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Shri Symbol in Hinduism - Meaning of Sri

Shri is the sacred sound of cosmic auspiciousness and abundance in Hindu religion. Written as Sri or Shree or Sree or Shri, it stands for abundance, auspiciousness, affluence, grace, wealth, light, luster, splendor, beauty, loveliness and authority. The symbol has been used since Vedic times. Holiness is attached to the word when written or spoken. It is also added before a name to show respect. After the symbol ‘Aum’ (ॐ) and Swastika , Shri is the most popular symbol used in Hinduism. Sri is also the sacred symbol of Lakshmi, the Hindu goddess of wealth and prosperity. The symbol is therefore written atop of ledgers and documents. If 'OM' is spiritual, Shri is both spiritual and materialistic. Sri is used to address gods in Hindu pantheon, elders, teachers, holy men and any individual. When addressing individuals, ‘Shriman’ is used to address male members and Shrimati is used address female members in a society. In South India , mainly Shri is used to add

Four Goals in life in Hinduism – Dharma – Artha – Kama – Moksha

According to Hindu religion, man has four goals in life. Various Hindu scriptures define the four goals as Dharma, Artha, Kama and Moksha. The four goals can be achieved only through Atma Jana (Self realization). Hindus believe that equal importance has to be given to the four goals. Dharma is bit tricky to define as there is no exact English definition to it. It can be loosely termed as a righteous way of living or social obligations. Perhaps the best definition of Dharma was given by Swami Chinmayananda – a ‘the Law of Being’ meaning, ‘that which makes a thing or being what it is.’ Artha can be defined as economic, social and political achievements – making of money or generating wealth. Kama can be defined as pleasurable pursuits including sexual and other enjoyments which are momentary. Fulfillment of desires. Moksha is spiritual liberation. Brahman realization. For a balanced human life one has to give importance to the four goals. Giving

Bhagavad Gita in Bengali in pdf - Download for Free

Srimad Bhagavad Gita in Bengali in PDF format for free is provided by Swami Shri Adgadanad Ji’s of Yatharth Geeta. This downloadable Bengali Bhagwad Geeta is strictly for personal use. You can only download the eighteen chapters in Bangala separately and not as a single book. The Bhagavad Gita is in PDF format and you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer. You can download the Bhagawad Gita in Bangala from this link – Bengali Bhagavad Gita. If the above file is not working then you can use this direct Google drive link to download the Gita in Bengali.