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Story of Mudgal Rishi and Sage Durvasa – Meaning of the Hindu concept of Aditi Devo Bhava

The story of Mudgal Rishi and Sage Durvasa symbolically explains the Hindu concept of Aditi Devo Bhava. Mudgal Rishi resided in the Kurukshetra region and he was renowned as a Sage who followed Dharma. He had the senses in his control. He never showed any kind of irritation, displeasure or anger. Mudgal Rishi, after his prayers, used to go to rice fields and collect the fallen grains. He used to do charity, shradh, pujas, rituals etc with the collected grains. After doing his religious duties, he used to feed his family with the remaining grains. Another amazing thing about the Rishi was that he only took that much fallen grain that was needed for him in a day. Therefore, birds and other animals were happy to share the grain with him. Fame of Mudgal Rishi spread far and wide, Sage Durvasa who happened to know about the piety and Dharma of Mudgal Rishi decided to test him. One day Mudgal Rishi, finished his pujas and was getting ready to feed his family. Suddenly Sage D

Use of Gorochana in Ganesha Worship

Gorochana, also known as cow stone or bezoar, is used in the worship of Ganesha. A tilak using Gorochana is applied by Ganesha devotees especially on Sankashti Chaturthi Vrat – the fourth day during the waning or dark phase of moon. Gorochana is found in the stomach of cow. It is composed of loose aggregates of food items eaten buy cow over a period. Gorochana is of yellow-orange color similar to the yolk of a boiled egg. Benefits of Gorochana in Ganesha Worship There if a belief that making Tilak out of Gorochana and applying it on the forehead will help in finding solution to problems in family. In some regions, Tilak using Gorochana is applied on the main gate and main door. This is done on Sankashti Chaturthi falling on Wednesday. The belief is that doing this helps in keeping out fights and other problems in the family. It also helps in keeping out the negative forces. 

Jyeshta Mahina 2023 in Hindi North Indian Calendars – Jyeshta Month in 2023 in North India Hindu Calendar

Jyeshta Mahina is the third month in a traditional Hindu lunar calendar followed in North India . Jyeshta Mahina 2023 is from May 6 to June 4. This calendar is followed mainly in Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Haryana, Bihar and Chhattisgarh and other North India states. A month is calculated from the day after Purnima or full moon to the next Purnima. The year in the Hindi Calendar is Saka 2080 . What to do in Jyeshta Month? Water is to be saved and judiciously in this month. Sun or Surya Bhagavan is in his Rudra form in this month. This is his fiercest form. In olden days, water was worshipped in this month. Puja of Varun Dev, the lord of waters, is performed in this month. Vasudev form of Sri Krishna is also worshipped in this month. सुबह सूर्योदय से पहले स्नान कर हनुमान जी के मंदिर जाकर उन्हें तुलसी के पत्तों की माला पहनाएं। हलवा-पूरी अथवा किसी अन्य मिष्ठान का भोग लगाएं। उनके स्वरूप के सामने आस

Expressing Honest Thoughts and Feelings – To Have a Successful Relationship

Effective communication is the bedrock of a successful relationship. Know that you are in a healthy and progressive relationship when you can express thoughts and feelings honestly without any fear. You need to learn to use your communication skills to diffuse any tense situation. Choice of words and the honesty in them matters most. If you have fear of backlash, rejection, hostility, criticism or mocking, then your communication will not be effective. These negativities also might make you introvert and silent in a relationship. Your partner might have a better idea or better solution but might not share it due to fear. Freedom of communication, freedom to express likes and dislikes, freedom to talk without fear … are utmost necessary if you wish to have a healthy relationship. You are comfortable in a relationship when you are able to express yourself without guilt and fear. Your ideas and fantasies take wings. Your deepest truths are made known. When there is pre