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Teachings from Shiva Sutras

A collection of teachings from Shiva Sutras.

Apparent knowledge vitiated by the illusions of mind is the cause of bondage of the Jiva in the physical world.

The tremendous effort and energy required in the manifestation of a universe comes from the Divine Will of Siva, the Universal Consciousness, and appears initially through akasa as nada or integrated ‘Sound’ from which all forms of vibration and modes of motion in the realm of manifestation are derived.
By contemplation on the Centre through which Divine Power manifests the universe, (physical) consciousness reverts to its original pure state, Pure Consciousness, and the universe as a separate mental phenomenon disappears
Supreme Consciousness is the turiya (fourth) state of consciousness beyond the three states of waking, dream and deep sleep. This state is eternal and the other three states come and go in it. As the turiya state alone exists and as the three preceding states merge into it and disappear, the turiya state transcen…

Pandupol Balaji History - Timings - Pandupol Hanuman Temple In Alwar In Rajasthan

PandupolHanumanTemple is a very popular shrine dedicated to Hindu God Hanuman and is located at Pandupol which is around 35 km from Alwar Railway Station in Rajasthan. The popular temple is also known as Pandupol Balaji.  It is believed that Pandupol, a very beautiful place, was visited by Pandavas during their exile period.

Pandupol Temple History This HanumanTemple was founded by Sant Nirbhaya Das Ji and is believed to be more 5000 years old. A simple temple without any major architectural temple attracts thousands of devotees.
The unique feature of the murti worshipped here is that it is in reclining position.
Main Offering at PandupolHanumanTemple – Dal, Bhati and Churma are offered at the temple. PandupolHanumanTemple – Darshan Timing – Opening and Closing Time The temple is open from 5:00 AM in the morning. Closing time is at 10:00 PM. Important festivals in Pandupol Hanuman ji Mandir are:
Hanuman Jayanti (March/April)Ramnavami (March/April)Navratri (March/April and September/Octob…

Different Uses Of Durva - Kusha - Darbha Grass In Hindu Religion

The most important use of Darbha Grass in Hinduism is to make pavithram. Other than this Darbha is also used in several other important rituals in Hindu Religion. It is also known as durva, kusha, arugampul (tamil), bermuda grass etc.

Asana or seat for doing Vedic karmas is prepared using Darbha Grass.
It serves as a connecting link between husband and wife during a ritual when they do sankalpa (take a resolve to do the karma). The wife touches her husband with darbha grass.
At the time of temple consecration (kumbabishekam) the kalasa is connected to the idol and the tower with a rope made of darbha grass (Nadisandama).
Darbha is believed to protect food prepared during an eclipse.
Darbha is a must in all homas (in places like Paristheeriya, paatra sadhana, ayaamita, aajya samskara, etc.)
Along with the mango leaves and coconut, a koorcham made of darbha is also placed in the kalasa where avahana is performed for devas.
A belt made of darbha grass is tied around the waist of the bra…

Chemical in Saffron Tilak On Forehead Can Cause Damage to Eye

Saffron-colored or Vermilion tilak (Tika) is applied on the forehead by many Hindus daily. Most the vermilion color available in market contains toxic elements including high level of lead and various other chemicals. Constant use of such chemical colors can cause chemical conjunctivitis.
DNA reports  Doctors said there is lack of awareness among people about the dangers of applying too much vermillion. “Some people apply it from the nose to the end of the forehead. However, the saffron-coloured vermillion can cause damage to the eyes, especially to those who apply it regularly,” said Dr Ragini Parekh, head of ophthalmology department at JJ hospital.  She said the vermillion at times contains toxic elements and those enter the eyes when one washes the face. It can lead to problems such as chemical conjunctivitis. “We see more women patients than men with this problem,” Dr Parekh said.  Dr TP Lahane, senior ophthalmologist and dean of Sir JJ group of hospitals, said the problem was com…

Goddess Bhargavi - Story - Mantra - Sadhana

Goddess Bhargavi is an incarnation of Goddess Lakshmi as per certain Puranas and scholars. Another school of thought states that she is an avatar of Goddess Parvati. 
Goddess Bhargavi StoryLegend has it that Rishis (Saints) who were rich in knowledge were unable to satisfy their material needs. To live in the world they needed to create wealth.

To help the Rishis, Sage Bhrigu created Bhrigu Samhita – which contained art of prediction, palmistry, vastu shastra etc. He asked the Rishis to do prediction future and take fee for it.
Since Sage Bhrigu provided wealth to them, the Rishis concluded that Goddess Lakshmi was his daughter and called the Goddess Bhargavi – one who was conceived by Sage Bhrigu.
Another legend has it that Goddess Bhargavi was an incarnation of Goddess Parvati. She was the daughter of Sage Bhrigu and wife Khyati. In this form she wed Shiva as Chandrashekhara.
Goddess Bhargavi Mantra ॐ ह्रीं भार्गवी नमः

Om hreem Bhargavi Namah

Chant the mantra daily 108 times in the m…

Good Tithi in August 2019

Tithi is a particular time period in a Hindu calendar. It is based on the movement of the moon. Here are the Good Tithi in August 2019. The dates are tithi in Hindu calendar and they are not dates the normal English dates.
Good Tithi in August 2019 Krishna Paksha – waning or dark phase of moon 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 10, 11 and 13 (these tithis are after full moon or purnima) Krishna Paksha PratipadaKrishna Paksha DwitiyaKrishna Paksha TritiyaKrishna Paksha PanchamiKrishna Paksha SaptamiKrishna Paksha DashamiKrishna Paksha EkadashiKrishna Paksha Trayodashi Shukla Paksha - waxing or light phase of moon 3, 5, 7, 10, 11, 13, 15 (these tithis are after no moon or amavasya)

Shukla Paksha Tritiya TithiShukla Paksha Panchami TithiShukla Paksha Saptami TithiShukla Paksha Dashami TithiShukla Paksha Ekadashi TithiShukla Paksha Trayodashi TithiPurnima Tithi Tithi cannot be pinpointed based on English or Gregorian calendar because a tithi may overlap into the next day. The time period varies from region to…

Bangle On The Hands Of Hindu Gods – Maharakandi

A single bangle worn by Hindu Gods is known as Maharakandi. Hindu women wear colorful bangles made of glass, gold and other metals as it is auspicious and symbolically represents positive aspects of life like love, marriage, marital bliss, joy, prosperity and mental peace. It is not just women but Hindu Gods also used to wear bangles during the Vedic period and also during the period of Ramayana and Mahabharata.

All the principal characters in the two epics – Mahabharata and Ramayana – wore bangles. A single bangle was worn by them and it was known as Maharakandi.
Bhagvan Sri Ram and Sri Krishna are seen wearing a single bangle.
The idea of men wearing bangle was dropped in the medieval period.
In modern times, women alone wear bangles in Hindu tradition.
It must be noted here that Shiva uses snakes as bangles. 
Related Bangles in Hinduism – Importance and Symbolism

Minjar Mela 2019 – Chamba Minjar Mela in 2019 in Himachal Pradesh

Minjar Mela is a famous festival in Chamba in Himachal Pradesh. Minjar means ‘tassels’ and Mela means ‘fair’. During the festival people sacrifice Minja in the RaviRiver to drive away the evil spirits and pray for their prosperity. Minjar Mela 2019 date is July 28.

Religious rituals during the fair is observed for a better harvest of corn and paddy during the next harvest season.
The festival is observed on the last Sunday in July and lasts for a week.
The main attraction of the festival is a huge fair, folk dances and other folk programs.

Minjar Mela Story – Whey Minjar Mela is Held? Legend has it that the RaviRiver used to flow between ChampawatiTemple and HariRaiTemple in Chamba. People found it difficult to visit both the temple together.
Then Raja of Himachal Pradesh asked a saint to make the temples easily accessible to people.
The saint then performed a yajna at the ChampavatiTemple. Several sadhus participated in the yajna which was witnessed by the king and his subjects.

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

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Sunday, 28 July 2019 – Krishna Paksha Ekadashi Tithi or the eleventh day during the waning or dark phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Ekadashi Tithi or the eleventh day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 2:50 PM on July 28. Then onward 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. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India.)All time based on India Standard Time.

Good – Auspicious time on July 28, 2019, as per Hindu Calendar –Good and auspicious time on the entire day.
Nakshatra – Rohini Nakshatra till 4:36 PM on July 28. Then onward it is Mrigasira or Makayiram or Mrigasheersham Nakshatra till 4:21 PM on July 29. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India.)
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and south Rajasthan), Rohini Nakshatra till 7:18 PM on Ju…

Teachings Of Lord Brahma - Creator In Hinduism

Teachings Of Lord Brahma - Creator In Hinduism - is from the Srimad Bhagavad Purana.

The man who wants to conquer his indriyas should live the life of an ordinary man: marry, breed children: and, at the same time, try to conquer his arch enemies. Once he has subdued them the perfect man can walk fearlessly in the midst of men.

Think of the example of a besieged city. Enemies are attacking the city and the king defends it by taking refuge in a fort. The fort gives him succor. Even so, if a man takes refuge at the Feet of the Lord he can easily repel the six enemies and he can, at the same time, enjoy the things of the world which have been given to him by the Lord to be enjoyed. After his span of life is ended he becomes one with Him: the Jivatma and Paramatma become one.
A man who has conquered his senses and who has realized that he is none other than the Paramatman, is the best person to live in the world of men. Detached as he is, from the worldly objects he will be the ideal man t…