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Pujyashri Acharyas to bless programmes in Chennai tomorrow - 22 April 2017 (Saturday)

HH Pujyashri Shankara Vijayendra Saraswathi Shankaracharya Swamigal will bless the Akhanda Tirupugazh programme by Tirupugazh Anbargal at Hemamalini Kalyana Mandapam at 4 pm .

HH Pujyashri Jayendra Saraswathi Shankaracharya Swamigal and HH Pujyashri Shankara Vijayendra Saraswathi Shankaracharya Swamigal will bless the Sangeeta Mummoortigal Tiruvizha at Vani Mahal, TNagar, at 6 pm.

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JNANA :

All this is discussed in detail in The Guru Tradition.

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DAKSINAYANA AND TAISYA:

The six months from the day the sun turns from the tropic of Cancer. For Sravana and Taisya, see Chapter 13. Part Six.

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TAI TO ANI :

Mid January to mid- July.

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CITTIRAI TO VAIKASI :

Mid- April to mid June.

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MASI :

Mid- February to Mid- March.

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FROM THE TAMIL MONTH ADI TO THE END OF MARGAZHI:

Mid- July to mid-January.


MARKAZHI :

Mid-December to mid-January. The Paramaguru is speaking of the custom now obtaining in the South, particularly in Tamil Nadu.

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NANMARAI :

"Nanmarai "means the four Vedas.

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TODUDAYA CEVIYAN :

"One wearing ear-studs. " (Siva).

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KASI - YATRA:

Again, the Paramaguru is referring to marriages in the South, particularly, Tamil Nadu.

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TASTE SWEET :

The statemant reads odd in English but it conveys the idea of a man naturally developing from immaturity to the stage of wisdom and enlightenment.

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SANGAVA - KALA :

If daytime is divided into five parts, this will be the second part.

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KANJI :

Gruel - in the south it is usually made of broken rice.

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"HOLDING YOUR BREATH " :

This is a literal translation of the Tamil idiom the meaning of which is explained in the first sentence of the following para. The English idiom "to hold one's breath" of "catch one's breath"means to stop breathing for a moment because of fear or shock. But when we further read the Paramaguru on one-pointedness of the mind we realise that the Tamil idiom is not entirely different from the English.

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YOGISVARAS:

Lords of yogins.

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PUNYAHA- VACANA :

It is a declaration by the Brahmins present at a function that the rite about to be performed will prove to be auspicious.

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VINDATI MANAVAH :

Bhagavadgita, 18. 46

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SIMANTA :

These terms are explained elsewhere in this part.

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