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Global Bhagavad Gita Convention 2020 – October 10, 11, 12 – Live Free On Youtube

Global Bhagavad Gita convention event 2020 will be live free on Youtube from 6:30 PM (IST) on October 10, October 11 and October 12. The event will be live 9 AM EST (USA). The three day event will have positive and life-transforming knowledge sessions on Bhagavad Gita. There will be interviews with eminent thinkers. Cultural performances is another highlight. The theme of the Convention this year is Insights into Bhagavad Gita - Universal message for Freedom & Fearlessness. The convention is being organized by the Center for Inner Resources Development – North America ( www.cirdna.org ). The speakers of the convention include Swami Bhoomananda Tirtha, Ma Gurupriya, Swami Nirviseshananda Tirtha, Dr E Sreedharan (metro man of India), Edwin Bryant (American Indologist, Professor of Religions of India-Rutgers University), Roopa Pai (Writer, Journalist, Co-Founder – Bangalore Walks), Bharat Wakhlu (Founder and President, The Wakhlu Advisory), Jayesh Goyal (Business Leader). A free

Why does Ganesha ride a rat? – Story - Symbolism

Many Hindu gods are associated with an animal which they ride (known as their vehicle or Vahana). There is a story and symbolism attached to each vehicle of Hindu gods and goddesses. Ganesha gained his animal vehicle, the rat, after fighting the demon Gajamukha. Rather than killing the demon, Ganesha cursed him, throwing his right tusk at Gajamukha, and transforming him into a rat. He then mounted the rat, keeping it forever under his control. The rat represents greed and uncontrollable desire. Rat nibbles on everything destroying them. Ganesha keeps a check on this aspect. Rat is a big problem in India for farmers. In ancient times almost all people depended on farming. For a farmer rat is there biggest enemy. By making rat his vehicle Ganesha helps in keeping the rats in control. They will no longer destroy crops and grains. There is another popular story which states that the ashram of Sage Parashara was infested with rats. The sage prayed to Ganesha to solve this prob

Swami Ram Tirtha Jayanti 2023 Date

Swami Ram Tirtha Jayanti is the birth anniversary of the Swami Ram Tirtha ((1873-1906). He was a great teacher of Hindu philosophy and Vedanta. Swami Ram Tirtha Jayanti date 2023 date is October 23. He was one of the notable teachers who worked tirelessly in spreading the true teachings of Vedanta in the West.  Swami Ram Tirtha, also known as Swami Rama and Swami Ram Tirath, was the most famous Hindu saint to visit the American universities after Swami Vivekananda. During his travel to America in 1902 he gave lectures on practical Vedanta and this attracted thousands of people. Rama Tirtha commenced his spiritual life as a Bhakta of God and then turned to Vedanta, studying under the inspiration of Sri Madhava Tirtha of the Dwaraka Math. Swami Rama was a living Vedantin. He saw and felt God in all names and forms Followers of Swami Ram Tirtha organize satsangs and prayer meetings on the Jayanti day. His teachings and writings are relevant to this day. The jayanti is obs

Solutions to Bad Behavior of Son - Daughter in Hindu Astrology?

If you are troubled by the bad behavior of your son or daughter, then there are some solutions in Hindu astrology. Here are some of them: Perform Abhishek on a black Shivling with the mixture of honey and milk. This should be done on Saturday. Make the following offering to Kal Bhairav and Shani Bhagavan on Saturday. Take some black urad dal (black gram) mixed it with dahi (curd) and honey. Offer this to Kal Bhairav form of Shiva and Shani Bhagavan. Keep honey in a pot in the house. Talk to your child lovingly. Try to understand what is troubling him. If he is having, any emotional problems try to help him out. Avoid constant scolding and comparing your son with his friends or other children.

Thoughts On Reality – Sri Ramana Maharshi

If Reality did not exist, could there be any knowledge of existence? Free from all thoughts, Reality abides in the Heart, the Source of all thoughts. It is, therefore, called the Heart. How then is one to contemplate it? To be as it is in the Heart, is Its contemplation. Those who know intense fear of death seek refuge only at the feet of the Lord. Who has neither death nor birth. Dead to themselves and their possessions, can the thought of death occur to them again? Deathless are they. From our perception of the world there follows acceptance of a unique First Principle possessing various powers. Pictures of name and form, the person who sees, the screen on which he sees, and the light by which he sees : he himself is all of these. All religions postulate the three fundamentals, the world, the soul, and God, but it is only the one Reality that manifests Itself as these three. One can say, ' The three are really three' only so long as the ego lasts. Therefore, to