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Mahavatar Babaji - Lives Near Badrinath - Himalayas For Millions Of Years

Mahavatar Babaji is a saint who is believed to be living for centuries in the Himalayas . No one knows the exact location of Mahavatar Babaji or his age. We get to hear about this miracle saint from individuals who consider him as their guru. He is called Mahavatar because he was not born from a womb. The world came to hear prominently about Mahavatar Babaji through Paramahansa Yogananda. In his book, Autobiography of a Yogi, Paramahansa Yogananda talks about the experience people had with him (chapters 33 and 34). Mahavatar Babaji was the guru of Lahiri Mahasaya; whose disciple was Sri Yukteswar Giri and Giri was the guru of Paramahansa Yogananda. As per Yogananda, Mahavatar Babaji lives near Badrinath for millions of years in the same physical form. As per the description provided by Paramhansa Yogananda, Mahavatar Babaji appears to be youth of not more than 24 years. Some people claim that Babaji is Guru Gorakhnath, the great Shaiva saint. Some people consi

Chaitra Navratri Puja Vidhi – How to do Chaitra Navaratri Puja? – Rules and Procedure

Chaitra Navratri Puja Vidhi in North India include Ghatasthapana, Kumari Puja etc. Here is a simple method on how to do Chaitra Navratri Puja in North India the Hindu way. The rules and procedure might vary slightly in various regions or depending on communities. Chaitra Navratri Puja Vidhi  Things needed for Chaitra Navratri Puja are: Clay vessel – open mouth to sow barely Kalash Pot Clean and good soil for sowing barely Barely seeds Water Sacred thread (mauli) Scent Supari (betel nut) Coins Mango Leaves Raw Rice Coconut Two Red cloth 2 Flower garlands or flowers Chawki (raised wooden platform) Picture of Painting of Goddess Durga Dhoop Lamp Ghee Cotton wick Fruits Sweets Puja Thali Chunari or cloth for Mother Goddess First is Ghatasthapana Preparing Barely Pot Take the open mouth clay pot and fill soil up to half of the pot. Then put the barely seeds. Put soil on top of the barely seeds. Again put barely seeds but do not

Jotiba Yatra 2023 at Wadi Ratnagiri near Kolhapur in Maharashtra – Chaitra Jyotiba Yatra 2022 at Kolhapur

Jotiba Yatra is annually held in Chaitra month to the famous Jyotiba Temple at Wadi Ratnagiri near Kolhapur in Maharashtra . Jyotiba temple is around 20 km from Kolhapur . Jotiba Yatra 2023 date is April 6. The three day fair and festival begins on April 4. Story of Jyotiba Fair Legend has it that after defeating Kolhasur, Goddess Lakshmi settled at Kolhapur and appointed four guards in four directions. Lord Jyotiba is the one who guards the southern direction. Another legend has it that Jyotiba is considered an incarnation of Kedarnath, who killed the demon Ratnasur. Sasan Kathis are the symbol of emancipation of the demon’s wife. The most common belief is that Jyotiba is a manifestation of Lord Shiva. Another belief in the area is that Jyotiba is a combined manifestation of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. The Rituals Thousands of people from Maharashtra , Madhya Pradesh, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka participate in the annual yatra. The main attraction of

Story Of Maha Ashtami Punya Snan In Bangladesh

Maha Ashtami Punya Snan is observed during the Shukla Paksha Ashtami in Baishakh month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar. The story of the ritual is associated with Parashuram, an avatar of Vishnu. This ritual is more popular in among Bengali Hindus especially in Bangladesh . As per Hindu Tradition, Parashuram, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu, killed his mother Amugha Devi with an axe to satisfy his father Jamadagni, who believed his wife was not pure. The axe got stuck on the hand of Parashuram as a mark of sin. For atonement of the sin, Parashuram bathed in the river Brahmaputra . The axe dropped from his hand and Parashuram free from the sin. This divine incident is mentioned in Hindu scriptures but the popular name of Parshuram’s mother is Renuka . The most important bathing spot on Maha Ashtami day is at Langalbandh in Narayanganj – 20 km east of Dhaka in Bangladesh .

Significance of Mango Leaves Toran on Ugadi – Mamidi Toranalu

On Ugadi , people decorate the entrance of home with Mango leaves (Mango leaf Toran) and this is a must for many Hindus. Fresh Mango leaves are attached to a string and are hung atop the doors and windows. Symbolically it signifies freshness, prosperity and the hope of a good harvest and incident free year. Legend has it that it was Kartikeya (Muruga or Skanda) who asked his devotees to tie green mango leaves on doorways. It is said that both Ganesh and Kartik are fond of Mango leaves. Related Ugadi Pachadi

Shirdi Sai Baba Lamp – Lithophane Votive Light of Shirdi Sai Baba from Lladro

Shirdi Sai Baba lithophane is a molded artwork in thin very translucent porcelain that can only be seen clearly when back lit with a light source. It is an ideal Shirdi Sai Baba lamp for offering prayers in puja rooms and for meditation. Lladro, a Spanish firm noted for high quality porcelain figurines – Hindu religion related figurines include various  forms of Ganesha ,  Nataraja Shiva ,  Sri Ram, Mata Sita  and more. Shirdi Sai Baba – lithophane votive light from Lladro is priced at Rs 6,000 /- The size of the lamp is 12 X 9 cm. Lladro signature stores are there in  New Delhi , Gurgaon, Mumbai, Chennai,  Hyderabad , Kolkata and  Bangalore . It is also available in famous jewelry shops and boutiques. 

Kanya Rashi Tree – Which is the tree associated with Kanya Rashi Born People?

There are trees associated with each 12 Rashis. Kanya Rashi also has a particular tree dedicated to it. People born on each Rashi should worship the particular tree. The tree associated and worshipped by Kanya Rashi Born people is Mango tree. Mango tree is the English name and the scientific name is Mangifera indica Hindi name of the Kanya Rashi Tree is Aam Telugu name is Mamidi pandu Malayalam name is Mavu Tamil Name is Kannada name is Mavina hannu In Marathi it is known as Amba Bengali name is Aam Kanya Rashi born people should plant the Mango tree. Water it. They should also protect the Mango tree.

Sadhguru on Overcoming Fear and Insecurities

You don’t have to leave your fears and insecurities because they don’t really exist. You keep creating them unconsciously. If you don’t create them, they don’t really exist. Why you create them and how to stop creating them, that’s the question. The fundamental reason why fear has arisen in you is in this vast existence of which you don’t know the beginning or the end, you are just a little human being. Being the small entity that you are right now, naturally fear is there. It is overwhelming; there is fear and insecurity about what will happen to you. As long as you are identified as physical body, as long as your experience of life is limited to your physical and mental faculties, fear and insecurity are inevitable. Only when a person begins to experience himself beyond the limitations of his physical body and mind, then this person can become free from insecurity and fear. Experiencing yourself beyond the physical is what we are referring to as spiritual. Once this spi