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Rishabha Avatar of Vishnu – Rishabh Dev in Hinduism

Among the 24 avatars of Vishnu mentioned in Srimad Bhagavad Purana, Rishabha Avatar is the 8th incarnation. Rishabh Dev in Hinduism was the son of king Nabhi and Marudevi. He was a great ascetic who achieved control over the senses. Information about the Rishabha Avatar of Vishnu is found in the Srimad Bhagavad Purana 5th Canto - 3rd chapter. Rishabha Avatar Story King Nabhi was born in the lineage of Manu. Nabhi was the son of Agnindra who was the son of Privavrat who was the son of Manu. King Nabhi did not have any children and therefore he along with his wife Marudevi performed intense austerities to please Vishnu to beget a child. Pleased with the devotion of King Nabhi, Vishnu gave him the boon that he will be born as the son to the couple. Thus Vishnu was born as Rishabha Dev. The child was extremely handsome, intelligent and strong. His courage and adherence to Dharma made the king happy and therefore he was named Rishabh, which means unexceptionable. R

Worship of Peepal Tree for Long Healthy Life

It is widely believed in Hindu tradition that worship of peepal tree is highly beneficial. One of the main benefits is that it provides long and healthy life to a person who worships it. Peepal tree has the capacity to purify the air we breathe. When we breathe properly, we maintain a good health. Our brain works more efficiently. Daily do pranam to the Peepal tree. Walk around it at least three times. Spend some time sitting under it. If possible, chant the following mantra: अश्वत्थ ह्युतझुग्वास गोविन्दस्य सदाप्रिय। अशेषं हर मे पापं वृक्षराज नमोस्तुते ॥ Ashwatha Hayuthchugvas govindasya sadapriya Ashesham har mein papam vriksharaja namosutete It is believed that planting peepal tree helps in getting rid of the sins of this birth and of all previous birth. Thus planting and protecting peepal tree helps in attaining moksha or liberation.

Mangala Gauri Mantra – Goddess Mangla Gauri Mantra

Mangala Gauri Mantra is chanted for the welfare of the family and by married woman to remain akdhanda saubhagyavati. Goddess Mangla Gauri Mantra is also chanted for a happy and peaceful married life. The prayer is also chanted for good health and for beauty. Mangala Gauri Mantra ह्रीं मंगले गौरि नमोऽस्तु ते॥ Hreem Mangale Gauri Namostute How to Chant Mangala Gauri Mantra? The mantra should be chanted in the morning hours facing south. The person chanting the mantra should wear red color cloth. Lamp should be lit using cow ghee. Red flower should be offered. Red color sweet should be offered as Prasad (the red color jalebi like sweet). The sweet should be distributed among children. The mantra should be chanted for 21 days starting on a Ashtami Tithi (eight day of a lunar fortnight). The mantra should be chanted using a red sandalwood mala.

Magh Mahina 2024 – Magha Month 2024 in North Indian Hindu Calendar - Rituals and Importance

Magh Mahina is the eleventh month in a traditional Hindu Hindi calendar followed in  North India . Magh Month 2024 begins on January 26 and ends on February 24, 2024. This calendar is followed mainly in Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Haryana,  Bihar, Jharkhand, Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab  and Chhattisgarh and other North Indian states. A month in these regions is calculated from the day after Purnima or full moon to the next Purnima. The current year in the Hindi Calendar is Saka 2080. Magh Mahina Importance  Magh month is considered ideal for Holy dip (Snan), Shradh and Charity. Various vrat and restriction in food is followed by Hindus. The month is dedicated to Madhava form of Bhagavan Sri Krishna. Morning Ritual in Magh Month Wake just before sunrise and take bath. Then take water in a small puja vessel. Put some sesame, flower, durva or kusha grass and chandan. Then chant the following prayer. ऊं तत्सत् अद्य माघे मास

Atman Cannot Be One – How This Statement Is Refuted?

If the same Atman resides in everyone, then there can be no difference amongst people. If one is happy then everyone should be happy. If one is sad then everyone should be sad. If one knows, then everyone should know. If one is born or dead then everybody should be born or dead. If one is in bondage or liberated then everybody should be in bondage or liberated. But we don’t see such a thing. Therefore, Atman cannot be One. Padmanabha Swamy Temple Sculpture - Thiruvananthapuram - Kerala Hastamalakiyam Third Shloka Answers ‘The reflection of the face seen in the mirror has no separate existence apart from the reflected face. In the same way, Jiva or Consciousness reflected in the intellect has no separate existence apart from the Consciousness. I am that Atman which is of the nature of eternal Consciousness or Knowledge.’ Though there is no real entity called the reflected face, still, because of differences in the adjuncts, i.e. mirrors of various hues and forms, the reflecte