What do we think of, when we speak about someone being religious? A human being paying respect to the divinity, pleasing Him with various religious rituals, mantras, or by adoptinga certain code of conduct, or everything in a combined way, etc. These are generally the features which we associate with a religious person. People purchase various Pooja Samagris online and offline to perform a Puja. But sometimes they fail to understand the significance of each and every item, used for worshipping.
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Puja Samagris play a significant role in Hindu rituals especially while performing Pujas. It is said that the image of the deity which is called Vigraha (in Sanskrit it means devoid of the ill effects of the “planets” or “grahas’).
So using the right puja materials help us to protect us from the ill effects of the planets like offering flowers ( that stands for the well-being of an individual), fruits (that stands to symbolize our self-sacrifice of the past deeds), burning of incense sticks (stands for the desires we have in our life),vermillion powder (stands for our emotions).
Last but not the least, the significance of lighting diya, represents the light in us, which stands to offer the Absolute.
As per old scriptures, lighting of a diya wards of evil forces and helps us move upward in life. There are more significant facts to know as why we light a diya:
When you are running to keep up with the fast pace of life it becomes difficult to focus in other things. Most of the time, in the hurry of hullaballoo of modern demanding life we forget to pay homage to our deities.
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“Poti Padh padh Jag Mua, Pandit Bhaya Na koye
Dhai Aakhar Prem Ka, Padhe so Pandit Hoye”
– Saint KABIR
The meaning of the above stated phrase is that, though being simplest in (concept). It is one of the difficult things in (practice).
A Pandit or Purohit is someone who is an expertise in Vedas, vedic scriptures and particularly skilled in Sanskrit language.
Most of them would have received Vedic education from a renowned Guru or gurukul or has been tutored under a Vedic-guru-shishya tradition.
The English enunciation of the name “Pandit” broadly refers to any of the following:
Siddhas, Siddhars, Naths,Ascetics,Sadhus or Yogis.
There are a number of Veda Patasala’s in India imparting knowledge on Vedas and few other universities to reckon, is Lal bahadur Sanskrit university offering karma kandya courses.
Some of the course schedules would be as follows:
- Sanskrit – Prathama ( Fist course to bridge between your mother tongue and Sanskrit) Can Talk and understand.
Sanskrit- Dwitiya ( little deeper in to Sanskrit, Can write small Essays)
Sanskrit – Madhyama ( much deeper can compile better literature)
Sanskrit – Kavya – Study of literature and gives full holdAlternatively instead of Sanskrith Madhyama and Sanskrit Kavya, you can start learning Sanskrit Chants and verses.If you are not keen on Certification, you can go for age old method of staying at a priest home and learn with him.
- Hindu religion/music/philosophy – A purohith, must also have mastered in the sectors of Hindu rites, rituals, music, and philosophy and in performing “yajnas”.
“In a world where hatred is the norm, spread love,
In a world where killing is the norm, save life
Then even God cannot beat you in any Panditism”.
Sometimes, certifications would also add up to your qualification as a pandit thus providing you an opportunity to render your Vedic service.
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Life brings an array of changes in which problems and difficulties go hand in hand.
The ability to tackle is where you stand, as life does not always meet your expectations.
Most of the time you need to deal with difficulties. Therefore, if you ever find yourself in pensive or unhappy mood then sitting back and thinking about the past will not help you progress a step forward.
Rather it will create grey energy around your aura, which will not only keep your mood down but also lead to too many health problems.
According to a recent study conducted by Mclean Hospital Investigators, belief in god significantly, improve short-term treatment for psychiatric illness.
So bestowing divine gifts serves upon someone for dual purposes, which facilitates not only well being of self but also emanates and creates a positive aura around you and the person whom you want to gift.
Its February time and with board exams round the corner in March and April, every mother would think of celebrating saraswathi puja at their homes, so that her children’s can invoke the blessings of the goddess.
This puja is celebrated in the month of phalgun month (January to February), and is celebrated popularly in the eastern region and is mostly celebrated by the youth in colleges, schools etc.
Moreover, this festival is observed during different times in different parts of India.
In south India, this puja is celebrated during Navratri, which is also called the Mahanavami day, also observed as Ayudha puja and Saraswati puja.
Keep these things in mind during puja celebration:
The essential puja samagri used during this puja are
- Image or idol of Goddess Saraswati
- A white cloth (vastram)
- Flowers – louts, lilies or jasmine.
- Mango leaves or other decorations
- Locally available Fruits
Makara Sankranti is one of the most prominent festivals celebrated in India by Hindu. It has some deep spiritual and religious significance. That is why it has been one of the most popular festivals in the whole nation. Generally it is celebrated on 14th January in every year. Makar Sankranti is a solar event. According to Hindu philosophy sun is the power that drives away all the darkness and illusions. Sun is the symbol of wisdom and goodness. It has the significant glory that can banish darkness of conventions, orthodoxy and superstitions.
Makar Sankranti is on one hand a festival of banishing the evil on the other it is the fest of harvesting. The name is derived from Sankraman or movement. In Hindu philosophy movement is the source of life. Makar Sankranti is about the movement of sun from Dhanu rashi (Sagittarius) to Makar (Capricorn). The significance of this day is that the day becomes longer and the night becomes shorter. It also signifies that winter is also subsiding. The festival is also called Uttarayan as due to the movement of earth, Sun starts travelling north.
There are many reasons that has been stated in the the Purana. Some of them are given below.
- Makara symbolizes the union of father and son. Sun, the father of Shani, the lord of Makar rashi goes to visit his son. Though they do not get along well but they prefer to stay together for a month. That is why this day is quite significant for the celebration of the bond between parents and children.
- Uttarayan is significant as it is the mark of the day of Devatas. All the auspicious things are supposed to do during this time.
- Purana also says that it is on this day, lord Vishnu ended the terror of Asura at Mandar Mountains. The day signifies the win of good over the evil.
- The other significance of this day is Bhagiratha paid tarpana with Ganges water to liberate the soul of his unfortunate ancestors.
Different states celebrate this festival in their different way. As it is quite intricately oriented with harvest, Tamil Nadu celebrates it as Pongal, Andhra Pradesh celebrates it as Padunga, Punjab celebrates it with Lohri and Magi followed by their dance bhangra. This is the auspicious time when pilgrims come from various corners of India to celebrate Makara at the coastal areas. That is why Ganga Sagar mela happenes this time in West Bengal.
Celebrate Makara Sankranti today. Banish the darkness of evil and let the light of wisdom come and make your life brighter.
Gift can be the best gesture to show that you love and care. It is the best expression of affection. It can be all the more special when it is given to the employees by their bosses and authorities. The importance of gift in corporate sector is quite prominent. It is the employees who keep on delivering their hardest when it comes to keep the impression of a brand quite high.
If you are thinking in the same line choose corporate gifts. They are classiest way to express that you care. Corporate gifts can be considered as an expression of appreciation as well. It will convey to your employee that you appreciate their effort and have put quite a lot of thought about the gift. If you are in such a predicament when you have a nice occasion t shower your good wishes think about these gifts.
Personalized corporate gifts are quite welcome always when it comes to the employees. It shows that the employer value their effort that they are putting for their firm. Think about gifting them with the personalized items. Personalized pens, notebook or folios are great. You can in fact gift your employees with personalize pen stand or coffee mug too. Personalized items are always perceived as thoughtful. So when you are choosing it they will understand that you have put quite a thought about it.
A Touch of Divine Blessings
If you are going to gift your employees on the day of some auspicious event think about giving a divine touch to it. Bring blessings of God in their life with Ganesh ji and Lakshmi ji figurin, statue of Lord Shiva or footprints of Lakshmi ji. They are perfect gift to denote that you are wishing well being for them.
Value the Time
Nothing can be a perfect gift as a watch. It will make them feel that the time that they are giving to your firm is worthy of your appreciation.
Use these gift ideas while gifting your employees and show them that you care.
According to Hindu calendar, each lunar month has two Chathurthi Tithis. It is celebrated every month during Krishna Pakhsha, on Chathurthi day. When Sankashti Chathurthi is on Tuesday it is known as Angaraki Sankatahara Chathurthi, and this day is considered highly auspicious for the Hindus. Sankatahara Chathurthi or Sankashti Chathurthi is dedicated to Lord Ganesha. It is believed that Lord Ganesha can eradicate all the obstacles, and difficulties. This puja is considered very auspicious day for the Hindus. They observe fast from sunrise, worship the sculpted figure of Ganesha, and finish it after observing the moon rise.
- One can initiate the puja after talking bath, and keep the environment clean. Place a clean plate or betel leaf before the Lord. Place kumkum on it, and decorate it with flowers, place fresh fruits as prasad.
- Fasting on Sankatahara Chathurthi is believed very fortunate, and extremely beneficial.
- By having a complete fast Sankatahara will be broken after observing the moon rise, followed by a puja to Lord Ganesha.
- Lord Ganeshamurti, Plantain leaf (if available or a plate), and rice for enunciating Lord’s Turmeric Vigraha.
- One plate (preferably a metallic one), and some rice (2-3 cups).
- Ghantaa (bell), Haldi, kumkum, akshata, flowers, garlands.
- Two coconuts, bananas.
- Betel leaves, betel nuts (supari), Druva Grass blades.
- Panchaamrita (honey, milk, ghee, curds, sugar – all in one cup).
- Two small lamps/Diyas.
- Agarbatti/Incense Sticks
Vidhi or the Process:
- Put the vibhuti mixed with water on your forehead.
- Offer 21 blades of Druva Grass, 21 modakas, red flowers.
- You can apply a tilak using red Sandalwood paste.
- You can keep the coconut or break it in front of the idol.
- Fold your hands in Namashkaar form, sit comfortably, close your eyes, take a deep breath, and start chanting ‘Om’.
- Chant the following mantras: “Vakratunda mahaakaaya sooryakoti samaprabha / nirvighnam kurume devasarva kaarye Shusarvadaa’’.
- In the evening, light a lamp with Ghee/Coconut oil, start reciting the 108 names of Ganesha or slokas. Offer the coconut, banana, milk as prasad/naivedya along with flowers to the Lord Ganesha.
The strict rituals of this puja are meant for Vedic priests/temples. While you are performing Ganesha Puja at home, you can always be flexible. All you need to be careful is to perform the pujas with a clean body and clean mind.