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Benefits of Jnana Mudra

Jnana Mudra, also known as Vitarka Mudra in Buddhism, is one of the important mudras in Hinduism. Practicing mudras have numerous benefits especially health related. They are good for both body and mind as per Hindu scriptures. Hindu Gods and Goddesses depict the Jnana mudra. Jnana Mudra is practiced by placing the tip of the thumb on index finger tip and extending the other fingers. When the mudra is practiced, both the hands are placed on the thighs in a relaxed manner. All the fingers point upwards in Jnana mudra. The mudra is associated with Hatha Yoga and Raja Yoga. It is an important hand posture while practicing meditation. Health benefits of the mudra are: Improves memory Improves concentration Mental tension and other similar disorders of mind are cured Controls insomnia Good to control anger Helps in reducing blood pressure Effective in the fight against depression.

Goddess Matangi – Story of Shiva and Goddess Matangi

Goddess Matangi is one of the Dasa Mahavidyas. She is a manifestation of Goddess Parvati. Some scholars also associate her with Madurai Meenakshi. The popular legend associated with Goddess Matangi suggests that she took the form to teach Shiva a lesson as he had tried to trick her through a change in his form. Legend has it that Goddess Parvati once went to her father’s home. Shiva could not tolerate the absence of Goddess Parvati. He grew jealous and took the form of an ornament vendor and visited the palace of Parvati ’s father. Goddess Parvati brought some bangles from the vendor. When asked its price, the vendor asked to pay it with sexual favors. Goddess Parvati immediately recognized that the merchant was Shiva who was to test her fidelity. She agreed to do sexual favors but at an appropriate time. To teach Shiva a lesson, Goddess Parvati appeared in the form of a Chandala Girl – a member of the hunter community – before Shiva while he was doing his evening p

Remedy for Fights in Family as per Hinduism

Fights in the family are result of vastu dosha or due to the bad positioning of grahas (planets) in Janam Kundali (horoscope) as per Hinduism. Collecting junk in the house and keeping the house unclean is an open invitation to Rahu and Alakshmi. They thrive by creating fights in the house. Here are some popular remedy for fights in family. Light a lamp daily in the house in the morning and evening. Sit in meditation and prayer for few hours. Mix a small amount of sugar in water and offer it to Lord Shiva (Shivling). Light agarbatti and a lamp to Shiva. The lamps should be lit using cow ghee. Picture, photos or sculpture of chariots and war related ones should not be kept in the house. Milk spilling will lead to fight among family members. Make sure milk is not spilled or boiled over. Offer prayers to Ganesha daily. Always keep the house clean. Do not collect junk as this attracts Rahu and negative energy. Avoid watching television serials and program

Life Demands Compromise but With Dignity

It is true that a balanced and healthy life requires compromise. But that compromise should not be by eroding your very identity. Make compromises in life with dignity. You must know where to draw the line. Compromises and adjustments are needed in life. But we must make sure that someone near and dear is not suffering due to the compromises and adjustments. Therefore, maintain a balance. Make sure that your satisfaction and full potential is not harmed by your compromises. When compromises and adjustments are used intelligently and sparingly, they are never a weakness. But a life full of compromises is not worth living. When you make intelligent adjustments in life, you bring color, warmth and happiness. Relationships and career prosper. You are not the rigid person who is avoided. You are always welcomed with a smiling face because you bring hope, help and positivity. Compromises also mean you are helping someone. Helping others will benefit you as well. No relation