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Five Parts Of Tantric Worship

There are five parts in tantric worship: snana, ablution; sandhya, worship performed at the three junctures of daybreak, midday, and evening; tarpana, pleasing; puja, worship; and homa, sacrificial ceremony. Of these the first is not merely external ablution but a mystic one - the act of diving deep into the heart and bathing in the nectar that flows from the brain-centre of sahasrara. Next in line comes a type of daily prayer, sandhya, for purifying the aspirant from all sins committed during the day and night. The third part, tarpana, is done by rousing the coiled power from the base of spine upward to the brain-centre and bathe it again in the same spring of nectar incessantly flowing therefrom. The fourth, that is, the worship part, signifies the worship of the coiled power with various qualities like amaya, devoid of delusion; anahamkara, free from egoism; and araga, absence of worldly attachment. After propitiating the deity, the worshipper performs the last part of wor

Bhagavatas As Guru In Hinduism

Emperor Bharata was the son of Rishabha. He had many brothers who were followers of the Vedanta system. Out of them, Kavi, Hari, Antariksha, Pipplayana, Agnihotra, Drumil, Camas, Prabuddha and Karabhjana were passionately after spiritual pursuits. Hence they were supreme spiritual masters or Gurus. They were known as the elevated and enlightened ones. The Devas, the Siddhas, the Gandharvas, the Kinnaras, the Nagas, the Vdiyadhars, the Carans, the Yakshas and the Brahmins were admirers of these nine elevated brothers who were famous as jivanmuktas. All these jivanmuktas used to wander anywhere according to their sweet will. Once they visited the sacrificial place of king Nimi. The king welcomed them and put certain searching questions to them. The jivanmuktas were pleased and began to explain Bhagavata Dharma. This question and answer form of discussion contains the tenets of Bhagavata Dharma. Such type of discussions and discourses preserved by Puranas are the sources of the reli

Wherever There Is jiva, There Is Shiva – Teaching In Hinduism

The tantric view is that wherever there is Shiva, Shakti is identified with it. Because Shiva is wisdom, and wisdom implies power, so the one cannot exist without the other. Many people erroneously identify Shakti with a woman or female principle, and Shiva with the male principle. However, they are neither male nor female nor neuter. The aspirant who worships the wisdom aspect of Reality is called a Shaiva, and one who worships the power aspect of the same Reality is called a Shakta. The worshipper of the knowledge aspect will spontaneously be endowed with power. But if one wants to attain perfection in the acquisition of power, one has to stop the wastage of energy by all means. The aspirant has to identify his inner Self with the source of all power, keep the channel of descent of that power clean by purifying himself through an ardent invocation, worship, and self surrender with a yearning heart. It is in this way alone that the great power becomes propitiated and gives boon to t

18 April 2022 Tithi – Panchang – Hindu Calendar – Good Time – Nakshatra – Rashi

Tithi in Panchang – Hindu Calendar on Monday, 18 April 2022 – It is Krishna Paksha Dwitiya tithi or the second day during the waning or dark phase of moon in Hindu calendar and Panchang in most regions. It is Krishna Paksha Dwitiya tithi or the second day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 9:09 PM on April 18. Then onward it is Krishna Paksha Tritiya tithi or the third day during the waning or dark phase of moon till 7:02 PM on April 19. (Time applicable in all north, south and eastern parts of India. All time based on India Standard Time.  Good – Auspicious time on April 18, 2022 as per Hindu Calendar – There is no good and auspicious time on the entire day.  Nakshatra  – Swathi or Chothi nakshatra till 6:54 AM on April 18. Then onward it is Vishaka or Vishakam nakshatra till 5:41 AM on April 19. (Time applicable in north, south and eastern parts of India).  In western parts of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, north Karnataka and south Rajasthan), Swathi or Ch