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Symbolism and Significance of the seven horses of Lord Surya

Lord Surya is the sun god in Hinduism. Important scriptures and mythology associated with Hindu religion contains several depiction of Lord Surya riding seven horses. The seven horses are known as Harits. Ratha Saptami is an important festival dedicated to Lord Surya riding seven horses.

In Hindu Mythology, Lord Surya rides across the heavens (sky) in a chariot drawn by seven horses. The horses symbolize the cosmic rays, which radiates warmth and life. As they move across the skies, they remove darkness and usher in light. The seven horses also symbolize the seven colors of rainbow.

The reins of the horses are firmly in the hands of Aruna (Charioteer of Sun God). The reins are the seasons and Aruna makes sure with the reins that rays of the sun sustain all living beings. The seven horses are also said to represent the seven days of the week.

The seven horses are often referred as Harits and sometimes instead of horses it is seven mares. Occasionally, they are also depicted as one hors…

Ganesh Gayatri Mantra Text in Hindi and English – Ganesha Gayatri Mantra

Every Hindu God has a Gayatri Mantra dedicated to it. Lord Ganesh Gayatri mantra is chanted to remove obstacles from the path and also to achieve success. Ganesha is the one who removes all obstacles. You should chant this mantra daily morning and evening.
The mantra helps in removing all problems related to career and studies. It is also good to remove obstacles in many areas.
Ganesh Gayatri Mantra Text in Hindi


Ganesha Gayatri Mantra Text in English


Similarities between the Bhagavad Gita and the Bible

There are several similarities in expression and meaning between Bhagavad Gita and New Testament. Quite often Bhagavad Gita is spoken as the Bible of the Hindus. A book called “The Unknown Life of Christ” published in the 19th century indicates that Jesus had spent his life in the Himalayas where he might have come in contact with Buddhists and Hindu Saints. But scholars have refuted the findings in the book.

The similarities in the Holy Scriptures of different religions in the world are natural because great thinkers and seers, born in different ages, see the truth through their intuition, in the same manner and so their language and thought coincides.

Detailed below are some of the similarities between Bhagavad Gita and Bible pointed out by Dr. Lorinser.

Bhagavad Gita: I am exceedingly dear to the wise man; he also is dear to me. (Ch. VII. 17)
New Testament, Bible: He that loveth me shall be loved by my father and I will love him. (John XIV. 21)

Bhagavad Gita: I am the way, supporter…

Dhapewada Temple – Vithal Rukmini Mandir at Dhapewada near Nagpur

DhapewadaTemple is dedicated to Lord Vithoba and Rukmini and is situated at DhapewadaTown near Nagpur in Maharashtra. The Vithal Rukmini Mandir is located on the banks of ChandrabhagaRiver. The black murtis of Lord Vithal and Rukmini are found in the sanctum sanctorum. 

DhapewadaTown is known as the Pandharpur of Vidarbha region. The most famous temple dedicated to Lord Vithoba and Rukmini is located at Pandharpur.
The ancient temple is noted for its wall paintings – it has not been preserved properly. The walls and pillars are adorned with sculptures of Sri Krishna. The temple was built by Umaji Aba, Diwan to Raja Bajirao Bhonsle.
There are separate shrines of Pundalik and Hanumanji in the temple complex.
DhapewadaTown is located about 36 km from Nagpur.

Dharmveer Sambhaji Maharaj Jayanti - Chhatrapati Sambhaji Maharaj Birth Anniversary

Sambhaji Bhosale was the eldest son of Chhatrapati Shivaji, the founder of the Maratha Empire. His mother was Saibai and he was the second Chhatrapati of the Maratha Empire. He is popularly known as Dharmveer Sambhaji Maharaj as he died defending his faith – Hinduism. His Jayanti, or birth anniversary, is observed annually on the 12th day during the waxing phase of moon in Jyestha month as per Marathi Calendar. In 2017, it is on June 6, 2017.
As per Gregorian calendar, his birthday falls on the May 14, 1657.
He had fought valiantly against the Mughals. But he was captured and humiliated and executed by Aurangzeb for not converting to Islam. This valiant act earned him the title ‘Dharmveer.’

Several meetings and religious programs are held on the Sambhaji Maharaj Jayanti day.

Benefits of Do Mukhi Rudraksha – Gains by Wearing Two Face Rudraksha

Do Mukhi Rudraksha is the two face Rudraksha. Wearing it reaps rich benefits. Person wearing it will have the blessing of the Ardanarishwara form of Shiva. Benefits of worshipping or wearing Do Mukhi Rudraksha is detailed below:
Constant blessing of Shiva and Shakti is a unique benefit of wearing or worshipping of do mukhi rudraksha.
Peace and prosperity by controlling all Adharmic activities.
Spiritual progress.
Relief from stomach ailments.
Worn to avoid accidents.
Redemption from the sin of killing or eating cow.
Relief from various diseases.
Fulfillment of desires and good results.
Good for pregnant women as it helps in removing many troubles during pregnancy period.

The above benefits are found in various scriptures associated with Rudraksh.
Related Mantra to be Chanted While Wearing Do MukhiRudraksha

Swami Bhoomananda Tirtha Quotes

The law of the mind is that, as the mind thinks, so it becomes. As you think, so you grow.
Whenever a physical action is undertaken, it is implied that there is an objective before it.
Never say that the world is too difficult for you. Assimilate all its impacts and remain afloat.
Whether you like it or not, our birth is into this world, and the life thereafter is also here. Can anything change or invalidate this fact? Do not therefore condemn or dislike life at any time. Whatever you have to acquire, correct, improve or perfect has to be done in and through your life in this world. So the world is a friend, not an enemy. You are of the world and the world is of you. There is a close wedded-ness between the two.

Anxiety should not vitiate your thoughts or performances. Be sure and firm. Even-mindedness, poise and stability are qualities that every one aspires for. Do not feel you are bad on these accounts. For a seeker, there is always progress no decline, any time. Swami Bhoomananda …

Today’s Hindu Calendar – June 7, 2014 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Saturday, June 7, 2014 (Today) – Shukla Paksha Navami Tithi or the ninth day during the waxing phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Shukla Paksha Navami Tithior the ninth day during the waxing phase of moon till 12:37 PM on June 7. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Dasami Tithior the tenth day during the waxing phase of moon. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Uttaraphalguni or Uthiram Nakshatra till 12:24 PM. Then onward it is Hasta or Atham or Hastam Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Kanya Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days –
Kali Yuga Year – 5116
Vikram Samvant 2071 – Jyeshta Shukla Paksha Navami Tithi or the ninth day during the waxing phase of moon in Jyeshta month in North India - Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Jammu and Kashmir.
Jayanama Samvatsar/ Shalivahana Saka 1936 – Jyeshta Shukla Paksha Navam…

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