This is the navarna mantra of the goddess Durga. The Navarna Mantra is the Navakshari mantra which means mantra having nine syllables. It is also popular by the names of the Chamunda Mantra or Chandi Mantra. This is the basic mantra of the Shri Durga Saptashati recitation. People who belong to the Shakti cult has great faith in mantra and hence this is the integral part of their practice.
Lord Ganesha – The Aadya Daivat
Lord Ganesha, one of the most beloved God amongst Indian Mythology. Lord Ganesha, being the Lord of 14 vidya and 64 kala, is also famous as aadya daivat, i.e. the first Lord. The story of being aadya daivat, very much lies in the birth story of Lord Ganesha.
Navratri – Celebrating Nav Durga
Navratri, one of the important, sacred and colorful festival in Hindu Religion. Navratri worships Goddess Durga as Nav Durga. Moreover festival is about knowing and praying various forms of Goddess which are the epitomes of power. These feminine aspects have the ability to bring in anything desired.
Brahma Muhurta – The most auspicious time
Who am I? I am brahman, the veda mahavakya says "Aham Brahmasmi". But when and how I will truly experience that I am the brahman. When and how this Veda vakya or principle will become the truth for me. There is a time when you can realize the real truth called Brahma Muhurta ब्रह्म मुहूर्त.
33 Crores Gods or 33 Vedic Gods?
In particular Vedic Gods are the deities of the vedic times and different from the deities popular in modern times. You might have heard that there are 33 crores Gods in Hinduism. The reason behind is that scriptures used the term 33 Koti Gods and Goddesses.
Anahata – The Heart Chakra
The Heart Chakra, Fourth Chakra, colours our living with love, sympathy, balance, passion, and beauty. The sanskrit name of Heart Chakra is 'Anahata' which means "unstruck". Let's explore this unstruck sound of heart chakra, where it is located? How to open the heart chakra? How to remove blockages from the heart chakra and more.
What is Panchang or Panchangam
To find out an auspicious date (Shubh Muhurat), Hindus usually resort to Panchang. According to the Hindu calendar, Panchangam is a Sanskrit word in which 'Panch' means 'Five' and 'anga' means 'limb'. These five limbs refer to the five limbs of the calendar. Determining the right date and time according to the Hindu calendar can save us from many hassles and problems in life.
Manipura – The Solar Plexus Chakra
The Solar Plexus or manipura is the third of the seven primary chakras. Also popular by the name of 'city of jewel'. Lets explore this city, where it is located? How to open the lock of this manipura? How to remove blockages from the solar chakra and more.
Shradh – Homage to Pitrus
It is believed that during Pitru Paksha, our ancestors comes on earth. From Pitraloka, a region between heaven and earth, they visit earth to meet their relatives and bless them. Tarpan, Shradh, and Pindadan are rituals in hinduism to appease the fathers in Pitru paksha. By doing this in Pitru Paksha, one gets freedom from Pitra Dosha too.
Swadhisthana – The Sacral Chakra
Swadhisthana or Sacral chakra is the second of chakra system. It is the creative chakra. Where it is located? What are the symptoms of blocked or imbalanced sacral chakra? How to balance the Swadhisthana chakra using various techniques? What is the beej mantra of chakra and more.
Pratyahara & Its Fruit – Pearls Of Wisdom
The fifth limb of ashtanga yoga, the eightfold path of yoga, is Pratyahara प्रत्याहार. Maharishi Patanjali has complied two sutras for pratyahara. The sutras are mentioned in the classical work on yoga, Patanjali Yoga Sutra. The first sutra defines the pratyahara and the second one talks about the fruit of practicing it.
The nine devotions – navdha bhakti
Bhakti or devotion is the path of love. Any process out of these can lead to the ultimate. It is the path of joy, tears, emotions, feelings and surrendering. The urge of being one with beloved is the ultimate reward in itself. Indeed lucky ones are those who have this urge for Lord!
Soham Meditation – The mantra of expansion
There is an intelligence that is the guiding force for the universe, the one that is the most powerful and ancient. The Soham mantra, which resonates “I am he/that”, indicates an association with that divine intelligence, the oneness of all.
Muladhara – The Root Chakra
Muladhara or root chakra is the base of chakra system. It is the foundation of being alive. Where it is located? What are the symptoms of blocked or imbalanced root chakra? How to balance the muladhara chakra using various techniques? What is the beej mantra of chakra and more.
Matsyasana – The Fish Pose
'Mastysa (मत्स्य)' in sanskrit is Fish and 'asana (आसन)' is posture. This asana resembles the fish. Traditionally, it is done in padmasana. But variations are there for practitioners of different levels. In beginning it can be done with straight legs on the mat. It is a reclining back bend posture. So all the variations are designed focussing on this. Lets see how to perform the Fish Pose.