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Importance of Traditional Wick Lamp in Hinduism – Symbolism

Majority of the Hindus insist on lighting a traditional wick lamp in puja room. This is because it is believed that the traditional lamp that is lit radiates heat and light energy. The regular movement of the flame in the traditional wick lamp is highly effective in passing out the positive energy. All this is not possible through the electric lamp, especially the zero watt lamps that is lit in front of the pictures of Hindu gods and goddesses by some. The wave movement that the traditional wick lamp has got is believed to help in distributing the positive energy on all sides.Sesame oil, also known as gingelly oil or til oil, is considered to be the best for light the lamp and this is gain associated with positive energy that it gives out.Apart from this there is also a symbolic meaning attached to the lighting of the traditional lampThe light in the lamp symbolizes knowledge. It removes darkness, which symbolizes ignorance. Thus light symbolizes Brahman.The wick in the traditional oi…

Shiva Purana in Hindi – Read Shiv Puran Online in Hindi

Shiva Purana is one among the most important Puranas and narrates the stories associated with Hindu God Shiva. Reading Shiv Puran on Mondays and other auspicious days associated with Shiva is considered highly rewarding. The Puran is also read during the Shravan Mahina (July – August), as it is dedicated to Shiva. Shiva Puran in Hindi is provided by Ved Puran website. You can read it online in Hindi but there is no download option.You can read Shiva Purana in Hindi here at Ved Puran.

Mangaidevi Yatra

Mangaidevi Yatra is pilgrimage and festival at Goddess Mangaidevi temples located in parts of Karnataka and Maharashtra. Mangaidevi Yatra 2017 date is July 17. Goddess Mangaidevi is an incarnation of Goddess Shakti and is worshipped by certain Hindu communities. The Goddess is also a family deity.

Large number of people participate in Mangaidevi Yatra which is mainly held in Belgaum District in Karnataka.

The ritual is observed on the eighth day during the Krishna Paksha or waning phase of moon in Ashada month as per traditional calendars followed in Karnataka and Maharashtra.

Takshak Puja – Takshak Poojan

Takshak Puja is dedicated to the king of Nagas. It is observed on Nag Panchami day in Shravan month and also on the fifth day of the Shukla Paksha in Magha month (January – February). Takshak Puja 2017 in Shravan month is on July 27.

Special pujas are offered to Takshak on the day. He is the king of Nagas and pujas that are offered to him are part of the Nag Panchami puja.

The most famous incident involving Takshak is His becoming a worm and entering an apple and getting into the palace of Parikshith which was built in the middle of the sea. He then bit King Parikshith and killed him to fulfill a curse.

Saint Sanatkumara Quotes from Chandogya Upanishad

When one has faith, only then does one reflect.When one is single-minded in ones devotion, only then does one have faith. One who does not have single-mindedness does not have faith. One must desire to understand single-mindedness.When one performs one’s duties only does one have single mindedness.The infinite is bliss. There is no bliss in anything finite.Where one sees nothing else, hears nothing else, understands nothing else – that is the Infinite.You may also like to readSage Sanatkumara Advice to Narada on How to Begin Spiritual Quest