Basant Panchami & Saraswati Puja

Basant Panchami festival is of special importance in Hinduism. The day is of worshipping Goddess Saraswati and also called the day of Saraswati Puja. It is also the mark of spring. This blog includes the details of festival celebrations, the colour associated, manifestation of Goddess Saraswati, meaning of the symbols, method of Saraswati Puja, the mantra and more.

Act Or No Act – The Karma Yoga

Karma yoga is the union with God by doing. We can say it is "Yoga of Action". But what actions and how they need to be performed. In this context, the principle of Karma Yoga described in the Gita is most acceptable. Bhagavad Gita says that doing nishkama karma, the karma with non attachment, non desire, non intention is the way to attain yoga. What Lord Krishna says more on this, lets see.

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.

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.

Pradakshina or Parikrama – The Ancient Ritual

Generally, Parikrama 'परिक्रमा', Pradakshina 'प्रदक्षिणा' or Circumambulation around deities and temples is very much popular among many traditions and cultures. It is not just a ritual that one should follow blindly. It has scientific basis too. As we all know temples, shrines, trees, mountains, rivers, parents, guru, scriptures and more all are the source of knowledge, wisdom and love. Either penance or some great positive stories are associated with them. These stories tell us how they became the source of energies.

Lord Vishnu – Preserver of the Universe

The preserver of the universe, Lord Vishnu is the nurture and care taker. He maintains the dharma and unburdens the earth time to time by incarnations. Many Hindu texts like Ramayan, Gita, Puranas sings the glory of Lord Vishnu. His appearance has a significant place, the weapons, his four arms, the abode everything indicates to something special. Curious to Know....

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