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Navratri Day 2 : Maa Brahmacharini

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Navratri Day 2 : Maa Brahmacharini On the second day of Navaratri, Maa Brahmacharini, a manifestation of Maa Durga is worshipped. Maa signifies love and loyalty, wisdom and knowledge. She holds a rosary in her right hand and a Kamandal in her left hand. She wears Rudraksha. The form of Goddess Brahmacharini is extremely radiant and majestic The word "Brahm" refers to Tapa (penance) Her name means “one who performs Tapa (penance).  She was born in Himalaya. Devrishi Narada influenced her thoughts and as a result, she practised tough penances as she was determined to obtain Lord Shiva as her divine consort. She spent hundred of...

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Navratri Day 1: Maa Shailputri

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  Navratri Day 1: Maa Shailputri In Navaratri, one of all nine forms of Devi Durga is worshipped every day. The first form of Maa Durga is Shailputri, who was born to the King of Mountains. "Shail" means mountain and “putri” means daughter. She is called Shailputri “the daughter of mountain". Devi Shailputri is an absolute form of Mother Nature which is worshipped on the first day of Navratri. She is also referred to as Goddess Parvati, the consort of Lord Shiva and mother of Lord Ganesha and Kartikeya. The image of Maa Shailputri is a divine lady who holds...

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How to take care or clean Rudraksha?

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There are a lot of misconceptions floating around internet by so called “Pundits”. There are a few basic steps to take care of Rudraksha: Don’t soak it in water for more than 30 mins and dry it afterwards using soft cloth. Never soak it in milk or anything like that as it will damage the Rudraksha. Best way is to just run it through the tap of water for few seconds using your fingers to clean it. If it is too dirty use soft bristle toothbrush lightly. Dry the rudraksha. Apply a few drops of light oils like olive oil...

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WHAT TO DO DURING SHRAVAN MONTH AND IMP. DATES IN 2017

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The Shravan/Sawan Month is the 5th month as per Hindu Calendar. This is a very auspicious month dedicated especially to Lord Shiva, who is one of the trinities (Tridev) in Hindu religion. The month is named Shravan due to the ruling nakshatra (Lunar mansion) Shravan on full Moon day. The whole month is celebrated by Shiva Bhakts with faith and festivities, worshipping of deity with specialized Puja like Rudra-Abhisheka of the Shivlingam, observance of fast on Mondays during the month and Kawar Yatras. The month hold great significance per Hindu Mythology as during this month Lord Shiva drank poison (Vish)...

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Simple remedy for a Happy Married life

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Everyone dreams of a happy home and a healthy married life, yet there are many couples who face a rough patch in their marital life due to discords or misunderstandings and therefore lacks love and compassion despite efforts. For such unhappy couples, there is a simple yet efficient remedy mentioned in Hindu Vedas and given to us by God and nature, that is 2 Mukhi Rudraksha. Rudraksha per Hindu mythology are lord Shiva’s tear drops. Wearing a Rudraksha have positive effect on the mind, body and soul of the wearer. 2 faced (Mukhi) Rudraksha represent lord’s Ardhanarishwar form (union of...

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