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Pancha Pallava Trees In Hindu Puja – Five Tree Leaves In Hinduism

Pancha pallava is widely used in Hindu puja. It is a twig with five leaves or twigs of five trees. The five trees are: Mango Banyan (Vata) Fig (pipala) Bakul (maulsari) Jackfruit (katahana) Lemon tree leaf is used instead of jackfruit leaves if it is a semi tantric puja. Bakula - Spanish Cherry - Elengi Leaves used in Regular home puja A mango twig with five leaves should be used in every day puja and worship at home (nitya puja). Importance of Pancha Pallava Pancha Pallava is an essential element of all kinds of worship. In an elaborate puja, the five different types of leaves are used. Symbolically the leaves represent five senses. As per some scholars, it represents the five sheaths that have to be given up to reach the core. The five leaves are to be placed atop a water vessel. The five leaves and water vessel is a symbol and signifies the Goddess.

Story of Badrinath Temple and Badari Tree

Badrinath Temple is associated with the Badari Tree (Ber, Jujube, Indian plum). At Badrinath, Bhagvan Srihari Vishnu is doing penance. It is said that once Sage Narada rebuked Vishnu for indulging in world pleasures. The Lord then decided to do penance at Badrinath. Thus at Badrinath Temple , Bhagvan Vishnu is worshiped in the meditation posture. On seeing Vishnu doing penance in open harsh conditions in the Himalayas , Goddess Lakshmi took the form of a Badari Tree and gave protection from the adverse weather. After this divine incident the place got the name Badrinath and Vishnu the name Badari Narayan. It is also believed that Vishnu showed that both Narayana (God) and Nar (Human) are his forms to Sage Narada at Badrinath Temple . Two mountains surrounding the Badrinath Temple is known as Nar and Narayana. The murti of Vishnu worshipped is carved out of Shaligramam stone. Badari Narayan is seen under the Badari tree, flanked by Kuber and Garuda, Sage Narad

Slant of Earth Due to Shiva’s Marriage and How Sage Agastya Rectified It

Skanda Purana narrates an interesting tale which narrates the greatness of Sage Agastya. The incident took place during the marriage ceremony of Shiva and Goddess Parvati. The divine wedding was happening in the Himalayas and all the living beings on earth headed towards the great White Mountains . Now all the living beings on the earth assembled on the Himalayas and the great mountain slanted due to the imbalance in weight. As a result the earth slanted. There was confusion on earth and to maintain equilibrium, Shiva asked Sage Agastya to head towards the South. Agastya then moved towards South and sat in meditation on the southern tip and equilibrium of earth was restored. This story symbolically narrates the spiritual greatness of Sage Agastya.

Reason Skull Garland Of Kali - Why Goddess Kali Wear Garland Of Skulls?

When you surrender to the Divine Mother, you stop measuring and analyzing everything with your trained, logical mind. You begin to accept every day as a gift from Her and realize that the circumstances in your life will rarely occur in the sequential order that you expect. The way your life is arranged is the best possible combination that is required to foster your internal growth and evolution. When you surrender at the Lotus Feet of the Mother with this attitude, she accepts the skull called your intellect and wears it in the garland around Her Neck. The intellect is only one expression of the Ego. Ego has multiple manifestations. Even after you surrender the intellect, various heads of the Ego keep popping up in the form of impatience, anger, jealousy, greed etc. Each of these heads has to be chopped off. To accomplish this, the Divine Mother sends a Guru to you, who will initiate you into a ‘bija mantra’ (a powerful sacred syllable). The scythe that the Mother holds in

Yama and Chitragupta Puja to Overcome Fear of Death

Yama and Chitragupta Puja in Hinduism is performed to overcome fear of death and for sudden death in the family. Below is Yama and Chitragupta puja vidhi with the Mantra. This how to perform Yamaraj Puja guide is ideal for performing the puja at home. Yama and Chitragupta Mantra ॐ सूर्यपुत्राय विद्महे महाकालाय धीमहि तन्नो यमः प्रचोदयात्।   When to Perform Kurma Puja? Purnima Tithi – full moon day. Shukla Paksha and Krishna Paksha Dwitiya tithi – the second day during the waxing or waning phase of moon. You can also perform the puja on any day of the week. Benefits of Performing Yama and Chitragupta Puja? Ancestors will be pleased and they will bless their children on earth. To end the suffering of ancestors. Those who died unnaturally (accident – murder – suicide) will find relief. It is a good solution to those having fear of death. To escape from sudden death and accidents. How to perform Yama and Chitragupta Puja? The puja is to be perf

Tryakshara Ganapati - Mantra - Benefits Of Worshiping AUM form of Ganesha

Tryakshara Ganapati form of Ganesh is symbolically associated with the letter ‘AUM.’ It is also one of the 32 forms of Ganesha. Benefit - This form of Ganesha is worshipped for attaining concentration and progress in education and career. Tryakshara Ganapati mantra is: Gajendravadanam Sakhshat chalatkarna suchaamaram Hemavarnam Chaturbahum pashankushadharam Varam! Svadantam dakshine haste savyetvamraphalamtathaa Pushkare moodakam Chaiva Dharayantamusmaret!! Tryakshara Ganapati has a third eye on the forehead. His color is that of gold. He has four hands and they hold noose, goad, mango and broken tusk. The trunk is depicted as holding the sweet, Modak. Worship of this form of Ganesh helps in keeping the mind in control. Meditating on the primordial sound AUM helps in self realization.