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Story of Janmashtami

Gopal

Shri Krishna Yashoda

Celebrated on the eighth day of Savana month, Janmashtami marks the birth of Lord Krishna, an avatar of Lord Vishnu. The festival is celebrated across the length and breadth of India, by people following Hinduism. In fact, it is an important day for Hindus. The celebration goes on for two days. On the first day, the Raslila (dance drama) is performed, which depicts the important phases of Shri Krishna’s life. The merrymaking reaches it peak at midnight stroke, when aarti is performed and bhajans are sung to praise the Lord. Small children are dresses as the young Krishna and his playmate Radha. Then there are folklores and stories which are recited on the occasion, they are generally connected to the history of Janmashtami, which can be traced back to the ancient era. Read the following lines to get information on the history of Janmashtami.

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Posted by on August 18, 2012 in Gods and Goddesses, Religion

 

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Story of Lord Ganesha’s broken tusk

Ganesh

Lord Ganesha

Shri Ganesh had two tusks, but he had a great fight with Parshuram, when Ganesh laid claims to immortality.

There are only seven who are immortal :-
1) Shri Hanumanji
2) Vibhishan
3) Kripacharya
4) Shri Parshuram
5) Ashwathama
6) Bali and
7) Ved Vyas (Markandey Rishi also joined their ranks later)

These great men do not die and even when the world dissolves and a new world takes birth they will be here.

 

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Posted by on August 18, 2012 in Gods and Goddesses, Religion

 

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The Spiritual interpretation of the form of Lord Shiva

Shiva is the essence of void. Though He is Visvanath; or else Controller of the universe, He has no place to dwell. This infers that when a sadhaka completely establishes himself in the essence of void or in non-duality then by attaining this state, nothing belongs to him. Shiva does not wear any garb, He sits with ashes smeared all over His body, this implies that type of relinquishment regarding all aspects which comes to a sadhaka.

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Posted by on June 17, 2012 in Gods and Goddesses, Religion

 

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Goddess Kali

Goddess Maa Kali: “Another manifestation of goddess Maa Durga. She killed the demon named Raktabij which represents human desires. These desires detract man from following the spiritual path. Yogically She is the primordial Female Energy. She is the kinetic state of Prana from whom creation emanates. Common man considers worldly knowledge to be actual knowledge, for this reason Kali has been depicted as black because in her state of first manifestation, worldly knowledge did not evolve amidst creation.
Her lolling tongue is symbol of Khecari mudra of a yogi. The falchion in her left hand symbolizes the annihilation of ignorance of a yogi and entry into the realm of knowledge. Practicing ardent Kriya a yogi attains soul-realization, then he achieves omniscience. The 108 garland of demon heads indicate the 108 bestial proclivities in man. These devilish propensities have evolved from the kinetic state of Prana within man and deter him from remaining materially detached. But when Prana is still, the activities of these devilish propensities cease, this cessation of activity is symptomatic of destruction. Therefor Kali has been depicted with the falchion severing the 108 demons. This severance of ignorance is necessary, for a yogi is purified and attains soul-knowledge.
 
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Posted by on June 13, 2012 in Gods and Goddesses, Religion

 

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Goddess Maa Durga & Her family

The Munis, Rishies and the exalted Yogis of Bharat (India) penned all their sadhana realizations for the benefit of the future mankind known as the Sastras (The Vedas, Upanishadas, Puranas etc. including Gita). Worshipping of Idols was never mentioned or advised in any of these Sacred Books. When a sadhaka performs this Kriyajoga Sadhana the visualization of these idols come naturally to him and he then comprehends the inner meaning. Those who criticize worshipping of Idols do that out of lack of understanding and utmost ignorance.

 

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Posted by on June 13, 2012 in Gods and Goddesses, Religion

 

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Who is Saraswati Devi ?

Rig veda is the oldest treatise in our culture which dates back to many thousands of years. The Rishis who compiled the Rig Veda did mention Saraswati, Ila and Bharati in the mantras. They did not formulate the mantras they were mantra drashtas. They saw the mantras in action.
What they saw in action they have faithfully narrated through the mantras.Since they had this extraordinary perception they were known as ‘vipras’.
 
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Posted by on May 16, 2012 in Gods and Goddesses

 

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