When one of the trustees at ISKON talks of the presence of a man with the face of a lion being the most important incarnation of Lord Krishna, John, a new devotee amazingly looked for more information. I knew John William, now John Natarajan Ved, a budding entrepreneur of mass media who took a revolutionary step in his life by declaring a conversion to Hinduism. For the disciple insisted on being known by a Hindu name. Continue reading ISKCON Devotes In The Prayers On Narasimha Jayanti
Just after the day of Mohini Ekadashi, follows the observation of Parasuram Dwadasi Vrat across Hindus of the world. However, devotees who celebrate the Mohini Ekadasi tend to exempt this Vrat, sometimes falling on the same day according to the Tithi and Nakshatra prescribed on the texts. Is there any reason behind such indifference in the attitude or is it for the time and effort required in doing the fast?
Lord Vishnu, the part of Hindu Trinity – Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh, is a great figure in the religious community and for the devout men and women. The adventures and incarnations of Vishnu are numerous and each has a twang of mysticism and awe-inspiring aspect to it. He is referred to as the Preservator, who is responsible for sustenance of the universe as well as the prevalence of Dharma on earth. There might be lesser families of the Sanatan Dharma believers, who would not have consecrated Lord Vishnu Idols and installed them in their house.
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They say that another name for women is compromise and sacrifice. In our society, since time immemorial women have been attributed with the many responsibilities, which although, may not require much physical labour, requires a lot of mental employment. And this is apart from the various household chores that are thought to be the duty of solely the females. True that society has gone through a lot of change, but that remains pocketised and not widespread. Sita, the mythical divine figure serves as the best model for the committed-towards-consortium yet modern women, who go through the vices of the society and still maintain their integrity and self-respect. This is the reason she is equally respected and worshipped by the devotees of Rama. She is worshipped separately on Sita Navami Vrat by many devout ladies and men, many of which purchase Pooja Items Online now a days.
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In the religious faith of Hindu community, the mightiness of the Goddesses, whom we believe in, is taken as enigmatically and extraordinarily strong. Where the accounts of the female deities in the scriptures portray the quintessential element of womanhood, there are also references of great display of power in terms of encounters with evil forces. While the Goddesses have shown delicateness, utter dedication and motherly feelings in the behavioral characteristics, there were also spurts of rage and emanation of infinite warrior skills in various circumstances. The Durga Ashtami is the day of worship of one such female form – Devi Durga. The mythical character is the principal form of female celestial powers and is revered by both the names Devi (goddess) and Shakti (power/force). The day is like one of the other festivals where Hindu Puja Items are used to appease the deity, but the legend and importance related to it is divinely unique.
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The faith of Hinduism is imbibed with and built of such a wide number of aspects, that it has given rise to a numerous sects of beliefs, followers, propitiators and theologies. There are many philosophies and their different interpretations that may leave an ordinary person clueless. Out of the many contributors, who survived to find the very essence of this multitheistic faith, Adi Shankaracharya’s name remains quite prominent. The currents of thought and belief that run in the stream of Hinduism are unified and intact to an extent due to this personality. Since, we live in an age where we even Buy Panchapatra Online, we can hardly imagine the thought process that the ancient scholar like him nurtured and developed over the years. It is more difficult to imagine that a person can dedicate himself fully to establish a theory of spirituality, being born in an ordinary family like many of us.
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India, for centuries have survived her wounds with the presence of the Himalayan Ranges and the water bodies around her. Thus, protecting her from the threats of arbitrary expeditions. However, she has suffered some fierce battles in the past. Known to be the two gigantic weapons, these two natural elements have a deep-rooted connection providing life on the terrains. Moreover, the water bodies are Holy to the Hindus, as for each countryside men in India. The Gangotri, worshipped as the Goddess took a rebirth on the auspicious day of Ganga Saptami. Such that devotes need to order online Havan Kunda to offer the norms rightly. Continue reading Observing The Rebirth Of Ganga Devi On Ganga Saptami
The word Skanda refers to a lot of things like a learned person, a prince, the act of effusion and the attacker. In reference to Skanda Sashti, the “attacker” or more precisely Lord Kartikeya, the Hindu god fits right. He is referred to as Skanda for he is believed to be the ‘commander of the Gods’ or the ‘Lord of war and victory’. Skanda Sashti or Kanda Sashti is a celebration of the defeat of demon Tarakasura by the deity and it is observed on sixth day (Sashti) of Shukla Paksha (bright fortnight). Though the main festival is observed on the said Tithi during the Tamil month of Aippasi, the monthly fasts are also considered significant. The people fast and pray to the Lord with Puja Samagri and Puja Patra on this day. Continue reading Worship Lord Kartikeya, the God of War on Skanda Sashti
Exploring Incredible India should start by acknowledging the magnificence of the temples, located at the distantly dangerous places of the country. Interestingly, nature has a story to tell. The story is of an existence of an entire civilisation over the centuries through the lens of the Shakti Peethas. To a Hindu family, the concept of Shakti Peetha summons the sacred places of worship where the ashes of Maa Sati, the female deity had fallen on the planet earth. Continue reading Looking At the Shakti Peethas – The Story of Devi Durga’s Incarnation
The morning sun of the 9th May 2016 seems to embark on decorating the Silver Puja Thalis for the auspicious ceremonial rites of Akshaya Trithiya. For the businesspersons as well as for the devotees, the day kick starts with prayers. Gradually checking on the necessity people strives more to make sure that ornaments and golden items are to be purchased.