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The best way for me is to buy a Bengali Panjika. I buy either a Benimadhav Panjika or a Madana Gupta one for each Bengali year. And, these books will have all the needed info, the kind of you are looking for and of course much much more. Each such book will have a separate section called Vrata Prakarana, which deals with various Vratas celebrated by any ...


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The advice by Gautama 12:4 quoted by both Ramanuja and Shankara in the Brahmasutras (apashudra-adhikarana) that a Sudra who hears the Vedas chanted should have his ears filled with molten lac was never actually ever carried out - it was just hyperbole. It was the custom from before Ramanuja and Shankara (over 1500 years ago) to chant the Vedas in the ...


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The last name you are talking about is the name given to an advaitan monk in Daśanāmi Saṃpradāya. The tradition gets its name because the followers of that tradition will be given ten names as suffixes after their Sannyasa name. The ten names are: bhAratI, sarasvatI sAgara tIrtha purI ASrama giri parvata araNya and vana. These names are to be ...


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Sri Totapuri, a great Vedanti, was one of Sri Ramakrishna's gurus. Probably that's where the sanyasis of Sri Ramakrishna Mission get their "Puri" title. You can read more about Totapuri here: https://www.ramakrishnavivekananda.info/gospel/introduction/totapuri.htm Both Sri Ramakrishna and Swami Vivekananda used to talk about Sri Shankara often. And some ...


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