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Story of Vishnu Devotion of Vibhishana and the Curse by River Saraswati on Sage Pulastya

Vibhishana was an ardent devotee of Vishnu and the reason for such intense devotion is due to a curse by River Saraswati on Sage Pulastya. Saraswati River wanted to become the greatest river in the universe. She was performing intense penance to achieve her goal. Sage Pulastya, son of Brahma, once reached the banks of Sarasvati River to do penance. As River Saraswati was in deep meditation, she did not notice the arrival of the Sage. Sage Pulastya considered the attitude of Saraswati River as an insult and cursed her that her desires will never be fulfilled. When the sage cursed her, River Saraswati reacted angrily and cursed him to become the father of demons. Sage Pulastya was worried about the impact of the curse on his lineage and requested her to withdraw it. She told that her curse cannot be reverted but she told him that two demons would be born in his lineage and they will cause havoc in the universe. The third will be a humble and honest demon and he will

Chant Shiva Gayatri Mantra for Desire Fulfillment

Shiva Gayatri Mantra is a sacred and powerful mantra dedicated to Lord Shiva. Chanting of the mantra and following Dharma – hurting no other being physically or mentally – will help in desire fulfillment. Shiva Gayatri Mantra ॐ तत्पुरुषाय विद्महे महादेवाय धीमहि तन्नो रुद्रः प्रचोदयात ।। Om Tatpurushaya Vidamahe Mahadevaya Dimahi Tanno Rudra Prachodayat How to chant the Shiva Gayatri Mantra? The mantra should be chanted early in the morning along with sunrise. Take bath and wear white color clothes. Offer prayers to Ganesha in mind. If your chanting the mantra looking at the sun. Then you can skip all the below puja process. Just pour water mixed with bilva leaves looking at the sun. If you are performing the puja in home then do the following procedure. Light a lamp using cow ghee. Place a murti or picture Shiva or shivling on a white cloth. Offer water to Shivling or murti. Offer white color flowers. Offer Bhasma or sacred ash. Offer camphor. Of

How to Achieve Success in Spiritual Life?

Swami Bhaskareswarananda (Vipradas Maharaj) who passed away on January 16,1976 was associated with the Ramakrishna Ashrama in Nagpur, Maharashtra . Below are Swamji's Advice on how to achieve success in spiritual life. Power of discernment between the real and the unreal You have to develop this power of discernment between the real and the unreal. In the world there is pleasure, true, but it is followed by reaction and trouble. To think of the consequence of running after the unreal and the gain of attaining the real, to feel this in one’s heart in the light of scriptural knowledge, is called viveka. Merge yourself in the real by giving up the unreal with the help of such discernment. Renunciation Renunciation or detachment must be there, otherwise life is either intellectual or emotional. Viveka, discernment, leads to vairagya, renunciation. It shows the evil consequences of bad actions and the glory of spiritual practice. Vairagya does not mean putting on one dhoti or