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Kuber Mantra in Hindi – Prayers Dedicated to Hindu God Kubera

Kuber Mantra is dedicated to Hindu God Kubera, who is the treasurer of Gods. Kuber Mantra in Hindi is provided below in jpeg format. The prayers are chanted during Diwali – especially during the Lakshmi Kuber Puja. There are three mantras.

During puja you can chant all the three mantras. The first is the ashtakshar mantra, the second shodashar mantra and the panch thrishadashar mantra.

Kumari Puja Mantra – Kumari Pujan Prayer in Hindi during Navratri

Kumari Puja is performed on the eighth or the ninth day of Navratri. Kumari Puja Mantra in Hindi is given below. It is chanted during Chaitra Navratri. The Pujan is performed during both Chaitra Navratri (March – April) and Ashwin Navratri (September – October). Young girl children between the age of 2 and 10 are offered new dress and food on the day. They symbolically represent Goddess Shakti.

Kumari Puja Mantra

Leaving a Tuft or Top Hair for Performing Ritual in Hinduism

Leaving a tuft or top hair unshaved before performing important rituals in Hinduism is known as Chudakarana ceremony in Hinduism. The tuft or top hair that is left uncut is known as Chuda or Shikha.
The practice of Chudakarana ceremony is very old and it finds mention in the Yajur Veda, Atharva Veda and Ashvalayana Grihyasutra.
Chudakarana Ceremony for new born is performed after the child’s first birthday and before he turns three years old.
Keeping a tuft is a must for members of certain Hindu communities and especially for priests of the community.
Tuft or Top Hair is also left by those performing the rituals dedicated to dead relatives.

Sushruta Samhita Sharira Sthana states that inside the head near the top, is an important juncture of arteries. Any injury to this spot is fatal. The tuft of hair that is kept unshaved is in this spot.

English Translation of Abhinavagupta’s Commentary on the Bhagavad Gita – Read Online and Download in pdf

Abhinavagupta (c. 950 – 1020 AD) was one of India's greatest philosophers of ancient Indian and his commentary on the Bhagavad Gita is unique. You now read the English translation of Abhinavagupta’s Sanskrit Commentary on the Bhagavad Gita online or download in pdf. The English translation is done by Dr S Sankaranarayan.
You can find English Translation of Abhinavagupta’s Commentary on the Bhagavad Gita here.

Please note that Abhinavagupta has not commented on all shlokas. So you will find many shlokas blank. You will need to create pdf using the tool provided in the website.

Brahma Upanishad Teachings

As oil in the sesame seed, butter in the curd, water in the stream, fire in the arani wood, so is the Atman in one’s self to be discovered by one who realizes It through truth and tapasya.
Just as spiders by means of one thread project and withdraw the web, so also the Prana, (who) retires drawing back his creation.
One in dreamless sleep goes through that state to one’s own Abode, like a falcon and the sky – just as a falcon goes (to its nest) borne on the sky. 
Just as this Devadatta (in dreamless sleep) runs not away even when struck with a stick, even so he does not also attach himself to good or evil consequences of the life’s ordained activities; just as a child enjoys itself (spontaneously) without motive or desiring fruit, even so this Devadatta (the subject of dreamless sleep) enjoys happiness in that state. He knows being the Light Supreme.
Brahma Upanishad