Treat animals as friends not food

Animals Are Our Friends Not Food

By Diptimayee Parida | Bangalore August 1, 2017

God created Adam and Eve as human couple to live in the universe.He also created many birds and animals to live with them as friends. He created many more plants and fruits as their food. But it is said that flood flows away the plants. Then they started killing animals to eat.From those days it became tradition to kill the animals as human food.

Now in each year about 50 billion farm animals and many more aquatic animals are killed for human consumption. Animal food is very necessary for human health. But now many health professors are claiming that animal products actually do us more harm than good. The fruits and vegetables are filled with vitamins and sugars to give you energy for whole day. Take a line from EDGAR'S MISSION, one of the farm animal sanctuaries, if we could live happy and healthy lives without harming others .... why wouldn't we?

animals not our food

We don't need to eat animals to survive unlike other animals who kill for their food.We can live on completely depending on the plants. Research proves that plant contains all the vitamins and nutrients that the human body needs to survive.

We are creating emotional pain and suffering for the animals,by stealing their babies from them, keeping them locked, and denying them their natural behaviors. By animal agriculture our environment is also polluted through air and water pollution. It creates a negative effect on biodiversity.

So there are many plant based alternatives are available for human food. People prepare favourite meals to vegetable sausages, burgers, jerky and everything in between transferring to a plant based diet is easier than ever before.


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Diptimayee Parida India

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The history of the real hero - Arjuna or Karna

A true personality without recognition

By Smruti Swagat Ray Mohapatra | Khandapada August 1, 2017

India is well known worldwide for its mysterious mythological cultures. It is believed to be the land of God. In several phases of time God has been taking incarnations in India for the establishment of “Dharma”. Indian culture has many mythological books one of them is “The Mahabharata”. The story of Mahabharata teaches every generation how to live life.

So from Mahabharata, we know that Arjuna and Karna were two great archers of that era. No other archers of that time were equal as them. It had been always a competition taking place between them in order to know who the best was. Most of the people consider “Arjuna” as the best archer of the world of that era. Because Arjun along with his brothers (Pandavas) won the Mahabharata battle. But Karna was not less capable also. He was able to defeat Arjuna without any super power, while Arjun was protected by Krishna all the time. Karna was struggling enough for respect and recognition.

karna or arjuna - who is the real hero


Karna was blessed with divine powers of God “Sun”. Though he was the son of kunti and God “ Sun” he was disrespected for being a son of chariot driver. The life of Karna teaches a great lesson for the young generations. He was a great person who always kept his promises. He was well known for his charitable works. He believed that charity is the best medium on earth in order to gain the blessing of God.

He struggled to gain the Knowledge of archery and got cursed by his teacher “Parshuram” on the basis of his birth rights. He was forced to stand by the side of “Duryodhan” only because of his promise and humbleness towards “Duryodhan”. Even after knowing that he was not with side of “Dharma”. His life teaches us how to repay a help with devotion.

Again before Mahabharata war he was emotionally blackmailed by Kunti to withdraw from war. But he did not leave his friend Duryodhan’s side, even after knowing that Pandavas were his brothers. He promised kunti that he will not kill any Pandavas except Arjuna because without Arjuna the war could not last long.

And Arjuna killed him by breaking the rules of war. At that time Karna had no weapons, he was trying to remove the stalked wheel of his chariot from ground. Pandavs, all the five princes were famous for five different qualities. Yudhisthir was famous for his knowledge of dharma ,Bheem was famous for his powerful body, Arjuna was famous for his Archery skill, Nakul was famous for his handsomeness and Shahdev was famous for his knowledge of Astrology. But Karna had all the five qualities of five pandavas together. In the war as promised his mother Kunti he defeated all pandavas except Arjuna and did not kill them.

Hence if we notice and research about the life of “ Karna”, it will be obvious that the actual hero of Mahabharata was “Karna” instead of “Arjuna”.

karna and arjuna fighting in mahabharat


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Smruti Swagat Ray Mohapatra India

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

The 4 Secret power of sunlight

The 4 Secret power of sunlight

By Diptimayee Parida | Bangalore July 23, 2017

The nature has given many things for the benefits of human. One of it is sunlight. It has an efficient germ killing capacity. Before medicines, sunlight was used for healing wounds. Without sunlight man loses physical strength and all the life on earth is impossible.

In ancient time, doctors used sunlight as healer for the treatment of bone diseases and lungs infections. Sunlight is the most important source of vitamin D for the requirement of the human body. Your skin makes vitamin D only 5 to 15 minutes, when keeping yourself on direct sunlight, and we should do 3 to 4 days in a week.

sunlight and vitamin D
  • Sunlight as a stress reliever:
    Daily 10 to 20 minutes walk in the sun , it clears your head, relieves stress and increase circulation.


  • Improves immune system
    The sun rays improves the function of our immune system by increasing the number of white blood cells which primarily fight against the diseases.


  • It makes bone strong
    As you get the sufficient amount of vitamin D from sunlight, it help you to absorb calcium for your intestine. calcium is required for strong bone and teeth.


  • Food sources
    Sunlight exposure is the only way which can get us vitamin D because there are only a few naturally occurring food source of vitamin D, most of which are high in fat.


Sunlight has a power to lower blood cholesterol and decrease the chances of heart diseases. Most of the diseases are effective during winter as we get low sunshine during these days .So sunlight is the natural healer.

Hence, Sun is otherwise known as the source of all possible energies available on earth. And the helping effects of sun can not be avoided. 


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Rudraksha vs gemstone | Difference between them and benefits

Difference between rudraksha and gemstone

By Diptimayee Parida | Bangalore July 14, 2017

Rudraksha and gemstones both are effective to get rid of the malefic effect of planets. Here we are trying to understand the difference between the benefits of rudraksha against the benefits of gemstone. What makes them different although both work similar things or bring luck to the wearer.

gemstone vs rudraksha
rudraksha beads in thread

Wearing Rudraksha beads

Rudraksha beads possess the power to open the blocked chakras. It  increases the aura of the wearer and brings good luck. It helps  to cure the diseases and get good physical and mental health. Rudraksh have no side effects so anyone can wear any number and any combination of  rudraksh as per their special properties. By analysis of birth chart also rudraksh can be worn to enhance the malefic effect of planets. Both java and  Nepal beads are effective and  can be  worn  in gold, silver metal or in red, black and white threads. Rudraksh beads works by sight, touch and worship. one can  keep rudraksh in  holy place or can be worn/wear on neck,arm or bracelet to get both good health and mental peace.

Wearing gemstone

Gemstones also have astrological effect like rudraksh. But as  gemstones give  immediate effects, only if they touch the skin while wearing. Gems if worn correctly brings good luck and new opportunities to the wearer's life. Gemstone become more effective when the wearer wear it in the finger prescribed by the experienced  astrologer. These are ruled by the planets. Every planet rules two houses in birth chart. Among them generally one sign comes in inauspicious house, so there are chances to get  negative effects if gemstones are not recommended correctly.

The gemstones are mostly used in jewelry, healing and self empowerment. When Sun rays passes through a gem, makes it to emit a cosmic color that is absorbed by the body and shows its effect.

Summary on effect of Rudrakha vs Gemstone

Rudraksh is worn by everyone but a gemstone must be worn by proper analysis of birth chart by an astrologer as it possess side effects. Gems if worn correctly can bring good opportunities and good luck.


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Diptimayee Parida India

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How to do japa or chanting
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Himanshu Nayak

Published: 14-7-17
Doing Japa in right way

Chanting any mantra repeatedly on the name of God is known as japa. It can be done by anyone and any time. Japa attracts the mind towards the power of divinity.It helps to have connection and vision of the supreme soul.Now a days almost people live in very busy and stressful life.Everyone is busy in his work, there is no time for yoga practice to get mental peace.


So japa is the easiest and quickest method to attain self realization and calm your mind .The mantra meditation can offer a peaceful and incredible life.


Every person has a different reason for meditating for health benefits to attaining a spiritual connection. Japa can be be perform at any time of the day but the best time is early morning 4am to 7am this is known as brahma muhurta.This is the best preferable time to feel the mystical silence of nature.There are certain rules for japa are explained in this article.


  • Take a bath before sitting for japa in the morning. At any other time bath is not necessary.
  • Sit straight in padmasana position to make mind steady and control.
  • Remember the power of divinity and chant a particular mantra repeatedly.
  • Repeat the mantra about 108 times and think the meaning of the mantra while repeating it.
  • Don't try to recite the mantra so fast or slowly, medium speed is preferable.
  • you can chant the mantras loudly or mentally doesn't matter.
  • During the japa you should feel calmness and inner peace.

After japa don't leave the place immediately. Sit silently at least 10 minutes remembering the God reflecting his love towards you.Then leave the place.Carry on your japa mentally whenever you want.

 meditation by seating calm
Benefits of spathik mala

Benefits of wearing Spathik Mala

By Diptimayee Parida | Bangalore July 7, 2017

Spathik gemstone cools the human body and mind.The sphatik mala can be worn in different forms such as necklace, bracelet and pendent or in the form of jewelry.

spathik beads

For Good luck

These crystals are also used for getting good luck and blessings from  divine power.Now a days spatik pyramids are used which ,has a unique energy flaw which maintains optimism,energy and good life balance. Spathik gemstones are found in various parts of India, srilanka and Africa.before using any crystals it is recommended that it should be dip in raw milk or honey or purify water  overnight and get energies in direct sunlight. It can  also be used as japa mala for meditation or mantra chanting.

Used for puja of Lakshmi

It helps to cool down the body heat.If someone has been suffering from  insomnia,it is the best way to get sound and undisturbed sleep by wearing it. Spatik mala is mostly used to perform puja of Lakshmi, Saraswati, ganapati and Rama.Anybody can wear a spathik mala to get positive energy  and concentration.As it has no side effects it can also be worn with any gemstones.

Spathik is a gemstone

Spathik gemstone is also known as quartz crystals. As it possess the property of clarity, it helps to removes negative energy. It purifies the body both mentally and physically. It is also helpful in balancing good relationship. It is best for all purpose healer. Mala made from spathik crystals beads are worn regularly. It can be kept at open area for recharging, after wearing continuously for 8 hours.


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Vastu sastra - an introduction

Introduction to Vastu 

Construction applied in Hindu architecture
Vastu means "vaasa" or "dwelling" and Sastra means "science". Vastusastra is the study of  traditional system of construction applied in Hindu architecture. Now a days it has became very popular. Everyone from reputed builder to normal people wants to make vastu compliant construction. Although it is not possible to follow 100% vastu but how much is possible it can be done . Indian vastu consultants provide services on construction and architecture on home and commercial issues.
According to Vastusastra for placing a door there are 32 possible entrances for home. However only 8 of these are good. It is wrong belief that South entrances are not good. However if the South entrances are towards the right of South i.e towards west in the zone of South-South west, it could lead poverty and debts. Avoid this at any cost
Having a bedroom in the west and north west will increase support for you and your family. All the vastu principles taken together give the architect for creating buildings that live and vibrate harmoniously with u.
Some vastu tips for home which provides peace, harmony, luck and happiness in family.
The main entrance door should always open inside and towards clock wise for positive vibration.
Living room direction should be north east of the house.
Sofa siting should be south west of the living room.
Puja room or mandir should be north east corner of the house or living room.
Cactus or thorny plants should never been grown inside house because it creates negative energy.
Keep crystal salt bowl in corner of the house it will remove negative energy.

By Himanshu Nayak

Eco therapy with nature healing power

Healing power of nature Or Eco therapy

Being in nature promotes a healthy body, mind and soul
The healing power of nature is amazing and miraculous. It will help u to heal your body both physically and mentally. You will  get benefits from  nature only when you spent time and get closer to it. Nature has its own healing power. At the first step to the forest you will  feel changing. The gentle breeze coming from the trees will make your body, mind and soul feel healthier, more intuitive and energetic. You just breathe in and feel the cleanness. You will  become charged after along distance of modern busy life. And if that describes you, then u may feel that you are not alone. 
eco therapy
Most of the people unknowingly have the  intuition in mind that getting outside in nature is good for us but people in busy schedule get less time to spend in nature. The natural fragrance , quite atmosphere, clean and fresh air of nature has the power to lower the stress level by relaxing and enhancing our well being. It includes spending time in nature and even includes looking at natural scenes out an window.
Being in nature promotes a healthy body, mind and soul.
It is the great place to take grief, explore your feelings and find hope through the beauty of nature.
Walking in nature strengthens our immune system and muscles.
Hiking reduces blood pressures and weight loss and mind become more sharpener.
One recent study tested over 1200 adults, the people depressed because they didn't go outside. The doctors also send the patients to the hill stations for better recovery. According to the scientists eco therapy is the growing therapy for healthy life.

By Himanshu Nayak

The holy plant TULASI

The holy plant TULASI has been used from thousands of years in Ayurveda

Holy basil plant is an important symbol in Hindu religion

The Tulasi or holy basil plant is an important symbol in Hindu religion.most of the Hindu people  worship tulasi by offering water to tulasi plant in morning and oil lamp in evening . Not only from the religious point but from a medicinal perspective too tulasi has endless value.there are different kinds of tulasi we find in our surroundings such as ram tulasi which is light green color leaves and long in size.another type is Shyam tulsi which has dark green color short leaves.



While doing worship/puja to lord Hanuman and lord Krishna tulasi  plays important role.Tulasi is very important for lord Jagannath without which puja is incomplete.


This plant have multiple medicinal has been used from thousands of years  in ayurveda for its diverse healing properties such as


  • For common cold and cough 5 to 10 tulasi leaves can be consumed with 1 spoon of honey.

  • For headache and stomach disorder tulasi leaves can be taken with black pepper and honey

  • For any kind insect bite fresh tulasi leaves with little turmeric powder juice can be applied

  • Tulasi is quite effective bringing down temperature can be taken with pure cow ghee



 Tulasi can be taken in various forms like  herbal tea ,dried powder or fresh leaves.and it can be safely used for children.

Tulasi plant leave

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Brihaspati brata on thursday

Brihaspati brata on thursday

To remove malefic effect of guru brihaspati

We do have many concerns and troubles in life. Our life is having many other issues for which we try different solutions. Many times we try to do good but the result is not even as expected. For getting right life partner, to get relief from other home issues,to get rid of mental stress do brihaspati bratam on Thursday.

Thursday, keep bratam for Guru brihaspati. Wake up before sun rise, take bath and wear yellow colored dress, and offer laddoo made up gam flour. Eat food without salt. Offer yellow colored fruit and flower to god. If possible wear yellow dress. Do 108 times japam for guru "Om Brihaspataye namah". In the evening, pour turmeric water to tulasi/banana plant. Offer dhupam and deepam to lord in the evening.

By doing this brat we can get blessings of goddess Maha Lakshmi 

Rashmita Nayak By Rashmita Nayak