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#sKaNda (#SubrahManya) #ShasHti (29.11.2022) 🧵

In #TheerthaPrabandha Sri #VadiRajaru extols the glory of Lord #SubraHmanya

सुब्रह्मण्यस्य महिमा वर्णितुं केन शक्यते |
" ಸುಬ್ರಹ್ಮಣ್ಯಸ್ಯ ಮಹಿಮಾ ವರ್ಣಿತುಂ ಕೇನ ಶಕ್ಯತೇ "

who has the capacity to describe the merits of Lord SubraHmanya;
Dedicated to Lord #Subrahmanya, sixth day (#Shashti thithi) of the sacred lunar month #Margasira maAsa is known as #SkandaShashti or #SubrahmanyaShashti.
It is believed to be the day Lord Subramanya was born. As such He becomes the presiding deity of Shashti tithi. ++
If there is khanda (broken) thithi [<Panchami (+) >Shashti] and the day is coinciding with Sunday or Tuesday + Satabhisha Nakshathra + Vaidruthi Yoga it is known as #ChaMpaShashti. +
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Happy #WorldSnakeDay. #Snakes have an unfair reputation as being poisonous/ aggressive. Our fear of snakes may come from Christianity. Satan took the form of a snake tempting Eve in the Garden of Eden. Yet snakes aren't bad at all! They're critical to ecosystems around the world
#Snakes evolved 130 million years ago in the Cretaceous period from a common ancestor that they share with #birds and other #reptiles. They have cloacal spurs or vestigal limbs, which shows their shared ancestry with limbed reptiles. #WorldSnakeDay 🐍🐍🐍
#Snakes see on the infrared spectrum using heat receptors called pit organs making them epic predators with natural night vision goggles to see prey. Snakes have a detachable jaw which can swallow food whole that is much larger than its own body weight. #WorldSnakeDay 🐍💚
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THE STORY OF #PĀṆINI

#SanskritStoryTime

Once upon a time around 500 BCE, in a town called Takshashila, there lived a boy named Pāṇini, and he was an utter fool. Everyone made fun of him for being a fool, and his parents and teachers thought he would amount to nothing.
One day, he somehow got admitted to Takshashila University, where people came from far and wide to study. Perhaps his father knew someone there, or perhaps they took pity on him. He was a #Sanskrit #Grammar major. Grammar was the respectable subject to study at the time.
Perhaps he wanted to study #Yoga or something, but his father, like other South Asian dads, wanted his son to study the best thing for his future. It was something like SA dads wanting their kids to study #medicine or #engineering today.
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#GANGOTPATTI (Ganga Sapthami) - What does it indicate?

7th Lunar day (#Sapthami) in the bright fortnight of the lunar month #Vaisakha Maasam is reckoned as #Gangotpatti the day Holy #Ganga (Ganges) emerged out from the ear of Sage #Jahnu. +
After #Vishnu #Paadodbhavi the divine Ganga descended on to the earth making Lord #Shiva's matted locks as its platform,

Ganga followed #Bhagiratha to the Nether worlds to purify the souls of #Sagara Puthras lying in the form of an ash in the ashrama of #Kapila Maha Muni. +
On the way the waters of Ganga submerged the Ashrama of Sage #Jahnu who got annoyed and drank the entire Ganga waters.

Afterwards the Sage got pleased with the prayers of Bhagiratha and others and released Ganga from his ear for welfare of the mankind. +
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Har Har Mahadev

Passing by.

#JaiShriKedar ImageImageImage
En route. Only divinity. Nothing else. Vast difference in developing this place even in last 4-5 years. #Rishikesh
#HarHarMahadevॐ #JaiShriKedar ImageImageImage
#Rishikesh is giving Brigade Road a complex!!! ImageImage
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Jai Sri Ram
Jai ShivaShakthi

Krishna district
Pedana Mandal

ShivaShakthi in every village and every home
As a part of this program, with an aim to completely introduce ShivaShakthi in 20 remote villages, out of 31 village panchayat, visited 2 villages today. ImageImage
#UrimiVillage
Out of around 1200 villagers in the village approximately 350to400 members have converted their religion. Excluding 2or3, no one else have a BC certificate. There are 3temples and 4churches in the village.200people in the Kapu community have converted their religion Image
#LankalakalavaGuntaVillage
Out of 700 people in the village, 100 to 150 people have converted to Christianity.
There are 2 temples and 2 churches in the village.

There is only one reason that people are getting converted into Christianity. Image
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Did you know about the place where Bhagwan #Shiva and mata parvati got married?

The Triyuginarayan temple in Triyuginarayan village located at the confluence of the Sone-Ganga and Mandakini rivers in the Rudraprayag district is of considerable significance because it was the
venue chosen for Lord Shiva and Parvati's marriage. The ancient temple is dedicated to Bhagwan Vishnu.Triyuginarayan consists of three words - Tri + Yuga + Narayan.

The word Tri denotes Three, Yuga means era and Narayan refers to Lord Vishnu. This temple has been in existence
since Satyuga, followed by Treta Yuga and Dwapar Yuga. The Satyuga was the Yuga of Lord Vishnu, while Treta and Dwarapa were the Yugas when he reincarnated as
Rama and Krishna respectively.

The celestial marriage of Bhagwan Shiva and Mata Parvati took place in the presence of
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#Thiruvempavai #திருவெம்பாவை Tamil Nadu has given India a lot by way of Bhakti movements from time immemorial.
A short thread based on my understanding. Today also is the day of #ArudraDarshan #Thiruvadhirai - a big festival and celebration in Kerala and TN
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Above image is of Brihadeeswara Temple, Tamil Nadu. It is said, having a darshan of Gopuram itself is a blessing.
Paavai Genre: Paavai songs are part of an ancient tradition amongst unmarried young girls, where they would light lamps in the early mornings of Margazhi and sing songs in praise of Bhagawan Shiva or Bhagawan Krishna (or may be both).
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All you want to know about Kashi Corridor straight from The architecture team.

Area of Temple before Construction was just 3500 sq feet.

Area of Temple corridor after construction is 4,50,000 sq feet.

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All the Shivlings and idols which were usurped by the nearby houses has been restored & reinstalled inside the

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We can clearly see that from kanishka coin that there is Buddha written. All Chinese monks travellers
Also wrote it. Kanishka was the follower of mahayana buddhist folllower. He was not Hindu king
Hindu name it self was given latter of Muslim invaders. @BharadwajSpeaks
If you see Mahayana-Vajrayana-
Tantryana Buddhism you can see trishul.
Trishul meaning- Trisharan Buddha, Dhamma, Sangh. It's been stolen from Buddhism and later added to the mythical character Shiva. [Thread]
On seeing the trident in the hand, people are told to tell the idol of Shiva.
It's a habit. But today's idol of #Shiva is from Tantravehicle [Buddhism] example of how it has evolved, the statue below
can be seen from below which Dhammachak is also built [Thread]
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#GaneshChaturthi2021 @LevinaNeythiri @changu311 @jkd18

-Lord Ganesha is not just loved in #Hinduism but #Buddhism & #Jainism too
-In addition to #India #Ganesha is revered in many SE Asian countries
-World’s tallest (90ft) Ganesh near Kolhapur, Maharashtra Traveltwosome
-#Ganesh in #Indonesia
-#Javanese manuscript known as Smaradahana narrates Ganesha’s birth
-Ceremony ‘Rishigana’ is performed to appease Ganesha
-During economic meltdown of 90s Lord Ganesha appeared on #Indonesian currency notes
-Ganesha in #Cambodia
-Lord Ganesha is known as Prah Kenes
-Many temples & manuscripts dedicated till 13th century
-Ganesha images in Cambodia are mostly two-armed
-In 1 description he appears with Lord #Shiva as his attendant & called Shri Vinayaka
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Why Is Krishna Blue in Color?

While fighting the snake,Krishna was exposed to the snake's venom that made his skin blue in colour. However, many also believe that within Krishna there lay a cosmic strength that is invisible to mortal eyes. Hence, his body appears blue in colour. Image
Another reason by-
Sadhguru explains Krishna's “blue magic”

Blue is the color of all-inclusiveness. You will see in the existence, anything that is vast and beyond your perception generally tends to be blue, whether it is the ocean or the sky. Image
Anything which is larger than your perception tends to be blue because blue is the basis of all-inclusiveness. It is based on this that so many gods in India are shown as blue-skinned. #Shiva has a blue skin, #Krishna has a blue skin, #Rama has a blue skin.
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On days when the moon is full, its vibration, its feel, is very different than on other days. For a spiritual seeker, this day is like a boon from nature. Earlier, #Gurupurnima was among the most important festive occasions in the country. Over time, it got relegated to the
background due to ignorance and so fewer people were aware of its great significance. However, it is now coming back slowly into prominence with more seekers looking for spiritual guidance. Guru Purnima is the day the first guru was born. Once upon a time, Shiva attained and went
into intense ecstatic dance on the Himalayas. When we say Shiva, in the yogic culture, we do not refer to him as a god. He is seen as the Adiyogi, or the first yogi. When his ecstasy became beyond movement, he became still. When it allowed him some movement, he danced wildly.
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This image of the Southern Crab Nebula was taken to celebrate Hubble's 29th anniversary since its launch on April 24, 1990. It shows the results of two stellar companions in a gravitational waltz, several thousand light-years from Earth.
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It appears to have nested the structure of Shiva’s ”Damru” formed by a whirling pair of stars. Damru symbolizes the Universe which is always expanding and collapsing. From an expansion it collapses and then it re-expands, this is the process of creation. If you see your heartbeat
it is not just one straight line but it is a rhythm that goes up and down.
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The whole world is nothing but rhythms; energy rising and collapsing to rise again. So the damru signifies that. Look at the shape of the damru, from expansion it collapses and again expands.
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The game had its origin in India and was called #Moksha Patam or Parama Padam or Mokshapat. It was used to teach Hindu Dharma and Hindu values to children. The British renamed it #snakes and #Ladders.

The game was created by the 13th-century poet saint Gyandev. The ladders in
the game represented virtues and the #snakes indicated vices. The game was played with cowrie shells and dices. Later through time, the game underwent several modifications but the meaning is the same i.e good deeds take us to heaven and evil to a cycle of re-births. Certain
references take the game back to the 2nd century BC.

In the original game square, 12 was faith, 51 was Reliability, 57 was Generosity, 76 was #Knowledge, and 78 was Asceticism. These were the squares where the ladder was found. Square 41 was for Disobedience, 44 for Arrogance,
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#Pashupatinath mandir dedicated to Bhagwan #Shiva is one of the oldest in #Nepal.
The pagoda style temple stands tall on the banks of the river #Bagmati and has a history dating back to 400 AD. The temple complex is huge covering an area of 264 hectares. Image
Inside the temple complex there are 518 different structures.
The main temple is an architectural masterpiece and features cubic constructions and wooden rafters.There are four main doors wrapped in silver sheets and the roof is made from copper with gold coating. Image
The main idol is a stone #Mukhalingam facing four directions,
with the silver serpent.
One of the most astonishing decorations of the temple is the huge golden statue of #Nandi .the temple area also includes Deupatan, Jaya Bageshori, Gaurighat (Holy Bath), Kutumbahal, Gaushala, ImageImage
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Powers of #Hanuman ji are
#Anima = Ability to decrease his size till infinity .
#Mahima = Ability to increase his size till infinity .
#Garima = Ability to increase his weight till infinity
#Laghima = Ability to decrease his weight till infinity .
#Prapti = Capability to be omnipresent .
#Prakamya = Ability to precieve other desires
Vastva = Having control over natural forces .
#Istiva = Have absolute lordship over creation .
Beside these siddhis he have power of #Rudransh and
in some text it is written that he is #Shiva directly .
He have following boons given by Gods
Indra Dev gave him the boon of death by wish .
#Ramji and Mata #Sita had gave him boon of immortality .
#BrahmaDev had given him the boon to be not affected by any missile .
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#MahaShivaratri
Significance of Lord Shiva’s Damru

Damru symbolizes the Universe that is always expanding and collapsing at the same time. Begins with an expansion it collapses and then it re-expands, this is the process of creation.
#mahakal
#ShivaRatri
#shivratri2021
#Shiva Image
Notice your heartbeat, it is not just one straight line but it is a rhythm going up n down.The whole world is nothing but rhythms;energy rising n collapsing to rise again. So the damru signifies that.Notice shape of the damru, from expansion it collapses and again expands #Shiva Image
The darmru is also a symbol of sound. Sound is rhythm and sound is energy. The whole universe is nothing but a wave function, it is nothing but rhythms. What does quantum physics say?
#MahaShivaratri
#mahakal Image
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#HarHarMahadev to one & all!

Auspicious occasion of #𝗠𝗮𝗵𝗮𝘀𝗵𝗶𝘃𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗿𝗶𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟭 is just a day away.

Let's learn 𝟭𝟬 𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗳𝗮𝗰𝘁𝘀 about
👉God #Shiva
👉Significance of #Mahashivratri
👉#Rudraksha etc.
in this informative thread

@SanatanSanstha
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𝟭. 𝗪𝗼𝗿𝗱 #𝗦𝗵𝗶𝘃𝗮 (शिव) has been derived by reversing letters of the word ‘vash’ (वश्). Vash means to enlighten; hence, one who enlightens is Shiva. He illuminates the universe.

#Mahashivratri2021

Know spiritual meanings of His other names at sanatan.org/en/a/60.html
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𝟮. 𝗗𝗼 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗸𝗻𝗼𝘄 𝘄𝗵𝘆 𝗚𝗼𝗱 #𝗦𝗵𝗶𝘃𝗮 𝗶𝘀 𝗲𝗻𝘃𝗲𝗹𝗼𝗽𝗲𝗱 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗮𝘀𝗵 𝗰𝗼𝗹𝗼𝘂𝗿?

Its difficult for devotees to tolerate the intense vibrations of God Shiva’s original white colour. So, the envelope

#Mahashivratri2021

@mariawirth1 @TheSanatanUday
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So I watched #Tandav and I'm completely confused by those claiming that the show insults a #Hindu deity. In fact, THAT scene with Lord #Shiva portrays him as a voice of the poor mazdoor (worker). It is a TRIBUTE! It is a COMPLIMENT! How how how can it be an insult? #TandavOnPrime
Sadly, that scene has now been censored out so the general public will not get to see it and make up their minds about it. #TandavOnPrime
Well-meaning folk who think #Tandav is being attacked to distract us from other issues: please don't make that mistake. Controlling culture is very much a part of the primary project. Stifling art to stifle free thought has been the way of fascists and despots throughout history.
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THREAD

Real names of #Jyothilinga by Adi shankara Acharya:

Some of the Sanskrit words taken from the full version are:
(1) Sourashtra + Soma Nadham - This is clearly Somnath in Gujarat
(2) Sri Saila + Mallika - This is Mallikarjuna from Sri Sailam Image
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(3) Avanti + Maha Kala - Avanti was an ancient kingdom with Ujjain as its capital - So this one is Mahakaleshwar in Ujjain
(4) Narmadhayo + Onkarameesam - This one is Omkareswar next to Narmada river
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(5) Poorvothare + Vaidyanatham = Poorva (East) + Uttar ( North) + Vaidyanatham - This is Vaidyanath dham from Deogarh
(6) Yamye + Sadange - Yamye is South & Sadange is the ancient name of Aundha, Maharashtra - So that's Nagnath in Aundha
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#Thread - Kharosa Caves : A lost treasure of the great Hindu Civilisation

Built around the 6th century during the Gupta Era, Kharosa Caves are one of the finest examples of marvellous #Hindu architecture.

These 12 caves are located 45 kms away from Latur.

@LostTemple7

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As per local legends, Kharosa is the place where Lord #Ram and Lakshman killed the demons Khar & Dushan.

Ramwadi, a village adjacent to Kharosa is believed to be a spot where Lord Ram, Maa Sita and Lakshman stayed during their exile.

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The first and second cave are a G+1 structure.

Both these caves are interconnected.

Unfortunately, the first cave has now been defiled. It appears that the statue in this cave is of the ‘Trimurti’.

You can also see the garbage littered in the corner.

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A major partner of The Climate Group #ClimateWeekNYC, (attributed to Callum Grieve) is #GlobalCitizen which targets/captures youth demographic. For Climate Week 2020, the film "Imagine for 1 Minute" was released - featuring #Thunberg w/ #Pope, & others.

globalcitizen.org/en/content/gre…
So let's take a quick look at #GlobalCitizen & the film.

"Reward points" for actions - marketed as #activism.

Founded by Hugh Evans, partners include #Forbes, #Gates Foundation, #CocaCola, Johnson & Johnson, P&G, Citi, Cisco, Verizon. #UN #WHO #SDGs

globalcitizen.org/en/partners/
Global Citizen advisory boards: #UK, #Australia, Southern & East #Africa, #Nigeria & #Canada. Corporations/ institutions represented on Global Advisory Board includes #Bridgewater, Gates Foundation, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation, CVC Capital, etc.:

globalcitizen.org/en/about/who-w…
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