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Vatuka Bhairava – About Vatuka Bhairava Form of Shiva

Vatuka Bhairava is the child form of Bhairava – Shiva. In Vatuka form, Bhairavnath is childlike and is innocent witness to happenings in the world. Vatuka form is used to visualize and symbolically represent the one pure atman. Vatuka Bhairava is also known as Gora Bhairava – he is white in complextion – gentle.

This child form of Shiva is sometimes shown as holding a head. This head symbolizes the ego or aham. It is also the fifth head of Brahma that Shiva as Bhairav removed. The head also represents Adharma or those that desire to dominate living beings and the world.

Vatuka Bhairava is represented as a child with four arms. One arms holds the head of Brahma.

Another holds the damaru. The third hand holds a small mace and the fourth is in blessing posture.
A dog follows him constantly.

Navagraha Guru Mantra – Benefits and How to Chant

Navagraha Guru Mantra should be chanted by those people who are having Guru related problems in the horoscope (janam kundli or jatakam). It is also an ideal mantra to chant if you are facing financial problems. Below is the mantra benefits and on how to properly chant the mantra. Navagraha Guru Mantraग्रीमॐगुरूणांगुरवेनमः Greem om Gurunaam Gurave Namah Benefits of Navagraha Guru Mantra Change of luck.End of poverty.Wealth and property related matters will be resolved.Legal decision in your favor regarding financial and property matters.Good for those searching for a new job.
How to chant the Navagraha Guru Mantra? Chant the mantra on Thursday.Take bath in the morning and wear yellow color clothes.Sit facing east, north or northeast.Offer prayers to Ganesh in mind.Light a lamp using cow ghee.Meditate for few minutes.Chant the mantra 108 times. To keep count use a chandan mala.Keep some uncooked rice mixed with turmeric near the lamp.Offer yellow color flowers.Offer a yellow banana.Light…

Offering Turmeric on Shivling

Turmeric on Shivling is offered to achieve financial progress. It is performed when there is money related problems in life or family. It is believed in some regions that offering turmeric on Shivling will help in solving all wealth related issues and there will be peace and prosperity in life.

Turmeric is offered in two forms one in powdered and one in whole form.

Turmeric powder – this is offered in two ways. One is to put the dry powder on Shivling. Some people mix turmeric in water and pour it on Shivling.

Turmeric in Root Form – In some regions freshly harvested turmeric is offered to Shiva. In some regions, the dried form is offered.
Seven pieces of turmeric – seven pieces are offered in Shiva temples to find solution to all finance related issues. How to offer Turmeric on Shivling?
Take bath and visit a Shiva temple. If you have Shivling, you can perform the ritual on it.First offer prayers to Ganesha in the mindThen offer water on Shivling.Then put the turmeric and say your p…

Hinduism Tips For Students to Improve in Studies and Perform Well in Exams

There is no substitute to hard work, dedication and determination. But when we do our bit there is a force to help us out. Like Sri Krishna was there for Arjuna. Here are few tips based on Hinduism teachings for students to improve in studies and perform well in exams.
Wear six-face rudraksha as this help in achieving concentration.Wake up early in the morning – an hour before sunrise. Take bath and chant the mantra ओम्ऐंसरस्वत्यैनम: (om aim saraswathaye namah) 11 times before starting studies.Keep a picture or painting of Goddess Saraswati in study area. Offer yellow color flowers daily.Keep a crystal or glass globe on the study table.Eat curd mixed with rice daily.Study facing east, north or northeast. Make sure in the back side it was wall not a window.Put light yellow or green color curtain in the study area. Other clothes in the room should be of similar color.Distribute pencil, books and other study materials to poor students.

Badrinath Temple Opening Date in 2018 – Opening and Closing dates of Badrinath Dham in 2018

BadrinathTemple, or Badarinath Dham, is one of the most popular and sacred temples dedicated to Hindu God Vishnu and is part of the Char Dham Yatra. In 2018, the date of opening of the Kapat of Shri Badrinath Temple is April 30, 2018. The closing date is after Diwali (November 7, 2018). Badrinath shrine is located in the Himalayan heights in the Garhwal Hill tracks in Uttarakhand in India at an altitude of 10,248 feet.

At Badrinath, Sri Hari Vishnu is worshipped as Badari Narayan and Badari Vishal. The idol of Badarinarayan is seen under the Badari tree and is flanked by Kuber (God of wealth) and Garuda, Narad, Naranarayana. There are also shrines dedicated to Maha Lakshmi and Adi Shankara.

Badrinath shrine only remains open for six months in a year and remains closed during winter (October to April).

The mountain that we see on the backdrop of of Badrinath temple is the Neelkanth Peak. Two mountains, Nar and Narayan are on the sides.

Think with a free peaceful mind

Wise words by Swami Smaranananda

Virtue and vice determine the results of karma in later births. No one is a sinner in the ultimate sense. Our divine nature will assert itself if we live a virtuous life.

Ethics is only morality whereas religion is an effort to attain God—the ultimate goal of life.

Morality is living in consonance with right behavior, not doing harm to others. When that becomes your habit or nature, it is character.

Jealousy is negative quality and benefits none. Healthy competition without jealousy and hatred lead to peace and understanding.

Think with a free peaceful mind. That will lead you to a right judgment.

No culture is good or bad by itself. We have to examine whether a particular aspect of culture leads to peace and refinement or to hatred, violence, and chaos.

Studying great lives will give you an idea about what is right and what is wrong.

Our mind can go upwards or downwards depending on various factors. If our ideal is to travel towards the truth, the low…

Hindu Calendar – January 24, 2018 – Tithi, Vrat, Good - Auspicious Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festivals

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 – Shukla Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during the waxing phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during the waxing phase of moon till 11:27 AM on January 24.Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Ashtami Tithi or the eighth day during the waxing phase of moon till 10:12 AM on January 25. All time based on India Standard Time.
Good – Auspicious time on January 24, 2018, as per Hindu Calendar – Good and auspicious time till 4:15 PM Nakshatra – Revati Nakshatram till 4:31 AM on January 24. Then onward it is Ashwini or Ashwathy Nakshatram till 4:00 AM on January 25.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), Revati till 8:34 AM on January 24. Then onward it is Ashwini or Ashwathy Nakshatram till 8:21 AM on January 25.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Meena Rashi till 4:31 AM on January 24. Then onward it is Mesha Rashi till 8:50 AM on Januar…