon day. Moon being the natural satellite of earth and being seen in sky graciously shining over the earth, it has always evoked the imagination and praise of people and it is rendered more interesting due to the waxing and waning cycle making it grow and diminish in size over the lunar month.
The word "Thirumanjanam" means Holy bath. Aani Thirumanjanam (Tamil month spanning June-July) is a special day (Uthram Nakshtram) when an Abhishekam is performed for Lord Nataraja. It is believed that Lord Nataraja gives darshan to his devotees in the months Aani and Margazhi. The Lord's form demonstrates his five-fold functions as creation, preservation, destruction, concealment and salvation.
Aadi festival is celebrated for the birth of the Tamil month of Aadi (July - August). This festival is special for various Amman’s (Durga). Sundays, Tuesdays and Fridays of this month are considered very auspicious. A lot of festivals are celebrated in the month of Aadi. This Tamil month marks the beginning of all festivals during the festival season. Tamil month Aadi is considered as an auspicious month. All Fridays in this month especially the 1st and 3rd are very auspicious.
The second month of the Tamil Solar cycle, the month Vaikasi and the Star Visagam of Libra and Scorpio zodiac, the full moon day is called as Vaikasi Visagam (Sanskrit name Vaisakha) which is celebrated with all fanfare associated with it across Tamilnadu. According to Hindu Puranas there were three asura (demon) brothers, Soorapadman, Singamuhan and Tarakan and they attained great powers through deep penances.
Amavasya, or Amavasi, is the name of new moon night in Hindu religion. It is the first night of the first quarter of the lunar month. Since the moon is invisible on the day, Amavasya is also referred as no moon night. Amavasi holds great importance in Hinduism. Many Hindus choose this day to make offering (tharpanam) to the dead ancestors. There is also an ongoing debate whether Amavasya is auspicious or inauspicious.