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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.


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.


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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.

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.


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.



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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.

Gamhapurnima- A cultural and traditional festival of Odisha


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.


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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


    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.



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.


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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.