Vaikunta Ekadasi, Fasting & Avoiding Grains

Vaikunta Ekadasi is the Sukla paksha Ekadasi that occurs during the Dhanur month (when Sun transits Sagittarius or Dhanus Rasi) according to the Vedic Panchangam (Almanac). This corresponds to mid December – mid January in English calendar. … Read more

Adi Shankaracharya Birth Year is 509 BCE

Adi Shankaracharya birth date is 9 April 509 BCE. History and migration of Nambuthiri Brahmins to Kerala, appointment of first priest at Ayyappa temple in Sabarimala by Sage Agastya. Indian historians have followed their western counterparts and … Read more