Posts Tagged ‘Brahma’

Time Recoils Earth Is 4.32 Billion Years Hindusim

In Astrophysics, Hinduism, Time on March 21, 2014 at 12:40

Kalpas, Manvantaras, Samvatsaras


Calculation of Time by Hinduism

Time The Hindu Way.

A Kalpa is 12 hours of Brahma. 2 kalpas make a day and a night of Brahma.


He lives for 100 years on this time scale.
How many Mahayugas or Chaturyugas( Four) are there in a Kalpa?
There are 1000 or 1008, Mahayugas in a Kalpa Mahayugas in a Kalpa.


84 Chaturyugas is an hour of Brahma.


There are 14 Manvantaras in a Kalpa.


Check my post on this.( Link provided at the end of this post)


A Manu or an Indra lives for 1 Manvantara.


A Manvanatara is a 100 years of Indra.

There are 72 Chaturyugas to a Manvantara.

The cycle of Kalpas, beginning with Brähma-kalpa and ending with Pädma-kalpa, is repeated a thousand times, Cyclic,non- Linear


The present kalpa is called Sveta-varäha-kalpa.
The Bhagavatam speaks of 30 kalpa names, one for each day of his month.


This list does not match the list in the Vayu Purana.

The Thirty kalpas of Brahma ,

(1) Sveta-kalpa

, (2) Nilalohita,

(3) Vamadeva,

(4) Gathantara,

(5) Raurava,

(6) Prana,

(7) Brhat-kalpa,

(8) Kandarpa,

(9) Sadyotha,

(10) Isana, (

11) Dhyana,

(12) Sarasvata,

(13) Udana,

(14) Garuda,

(15) Kaurma,

(16) Narasimha,

(17) Samadhi,

(18) Agneya,

(19) Visnuja,

(20) Saura,

(21) Soma-kalpa,

(22) Bhavana,

(23) Supuma,

(24) Vaikuntha,

(25) Arcisa,

(26) Vali-kalpa,

(27) Vairaja,

(28) Gauri-kalpa,

(29) Mahesvara,  and

(30) Paitr-kalpa.
List from the Vayu Purana.
“(1) Bhava.

(2) Bhuva.

(3) Tapah.

(4) Bhava.

(5) Rambha.

(6) Ritu.

(7) Kratu.

(8) Vahni.

(9) Havyavahana.

(10) Savitra.

(11) Bhuvah.

(12) Oushika.

(13) Kushika.

(14) Gandharva.

(15) Rishabha.

(16) Shadaja.

(17) Marjaliya.

(18) Madhyama.

(19) Vairaja.

The great Vairaja Manu was born in this kalpa and his son was the great sage Dadhichi.

(20) Nishada. The race of nishadas (hunters) were created during this period

. (21) Panchama.

(22) Meghavahana.

The word megha means cloud and vahana means to bear. In this kalpa, Vishnu adopted the form of a cloud and bore Shiva on his back.

It is thus that the Kalpa received its name.

(23) Chintaka.

(24) Akuti.

(25) Vijnati.

(26) Mana.

(27) Bhava.

(28) Vrihat

. (29) Shvetalohita.

(30) Rakta.


(32) Sita.

(33) Krishna

(34) Vishvarupa.”
Note: There are 864,00 seconds in our day.

Thus Kalpa is a simple multiple of this figure.

By this reckoning the earth is about 4.32 Billion Years old.

Citation .



Time non Linear Hindusim


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Temple Vishnu Stands Alone Lord Ranganatha Stayed

In Hinduism on March 11, 2014 at 11:30

This is the Temple where Lord Vishnu appears alone in the sanctum.

His Consorts are not with Him.

Kodikulam Veda Narayana

Vishnu Stands Alone

This is Temple of Lord Veda Narayana who recovered the Vedas.

No utsavar.

Moolavar: Veda Narayana Perumal.

No Consorts.

Theertham:Brahma Theertham

Location: Kodikulam(Old name Jothiskudi),Madurai District ,Tamil Nadu.

Lord Vedanarayana graces from a small shrine alone. Mothers are not with him. Creator

Lord Brahma appears with one head (Brahamma has four heads) as He performed penance here.

The feet of Perumal are placed in the cave where once the feet of Srirangam Perumal adored.

There was a saint managing the Srirangam temple named Nampillai praised by the Vaishnava world as Lokachariar.

He had a devout disciple Vallal Vadakku Thiruveedhi Pillai who was blessed with a male child in 1205 in Aipasi (October-November) on Tiruvonam star day.

He named the child Pillai Lokachariar remembering his Guru.  The child grew in learning and was devoted to the service of the Lord.

Foreigners invaded Srirangam targeting the temple.  Lokachariar was 118 then.

Despite his age, he wanted to save the procession deity Azhagia Manavalan.

He covered the sanctum sanctorum of the presiding deity by a wall, installed some idols there and carried the real procession deities in a covered palanquin and moved towards south with his disciples.

He came to Kodikulam enduring untold sufferings.

He worshipped Lord Vedanarayana, hid Azhagia Manavalar and performed pujas.

The invaders came to this place too. Lokachariar took the Perumal and reached the top of the hill.

When he came down holding the plants and trees for support, he fell down.

Even at such a critical time, Lokachariar held Perumal closely on his chest to avoid any injury to Him and fell down with his back to the ground.

He was seriously injured. He lived just three days then and attained salvation on Jeshta Suddha Dwadasi in the month of Aani (June-July).

Small creatures as flies and ants that had his touch also attained salvation.

His disciples used the garlands and the vastras on Lord for his funeral and buried him there itself.

They stayed there for a month and completed the rituals as per rules.

They returned to Srirangam after 48 years with the procession deity.

Later, a separate shrine was built for Pillai Lokachariar in Kodikulam.  On Tiruvonam star days, being the birth of the saint, special pujas are performed in the shrine.  Perumal holds Mahalakshmi on His chest.  But Pillai Lokachariar held Perumal Himself on his chest.  Kodikulam (Jotishkudi) where he attained salvation is near Madurai.

Lord Vedanarayana is in a small shrine alone without His consorts.

Creator Brahma performed penance here as a Brahmin with one head.

He is near Perumal.

Contact Information.

Temple Time: Opens at 8am… Priest can be contacted on the below number and he can open the Sannidhi for the devotees anytime during the day.
Priest : Veera Raghava Bhattar @ 94426 22181(Check the Number).

How to reach.
Number of mini buses from Y. Othakadai to Kodikulam.
One can also visit the Yoga Narasimha temple at Narasingam and take an auto from there to this Sannidhi.



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One Legged Shiva Temple

In Hinduism on March 5, 2014 at 10:31

Lord Shiva appears as one-legged in a Temple.

Shiva is worshiped as Ekapada Shiva.

In one form he has one leg with the two of the other Trinity, Brahma and Vishnu forming a part of Him.

There are three aspects of this Form.

This form is also one of Bhairava as well.

One legged Shiva

Ekapada Bhairva

Shiva with three Legs

Tripada Shiva

Ekapada refers to a one-footed aspect of the Hindu god Shiva. This aspect is primarily found in South India and Orissa, but also occasionally in Rajasthan and Nepal. The Ekapada is primarily represented in three iconographical forms. In the Ekapada-murti (“one-footed icon”) form, he is depicted as one-legged and four-armed. In the Ekapada-Trimurti (“one-footed Trinity”) form, he is depicted with the torsos of the deities Vishnu and Brahma, which together with Shiva form the Hindu Trinity (Trimurti) emanating from his sides, waist upwards and with one leg; however, sometimes, besides the central one leg of Shiva, two smaller legs of Vishnu and Brahma emerge from the sides. While some scriptures also call the latter configuration Ekapada-Trimurti, some refer it to as Tripada-Trimurti (“three-footed Trinity”). In Orissa, where Ekapada is considered an aspect of Bhairava—the fearsome aspect of Shiva—the iconography of Ekapada-murti becomes more fierce, with motifs of blood sacrifice. This aspect is called Ekapada Bhairava (“one-footed Bhairava” or “the one-footed fierce one”).

The Ekapada form of Shiva originated from the Vedic deity Aja Ekapada or Ajaikapada, a name that Ekapada Bhairava still inherits. Ekapada represents the cosmic pillar of the universe and portrays Shiva as the Supreme Lord, from whom Vishnu and Brahma originate. Ekapada is often accompanied by ascetic attendants, whose presence emphasizes his connection to severe penance.

“Ekapada Shiva is a rarity in Indian Iconography, considered to be a Lilamurthy of Shiva and found in all of two places. One is found in Chaunsath Yogini temple is Orissa where he is more commonly known as Ajaikapada Bhairava and the other is found in Someshwara temple Andhra Pradesh. In both cases He is found in close association with the Mother Goddess cult, specially Chamunda. He seems to be very closely associated with the Tantrik cult, a probable influence of the Sakta cult originating in Bengal in close association with Tantrik practices.




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Temple Of Vishnu With Third Eye

In Hinduism on March 3, 2014 at 16:57

I chanced upon an article where it is mentioned about the Temple of Lord Vishnu with the Third Eye.

I have visited Thiruvahindrapuram a couple of times and this is news to me.

Vishnu Temple ,Thirivahindrapuram

Devanathar Hemambhujavalli, Vishnu with the Third Eye.

“Generally Lord Shiva is the only god to have the third eye (netrikkan) on his forehead, This is the only place where Vishnu is giving darshan having have the third eye (netrikkan) on his forehead, here Devanatha Perumal represents Lord Brahma having the lotus flower in his hand and representing Lord Shivan having the eye in his fore – head and representing Sri Vishnu along with Sangu and Chakkaram.
This temple also has huge image of Lord Hayagreeva, Vishnu with a horse face, he is the supreme lord of knowledge & was supposed to be the Guru for Saraswati. This temple is one of the 108 Divya Desam temples of Vishnu.
Tiruvahindrapuram is about 12kms from Cuddalore, 40kms from Pondicherry, 30kms from Chidambaram.

I am unable to authenticate  now.

Will some one confirm?

I have received inputs from friends in Facebook on this, stating that there are some more temples where Lord Vishnu has the Third Eye..

It is incorporated after the close of this main post

Thiruvaheendirapuram the Sacred Abode of Lord Devanatha, is one of the ancient-vadakalai. Vaishnavite temples and also one of the 108 Vaishnavite shrines sanctified by the visit of the great Alwars and Acharyas, held in great reverence by the devotees. Thiruvaheendirapuram is the 72 shrine out of 108 Vaishnavite shrines. The Alwars who has sung about this celestial place is Sri Thirumangai Mannan, otherwise known as Sri parakala. This place is one of the two Nadunattu Thirupathis.

The Moolavar of this sthalam is Deyva Nayagan Perumal. Moolavar in standing position facing his thirumugham towards East direction.

Prathyaksham for Chandran and Garudan.


Hemambujavalli Thaayar (Hemambuja Nayaki)
Vaikunda Naayagi for Utsavar.


Moovaragiya Oruvan, Devanathian, Divishannathan vibuthanathan, Daasasathiyan, Adiyavarkku Meyyan.


Festivals (Utsavams):

  • Every year on Chitthirai month, Bramha Utsavam is done for Devanayaka perumal.
  • In Purattasi, Malai utsavam for Vedantha Desikar and Theertha Vaari Utsavam is done.
  • In Maargayi, Thirumozhi – Thiruvaai mozhi days (Pagal pathu and Raa pathu) utsavam for 21 days is done.
  • Maasi Magha Utsavam is also done.
  • Sri Vedantha Desikar has sung songs and paasurams on Deva Nayaga Perumal and is called as “Devanayaka Panjasath” and Achyutha Sathakam in Sanskrit. Also written Mummanikkovi, Pandhu, Suzhal, Ammanai, Oosal, Eysal, Navamani Maalai are the short poems written by him.
  • Devanagari Text of the Sloka.http://www.ramanuja.org/sv/acharyas/desika/stotras/pdf/devanayaka.pdf

Vishnu with The Third Eye.

Singaperumal Koil, near Chennai.

The main deity is seen here as Ugra (fierce) murthy, holding Paanchajanya (conch) and Sudharsana Chakra, showing Abhaya Hastha in one of His hands. Sri Narasimha Swamy here has 3 eyes and the third eye is shown by the priest while performing Haarathi”.

Moolavar : Patalathri Narasimhar
Urchavar : Prahladha Varadan
Amman / Thayar : Ahobilavalli
Thala Virutcham : Parijatham
Theertham : Suddha Pushkarini
Agamam / Pooja : -
Old year : 1000-2000 years old
Historical Name : -
City : Singaperumal Koil
District : Kanchipuram
State : Tamil Nadu






Thanks Mr.Hariharan Subramanian.

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The Eight Forms Of Bhairava Photo Essay

In Hinduism on February 26, 2014 at 21:42

Bhairava is Lord Shiva in His Fiercest Manifestation.

It may be worth mentioning that Shiva is different from Rudra, which is yet another manifestation of Shiva( Actually the pronunciation is Siva).

Kaal Bhairava is an fierce incarnation of Lord Shiva. The term Bhairava means “Terrific”.

He is often depicted with frowning, angry eyes and sharp, tiger’s teeth and flaming hair, stark naked except for garlands of skulls and a coiled snake about his neck.

In his four hands he carries a noose, trident, drum, and skull. He is often shown accompanied by a dog. Once Brahma insulted Lord Shiva and his fifth head teasingly laughed at Lord Shiva.

From Lord Shiva came out the Kalabhairava (Black Bhairava) who tore off the fifth head of Lord Brahma.

On the entreaties of Lord Vishnu, Shiva pardoned Lord Brahma. But the sin (in the form of a lady) of beheading Lord Brahma followed Kalabhairava everywhere. Also the head of Brahma stuck to him. To keep away the sin and punishment which were chasing him, Kalabhairava entered the city of Benaras ( now Varanasi ). The sin could not enter the city. Kalabhairava was made as the Kotwal (Inspector) of the city of Varanasi. Bhairava rides on a dog.

A pilgrimage to Kasi (Benares) is not supposed to be complete without visiting the temple of Kalabhairava.’

The Eight Forms of Bhairava.

1. Asidanga Bhairava – Gives Creative Ability

2. Guru Bhairava – Divine Educator

3. Chanda Bhairava – Gives incredible energy, cuts competition and rivals

4. Kroda Bhairava - Gives You the Power to Take Massive Action

5. Unmatta Bhairava – Controls Negative Ego and Harmful Self Talk

6. Kapala Bhairava – Ends All Unrewarding Work and Action

7. Bhishana Bhairava – Obliterates Evil Spirits and Negativity

8. Samhara Bhairava – Complete Dissolution of Old Negative Karma.

Bhairava, Form of Shiva

Asitanga Bhairava

Samhara Bhairava

Samhara Bhairava

Unmatta Bhairava

Unmatta Bhairava

Bhishana Bhairava

Bhishana Bhairava

kapala Bharavar

Kapala Bhairava

Form of Bhairava

Guru Bhirava

Kroda Bhaira , one of the forms of Bhairava

Kroda Bhairava

The Chanda Bhairava

Chanda Bhairava for Energy


Description of Bhairava Forms.

Kshethra Pala Bhairava

[Guard of Earth Bhairava]

Raktha jwalaa Jada dharam, sasi dharan, Rakthanga thejo mayam,

Dakka Shoola kapala pasa gadha dharam Bhairavam,

Nirvanam Gathavahanam Trinayanamcha Ananda kolahalam,

Vande bhootha pisacha natha vadukam Kshethrasya palam Shubham. 1

I salute the leader of ghosts and Ghouls, Lord Bhairava,

Who wears the red flame as his matted hair,

Who wears the moon, who shines in red colour,

Who holds a drum, spear, skull, rope and mace in his hands,

Who is nude, who rides on a dog, who has three eyes,

Who is always happy and exuberant and is the guard of the temple.

Asithanga Bhairava

[Dark Bodied Bhairava]

Trinethram, varadam shantham, munda mala bhooshitham,

Swetha varnam, krupa murthim, Bhairavam Kundalojjwalam,

Gada kapala samyuktham, kumarsya digambaram,

Banam pathrancha sankham cha Aksha maalaam kundalam,

Naga Yagnopaveetham cha dharinam suvibhooshitham,

Brahmani shakthi sahitham, hamsaroodam suroopinam,

SArvabheeshta dharam nithyam asithangam Bhajamyaham. 2

I pray the dark Bhairava who fulfills all desires,

Who is forever, who has three eyes, who blesses and is peaceful,

Who wears a skull garland, who is white, who is the Lord of mercy,

Who shines in his ear globes, who holds mace and the skull,

Who is young and nude, who holds arrow, vessel, conch, bead chain and ear globes,

Who wears snake as sacred thread, who is well ornamented,

Who is with Goddess Brahmani, rides on a swan and is good to look at.

Krodha Bhairava

[Angry Bhairava]

Trinethram, varadam, santham, kumarancha digambaram,

Gadam shankam cha Chakrancha pada pathrancha dharinam,

Lakshmyacha sahitham vame garudasana susthitham,

Neela varnam maha devam Vande Sri Kroda Bhairavam. 3

I salute the angry Bhairava, who is blue and a great God,

Who has three eyes, blesses, peaceful, young and nude,

Who is armed with mace, conch, wheel, rope and a vessel,

Who is near Goddess Lakshmi riding on Garuda the eagle.

Unmatha Bhairava

[Frantic Bhairava]

Trinethram, varadam, santham, kumarancha digambaram,

Hema Varnam, maha devam, hastha vahana susthitham,

Gadgam, kapalam, musalam, dathantham, kedagam thadha,

Varahi shakthi sahitham Vande Unmatha Bhairavam. 4

I salute that Frantic Bhairava who is power called Varahi,

Who has three eyes, blesses, peaceful, young and nude,

Who is of golden colour, great God and rides on a swan,

And who holds sword, skull, Pestle and also the shield.

Ruru Bhairava

[Teacher Bhairava]

Trinethram, varadam, santham, kumarancha digambaram,

Dangam krisna mrugam pathram bibranam chakru panakam,

Maheswaryayudham devam vrusharoodam smitha vahanam,

Shudha sphatikam sankaram, namami Ruru Bhairavam. 5

I salute the Bhairava with the deer, who is like pure crystal and a destroyer,

Who has three eyes, blesses, peaceful, young and nude,

Who holds a hatchet, deer, drinking goblet and a sword in his hands,

Who has the armed Maheswari by his side and who is smiling and rides on a bull.

Kapala Bhairava

[Skull Bhairava]

Trinethram, varadam, santham, kumarancha digambaram,

Pasam, Vajram, thadha Gadgam pana pathranch dharinam,

Indrani shakthi sahitham Gaja vahana susthitham,

Kapala Bhairavam Vande padma ragha prabham Shubham. 6

I salute the Bhairava of the skull, who has a shining body,

Who has three eyes, blesses, peaceful, young and nude,

Who holds rope, Vajrayudha, Sword and Drinking Goblet,

Who has with him Indrani Shakthi, is being well praised and rides on an elephant.

Chanda Bhairava

[Fierce Bhairava]

Trinethram, varadam, santham, kumarancha digambaram,

Dhanur banancha bhibranam, Gadgam Pathram Thadaiva cha,

Koumari shakthi sahitham, Shikihi vahana sthitham,

Gowri varnayudham Devam Vande Sri Chanda Bhairavam. 7

I salute the Chanda Bhairava who is pure white in colour,

Who has three eyes, blesses, peaceful, young and nude,

Who holds rope, Vajrayudha, Sword and Drinking Goblet,

Who has with him Kaumari Shakthi and rides on a peacock.

Bheeshana Bhairava

[Terriffic Bhairava]

Trinethram, varadam, santham, kumarancha digambaram,

Gadgam soolam Kapalancha darinam musalam thadha,

Chamunda shakthi sahitham pretha vahana susthitham,

Raktha varnam maha devam Vabde Bheeshana Bhairavam. 8

I salute the Terriffic Bhairava who is a great God of blood red colour,

Who has three eyes, blesses, peaceful, young and nude,

Who holds sword, trident, skull and pestle in his hand,

Who has with him Chamunda Shakthi and rides on a corpse.

Samhara Bhairavam

[Annihilator Bhairava]

Dasa bhahum trinethram cha sarpa yagnopaveethinm,

Damishtra karala vadanam ashtaiswarya pradhayakam,

Digambaram kumarancha simha vahana samsthitham,

Soolam damarugam shankam, gadam chakrancha darinam,

Gadgam pathram cha Gadwangam pasa mangusa meva cha,

Ugra roopam madonmathamam bada vaalai,

Chandika shakthi sahitham dyayeth samhara Bhairavam. 9

I meditate on Bhairava the destroyer, who is with Chandika Shakthi,

Who has ten hands, three eyes and snake as sacred thread,

Who has protruding teeth, fearful look and grants eight type of wealth,

Who is nude, a youth and rides on a lion,

Who holds trident, drum, conch, mace and wheel in his hands,

Who holds sword, vessel, Gadwangam, rope and goad.

And who has fearful looks, wears skull garland and greatly exuberant.




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