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Shree Yantra-The symbol of Universe

Shree Yantra

By Diptimayee parida | bangalore August 9, 2017

Sri Chakra or Sri Yantra is a symbol of both universe and its cause. It is explained as a divine geometry and has worshiped in a special manner throughout India. It is worshiped by one and all for bestows wealth, health and above all salvation. It is the blueprint of all creation and holds supreme order and mathematics within its form. It is found in all states of India.

It is built of two sets of triangles. One set is composed four male or Shiva triangles called Shrikanthas denoting four aspects of consciousness power and the five female shakti triangles denote the five senses of knowledge, action and five gross forms of matter. These two set of triangles are signifies the union of Shiva and Shakti. As so united they make the figure within the eight lotus petals in the yantra. Outside of these there are sixteen other lotuses. There are some more lines is called as Bhupura.

                 Sri yantra

Keeping the yantra and not worshiping bring negative effects to the home. One should use sphatik Sri Yantra to get household benefits. For money a silver sri yantra is worshiped. It is very important to chant “om shrim hring shrim mahalaxmaye shrim hring shrim namah” for 108 times. The yantra will become siddh and getting magical benefit from this. 

Sri Yantra has 9 types of energies in it as follows.

  • 1- First chakra gets happiness, self confidence and wealth.    
  • 2- 2nd chakra gets sarva siddhi, you can achieve by daily meditation
  • 3- 3rd chakra gets rid of illness
  • 4- 4th chakra gets rid of all doshas
  • 5- 5th chakra gets rid all your works
  • 6- 6th chakra makes you more fortunate
  • 7- 7th chakra gets rid all negativity from you
  • 8- 8th chakra fulfills your wish
  • 9- 9th chakra provides one with trilok mohan.

 

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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.

The holy stone Salagrama

Importance of Salagrama Sila

By Diptimayee parida | bangalore August 29, 2017

Salagrama silas are sacred black stones which come from the Gandaki River valley of the Himalayas. The qualities and characteristics of the salagrama sila are not found anywhere except in the Gandaki religion. It is the holy and powerful stone which never needed more prana pratistha as salagrama is Lord Vishnu himself. Salagram is Lord Vishnu pattern like linga is pattern of lord Shiva. Sri Salagrama is a smooth black colored shila by nature. Salagrama is worshiped by Hindus mostly Vaisnava and lord Vishnu devotees.

Salagrama sila had huge respect in vaisnava sampradaya. In Ram navami, Krishna janmasthami salagrama stone is worshiped as lord Vishnu. Salagrama is worshiped by hawan, yagna, sloka mantra, bath with ganga holy water and panchamrita every year. Salagram is daily worshiped by abhiseckham to please lord vishnu. If we keep Tulsi and Salagram together it willn’t creates poverty, unhappiness, fearness in that house.

salagrama sila

 

Salagrama is found with one or two or three chakra to unlimited beautiful chakra marks. Every chakra is described as different names of lord Vishnu. It is also found with marks like sankha, gada, hole, different sizes and colors like red, yellow, mostly black etc.

 

Benefits of salagram-

  • 1- There is residential of goddess lakshmi, ganesha, saraswati and all gods in that house where salagram is kept and worshiped.

 

  • 2- by offering tulsi leaves to the salagram easily pleased lord vishnu. Tulsi salagram marriage ceremony is celebrated in month of kartik every year.

 

  • 3- Devotee of salagram never caught by yama dutta. One will attain Baikunthadham after salvation.

 

  • 4-bathing salagram with gangajal everyday, one can be erased off all the sins like Brahmahatya.

 

  • 5- It is believed that by chanting salagram mantra washed away all the sins.

 

  • 6- In kali yuga if a person worsips sila with faith and love, he will eternally enjoysublime spiritual happiness.

 

  • 7-where salagram and dwarka silas sit togethere, mukti also resides.

 


 

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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.

Nakshatra - introductory -1

*STAR*... *STAR*... *ASTRO STAR*

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OMM GANESYA NAMAHA

*STAR*... *STAR*... *ASTRO STAR*

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star

We often listen to the Word 'Star' and in many situations we are asked to tell what our star is. I mean in the context of Astrology such as

  • When a Baby is born,
  • While saying sankalpa in the temples,
  • While fixing the muhurtha for an occasion,
  • To match two people (Bride and Bride Groom) for marriage
  • And to give Astrological suggestions etc.

But what is this star - in Sanskrit we say Nakshatra, Tara etc...

But in English the word Star is referred in the sense of a Planet as well, but here our context is only Nakshatra..!!

Let us strictly talk about Star now i.e. Nakshatra

In Indian/Vedic Astrology we have 28 stars, out of which 27 stars are used for predictive astrological purpose but other 28th is used in Muhurtha purpose due to several other Vedic reasons.

Let us think now what a star is? - is that something which is glowing brightly in the sky or anything else stars in sky

Yes they are something which are in the sky... But if we think each Nakshatra as only one star (numerical) then we need a better definition to understand an astrological star. In other words star is called as asterism i.e. group of few stars that form a shape, to understand in-depth qualities of any star we should also consider the shape formed by the asterism in to account.

Each Star has several things to know about such as degree position in zodiac, Sign placement, lord, tatwa, gana etc... likewise some 20+ parameters are there. Let us discuss each of them clearly from our next post onwards. Starting with Ashwini till Revathi.

Star is logically a particular portion of zodiac, in other words the sequential arrangement of stars forms zodiac. Both of these statements conveys same meaning.

So let us understand few things about Zodiac for now...

We have 12 Signs

27 stars

Each star has again 4 Padas

And whole zodiac in degrees i.e. 360deg

So 12 signs = 27 Nakshatras ------ (1)

27 Nakshatras = 27*4 Padas = 108 Padas ---------------

12 signs = 360Deg

So we need to distribute 108 Padas in to 12 signs

So for each sign it comes 108/12 Padas = 9 Padas

So 27 Stars = 360 deg

1 Star = 360 /27 = 13deg and 20 min

So each pada = 13.20 /4 = 3Deg 20Min

So let us do reverse calculation again 3deg 20 min* 108 = 360 Deg which is equal to full zodiac

So here we should know that each star is 13 Deg 20 Min

Each pada is 3Deg 20Min and each sign is 30 Deg So if we divide entire zodiac by 27 and each part is one Star.

Let us go on digging much deeper in to stars immediately after having a small introduction about the zodiac and 12 signs of it from the next post onwards.
Shoham sarada

SOHAM SARADA

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Astro Advisor, review writer, content writer on variety of topics.

             
The Essence Of Gayatri Mantra

Chanting Of Gayatri Mantra

By Diptimayee parida | bangalore August 24, 2017

Gayatri mantra is considered as the most important and sacred among all mantras in Hindu rituals. The material and spiritual benefits that it bestows are immense.  It is believed one of the oldest mantra which has also been chronicled in Rigveda. Its origin is attributed to the creator of the universe Lord Brahma.

The matra consists of the prefix om bhur bhuvah suvah, which appears in Yajurveda and the verse 3.62.10 of Rigveda. It is also the name of the goddess who is considered the personification of this mantra. Chanting of Gayatri mantra helps to increase the spiritual growth and wisdom. Deva savitur is invoked in this mantra, so it is also called savitur. Savitur is associated with sun or Surya dev.

Maa Gayatri Mantra

 

Meaning of the mantra- om- Brahma
Bhur-embodiment of vital spiritual energy
Bhuvah- eliminates the sufferings
Svah- embodies happiness
Tat- the Supreme Being Om
Savitur-bright and luminous like the sun
Varenyam-best or most exalted
Bhargo-destroyer of sins
Devasya-divine
Dhimahi-may imbibe
Dhiyo-intellect
Yo-who
Nah-our
Prachodayat-may inspire

It is a prayer to the divine the creator of universe, the essence of our life existence, who removes all our sorrows and grants happiness. The brilliance which may purify us and guide us on the right path.

Chanting of Gayatri mantra helps students to increase learning capacity and concentration. It helps as the mantra begins with Om that has a calming effect on the mind.

It is recommended that while chanting Gayatri mantra you should use a Rudraksha Mala. It is recommended to chant 3 rudraksha malas each in the morning and evening. Before recite this mantra the person should be in a comfortable seating position and must wear clean clothes.

 

          
diptimayee parida

Diptimayee parida India

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

Moon on Lord Shiva's head

Significance of Moon on the head of Lord Shiva

By Diptimayee parida | bangalore August 22, 2017

The supreme Lord Shiva has many symbols and one of them is moon on his head. There is a story about this in our mythology. Daksha’s twenty seven daughters were married to the God Chandra. One of the Chandra’s wives named Rohini loved more than his other wives. So the other wives of moon complained their father for this. Daksha warned his son in law to devote himself equally to all wives. But Chandra didn’t listen any warning of Daksha. Daksha thereupon cursed the moon that he would gradually fade away.

After this moon started losing its luminescence every day and he didn’t know what to do. It got afraid and with the advice of Brahma, Chandra went to prabhasa tirtha and made a linga on the bank of the river saraswati. There he prayed Lord Shiva for six months. At the end Shiva appeared before Chandra and granted him a boon. Then Chandra explained about his problem.

Then Shiva answered Daksha’s curse couldn’t be entirely ignored. He said during Krishnapaksha you will wane. In shuklapaksha you will wax, it is the solution for this problem. Chandra become very happy and took refuge in lord Shiva. Lord Shiva wore the moon crescent on his head making him grow for 15 days and decay for 15 days periodically.

lord shiva

 

The linga to which Chandra prayed is Somnath, the first of jyotirlingas. The legend said that the somnath is the first temple which was built by Chandra dev himself. So Somnath means the protector of moon god.

• The crescent moon symbolizes that he has controlled the mind perfectly.
• The crescent moon on Shiva’s head looks like an ornament. The waxing and waning phenomenon of the moon indicates the time cycle through which creation evolves from the beginning to end. Since the lord is the eternal reality but he is beyond time.

 

          
diptimayee parida

Diptimayee parida India

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

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.

 

          
diptimayee parida

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.

 

          
diptimayee parida

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

SOHAM SARADA

Social cause writer

Astro Advisor, review writer, content writer on variety of topics.

             
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.

 

          
diptimayee parida

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.

 

diptimayee parida

Diptimayee parida India

Contributor at Ommrudraksha

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