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🧵The self-realization path: In the famous Ankola Sloka of Shivanandalahari, the various stages of Bhakti are vividly portrayed. A chaste wife, whatever be the nature of her husband, devotes herself to the service of him. There is a clear distinction between the Bhagawan and

the Bhakta. It is the type of Bhakti characterized as 'dāsyam'. A creeper, which, growing near the tree, slowly catches hold of the trunk for support and ultimately when fully grown completely covers the tree. Here the relationship between the Bhagawan and the devotee is

intimate and close as between friends. This superior Bhakti is called 'Sakhyam'. Final example - A river finding its way into the sea and becoming completely one with the sea after confluence. In a similar way, the devotee after having given up everything which is the

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Mysterious cave temple of Bhagwan Narasimha.

Narasimha Jharni cave temple, is located in Bidar, Karnataka. It is associated with Bhagwan Narasimha, an incarnation (avatar) of Vishnu. The ancient temple is excavated in a 300 m tunnel under the Manichoola
hill range situated at around 4.8 km from the city.

One has to wade through the cave wherein water height varies from 4 feet to 5 feet to have a glimpse of the deity's image formed on the laterite wall at the end of tunnel which is architectural wonder. Bats
can be seen hanging on the roof of the cave and flying throughout the tunnel. It is a wonder that no one has been harmed by the bats till date. People utter the words govinda-govinda and narasimha hari-hari with devotion as mantras. The end of the cave temple is the
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Ahobilam is the place where #Vishnu in the form of #Narasimha killed the Rakshasa Hiranyakashipu in order to save his bhakta Prahlada.

Ahobilam temple Bhagwan' Murti is said be installed by bhagwan Venkateswara himself before his wedding.

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The upper Ahobilam has a Ugra (angry) form. There are several Narsimha temples in the surrounding hills like Pamuleti Narasimhaswamy, which are popular among local populations.

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Narasimha appears in different forms as Ugra Murthi(aggressive form), Shanta Murthy (tranquil form), Yoga Murthy (in penance) and Kalyana Murthy with his consort Sri Chenchu Lakshmi.
The Temple has 450 steps to make it to the top.

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Phalguna sukla Sapthami (26.02.2023) is celebrated as Sri #RaghavendraTheerthara #VardhantiMahotsava, the sacred day Sri #VishnuParivaaraDevata #Shankukarna incarnated as Kamadhenu, Kalpavruksha, Parimalacharya, GuruSaarvabhouma, Poojyaaya, Sri #Raghavendraswamy of #Mantralayam+
श्री नृसिंह पुराणद वचनदंतॆ...

शंखुकर्णाख्य देवस्तु ब्रह्म शापाश्च भूतले।
प्रह्लाद इति विख्यातो भूभार क्षपणे रतः ॥
स एव राघवेंद्राख्य यति रूपेण सर्वदा ।
कलौयुगे रामसेवां कुर्वन् मंत्रालये भवेत् ॥
ಶ್ರೀ ನೃಸಿಂಹ ಪುರಾಣದ ವಚನದಂತೆ...

ಶಂಖುಕರ್ಣಾಖ್ಯ ದೇವಸ್ತು ಬ್ರಹ್ಮ ಶಾಪಾಶ್ಚ ಭೋತಲೇ ।
ಪ್ರಹ್ಲಾದ ಇತಿ ವಿಖ್ಯಾತೋ ಭೂಭಾರ ಕ್ಷಪಣೇ ರತಃ ।।
ಸ ಏವ ರಾಘವೇಂದ್ರಾಖ್ಯ ಯತಿ ರೂಪೇಣ ಸರ್ವದಾ ।
ಕಲೌಯುಗೇ ರಾಮಸೇವಾಂ ಕುರ್ವನ್ ಮಂತ್ರಾಲಯೇ ಭವೇತ್ ।।
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Dandam Dashagunam bhavet...
Generally we come across this ancient maxim to indicate that when all the methods of mending a person/bringing things under control are exhausted like #Saama-#Daana-#Bheda; as a last resort #Dandam is invoked. +
Complete version that I have come across is as follows...

"Vishwamitrecha vardhakye ratraou apsu kardame
andhe sarpecha kridecha #dandam #dashagunam #bhavet"

Interpretation gives an indication of how a wise can effectively use #Dandam (stick) in ten different ways...+
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Phala + Guna = #Phalguna. Phala means merits and Guna means qualities; last but not the least, #PHALGUNA maasa the 12th Lunar month is a highly auspicious month full of meritorious qualities.

(21.02.2023 to 21.03.2023)

Lord Vishnu in the name #Govinda is #MasaNiyamaka 🙏🙏🙏
कृष्णाय वासुदेवाय हरये परमात्मने॥
प्रणत: क्लेशनाशाय गोविंदाय नमो नम:॥

ಕೃಷ್ಣಾಯ ವಾಸುದೇವಾಯ ಹರಯೇ ಪರಮಾತ್ಮನೇ||
ಪ್ರಣತ: ಕ್ಲೇಶನಾಶಾಯ ಗೋವಿಂದಾಯ ನಮೋ ನಮ:||

కృష్ణాయ వాసుదేవాయ హరయే పరమాత్మనే||
ప్రణత: క్లేశనాశాయ గోవిందాయ నమో నమ:||
#KLESHA means grief/suffering/troubles/sorrows/obstacles...

#Avidya (ignorance);
#Asmita (egoism);
#Raga (craving);
#Dvesha (aversion);
#Abhinivesha (clinging to life) are

#PanchaKelsha, five hindrances for spiritual growth and are the root cause of all human suffering.
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🧵#Shankaracharya #SriSri Vidhushekara Bharathi Mahaswamiji on The glory of #Shiva’s names spoken by Vayu in the Shiva Purana

शिवो महेश्वरश्चैव रुद्रो विष्णुः पितामहः॥
संसारवैद्यः सर्वज्ञः परमात्मेति मुख्यतः॥
नामाष्टकमिदं मुख्यं शिवस्य प्रतिपादकम्॥

Those eight names are Shiva, Maheswara, Rudra, Vishnu, Pitamaha, Samsaravaidya, Sarvajna and Paramatma.

He is named ‘Shiva’ as he is very pure Or as the source of all auspicious qualities, Lord Shiva is called so.

This doctrine of #Parameshwara is found in the beginning

of Veda and in the end of Veda. This is the principle that can be understood from the Veda alone.

Maya should be understood as Prakriti. The wielder of this is Maheshwara. His Vibhuti, glorious manifestation, is the whole world.

‘Rud’ is the cause of grief or sorrow.

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🧵On the revered #Salagrama which is being transported from #Nepal in order to carve the idol of #SriRama at #Ayodhya

Amongst the valued possessions and hallowed objects of worship in a devout Hindu's home, are the Salagramas, those pebble-like objects, smooth to the touch,
spheroid in shape, and black, red, or mixed in colour. That they are, for the most part, a hereditary possession of the family, handed down from generation to generation, is sufficient testimony to the veneration bestowed upon them by our ancients. Not to be bought or sold,
it is a prized gift or dana, and it is given as a valued gift in some places to the bridegrooms along with the bride. The #salagramasila is considered the embodiment of #Vishnu. Its mantra has Shri #Bhagvan for #Rishi or Drashta, and #Narayana as Devata or the object of
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🧵Trimurtis' advent

Generally people think that: Vishnu was already there & Brahma-Rudra arise later without having been in the beginning. By that, both of them are considered to be in the Jiva category.

From this following statement of #Atri #Maharishi in the #Bhagavatam
1/n From Vid Sri V.Subrahmanian
we know that this idea is not based on firm foundation:

श्रीमद्भागवतपुराणम्/स्कन्धः ४/अध्यायः १
अत्रिरुवाच -
विश्वोद्भवस्थितिलयेषु विभज्यमानैः
मायागुणैरनुयुगं विगृहीतदेहाः ।
ते ब्रह्मविष्णुगिरिशाः प्रणतोऽस्म्यहं वः
तेभ्यः क एव भवतां मे इहोपहूतः ॥ २७ ॥

When Atri Maharishi

prays to the Supreme Cause, Jagatkarana, to bless him with a child, the Trimurthys together appear before him. Then what Atri Maharshi says about those three is as follows:

That you, Brahma, Vishnu & Girisha,incarnate in every yuga for the maintenance of world's creation,

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With entry of #Saturn (#Shani Mahatma) into Kumbha (Aquarius) Rasi in the Zodiac, there will be changes in Shani #Gochara like Sade-Sath, Ashtama/ArdhaAshtama Shani etc. for individuals reckoned from Moon sign (Janma Raasi)

How to gear up for Shani Gochara/Dasa ? small -🧵
This thread is not for giving predictions. It is only an attempt to understand Saturn/Shani Mahatma in a novice way.
one should possesses/develop qualities of....
discipline, hard work, diligence, patience, steadfastness, perseverance, honesty, judgment, compassion, charitable nature, service oriented, selfless sacrifice etc. ++
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It is #fascinating to read #Hultzsch books on South Indian Inscriptions published by the #ASI in 1899. In volume III, he has written in detail about many temples.

In chapter one, he has recorded most inscriptions in the #Ukkal #Vishnu #temple called Pūvaṇimāṇikka-Viṣṇugraham, i.e., the temple of ‘Bhuvanamāṇikya’. This word means, 'the ruby of the world'.

The deity of the temple is #Tiruvāymoḻi #Dēvar. This is the name of that portion of #Nālāyiradivyaprabandham which was composed by Śaṭagopa alias Nammāḻvar.

#உக்கல், #திருவாய்மொழி, #நம்மாழ்வார், #சடகோபன்

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The #Vedic #PurushSukta is dedicated to the Cosmic Being from whom Creation manifests & serves as the source of Puranic accounts of Lord #Vishnu as the #Cosmic Purush. I have earlier mentioned His 3 Purush #Avatars so sharing some details in this thread, do read till the end 1/5
According to the #Satvata #Tantra the first form is known as #Karanodakshayi #Vishnu, #MahaVishnu or #Narayan who is the cause or 'Kaaran' of our #multiverse. #DeviBhagwat #Puran states that it is impossible to measure how many #Universes emerge from His body pores..2/5
The 2nd form is of #Garbhodakshayi (Garbha = Womb) #Vishnu who permeates each Brahmand & from whom emerges #Brahma to begin the process of #Creation.

According to #Devi #Bhagwat there exist countless #Brahma, Vishnu & #Shiva forms to cater to the billions of Universes...3/5
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#Margasira #Pournami is reckoned as #DattaJayanthi; He is called #Dattaatreya (Datta + Aatreya) because, pleased with the penance of #Athri Rushi, Lord #Vishnu gifted himself (#Datta) to the sage Athri as his son. +
As per #Bhagavatha Purana #Dattatreya was the sixth incarnation of Lord #Vishnu born to Sage #Athri Mahamuni and #Anasuya.
#DattaAtreya was #Yogapravartaka roopa of #ParamaAtma #Vishnu.

PrAhlada Rajaru, Kartyaviryarjuna, YaduRaaja, Alarka Rushi were disciples of Lord Dattatreya. +
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#Bhagawadgita chintana🧵
Margasira sukla Ekadasi is revered as Geeta Jayanthi, the day Lord #SriKrishna counselled Arjuna with his famous preaching #Bhagawadgita. But it was not first time Supreme God preaching the philosophy and Arjuna was not the first person to be imparted with the divine knowledge.+
In 4th Canto #JnaAnaYoga (sloka #1) Sri Krishna says,
" I taught this imperishable Yoga (Bhagawadgita)
to #Vivaswan (Sun God-Surya);
He (#Surya) in turn taught it to #Manu (#Vaivaswatha) who in turn taught it to #Ikshvaaku (in whose dynasty Lord Sri #Ramachandra was born)". +
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ṛṣayaḥ pitarō devā mahābhūtāni dhātavaḥ |
jaṅgamājaṅgamaṁ cedaṁ jagannārāyaṇōdbhavam ||

Sages (Rushis), Pitrus, Devatas, PanchaBhootas, great elements, living & non-living things, movable, immovable have all originated from Supreme God, Hari Sarvottama SriManNarayana +
This simple sloka from Sri Vishnu Sahasranama Stotra (Phala Sruthi) is an eye opener for those who don't believe/keep doubting about the cause/origin/existence of the universe and its elements; +
Lord Vishnu is the cosmic builder, the one who created different entities in the Universe and also the one who destroys everything at the time of deluge.

He is Creator of the Universe, whose womb is the source of origin of the Universe, Brahmaadi Devatas and Jeevas.
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Our ancestors celebrated festivals according to movement of celestial bodies.

~Tonight—KARTIK POORNIMA, celebrated as Guru Purab.

~#Poornima— Full moon; associated with water and emotions.
~#Guru— Jupiter; associated with Yellow colour/ Teacher/ #Vishnu LET ME EXPLAIN…
2/n It’s a Lunar eclipse—when MOON closest celestial body to Earth (which science has proven causes waves in sea) is eclipsed by Earth’s shadow. Hence Moon is associated with WATER. In Odisha they celebrate BOITA BANDANA/ a boat festival today, which is related to WATER.
3/n Our ancestors not just understood ASTRONOMY but they also knew how to interpret the impact of astronomical events. Most of our Hindu festivals have a connection to MOON be it DIWALI— which falls on a NEW MOON (Amavasya) or Guru Poornima ( which falls on a FULL MOON).
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🙏 ThulAseEthwaAm NamaMyaHam 🙏
(Glory-Significance-Merits-do's & don'ts of #THULASI)

प्रसीद तुलसीदेवी प्रसीद हरिवल्लभे
क्षीरोदमथनोद्भोते तुलसीत्वां नमाम्यहं |

ಪ್ರಸೀದ ತುಲಸೀದೇವೀ ಪ್ರಸೀದ ಹರಿವಲ್ಲಭೇ
ಕ್ಷೀರೋದಮಥನೋದ್ಭೋತೇ ತುಲಸೀತ್ವಾಂ ನಮಾಮ್ಯಹಂ |

Special🧵on the eve of #UttanaDwaadasi ++
As per Padma Purana, Thulasi has emerged from aAnandaAsru (AanandaBhaashpa - Joyous tears) of Lord Vishnu that fell on the divine Amrutha during KsheeraSagara Mathana.

Thulasi is Lakshmi Swaroopa and is beloved to Lord Vishnu; +
Where #Thulasi is, there Lord #Vishnu resides and such place is considered as a #Theertha (sacred place).

Lord Vishnu always resides where there is #Thulasi, #Padma (Lotus) and #Saligrama; ++
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04.11.2022 - Karthika Sukla Ekaadasi (#Prabhodhini)

05.11.2022 - Karthika Sukla Dwadasi - #UttanaDwadasi - Thulasi Damodara Vivaha - Manvaadi - Chaturmaasya Vratha samaapti - Shani Pradosha.

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स्नानं दानं जपं पूजां समुद्दिश्य जनार्दनम्।
नरे यत्कुरुते वत्स प्रबोधिन्यां तदक्षयम्॥

Those who perform ceremonial bath, stipulated worship, perform japa, daana (charity), meditating upon Janārdhana on this day (#Prabhodhini) shall get infinite merits. +
पूर्वजन्मसहस्रेषु यत्पापं समुपार्जितम्।
निशिजागरणां चास्या दहते तूलराशिवत्॥

staying awake all night on Kārtika Ēkādaśi (#Prabhodhini) by following scriptural injunctions one’s sins accumulated from many previous births shall B burnt just like mountain of cotton is burnt by fire+
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Myth & Realities of #GarudaPurana...🧵

There is an apprehension (myth) among people that, the text of Garuda Purana is inauspicious and hence cannot be read or the book be kept at home or should be read only on the occasion of death at home.
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People hesitate to keep this sacred text at their homes or read it because of its fearful subject matter. It is only a misconception due to the contents of Garuda Purana.


When it was explained/narrated by Paramatma #Vishnu Himself, how can it be inauspicious? ++
Even in #Bhagawadgita; #SriKrishna #ParamaAtma makes a reference to the law of Karma; death and its realities; reincarnation etc. But, we don’t consider Bhagawadgita as inauspicious; in fact we adore it. ++
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Solar month #KANYAMAASAM [when Sun is transiting zodiac sign #Kanya (Virgo)] is dear to #Paramaatma as well as to #Pithrus.
Solar month Kanya Maasam is the sacred month Lord #Vishnu (Hare #Sreenivaasa) descended on #Tirumala Kshethra in the constellation of #Sravana nakshatra coinciding with which, preceding nine days is celebrated as World famous TIRUMALA SRIVARI #BRAMHOTSAVAM
Almost on parallel days another famous Nine day festivals called #SharanNavarathri/#DeviNavaratri is celebrated during #Kanyamaasam.
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Onam is definitely a Hindu festival‼️It has a Hindu style of celebration! COLOUR THERAPY is a recent finding but our ancestors hv been using it since ages.
Every festival related to Bhagwan #Vishnu has YELLOW as it’s theme.
This so because YELLOW represents prosperity!!!
Bhagwan Vishnu is mostly shown in YELLOW!

Vishnu Bhagwan has 2 elements— WATER & AIR. Both are essential for a living being on Earth.

For Vishu festival, the Kanni which is laid again has a YELLOW theme—money, fruits, flowersGOLD are also used.
3/n Anyone who wants to prosper is suggested to fast on Thursday— GURUvar.
Guru is planet of Jupiter, and on Thursday Jupiter has the most impact on us.
So we propitiate Jupiter ruled by Vishnu.

Vishnu temples r about prosperity/ Gold/ Bhog. (Jagannath & Padmanabha Swamy)
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