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Diyas using Ghee – Importance of lighting lamp using Ghee in Hindu Religion

Lamp or Diya is an indispensable part of worship in Hindu religion. Lamps can be lit using oil or ghee. The correct method is to light Diyas using ghee. It is believed that lighting lamps for prayer at home using ghee brings peace, happiness and prosperity.

Our ancestors insisted on lighting diyas using ghee morning and evening keeping in mind the antibacterial properties of ghee. Such lamps also help in reducing pollution as ghee has the ability to purify air when lighted. It also helped in keeping away small insects.
Ghee is also one among the five important items – panchamrit – as per Hindu tradition.
All the good properties of ghee were when it was not adulterated. So if possible opt for home made ghee.

Srimanta Sankaradeva Group on Facebook

Srimanta Sankaradeva (1449-1568 AD) was a great religious reader and poet and is credited with spreading Vaishavism in Assam – with emphasis on devotion to Sri Krishna.  Those people with interest in the teachings and philosophy will be glad to know that a facebook group - Followers of Srimanta Sankaradeva – is helping in connecting Sankaradeva followers. On the wall of the account you can access rare photographs and information about life and works of the great saint.
Sankaradeva was a multi-faceted genius and he made his presence felt in literature, music, dance, drama, architecture and social reconstruction in Assam.
Link – you can find the Facebook group Followers of Srimanta Sankaradeva here.
Note – you will need facebook account to access the group. Telegraph India writes about the group
The group has been able to achieve a membership of 2,200 across the globe till date with distinguished persons like American astronaut Mike Finke, Hollywood scriptwriter Andrew Neiderman, a communit…

Pothi Purnima

Pothi Purnima is observed on the full moon day in Shravan month. The day is dedicated to the reading of the books written Gurus and Saints. It is observed on Guru Purnima day and also by some communities on Shravan Purnima day. Guru Purnima is on July 27, 2018 and Shravan Purnima is on August 26, 2018.
The day is primarily meant for showing respect to Gurus and Saints.
In Shirdi Sai Baba temples, Sai Charita is read on the day – non stop by several devotees.

Quieten the mind through prayer and realize that which is beyond all doubts – Swami Chinmayananda on the doubting mind

Those who are constant doubters can enjoy neither here nor there. Such men are psychologically incapable of enjoying any situation, because the doubting tendency in them will poison all their experiences.

In the Bhagavad Geeta Lord Krishna condemns such men of endless doubts, and points out their tragedy in life. The Lord says that such men who "doubt the Self" will not find any joy or happiness anywhere—"neither here nor in the hereafter."
Doubts are but the shadows of your own mind’s dancing. Quieten the mind through prayer and realize that which is beyond all doubts.
When through the practice of Karma yoga, we have learnt to renounce our attachments to the fruits-of-action, and yet to work on in perfect detachment—when every doubt in us regarding the Goal-of-life has been completely removed in our own inner experience of the nobler and the diviner in us—as a result of the above two, the ego comes to rediscover itself to be nothing other, than the Atman. Then the in…