Importance of Vibhuti

Find out the reasons behind wearing Vibhuti and It is generally worn on forehead Bhasma or Vibhuti is another name for the holy ash that hindus apply on forheads This action remind us about the nature of life and that our time in this world is finite Applying Vibhuthi increases …

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Do you know the six schools of Hindu philosophy?

The six schools of Hindu philosophy or darshan are: Samkhya, Yoga, Nyaya, Vaisheshika, Vedanta, and Mimamsa. These six darshans are astika since they believe in the vedas. Over time they merged into Samkhya/Yoga, Nyaya/Vaisheshika and Vedanta/Mimamsa philosophies. Samkhya means enumeration or number in Sanskrit and is a rational school of …

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Do you know how the Hindu calendar functions?

Most calendars are determined according to the position of the Earth in its revolution around the sun or the position of the sun in the celestial sphere and this calendar is the solar or in modern parlance the Gregorian calendar. The lunar calendar is based on lunar phases. The lunar …

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Role of the Navagrahas or Nine Planets

The navagrahas form the basis of ancient Hindu astronomy. They consist of nine celestial bodies. There are seven from the solar system namely the Surya or the sun, Chandra or the moon, Mangal or Mars, Budha or Mercury, Brihaspati or Jupiter, Shukra or Venus and Shani or Saturn. These seven …

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Important reasons to visit a Hindu temple

Ancient Hindu temples were chosen such that the location gave maximum positive benefits from magnetic and electric fields. Since devotees enter a temple barefoot, they benefit from the positive energy that enters the body through the feet. Another reason to enter barefoot is to keep impurities out of the sanctified …

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Sankashti Chaturthi -Angarki

Angarki Sankashti Chaturthi Vakratunda Mahakaya Suryakoti Samaprabha . Nirvighnam Kuru Me Deva Sarva-Kaaryeshu Sarvada. Sankatahara Chaturthi which falls on Tuesday is referred to as Angarika Sankashti Chaturthi. What is the reason behind it, why it is called as Angarika Sankashti and how it has got that name? Angarak was the …

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Significance of ringing the bell in a temple

Ghanta is the Sanskrit term for a ritual bell used in Hinduistic religious practices. The ringing of the bell produces what is regarded as an auspicious sound. Hindu temples generally have one metal bell hanging at the entrance and devotees ring the bell while entering the temple which is an …

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Importance Of Sri Lalitha Sahasranama Sthothram

  The Lalitha Sahasranamam is an extremely powerful chant.It is said that Devi Herself ordered that this chant should be propagated and spread. It is said it was given to Hayagriva an incarnation of Mahavishnu with the head of a horse  ,when Hayagriva was in thirst of getting liberation , …

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Significance of Shri Ram Navami

Sri Ramachandra appeared as the son of Dasharatha, the king of Ayodhya, who hailed from the dynasty of Maharaja Ikshvaku (also known as Raghu vamsha). Dasharatha had three wives: Kaushalya, Kaikeyi, and Sumitra, but he had no children. On the advice of Maharishi Vashishtha, the king performed a Putra Kameshti …

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