Skanda Puranam !! Sidheshwar Lingam !!

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Jaya Jaya Sankara Hara Hara Sankara!!
 
 
 
 
 
 


 
Lord Shiva narrates to Goddess Parvathi about His eternal abode on the Earth, situated in the vast land of Prabhasa Theertham on the Western Coast.  This entire land is spread out the brilliance of Lord Surya comparatively for longer hours, thus it was known as 'Prabhas' / Luster, and this is also the foremost reason for the existence of Lord Surya Narayana Temple on this sacred land.  Very close to this Temple of Lord Suryanaraya, situated a magnificent temple of Lord Sidhheshwar, which was known as Jaigishavyeshwar in olden days.  Lord Shiva explains the myth of the existence of Lord Siddhheshwar to Goddess Parvati. There was a sage Jaigishavya, an ardent devotee of Lord Shiva who used to worship Lord Mahoday, a self-manifested Linga.  He was leading an extremely austere life, remembering the fondness of ashes of Lord Shiva; he smeared the Linga with the ashes and slept on the ashes.  The most pleased Lord Mahoday blessed the sage with immortality and he would be a known as 'Yogacharya' /Teacher of Yoga.   Lord Mahoday worshipped by Yogacharya would be capable to remove all the sins committed.   At the begining of the Kali era, the 'Balkhilyas' the sages /Lord Brahmas Putras arrived to worship Lord Mahoday worshipped were attained Salvation.  The self manifested Linga  of Lord Mahoday is also known as Sidheshwar Linga  which is capable to fulfill  the desires of the worshipper.
 
 
There are many pilgrim places situated in the vicinity of Siddha Linga Kshetram.  It is believed that, whoever worships Siddhalinga on the Trayodhashi day of bright half of the month Chaithra attains virtues similar to Pundareeka Yagna. 

 

 

 


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Varaha Puranam !! Putra Prapthi Vrutham !!

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Varaha Puranam describes 'Putra Prapthi Vrutham' for obtaining virtuous progeny.    It is believed that on the eighth day of bright half in the month of Bhadrapad worship of Lord Hari would bring virtuous offspring’s.  As an initiation of the austerities,  Sankalpam begins from the day of 'Sapthami' and concludes with the worship of Lord Hari on the day of Ashtami.  Offerings of ghee and various auspicious elements are offered to the sacrificial fire, giving alms abundantly to Brahmins and feeding them are a part of the austerity.  One who observes fast on every 'Ashtami' with strictness and devotion would avail the Blessings of Lord Hari to have virtuous children.



 

 
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Varaha Puranam - Padmanabha Dwadashi Vrutam !!


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Varaha Puranam describes 'Padmanabha Dwadashi Vrutam', worship of the Supreme Lord Vishnu.

The austerity begins from the twelfth day of bright half of the month Ashwin.  As a part of the austerities worship of Lord Vishnu from His Feet to beautiful hair locks, sacred bath to Lord, offering fruits, flowers and sandalwood paste are done.   As a concluding part of the fast the worshipped idol of Lord Vishnu along with alms should be donated to a Brahmin.  It is believed that one who observes the Padmanabha Dwadashi Vrutham attains all the prosperities all through their life and ultimately reaches the heavenly abode of Lord Vishnu. 

 

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Saphala Ekadashi !!




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King Yudhishtira requests Lord Krishna to describe the importance of Saphala Ekadashi which falls on the dark fortnight in the month of Pausha and enquires Lord Krishna about who should be worshipped and what are the austerities should be conducted on this auspicious day.

 

The Supreme Lord Krishna replies to Yudhishtira about the Saphala Ekadashi in the month of Pausha/ Krishna Paksha Ekadashi.  Lord Krishna reveals the importance of Fasting on the day of Ekadashi as superior than any sacrifices or charity made on this day, and everyone should observe fast according to their ability and worship Lord Narayana.

 

Lord Krishna continues, as Shesha is superior among the Nagas known as King of serpents, Ganga is superior among the rivers as river of life, Garuda among the birds as King of Birds, Ashwamedha Yaga is superior among all the Yagas, Brahmin is the superior among the Varnas and Lord Narayana is superior among the deities and fasting on an Ekadashi day is believed as superior among any other day.  The   prominent Kings who were born in the Bharata Varsha were strict observers of Ekadashi.

 

As a part of observance of Saphala Ekadashi, the devotee worships Lord Narayana with fresh fruits, flowers, incense, betel leaf and nuts, Ghee Lamp.  The devotee should observe strict fast and compulsorily should avoid any grains and keep awake all night. 

 

There was a city called Champavathi, which was ruled by a righteous King Mahishmatha.  He had four sons and the eldest among them was Lumpaka.  He was wicked and engaged in all sinful deeds and illicit relationships, ultimately gambling made him to lose all his wealth.  King Mahishmata had to exile his son Lumpaka from his Kingdom Champavathi.   Though he was exiled from the Kingdom, during the day he wandered in the forest and hunted animals and during night hours, he entered the city and looted the wealth of the people and  the people of the Champavathi could not do much either about it.  It was his fate which made him run away from all the luxuries and pleasures and deserted him as a forest-dweller engaged in all sinful activities. 

 

Lumpaka chose the Banyan tree as his shelter place. This is one of the auspicious trees, Lord Vishnu resides in it andiIn due course, Saphala Ekadashi has arrived.  On the eve of Ekadashi during the night hours due to severe cold and battered clothes he had to keep awake in the whole night.  The severe cold almost killed him and dropped him into an unconscious stat and when the midday of Saphala Ekadashi has arrived, he managed to rise from the ground stumbling and limping, entered into the woods.   He was tired of hunger and thirst; he could not kill even a single animal on that day.  He collected fruits which were available within his reach and returned to his shelter under the Banyan tree, by that time it was the hours of dusk.  He kept the fruits on the ground and started weeping like a lunatic.  He wept bitterly and prayed to Lord Madhusudhana and offered the fruit.  The Supreme Lord accepted the fruits offered by him and  Lumpaka has regained his Kingdom once again.

 

On the very next day of Ekadashi, Lumpaka was surprised to see a horse standing in front of him and a mysterious voice instructed him to move towards his Kingdom.  His family and his people were looking forward to receive him with all the honors.  As the merit he has acquired from the observance of Saphala Ekadashi, he regained his Kingdom and transformed into a handsome prince once again.  He had become the true devotee of Lord Hari, with the grace of Supreme Lord, Lumpaka ruled the Kingdom wisely for many years.  He had a beautiful wife and a virtuous son.  At his old age, King Lumpaka entrusted the Kingdom and all its wealth to his son and turned himself into a forest-dweller like his own father.  He spent the rest of his life in the service of The Supreme Lord by controlling mind and sense and finally attained the Supreme Abode of Lord Hari.

 

Lord Krishna continued, whoever observes the Saphala Ekadashi with utmost devotion and faith would be liberated from the cycles of birth and death and whoever listens to the glories of  Ekadashi  would achieve the merits of Rajasuya Yagna and will attain salvation/Moksha.

 
 

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108 Names of Sri Mahavishnu !! Name for your Baby Boy !!

 
 
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Vishnu, Lakshmipathi, Krishna, Vaikundha, Garudadhwaja, Parambrahma, Jagannatha, Vasudeva, Trivikrama, Dhaithyanthaka, Madhuripu, Tharshyavaha, Sanathana, Narayana, Padmanabha, Hrishikesha, Sudhapradha, Madhava, Pundrikasha, Sthithikartha, Parathpara, Vanamali, Yagjyaroopa, Chakrapani, Gadhadhara, Upendra, Keshava, Hamsa, Samudramadhana, Hara, Govinda, Brahmajanaka, Kaidabasuramardhana, Sridhara, Kamajanaka, Sheshashayi, Chathurbuja, Panchajanyadhara, Shrimath, Sarangapani,Janardhana, Peethambaradhara, Deva, Suryachandravilochana, Matsyaroopa, Kurmaroopa, Anantha,  Krodaroopa, Nrukesari, Vamana, Bargava, Rama, Hali, Krishna, Hayanana, Vishwambara, Shimshumara, Srikara, Kapila, Drva, Dhathathreya, Achutha, Mukunda, Dhadhivamana, Dhanvathara, Srinivasa, Pradhyumna, Purushothama, Srivatsakautubadhara, Muraratha, Adhokshaja, Rishaba, Mohiniroopadhari, Sangarshana, Pruthavey, Ksheerabdhsayi, Boothathma, Bagavathey, Bakthavalsala, Anirudha, Aprameyathmaney, Thridhamney, Boothabavana, Shwethadweepanivatsthavya, Suryamandalamadhyaga, Sanakadhimunidheya, Gajendravaradha, Nara, Neelakantha, Dharakantha, Vedathma, Badharayana, Bageerathijanmaboomi Padhapadma, Sathamprabhave, Swabuvey, Vibhavey, Ganashyama, Jagatkarana, Avyaya, Budhhavathara, Santhathmane, Leeladruthanarakruthaye, Dhamodhara, Viradroopa, Boothabavyabhavathprabhavey, Adideva, Devadeva, Prahladaparipalaka.



 
 

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108 Names of Sri Mahalakshmi !! Name for your Baby Girl !!

 
 
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Prakrithi, Vikrithi,, Vidhya, Sarvaboothahithapradha, Shradhha, vibuthi, Surabhi, Paramathmika, Vacha, Padmamala, Padma, Shucha, Swaha, Swadha, Sudha, Dhanya, Hiranmayi, Lakshmi, Nithyapushta, Vibhavari, Adithya, Dhithya, Deeptha, Vasudha, Vasudharini, Kamala, Kantha, Kama, Shirodhasambhava, Anugrahapara, Budhha, Anagha, Harivallabha, Asoka, Amrutha, Dhiptha, Lokasokavinasini, Dharmanilaya, Karuna, Lokamathra, Padmapriya, Padmahastha, Padmakshi, Padmodhbava, Padmamukhi, Padmanabapriya, Rama, Padmamaladhara, Devi, Padmini, Padmagadhini, Punyagandha, Suprasanna, Prasadhibimukhya, Prabha, Chandravadhana, Chandra, Chandrasahodhari, Chathurbuja, Chandraroopa, Indira, Indusheethala, Ahladhajananye, Pushti, Siva, Sivakari, Sathya, Vimala, Vishwajananye, Thushta, Daridryanasini, Preethipushkarani, Santha, Shuklamalabara, Shri, Baskari, Bilwanilaya, Vararoha, Yashaswini, Vasudhara, Udharanga, Harini, Hemamalini, Dhanadhanyakari, Sidhha, Sthrainasoumya, Shubapradha, Nrupaveshmagathanandha, Varalakshmi, Vasupradha, Shuba, Hiranyaprakara, Samudrathanaya, Jaya, Mangala, Devi, Vishnuvakshasthalasthitha, Vishnupatni, Prasannakshi, Narayana Samasritha, Daridryadhwamsini, Sarvopadravavarini, Navadurga, Mahakali, Brahmavishnusivathmika, Trikalajyanasampanna, Bhuvaneswari.


 



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Varaha Puranam !! Shanti Vrutham !!

 
 
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Varaha Puranam describes 'Shanti Vrutham' to obtain peace and tranquility in the families.  The austerities begin on the Fifth day of bright half of the month  Karthik.  Worship of Lord Vishnu along with Adishesha is treated as propitious on this day.  Whoever fasts on the Fifth day of bright half of the month Karthik and continues for a year long fast on every Fifth day of bright half of every month brings serenity in the family.   As a part of the austerities, worship of Lord Vishnu's idol with the offering of milk, performance of sacrificial fire has to be done.  As a concluding part, the Brahmins should be fed and given alms abundantly along with the idol of Adishesha.  It is believed that by performing Shanti Vrutham, the worshipper brings peace and contentment in the family.





 


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Varaha Puranam - Story of Nagamatha - Naga Panchami !!

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Varaha Puranam describes the story of Nagamatha (Devatha) and the importance of Naga Panchami .


Sage Mahathapa explains to the sages,  Kashyapa Prajapathi and His wife Kadru had numerous progeny.  Kadru gave birth to Serpents - Vasuki, Anantha, Kambal, Karkotaka, Padma, Mahapadma, Shankha, Kulika etc.. These serpents started harassing human life in the Universe.  Lord Brahma cursed them that they would be eradicated from the Universe by the curse of their mother during the Swayambhuvu Manvanthara.


Due to the  curse of Lord Brahma, they started to keep themselves away from the misdeeds.  They requested Lord Brahma to suggest a place to  live.  Lord Brahma directed them to go to Sutala, Vithala, Pathala loka, where all the criminals and dead souls live below the surface of Earth.  Lord Brahma warned them that, King Janamejaya would do a sacrifice during Vaivaswatha Manvathara.  That would take away all the wicked creatures among them and virtous ones would survive.  This incident took place on a Panchami day, so the day is celebrated as 'Naga Panchami' day. 

On this day of 'Naga Panchami ' , who worships the Serpent God with milk,  would be freed from the troubles of serpents. 


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Kurma Puranam !! 1000 Names of Goddess Parvathy !!Name for your Baby Girl !!

 
 
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Jai Sriman Narayana !!

Varaha Puranam - Avigna Vrutham !!

Jai Sriman Narayana !!


Pranamya Shirasa Devam Gouri Putram Vinayam
Baktha Vasam Smarenithyam Ayu: Kama Artha Sidhaye

Prathamam Vakrathundam Cha Ekadantham Dwitheeyakam
Thritheeyam Krishna - Pingaksham Gaja Vakthram Chathurthakam

Lambodharam Panchamam Cha Shashtam Vikata Mevacha
Sapthamam Vignarajam Cha Dhoomra Varnam Thathashtamam

Navamam Phala Chandram Cha Dasamam Thu Vinayakam
Ekadhasham Ganapathim Dwadhasham Thu Gajananam

Dwadha shaithani Namani Thri Sandhyam Ya: Padennara:
Na Cha Vigna Bayam Thasya Sarva Siddhikaram Param.






Varaha Puranam describes Avigna Vrutham, in order to get rid of the obstacles from the endeavors. 


The austerity begins from the fourth day of bright half of the month - Phalgun and continue to observe the vrutham  for  four months on the fourth day of bright half.  Worship of Lord Ganesha with utmost faith and devotion provides the worshipper to clear all the impediments.  As a part of the worship, the sacrficial fire is made and alms are given to the Brahmin.  Finally, the worshipped idol of Lord Ganesha is donated to a Brahmin along with the pots of sesame.


Jai Sriman Narayana !!

Padma Puranam - The Significance of Rudraksha, Amla & Tulsi !!

Jai Sriman Narayana !!




 

Padma Puranam describes the origin  and the merits achieved out of  wearing Rudraksha.  Maharishi Veda Vyasa explains that the one who wears the Rudraksha is supreme among all the human beings.  The mere sight of wearing Rudraksha by holy men, releases from the sins.  A Rudraksha bead bears the features of Linga and Yoni on its surface.  A Rudraksha without the above said features is not worth wearing.  It is believed that one who wears the Rudraksha and chants acquires the double of its effect or power.  There was a demon in Satya Yuga - Tripurasura.  He acquired immense power and conquered all the deities.  The deities approached Lord Shiva to kill the demon.  Lord Shiva burnt the demon with his Third Eye.  During the war with  the demon, a few drops of Lord Shiva's sweat had fallen on the Earth and they transformed into huge Rudraksha Tree.





 

Amla (Nellikkai) has great nutritious qualities and religious significance has also been attached to it.  It is one of the favorites of Lord Vishnu.  Its consumption on the day of Ekadashi brings supreme virtues and long life.  There is a story related to Amla and Lord Vishnu.  Once a Chandala - hunter saw an Amla tree.  He climbed up and ate Amla fruits to waive off his hunger.  While climbing down, he fell down and died.  The servants of Lord Yama tried all their efforts to bring back his soul to the custody of  Lord Yama.  Their repeated efforts went fruitless. They clarified their doubts with a Sage.  The sage replied that the Chandala had consumed Amla fruits before his death, which is very dear to Lord Vishnu.  The very fact itself was enough for the servants of Yama not to go near the Chandala.








The importance of Tulsi is explained by Lord Shiva to his Son Karthikeya.  This is one of the holiest plant which can provide Salvation to the human being.  Tulsi is very dear to Lord Vishnu, supreme among all the vegetation and has the capacity to fulfil all the desires of a human being.  Lord Krishna dwells near every Tulsi plant, the spirits and Ghosts dare to venture near them.  One who offers Tulsi to Lord Vishnu attains Salvation.  One who carries Tulsi on Shirass at the time of death,  reaches the Lotus feet of Sriman Narayana.


 
Jai Sriman Narayana !!


Varaha Puranam !! Arogya Vrutham !!

Jai Sriman Narayana !!
 
 
 
 
 
 




Varaha Puranam describes 'Arogya Vrutham' to obtain good health and get rid of incurable diseases.  As a part of the austerities, fasting on the seventh day of any month is auspicious to worship Lord Surya Narayana.  It is believed that fasting on the day of Sapthami and breaking the fast on Ashtami day in all the months along with the worship Lord Aditya provides abundance of devoutness.  Whoever observes the austerities with utmost faith and fasts on the seventh day of every month throughout the year enjoys healthiest life with the grace of Lord Surya Narayana.


 


Jai Sriman Narayana !! 

Skanda Puranam - Dwaraka Mahathmyam !!

Jai Sriman Narayana !!





Skanda Puranam describes the Dwaraka Mahathmyam.  Once, the Sages went to meet Lord Brahma in Sathya Loka with an serious issue of 'How to realize Lord Vishnu at the dark era of Kali?'. Lord Brahma advised them to meet  Prahlada - the supreme devotee of Sri Hari who lives in  Patal Loka.  They also met the Emperor Mahabali (grandson of Prahlada).  The sages where the most distressed of the Kali era.  The sages in great anguish revealed their issues as follows: the Brahmins are not interested in Vedas, there is  no respect and moral values in this Kali era, Brahmins are tormented by  Shudras .  


Prahalada who is an ardent devotee of Lord Vishnu,  well understood the desperation of a true devotee.  He explained Kushthali Puri which is situated on the western coast, nearby the river Gomati meets the ocean. At this convergent point is  situated the most sacrosanct city - Dwaraka Puri - where Lord Vishnu  chose it as His Abode, dwells in the most glorious form   "Chathurbujam".   There is a  Temple of Lord Trivikrama at the banks of river Gomati which is capable to wash off all the sins.  Lord Krishna, before leaving this world, transmitted all His divine powers and glories to this very Idol of Lord Trivikrama.  Anyone, who is desirous to have the divine glimpses of Lord Krishna must visit this sacred city of Dwaraka.


Prahalada continued, the mere thought or resolution to visit this sacred place itself provides the merit of liberating one's ancestors from the tortures of hell.  Each step of a devotee towards Dwaraka provides the virtues similiar of performing an Ashwamedha Yagam.  One who encourages to visit this holy place definitely acquires the merit of Vishnu Dham. 



Jai Sriman Narayana !!

Gita Jayanthi Celebration....!! Eighteenth Chapter !!

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Om Namo Bagavathey Vasudevaya !!








In Eighteenth Chapter - Moksha Sanyasa Yoga: - The conclusion of the nectar speech of Lord Krishna to Arjuna at the Dharmakshetram - Kurushetram.  Lord Krishna encourages Arjuna to do his responsibilities through all the life giving lessons.  At the end, Arjuna's blind beliefs and grief vanishes and he fought against the Kauravas.  The prime lesson of performance of one's responsibility without ego, attachment, selfish motive and without expecting fruit of action leads to liberation.


Arjuna expresses his desire to know about the true renounciation to Lord Krishna.    Withdrawing from the responsibilities due to fear and pain is Rajassik,  abandoning the same is known as Tamassik.  Performance of responsibilities without attachment and fruit of action is Swatik nature.    The outcome of the cosmic natures of Tamasik, Rajasik and Swathik follows after death.  The five causes Body, Mind, Panchadriyas, Karmedriyas,  and the Soul (Paramatma) are responsibile for every action.  The virtuous deeds, without selfish motive, unlimited desires, attachment and fruit of action are known as 'Sacrifices'.  The true essence of renounciation is neither hate the unpleasant nor enjoy the pleasures.  Rajassik are incapable to distinguish and understand the difference of Dharma and Adharma.  Tamassik assert Adharmas as Dharma from utter ignorance.  Swatik who follows only Dharma  with the purity of mind and lead a righteous life.  Rajassik long for the fulfillment of desires, yearn for material achievement, pleasures and attachments.  Tamasik are not willing to change their attitudes towards food, sleep, fear, grief, despair and laziness.  With the purity of Mind and Self-realisation, one can come out of these worldly bondages and achieve the highest merit of liberation. 


The  Varnas - such as Brahmana, Kshatriya, Vaishya and Shudra and their responsibilities are distributed among them.   Truthfulness, Serenity, Honesty, Forgiveness, Kindness, Performing Sacrifices, Receiving alms, acquiring knowledge for self-improvement, sharing the same and Austerity should be followed by a Brahmin.  The duties of Kshatriyas are Courageousness, Truthfullness, Honesty, Kindness,  Generosity, Protecting sacrifices and giving alms, Fighting for the country, Protecting the Country from its enemies and ensuring the welfare of the people in the Kingdom.  The Vaishyas should follow the agriculture and animal husbandry  related activities to ensure the flow of foodgrains.  The Shudras should be ever willing to serve the above Varnas with full heart.  One who performs his duties and responsibilities according to his/her Varnam gets purified and attains the Abode of Lord Vishnu.  The purity of mind and worship of Lord with utmost devotion and faith attain perfection.  One who does not follow the Dharma and responsibilities prescribed commits sin.  The search for 'BRAHMAM' completes when one is free from all  the desires, passions, ego, anger, arrogance, attachment, worldly bondages with good self- control, self- realisation, neither hatred nor attraction, dwelling in solitude, eating to survive, complete control over the senses, dispassionate and engrossed in meditation.  Performing all the responsibilities and taking refugee in Lord attains Moksha. 


The Supreme Lord dwells in  every individual soul.  One who teaches  the Divine Nectar Speech of Lord are dearer to Lord Krishna.  One who listens and follows them with utmost faith and devotion are also freed from all the evils and attains liberation.


The prolonged eighteen days of divine speech of Lord Krishna made Arjuna get cleared from all the doubts and delusion.


The above narrated were the wonderful dialogues between Lord Krishna and Arjuna in the Dharmakshetram - Kurushetram  during the Great War of Mahabharata.  Sanjaya - the Charioteer of  Dhrutharashtra , gained  the Grace of Lord Veda Vyasa to listen to the Divine nectar speech of Lord Krishna to Arjuna. 


Whoever worships Lord Krishna along with Arjuna, attains all the  Happiness, Prosperity and Success. 


Hari Om !!


 


Kayena Vacha Manasendriyairva
Budhyathmanava Prakruthey: Swabavath
Karomi Yadhyath Sakalam Parasmai

Narayanayethi Samarppayami
Narayanayethi Samarppayami
Narayanayethi Samarppayami

Sarvey Bavanthu Sukhina: Sarvey Santhu Niramaya:
Sarvey Badrani  Panshyanthu Ma Kashchit Dukha Bagbaveth
Saha Navavathu Sahanau Bunakthu Sahaveeryam Karava Vahai
Thejasvi Navatheethamasthu Ma Vidhwisha Vahai
Om Shanti : Shanti: Shanti:

Samasthaparadham Kshamaswa Kshamaswa !!


Samasthaparadham Kshamaswa ! Kshamaswa !!



Jai Sriman Narayana !!

Gita Jayanthi Celebration Continues... !! Chapter Seventeen !!

Jai sriman narayana !!




Om Namo Bagavathey Vasudevaya !!






In Seventeenth  chapter - Sradhhathraya Vibhaga Yoga: - In this chapter Lord Krishna explains that, the Faith in the individual is inherited from the Gunas.  The Swatik worship Lord with utmost faith and devotion.  The Rajasik worship Yakshas and Rakshasas and the Tamasik worship Ghosts and spirits.  Those who practise the severe austerities forbidden in the scriptures due to ego, lust and attachment  are senseless.


The intake of food differs among the individuals of the three Gunas.  The Swatik prefer food of  pure nature which add the longevity of  good health, purity of body, joy and happiness.  The Rajassik prefer burning, hot, spicy, bitter, sour, saline and pungent food which bring grief, pain and illness.  The Tamassik prefer impure, blunt, rotten and stale food which results in laziness.  The Swatik people follow all the righteousness,  perform sacrifices,  give alms,  follow their life strictly with firm belief, consider and follow the scriptures as a part of  their responsibility .    The Rajassik Yagna were made seeking rewards.  Whatever the Tamassik follow, were out of disbelief and against sacred scriptures.  The austerity in speech is, Speak the Truth and the speech must be pleasant.   Manu Smrithi says, One should not speak the truth if it  is unpleasant and something pleasant but false.  The austerity of mind is Pure nature, good self-control, Serenity of mind and kind heartedness.  One who practises the austerities of mind, body and speech without expecting any reward with utmost faith, are Satwik.  The Rajassik practise with an intention to gain fleeting fame and reward, which are unstable and vanishes in no time.  The practises of austerities out of torturing oneself, harmful to others, out of foolish notion are Tamasik.


Lord Krishna continues, the unholy places are the places where beggars and thieves assemble, the places where gamblers gather to make money, gathering of evil doers, group of women of evil reputation and the places where  wealth is being acquired illegaly.


Finally, whatever sacrifices and austerity made out of lack of Faith is mere waste.  The practises of Austerities, performing sacrifices and Charities without dedicating to Lord is Asat - lifeless - meaningless.








Jai Sriman Narayana !!


Bavishya Puranam - Ganesha Khandam !! Sankatahara Chathurthi on 24th December, 2010 !!

Jai Sriman Narayana !!








Bavishya Puranam - Ganesha Khandam describes the birth of Lord Ganesha and the transformation of His head into an elephant.

 

 

All the deities were happy at the birth of Lord Ganesha. All of them assembled to see and bless the new born, Lord Shani was also one among them.  Lord Shani had a curse that things which fall under his direct sight would shrivel.  Hence, He blessed the child without keeping an eye on him. At this moment, the mother of Lord Ganesha approached Shani and advised Him to ignore the curse and bless the child. At this, Shani made an attempt to look at the child through the corner of his eyes. Surprisingly, with a single glance the head of the child disappeared immediately.  Lord Krishna intervened to fix the head of the child with the Airavatham’s  head.

 

Jai Sriman Narayana !!
 

 

Vamana Puranam - Goddess Uma's Thirukalyanam !! Part II !!

Jai Sriman Narayana !!

Jaya Jaya Sankara Hara Hara Sankara !!




Lord Shiva returned from Prithudak Theertham to his Abode Mandara Parvatham. Lord invited Saptharishis to his Abode and paid salutations to them.  He informed the Saptharishis about Sati's re - incarnation as Uma.  Lord Shiva instructed Saptharishis  to visit Himavan and carry out the preaparations for the celestial  marriage.



The Saptharishis arrived at Himalaya to meet Himavan. Goddess Uma was overjoyed at the progress of her marriage with Lord Shiva.  Himavan was in a dilemma, whether to accept the marriage proposal of Lord Shiva for his daughter or not.  Mount Meru suggested performing the marriage of Goddess Uma with Lord Shiva at his wish. 



Uma's mother Menaka too was happy at the events took place.  She was pleased to know that her daughter was going to marry Lord Shiva.  All the Rishis and deities were contented  at the progress of Lord Shiva’s celestial marriage, all of them were eagerly waiting for a child who only could kill the demon Tharakasura.  The Saptharishis chose the Maithreya Muhurtham on Uttara Phalguni nakshtram as an auspicious day for marriage and informed Lord Shiva. Lord Shiva pleased with the arrangements of His Marriage with Sri Uma.  Subsequently Saptharishis resumed their journey to inform the news about the divine marriage to all deities. 



Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu and all the deities were happy to hear about the marriage.  Lord Shiva was engaged in the preparations at Mount Kailash for the wedding ceremony. 



Lord Shiva’s wedding procession advanced to Mount Himalaya.  Lord Shiva's appearance was quite appalling.  He wore tiger skin around his waist, skull garlands around his neck and snakes twirled around all over his body.  The total appearance of the bridegroom was horrifying.  The marriage procession consisted of Ganas, Yakshas and other deities.  Lord Vishnu with His consort Lakshmi was preceded on Eagle and Lord Brahma and His consort on Swan.  Himavan received his guests with great honor and respect.  The women who gathered for the marriage envied at the couple.  Sri Uma was exquisitely beautiful at her wedding attire and she entered in the canopy.  Himavan performed the divine ceremony of 'Kanyakadanam' offering his daughter’ hand to Lord Shiva.  The happiest couple circumambulated the fire and performed offerings to sacrificial fire.  Meanwhile, Uma touched the feet of Lord Shiva as a part of the wedding ceremony.  Lord Brahma could get a glimpse of dazzling beauty of her face.  He was so infatuated at the divine beauty of Uma and only Lord Shiva could realize it.  As a result, Lord Brahma spilled out a sperm which He was trying to conceal under the soil.   Lord Shiva discouraged Him in doing so, the sperms turned into 80,000 Balkhilyas as predicted by Lord Shiva. 


Lord Shiva happily returned with His ConsortGoddess Uma to His Holy Abode - Mount Kailash.



Yadhakshara Padha Brushtam Mathraheenam Tu Yadh Baveth
Tat Sarvam kshamyadham Deva Narayani Namosthuthey

Visarga Bindu Mathrani Padha Padhaksharani Cha
Nyunani Chathirikthani Kshamaswa Jagadambikey

Anyatha Saranam Nasthi Thwameva Saranam Mama
Tasmath Karunya Bavena Raksha Raksha Jagadeeshwari.


Jaya Jaya Sankara Hara Hara Sankara !!

Jai Sriman Narayana !!