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Ashvattha Tree in Hinduism – Spiritual and Religious Importance of Ashvattha Tree

Ashvattha Tree is popularly known as pipal (ficus religiosa), or the sacred fig, and it is of great spiritual and religious importance in Hinduism. It is known as the tree of knowledge and enlightenment. It is the symbolic inverted tree mentioned in Hindu scriptures. Ashvattha Tree is also the seat of gods and abode of the Goddess of wealth.

Ashvattha literally means the tree under which the horses stand. As per old beliefs, it was the chariot of Gods.



Ashvattha in Vedas The tree, as per Atharva Veda, is found in the heaven and Devas, or demigods, sat under its shade.

The holiness and sanctity of the tree is also mentioned in the Rig Veda.

The tree showers soma (the drink of the Gods), as per the Chandogya Upanishad.

As per Katha Upanishad, the roots of Ashvattha grow upwards and its branches grow downwards. (Symbolism of the inverted tree.)

As per the Rig Veda, the wood of the tree was used to make vessels.

The twigs of the tree were used for oblation in the Vedic fire-altar.

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Geometric Symbol and Diagram for female principle in Hinduism

There are particular symbols for male, female, creation etc in Hinduism. The symbol for female principle in Hinduism is circle with a dot in the center and inverted triangle. These geometric symbol and diagram explains the female principle or nature in Hindu religion.

As per the Shaktas, or the school of thought that believes in the female energy concept, Mother Goddess Shakti is the deciding factor in salvation or moksha.
Creation is only possible in Mother Goddess. The life force is her wish. She is the mother of all energy forms.
She is worshipped in innumerable forms including Durga, Kali, Parvati, Chamunda…
She is also worshipped in the form of symbols especially in the tantric school of thought.
Circle with a dot in the center and inverted triangle symbolizes fertility. The concept of fertility should not be narrowed down to sexual union of human beings only. It symbolizes regeneration, greenery and plentiful. This is the reason why Mother Goddess takes the form of Annapurana a…

No one can give you the desire for God – Paramhansa Yogananda

No one can give you the desire for God. You must cultivate that desire in yourselves. God himself could not give it to you. For when he created human beings, he did not make puppets. You must desire him, yourselves.

Be wary of developing too keen an intelligence. Many people use their powers of reasoning cleverly to justify their delusions. Concentrate more, instead, on developing heart quality. Devote as much time as you can, daily, to meditation: to actually experiencing God.
Don’t waste the perception of God’s presence, acquired in meditation, by useless chatting. In devoting time unnecessarily to conversation and exuberant laughter, you will find you have nothing left inside. Fill the pail of your consciousness with the milk of meditative peace, then keep it filled.
– Paramhansa Yogananda

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No one has the power to detract from your happiness unless you allow the adverse thoughts and actions of others to affect you.

Hindu Calendar Today – March 27, 2017 – Tithi, Vrat, Good - Auspicious Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festivals

Tithi in Hindu Calendar, Today, on Monday, March 27, 2017 – Krishna Paksha Chaturdasi Tithi or the fourteenth day during the waning phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Chaturdasi Tithi or the fourteenth day during the waning phase of moon till 9:33 AM on March 27. Then onward it isAmavasya Tithi or the no moon day till 8:12 AM on March 28. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is March 27, 2017 as per Hindu Panchang? – There is no good and auspicious time on the day. Nakshatra – Purvabhadra or Pooruruttathi Nakshatra till 2:30 PM on March 27. Then onward it is Uttarabhadra or Uthrittathi Nakshatram till 1:47 PM on March 28.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Purvabhadra or Pooruruttathi Nakshatra till 3:20 PM on March 27. Then onward it is Uttarabhadra or Uthrittathi Nakshatram till 1:41 PM on March 28.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Kumbha Rashi till 8:35 AM. Then onward it is Meena Rashi.
In western…

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