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Brahma Granthi Knot – Meaning – Importance And How To Unknot

Brahma Granthi in spiritual terms means the knot of ignorance. Granthi in Sanskrit means is a gland or a knot. Brahma is the God of creation. In Katha Upanishad (II.2.15) and Mundaka Upanishad (II.2.8), it is called hridaya granthi (knot in the heart), and it is said that, “realization of the Supreme Reality cuts the knot of ignorance in the heart.” The word heart here means buddhi (intellect), which is the abode of ignorance as well as knowledge. In Hatha Yoga three knots of ignorance are recognized, namely Brahma Granthi (the knot of Brahma), Vishnu Granthi (the knot of Vishnu) and Rudra Granthi (the knot of Shiva).  They are situated, respectively, in the three energy centers (called lotuses) at the heart (called Anahata chakra), thorat (called Vishuddhi Chakra) and eyebrows (called ajna chakra). These energy centers and knots are closed in all ignorant beings. They are opened by a rigorous practice of breath control, i.e, pranayama. As described in Hatha Yoga Prad

Talking Gods Of Raj Rajeshwari Tripura Sundari Temple At Buxar In Bihar - Hindu Temple Miracle

Scientists, secularists, skeptics, atheists and devotees all are unable to explain about the unnatural phenomenon of gods talking at night at Raj Rajeshwari Tripura Sundari at Buxar in Bihar. Various sounds are heard at night from the temple. Devotees and locals believe that the deities in temple talk to each other at night. What is even more baffling is that the sounds are heard only when there is no living being in the vicinity of the temple. So it is during night that the sounds are heard. Raj Rajeshwari Tripura Sundari was built around 400 years ago. It is tantric temple dedicated to various forms of Goddess Shakti. Main deity worshipped in the temple is Raj Rajeshwari Tripura Sundari. Various forms of Mother Goddess Shakti including Goddess Tripura, Dhoomavati, Bagalamukhi, Tara, Kali, Chinnamasta, Shodashi, Matangi, Kamala, Ugra Tara and Bhuvaneshwari are worshipped here. Thus temple is also dedicated to Dasa Mahavidyas. The Bhairav worshipped in the temple are Dattatr

Thoughts – Teachings on Vairagya Concept in Hinduism – Swami Brahmeshananda

Vairagya is one of the most important values for spiritual life. As a matter of fact, no spiritual life is ever possible without it.  Swami Brahmeshananda shares his thoughts and teachings on Vairagya. The Sanskrit word vairagya is translated variously. Swami Vivekananda translates it as non-attachment. Swami Turiyananda in his translation of Vivekachudamani has equated it with renunciation. The other meaning is dispassion. Instead of vairagya, Sri Ramakrishna preferred to use the word tyaga, which means renunciation. In his Yoga Sutras Patanjali considers it, along with abhyasa, as a mighty weapon for the control of thought waves.   It is also one of the sadhana chatushtaya or four basic qualifications for an adhikari, a person competent for Self-knowledge. Of these four qualifications, Shankaracharya considers vairagya or renunciation, and mumukshatva or desire for liberation, as most important. Although vairagya is an important value, it never arises in most of the peo