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Narak Nivaran Chaturdashi

Narak Nivaran Chaturdashi is observed on the fourteenth day of the waning phase of moon, or Krishna Paksha Chaturdashi in Magh month as per calendars followed in North India. Narak Nivaran Chaturdashi 2023 date is January 20. The day is of great importance at the Baba Baidyanath Temple at Deoghar in Jharkhand. Special pujas and rituals are observed on Narak Nivaran Chaturdashi. The prayers are dedicated to Shiva and are offered for attaining moksha and to avoid rebirth. It is believed that prayers offered on the day are highly meritorious and will help in redemption of sins. Thus, it will save devotees from hell or Narak. Symbolically, the day helps a devotee to think about life and to change its course if it is heading in the wrong direction. 

Unwashed Vessels Lying All Through Night in Kitchen – Invitation for Bad Fortune

There are kitchens that have unwashed vessels lying all through night and day. As per Hindu belief, such homes are giving invitation to Alakhmi – the goddess of misfortune and bad luck. Griha Lakshmi and Goddess Annapurna (in Hinduism she is the goddess of food and nourishment) lives in the kitchen of a house. It is a well known fact that Goddess Lakshmi only resides in those places that are neat and clean. Imagine what kind of progress will a house have if both Goddess Lakshmi and Annapurna are angry. A dirty kitchen along with unwashed vessels attracts all forms of negative forces. Alakshmi, Rahu and Ketu like such places. Those homes will never have any luck. There will be enmity and fights among family members. Frustration, anger and health problems will be a constant affair. Chances of sudden death and suicides are high in such homes. Always make sure that all vessels are cleaned before going to bed. Kitchen should be left neat and clean. There are stories of Goddess

Why Knife And Scissors Are Not Sharpened In Hindu Homes By Women?

Knife and other sharp items used in kitchen and houses are not sharpened in many Hindu homes by women. There is a knife sharpener in each locality who is usually a man. So why are knifes and scissors not sharpened in Hindu homes by women. Some people consider this as superstition. It is not a superstition, but it is a kind of precaution. Sharpening knife and scissors is a risky task. There is a risk of fingers being cut or bruised. Knife even today is sharpened on stone in India. Therefore, women who use the knife and scissors in kitchen never sharpened them. They only used them. Even today, the knife sharpener arrives in each home to sharpen the knife. You can find him in the local market in the evening. Even in towns and cities there will be a particular shop or place were knifes are sharpened.

Mantra to Overcome Mental Tension and Stress in Life

Never-ending desires and the hard work we do to fulfill the desires give us mental tension and stress. This stress and tension causes upheaval in our life both physically and mentally. This particular mantra in Hinduism when chanted on Monday will help in overcoming all forms of mental tension and stress in life. The Mantra श्रीं चन्द्राय क्षपाकराय नमः Shreem Chandraya Kshpakraya Namah: The mantra is dedicated to Chandra, the moon god. How and When to Chant the Mantra? The mantra should be chanted on Monday early morning during sunrise or after sighting the moon. The person wearing the mantra should wear white color cloth. The mantra should be chanted 108 times using a white chandan mala. Light a lamp using cow ghee. Sit in front of it and chant the mantra. You need not have the picture of a deity. Offer white color flowers. A white color sweet should be kept as bhog or prasad. It should be then given to a cow. Pour water under a Babool tree in the eveni

Bawa Lal Dayal ji Birthday 2023 – Jayanti - Dhianpur Baba Lal Dayal History

Bawa Lal Dayal ji was a great saint who spread the teachings of Dharma. In 2023, it is the 668th Jayanti – birth anniversary. Baba Lal Dayal ji birthday 2023 date is January 23. It is annually observed on Magh Shukla Paksha Dwitiya Tithi as per traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in North India. The main festivities are organized at Dhianpur Dham in Punjab. Baba Lal Dayal ji Birthday Highlights at Dhianpur Dham Satsang Aarti Charity Langaar. Medical camps Followers of perform these activities in many place across North India. Baba Lal Dayal ji History Baba Lal Dayal ji was born in 1355 at Kasbe Kasoor on the banks of Beas River. The place is around 53 km from Lahore in Pakistan. His father was Bolamal and mother Krishna Devi. From a very young age, the boy showed keen interest in Dharmic texts and spirituality. There was an unusual aura in the boy. Astrologers who saw the Janam Kundali of the boy predicted that he will attain moksha in this birth a

Gudem in Telangana – Hindu Temples and Sacred Places in Gudem in Adilabad District in Telangana

Gudem is located on the banks of Godavari River in Adilabad District in Telangana. There are numerous Hindu temples and sacred places located at Gudem especially near the Godavari River. Taking a holy dip and performing shradh, tarpan and pinda daan to ancestors in Godavari River at Gudem is considered highly meritorious. Thousands of devotees take dip here during auspicious days. The spot attracts a huge crowd during the Godavari Pushkaram, which is held once in twelve years. The most famous Hindu temple located at Gudem is the Satyanarayana Swamy Temple – dedicated to Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi. The temple is located atop a scenic hill. Gudem is located in Dandepalli Mandal. Gudem is around 40 km from Mancherial.

Reading From Mandukya Upanishad Explained By Swami Ranganathananda

Where there is non-apprehension of reality, we do not call it a waking state. It is a dream state. Therefore, we say that both the waking and dream states have a common characteristic: non-apprehension of reality as the misapprehension of reality. When you don’t know reality you project something else as reality. These two exist in dream and waking states. And in sleep, purely non-apprehension. No projection is there. Here there is projection. So after studying that you turn your attention to the subject. Who is this dreamer? Having disposed of the objects of the dream, contents of the dream, contents of the waking state, you want to know who this dreamer, this waking self is. Then you come to this study and conclude: ‘I am that eternal self to whom waking and dream are so many passing experiences.’ So attachment to one goes, attachment to the other goes — you are not attached either to the waking self or to the dream self—that is jnana. No knowledge destroys anything but del