Hanuman chalisa in Hindi.

श्रीगुरु चरन सरोज रज, निज मनु मुकुरु सुधारि।

बरनऊं रघुबर बिमल जसु, जो दायकु फल चारि।।

बुद्धिहीन तनु जानिके, सुमिरौं पवन-कुमार।

बल बुद्धि बिद्या देहु मोहिं, हरहु कलेस बिकार।।

Today’s Motivational Quotes.

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What is Om?

a mystic syllable, considered the most sacred mantra in Hinduism and Tibetan Buddhism. It appears at the beginning and end of most Sanskrit recitations, prayers, and texts.

Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay – an Indian social reformer and freedom fighter.

कमलादेवी चट्टोपाध्याय (जनम 3 अप्रैल 1903) एक भारतीय समाज सुधारक और स्वतंत्रता सेनानी थी । भारतीय स्वतंत्रता आंदोलन में उनके योगदान के लिए उन्हें सबसे ज्यादा याद किया जाता है;

5000 year old Bristlecone Pine tree in California.

Image Credit: rebrn शब्द ब्रिस्टलकोन पाइन के पेड़ की तीन प्रजातियों को कवर करता है। सभी तीन प्रजातियां लंबे समय तक रहती हैं और कठोर मौसम और खराब मिट्टी के लिए बेहद लचीला होती हैं। तीन प्रजातियों में से एक, पिनास लोंनेवा, पृथ्वी पर सबसे लंबे समय तक जीवित रूपों में से एक है। सबसे…

मणिमहेश कैलाश पर्वत।

मणिमहेश कैलाश शिखर, जिसे चम्बा कैलाश भी कहा जाता है, जो मनिमाहेश झील के ऊपर ऊंचा है, को भगवान शिव का निवास माना जाता है।

तारा देवी मंदिर|

हिंदू धर्म और बौद्ध धर्म में, देवी तारा, दसा (दस) महावीय या “महान बुद्धि [देवी]” का दूसरा भाग है, और यह शक्ति का एक रूप है (देवी रूप में मूलभूत ऊर्जा), देवी के तांत्रिक रूपों। शब्द ‘तारा’ संस्कृत जड़ से निकला है, जिसका अर्थ है पार करना। कई अन्य समकालीन भारतीय भाषाओं में, ‘तारा’ शब्द…

Journal Edge Wishes You to Happy Diwali.

DIWALI IS A MAJOR FESTIVAL OF INDIA. IT IS CELEBRATED ON A NEW MOON NIGHT SOMETIME IN THE MONTHS OF OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER. THE EXACT DAY OF THE FESTIVAL IS DECIDED ACCORDING TO THE HINDU CALENDAR. THE DAY IS PRIMARILY CELEBRATED TO COMMEMORATE THE RETURN OF LORD RAMA FROM HIS 14 YEARS OF EXILE. HOWEVER, THERE ARE VARIOUS OTHER STORIES ASSOCIATED WITH THE FESTIVAL.

आरती श्री साई गुरुवर की

आरती श्री साई गुरुवर की, परमानंद सदा गुरुवर की | जाकी कृपा विपुल सुखकारी, दु:ख शोक संकट भयहारी | शिरडी में अवतार रचाया, चमत्कार से तत्व दिखाया | कितने भक्त शरण में आये, वे सुख शंति निरंतर पाये | भाव धरे जो मन में जैसा, साई का अनुभव वैसा | गुरु की उदी लगावे तन…

श्री दुर्गा चालीसा

श्री दुर्गा चालीसा ॥चौपाई॥ नमो नमो दुर्गे सुख करनी। नमो नमो अम्बे दुःख हरनी॥ निराकार है ज्योति तुम्हारी। तिहूँ लोक फैली उजियारी॥ शशि ललाट मुख महाविशाला। नेत्र लाल भृकुटि विकराला॥ रूप मातु को अधिक सुहावे। दरश करत जन अति सुख पावे॥ तुम संसार शक्ति लय कीना। पालन हेतु अन्न धन दीना॥ अन्नपूर्णा हुई जग पाला।…

Durga Chalisa | A devotional song Dedicated to Durga Mata.

श्री दुर्गा चालीसा ॥चौपाई॥ नमो नमो दुर्गे सुख करनी। नमो नमो अम्बे दुःख हरनी॥ निराकार है ज्योति तुम्हारी। तिहूँ लोक फैली उजियारी॥ शशि ललाट मुख महाविशाला। नेत्र लाल भृकुटि विकराला॥ रूप मातु को अधिक सुहावे। दरश करत जन अति सुख पावे॥ तुम संसार शक्ति लय कीना। पालन हेतु अन्न धन दीना॥ अन्नपूर्णा हुई जग पाला।…

The Rigveda – oldest existing script in Indian Mythology

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 in the world The Vedas are a…

Mahakaleshwar Temple

It is hard to say on what time Mahakaleshwar Temple came in existence, though certainly there are evidence which articulates its archaic values. Famous King Ashoka’s Generals and top commanding officers were living here, those days the perception here of Buddha religion was on the pace. Ujjain happened to be the capital of Great Maharaja…

The Chintpurni temple

This is the old temple of Maa Bhagwati Chinnamasta Devi in Himachal Pradesh, India. According to one of the sacred books of Sanatan Dharm, Shri Markandeye Puran, after killing of all the Asuras and upon victory in the big war, Maa Bhagwati’s 2 ‘sahyoginis’, Jaya and Vijaya who had killed the various Asuras and drank…

The Pujari or a Priest

A pujari or archaka is a Hindu temple priest. The word comes from the Sanskrit/Hindi word “Puja” meaning worship. They are responsible for performing temple rituals, including puja and aarti, and taking care of murtis. Pujaris are mainly drawn from the Hindu Brahmin caste. Both men and women can be pujaris. All pujaris are expected…

The Narayan Nagbali Pooja

This is the most important vidhi done in the name of ancestors for their souls to get free from this world and attain the highest state of liberation from this cycle of human birth and death.Narayan Nagbali consists of two different rituals. Narayan bali is done to get rid of ancestral curse (pitru dosh /Pitru…

Ramayana -the major texts of the Hindu religion

The Ramayana is an ancient Sanskrit tale considered one of the major texts of the Hindu religion. It is believed to have been written between 500 and 100 BCE, and is attributed to a revered Hindu sage, Valmiki. The Ramayana is the story of Prince Rama, whose wife, Sita, is kidnapped by a ten-headed evil…

The Radha-Krishna – love legend of all times

The Radha-Krishna amour is a love legend of all times. It’s indeed hard to miss the many legends and paintings illustrating Krishna’s love affairs, of which the Radha-Krishna affair is the most memorable. Krishna’s relationship with Radha, his favorite among the ‘gopis’ (cow-herding maidens), has served as a model for male and female love in…

Hinduism – world’s oldest extant religion

Hinduism is the world’s oldest extant religion, with a billion followers, which makes it the world’s third largest religion. Hinduism is a conglomeration of religious, philosophical, and cultural ideas and practices that originated in India, characterized by the belief in reincarnation, one absolute being of multiple manifestations, the law of cause and effect, following the…

Guru – A honorific designation

“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 God. ‘Guru’ is a honorific…

Brahma – The father of Dharma

Brahma is the first god in the Hindu triumvirate, or trimurti. The triumvirate consists of three gods who are responsible for the creation, upkeep and destruction of the world. The other two gods are Vishnu and Shiva. Brahma is the creator of the universe and of all beings, as depicted in the Hindu cosmology. The…

The Bhasma – Supernatural medicine

Bhasma is a type of traditional medicine that has been practiced in China, India, and neighboring countries for hundreds of years. Used to treat a variety of diseases, bhasma medications are made by combining various ingredients, extracting the toxic elements from them, and then heating the mixture until only ash remains. These medicines are made…

Be a Yogi

Yogi aims at a direct spiritual experience of the Absolute Truth. A Philosopher’s interest in the pursuit of the Truth is chiefly theoretical, he being chiefly concerned with the satisfaction of the demand of his intellect; a Yogi’s interest is thoroughly practical, in as much as he is predominantly concerned with the satisfaction of the…

Daily morality – Hinduism

Hinduism is the dominant religion, or way of life, of the Indian subcontinent, and consists of many diverse traditions. It includes Shaivism, Vaishnavism and Shaktism among numerous other traditions, and a wide spectrum of laws and prescriptions of “daily morality” based on karma, dharma, and societal norms. Hinduism is a categorisation of distinct intellectual or…

What is Dharma

What is Dharma? Vedas-The Sole and Ultimate Authority- The Changing Dharma- Dharma In Other Religions- Benefits of the Practice of Dharma -Kinds of Dharma- Fundamentals of Dharma- Non-violence (Ahimsa)- Truth, Purity, Self-control- Varnasrama Dharma (The Four Castes) Brahmana, Kshatriya, Vaisya, Sudra- The Four Asramas(Student, house-holder, recluse, renunciate) Brahmacharyasrama, Grihasthasrama, Vanaprasthasrama, Sannyasthasrama -Yuga Dharma- In Satya-Yuga,…

The Tapasya -generation of heat or energy referring to spiritual practice

Tapasya is practical  spiritual discipline. Literally it means the generation of heat or energy, referring to spiritual practice and its effect, especially the “roasting” of karmic seeds, the “burning up” of karma. It also refers to the heat necessary for the hatching of an egg. Without tapasya there is no significant spiritual progress. Tapasya of…

A Yogi

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. Image Credit: qz. com

Sanyasi – In the search of Truth

THE renowned Vedic scholar, Rajbali Pandey, in his outstanding work, “HINDU SAMSKARAS—Socio-Religious Study of the Hindu Sacraments”, while discussing the funeral Samskaras of the ascetics, makes a significant remark, “But after the transition of Hinduism from Vedism or Brahmanism to Puranism and Tantraism, Sanyasa came to be regarded as Kalivarjya. Though Shankaracharya broke this prohibition…

The Trishul

                     Trishul has great significance in Hindu Religion , it is in the hands of almost all the deities but it but  the significance  is even more when it is held by Lord Shiva or Goddess . now why Trishul has been given so much of significance in our culture does have a very deep…

Rudraksha

Rudraksha, also rudraksh, Sanskrit: rudrākṣa (“Rudra’s eyes”), is a large evergreen broad-leaved tree whose seed is traditionally used for prayer beads in Hinduism and Buddhism. The seed is produced by several species of Elaeocarpus, with E. ganitrus being the principal species used in the making of organic jewellery or mala.

Followers of God – The Sadhu Life

sadhu and swami, sadhu also spelled sadhu, in India, a religious ascetic or holy person. The class of sadhus includes renunciation of many types and faiths.

The Samadhi

The world and ourselves are co-related and bound together, until we set ourselves free from all relativity in the world of unique reality – the eternal illimitable Samadhi