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Kalash Pot And Human Body Symbolism

Know about the human body and kalash pot symbolism. The navadanyams or rice on which the Kalash is placed symbolizes muladhara. The kalash pot symbolizes human body. The water in the kalash pot symbolizes blood. The thread pattern worn around the kalash pot symbolizes nerves. The flowers decorating the kalash neck represents the mind. The five mango leaves covering the neck of kalash represents the five senses. The coconut covered with turmeric represents head. The kurcham or dharba grass tied together in a knot represents hair. The 72 kalash stringing represents the 72,000 nerve endings in the body. The ancient sages likened the human body to a kalash, saying that just as a pot contains fresh water for all occasions, the human body has the God within, provided the individual keep their body pure and healthy. Source - excerpt from a article published in a facebook page...

Laugakshi Grihyasutra – Content – Important Details

Laugakshi Grihyasutra is a collection of aphorisms governing the domestic rituals of Brahmanas of Krishna Yajurveda (Kathaka recension) prevalent in Kashmir, is divided into seventy three khandikas (sections). Among the three commentaries of Laugakshi Grihyasutra, Vivarana by Aditya Darshana is brief, Panchika by Brahmanabala is a detailed exposition adding material from other sources and the bhashya by Devapala explains the sutras and mantras employed in the rites. Vedic study for a student ends with the performance of certain rites. The text lays down expiation like kricchra (a minor penance where one is made to eat panchagavya, followed by the observance of fast the next day), etc… for not practicing the austerities. The domestic rites in which food is offered as paka yajna (oblation) are four kinds, depending on the method, type and sequence of the oblation. After performing the rite called Godana, one enters married life at the age of sixteen or after completing the

Vasistha Purana – Vasistha Linga Purana

Vasistha Purana, also known as Vasistha Linga Purana, is mentioned by Gopala Dasa in his Bhakti Ratnakara and Vasisthalainga by Mitra Mishra in his Viramitrodaya in the list of Upapuranas. Puranas, Upapuranas and digests on dharma list eighteen Puranas and Upapuranas. While the names of the eighteen Puranas are almost uniform in these lists, the names of Upapuranas vary. Manuscripts of many Upapuranas are not available. Hence it is very difficult to determine identity and subject matter of such Upapuranas. Vasistha Laingapurana was perhaps also known as Vasistha Purana and Maheshwara. If this identity is correct, the text of a Vasistha Linga Purana recently published enables us to infer the subject matter of Vasistha Purana. Vasistha Linga Purana, in twelve chapters, in the form of an interlocution between Vasistha and Shiva, explains the nature of Shiva in the company of his consort Uma as the supreme lord of the world. Maya, the illusory power, subject to his contro

Call Upon The sleeping Soul

Love and charity for the whole human race, that is the test of true religiousness. Where it is dark night for the (sense-bound) world, the self controlled (man) is awake. It is daylight for him. . . . And where the world is awake, the sage sleeps. Where is the world awake? In the senses.  It is grand and good to know the laws that govern the stars and planets; it is infinitely grander and better to know the laws that govern the passions, the feelings, the will, of mankind. When man has been sufficiently buffeted by the world, he awakes to a desire for freedom; and searching for means of escape from the dreary round of earthly existence, he seeks knowledge, learns what he really is, and is free. Teach yourselves, teach everyone his/her real nature, call upon the sleeping soul and see how it awakes. Power will come, glory will come, goodness will come, purity will come, and everything that is excellent will come, when this sleeping soul is roused to self-conscious activity. So