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Chanting Mantra the Way to Attain Moksha in Kali Yuga

There are four yugas in Hindu tradition and the present is the Kali Yuga – the last of the four yugas. All imaginable and unimaginable Adharmic activities will take place during the Kali Yuga. But as per Hindu tradition Kali Yuga also provides an easy way to moksha for those who follow Dharma. Chanting of mantra or the names of the lord will help in attaining Moksha.
Legend has it that Sage Narada was saddened by the Adharma in Kali Yuga. He asked Brahma what is the ideal way for people to attain moksha in Kali Yuga? Brahma suggested that chanting of mantra is the best option. Mantras and name of the lord can be chanted by anyone at anytime and anywhere.
The reason for this was that Gurus and Saints who should be doing pujas, yajnas and guiding people will become corrupt in Kali Yuga. Devotees will be fooled by these people.
Therefore, people just need to chant the name of God in Kali Yuga to attain Moksha.
Chanting of mantras and following the path of dharma helps a person attain m…

Goraknath Temple at Gor Khatri in Pakistan Opens after 60 years

A historic 160-year-old temple at Gor Khatri in Peshawar in northwest Pakistan was reopened to Hindus after 60 years on court orders. GoraknathTemple is dedicated to Shiva. The temple belonged to a Hindu family but was taken over by authorities in 1960. The temple was opened to worship for Diwali. Continuous worship will not be possible as the provincial archaeology department will continue to control the temple.

The Hindu reports
Scores of Hindus, including women and children, visited the Goraknath temple at Gor Khatri, which was reopened after Phool Wati, the daughter of the shrine’s cleric, petitioned the Peshawar High Court. Phool Wati and her son Kaka Ram have claimed that the temple, which has been controlled in past decades by the police, Evacuee Property Trust Board and the provincial archaeology department, belongs to their family. Kaka Ram said his father, Pandit Kamoram, had refused to move to India at the time of Partition in 1947 and decided to settle in Pakistan.“However,…

Devutthi Agyaras

Devutthi Agyaras marks the end of the Chatur Maas in Gujarat. Devutthi Agyaras is observed on the Shukla Paksha Ekadasi day in Kartik Month. Devutthi Agyaras 2017 date is on October 31, 2017. The popular belief is that the period of four month in which Vishnu was asleep ends on Devuthi Agyaras.
Certain Vishnu temples especially those dedicated to Vithal – Rukmini organize processions to mark the Devutthi Agyaras.
Marriages and most auspicious ceremonies which were not held for four months starting from Dev Podhi Agyaras day (Ashad Shukla Ekadasi) begins from Devutthi Agyaras

Hinduism is not the declaration of any one individual – Swami Chinmayananda

Hinduism is not the declaration of any one individual, but is the conclusion of generations of investigators. The investigators, our great rishis or sages, found that the subtlest of the subtle, the principle, or truth, resides within us, a divine spark enveloped as it were by the grosser coatings of matter, the grossest being the physical body.
The sum total of all intellects of all the living and nonliving (jivas) that are living in the visible world (Jagat) is the concept of God. The particular incarnations of God are only manifestations of the God-principle. God is the total causal body of the universe.
Take the example of cotton, from which thread came and reshaped into cloth with all its patterns. The principle of truth is like cotton. From truth an immediate modification is the God-principle (thread) called Ishwara, and the modification of the God-principle is man (cloth). Swami Chinmayananda
Related Swami Chinmayananda Quotes on the Bhagavad Gita

Today’s Hindu Calendar – November 1, 2011 – Tithi, Vrat, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on November 1, 2011 – Shukla Paksha Sashti or the sixth day during the waxing phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Shukla Paksha Sashti Tithi till 2:54 PM on November 1, 2011. After 2:54 PM it is Shukla Paksha Saptami. All time based on India Standard Time.
Nakshatra – Purvashada or Pooradam Nakshatra till 3:54 PM on November 1, 2011. Afterwards it is Uttarashada or Uthiradam Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Dhanu Rashi till 9:55 PM. Afterwards it is Makar Rasi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days – Dala Chath – Surya Sandhya Argh – third day of Chath Puja and Vrat. Skanda Sashti Soorasamharam. Muruga Sashti Fasting.
Kartik Shukla Paksha Sashti or the sixth day during the light phase of moon in Kartik month in calendars followed in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh
Kartik Shukla Paksha Sashti or the sixth day during the waxing phase of moon in Kartik month in calendars followed in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bi…