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Know Your Thoughts To Control Them

Thoughts happen when external materials trigger already inherent internal responders. Thoughts can happen only when the internal responders are triggered. Our likings, inclinations and interests trigger thoughts. Copper Mask of Indra, the king of Devas, 13th  Century CE - Nepal   All thoughts are the result of our Vasanas – subconscious inclination; conditioning, tendencies, or self- limitations; predispositions and habits. To control the thoughts we need to dive deeper into the world of Vasanas and regulate them. Next is detachment from the Vasanas. This can be achieved through constant practice by not letting Vasanas to rise up in the mind. You should reach such a situation that thoughts cannot make any impact. They are beyond the boundaries. The moment it appears it is thrown out or put down with a firm foot. A worldly person can stop here, as thoughts are necessary to make a living in the world. Now the worldly person knows which thought should be nurtured and

24 April 2021 Tithi - Panchang - Hindu Calendar - Good Time - Nakshatra – Rashi

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Saturday, 24 April 2021 – It is Shukla Paksha Dwadashi tithi or the twelfth day during the waxing or light phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Dwadashi tithi or the twelfth day during the waxing or light phase of moon till 3:41 PM on April 24. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Trayodashi tithi or the thirteenth day during the waxing or light phase of moon till 1:50 PM on April 25. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on April 24, 2021 as per Hindu Calendar – There is no good and auspicious time on the entire day.  Nakshatra  – Purva Phalguni or Pooram nakshatra till 2:35 AM on April 24. Then onward it is Uttara Phalguni or Uthiram nakshatra till 1:42 AM on April 25. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka an

Chaitra Ashtami 2021 – Durga Ashtami March – April 2021 During Chaitra Navratri

Durga Ashtami during Navratri and is one of the most auspicious days during the nine-day festival. Durga Ashtami 2021 date during Chaitra Navratri is April 20. It is observed on the Shukla Ashtami or the eighth day during the waxing phase of moon in Chaitra Month (March – April). Fasting dedicated to Goddess Durga is observed on the day by a large number of Hindus, especially in North and Eastern parts of  India . On the day, Mahashtami, Mahanisha Puja and Annapurna Parikrama held in Shakti Temples in North India . The day is also known as Chaitra Ashtami. Tara Ashtami rituals are also held on the day. Ashokastami is an important ritual held on the day in Orissa. The day is also the most important day during Basanti Puja. Annapurna Puja is also observed on the day.

Shani Story – The Birth Of Shani Dev

Shani, or Saturn, is one among the Navagrahas or the nine planets associated with Hindu Religion and astrology. Shani Dev is born of Surya (Sun God) and Chhaya. The story in Hindu Scriptures regarding the birth of Shani Dev is very interesting. Lord Vishwakarma, the architect of the universe, married off her daughter Sangya to Surya. Surya was considered deserving in all aspect to marry Sangya. The couple had three children named Manu, Yama and Yamuna. Now Sangya was very delicate so she could not endure the splendor and heat of the sun for long period. To find a solution to this she created a replica of herself from her shadow (Chhaya) and asked to take her place as the wife of Surya. Sangya then went to Uttarakusha Mountain and started doing penance. The replica Sangya possessed all the qualities of the original one and therefore Surya failed to notice the change. Soon Chhaya gave birth to a child who was of black in complexion - Saturn. Surya could not

Dining Table Vastu – Direction - Size

The materialistic world is filled with desires and fears. When there is fear, there is a problem with anything and everything. Dining table vastu is the result of such fear. Here is a look at the position, tips, direction of dining table in house as per vastu. Dining Table Vastu - Size - Direction The position of the dining table in the house should be in such a way that those sitting face east, north or northeast. The dining table should be cleaned after a meal. At night or in morning take a glass of water mix it with salt and bit of turmeric powder. Sprinkle this water on the dining table using mango leaf. Wipe away the water using a clean cloth. This will help in keeping out all kinds of germs and negative forces. No part of dining table should be made of glass as this will create conflict among family members. Broken glassware should never be kept on the dining table. This will invite financial damage and health issues. The dining table should be made of wood.

Ram Navami 2021 Importance - Puja - Fasting On Birthday of Bhagavan Sri Rama on Navami in Chaitra Month

Sri Ram Navami is celebrated as the birthday of Lord Ram. It falls on the ninth day of Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of moon) in the month of Chait or Chaitra (March – April). Ram Navami 2021 dates is April 21. It also marks the end of the Chaitra Navratri. Lord Rama is the seventh incarnation of Lord Vishnu and is known as Maryada Purushottam – an embodiment of chivalry and virtue. Bhagavan Sri Ram was on Chaitra Shukla Paksha Navami (ninth day during the waxing phase of moon in Chaitra month) in Punarvasu Nakshatra on Karka Rashi. In North India , Ram Navami is a nine-day festival and is the final day of Chaitra or Vasant Navratri. The period is also observed as Ramayana week in many parts of India . Hindu devotees fast on the day and pujas are performed at noon, as it is believed that Lord Rama was born at this time. Ram Navami in Vishnu Temples On the occasion, special pujas are held at home and in all Lord Ram and Vishnu temples in India and around the wo

Spiritual Wisdom From Hindu Teachers

A small collection of spiritual wisdom of Hindu teachers. If the pride of spirituality enters into you, woe unto you. It is the most awful bondage that ever existed. Neither can wealth nor any other bondage of the human heart bind the soul so much as this. “I am purer than others”, is the most awful idea that can enter into the human heart. In what sense are you pure? The God in you is the God in all. If you have not known this, you have known nothing. How can there be a difference? It is all one. Every being is the temple of the Most High; if you can see that, good, if not, spirituality has yet to come to you. (Swami Vivekananda) Nandi, Kedareshwara Temple, 11th century C E, Balligave, Shimoga District, Karnataka Sri Krishna says in the Bhagavad Gita: ‘Your right is for action alone, never for the results. Do not become the agent of the results of action. May you not have any inclinations for inaction.’ A boat may stay in the water, but water should not stay in the boat. A spi

23 April 2021 Tithi - Panchang - Hindu Calendar - Good Time - Nakshatra – Rashi

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Friday, 23 April 2021 – It is Shukla Paksha Ekadashi tithi or the eleventh day during the waxing or light phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Ekadashi tithi or the eleventh day during the waxing or light phase of moon till 5:11 PM on April 23. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Dwadashi tithi or the twelfth day during the waxing or light phase of moon till 3:41 PM on April 24. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on April 23, 2021 as per Hindu Calendar – There is no good and auspicious time on the entire day.  Nakshatra  – Magha or Makam nakshatra till 3:11 AM on April 23. Then onward it is Purva Phalguni or Pooram nakshatra till 2:35 AM on April 24. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and south Rajasthan)

Laya In Hindu Philosophy

Laya is a conceptual term of Hindu philosophy. The term ‘laya’ ordinarily means to dissolve something at its source. It does not mean destruction or annihilation, yet the substance is to be traced in a reverse way. It should be traced backward, like following the course of the fruit to go back to the seed (vyutkramena), that is, in the inverted order. The term is derived from the verb ‘li’ with many of its connotations denoting ‘to meet’, ‘to dissolve’ but when seen with reference to laya it means the act of dissolution or absorption. Halebidu In Karnataka In philosophical doctrines like Samkhya Patanjala and other allied spiritual doctrines of Tantra and Agama, the term laya has been taken to mean partiprasava, absorption in its cause (sva karane layah). Vachaspati Mishra in his commentary on Yogasutra Bhasya (IV.34) expresses his view with perfect depth of insight thus: these gunas which are characterized by effect and cause go to rest in asmita, the state of ego-consciou

Thoughts - Use Of Symbols In Upanishad To Realize Ultimate Truth

Sri K. Srinivasan in a lecture delves into the world of symbols used in Upanishads to realize the ultimate Truth. Aundha Nagnath - One Of The Jyotirlinga Temple The Hindu reports  The Upanishads reflect the collective thought of realised sages who have meditated on the inexhaustible and abstract nature of the Supreme Brahman. It is said that when the Vedas tried to describe the Brahman, word and thought raced ahead to accomplish this task. But both of them came back baffled by the ineffable Brahman. Even so, scriptures show in many places that though the nature of Brahman cannot be defined, it does not imply that Brahman has no essential nature of its own. Scriptures use many symbols to discuss the subtleties of spiritual experience and the hence the same scripture may appeal to a variety of people in many ways.  These symbols represent or serve as external links to reach out to the ultimate truth that belongs to the realm of the infinite. This gives rise to different approaches,






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