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Arogya Saptami Vrat

Arogya Saptami Vrat is dedicated to Lord Surya or Sun God and is observed on the seventh day during the waxing phase of moon (Shukla Paksha) in Magh Month. Arogya Saptami 2018 date is January 24. The ritual is also known as Arogya Saptami Vrata or Brata.

The reason for celebrating Arogya Saptami stems from the belief that the sun’s rays on the day has curative properties and it will help in curing skin and other diseases.

It must be noted that the Saptami or seventh day during the Shukla Paksha of Magha Masa is dedicated to Lord Surya and is observed as Surya Jayanti and Ratha Saptami.

Website Exclusively Dedicated to Vishnu Sahasranama Sthothram

Vishnu Sahasranama Sthothram dedicated to Hindu God Sri Hari Vishnu was narrated by Bhishma, while lying on the bed of arrows, to the Pandavas in the Mahabharata. Srikaryam, an exclusive website dedicated to the Vishnu Sahasra Nama Sthothram, attempts to take the immortal teachings and hidden messages in Vishnu Sahasranama to people around the world. A highlight of the website is the explanation of each word in the Stotram. The website contains explanation of the Vishnu Sahasranama Sthothram by Sri Tridandi Chinna Srimannarayana Ramanuja Jeeyar Swamiji. The website contains meaning of each verse in English plus audio of the Stotram. You can get the meaning of each word in the Stotram and its explanation and much more on the site. An Example Vishnuhu – One who pervades This name connotes that Bhagavan pervades all that He possesses. He enters into all the sentient and non-sentient things that are His wealth. The Sruthi declares. "He entered all the beings, movable and immovable…

Vrindavan Kumbh Mela 2010 – Mahakumbha Mela at Brindavan

Vrindavan Kumbha Mela is held once in twelve years on the bank of Yamuna at Brindavan (holy place associated with Lord Krishna) in Uttar Pradesh. Vrindavan Kumbh Mela 2010 begins on January 20 (on Basant Panchami day). The Maha Kumbha Mela is expected to attract more than 500,000 devotees. This Mahakumbh mela held during the year when Haridwar Kumbha Mela is held.Legend has it that after the Churning of the Ocean (Samudra Manthan), the nectar pitcher or Amrut pot was carried by Garuda (Vahana of Lord Vishnu) around the world and the Garuda is believed to have sat on Kadamba Tree at Kali Dah in Vrindavan.The main ritual during the Vrindaban Kumbh Mela includes taking bath in the Yamuna to attain Moksha.A few groups of Hindu saints like the Bairagis attend Vrindavan Kumbh before setting out for Shahi Snan during Haridwar Kumbha Mela.

Avoid Relationships Turing into Bondage – Swami Visharadananda

We strike a relationship with other but any relationship can become a bondage. What appears like a need at first becomes an obstacle later. Spiritual striving becomes possible only when one is free from attachment to the objects of desire (persons, things, situations, etc). Getting too much attached to things does not help anyone. In household situations, people want others to be dependant on them, tied down to them. Even wife and husband want each other to be around and each is eager to look after the other! But most relationships are self-centered. In order to be free from insecurity, people come together. They want to fulfill their self created needs and when that is withdrawn, they cannot bear it. This is because by now, they have become deeply dependant on each other!A true well-wisher is he who wants the person of his affection to be free, independent, strong, wiser, and ultimately a free person. Swami VisharadanandaSource:Excerpts from an exposition of verses 7-11 of the 13th c…