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  • Sudasha Brata is also known as Sudasa Vrata or Dhanu Sankranti. Sudasha Brata is a unique ritual observed in Odisha. When there is a rare combination of Shukla Paksha, Thursday and Dasami in Odia Calendar Sudash Brata is observed. Its dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi.

    Sudasa Brata is observed mainly by women for the wellbeing of the family. The main ritual involves the tying of a sacred thread on the hand by women. The thread is only replaced during the next Sudasa Brata.

    It is a ritualistic practice to recite the Laxmi Purana on this day.

    Vaishnavas usually adore demigods and goddesses only in the relationship with the Lord, thats because they consider that lotus feet of the  Lord is the source of eternal happiness and love.

    What benefit someone can achieve by becoming temporary rich in this short human life, when in next life can become very pure.

    Actually , money is the source of all  proudness, envy, fear and enmity, but less intelligent humans are considering it the sweetest then the honey .

    The wealthy person can purify himself by giving money to the pure brahmanas and vaishnavas, giving in donation for religious reasons such as making the temples or in humanitarian purposes.  But such purification is comparing to the bath of the elephant, soon as he is washed, becoming very dirty again.

    Considering all that, only by intensive bhakti, fully surrendering to Lord with faith and  armed with austerities, person can easy cross material ocean of suffering, death and illusion.

    • Hare Krishna prabhu

      You didn't say if it is authentic or not by the vedas.Laxmi puran is not authentic.All the puranas include

      Sattvic: Vishnu Purana, Bhagavata Purana, Naradeya Purana, Garuda Purana, Padma Purana, Varaha Purana

      Rajasic:Brahmanda Purana, Brahma Vaivarta Purana, Markandeya Purana, Bhavishya Purana, Vamana Purana, Brahma Purana

      Tamasic: Matsya Purana, Kurma purana, Linga Purana, Shiva Purana, Skanda Purana, Agni Purana

      Laxmi Purana is written in the 15th century by Balarama Dasa, a poet of Odia litrature.If Sudasa Vrata is not maintained in vedas or any other major puranas maintained above then i must conclude it is a bogus festival.

      Odia literature
      Odia literature is the literature written in the Odia language and predominantly originates in the Indian state of Odisha. The language is also spok…
      • By being historical scriptures, puranas can not be qualified based on gunas, but on authenticity.

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        Different people around the world have different religious festivals, therefore we can not divide them on ''bhogus'' and ''not bhogus''. 

        • Hare Krishna
          All glories to Srila Prabhupada
          I am not the one who is classifying the puranas.The classification is given in the Padma Purana.Puranas are categorized in these way because people are of different mentalities according to the modes of nature they have acquired.Anyway those festivals that are not based on scriptures are bogus and those who observe them are less intelligent.This Laxmi Puran is not written by Srila Vyasadeva and that is why that is also BOGUS.

          • Why do you think that Padma purana you red is original and from Srila Vyasadev ?

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            In many different puranas are many same stories which are explained differently. Sri Vyasa would not ever do that.

            For example, in Padma purana we can find that mother Sati jumped into sacrificial fire organized by her father Daksha, by burning her body because he was offensive to her husband Shiva.  The same story in Srimad Bhagavatam explaned that she burned her body in ashes by her own yoga mistic power.

            We can understand that she didnt want to have anything anymore with her father, therefore it would be illogical and inappropriate to jump into his sacrificial fire.

            The vaishnavas who are wise enough to consider Srimad Bhagavatam as highly authentic, can see how much other scriptures are non authentic.

            • Hare Krishna
              All glories to Srila Prabhupada

              How do you know what Srila Vyasadeva,who is a shaktyavesa avatar, would do or not do?Do you know his mind or do you think he depends on the opinion of others?The puranas say about the histories of different planets and also different time period.So there is no contradiction.

              "Srila Vyasadeva divided the Vedas in various ways so that they may be
              practically followed by less intelligent persons in the modes of passion
              and ignorance."-SB 1.4.24 Purport by Srila Prabhupada.All vaisnava acharyas accept it.Therefore, there is no logical basis to take this interpretation in Padma purana as interpolation.

              Even Sripada Sankaracharya accepts this classification.He writes

              srutya sattva purananam sevaya sattva vastunah

              anivrttya ca sadhunam sattva vruttih prajayate

              "By listening to the sattvik puranas, eating the sattvik food,carrying out the service of a devotees of lord ,one can increase one's sattva guna."

              Anyway this was not the part of the discussion.The point was Laxmi Purana is not authentic.Haribol

              • Original Vyasa scriptures deviated during the period of Kali yuga, because of unqualified  brahmana caste who were responsible for presenting the vedic knowledge to the people. The most changes happened to historical scriptures which are most circulated in the human society.

                Srimad Bhagavatam is one of the last of its kind, therefore its the most precious scripture today. Those who truly tasted His nectar, consider all other scriptures tasteless.

                 

                • Hare Krishna
                  All glories to Srila Prabhupada

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                  Srila Prabhupada himself gave that lecture.Listen to it.He accepts the classification of puranas.

                  You think you know more than the acharyas???Do you the acharyas were unqualified also?If so then you are not a vaisnava.I don't need your speculative opinion.

                  Also I was not saying that Srimad Bhagavatam is not the purest purana.You are also assuming that. 

                  I shall not reply further if you do not have a valid point.Haribol.

                  • Our knowledge is very limited, therefore we should not judge the opinion of Srimad Bhagavatam. No mortal being is above it.

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                    SB 12.2.1Śukadeva Gosvāmī said: Then, O King, religion, truthfulness, cleanliness, tolerance, mercy, duration of life, physical strength and memory will all diminish day by day because of the powerful influence of the Age of Kali.
                    SB 12.2.2In Kali-yuga, wealth alone will be considered the sign of a man’s good birth, proper behavior and fine qualities. And law and justice will be applied only on the basis of one’s power.
                    SB 12.2.3Men and women will live together merely because of superficial attraction, and success in business will depend on deceit. Womanliness and manliness will be judged according to one’s expertise in sex, and a man will be known as a brāhmaṇa just by his wearing a thread.
                    SB 12.2.4A person’s spiritual position will be ascertained merely according to external symbols, and on that same basis people will change from one spiritual order to the next. A person’s propriety will be seriously questioned if he does not earn a good living. And one who is very clever at juggling words will be considered a learned scholar.
                    SB 12.2.5A person will be judged unholy if he does not have money, and hypocrisy will be accepted as virtue. Marriage will be arranged simply by verbal agreement, and a person will think he is fit to appear in public if he has merely taken a bath.
                    SB 12.2.6A sacred place will be taken to consist of no more than a reservoir of water located at a distance, and beauty will be thought to depend on one’s hairstyle. Filling the belly will become the goal of life, and one who is audacious will be accepted as truthful. He who can maintain a family will be regarded as an expert man, and the principles of religion will be observed only for the sake of reputation.
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                    SB 12.3.37In Kali-yuga men will be wretched and controlled by women. They will reject their fathers, brothers, other relatives and friends and will instead associate with the sisters and brothers of their wives. Thus their conception of friendship will be based exclusively on sexual ties.
                    SB 12.3.38Uncultured men will accept charity on behalf of the Lord and will earn their livelihood by making a show of austerity and wearing a mendicant’s dress. Those who know nothing about religion will mount a high seat and presume to speak on religious principles.
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                    SB 12.3.24In the Age of Kali only one fourth of the religious principles remains. That last remnant will continuously be decreased by the ever-increasing principles of irreligion and will finally be destroyed.
                    SB 12.3.25In the Kali age people tend to be greedy, ill-behaved and merciless, and they fight one another without good reason. Unfortunate and obsessed with material desires, the people of Kali-yuga are almost all śūdras and barbarians.
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                    Our situation is predicted long ago and will continue til Lord Kalki apperiance. Those who think to change that by establish now varnashrama dharma based on shudras, materialists and thieves, no dubt he is in deep illusion, no matter who he is.
                    Actually thats not possible even for powerful celestials and rishis, because the destiny of the world is already written.
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