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History Of Reclining Hanuman At Bhadra Maruti Temple – Khuldabad Near Aurangabad

It is very rare to find reclining Hanuman in temples in India. One such rare reclining murti (bhava samadhi) of Hanuman is found in the Bhadra Maruti Temple at Khuldabad near Aurangabad. This rare temple is located around four kilometers from Ellora Caves. This yogic posture of Hanuman attracts hundreds of devotees. Bhadra Maruti Temple History Thousands of years ago the area was known as Bhadravati and the area was ruled by Bhadra Sna, an ardent devotee of Lord Rama. He used to sing bhajans in praise of Lord Rama. One day Hanuman happened to hear the bhajan and appeared at the spot to listen. It is said that Hanuman is always present where the glory of Bhagavan Sri Ram is narrated by people who follow Dharma. Hanuman was deeply impressed by the singing of the king and while listening to it took a reclining posture – now known as Bhava Samadhi. Upon finishing the bhajan of Lord Rama, the king was wonderstruck to find Hanuman in Samadhi before him. With tearful ey

Coronavirus Copper Face Mask Highly Effective – Ancient Hindu Knowledge – Next Big Business

Copper face mask to fight coronavirus is going to next big business. Hospitals around the world will soon being using bed sheets, pillow cases and clothes made using copper fabric as it is turning out to be highly effective and economical as it can be washed and reused. Medicinal benefits of copper was known to ancient Hindus but no one ever bothered to study it in detail or put to use in fabric. Hindus have been using copper for centuries. Drinking water in copper vessel is common in Hindu families. It is considered healthy and is believed to improve immunity and blood circulation. Hindus also wear copper ornaments as a sort of protection against diseases. It was well known in ancient India that copper can destroy harmful bacteria and viruses. Now research has found that copper can inactivate novel coronavirus within four hours. The copper ions have the power to stop the virus from replicating. As there seems to be no cure against coronavirus, companies have n

Significance And Science Of Sindoor In Hinduism - Red Dot On Forehead Of Hindu Women

There is a scientific reason behind applying sindoor in Hindu culture. The spot on the forehead between the eyebrows, where the sindoor is applied, is a very important nerve point in the body. The significance of applying sindoor is associated with this spot in the body. In Hindu culture, the spot between the eyebrows is believed to be a very subtle energy point in the brain. It is known as ajna chakra, also known as the intuition center. Scientific experiments have also proved that this point is associated with the pineal and the pituitary glands, which control various functions of the body. When sindoor is applied the point on the mid-brow region is pressed and this activates the energy point. Applying sindoor opens the channel of intuition and it prevents energy loss. It also helps in improving concentration and helps in improving blood supply to face muscles. Some Important Sindhoor Facts 9000 year old figurines dug up at Mehrgarh in Balochistan have revealed s

Gopatha Brahmana In Hinduism

Gopatha Brahmana is the second of the four parts of Atharva Veda dealing with various subjects. It is the only Brahmana text belonging to both the shakhas (recensions) of Atharva Veda, viz., Saunaka and Paippalada, which have been retrieved in the course of time. Date Of Gopatha Brahmana The text is, in all probability, named after the seer Gopatha. The text, as it has come down to us, does not bear any accent marks. No commentary on the Gopatha Brahmana is available. It is one of the late Brahmana texts. The exact dating of Gopatha Brahmana, however, is unclear, but the nucleus of the Brahmana might have belonged to the period before Panini, i.e. 7 th century BC. Contents Of Gopatha Brahmana Gopatha Brahmana is divided into two parts – the purva bhaga (first half) in five praparhakas and the uttara bhaga (latter half) in six prapathakas. Each prapathaka is further subdivided into kandikas. The Purvabhaga shows more originality especially in the glorification of the Atha

Hanuman As Vahana Of Goddess Kali

Hanuman as vahana or vehicle of Goddess Kali is a concept popular in Bengal. It is found in the Bengali Version of Ramayana known as Krittivasi Ramayana. The story connecting Goddess Kali to Hanuman is the famous Mahiravana episode in Ramayana. Mahiravana kidnaps Lord Ram and Lakshman. He plans to behead the brothers as an offering to Goddess Kali. Hanuman reaches the abode of Mahiravana and rescues Ram and Lakshman. In the process, Hanuman chops of the head of Mahiravana and offers it as sacrifice to Goddess Kali. Goddess Kali was impressed with the devotion and dedication of Hanuman to Lord Ram.  She told Hanuman to serve her as her guardian when Ram Avatar comes to an end. As Hanuman is a Chiranjeevi (immortal), he continues to live on earth guarding Goddess Kali temples. Thus in Kali Yuga, Hanuman is the Vahana of Goddess Kali and protector of her devotees on earth.  

Quotes And Teachings Of Varkari Saints

A collection of quotes and teachings of Varkari Saints. Lord Vitthal is sitting on his bed at the time of shayan arati, and he is giving his   bhaktas the boon of fearlessness. He says: “you are my (householder) devotees, enjoy yourself, be happy — but think of me day and night! Then the fetters of death can’t bind you!” After Namdev Maharaj had sung for Vitthal, the Lord went to sleep. (Sant Namdev) While grinding and pounding I sing your name, Ananta! I don’t forget your name even for a second, Murari! This is my daily task to grind and sing your name! you are my mother and father, my friend and sister, Chakrapani (wielder of the disc) I’m just   watching out for your feet all the time says Namdev’s Jani. (Sant Janabai) During all yours household activities, take the name of the Lord! While giving or taking something—say “Hari”, laughing, playing, singing, eating—say Hari! In solitude and among the people! At the time of death — say Hari! Ekanath says: Hari! (Sant Ekn