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Soundarya Lahari mp3 free Download – Saundaryalahari of Adi Shankaracharya

Soundarya Lahari of Adi Shankaracharya extols the glory of Mother Goddess.  Saundaryalahari consists of 100 shlokas. This particular Soundarya Lahari mp3 free download is provided by Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam. The audio of Saundaryalahari is by Smt. Rama Ramakrishnan. There is no background music and is a direct chanting of the Soundarya Lahari in the traditional South Indian Hindu way of chanting holy texts. The first forty one verses are popularly known as Ananda Lahari and its subject matter is mystical and philosophical in nature. The next 59 verses form the actual Soundarya Lahari (Inundation of Beauty) and describe the beauty and glory of Mother Goddess. Link – you can download Soundarya Lahari mp3 free here at official website of Sri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam (At the webstie right click on the link and use the save link as option for download – there are 10 parts of the Soundarya Lahari).

Swaminarayan Live Darshan Daily – Swaminarayan Aarti and Puja Live Online

Shri Swaminarayan Mandir at Bhuj in Gujarat in India is providing live darshan of Sri Swaminarayan daily. There are five daily Aarti live darshan – Mangla at 5:30 AM, Shangar at 7:00 AM, Rajbhog 11:20 AM, Sandhya 6:30 PM, Shayan 8:00 PM. Apart from the live darshan, the temples website also provides photos of murtis. The pictures of each day are uploaded. Link – You can watch Swaminarayan Live Darshan Daily here at the official website of Bhuj Shri Swaminarayan Mandir.

About Bhagvan Swaminarayan Bhagvan Swaminarayan is the central figure of Swaminarayan sect and is an incarnation of the Supreme Being (Brahman).Majority of the followers of Swaminarayan are from Gujarat and today the community has numerous temples and establishments around the world. About his mission by Swaminarayan in his own wordsThe earlier avatars incarnated to serve a specific purpose; however, My present incarnation is to Brahmanise (realization of Supreme Being) the Jivas and grant them ultimate salvation. For this …

Skanda Shasti Vritham begins today – November 6, 2010 – Kanda Shashti Fasting

Skanda Shasti Vritham, or Kanda Shashti Fasting, is an important Hindu fasting dedicated to Hindu God Muruga or Kartikeya. In 2010, Skanda Shasti Vritham begins on November 6 and ends on November 11. The date of Soora Samharam or Skanda Sashti festival is on November 11. Skanda Shasthi fasting is mainly observed in South India – Tamil Nadu and Kerala – and by Tamilians around the world – Malaysia, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka. It is observed in the Tamil month of Aippasi (October-November) and commemorates the victory of Skanda over Demon Surapadma. The fasting of Skanda Shasti begins on the first Thithi after Deepavali. Legend has it that the battle between Lord Skanda and demon Surapadma continued for six days. Soorasamharam (killing of the demon) took place on the sixth day of the battle and Muruga killed the demon with his ‘Vel’ or lance. During the fasting period, devotees confine to a single meal. Some people only fast on the Soorasamharam day. The fasting ends with the Ti…

Today is fourth day of Diwali November 6, 2010 – Important Rituals and Pujas on the day after Diwali

Today November 6, 2010 is the day after Diwali and numerous rituals and pujas are held today by Hindu communities. Actually, the day after Diwali is the first day of Kartik Shukla Paksha or waxing phase of moon but this year it is Amavasya Tithi as Amavasi or new moon day only ends at 10:21 AM on November 6, 2010. Note – Some of the important rituals and festivals that are observed usually the day after Diwali will be observed only on November 7, 2010 in many regions (Bali Pratipada and Bhai Beej are on November 7, 2010). Govardhan Puja – Commemoration of Sri Krishna lifting the GovardhanMountain Annakut – Offering of food to Deities Bahar Puja during Tihar festival in Nepal
Vikram Smavat 2067 - Gujarati New Year rituals by some communities - please note that the first day of Kartik 1 only begins on November 7.

Bhairavnath Jayanti

Bhairavnath Jayanti is one of the highly auspicious days dedicated to Hindu God Bhairavnath or Kalabhairava – a manifestation of Lord Shiva. Bhairavnath Jayanti 2017 date is November 10. It is believed that Shiva appeared as Bhairavnath on this day.

The Ashtami, the eighth day, during the Krishna Paksha (waning phase of moon) in the month of Margashirsh as per traditional Hindu calendar followed in North India is considered the ideal day to propitiate Kala Bhairav. The corresponding period in other calendars is the Kartik Krishna Paksha. Legend has it that it Lord Shiva in the form of Bhairavnath chopped off the fifth head of Brahma and performed penance on this day.

There are several legends regarding the reason for chopping of the fifth head of Brahma. Once legend has it that the Trimurti – Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva once had an argument over who is the most powerful. During the argument, Brahma uttered a remark which enraged Shiva. Suddenly, he produced Bhairavnath from his body and…

Sri Chinmoy Thoughts on Desire and Aspiration

Desire is a wildfire that burns and burns and finally consumes us. Aspiration is a glowing flame that secretly and sacredly uplifts our consciousness and finally liberates us. Thirst for the Highest is aspiration. Thirst of the lowest is annihilation. Desire is expectation. No expectation, no frustration. With desire killed, true happiness is built. Aspiration is surrender. Surrender is man’s conscious oneness with God’s Will. Desire means anxiety. This anxiety finds satisfaction only when it is able to fulfill itself through solid attachment. Aspiration means calmness. This calmness finds satisfaction only when it is able to express itself as all-seeing and all-loving detachment.
Sri Chinmoy