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Kubera – Hindu God Kuber

Kubera is the Hindu God associated with money, wealth and material possessions. Kuber does not create wealth but he is believed to be the one who distributes wealth wisely among the desired devotees and protects it. The creation of wealth is associated with Goddess Lakshami and Kuber is often depicted as a subsidiary deity.
In Hindu Scriptures, Kubera is the leader of Yakshas and is an ardent devotee of Shiva. He performed penance for several years and Shiva gave darshan to Kubera along with Goddess Parvati.
Kubera had not seen Goddess Parvati before and was astounded by the splendor and beauty of Goddess Parvathi who was bedecked with jewels. Goddess Parvati mistook Kubera’s staring for evil intention and she cursed that let one of his eyes burst.
Kubera was now left with one eye and he explained that he had no evil intention and he had stared as he had not seen such fine gold jewelry before.
Goddess Parvati realized her mistake and immediately the one eye that Kubera had lost grew …

Vaak – the Sanskrit Fortnightly Newspaper in Uttarakhand

Publishing a Sanskrit Newspaper is never easy when considering the financial part. But still there are people who publish Sanskrit daily newspaper, fortnightlies and magazines. One such Sanskrit Fortnightly in India is Vaak published by Buddha Dev Sharma from Haridwar in Uttarakhand with more than 1,600 subscribers. Pallavi Singh writes in about VaakIn the four colour pages in each edition, the fortnightly newspaper touches upon current affairs, a crossword puzzle and a column for general knowledge questions, the newspaper’s most popular section. The range of news is contemporaryThe first issue of Vaak came out in April 2002 and sold 500 copies. It was an eight-page issue and till a few hours before the launch, Sharma was making pages. He still does the same: he is the editor, desk, writer and publisher. “For more people, you need money. Who does it free of cost?”You may also like to readRead Sanskrit Magazine Online – Sampratam from EklavyaSanskritAcademyVishvavani – On…

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Quotes and Teachings

Those who meditate, they retire from the outside, they take their awareness from the outside and gradually go deep into the thinking process and eventually go beyond the thought. Transcend thought and then the thinking mind, the conscious mind becomes consciousness. When it goes beyond thought then it transcends thought and becomes consciousness. This consciousness is pure consciousness. The nature of this pure consciousness is bliss – the Absolute. This is called Being.
If we are all strong, stable, we can set our sail with any wind in the world that comes along. If we are not strong, we are like a leaf in the wind. So we meditate, every day, regularly, and gain transcendental being in our everyday life and then we are strong.
Enlightenment means lack of darkness, absence of darkness. And absence of darkness means no mistake, no weakness, no shortcoming – success everywhere, fulfillment of desire everywhere. That is enlightenment. One is living in full accord with Natural Law. Spont…