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Blue Dye Plant Neel in Hinduism – Indigo Uses in Hindu Astrology – Neel Totke

As per Hinduism, Neel (blue dye plant or Indigo) is a plant that grows even in the graveyard (smashaan). It searches for life even among the dead and therefore it is considered auspicious in Hindu astrology. You can read some important neel totke below. The use of Neel in Hinduism is mostly associated with Tantra.
Symbolism of Neel Plant in Hindu Religion Symbolically, the neel plant suggests that there is life after death. Death is not the end but the journey to next life.
Indigo Plant - Neel Saraswati and Devi Chinnamasta The plant is associated with Neel Saraswati in Tantra. It is also associated with Devi Tara. Devi Tara is the tantric form of Maa Saraswati, the Goddess of learning and art. The color is also associated with Devi Chinnamasta.

When neel is associated with Devi Tara it is positive and reveals Tantric secrets.

When it is associated with Devi Chinnamasta it is negative and delves into the world of black magic.
Neel and Rahu Navgraha Neel is also associated with Rahu, …

Do This on Ekadashi Night to Overcome Money Related Issues

There are numerous small procedures (totke) in Hindu culture that helps in overcoming difficulties in life. One of them is associated with Ekadashi night. There is a belief that performing  a particular procedure on Ekadasi night will help in overcoming money related issues.

When there is Ekadashi tithi on midnight, the person facing wealth related issues should light a clay lamp using sesame oil with one wick. The lamp should be lit on a roundabout that has roads going in four or more directions.

After lighting the lamp, the person should not look back. He / She should return home and chant ‘Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya’ 108 times.

The person performing the ritual will have blessing of Goddess Lakshmi. There will be no financial difficulty in the life of the person.

Keeping Ekadasi vrat and performing this procedure is doubly auspicious. If observing Ekadasi vrat then the person should not sleep during the night.

Keeping lamp on a roundabout, or a four-way intersection, or crossroad…

Banke Bihari Temple Festival Dates in 2018 – Auspicious Dates in 2018 at Banke Bihari Temple in Vrindavan

Banke Bihari Temple Festival Dates in 2018 as per official temple calendar. VrindavanBankeBihariTemple is an immensely popular temple dedicated to Hindu God Bhagvan Sri Krishna. The temple attracts thousands of devotees from India and Abroad. Bhagvan Sri Krishna is worshipped here in the form of Banke Bihari.
BankeBihariTemple Festivals in 2018
Aanola Ekadasi (Holi) – February 26 
Holika Darshan – March 1
Dhulandi – March 2

Banke Bihari Charan Darshan - April 18 (Akshaya Tritiya).

Guru Poornima – July 27, 2018 - Phool Bangla for Swami Haridas in Nidhivan will be performed on the day.
Haryali Amavasya – August 11
Haryali Teej – August 14
Raksha Bandhan – August 26 
Krishna Janmashtami –  September 2/3 – Birth anniversary Sri Lord Krishna (only on this day Mangla Aarti is performed)
Nandotsav – September 4
Radha Ashtami – September 17
Sharad Purnima – October 25 (Maha Raas Lila day)
Roop Chaturdasi – November 6
Diwali – November 7
Annakoot – November 8
Bhai Dooj – November 9
Akshay Navami…

Story of Origin of Kite Flying During Makar Sankranti and Uttarayan

Kite flying is a major activity during Makar Sankranti and Uttarayan. The story of origin of Kite flying is associated with Bhagavan Sri Ram. The story happens when Bhagavan Sri Ram was a kid. Hanuman too plays an important role in the story. It is mentioned in the Bala Kanda of Ramacharitamanas.

One day during their childhood, Bhagavan Sri Ram and his brothers were playing by flying kites.

The kite of Bhagavan Sri Ram was breathtakingly beautiful and it soared into the sky. It went so high that it left earth and reached heaven.

In heaven, the kite was spotted by the wife of Jayant. Jayant was the son of Indra, the king of Devas.

She was enamored by the kite and wanted to know to whom the beautiful kite belonged. She was also puzzled as to who on earth had the power to fly a kite so high that it reached heaven.

She caught the kite and kept it with her thinking that the owner of the kite would definitely come to get it.

On earth, child Sri Ram was worried, as he could not locate his k…

Shattila Ekadashi – Sat-tila Ekadasi - Importance - Mantra - How to do Puja on Shattila Ekadashi?

Shattila Ekadasi, or Shatthila Ekadashi, is observed during the waning phase of moon in the month of January/February. The importance of Sattila Ekadasi was narrated to Yudhishtira by Lord Krishna and is found in the Bhavisyotara Purana. In 2018, the date of Shattila Ekadasi is January 12. Ekadashi Fasting is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and is observed on the 11th day of waning and waxing phase of moon in traditional Hindu calendar.

The name of the Ekadashi is Sat-Tila as it is believed that donating Til (Sesame) seeds on this day will help in redeeming sins. It is also considered highly auspicious to take bath in water mixed with til (sesame seeds) and offer oblations to dead ancestors with water mixed with sesame seeds.

It is also believed that Til should be used in six different types of ways on the day. That is why the Ekadasi got the name Shattila - six types of til.

It must be noted that Sat-tila Ekadasi takes place in North India during winter season and Sesame seeds is consider…

Ravana Offered His Tens Heads to Shiva in This Temple

Dedicated to Lord Shiva, Baijnath Temple is located on the Pathankot-Chakki-Manali National Highway and is around 20 km from Palampur in Himachal Pradesh. It is believed that demon king Ravana in the Ramayana offered his ten heads to Shiva here.

Shiva was pleased with the devotion of Ravana and decided to accompany him in the form of a Shivling to Lanka. Ravana carried the Shivling from the Himalayas but when he reached the area near Baijnath, he needed to answer nature’s call. Ravana handed the Shivling to a shepherd and went to answer nature’s call. The Shepherd could not carry the huge weight for a long time and he placed it down. This Shivling is worshiped in the Baijnath Temple.

Ravana then started performing a very harsh and intense penance. Shiva did not appear before him. Then Ravana started cutting his tens heads. He made them as offering to Shiva in the Havan Kund or sacrificial fire.
Shiva was pleased with the unwavering devotion of Ravana and blessed him with great powers…

A true devotee is not afflicted by others and nor is a source of affliction

A true devotee is not afflicted by others, nor is he a source of affliction to others. The Gita uses the word udvega, which means affliction, disturbance or perturbation.

Learning to offer his pleasure and pain to the object of his love, God, a devotee is not unduly perturbed in any situation. Again, since he does not take sides in an issue, having no axe to grind himself, he is never a cause of perturbation in others.

Of course, if some people do not understand him he does not lose his sleep over it. Instead of trying to be good and pleasing to everyone, he tries to keep his mind on God.

Bhavanath, Sri Ramakrishna’s devotee, once said to him, ‘I feel disturbed if I have a misunderstanding with someone. I feel that in that case I am not able to love all.’

The Master replied, ‘Try at the outset to talk to him and establish a friendly relationship with him. If you fail in spite of your efforts, then don’t give it another thought. Take refuge in God. Meditate on Him. There is no use …

Hindu Calendar – January 11, 2018 – Tithi, Vrat, Good - Auspicious Time, Nakshatra, Rashi and Festivals

Tithi in Hindu Calendar on Thursday, January 11, 2018 – Krishna Paksha Dasami Tithi or the tenth day during the waning phase of moon inHindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Dasami Tithi or the tenth day during the waning phase of moon till 9:51 PM on January 11, 2018.Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Ekadasi Tithi or the eleventh day during the waning phase of moon till 11:10 PM on January 12. All time based on India Standard Time.
Good – Auspicious time on January 11, 2018, as per Hindu Calendar – There is no good and auspicious time on the entire day. Nakshatra – Swati or Chothi Nakshatra till 8:25 AM on January 11. Then onward it is Vishakha or Vishakam Nakshatram till 9:59 AM on January 12.
In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and south Rajasthan), Swati or Chothi Nakshatra till 5:01 AM on January 11. Then onward it is Vishakha or Vishakam Nakshatram till 7:27 AM on January 12.
Rashi or Moon Sign – Tula Rashi till 3:35 AM on January 12.
In …