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How to choose the best Rudraksha bead? - How to Identify Fake Rudraksha?

When an item is in demand there will be plenty of duplicate of it in the market. As Rudraksha is in great demand there are plenty of fakes in the market. Fake Rudrakshas are plenty on online sites too. Here is an idea on how to choose the best Rudraksha bead. The Rudraksha bead from Nepal is considered to be the best.  The best Rudraksha has a natural hole. The lines on the face will be clean and will not have any breaks.  The ideal bead will be lighter in weight and has brown color. It will also be hard, little greasy and the mouth will be curving outward. Rudraksha beads from India lack the natural hole and those from Indonesia do not have the lines. One has to be wary of artificial beads made out of wood.  Artificial Rudraksha beads are also made from nuts and other wild seeds. How to Identify Fake Rudraksha? Detailed below are some methods to distinguish between the original and fake Rudraksha. Real Rudraksha beads do not float on water. Boiling

Nachiketa Story – The Young Boy in Katha Upanishad Who Wanted to know Mystery of Death from Yama

The story of Nachiketa is found in the Taittiriya Brahmana (III.2.8) and Katha Upanishad part of Krishna Yajur Veda. Nachiketa wanted to know the mystery of death and for this he chose the most apt person, Yama, the Hindu god of death and righteousness (Dharma). Nachiketa is unhappy with the way in which his father conducts Vishwajit Yagna Nachiketa is an ideal son and true seeker of knowledge. His father Vajasarva performed a ritual called Vishwajit, in which it was expect that he to give up all his possession and retire to an ashram. But Vajasarva gave away cows that were too old to be of any use. Vajasarva was not ready to part away with his wealth and possessions. Nachiketa who saw observed the Vishvajit yagna felt apprehensive that his father would go to hell. An Angry Father Gives Nachiketa to Yama He therefore asked his father, “To whom will you give me away?” His father first ignored the question and then attempted to put down his son’s question with an

Thursday Mantra in Hinduism to Have Good Luck

Chant this mantra on every Thursday morning to usher in good luck. This powerful mantra in Hinduism is dedicated to Guru or Brihaspati. Thursday Mantra Hinduism ग्रीं गुरवे ॐ बृहद्रथाय नमः Greem Gurve Om Brahdranadaya Namah If you find the above mantra to be tough to pronounce you can simply chant Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudeya ॐ नमो भगवते वासुदेवायया  or  Om Namo Narayanaya Namah ॐ नमो नारायणाय नमः  Thursday is also dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Always remember what matters is unwavering devotion and the attitude to not falter in Dharma. In Kali Yuga mere chanting the name of Lord is enough. But one needs to follow Dharma by keep desires in check. How to chant the mantra? Get up early in the morning. Take bath Offer prayers to Ganesha in the mind. Wear yellow color dress. Light a lamp in puja room or anywhere you prefer using cow ghee. Chant the mantra 108 times. Offer prayers to Lord Vishnu. Donate banana to poor children on the

Hindu Religion Formula for Happiness - The Equation For Happiness in Hinduism

Wow! It would be cool, if we can have a formula for happiness. The Speaking Tree column of Times of India has a mathematical equation for happiness based on Hindu religion teachings. The equation for happiness in Hinduism is influenced by the first verse in Isha Upanishad: ishavasyam idam sarvam yat kincha jagatyam jagat tena tyaktena bhunjitha ma gridhah kasya svid dhanam Everything animate or inanimate that is within the universe is controlled and owned by the Lord. One should therefore accept only those things necessary for himself, which are set aside as his quota, and one must not accept other things, knowing well to whom they belong.  The equation of Speaking Tree : When we express this secret ( the first verse in Isha Upanishad ) in mathematical terms, the connection between renunciation and happiness becomes clear: H = R/N where H stands for happiness/contentment, R for resources at your command and N for your needs. As the quantum of your n

Pranava Japa – OM – Importance of Chanting Pranava in Hindu Religion

The chanting of sound om repeatedly is known as Pranava Japa in Hindu religion. Patanjali has recommended that the aspirant should recite repeatedly ‘OM” the word which denotes God. The sound ‘OM’ is known as pranava or omkara. The person chanting the pranava should fix the mind on the meaning of the word. Learn more about the importance of chanting Pranava daily. The chanting of the Pranava mantra helps in the realization of the nature of the Supreme Being. It also helps to remove obstacles on the path of liberation or moksha. Pranava Japa is chanted continuously for several years by people who are on the path of self realization. All important mantras in Hinduism  Teachings About Pranava by Hindu Saints The Omkar vibrates like a storm in the sky. It has neither beginning nor end. It is the stage manager of the divine drama. The body of man is a string of Om, it is filled with  Om.  All that is, inside us, outside us, everywhere, is born of  Om.  It is present

Sama Veda in English in PDF format – Read and Download Sam Ved Translation in English

Google books is now providing the translation of Sama Veda in English and you can download it in pdf format. The translation is by J. Stevenson.  D.  D and you can also read it online. Sama Veda is second among the Vedas. Sam Veda is set to music and is intended to be chanted. Majority of the prayers in Samaveda are for welfare and prosperity and are addressed to the Devas. Link – Read Sam Ved Online here at Google Books

Sri Anandamayi Ma Quotes and Teachings - A collection of 108 Quotes of Sri Anandamayi Ma

Sri Anandamayi Ma April 30, 1896 – August 27, 1982) was one of the greatest spiritual figures of the 20th century. Sri Anandamayi Ma quotes are mostly from books, magazines, newspapers and videos. These collections of 108 quotes are based on Sri Anandamayi Ma teachings and have been collected over a period of 12 years. Born as Nirmala Sundari, the name Anandamayi Ma was given to her by her devotees to describe her perpetual state of divine joy. Joys and sorrows are time-born and cannot last. Therefore, do not be perturbed by these. The greater the difficulties and obstructions, the more intense will be your endeavor to cling to His feet and the more will your prayer increase from within. And when the time is ripe, you will gain mastery over this power. In RAMA (GOD), who is the dispeller of all sorrow, there is arama — rest and ease; where RAMA is not, there is vyarama — discomfort and disease It is impossible to continue on the spiritual path without some inner experienc