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How to deal with Negative Emotions

Preventive Steps For Negative Emotions

By Diptimayee parida | bangalore August 22, 2017

A person feels different types of emotions like happiness, sadness, anger, excitement, nervousness, anxiety etc. In everyday life we feel such type of positive and negative emotions. The negative emotions are very hard and sad to deal with, but these are a part like the positive ones. So it is very important to handle the negativity for better life.

In this article we are showing some methods to handle negative emotions.

 

1- It is very important to stop noticing how the emotion affects your behavior. In your sad time you may listen sad music, crying or sleeping on the bed. On the other hand it is same in positive emotions. You may sing, dance, smile or feeling excited. So it is very necessary to recognize your behaviour.

 

2- Emotions never stick around always. It lasts for some period. When we are good, it doesn’t mean we are good always or when we are bad, we aren’t bad always. Like that when we feel something negative, make sure to mind that it won’t last forever, just like physical pain. This is also right in positive emotions. It isn’t necessary to remind every day.

 

negative emotion

 

3- Don’t blame yourself or anyone for emotions, just try to find its root and solve it. Whatever it is, it may be something huge like death of a friend or family member, try to identify. If it is more than one, find all the causes of emotions.

 

4- You must accept your emotion. You may be love or hate it . You never change it. You have to live with it.  So it is very important to accept it. You are feeling whatever you are supposed to feel. That will be sure helping you.

 

5- If you are feeling negative emotions, there may be a reason for it. Take the steps for handling it and move on. But don’t ignore it. Flea it in your brain and you can retrieve any useful information.

 

6- Exercise and relaxations lowers the stress and allow you to cope better with negative emotions.

But if we allow our emotions to swing us around widely, we all end up our relationship. We have to control and handle it for our future positive emotions.

 

          
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Diptimayee parida India

Contributor at Ommrudraksha

Diptimayee parida is a writer and Story teller. A Social activist.Connect with her at LinkedIn.

Why We Celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi

Ganesh Chaturthi Celebration

By Diptimayee parida | bangalore August 21, 2017

To honor the elephant headed God Ganesha’s birthday, Hindus celebrate the 10 day festival “Ganesh chaturthi”. He is known as the god of beginnings because he is honored at the beginning of every Hindu ritual programmes. Ganesha is known by 108 names, but widely known as Ganapati or Vinayaka.

There are two different stories in history about the birth of Lord Ganesha. It is said that devi Parvati created ganesha from the dirt of her body when having a bath. Then she told him to guard her door while she finishes her bath. At that time lord Shiva want to enter into the cave, but ganesha didn’t know him and stopped him to enter. Then angry Shiva severed the Ganesha’s head. Parvati was enraged and ganesha will live again by the promise of Lord Shiva. Shiva fixed the elephant’s head on the child and brought him back to his life.

Another story tells that Lord Shiva and Parvati created ganesha with the request of all devatas, to be a obstacle creator in the path of demons. The Vighnahartaa always help devas. So Ganesha chaturthi is celebrated all over India during the month of Bhadra. It is the mid August or mid September and last 10 days ending on the day of Ananta chaturdashi. Maharashtra is famous for the ganesha festival. It was first celebrated by Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaja.

Shree Ganesha

 

A clay model of Ganapati is made before the ganesha chaturthi. The idols size available from 3\4th inch to 25 feet tall. The main prasad in this festival is modak offered to lord ganesha. During this festival many pandals are decorated and the Vinayaka is worshiped for 10 days. The four most important rituals done in the festival. They are pranapratishhtha, shhodashopachara- 16 forms of paying tribute to ganesha, uttarpuja and Ganesh visarjan. On the 11th day of this festival his procession is accompanied with dancing and then the idol is immersed in flowing water.
As ganesha is considered as “Buddhi Pradayaka”, it is a very important festival for students. They worship the lord to illumine their mind.

 

          
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Diptimayee parida India

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Diptimayee parida is a writer and Story teller. A Social activist.Connect with her at LinkedIn.

Shivoham - Being Bound is just a mind Game

Shivoham

"Being Bound is just a mind Game."

Shiva puranmeditation

In our daily life we do many things such as meeting many people, eating variety of foods and  visiting many places but we are comfortable with selected things, still we co-ordinate with them as per our needs. Sometimes we try to get attached to and become comfortable with force to accomplish our goals.


well that is called as "Sadhana" or "Manava Prayatna". Let us stop discussing more on that practice.


But from where we are getting these goals into our mind.. why are we not happy with what we have and why we do not ignore  what we don't have. what are the reasons behind it.


We often listen to the word " inner voice " from people does it mean is there someone who is talking to us by being with us or sitting inside of us, if yes who is that, where is that inner voice coming from in fact what is the meaning of "inner" for us.  
if no one is there, then the listener is faking ?? there should be some source and point of origin for every thing  right.
Many says that inner is god.. other says the inner is mind.. infact these both have no solid proof for their respective statements.

shiva

मनएवमनुष्याणांकारणंबन्धमोक्षयोः।
बन्धायविषयासक्तंमुक्त्यैनिर्विषयंस्मृतम्॥

As long as ' I ' is live, This I gets automatically gets connected to the world and those worldly things and gets struck there and starts craving for some or other. This I is also been born from "Manass"  The Mind.. When that piece of code is properly and systematically handled liberation happens eventually. Liberation does not just mean leaving all the things around us and running away from all the responsibilities and duties.. infact that is to live life in eswara aarpana sthithi. We will not get strongly attached to anything and don't develop fake ego and take credits of every thing of the world. We get the feel of "Nimittha matra" and surrender ourselves to the feet of The Supreme.

Shivoham-

The supreme
Shoham sarada

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Gita - A Guardian For Life

Contradictions In Gita

By Diptimayee parida | bangalore August 19, 2017

The Bhagvat Gita is full of contradictions. It is very difficult to understand. It can understand only by seeing it totality. In Gita, at one point Krishna tells Arjun that action is the most important and without action one will be nowhere. But in another place he tells him that action is good but knowledge is better. The Krishna says, “You must become a yogi and drop everything around you.” In another way Krishna tells him, he is intelligent to see action in inaction and vice versa. So every action has inaction and every inaction has got an action connected to it.

Krishna tells Arjun in chapter six, if he is confused then he has to meditate. Finally he says he is the actual yogi as I am with him in every condition whether he meditates or not.

Another place Krishna says Arjun that no one dear to him and then gives a list of qualifications for those he really loves. Krishna is like a best friend to Arjun. Except Vidur and Udhava nobody even thought he was enlightened. According to them they are very smart including Arjun also.

geeta

 

Then Krishna gives him a vision for a moment, he saw the universe appears as a manifestation of Krishna to Arjun. Arjun see all of creation, everything the mountains and the rivers, the past present and future dissolving in Krishna. For an instant, the whole of life, the universe, all memories play out like a movie and frighten Arjun. This is called the “Vishwa Roopa Darshana” the vision of the universal.

Krishna tried about the yagyas, principles and laws of the universe, sanyasa and how to be centered. But at last it was the display of the universal vision worked on Arjun. When Arjun wants to give up Krishna tells him to think and do which is best for him. Then Arjun’s mind is clear. Krishna had to speak through 18 chapters to get him this point. Krishna could have done it at 1st chapter, but it is the beautiful way to flow this knowledge.

Hence everything may show to be all contradictory from all angles, but that is the reality.

 

          
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Diptimayee parida India

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Diptimayee parida is a writer and Story teller. A Social activist.Connect with her at LinkedIn.

Maa Saraswati - Goddess Of Knowledge

Maa Saraswati - The Mother Of Vedas

By Diptimayee parida | bangalore August 19, 2017

In Hindu religion, there is thousands of God and Goddesses are represented in every aspect of life. Among those Supremes, Maa Saraswati is known as the goddess of knowledge, art and music. As she is called as the mother of Vedas, she is referred as Vak Devi, the goddess of speech. According to Hinduism Saraswati endows human being with the power of speech, wisdom and learning. She is also known as a part of the trinity devis. In the Hindu traditions from the Vedic period to modern times, she is also worshiped outside the Hindu country India and Nepal.


    maa saraswati


 

The goddess is believed to have emerged from Brahma’s mouth in order to commence the existence of world and the humans that reside in it.
Goddess Saraswati is seen in white colored and wearing radiant white saree that shows her pure sattvic nature. She carries the vina, which symbolizes the vibrational harmony of life. She holds the Vedas and a japamala which symbolizes constant meditation upon the divine name. She is also shown having four hands that represents the four aspects of human personality in learning- mind, intellect, alertness and ego.

A white swan is located next to goddess Saraswati’s feet. According to Hindu tradition, the swan represents discrimination between the good and bad. Basant panchami is celebrated on the fifth lunar day of magha, which is between the month of January and February. The students worship maa saraswati to perform well in their studies. The saraswati vandana should chant in this occasion to improve memory, power and concentration in studies.

Saraswati also stands in yoga as the sushumna channel through which the kundalini energy may rise upwards. By breath control, the solar and lunar energies are merged into the neutral kundalini energy. The lunar and solar energy symbolizes the river Ganga and Yamuna where the central neutral channel symbolizes saraswati. The upward flow of kundalini through the saraswati channel then pierces the chakra and being liberation.

 

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Diptimayee parida India

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Shree Ram-An Ideal For Humanity

Shree Ram-The Seventh Incarnation Of Lord Vishnu

By Smruti Swagat Ray Mohapatra | Khandapada August 18, 2017


For the establishment of Dharma and destruction of evil spirits on earth, Lord Vishnu has been taking several incarnations. According to the Hindu mythology, “Shree Ram” is the seventh incarnation of Lord Vishnu. The whole life of Shree Ram is a great example of humanity. Though Shree Ram was the incarnation of Lord Vishnu, he did not use his supernatural powers anywhere. He spent his whole life like a common person and a caring king.

Shree Ram was born in the royal dynasty of Ayodhya. He was the son of king “Dasharatha” and queen “Koushalya”. He was very dearer to Dasharatha as he was the most humble and obedient prince of Ayodhya. He had three cousins named as Laxmana, Bharata and Shatrughna. He spent his childhood in Ayodhya with full of joy and completed his education under the guidance of his teacher sage “Vashistha”. He married “Sita” after the completion of his education. The crucial challenging phase of his life started after the announcement of his father to make him the king of Ayodhya. Being influenced by a jealousy, his half mother “Kaikei” demanded fourteen years of exile for Shree Ram from Dasharatha as Dasharatha had promised to fulfill a wish of Kaikei in the past.

           shree ram

 In order to keep the promise of his father, Shree Ram decided to go for exile without any hesitation. Laxmana and Sita joined him and left Ayodhya for exile. During exile Shree Ram and Laxmana killed many demons that were hampering the holy sages. Shree Ram placed a great example of devotion by accepting the tasted berries of the tribal lady “Shabari”. With this example, he in true devotion, faults are not considered. Shree Ram was very loyal to his wife Sita. So “Surpanakha” (the sister of Ravana) could not seduce him. Shree Ram refused the marriage proposal of Surpanakha and in anger when demon king “Ravana” kidnapped “Sita”, then another crucial phase of the life of Shree Ram began. In order to find Sita, he moved towards south along with Laxmana. He met Hanuman, Sugriba and helped Sugriba as a true friend. Hanuman helped Shree Ram in every possible ways to find Maa Sita. After Shree Hanuman discovered Maa Sita in Lanka (now Sri Lanka), the huge Indian Ocean was the great barrier for the monkey army Shree Ram to reach Lanka. The name “Ram” was so powerful that, the stones on which this name was written, started floating on water and by virtue of which the great “Ramasetu” was made. 

              shree ram and sabari

 


After the monkey army reached Lanka, Shree Ram sent Hanuman as a messenger of peace to Ravana. But he tried to attack Hanuman with fire on his tail. Shree Hanuman destroyed almost all the Lanka with fire except the royal palace of Ravana. Then a terrific war began between Shree Ram and Ravana. All the sons and brothers of Ravana were killed in the war. Only “Bibhishana” (the younger brother of Ravana), being by the side of Dharma was safe. Bibhishana had surrendered at Shree Ram and expressed his devotion towards Lord Vishnu. Shree Ram rescued Maa Sita after killing Ravana and crowned Bibhishana as the king of Lanka.

When Shree Ram returned to Ayodhya after fourteen years of exile, the citizen of Ayodhya started doubting on the character of Maa Sita as she was in the prison of demon king Ravana. So, Shree Ram had to order his beloved wife to undergo a fire test in order to prove her purity and Maa Sita succeeded in the test. Then Shree Ram was crowned as the king of Ayodhya. He was very caring and affectionate towards the citizen. His kingdom was otherwise known as “Ramarajya” for his unconditional love towards each and every individual.

 

           king shree ram
Hence, Shree Ram is worshiped by the majority devotees of Hindu traditional culture. It is believed that, Shree Hanuman (being immortal) is present physically in a secret identity, wherever the “Ramayana” is discussed. And “Shree Ram” is worshiped as the ideal god of humanity everywhere with full devotion.
 
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Smruti Swagat Ray Mohapatra India

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Swagat Ray is a creative writer, story teller and an artist.

Natraj - The ultimate form of Lord Shiva

Natraj Shiva

By Diptimayee parida | bangalore August 12, 2017

In many museums, temples, restaurants and esoteric shops we see the dancing figure of lord Shiva within a circle of fire that is called the “Shiva Nataraja,” lord of the dance. In his appearance as Nataraja he shows his triple role as creator, preserver and destroyer. Shiva in this figure first appeared in Indian stone temple sculpture in the 5th and 6th century CE. The God is shown dancing with in a prabhamandala (flaming halo) which represents time and which is shown as a circle to symbolize the Hindu belief that is both cyclical and without end.

The dance form performing in nataraja image is “Tandava,” the cosmic dance. The energy and wildness of the dance is shown in his bent knees and the extravagant spreading of the god’s hair. Shiva is providing his own music, as in his upper right hand he holds a small damru which provides rhythm and first sounds of the creation. On the left hand he holds Agni the supreme fire which will destroy the world. The lower right hand makes the abhaya mudra gesture which calms all fear and lower left arm sweeps across his torso with the hand pointing to his left foot in the gesture of gaja hasta which means the salvation and liberation. Shiva’s right foot stands upon the demon “Apasmara” the embodiment of ignorance. The cobra around nataraja’s waist is kundalini Shakti the soul impelling cosmic power resident within all.

nataraj shiva

 

The Nataraja dance isn’t just a symbol, it is taking place within each of us, at the atomic level. Thus lord Shiva in the form of Nataraja clears the ignorance from our minds through the supreme act of dance. It is a message that ignorance can only be overcome by knowledge, music and dance.

 

          
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Diptimayee parida India

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Shree Hanuman, an ideal for devotion and loyalty

Shree Hanuman-A true devotee

By Smruti Swagat Ray Mohapatra | Khandapada August 10, 2017


If we go through the great Indian mythology and search for a perfect ideal for devotion and loyalty, then a name called as “Shree Hanuman” will come for sure. It is believed that, when Lord Vishnu was incarnated as Mohini (a beautiful lady) in order to kill a demon, then Lord Shiva was too much attracted by the beauty of “Mohini”. As a result of this, a powerful soul was formed. Latter, “Pawan Dev” placed that soul in the womb of “Anjani”, the queen of “Keshari”. In the previous birth, Anjani was a celestial lady. Due to a curse, she was born in the monkey race in the next birth. Lord Hanuman was the son of Anjani and Keshari. As Pawan Dev placed his soul in the womb of his mother, he is also known as “Pawanputra Hanuman”.

When the parents of Shree Hanuman started searching a perfect teacher for him, then God “Sun” was chosen as the best one. After finishing his learning, Shree Hanuman asked God Sun to demand any repay from him. And as per the instruction of God Sun , Shree Hanuman helped “Sugriba” throughout his lifetime. Because Sugriba was the son of God Sun. Shree Hanuman remained constantly by the side of Sugriba all the time.


Shree Ram and Hanuman

 

Without Shree Hanuman, the whole “Ramayana” would be incomplete and impossible. Each and every important events of Ramayana was completed by the help of Lord Hanuman. Lord Shree Ram met Shree Hanuman after Ravana had kidnapped Maa Sita. Shree Hanuman is a great devotee of Lord Shree Ram. Shree Hanuman was the only person of the army of Shree Ram, who was able to jump the whole Indian Ocean Sea and reach at Lanka with a single jump. He discovered Maa Sita in Lanka (Now Sri Lanka) and told all the information of Shree Ram. He was blessed with the power of immortality by Maa Sita there. Then he destructed almost all the Lanka except the royal palace of Ravana with fire and showed the demons the power of the name “Shree Ram”.

Again during the war between Shree Ram and Ravana, Laxman was severely injured by Meghanada (the most powerful son of Ravana) and he could only be cured by the application of holy “Sanjeevani” leaves. And the Sanjeevani trees were situated in the ancient Himalayas. Shree hanuman rushed towards the Himalayas and without recognizing the Sanjeevani trees, he moved the whole Sanjeevani Mountain to Lanka. And Laxman was cured by the application of Sanjeevani. When “MahiRavana” kidnapped Shree Ram and Laxman and kept them in Patal Lok secretly, then Shree Hanuman was the only person, who was able to rescued Shree Ram and Laxman from Patal Lok.

Shree Hanuman
 
After the war between Shree Ram and Ravana ended, Maa Sita was rescued and returned to Ayodhya, the kingdom of Shree Ram. Lord Hanuman was always there for any service of Shree Ram. He was very dearer to both Shree Ram and Maa Sita. Once, Maa Sita was applying “Sindoor” on her forehead. Shree Hanuman appeared there and questioned about the particular reason behind that. Then Maa Sita explained that wives apply Sindoor on their forehead as a symbol of the lifetime happiness of their husbands. Being a great devotee of Shree Ram, Lord Hanuman applied Sindoor all over his body as a symbol of life time happiness of his Lord Shree Ram. It is believed that, Lord Hanuman is very fond of Sindoor.

When Shree Hanuman was asked to prove his loyalty and devotion towards Shree Ram in the court of Shree Ram, he tore his chest and showed the image of Shree Ram and Maa Sita in his heart. In this way, Shree Hanuman proved his genuine devotion and loyalty towards Shree Ram. And with the blessing of Maa Sita, Lord Hanuman is believed to be still alive on this earth and helping the society by spreading the holy spiritual knowledge in a secret identity.

 

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Smruti Swagat Ray Mohapatra India

Contributor at Ommrudraksha

Swagat Ray is a creative writer, story teller and an artist.

Story of how Ganesh outfox Kartikeya

Ganesh and Kartikeya

By Diptimayee parida | bangalore August 7, 2017

Both Ganesh and Kartikeya are the two sons of lord Shiva and Devi Parvati. Kartikeya is the elder son and Ganesh is the younger son. Kartikeya killed many demons like Narakasura, Gajasura and known as the lord of war. He is the chief commander of the army of Gods. Kartikeya gets his name from the 6 kritikas who brought him up and consequently has 6 heads.
Valli and Devasena are two wives of Kartikeya. Kartikeya is worshiped more in south India where as Ganesh is worshiped all over India.

On the other hand Ganesh is having supreme place. In Hindus no religious work is completed without the name of shree Ganesh. Ganesh is blessed by Lord Shiva to be worshiped as Vigneshwer, removes all obstacles. 

Ganesh and kartikeya
It is said that there was always a fighting between two brothers that who is the best. So in Hindu mythology there is a story about this.

Ganesh and Kartikeya race

One day the devas gave a supreme fruit to lord Shiva and Parvati and told that who will eat it, will get the supreme knowledge. Both the brothers wanted to eat it, so this lead to an argument among them. So Shiva told them that who will circle the world for three times and came first will get the fruit. Then Kartikeya took his challenge and started his journey with his vahana peacock without wasting his time. On the other hand Ganesh knew that he is no matching to Kartikeya to won the race. Ganesh’s vehicle is mouse. So Ganesh knew that with his huge belly and slow moving mouse he never defeat his brother. So he applied his intelligence and started circling his parents three times. By the question of his parents for the reason doing so, he replied that parents are my whole world. Whole world are within his parent, so he is circling the whole world by circling his parents. Lord Shiva and Parvati pleased with his answer and gave him the supreme fruit. From that day Kartikeya felt cheated and leave his parents. Ganesh is declared as the God of wisdom, clever and removal of obstacles.

 

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Diptimayee Parida India

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Know how seven crystals boost your life

seven crystals to boost your life

By Diptimayee parida | bangalore August 9, 2017

We know the gemstones or crystals are used for healing the various problems of life. Every stone has unique healing properties. The top most seven crystals for better life are listed below in this article.

seven stones


 

  • 1-Rose quartz-It is one of the best stone to use for relationship troubles, emotional traumas, and other issues. It symbolizes love and harmony with its pink color. It also encourages you to forgive others and yourself and helping you to move on. It keeps atmosphere peaceful.
  • 2-Clear quartz-Any issues about physical, mental, emotional and soul level of human can be healed by clear quartz gemstone. It connects with the higher chakra, bringing divine connection to higher self, higher consciousness, higher wisdom and pure love. As it is known as the master healer, it is used for everything.
  • 3-Amethyst-It provides clarity when there is confusion in mind. It helps to reduce stress and anxiety, mood swings and immunity. As it has many qualities, it is known as “The All Purpose Stone.”These are available in light violet color. It resonates with crown chakra as well as Ajna chakra, opens up the divine consciousness and higher intuition.
  • 4-Black Tourmaline-It is known among the top protective stones. As it is resonates with muladhara chakra, it helps to ground and create shield against harmful electromagnetic fields. This will help remove any energetic blockages related to your wish, filling it up with positive energy.
  • 5-Citrine-As a weight loss stone, it is associated with Manipur chakra. For aura protection, wear it or keep always with you. It is helpful in removing financial blockages and attracts new opportunities. This golden yellowish crystal is beloved for its beauty and healing properties.
  • 6-Carnelian-This stone resonates with Svadhisthana chakra. It is helpful in alleviate addiction and harness your sensuality and creativity. This stones are available in light orange color to reddish brown color. It improves your confident.
  • 7-Aventurine-It is available in many colors such as green, red, yellow, blue and more. It optimizing your personal growth .As it represents the heart chakra, it attracts true love, friendship and lasting relationship. Use this to help with your allergies, sleep disorders, Immunity and to regulate blood pressure. Green aventurine is famous for bringing good fortune and new opportunities. It also clears the emotional issues.

So choose one crystal that resonate the most with you and use on your healing journey towards a happier life.

 

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Diptimayee parida India

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Diptimayee parida is a writer and Story teller. A Social activist.Connect with her at LinkedIn.