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Beej Mantra For Success

Beej mantra for moksha or liberation should be used carefully by a devotee and it should only be used for success through proper means. This mantra is good for success in exam, interview, arts, completion, job etc. The mantra can also help in providing stability to job. Beej mantra for success is Kreem. – क्रीं।   Please note that beej mantra is a single letter powerful mantra. It should be chanted continuously for any number of times. When you chant it continuously, it takes a form. So the mantra should not be used for fun. It should only be used with intense longing for moksha. There is no deity for this beej mantra. It is dedicated to single pointed focus. This mantra helps a devotee control the mind and focus on achieving success.

Durga Beej Mantra – Benefits

The Durga Beej mantra is the single letter used to represent all that is Goddess Mahamaya. The mantra has numerous benefits including protection and wish fulfillment and should be used wisely and carefully and with utmost devotion. Durga Beej Mantra is ‘DUM.’ - दूँ।   Chanting the mantra on Tuesday and Friday is considered highly auspicious. The person chanting the mantra should wear red color clothes. All offerings on the day should be of red color. All food offerings should be shared with a cow. The lamp should be lit using pure mustard oil. The mantra should be chanted early morning along with sunrise. Devotees usually chant it 108 times. Those seeking desire fulfillments will have it fulfilled. Durga Beej mantra is excellent for success in worldly life. Spiritual seekers will get opportunity to wash away ignorance and see the light of knowledge. Those seeking moksha or liberation will be blessed with it. Please note that beej mantras are highly powerful mantras and they

Life History Of Cauranginatha – One Of 84 Siddhas In Natha Sect

Cauranginatha is one of the 84 Siddhas accepted and revered by the Natha sect. There are different versions about his life. Life history of Cauranginatha is found in the Navanatha Katha Sara.  The text states that Cauranginatha was the prince of Vidarbha, in the city of Kaunsinyapura at the confluence of Krishna and Tungabhadra rivers and was born to Sasunagara and Mandakini. His stepmother cut his hands and feet. He was abandoned, but a couple Mitrachaya and Sarayu became his guardians and he was saved. Once a Natha ascetic, Minanatha, came visiting and seeing the child, initiated him into the sect. After twelve years of penance, his hands and feet were restored.  Another version states that he was the son of king Devapala of the far eastern region. The Telugu poet Gouranna Ganni, in his Navanatha Caritram, narrates the story of one Sarangadhara Siddha. Another Telugu poet, Cemkara Venkata, states that Sarngadhara was the son of Raja Raja Chola.  His stepmother, Citrangi, loves him

Darshapurnamasa In Hindu Religion For Newly Married couples

 Darshapurnamasa in Hindu religion a period starting from Amavasya (no moon day) and ending with Purnima (full moon day). Darsham here means Amavasya and Poornam here means full moon. The period is great significance for new married couples. The first Amavasya to Purnima after marriage is observed as Darshapuramasa by married couples. The belief is that newly married couples should stay together during the period. They should not change their place and should stay in the same area. The newly married couple should strictly sleep together during the Darshapurnamasa period. All family and community rituals and prayers should be performed during the period. It is believed that the couple will have better understanding and they will be blessed with healthy children if they stay together during the Darshapurnamasa period.

Four Kinds Of Rituals Performed in Chaturmas

Chaturmas is the four months of the monsoon season in Hinduism in which strict austerity is observed and four kinds of rituals are performed. The four rituals are Vaisvadeva Parvan, Varuna Pra Ghasa Parvan, Saka Medha Parvan and Sunasiriya Parvan. These rituals are formulated in Vedic texts and in Srauta Sutra. Though these rituals form a part of Rajsuya, they have separately formulated and they are performed independently. Apastamba proclaims that the punya (merit) obtained by the performance of these rituals is imperishable, and hence everlasting. These rituals are started in the first month. In Vaisvadeva Parvan, eight deities are worshipped by making offerings and oblations. They are Agni, Soma, Savitr, Pusana, Saraswati, Maruti, Vishvadevah (group of gods) and Dyava Prithvi. Because Vishwadevah are worshipped as the main deity, this ritual gets the name Vaishvadeva Parvan. The Varuna Pra Ghasa Parvan is performed in a twin altar ritual ground (north and south). In this ritua

Use Of Chariots In War In Hinduism

Chariots, ratha, were used in wars in Hinduism even during the days of Rig Veda, which contains a hymn addressed to the war chariot (Rig Veda VI.47.26). A similar verse is found in Atharva Veda (VII.125). The most famous picture of chariot in Hindu religion is Sri Krishna delivering Bhagavad Gita to Arjuna just before the Mahabharata war atop the chariot. Chariots constituted the first division of the ancient army in Hinduism. Lord of the wood, be firm and strong in body: be, bearing us, a brave victorious hero Show forth thy strength, compact with straps of leather, and let thy rider win all spoils of battle. (Rig Veda VI.47.26) The epics, the Ramayana and the Mahabharata contain numerous references to the use of chariots in war. Chariots were normally drawn by horses, but sometimes mules and bulls were also used for this purpose. Demons could fly their chariot. They could make it disappear and make it appear in another spot in the battlefield. Arthashastra of Kautilya states that th

Vyuha Concept Of Bhagavan Vishnu

The vyuha segmentation of the cosmic purusha (creator) is a concept as old as the Purusha Sukta. First appearing in the Rig Veda, it is also repeated in the two Vedas – Yajur and Sama. The Mahabharata (Shanti Parva), Narayaniya section refers to vyuha as part of the Pancharatra system of worship current among the residents of Svetadvipa. It is said that, from a distance Sage Narada saw Svetadvipa and its inhabitants, devoid of hunger and thirst and in ever-lasting ekanti bhakti (one-pointed devotion) to Narayana. There, God granted him a vision and also spoke to him the ekanti dharma and vyuha forms. Each of the four vyuhas descends into three sub vyuhas thereby making twelve evolutes in all. Vasudeva hypostatizes into Keshava, Narayana and Madhava; Sankarshana into Govinda, Vishnu and Madhusudana; Pradyumna into Trivikrama, Vamana and Sridhara; and Anirudha into Hrishikesha, Padmanabha and Damodara. The twelve forms are mentioned in a popular hymn recited in worship called Dwadasa nam

Dandapala – Important Army Commander In Ancient Hinduism

Dandapala, an important army commander in ancient Hinduism, commanded an Akshauhini Sainya defined as an army of 21,870 chariots, 21,870 elephants, 65,610 horses and 109,350 foot soldiers. He was one of the 18 chief officers of the administrative department of the state as prescribed by Kautilya in his Arthashastra (I.12). As the entire war office with all its departments was placed under his supreme control and command, he could be called the commander in chief. Dandapala was expected to possess all military qualifications and proficiency in sarvayuddha (all modes of warfare) and in the use of praharana (all kinds of weapons). He was a man of high general education and capable of controlling all the four divisions of the army, each with its own chief. He was expected to maintain the discipline of the army in peace, on the march and on attack. According Arthashastra, Dandapala was also to divide the army into vyuha or formations with their distinctive marks in regard to trumpets an

Chatu Vittalanatha

Chatu Vittalanatha, a famous Kannada poet, was the translator of the 11th skandha of the original Sanskrit Srimad Bhagavad Purana to Kannada. His real name is said to be Sadanandamuni. He was also called by several other names – Nityatma Shivayogi, Nityatmanantha and Nirvananatha. The Kannada Bhagavata, composed in satpadi (six-lined) meter, is larger in size than the popular Karnataka Bharata Kathamanjari of Kumara Vyasa. The translator inspires the readers with bhakti to Hari. The author himself mentions that the composition consists of harigunastuti (recitation of the qualities of Hari), haripadambiya bhakti (the devotion at the feet of Bhagavan Hari), etc. At the same time, the author humbly appeals to the readers not to disparage or overlook the importance of this devotional composition just because it is being written in the Kannada language. He says that the work is nothing but a real image reflected in a mirror. The credit of bringing out a compendium of the Kannada renderi

Cattira Brahmins Of Kerala – They Took Up Arms – Warrior Brahmins

Cattira Brahmins of Kerala did not devote themselves exclusively to the study of Vedas. They practiced the use of arms along with their study of Vedas. Cattira literally means student. The circumstance that led to the appearance of martial or warrior Cattira Brahmins are not fully known. When there was no central power-wielding authority in the land, the people including Brahmins were being harassed by the petty local chieftains; thus the centers of Vedic studies had to be converted into military schools. This must have happened during the chaotic period following the Chola invasions (about 12 th century CE). From Malayalam literary works, like Chandrotsavam (16 th century CE), we know that the Cattira Brahmins had established themselves firmly in the land. They described as well-dressed gallants carrying swords or daggers along with palm leaves and a stylus. They were adept in the art of writing love songs about beautiful women of the land and coining literary surnames for them.

Rules Of Conduct In Jainism

Rules of conduct in Jainism is known as Caritra and it refers to the principle of right conduct. It forms one of the three jewels of Jaina philosophy along with samyaga darshana (right faith) and samyaga jnana (right knowledge). Jainism sets out the ethical doctrine in the form of five mahavratas, three guna vratas and four siksha vratas. The five great vows or mahavratas are the following: Ahimsa – non-violence and non-injury to all beings and kindness to the needy. Satya – speaking truth Asteya – non-stealing and honest behavior Brahmacharya – Purity in thought, word and deed Aparigraha – Renunciation of all worldly interests and cultivation of a spirit of detachment and towards them. The Jaina Sangha or community is four-fold, consisting of monks and nuns, lay-brothers and lay-sisters. While the disciples of the Order have to follow the maha vrata rigidly, the lay-disciples follow the same in modified manners which were accordingly termed anuvratas. The three guna vratas are

Story Of Tryambakam Bow Of Shiva

Tryambakam is a bow of Shiva. The story of Tryambakam bow is found in the Balakanda 66 sarga of Valmiki Ramayana. When Sati self immolated in the infamous Daksha Yagna, Shiva in anger took the Tryambakam bow to annihilate all the Devas (demigods) who participated in the Daksha Yagna. Fearing total destruction of Devas then sang glories of Shiva. Shiva soon took a peaceful form and gave the Tryambaka bow to the Devas. Devas gave the bow to Devarata, who followed Dharma on earth and used to help Devas in their battles. Devarata was an ancestor of King Janaka. The Tryambakam bow was so heavy that it was kept in an iron box which had eight wheels. The box was pulled by 5000 soldiers. King Janaka had announced that only a person who picks up the bow and tie it will marry Sita. Many famous kings attempted to pick up the bow and marry Sita, daughter of Janaka. But none of them were able to even move it. Sri Rama and Lakshmana who had arrived at Mithila along with Vishwamitra Mahar

Ganesh Beej Mantra – Benefits

The beej mantra of Ganesha or Ganapati is the single letter used to represent all that is Ganesh. The Ganesha Beej mantra has numerous benefits and should be used wisely and carefully with utmost devotion. Ganesh Beej Mantra is ‘Gum.’ – गम।  Chanting the mantra on Tuesday or Wednesday is considered highly auspicious. The person chanting the mantra should wear red or ochre color clothes. All offerings on the day should be of red color. All food offerings should be shared with a cow. The lamp should be lit using pure cow ghee. The mantra should be chanted 108 times during sunrise. Those seeking desire fulfillments will have it fulfilled after chanting the beej mantra. Spiritual seekers will get opportunity to wash away ignorance and see the light of knowledge. Those seeking moksha or liberation will be blessed with it. The mantra can also be used to overcome all kinds of obstacles. It is good for job and relationship matters. It also helps in solving problems in horoscope.

Story Of Origin Of Dance In Hindu Religion

The metaphysical thought pertaining to dance has given rise to the story of origin of dance in Hindu religion. The devatas (demigods) wished for some pleasant activity which would please the senses and be available to not only to diving beings but to all living beings including humans. Brahma drew the best that was in the four Vedas – from Rig Veda the words, from Sama Veda the music, from Yajur Veda the code of gestures and from Atharva Veda the sentiments. These were combined by Brahma to create Natya Veda. This, as it was a Prayoga Shastra, had to put into practice. Brahma requested Sage Bharata to create a performance, which Bharata did. The first performance was that of the legend of Amrita Manthana (Churning of the ocean) during Indra Dhwaja Mahotsava (the festival of Indra’s banner), presented before the devatas and the dhanavas or asuras. Brahma explained that the performance represented the activities of three worlds and of gods, demons and humans. It is a source of entertai

Dreaming Of Ex Boyfriend – Meaning – Dream Of Ex Boyfriend - Crush Getting Married

Dreaming of ex boyfriend is considered bad as per dream interpretation and meaning. Ex crush or ex boyfriend getting married in dream is also an indication that in near future you can expect some kind of accidents or relationship issues. Dreams of crush getting married means regretting not doing certain things at the right time. It is a warning sign and asking you to do what is best for you at the appropriate time Dreaming of fighting with ex boyfriend is a sign of some kind of illness or bad happenings in the family. It might also mean you might face stress or depression. Just only seeing ex crush means there will be accidents. Dreaming of ex boyfriend in romantic situations means you will successfully overcome all the problems. Please note that the dream has to happen naturally. If the dream happens after having some ex boyfriend related scene during day time then it has no value. The dream is merely an extension of the daytime activity.

Realize The Infinite For Everlasting Happiness

Divinity is at the root of our very existence and is the source of infinite Knowledge and Bliss. Man is not conscious of his divinity because of ignorance (avidya). It is this ignorance which prompts him to desire (kama) enjoyment and seek lasting happiness in the world. And desires are not merely those directed towards gross objects; there are desires for wealth, prosperity, progeny and, to cap it all, name and fame. Desires, in turn, goad man to action (karma) towards their fulfillment. Our search for happiness in the external world is through the five perceptions: hearing, touch, sight, taste and smell. And the instruments for these perceptions are our five sense organs: ears, skin, eyes, tongue and nose. The sense organs are so constituted that they are ever outward directed and tend to come in touch with their respective sense objects. Life in the world is beset with dualities: pleasure-pain, praise-blame, heat-cold and so on. Unmixed pleasure is thus impossible in the wor

10 June 2021 Tithi - Panchang - Hindu Calendar - Good Time - Nakshatra – Rashi

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Thursday, 10 June 2021 – It is Amavasya Tithi or the no moon day in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Amavasya Tithi or the no moon day till 3:15 PM on June 10. Then onward it is Shukla Paksha Pratipada tithi or the first day during the waxing or light phase of moon till 4:56 PM on June 11. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on June 10, 2021 as per Hindu Calendar – There is no good and auspicious time on the entire day.  Nakshatra  – Rohini Nakshatra till 11:28 AM on June 10. Then onward it is Mrigasira or Makayiram or Mrigasheersham Nakshatra till 1:48 PM on June 11. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and south Rajasthan), Rohini Nakshatra till 11:45 AM on June 10. Then onward it is Mrigasira or Makayiram or Mrigasheersham Nak