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Yet another Success Story of Hindu Priestesses in an Indian City

Hindu women are today conducting prayers, pujas and rituals in different parts of India. Many Hindus have started to prefer women priests over male priests because the Hindu Priestess is never in a hurry, she performs the puja neatly, she explains what she is doing, and why she is doing it to the family. Hindu women in the family are more comfortable as they get a chance to clear their doubts regarding rituals. No wonder why there are more than 600 Hindu Priestesses in a city like Nagpur in Maharashtra.In North and Western India, Hindu Priestesses are today conducting pujas like Vaastu Puja, Maha Rudra, pujas associated with birth and death, Satya Narayan Katha puja, Satya Vinayak, Satya Dutta, Satya Amba, Satya Shiv, Satya Gajanan, Udakshanti, Rudra, Ati Rudra, Pranpratishtha, Atharvashirsha, Bramhanspatisukta, Shripurushsukta, Shrisukta, Shri Soursukt and several other pujas. Today there are several organizations and ashrams in India and abroad that are actively training women to pe…

Sri Ganesha – Animated movie based on Lord Ganesh in Tamil

Sri Ganesha is an animated movie based on Lord Ganesh in Tamil produced by Chennai based Magic Box. The 45-minute 2-d and 3-d animated movie released in DVD and VCD narrates the origin, childhood of Lord Ganesha and about the rat - his Vahana or vehicle. The makers claim Sri Ganesha has been produced in such a way that it will attract both youngsters and elders.The CD is priced at Rs 99 and the DVD is priced at Rs 125 and is marketed by Abirami Recording Company.RelatedAnimated Movies based on Gods in Hindu Religion

Radha Ashtami

Radha Ashtami, or Radhashtami, celebrates the birthday of Radha and it falls on the eighth day during the waxing phase of the moon in the Hindu month of Bhadrapada. In 2017, the date of Radha Ashtami is August 29. Radha and Krishna – the union of human soul and divine – the highest form of Bhakti. In every human being, there is a Radha waiting to merge with Krishna. Very few are lucky enough to reach that state of mind and when it takes place there is the ‘leela’ – eternal bliss.
The love of Radha and Krishna has been immortalized in verses by many poets of yesteryear and the unparalleled love continues to inspire many. To understand the love of Radha and Krishna, we need to undergo reformation. We need to realize the divine in all animate and inanimate. When that happens the individual becomes Radha and the individual sees Krishna everywhere.
The meeting of Radha and Krishna always takes place in pristine Nature. Extolling that human beings are part of Nature and the ideal way of ex…

Thoughts from Katha Upanishad

People living in ignorance think themselves to be wise and move about wandering in search of reality like blind men following the blind. Their ignorance is serenely ignorant of it and so assumes the appearance of wisdom.He who is filled with selfish desires and attracted by worldly possessions becomes subject to the law of karma which leads him from birth to birth and so he is under the control of Yama. Katha Upanishad I.2.4