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What is Kumbha Vivah?

Kumbha Vivah is getting married to a pot and this is suggested for those females and males whose horoscope has a bad marriage prediction. This is strictly related to astrology. The ritual is based on folk tradition and beliefs. Some people consider this as superstition.
In Kumbha Vivah – the Kumbha stands for void or null.
Kumbha is a clay pot. It has nothing inside it. By getting first married to the Kumbha the belief is that all the bad predicted in the first marriage gets over.
The pot is broken and thus all bad ends with the broken pot.
There are several variations of this ritual.
The ritual is mostly performed by mangaliks or people who have chowa dosham in their horoscope.
There is difference of opinion even among astrologers regarding the outcome of the ritual. Some say it will solve all the problems. But others are of the view that it does not mitigate the doshas.

Bhagavad Gita Chapter 14 Quiz

This Bhagavad Gita Quiz is based on the 14th chapter of the Bhagavad Gita. The aim of the quiz is to understand few important teachings in the fourteenth chapter of the Gita. The questions might be tough. The aim of the quiz is to study Gita.

You can use Bhagavad Gita in your home to find answers as this will help you in understanding Gita more.

If there any mistakes or you would like to add more questions please mail the corrections and questions to [email protected]
Chapter 15 Gita Quiz
Bhagavad Gita Chapter 13 Quiz

Guru Nitya Chaitanya Yati Teachings

Meditation does not necessarily mean sitting in lotus pose with the eyes rolled up. Anything can be a meditation. Playing music properly is a very good way to do it.
If there is a spiritual teaching which is beneficial to people, it should be beneficial when one sits in a closed room where there is no one to offend him and it should be beneficial right in the market place where he is confronted by so many problems and people. All through he should be able to keep u his spiritual light as his eternal guide, under all circumstances, in all places and in all kinds of social and non-social situations. Otherwise I do not see any value to that wisdom.

Today – October 24, 2012 – is Vijayadasami – Dussehra

Today – October 24, 2012 – is observed as Vijayadasami and Dussehra. It is believed that Goddess Durga vanquished Mahisha and other demons on Vijaya Dasami.

In North India, the 10-day Dussehra festival celebrates the victory of Rama over Ravana, the victory of good over evil on earth and today is the final day.

In Karnataka, Dussehra celebrates the victory of Goddess Chamudeswari over Demon Mahishasura.

In eastern parts of India, Durga Puja comes to an end on Vijaya Dasami day. 
Vijaya Dasami is observed as Vidhaya Arambham in Kerala
The Navratri festival which commences on the first of the bright half of Ashwina month (September-October) ends with Vijaya Dashami celebrations in most parts of India.
All tools and books that were untouched during the previous day (which is the Ayudha Puja day) are taken up after blessings from the Goddess on the day. Many people start learning music, art and new courses on the Vijayadasami day.
Children are initiated into the world of letters on the …