Blog posts of '2017' 'August'

Most auspicious day to pray lord Shiva

The Most Auspicious day to pray God Shiva

By Diptimayee Parida | Bangalore Aug 2, 2017

Mondays of the month of shravan are the most auspicious days for worshiping Lord Shiva.Million of Hindus doing fasting during the Mondays of shravan for getting the blessings of mahadev.It is believed that shravan month is very dear to Lord Shiva.According to ancient belief,offering Belpatra,water,unboiled milk to shivalinga during shravan Mondays  is equal to visiting any pilgrimage.

According to Hindu mythology, Lord Shiva save the universe by drinking  the poison which emerged from samudra manthana held in shravan month.Another belief is that, Monday fasting in this month ensure good prospective husbands for unmarried girls and good health for husband of married women. They believed that Parvati observed fasting  in the entire month before Lord Shiva to impressed and married her.

Shravn monday pray to lord shiva

Devotee fast the entire day by worshiping mahadev, by offering water,sandal paste,dhatura(flowers and fruits of a poisonous flower plant) and belpatra.During shravan month people should eat vegetarian food. In some parts of india Womens are wearing green color bangles during this month for healthiness of their husband.It is believed that by doing sravan somvar vrat one can fulfill his/her desire and get prosperity by blessings of lord shiva.

People who chant om namah shivay or mahamrityunjaya mantra at least 108 times on all the mondays especially in sravan mondays get moksha and blessed with good health,luck and prosperity.

As Rudraksh is related to Lord shiva so many people feels this month monday is the most auspicious day to wear a rudraksha mala or any combination of rudraksh.


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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.

Treat animals as friends not food
animals are not our 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?

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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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

Contributor at Ommrudraksha

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