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Gauri Devi Puja Vidhi – Procedure – With Mantra – How To Perform Goddess Gauri Puja?

Gauri Devi is the form of Mother Goddess Shakti in which she performed intense tapas to get Mahadev Shiva as Her husband. She is worshipped for happy married life and for getting good husband or wife. Below is Goddess Gauri Puja vidhi or procedure along with mantra. This is a simple guide on how to perform Maa Gauri Devi Puja and is ideal for performing it at home. When to Perform Goddess Gauri Puja? The ideal day to perform the puja: Tritiya Tithi – the third day of the waxing phase or waning phase of moon. Third day after full moon (purnima) or no moon day (Amavasya) Legend has is that Goddess Gauri performed intense austerities to bring back Shiva into worldly life. Shiva had lost interest in worldly life after the death of Mata Sati. Gauri succeeded in Her mission and Shiva married her. Benefits of Performing Gauri Devi Puja As per Bhavishya Purana, those performing the puja will be blessed with wealth, peace, prosperity, beauty, long life and luck. Those

Symbolism and Significance Of Rice In Hinduism

Rice or paddy is of great significance in Hinduism. Rice is known as Dhanya. It is one among the numerous names of Goddess Lakshmi. Thus rice symbolizes purity, fertility, bounty and prosperity in Hindu religion. As rice is associated with fertility and prosperity it is used on all auspicious occasions. In Hindu stories, it is associated with wealth and therefore symbolically likened to Lakshmi. Rice is believed to scare away demons, particularly that check fertility. The practice of throwing akshata (unbroken rice) on the bridal couple arises from this belief. Sweet rice preparation is offered in majority of Hindu temples as Prasad. Rice is offered in innumerable ways in Hinduism. Starting from the birth of a child in the womb of the mother to the death the individual. Even after death, rice continues to play an important role as it is offered during annual shradh to the dead. Rice of offerings to nature – birds and animals – are also a popular ritual among al

Spiritual Experiences Cannot Be Described In Words – Swami Sivananda

Spiritual experiences cannot be described in words. Language is imperfect. They are to be felt and realised by the aspirants. Experiences vary. A devotee, a Yogi and a sage have different spiritual experiences in the beginning. Ultimately, the highest experience is one and invariable. The highest experience is that in which you become identical with the Absolute. There is neither darkness nor void in this experience. It is all-light. You become a Sarvavit or all-knower. You know the mystery of creation. You get immortality, higher knowledge, and eternal bliss. In meditation, new grooves are formed in the brain, and the mind moves upwards in the new spiritual grooves. When the mind becomes steady in meditation, the eyeballs also become steady. A Yogi whose mind is calm will have a steady eye. There will be no winking at all. The eyes will be lustrous, red or pure white. When you enter into very deep, silent meditation, the breath will not come out of the nostrils. There may b