Category: Religion

Philosopher India – A step towards Myth discovery

Shani Dev – the son of Sun and shade

Shani Dev is the son of Surya (Sun) and Chhaya (shade)., it is also referred as chayyaputra. Shani Dev is one of the most popular deities that the Hindus pray to ward off evil and remove obstacles.

ॐ ऐं हीं श्रीं श्नैश्चराय नमः ||

“Om Hrim Sum Suryaya Namah”

The Aarti – A Hindu religious ritual of worship

The Sanskrit word aratrika with the same meaning aarti is a Hindu religious ritual of worship, a part of puja, in which light from wicks soaked in ghee (purified butter) or camphor is offered to one or more deities.  It is a prayerful ceremony performed in extolled greeting and thanksgiving of the Deities where devotees are reminded of God’s glorious presence and providence. Often it is  performed in temples six or seven times per day.

Shiva Tandava – A vigorous dance

Shiva’s Tandava is described as a vigorous dance that is the source of the cycle of creation, preservation and dissolution.Shiva Tandava Stotram is a stotra, hymn of praise in the Hindu tradition that describes Shiva’s power and beauty.It is believed that Lord Shiva is the king of all dancers. He was an expert in the thandava style of dancing.

“Shiva Tandava”

Jatatavee gala jjala pravaha pavitha sthale,
Gale avalabhya lambithaam bhujanga thunga malikaam,
Dama ddama dama ddama ninnadava damarvayam,
Chakara chanda thandavam thanothu na shiva shivam.

Jata kataha sambhramabrama nillimpa nirjari,
Vilola veechi vallari viraja mana moordhani,
Dhaga dhaga daga jjwala lalata patta pavake,
Kishora Chandra shekare rathi prathi kshanam mama.

Dara darendra nandini vilasa bhandhu bhandura,
Sphuradigantha santhathi pramodha mana manase,
Krupa kadaksha dhorani niruddha durdharapadi,
Kwachi digambare mano vinodhamethu vasthuni.

Jada bhujanga pingala sphurath phana mani prabha,
Kadamba kumkuma drava praliptha digwadhu mukhe,
Madhandha sindhura sphurathwagu utthariya medhure,
Mano vinodhamadhbutham bibarthu bhootha bharthari.

Sahasra lochana prabhoothyasesha lekha shekhara,
Prasoona dhooli dhorani vidhu sarangri peedabhu,
Bhujangaraja Malaya nibhadha jada jhootaka,
Sriyai chiraya jayatham chakora bandhu shekhara.

Lalata chathwara jwaladhanam jaya sphulingabha,
Nipeetha pancha sayagam saman nilimpanayakam,
Sudha mayookha lekhaya virajamana shekharam,
Maha kapali sampade, siro jadalamasthu na.

Karala bhala pattika dhagadhaga jjwala,
Ddhanam jayahuthi krutha prachanda pancha sayage ,
Dharadharendra nandhini kuchagra chithrapathraka,
Prakalpanaika shilpini, trilochane rather mama.

Naveena megha mandali nirudha durdharath sphurath,
Kahoo niseedhi neethama prabhandha bandha kandhara,
Nilimpa nirjari darsthanothu kruthi sindhura,
Kala nidhana bandhura sriyam jagat durandhara.

Prafulla neela pankaja prapancha kalima prabha,
Valambhi kanda kanthali ruchi prabandha kandharam,
Smarschidham puraschidham bhavaschidham makhachidham,
Gajachidandakachidham tham anthakachidham bhaje.

Agarva sarva mangalaa kalaa kadamba manjari,
Rasa pravaha madhuri vijrumbha mana madhu vrtham,
Suranthakam, paranthakam, bhavanthakam, makhandakam,
Gajandhakandhakandakam thamanthakanthakam bhaje.

Jayathwadhabra vibramadbujaamga maswasath,
Vinirgamath, kramasphurath, karala bhala havya vat,
Dhimi dhimi dhimi dhwanan mrudanga thunga mangala,
Dhwani karma pravarthitha prachanda thandawa shiva.

Drusha dwichi thra thalpayor bhujanga moukthika srajo,
Garishta rathna loshtayo suhrudhwi paksha pakshayo,
Trunara vinda chakshusho praja mahee mahendrayo,
Samapravarthika kadha sadashivam bhajamyaham.

Kada nilampa nirjaree nikunja kotare vasan,
Vimuktha durmathee sada sirasthanjaleem vahan,
Vilola lola lochano lalama bhala lagnaka,
Shivethi manthamucharan kada sukhee bhavamyaham.

Imam hi nithya meva muktha muthamothamam sthavam,
Padan, smaran broovan naro vishudhimethi santhatham,
Hare Gurou subhakthimasu yathi nanyadha gatheem,
Vimohinam hi dehinaam sushakarasya chithanam.

Poojavasana samaye dasa vakhra geetham,
Ya shambhu poojana param padthi pradhoshe,
Thasya sthiraam radha gajendra thuranga yuktham,
Lakshmeem sadaiva sumukheem pradadathi shambu.

Ithi Ravana krutham,
Shiva thandava stotram,
Sampoornam

Sanjeevani Booti – The only magical Plant (Booti) curing any woe

Sanjeevi is the name of the mountain with auspicious and medicinal plants on it. In Hinduism this mountain is said to be very sacred. Lord Hanuman brought this mountain with the medicinal plants from Dronagiri to cure Lakshman who had fainted in the war. It is mentioned in Ramayana that during the war between Rama and Ravana, Inderjit sent a powerful weapon towards Lakshmana. He was badly wounded and fell unconscious. Ayurvedic Physicians found that the wound had done deep enough to kill him. Hanuman was called to fetch Sanjeevani Booti from the Mount Sumeru in the Himalayas. Upon reaching the mountain, Hanuman failed to identify the magical herb and carried the entire mountain to the battlefield. Within a few minutes of smelling this life saving medicinal herb , Lakshmana gained consciousness and vigor to fight in the war. According to Hindu mythology, the herb called Sanjeevani Booti is capable of curing any woe irrespective of its type and origin.

A mermaid – JalPari

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 Old English sea, and a girl or young woman.

The Shradh – Vedic technology to Serve afterdeath

As per Hinduism , the body is destructible but soul is eternal. It can neither be created nor can be destroyed. in Bhagwat Gita Lord Krishna clearly states, “The soul is unborn, eternal, ever existing and primeval”. As per Hindu mythology, afterdeath zone called Pitr loka that is exists between earth and heaven. All the departed souls or Pitrs stay at this place. This zone is Ruled by Lord Yamraj The god of death. The Pitra Paksh starts with when Sun entering the zodiac sign Virgo. At advent of this Paksh the departed souls or forefathers leave the Yamaloka and came to earth to acknowledge the rites performed by their descendants and remain stay here till Sun or Moon conjunction should happen in Sign Virgo. During the period of Shraadh, usually people avoid buying or wearing new clothes, hair-cut shall also be avoided. Auspicious activities like marriage, settling marriage, any kind of birth ceremony etc. are prohibited during this period , Abstain from Non Veg food, Hard Drinks and Products containing Tobacco. It is believed that if shraadh is performed with whole devotion, ancestors feel satiated and they bless the person with wealth, children, knowledge, joys, pleasures and a total life.

Lohri – The bonfire festival

Dear All Readers Wish you all a very sweet and Prosperous Lohri, May this new Year brings so many happiness in your Life 🙂

The Lohri is an extremely popular Punjabi agricultural winter festival celebrated throughout Punjab and in Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi and Jammu.The harvest festival of Punjab and Haryana is also referred as the bonfire festival. Huge bonfires are lit to thanks the God for abundant crops.It is celebrated on 13th of January during the month of Paush or Magh, a day before Makar Sankranti. This festival marks the departure of the winter season and onset of spring.

There is a Traditional song sung by the local peoples:

Sunder mundriye ho!
Tera kaun vicharaa ho!
Dullah Bhatti walla ho!
Dullhe di dhee vyayae ho!
Ser shakkar payee ho!
Kudi da laal pathaka ho!
Kudi da saalu paata ho!
Salu kaun samete!
Chacha gali dese!
Chache choori kutti! zamidara lutti!
Zamindaar sudhaye!
Bum Bum bhole aaye!
Ek bhola reh gaya!
Sipahee far ke lai gaya!
Sipahee ne mari itt!
Bhaanvey ro te bhaanvey pitt!
Sanoo de de Lohri, te teri jeeve jodi!
Happy Lohri!!

What is the Significance of Tilak?

In Hinduism people wear tilak on their forehead. There is variety in tilak it could be sandal paste or chandan tilak, it could be kumkum that is made of red turmeric powder. Its a believe that a woman should put a kukum tilak on her forehead as that is for her husband’s long life. There is also a scientific reason behind tilak on forehead. Tilak is made up of chandan or turmeric powder and both of them are cool. There is Aajna chakra between eyebrows and applying tilak on that spot makes a cool effect and also good for memory. Tilak stimulates the gland and makes it more active. By putting tilak one can rise its third eye. It helps pran to come up.Put tilak of kumkum or sandalwood paste, remains of yajna.

The Bhagavad Gita

The Bhagavad Gita is an ancient Indian text that became an important work of Hindu tradition in terms of both literature and philosophy. The Bhagavad-gita is a conversation between Arjuna, a supernaturally gifted warrior about to go into battle, and Krishna, his charioteer, The Bhagavad-gita opens with blind King Dhritarashtra requesting his secretary, Sanjaya, to narrate the battle between his sons. The purpose of Bhagavad Gita is to deliver mankind from the darkness of material existence. The Bhagavad-Gita is the eternal message of spiritual wisdom from ancient India. The word Gita means song and the word Bhagavad means God, The Bhagavad Gita, literally meaning The Song of the Bhagavan, often referred to as simply the Gita, is a 700-verse Hindu scripture that is part of the Hindu epic Mahabharata.

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

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 most superficial aspect of this profound science of unfolding the infinite potentials of the human mind and soul. A male who practices yoga is called a yogi, a female practitioner, a yogini. Yoga is an ancient form of exercise that focuses on strength, flexibility and breathing to boost physical and mental wellbeing.

Jai Shri Ram


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 and attraction to the person chanting it

Mantra For Getting Slim & To Be Beautful

ॐ रति रति महारति कामदेव की दुहाई संसार की सुन्दरी भुवन मोहिनी अनंगप्रिया मेरे शरीर मे आवे अंग अंग सुधारे जो न सुधारे तो कामदेव पर वज्र पड़े ॥

“Om Rati Rati Maharati Kaamdev Ki Duhai Sansar Ki Sundari Bhuvan Mohini Anangpriya Mere Sharir Me Aave Ang Ang Sudhare Jo Na Sudhare To Kaamdev Par Vajra Pade”

Process of  Rati Shabar Mantra Sadhna
Start from any Friday.
In the morning take bath and don’t comb the hair.
Take a bhojpatra and some turmeric, kumkum with you and write your name on the bhoojpatra.
Wear white clothes or saree for this purpose.
Facing east, chant 5 rosary of this mantra.

The Mantra to stop enemies

Mantra

 Om Va Va Va Ha Ha Gha Th Th ll

मंत्र

ॐ वं वं वं हं हं घां  ठं ठं ll

This mantra has to be recited 1000 times either on a Sunday or a Tuesday.
This is a mantra to gain success in court cases. The Sadhana should be commenced on a Saturday. This mantra has to be recited 1000 times, and a Havan a Vedic ritual where offerings are made to fire, which is one of the Five Elements of Dhoop has to be offered while reciting this mantra. This entire process has to be repeated for 7 consecutive days to attain Siddhi.

The Mantra for trouble free journey

Mantra

Gachh gautam shighr tvn grameshu ch l

Ashan vasan chaiv tambul tatra kalpay ll

मंत्र

गछ गौतम शीघ्र त्वं ग्रामेषु नगरेषु च l

अशनं वसनं चैव ताम्बूलं तत्र कल्पय ll

this mantra has to recited 108 times to make travel trouble free and peaceful.

The Super Powerful Mantra for Mental Growth

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

The Rudraksha

Rudraksha word is related to Hindu Religion. Rudraksha tree and seed both are calledRudraksha. Rudraksha fruit Rudraksha is a natural seed of the blue fruit of the evergreen tree Elaeocarpus ganitrus, also simply known as the Rudraksha tree,A rudraksha is the seed of the Eliocarpus ganitrus tree and plays an important role in a spiritual seeker’s life. Rudraksha Beads have different types of benefits and powers. Rudraksha Bead originated from tears of Lord Shiva. Rudraksha is considered as incarnation of Bhagwan Shiva. The person who wearsRudraksha possess always good health. Rudrakshas wearer gets different types of benefits depending upon the Rudrakshas faces.

Mala – a string of 108 prayer beads

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 keeping count while reciting, chanting, or mentally repeating a mantra or names of a particular deity.

The Shamshan Ghat – Hindu cremation ground

A shmashan  is a Hindu cremation ground, where dead bodies are brought to be burnt on a pyre. It is usually located near a river or body of water on the outskirts of village or town. as they are usually located near river ghats so they are also called smashan ghat. The word has brought from Sanskrit language: shma refers to shava (“Dead Body”), while shana refers to shanya (“bed”).

The other Indian religions like Sikhism, Jainism and Buddhism also use shmashan for the last rites of the dead. As per Hindu rites, the dead body is brought to shmashan for Antim Sanskar (last rites).

The Shaligram Sila

Shaligram Sila is worshipped worldwide in mostly all Vaisnava Sampradaya(cult) and hindu Devotees Home. Shaligram stone found in ‘Gandaki River’ is lord vishnu himself. There are different types or forms of lord vishnu Shaligram sila which is identified according to specific representation mention in religious scripts. Shaligram is identified by Chakra and with form of lord vishnu. There are many names of lord vishnu. Lord vishnu different names with different characters symbolizes different saligram. Every shaligram found in Muktinath,kaligandaki river is original shaligram either it is found broken,cracked in water itself or not.Hence with religious point of view there is not a mistake of shaligrams sila or rules if shaligrams is found from water as it is. About the Shaligram(found in gandaki),Shaligram can be with chakra or without it,with holes and without holes,with golden colors and without it,small and big size,with single to many chakra on shaligrams.

Sri Rudrashtakam – stotra on Lord Shiva

नमामीशमीशान निर्वाणरूपं
विभुं व्यापकं ब्रह्मवेदस्वरूपम्
निजं निर्गुणं निर्विकल्पं निरीहं
चिदाकाशमाकाशवासं भजेऽहम् ॥१॥

निराकारमोङ्करमूलं तुरीयं
गिराज्ञानगोतीतमीशं गिरीशम्
करालं महाकालकालं कृपालं
गुणागारसंसारपारं नतोऽहम् ॥२॥

तुषाराद्रिसंकाशगौरं गभिरं
मनोभूतकोटिप्रभाश्री शरीरम्
स्फुरन्मौलिकल्लोलिनी चारुगङ्गा
लसद्भालबालेन्दु कण्ठे भुजङ्गा ॥३॥

चलत्कुण्डलं भ्रूसुनेत्रं विशालं
प्रसन्नाननं नीलकण्ठं दयालम्
मृगाधीशचर्माम्बरं मुण्डमालं
प्रियं शङ्करं सर्वनाथं भजामि ॥४॥

प्रचण्डं प्रकृष्टं प्रगल्भं परेशं
अखण्डं अजं भानुकोटिप्रकाशं
त्र्यःशूलनिर्मूलनं शूलपाणिं
भजेऽहं भवानीपतिं भावगम्यम् ॥५॥

कलातीतकल्याण कल्पान्तकारी
सदा सज्जनानन्ददाता पुरारी
चिदानन्दसंदोह मोहापहारी
प्रसीद प्रसीद प्रभो मन्मथारी ॥६॥

यावद् उमानाथपादारविन्दं
भजन्तीह लोके परे वा नराणाम्
तावत्सुखं शान्ति सन्तापनाशं
प्रसीद प्रभो सर्वभूताधिवासं ॥७॥

जानामि योगं जपं नैव पूजां
नतोऽहं सदा सर्वदा शम्भुतुभ्यम्
जराजन्मदुःखौघ तातप्यमानं
प्रभो पाहि आपन्नमामीश शंभो ॥८॥

रुद्राष्टकमिदं प्रोक्तं विप्रेण हरतोषये
ये पठन्ति नरा भक्त्या तेषां शम्भुः प्रसीदति ॥९॥

इति श्रीगोस्वामितुलसीदासकृतं श्रीरुद्राष्टकं सम्पूर्णम्

Powerful Mantra For Getting Job Soon

Vishwa Bharan Poshan Kar Joi | 
Takar Naam Bharat As Hoi ||
विश्व भरण पोषण कर जोई |  
ताकर नाम भरत अस होई ||
This powerful Mantra for getting new jobs, Promotions in jobs and success in examinations etc.

Benifits of Chanting Aum ॐ

Benifits of Chanting Aum ॐ 

The ॐ chanting removes toxin from your body. It gives you better immunity and self-healing power.

It improves your concentration and helps you focus on your target.

The ॐ chanting improves your voice and gives a strength to vocal cord and muscles during old age.

Om Mantra has a cardiovascular benefit too which keeps blood pressure normal.

It helps in keeping your emotions controlled and thus by putting a control over emotions and leads you to excel in life.

The ॐ chanting produces a vibration and sound which is felt in your vocal cord and sinus. It opens pore which in turn helps in removal of sinus problems gradually and if done in complete faith.

Mantra for Conceiving – A sanskrit mantra to get Pregnant

Mantra for Conceiving

Swayamvara parvathi Mantra:

Om Hreem Yoginim Yogini Yogeswari Yoga Bhayankari Sakala Sthavara

Jangamasya Mukha Hridayam Mama Vasam akarsha Akarshaya Namaha

Swayamvara parvathi japa for all matrimony, matrimony related issues like maintaining wavelength and improving intimacy in couples, and increase the chances of conceiving a child, pregnancy, to overcome infertility, to prevent abortion etc.

                                                   Santhana Gopala Mantra 

  (108 times a day till the date of delivery)
Om Devaki Sudha Govinda Vasudeva Jagath Pathe
Dehimey Thanayam Krishna Thwamaham Saranam Kadhahaa
Deva Deva Jagannatha Gothra Vridhi Karap Prabho
Dehimey Thanayam Sheegram Ayushmandham Yashashreenam

The Peace Prayer

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 Epics of India

Mahabharata : 

The Mahabharata is the  longest Sanskrit epic ever written, It has a collection of more than 74,000 verses, they are divided into 18 books. The Mahabharata story is much revered in India and basically among the Hindus. The Mahabharata contains the Bhagawad Gita, the famous gospel of duty that was taught to the great warrior, Arjuna by Lord Krishna.

Ramayana:

Ramayana is one of the most famous epics of India all times. Maharshi Valmiki wrote the Ramayana epic. Everyone in India knows the Ramayana story by heart. Every Hindu has the highest respect for this great epic, which is also given the status of a holy book.

The Ayurveda – the oldest healing science

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 has been practiced in India for at least 5,000 years and has recently become popular in Western cultures. The basic principle of Ayurveda is to prevent and treat illness by maintaining balance in the body, mind, and consciousness through proper drinking, diet, and lifestyle, as well as herbal remedies.

ccording to Ayurvedic beliefs, each person has a distinct pattern of energy — a specific combination of physical, mental, and emotional characteristics.

It is also believed that there are three basic energy types called doshas, present in every person:

1.Vata — energy that controls bodily functions associated with motion

2.Pitta — energy that controls the body’s metabolic systems

3.Kapha — energy that controls growth in the body.

                

Jai Baba Amarnath

Amarnath is located at 145 km east of Srinagar in Kashmir. Amarnath is an ice Siva-linga that changes size with all the seasons of the year and also as the moon waxes and wanes, it becomes bigger and smaller. On the full moon day, the Lord Shiva linga is about 6 ft high. Amarnath is located in a glacial valley at 4,175 m which is about 13,700 ft anove mean sea-level and cave is about 150 feet high and 90 feet long. Within the auspicious cave there are four or five ice formations that resemble the figures of different gods. The biggest figure is regarded as Siva which is called as the Amarnath.The trek to Amarnath is usually in the month of sharavan (July–August) when the devout flock to this incredible shrine, where the image of Shiva, in the form of a Lingam, is formed naturally of an Ice Stalagmite, which eventually waxes and wanes with the Moon’s cycle. By its side are fascinating, two more Ice Lingams, that of Maa Parvati and of their son, Ganesha.

The Temple – A structure reserved for religious or spiritual activities

Hindu temples are large and magnificent with a rich history. These may also be called by other names, including mandir or mandira, or kovil, devasthanaand devalaya, depending on the region in the Indian subcontinent and its local language. A temple is a structure reserved for religious or spiritual activities, such as prayer and sacrifice, or analogous rites.

The Trimurti

The “Trimurti” is a concept in Hinduism “in which the cosmic functions of creation, maintenance, and destruction are personified by the forms of Brahma the creator, Vishnu the maintainer or preserver and Shiva the destroyer or transformer.”These three gods have been called  the “Great Trinity”, often addressed as “Brahma-Vishnu-Mahesh.”

Raavan – the 10-headed king of the demons

    

According to Hindu mythology, Lanka, the kingdom of Raavan was made of gold. Today it is known as Sri Lanka.

Raavana, in Hinduism, the 10-headed king of the demons (rakshasas). His abduction of Sita and eventual defeat by her husband Rama are the central incidents of the popular epic the Ramayana. Raavana ruled in the kingdom of Lanka, believed by some to be modern Sri Lanka, from which he had expelled his brother Kubera. The Ram Lila festival, an annual pageant popular particularly in northern India, is climaxed with the defeat of Ravana and the burning of huge effigies of the demons.

Life of Hindu

Hinduism, the world’s oldest religion, has no beginning–it precedes recorded history. It has no human founder. It is a mystical religion, leading the devotee to personally experience the Truth within, finally reaching the pinnacle of consciousness where man and God are one.Hindus believe in the divinity of the four Vedas, the world’s most ancient scripture, and venerate the Agamas as equally revealed. These primordial hymns are God’s word and the bedrock of Sanatana Dharma, the eternal religion.

Jai Shri Ram

The Ramayana is one the world’s most loved tales in India, according to Indian Mythology. Rama wasthe son of Dasharatha, who is the King of Ayodhya and has three wives and four sons, Rama, Lakshmana, Bharata and Shatrughana. Rama is the ideal and perfect son, and grows up with his brothers. When he comes of age, he marries Sita, the princess of a nearby kingdom. However, Bharata’s mother is Kaikeyi, who resents Rama being the crown prince. She calls up a debt that Dasharatha owes her and asks for Rama to be exiled for fourteen years and her son Bharata be made crown prince instead.The

Durga Maa – The power of the Supreme

Durga Maa (Mother) Durga symbolizes the power of the Supreme.Durga – the goddess of power and strength, is perhaps the most important goddess of the Hindus.Maa Durga Goddess Durga is considered the Mother of the Universe.

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The KYE MONASTERY

Ki Monastery, also known as Kee, Kye or Key Monastery is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery located in the Spiti Valley of Himachal Pradesh.The spectacular monastery is located at an height of 4116m and 7 km from Kaza. It is the largest monastery in Spiti Valley.The gompa is an irregular heap of low rooms and narrow corridors on a monolithic conical hill. Established in the 11th century has ancient Buddhist scrolls and paintings. It also houses large number of Buddhist monks and nuns and a cafeteria.It is the biggest monastery of Spiti Valley and a religious training centre for Lamas.

Hundreds of lamas receive their religious training in the monastery.

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The Viswanath Temple

The Viswanath Temple is the most important and ancient holy shrine in this region. Of the many temples in Uttarakhand, the temple of Lord Vishwanath is dedicated to Lors Shiva, the presiding deity of this temple, is worshipped all day here. Every evening, visitors are greeted by the sound of bells, and the chanting of mantras by pundits at the puja.Within the courtyard of the Vishwanath temple, and to the front of it, is the Shakti Temple, dedicated to the goddess of strength.

The Great Tower Temples of Kullu Valley, Himachal Pradesh, India

The Great Tower Temples of Kullu Valley, Himachal Pradesh, India are dedicated to “Shringa Rishi” who is the chief deity of Banjar valley, Kullu District, Himchal Pradesh. The temple of Shringa Rishi is situated at village Bagi.This tower temple of Chaini is the tallest standing structure of its kind in the entire Western Himalayas.This tower survived the devastating 1905 Kangra earthquake. It is believed that this temple was built around the 17th Century by a local King Dhadhu and that’s why this temple is locally known as Dhadhiya Kothi as well. The tower temple stands on a plinth, which is almost 15 meters deep, and is made of locally available stone and deodar wood.

The YAGYA – means sacrifice, prayer

YAGYA is the word taken from YAJAN. It means prayer. There are many types of prayers for different

purposes. YAGYA means sacrifice, prayer, worship and total surrender to God for the achievement of desired results.This desired result may be good education, financial gain, development of business, good health, freedomfrom bondage etc.Yagna is the other name of yagya. Some people use it as yajna. It is a consciousness based vedic performance. Yagnas are. performed by vedic pandits with the aim to bring prosperity.

Yagya is a time-honored Vedic technology for the prevention of problems and the promotion of success and good fortune.

Yagya involves the application of specific prescribed sounds (Mantras), extracted from the Vedas, through recitation on a fine level of awareness by trained Vedic experts to achieve a specific effect: for example, to eliminate obstacles or defuse impending dangers, or to promote health, financial success—even world peace.

The Jatayu – A Hindu Half-god who has the form of a vulture

Jatayu , in Hindu mythology, is the son of Aruna and nephew of Garuda. A demi-god who has the form of a vulture, he tries to rescue Sita from Ravana when Ravana is on his way to Lanka after kidnapping Sita. Jatayu fought valiantly with Ravana, but as Jatayu was very old Ravana soon got the better of him. As Rama and Lakshmana chanced upon the stricken and dying Jatayu in their search for Sita, he informs them of the fight between him and Ravana and the direction in which Ravana had gone.

When Ravana was taking Sita away to Lanka in his flying chariot, Jatayu, the wise old bird, was resting in the forest. Hearing Sita’s helpless screams, Jatayu flew to Ravana’s chariot.Jatayu was a great devotee of Rama. He could not keep quiet at the
plight of Sita, although the wise bird knew that he was no match for the mighty Ravana. But he was not afraid of Ravana’s strength even though he knew that he would get killed by obstructing the path of Ravana. Jatayu decided to save Sita from the clutches of Ravana at any cost. He stopped Ravana and ordered him to leave Sita, but Ravana threatened to kill him he interfered. Chanting Rama’s name, Jatayu attacked Ravana with his sharp claws and hooked beak.