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Mesha Rashi Hanuman Mantra – Benefits – Puja Method

Mesha Rashi Hanuman mantra is a personal and special mantra for Mesha Rashi or Aires born people. Chanting this mantra, dedicated to Lord Hanuman, will help in getting in wealth and prosperity. It will help in solving relationship issues and it is ideal for overcoming all kinds of fear. Below is the Mesha Rashi mantra dedicated to Hanuman. Benefits of the prayer, puja method and a brief procedure on how to chant the mantra is given below. Mesha Rashi Hanuman Mantra कामरूपिणे नमः Kamroopine  namah Benefits of Mesha Rashi Hanuman Mantra Hanuman has the control over Shani and as he is Rudra Avatar all Navagrahas worship him. Chanting the mantra is an ideal solution to all kinds of problems related to bad positioning of Navagrahas in Janam Kundli or horoscope of Mesha Rashi born people. It solves problems associated with bad dreams. Those facing trouble related to sleepwalking will find relief. The mantra will help in defeating enemies. It is ideal for those wishing to sta

Durga Ashtami Mantra

Durga Ashtami mantra is to be chanted when Ashtami tithi falls after Amavasya – the eight day during the waxing or light phase of moon. It is believed that chanting the mantra will help in desire fulfillment related to wealth, money, property and relationship. Durga Ashtami Mantra Om Aim Hreem Kleem Mahagauraye Namah ॐ ऐं हृीं क्लीं महागौर्ये नमः ।। Those wishing to remove bad luck should chant the mantra at night after sighting moon. The mantra should be chanted 108 times after lighting a ghee lamp in the northeast corner of the house. Those who are unlucky in life should sit facing northeast and chant the mantra. Those wishing to improve business or looking to get new job should chant the mantra in a Goddess Durga temple. The devotee should then plant trees and feed animals. Protecting and educating young children is highly meritorious. To overcome debt, solve financial problems or to become wealthy, one should chant the mantra after during pradosh period (t

Bhastrika in Yoga

Bhastrika is a form of yogic practice. Bhastra also means a pair of bellows or a leather bag for holding water. In Yoga, bhastra and bhastrika are techniques of breath control by the movement of the abdomen, like the bellows. This is a specially preferred variety for the purpose of quick arousal of the dormant spiritual power called kundalini. Bhastrika may be divided into two parts. The first part consists of incessant abdominal breathing in which there are inspirations and expirations in quick succession with a conspicuous and rather forceful movement of the abdominal wall back and forth. The backward movement is effected by a sudden contraction of the front abdominal muscles. When the abdominal wall is relaxed, it comes forward passively. After twenty or thirty such kapalabhati movements, like a pair of bellows, the second part begins. In it there is a puraka (deep inspiration) through the right nostril, then kumbhaka (holding of breath inside), followed by recaka (a deep e

Story Previous Birth of Putana

Story of previous birth of mainly found in folktales and Krishna stories prevalent in Braj region. Demon Putana had attempted to kill little Krishna by breast feeding him poisoned milk. She was unsuccessful in her mission and was killed by little Krishna . Since Putana was annihilated by Krishna , she achieved moksha.  Legend has it that Demon Putana in her previous birth was the daughter of King Bali and was known as Ratnamala. King Bali was conducting a yajna and Bhagavan Vishnu appeared there in the form of Vamana. On seeing the dwarf Vamana, Ratnamala desired that she should have him as her child in next birth and she should be able to breastfeed the infant like a mother. Vamana realized what is going on in the mind of Ratnamala and blessed her that her wish comes true. But later when Vamana crushes Bali with his foot and sends him to the netherworld, Ratnamala is upset and blurts out that if she gets a son like Vamana she will kill him by mixing poison in her

Bhakti Ratnavali – A Short Version of Srimad Bhagavata Purana – Origin Story

Bhakti Ratnavali in Hindu religion is an anthology of selected verses from the Srimad Bhagavata Purana. The selection of the verses is credited to anthologist Vishnupuri, who himself has composed a few additional lines not found in the original Bhagavata Purana. The book also contains a complete commentary of the verses. Bhakti Ratnavali contains 398 out of the 18,000 verses of Srimad Bhagavata Purana. The work deals with the theory and practice of devotion to Lord Vishnu. Swami Vishnupuri, though hailing from Tirhauta (Mithila, Bihar), lived in Varanasi. He was a contemporary of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu (1485 AD – 1533 AD). Chaitanya and Vishnupuri had met when the former visited Varanasi on a pilgrimage. Vishnupuri was charmed by him. He too impressed Chaitanya by his learning and devotion. Once, a disciple of Vishnupuri, on pilgrimage to Puri, while returning, asked Chaitanya for any message of Vishnupuri. Chaitanya wished to convey to the disciple’s master a request for a

Story of Nahusha in Hinduism - King Who Made Saints As Palanquin Bearers

Nahusha was a king who had performed 100 Ashwamedha Yagnas but he is infamous for this pride and arrogance as he made saints his palanquin bearers. He had become so powerful and was chosen to take the place of Indra by Devas. Indra was then hiding in Manasarovar as result of a curse. Once he received the title of Devendra, Nahusha became arrogant. He started to harass women in Devlok. He even did not spare Indrani – the wife of Indra. Devas and saints tolerated Nahusha as without a leader the Asuras (demons) would attack and defeat them. Fed up with Nahusha, Indrani approached Brihaspati for help. When Nahusha came to know about this he started to create troubles for Rishis. Indrani then approached Indra in Manasarovar. Indra gave her an idea to overcome the womanizer. Indrani then returned to Devlok and when Nahusha approached her; she said that she will become his wife if he arrives in her palace on a palanquin carried by Maharishis. Immediately Nahusha ordered for

Why is Vishu Held on April 15 in Certain Years and Not on Regular April 14?

In some years, Vishu is held on April 15 and not on April 14. Why? This is because Vishu is decided based on the transition of the sun from Meena Rashi to Mesha Rashi (Meda Rasi). Vishukani and Vishu is observed after the Sun enters Mesha Rashi. Vishu in 2021 is on April 15. This means the transition should take place before sunrise on April 14 to observe it on the day. If the transition is after sunrise on April 14 then Vishu is observed on April 15. Thus Medam 1 in Malayalam calendar will be on April 14 but Vishu will be observed the next day on April 15 on Medam 2. Thus Vishu is observed on April 15 in certain year. But Medam month will begin on April 14 in the Malayalam calendars. The transition of sun is divided in 12 equal parts. Each part is a particular Rashi. Meda Sankramana happens when sun leaves the Meena Rashi and enters Medam Rashi. Vishnukani has to be viewed when sun is present in Medam Rashi. Thus if during sunrise on Medam 1, sun has not entered Med

Valuable Lessons From Lord Ram Sage Vasishta Conversation

Conversation between Sri Rama and Sage Vasishta is found in the famous book Yoga Vasistha. Here are few valuable lessons from that conversation.  When there is no egoism, there is no suffering. Even while perfectly aware of the deception of the senses, we are like fools behaving like their slaves. Even if you have eyes, you need light to see your steps in darkness. In the same way, even if you have enough knowledge, you need devotion to Him in order to see the right path. Only the ignorant think that they are different. You should give up pride, egoism, wickedness and crookedness. You should never care for the criticism of others…neither should you find fault with anyone. Control your mind, speech and body and never be perturbed. The knowledge of the Self is the fire that burns up the dry grass of desire. This indeed is what is called samadhi, not mere abstention from speech. He who realizes that the whole universe is really nothing but consciousness and remains quit