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Hindu Story On Importance Of Manasa Puja – Worship And Prayer Of Bhagavan In Mind

There is no doubt that good actions produce good results. Not only that, even good thoughts are capable of bringing about good results.Moreover, this story also makes us understand the reason why Hindu sages have developed manasa puja or mental worship. In Kali Yuga, the best form of worship and prayer of Bhagavan is in mind. It was a small town. In that town lived a famous astrologer. One evening, a poor farmer visited the astrologer with his horoscope. After perusing the farmer’s horoscope, the astrologer was reluctant to disclose his findings because that farmer was destined to die at eight o’clock that night. Unwilling to tell anything directly to the farmer, the astrologer avoided the farmer and said: ‘Sir, today I have an important work. I had forgotten about that amidst many tasks. Please leave your horoscope with me and meet me tomorrow morning.’ Believing the astrologer’s words to be true, the farmer took leave saying that he would return the next day. After the farmer lef

Decimal System In Vedas And Ancient Hindu Religion

Decimal system has been systematically employed in Hindu religion texts from the time of Vedas. Besides the primary numbers one to nine, expressed by the terms eka (1), dvi (2), tri (3), catur (4), pancha (5), sat (6), sapta (7), ashta (8), nava (9); their decimal terms are also mentioned in Hindu scriptures as dasa (10), vimsati (20), trimsat (30), catvarimsat (40), panchasat (50), sashti (60), saptati (70), asiti (80) and navati (90). Terms which continue in series up to the power of thirteen are also used and are named as sahasra (10 3 ), ayuta (10 4 ), Niyuta (10 5 ), prayuta (10 6 ), Koti (10 7 ), arbuda (10 8 ), nyarbuda (10 9 ), samudra (10 10 ), Madhya (10 11 ), anta (10 12 ) and parardha (10 13 ). These occur in the context of prayers for the bestowing benefits and blessings, ten-fold, hundred-fold, thousand-fold, etc (Yajur Veda Vajasaneyi Samhita 17.2). Apart from interim numbers in the decimal notation, like 11 (ekadasa), 12 (dwadasa), 21 (eka vimsati), 33 (trayastrimsa

Symbolism - Two Birds On Tree In Hinduism

Two birds of golden plumage are sitting on the tree of our personality. One among them is constantly flying here and there eating the fruits, both sweet and bitter, and experiencing pain and happiness alternately. While the other one is simply sitting on the upper branch calmly without eating anything, without any movement, enjoying its own bliss. These two birds represent two aspects of the human soul. The lower bird represents the embodied soul identifying itself with the body and experiencing both happiness and misery. The upper bird is the epitome of higher self, not one with the body, experiencing nothing, witnessing everything, and not swayed by anything.  The upper bird is our real nature, and we have to imagine ourselves to be that. If we remain like the lower bird, we get caught in the whirlwind of worldly influences. If we are like the lower bird, we get alienated from our real being, and we become ‘others’, and, consequently, any rise and fall of other things will

9 July 2021 Tithi - Panchang - Hindu Calendar - Good Time - Nakshatra – Rashi

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Friday, 9 July 2021 – It is Amavasya Tithi or the no moon day in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Chaturdashi Tithi or the fourteenth day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 4:20 AM on July 9. Then onward it is Amavasya Tithi or the no moon day till 5:42 AM on July 10. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on July 9, 2021 as per Hindu Calendar – There is no good and auspicious time on the entire day.  Nakshatra  – Ardra or Arudhara or Thiruvathira Nakshatra till 11:15 PM on July 9. Then onward it is Punarvasu or Punartham Nakshatra on the entire day on July 10 and till 12:53 AM on July 11. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and south Rajasthan), Ardra or Arudhara or Thiruvathira Nakshatra till 11:14 PM on