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Kapalin Shiva – Story of Shiva as Kapalin

Kapalin Shiva is the form Shiva with the skull of Brahma stuck to His hand. The story of Shiva as Kapalin begins with Shiva taking the form of Bhairava to cut off the fifth head of Brahma. Shiva was unhappy with the suffering in the world and He was unhappy with the creation of Brahma. But Brahma was proud of his creation and looked all around with four heads. His pride no knew end and he popped up a fifth head to look around. Shiva cut off this head. But Shiva repented when Brahma told him that he did not create suffering. Suffering is the result of the ignorance of living beings. Soon Shiva felt remorse and for redemption of the sin, Brahma asked Shiva to become a wandering ascetic and beg for food in a skull. Thus Shiva became Kapalin. Many Shiva sects took inspiration from Kapalin form and choose it as a way to attain self realization. A Kapalin is one who has moved away from society. He attempts to brush away the dust of ignorance which is blocking his path to self

Importance Of Fridays In Sravana Masam In Telangana And Andhra Pradesh

Fridays in Sravana Masam is of great importance in Telugu Calendar followed in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. It is dedicated to Mother Goddess Shakti. Devotees visit shrines dedicated to various manifestations of Mother Goddess Shakti in the month. Nearly 100,000 devotees visit the Kanakadurga temple atop Indrakeeladri Hill. Devotees offer prayers for peace and prosperity. Youngsters offer prayers for good job and good partner. Young women offer prayers for early marriage, progress in career and good husband. Vara Lakshmi puja is also observed on Friday in this month. Many temples give away blouse pieces and bangles as ‘prasadam’ to the devotees.

Why Green and Leafy Vegetables are not consumed in Shravan or Sawan Month?

Many Hindus do not eat green and leafy vegetables during Shravan or Sawan Month (July - August). Why is palak, amaranth, mooli, methi etc avoided in Shravan month? It is not superstition but there is a scientific reason behind this. Hindu scriptures have strictly prohibited the eating of leafy vegetables in Shravan. This is because the amount of bacteria in the vegetables and leaves increases as it is rainy season. The green leaves and other vegetables that are available in the market are often filled with mud and dirt. So it is advised to avoid green and leafy vegetables in the month. It also believed that body’s immunity power reduces in this month as sun is always behind dark clouds. Stomach and skin related ailments increase in Shravan month if one consumes leafy vegetables daily. Dried vegetables and dals are to be consumed in Shravan month.

Nava Durga Kavach – Nav Durga Shakti Kavach Benefits

Nava Durga Kavach is based on the nine forms of Durga – Shailaputri, Brahmacharini, Chandraghanta, Kushmanda, Skanda Mata, Katyayani, Kalaratri, Mahagauri and Sidharatri. The kavach of nine goddesses combine to form the Nav Durga Shakti Kavach. Nav Durga Shakti Kavach Benefits It is believed that by wearing the Navdurga Kavach a person gets protection of the nine forms of the Goddess. A person will be blessed with prosperity and wisdom after wearing the kavach. The kavach is available in the form of a locket and can be worn around the neck. This Nav Durga Shakti Kavach is associated with Shakti cult and is very popular with Hindu communities in most parts of India .

Lemon Tree In House Vastu – Hinduism

As per Hinduism and vastu, lemon tree in house is good. The belief is that all kinds of negative energy will not enter the house if there is a lemon tree in the compound or in the balcony of the house. It is also believed that lemon tree removes all kinds of vastu dosh. It is believed that negative forces and energy in the universe get attracted to lemon and do not bother to disturb the peace of the house. This is one reason why lemon is hung in front of shops and houses. Bad luck and evil forces will consume the lemon and will leave.

Five Grains In Hindu Puja – Pancha Sasya Meaning In Hinduism

Pancha Sasya is an essential element of all kinds of worship in Hinduism. It is the five grains uses in Hindu puja. The five Grains are: Paddy Barley Black Sesame Mung Bean – Green Gram Black whole urad – Black Gram Symbolically the five grains represent hope, well being, happiness and fertility. The presence of the five grains at a home signifies good harvest – which is the result of hard work and unity in the family. Nine Grains In Hindu Puja In some regions instead of five, nine grains are used in Hindu puja especially during Navratri and Navagraha puja. The nine grains are Barley, Sesame (Til) Wheat, Paddy, Whole Moong (Green Gram), Black Chana (Black Chick Pea), Whole Urad Black, Whole Mustard Seeds, Whole Masoor

Varuna Mantra For Wealth And Money

It is believed that chanting the Varuna Mantra will help in solving all kinds of financial difficulties. Many people chant the Varuna mantra for wealth and to get money quickly. The mantra is highly beneficial when a devotee chants the mantra and performs action with desiring the fruits of the action. Varuna Mantra For Wealth ॐ वरुणस्योत्तम्भनमसि वरुणस्य सकम्भ सर्ज्जनीस्थो। वरुणस्य ऋतसदन्यसि वरुणस्य ऋतसदनमसि वरुणस्य ऋतसदनमासीद्।। The mantra should be chanted early morning along with the sunrise. Keep a vessel filled with water on the north side of the house. Sit facing north and chant the mantra 108 times. The person chanting the mantra should make efforts to conserve water and should take initiative to clean rivers, ponds, wells etc.