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Chant 51 Names of Sri Krishna for Desire fulfillment – Job – Wealth – Children

In Kali Yuga, people observe pujas, rituals and chant names of Sri Krishna for various kinds of desire fulfillments. These include job, wealth, children, property, good marriage and money. Here are the 51 names of Sri Krishna to chant for desire fulfillments. How to Chant 51 names of Krishna? The person wishing to chant the names should wake up early in the morning and take bath. He should then offer prayers to Ganesha in mind. Wear blue color dress and sit facing northeast or east. Light lamp using cow ghee. Offer seasonal colorful flowers. Offer Tulsi leaves. Offer butter. Offer Chandan or sandalwood paste. Wear it on the forehead. Next chant the 51 names of Sri Krishna. Do this for 11 days. 51 Names of Sri Krishna आदिदेव - Adi Dev अदित्या - Aditya अनिरुद्धा - Anirudha अपराजित - Aparajit बाल गोपाल - Bal Gopal बलि - Bali चतुर्भुज - Chaturbhuja दयालु - Dayalu दयानिधि - Dayanidhi देवाधिदेव - Devadidev देवकीनंदन - Devaki Nandan देवेश - Devesh द्वारक

Story of Impression on Hood of Cobra Snake and Sri Krishna

As per Hinduism, in the beginning cobra snakes did not have the impression that we see today on their hoods. As per the Hindu story, they got it after Bhagavan Krishna stamped on Kaliya Naag. Huge multi-hooded Kaliya snake had made Yamuna his home. He poisoned the waters and this killed scores of fishes, amphibians, birds, animals, trees and plants. People found it hard to find good water. Little Krishna decided to get rid of Kaliya from Yamuna. He deliberately threw a ball into Yamuna and on the pretext of retrieving the ball he jumped into Yamuna. A ferocious battle took place between Kaliya and Krishna. Kaliya was subdued and Bhagavan Krishna began to dance on the raised hood of the serpent. Whenever the snake tried to raise a hood, Krishna stamped it down with his feet. See the pitiable condition of Kaliya, his wives asked Krishan for forgiveness. Krishna agreed to let Kaliya go alive provided he will not torment or go near other living beings. Then K

Environment Ideal for Making Houses as Per Ancient Hindus

Ancient Hindus had a clear insight into almost all aspects of environment that are conducive to health and happiness of all life forms. They had a clear idea about the environment ideal for human beings to make houses. An environment or place was considered unsound or unhealthy for making houses and living when: Its normal color, smell, taste and touch have been affected The place contains excessive moisture The place is troubled by reptiles, violent animals, mosquitoes, locusts, flies, rats, owls, vultures, jackals etc. It has groves of grasses and creepers and abundance of diffuse plants It has a changed look. It has dried and damaged crops It has smoky winds It is uproarious with the cry of birds and animals Its animals are in bewilderment and pain Its supports a community which is lacking virtues of truthfulness, modesty, conduct, behavior and other merits The place has rivers constantly agitated and flooded The place experiences frequent occurrence of meteorit

Trichambaram Temple – First Food to Sri Krishna Then Puja – No Elephants in Temple Rituals

Trichambaram Temple is dedicated to Lord Krishna and is located at Taliparamba in the Kannur District of Kerala, India. The temple is noted for a unique tradition unheard in other Sri Krishna temples in India and world – first food then puja. Another tradition is that elephants are not allowed in the temple.  After opening the temple doors first in the morning, the naivedyam (food) is offered to the presiding deity Sri Krishna. This is strange because the food is offered to a deity in the temple after danthadavana – brushing of teeth and snana. Any liquid or solid is offered to the deity after a couple of purification rituals.   The golden rule followed in all temples is broken at Trichambaram Temple for a specific reason and due to a demanding situation.   It is said that Sri Krishna here likes the offering of the food first. He had suggested that he could not tolerate elaborate rituals on an empty stomach.   The murti of Bhagavan Sri Krishna worshipped in T

Hati Besha – Elephant Appearance of Jagannath – Balabhadra – Subhadra – Gajanana Besa

Following their ceremonial bath on the Snana Purnima , Jagannath – Balabhadra – Subhadra appear in elephant attires. This elephant appearance is known as Hati Besha or Gajanana Besa. The ritual happens on the afternoon day on the full moon day in Jyeshta month (June – July). After the ceremonial end of all rituals associated with Snana Purnima or Snana Yatra, messengers from the Srimandira go to Gopala Teertha Matha and Raghaba Dasa Matha to carry the components of Hathi Besha – the elephant attire of the deities. The attire is ceremonially carried to the Snana Bedi or Snana Mandapa located in the outer courtyard of the Puri Jagannath Temple complex behind the Meghanda Prachira on the northeastern side. The attire is traditionally put on the deities and they appear in the elephant form – Hathi Besha. The Story of Hathi Besha - Gajanana Besa of Jagannath Ganesha was the personal deity of Ganapati Bhatta, a Maharashtrian devotee. He was also an ardent devotee of

How to Do Daily Pradosh Puja at home?

Pradosh puja is dedicated to Lord Shiva and it is performed daily just when the sun begins to set and night has not yet appeared. Here is a brief idea on how to do daily pradosh puja at home. How to Do Daily Pradosh Puja at home? Take bath and wear white color dress. Offer prayers to Ganesha in mind. Place a white shivling or an image of Shiva – mental puja too can be performed by imagining a Shivling. Light lamp using cow ghee. Light agarbatti of sandalwood (chandan) fragrance. Offer white color flowers. Offer bhasma. Offer fragrant water or ittar of white flowers. Offer bhog or prasad of white color – preferred is white kheer using rice or payasam. Chant the mantra ‘Om Namah Shivaya’ or Shreem Someshwaraya Namah ( श्रीं सोमेश्वराय नमः ) 108 times. Keep count on a Rudraksha Mala. After the puja share the Prasad with relatives and family members. If you are unable to do the puja during pradosh period, then imagine Shiva during the period and chant ‘Om Namah Sh

Black Beads On Mangalsutra – Reason – Why Mangalsutra Has Black Beads?

Black beads on Mangalsutra are a reminder of duties that both husband and wife should follow. The string black beads symbolically represent Lord Shiva and it is associated with fertility and origin of creation. Black represents the stillness before creation. This stillness is ended with the sound created by Shiva. In Hindu society as per some communities, the black bead today suggests – reproduction and nurturing of children. The black beads ward off evil, which might harm the married couple. It is worn to keep out all kinds of evil eye. The black bead Mangalsutra is not worn by all Hindu married women. It is limited to specific region and communities. Some married women today wear the black bead Mangalsutra as it simply looks good on them. Some Hindu communities have only just two prominent black beads in the Mangalsutra.

Penetrate Deeply And See What Is Behind All Phenomena

Article source – Swami Ashokananda, When the Many Become One (Calcutta: Advaita Ashrama, 1997), 94-6. You feel like becoming one with the whole universe. You do not want to be separate from anything but to become one with everything. There was a time when I liked that idea very much. I had finished my education in the university and was living in a small town. It was a very unusual kind of place, with the habit of becoming inundated with floods. Every year a good part of the town would be under water, as was the neighboring land for miles and miles and miles all around. Well, it was a beautiful thing to see… I made a habit in those days of going into the backyard of the house where I lived. From there I could see miles and miles of this water, and there I would sit. There was no rain at that time. I would sit there and lose myself in the utter oneness of these undivided waters. No waves there; the water not moving. And there was the sun. I looked towards the eas

Kali Beej Mantra Text in Hindi - English – Benefits of Chanting Kali Beej Mantra

Kali is the first among the Dasa Mahavidyas – the 10 Mother Goddess concept in Hinduism and Tantrism. Kali is the mother of time and her beej mantra is chanted to overcome fear – the biggest ignorance of human beings. She also fulfills the desires of Her devotees who follow Dharma. Kali Beej Mantra Text in Hindi English क्रीम क्रीम क्रीम हुम् हुम् ह्रीम  ह्रीम दक्षिणे कालिका  क्रीम क्रीम क्रीम हुम् हुम् ह्रीम ह्रीम स्वाहा  Kreem Kreem Kreem Hum Hum Hreem Hreem Dakshine Kaalika Kreem Kreem Kreem Hum Hum Hreem Hreem Swaha Benefits of Chanting Kali Beej Mantra It is chanted to overcome all kinds of fear that stops us from reaching our true potential. It is chanted to overcome fear of death. It is chanted to attain discipline in spiritual pursuit. It helps a devotee to unravel the hidden light within. The mantra also helps a devotee to understand the futility of time. The mantra obliterates all kinds of sins. It also makes a devotee realize the futility of

Sri Ramakrishna’s Prayer to the Divine Mother

Sri Ramakrishna’s Prayer to the Divine Mother was published in the December 2005 edition of Prabuddha Bharata Magazine. O Mother, I throw myself on Thy mercy; I take shelter at Thy Hallowed Feet. I do not want bodily comforts; I do not crave name and fame; I do not seek the eight occult powers. Be gracious and grant that I may have pure love for Thee, a love unsmitten by desire, untainted by selfishness – a love craved by the devotee for the sake of love alone. And grant me the favor, O Mother, that I may not be deluded by Thy world-be-witching maya, that I may never be attached to the world, to “woman and gold” conjured up by Thy inscrutable maya! O Mother, there is no one but Thee whom I may call my own. Mother, I do not know how to worship; I am without austerity; I have neither devotion nor knowledge. Be gracious, Mother, and out of Thy infinite mercy grant me love for Thy Lotus Feet. Translated by Swami Purananda

Kapota – Dove – Speckle-Necked Pigeon in Hinduism

Kapota is associated with Mother Goddess and Shiva in Hinduism. The dove or speckle-necked pigeon is a symbol of fertility and love. Harappa – Mohenjodaro – Lothal The dove accompanies the Mother Goddess figurines unearthed from Indus Valley sites of Harappa, Mohenjodaro and Lothal. Kopta in Vedas In Rig Veda, it is the messenger of Yama, the god of death. Its presence was considered inauspicious. If it came near the holy fire during a yajna, it was to be driven away by chanting holy verses. Kapota was believed to be the son of Nirtti, the goddess of misery, disease and death. Kapota in Puranic Period During the age of the Puranas, Kapota began to be regarded as a favorable bird. It became a symbol of love, sexual urge and procreation. Shiva and Goddess Parvati took dove shapes for sexual union and came to be known as Kapoteshwara and Kapoteshwari. Goddess Rati, consort of Kamadeva (the god of love), have pigeon has her symbol. Today, Dove is associated

Peepal Puja on Saturday – Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi Resides on Peepal Tree on Saturday

Peepal tree puja on Saturday is considered auspicious by many Hindu communities. This is because of the belief that Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi resides on peepal tree on Saturday. And when Ekadasi (11th day of a fortnight) falls on Saturday it becomes doubly auspicious. Benefits of Peepal Puja on Saturday You will get blessing of Lakshmi and Vishnu – prosperity and peace. Relief to all types of horoscope related problems. Business will flourish. Ancestors will get moksha. Relief from bad health. How to perform peepal puja on Saturday? The puja should be performed under a peepal tree after sunrise. Offer prayers to Ganesha. Take a kalash and fill it water. In mind imagine the 8-armed form of Vishnu and offer prayers. Then pour the water under the peepal tree. Light a lamp using sesame oil. Offer a yellow banana. Offer yellow color flowers. Offer yellow chandan. Sit in meditation. Chant the mantra ‘Om Namo Bhagavate Vasusdevaya’ 108 times. You can use a c

Varad Laxmi Vrat 2024 in Shravan Month in North India

Varad Laxmi Vrat is dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi and is observed on Fridays during the Shravan Shukla Paksha – waxing phase of moon in Shravan month. Varad Laxmi Vrat 2024 dates are August 9 and August 16 as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in North India . The puja, fasting and other rituals on the day is dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi. It is believed that she bless devotees during the period. Varad here signifies the power of the goddess to give boons. There is a belief that Goddess Lakshmi appeared during the Samudra Manthan or churning of ocean. This happened in the Shravan month. The famous Varalakshmi Puja is also held during the period in South India.

Vedanta Teachings on Reincarnation – Universal Toleration - Sin

Vedanta Teachings on Reincarnation – Universal Toleration - Sin is an excerpt from an article published in 1905 in The New York Daily Tribune – it was published by Prabuddha Bharata Magazine in December 1905. What, then, is the message which these native Hindu teachers bring to the Vedanta Society? They bring, first, the lesson of universal toleration that there is truth in all religions. Vedanta points out that all are true for their day and generation. No other position, they say, will stand logical analysis. For, if what we believed yesterday be false because we think differently today, then our today’s belief is equally false because we shall certainly advance from it to another belief here after… The Vedantists say that each successive modified belief is part of a main stairway of progress toward the ideal, of which each particular stair is as necessary as every other. Each individual step, from the lowest to the highest, is necessary and important and true. One of the

To Keep Our Mind From Not Wandering

It is near to impossible to keep our mind from not wandering. It enters into various unwanted areas causing us nothing but pain. So how to keep the mind from not wandering? One way to keep the mind from not wandering is to keep it engaged in good activities.   The mind always has a tendency to wander here and there. We must learn to focus. First focus on your hobby or interest. Whenever the mind wanders bring it back by concentrating on something you like to do most. Next step is to focus on noble and philanthropic activities. We must always be alert to not to let the mind wander. Next step is concentrating on spiritual teachings and God. Again always be alert and do not let the mind wander. Our goal should be to stop all forms of thinking and merge in Ishwara. This can happen through constant practice and through self-realization. The mind should completely agree to that fact that there is no second – all that is here is nothing but Ishwara. www.hindu-blog.com

Puja Room in Kitchen Vastu – Puja Room in Kitchen is Good or Bad as Per Hindu Religion

Some people believe that puja room in the kitchen is bad as per Vastu. This is not true. Puja in the kitchen is neither good nor bad. Many Hindu communities have a puja area in the kitchen. Puja room in kitchen purely depends on tradition, convenience, and your beliefs. As per Hinduism, Goddess Annapurna, the goddess of food, and Goddess Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth, resides together in the kitchen. The kitchen should always be kept neat and clean. Unclean vessels should not be left for a long period. There should be no clutter. Those people who spread superstitions and wrong beliefs in the name of Hinduism regarding puja room and kitchen vastu should be reminded that Agni, the most important God in Hindu tradition, is found in the kitchen. Can any kitchen keep out Agni – fire? Everything in this world depends on Agni. If a Hindu wishes to have puja area in the kitchen there is absolutely nothing sacrilegious about it. In Hinduism, what matters is devotion. Anythin

Young Hindus Time To Prioritize – Future Is Bleak – Face It Through Unity And Cooperation

Too much social media and uncertainty related to job and relationships will soon be causing major problems around the world. It is time for young Hindus to prioritize and take a deep look at the situation. Stress, anxiety, and depression are going to be widespread. Youngsters will be more vulnerable to lifestyle diseases. To overcome the physical and mental health issues we need to get back to basics by giving priority to personal relationships. We need to go back to the ancient large Hindu homes. You can be in a nuclear family but learn to be a connected nuclear family. Find your roots and stay connected. If we go with the current trend then we are sure to be doomed. Collective power is what political and multinationals hate. That is why there is an ongoing attempt to split Hindus. Young Hindus need to learn to cooperate more. Life is going to be difficult and we can only survive the new world through cooperation. There will be job loss and people will find getting a new

Bedroom Vastu for Conceiving – Bedroom Vastu for Married Couples

It might sound superstitious but many Hindu married couples believe that vastu has a role to play in conceiving. Couples who do not have a proper sex life and finds it difficult to have children follow vastu. Here are few Vastu tips for married couples and for those trying to conceive. Couples should not wear dark, dark blue and other similar colors in the bedroom. This will attract negative forces. There will be ego problems and fight among couples. The bedroom should be kept clean. There should be no clutter. This will help in removing all kinds of negative energy. The room should be airy and there should be no foul smell. This will help in keeping out Rahu and Ketu. The bed sheets, pillow colors and other clothes should be changed once a week. To get the sex life moving and to have a cordial relationship, couples should keep light smelling flowers and perfumes. There should be a creative decoration of the bedroom. The walls of the bedroom should have white, cre

Understanding Lust and Anger Through Bhagavad Gita

The Bhagavad Gita notes that ‘dwelling on sense objects leads to attachment; attachment gives rise to desire, and desire breeds anger. Anger generates delusion, and delusion results in loss of memory; from loss of memory, destruction of discernment, and loss of discernment spells the person’s ruin.’ Lust and anger are two emotions that can completely hijack one’s body and mind: When a person first abuses me, I know I am going to be angry. Anger is one thing, I another; but before I realize it, I am turned into anger itself. However, those attempting to control lust and anger notice something interesting: Our psychophysical system cannot sustain a strong upsurge of lust or anger for long; allowed time, both drop away as rapidly as they arise, albeit only to rise again a little later. This total identification with lust and anger is a false identification of the self; to the thoughtful, the subsequent release from their spell should provide insight into the ‘illusory’ nature of t

For Happy Married Life Perform Puja of Maa Chandraghanta

As per Kalpurusha Siddhanth, Maa Chandraghanta is associated with 2nd and 7th house of a person in horoscope or janam kundali. 2nd and 7th house is associated with love, desire, happiness and married life. Therefore one should perform puja of Maa Chandraghanta for a happy married life. Here is a brief idea on how to perform puja of Maa Chandraghanta along with mantra. When to Perform Maa Chandraghanta Puja? The third day during the waxing phase of moon in a Hindu lunar calendar – Shukla Paksha Tritiya Tithi. The third day after amavasya or no moon in a Hindu calendar. How to Perform Maa Chandraghanta Puja? The puja should be performed early in the morning or during pradosh period (starting 1.5 hours before sunset). The person performing the puja should take bath and wear pink color dress. The puja should be performed in the southeast direction of the house. Keep the painting or sculpture of Maa Chandraghanta on a pink color cloth. Offer prayers to Ganesha in mind

Water Offering Mantra – What is the Mantra Chanted While Offering Water to Sun?

Offering water to Sun is performed by millions of Hindus every day morning. Sun is pratyaksha Brahman or the visible god in Hinduism. The mantra that is chanted while offering water to the sun is the Gayatri Mantra. Water Offering Mantra ऊं भूर्भुव : स्व : तत्सवितुर्वरेण्यं भर्गो देवस्य धीमहि धियो यो न : प्रचोदयात् Om Bhuur Bhuvah Svah Tat Savitur Varennyam | Bhargo Devasya Dhiimahi Dhiyo Yo Nah Pracodayaat || How to Chant the Mantra While Offering Water to Sun? Wake before sunrise and take bath. Put some black til (sesame) in the water. Wear white, orange or ochre color dress and go to a spot from where the rising sun is visible. Chant the mantra by looking at the sun and pour the water on earth. You can chant the mantra one time or seven times.

Ramchandi Temple at Kosala Village in Angul District in Odisha

Ramchandi Temple is located at Kosala Village on the Angul – Bagedia road and is around 28 km from Angul town in Odisha. The shrine is dedicated to Goddess Ramchandi, who is a manifestation of Mother Goddess Shakti. She is a village deity and is also associated with Tantric worship. A powerful deity, she is worshipped by married couples for healthy children. The belief is that barren women conceive after offering prayers here. The most important festival in the temple is observed on Bhadrapad Krishna Paksha Dwitiya or the second day during the waning phase of moon in Bhadrapad month. This is known as Ramchandi Yatra or Kadauli Yatra. 

Shani Mantra for Job - How to Effectively Chant Shani Mantra For Job?

When we become jobless or find it tough to get a job, we turn to gods. There is a popular belief that Shan is responsible for sudden job loss. Here is a Shani mantra for job – it helps in keeping the job intact. It is also ideal for those looking to find a job at the earliest. Shani Mantra for Job Om Aaim Hleem Shri Shanishcharaya Namah ऊँ ऐं ह्लीं श्रीशनैश्चराय नम : । How to Chant Shani Mantra for Job? The mantra should be chanted after taking bath early morning on Saturday. First offer prayers to Ganesha in mind. Then offer prayers to Hanuman in mind. Wear black color clothes. Sit facing east while performing the puja. Light a lamp using til ka tel - sesame oil. One wick is preferred. Offer red color flower. Offer dhoop of natural flowers. Prepare sweet using black til and jaggery. Offer urad dal uncooked. Now sit in meditation posture. Chant the mantra 108 times. Next offer jaggery and wheat flour (atta) to ants. The mantra should be simply chante

Bonsai Vastu – Bonsai Vaastu Shastra – Is It Bad or Good to Keep Bonsai Tree at Home

Bonsai is a Japanese art form of cultivating miniature trees that mimic full size trees. Bonsai has nothing to do with Hindu religion or Vaastu Shastra. So is it bad or good to keep Bonsai Tree at home. Truly speaking it is neither good nor bad. If the Bonsai tree gives you happiness then you should keep it. It is just an art form. Many people make good money by making Bonsai trees. Why Do Some People Consider Bonsai Bad for Vastu? Some people believe that as the size of Bonsai is small, people keeping it at home or shop will face financial and career problems. This is not true. If we take this logic, then people having coconut or other big trees in their plot should do well in career but this does not happen. Some of the things that appear in print media and television have no logic. They are mere superstitions. Bonsai brings neither good luck nor bad luck.

Symbolism In The Hindu Concept Of Creation

At the beginning of a cosmic cycle of Creation, the Srimad Bhagavata Purana tells us, the latent energies of the Supreme Being burst forth as a lotus bud bearing the Creator Brahma. Brahma looked around to find only a vast expanse of causal waters and wondered: ‘Who am I seated on this lotus; where has this lotus come from? It must surely have a basis.’   He dived into the waters through the lotus stalk, searching for his origin, but found his search unending even after aeons. He then returned to his seat, controlled his mind and senses, looked deep within himself and discovered ‘the truth of the indwelling Spirit, which he had failed to realize through his earlier quest outside’. In nutshell, You are that which you are searching outside.

Yellow Color in Hinduism

Yellow color in Hinduism is associated with Surya, the sun god, and Lord Vishnu. It is also associated with Goddess Saraswati, the goddess of learning. The color has the capacity to remove all evil thoughts from the mind of a human being. Dark yellow color helps in achieving intelligence and mental stability. Yellow color is associated with Vishnu and Goddess Saraswati and thus it is associated with knowledge and learning. It is associated with peace, prosperity, study, scholarly, career, focus and mental alertness. The color has the capacity to give rise to new, fresh and positive thoughts. The dhoti of Ganesha and Hanuman is always yellow in color. This indicates hope and auspiciousness. Yellow color offerings are given to Vishnu on Thursday. Goddess Saraswati is offered yellow color during Saraswati Puja. Basant Panchami festival is associated with yellow color. Who Should Wear Yellow Color Clothes? Yellow is a good color for students, artists and musician

Hanuman Lives on This Mountain in Himalayas – Gandhamadana

Hanuman is a Chiranjeevi and there are occasional news about His sighting and Him visiting temples of Sri Ram. There is a strong belief among many Hindus that Hanuman resides on a mountain situated north of Kailash Parvat in the Himalayas. This mountain is known as Gandhamadana or Gandhamadan. Information about the mountain is found in Puranas and other sacred scriptures. Gandhmadan Mountain is believed to be area where Pandavas resided for a short duration during their exile period in the Mahabharata. It was here Bhima met Hanuman. Bhima who was proud about his strength was humbled by Hanuman, when Bhima was unable to lift the tail of Hanuman. Gandhamadana Mountain, which is believed to be north of Kailash, is the abode of Kinnaras, Gandharvas, Apsaras and Siddh Rishis. It is impossible to locate the mountain and to reach it. Kubera, the treasurer of Gods, is the ruler of the region. There is also a belief that the mountain is surrounded by magical creatures. They confuse

Kamakhya Temple Timings in Assam – Opening - Closing - Darshan Time for Devotees

Kamakhya Temple in Assam is one of those rare temples in India, which have special darshan timings for devotees. Devotees are not allowed into the shrine immediately on opening. Here are the detail opening, closing, and darshan time for devotees. There is no special time on Saturday, Sunday or Tuesday. During Navratri and Durga Puja, the time is extended.  Kamakhya Temple is located on holy Nilachal Hills and is 8 KM from Guwahati, the capital city of Assam. The temple remains closed from June 22 to June 25 for Ambubachi Mela - No darshan is allowed during the 4-day period. Kamakhya Temple Timings in Assam The temple opens at 5:30 AM but devotees are not allowed to enter the shrine at this time. Daily Morning Darshan Timing for devotees and public 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM. At 1:00 PM Naivedya (food offerings) are made in the temple and to the Goddess. This is later distributed as Prasad. Daily Afternoon – Evening Darshan Timing for devotees and public 2:30 PM to 5:3

Facets of Vedanta – Adi Shankara – Ramanuja – Madhvacharya

Vedanta as per Shankaracharya This is the conclusive statement of Vedanta: The jiva and the whole universe are nothing but Brahman, and that liberation means abiding in the indivisible Reality (Brahman). The Vedas are testimony to the non-duality of Brahman. (Shankaracharya, Vivekachudamani, 478) Vedanta as per Ramanujacharya Thus, as the supreme Brahman—who is the inexhaustible mine of innumerable auspicious qualities unsurpassable in excellence, who is free from evil, who is possessed of infinite glorious powers, who is the boundless ocean of amiability, affection, and beauty, who is the whole with the individual selves as his parts (and thus subservient to him)—is meditated upon as being related (to the individul self ), he becomes the object of unsurpassed love and himself leads the individual soul to Brahman (his own self ). (Ramanujacharya, Vedartha-sangraha, 243) Vedanta as per Madhvacharya According to Madhvacharya, Sri Hari is the Supreme Being and the world t

Align salary life goals and passion

Aligning salary, life goals and passion means doing a work we love and believe in by being smart about money and future. This is a very important aspect of life. We all need enough money to afford the basics, to pay the bills and to find food and shelter. We need to accept this truth – this universal truth cannot be ignored. We all have certain desires, goals, and things to accomplish in life. We need to work towards achieving these important things in life. Determination, patience, hard work and single-minded focus alone can take you to your goals. Goals are not fulfilled suddenly. Goals are set. We need to make a list of things we want to accomplish soon; in next two, three, five and ten years. Doing something we are passionate about and securing financial freedom through it might be a bit difficult in the beginning. This is when we need to get more practical. We should not drop our dreams and passion, and but work towards it smartly. While following your passion

Saraswati Mantra for Students - How to Chant Saraswati Mantra for Studies and Memory Power?

Below is a simple Goddess Saraswati Mantra for students. It is in Hindi. Chanting the mantra daily morning will help in improving concentration and memory power. It is also believed that it helps in improving intelligence. This Saraswati mantra helps in improving studies and memory power. Saraswati Mantra for Students in Hindi  या कुंदेंदु - तुषार - हार - धवला , या शुभ्रा - वस्त्रावृता , या वीणा - वार - दण्ड - मंडित - करा , या श्वेत - पद्मासना। या ब्रह्माच्युत - शंकरा - प्रभृतिभिर्देवै : सदा वन्दित ,  सा मां पातु सरस्वती भगवती नि : शेष - जाड्यापहा।। Yaa Kundendu Tushara Haara Dhawala Yaa Shubhra Vastravrtaa Yaa Veennaa Vara Danda Mandita Kara Ya Shweta Padmaasana Yaa Brahma Achyuta Shankara Prabhrtibhir Devaih Sadaa Vandita Saa Maam Paatu Saraswati Bhagavatii Ni Shesha Jaaddyapahaa How to Chant Saraswati Mantra For Studies and Memory Power by Students? Wake up early in the morning before sunrise. Take bath and wear white color dress. O

Shani Mantra for Wearing Neelam - Shani Mantra While and Before Wearing Neelam – Blue Sapphire

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