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Surya Represents Which among Five Elements in Panchayatana form of Worship

Panchayatana form of worship introduced by Adi Shankaracharya has assigned one element to one of the five deities in Hinduism. Surya is the embodiment of Vayu Mahabhuta (air) among the five elements. The five elements are ether/space, air, fire, water and earth. The five deities in Panchayatana form of worship are Vishnu, Mother Goddess, Ganesha, Surya and Shiva.

In this concept, the five deities are worshipped in the form of sacred stones found in five holy rivers.
Surya, the embodiment of Vayu Mahabhuta, is worshipped in the form of crystal found in the Vallam River in Tamil Nadu.

Mewar Festival 2018 Date – Mewar Festival in 2018 in Udaipur in Rajasthan

Mewar Festival is dedicated to Shiva and Goddess Parvati and is observed in Udaipur in Rajasthan. It is a celebration of the arrival of spring, harvest and also the marriage of Shiva and Parvati. Mewar Festival 2018 date is March 20. It is observed on the third day of the Shukla Paksha or waxing phase of moon in Chaitra month (March – April).

Married and unmarried girls observe the rituals. Married women perform it for the welfare of the family and unmarried women perform it for a good husband.

Gangaur Melas are held during the period. The most important day is the Gangaur Puja day on Chaitra shukla paksha Tritiya.

The highlight of the day is the procession of the murti of Goddess Parvati.

The whole of Udaipur gets drenched in vibrant colours. Local markets and shops decorate their facades with bright lights and decorations.

The festival is especially meant for girls and women. It provides them with an opportunity to dress in their finest and join the celebrations. Women assemble to…

Marana Siddhi in Tantrism – Power to Kill Enemies in Tantric Texts

Marana Siddhi is a tantric rite to gain the ability or power to kill. This ability is used to kill and destroy enemies. Marana Siddhi is attained by those who have undergone rigorous penance.

Jnanarnavatantra, Dwitiyamundamalatantra and Mantramahodadhi texts contains detailed instructions about how the rite should be performed.

Mantramahodadhi text states that Bhadrasana is the posture useful for marana. The skin of buffalo is suitable for sitting.
Some scholars are of the view that, such Siddhis do not exist and is merely meant to scare people.

Abhichara in Hinduism

Origin of Abhichara is traced to the Atharva Veda. In Hinduism, abhichara is incantation of spells often for a malevolent purpose. According to Tantrasara, abhichara is employed for killing, luring or enchantment, stupefaction, antagonism, to drive away and for brining a person under one’s control. Atharva Veda contains several mantras which are used in abhichara.

Apart from mantras or spells, those who practice Abhichara employ Yantras and other methods to do damage to enemy.

For the purpose of abhichara, a symbolic representation of the enemy is used.

People those believe in it wear amulet which contains mantra to protect them from abhichara by other people.
Abhichara was practiced by all class of people.

God is the great provider and he who trusts Him is never lost – Swami Ramdas

There is no greater victory in the life of a human being than the victory over the mind. The true soldier is he who fights not the external, but the internal foes.

Fears and anxieties cannot affect you in all your undertakings, provided you are sure and firm in your faith.

God is the great provider and he who trusts Him is never lost.

Self surrender means a state of perfect peace and calmness attained through complete submission to the Divine Will.

Life is granted for the achievement of a great ideal which is freedom and cheerfulness in selfless service and sacrifice. The mere dedication of life to this exalted purpose will liberate it from distempers.

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