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Spot fixing in IPL 2013 – Lesson – Greed is Gateway to Hell – Thoughts Hindu Blog

Spot fixing in IPL 2013 involving Sreesanth and other players are dominating the headlines. As cricket is religion in India, it is right time for our youngsters to understand that greed is gateway to hell. There is nothing worse than falling from grace and leading a life of anonymity or end up committing suicide. Don’t become a laughing stock. The very people whose admiration and attention you sought will become your nemesis. Pause. Think. Introspect. Follow Dharma.
There three are the gates of hell, destructive of the Self – lust, anger and greed; therefore, one should abandon these three. (Bhagavad Gita – chapter 16.21)
All these players that are caught in the spot fixing scandal earn millions of rupees and lead a high life style. They are looked as role models by youngsters. But what do they do – cheat the very game that made them rich and famous.
We live in a society where core values have eroded. Parents no longer teach children good lessons. We are after money and fame. We are …

Story of Badrinath Temple and Badari Tree

BadrinathTemple is associated with the Badari Tree (Ber, Jujube, Indian plum). At Badrinath, Bhagvan Srihari Vishnu is doing penance. It is said that once Sage Narada rebuked Vishnu for indulging in world pleasures. The Lord then decided to do penance at Badrinath. Thus at BadrinathTemple, Bhagvan Vishnu is worshiped in the meditation posture.

On seeing Vishnu doing penance in open harsh conditions in the Himalayas, Goddess Lakshmi took the form of a Badari Tree and gave protection from the adverse weather.
After this divine incident the place got the name Badrinath and Vishnu the name Badari Narayan.
It is also believed that Vishnu showed that both Narayana (God) and Nar (Human) are his forms to Sage Narada at BadrinathTemple. Two mountains surrounding the Badrinath Temple is known as Nar and Narayana.

The murti of Vishnu worshipped is carved out of Shaligramam stone. Badari Narayan is seen under the Badari tree, flanked by Kuber and Garuda, Sage Narada, Narayan and Nar.

Online Free Yatra Registration to Vaishno Devi Shrine

The Vaishno Devi Shrine board has started online Yatra registration to visit the famous VaishnoDeviTemple in Jammu and Kashmir. The service will be available free of cost and any person planning to visit the shrine can book his Yatra permit online for a chosen day, 30 days in advance. The online registration slip will be checked by the Shrine Board staff at Banganga Entry Gate and the pilgrim will need to carry identity card for cross verification.
Ibnlive reports
"The pilgrim can even book online on the very day of pilgrimage," Chief Executive Officer, Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, Navin K Choudhary said adding that once a devotee books a permit, the person will get a printed registration slip, which has to be retained during pilgrimage.   "Each Yatra registration slip will have a specific number and a barcode. Thus, every pilgrim carrying such slip can start the journey without having to stand in a queue at the Yatra registration counter, at Jammu or Katra," Choudha…

Ramanujacharya Quotes

This Ramanujacharya Quotes are from English Translation of Sri Ramanuja's Sanskrit Commentary by Dr. S Sankaranarayan. The commentary is for Chapter 2 Verse 18 of Bhagavad Gita.

The root 'dih' means 'to grow.' Hence these bodies (Dehas) are characterized by complexity. They have an end – their nature is perishablity.
Self is eternal, for (1) It is not a complex being of a single form; (2) It is the knowing subject; and (3) It pervades all.
On the contrary, the body is perishable, because (1) it is complex; (2) it serves the purpose of experiencing the fruits of Karma by the embodied self;
(3) it has a plurality of parts and (4) it can be pervaded.
Therefore, as the body is by nature perishable and the self by nature is eternal, both are not objects fit for grief.