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Agneya Chaturdashi Vrat - Dedicated To Shiva - Agni For Long Life

Agneya Chaturdashi Vrat is dedicated to Hindu God Shiva and is observed on Chaturdashi or fourteenth day of the fortnight of a lunar month. The vrat is observed for long life. The vrat is also dedicated to Agni, the Hindu fire god. Person observing the vrat should take complete fast on the Chaturdashi tithi and perform Shiva puja. He should also keep jagran – stay awake till midnight (12:00 AM). Then the person should sleep down on floor.  Puja includes chanting the mantra Om Namah Shivaya and offer bilva patra or bilva leaves to Shivling. Chanting the Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra 108 times during Pradosh period (evening before sunset) on the day is good for health and longlife.  The vrat ends next day morning with puja of Shiva. This Vrat should be performed for a year. It is also highly meritorious to perform Annadanam or food donation or distribute clothes on any day of Chaturdashi Vrat. The vrat should be observed on the both chaturdashi tithi in a month. That

Char Mukhi Rudraksha – Benefits - Importance of Four Face Rudraksha

Char mukhi is the four faced Rudraksha and it is dedicated to Hindu God Brahma. It also has the blessings of Navagraha Budha. So what are the benefits and importance of wearing Char Mukhi Rudraksha? There are numerous benefits especially it improves intelligence and helps in studies. Char Mukhi Rudraksha Importance Symbolically the holy bead represents the four purusharthas in Hindu religion – Dharma, Artha, Kama and Moksha. Char Mukhi Rudraksha Benefits Wearing char mukhi rudraksha helps in improving memory power. Improvement of intelligence and knowledge. Good for students as it helps in studies. Good for singers as it improves speech and sound. Mental tensions are removed. Redemption of sin associated with killing of animals or other living beings. Spiritual insights and divine knowledge. It is used by some people to attain divine powers. Char Mukhi is a very rare and you should be careful before one. There are so many people who sell duplicate rudr

Medicinal Properties of Sacred Trees in Hindu Temples

Majority of the Hindu temples in India have huge trees or sacred groves in its vicinity. Nowadays, with rampant commercialization of temples these trees and sacred groves have given way to concrete buildings. With each tree cut and each sacred grove cleared, the indigenous wisdom about a plant’s medicinal properties is lost forever. Most of these temple trees are noted for its medicinal properties and sacred groves are a well known source of Ayurvedic medicines. Sadly, no significant scientific research has been done on trees found in the vicinity of Hindu temples. Scientists at the M.S. Swaminathan Foundation for Research found that compounds in mangroves could cure several diseases. The thillai tree, a mangrove species, is worshipped in the famous Chidambaram Nataraja temple. The thillai tree sculpture in the temple dates back to the second century A.D and it is believed that a dip in the Chidambaram temple tank will cure diseases. Pichavaram Wetlands, near the temple

Bhagavad Gita Teachings

Bhagavad Gita Teachings is collected from commentaries of the Bhagavad Gita. The teachings have been collected from various sources. When a man thinks of objects, ‘attachment’ for them arises; from attachment ‘desire’ is born; from desire arises ‘anger’ (Chapter II, 62) From anger comes delusion; from delusion ‘loss of memory’; from loss of memory the destruction of discrimination; from destruction of discrimination, he perishes. (Chapter II, 63) Those who are free from pride and delusion. Those who have conquered the evil attachments of this world. Those whose desires and cravings have disappeared. Those who are no longer bound by the pairs called pleasure and pain. Those who abide perpetually in the Atman, Reach that Eternal State which is changeless. That state which the enlightened enter is My Supreme Infinite Being, which is illuminated with Self-consciousness, And not by the light of the sun, moon or fire. Thus once he attains Me, there is no r