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Sankat Mochan Hanuman Mandir at Varanasi – Hanuman Temple at Varanasi

Sankat Mochan Hanuman Mandir at Varanasi is believed to have been established by Goswami Tulsidas. The name Sankat Mochan too was coined by Tulsidas. It is believed that Tulsidas wrote the Ramacharitamanas at this famous Hanuman Temple . The murti of Hanumanji in the shrine is in standing position atop a throne and is decorated with crown and silver umbrella. The murti is painted red. The temple also has murtis of Ram, Sita and Lakshman. Bajrang Ban, Hanuman chalisa and hymns from Ramayana are engraved on the outer wall of the temple. Shringar of Sankat Mochan Hanuman is performed with flowers, vastra, sindoor and oil. The most important days in a week are Tuesdays and Saturdays. The temple has an extended timing on these two days. The most important festival in the temple is Hanuman Jayanti (April) and it is observed for nine days. Sankat Mochan Sangeet Smaroh, festival of music, is observed during the period. The temple is near to Assi Ghat and Tulsi Ghat.

What To Avoid In Life And What To Embrace - Hinduism Teachings

Hinduism teachings on what to avoid in life and what to embrace. What we are in life is the result of our thoughts and upbringing. If we are filled with positive thoughts; and live in a positive environment, it will reflect in our life. Here is a list of things that we should avoid in life. Avoid them and embrace positive things to drive out negative forces from life. Keep a Tulsi plant where you live and worship it daily. This is highly beneficial in keeping out all kinds of negative energy. This is also good from the point of health. Women should not untie hair at night. This as per many cultures invites negative forces. Men should also avoid doing hair at night. All kinds of caring and treatment of hair should be done before sunset. Similarly, nails should not be cut after sunset. Chemical fragrance, very strong perfume and other unnatural good smelling things should be completely avoided. They should not be used in the home after sunset. Negative forces will be attracted

20 May 2021 Tithi - Panchang - Hindu Calendar - Good Time - Nakshatra – Rashi

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Thursday, 20 May 2021 – It is Shukla Paksha Ashtami Tithi or the eighth day during the waxing or light phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Ashtami Tithi or the eighth day during the waxing or light phase of moon till 6:47 AM on May 20. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Navami Tithi or the ninth day during the waxing or light phase of moon till 5:38 AM on May 21. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on May 20, 2021 as per Hindu Calendar – There is no good and auspicious time on the entire day.  Nakshatra  – Magha or Makam Nakshatra till 11:05 AM on May 20. Then onward it is Pooram or Purva Phalguni Nakshatra till 10:36 AM on May 21. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and south Rajasthan), Magha or Makam N

Dadhyane – Vedic Rishi – Story Of Ashwini Kumars Giving Him Horse Head

Dadhyane is mentioned eight times in the Rig Veda. He is the illustrious son of the great sage Atharvan who is credited with the number of discoveries including ayurvedic medicines. Dadhyane is also said to be the father of Manu, another significant Vedic seer. He is also remembered as an ardent worshipper of Agni, the fire God. He is claimed to have understood the secret of the birth of Agni as well as that of Bharata. He is distinguished above all for his association with manu-vidya, the secret of harmony. There is an interesting legend behind this. He is said to have accessed the secret knowledge through his devotion of Indra, who imparted it to him on the condition that Dadhyane would not reveal it to anyone else, warning him that if he did so, he would be beheaded. The Ashwini Kumars, however, learnt of this, and out of their curiosity to learn the vidya themselves, they approached the seer. When the later told them of the condition, they assured him that they would find a way

Chaga – Goat In Vedas

In Rig veda (I.162.23), the goat - Chaga – draws the chariot of Pusan. In later Vedic texts, the goat is occasional associated or identified with Agni, the fire god. One of the epithets of Kartikeya is chagamukha, meaning one of his faces (he is shown with six faces) resembles that of a goat. The shaktas sacrifice goats in temples on certain occasions, generally black goats are chosen for the purpose. The sacrifice could just as well substitute a portion of the Samana for the goat. Goat finds mention occasionally in Puranas and Vedas. It is mentioned that the seed which fell from Prajapati transformed into a male-goat. There are incidents in Puranas involving Indra and goat. Goat is also mentioned in Tantric texts both as an animal and as a symbol.

Biggest Mistake Of Life – Putting Responsibility Of Your Happiness On Someone

The biggest mistake of your life is putting responsibility of your happiness on someone or something. When we think that a particular thing, person, or place can give us happiness, we immediately put the responsibility of our happiness on something or someone other than us. In other words, we give the control of our happiness to something or someone. And since most of what we do in our lives, we do to get happy, by giving the control of our happiness to something or someone, we give the control of our lives to something or someone. Moti Doongri - Jaipur  By doing so, we make things in our life beyond our control. This is so because we cannot control how a particular thing or person, which or who is separate from us, behaves. Thus, in our search for happiness, we give up our control of that happiness and also our control of misery. This paradoxical situation happens over and again in our lives though we see the same thing in the lives of people around us. This dif

19 May 2021 Tithi - Panchang - Hindu Calendar - Good Time - Nakshatra – Rashi

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Wednesday, 19 May 2021 – It is Shukla Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during the waxing or light phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Shukla Paksha Saptami Tithi or the seventh day during the waxing or light phase of moon till 7:26 AM on May 19. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Ashtami Tithi or the eighth day during the waxing or light phase of moon till 6:47 AM on May 20. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on May 19, 2021 as per Hindu Calendar – There is no good and auspicious time on the entire day.  Nakshatra  – Ashlesha or Ayilyam Nakshatra till 11:07 AM on May 19. Then onward it is Magha or Makam Nakshatra till 11:05 AM on May 20. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and south Rajasthan), Ashlesha or Ayi

Chetana – Consciousness In Hinduism

Chetana is derived from the root ‘chit’ to be conscious of (Chetati). Although Chetana is used in the masculine form, cetana, the feminine form is more commonly used in philosophy in Hinduism in the sense of consciousness. The word Chetana however, is not found in Vedic literature. Sri Krishna declares in the Bhagavad Gita that he is the chetana in the living being (Gita 10 – 22). Commenting on Chetana, Adi Shankaracharya says that Chetana means the intellectual activity which manifests when the body and senses combine. The Samkhya School postulates that Chetana (in buddhi or the intellect) is a consequence of the presence of purusha in achetana (the unintelligent). Vedanta equates cetana with Brahman occasionally and holds the theory that chetana (Brahman) is the cause of the world (cetanakaranavadinah) (Adi Shankara on Brahmasutra 1-6-12). In classical Sanskrit literature, cetana means sentient beings. For example, Kalidasa uses the term cetanacetanesu in his Meghadutam in th

Ganga Saptami 2021 Date – Ganga Jayanti - Importance of Ganga River Festival

Ganga Saptami is believed to be the day when Ganga River descended onto Earth. In 2021, the date of Ganga Saptami is May 18. Some scholars call it as the birthday or birth anniversary of Goddess Ganga. The day is also known as Jahnu Saptami. It is mentioned in numerous Hindu scriptures that Ganga descended on earth on the seventh day of the Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of moon) in Vaisakha month. This is an important festival for many spiritual organizations. Special pujas and rituals are offered to Goddess Ganga on the day. Importance of Ganga Saptami - Ganga River Festival  Details of Goddess Ganga descending on to the earth on the seventh during the Shukla Paksha of Vaisakh month is mentioned in the Padma Purana and Narada Purana. Ganga was brought down on to earth by King Bhagiratha. He did this for the salvation of his ancestors who were turned into ashes by Sage Kapila. All the 60,000 ancestors of King Bhagiratha attained moksha. From that day onwards Ganga also

Chaturdasa Vidyas – Fourteen Branches Of Learning In Hinduism

Chaturdasa Vidyas, the fourteen branches of learning in Hinduism, include the four Vedas, the six accessory texts (Vedangas), Dharmashastra, Puranas, Mimamsa and Nyaya. The four Vedas – Rig Veda, Yajur Veda, Sama Veda, and Atharva Veda – are well known as the foundation of Hindu culture, generally referred to as Sanatana Dharma. The six accessory texts or studies of Vedas are Siksha (phonetics), kalpa (ordinances), vyakarana (grammar), nirkuta (etymology), chandas (metrical science), and jyotisha (astrology and astronomy). Each of these auxiliary studies is recognized as having a practical utility in the performance of different Vedic rituals. Shiksha relates to the rules governing the recitation of Vedic mantras with their proper accent. The kalpa texts are divided into four groups, respectively governing household rites, the rites according to Vedic texts, and those governing codes of conduct in family and social life. Grammar helps us understand the structure of the Vedic lang





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