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Sheetala Saptami in Shravan Month

Sheetala Saptami, or Shitala Saptami, is dedicated to Goddess Sheetala Mata and is observed on the seventh day during the waxing phase of moon in the month of Shravan (July – August). Shitala Saptami 2023 date is August 23. Goddess Sheetla Devi is worshipped to protect children and to escape from disease like Chicken Pox. The day is of great importance in rural regions in India . Thousands of devotees visit the temple dedicated to Sheetla Mata. Some people do ‘mundan’ – complete removal of hair from head. Some people perform various rituals for a happy and peaceful life. In some regions on Sheetala Saptami day people eat only food prepared on the previous day. Please note that Sheetala Saptami is also observed during the seventh day during waning phase of moon in Chaitra Month. You may also like to read About Goddess Shitala Mata

Janapada in Hinduism – The Term – Meaning – Importance in Hindu Scriptures

Janapada in Hinduism is the seat of the people. The term has different meaning in different scriptures. The term of janapada is of great importance as it gives the sense of a nation or country in Hindu scriptures and classical Sanskrit writings. Janapada (territory of state and its people) is one among the seven constituent elements of a state. Jana besides meaning man as an individual, commonly denotes the collective sense of a ‘community’ or ‘people’ in the Rig Veda. In Aitareya Brahmana 8.14 and Satapatha Brahmana, the term Janapada denotes both people as opposed to the king. The term gets the connotation land or realm in Taittiriya Brahmana 2.3.9.9 and in Chandogya Upanishad 5.11.5. In the post-Vedic texts, the term janapada is used in the sense of a political community or a nation, a country or the territory of a state. Its interpretation as gana or republic can be seen in Ashtadhyayi. Panini calls Yaudheyas a janapada (4.1.178). The words pura or nagar

Hanuman Mantra in Malayalam – Hanuman Mantra in Malayalam Text

Hanuman Mantra is chanted daily and while offering prayers to Hanuman in a temple. Below is a Hanuman mantra in Malayalam. The mantra can be chanted on all days at home and when you face difficulties and when you lack in confidence. You can also select one particular day and chant the mantra 108 times. The text is in Malayalam language. Chanting the prayer on Hanuman Jayanti and other auspicious days of Hanuman is highly meritorious. It is highly auspicious to chant the mantra on Tuesday and Saturday. It is chanted for gaining self-confidence and for peace and prosperity. Those facing problems related to Shani Bhagavan in life will get relief by chanting Hanuman mantra 108 times on Saturday. Hanuman Mantra in Malayalam ഓം ശ്രീ വജ്രദേഹായ രാമഭക്തായ വായുപുത്രായ നമോസ്തുതേ.

Thoughts and Quotes on Bhakti in Hindu Religion

This is a collection of thoughts and quotes on Bhakti - Unwavering Devotion - Hindu Religion. At first the devotee starts as ‘I am the servant.’ The next stage of devotion is when he says and feels ‘He is mine.’ Lastly comes the stage, ‘I am He, Thou art myself,’ when the devotee is in a state of perfect union and oneness with the Beloved. In that state of devotion, the devotee, on account of oneness, feels that what he sees, hears, etc, is Vasudeva. Pandit Bhavani Shankar There are two methods by which this ego can be wiped out. These methods are known as Jnana Yoga, the path of knowledge, and Bhakti Yoga, the path of devotion and self-surrender. With Bhakti Yoga, the path of devotion … we find that no attempt is made to rid ourself of the ego at the very beginning. There are two egos, which Sri Ramakrishna called the unripe ego and the ripe ego. The unripe ego is that which denotes selfishness — that sense of ‘me and mine’, and of this ego we must rid ourselves; the r