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Flowers and Leaves offered to Lord Krishna during Pujas and Prayers

Tulsi, or Tulasi leaves is the most important leaf and flower used in pujas and prayers dedicated to Lord Krishna. Tulsi acts both as a flower and leaf and in most temples it is also offered as ‘prasad.’ It is also known as Krishna Tulsi – a dark variety of the plant. It is holy basil in English and in most Indian languages it is known as Tulsi or Thulasi. Tulsi is the favorite flower and leaf of Sri Krishna. It is always said by elders that the greatest offering to Lord Krishna is a Tulsi leaf. Nandhyavattai is another flower is used in South India . Another important flower that is used in some regions is the Parijatha or coral flowers. Usually all local flowers that are used pujas and prayers are used in worshipping Lord Krishna. Flowers that are avoided during Krishna Puja include hibiscus, milkweed and angel’s trumpets. Related Flowers and Leaves used in Ganesh Puja Flowers and Leaves offered to Goddess Lakshmi

A Quiz on Child Krishna – Janmashtami - Based on Bhagavad Purana

This is a quiz based on the childhood of Sri Krishna based on the Bhagavad Purana. This is quiz is dedicated to Janmashtami (Sri Krishna Jayanti). The questions are limited to the happenings during the period of child Krishna. The question is in embedded format. The stories about Krishna's childhood are very interesting. The quiz is meant to make the reader show interest in the Srimad Bhagavad Purana. The child Krishna knew no fear, he was extremely bold and ready to perform the most dangerous task. He performed them with elan making people around him believe that he was no regular human being. You might also be interested in these earlier quizzes Quiz on Hindu God Shiva Ramayan Quiz – A Quiz on Hindu God Ram Hanuman Quiz – A quiz on the life of Hindu God Hanuman A Quiz on the Narasimha Incarnation of Lord Vishnu A Quiz on Nagas or Serpents in Hindu Tradition

Book – Pearls of Vedic Wisdom to Succeed – Interview with Author Arun Kumar

The book titled ‘Pearls of Vedic Wisdom to Succeed”, written by Dr Yogi Devaraj (Author), Arun Kumar (Author), Venugopala CV (Author), (published in August 2018) is a journey into the minds of great Vedic masters. To know more about the book, I did an interview with Sri Arun Kumar one of the authors of the book. You can learn more about the book through the interview. “Pearls of Vedic Wisdom to Succeed” How do you explain the term success in Vedic context? Vedic Wisdom is applicable to all walks of life. Success means achieving the desired goal. Vedic philosophy helps a sincere seeker to attain the ultimate goal of Moksha, a professional such as Arjuna to excel in the profession, succeed in being a good parent, succeed in becoming a better human being. This is what is advocated by Purusharthas. There are numerous books on Vedic Wisdom. How different is your book from those already available? Numerous good books are available. Though while reading, one might feel good but

Ramayana in Telugu in pdf – Download Telugu Ramayan

Ramayana in Telugu in pdf is the version written by Sri Komaragiri Krishnamohana Rao. You can download the Telugu Ramayan at archives for free. It is published by Jayaprada Publications. The size of the pdf file is 6.9 MB. The link opens to a pdf file. It might take several minutes or hours depending on your net connect speed to open the file. You can then save it. Link – Ramayana in Telugu in pdf

Gita in Sindhi – Download Bhagavad Gita in Sindhi Language in Pdf format for free

Srimad Bhagavad Gita in Sindhi in Pdf format for free is provided by Swami Shri Adgadanand Ji’s of Yatharth Geeta. This downloadable Sindhi language Bhagwad Geeta is strictly for personal use. You can only download the eighteen chapters in Sindhi separately and not as a single book. The Sindhi Bhagavad Gita is in pdf format and you will need pdf Reader installed on your computer. You can download the Bhagavad Gita in Sindhi from this link –  Sindhi Bhagavad Gita . Note – the chapter headings are given in English. On clicking each chapter you will get the Sindhi Gita.

Atharva Veda Quotes and Teachings

This is a collection of quotes and teachings from Atharva Veda. The quotes have been collected from various sources. O man! May there be conformity in your lifestyle and may there be equal share of food and drink for all in the bounty of Mother Nature. I join you all to the common yoke of social welfare. As all the spokes of the wheel joined at the center give it acceleration, in the same way be united and equal and make progress. Only he knows truly the mighty omnipotent and omnipresent God, who is within and beyond all formulated entities of the vast universe. Penetrate deeper to know the ultimate truth. He cannot be seen by the eye, and words cannot reveal Him. He cannot be reached by the senses, or by austerity or sacred actions. He can be seen by the grace of wisdom and purity of mind and in the silence of contemplation. This invisible Atman can be seen by the mind wherein the five senses are resting. Stand erect, and cross you over, my comrades! This  r