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Sabarimala Temple Issue – Where Are the Real Women Devotees Who Want To Have Darshan of Lord Ayyappa

What is happening in Sabarimala temple issue now is a fight by true believers of Ayyappa against non-believers and fake liberals (antisocial and anti national forces) in the guise of Ayyappa devotees. The non-believers and so called liberals (they are everything but true liberals) are indirectly funded and supported by the present communist government and sister organizations in Kerala. So, where are the real women devotees who really want to have darshan of Lord Ayyappa. Fake Liberals Queuing Up for Darshan A few women who are wishing (acting) to have darshan of Ayyappa are moles of the ruling party, antisocial and anti national forces. So far no one was able to see a true women devotee of Ayyappa earnestly wishing to have darshan in the Sabarimala Temple. Some are coming to have darshan after putting facebook post questioning beliefs of the temple. These are mostly antisocial elements who announce themselves as liberals. Some are there for publicity. Fake Liber

Marigold Flower in Hinduism – Genda Phool in Hindu Pujas and Rituals

Marigold flower, popularly known as Genda Phool or Sendigai Poo, holds an important place in Hinduism. The flower is widely used in Hindu pujas, rituals and other religious ceremonies. The flower is especially offered to Ganesha, Hanuman and Goddess Saraswati. It is widely used during Vasant Panchami, Vijaya Dashami and Dussehra.  Genda Phool in Hindu Pujas and Rituals Garland made using marigold is offered to all deities throughout the year. The yellow color variety of the flower is offered to Goddess Saraswati during Basant Panchami and especially during Saraswati Puja. The yellow color flower stands for hope and prosperity. The orange color flower represents fire (Agni) that purifies and removes all kinds of negative forces. The flower is offered to Goddess Durga, Kali, and to all manifestations of Goddess Shakti. As the flower is available throughout the year, it is an important flower used in Hindu pujas. Garlands of marigold flowers are found through

Story of Mahaprasad at Puri Jagannath Temple

Mahaprasad is the holy food that is offered at the Puri Jagannath Temple in Orissa. The food which is ‘prasad’ becomes Mahaprasad after it is offered to Goddess Bimala. Here is the story of the Mahaprasad offered at the Puri Jagannath Temple . Bhagvan Sri Ram after returning to Ayodhya from exile praised the Tyaga (sacrifice) of Urmila, wife of Lakshman. He praised her for the supreme sacrifice – fourteen years she spent without her husband. He praised her for her steadfast devotion. He praised her for upholding moral values and for not creating tantrums.  Bhagvan Sri Ram wanted to install a throne for Urmila in Ayodhya. He wanted her to sit with Him, Mata Sita and Lakshman in the Palace. A humble Urmila with folded hands told Sri Ram that she had no desire for any throne and she only be given the opportunity to serve Him. Moved by the piety and modesty of Urmila, Bhagvan asked her to ask any boon she wanted. Urmila stunned everyone when she asked as boon

Sandhi or Sandhya Puja at the Conjunction of Durga Ashtami and Navami in Durga Puja

Sandhya Puja is a unique ritual held at the conjunction of Ashtami and Navami Tithis during Durga Puja. In 2023, date of Sandhi Puja is between October 22 and October 23. After usual rituals, the priest offers prayers to Goddess Chamunda. The popular belief is that Goddess Chamunda killed Chanda and Munda at this period. Chanda and Munda were appointed by Mahisha to attack Goddess Durga. Goddess Chamunda appeared from the forehead of Goddess Durga and they killed Chanda and Munda. The traditional ritual of Sandhi Puja consists of lighting 108 lamps. Flowers, leaves, clothes and jewelry are offered to Goddess Chamunda during the period.

Mundaka Upanishad Teachings - A Collection of Quotes and Thoughts From Mundaka Upanishad

The Self is not attained through discourses nor through memorizing scriptural texts, nor through much learning. It is gained only by him who wishes to attain it with his whole heart. To such a one, the Self reveals Its true nature. (Chapter III, Section II:3) Engrossed in the ways of the ignorant, these people (those who rely on the greatness of rituals and meritorious acts) childishly think that they have gained the end of life. But being subject to passions and attachments, they never attain knowledge, and therefore, they fall down wretched, when the fruits of their good deeds are exhausted. (Chapter I, Section II:9) These ignorant men, who regard sacrificial and charitable acts as most important, do not know any other way to bliss. Having enjoyed in the heights of heaven, the abode of pleasures, they again enter this world or even inferior worlds. (Chapter I, Section II:10) As from a blazing fire, thousands of sparks of fire fly out, so these various beings y