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Maha Mrityunjaya Yantra Benefits

Maha Mrityunjaya Yantra is associated with the famous Mahamrityunjaya mantra associated with Shiva. The main benefit of worshipping the Yantra is health related. The belief is that people who wear the Yantra will have no fear of death. Worship of it also brings relief to people suffering from various serious diseases.
Maha Mrityunjaya Yantra is visual form of the mantra and the power of the mantra is captured in it.
This Yantra is best worshipped at home. The ideal metal used to make the Yantra is copper. It is also available in gold, bhojpatra, silver and brass. Some people also worship by taking a copy of it in paper.

Sattvic Dining at the Higher Taste Restaurant of ISKCON Temple in Bangalore

Sri Krishna talks about Sattvic food in the Bhagavad Gita. The Higher Taste, a fine-dining restaurant at the Bangalore ISKCON (International Society for Krishna Consciousness) temple provides sattvic food to visitors to the temple. Several dishes are prepared at the restaurant – all dishes are a combination of natural ingredients like grains, vegetables and milk, which nourish the soul and body.

Kavitha Srinivasa writes in the Hindu Business Line aboutthe Higher Taste Restaurant of ISKCON Temple in Bangalore How about tucking into an eggless caramel cake? Or savouring Bukhare ki dal made without onions and garlic? The Higher Taste, a fine-dining restaurant at the ISKCON (International Society for Krishna Consciousness) temple, Bangalore, offers nearly 100 such dishes that attract a steady stream of hard-to-please food connoisseurs, pilgrims and tourists across nationalities.  This kind of cooking is described as one that adheres to ‘Sattvic' principles. “The concept of Sattvic foo…

Swami Chinmayananda – On Cultivating Noble Thoughts

What we regularly encourage and consistently cultivate in our mind – this determines our character formation, and ultimately, our destiny. Evidently, an intelligent choice of thought changes the character pattern in us – placing, thus, the entire destiny of our life in our own hands.

We must come to realize the power and strength, the need and value for an unshakable personal faith in discovering and developing the inner vitality in us and in that undaunted striving for fuller life.
The uplifting, inspiring thoughts that we entertain richly accumulate our mental wealth and intellectual treasure of purity, serenity, love, cheerfulness and aspiration for the nobler gains.
We must keep our mind constantly open to all helpful suggestions. There are always rich mines of healthy ideas lying broadcast throughout life’s fields; only we ignore them, refusing to explore them fully.
Swami Chinmayananda

Today’s Hindu Calendar – April 5, 2013 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festival

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on April 5, 2013 (Today) – Krishna Paksha Dasami Tithi or the tenth day during the waning phase of moon in Hindu Calendar and Panchang in all places. It is Krishna Paksha Dasami Tithi or the tenth day during the waning phase of moon till 6:43 PM. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Ekadasi Tithi or the eleventh day during the waning phase of moon.

Nakshatra – Thiruonam or Sravana Nakshatra till 9:20 PM.  Then onward it is Dhanishta or Avittam or Sravishta Nakshatra.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Makar Rashi.
Festivals, Vrat and Auspicious days –
Phalgun Krishna Paksha Dasami Tithi or the tenth day during the waning phase of moon in Phalgun month in calendars followed in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa.
Chaitra Krishna Paksha Dasami Tithi or the tenth day during the waning phase of moon in Chaitra month in calendars followed in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh…