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Why picture of chariot should not be placed in a Hindu home? – Another Superstition

Picture, photos or sculpture of chariots should not be placed in a Hindu home. This is a belief prevalent among certain Hindu communities. However, it is ignored by majority of Hindus as most Hindu homes do have the picture of Bhagavad Gita with Sri Krishna riding the chariot with Arjuna on it. So is it just another superstition. What is the reason for the belief? It is based on the belief that chariot or ratha was used for war from ancient times. Anything associated with war has negative energy. Therefore it is believed that such pictures, photos or sculptures will create rift in the family. There will be constant fights among family members and relatives and there will be no peace in the home. How far the belief is true? It is not true at all. Firstly, the chariot in Hinduism is a symbol. The symbol is used in Katha Upanishad in the Krishna Yajur Veda. The human personality is itself a ratha, which is on a yatra from beginningless time.  Imagine yourself to be the master o

Quotes On Lord Vishnu From Srimad Bhagavata Purana And Vishnu Purana

Nobody knows your essence, worship forms which appear as your incarnations. (Vishnu Purana 1. 4. 17) Just as from an inexhaustible lake thousands of streams flow on all sides so also from Hari, sum of all reality, come forth countless incarnations. The seers, lawgivers, the gods, the human races, the lord of progeny all are parts of him. (Srimad Bhagavata Purana 1.3.26-27). Related I bow down to that Pure Consciousness Divine – a shoreless ocean of happiness, which is All-pervading (Vishnu), the Beloved of Shri, the all-knowing Lord of the Universe, assuming endless forms and yet ever-free, having an inscrutable power to become (apparently) the Cause of creation, maintenance, and dissolution of the universe. (Vakya Vritti) Desire is never satiated by enjoyment as fire, fed with oil, becomes the more intense. (Vishnu Purana) Those who do not know this entire world as consciousness in reality see it as material and drift in the ocean of delusion. (Vishnu Purana, 1.4.40) The