ARISTOTLE – THE GREAT PHILOSOPHER

ARISTOTLE – THE GREAT PHILOSOPHER

Ardh Mahakumbh 2015, Nasik

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Kumbh Mela, the greatest Men feast in the world where millions of souls that come together to purge themselves before entering the heavenly Kingdom of God; it is an open invitation, which is grabbed on like the very last opportunity by the devotees to deem themselves fit for an entry. Kumbh derives…

Incredible benefits of Green Tea

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Green tea is the healthiest beverage on the planet. Green tea is a product made from the Camellia sinensis plant. It can be prepared as a beverage, which can have some health effects. Or an “extract” can be made from the leaves to use as medicine. The leaves are supposedly…

Feel good with Condoms

Condom is your safe place in an unsafe world! In India still the people are not much aware about condoms usage. So there is a great need to get educated about sexual wellness, and get information about condoms, buy them, use them and get habituated to them. condombazaar.com runs a program  to encourage sexual wellness…

A mermaid – JalPari

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JalPari is a Hindi word formed by two Hindi words ‘jal’ means water and ‘pari’ means fairy. Jalpari is also known as Mermaid in English. A mermaid (Jalpari) is a legendary aquatic creature with the upper body of a female human and the tail of a fish. The word mermaid-Jalpari is a compound of the…

The Kinner Kailash – At the height of 6500 meters

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The Kinnaur Kailash ( known as Kinner Kailash) is a mountain in the Kinnaur district of the Indian state Himachal Pradesh. The Kinnaur Kailash has a height of 6500 meters and is considered as sacred by both Hindu and Buddhist . This mountain is sometimes confused with the Mount Kailash in Tibet. ‘Kinner Kailash’ is considered winter residence of Lord Shiva. It…

lord of the cremation – Shiva

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Shiva, the third god of the Hindu triad, has three eyes, the third one (between the eyebrows) being usually closed, except at the time of destruction of things. He wears long hair, supports the holy Ganga river on his head and the crescent moon on his matted hair. He has…

The Peace Prayer

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ॐ सर्वे भवन्तु सुखिनः। सर्वे सन्तु निरामयाः। सर्वे भद्राणि पश्यन्तु। मा कश्चित् दुःख भाग्भवेत्॥ ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः ॥ Meaning: May all be prosperous and happy May all be free from illness,May all see what is spiritually uplifting May no one suffer,Om peace, peace, peace

The Jyotish – oldest system of astrology in the world

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Jyotish is the oldest system of astrology in the world. It’s derived from  the  Sanskrit  word  “jyoti”  which means light.  As the pure light of  scientific knowledge, the word Jyotish implies studying a person’s  character,  health,  habits  and  even the future on the basis of his or her birth chart. Jyotish  is …

Indru Nag – The God of Snakes and Rains

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This Temple is located on way to Khaniyara Village about 3 kms from Kotwali Bazaar. 2 kms road route upto the village Chola and 1 km trek route to the Indrunag temple. This temple is dedicated to Nag, the Lord of Snakes, and the Lord of Rains. In the Month…

The Sura Dev – the maker of day

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Surya (Sun God) is the chief solar deity in Hinduism.In Hindu religious literature, Surya is notably mentioned as the visible form of God that one can see every day.Surya is the son of Sage Kashyapa and Aditi.He has two wives Samnja and Chaya.Surya is, the ruler of the worlds, who…

The Shiva MahaPuran

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The Shiva Purana has twenty-four thousand shlokas.  There are total 18 Paranas. and number of Uppuranas. Shiva Mahapuran is one of them. Each Purana represents one God and describes him as the supreme most and glorifies him. The Purana consists of other relevant anecdotes and stories, also which make it…

Goddess Parvati

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Goddess Parvati is regarded as the power and divine consort of Lord Shiva – the Destroyer. Like her consort Shiva, Goddess Parvati is said to have both mild and terrible aspects The appearance of Goddess Parvati will vary depending on whether she is depicted alone or with Lord Shiva. When…

Krodh Shanti Mantra or Wrath spells peace

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ॐ शान्ते प्रशंते सर्वे क्रोधोपश्मानी स्वाहा || Om Namaha Shaante Prashaante Om Hreem Hraam Sarvakrodh Prashamani Swaahaaa. The mantra is very beneficial to calm anger.

Peace Shloka (Prayer for Peace)

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Peace Shloka (Prayer for Peace) Om Sarvesham Svasti Bhavatu | Sarvesham Shantir Bhavatu | Sarvesham Purnam Bhavatu | Sarvesham Mangalam Bhavatu | Chanting of this shloka once in  a day and feel the you are in a Heaven..

Shiva Puja

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Shiva Puja is the name of the action in Hinduism by which one worships Lord Siva through traditional and ancient rites with the use of mantra. in my previous post The shiva linga i have describe more about the Pooja or worship of Lord shiva. in hindu mythology Snake is…

Shri Hanuman – The Monkey God

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Hanuman is the monkey deity renowned for his courage, power and faithful, selfless service. Hanuman was born as the son of the King and Queen of the Monkeys. To others, he is the son of Anjana, an female Apsara who had been transformed into a monkey by a curse, and…

Prayer to the Teacher

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Guru Brahma, Guru Vishnu, Guru Devo Maheshwara; Guru Sakshat Parabrahma Tsmai Shri Guruve Namaha Meaning: (The teacher is like Lord Brahma as he fosters knowledge within us,Lord Vishnu as he turns the knowledge in our mind to the right path,Lord Shiva as he destroys the wrong concepts that come with…

Shri Ganesha Shloka

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vakratu.nDa mahaakaaya koTisuuryasamaprabha | nirvighnaM kuru me deva sarvakaaryeshhu sarvadaa || Chant this Mantra in a day for 11 times and see the unbelievable Result.

A churel – a female ghost of South Asian folklore

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A churel, also spelled as churail, chudail or chudel  is a female ghost of South Asian folklore, which is equivalent of Lilith and well known in North India, Bangladesh and Pakistan. The word “churel” is also used colloquially for a witch. India is a land of myths & legends –…

Yoga – spiritual and ascetic discipline

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Yoga is a Hindu spiritual and ascetic discipline, a part of which, including breath control, simple meditation, and the adoption of specific bodily postures, is widely practiced for health and relaxation.Yoga is an ancient form of exercise that focuses on strength, flexibility and breathing to boost physical and mental well…

The Night of Lord Shiva – Mahashivaratri

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Mahashivaratri Festival or the ‘The Night of Shiva’ is celebrated with devotion and religious fervor in honor of Lord Shiva, one of the deities of Hindu Trinity. Shivaratri falls on the moonless 14th night of the new moon in the Hindu month of Phalgun, which corresponds to the month of…

Samudra Manthan – The night of Lords & Demons

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This very popular Shivaratri legend from Puranas explains why people stay awake all night on Shivaratri. Besides, it also tells us why Lord Shiva is also known as Neelakantha. Once Indra – the King of Gods, while riding on an elephant came across Durvasa Muni who offered him a special…

The Sun Temple, Modhera, Gujarat, India – Built in 1026 AD

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The Sun Temple, Modhera, Gujarat, India. Built in 1026 AD by a king, the temple is very well preserved and depicts an essence of ancient architecture, which is indeed unique. The temple complex comprises three elements: a big water reservoir, a pillared hall and the main temple.Indian traditional art is…

The Ancient tradition of Narbali [Human sacrificing]

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      There was an ancient tradition of Narbali [Human sacrificing] ,  for the purpose of pleasing the God, was an orthodoxy and crime due to ignorance in human society. It was  practised  throughout the world even in highly civilised societies due to ignorance and blind faith. Uttarakhand the land of kind…

Guru – A honorific designation

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“Guru is Shiva sans his three eyes, Vishnu sans his four arms Brahma sans his four heads. He is parama Shiva himself in human form” ~ Brahmanda Puran Guru is the God, say the scriptures. Indeed, the ‘guru’ in Vedic tradition is looked upon as one no less than a…

The Brahmacharya

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Brahma aacharya is Brahmacharya. The person who follows the Brahma thathwa in maintaining the discipline of body and mind is a Brahmachari. A Brahma aachari alone can know the Brahmaswa of the aathman through meditation. Prasnopanishad says: “Here is Brahmana wherein the master clearly points out that no upasana is…

Bhutnath Temple

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Bhutnath Temple:The temple, located in the heart of the town was buit by Raja Ajber Sen in 1527 AD. The temple is devoted to Lord Shiva and was built at the time when State Capital was shifted from Bhiuli to present place.There is tradition of Raj Madhav Rao, the deity…

The Sanchita karma

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It is karma operating through the law of cause and effect, action and reaction, that governs all life and binds the atman (the Self) to the wheel of saṃsara (birth and death). The process of action and reaction on all levels — physical, mental and spiritual – is karma. God…

The Myth Society

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The name ‘Rishis’ brings to our minds the archetypal image of old men, with matted locks and long beards, sitting in forests or caves in deep meditations. Or we may think of them as characters in our epics, involved in some spiritual activity, but mostly living in seclusion, away from…

Shree Bhima Kali Ji Temple, Sarahan Bushahr, India

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Located halfway up a high mountain side, steeped in legends and unique hill architecture with its resplendent glory and remarkable natural beauty, the gateway to the tribal region of Kinnaur, Sarahan is about 29 kms off from Jhakri the establishment of biggest hydel project under S.J.V.N.L., and from Jeori it…

The Vetala

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A vetala can be a vampire, a flesh eater and blood drinker, like a skeleton with large tattered wings. In Hindu folklore, the vetala is an evil spirit who haunts cemeteries and takes demonic possession of corpses.They make their displeasure known by troubling humans which mainly includes affection towards God…

What is Shilajit?

Shilajit is a Sanskrit word meaning “rock-invincible”, “conqueror of mountains”, or “destroyer of weakness”. Shilajit is an ancient traditional medicine that has been ascribed a number of pharmacological activities, shilajit is found predominately in the Himalayan region bordering India, China, Tibet and parts of central Asia. The existence and use of Shilajit was a closely…