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Tambula Prashna – A Branch Of Astrology Predictions Related To Betel Leaves

Tambula Prashna is a branch of predictive astrology in Hinduism. Tambula Prasna refers to the query from a person who approaches an astrologer with a small gift called tambula, consisting of betel leaves, betel nuts, flowers, sandal perfume/incense sticks, turmeric, kumkum (vermilion), dakshina (coins), coconut, bananas and other such items. The person places all these before the astrologer and raises his query. Prashna means querying. The astrologer takes a count of all the items brought by the questioner and makes some mathematical calculations to arrive at indicative numbers to be used for predictions. There are many variations in this method of prediction. One method followed in South India’s Karnataka region is as follows: add twelve to the sum total number of all the items in the tambula; divide the resulting figure by seven; based on the remainder, the nature/subject of the query is predicted. If the remainder is one, then the query is about money matters and the solution w

Pitru Dosh Pooja – Procedure – Mantra – Pitru Dosha Nivaran Puja

Pitru dosh is the result of neglecting annual shradh and tarpan. In today’s busy life many people find it difficult to perform annual shradh rituals. They realize the importance of Pitru dosha nivaran puja, when they face difficulties in life. Here is a Pitru dosh pooja vidhi to be performed at home. It contains the detail procedure along with mantra. When to Perform Pitru Dosh Pooja? The best option is to perform on Amavasya Tithi or no moon day in a Hindu calendar. If you know the death tithi of the pitru then you can perform it on the day. Some people also opt for the nakshtra on which the person died. Who can perform the puja? Any family member (both male and female) can perform the puja. Pitru Dosh Pooja – Procedure – Mantra The ideal time is early morning when there is Amavasya Tithi. The puja is dedicated Shiva and Vishnu. Clean the house and take bath. Offer prayers to Ganesha. The puja should be performed on the east side of the house. Take two kal

Cactus Vastu – Cactus Vaastu Shastra – Is It Bad or Good to Keep Cactus at Home

Cactus lives in extremely dry environments. It is found even in the driest places on earth. The remarkable capacity of it to conserve water is a miracle. Cactus has nothing to do with Hindu religion or Vaastu Shastra. So is it bad or good to keep Cactus at home as per Vastu. As per Vastu Shastra it is bad but if we use logic the tree should be kept at home. Cactus should be kept at home because it teaches us not to give up hope. Cactus survives in the Atacama Desert in South America – believed to be the driest place on earth. It is a plant that teaches us resilience, optimism, liveliness and vigor. The plant should be respected and should be made a part of our life. Why Do Some People Consider Cactus Bad for Vastu? Some people believe that as the thorn on Cactuss symbolize negative energy and accidents. This is not true. If we take this logic, then people should not keep rose plant. Rose is found in many Hindu homes. Some of the things that appear in print media

Thoughts On Sri Jagannath Idol – Symbolism in Puri Jagannath Murti

Symbolism in Puri Jagannath Murti by Yogavidyavachaspati Pandit Ramakanta Kar Published in the Orissa Review of June 2004 Sri Jagannath is the Lord of the Universe. The Murti of Lord signifies both Purush (Male) and Prakruti (female). Sri Jagannath, Sri Balabhadra and Goddess Subhadra are imagined by tantriks as Dakshina Kali, Tara and Bhuvaneswari Vaishnavas think Sri Jagannath, Sri Balabhadra and Goddess Subhadra are Vishnu or Krishna , Shiva and Brahma respectively. Sri Jagannath was also known to be worshipped as Shiva (Purusha) and Shakti (Prakriti), His lower part resembling Shiva Linga and the upper part as omnipotent Goddess Durga. So Sri Jagannath is imagined as Dakshina Kali, the deity of destruction. In the 15th century Adikavi (the first poet of Orissa) Sarala Das has mentioned in his "Sarala Mahabharat", that the image of Sri Jagannath, Sri Balabhadra and Subhadra were built out of the unburnt and imperishable body turned Daru (wood) of S

Swami Chinmayananda Quotes On Anger

Swami Chinmayananda Quotes On Anger Anger comes to us when our desires or expectations are disturbed, defeated. Anger is nothing but desire of attachments, expectations or hope is obstructed. Again when you meet such occasion, at least after the wave of anger has subsided, reconsider the entire situation and try to mentally live and relive a hundred times the same situation—all the time see that you keep yourself smiling. After all, another has an equal right to be bad, mischievous, foul-mouthed, dirty, undisciplined as you have right to be good, cheerful, clean and even peaceful. "Give the devil its due", accept this as a policy - anger will not rise. Also flood the mind with unreserved love for all—always: you will have no occasion to be angry. Swami Chinmayananda