In good olden days a Yaksha named ‘KEELA’ had been performing severe penance upon goddess Durga. Goddess Durga was pleased by his penance and appeared before him. She asked him to beg a boon.
Keela was so happy by the words of Goddess Durga and begged like this, “O holy Mother! you should always be in my heart. This is the one and only my desire”. Listened goddess Durga and gave the boon with showering the lunar lights of smile and said,
“My Son! You remain here at this holiest planes of river Krishna in the form of mountain. In Krithayuga, after the assassination of demons, I will remain in your heart”.As such, by the order of goddess Durga, Keela had been waiting in the form of mountain for goddess Durga.
Durga Dwatrinshati Namamaala - 32 Names to removed difficulties of life
Maa Durga gave these rahasya namas to devtas when they asked Maata Mahishasurmardhini of a most saral upaay for removing worst to worst difficulties in life. Maa gave these 32 names to always be remembered
A lot of conversations revealed people's helplessness and confusions on about how to start a spiritual life and sadhna of their interest without a Guru. Let's see how a Guru makes an impact in one's life.
Seeking gnyaan from a Shidha guru makes a strong impact in one's life. When a guru checks the eligibility of the seeker and educates him, the seekers life would start to bloom like a padma(Lotus). Guru Upadesha is very important in ones life.
Every praani (living Being) is equally eligible to get this gnyaan depending upon how strong his virtues and will power is to attain the Para Bhraman. Guru's grace is Eeshwar Icha ( Bhraman's Will ). There would be number of tests of our patience on the path of spirituality.
Its said in Shreemad Bhagvat Purana that in the beginning of Treta yuga saints ,sages introduced deity worship in the form of idols when they saw people are doing Disdain (Tiraskar ) , Malice and disrespecting each other. 1/3
One Of our Follower asked a very cute and a genuine doubt:
What is the difference between Shrimad Bhagavatam and Bhagavad Gita?
Ok So here are answer to few questions (though very trivial but important)
Srimad Bhagavatam or the Bhagavat Puran, is the 5th major purana amongst 18 different puranas. It contains 12 different parts (skandhas) and around 18,000 verses. Similar to the other Puranas, the Srimad Bhagavatham is written by Sage Vyasa.
Sage Shuka, who was Vyasa's son, recited the Bhagavatam to King Parikshit who was cursed to die in 7 days, by Sage Shrungi.
What happened to King Parikshit?
Well, For that we needs lot of threads but lets continue with the differences.
Uddalaka said to his son Svetaketu: "Learn from me, my dear, the true nature of sleep. When a person has entered into deep sleep, as it is called, then, my dear, he becomes united with Pure Being (Sat), he has gone to his own Self....
Copper pot has its own importance in spiritual and health related aspect in Hinduism. Now a days Copper drinking water bottle are again in trend, not sure how much copper it contains thought, anyway here are some facts.
Lord Shiva is very fond of Abhishek. To make a continuous abhishek on the Shiv Ling, they put a copper pot which a very small hole at the bottom.
This way water's abhishek runs for long period of time. Some people also put milk in it.
There is a symbolism attached to the water dripping from the pot. Legend has it that the water in the pot is meant to cool Shiva of the effects of drinking the halahala poison during the Samudra Manthan.
Nivedan is one among the Pancha or Shodasa upacharas of puja during Devata Aaradhana. The act of Nivedana is not just offering food to the god. Your wisdom will tell you the different steps in Nivedana.
Nivedana, Maha Nivedana and Aatma Nivedana are three steps in the act of offering. Nivedana and Maha Nivedana consists of Neivedya which is offered to the devata. Nivedya and Mahaneivedya consists of various fruits, fruits, pakvaan and Anna - Rice with Ghee offered to devta
Atma Nivedana - When we offer Neivedyam the last step is offering the Aatma I.e offering the Immortal being in us.
Nalopakhyanam - A Katha one should hear to get rid of effects of Kali Purusha 🙏🏼🍀
There lived a king called Bhima who ruled a kingdom called Vidarbha. He was a great ruler. He had no santaan and wished to serve a great Rishi called DAMANUDU along with his wife in forests.
With the blessings of Rishi, king and queen were blessed with 3 sons and 1 daughter. Daughter was named Damayanti. She was very beautiful and graceful that even gods also wanted to have her as their Devi. In another kingdom called Nishadha, King veerasena has a son Nala Maharaja
Nala had a graceful body and he was Ajaanubaha like Shree Rama. He was a great chakravarti, gunvaan, and a great warrior who was an expert in Ashwavidhya. One day Nala catches a swan. The swan prays maharaja to leave it free and it will sing the glory of him to Damayanti
Gyan Yoga (Sundar/Beautiful): Once a person conquers the Rajo-guna and identifies himself with absolute, all his past deeds are freed, be it good or bad. Would merge within the supreme without any Karma lingering BG 6.27
Karma Yoga : The true Sanyasi is the one who lets go the fruits of Karma, because a person cannot get rid of doing (good/ugly) Karma due to material nature influence. But those who have renounced the fruits of action are unaffected and would get Moksha; others get mixed fruits.
A Note : The Tilaka commentary of Nāgeśa Bhaṭṭa on Ayodhya-kāṇḍa, Sarga 56 (50 in CE), Verse 1, clarifies that the popular notion is not supported by Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa, but the legend is so beautiful and underrated.
It starts with "Laughter of Lakshmana" !
The Laughter of Lakshmana:
After defeating Ravana, Rama returns to Ayodhya, along with his wife and brother Lakshmana. Later, Rama was crowned in the presence of all the Gods, sages and others.
Without knowing who we are or the self before death arrives is like living a dream.
And in a dream we never know we are in a dream first, and where we will wake up after the dream second.
Calling enlightenment destiny creates an illusionary thought, that it will happen automatically, eventually since its a destiny, destiny means it will happen for sure.
But it is not like that, to attain enlightenment one has to seek it, practice it.
Every human has two options, to live the life with nature like any other animals do OR to rise above the nature, this possibility is true for humans only. So, its not a matter of time its a matter of doing it.
यमलोक सब ओर से छियासी हज़ार योजन विस्तृत है । वहां नाना प्रकार के भयानक रूपधारण करने वाले यमदूत रहते हैं और उन्हीं के कारण वह पूरी बड़ी भयङ्कर प्रतीत होती है दुष्टात्मा, क्रूर एवं पापी पुरुषों के लिए यमपुरी दूर होने पर भी निकट सी ही प्रतीत होती है ।
वे तीखे काँटों से युक्त, कंकड़ पत्थरों से विभूषित, छुरे की धारों से आच्छादित और तीक्ष्ण पत्थरों से निर्मित मार्ग से यात्रा करते हैं ।
निकृष्ट मार्ग से यमराज के नगर में गए हुए पापी जीव आज्ञा मिलने पर दूतों द्वारा यमराज के सम्मुख पहुंचाए जाते हैं ।
वहां चित्रगुप्त उन पापियों को धर्मोपदेश करते हुए उनके पापों का स्मरण करते हैं । तब उन्हें पाप से शुद्ध करने के लिए यमदूत नरक के समुद्र में डाल देते हैं ।
नरकों की अट्ठाइस श्रेणियां हैं, जो सातवें पाताल के अन्त घोर अन्धकार के भीतर स्थित है -
The Bhagavad Gita portions are in fact a live running commentary by Sanjaya to Dhritarashtra. The author Sri Vyasa in Mahabharata gives Bhagavad Gita to us through Sanjaya only.
One (Arjuna) listened Srimad Bhagavad Gita directly in front of Lord Krishna. One with divine vision (and ear, both given by Vedav Vyasa) at the Hastinapura palace also listened (Sanjaya). One more heard the running voice commentary through Sanjaya (the king Dhritarashtra).
Morning Satsang : Vanquishing Pride is True Sacrifice
Can we describe the colour of water? God is, likewise, indescribable. His appearance is like what you imagine Him. We see Him according to the magnitudes and proportions of our various passions.
The more mitigated one’s passions, the nearer one is to the true perception of Him. It is unwise to ask how a single Rama can be perceptible to many at the same time, for He is omnipresent, subtly inherent in all creation.
The Ultimate Reality is neither born nor dies; it exists everywhere, timelessly. Why, then, some may ask, celebrate His birthday? It is like this: some children were rollicking in the hall of the house, unaware that grandpa was at home and in the adjoining room;.....