तत्त्द् गतिवशन्नित्यं यथा दृक्-तुल्यतां ग्रहाः।
प्रयान्ति तत्प्रवक्ष्यामि स्फ़ुटिकरणमादरात्॥
सुर्य सिद्धान्त ॥

यस्मिन् पक्षे यत्र काले येन दृग्गणितैक्यम्।
दृश्यते तेन पक्षेण कुर्यात्तिथ्यादिनिर्णयम्॥

यात्राविवाहोत्सवजातकादौ खेटैः स्फुटैरेवफलस्फुटत्वम्।
स्यात्प्रोच्यते तेन नभश्चराणां स्फुटक्रिया दृग्गणितैक्यकृद्या॥

तिथिर्विष्णुस्तथा वारो नक्षत्रं विष्णुरेव च।
योगश्च करणं चैव सर्वं विष्णु मयं जगत्॥


Friday, January 23, 2009

Bhishma Ekadashi 2009

(Reference: http://www.mypanchang.com/bhishmaekadashi.php)

Bhishma Ekadasi is an auspicious occasion, the birth day of Sri Vishnu Sahasra Nama Sthothram. This sthothram was revealed to Pandavas by Bhishma when he was on the bed of arrows, after the Mahabharatha war. Bhishma was lying on the bed of arrows. After the war, Pandavas approached Bhishma to teach them the higher principles of life and wisdom, from all his great experiences. Bhishma reveals Vishnu Sahasranama Stotra to Pandavas on Magha Suddha Ekadasi day in presence of Lord Krishna, showing Him and telling them that He is Lord of all Lords and praying Him with all 1000 names is all one can ever do to become more dear to Him which itself leads to salvation. Reciting it regularly or even listening to it is itself a great thing that empowers one with the strength to overcome all the difficulties and get on to the right path of Salvation. It is said that he who chants shri vishnu saharanama stotra three times a day he is freed from all worries and gets moksha. Many scholars have written bhashyam on vishnu saharanamam. It's important to understand meaning of vishnu saharanamam to get moksha. Important bhashyams are Sankara bhasyam, and Ramanuja bhashyam. Other bhashyam also exists.

Most temples will start twenty four hour (24 hours) continuous vishnu saharanamam chanting on this day with archana every hour or two. The fact of life is vishnu is everything. Hari-haryor bhedam nasti. There is no difference between hari and hara (shiva). Vishnu is the essense of everything. He is panchanga -- tithi, vaara, nakshatra, yoga and karana. He is time, space, and causation. He is the one who controls maya. We all start our pujas worshipping lord ganesha. But during the end rights only god is worshipped is lord vishnu. Vishnu gives moksha. That is his department. That's because he is everything we need to be vishnumaya. We can be vishnumaya only when we engage ourself into his endless ocean of vishnu's names. The best thing to do is on this day is chant vishnu saharanama on this day. One can find MP3 version of vishnusaharanama online or nearby stores.

When is Bhishma Ekadashi in 2009?

Usa, Canada, Europe: February 5 2009.
Middle East, Africa, India, China, Japan, Australia, NewZeland, Fiji: February 6th 2009

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