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Benefits of Nine-faced Rudraksha – What are the benefits of wearing nine face Rudraksh

Rudraksh beads are considered holy in Hinduism as they are believed to have appeared from the tears of Hindu God Shiva. The Rudraksh bead appears in numerous faces. The nine-faced Rudraksha bead is worn by many Shiva devotees. The benefits of wearing it include renewed vigor and strength. It is also worn for attaining success in new ventures in life.
The goddess of Nine-faced Rudraksha is Goddess Durga.
The navgraha or planet associated with the Rudraksh is Ketu.

Nine-faced Rudraksha gives good benefits when it is worn alone - it should not be embedded into gold or silver. The best method is to tie it on a thread and wear it around the neck.

Shivashtakam Lyrics in Hindi in pdf – Download Shivashtak Prayer Text in Hindi

Shivashtakam is a very popular prayer dedicated to Hindu God Shiva. The prayer is chanted during worship of Shiva especially during Shivratri and on Krishna Paksha Chaturdashi days. The prayer is given in hindi text in pdf below. You download a copy of the lyrics.
Shivashtak is also chanted on Pradosh fasting days.
The prayer consists of eight stanzas and praises the glory of Shiva.
LinkDownload Shivashtakam Lyrics

About Murti of Brahma – Important Aspects in Crafting Murti (Idol) of Brahma

Information regarding how the murti (idol) of Brahma should be crafted is mentioned in the Rupamandana. Brahma has four peaceful looking faces. The four heads faces the four quarters. The murti of Brahma should have four arms and a beard.
The main murti of Brahma can be standing, sitting in padmasana posture or sitting on a Swan (Hamsa). Swan is the vehicle or Vahana of Brahma. Sometimes Brahma is depicted as a chariot drawn by seven swans with consorts Saraswati and Savitri.
Text like Silparatna states that murti of Brahma should be seated on a mat made of long grass.
When the murti is in standing posture, it should be in padma pitha.
The color of the murti should be chrome yellow and the color of the eyes is orange. The crown should be adorned with ornaments. There is also a white thread on his chest – the yajnopavita. Earrings are made of gold or ruby.
The hair color can be red, white or crimson.
The four hands should hold akshamala and handful of kusha grass on the right hand; th…

Learn Goddess Saraswati Prayer Online – Saraswati Vandana – Yaa Kundendu

Saraswati Vandana – Yaa Kundendu is a very important prayer dedicated to Goddess Saraswati, the goddess of learning in Hinduism. Now you can learn the prayer online. You can read the Sanskrit text, transliteration in English, easy break up of words, meaning and gist. You can also listen to the audio of the prayer. The entire learning process is easy and is suitable for children.
Link Learn Goddess Saraswati Prayer Online