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Auspicious stars for travel as per Hinduism - Nakshatra Ideal For Travelling as per Hindu Astrology

Not all Nakshatra are ideal for traveling as per Hindu astrology. Out of the 27 Nakshatras in Hinduism only 9 are good for traveling. Auspicious stars for travel as per Hindu astrology texts are: Ashwini or Ashwathy Mrigasira – Makayiram Punarvasu – Punirtham Pushya – Pooyam Hasta – Atham Anuradha – Anusham or Anizham Shravan – Thiruonam Dhanishta – Avittam Revathi Things to Remember Before Traveling Before traveling one should take the blessing of Kula Devata, ancestors (pitr) and of the personal deity that you worship. Next take the blessing of elders in the family. Take some sweet before leaving the house the best option is curd mixed with sugar or honey or jaggery. Never say I am going while leaving. Always say I will return back soon. Never leave the house in anger or when you are in emotional distress. Wait till your mind is normal. Never leave a place by cursing the place or people residing in it. When traveling in the South direction ta

Auspicious stars for childbirth as per Hindu Astrology - Nakshatra Good for Child Birth

All stars are good for childbirth. But there are some stars that are regarded more auspicious as per Hindu astrology. Nakshatra good for child birth are: Ashwini – Ashwathy Rohini Mrigashira – Makayiram Punarvasu – Punirtham Pushya – Pooyam Uttara Phalguni – Uthram Hasta – Atham – Hastam Chitra - Chithira Swati – Chothi Anuradha – Anusham or Anizham Uttarashada – Uthrittathi Shravan – Thiruvonam or Sravanam Dhanishta - Avittam Shatabhisha – Chathayam Uttarabhadrapada – Uthrittathi Revathi We must always remember that birth and death are something which we humans cannot predict. Being born in an auspicious birth star does not mean there will be progress and happiness in life. This depends on our vasanas - if we are able to control our senses and work towards self realization then there will be peace and happiness in life. Bhagavan Sri Ram was born on earth and he had to undergo numerous sufferings. All human beings will have to face the cons

Why neem tree and its leaves are associated with Hindu Goddess?

Neem tree and its leaves are associated with various Hindu Goddess especially Durga, Kali, Karumariamman, Mariamman and other manifestations of Mother Goddess Shakti. Neem leaves are widely used in the worship, puja, festivals and rituals associated with Hindu Goddesses especially in South India. So Why is neem tree and it leaves associated with Goddess Shakti. The popular belief is that Mother Goddess resides in Neem tree and its leaves have the power to cure diseases and drive away all evils. There are stories in rural South India that indicate that Mother Goddess residing in neem tree stopped Yama, the god of death, from taking away the life of human beings devoted to her. Neem tree is widely found in the front or within the vicinity of many Shakti Temples in South India. Neem leaves are also used to cure Chicken pox and other skin diseases. Neem is used by Hindus to  treat inflammation, infections, skin diseases and for dental care. The Neem leaves, flowers, s

Jagannath Temple at Angul in Odisha – Angul Saila Srikshetra

Saila Srikshetra is the popular name of Jagannath Temple at Angul in Odisha. It is a modern temple and is constructed on the lines of the famous Puri Jagannath Temple. The shrine is located atop the Sunasagad hill. Three wooden murtis similar to the ones worshipped in Puri is offered pujas in the sanctum sanctorum. All the rituals followed in Puri are also held here. Earlier there were three smaller murtis of Jagannath, Balabhadra and Subadhra in the Madan Mohan Temple here. People then wished to have a shrine dedicated to Jagannath. The shrine was completed and opened to devotees in 2002 AD. People in large numbers visit the temple especially during special occasions like the Rath Yatra, Sankranti and Pana Sankranti.

Bhagavad Gita – Raja Vidya Guhya Yoga Teachings

Raja Vidya Guhya Yoga is the title of the ninth chapter of the Bhagavad Gita Shri Krishna uses this chapter to impart further lessons on the infinite nature of Ishwara and the finite nature of maya. He begins the chapter by asserting that the knowledge of Bhagavan’s infinite nature will result in liberation. He addresses Arjuna as Anasooya in the chapter, which means without fault, doubt or prejudice, indicating that those who have begun the process of purification of their minds through karma yoga and devoted meditation will understand this knowledge completely. Raja Vidya Guhya Yoga Teachings  All beings have root in Me, but I am not rooted in them. As the mighty wind, moving everywhere, ever dwells in the akasha (space), even so, all beings rest in Me. At the close of a kalpa, all beings return into My nature and at the beginning of the next kalpa, I send them forth. Hopes, deeds and knowledge vain of those who fail to realize my higher nature as the sove