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Fourth Day of Navratri October 18, 2023 Dedicated to Goddess Kushmanda

Goddess Kushmanda is worshipped on the fourth day of Navratri. She is worshipped on October 18, 2023 during Sharad Navratri. She is worshipped on March 25, 2023 during Chaitra Navratri. The day also marks the beginning of worshipping of Goddess Lakshmi during Navratri. Legend has it that Lord Vishnu was able to begin the creation of universe, when Goddess Kushmanda smiled and receded. She represents that form of Durga, which is the source of all. Goddess Durga is also worshipped as Bhuvneshwari on the fourth day in many parts of India . Goddess Kushmanda is also depicted as having four hands. She is also known as ‘Ashtabhuja,’when she is depicted as having eight arms. When she is eight-armed her one hand rests on her stomach holding a pitcher (symbolism of universe in her stomach), the other hands hold chakra, gada, rosary, lotus flower, arrow, bow and water pot. She rides on a female lion. Legend has it that Goddess Durga gives birth to the universe in the form of Maa Kus

Akshividya In Hinduism

Akshividya is a branch of learning in spiritual knowledge. Akshi Vidya is described in the fourth chapter of Chandogya Upanishad and a detailed discussion about it is available in the Antaradhikarana of Brahmasutra Bhashya. Akshividya relates to the purusha (being) residing in akshi (eye). Chandogya Upanishad refers to purusha who is seen with the eyes as the soul; who is deathless and fearless, and who is verily the Brahman. He is untainted by any blemish just like his locus, the eye, which is not tainted by the drops of water or ghee falling in it, as they roll off the eye. Here, the meditation is not on the external eye but on the being within, which is none other than our own soul. He is called samyadvama, as all fruits of actions on account of him. He is called vamani too, as he bestows auspicious things on the jiva. He is also described as bhamani, since he illuminates all objects. The fruit of Akshividya is that all adorable objects merge in the upasaka (practition

Dadi Janki, Spiritual Head of the Brahma Kumaris, Passed On From This Physical Life

Rajyogini Dadi Janki Ji, the spiritual head of the Brahma Kumaris, passed away in a private hospital at 2 am on Friday, March 27, 2020. She was 104-year-old. She will be cremated at 3:30 PM on March 27. Dadi Janki was a tireless spiritual server who helped millions to solve the puzzles of life. She magically transformed the lives of many through her words and deeds. She toiled to bring a positive difference in the lives of others and she succeeded in it. The wisdom and courage she shared through her life will continue to inspire millions around the world. Born in 1916, she has been engaged in the spiritual endeavors associated with Brahma Kumaris since 1937 and also spent 40 years based in London from 1974. She has inspired individuals of all cultures and professions to live according to a higher sense of purpose and to contribute to the creation of a better world. Deep and insightful, she was an absolute joy to listen to and observe.  Few teachings of Dadi Ja

Read Study Upanishads Free In 11 Indian Languages Along With English Hindi Meaning

Upanishads are filled with universal teachings. There is no denying that its teachings are eternal and they will be relevant in all ages. They are irreplaceable as it is the supreme truth. They do no propagate any religion or dogma. Gitasupersite is now offering an exclusive website dedicated to Upanishads. A total of 11 Upanishads can be studied and read online. There is also an option of reading the Hindi and English translation and meaning. The 11 languages are Assamese, Bengali, Hindi, Gujarati, Gurumukhi, Kannada, Malayalam, Odia, Tamil, Telugu and English. The Hindi translation is of Gita Press Gorakhpur, the Hindi Commentary By Hari Krishna Das Goenka and translation Of Gita Press Gorakhpur By Sri Shankaracharya English commentary and translation by Swami Sivananda, English translation By Gambhirananda and also English Translation of Sri Shankaracharya's Sanskrit Commentary By Swami Gambhirananda. The Upanishads that you can study in the website are A

The many emerged from the One

The many emerged from the One, and it has not been a happy experience. The One was divine. The many brought into the picture the human. The experience of human mortality, finitude, and imperfection has produced only pain and suffering and, to make matters worse, these are inseparable from the human condition. The only solution is to reverse the process. The divine somehow seems to have become human, and so what is now human must somehow go back to being divine. The many must resolve back into the One. This journey back to the Source reclaims that freedom, perfection, immortality, and infinitude that were apparently lost. In the language of Vedanta, it is examining the ‘many’ to eventually discover it is really the One. It only feels like many because we are not looking at it deeply enough. When the evolution of the material universe is viewed from a spiritual perspective, life acquires meaning and purpose, and the path to freedom and fulfillment becomes clear. When we