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Story of Nagapasha or Nagastra

Nagapasha or Nagastra is a powerful arrow capable of huge destruction. The story of the origin of Nagastra is mentioned in the Yuddha Kanda of Kamba Ramayana. Legend has it that Nagapasha was in the beginning a very powerful Snake. Brahma had created Nagapasha to annihilate a demon named Nagasura. Nagapasha’s main weapon was a sharp piercing cry. On reaching the kingdom of Nagasura , the Snake made a huge cry and this killed many pregnant women, children and old people. Nagasura tried several methods to overpower Nagapasha but his entire army and finally the Nagasura himself was killed by Nagapasha. Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva gave blessings to Nagapasha for killing the demon. Shiva also made Nagapasha one his ornaments. Nagapasha once decided to go on a tour of the worlds. Shiva advised him not to visit Salmali Island . But the snake did not heed his advice and visited the island. Nagas on this island were regularly attacked by Garuda. Nagapasha was attacked by Garud

Story of Akrtavrana and Parashurama

Akrtavrana was a great saint and disciple of Parashurama, the sixth Avatar of Hindu God Vishnu. An interesting story in the Puranas narrates how Akrtavrana became a disciple of Parshuram and also how the saint got the name Akrtavrana. Parashuram was once returning after having darshan of Shiva. Mahadev Shiva had blessed Parashuram with divine weapons. Parashuram was walking through a dense forest on his way home when he heard the cries of a boy. On enquiry, he found a tiger attacking a young boy. He immediately shot an arrow and killed the tiger. The tiger immediately turned into a Gandharva (divine being – singers in heaven). The tiger form was due to a curse and with Parshuram killing the tiger, he was relieved of the curse. The wounds of the boy were also healed after the divine incident. The boy then became a disciple of Parshuram and called himself Aktravrana – one not having any wound. Akrtavrana is mentioned in many chapters in the Mahabharata. Suta who

Seven Letter Sri Krishna Mantra For Making Money

Seven Letter Sri Krishna mantra is a rare mantra dedicated to Bhagavan Sri Krishna. This is also known as sath akshar Krishna mantra. The mantra helps in winning lottery, getting money which is blocked or lost and helps in making wealth. The mantra is ideal for all those who wish to make money. This 7 letter mantra is believed to provide all kinds of material comforts Seven Letter Sri Krishna Mantra गोवल्लभाय स्वाहा   Go Vallabhaya Swaha How to Chant Seven Letter Sri Krishna Mantra? The mantra is to be chanted for 21 days starting on a Thursday. Wake up early in the morning before, take bath, and wear yellow color dress. Offer prayers to Ganesha in mind. Sit facing east before the picture of Sri Krishna. Offer deep (lamp), dhoop (agarbatti), yellow color banana, yellow flowers and chandan. Chant the mantra 108 times and keep count on a chandan mala. Feed a cow jaggery and roti made using ghee. Continue this for 21 days for attaining wealth and prosperity.

Dashama Vrat 2023 date - Importance of Goddess Dashama Vrata in Gujarat in Shravan Month

Dashama Vrat is dedicated to Goddess Dashama and is observed from the first day of Shravan month as per traditional calendar followed in Gujarat . Dashama Vrat 2023 begins on August 17 and ends on August 26. It is a 10-day vrat. Devotees also refer to the festival as ‘Dashama na Naurta’ – Navratri of the Goddess. The ritual is observed for prosperity and good fortune. There are several temples dedicated to Dashama where devotees perform several rituals during the 10-days.  Devotees who are facing an adversity ('dasha' in Gujarati) and want to appease Goddess Dashama to overcome it observe the 10-day vrat. Goddess Dashama is widely worshipped in rural Gujarat and in cities by the lower socio-economic groups. How to Observe Dashama Vrat? During Dashama Vrat devotees, observe partial fast and install her murti in their homes or public pandals. The murti is immersed in a river on the last day of the 10-day vrat. The Goddess is offered wheat and betel leaves o

Pumsavana Seemantham – Pumsavana Karma in Hinduism

Pumsavana seemantham is the pre-natal Hindu religious ceremony. Pumsavana Karma is described in Dharmashastra texts in Hinduism as ‘a rite by the performance of which a child is expected to be born.’ This puja vidhi is one of the prenatal sacraments which is performed after conception has been ascertained. Through Pumsavana vidhi, the child is consecrated in the womb itself. Pumsavana Karma After How Many Weeks Pumsavana karma is performed in the third or fourth month of pregnancy, when the moon is on a male constellation. Pumsavana Karma Procedure The pregnant woman is required to fast on that day.  After a bath, she puts on new clothes.  Then a sprout of a banyan tree is pounded and the juice is poured into the right nostril of the pregnant woman.  It is believed that introducing the juice of the banyan twig of the root is a remedy for preventing abortion and ensuring the birth of a healthy baby. According to the well known ancient medical authority Sushruta, t

Pancharatna in Hindu Puja – Five Gems Used in Hinduism

When Hindu pujas are performed for naimittika or kamyapuja (worship to fulfill desire), Pancharatna is used. Pancha ratna or five precious stones are very rarely employed in worship. The five gems used in puja in Hinduism are: Sapphire Diamond Ruby Pearl Coral The five gems are never used in regular puja at home called nitya puja. The five precious stones represent richness and auspiciousness. It is associated with Goddess Lakshmi. If the precious stones are used in puja then they are to be later utilized for the welfare of Mother Earth. The money got from selling them is used for planting trees or digging ponds.

Adi Kedareshwar Temple Of Shiva in Badrinath - Story

Adi Kedareshwar Temple is located near the Badrinath Temple in Uttarakhand. The temple is dedicated to Shiva. Adi Kedareshwar Temple is a small shrine and is situated at Govind Shila, above Tapt Kund (hot spring), and is on the way to Badrinath Temple . The greatness of the Adi Kedareshwar Temple at Badrinath is mentioned in the Skanda Purana. Shiva is here worshipped as Kedareshwar. The belief is that those who cannot travel to Kedarnath can perform worship at the temple as it is equal to visiting Kedarnath Temple . Story Of Adi Kedareshwar Temple Legend has it the region where the current Badrinath Temple is located was the dwelling place of Shiva and Parvati. Vishnu was looking for a place to mediate and liked the place. He then approached Shiva and Parvati as a child and requested them for permission to do penance in the region. Shiva and Parvati agreed and vacated the place and moved to Kedarnath. This is the reason why the place is known as Adi Kedares

Brahma Mantra In Hindi For Wealth And Health

To make wealth and to enjoy wealth we need good health. Here is a Brahman mantra that will help a devotee have good health. It is also chanted for making more money and property. But the wealth made with the help of the mantra if used for Adharmic purposes will boomerang on the user. This is a rare and powerful Brahma Mantra.   Brahma Mantra In Hindi For Wealth ॐ ब्रह्म ज्ज्ञानप्रथमं पुरस्ताद्विसीमतः सुरुचो वेन आवः। स बुध्न्या उपमा अस्य विष्ठाः सतश्च योनिमसतश्च विवः।। The mantra should be chanted at sunrise. The person chanting the mantra should take bath and offer prayers to Ganesha in mind. The devotee should then wear white dress. The devotee should sit facing east and chant the mantra 108 times. The person should plant trees and take care of it.

Baba Hari Dass Quotes - Teachings - Has Not Been Speaking Since 1952

Baba Hari Dass is a silent monk and guru who has not spoken since 1952 and communicates by writing. Here is a collection of teachings and quotes of Baba Hari Dass Learned is one who can distinguish between the Self and the mind. Ignorant is the one who identifies with the body. One who depends on fate or destiny and does not make an effort remains sitting like one who sits by the seashore waiting for a pearl to wash up. Without reducing negative qualities progress in spiritual life is as impossible as carrying water in a sieve. If you work on yoga, yoga will work on you. A realized being holds an apple in the hand but not in the mind. If you run after the world the world will run from you. If you run from the world, it will run after you. People easily drop out from small setbacks. Firmness of aim automatically brings faith. Without faith, the aim can't be stable. We have to be honest to ourselves in our spiritual life. It is always a desire, which pu