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Meaning Of Number Of Strokes Of Temple Bells in Hinduism

Rules for the number of strokes of bells in Hindu temples and homes are well established. In Hinduism, one stroke of bell indicates moksha or salvation. Two strokes suggest enjoyment. Three strokes suggest achievement of desires. When incense is offered, lamps are waved, and food is offered, there must be two strokes. If lamp alone is waved there must be only one stroke. Three strokes are required during the propitiation of gods and goddesses. 

Onam Pookalam 2015 Prize Winners

Onam Pookalam 2015 photos published in various newspapers and other websites – first and second prize winners. Talk about Onam in Kerala and one of the first images that come to mind is that of the flower bed or floral (designs) arrangements known as Pookalam or Athapookalam. Onam Pookalam 2015 designs are given below. The traditional Onapookalam usually consists of ten rings indicating the ten day ritual during the ten day celebrations of Onam which begins on Atham and ends on Thiru Onam in the month of Chingam (August – September).  These above images are from an Athapookalam competition held in Kerala 2015. The first three were prize winners. Related Onam Pookalam 2014

For Success in Job Interview Worship Ganesha - Prayers and Mantras

In spite of hard work quiet often we are not able to get the desired job. Success eludes us in job interview due to bad luck. As per Hinduism, offer prayers to Ganesha while preparing for the interview and while going to give a test or interview. Break a coconut before Ganesha and take his blessings before any important event in life. Ganesha provides intelligence, awareness, consciousness and luck. He has control over all the navagrahas as he is a combined form of all grahas. Therefore, any trouble related to bad positioning of planets or grahas in horoscope will be removed. He also alleviates bad luck and negative energy. When Ganesha is worshipped, you get the blessing of all deities. Above all, he is Vigneshwara, the one who removes all forms of difficulties. Therefore, for success in interview and jobs one should offer prayers to Ganesha. Prayers and Offerings to Ganesha for Success in Job Interview Offer sweet made of moong dal like Moong ladoo to Ganesha

Symbolism of Broom in Hinduism - Dos and Don'ts While Using Broom in Hindu Home

A broom is a symbol of Goddess Lakshmi in Hindu Tradition. Goddess Lakshmi is associated with cleanliness. It is believed that she resides only in places that are neat and clean. Dirty places invite Alakshmi who brings trouble, insecurity, debt, anger and creates financial loss. Dos and don'ts while using broom in Hindu home is given below in detail Symbolically the broom is also used to clear ego, greed, avarice, and anger from the mind. When ego, greed, and anger are kept out, a man prospers. The popular belief is that Brooms should be kept in a place not frequented by people. It should be taken out only for cleaning. It is also considered inauspicious to stamp on a broom. It is believed that the broom removes dirt, which is the home of Alakshmi, who ushers in poverty. Broom has the power to remove all forms of negative energy from a house. Dos and don'ts while using a broom in Hindu home: One should not stamp on the broom. Broom should not be kep

Strange And Confused Ideas About Liberation – Parama Karuna Devi

Many people have strange and confused ideas about liberation (moksha). They tend to believe that moksha is some kind of ticket for a journey from a particular place (the material world) to another particular place (the spiritual world), that can be won in a lottery, purchased or received as a gift, or through bribery. This idea mostly comes from the abrahamic concept of salvation, a word that is sometimes incorrectly used to translate the Sanskrit term ‘moksha’, in which allegiance to a particular religious affiliation gives the immediate and automatic right to go to heaven even to the most unevolved and gross materialist. But such an idea is very foolish, and those who entertain it are in the terrible danger of wasting the valuable opportunity of the human birth, because they will refuse to make any effort in personal development, believing that they are already ‘saved.’ The true facts are very different. As Bhagavad Gita (8.6) clearly explains, at the time of death we will