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Prayer to Overcome Temptation in Hindu Religion

Temptation is the result of us having no control over the senses. The senses force us desire to have or do something that you know you should avoid. Most of the time we fall into the trap of temptation set by the senses. Here is a prayer to overcome temptation in Hindu religion. Vishnu Prayer to Overcome Temptation Sit under a peepal tree or in a quiet place and meditate. Chant the mantra 108 times and keep count on a Tulsi or Chandan mala. ॐ नमो भगवते वासुदेवाय नमः Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya After chanting the mantra, read a chapter of Bhagavad Gita. The second chapter is ideal for overcoming earthly temptations. Shiva Prayer to Overcome Temptation ऊँ तत्पुरुषाय विद्महे महादेवाय धीमहि तन्नो रुद्रः प्रचोदयात।। Om Tatpurushaya Vidamahe Mahadevaya Deemahi Tannoh Rudra Prachodayat Sit before a Shivling and offer prayers by pouring some water on the Shivling. Offer white flowers and bilva leaves. Sit in meditation and chant the mantra 108 times. Afte

Importance of Shukla Paksha Dwitiya Tithi in Hinduism – Second Day of Waxing Phase of Moon in Fortnight

Shukla paksha dwitiya tithi, or the second day of waxing phase of moon in a fortnight, is of great importance in Hinduism. The day is dedicated to Chandra, the moon god. Staunch Hindus who follow important rituals in Hindu religon observe Chandra Darshan on the day. Chandra, also known as Som, Sudhakar and Sudhanshu, is one among the nine planets or navgrahas in Hindu astrology. Sudha means amrut (elixir), honey, and fluid. Thus he is associated with water. The real elixir on earth is water. Another name of Som is amrut and jal (water). As he lights up the night sky, Chandra is also known as Nishapati. Chandra is associated with 16 kalas. These 16 kalas are known as tithis. On Shukla Paksha Dwitiya Tithi, Chandra makes his appearance after Amavasya and hence people observe Chandra darshan on the day. It is believed that on Shukla Paksha Dwitiya tithi, Bhagavan Shankar (Shiva) is close to Gauri (Maa Parvati) and therefore it is easy to please Shiva on the day. The day

Lakshmi Prayer For Diwali

It is widely believed that Goddess Lakshmi visits homes of her devotees on earth on Diwali day to bless them. A popular Goddess Lakshmi prayer for Diwali is as follows: त्रैलोक्य पूजिते देवि कमले विष्णु वल्लभे। यथा त्वमचला कृष्णे तथा भव मयि स्थिरां॥ कमला चंचला लक्ष्मीश्चला भूति हरिप्रिया। पद्मा पद्मालया सम्पद रमा श्री पद्मधारिणी॥ द्वादशैतानि नामनि लक्ष्मी संपूज्य य : पठेत् स्थिरा लक्ष्मी भवेत् तस्य पुत्रादिभि : सह॥ Trailokya Pujite Devi Kamale Vishnuvallabahe Yatha Tvam Achala Krushne Tatha Bhav Mayisthiram Kamala Chanchala Laxmischala bhuti Haripriya Padma Padalaya Sampad Rama Shri Padam Dharini Dwadshaitani Namani Laxmi Sampujaya Ya Padeth Sthira Laxmi Bhavet Tasya Putradibhi saha

Sarvajna Quotes

This is a collection of quotes of Sarvajana, a great saint in the Veerashaiva tradition in the 16th century in Karnataka. All humans have similar organs, then how can you separate them into various castes, sects and groups. All of us live on the same earth, drink the same water, and in the end are consumed by the same fire, then what is the basis for family tradition and lineage. A donkey even if it rolls on and smears itself with ashes does it become a saint? One who is not aware of his Self, even if has smeared himself with ashes, is no better than a donkey. Do not be misguided by the shaven heads of false ascetics, follow and be guided by the true Guru who has realized Self. There is no need of matted hair or poojas or rituals. For one who has realized his self, if he is committed to truth that is enough. There is no god greater than food, none can survive without food, perform food donation and save the lives of the hungry. An ox goes round and round