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Why Kumkum is not offered to Lord Shiva?

Kumkum is not offered to Lord Shiva in some regions and by some Hindu communities. There are numerous such items that are not offered to Lord Shiva the list includes water from shankh (conch), tulsi leaves, turmeric, flowers like kaner, ketaki, kevada and lotus, akshat (uncooked rice), and Til (sesame). Why Kumkum is not Offered to Lord Shiva? The reason for not offering Kumkum is that Shiva represents masculinity and virility.   He is Purusha. Kumkum is prepared by mixing slaked lime with dried powdered turmeric, which turns the rich yellow powder into a red color. Turmeric is associated with Devi – Goddess – Prakriti. Thus it is offered to Maa Parvati but not to Lord Shiva. Kumkum is also a symbol of Saubhagya and marital bliss. Shiva is vairagi – one who is detached and not part of society. Kumkum, mixing kumkum in oil, and smearing kumkum is not practiced during Shiva puja in many regions in India. It must be noted here that such beliefs are not part Hin

Sanat Kumara Teachings – Rishi Sanat Kumara Quotes

The Kumaras are four sages (rishis) who roam the universe in the form of children in Hinduism. The four Kumaras are Sanaka, Sanatana, Sanandana, and Sanat Kumara. Here are few teachings of Rishi Sanat Kumara who is famous for the text Sanat Kumara Samhita. Saint Sanat Kumara Teachings from Chandogya Upanishad Atman alone is below. Atman is above. Atman is behind. Atman is in front. Atman is to the south. Atman is to the north. Atman alone is all this. Verily, he it is who sees thus, and understands thus, has pleasure in Atman, delight in Atman, union in Atman, joy in Atman. He becomes Self-sovereign; he becomes free to act as he wishes in all the worlds. But those who know otherwise than this are ruled by others and live in perishable worlds; they are not free to act as they wish in all the worlds. Rishi Sanat Kumara Quotes on Speech and Mind Your speech is a reflection of your thoughts. Your inner life is created by the way you think. If you want to know your inner life,