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Lord Ganesha giver of success

Lord Ganesh-The vighneshwara

By Diptimayee parida | bangalore August 9, 2017

Ganesha is a God of wisdom, success and prosperity in hinduism. Ganesha is called as “vighneshwara” in hindu tradition, who destroys all obstacles and give success to the human. He is the younger son of lord Shiva and Parvati.The hindu tradition gives him a special place, all hindus worship ganesha before starting any ceremony for good luck. 

As ganesha is the remover of all obstacles and god of new beginning, success and prosperity, he is worshiped before beginning of new business, career, laying foundation of new house etc.
The ganesha devotees always keep tiny image of ganesha for performing success always. It is said that on the 4th day of waning moon every month ganesha’s energy is very close to his devotees. At that days he helps his devotees in transformation and changes their lives as they desire.
lord ganesh


 

Ganesh chaturthi is an important festival of India. It is said that when a clay idol of ganesha is worshiped on that day, it absorbs all the negative energies of his devotees and give success.

Ganesha resonates in the muladhara chakra which is the root of spiritual energy. This chakra holds all the negative energies. With the activation of this chakra level of consciousness increases and so does intelligence. Meditating ganesha and hidden meaning of his body parts gives you knowledge how to improve your consciousness. It helps to solve all the problems from root. When ganesha absorbs your negative energies he dissolves the lower vibration of your body and brings clarity in the mind.

 

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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.

Shakti-the infinity power

Maa Adishakti

By Diptimayee parida | bangalore August 9, 2017

A supreme cosmic energy that appears feminine energy and the dynamic forces that move through the universe is maa Shakti. The goddess who is the creator and is often manifested to destroy demonic forces and restore balance. In Hinduism every god has a Shakti or energy force. So this is the reason that she is worshiped by many Indians. She is called as the mother goddess, a universal source of energy, power and creativity. She is a representative, who you may call for strength, fertility and power. She always identified in a powerful female figure in your bad time.


Maa Shakti


 

Shakti is a great goddess who is a sum of every goddess. In the form of Durga, she is a furious warrior who kills Mahisasur and many other evils. In the form of Kali, she is famous for fighting with the head of an army of demons Raktavija. Kali is the another form of Shakti symbolizes the destructive and temporary nature of life. Shakti as Parvati symbolizes fertility, marital happiness, power and asceticism.

In the many forms of Shakti are identified with an animal or bird that acts as vahana. It is also an extension of her power. The lion is the vahana for both Durga and Parvati. She uses her lion as a weapon and for transportation.

Hence we have to remember that to fight our own enemies, pray Devi Durga, for fertility call the mother goddess Parvati and to destroy evil and restore balance, and pray maa Kali.

 

 

diptimayee parida

Diptimayee parida India

Contributor at Ommrudraksha

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

Impact of Rudrakshas on human chakras

Rudraksha for chakra awakening

By Diptimayee parida | bangalore August 8, 2017

Chakras are the most important part of the body. These are the energy centers present in our body. It is attached with the physical and mental health of human body. So it is very necessary to balance the seven chakras of human body.


Human chakras


 

There are various therapies available for chakra balancing through meditation, yoga, reiki therapy etc. But it is very difficult to do. But rudraksha beads hold very high spiritual and medicinal values. It is very loveable to lord Shiva. So rudraksha plays a vital role in balancing the negative vibes of the body. Rudraksha is the easiest therapy for chakra awakening and balancing. It controls the seven chakras and each chakra controls different organs of the body.

The number of mukhis on the surface of the rudraksha bead helps in determining its properties.They is available from one mukhi to twenty one mukhi. From the ancient times rudraksha beads are used for open up the blocked chakras, curing diseases. Rudraksha work on the blocked chakras very quickly. Once anyone starts wearing the right rudraksha, they are experiencing positive effects in 10 to 15 days. It helps to increase the aura of a person. They cost a little more than the crystals but effects are more manifold.

Rudraksha don’t give any negative result to the wearer, so anyone should wear rudraksha bead for their physical and emotional health. There are different rudraksha beads are available for our seven chakras.

1-Muladhara chakra: 6 mukhi, 8 mukhi and 14 mukhi
2-Swadhisthana chakra: 2 mukhi, 10 mukhi, 13 mukhi and 16 mukhi
3-Manipura chakra: 3 mukhi, 7 mukhi, 12 mukhi
4-Anahata chakra: 15 mukhi
5-Vishuddha chakra: 5 mukhi, 11 mukhi
6-Ajna chakra: 1 mukhi,19 mukhi
7-Sahasrara chakra: 9 mukhi

 

Rudraksha beads
The rudraksha beads may be worn as necklace, bracelet or on waist. Hence by meditation along with representation of rudraksha balance or awaken the blocked chakra instantly.
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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.

Mahalakshmi-goddess of wealth and prosperity

Mahalakshmi-the goddess of wealth

By Diptimayee parida | bangalore August 7, 2017

Mahalakshmi is worshiped as goddess of wealth and good fortune all over India. According to Hindu mythology, goddess Lakshmi emerged from the ocean during samudra manthan and then selected lord Vishnu as her groom. She is worshiped daily by the Hindu women as the symbol of good luck for all families. In the month of October Lakshmi puja is celebrated on the full moon light of Kojagari purnima throughout India.

Worshiping mother goddess is an Indian tradition since ancient times. Lakshmi is also known as “Mata”. As a female counterpart of lord Vishnu, she is also considered as “Shri”, the female energy of the Divine. She protects her devotees from any financial problems and bad luck.

Mahalakshmi
Mata Lakshmi is always seen in a beautiful red saree and has golden border on it. She has a owl as her vahana. She is always calm and loveable by her expression. She is always sitting on a lotus which symbolizes the fertile growth of organic life. She has four hands which represent the Dharma, Artha. Kama and Moksha. There are two elephants standing and spraying water from their trunk which symbolizes the devotion that doesn’t stop ever are true dharma, wisdom. Goddess lakshmi is seen by two of the major forms where she is massaging the lord Vishnu’s feet and the other form which is widely worshiped by devotees.

Mata Lakshmi can change the life of a person for tter if he accepts her empowerment. If anyone wants her to be a part of him, to protect, help, empower, and bless that person. In every hind owned business or company, you will always find an image of Lakshmi or a small shrine to her near the cash register. She is prayed everyday by the owner to increase profit and bring economic prosperity. All Hindus believed that she helps them in this way.

 

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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.

The sacred thread ceremony

The sacred thread in hinduism

By Diptimayee parida | bangalore August 7, 2017

It is very necessary to wear the sacred thread in Brahmin and Kshatriya boys. Wearing sacred thread is one of the most important rituals for Hindus. This ceremony is called the “Upanayanam”. This is considered as an essential sanskar of childhood. The upanayana sanskar takes place around a seven years child’s life. The child is initiated into the study of sadhana and vedas. At the function he receives the sacred thread (jenoi), which worn for his entire life.

 

thread
The sacred thread is a thin cord, composed of three cotton strands. The strands symbolizes three trinity of goddess. This signifies that the person becomes complete only with the help of these threes divines of strength, wealth and knowledge. But it has some rules to wear the sacred thread. If a unmarried person wants to wear, he should wear one thread, a married man should two thread and a married man has child should wear three thread sacred.

scared thread

The main significance of upanayanam also stands for purity of words, thoughts and deeds of the wearer. So he becomes qualified to lead the life of brahmachari according to the manusmriti. This is also represents the debt that is owned to the guru, parents and society. Hence in Hinduism it marks as the beginning of education for the child.

Upanayana may be considered as third eye of knowledge. Yogic may call it as ajna chakra; by this the Brahmins open their third eye chakra for spiritual knowledge, which helps him to recite the Vedas correctly.

 

swagat ray

Diptimayee Parida India

Contributor at Ommrudraksha

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

Shivashakti- The symbol of consciousness and energy

Shiva and shakti

By Diptimayee parida | bangalore August 7, 2017

According to Hinduism, both Shiva and Shakti are living in every men and women of the world. It is said that Shakti lives in our left side and Shiva on our right side. Shiva and Shakti hold the whole world. They are the masculine and feminine aspects. Shiva symbolizes consciousness whereas Shakti symbolizes the activating power or energy.

  shivashakti

Shiva and Shakti are the presentation of the all in one supreme consciousness. It is like the different sides of the same coin. These two primal powers are drawn in many pictures. The left side is the supreme mother Parvati and on the right side represents Shiva the consciousness is shown in the same image. In tantric spiritual path ,one seeks to develop a perfect balance between masculine aspect and feminine aspect. The whole universe comes from Shiva and through the power of Shakti everything becomes individual, yet the Shiva remains same. So the eternal wonder and the mystery is that Shiva and Shakti are same.

The concept of Shiva and Shakti is by no means confined to India. In Plato’s “Phaedrus” a book of ancient Greeks he states what is on earth is merely the resemblance and shadow of something that is in a higher sphere, a resplendent thing which remains in an unchangeable condition.”One of the Gnostic mystics ,Simon the Magus, is reputed to have said, “the universal eons consist of two branches, without beginning or end ,which spring from one root….the invisible power and the unknowable silence. One of these branches is manifested from above and is the universal consciousness ordering all things and is designated in male. The other branch is female and the producer of all things.

This is the meaning of Shiva and Shakti, which may always take care ,guide and protect the human in their infinite love lead to the cosmic consciousness.

 

 

swagat ray

Diptimayee Parida India

Contributor at Ommrudraksha

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

Gamhapurnima- A cultural and traditional festival of Odisha

GamhaPurnima 

By Smruti Swagat Ray Mohapatra | Khandapda August 6, 2017

According to Hindu calendar, the full moon day of the month “Shravana” is celebrated as “Gamha Purnima”. Basically, the typical reason behind the celebration of this day is related to a great mythological character. On this day Lord “Balaram”, the elder brother of Lord Shree Krishna, was born. Domestic Cows and Bullocks are decorated in traditional ways and are worshiped on this day. Homemade cakes and sweets are distributed with peace and happiness.

Gamha Purnima


 

The other important feature of “Gamha Purnima” is “Raksha Bandhan”. “Raksha Bandhan” means the bond of protection. On this day the sisters tie Rakhi on the hands of their brothers as a mark of affection. And the sisters demand protection for the lifetime from their brothers. In return, the brothers promise to take care of their beloved sisters and make them happy by offering them some gifts.

Another interesting characteristic of this festival is “Jhulan Purnima”. It is believed that Lord Krishna and Maa Radha enjoy the beautiful rainy season of Shravana month. The ending of this month is celebrated as “Jhulan Purnima” or “Jhulan Yatra”. Devotees decorate the idols of “Radha-Krishna” on a swing with full devotion.

Hence, “Gamha Purnima” is a festival of unity and affection. It strengthens the bonding of a sister and brother. This festival is full of spirituality, devotion and affection. And it is celebrated all over India with a great welcome.

 

Smruti Swagat Ray Mohapatra

Smruti Swagat Ray Mohapatra India

Contributor at Ommrudraksha

 

Shree Krishna- The complete incarnation

Yogeswar Shree Krishna

By Smruti Swagat Ray Mohapatra | Khandapada August 5, 2017


Lord Vishnu has been taking several incarnations on earth in order to establish “Dharma”. Among all the incarnations of Lord Vishnu, Shree Krishna is known to be the most complete incarnation. He was born with all the sixteen characters of MahaVishnu. His whole life explains the way of live a life by realizing the meaning of life. He is better known as “Yogeswar Purushottam Shree Krishna”.


When Lord Krishna was born in the jail of Kansa, the darkness of the thunderstorm night was destroyed and the environment suddenly enlightened with the glory of auspicious Super spirit. This indicates the victory of “Dharma” over Cruelty. Lord Krishna taught significant ways to perform duties in every step of his life. After birth, he was transferred to Gokul and spent his childhood there. In Gokul he described the meaning of passionate unconditional love without expectations. It may be the love between a mother (Yashoda) and a son (Krishna) or two lovers (Radha and Krishna). In Gokul Lord Krishna killed many demons sent by King Kansa. Hence, from childhood he clearly mentioned that he was the complete incarnation of Lord Vishnu with super natural powers.

And when Shree Krishna moved to Mathura, he killed King Kansa and rescued his imprisoned parents and established his holly city “Dwarka”. In Dwarka, Lord Krishna again explained a beautiful relationship of friendship by playing a adorable example. He helped his childhood friend “Sudama” who was struggling in poverty. Then he stood by the side of Pandavas in order to establish Dharma. He helped Pandavas in every step of their journey. He played a vital role in Mahabharata war. Dharma could not be established without his interference in the war. He was very clever. He solved every problem that arises during the war by utilizing his versatile clever attitude. 

Yogeswar krishna

 

In the beginning of Mahabharata war, Arjun was not in a mood to fight against his own family. Then Lord Krishna, being the chariot driver of Arjun explained the auspicious “Bhagavad Geeta”. Bhagavad Geeta describes the path towards “Moksha” (the immortal peace). He explained so beautifully the ways of performing duties without having any expectations. He explained the reality of our body and spirit. He explained that the spirit is a form of energy, which is immortal. Only the body dies, not the spirit. It is like changing clothes from old to a newer one.


In Bhagavad Geeta, Lord Krishna described how to control the mind. If a person controls its mind, then that person can achieve the greatest achievement of life. In Mahabharata war Lord Krishna did not even used a weapon. But still he was able to control each and every activity through his versatile clever attitude. He showed his complete “Vishwarupa” to Arjun after giving him super natural eyesight. Because no one is able to see the “Vishwarupa” of Lord Vishnu with normal eyes. Only because of Krishna, Pandavas won the great battle Mahabharata war and Dharma was established.


After Mahabharata war, Lord Krishna was cursed by “Gandhari” and he accepted it with a smile. In every situation, he was smiling. It explains that a person should remain cool in every situation of life and welcome it with a smile. Due to the curse of Gandhari, the whole kingdom of Krishna was destroyed at the end of Dwapar Yug and Dwarka was emerged in the ocean. Then Lord Krishna went to the forest and sat under a tree for rest. At that time most of his super natural power was lost as he saved the life of “Parikshit” in the womb of “Uttara” by sacrificing all the good deeds gained by him throughout his whole life. Mistaking Krishna for a deer, a hunter named as “Jara” shoots an arrow, which was penetrated in the foot of Lord Krishna. Lord Krishna forgave the hunter and died.


Hence, the whole life of Shree Krishna is a perfect guide for the nation as well as every individual to live life in an effective way. And he proved himself to be the complete incarnation of Lord Vishnu in all stages and he justified his name “Yogeswar Purusottam Shree Krishna” in all the stages of his life.

    Yogeswar shree krishna

 

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Smruti Swagat Ray Mohapatra India

Contributor at Ommrudraksha

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

Best foods for brain as well as memory

Healthy Eatings For Brain And Memory

By Diptimayee parida | bangalore August 5, 2017

Brain is one of the most sensitive and essential organs of human body. It is responsible for the control over all the internal and external organic activities of human body. Here in this article,we will discuss about the healthy foods,  that will keep your whole body including your brain memory strong.


Best foods for brain and memory


 

  • AVOCADOS
    This fruit is one of the healthiest fruit one can consume .These fruits are packed with monounsaturated fats keeping the blood sugar levels steady and glowing skin. It contains both vitamin k and folate which helps to prevent blood clots in the brain.It also improve cognitive function,especially both memory and concentration.They are also rich in vitamin C.
  • WHOLE GRAINS
    The brain can't work without energy.The ability to concentrate and focus comes from an adequate steady supply of energy in the form of glucose in our blood to the brain.Achieve this by choosing whole grain which release glucose slowly into the blood stem keeping you mentally alert in whole day.
  • BROCCOLI
    It is great source of vitamin K which enhance cognitive function and brain power.According to the researchers, it is high in compound called glucosinolates it can slow the breakdown of the neurotransmitter, acetylcholine which we need for the central nervous system to perform properly and keeps our brain and memory sharp.
  • FISH
    The main sources of oily fishes include salmon,trout,mackerel,herring,pilchards and kippers.Low DHA levels have been linked to increased risk of Alzheimer's disease and memory loss having sufficient levels of both EPA and DHA is thought to manage stress and help makes the good mood brain chemical. The most effective omega 3 fats occur naturally in oily fish in the form of EPA and DHA .These fats are important for brain function.
  • BLUEBERRIES
    The researchers said that the consumption of blueberries may be effective in improving or delaying short term memory loss.You always look out for dark red and purple fruits and veg which contain the same protective compounds.
  • NUTS AND SEEDS
    These are the good sources of vitaminE,add some any nuts or seeds per day will increase the power of brain. Raw or roasted doesn't matter for eating these on your diet chart.

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Fruits and nuts
The above discussed foods help in proper growth of brain and memory. So a person should add these foods to its regular diet for a better overall growth.

 

diptimayee parida

Diptimayee parida India

Contributor at Ommrudraksha

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

Healthy food preparation techniques

Cook Healthy Live Healthy 

By Diptimayee parida | bangalore August 4, 2017

As we know for staying healthy, we need to eat healthy food. For healthy food, it is important to prepare food by healthy techniques without losing its nutritional values. Healthy cooking process doesn't mean investing in expensive cookwares, chefs etc. It means use basic food preparation techniques in healthy way.

healthy food


 

By using healthy cooking process you can cut saturated fats. The healthy cooking methods described here is to prepare food without adding excessive salt and fat.Use it in your favorite dish preparation.

  • STEAMING
    This is a very simple technique for keeping the nutritional value in your dish.Cook in a covered pot over boiling water.
  • BAKING
    In this method,the food is cooked under convection heat.The food is enter in enclosed area ,then heat is applied and the food is cooked.
  • GRILLING
    There are two types of grilling methods people use on these days. One is, when food is cooked over hot charcoal on an open fire.The food is placed on the top of burning charcoal. The second one is cooking food by a grilling machine.Food is frequently turned over to prevent it from burning. By following above methods, our food is cooked evenly and thoroughly.
  • COOKING BY MICROWAVES
    The microwave food process is the best for cooking to keep the nutritional value of the food.
    SAUTE- Cook food in a pan over direct heat by using small amount of liquid like vegetable stock,fruit juice, wine or even water.
    STIR FRY- Use a big pan to cook food quickly over very high heat in a small amount of oil.Stir constantly to prevent burning.

 

healthy food making
By using these techniques you can cut your calories and stay healthy. Also if we add salt while food is cooking, the salt does not go evenly to all food content. So we should not add salt while cooking.

 

diptimayee parida

Diptimayee parida India

Contributor at Ommrudraksha

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