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Understanding Karma

In Hindu religion and philosophy, Karma is of great importance. It is the law of the divine – according to Karma philosophy the future of an individual’s mode of existence depends on the good or bad actions he/she has performed. The actions that you have performed in the past and the present will follow you and it will play an important role in your future life.The law of karma also states that the actions performed in previous births play a crucial role in the future births.In simple terms, every action has a fruit. Depending on the nature of the action the fruit can be sweet or sour. Sometimes the fruit is delivered immediately, sometimes in future. The strength of the sweetness or sourness depends on the action that produced the fruit. The primary aim of the doctrine of Karma is to teach an individual the importance of good actions and through which one can attain moksha or bliss on earth.Derived from the Sanskrit word karman, meaning ‘to act,’ the term karma finds its elaborate us…

Aranya Sashti 2017 date

Aranya Shasti is observed for begetting children and is dedicated to Goddess Sashti, Kartikeya and the god of the forest. Aranya Sashti 2017 date is May 31. Women observe a partial fast on the day and perform pujas in forest or under a Kadamba Tree.

Aranya Shasti observed on the sixth day of the waxing phase (shukla Paksha) of moon in the month of Jyeshtha (May – June) as per traditional Hindu calendar.

Aranya means forest and Sashti is the sixth day of a Hindu lunar fortnight.

Goddess Shasti is worshipped on the day and offerings are made on a traditional hand-fan. Women only eat fruits on the day.

In some regions women tie a thread around the wrist.

The prayers that are chanted are from the Aranya Suktam in Rig Veda.

You can find more details of Aranya Sashti in this earlier article including a story on the ritual.

Triloknath Ashtami

Trilokhnathashtami is a unique ritual observed in temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. Triloknath Ashtami 2018 date is May 8. Hindu God Shiva is worshipped as Trilokhanth in many temples. In this form he is lord of the three worlds.

Triloknath Ashtami is observed on the eighth day during the Krishna Paksha (waning phase of moon) of Jyeshta month. Special pujas and rituals dedicated to Trilokhnath are observed on the day.

Sri Sri Ravishankar Thoughts and Quotes on Truth

That which you cannot avoid is the Truth.
It is said, when you speak, you distort the truth. Truth cannot be spoken. Silence conveys a lot, even more than a speech. So, for a few minutes we sit in silence and see how all the questions just drop.Truth is something you can’t avoid nor confront. There is no effort. Truth simply comes out. If you tell a lie, you have to manufacture. To tell a lie, a lot of effort is required. You’re feeling cold, you’re feeling hot, that is how you feel. No effort is needed to tell Truth.The wave is not the truth, the water is the truth. The form and name are not the truth, the Tattva (the principle) is the truth. The pot is not true but the mud is the truth.Sri Sri Ravishankar