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Become a Hindu Priest Irrespective of Caste or Gender from Jagadguru Ramanandacharya Rajasthan Sanskrit University

If you have passed your senior higher secondary exams, then you can become a Hindu Priest by joining the one-year diploma course offered by JagadguruRamanandacharyaRajasthanSanskritUniversity in Rajasthan, India. Traditionally, Hindu priests are males from Brahmin community. This highly commendable new initiative will break the monopoly of Hindu priesthood and take it to other sections of the Hindu society.The fee for the one-year diploma course is Rs 2,500 and admission would begin in July 2009. Classes will commence from August 2009. The classes have been divided into two semesters.The course is designed by the JagadguruRamanandacharyaRajasthanSanskritUniversity and would have theory and practicals as well as audio-visual demonstrations of Hindu religious ceremonies. The theory paper contains lessons in various religious practices required from the time a devout Hindu is born until he/she dies.Anindo Dey Reports in Times of India‘Most priests who perform wedding and other religious …

Mahesh Jayanti – Mahesh Navami

Mahesh Jayanti, or Mahesh Navami, is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is observed by Maheshwari Community. In 2018, the date of Mahesh Jayanti and Mahesh Navami is June 21. The Maheshwaris are a business community and there is a popular legend that it was Lord Shiva who had rescued the ancestors of the community. Maheshwaris are worshippers of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati and Mahesh Jayanti is believed to be the day Maheshwari Community was formed.

Legend has it that from a village near Jaipur in Rajasthan more than 50 men had gone on hunting along with the Royal party. The hunters accidentally ventured into an ashram and disturbed the tranquility and peace there. The sages there cursed the hunters and turned them into stone.

The wives of the unfortunate hunters prayed to Lord Shiva for the removal of the curse. Lord Shiva agreed to rescue them provided they stopped hunting and involved in some other vocation like business. The women agreed and all the men were rescued.

The rescued hunt…

Words of Wisdom from Poems of Mira Bai

Life waxes and wanes imperceptibly,
it does not stay long.
The leaf that has once fallen
does not return to the branch.
Behold the Ocean of Transmigration
with its swift, irresistible tide.We do not get a human life
just for the asking.
Birth in a human body
is the reward for good deeds
in former births.Mira Bai