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Tantra and Sex – Tantra is much more than Sexual Technique

Tantra is a sexual technique for majority of people in countries like United States , Canada , Britain and Europe . For people in India , Tantrism is more related to religious rituals and is often associated with Shakti cult. The divine union of Shiva and Shakti (Purusha and Prakrti) is beyond imagination and words are not powerful enough to describe it and it is not a mere sexual union. But today this divine union is marketed in the name of Tantric Sex in the West. In fact, Tantra is a sex technique for a majority of the people but in reality it is much more than a sexual technique. People are always after instant pleasure – which lasts for couple of seconds. Tantra is bliss – self realization that you are part of the Supreme Being. Bliss is constant. But the pleasure and happiness graph rises and immediately dips – creating frustration and craving. Tantra as a mere sexual technique creates disappointment and confusion. But when we approach Tantra as a whole it op

Ekadanta Ganapati

Ekadanta Ganapati is one among the 32 forms of Ganesha. This form of Ganesh is believed to bless students and help them in concentrating in their efforts. Ekadanta means one with a single tusk. Ekadanta Ganapathi mantra is Lambodaram Shyamatanum Ganesham Kutaramakshastraja moordhavagaatram Saladukkam dantamadhaha Karabhyam Vameteraabhyam cha dadhaanameede Ekadanta Ganapati is blue colored and has four hands. The hands hold axe, Rudraksha, sweet and the broken tusk. A symbolism attached with Ekadanta Ganapati states that those who work hard will be blessed with sweet by this form of Ganesha – meaning they will be successful in their endeavor. This form of Ganesha is worshipped for attaining inner strength and to overcome lust. Meditating on this form helps in attaining peace.

Story of Origin of Wearing Sindhoor by Married Hindu Women

Married Hindu women wear sindhoor on the partition of the hair for the long life of their husbands. The story of the origin of wearing sindhoor is associated with Goddess Sati and the story is mentioned in the Puranas . Goddess Sati had committed self-immolation in the yajna (sacrifice) conducted by her father Daksha Prajapati. She had done this to protect the honor of her husband, Lord Shiva. The insults hurled on Shiva, who was not present, in the yajna was unbearable to Goddess Sati who had gone to the Yajna to enquire why her husband was not invited to it. Women, who witnessed the death of Goddess Sati, took the red color ash from the yajna and applied it between the partitions of their hair. They did this out of respect for Maa Sati. From that day, sindhoor got associated with Goddess Sati. Married women offer prayers to Goddess Shakti for a happy and prosperous married life. Related Why is Shiva known as Hara?

Ujjain Shani Mandir in Madhya Pradesh

Shani Temple in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh, is a famous shrine dedicated to Navgrahas or nine planets in Hindu astrology. The shrine is popularly known as Shani Mandir. Another name of the temple is Triveni Navgraha Temple. Ujjain Shani Mandir is situated on Indore – Ujjain Road. The temple is on the banks of Shipra River. The Navgrahas are Mangal, Budh, Guru, Shukra, Surya, Chandra, Shani, Rahu and Ketu. Those having trouble in their horoscope due to bad positioning of one or more navgrahas get relief after offering prayers here. Murtis worshipped in temple are unique as they are swayambhu or that seems to have appeared on its own. The shrine attracts thousands of devotees when Amavasya falls on Shanivar – no moon day on Saturday.