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Goddess Yogeshwari – Hindu Goddess Yogeshwari Devi

Goddess Yogeshwari is a manifestation of Goddess Shakti and this form of Mother Goddess is worshipped mainly in Maharashtra, Goa and in some parts of South India. Her origin is mentioned in the Varaha Purana. She is believed to have emerged from the flames coming out of the mouth Shiva. She is also known as Jogeshwari or Joga.In most temples of Yogeshwari she is considered as the consort of Shiva. In such temples she is a manifestation of Goddess Parvati.Murti of Yogeshwari Worshipped at Yogeshwari Devi Temple at AmbejogaiIn the form of Yogeshwari, Mother Goddess is believed to fulfill the desires of her devotees. One of the most popular temples dedicated to Yogeshwari is found at Ambejogai in Beed District in Maharashtra.

Video of a Talk on Vedic Psychology

This particular talk on Vedic Psychology is by Anuradha Choudry. Anuradha is a research associate with IPI (Indian Psychology Institute). In this particular talk, she attempts to unravel the psychology related aspects in the Vedas. She begins with a brief introduction of the subjects described in Vedas. She describes the rich psychology content in the Vedas through examples, stories and principles. Note – The video is of not great quality. But the video is of no importance as it is a talk. Anuradha Choudry starts her talk after a brief introduction.




You can also find the video here at google videos. You may also like to read A Video on Hindu concept of Liberation – Moksha – and Reincarnation

Lalhi Shashthi Vrat – Hal Shashti Vrat

Lalhi Shashthi Vrat is observed in Bhadrapad month (August - September) in North India and the ritual is also known as Hal Shashti Vrat. Lalhi Shashthi Vrat 2017 date is August 13. The vrat is observed on the sixth day during the Krishna Paksha (waning phase of moon) in Bhadra month.

A fast is kept on the day by women in North India. Grains produced as a result of ploughing (use of Hal) the ground is not eaten on the day. Milk of buffalo is used on the day.

Another highlight of the festival is the use of Mahua Twig to brush the teeth on the day.

Branches of kash, palash and jharberi are worshipped on the day. An offering of seven grains are also made – wheat, rice, maize, gram, moong, arhar and jawar.

A story associated with the ritual is listened to on the day.

Swami Vivekananda Thoughts on Love

The first test of love is that it knows no bargaining. Love is always the giver and never the taker. The second test is that love knows no fear. The third test is that it is always the highest ideal. Love binds, love makes for that oneness. You become one, the mother with the child, families with the city, the whole world becomes one with the animals. For love is Existence, God Himself; and all this is the manifestation of that One Love, more or less expressed. The difference is only in degree, but it is the manifestation of that One Love throughout. Swami Vivekananda