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108 Names of Goddess Durga

Jun 16 2016 1 Comment Tags: Durga, Navratri

Maa Durga is the divine form of Shakti, the Supreme Goddess. Shakti is represented as the ultimate power and is worshiped in various forms including Parvati, Kali, Vaishnavi, Bhairavi, Jagatmata etc. Maa Durga is known by 108 different names. Each name of Maa Durga describes her persona, her power and universality. It is believed that Maa Durga gets pleased if, these names (Durga Shatnam Strotam) are chanted with devotion. Read on to know the 108 names of the Goddess along with their meaning.   Names Meanings Sati One who got burned alive Saadhvi The Sanguine Bhavaprita One who is loved by...

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Importance of Shankh

Jun 16 2016 1 Comment Tags: Conch, mythology, Shankh

A conch is a sea-dwelling mollusc. In Hindu religion, it is popularly called as "Shankha" and considered to be one of the most auspicious objects that emerged from the sea during the Ksheera Sagara Samudra Manthan. Religious Significance In Indian mythology, the Shankha is regarded sacred and very auspicious. To initiate religious ceremonies, a shankha (conch shell) is blown. It is a major Hindu article of prayer. God Vishnu, the God of Preservation, is shown with a shankha in one hand and a disc or a chakra in the other.Each hindu shankha has a specific name. Vishnu's shankha is called...

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Trishula

Jun 16 2016 0 Comments Tags: Shiva, Trishul

  Trishula means “trident.” The Trishula (or, trisula) is the three-pronged sacred weapon of the Hindu deity Shiva. In a general sense, the trishula represents the deity in his three aspects of Creator, Preserver, and Destroyer. The trihsula (also spelled trishul or trisula, Sanskrit for "three spear") is a trident spear that is the emblem of the god Shiva. The weapon symbolizes empire and the irresistible force of transcendental reality. Trishul symbolizes three fundamental powers or shakti of iccha, kriya and jnana – will, action and knowledge. Through progressive expansion of three shaktis, the Unmanifest impinges into universal experience. The fearsome goddess Durga also brandishes a trishula in one...

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Srimad Bhagavad Gita

Jun 16 2016 0 Comments Tags: Gita, Krishna, mythology

The Srimad Bhagavad Gita is a dialogue between Lord Krishna and Arjuna, narrated in the Bhishma Parva of the Mahabharata. It comprises eighteen discourses of a total of 700 Sanskrit verses. A considerable volume of material has been compressed within these verses. On the battlefield of Kurukshetra, Sri Krishna, during the course of His most instructive and interesting talk with Arjuna, revealed profound, sublime and soul-stirring spiritual truths, and expounded the rare secrets of Yoga, Vedanta, Bhakti and Karma. Bhagavad Gita was Composed between 500 BCE and 100 CE, the Mahabharata is an account of the wars of the house...

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Aditya Hridaya Stotram

Jun 16 2016 0 Comments Tags: stotram, Surya

  Aditya Hridaya Stotram is a hymn in praise of Sun God. Its recitation ensures good health and obstacles free life. Aditya hrudayam is a Stotra by Sage Agastya to Lord Sri Rama at the battle field between Ravana and Rama. The great Cosmic Sage Agastya dictates this hymns of Sun God to Sri Rama to ensure Victory to him. Thus forms part of the yuddha Kanda of Ramayana by Sage Valmiki said to be written around twenty thousand years ago. Whatever approach Rama took to kill Ravana it was impossible for him to kill Ravana as he was a MahaBrahmana...

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Shivashtakam

Jun 15 2016 0 Comments Tags: Ashtakam, mantra, Rudra, Shiva, Shivlinga

Shivashtakam प्रभुं प्राणनाथं विभुं विश्वनाथं जगन्नाथ नाथं सदानन्द भाजाम् ।भवद्भव्य भूतॆश्वरं भूतनाथं, शिवं शङ्करं शम्भु मीशानमीडॆ prabhuṃ prāṇanāthaṃ vibhuṃ viśvanāthaṃ jagannātha nāthaṃ sadānanda bhājām |bhavadbhavya bhūteśvaraṃ bhūtanāthaṃ, śivaṃ śaṅkaraṃ śambhu mīśānamīḍe I pray You, Siva, Sankara, Sambhu, Who is the Lord, Who is the Lord of our lives, Who is Vibhu, Who is the Lord of the world, Who is the Lord of Vishnu (Jagannatha), Who is always dwelling in happiness, Who imparts light or shine to everything, Who is the Lord of living beings, Who is the Lord of ghosts, and Who is the Lord of everyone. ||1||गलॆ रुण्डमालं...

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Remedy to remove heart blockage

Jun 15 2016 0 Comments Tags: Ayurveda, Plants, remedy, Therapy

हार्ट अटैक: 99 प्रतिशत ब्लॉकेज को भी रिमूव कर देता है पीपल का पत्ता पीपल के 15 पत्ते लें जो कोमल गुलाबी कोंपलें न हों, बल्कि पत्ते हरे, कोमल व भली प्रकार विकसित हों। प्रत्येक का ऊपर व नीचे का कुछ भाग कैंची से काटकर अलग कर दें। पत्ते का बीच का भाग पानी से साफ कर लें। इन्हें एक गिलास पानी में धीमी आँच पर पकने दें। जब पानी उबलकर एक तिहाई रह जाए तब ठंडा होने पर साफ कपड़े से छान लें और उसे ठंडे स्थान पर रख दें, दवा तैयार। इस काढ़े की तीन खुराकें बनाकर प्रत्येक...

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Sri Ashtalakshmi Stotram

Jun 15 2016 0 Comments Tags: Lakshmi, stotram

Lakshmi Devi has 8 primary forms. These 8 forms are personified as Ashta Lakshmi (Ashtalakshmi). These eight forms are as follows: (1) Adilakshmi: Mother Lakshmi resides with Lord Narayana in Vaikuntha, the abode of Lord Narayana. She is known as Rama, which means "bringing happiness to the mankind". She is also known as Indira (who holds lotus or purity). In this form, Lakshmi is normally seen serving Sri Narayana. Adi Lakshmi or Rama Lakshmi serving Sri Narayana is symbolic of her serving the whole creation. Adi Lakshmi and Narayana are not two different entities but one only. Lakshmi is Shakti. Lakshmi is the Power of Narayana. (2) Dhanyalakshmi: Dhanya means grains. Lakshmi is the Goddess of the Harvest and the Devi who blesses with abundance...

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Goddess Pratyangira

Jun 15 2016 5 Comments Tags: mythology, Pratyangira, stories

  In some images Goddess Pratyangira is shown with a dark complexion, ferocious in aspect, having a lion's face with reddened eyes and riding a lion, entirely nude or wearing black garments, she wears a garland of human skulls; her hair strands on end, and she holds a trident, a serpent in the form of a noose, a hand-drum and a skull in her four hands. She is also associated with Bhairava, and she has a variant form, namely Atharvana-Bhadra-Kali. She is also known by the name Narasimhi. Narasimha is an ugra or ferocious form of Narayana, or Vishnu. By drinking...

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Gayatri Mantra

Jun 15 2016 0 Comments Tags: Gayatri, mantra, mythology

Gayatri Mantra is one of the most known and beneficial of the ancient Sanskrit mantras. Gayatri is a mantra of physical, emotional, and mental healing, purifying the subtle karmas, protection from the onslaught of obstacles, and of spiritual awakening or Self-realization. Aum Bhur Bhuva Svah Tat Savitur Varenyam Bhargo Devasya Dhimahi Dhiyo Yo Naha Prachodayat On the absolute reality and its planes,On that finest spiritual light,We meditate, as remover of obstaclesThat it may inspire and enlighten us. The Gayatri Mantra is first recorded in the Rig Veda (iii, 62, 10) which was written in Sanskrit about 2500 to 3500 years ago, and by...

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Maha Mrityunjaya yantra

Jun 15 2016 1 Comment Tags: remedy, Shiva, Yantra

धार्मिक मान्यताओं के अनुसार महामृत्युंजय मंत्र (Mahamrityunjaya Yantra) का जाप अकाल मृत्यु के योग को भी दूर कर देता है। भगवान शिव के इस मंत्र को सबसे शक्तिशाली माना जाता है। सदियों से इस मंत्र का वर्णन अलग-अलग वेदों और पुराणों में किया गया है। मंत्र के साथ कई लोग महामृत्युंजय यंत्र की पूजा भी करते हैं। महामृत्युंजय यंत्र का उपयोग (How to Use Mahamrityunjaya Yantra) मृत्युंजय का अर्थ होता है मृत्यु पर विजय। इस यंत्र की पूजा करते समय पूर्व की दिशा में मुख कर कुशा आसन धारण करना चाहिए। इस यंत्र की पूजा और आराधना के लिए महामृत्युंजय...

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Five Days of Diwali

Jun 15 2016 0 Comments Tags: Diwali, festivals, mythology, stories

Diwali, or Deepavali, is one of the biggest Indian festivals and also a major occassion in Nepal. The festival has great religious significance for Hindus, Sikhs, Jains and the Nepalese. In India, Diwali is now considered to be more of a national festival, and is enjoyed by most Indians regardless of faith. It is commonly celebrated by decorating homes with lamps and candles, bursting of firecrackers and sparklers, eating sweets and other mouthwatering dishes, praying to Gods and Goddesses, observing religious rituals, wearing new dresses and sending wishes and gifts to one another.  The word "Divali/Diwali" is a variation of...

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Beej Mantras

Jun 15 2016 0 Comments Tags: Beej Mantra, mantra

A Beej Mantra is the shortest form of a Mantra just like a beej (seed) which when sown grows into a tree. Similarly beej mantras of different Gods, when recited together give humans lot of positive energy and blessings of all the Gods. They are the vibrations, and represent the "call" of the soul. It is belief that when the universe was created then the sounds produce during the cosmic evolution are basically the beej mantra. There are Various Beej Mantras which are an important part of Mantras and each Beej mantra has its own power and when mixed with...

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Kamakhaya Mantras

Jun 05 2016 1 Comment Tags: Kamakhya, mantra, mythology, stories

Kamakhya is an important Tantric goddess that evolved in the Himalayan hills. She is closely identified with Kali and Maha Tripura Sundari. According to the Tantric texts (Kalikapurana Stotra, Yoginitantram) that are the basis for her worship at the Kamakhya temple, a 16th century temple in the Kamrup district of Assam. The temple remains one of the most important Shakta temples and Hindu pilgrimage sites in the world. Kamakhya is a powerful and unique Divine Mother. Kamakhya, the Great Mother, Goddess whose origins go back to the ancient matrifocal tribes of Northeast India.She is associated strongly with the Dasha Mahavidyas,...

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