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Simha Ganapati form of Ganesha

Simha Ganapati is one among the 32 forms of Ganesha. This form of Ganesh protects people from all forms of dangers and fears. Simha Ganapati mantra is
Veenam Kalapalatamarincha Varadam dakshe vidhatte karaih!
Vaame tamarasam cha ratnakalasham sanmanjareem chaabhaye!!
Shundaa dandala sanmrigendra Vadanah Shankhendugowraha Shubhah!
Deevyadravanibhamashuko ganapatih paayadapayatsa nah!!
There are different forms of Simha Ganapati – in some forms He is depicted as riding a lion. In most images he has eight arms and holds – Vinshu chakra, vina, kalpa tree branch, pot, flowers and sword. One arm is in protecting posture and another is in blessing posture.
It must be noted that some of the images of Simha Ganapati have striking resemblance to the Narasimha incarnation of Vishnu.
Simha Ganapati form is worshipped at the famous PandarpurVithalTemple in Maharashtra.
Meditating on this form helps in attaining courage to face problems in life. He also destroys all forms of evil thoughts.

Why Copper Vessels are used in Hindu Pujas?

Copper vessels are widely used in Hindu pujas and rituals. The reason why copper vessels are used is that it is made from a single pure metal – copper. The vessels are not an alloy or made using a combination of several metals. Drinking water from copper vessel is considered healthy and is believed to improve immunity and blood circulation.
The ancient belief is that vessels made from a combination of several metals are impure. They transfer these impurities into water and puja materials.
Other metals that are used for making puja vessels are gold and silver. As these are costly, vessels made of these are very rare. Silver vessels are used in rich homes and in temples.
Metals that are avoided for making puja vessels are steel, aluminium and iron.
An exception to the above rule is use of Bronze in puja items in South and Eastern parts of India. Puja vessels and lamps are widely made using bronze in Kerala and Tamil Nadu. The material used to make these puja vessels are known as bell…

Flexible Approach in Life Is Necessary To Overcome Small and Big Tremors in Life

A flexible approach in life is necessary to overcome small and big tremors in life. All the tremors that happen in life can be handled only if we are flexible, if we are rigid then there will be a breakdown. It will lead to catastrophe. A flexible approach is the much-needed shock absorber of life.

Flexible means you are ready for the change. You are prepared to accept challenges in life. You are also at peace. You do not have unwanted expectations. You allow life to have its natural flow. You are not directing the flow.

Anger, frustration, disappointment, depression, irritation, fear of failure and other negative emotions can be overcome by dropping rigidity and welcoming flexibility into our life.

The basic rule is to accept the fact that things will not happen always the way we want them to. Some days we might be the winner on other days we might be the loser.

When you start getting frustrated, it is time to loosen up. It is a sign that you are tightening your screws and it will …

Hindu Calendar Today – May 14, 2017 – Tithi, Vrat, Good Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festivals

Tithi in Hindu Calendar, Today, on Sunday, May 14, 2017 – Krishna Paksha Tritiya Tithi or the third day during the waning phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Tritiya Tithi or the third day during the waning phase of moon till 7:49 AM on May 14. Then onward it isKrishna Paksha Chaturthi Tithi or the fourth day during the waning phase of moon till 9:36 AM on May 15. All time based on India Standard Time.
How is May 14, 2017 as per Hindu Panchang? – It is a good date after 10:20 AM. Nakshatra – Mool or Moolam Nakshatra till 11:54 PM on May 14. Then onward it is Purva Shada or Pooradam Nakshatram on the entire day on May 15 and till 2:06 AM on May 16.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), it is Mool or Moolam Nakshatra on the entire day on May 14 and till 2:08 AM on May 15. Then onward it is Purva Shada or Pooradam Nakshatram.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Dhanu Rashi.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, …