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Telugu Lalitha Sahasranama Stotram Text in pdf – Download for free the Telugu Lyrics

This Telugu text or lyrics  of Lalitha Sahasranama Stotram is provided by Sri Rama Dasa Mission. It is in pdf format and you can download it for free if you have pdf reader installed. Lalitha Sahasranama Stotram is dedicated to the Goddess Lalitha form of Mother Goddess and extols her glory in 1000 names. Lalitha Tripura Sundari form of Mother Goddess is worshipped through the Lalitha Sahasranama Stotram prayer.
Link - Lalitha Sahasranama Stotram in Telugu

Parad or Mercury Shivling in Haridwar – Paradeshwar Mahadev at Harihar Ashram in Kankhal

Parad Shivling is a unique Shivling worshipped at Harihar Ashram in Kankhal near Haridwar. This holy Shivling is made from 151 kg of pure Mercury. This is a one of kind Shivling in the world. As per Holy Scriptures, Parad Shivling is a Mahalinga.
Solidification of mercury is a difficult process and this makes the Shivling unique.
Thousands of devotees visit the Harihar Ashram to offer prayers to the Parad Shivling and is known as Paradeshwar Mahadev.
The Shivling was offered first prayer during the Kumbh Mela in 1986 at Haridwar.

Concept of Sachidanandam in Hindu Tradition

As per the teachings of Sanatana Dharma (Hinduism or Hindu Tradition), the aim of human life is Moksha. When a person attains Brahman realization he is able to understand himself and the world – because he is always merged in Brahman. Such people are believed to be in a state of mind known as Sachidanandam.

Liberation or Moksha is possible only through self realization. Self realization happens when we are able to shelve the thought of the second. When we realize that all animate and inanimate is Brahman. To understand this we need not look outside but look inside.
To attain the state of Sachidanandam one has to remove the dust that is covering the truth inside us and also remove all physical weaknesses. Yoga helps in removing the various weaknesses.
Hatha Yoga and Raja Yoga are meant to help in removing various weaknesses. Hatayoga helps in removing physical weakness. Raja Yoga helps in controlling breath.By concentrating on Urdaprana one attains Atmajana.

Satchidananda is Sat + Chi…

Toys of Little Known Characters in Hindu Scriptures

Little Known Heroes is a project by a team of three designers – Soujanyaa Boruah, Manjari Sheel, Chris Dame – supported by two Delhi based design studios. They worked with local painters and carvers in India to bring to life the characters and back stories of six of the little known heroes from Hindu scriptures. The six characters are Bali, Sharabha, Jambavan, Garuda, Vasuki and Jatayu.

The collectable toys are made from local, sustainable materials by skilled craftsmen – it is an amalgamation of modern illustration styles and traditional crafting techniques.
A single piece toy is priced at 900/-. It is currently available at the online store afday.
You can read more about Little Known Heroes project here atTehelka.
You can also view a short video on the project here.
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Baba Hari Dass Quotes

If you run after the world the world will run from you. If you run from the world, it will run after you.

Life and the duties of life always go together. The Bhagavad Gita, and all universal religious scriptures, teaches that to have meaning, satisfaction and happiness in life one must practice one’s duty. Duty means taking care of one’s self, one’s family, one’s community and one’s county, as well as caring for the human family and God’s creation. Duty also means discovering one’s nature-born qualities and developing one’s hidden talents so that our best is shared.
Compassion is our nature. It is blocked by the ego and develops when the mind is pure. The mind is purified by dispassion. Compassion means deep sympathy for the sufferer. Because we have experience of sufferings and we understand the sufferings of others, so we develop compassion. But it is still a lower type of compassion. The highest compassion is with dispassion. We are not attached to the act of compassion. It automa…