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North and south in tradition-the meaning


Tradition involves certain lies for the sake of implementing the action for developing the devotion. What is the significance of North gate here? In India, the North side is considered to be auspicious due to the sweet Ganga river flowing from pure snow mountain (Himalaya). The South side is not considered so much auspicious due to presence of salt-ocean in the border. The North India is said to be pious land (Punya Bhumi) and the South India is said to be the land of worldly work (Karma Bhumi). When the Sun turns to North, it is said to be pious (Uttarayana) and when the Sun turns towards South it is called inauspicious (Dakshinayana). This classification of North and South based on mere geographical direction and mere turning of Sun is utterly meaningless, if you take it only in the background. Several pious people die in Dakshinayana and several sinners die in Uttarayana.


There are several pious people born in South India like the three Achaaryaas (Shankara, Ramanuja and Madhva), who have opened the eyes of entire India regarding God. There are several sinners born in North India like Duryodhana, Shishupala etc., The classification is only to show that devotions to God and world are quite opposite to each other like North pole and South pole.


Except this one point, there is no significance of North and South by way of place and time.

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