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Charvaka Philosophy In Hinduism – Importance of Charvak Darshan in Hindu Religion

Charvaka Philosophy in Hinduism is related to materialistic ideas and rejects the idea of Karma and Moksha. Also known as Lokayata (related to the world), the teachings in Charvak Darshan are atheistic and borders on hedonism. The teachings were propounded by Charvaka and are believed to be older than 6th century BC. The importance of Charvak darshan in Hindu religion stems from that only Hindu religion can accept an atheistic school of thought. There are no original texts associated with Charvaka Philosophy. People came to know about Charvak Darshan from the reference about the philosophy in later texts. The main teachings of Charvaka Philosophy are: There is no God There is no life after death. All that is here came from nature and not from God. Fire is hot and water is cold due to its nature. Darshans (spiritual teachings) were found by man and not god Charvaka also states that Vedas were written by Jokers. The school of thought gives importance to direct perceptio

Chitrapura Temple Mangalore– Chitrapura Durgaparameshwari Temple near Mangalore in Karnataka

Chitrapura Durgaparameshwari Temple is a very rare temple in which Mother Goddess is worshipped as Linga. It is believed that Goddess Durga appeared here in the form of Jaladurga. The temple is located near Mangalore in Karnataka. Story of Chitrapura Temple Legend has it that Durga Devi appeared as Jaladurga to kill demons Chitrasura and Vichitrasura. They demons were followers of Darigasura and they wanted to take revenge on Mother Goddess for killing their master. Wives of a Gandharva were kidnapped by Chitrasura and Vichitrasura. The Gandharva prays to Vishnu who then deputes Jaladurga to kill the demons. The place where the demons were annihilated came to be known as Chitrapura or Vichitrapura. Goddess is worshiped here in the form of Udbhavalinga. Mother Goddess Kali is also worshipped in the temple. Location Chitrapura Bus Station situated on Mangalore - Udupi national highway (NH 17) is at a walk able distance from the temple. Chithrapura Durgapar

Unmatta Bhairava – Mantra – Puja - Story of Unmatta Bhairava

Unmatta Bhairava is a fierce manifestation of Bhagavan Shiva. There are numerous stories associated with Unmatta Bhairava. Below you can read the Unmatta Bhairava story and the mantra to be chanted while worshipping this fierce form of Shiva. Unmatta Bhairava Story One of the most popular stories is associated with Andakasura. The terror and adharma perpetuated by Andakasura became intolerable. Blinded by power and lust, Andkasura attacked Shiva. From the blood of an angry Shiva appeared Unmatta Bhairava who put an end to the rule of Andakasura. Another popular story has it that Shiva complained about the suffering on earth. But Brahma was not ready to listen to Shiva. He was so proud of his creation that a fifth head sprouted on him. Shiva then took the form of Bhairava and nipped the fifth head of Brahma. Another story has it that Brahma made fun of the dress of Shiva. Shiva roams the universe wearing animal hide and snake as ornaments. He constantly bathes i

Hindu Story On Devotion – Bhakti Is Greater Than Wealth

Worship of God in mind is always better than worshiping through show of wealth and pomp. We make spirituality and worship an event by loud music and numerous other embellishments. But true Bhakti is in realizing the God inside us. Once a king wanted to show his devotion to Vishnu for this he built an ornate temple and fixed the date for the consecration (Kumbhabhishekam ceremony) of the temple. Advertisements about the greatness of the temple were announced in all nook and corner of the kingdom. There was huge preparation for the inauguration – dancers, priests, musicians from all over the kingdom and neighboring kingdoms arrived to participate in the event. The night before the Kumbhabhishekam of the temple, the king had a dream and in it Vishnu appeared and said that a poor potter has built a small temple and he is going to dedicate it to Me tomorrow. Vishnu said that he cannot disappoint his ardent devotee – the potter. The potter was a great bhakta and he always thought

Mantra To Tie Red Color Thread For Hand In Hinduism - How To Tie Thread? Benefits

The red color thread tied on hand in Hinduism is known as Mauli or Kalava ( कलावा ). It is believed that a person will be protected from all kinds of accidents and injuries. It is a symbol of protection and trust. There is a popular mantra to tie red color thread for hand. Mantra To Tie Red Color Thread For Hand   येन बद्धो बली राजा दानवेन्द्रो महाबल : ।   तेन त्वामनुबध्नामि रक्षे मा चल मा चल।। It is believed that a person tying the red color thread will have the protection of Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva and of Saraswati, Lakshmi and Parvati. Legend has it that Vamana Avatar of Vishnu tied the first red thread on the hands of King Bali, who achieved immortality and still rules the   netherworld. How To Tie Red Thread or Mauli? The thread is usually tied on the right hand by men and unmarried women. Married women tie it on the left hand. The thread should go three times around the hand and it should be fastened with three knots. The palms of the hand on whi

Daan In Shravan Month – What Offerings, Donations, Alms And Charity In Shravan Mahina?

Shravan Month is dedicated to Shiva and there is a belief that performing Daan in the month will help in cleansing of sins and this will lead to a happy and prosperous life on earth. Offerings and donation are also done for wish fulfillment. Some people perform charity in Shravan Mahina to solve problems in life and family. Giving various kinds of alms in the month is considered highly meritorious and it is mentioned in Shiva Purana and Linga Purana. Important Daan in Shravan Month White sandalwood ( सफेद चन्दन ), rice ( चावल ), silver ( चांदी ), Mishri (rock sugar) ( मिश्री ), pure cow ghee ( गाय का घी ), milk ( दूध ), kheer ( खीर ), barfi ( बर्फी )and white flowers ( सफेद पुष्पों ). This will help in wish fulfillment. It also helps in achieving peace and happiness in the family. ( मनोकामनाएं पूर्ण होती हैं , घर में खुशहाली आती है। ) Feeding ox and cows ( नंदी ) grass ( घास ) in the month is believed to help in getting the blessing of Shiva. Offering leaves

Bhima and Bakasura Story Mahabharata - Fight Between Bakasura Bhima

One of the famous stories associated with Bhima in Mahabharata is that of him killing the demon Bakasura. This happened when Pandavas were living in Eka Chakra village after escaping from the wax house built by Duryodhana. The story of the fight between Bakasura and Bhima is found in the Adi Parva of the Mahabharata. ,The second of the Pandava brothers, Bhima is also known as Vrikodara, one with the stomach of a wolf. Pandavas and their mother, Kunti, reached Eka Chakra and decided to stay there. Soon they discovered that the village was terrorized by a demon named Bakasura. Bakasura used to attack the village and kill people and animals. So the villagers made a contract with Bakasura, in which a house from the village will provide food to the demon. Bakasura also ate the man who carried the food. Kunti found out that it was her neighbor’s turn to provide food. The poor woman of the house only had a son and if he was killed, there would be no one for her. Kunti agreed to s

Shravan Somvar Mantra – Powerful Shravan Somvar Shiv Mantra

Shravan Somvar is the Mondays in Shravan month in Hindu calendar. The entire month is dedicated to Shiva, especially Mondays. This powerful Shravan somvar mantra will help in fulfillment of desires. You need to chant the Shravan Somvar Shiv Mantra 108 times and the count should be kept on a rudraksha mala. Shravan Somvar Mantra Roopam Dehi Jayam Dehi Baghyam Dehi Maheshwaram Putranam Dehi Dhanam Dehi Sarvnkamashcha dehi Me रूपं देहि जयं देहि भाग्यं देहि महेश्वर : । पुत्रान् देहि धनं देहि सर्वान्कामांश्च देहि मे।। How To Chant Shravan Somvar Shiv Mantra Wake up early on Monday before sunrise and take bath. Offer prayers to Ganesha in mind and wear white color clothes. Sit facing north or northeast and perform a simple Shiv puja. Offer lamp using pure cow ghee, gandh (fragrance), bilva leaves, bhasma and white color sweet. Chant the mantra 108 times. Keep count on a Rudraksha Mala.

Surya Mantra For Government Job – Sarkari Naukri Surya Mantra

By chanting this Surya mantra, you will be increasing the chances of getting a government job manifold. Sarkari naukari is a dream for millions of job seekers in India. Surya Mantra For Government Job एहि सूर्य सहस्त्रांशो तेजोराशे जगत्पते। अनुकम्पय मां भक्त्या गृहणार्ध्य दिवाकर।। How To Chant The Mantra? The mantra is to be chanted daily in the morning facing the rising sun. Fill a copper vessel ( तांबे के बर्तन ) with water and put some red sandalwood paste ( लाल चंदन ), rice ( चावल ) and red flowers ( लाल रंग के फूल ). Pray to the rising sun and offer the water from the copper vessel. Chant the mantra 7 times daily for 41 days.

Asha Nayaswami Quotes

A collection of quotes of Asha Nayaswami. Her previous name was Asha Praver. Blue suggests calmness, kindness, and an expansive consciousness. Humor is spiritual because laughing shows the ability to detach from life, to realize that life is just like "froth on a wave." Asha Nayaswami Quotes On Marriage The first marriage has to be a marriage to Truth. Better to be lonely and living according to the truth than to be living with someone who will take you away from it; you have to come to terms with this or you will be trying to fit the truth to what you want it to be . . . The purpose for marriage is for self-knowledge and self-growth; and if that purpose is fulfilled, then the relationship will be fulfilled . . . Your wedding is an agreement to make a marriage; marriage is not a solution; it's the beginning of a challenge, a process. The process is to create not one person out of 2 people, but 2 people out of 2 people. If you decide to be unhappy, n

Nava Naga Stotram In Malayalam – Nine Serpent Prayer

Nava Naga Stotram is chanted to alleviate all kinds of problems that human beings face from nature. The problems include not having children, skin diseases and various allergies. Here is the famous Nava Naga Stotram in Malayalam. പിങ്ഗലം വാസുകിം ശേഷം പത്മനാഭം ച കംബലം ശംഖപാലം ധൃതരാഷ്ട്രം തക്ഷകം കാളിയം തഥാ It is believed that this mantra will help in solving all kinds of Naga or Sarpa dosham. Chanting this mantra will help solving all kinds of problems couples are facing regarding child birth. The mantra is also chanted for curing skin diseases and for attaining peace and prosperity in life. The mantra should be chanted on Sundays or when there is Ayilyam Nakshatra in a Hindu calendar. Offering prayers in naga temples and also in Shiva temples is highly meritorious.  The mantra should be chanted 108 times.