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Symbolic Meaning of the Three Lines on Forehead of Hindus Drawn using Holy Ash

The three lines on forehead of Hindus drawn using holy ash is known as Vibhuti. The three lines have deep symbolic meaning attached to it. The three lines made of holy ash are usually worn by Shaiva devotees.
The three lines symbolically represent the three forms of Shiva. The upper line represents Maheshwara; the middle line represents Sadashiva and the lower line represents Mahadeva.
The three lines represent self, inner self and the supreme self. Upper line represents atman (self); middle line represents antarikshaloka (inner self) and the lower line represents Paramatman (Supreme Self).
The three lines symbolize the three house hold fires ever to be burning. The upper line is grahapatyagni; the middle line is dakhinagni and the lower line is ahavaniyagni.
The three lines represent the three measures of Pranava, OM (A, U, M). The upper line represents A; the middle line represents U and the lower line represents M.
The three lines also symbolize the three gunas. The upper line is …

Deepavali dates in Malaysia in 2018 – Diwali Dates in Malaysia in 2018 - Deepawali

Deepavali or Diwali is the most popular festival associated with Hindu religion and one of the popular Hindu festivals in Malaysia. Deepavali 2018 date in Malaysia is on November 6. Lakshmi Puja is on November 7, 2018. Diwali literally means ‘an array of lamps’ and symbolizes the removal of spiritual darkness and the ushering in of knowledge capable of realizing Brahman (That) – the Supreme Being present in all living and non-living.
In Tamil Culture, Deepavali is the day in which Sri Krishna annihilated demon Narakasura. It is observed on the fourteenth day of waxing phase of Aswhin month or Aswhin Krishna Paksha Chaturdasi Tithi.
Note – Diwali in Tamil Culture is observed a day before Amavasya or the Diwali day in North India.
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Mithuna Rasi Color – Mithun Rashi Lucky Colour

There are two colors that are dedicated to Mithuna Rasi and they are the lucky colour associated with the Rashi based on Moon astrology. The Mithun Rashi lucky colours are Green, Parrot Green and light green. Wearing green color dress and wearing green color stones are good for this rashi people, especially while going for new job or interview.
Please note that in some regions and communities have a different color for Mithuna Rashi like other shades of green.
Wearing green color dress for competitions, exams etc are lucky for Mithun Rashi people.
You can wear green color precious stones for financial solutions, freedom from debt, to attain wealth etc.

Swami Vivekananda on the Spiritual Importance of OM

Is there any material sound of which all other sounds must be manifestations, one which is the most natural sound? Om (Aum) is such a sound, the basis of all sounds.
The first letter, A, is the root sound, the key, pronounced without touching any part of the tongue or palate; M represents the last sound in the series, being produced by the closed lips, and the U rolls from the very root to the end of the sounding board of the mouth.
Thus, Om represents the whole phenomena of sound-producing. . . . It denotes the whole range and possibility of all the words that can be made. Apart from these speculations, we see that around this word Om are centered all the different religious ideas in India; all the various religious ideas of the Vedas have gathered themselves round this word Om. . .  [this] word has been retained at every stage of religious growth in India, and it has been manipulated to mean all the various ideas about God.
Monists, dualists, monodualists, separatists, and even …