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Uses of Swastik in Hindu Religion

The swastika symbol is widely used in Hindu religion. Here are some of the uses of swastik in Hindu religion. It is used for many purposes especially to avoid vastu dosha, and for solving financial problems. Those people and family suffering from pitru dosh will get relief if they make swastika-using gobbar (cow dung) on the external walls of the house. Making and wearing swastika on bhojpatra using the coal that remains after holi festival bonfire will keep out evil eye. It will also usher in prosperity. Making upside down swastika using dried cow dung will help in having wishes fulfilled. Making swastika on bed using index finger before sleeping will help in getting good sleep. Sleep will not be disturbed by bad dreams. Making swastika on pyramid and keeping it on the south side of the house will help in removing all types of Vastu Dosh. Before starting prayers or bhajan, making swastika under the seat using haldi or chandan will help in getting the prayers fu

Sitaphal – Fruit Named After Mata Sita in Ramayana – Custard Apple Has a High Nutritional Value

Sitaphal, popularly known as custard apple, is a fruit named after Mata Sita in the Ramayana. The fruit is noted for its high nutritional value. The fruit known as Cherimoya is a native of South America and belongs to the genus Annona. Seeta-phal (fruit of Sita) is not found in the Ramayan but it reached India through the Portuguese in the 17th Century. Sitaphal was recently ranked second among 100 nutritional foods in the world, published by BBC , with a nutritional score of ninety-six. Badam (almond) with a nutritional score of 97 was the ranked one. Sitaphal is rich in sugar (glucose and sucrose) and vitamins A, C, B1, B2 and potassium. Name of it Sitaphal in Regional Languages Ata or Ataphal – Bengali Custard Apple – English Sharifa or Sitaphal – English Seetha Phala – Kananda Seetha Pandu – Telugu Tamil – Seema Atha Malayalam – Seema Atha or Seetha Pazham – Atha chaka Gujarati – Sithaphal Marathi – Sitaphal Konkani - Atha Medicinal Properties of

A Hindu Asks - Is Masturbation A Sin In Hinduism?

The question should have been not ‘is masturbation a sin in Hinduism’ but ‘why masturbation is not a sin in Hinduism?’ Sex is not considered sin in Hindu religion. But sex without consent is Adharma and it leads to total annihilation. Masturbation is widely mentioned in Hindu Puranas and Epics though not directly. Stories of saints, rishis, who have lost control of their will power and resulting in their semen falling out is found throughout Puranas. The villain in most cases is Indra, the king of Demigods. He gets the service of Apsaras or heavenly maidens for the purpose. There are also stories of women who have amorous feelings for men and them getting lost in their thoughts. Here too masturbation is not directly mentioned but we can read it between the lines. Masturbation is not a sin in Hinduism but there is energy loss. This energy loss results in saints and holy women losing their powers. Indra specifically wants this to happen. When single-minded focus is lost the

Quotes – Quips – Fear of the unknown is the mother of all fears

Fear of the unknown is the mother of all fears. Much of our anxiety and dread pertains to things and events of which we have no good knowledge. Looking these fears squarely in the face can often make them vanish into thin air, or at least make them appear less formidable. ………………… For although we take joy and hope to be synonymous with life; pain, affliction, evil and injustice regularly impinge on our lives to shock us out of such notions. …………………………. The pursuit of happiness is a basic teleological urge motivating all human behavior. The reveler in the streets, the scientist involved in cutting-edge research, the connoisseur of art and the meditation adept, each derives immediate or prospective pleasure from his or her specific engagement physical, intellectual, emotional or spiritual. But that pleasure is never unmixed. ............................ In its classificatory scheme of happiness (sukha) based on the three gunas, the Bhagavad Gita tells us that satt