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How to Worship Salagrama or Saligrama? – Black Stone symbol of Vishnu

The Salagrama Shila or Saligrama Stones are the embodiment of Lord Vishnu. It is one of the most valued possessions in a Hindu home. Salagram stones have some sort of a natural cavity drilled into them. The Saligrama also has several natural markings of auspicious things associated with Lord Vishnu like Sankha, Chakra etc. Salagrama symbolizes Lord Vishnu and is worshipped by Hindus.The Salagrama worship is noted for simple procedures. There are no complex rituals and pujas. It is said that the very presence of Shaligrama stone at home brings peace and happiness. The mantra chanted while worshipping Salagrama is the Purushasookta Mantra.Usual worship procedure is to bathe the Salagrama in water and then offer some Tulsi leaves. The water that is used to wash Salagrama is not spilled on the ground. Instead it is sprinkled on the people present for puja. Similarly, the Tulsi is also distributed. It is said that worship of Salagrama helps in redemption of sins. The presence of Saligrama …

Google Warns Opening Official Website of Tirumala Tirupati Balaji Temple Might Harm Your Computer

Google warns that opening the official website of Tirumala Tirupati Balaji Temple might harm your computer. The website that is harmful according to Google is www.tirumala.org. In February 2008 too a similar warning was issued by Google and the official website of Tirupati Venkateswara Temple had made changes then to remove the threat.The warning is issued when you search for the Tirumala temple on Google.And if you still click on the link you will be redirected to a page giving more warning.The official website of TirumalaTirupatiBalajiTemple is visited by thousands of devotees and most of them directly type the website address or has bookmarked it. Most of the people use older versions of Internet Explorer and they might be affected.Those firefox users who directly type in the website address are also issued a warning.Hope TTDs officials will fix the problem soon.
Tirumala Tirupathi Devasthanams (TTDs) Online Seva Portal www.ttdsevaonline.com is working fine.Update: The website is wo…

Teachings from Yoga Sutra

By the lack of the sense of Ego, various creative minds are born within that person.There exists only one higher mind (eka chitta) above all the differences in activities of the individual minds.Out of all minds, the real one born out of meditation is free from impressions.True knowledge is accomplished in the higher mind by resting in one's own nature and not passing from one impression to another one.Liberation is that state in which the attributes/ qualities of nature (gunas) are absorbed in their cause, in so becoming devoid of any purpose. Pure consciousness is therefore established in one's own essential nature. Yoga Sutra

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