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Ayurveda – Healing Science

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Ayurveda is an ancient health care tradition that has been practiced in India for at least 5,000 years. The word comes from the Sanskrit terms ayur (life) and veda (knowledge). It is the oldest and a complete system of health-care, and integrates the mind, body and spirit, which traces its…

Jyotish – The science of light

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The Vedic Astrology refers to Indian or Hindu astrology, Jyotish is a system that originated in ancient India, and was documented by sages in the Vedic scriptures. Also known as “Jyotish”-the science of light, Vedic astrology deals with astral light patterns that are thought to determine our destiny.Jyotish Shastra is…

What is Palm Reading? – An ancient mystic art to Know Past, Present & Future

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Palm Reading, also called Palmistry or Chiromancy, is an analysis of a person’s palm lines and hands to foretell the future and personalities.Palm Reading is the divination method to see your characteristics, talents, health and fortunes by observing your hand’s lines and thickness. Palm reading, more technically known as chiromancy,…

The Swastika

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For the Hindus and Buddhists in India and other Asian countries, the swastika was an important symbol for many thousands of years and, to this day, the symbol can still be seen in abundance – on temples, buses, taxis, and on the cover of books. It was also used in…

The Destiny or Luck: a way of understanding a personal chance event

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 The Destiny or Luck:- “what happens in the future : the things that someone or something will experience in the future” or  is often seen as either a fixed sequence of events that is inevitable and unchangeable. Astrologically, when we say that worship of deities associated with the 9th house…

The Marriage Mantra – Powerful Mantra to solve married Life Problems

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Om Hreem Yogini Yogini Yogeswari Yoga Bhayankari Sakala Sthavara Jangamasya Mukha Hrudayam Mama Vasam Akarsha Akarshaya Namaha: Benefit of the Mantra Japa: Delay in marriage Happy Married Life Infertility (Problem in conceiving a baby) Avoid Divorce There is another Powerful mantra to solve married life problems: This Mantra has to…

Mala – a string of 108 prayer beads

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A mala is a string of 108 beads with one bead as the summit or head bead called a ‘sumeru.’ Malas are used as a tool to help the mind focus on meditation, or count mantras in sets of 108 repetitions. A Japa mala is a set of prayer beads. It is used for…

The Power of Meditation – Mantra Siddhi

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Siddhis are spiritual, paranormal, supernatural, or otherwise magical powers, abilities, and attainments that are the products of spiritual advancement through sadhana  (spiritual practices), such as meditation and yoga.

The Super Powerful Mantra for Mental Growth

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मंत्र  ॐ भूर्भुव: स्व: तत्सवितुर्वरेण्यं l भर्गो देवस्य धीमहि धियो यो नः प्रचोदयात् श्रीं श्रीं श्रीं ॥ Mantra Om Bhur Bhuvah Swaha Tat savitur varenyam l Bhargo devasya dheemahi Dhiyo yo nah prachodayat Shreem Shreem Shreem ll

Vedic Mantra to get answers in your dream

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मंत्र काली देवी नमस्तुभ्यं सर्वकामार्थी साधिके मम सिद्धमसिद्धिम वा स्वप्ने सर्व प्रदर्शय ll Kaali devi namastubhyam sarvakaamarthi sadhike  mama siddhmasiddhim wa swapne sarv pradarshya ll this mantra has to be repeated 351 times daily for a total period of 21 days. After the period of 21 days

The Great Himachal

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There is no dearth of pleasant surprises that welcome you when you step into Himachal. In fact, each hamlet hidden in the remotest nook and corner of this land of natural abundance holds a great reservoir of excitement and fun. Himachal Pradesh is a part of the Indian Himalayas. It has wide…

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…

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…

The Midbrain Stimulation

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The midbrain, is a small region of the brain that serves as a relay center for visual, auditory, and motor system information. Mid brain is the part of brain which has got special command over both hemisphere of brain located highest side of brain stream. Mid brain is the part…

The pursuit of moksha

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In the classical, Sanskrit literature of the Hindu tradition, becoming a sadhu is described as the fourth stage of life after having lived as a student, householder (where one is married and raises a family), and experimenting with social withdrawal. The rituals of becoming a sadhu vary with sect but…

Spirit of Learning – Varanasi Boat School

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The Journey of Doing Right – The Varanasi Floating School In India the Literacy is still round 74% on an average. There are proper Education facilities lacking in the country. India, in Varanasi there are thousands of fisherman’s and they only depend upon River Ganga. The children of Fisherman’s or…

Yoga – a physical, mental, and spiritual practice or discipline

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Yoga is a physical, mental, and spiritual practice or discipline, that aims to transform body and mind. Yoga is a 5000 year old Indian body of knowledge. Though many think of yoga only as a physical exercise where people twist, turn, stretch, and breathe in the most complex ways, these are actually only the…

A Yogi

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A yogi is a practitioner of yoga. The term “yogi” is also used to refer specifically to Siddhas, and broadly to refer to ascetic practitioners of meditation in a number of Indian religions including Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism.

The Rigveda – oldest existing script in Indian Mythology

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The Rigveda is the oldest existing script in Indian Mythology. Rigveda is the basis of all other Vedas and it contains of a vast variety of Ode, some of which date back to almost 2000 B.C. The Rig Veda is the oldest book in Sanskrit or any other Indo-European language…

The Ayurveda – the oldest healing science

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Ayurveda Considered by many scholars to be the oldest healing science, Ayurveda is a holistic approach to health that is designed to help people live long, healthy, and well balanced lives. The term Ayurveda is taken from the Sanskrit words ayus, meaning life or lifespan, and veda, meaning knowledge. It…

The law of karma

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The law of karma governs the universe and all beings within it; it acts impersonally and binds each atman (inner Self) to the world and in addition to the cycle of transmigration. The law of karma acts impersonally, yet we may meaningfully interpret its results as either positive (punya) or…

Religious India – The Pure India

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The Sadhu usually wears on his forehead the three lines of the god’s trident drawn in ash or sandalwood paste which may be vertical or horizontal. Endless variations of these sectarian marks, depending on the sect, are possible. They may decorate their bodies with various lines and markings, cover the…

The Kalaram temple

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The Kalaram temple is an old Hindu shrine dedicated to Lord Rama in the Panchavati area of Nashik City in Maharashtra, India.The temple derives its name from the statue of Lord Rama that is black in colour. The literal translation of Kalaram means black Rama. The sanctum sanctorum also houses…

Jai Shri Ram

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The prince  of Ayodhya, Lord Rama is the supreme god in Hinduism. Lord Rama, the most perfect avatar of God is at once the ideal son, the ideal husband, and the ideal king. Lord Rama is considered Maryada Purushottam.  “Om Kleem Namo Bhagavathey Raamachandraaya sakalajana vashyakaraaya Swaaha!!” Benefit: Regular chanting brings overall success…

The Holy Saint Baba Parkashpuri Ji

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A divine soul took birth In the latter half of nineteenth century on an auspicious Thursday. The day of the birth of this divine consciousness fell on Guru Purnima (a full moon day falling on the day dedicated to the Guru). In childhood Satya Parkash was having an extra ordinary…

Yagopaveet – The sacred thread ceremony –

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The sacred thread ceremony – Installation of the principles of Indian culture – taking pledge to lead disciplines, dignified spiritual life. The most important sanskar for boys in their teens. It indeed gives “new birth” (dwijatva) to a person. The development of personality coherent with the dignity of human-being begins…

Sense of Tantra

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The word “tantra” is derived from the combination of two words “tattva” and “mantra”. “Tattva” means the science of cosmic principles, while “mantra” refers to the science of mystic sound and vibrations. Tantra therefore is the application of cosmic sciences with a view to attain spiritual ascendancy. In another sense,…

River Ganga – India’s National River

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The origin of river Ganges lies at the height of 13,800 feet in the mountain ranges of Himalayas, in Tehri Garhwal, near Gangotri. It begins high in the Himalayas as a pair of head streams. It begins in an ice cave in the mountains about 10,300 feet above sea level.…

Bhasma – Vedic chemistry

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Bhasma in Ayurveda has been defined as a substance obtained by calcination. Bhasma is a calcined preparation in which the gem or metal is converted into ash. Gems or metals are purified to remove impurities and treated by triturating and macerating in herbal extracts. The dough so obtained is calcinated…

The golden Sparrow – religious India

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Hinduism is the religion of the majority of people in India and Nepal. It also exists among significant populations outside of the sub continent and has over 900 million adherents worldwide.Unlike most other religions, Hinduism has no single founder, no single scripture, and no commonly agreed set of teachings.

The Mahabharata

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In the Mahabharata, a Hindu epic text, the Pandava (also Pandawa) are the five acknowledged sons of Pandu, by his two wives Kunti and Madri. Their names are Yudhisthira, Bhima, Arjuna, Nakula and Sahadeva. All five brothers were married to the same woman, Draupadi. (Each brother also had multiple other…

Om Namah Shivaya

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The Om Namah Shivaya mantra or chant consists of six syllables – om, na, mah, shi, vaa, ya. When chanted properly, each syllable activates certain energy centers within our bodies as we meditate upon the energy of Lord Shiva. Shiva is often referred to as the part of the Hindu…

Statue of God – The sadhu

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India is the Land of Gods, and we see and serve to god in the form of sadhu…. The Sadhu usually wears on his forehead the three lines of the god’s trident drawn in ash or sandalwood paste which may be vertical or horizontal. Endless variations of these sectarian marks,…

The Mahamrityunjaya – Victory from death

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Mahamrityunjaya Mantra is one among the finest Mantra’s in Indian Mythology and Spirituality belongs to Lord Shiva.It is a combination of three hindi language words i.e. “Maha” which means Great , “Mrityun” means Death and “Jaya” means Victory which turns into Conquer or victory over death. It is also known…

The Nandi -Bearer of truth and righteousness

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Nandi is the vehicle for the Hindu god of Shiva. In Hindu mythology, Nandi is the bearer of truth and righteousness.the Nandi (bull), it is the vahana of Shiva – the god of skies & destruction. Shiva with Nandi is one of the oldest forms of Hindu representation – dating…

The Naag Mani – one of the nine sacred stones & pearls

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Naag mani is from a naag that does not gave out its venomous.its venom will turn into naag mani into the naag’s body.once the mani’s formation is full, the naag will gave out the mani.according to Hindus religion,the naag mani is contain some extraordinary power that will keep the naag…

Aadi Himani Chamunda temple

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One of the many religious and worshiped places in Kangra,(HP), India shree Aadi Himani Chamunda temple in lower reaches of the Dauladhar ranges, situated at around 2920 m height, is a heavenly place to visit. The whole trek is a steep incline and full of gravel and few good patches…