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Bhauma – About God Bhauma in Hindu Religion

Bhauma or Mangal or Mars is a popular deity in Hindu Religion and is one among the Navagrahas. He is also known as Angarak. Bhauma is represented as either seated on a goat or on a throne or on a golden chariot drawn by eight horses. The color of Bhauma is red – it should be like fire. This planetary deity has four arms. One of the right hands is in Varada or Abhaya posture. The other arms carry weapon Shakti, Gada and Shoola. Flowers offered are red in color.  Cloth offered is also red in color. The Pradosh observed on Tuesday or Mangalwar is known as Bhauma Pradosh. The belief is that those having trouble in horoscope related to Mangal Grah will get relief by observing Pradosh Vrat dedicated to Shiva on the day. 

Kalaratri Puja Vidhi – Mantra – How to Perform Goddess Kalaratri Mata Puja?

Kalaratri Mata is one among the nine goddess worshipped during Navratri. She is worshipped on the seventh day of Navratri. Kalaratri Mata is worshipped for solving Shani related problems in horoscope or janam kundli. She is worshipped for solving problems related profession and to overcome enemies. Below is Goddess Kalaratri Puja vidhi or procedure along with mantra. This is a simple guide on how to perform Goddess Kalaratri Mata Puja and is ideal for performing it at home. Goddess Kalaratri Mantra ॐ कालरात्र्यै देव्यै : नमः Om Kalaratraye Daivaye Namah When to Perform Goddess Kalaratri Devi Puja? The ideal day to perform the puja: Seventh day of Navratri – Saptami Tithi Saptami Tithi   – the seventh day after Amavasya (no moon day) in a Hindu lunar month. The puja can also be performed on Amavasya or no moon day in a lunar month. She has control over Shani Navgraha. Worship of her will help in overcoming Shani Navgraha related problems in horoscope. Ben

Why Sadhus and Sanyasis are Buried and Not Cremated in Hinduism?

The traditional practice in Hinduism is to cremate the body of a dead person. But the dead body of Sadhus and Sanyasis are buried. In many Hindu communities, the body of a holy person is buried in the Padmasana Posture (Lotus Position). The belief is that the dead person’s soul is attached to the body. This attachment makes the person unable to attain moksha. By cremating the body, it is destroyed completely so that the soul has no attachment and it helps in attainment of Moksha. Sadhus and Sanyasis are detached from the world and they have no attachment to their body. The self realization attained by them makes the body irrelevant to them while they are alive. Cremation is therefore superfluous. For the one that has attained self realization cremation and burial both have no significance. It is the people who are alive that create the distinction.

Shapa in Hinduism – The Concept Of Curse In Hindu Religion

Shapa, curse, is repeatedly referred to in classical Hindu literature and is an important concept in Hinduism. As per Hindu religion beliefs, the power of a curse depends upon several factors, such as the person who curses, the one who is cursed, and the context and events relating to and culminating in cursing someone. In Hinduism, a curse is considered a part of the divine plan of action. The evens related to classical curses form an integral part not only of the religious texts, but also of the histories of several holy places and of many cultural and religious festivities. There are 62 curses in the Ramayana and around 150 in the Mahabharata. Puranas and other Hindu religious texts also talks about a large number of curses, counter curses and their consequences. Number of sects and communities trace their origins to a curse. Puranas and the epics state that many incarnations of Vishnu were the result of curse. Many demigods, damsels, gandharvas and saints appear on e

Shankaranarayana Temple Near Kundapura In Karnataka – Krodha Shankara Narayana Temple Near Agumbe

Shankaranarayana Temple near Kundapura In Karnataka is dedicated to Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu. Also known as Krodha Shankara Narayana Temple, it is around 32 km east of Kundapur on the Kundapura – Agumbe Road. The shrine is around 42 km from Agumbe. Traditionally called as Krodha Kshetra, the temple is referred to in Skanda Purana. According to legend, a sage named Krodha performed intense penance in a cave here near the Western Ghats amidst sylvan surroundings. Kundapura Shankaranarayana Temple Timings Mording Darshan and puja 6 AM – 12:30 PM Evening Darshan and puja 4:30 PM to 8 PM Story  of Shankaranarayana Temple In the 24th Chapter of Pushkara Kaanda in Padma Purana, one can find a beautiful description of Krodha Shankaranarayana Temple. As per the purana, the demons Kharasura and Rattasura were creating havoc on earth and causing immense hardships to all living beings. Kroda Maharshi meditated on Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu together and prayed them come

Kade Sheetla Dham – Goddess Sheetla Shakti Temple At Manikpur Kaushambi

Kade Sheetla Dham is an important place of Shakti Worship in Prayaga, is around 70 km from Prayagraj, at Kade in Manikpur Kaushambi, Uttar Pradesh. The temple, on the banks of Ganga River, is the abode of Goddess Sheetla and is one of the 51 shakti peethas. It is believed that Sati’s hand fell here when her body was cut by Vishnu’s Sudarshan Chakra to stop the destruction of the cosmos. This makes it an important place of pilgrimage for the devotees of Shakti. Shiva is worshipped here as Kaleshwara, and the old city was named Kala Nagara after him. It was also called Karkat Nagar – kara is hand and kara signifies the cutting off of something. It is believed that Yudhisthira of the Mahabharata visited the spot during pilgrimage and built the first shrine and installed the Shivling. Kada is mentioned as a place of Hindu pilgrimage by Ibn Battuta (1340 AD). Destroyer of Hindu temples, Aurangzeb was unable to even touch the shrine due to the power of the Goddess. He was

Why Hindus keep black pots outside the house?

It is a practice among some Hindus to keep a black pot outside the house. This is not followed by majority of Hindu communities. The practice is followed to ward off someone casting an evil eye on the house or the members that live in the house. The belief is the black pot pulls the negative energy created by casting of evil eye. Is there any truth in such practice? No there is no truth is such practice and is not based on the teachings of Hinduism. Such practices are region or community based and stems out of fear and lack of confidence in one’s abilities. Some people simply follow it because someone in the family used to follow it. 

Advantage Of Gaining Unitary Vision – An Important Teaching in Hinduism

What is the advantage of gaining unitary vision? This is the important teaching in Hinduism. The Upanishads answer: When there is duality, as it were, then one smells another, one sees another, one hears another, one speaks to another, one thinks of another, one knows another. But when everything has become the Self, then what should one smell and through what, what should one see and through what, what should one hear and through what, what should one speak and through what, what should one think and through what, what should one know and through what; through what should One know That owing to which all this is known, through what, my dear, should one know the Knower?’ (Brihadaranyaka Upanishad, 2.5.6)   ‘Mrityoh sa mrityum prapnoti ya iha naneva pashyati; He goes from death to death who sees multiplicity here.’ (Katha Upanishad, 2.1.10–11.) ‘Yasminsarvani bhutanyatmaivabhudvijanatah. tatra ko mohah kah shoka   ekatvamanupashyatah; He who perceives all beings a