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Yogini – Divine Attendant of Goddess Kali and Bhairava Shiva – About Yoginis

Yogini, or Yoginis, are the divine female attendants of Goddess Kali and Bhairava form of Shiva. The exact count of the yoginis differs from scripture to scripture. The most popular belief is they are eight, twelve, sixty four or sixty five. The concept of Sixty Four Yoginis or Chausath Yoginis is very popular in eastern parts of India especially in Orissa. Two of the popular temples dedicated to Chausath Yoginis are located at Hirapur near Bhubaneswar and at Ranipur-Jharial in Bolangir District in Orissa. The Yoginis are worshipped to attain supernatural powers. As per tradition, the 64 Yoginis served Goddess Kali and the Bhairav form of Shiva. Yoginis were part of the battles waged by Goddess Kali to restore Dharma. Srimad Bhagavad Purana refers to the Yoginis as the functionaries of the Devi – Mother Goddess. Yoginis are different from Saptamatrikas or the seven divine mother goddesses. Yoginis belong to a class of subsidiary deities who were associated with th

Satyavinayak Pooja Vidhi with Mantra – How to Perform Satyavinayak Puja?

Satyavinayak Pooja is performed for achieving peace and prosperity in life and is dedicated to Lord Ganesha. The greatness of Satyavinayak Puja was narrated by Bhagavan Sri Krishna to his friend Kuchela. Below is Satyavinayak pooja vidhi or procedure along with mantra. This is a simple guide on how to perform Satyavinayak Puja and is ideal for performing it at home. It is believed that Sudama (Kuchela) was able to get rid of his poverty, and achieve peace and prosperity after following the Satyavinayak puja narrated by Sri Krishna to him. Satyavinayak Pooja Mantra ॐ   सत्यविनायकाया नमः  Om Satyavinayakaya Namah When to Perform Satyavinayak Pooja? The ideal day to perform the puja: Full moon day in a month – Purnima tithi Performing the puja on Vaishakh Purnima is considered highly meritorious. Today the puja is performed any auspicious day in a month for the welfare of the family. Benefits of Performing Satyavinayak Pooja The puja is performed to over

Char Prahar Puja to Shiva in Hinduism – How To Perform Four Time Puja To Shivling?

The four time puja in a day to Shiva is performed mainly during Shivratri or on Shiva Chaturdashi (the tithi before Amavasya or no moon day). This puja is popularly known as Char Prahar Puja (चार प्रहर की पूजा) in Hinduism. It is basically dividing a tithi or day into four equal periods and performing. It must be noted here that a day is 24 hours but a Hindu Tithi might not be 24 hours it can be shorter or longer. How to Perform Four Time Puja to Shivling? The devotee observing the Char Prahar Puja to Shiva should wake up early in the morning before sunrise and take bath. Wear white color dress. First offer prayers to Ganesha in mind. Along with sunrise, perform the first puja . Light lamp and offer bilva leaves. Then perform abhishek of Shivling with water. Light camphor and do aarti and offer sweet made using milk. Chant om namah shivaya mantra 108 times. Next puja is at noon. Prepare the Shivling by washing and cleaning it with water. Light lamp, o

Fish Found in Ganga River Could Cure Heart Diseases

Zebrafish that lives in the Ganga River , the holy river in Hinduism, could trigger a revolution in the treatment of heart disease – which could lead to the end of heart-transplant surgery. Medical researchers working with the British Heart Foundation are claiming to have discovered a small protein molecule in zebrafish that appears to play a critical role in orchestrating the repair of damaged cardiac muscle. Zebrafish is a tiny tropical fish found in the Ganga River . It is also today widely found in aquariums. Mother Nature Network reports Zebrafish can regenerate damaged cardiac tissue at an incredible rate. In just a week's time, a zebrafish can repair as much as 20 percent of its heart muscle. Now medical researchers working with the British Heart Foundation hope that insight into the fish's amazing ability could lead to the development of new treatments that will one day allow the human heart to heal itself too. "Scientifically, mending hum

Teachings On Self Control From Bhagavad Gita

Quotes and teachings on self control from the Bhagavad Gita. Serenity of mind, good-heartedness, silence, self-control, purity of nature - these together are called the mental austerity. (17.16) Undoubtedly, O mighty-armed one, the mind is difficult to control and is restless; but, by practice, O Son of Kunti, and by dispassion, it is restrained. (6.35) From whatever cause the restless and the unsteady mind wanders away, from that let him restrain it, and bring it back under the control of the Self alone. (6.26) The turbulent senses, O son of Kunti, do violently carry away the mind of a wise-man, though he be striving (to control them). (2.60) Having restrained them all, he should sit steadfast, intent on Me; his Wisdom is steady, whose senses are under control. (2.61) It is desire and anger, the ravenous and the deadly, Which are born out of Rajas Guna. Recognize these for they are your foe in this world. Just as smoke envelopes the fire, Just as dus