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Muladhara Chakra Benefits

Muladhara Chakra is excellent in strengthening the pelvic area. Other Muladhara Chakra benefits include:

Relieves pain in the lower body Good for menstrual cramping Intestinal spasms Coldness Nervousness Anxiety Stress relating to fearfulness and forgetfulness. Helps women to release menstrual blood and cleanse body. Good for women in menopause.

Death of Kunti in the Mahabharat – How did Kunti Die in the Mahabharata?

When the great war ended in the Mahabharata, Kunti was the most distressed. Although her sons (Pandavas) survived and emerged victorious, she lost many near and dear ones including Karna, her eldest son. Death of Kunti happened soon after. She along with Dhritarashtra and Gandhari took Vanaprastha – they went to the forest to perform intense austerities.
Kunti died in forest fire. This is mentioned in the Ashramavasika Parva of Mahabharata Chapter 36 – 37.

Sarpabali in Snake Temples in Kerala – Sarpabali Ritual

Sarpabali is a unique ritual followed in temples dedicated to snakes or serpents in Kerala. It is widely believed that participating in the Sarpabali will help in overcoming all forms of Naga Doshas. Those having white patches in the skin and suffering from various other skin diseases will find relief after participating in the Sarpabali ritual.

Sarpabali is usually performed in the evening. Only the chief priest or the most learned member among the priests in the temple perform the ritual. If there is no one qualified to perform the ritual in the temple, then a priest is brought from outside.
The ritual is dedicated to Nagas and Ashta Nagas. The most auspicious day to perform the ritual is the Ayilyam Nakshatram (Aslesha birth star) day. But nowadays it is performed on all days except Ekadasi tithi – the eleventh day in a fortnight as per traditional Hindu calendar.
As part of the ritual a colorful sketch is drawn on the ground. The type of sketch drawn varies from temple to temple.…

Rangnath Temple at Pushkar in Rajasthan

Rangnath temple in Pushkar, Rajasthan, was built in 1823 AD. The beautiful ornate shrine is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The temple has murtis of Goddess Lakshmi and other manifestations of Vishnu Bhagavan. Prominent among them are Venugopal and Narasimha. The temple is located to the north of Pushkar Lake.

The shrine is located in a huge complex. The temple is a perfect amalgam of South Indian and Rajasthani style of architecture.

There are a total of seven shrines inside the Rangnath Temple and each has a Shikhara of its own. The main temple is known as Nij mandir and it has a south Indian style gopuram. A golden Garuda Dwaja Stambha is located inside the gopuram.

The Nij Mandir Complex has three shrines dedicated to Sri Krishna, Ranganatha of Srirangam, and Sri Ramanujacharya. On the two sides of the main platforms are murtis of Goddess Lakshmi and Goddess Godammaji. A statue Anantachariji Maharaj the man who inspired to build the temple is also found in the sanctum sanctorum. All f…

Ranthambore Ganesh Temple Address – Postal Address of Ranthambore Ganesh Mandir

Ranthambore Ganesh Temple is located inside a fort in the Ranthambore National Park. Below is the detail postal address of Ranthambore Ganesh Mandir. Please note that all invitations should be send in 15 days in advance in the postal address to reach the temple on time.
A unique aspect of the temple is that people send wedding and other invitations to the shrine from India and around the world.
Ranthambore Ganesh Temple Address Sanjay Dadhich C/o Trustee Shri Ganesh Ji Maharaj Ranthambhore
Dadhich Sadan,
Opp. Hotel hill View Ranthambore Road,
Sawai Madhopur (Rajasthan) 322021.
Landline No : +91 7462 220 655, +91 7462 228 01.
Mobile No : +91 9414 045 263, +91 9784 407 076.

Dog in Hindu Religion and Scriptures

Dog in Hindu Religion is mainly associated with Bhairava form of Hindu God Shiva. Bhairav is shown along with a black dog. In some paintings, the god takes the role of Vahana or vehicle of Bhairava. There are also some people who believe that dogs are an incarnation of Bhairav. For some Hindu communities dogs are a link to the world of the dead.

Next most important instance of dog in Hinduism is associated with Lord Dattatreya – an incarnation of Trimurtis – Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. Dattatreya is followed by four dogs, which symbolically represent the four Vedas and his complete mastery over the Vedas.
The most popular instance of dog in Hindu scriptures is in the Mahabharata. Here God Yama takes the form a dog and follows the Pandavas during their final journey and tests the Dharma of Yudhishtira, the eldest of the Pandavas.
Indra, the king of demigods (devas) has a dog named Sarama. This dog is believed to have helped the Devas in recovering the cows stolen by demons.
The Abode …

Ganesh Patris – Different leaves offered during Ganesha Pooja

Ganesh Patris, or Patri, is the numerous types of sacred leaves that are offered during Ganesha Puja. The Patris are usually offered during festivals like Ganesh Chaturthi Puja. Traditionally leaves of 108 different types of plants are offered. But today most people confine the offering to Dhurva grass and Bilva leaves. In some places, certain wild patris are worshipped instead of Ganesh idol. In most community pujas, 21 different types of leaves are offered. MachiBrihatiBilvaDurva GrassDatturaBadariApa MargaTulsiChoota (Mango leaves)KaraveeraVishnu KrantaDaadimi (Pomegranate)DevadaruMaruvakaSidhuvaraJaajiShamiAswathamArjunaArkaNimba (Neem) The most commonly used leaves are that of Durva, Aghada, Tulsi, Bilva, Prajakta, Mogra and Madhumalati (popular names). It must be noted here that Tulsi is only used during Vinayaka Chaturthi.

Most of the Patris that are used in Ganesh puja have medicinal properties and today many people are growing these plants at home.

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Ganesh Chaturthi Festival at Ranthambore Ganesh Temple

Ranthambore Ganesh Temple is dedicated to Trinetra Ganesha and is located in the fortress of Ranthambore around 12 km from Sawai Madhopur. The annual Ganesh Chaturti festival attracts nearly 100,000 devotees to the shrine located in the world famous Ranthambore National Park. In 2017, Ganesh Chaturthi Festival at Ranthambore Ganesh Temple is from August 23 to August 25.

The shrine is located in the fort deep inside Ranthambore National Park. The huge murti of Ganesha is red in color. As it has a third eye on the forehead the murti is known as Trinetra Ganesha. The murti is flanked by Ridhi and Siddhi.
The temple celebrates three days of Ganesh Chaturthi with great fervor. A replica of the murti worshipped is made for the occasion. On the final day of Ganesh Chaturthi, the replica of Ganesha murti is taken out and finally submerged in a nearby pond. This year Ganeshotsav at Sawai Madhopur are on August 23, 24 and August 25.
The Ganesh Chaturthi festival starts early morning with the r…

Striking one’s own head with knuckles while praying to Ganesha – The reason and story

We come across people striking one’s own head with knuckles while prayer to Ganesha in temples and other sacred places. The story and reason of worshipping Ganesha by striking head with joints of fingers when the fist is closed is associated with the origin of the KaveriRiver.
Legend has it that Sage Agastya was carrying HolyGangaRiver water given to him by Shiva in a Kamandalu. He reached the southern part of India which was under a severe drought.
He paused to take rest. He placed his Kamandalu beside him and soon fell asleep.
Ganesha in the form of a crow arrived there and knocked the Kamandalu down. The water inside the pitcher started flowing through the drought-stricken land and it became the KaveriRiver.
The sage on waking up tried to chase the bird away which then transformed into a small boy. Sage Agastya ran after him intending to strike him on his head with his fist.
After running for awhile, the body assumed his divine form.
Sage Agastya was full of remorse and began to s…

Moti Dungri Temple Timings – Opening and Closing – Darshan Time at Moti Dungri Temple Jaipur Rajasthan

Moti Dungri Temple is a popular temple dedicated to Lord Ganesha in Jaipur, Rajasthan. Below is the detail Moti Dungri temple timings. Please note that the darshan time will be extended during festivals and important rituals. The opening and closing time will be different when there is Grahan or eclipse. The most auspicious day in the temple is Wednesday. The temple attracts maximum crowd during the annual Ganesh Chaturthi Festival.

Moti Dungri Temple Morning Darshan Timings

5:00 AM to 1:30 PM

Moti Dungri Temple Evening Darshan Timings

4:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Some information on Moti Dungri TempleThe murti of Ganesha worshipped in the temple is very old. The temple was established in 1761.Lakshmi Narayan or Birla Mandir is located nearby.Architecture of the temple is in typical Rajasthani style.Hundreds of people arrive here on Wednesday to offer pujas and rituals.People who have bought a vehicle come here on Wednesday to do puja and take the blessings of Moti Dungri Ganesha.The trunk of G…

Pandupol Hanuman Temple Bhadrapad Festival

An important festival at Pandupol Hanuman Temple in Alwar District, Rajasthan, is observed in Bhadrapad Month. The festival is annually observed on the third Tuesday or Mangalwar in Bhadrapad Month as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in Rajasthan.. Pandupol Hanuman Temple Bhadrapad Festival 2018 date is September 11.

Hanuman Temple was founded by Sant Nirbhaya Das Ji and is believed to be more 5000 years old.  Nearly 50000 devotees visit the temple during the occasion.
A small mela is conducted during the period. People offer prayers and make various kinds of offerings here.

Pushkar Temple Timings – Pushkar Brahma Temple Darshan Timings – Mandir Opening and Closing Time

Pushkar Temple is dedicated to Hindu God Brahma. Below is the Pushkar Brahma Temple darshan timings in detail. Please note that the opening and closing time is extended during important rituals, pushkar mela and during graham or eclipse. On certain days the opening time might change depending on sunrise.

Pushkar Temple Timings – Morning Opening Darshan
5:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Afternoon and Evening Darshan Timings 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Rama Vaikunth Temple Pushkar – Sri Rama Vaikunta Swamy Temple at Pushkar Rajasthan

Sri Rama Vaikunta Swamy Temple is located at Pushkar in Rajasthan. It is one of the largest and most intricate temples in Pushkar. The architecture of Rama Vaikunth Temple is quite similar to the temples in South India. A noteworthy aspect of the shrine is the sculpted images of nearly 361 deities on the gopuram and pillars.

The temple is located in a huge space with a huge gopuram built in southern style.
The murtis worshiped in the sanctum sanctorum are Vaikunta Venkatesh (Balaji or Venkateswara) his consorts Lakshmi Devi and Bhu Devi. The murtis are carved from black granite stone and is decorated with gold ornaments.

Vilachery Village near Madurai – Makes Clay Dolls of Hindu Gods and Goddesses

Clay murtis (idols) of Hindu gods and goddesses are widely displayed during the Navratri festival. VilacheryVillage near Madurai is famous for making clay murtis of Hindu gods and goddesses. The potters here have been making clay dolls for centuries. The Hindu writes “Though just 15 kilometres from Madurai, not many of the city people would have visited Vilachery,” notes Valli Annamalai, who spearheaded the project under the Crafts Committee of INTACH Madurai. “It is a different world out there, where the earth is accorded much importance. People revere mud as God,” she says, “Out of the pancha-bhootas (five natural elements), earth is the easiest to feel and handle.”  “We were excited to meet the oldest potter Sadasivam, who introduced Golu dolls to Vilachery,” says Reshma. “Potter Sadasivam had learnt the craft from Muruga Bhattar, who set up one of the first Golu doll shops in the city, near NorthTower.” “The kuyavar or Kuzhala community were patronised by the Kings for their skill…

Bachhabaras – Bacha Baras Vrat

Bachhabaras is a unique ritual observed in North India in the Bhadrapad Month. Bachhabaras 2018 date is September 7. It is observed on the 12th day during the Krishna Paksha of Bhadrapad month as per traditional calendar followed in North India. The ritual is observed for the wellbeing of children.

For the ritual, a cow and calf are worshiped on the day. The cow is given ghee, rice, milk and other delicacies made from millet. The mother undertaking the vrat only eats food made from millet on the day.

In some region millets are given in charity to the poor.

Tamil Mantra for Wealth - Mantra in Tamil Language for Money

Below is a prayer in Tamil language for abundance of wealth. It can be chanted for getting money. The mantra should be chanted continuously for 40 days to be effective. The number of times it is chanted can be decided by the person. It is ideal to chant the mantra in the morning. During the chanting you mind should not wander around.

Thriketta Nakshatram 2016 predictions – Trikketta Nakshatra Astrology Predictions or Phalam in 2016

In 2016, Thriketta Nakshatram born people will have a good year. New jobs and progress in career. New house or property. Happy occasions. February, March, April, June, October and November 2016 are good months. January, July and December will be tough periods. May, August and September will be both good and bad. Astrology Predictions or phalam for Thriketta Nakshatra for 2016 based on birth star or janmanaal is given below: Thriketta Nakshatra is the 18th birth star among 27 Nakshatrams in Hindu Jyothisham or astrology. As per Hindu moon astrology or Malayalam Jyothisam Thriketta is in Vrishicka kurru (Scorpio Zodiac).

Career - Job abroad will become a reality. Those looking for new job will be lucky in this year. Unwanted expectations will cause damage to job search and career. Those already having a good career will join a new job. Transfer. Some of you will decide to take a break from career and pursue a hobby or interest. Success in interviews and exams. Some of you will take up w…

Anizham Nakshatram 2016 Predictions – Anizham Birth Star Astrology Predictions or Phalam in 2016

In 2016, Anizham Nakshatram will have a mixed year. Success in job search. Damage due to theft. Loss of valuables. Luck is in your favor. Astrology Predictions or phalam for Anizham Nakshatra or birth star for 2016 is given below. March, April, June, August and December 2016 are good months. January, February, September and November are tough periods. May, July and October will see both good and bad. Anizham Nakshatra is the 17th birth star among 27 Nakshatrams in Hindu Jyothisha or astrology. As per Hindu moon astrology, panchang and traditional calendar Anizham is in Vrishicka Rashi or Vrischika Kurru (Scorpio Zodiac).

Career - Promotion and increase in salary. You will be able to successfully convey your thoughts or prove your ideas. New position and extra responsibility. Several good opportunity for those looking for a new job after studies. Gains in career through dedication and by gathering new knowledge. You will have to learn new methods for career progress. Name and fame for …

Good Date for Travel in December 2016 – Good and Auspicious Dates for Journey in December 2016

Some Hindus look for good date for travels, especially long distance journey, foreign travel, while traveling on plane, train etc. Here are the good and auspicious dates for journey in December 2016 for travels.

December 1 December 2 December 3 good only till 12:30 PM December 4 December 5 December 6 December 7 good only after 2:50 PM December 8 December 11 December 12 December 14 December 15 December 19 good till 5:30 PM December 20 December 21 December 22 December 23 good only till 11:20 AM December 24 December 25 December 30 December 31

The germinal conceptions of Hinduism are contained in the Vedanta – Dr S Radhakrishnan

Tradition is something which is for ever being worked out anew and recreated by the free activity of its followers. What is built for ever is for ever building. If a tradition does not grow, it only means that its followers have become spiritually dead. Throughout the history of Hinduism the leaders of thought and practice have been continually busy experimenting with new forms, developing new ideals to suit new conditions.
Hinduism is not to be dismissed as a mere flow and strife of opinions, for its represents a steady growth of insight, since every form of Hinduism and every state of its growth is related to the common background of the Vedanta.
Though Hindu religious thought has traversed many revolutions and made great conquests, the essential ideas have continued the same for four or five millenniums. The germinal conceptions are contained in the Vedanta Standard.
Dr S Radhakrishnan

The most unique is the most universal