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Daily Routine in Hinduism – About Dinacharya in Hindu Religion

Ancient teachers of Hindu tradition have mentioned about Dinacharya in various scriptures associated with Hinduism. Many of the teaching are today part of Ayurveda. Dinacharya means daily routine and it talks about the daily good practices that are essential for a good living. Nisha Manikantan writes about daily routine in Hindu tradition in an article titled ‘the perfect Dinacharya’ in express buzz Positive step - Step out of the bed and touch the ground with the leg on that side of the body wherein the flow of breath is dominant (check nostrils). Clean up - Rinse with cold water. Water is an electrical conductor and can never irritate sensitive tissues. Wash hands, face, mouth and eyes with cool water. Clean nose, teeth and tongue.  Meditate and exercise  - Relax - do pranayama until the breath flows evenly through both nostrils. Meditate while centering your energy in the heart chakra or at the third eye. Take a short, slow walk in the fresh morning air. Surround

Chanting Mantra the Way to Attain Moksha in Kali Yuga - Hinduism Teachings For Present Age

There are four yugas in Hindu tradition and the present is the Kali Yuga – the last of the four yugas. All imaginable and unimaginable Adharmic activities will take place during the Kali Yuga as per Hinduism teachings. But as per Hindu tradition Kali Yuga also provides an easy way to moksha for those who follow Dharma. Chanting of mantra or the names of the lord will help in attaining Moksha in the present age. Legend has it that Sage Narada was saddened by the Adharma (evil) in Kali Yuga. He asked Brahma what is the ideal way for people to attain moksha in Kali Yuga? Brahma suggested that chanting of mantra is the best option. Mantras and name of the lord can be chanted by anyone at anytime and anywhere. The reason for this was that Gurus and Saints who should be doing pujas, yajnas and guiding people will become corrupt in Kali Yuga. Devotees will be fooled by these people. Therefore, people just need to chant the name of God in Kali Yuga to attain Moksha. Chan

Khairatabad Ganesh 2022 Pictures – One Of The Biggest Ganpati Murtis in 2022 During Ganesh Chaturthi Festival

Hyderabad Khairatabad Ganesh Idol 2022 is having 5 faces and and it is called Sri Panchamukha Lakshmi Ganapati. The Khairatabad Ganesh Utsav Committee is celebrating 68th year of formation. The height of murti in 2022 will be nearly 50 feet. Ganesha Vigraha or Murti made during Ganesh Chaturthi festival at Khairatabad near Hyderabad are famous for its huge size. The Vinayak murti in 2022 is flanked by Sri Shanmukha Subramanya Swamy idol and Sri Trishakti Maha Gayatri Devi. On the immersion day, all the trio murtis will be carried on a specially designed trolley up to Hussain Sagar (known also Vinayaka Sagar) through a procession and put them on a platform. Then, water will be sprinkled to melt the clay idols, instead of immersing them. The clay will be distributed to the devotees either to use for gardening purposes or to make small Ganesh idols to keep at their worship place in their homes, Some facts about Hyderabad Khairatabad Ganesh Every year the construction of the huge

Story Of Origin Of Bhutamata

Story of origin of Bhutamata is found in the Bhavishya Purana. Sri Krishna narrates the story. Legend has it that one day Goddess Parvati was in conversation with Shiva. She was so involved in the conversation that living beings on earth began to suffer as there was no one to nourish them. Then suddenly a Goddess appeared from the body of Goddess Parvati and this was Bhutamata. She is today worshipped under numerous names. You can find murtis of her in villages and towns under an old tree. People regularly offer water, flowers, diya, and prasad. It is believed that she blesses her devotees with children, food, cattle, good health and protects children against diseases. 

Lord Shiva and Tiger Skin - Reason For Shiva Wearing Tiger Skin

Lord Shiva is usually depicted as sitting or meditating on a tiger skin. Lord Shiva is usually portrayed as wearing a tiger skin as garment. Tiger symbolically represents power. Shiva sitting on tiger skin and wearing it symbolically means that He is beyond all power and dominates over all the powers. There is an interesting story in the Shiva Purana which narrates about how Lord Shiva got the tiger skin. Once Lord Shiva was roaming around the world like an Avadhuta. He was completely naked and was so merged in this meditation that he was unaware of any other existence.  During His roaming, once He reached a forest inhabited by a group of saints. The saints lived along with their family and the arrival of a naked mendicant created flutter in their small and confined society. The women in the community were attracted by Shiva and there was disturbance in the daily routines of the Ashram. The saints became furious after they realized that it is the new mendic

Dhumraketu Incarnation of Ganesh – Dhumravarna Avatar of Ganesha

Dhumraketu, also referred as Dhumravarna, is the incarnation of Hindu God Ganesha that will appear at the end of the Kali Yuga. The Ganesha Purana and Mudgala Purana mentions about this avatar of Ganesh which has striking similarities with the Kalki Avatar of Vishnu. This final avatar of Ganesh is yet to take place. Ganesha Purana states that he will appear to annihilate the demon named Abhimanasura. Symbolically the demon represents the pride and attachment in the human beings. This is believed to be a fierce form of Ganesha and he will ride on a blue horse. In this form he will bring an end the Kali Yuga and will clean up the universe for the next cycle of creation.

Story - How Mahishi Got the Buffalo Head?

Mahishi was the sister of Mahishasura, the demon killed by Goddess Durga. To avenge the death of Mahishasura, Mahishi did intense tapas and pleased Brahma. But how did Mahishi become a buffalo-headed demoness. The story of Mahishi is very popular in South India and the reference is found in the Puranas. Sage Galvan lived on the Vindhyas in his ashram. He had a daughter named Leela. The sage also had a student named Dattan. Leela was in love with Dattan. But he did not reciprocate the love as he did not want to lead a family life. Leela continued to disturb Dattan. As she was beautiful, she tried numerous methods to entice the young man. Once, Dattan was performing intense meditation. Leela approached him and told him in his ears that she will be his Pattamahishi or queen. Dattan was angry at Leela for disturbing his mediation and in a fit of rage cursed her to be born as Mahishi – a buffalo headed woman. Leela was thus born in the house of Demon Karamban as his dau

Bilkeshwar Mahadev Temple – Haridwar – Uttarakhand

Bilkeshwar Mahadev Temple is an ancient shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva at Haridwar in Uttarakhand. The popular belief is that Goddess Parvati performed intense Tapas here to get Shiva as her husband. She survived by eating Bilwa leaves and hence the Shivling here is known as Bilkeshwar. The temple is located atop the Bilwa Mountain and it is near to Hari-ki-Pauri in Haridwar. The Shivling worshipped in the temple is under the canopy of Sheshanag. The Gauri Kund located here was created by Brahma. He created the pond to quench the thirst of Goddess Parvati. It is considered meritorious to take holy dip in the pond. Thousands of people arrive here to have a holy dip in Shravan month and during Makar Sankranti. There is widespread belief that prayers offered here never go unanswered. Unmarried girls get good husband after performing abhishek and offering bilva leaves to the Shivling here. It is believed that if a devotee offers Bilva leaves here then the devotee will n

Bhagavad Gita Quotes On Ignorance

Quotes and teachings on ignorance from the Bhagavad Gita The Lord takes neither the demerit not even the merit of any; knowledge is enveloped by ignorance, thereby beings are deluded. (5.15) But to those whose ignorance is destroyed by the Knowledge of the Self, like the sun, to them Knowledge reveals the Supreme. (5.16) Out of mere compassion for them, I, dwelling within their hearts, destroy the darkness born of ignorance by the luminous Lamp-of-Knowledge. (10.11) Constancy in Self-knowledge, perception of the end of true knowledge --- this is declared to be "knowledge, " and what is opposed to it is "ignorance. " (13.12) The fruit of good action, they say, is Sattvic and pure; verily, the fruit of Rajas is pain, and the fruit of Tamas is ignorance. (14.16)