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Who is an Ascetic As Per Hinduism? – Qualities And Characteristic Of An Ascetic

As per Hinduism a true ascetic is an avadhuta and is so called because he is all-knowing and immortal (one beyond the constraints of physical body). The qualities and characteristics of an ascetic are found in the Avadhuta Upanishad, Turiyatita Upanishad and Nirvana Upanishad. Qualities And Characteristic Of An Ascetic In Hindu Religion A true ascetic rests constantly on himself after crossing the barriers of gender, caste, and stages of social position. The person thus rises above the occupational divisions, and stages of life.For a true ascetic there is nothing righteous or unrighteous, nothing holy or unholy.The person transcends all religious duties.An ascetic rises above both knowledge and ignorance.The person is unaffected by praise, pride, rivalry, ostentation, haughtiness, desire, hatred, love, anger and the like.The person treats his body as a corpse, as it were, and is never affected by heat or cold.An Ascetic sees no difference between the creator and the creation. There is…

Sannyasa Upanishads – 17 Upanishads That Deal With Renunciation

Sannyasa Upanishads are Upanishad that deal with the nature of ascetics (Sanyasi) and renunciation. There are 17 Sannyasa Upanishads that deal with the topic of renunciation.
Of the 108 main Upanishads, 17 come under the class of Sannyasa Upanishads.
Among these seventeen, six Upanishads belong to the Shukla Yajurvda
They are Jabala Upanishad,Turiyatita Upanishad, Paramahamsa Upanishad, Bhikshuka Upanishad, Yajnavalkya Upanishad andSatyayaniya Upanishad
Four belong to Sama Veda Aruni Upanishad,Kundika Upanishad,Maitreya UpanishadSannyasa Upanishad
Three belong to Krishna Yajurveda Avadhuta UpanishadKatharudra UpanishadBrahma Upanishad
Three belong to Atharva Veda Narada Parivrajaka UpanishadParabrahma Parivrajaka UpanishadParamahansa Upanishad
One Belong to Rig Veda Nirvana Upanishad
Sannyasa or renunciation is the giving up of primary inclinations, such as the desire for wealth and the like. There are six kinds of renunciations, kuticaka, bahudaka, hamsa, paramahamsa, turiyatita and avadh…

Morari Bapu Quotes and Teachings

A collection of quotes and teachings of Morari Bapu

Maha means one who destroys three kinds of M's: mada (ego), madan (desires), matsar (jealousy).
That which happened yesterday and what will happen tomorrow, both are attached to time, to death. Only the present moment, today, speaks of life.
Every day spend a few moments giving thought and time to God, to nature, your saint, your scripture, and finally your own self.
God is attained through devotion and through love.

Dharma or religion which instills fear, that I do not consider that to be dharma; Religion is one which gives fearlessness.
There are some things that appear to be small. A Mantra, a Naam is so small and yet accomplishes such big things.
Rama naam frees us from fear, Ram naam frees us from disease, and lastly His name frees us from our flaws.
Love and Renunciation are the only two things that can fill the internal emptiness of man.

Whatever action is performed with compassion is truly karma; without compassion, it is…

Story of Vitthal Rukmini of Pandharpur – How Rukmini is Standing Near Vitthal in Pandharpur?

At the world famous Pandharpur Temple, Bhagavan Vitthal is worshipped along with Rukmini. Here is the story of Vitthal Rukmini of Pandharpur.

Krishna is usually worshipped along with Radha; but it is his consort Rukmini, who is worshipped in Pandharpur.

Legend has it that once Rukmini had a fight with Sri Krishna. She left her abode in Dwarka and reached Pandharpur. Here she started meditating on the banks of Chandrabhaga River.

Soon Sri Krishna reached the spot to mollify Rukmini. While talking with Rukmini and trying to pacify his wife, Sri Krishna remembered about his devotee Pundalik and decided to give him darshan.

When Sri Krishna reached the house of Pundalik he was taking care of his old parents and without looking who is at the door, Pundalik pushed a brick asked the guest to sit on Veet (brick).

Krishna who was moved by the parental devotion of Pundalik stood on the brick waiting for his devotee to finish his duties. Mata Rukmini also came and stood near Sri Krishna.

The t…

Hariyali Teej Date 2019 - Importance - How to Observe Hariyali Teej? – What to do on Hariyali Teej?

Hariyali Teej is an important Hindu festival observed in North India in the Shravan Month. Hariyali Teej 2019 date is August 3.
Hariyali Teej Importance It celebrates the divine union of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. For some Hindu communities, Hariyali Teej symbolizes the eternal love of Radha and Krishna. It is observed on the third day after new moon in the month of Shravan. It is also known as Singhara Teej.

Goddess Parvati is worshipped on the day. In Rajasthan, the idol of Goddess Parvati is taken out in a colorful procession at various places.

Women pray for the welfare of their husbands and for a happy married life. Unmarried women observe Hariyali Teej for a good husband. Many women make it a point to dress richly and neatly on the day – symbolically the women are asking Goddess Parvati to bless them that they will be like this on all days.

On Hariyali Teej day, women worship the moon (Chandra Bhagvan) by offering milk, curd and flowers. Some women undertake a fast from …

Aadi Pooram 2019 date – Andal Jayanti 2019 in Tamil Month Aadi

Aadi Pooram, also known as Aandal Jayanti, is dedicated to Andal, who is believed to be an incarnation of Goddess Lakshmi. The festival observed in the Tamil month of Aadi celebrates the birth of Andal. Aadi Pooram 2019 date is August 3. Aadi Pooram is also dedicated to Goddess Shakti and it is believed that the Goddess comes down to bless the people on this day. Pooram or Puram is one among the 27 Nakshatras in Hindu Astrology.

The story of Goddess Andal is famous throughout Tamil Nadu and She is renowned for her steadfast devotion for Sri Ranganatha (Lord Vishnu).

There is a popular belief that Goddess Andal is an incarnation of Goddess Lakshmi. Aadi Puram is of great significance in Lord Vishnu Temples in Tamil Nadu. Equally important is the day in Shakti Temples.
The festival is a major event at the Srirangam SriRanganathaTemple as it is believed that Andal through her unwavering devotion became the wife of Sri Ranganath (Lord Vishnu). Another major event is the car festival of S…

How to do or observe Shravan Somvar Vrat? – Monday Puja and Fasting Procedure in Sawan Month

Mondays, or Somvar, in the month of Shravan (July – August) is considered highly auspicious for praying to Lord Shiva. It is believed that the worship of Shiva during Shrawan month is 108 times more powerful than worshipping during normal days. Millions of devout Hindus observe the Shravan Somwar Vrat – fasting and performing Pujas on Mondays in Sawan Month.
Shravan Somvar Vrat Dates in 2019 North IndiaMonday, 22 July 2019
Monday, 29July 2019
Monday, 5 August 2019
Monday, 12 August 2019
Maharashtra - Gujarat - Goa - Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and TelanganaMonday, 13 August 2019
Monday, 20 August 2019
Monday, 19 August 2019
Monday, 26 August 2019

Here is a brief procedure to observe Shravan Somvar Vrat After the morning bath and other purification rituals.Lord Ganesha is first prayed to.Next, Lord Shiva is prayed to by chanting Om Namah Shivaya.The offerings that are made are Bilva leaves, white flowers, water, honey and milk.If you have Shivling at home you can do abhishek with water, honey or…

Significance Of Thali In Hindu Marriage – Symbolism Of Thali

Thali is the term used mainly Kerala and parts of Tamil Nadu to refer to Mangalsutra worn by Hindu married women. Thali is of great significance in Hindu marriage and there is deep symbolism associated with it.

It is a symbol of Mangalyam – holy – auspicious. Due to this reason, thali is also known as Mangalyasoothram.

The thali is made in the shape of Peepal leaf – Alila.
The belief is that Trimurtis – Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva – reside in the thali.
Brahma resides in the tip of thali; Vishnu in the middle and Shiva on the top portion. Many married women consider Thali as a body part and never remove it.
Thali is tied around the neck of the bride by the groom after doing puja in the temple. The belief is that the person tying the thali is paramathma and the person receiving the thali is jeevatma.
Thali is the symbolic union of paramatma and jeevatma.
The belief is that life force resides near the neck and the thali that envelops the neck has the presence of Mother Goddess Shakti.

Things Put inside Kalash Pot in Hindu Religion

Kalash is an important part of many Hindu festivals especially during Navratri. Kalash Pot is also permanently kept in shops and other establishment by many people. There is always doubt regarding what are the things that can be put inside kalash pot. There is no one answer to this question as the items used vary from region to region and from people to people. Some people only use water. The only common item that is put inside Kalash in all regions is water.

The important things that are put inside kalash are:
Water Coins Supari or betel nut Raw Rice Scent or gandh – a drop of perfume.

In some regions people also put sugar, jaggery, white or red sandalwood paste etc.

Anything that does not cause unpleasant odor is put inside the kalash pot.

The water in the kalash needs to be changed daily if there are things inside it. If it is plain water then it should be changed weekly.

29 July 2019 Tithi - Panchang - Hindu Calendar - Good Time - Nakshatra – Rashi

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Monday, 29 July 2019 – Krishna Paksha Dwadashi Tithi or the twelfth day during the waning or dark phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Dwadashi Tithi or the twelfth day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 1:51 PM on July 29. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Trayodashi Tithi or the thirteenth day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 12:27 PM on July 30. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India.)All time based on India Standard Time.

Good – Auspicious time on July 29, 2019, as per Hindu Calendar –Good and auspicious time till 5:09 PM.
Nakshatra – Mrigasira or Makayiram or Mrigasheersham Nakshatra till 4:21 PM on July 29. Then onward it is Ardra or Arudhara or Thiruvathira Nakshatra till 3:39 PM on July 30. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India.)
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and south Rajasthan), Mrigasira…