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Use of Clove – लौंग – in Hanuman Puja in Hinduism

Clove (लौंग) is offered to Hanuman during puja for desire fulfillment. It is also offered for early cure of serious diseases. Eleven numbers of clove is offered to Hanuman by those have trouble in having a good night sleep. For wealth and money related problems – light lamp before Hanuman using mustard oil. Put two cloves in the oil. For serious ailments, devotees should meditate on Hanuman in the early morning by looking at the rising sun. After meditation, offer some cloves. Take some clove and offer it to Hanuman before leaving home for any important work. Why is Clove Used in Hanuman Puja? Each spice is associated with a particular deity in Hinduism. Clove is associated with Shiva. Hanuman is the Rudra Avatar of Shiva. Clove is also offered in havan puja in Hinduism.

Story - Demon Vyoma In The Guise Of Boy And Sri Krishna

Kamsa had deputed several demons to find the baby Krishna and kill him. Demons appeared in numerous forms in Gokul to kill baby Krishna. Demon Vyoma in the guise of boy was one among them. One day Balarama and Krishna went to the forest to play with their friends. Krishna acted as a king, Balarama was his minister, Daman was appointed as the commander-in-chief. The rest of the boys divided themselves into thieves and soldiers. Some boys came forward bringing a few with them and said these are thieves. Bind their hands. Slash off their legs. Pummel them,c off their heads. The soldiers shouted and the subjects shouted. The accused boys said: ‘We were hungry so we stole a goat. We will give you a portion. Here, take it.’ As they ran the others pursued them laughing. The game continued with the so called thieves assuring the king of not stealing and that they would give one hundred sheep as fine for the mistake they commited. Taking advantage of the happy confusio

Goddess Deepalakshmi

Deepalakshmi is today famous as a sculpture with a woman holding a lamp or plate. Goddess Deepalakshmi is associated with knowledge wealth – the lamp which removes darkness and ushers in knowledge. The image of deepalakshmi is not simply a depiction of a woman holding a lamp, but the symbolic representation of a lamp as an auspicious woman. In Hinduism Goddess Deepalakshmi represents the lighting of Sandhya Deepam (evening lamp) and is of great importance in millions of home daily. Goddess Deepalakshmi Prayer Deepajyotihi parabrahma deepa sarvatamopaha | Deepena saadhyate sarvam sandhyaadeepa namosthuthe Oh Goddess Deepalakshmi! I do my humble pranams! You are the Parabrahma. You are the destroyer of all Sins. You are the remover of darkness united with Agnana and provide Gnana(Knowledge). Because of you only all Lokas are shining.

Importance of Kavach In Hinduism – Kavacham – Protective Shield Through Mantra

Kavach in Hinduism is a protective shield created through the mantra dedicated to a particular deity in the Hindu pantheon. It is of great importance to many Hindu devotees. A Kavacham is created when a deity is invoked to protect every part of the body of person. Wearing Kavach overcomes evil influences on the perosn through prayers. The Kavach is more akin to a mantra than to a stotra, prayer, for protection of the limbs is an essential part of the Kavacham. The mantras and prayers invoked in a Kavach are found in Puranas and Tantra texts. For example Narayana Kavacham is from Srimad Bhagavata Purana (6.70). Recitation of the kavach itself is the spell of protection. A Kavacham generally mentions every limb of the body specifically and requests the specific deity to protect that particular limb. In addition to that, negative forces are also mentioned and the deity is solicited to ward off these. Reciting the Kavacha Mantra, touching the respective limbs of the

Lemon Offering to Narasimha Avatar of Vishnu

Whole lemon is offered to Narasimha Avatar of Vishnu in some regions in India. Narasimha is the fourth avatar of Vishnu. Special puja and worship is offered to this incarnation on Phalgun Shukla Paksha Dwadashi (12 th day during the waxing phase of phalgun month (February – March) and on Narasimha Jayanti (also known as Narasimha Chaturdashi in Vaishakh month). Lemon is offered to Narasimha by those people who have fear of accidents. It is also a good offering for people whose work involves high risk. Eight lemons are offered to Narasimha after smearing it with sindhoor to avoid accidents in life. Lemon and leaf garland is offered for early cure of diseases. Eleven lemons are offered for victory over enemies.

Kauthumasakha – Information About Kauthuma shakha

Kauthumasakha is a branch of Sama Veda. Although tradition attributes one thousand Shakhas (branches) for Sama Veda, only three branches – Kauthumas, Ranayaniyas, and Jaiminiyas or Talavakaras – have come down to us. Ranayaniya is really a sub-school of Kauthumas. As per information available, Kauthuma Shakha is the main school of Sama Veda. The Kauthuma tradition is still in existence in the neighborhood of Vadodara in Gujarat, and in Kumbakonam, Tanjore, Chidambaram and Tiruchirapalli in Tamil Nadu. The Ranayaniya tradition is available in South, especially in Andhra Pradesh. The Jaiminiya tradition is available among the Nambudiri Brahmins of Malabar (Kerala). The manner of chanting by the Kauthumas and the Jaiminiyas differs considerably. Kauthuma Samhita is divided into Purvarcika and Uttararcika; arcika are further divided into prapathakas, ardha (prapathakas) and dasatis on the one hand, and into adhyayas and khandas on the other. Kauthumas have Panchvimsa