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Showing posts from February 12, 2007

Brooms as Offering in Bholenath Temple Moradabad

It is said that the Lord is pleased with anything that the devotee offers. Lord Krishna was happy to eat ‘the last leaf left’ in the plate of Draupadi. There are numerous unique offerings in temples throughout in India. At the Bholenath Temple in Moradabad devotees offer brooms and they believe this will clean their sins.

Get vibuthi from Kashi Vishwanath Temple through post

The Indian postal department and Kashi Vishwanath Temple Trust have reached on an agreement to deliver ‘vibuthi’ from KashiVishwanathTemple, Varanasi, anywhere in India. A Rudraksha bead, photo of Shivlinga in the temple, and chalisa are part of the delivery announced.To get the package delivered at your home in India all you have to do is to send a money order of Rs 60 in the name of Senior Superintendent of Post Office (SSP) to the Varanasi Head Post Office (HPO). The holy articles are packed in a waterproof envelope.

Navya Shastra condemns the Bachchan family and Aishwarya Rai for Manglik-related penance ceremonies

Navya Shastra, an international Hindu reform organization, while commending the Bachhans for their Hindu religiosity and charitable works, is extremely concerned that their actions will have unhealthy impacts on their fan-base and subject brides-to-be to expiation ceremonies. It has therefore expressed its strong disapproval of Manglik-related and similar penance ceremonies done by the Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan, his son Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai. The organization contends that astrology and similar unscientific practices should be renounced in marital matchmaking and other everyday activities in Hindu society. The organization further notes that much of so-called Hindu astrology is an imported amalgamation of long-invalidated pseudo-sciences emerging from Babylon, Greece and Persia, and should be discarded as irrelevant to the Hindu tradition. "What concerns us is that millions of people may rationalize their mistreatment of women based upon the Bachan-Rai ex…