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Dhumavati Beej Mantra Text – Benefits of Chanting Goddess Dhumavati Beej Mantra

Maa Dhumavati is the seventh among the Dasa Mahavidyas – the 10 Mother Goddess concept in Hinduism and Tantrism. Goddess Dhumavati is an unusual aspect of Mother Goddess as She is consumed in smoke – She is the purifier. Dhumavati Beej Mantra is chanted for overcoming all kinds of impurities and ignorance in life. Some adepts chant this mantra to secure victory over wrongdoers. Dhumavati Beej Mantra Text in Hindi and English Dhum Dhum Dhumavati Swaha धूम धूम धूमावती स्वाहा  Benefits of Chanting Dhumavati Beej Mantra The beej mantra is chanted for attaining liberation from ignorance. She purifies a devotee who has been made impure by false knowledge. She saves a devotee from cycle of birth and death and ignorance by burning down the sins of previous births. She is worshipped through the mantra for destruction of enemies. She keeps out all kinds of misfortune and negative forces from the life of a devotee.

Veil In Hinduism – Ancient Hindus Never Used Purdah

There is no veil in Hinduism. Purdah or Pardha, Hijab etc were not part of Hinduism and it is not found in the Vedas, Dharmashastras, epics or other representative Hindu texts. The institutionalized form of veil, known as ghunghata (Ghunda) among Hindus (especially in North India) began with the arrival of Islamist invaders. The Rajput women and the Hindu women of Northern part of India used the veil to guard themselves from the predatory eyes of Muslim men. The women in ancient Hinduism (Sanatana Dharma) had an equal status with man and freely participated in social and religious ceremonies without covering her face. Women poet seers, female teachers, wives of acharyas, students of Bahvrca school, singers (Rig Veda IX. 66.8), dancers (Rig Veda I. 9.1.4), warriors (x.39-40) figure in Rig   Veda without veil. A marriage hymn solicits the guests to see the fortunate bride (Rig Veda X. 85.33). Vadhrimati and Vispala fought in the battle field (Rig Veda 26.40) without wearing

Kanha Krishna Trying to Catch His Own Shadow

There is an interesting incident mentioned in scriptures about Kanha Krishna trying to catch his own shadow. This was when baby Krishna was moving around on his knees. He was playing in the garden under the watchful eyes of Mata Yashoda. Kanha Krishna noticed his shadow and started playing with it. When the shadow did exactly what baby Krishna did, Kanha was more interested to play with it. He started making facing and showing different actions. He was happy to see the shadow doing the same. After a few minutes, Kanha wanted to catch the shadow. Mother Yashoda was watching all this with affection. He tried to catch the shadow by going backwards, front, sideways but he was unsuccessful. Kanha was amused by the fact that the shadow never left him even though he tried to capture it. Soon Kanha got frustrated and became sad. Kanha noticed that the shadow also became sad. Kanha then went crying to Mata Yashoda. But she was helpless and she could not help Kanh

Improve Our Inner Life Before We Try For Improvement in the External Life

Majority of us yearn for perfection in life. It is good to strive for excellence in life but it is infinitely better to strive for excellence in internal life first. When we achieve excellence within we will achieve perfection in all our external ventures. Spiritual values, which achieve excellence in internal life, far outweigh all material values. You will be never satisfied with outward perfection. There will be the desire to achieve more. But there is always peace and happiness in internal quest. There is an end to it. A person who is aiming for perfection outside will never be happy with the success and affluence he has achieved. He is afraid of being overtaken by another person or afraid of being compared with another person who is even more successful. But had the person aimed for internal excellence first, he would have been happy with external achievements. He would have celebrated smaller success, shared it and aimed for more.   What is the meaning and purpose of